Steam Augury

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO 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
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare

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Steam Augury

Instant

Reveal the top five cards of your library and separate them into two piles. An opponent chooses one of those piles. Put that pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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C15

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Steam Augury Discussion

rockleemyhero on NapoleonBonaparte

1 month ago

So I got Turnabout, Brainstorm, Condescend, Epic ExperimentF, Fact or Fiction, Dig Through Time, Counterspell, Impulse, Rewindfoil iconF, Steam Augury, Thought Vessel, Tezzeret's Gambit, Ponder, Preordain, Deep AnalysisF, Reliquary Tower, Shivan Reef, Sulfur Falls, Baral, Chief of Compliance, Young Pyromancer, Goblin Electromancer, Guttersnipe

I believe that's about $45 worth of stuff if I counted correctly. No idea how I'm gonna ship all of that affordably haha. Feel free to copy and paste this into a trade if you want to work something out :)

Grunyarth on Good Touch / Bad Touch

1 month ago

Hi, I was looking at the deck and have a few suggestions.

Keeper of Keys - This card kind of makes you a target for being the monarch, so I'm not sure if I'd run it. Then again, you are playing Vial Smasher the Fierce, so you should be used to that...

Elixir of Immortality - I'm not sure how this card ended up in your list as it just seems kind of bad. The only reason people play it is to protect their graveyard from being exiled, but with out any tutors (like your deck), shuffled into your deck is about the same as exiled. If you're running this for the life gain, I would strongly suggest Sangromancer instead.

Bontu's Last Reckoning - I know it seems like a 3 mana boardwipe, but it often costs you far more mana, especially in the late game when you can lose over 10 mana easily. I'd play Crux of Fate, Nevinyrral's Disk, or Chain Reaction as effective (not to mention cheap) low cmc wipes.

Steam Augury - This is a way worse Fact or Fiction, as fact or fiction gives you the better pile while steam augury gives you the worse (also if you can convince someone to give you all the cards in fact or fiction it's far less risky).

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus for Try-Hards

1 month ago

Hi Lakebed, fellow Mizzix of the Izmagnus player, Mizzix, the Storm EDH.

Thought Vessel is a great mana stone because it provides no maximum hand size, which in Izzet that's handy. And it's a mana stone so it doesn't hurt just accelerates.

Turnabout is a very easy card to abuse here, it's with 2 Experience. It's pretty much Infinite with Reiterate. Seething Song too, goes Infinite pretty easily with Reiterate. Infinite mana enables casting things like Blue Sun's Zenith to win. Guttersnipe can enable a Reiterate into a win-con too, Also works with Reset but have to exclude any sorcery spells you may want/need. Mana Geyser decent here too, but it's sorcery speed and only good for 4-Player Multi pod play. Reality Spasm is a quasi-Turnabout too but a little more mana to kick it off.

Baral, Chief of Compliance is a better Goblin Electromancer, I would include both.

Laboratory Maniac is a common win-con with Enter the Infinite, can be tutored with Imperial Recruiter if you like too. Although not needed because I know your going to Beacon of Tomorrows infinitely, you'll need to rely on some protection being drawn, like Pact of Negation at minimum, preferably a Force of Will as well.

Disallow is a good Counterspell, covers a lot of different win-con's (survive-ability).

Firemind's Foresight tutors a win-con, Tutor Reiterate + Comet Storm + Mystical Tutor > Turnabout, your there just adding Turnabout. Merchant Scroll can also tutor Turnabout.

Scalding Tarn is great. I personally like to Fabricate a Mana Crypt but Sol Ring works too for an extra .

Whispers of the Muse can draw you a bunch of cards, sometimes into a combo with 5 Experience, or it's another Enter the Infinite if you have Infinite mana.

I love Jace, the Mind Sculptor, all the modes are amazing.

Foresee feels to high a CMC for me, and a sorcery. I dislike the uncertainty of Steam Augury can toss a combo, I know you have recursion Mystic Retrieval, Past in Flames etc, but I like to control my own destiny.

I'm pretty sure there's better than Meteor Blast? I think.

