Stonybrook Schoolmaster


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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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Common

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Stonybrook Schoolmaster

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Whenever Stonybrook Schoolmaster becomes tapped, you may put a 1/1 blue Merfolk Wizard creature token into play.

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Stonybrook Schoolmaster Discussion

Suns_Champion on The devil's in the details: ...

21 hours ago

Hello! I want to thank everyone who has helped me so far; I've gotten a lot of great feedback and my deck has improved a lot.

I realize I might be flooding the forums a bit so this'll be my last post for a while.

As stated, the deck has come a long way and has really found it's shape. Now its all down to the nitty-gritty details, so all opinions are welcome!

IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

Commander / EDH* Suns_Champion


First off, I need to find a slot for Necropotence. Obviously it's very good so basically any spot, but still, need to find my weak links.

Still deciding between hard tutors like Razaketh's Rite and Demonic Collusion OR more specific tutors like Perplex or Trinket Mage.

Also concerned about if I have too much high cmc recursion and if I should cut it down. Perhaps find more recursion that goes with Zur?

Need some more boardwipes but don't know what section to to take out of for space.

Should I cut the Stonybrook Schoolmaster Combo altogether? I like it though...

Thanks in advance for any help!

Suns_Champion on Discussion about tutors/transmute for combo ...

1 day ago

Hello all! I'm trying to find good tutors for my combo deck without having to spend $40 or $60 on a Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor.

The deck in question is IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH.

Zur the Enchanter helps a ton in the tutor department, but he can't grab everything.

The combo pieces I need to grab are: Intruder Alarm, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Steward of Solidarity, Thraben Doomsayer, and to a lesser extent: Stonybrook Schoolmaster, and Necrotic Ooze.

The tutors I have so far are: Diabolic Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, Recruiter of the Guard, Open the Armory, Demonic Collusion, Enlightened Tutor. Please note that I'm only running the handful of $10 tutors because I already had them.

Now, this seems like a decent tutor package to me. But I wanted to know if there are any other budget tutors that might be slightly better. Also I suppose a good question would be: How many tutors should I run? Is 6 enough? Too many? Hopefully looking at the decklist and my beginnings of a primer will help you determine that.

Additionally, I've come across the Transmute ability and wanted to know what you all thought of it. Sub-optimal of course, but budget. Clutch of the Undercity, Dimir House Guard, Dimir Infiltrator, Dimir Machinations, Drift of Phantasms, Muddle the Mixture, Perplex, and Shred Memory all get one or two of my pieces, and have the added flexibility of being normal spells. Are any of these worth running over, say, Demonic Collusion or Razaketh's Rite?

Would love to hear any thoughts/opinions! Thanks in advance!

multimedia on Suns_Champion

3 days ago

Hey, you asked for my advice on your Zur deck. You've put a lot of time and effort into it and the deck description is easy to read and understand very nice work. I've never seen Zur used with Alarm as a win condition combo. Very creative idea, well done, upvoted. For a first deck with combo you've gone combo crazy!

The idea is great the problem is the combos need to be streamlined, too many combo cards not enough synergy between all cards in the deck and not enough universal good Commander cards. You don't need to jam all the possible combos into a deck it's overkill. Consider trimming Combo #1, Combo #2 and cutting Combo #3? A lot of combo cards you're playing are only good with other combo pieces as part of a combo. These cards are not good by themselves or have synergy with the rest of the cards in the deck other than the combo they go with. Because of all the combo cards I see problems with playing a normal game of Commander.


Your deck is very creative as a first deck with combo, you have a good grasp on the archetype. But you're going combo crazy which in my opinion will hinter gameplay much more than help it. It's more practical to pick a few combos that include cards that have overall good synergy with the entire deck not to use so many cards just because they're part of a combo.

Good luck with your deck.

ThallionDarkshine on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

4 days ago

I second the suggestion of the talismans and Fellwar Stone, since ramping out a t3 Zur is always nice. I'm not a huge fan of Stern Mentor as a tap outlet, since it doesn't get around summoning sickness like most of the others, and is very slow. In addition, it feels like you may be overcommiting to the Stonybrook Schoolmaster combos. I would consider adding some more free sac outlets, since they not only enable your recursion combos, but also work with the infinite tokens you create with your other combos. Altar of Dementia is a great way to kill with infinite tokens, while Martyr's Cause and Fanatical Devotion are decent protection pieces that are tutorable by Zur. I would also definitely recommend including some counterspells to protect your combos. Maybe cutting back a bit on token producers, especially the worse ones like Drana's Chosen and adding some great cheap counterspells like Swan Song, Dispel, and Arcane Denial would be good to shift you away from being all in on your combo. In that case, you could tutor up Necropotence first as a draw engine, and be more resilient against disruption. Rule of Law is a decent piece of disruption, that doesn't affect you greatly, since all of your combos focus on activated abilities.

Suns_Champion on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

1 week ago

JA14732 thanks for responding! Really appreciate it! As soon as I've kinda nailed down what I want the deck to do and what combos I want to keep I can add in the removal/countermagic stuff. It's still very early in the brewing process, so adding the... I dunno, "basic" and "staple"(for lack of better words) stuff can come later on. I have Swords to Plowshares and Counterspell, and will soon pick up a Swan Song.

Anyway, Psionic Gift combos with Stonybrook Schoolmaster, Imprisoned in the Moon is a personal favorite and it deals with enemy commanders and planeswalkers really well, and Razaketh's Rite is just a budget tutor. Demonic Tutor is simply too much for me. I do have an Enlightened Tutor I can throw in here though. I'm considering Necropotence.

Last thing, I've always been unsure about the cantrips in EDH... are they really that useful in the long run?

Bolsheviktory thanks for coming back! The Isochron Scepter combos are great and I'm glad you mentioned them! At the moment, that's a 10ish card detour I don't feel like taking but I'll definitely save it for later!

Do you have any particular tutors you'd suggest? Preferably cheap ones that can grab Stonybrook Schoolmaster?

33 seems a little low... the most I'd cut is 3 basics going down to 35. That'll require testing for sure but we'll see how it goes. All those rocks are good and I may grab them! Thanks again!

One final thank you to both of you! Really appreciate the help!

Gidgetimer on More combo help!

2 weeks ago

Paradise Mantle is a good way to tap down your Stonybrook Schoolmaster.

Suns_Champion on First Combo Deck! Help!

2 weeks ago

SupremeSnowSpork42, Pieguy396, bushido_man96, luther

Thank you all for the suggestions! I'm definatly considering most of them! I'm heading more in a Stonybrook Schoolmaster direction. Any other suggestions would be great!

Suns_Champion on More combo help!

2 weeks ago

Hello again!

I'm making a Intruder Alarm combo deck in Esper colors, and I need some consistency/more combos to think about. I have a secondary part of the combo which is Stonybrook Schoolmaster. I need some free tap outlets for him.

1) most importantly, I need free token producers. Bloodline Keeper, Steward of Solidarity, and Thraben Doomsayer are the ones I've seen so far. Hopefully there are more!

2) free tap outlets for Stonybrook Schoolmaster. Examples: Hermetic Study, Psionic Gift, Drowner of Secrets or Azami, Lady of Scrolls. I'd prefer damage like the first two, but mana, card draw, mill, more creatures, etc, all work too!

I'm also trying to find a Impact Tremors in Esper but am having trouble.

Thanks in advance!

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