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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.
Sigil Tracer Discussion
2 months ago
emyu It looks like the main ways this deck wins is using Copy Artifact on a Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal in order to make infinite casts of any cmc 2 or less instant/sorcery (probably either Assassin's Trophy or Swan Song ). The deck also can achieve a similar effect with dramatic scepter combo but replacing copy artifact with Sigil Tracer . The deck can also abuse Timetwister loops to recur any card in the deck infinitely. Although twister loops in a sans-white deck are more sketchy since you don't have access to silence. If I'm at least right with how this list works ShaperSavant I would consider Veil of Summer to be in the list to make twister loops more reliable.
9 months ago
Of the suggested cuts, I outright removed Voidmage Prodigy and AEther Adept. Voidmage as a means of being both a sac outlet while also providing some interaction though ultimately he can't make a lot of use out of the tokens created which is part of why I think he's worth cutting. The second is AEther Adept which while being reusable creature bounce for 4 mana, has her affect elsewhere and so can be removed as stronger abilities exist such as Barrin, Master Wizard, Venser, Shaper Savant, Mystic Confluence, and Galecaster Colossus.
As for the rest, here's the reasoning for each: Vedalken AEthermage - wizardcycling is huge and lets me get whatever wizard I need which is a huge amount of flexibility.
Anathemancer - potential win-con if i have a repeatable flicker or naban/panharmonicon out).
Deadeye Navigator - repeatable flicker ability which can be big game for most ETB creatures.
Sundial of the Infinite - lets the tokens stay forever. This seems like a really cool effect and getting the tokens to last forever just seems like such a crazy interaction and value generator.
Chaos Warp - Gets rid of anything on the table in red which is critical considering there's no specific enchantment removal in the deck.
Barrin, Master Wizard - is a repeatable bounce and sac outlet which is really helpful.
Nin, the Pain Artist - serves several purposes (removal, card draw, and given infinite mana which the deck can generate, can be an instant death button that is difficult to counter).
Master of Waves - another bounce win-con for the deck. Even given two copies, he's got a lot of potential to create a ton of creatures. Added with flicker effects/sundial of the infinite and it becomes a total house.
But I think both start to move the deck into a certain direction (focusing on stealing stuff or copying spells) which is maybe exactly what it needs.
10 months ago
Here’s a few card ideas to mull over:
10 months ago
I just want to know if we i can use the spell to target him or his permanents when the ability or spell is in stack. Since it clearly states that you can choose a new target for the copy.
Can i also use this ability if my opponent counters a spell that i cast.
he has 2 Island
I cast Lord of Atlantis
- He countered it using Counterspell
- I responded by activating the ability of Sigil Tracer by tapping 2 mana and 2 Sigil Tracer copying Counterspell and targeting his Counterspell to counter it therefore letting the Lord of Atlantis enter the battlefield
sorry for the long question
10 months ago
Storm is not my forte I really cant help you with this deck. All I can do is name cards for what you are asking and it sounds like you are looking for spells that can copy spells. Bonus Round, Cloven Casting, Cooperate, Doublecast, Dual Casting, Dualcaster Mage, Echo Mage, Fork, Fury Storm, Howl of the Horde, Increasing Vengeance, Insidious Will, Meletis Charlatan, Radiate, Reverberate, Rowan Kenrith, Sigil Tracer, Spellweaver Volute, Swarm Intelligence, The Mirari Conjecture, Thousand-Year Storm, Twincast, Wild Ricochet, Will Kenrith,
1 year ago
Anytime! I had no idea that Sigil Tracer could target opponent spells too, so thank you. You've given me a ton of ideas for Derevi too, I'm testing a bunch of them in my own deck, and I'll post any updates in my deck description.
One more thing, do you know how to do an official update with notifications? I've seen other do it, but I can't find to button for it.
1 year ago
First off, really appreciate the feedback!
