Sigil Tracer

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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Sigil Tracer

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

(1)(Blue), Tap two untapped Wizards you control: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Sigil Tracer Discussion

Archwizard on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

1 day ago

Sigil Tracer is too slow and is overall unnecessary. I cut it awhile back and haven't regretted it.

darklord1135 on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

1 day ago

Yes. Epic deck +1. Recommending infinite combo: Sigil Tracer+Mana Rocks+Dramatic Reversal=Infinite untaps

cklise on Help me make this work: ...

2 weeks ago

Some other options: Supreme Inquisitor, Kyren Negotiations, Crackleburr (can potentially both tap or untap your creatures, and return choice wizards to hand), Springleaf Drum, Crookclaw Elder, Sigil Tracer, Mothdust Changeling (a sneaky wizard), Aphetto Grifter. That should cover the most fitting cards for tapping your stuff.

TCat769 on Inalla and the Wizards of Control

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback bushido_man96!

In regards to the mana situation, if you are referring to the watchlist comment on Sigil Tracer, it is less due to how much mana I have and more of a reference to I would rather spend mana casting spells than holding back for Sigil Tracer's ability. I wish it was just tap two untapped wizards. I do have quite a few sources of artifact mana, which is why I dropped my land count so much. 11 sources to be exact if you count Herald’s Horn and Urza's Incubator.

I will try testing Arcanis the Omnipotent in place of Riptide Director. I could see it potentially being better. The main reason I liked Riptide Director better is due to the fact he isn't legendary and I can essentially give him haste without killing off the original for later turns. Not sure if 7 mana draw 3 is worth it. But it is definitely worth giving a second look. Thanks for the suggestion!

Soothsaying is definitely a cool card. What would you suggest taking out for it? That is where I struggle with this list is I am starting to gain a bias towards these cards, which makes me need other's opinions to help see them more through an unbiased lens.

Again thank you for the suggestions! I do appreciate them. I really want to fine tune this list since I have so much fun playing it. Definitely think this is my forever deck!

FrigidOfficial on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago

Hey Frank. I do not mind the analysis of the other list. It's interesting to see the differences between certain brews and you succinctly and accurate described the other list's flaws and where our list thrives compared to it. With that being said, I'll try to dissect the newest post.

  1. Fatestitcher is indeed not going in the deck. We may be missing something about the combo, but as of right now I don't think it's in the best interest to play it.

  2. Sigil Tracer has seen value mostly in copying my opponents' tutors. Other than that, it hasn't gotten much value. I think running the card has its merits, but I feel more testing is in order. Voidmage Prodigy has consistently been solidly annoying, as it deters our opponents from playing cards (obviously). The tempo loss of keeping UU up is negligent compared to the potential tempo loss for our opponents; if we also have a counterspell in hand, it allows us to counter a bait spell and then the second spell (the spell our opponent would rather resolve) as well.

  3. I will most likely take out Disciple of Bolas for Mistbind Clique, as I am still hopeful of the value we can get from locking the game. As for Glen Elendra Archmage, we will likely take out Voidmage Prodigy for it if I choose to purchase it.

  4. I am wary of Sower of Temptation's usefulness, as my meta tends to have a decent amount of ways to kill off 1 and 2 health creatures with ease. In your meta, it way be better to play.

  5. Thalakos Deceiver is interesting. I would try to cut Sower of Temptation for it in your list if you feel it may work better. If you find Voidmage Prodigy not working well enough, that is also another potential cut. Looking at my list, I could probably survive by cutting a basic Island in favor of another wizard.

  6. I have also seen slower lists run Beguiler of Wills. It seems weak, though for one U more, we can steal a creature without having to swing at our opponents. Whether the extra cost for this steal effect is relevant or not remains to be seen.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago
  1. I am not sure if Aphetto Alchemist makes our list without Illusionist's Bracers and that for me means this card is probably a pass. All the info on the combo was taken from a list:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/inalla-archmage-of-combo/

I checked over his list. He is playing other non wizard combos such as Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator. Staff of Domination is one of the infinite mana win conditions and Laboratory Maniac is there to win through infinite draw.

There is a steep price to pay for all these combos.

A) Partial Paris is gone. He is going to have a lot of cards that are dead outside of combo. This is why we tried to keep those pieces to a minimum.

B) 30 lands

C) Force of Will is his only counterspell. This is bad-real bad. He can not protect his combo and he can not stop his opponents. He has to be the fastest deck every game and get very lucky at a competitive table.

D) Cyclonic Rift, Chaos Warp, Grave Pact and Attrition are the only interaction. No board sweeps besides Cyclonic Rift which probably gets cast for 1U most times in this list as he has one other spell (Chaos Warp) that handles stax permanents.

I think we have taken our lists in an entirely different direction from his.

  1. I did not do any research on Fatestitcher because of the cost of executing the combo was too high at 9U. I would not refute your analysis of the combo.

  2. There are 18 instant and sorceries on your posted list. By Force and Into the Roil/Chain of Vapor replaces Vandalblast and Chaos Warp. You have Gamble coming in for Corpse Augur. Blasphemous Acts probably replaces Kindred Discovery/Intruder Alarm. That puts you at 20 total instants and sorceries.

I am at 23 instants and sorceries.

