Savor the Moment
Take an extra turn after this one. Skip the untap step of that turn.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Savor the Moment occurrence in decks from the last year
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Savor the Moment Discussion
1 month ago
Keen is a word I haven't heard in a while, good man!
Extra turn spells are very powerful in talrand. You don't need all of these, but this is what I run in baral. The reason why extra turn spells are so powerful are as follows (in 2 HG, the entire team gets an extra turn, but yeah)....
- It's the blue Explore . You cast extra turn, get a drake, pass the turn, play a land. You effectively ramp
- It gives the drake from the extra turn spell "haste" as you can attack with it during your extra turn
- Gives you an extra combat to swing with the drake you already have
Castle Vantress - Scrying always helps
Mystic Sanctuary - Get back an extra turn spell or whatever u want
Reliquary Tower - No explanation needed
Riptide Laboratory - Protect baral, reuse snapcaster and spellseeker. Theres nothing more fun late game than using snap caster + riptide to recast all your extra turn spells and just beat face with drakes
Strip Mine - Deal with cavern, boseju, urborg, coffers, field of the dead, etc...
I once played this in a 5 player pod. Obviously the more opponents the worst talrand is. So there is me with the tuned talrand, 3 other weak/moderate players and 1 good player. So naturally I counter every spell the good player has because he had the best stuff worth countering. He loses his shit (somewhat understanndably) and tries to get the table against me. He says if you don't let this next spell resolve I'm leaving. I figured it's a game and if someone is gonna get that mad over a game that's supposed to be fun, then I'll let their spell resolve. Lo and behold.... Tooth and Nail entwined into Terrastodon and an anti counter creature. So he blows up my lands, proceeds to only target me the entire game and has a slight but noticeable grin on his face. At that point I found it funny that someone would resort to being a little bitch because they weren't winning. Be warned, a lot of people HATE blue and personally attack me because he didn't know how to bait counterspells, play around removal, etc... so be warned, when you make this deck really good, people might hate you. Meta dependent of course, I've changed metas and there is little toxicity.
PT 2: We all played again and I pact of negatioend his T1 sol ring and just left the store. It was funny as hell because he looked me dead in the eye and asked if I was serious. I'm like, hell yeah, its funny and makes me happy, which is the whole purpose of the game.
I'll suggest other cards later because thats enough for now
2 months ago
I definitely wanna pick up 2x more Hinterland Harbor and maybe look into the cycling lands from amonket/fast lands... currently this is the best I have but Im looking to improve the mana base with about anything short of Misty Rainforest in price... Magosi, the Waterveil is an attempt to squeeze in a VERY situational Savor the Moment / Time Warp into the mana base... im not exactly sold on it however if I have open mana/fogs in hand to negate the opponents extra turn sometimes it can end up being a game winning/win more maneuver later....sometimes...but is more often to my determinant with the opponent playing Field of Ruin soon after I give them an extra turn and i just end up giving them a free turn... It just needs to go.
I really love Howling Mine in theory but letting the opponent pick up there deck usually just ensures them coming up with an answer to beat me.... I agree Narset, Parter of Veils might be a much better choice. Im a little bit torn on Explore ... its super powerful but definitly performs better when Im running 24+ lands perhaps I could consider running higher CMC to get better value from it with things like you said like Riftwing Cloudskate ? but otherwise if I have a lower cmc curve as well as a lower mana count it should probably just be a cantrip like Opt .
I do have a few Eternal Witness laying around so maybe with the addition of at least 4 more fogs and 2-3 E.W. I'll have a lot more resilience... but Cryptic Command / Snapcaster Mage /fetches are gonna be just wishful thinking for this deck... dont have any/not willing to buy at this time... some day though... ive spent so much money over the years on cheeky "budget" cards that I could have totally have had a full playset of snappy/command by now :/
nice catch with Spell Queller in the Spirits game...an oversight on my part that has to be addressed... ive ran Raking Canopy in the SB in previous decklists and it worked out pretty good but im not so sure here....thanks a lot for the input! Im gonna keep tinkering with the list!
4 months ago
Hey man! I got a few suggestions:
Vintage Xerox-style cards are very powerful in EDH. Ponder and Preordain belong in pretty much any blue deck, and Brainstorm is good if you put in three or four more fetch lands to prevent yourself from getting Brainstorm -locked. Between them, these three will make sure you get to what you need and past what you don't; they may not look good, but they're busted. Some fetches (outside the Zendikar/Onslaught cycles) to consider: Grasslands , Flood Plain , Bad River (which will all grab your Hallowed Fountain and Prairie Stream ), Evolving Wilds , Prismatic Vista , etc.
Swords to Plowshares is the best spot-removal in the game... I suggest running it, even though I'm generally against one-for-ones in EDH as usually they're simply not efficient enough; however, Swords to Plowshares is one mana, does not ramp your opponent like Path to Exile , and a single one-for-one is alright.
Narset, Parter of Veils is an EXCELLENT card I see you're running. Consider universal mass-draw to accompany her: Timetwister is the best, but as it costs the same as a used car, Windfall is a much more common option.
You've got a good amount of artifact ramp, but there're some other rocks you should consider. Talisman of Progress is a really good two-mana mana-rock you should consider, and Voltaic Key / Manifold Key pair well with your Mana Vault and Basalt Monolith . Even if your general is flickering the vault so it enters untaps, the keys will make two additional mana.
Whir of Invention is an artifact-tutor to consider. If you have access, Transmute Artifact and Reshape are also great. These will get whatever Stax piece you need, or, more likely, find your Isochron Scepter if you have Dramatic Reversal in hand.
Silence is a good form of combo-protection. On the turn you want to go off, it can be difficult to ensure that you're not facing any counter magic. Silence is a must-counter that you can use to blank an opponent's turn if necessary.
There are some other flicker-able cards in your colors you should consider. Watcher for Tomorrow is a good way to Impulse every time you trigger your general. Rishadan Cutpurse is similar to your Rishadan Footpad , though being less mana to cast is significant; since Rishadan Footpad is four mana, it'll be competing with your general to be cast. I'm not sure if it's quite good enough for a final list, but I've seen Ichor Wellspring in a lot of Brago lists. If you choose to run snow-covered basics, Arcum's Astrolabe seems straight better than the wellspring. Finally, Snapcaster Mage can be BUSTED if you have the funds to get ahold of it.
I see you have the Archaeomancer + Temporal Manipulation loop. Have you considered Savor the Moment instead of Temporal Manipulation ? If you flicker your general and three mana in rocks, you can pull off the loop with less mana (your general untaps the mana and himself).
Good luck! Hope this helps.
5 months ago
And for most, your deck is nice, +1 from me!
5 months ago
I highly recommend Savor the Moment ; Atraxa has vigilance, and it gives a card draw and extra walker use. Plus it's only three mana. It's just generally really good, and I run a similar deck.
6 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! Those are pretty nice cards. I think I used to own Savor the Moment but I used it for other decks.
Anyway, I was actually going to quit Magic and sell all my cards soon, so I doubt I'll update this deck.
6 months ago
Both Single Combat and Time Wipe work well in Voltron style decks as they are able to leave Bruna untouched. Savor the Moment can allow you to kill two players in one turn with Bruna. Also Tale's End is a hilarious hate card.