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Sensei's Divining Top
1 : Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
: Draw a card, then put Sensei's Divining Top on top of its owner's library.
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Sensei's Divining Top Discussion
6 hours ago
Yes esper struggles with "good" win conditions for edh. You can always go Doomsday the classic 1 card win condition and there is a great primer on how to use it below.
The second rout you can do is what I did with my esper deck and use Aetherflux Reservoir. In Esper Tech the goal is to get Sensei's Divining Top, Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth. Once you have those you generate infinite mana with Rings and basalt using Rings of Brighthearth to copy Basalt Monolith's untap ability. Then you can tap Sensei's Divining Top and copy that effect with Rings of Brighthearth. From there you draw a card put Top on top of your library and draw Sensei's Divining Top again and repeat until you draw Aetherflux Reservoir or if that is gone you can play Laboratory Maniac to win.
You can do the exact same thing in a slightly different manner using Future Sight, Sensei's Divining Top and Cloud Key or Etherium Sculptor. Basically get all those out tap Sensei's Divining Top, draw a card then put Sensei's Divining Top on your library and play it for free from there with Future Sight and repeat to draw your deck.
The final way to do this process is Sensei's Divining Top, and Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal imprinted. Basically tap Sensei's Divining Top, activate Isochron Scepter untap Sensei's Divining Top and tap Sensei's Divining Top again.
In all of these scenarios you use Sensei's Divining Top and some engine that allows you to draw through your deck while raising your storm count for the eventual Aetherflux Reservoir
1 day ago
Thanks for checking it out, Bxbx! I plan to solitaire the deck with my son when I get it put together so he understands how the cards work together, and he can hopefully see the setup. He's been playing with me for some a little over a year now, and the best way for him to play is to get familiar with a deck and then he usually starts to recognize what the cards he draws do. He got really familiar with the Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas precon, and he can usually work his way around it pretty well. As stoked as he is about the dinosaurs, I think he'll pick up on this one quick, too.
Thank you for the suggestions, too. I really like Rings of Brighthearth, but I don't have any, and its a bit pricey. I do have some Scroll Racks laying around, so those might find their way into the deck. Call of the Wild is one of my favorite cards, and it pairs nicely with cards like Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, and the aforementioned Scroll Rack. Mayael has it built-in, although not nearly as good (since she has to tap and requires all three colors), so I thought I'd play with her as the commander and run some creature tutor to get to Gishath, Sun's Avatar. I've been looking for a theme to run Call of the Wild in, and I think I've found it. We'll see how it goes.
If I want to run Scroll Rack, what do you think I should cut? I also have both of the Huatli planeswalkers, and don't know what to cut for them, either.
Again, thanks for the look! Here's to hoping for more good dinos out of Rivals!
5 days ago
Nice deck, in our group we banned Sensei's Divining Top because it's a little annoying
5 days ago
Hey there! The deck looks good overall, it looks very fun.
A couple of ideas I had looking through your list - you are running a couple of miracles cards like Entreat the Angels and Temporal Mastery, maybe a few ways to enable those cards on command is in order?
In my "miracles" Dakkon Blackblade build I run Sensei's Divining Top, Brainstorm, and Scroll Rack for some library manipulation, plus Mystical Tutor as a way to miracle on command. Just some thoughts!
5 days ago
Hmm i didnt think of flickering everything, thats maybe interesting also since a lot of my weaker creatures have etb effects.At the moment i ordered Future Sight, Knowledge Pool and instead of Temporal Trespass i choose Temporal Mastery because i can also miracle it during an opponents turn with for instance Sensei's Divining Top. now i just need 3 cards to throw out of my deck. Biovisionary i think, maybe Diluvian Primordial (i dont know what to think of this card its always busted or it does nothing). but then i still need 1 more card gone
6 days ago
@Megalomania: Thanks for the advice!
I really like Portcullis & Duplicant in this deck so I don't think I would want Torpor Orb in here. Stasis might be really good! I would need more bounce to make it work and it wouldn't have hexproof without Liquimetal Coating, but it is another Winter Orb to make it more consistent.
Helm of Awakening is really good and I would definitely think about including it, Sensei's Divining Top also, but I'm really not sure about Future Sight. This deck really can't be giving away too much info about itself to the enemy before it locks up the board or it becomes a target when a prison piece shows up.
6 days ago
It might be helpful to indicate what combos you are running in the deck description.
If you are planning on using Isochron Scepter, you might wanna try Dramatic Reversal with it.
1 week ago
Can't wait to see how this plays out. I'm in the process of putting one of these together for my son, but using Mayael the Anima as the commander. My thoughts were to use cards like Call of the Wild and Zoologist to cheat the cost of getting the dinos out, setting up the library with Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Sensei's Divining Top.
I like Pyrohemia. Nice way to trigger the Enrage mechanic. Looks like fun!
Also just wanted to say I really enjoy your show, and I try to listen to a couple of episodes every night while I'm driving around at work. I started from the beginning of your episodes, because I figure it can help me with getting back into Magic.
Keep up the good work!