Sift

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Masters 25 (A25) None
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Stronghold (STH) Common

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Sift

Sorcery

Draw three cards, then discard a card.

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Sift Discussion

pansukki247 on UW Mill

5 days ago

what about Pull from Tomorrow instead of Sift?

landofMordor on

1 year ago

Hey friend! Love the effort for a first deck. There's some cool interactions, and I love how you've stuck with your theme.

First, I'll suggest some weaker cards. Sift is a little expensive for a sorcery, you don't need 4 Laboratory Maniacs if you just draw your entire library (which I see as unlikely in the first place, though your playtesting may prove otherwise), you don't need both Artful Dodge and Thassa, and anything you're planning on casting for 6+ mana seems a little dangerous (Arcanis and Blue Sun), especially since you have so many copies in your library (any additional copies you draw won't be as useful, so I'd have 2 of each max). But here's a fundamental problem with alternate win cons: if you have alternate win conditions, and you plan to win by them, then all your "win by combat damage" cards like Sturmgeist are inherently useless. And vice versa: Sturmgeist wins mean that you had 4 useless Maniacs in your deck. Of course, you can have a backup win con, which is fine, but sometimes you gotta go all-in to make a wacky deck happen.

Then, here are some cards I think could replace some of those weaker cards. Perilous Research, Compulsive Research, Pore Over the Pages (you may see a theme of studying here...) are all high-powered budget draw spells. Sphinx's Tutelage is a slightly-more-reliable win con than Lab Maniac, although I suppose you could run them both at once and mill yourself to a win! Counterspells like Calculated Dismissal are also great, as they interfere with your opponent and help you get ahead on cards.

Hope this helped! Mention me (same way you highlight a card) if I can be helpful or if I can clarify my feedback.

WargRave on Lusus Naturae

1 year ago

Hi, nice deck! I like the theme. I've got a few suggestions, if they're not what you're looking for pay me no mind.

You mention a combo with Gutter Grime and Altar of Dementia, but Gutter Grime says nontoken. I don't know if you consider the combo critical to their inclusion since they both work fine alone though.

Baton of Morale is cute, but it seems worse than simple Whispersilk Cloak at giving Sidisi more attack triggers, and I don't see where it fits the flavor.

You've got Sultai Banner and no Commander's Sphere, so that's a fairly easy swap.

35 lands and average CMC 4 seems low, even counting the emerge effect. There are still more good budget lands available: Temple of the False God, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse, (which are probably better than Foul Orchard, but I don't know if that's included for flavor) and Drownyard Temple which synergizes with self-mill and fits in Innistrad flavor too. There's hardly any ramp here, what about Rampant Growth, Cultivate, etc?

Draw looks really light too, especially for UBG. I don't know if you are bound to flavor to the point of rejecting good ol' Concentrate, but we can find some on theme things like Treasure Cruise that appreciate the milling. Ancient Craving at least sounds like eldritch horror, and Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, and Sign in Blood all sort of work too. Sift seems better than Amass the Components since you'd rather discard than put to bottom, though Sift has no flavor.

It's also light on artifact/enchantment removal to my eye. Reclamation Sage, Bane of Progress, and others fill this role while also being creatures to give Sidisi zombies.

As for what to take out that I haven't mentioned, what catches my eye as not pulling their weight are Altar of the Brood (without an infinite combo this will just help opponents), Enlightened Maniac (low impact, no graveyard synergy), Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip (slow), Geralf's Masterpiece, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary (not a huge number of triggers for him, the only other blue AND green creature is Sidisi), and Brood Monitor (Nice with blink effects but you haven't any).

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on EZ

1 year ago
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  13. Descendant of Soramaro
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  16. 2x Dimir Aqueduct
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NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on EZ

1 year ago

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Vortexflame on Blue - White Control

1 year ago

Instead of Sift, what about Concentrate? Also, try running Vapor Snag over Psychic Rebuttal.