Strategic Planning


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

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation Common
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Masters Edition III Common
Portal Three Kingdoms Uncommon

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Strategic Planning


Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Strategic Planning Discussion

Rzepkanut on Kess Me Kess Me Kess Me

1 day ago

I like Kess a lot. Been thinking about building one myself. Got some ideas looking at yours. If you liked Deranged assistant, you'll like Millikin. Mental Note, Strategic Planning, Thought Scour, Forbidden Alchemy seem like more synergistic cards than some of the other cantrips and self mill...especially Traumatize which doesn't even draw a card. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Pendrell Mists are probably good vs those commanders you mentioned playing against a lot. If you can handle it Arcane Laboratory will really slow down things for everyone and basically shuts down Rashmi. Carpet of Flowers and Hibernation seems petty good vs them too lol. Metallurgic Summonings is like an auto include in any spellslinger build. Mystic Retrieval is an upgrade on call to mind. Rite of Replication is a great card for decks like this. Mind's Dilation, Melek, Izzet Paragon & Future Sight can help you keep up with your opponents getting free stuff all the time.

jubale on Marvelous Gifts

2 days ago

Noxious Gearhulk was superb today. Thoughts to improve the deck: May want a sideboard Cast Out effect, possible Angel of Sanctions. May want to run Trophy Mage over Glint-Nest Crane because it fetches Gate to the Afterlife, or maybe split the two. May want to run some Strategic Planning in place of some Perpetual Timepiece. I find I don't often want multiple timepieces, and sometimes a draw/discard to find something I need (eg. land) would be useful. Overall though I prefer the fast milling the Timepiece affords.

KatsuShibata on Demigod of Dunks

2 days ago

I haven't given it much thought, but at a glance I would consider running Collective Brutality or Bloodghast instead of Sultai Skullkeeper and Bone Picker, maybe change Forbidden Alchemy for Strategic Planning, trying to come up with a better plan, let me know what you think and I'll give you some more insight when I have time.

beemeejoe on B/U Sanity Control (Mostly Rotation Proof)

4 days ago

Thank you delta316 for your feedback, um.. Yes it is and if you have three of them defiantly replace the Strategic Planning with them, but unfortunately that card will be rotating in a few months, so keep that in mind. Defiantly main board it if you're going against a madness deck which is at my lgs and replace Dreamstealer with Startled Awake  Flip However also it will up the price of this deck as well so keep that in mind. SO if you have them great, but the deck does good without them as well.

Hyperalgialysis on The scarab god 2.0

1 week ago

I can see wanting more 3 drops. May I suggest trying to make it more graveyard based? For example Scrapheap Scrounger Liliana, Death's Majesty Dreamstealer and Strategic Planning all work pretty well with the scarab god. Keeping a splash of red would allow you to still run Combustible Gearhulk Earthshaker Khenra and Heart-Piercer Manticore. I like the idea behind the deck but I feel like it is doing two different things. The free spells and such make it seem similar to an izzet spell based deck that would run like Enigma Drake and the rest of it is more like a removal heavy reanimator dimir deck. Do not take this as being rude please, just my thoughts on the deck and if you enjoy it as is by all means keep it how you like.

ReinGX on Bant God Pharaoh

1 week ago


It seems that after a while of testing you were correct after all that Angel of Invention is an auto include in a God-Pharaoh's Gift deck. Testing and more tournament play has also pointed out that Minister of Inquiries is not the all-star that I thought it was and was eventually cut for your suggestion of Strategic Planning.

drspoik on UB Zombie Control

1 week ago


The problem I see with the Gift is, that it contradicts the other goals of the deck.

  1. The cost is pretty high. There are decks that really try to get the gift out as soon as possible with a graveyard that's full with creatures with good ETB effects.
  2. Diregraf Colossus doesn't trigger with the Gift, since your not casting anything. Also you are emptying out your own graveyard, so he will have less +1/+1 counters.
  3. Once the Gift "fake eternalizes" a creature it's in exile. So Gisa and Geralf can't get it back, and again the Colossus likes to have some zombies in the 'yard.

I think God-Pharaoh's Gift is a really cool build-around card, but you have to design the whole deck around it to fully take advantage of it. Mainly with self-milling (Champion of Wits & Strategic Planning), Refurbish and Gate to the Afterlife. Also some nice creatures like Angel of Invention to hit really hard.

JgamerJ on Blue/Black Reanimator

2 weeks ago

I feel like maybe you were approaching sultai wrong? I feel like a really toolbox-y variant with Strategic Plannings and Oath of Jaces instead of milling the top of your deck (Mindwrack Demon) or discarding from hand (Collective Brutality) works well. Pros for adding green include life-gain (Arborback Stomper), board clogging (Ishkanah, Grafwidow), and mana-fixing/creature tutor (Traverse the Ulvenwald).

As far as being better against the meta, main-boarding those Yahenni's Expertises you have and adding Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet might be good. Also Razaketh, the Foulblooded seems better than some of the eldrazi because it offers evasion and loops with Ever After+ etb triggers.

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