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Sea Gate Loremaster
Creature — Merfolk Wizard Ally
Tap: Draw a card for each Ally you control.
Sea Gate Loremaster Discussion
2 months ago
I don't know about Winds of Abandon . I'm not sure I'd like to give my opponents that many lands if I didn't have to. But if you've got good results running it in the past, then ignore me. Based on the mana curve of your deck, though, something like Austere Command might provide you with more flexibility.
It seems to me that other than for use with Turntimber Ranger , your cards like Arcane Adaptation serve no other purpose. I understand wanting to have an infinite combo win con like that, but the Arcane Adaptation cards seem pretty dead otherwise. If you're set on keeping the combo in, I think that's cool, but those would be easy cuts otherwise for the other value cards you want to squeeze in.
A card you might consider that can help with making sure you've got lands in your hand to abuse Chulane's ramp ability is Abundance . It's a replacement effect that can fill your hand with lands on any draw, so you've always got some to ramp out with Chulane. Just something to consider.
The deck looks like fun, and I enjoy your creative approach to allies.
2 months ago
Hey y'all. Sorry about the commotion I caused. I went back and hopefully made up for it. Here is the monstrosity that has my attention this week.
I'm trying make room for a few more utility cards, but as you know, three color allies can only be tuned so far. The main things in order I am hoping to find room for from my "Trying to Make Room" list are (in no real order) Eternal Witness , Reclamation Sage , and Kindred Discovery . I was thinking of cutting either Sea Gate Loremaster (hopefully cutting allies won't put me down a slippery slope) or Infinite Reflection .
1 year ago
You could add some more low end ramp like Nature's Lore, Farseek, Birds of Paradise and Deathrite Shaman to help out your curve. You also don't need 3 wraths in the deck - it's not a control deck. your primary stragety is beatdown so unless you have Hero of Goma Fada down it hurts you. For the same blowout effect, Cyclonic Rift does the same but is more versatile in a lot of ways.
You don't need Door of Destinies, Coat of Arms and Obelisk of Urd. I would cut Coat for more card advantage like Phyrexian Arena - you currnetly are leaning very heavily on Sea Gate Loremaster ofr your card advantage and that can be quite risky.
1 year ago
Sea Gate Loremaster adds an Ally and card advantage. Bala Ged Thief is great because you can really take advantage of multiple Allies entering the battlefield on the same turn, and it can cause discard at instant speed. Hero of Goma Fada is perfect for protecting against some board wipes and protects your creatures when you swing.
I would also recommend looking at Herald’s Horn (ramp of a sort/card advantage), Vanquisher's Banner (card advantage/boosts creatures), Harabaz Druid (ramp/mana fixing/Ally), Chasm Guide (haste is EXTREMELY useful in EDH), Tuktuk Scrapper (artifact removal/damages opponents/Ally), and Vedalken Orrery (makes ALL your Allies have flash!).
The best Allies are the ones that either effect all other Allies (e.g. Hero of Goma Fada) or would really take advantage of multiple Allies/flashed in Allies (e.g. Bala Ged Thief, Tuktuk Scrapper).
1 year ago
You only have 10 (unless I missed some) non-Ally creatures, so you could get rid of Arcane Adaptation or Conspiracy. I know that they allow you to search your library for ANY creature if you name "Ally", but you could also use your other tutors for that.
Door of Destinies could be an option, depending on how fast your group plays. If it was an EtB trigger and not an on cast trigger, I think it would be a lot better (because of your flicker suite).
Maybe add some stuff to use an infinite combo on? You can use Harabaz Druid with Deadeye Navigator and any haste provider to create infinite mana, then flicker Tazri until you get all your allies and cast them. Then use Sea Gate Loremaster to draw your deck. As long as you can either give your creatures trample or wipe your opponent's creatures (In Garruk's Wake, Kindred Dominance, etc) you probably win. I didn't check if you had Allies that give trample. And now that I think about it, you probably don't need that because all your creatures will be indestructible lifelinkers with evasion who have drained your opponents to death already.
Finally, and this is just my opinion, I strongly dislike the Vivid lands. I have never been happy to play one. I would recommend the Lair land cycle in it's place. They come in untapped, tap for three colours, and while they do bounce another land to your hand you can still get mana out of it first.
When you play, do you usually work towards a combat damage win or a combo win?
1 year ago
Why no Sea Gate Loremaster?
2 years ago
Things I am still looking to bring in:
2 years ago
I can't recommend General Tazri enough. The deck is kind of reliant on Sea Gate Loremaster, But it works fine without it, and my current build is about $120. The deck is STUPID powerful though, as I beat my friends two thousand dollar Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck 5 times out of 10. There are also many wincons, as I've won by damage, gaining life until everyone scooped, decking someone, and stealing someone's sheoldred with Agadeem Occultist. It's also a super fun deck to play. I've been playing it for a couple months now, and I haven't been in a boring game with it.
Sea Gate Loremaster occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%