, : Exile any number of cards from your hand face down. Put that many cards from the top of your library into your hand. Then look at the exiled cards and put them on top of your library in any order.
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Scroll Rack Discussion
2 days ago
Gadianten , thanks so much for the reply! I like your thought on Paradox Engine and Scroll Rack. i Have 11 tutors to shuffle the rack, and if that's not enough i understand. I would run Sensei's Divining Top, but being banned in duel commander, its just another awesome card to switch in and out.
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is another infinite mana producer, and i am really tempted to put her in because of that, though i know there is risks, which in duel commander could end up pretty bad but in normal commander is much needed politics, so i am now even more unsure, which is a good thing.
The snow covered forest is in here because the difference between 1 snow land and a regular forest is negligible and i like the art. Plus in the unlikely circumstance someone plays Extraplanar Lens with all snow covered forests i benefit too. Ha....
Anyway thanks again for the response. I have been at a loss regarding the engine for awhile. :)
2 days ago
I would change out Scroll Rack with Paradox Engine. My reasoning for this is you lack multiple fetch lands or creatures that can be played to shuffle your library. Currently I count two creatures that allow you to shuffle, if you do not want to change it I would recommend adding fetch lands to increase Scroll Rack's usefulness without impacting deck tempo with the added benefit of deck thinning. Having played a Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero rebel deck I can tell you from first hand experience that shuffle effects make it quite powerful.
As for Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, I don't think she would actually add much to your deck, her draw effect is pretty situational since Ezuri's overrun effect wont affect new elves coming into play with the possibility to backfire on you by allowing opponents potential draw. As for her mana effect, Paradox Engine would probably have greater effect with the number of mana producers you have but with less backfire potential.
I am sure there is a reason but I cannot spot it; so why did you put in a snow-covered forest?
2 days ago
thecakeisalie42 cool that you like the concept! White sun's Zenith produces cats...Looks god but I think it could be too expensive. It's 4 mana for 1 2/2, 5 mana for 2, 6 mana for 3, which is too much for getting vanilla creatures. It would only make sense with 7, 8 or more mana and I doubt that I will frequently get so much mana at all. I would say our games are often decided between turns 3 and maybe 5 or 6, unless it's a heavy control/combo matchup and I would have to try how often I can even play such a late-game-only spell...it's also the only deck in which I use colour specific mana doublers, so I can't say yet how realistic it is.
As for austere command...I don't want to play it on artifacts, I surely don't want to play it on small creatures (and probably not on big ones either, because with this deck I'm probably THE aggro player on the table) so it would most likely be an expensive mass removal for enchantments. I have thought about using Isochron Scepter and more cheap instants for targeted removal though. Could also work with Silence Abeyance and Orim's Chant.
I want to use the new full art lands here and I believe I'm the only one who plays White anyway here...besides, replacing the Basics with snow covered is so common that it's more realistic to deny them the lens by using normal Basics. At least I've seen both strategies so often, that it's no reliable trick anymore. I think the earliest I can play this deck for real is next week because I'm waiting for some cards - then I can tell more about how well the ideas worked out.
Quicksilver: Nykthos...Need to get another one for this deck, good idea. I've recently sold all my Emeria the Sky ruin, I don't think it will do much here anyway because I probably won't reach 7 lands in any game. The land searching stuff is there to create card advantage with Scroll Rack and with all the mana artifacts I will probably stop at around 5 lands in play.
3 days ago
Hey guys, I'm finally back in the trading scene after a few month hiatus (didn't expect college to drain me as much as it has, but oh well). I've updated my binder with some neat new haves, most valuable Goblin Guide, Walking Ballista, Champion of Rhonas and a couple other kewl EDH cards.
I'm looking for cards for a competitive Narset, enlightened master EDH deck. Focusing on the nonlands first, in about halfway done - all my wants (needs, really) are listed in my binder. Special priority is given to traders with: Scroll Rack and pretty much any extra-turn cards, like Expropriate or Time Stretch.
Thanks everyone :D
3 days ago
Hi OTBL, I've seen your post and like a lot your list. My suggestion is Opposition that with Prophet of Kruphix can do a lot of things. Mystic Speculation + Baral, Chief of Compliance to furter dig you deck and/or Scroll Rack. With all of this creatures Earthcraft + Intruder Alarm + Venser, Shaper Savant you go infinite mana, they go even alone exept for alarm. And I think Cloudstone Curio may fit there. For the cuts you know your playgroup so I dont know what to cut. One question.... where are Sylvan Library and Survival of the Fittest man?? +1 for me!
3 days ago
4 days ago
If you want to abuse the miracle mechanic it could still be done with Scroll Rack. If I played Miracle I would try rebuilding the deck to something like what Parfait was, with Scroll Rack, Land Tax and Mox Diamond.
The ban doesn't affect me because I'm playing Stax anyway. I hope it makes people become creative now, instead of just throwing Miracle decks in the trash...There are quite a few slots available now with Top gone and they could be filled with stuff that makes the deck play very differently than before.