Back:Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
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Search for Azcanta
At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard. Then if you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may transform Search for Azcanta.
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Search for Azcanta Discussion
17 hours ago
Drakoy07 If you want to be greedy with the mana base there are some cards I would suggest, I'm not too sure of your budget but for ramp wise I been cutting Tempt with Discovery for alternative options because nowadays my playgroup has been getting quite smart and been tutoring for Strip Mine or Wasteland. In return I use the more lower alternative curve, Nature's Lore, Farseek, if you have the budget Three Visits. I don't like having any 4 drop ramp spell in 4C decks as generally they are too slow. I see that you have Carpet of Flowers in your maybe board, I definitely recommend that if you are playing against plenty blue players as even just one Island you already have your value back.
I would also say add in Sylvan Library, in replacement of Greed, Underworld Connections, or Kumena's Awakening. Search for Azcanta Flip is also a great card, and for the recursion issue there are cards like Regrowth and Noxious Revival which are good in itself, my pet card is also Seasons Past which I absolutely adore.
1 day ago
Thanks for commenting, wikipii. While I can't go into what each card does in each matchup, I can give a bit of an overall. Shalai, Voice of Plenty is phenomenal. She goes in against any white deck as it protects against Settle the Wreckage, goes in against 1 for 1 removal (like Golgari) and against decks that have fliers. Vivien Reid goes in against grindy matchups and those that have fliers. She mainly comes in for her minutes ability, killing enchantments and fliers. She is great against the Mono red decks for that reason. Knight of Autumn comes in for similar reasons, but it can come down earlier due to cheaper cmc. Can kill a Search for Azcanta Flip against control decks which is incredibly important. Bring in settle against aggro decks. Vess can come in against an aggro or midrange deck as a 4/5 for 4 w/ menace is good enough as it is without needing to be kicked. Cavalier comes out often except for decks that run boardwipes. It punishes them, but even control can counter it easily. Hope this helps. If you can, an up vote would go a long way. Good luck and welcome to the Magic community!
1 day ago
W: some random Cube wants -- especially Phyrexian Scriptures, Wall of Omens, Grafted Wargear. Will also trade for recent Standard cards with Cube/EDH utility eg Search for Azcanta Flip, Knight of Autumn, Deathgorge Scavenger, Ramunap Excavator...or other offers!
2 days ago
I love the deck, it looks like it'll be a blast to play!
I'm currently taking a break from my Raff list. Its really fun but I was given a commander for my birthday and I feel like I should build around that first :P
Some suggestions I've been thinking about putting in my own raff deck are stuff like Ephara, God of the Polis. She seems REALLY good there. Heliod, God of the Sun might be a nice addition to that as well. Search for Azcanta Flip if you can afford the dang thing, it being so expensive. Finally, Thassa, God of the Sea seems really good to make some creatures unblockable, and the scry seems legit too.
Flashing in a Meishin, the Mind Cage sounds hilarious as well. I don't know why I'm mostly suggesting enchantments but they're just popping up in my mind.
Happy brewing! If you need any help let me know! I'd be happy to help.
4 days ago
TheErebos I goldfished about 10 games so far with your current iteration of the build, It's definitely a lot smoother now. I would say add at least two more one cmc creatures so when you have Yisan on the board you can tutor something else than just Birds of Paradise, as I recommended before maybe some mana dorks as they definitely help you in the weird occasion you don't have consistent land drops. The curve is pretty decent you stabilize around 5 lands on average which can at least play a majority of your cards.
Here are some ideas for better draws Sylvan Library, Sensei's Divining Top, or Search for Azcanta Flip (I'm thinking maybe not for this one as you don't necessarily want to mill yourself in this build). Or Mirri's Guile instead of Search for Azcanta.
wallisface on Catch!
5 days ago
Vexing Devil isn’t an Elemental, so can’t be championed by that card.
If you do go the control route, i’d be dropping the Runaway Steam-Kin, Vexing Devil, Lightning Strike, Shock, and Thud. In their place maybe some varying quantities of things like Remand, Cryptic Command (though careful with these cause you already have tons of 4-drops), Dispel (anything targetting your creature’ll prolly be an instant), Serum Visions, abd Search for Azcanta Flip (max x2)
I should probably add that i’ve suggested the above cards without knowing your budget - if you’re looking for cheaper options stuff like Mana Leak and Vapor Snag could be worth a look. I feel like protecting your creatures is your #1 priority, with your #2 being that you stall the board state for long enough.
Also, with Punch being sorcery speed, you’d better be sure you’re winning the turn you cast it!!
1 week ago
Contingency Plan and Jace, the Living Guildpact are both pretty terrible. I get that you're trying to dig to get to your Approach as soon as possible, but these cards do basically nothing except in this scenario. In my opinion, you should be controlling the board until Approach becomes inevitable, not trying to play it once then immediately fire off the second one as soon as possible. Another Path to Exile is practically necessary, and I'd also recommend running 2 or 3 Search for Azcanta Flip. Oust and Condemn are also decent backup removal spells.
1 week ago
Thanks for suggestions David_H18. I'm switching out my Notion Rains for Chemister's Insight. The flexibility of being instant speed and the recursion are well worth the 1 extra mana and loss of surveiling I think. Similarly, my Chart a Courses turned into Opts. I also found room for a Search for Azcanta Flip and one Expansion / Explosion after taking a look at your deck (Jaya Ballard and Risk Factor didn't make a ton of sense in my deck anyway, they probably won't be missed). Hopefully now I won't waste as many turns sitting on a sorcery speed draw spell because I don't know if I need to save my mana for a counter during their turn.