  1. I am a little surprised that Sigil Tracer is closer to the chopping block than Voidmage Prodigy. Has Voidmage Prodigy done better recently? Sigil Tracer always seems like a card that is great 40% of the time and a non-factor 60% of the time. It is conditional. You have to have it and another wizard in play plus 1U. I guess what keeps it in my list is the fact that you can copy opponent's spells. Have you been able to utilize it to copy opponent's tutors, draw spells and possibly spot removal?

  2. Our choice of creatures seem to mirror each other. I believe I am playing three you are not. I know you want to slot Glen Elendra Archmage and Mistbind Clique in when you get them. I have yet to cast Mistbind Clique. This may prove to be one of those cards that has a lot of potential but in reality does not function well. You have not offered up an opinion on Sower of Temptation (discussion to follow).

  3. I am in a pretty creature heavy environment so Sower of Temptation may be more viable in my list. It has only been played twice; both times stealing my opponents commander, Kess, Dissident Mage. You probably already know that I won both those games as Kess is awesome in our list.

  4. The combo list I looked at did have Thalakos Deceiver. It costs 3U in most lists but most likely it will be 4U for us as we can steal another creature immediately with the token. Sower of Temptation may be the cut.

Both have evasion and cost the same. The issue is it does not make sense to make an Inalla token of Sower of Temptation without a sacrifice outlet. That scenario does provide removal for (1). Thalakos Deceiver is going to be played for 5U as the token will steal a creature that turn. We will be unblocked as I have never seen or heard of a card with Shadow. Next turn we again steal the best creature on the board. The major downside of Sower of Temptation is that any spot removal returns the stolen creature.

8) I would like to hear your thoughts on what creature to cut for Thalakos Deceiver if any. Voidmage Prodigy, Sigil Tracer, Mistbind Clique, Sower of Temptation and Glen Elendra Archmage is my guess as to the order you would rank the cuts (first being more likely).

Frank_Glascock on Inalla, Archmage of Combo

1 month ago
  1. I am not sure if Aphetto Alchemist makes our list without Illusionist's Bracers and that for me means this card is probably a pass. All the info on the combo was taken from a list:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/inalla-archmage-of-combo/

I checked over his list. He is playing other non wizard combos such as Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator. Staff of Domination is one of the infinite mana win conditions and Laboratory Maniac is there to win through infinite draw.

There is a steep price to pay for all these combos.

A) Partial Paris is gone. He is going to have a lot of cards that are dead outside of combo. This is why we tried to keep those pieces to a minimum.

B) 30 lands

C) Force of Will is his only counterspell. This is bad-real bad. He can not protect his combo and he can not stop his opponents. He has to be the fastest deck every game and get very lucky at a competitive table.

D) Cyclonic Rift, Chaos Warp, Grave Pact and Attrition are the only interaction. No board sweeps besides Cyclonic Rift which probably gets cast for 1U most times in this list as he has one other spell (Chaos Warp) that handles stax permanents.

E) I think we have taken our lists in an entirely different direction from his.

  1. I did not do any research on Fatestitcher because of the cost of executing the combo was too high at 9U. I would not refute your analysis of the combo.

  2. There are 18 instant and sorceries on your posted list. By Force and Into the Roil/Chain of Vapor replaces Vandalblast and Chaos Warp. You have Gamble coming in for Corpse Augur. Blasphemous Acts probably replaces Kindred Discovery/Intruder Alarm. That puts you at 20 total instants and sorceries.

I am at 23 instants and sorceries.

  1. I am a little surprised that Sigil Tracer is closer to the chopping block that Voidmage Prodigy. Has Voidmage Prodigy recently been pulling its weight? Sigil Tracer always seems like a card that is great 40% of the time and a non-factor 60% of the time. It is conditional. You have to have it and another wizard in play plus 1U. I guess what keeps it in my list is the fact that you can copy opponent's spells.

  2. Our choice of creatures seem to mirror each other. I believe I am playing three you are not. I know you want to slot Glen Elendra Archmage and Mistbind Clique in when you get them. I have yet to cast Mistbind Clique. This may prove to be one of those cards that has a lot of potential but in reality does not function well. You have not offered up an opinion on Sower of Temptation (discussion to follow).

  3. I am in a pretty creature heavy environment so Sower of Temptation may be more viable in my list. It has only been played twice; both times stealing my opponents commander, Kess, Dissident Mage. You probably already know that I won both those games as Kess is awesome in our list.

  4. The combo list I looked at did have Thalakos Deceiver. It costs 3U in most lists but most likely it will be 4U for us as we can steal another creature immediately with the token. Sower of Temptation may be the cut.

Both have evasion and cost the same. The issue is it does not make sense to make a Inalla token of Sower of Temptation without a sacrifice outlet. That scenario does provide removal for (1). Thalakos Deceiver is going to be played for 5U as the token will steal a creature that turn. We will be unblocked as I have never seen or heard of a card with Shadow. Next turn we again steal the best creature on the board. The major downside of Sower of Temptation is that any spot removal returns the stolen creature.

8) I would like to hear your thoughts on what creature to cut for Thalakos Deceiver if any. Voidmage Prodigy, Sigil Tracer, Mistbind Clique, Sower of Temptation and Glen Elendra Archmage is my guess as to which would be the first card you would cut to the last in a more creature centric environment.

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