I don't think Rise from the Tides will win you the game, you don't output much damage along the way, plus how many are you going to get, especially if your using Flashback, etc, you're not really playing a mill yourself base either. You have much better like Mizzix's Mastery. Tunnel Vision perhaps could enable this, also Tunnel Vision has nice synergy with Jace, the Mind Sculptor, If you +2 him and it's not a basic land, you basically Tunnel Vision their entire library. Also, Tunnel Vision is really just another Tutor ability, because it finds a card in your deck (like Mizzix's Mastery for example) and put's it ontop, then draw it Brainstorm, you're already pre-loaded (a little random albeit for the Mizzix's Mastery to go off).

Definitely have lots of other ideas too, you can checkout my deck if interested has some discussion / combo / synergy. I just started working on my Mizzix of the Izmagnus again, he kind of got lots with me working on some Budget EDH decks, but now I'm back into playing him (and then tweaking him). Mine is different strategy, it's definitely more Infinite focused.

Cheers +1.

Pieguy396 on Budget Janky Maelstrom Wanderer

2 months ago

All right, finally got the chance to take a proper look at this. Let's start with additions:

All right, on to cuts:

  • Archetype of Aggression. 3 mana 3/2s aren't great, and most of your stuff has trample anyways. Nice with Wanderer, but hurts to cascade into.
  • Coiling Oracle. Not a bad card by any means, but I really don't want to cascade into this.
  • Elvish Lyrist. Way too slow. Run Unravel the Aether if you really need this effect.
  • Jori En, Ruin Diver. I like my card draw spells to be a little flashier than this in Wanderer.
  • Siren Stormtamer. I mentioned this on Reddit, but 1 mana 1/1s are really not where you want to be in Wanderer, and I don't think this does what you want it to anyways.
  • Verdant Sun's Avatar. Lifegain is nice, but there are better things to do with 7 mana.
  • Displace. I'm not seeing a ton of ETB effects to abuse here.
  • High Tide. Not great in a 3-color non-combo deck.
  • Steam Augury. Strictly worse Fact or Fiction. Meh.
  • Unsummon. Not nearly good enough for EDH play. Card disadvantage and allowing re-use of ETB effects seems bad.
  • Panharmonicon. Still don't think you have enough ETB effects to abuse.
  • Attune with Aether. Not actual ramp; not worth 1 mana.
  • Invigorating Falls. I really don't like cards that do nothing but gain life.

I think that's all I can come up with at the moment. Feel free to look at my decklist (Wandering the Eternities) if you'd like other suggestions. Good luck with your deck! I think you'll find it's a ton of fun :)

scumbling1 on Debtor and Lumia(<15$)

2 months ago

I like the deck, but isnt it a little heavy on creatures to support cards like Enigma Geists and Wee Dragonnauts? I suggest cutting some of the weaker creatures (Ornithopter, Surveilling Sprite, Spiketail Hatchling, etc.), and add some more cheap cantrips or spells with Flashback, Buyback, or Rebound Reckless Charge, Artful Dodge, Distortion Strike, Mystic Retrieval, Deep Analysis.

Steam Augury, Winterflame, and Izzet Charm are some nice dual color options to trigger your commander.

Garchomp98 on Planeswalker tribal

5 months ago

Captain Sisay, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Maelstrom Archangel, Doubling Season

Can't see any real use for Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip, Steam Augury, Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded (since you dont have Doubling Season he's way too slow), Mechanized Production and Deploy the Gatewatch. The last card won't work in this deck.. I had the exact same deck idea only with 25 walkers and even then it didn't work all the time.

motar212 on Sarkhan's Wrath

5 months ago

I would have to agree with dzapf2008 you are a bit mana heavy, heavy control decks only run 23-24 lands. If you are not looking to upgrade, changing the Lightning Strikes for Lightning Bolts, Dissolves for Disallows then I would drop the 4 lightning strikes, they are not super mana efficient and you already have the shocks, when you do switch to Lightning Bolt then you can drop the Shocks. I would also drop the Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Psychosis Crawler, and Sphinx of Magosi, and bump up the Thing in the Ice  Flip and consider running a few Bedlam Revelers, they can replace the Steam Augurys nicely. They will both draw you cards, but one is a threat, and with all the counters you have it will be difficult for it to be removed. You could also move the Pyroclasm to the sideboard, if their creatures wont die to your removal then pycroclasm wont help either. I think this just needs a bit more focus, it seems like a toolbox more than a smoothly running deck right now.

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

6 months ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.
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