Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Shadowstorm Vizier gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Shadowstorm Vizier Discussion
2 days ago
First Standard Tournament Results
Round one: W/U control. (Not monument)Game one - Found the combo relatively quick and won. Was concerned about about my Cunning Survivor getting tapped by his Fan Bearer but luckily he was tapped out when New Perspectives entered the battlefield.Game two - Sided in Countervailing Winds for Haze of Pollen. Pulled of the combo again and won.(2-0)
Round two: B/W Zombies.Game one - Got run over fast. Without either combo piece and missed land drops meant the combo flopped.Game two - No sideboard. Had a faster hand but the zombies were too fast. Managed to pull a Haze of Pollen during one attack saving 6 life but a In Oketra's Name from the opponent the next turn killed me.(0-2)
Round three: R/B/U/W/G Planeswalkers.Game one - Seemed pretty even but ended in a lose. The game started slow for both despite the turn three As Fortold by the opponent. I waited a couple of turns before playing New Perspectives while Cunning Survivor was out so that i could afford a Censor.I did pull of the combo but Cunning Survivor only became a 15/3 after i got stuck with three New Perspectives, three Cunning Survivors and four basic lands in hand.Game two = Sided in Shadowstorm Vizier for Haze of Pollen. The second game was not as slow after my opponent used Deploy the Gatewatch and got a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar out. I played Shefet Monitor to try and kill them but it kept getting blocked by plants. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. game ended when he hit me for seven with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh -4 ability and played another copy of Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and hit for another seven. (yes he did sac the old one.)(0-2)
So the deck went 1-2 overall. I didn't expect much from it but wanted to see what the consistency of the combo was.
I found that i need Supreme Will to protect or dig for New Perspectives. Some removal would be great but there is none with cycling, unfortunately. Control seems to be my LGS's metta at the moment with almost half of the decks being R/B/U bolas control. For this reason i'm considering putting Haze of Pollen in the sideboard since it only stops some aggro decks. Also wondering if Canyon Slough and Sheltered Thicket would be worth adding to splash for Sweltering Suns. it would be risky and would remove Beneath the Sands from the deck but would increase the number of cycling cards.
2 weeks ago
As of a few minutes from now, I will be altering the decklist.
What used to be up there felt like it had no identity. There wasn't enough support for a specific concept and, thus, the deck was inconsistent.
The deck that should be up there by the time you look at it runs 4 New Perspectives because (and I was talking to some guy about this) it's main purpose in most decks is to search for the card you need like Approach of the Second Sun.
Although we can reap massive value by having our early game also be our win condition in this case.
In the playtesting game I played today on Untap.in I lost 1/3 by winning the first round, nearly winning the second round and then getting shut down by a black white deck that damaged me whenever I played a creature or a spell (he swapped in Kambal, Consul of Allocation after the first round).
I won round one with an essentially infinite combo by using new perspectives to buff a Shadowstorm Vizier many times before casting Shadow of the Grave The combo was essentially infinite because I had Sphynx on the board which meant that I would draw any card from my deck that turn. He conceded when I cast a second Shadow of the Grave with Key to help the Vizier get in.
Second game, I did the exact same thing exept I was stupid and had a Vile Manifestation , 4 Hollow Ones and the Sphynx. I cast shadow of the grave once and discarded like 20+ new cards. That meant that my Vile guy had like 30 power or something and I could have swung with key right then and there but I cast another Shadow of the Grave putting all of those cards in my hand and milling me.
Overall, this new variation seems a lot more powerful to me but I will keep testing.
And Bellz, this is like a supercharged Forgotten Creation now.
1 month ago
I enjoy the concept, though the -1/-1 focus may be a bit much. I was personally looking more towards Shadowstorm Vizier for some early game aggro, perhaps complimented with a playset of Scrapheap Scrounger. I also was looking towards a Chandra, Torch of Defiance or two for extra card draw / mana ramp, with an added Tezzeret the Schemer for mana ramp and spot removal. I'll take a copy of your set up and see if I can't draw up something of my own- cheers for the inspiration!
1 month ago
Thanks! I think Hazoret the Fervent would fit the slot currently occupied by Chandra, Torch of Defiance, but I'm not sold on its ability to keep pressure on the board. I'm not a fan of being heckbent in a control deck...
Shadowstorm Vizier seems interesting. It's essentially doing the same thing as Flameblade Adept but in the air with higher defense... I'll have to test it out. It would go in the slot on the mana curve where Harsh Mentor is right now though. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Moby_Copperfield Thanks for the suggestions, Reckless Scholar definitely deserves a spot, he's a bit more expensive to play, but after testing Seeker of Insight, it didn't really function like I wanted to, triggering only once in a while. Haunted Dead and Stitchwing Skaab are neat, what to remove though? I think Shadowstorm Vizier can be removed since the buff she gets is minimal at best, would be a shame though that card inspired me to build this deck in the first place.