Seer's Sundial

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Seer's Sundial

Artifact

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

Seer's Sundial Discussion

Strike_Rouge on KOTH FLING (Oathbreaker wins)

11 hours ago

rocksteady No problem! It's an interesting concept for sure.

One thing I spaced on was draw power and tutors. Mono-Red burn decks always have an issue here. The best I could suggest are:

Draws/Tutors:

Faithless Looting ; If you have Crucible of Worlds in play, you can discard a mountain or two after drawing your cards and then play it from the greaveyard.

Gamble ; the card name could not be more direct to the point, but given what we have to work with, it's one of the best tutors in this color.

Cathartic Reunion ; more Crucible shenanigans to be had here. Still good even without it in play.

Magus of the Wheel ; a slower Wheel of Fortune , but a more affordable one, too.

Wheel of Fate ; a slower Magus of the Wheel , and not my personal favorite due to its speed, but it's an option nonetheless.

Reforge the Soul ; a higher CMC Wheel of Fortune .

Wheel of Fortune ; The OG. Only recommended if you have the cash to blow on this thing.

Illuminated Folio ; I'm iffy here, but I'll throw it out, anyway. The only concern with this card is its initial investment and the odds of having mostly land and not enough Red cards in your hand.

Molten Psyche ; more of a hand refresher, but useful nonetheless, as that kind of effect is a burn deck's best friend.

Teferi's Puzzle Box ; not necesserily draw power, but definitely a hand refresher every turn. It keeps opponents frequently mixed up while giving you greater odds of finding anything that isn't a Mountain.

Browbeat ; almost a guaranteed draw because nobody wants to take 5 damage in this format (unless they have lifegain)

Dragon Mage ; a pricer card in terms of CMC, but getting a wheel effect every time you swing successfully is great.

Knollspine Dragon ; another mana-demanding creature initially, but it has a wheel ETB trigger and high p/t to boot.

Skullclamp ; make a Mountain a creature, equip Skullclamp, sac it, draw, repeat.

Scrying Sheets ; only do this if you're up to replacing all of your normal Mountains with Snow-Covered versions.

Chandra Ablaze ; her -2 is Windfall . This Chandra is sorta mana-intensive, but a lot of others seem to like her a lot.

Mind's Eye ; a higher initial investment, but it has a solid effect.

Seer's Sundial ; great for a deck dependent on always playing land.

Journeyer's Kite ; Repeatable land search. Perfect for the deck.

Planar Portal ; CMC-intensive af, but otherwise, it's a repeatable Demonic Tutor .

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea ; gives everyone draw power, but still produces mana when you need it.

Crystal Ball ; a cheaper (money-wise) Sensei's Divining Top .

Misc:

Extraplanar Lens ; if you change your Mountains to the snow-covered versions, you will want this. You're going to be sacrificing your lands a lot, so the further those can go in mana production, the better.

Kher Keep ; mostly for defense.

Side Notes:

  • I don't recommend necessarily all of these, rather, browse through them and see which ones you like.

  • Try not to add too many utility lands. I only suggested the two I did because chances are, you could get away with 2-3 non-Mountain lands, but I wouldn't push your luck.

  • Your duplication spells can also be used to either counter Counterspell effects and/or duplicate opponent's draw/tutor spells. Try to keep that in mind in your games.

epicrean on Help with old Ausus, lost ...

2 weeks ago

This mono green EDH deck is well out of date and I could use some help updating it to not only be legal but competitive

I feel like the base of the deck is still pretty strong and it only needs a few minor updates here and there, so any and all inputs would be greatly appreciate.

Asus, lost but seeking

Fallerup on Baby’s First Elfball

2 weeks ago

mana rocks, you don't need them in Mono green, so take out Emerald Medallion , Sol Ring (mono green is the only color that doesn't need this card), Lifecrafter's Bestiary ( Beast Whisperer is better for card draw, you don't really need both) and Seer's Sundial for the same reason. Double season might not be good if Nissa is the only thing you are gonna use it for. it's good if you have token generators and stuff like that also, but you can try it out to see if it works for you, you already own the card you said. if it doesn't work out well, you can take doubling season out again and put one of these cards back in or the new Finale of Devastation (Craterhoof behemoth in sorcery form)

DrkNinja on Multani, Yavimay's Avatar - The Land is Angry

1 month ago

@sub780lime that's my wife's deck, honestly if I had full reign over it it'd be 20x more streamlined so...

I didn't realize you had greaves just saw swiftfoot boots so and blanked out.

Prioritize which cards?

Rishkar's is AMAZING!

I understand why, right but here's my thing sure Multani doesn't care where they are BUT your Baloths, Titania, Avenger, Courser, tracker, champion, and if you play Seer's Sundial (which you totall should) care about those lands entering the battlefield. It's a LOT easier to sac them and play them from grave than to return them to hand. Which is why I value that so much. I think you definitely have the card slots to support it, your running a few lackluster cards.

Also I'm not a fan of Selvala... at least not in this deck. It gives your opponents too much of an opportunity to draw cards/answers and leaving you with only one draw off it. Sure her second ability is great, but you tutor up half your lands in a few turns anyways why do you need MORE mana?

Which leads me to Elemental Bond , if you add titania I think you get a lot of triggers and a great draw engine off this card.

sub780lime on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

I've been on a bit of a mono-color commander kick and after working through a janky living land deck build that wasn't working, I decided to shift to a Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar build since what I was had been putting together could support a lot of the same card base.

The most basic concept is facilitate flooding more land on the board or into the graveyard to build up Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar and still have enough support to include some other wincons when the inevitable happens to Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar .

