Riverwise Augur


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Riverwise Augur

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Riverwise Augur enters the battlefield, draw three cards, then put two from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Riverwise Augur Discussion

Jack865 on [GRN] Mono Blue Drowned Secrets Mill

1 day ago

With Psychic Corrosion you probably want to be drawing more. Riverwise Augur, Sift or even Weight of Memory all end up milling a lot if you have your enchantments up, and are probably better than Anticipate considering it doesn't cause you to "draw" any cards.

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but realistically, I don't see a situation where you can mill 50+ cards before an aggro or midrange deck kills you. Any turn you spend setting up is a turn you can't have mana open for counterspells to interact with your opponent, but you need to set up early in order to mill them fast enough to win. Alternatively, you could go the control-route, and only have a couple milling win conditions in the main (maybe 3-4, down from 9), but there are better win conditions in blue you'd probably want to be using instead.

Cipher_8 on OmniMill

1 week ago

I think playtesting this that Riverwise Augur is better than Guild Summit so I might take out Guild Summit and all the gates and try to just include Riverwise Augur and Naban, Dean of Iteration. Maybe adding Exclusion Mage for some added control of their creatures. It works well with Naban too.

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

1 week ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

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V1NDHL3R on Mono Blue Djinn

1 week ago

Yeah, replacing the Wall of Mist with Surge Mare makes sense because you're mono blue so the UU is basically the same as the 1U, and the Mare is strictly better than the Wall. I suppose you do have the Riverwise Augur's so you might not also need Omenspeaker's. I guess you can decide if you need it after some testing. Looks like a really nice deck, though. I haven't seen anything like it before. Do you know how it compares to other budget (or non Budget) Standard decks?

Cipher_8 on UW Standard Mill (work in progress)

3 weeks ago

I'm working on a post-rotation Mill deck based around Psychic Corrosion and Patient Rebuilding.

Still gotta see what Ravnica brings us...

Obviously we won't have anything but Ixalan on up, so Amonkhet and Kaladesh cards are not to be included. I'm waiting for some of them juicy Ravnica spoilers to be revealed though because if the deck is going to work we need something from that set to fit it. Especially more draw triggerers.

Mystic Archaeologist is nice.

Surge Mare / Wall of Mist / Shore Keeper / Tempest Djinn so far are my wall/defenders to keep us in play long enough to mill.

Been contemplating The Immortal Sun but at 6 mana it's kind of steep for what is basically a Dictate of Kruphix effect for this deck. It's obviously a powerful card though and does wonders against decks utilizing planeswalkers though it's vulnerable to eat removal right away.

Curator's Ward gives your Enchantments some removal protection. Not used for the draw clause but if you get use out of it all the better.

So far if you're not playing some form of hybrid control mill it's just not going to work. Play corrosion/rebuilding combo, kill everything or control everything, and draw your way to victory. Not enough draw triggers currently though.

And as for control mill that's not what I want to do though. I want a mill deck not a control deck with secondary mill. You end up doing more controlling than milling and if you’re going to focus on control then you would be better served to just have a beater creature finish them off the normal way.

Other Ideas I've contemplated for this mill deck;

Riverwise Augur + Naban, Dean of Iteration is a nice little ETB combo. Draw 6 cards mill 12 off their deck. Set up your next 4 draws. Allows you to get more from other ETB effects too paired with a Naban. Like Skyscanner and Silvergill Adept. Especially if using cards like Siren's Ruse to bounce and repeat the ETB effects. This is not very good but it is a different route to go.

Howling Golem

Fleet Swallower

Nezahal, Primal Tide punishes them for playing any Noncreature spell. It's costly though and I don't see it fitting in our curve.

MindAblaze on Quest Deck

2 months ago

My first impulse is to work on your distribution, or find ways to manipulate your top deck. I love me some Quest for Ula's Temple, however it can really suck when you don’t curve properly and the 15% of your deck that is 8 or 9 mana gets stuck in your hand. With Clockspinning you only have 23 cards that can put counters on the Quest and you have to have them come up in the right order.

I’ve found stuff like Sigiled Starfish to be useful. You could try Riverwise Augur too, setting up your top deck is helpful. What format is this for?

M_Malcom on Help my wizards

2 months ago

Well Phillygreenman007, of my favorite wizards Elite Arcanist and you could pair that with Isochron Scepter.

Augur of Bolas and Riverwise Augur allow for some more card filtering.

If I may though, you may want to insert the merfolk lords in place some of the other tribes.

Crow_Storm on **Need Help*** Miracles

3 months ago

Riverwise Augur seems perfect for your deck as a backup JTMS. You could also try cards like Telling Time, Mortuary Mire, Search for Azcanta  Flip, or even Temporal Mastery.

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