Sea Gate Oracle
Creature — Human Wizard
When Sea Gate Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top two cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the other on the bottom of your library.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sea Gate Oracle occurrence in decks from the last year
Latest Decks as Commander
Sea Gate Oracle Discussion
2 months ago
Thinking about Disciple of Bolas. I agree that most of the time it would draw me a good amount of cards, but I don’t know what I would switch it for, all the cards in my card draw slots, are already performing well. Maybe Sea Gate Oracle?
7 months ago
Heeeeeeeeeey Buddy, its Jens. Add: Ghostly Flicker, Mystic Sanctuary, Halimar Depths, Drift of Phantasms, Mnemonic Wall, Foil, Brineborn Cutthroat, Faerie Vandal, Stinging Lionfish, Omen of the Sea, Mantle of Tides, Transmogrifying Wand, Talrand, Sky Summoner, and Chaos Wand
7 months ago
I've seen talk on Discord that, in the face of cards like Notion Thief and Narset, Parter of Veils being more prominent these days, people have been cutting back on cantrip creatures in the deck. I'm not sure how I feel about that, since cantrip creatures contribute a lot to the storm-like aspect of the deck. People seem to drop Sea Gate Oracle and Raven Familiar pretty frequently, but those actually get around Narset and Thief. Wall of Blossoms is also a card that a lot of people feel ok cutting, so swapping that out for Loyal Drake is an option.
People seem to have mixed opinions on Siren Stormtamer. That could possibly be replaced with Fierce Guardianship. You run back into the discussion regarding the value of 1 cmc creatures in Animar with that one though.
There's the question of if you need a second recursion card in the form of Den Protector if you could just replace it with a free counterspell like Fierce Guardianship to help protect your stuff to begin with. Although, being able to flip it at instant speed to get Fierce Guardianship back for a second cast is pretty nice.
Animar's list has gotten pretty tight by this point. Cuts are hard.
8 months ago
There aren't a lot of straightforward replacements some of the cards here (particularly time walk) and some might be a little worse and you'll definitely lose some of the synergy, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the game plan. Also this is for the modern format (what used to be extended) and not the current standard. That being said:
- Horseshoe Crab/Thieving Magpie - Still modern legal/Surge Mare also works.
- Thornwind Faeries - Prodigal Sorcerer.
- Raven Familiar - Augury Owl/Sea Gate Oracle.
- Rayne - No functional replacement that affects all your creatures/Monastery Siege might be able to serve a similar purpose of making it harder to target your permanents rather than discourage your opponent from targeting.
- Curiosity - Still modern legal
- Hermetic Study - Viridian Longbow/Sorcerer's Wand, though not an enchantment, it functions the same way.
- Soothsaying - Descendant of Soramaro
- Sigil of Sleep - No functional replacement, Gorgon Flail/Basilisk Collar might be a nice alternative here.
Counterspells. This one is a bit tricky as they moved away from the classic Counterspell and there's a lot of variety here and counters have changed a lot. So I'm just going to recommend a few to consider:
- Quash and Rewind are still modern legal
- Also Lullmage Mentor can be a pretty good finisher/cornerstone of a counter deck
- Saheeli, Sublime Artificer/Talrand, Sky Summoner can also add some nice value to play counterspells.
Well, that took a bit of time, but I hope this helps.
8 months ago
You might like these: Domineering Will (steal 3 dudes, keep one of them permanently using Thassa's ability!), Ray of Command, Chamber of Manipulation, Overtaker, Mulldrifter, Sea Gate Oracle, Diluvian Primordial, Agent of Treachery, Conjurer's Closet, Verity Circle, Wall of Stolen Identity, Meteor Golem, AEther Adept, Venser, Shaper Savant, Sunken Hope, Nevermaker
9 months ago
Gattison, it would be a pleasure :)
Otherwise, yes, you have correctly recognized Augur of Bolas as the worst card in the deck. I want a defensive early creature to help stave off aggro and have wandered between Augur and Sea Gate Oracle, but the owl suggestion leads me to believe that Omenspeaker is the best choice for that slot.
1 year ago
- Ice-Fang Coatl
- Snow-Covered Forest
- Snow-Covered Island
- Snow-Covered Plains
- Springbloom Druid
- Watcher for Tomorrow
Why not add a Baleful Strix at the expense of adding some pretty basics to the deck?
1 year ago
I’ve also played Brago and there are 2 very good budget things you can do with this deck. 1, ramp. 2, draw. Brago basically doubles your mana from mana rocks, so if you have a lot of mana and a lot of draw, that is powerful. That’s why Rhystic Study and Smothering Tithe cost so much.
Let’s start with ramp. He can blink mana rocks so your mana rocks need to enter untapped. No Fieldmist Borderpost effects. Instead, you have Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Prismatic Lens , Hedron Archive , Basalt Monolith , Peregrine Drake (he’s fun), and anything else you have. Sol Ring and what not.
Now draw. Mystic Remora is definitely worth the price. It’ll draw you a ton of cards and Brago will keep the upkeep cost to . Other good draw is Trial of Knowledge , Sea Gate Oracle , Unquestioned Authority , Traveler's Cloak , Pentarch Ward , Curator's Ward (you draw cards and can trenchant your commander!) Heliod's Pilgrim , and more. There are always permanents that help you draw.
Shoutout to Cloudform and Lightform for cheating everything into play. Should you want to keep your manifested a creature a 2/2 instead of blinking it (for example, it’s an instant) you only need to blink the ~~~~form enchantment. Also, Reality Acid and Nevermaker do great.
Also, planeswalkers. Add them if you’ve got them. Like Narset, Parter of Veils . She’s good.
Those are my suggestions anyway. Now if you’re to take any cards out, I’d start with Serra's Blessing . Your commander can blink itself and all your creatures so they have pseudo-vigilance. I’d also remove instants and sorcerers from your deck that can be easily replaced with a blinkable permanent with the same effect ( Unsummon —> Nevermaker ).