Birthing Pod is a remanant of the original deck when I was going heavy stax focus, but I feel its just too good to cut. Sacing derevi for the many 4 drop utility creatures over and over again is unreplaceable as a toolbox card. Sacking the mana dorks for 2 drop hatebears was also very good. Since the transform, I got rid of alot of cards because I would be killed first "kill the stax player". I don't play in a heavy competitive meta but there are some shenanigans that go on and even light stax is more of a threat than someone comboing off, bad threat assessment in my eyes but I guess its the stigma of a stax deck. Since I'm not going that build anymore, I don't have the 1 drop dorks since this deck is already fragile to board wipes/ping damage and there's no need to drop as many stax pieces as quickly as possible. Now I just run more utility lands and having turn 1 green is not consistent enough.
The hatebears that stayed are the ones that have flying, aka Aven Mindcensor/Trygon Predator/Windborn Muse etc... Having a mass amount of flyers is like you said, just fuel for derevi triggers! Thank you for Remorseful Cleric, did not know that card existed.
As for those storage lands, saw those in your deck and will try them out next time I play and see how they do.
Personally, I'm not a fan of running many tutors, pod and evolution are enough. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive is bonkers and is something to also try. Would be an auto include if running mana dorks but I explained why those aren't in anymore.
Sigil Tracer lets you copy your opponents spells, Opposition might end up getting the boot. Scavenging Ooze is a mana sink that becomes a good threat, but with Remorseful Cleric he might get replaced, just need to test to know for sure. Give Mirror Entity a try, having a few flyers in the air with a entity can straight up kill someone, its pretty strong when you go wide.
1 year ago
I think your deck looks fine. Some of the best cards in your deck are Duelist's Heritage, Faerie Artisans, and Birthing Pod. Duelist's Heritage is like a better propoganda in my opinion, because it still incentives your opponents to attack elsewhere because they get more damage in and they think it was their idea. Faerie Artisans is fantastic because a ton of creatures in EDH have valuable ETB triggers, and also produces value outside of your GWU colors. Birthing Pod is the probably the best card in an optimized deck. I've seen a BUG deck built around it, and a cEDH deck built around it and Blood Moon. I've also seen the top voted Derevi decks on tappedout use Birthing Pod and Yisan Wandering Bard, so it's extremely popular. I think it's because those pilots have early stax pieces and ramp pieces like Arbor Elf, Ethersworn Canonist, etc. So if you're considering making your deck more competitive, I would add tutors/protection for Birthing Pod, and more 1-drop elves that can also make Derevi triggers by attacking, but I think your ramp pieces are fine. It's a good thing that you're pretty much done setting up with ramp pieces at turn 2.
I know you're concerned about more hatebears and stax, but I think Derevi is the commander that can properly pull it off. Derevi can be reliably cast for four mana and not be countered, and you already have some counterspells to stop any board wipes so you would've have to replace many cards to protect them. I still didn't have the stax theme in my Derevi deck for the aforementioned reasons, and because Winter Orb is not permitted in the casual EDH social contract haha, so I wouldn't be the person to talk to for that. And by glancing at your deck, I don't think Mirror Entity is good, but I do think Loyal Drake and Aven Mindcensor are good. Mirror Entity is fine because Derevi can pull off big mana plays and favors a wide combat strategy, but creature has to already deal damage for Derevi to trigger, so all the Derevi-supported mana can't go through Mirror Entity like I assume you want it to. Aven Mindcensor is great for obvious reasons and is evasive. Loyal Drake is a practically a Phyrexian Arena but on a body, and favors a commander that can be reliably cast I like the touch of graveyard hate you put in with Scavenging Ooze, so I thought I should also mention Remorseful Cleric which is evasive. Also consider Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, especially if you're including the 1-drop elves. I don't see the value in having Opposition because the commander can be reliably cast. I think Sigil Tracer is also a weaker card, because although you can always cast a wizard (Derevi), it only supports 14 spells, and only 6 spells if you take away counterspells and board wipes. Bident of Thassa is fantastic in your deck, especially because it clears the combat map. Your manabase looks fine too, and I thought I should mention Tolaria West, Saltcrusted Steppe, and Calciform Pools, because mana storage in Derevi is great. I hope this helps!
Sigil Tracer occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%