Show and Tell

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Mythic Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Show and Tell

Sorcery

Each player may put an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land card from his or her hand into play.

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Show and Tell Discussion

Spirits on Niv-Mizzet Combo

5 days ago

Hi Thormundr,

I'm not a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind player, I saw your deckcycle and was stealing your combo information, I'm a Mizzix of the Izmagnus player Mizzix, The Storm EDH player.

In doing so thought I'd mention a few things, see if anything is helpful, probably not,

Fabricate can pull the Isochron Scepter for your Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal (or the Mana Crypt/Sol Ring that is needed to enable the combo?). I know you have Muddle the Mixture to tutor these, but you could Muddle the Mixture the Dramatic Reversal and Fabricate the Isochron Scepter as an additional tool. Worst case you Fabricate a Mana Crypt for net mana.

Merchant Scroll can also Tutor the Dramatic Reversal.

Personal Tutor can pull a Fabricate to top of deck, or if you have Temporal Mastery it can pull that to the top to Miracle for (Personal Tutor) + Temporal Mastery miracle to get the extra turn. You don't actually miss a draw, because you still draw on the extra turn you wouldn't have had anyway (technically). Also I find even if Temporal Mastery is in my hand, Brainstorm can make it favorable, or just wheel it away (not super effective), but you may even cast it for CMC7 in odd cases. Think Twice can Miracle it on opponents turns too, that would be fun.

No Disallow? It's pretty effective Counterspell, albeit CMC3.

You could run Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite, I think Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind would trigger? (but not sure), but your already tutoring enchantments which is very difficult. I know it sucks (no card advantage), but Gamble is a way to tutor a Curiosity and go for the win early. I think Gamble is a necessary evil here due to the difficulty of tutoring enchantments. You could also run Laboratory Maniac to win, even when you Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity maybe you need it to overcome a Trostani, Selesnya's Voice that's gained 60 life or something, just as an alternative to the draw/damage, once your out of cards in your library, no more way to output damage. Beacon of Tomorrows can also save you here too.

Faithless Looting can help with the cycling of the cards too for . Trinket Mage could tutor a Mana Crypt or Sol Ring for or you could add Great Furnace / Seat of the Synod and tutor a land, since Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is CMC6, ramping spells never hurt.

Lightning Greaves can Haste enable him so he doesn't have to survive, although you have the Counterspell if you don't have a Pact of Negation or a Force of Will handy can protect him, especially in a 4-player pod where you can't Gitaxian Probe everyone. With so few creatures, I get why it's out.

I use Turnabout + Nivix Guildmage to Infinite mana, they can also be used with Frantic Search + Izzet Boilerworks + Nivix Guildmage to Tutor Curiosity or Ophidian Eye or Mind Over Matter. I really over-utilize Nivix Guildmage so probably not right here, but thought I'd mention as it is a tutor to your combos.

Scalding Tarn and Cascade Bluffs would be good land upgrades, you have other fetches so probably didn't need to say this, but Ash Barrens also good because if you need a color it can landcycle and filter out a land, if you dont need it, it comes in untapped and doesn't slow progression down at all.

Anyways, like I mentioned, not a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind player, but I know how Tutoring really flattens out the consistency on a combo deck, especially one where you have no direct tutors (Gamble) to get the Enchantments to your hand, so some Janky ones might be of interest.

Cheers +1

PS: some evaluations,

Magmatic Insight feels wrong, I like the draw, but sacrificing a land with a CMC6 commander still feels wrong? Plus if you draw it later in the game, it could be a dead draw until you draw a land.

Thought Scour is a pod-specific card? I don,t see much graveyard recursion here, so I assume your pod is top-deck tutoring that you need a response too? Or maybe just looking for as many Cantips as possible? Maybe Whispers of the Muse if you have the infinite mana going, gives you the infinite draw too.

Flusterstorm feels like a dead draw sometimes, especially against . If it's in your opening draw, it probably great, outside of that it's going to be less effective (but not always).

LuxCannonator on Soggy Carpet

1 week ago

moxen_1 looks like a fun deck. +1 from me.

Show and Tell, Hypergenesis, Defense of the Heart, and Oath of Druids could all work really well in here to cheat out your Leviathans. You should also throw in Brainstorm. Brainstorm in response to Oath to put a Leviathan right on top is pretty nasty.

Xanitsu on Bolas and Ugin, buddies forever!

2 weeks ago

Show and Tell might help. But I would cut the cards that don't do a whole lot to help focus on the cards that do something.

vishnarg on New Commander Jodah - Jeskai ...

1 month ago

Hey all I want to have a discussion about the potential of a brand new commander, Jodah, Archmage Eternal. I'm already dreaming of the crazy shenanigans that a Sneak Attack and Show and Tell type approach could pull off. Perhaps it would be a fantastic Omniscience and Enter the Infinite type deck as well. How would you use him?

GorehoundABB on How To Give Your PlayGroup PTSD w/ Mono-Blue STAX

2 months ago

SurpriZe I have been told that Show and Tell and Jace, the Mind Sculptor could also be cut from the deck for not doing enough for the game plan.Show and Tell runs the risk of being out valued and Jace hates on one player rather the whole board. If you are willing to cut those in favor for more power by all means do so.

Hachendis on Kess and Her Painful Hugs

2 months ago

Easybr0wnies343 I love the idea of throwing curse of echoes onto one of my friends who love using a lot of spell or the hard-hitting spells. but beyond that, I love the idea of putting it on myself because the thought of everyone casting Show and Tell or Pox is just a hilarious thought.

Spirit_Logan on Selvala, Explored and Returned with tokens

3 months ago

well then go into bant!!!!!!

Quicken out a Show and Tell!!!!!!!

jk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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