I really need to assess the fetch mechanic volume here and see if I overdid it. There is some other general utility that I could definitely include such as Seer's Sundial , All Is Dust , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Rhonas's Monument or Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip.

I look forward to suggestions anyone might have. I've got a large list of excludes on the description and I wonder if any really should be in the deck in favor of something else.



sub780lime on Kicker

1 month ago

What about Seer's Sundial for card draw? Mind's Eye is better, but if you are overall lacking, this would help. You could consider Momentous Fall in addition to the Soul's Majesty you already have there. If you want to completely cycle, there is always The Great Aurora , but it's not really cost effective. One more option is Sensei's Divining Top .

If you wouldn't mind returning the favor and you are able, I would appreciate it.

dingusdingo on Flex

2 months ago

Nice deck! A lot of neat combos tucked in here. I have some suggested edits for you though!

Mouth of Ronom is a card you could very easily run. Green doesn't have a lot of targeted removal, and the opportunity cost for playing it is extremely low. If you swap your forests for snow covered forests, you're golden

I'm confused why you're running a fetchland at all. You don't need color fixing, and the deck thinning is extremely marginal when you consider how much it can slow you down against cards like Root Maze Back to Basics Thalia, Heretic Cathar Blood Moon Magus of the Moon Frozen AEther Kismet

Some of the card draw you run is pretty inefficient or extremely expensive. I'm specifically looking at Seer's Sundial and Sandstone Oracle . Sundial costs you 6 mana for the first card, while Sandstone is always dependent on opponents hand sizes for card draw, making it unreliable (and also costing 7 mana). I'm also not a huge fan of Sea Gate Wreckage but the opportunity cost for running it is extremely low. Have you considered Memory Jar or Howling Mine ? With your massive mana production Memory Jar could allow you to draw 7 and dump your entire hand. Howling Mine will accelerate your draws much earlier, although it is symmetrical. Beast Whisperer could be a good replacement if you don't want to give advantage to opponents, you certainly run enough creatures to justify. Life's Legacy is also a solid choice, especially since you're already running Greater Good

You run quite a few basic land tutors, some of them pretty low card quality. When you have access to Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , why are you spending mana and card resources looking for basic lands? Specifically looking at Cultivate Kodama's Reach Nissa's Pilgrimage Seek the Horizon Journey of Discovery and Yavimaya Elder . If you ran fewer than 40 lands in this deck, you probably wouldn't have to run so many cards to deck thin to help your top deck, you could pretty easily cut to 34-36 lands. I'm also not wild about the very high CMC Hour of Promise , but it does search for non-basics. I'm also not very hyped about Tempt with Discovery , if you are playing against even mediocre or up skill level opponents you will be paying 4 CMC to search for one non-basic land. You're only getting more than one land off Tempt against bad players, or against players who can drop a Gaea's Cradle or other super value land against you.

Speaking of ramp, you should consider running Priest of Titania as well as Karametra's Acolyte . Currently you are very vulnerable to Armageddon and Ravages of War , two cards that see play in stax decks (as well as others). Having Ramunap and Crucible is a good choice, but you won't have access to those every single game you get hit by Armageddon. You should really consider mainboarding Carpet of Flowers as well, its virtually guaranteed someone will be running blue in a pod of 4, and it will let you hit turn 2 Azusa, and provide more value as the game goes later for very small investment.

On the topic of Stax, your deck is super vulnerable to getting caught. Almost all your draw is 3+ CMC, you have basically no removal, and you run a barebones 0/1/2 CMC ramp package. Thorn of Amethyst Sphere of Resistance Winter Orb Static Orb Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Lodestone Golem all cause immense problems for your deck. I understand that if you start your draw engine, you can escape from underneath them by dumping lands with your commander, but what do you do if one of those stax pieces lands on turn 1? Going fast works against stax, but there's no way you're going faster than a deck that runs the full suite of 0/1/2 cmc artifact ramp (which most stax decks do). You aren't going fast enough to threaten a win on turn 3, so you need to include removal. Having no removal is also a huge problem when beatdown is your wincon. What do you do against Moat ? Or Island Sanctuary ? Or Solitary Confinement ? A single piece of removal in the form of an 8 cmc creature is just not gonna cut it against real decks.

I would also recommend casting a really critical eye towards anything 5+ cmc. Cards that cost that much that don't actively win or directly lead to winning are most likely not worth the mana investment or the card space, even though you are a deck that ramps mana and draws cards. To put it in other terms, there are better things you could be doing with that mana. Your primary win con costs 10 mana to cast, 20 more to use, for a whopping 30 mana. Its forcing you to run pretty low quality cards like Mana Reflection and Zendikar Resurgent to get to that absurd amount of mana, on top of 40 lands. Running lower CMC spells will allow you to free up those expensive CMC slots that only enable you to play other expensive spells.

A couple more cards in specific you should reconsider Akroma's Memorial Ring of Three Wishes . Memorial you can replace with Lightning Greaves as a haste enabler for Craterhoof Lines, and Ring happens to cost you 10 mana to get a single card to hand, 15 for 2 cards, 20 for 3 cards, which we would call inefficient.

Would recommend Staff of Domination , especially if you include Priest of Titania or Karametra's Acolyte . Opens up lines for infinite mana and drawing your deck, or just provides a solid dump when you have too much mana and nowhere to go. I would also recommend Eldritch Evolution as another strong tutor. Uncage the Menagerie and Weird Harvest are a bit lower quality, but potentially what you're looking for as well. And I can't stress enough, add some removal to your deck. There are plenty of hyper efficient 1/2 cmc removal spells in green, as well as creatures that pack removal on ETB, which combines well with all the green tutors you run.

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Seer's Sundial occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.15%