Strategic Planning


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition III (ME3) Common
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Uncommon

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Strategic Planning


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Strategic Planning Discussion

lagotripha on 5C Budget Zubera Tribal

3 weeks ago

I feel like Grisly Salvage should outperform Strategic Planning most of the time.

Alternative sac outlet would be nice too- Spawning Pit and Jinxed Idol are cheap iirc.

Squiggy686the2nd on If you can't beat em....

1 month ago

I think Pieces of the Puzzle is better than Strategic Planning (You are not going to be playing planning on turn two anyway, so you may as well get a second spell out of it.) Also I think Empty the Warrens should be in the sideboard, with 4 Gifts Ungiven and a Merchant Scroll, you can reliably find Grapeshot, which is a far more reliable winton pre sideboard hate.

SeekerofSecrets on Through the Water and Flames

1 month ago

I think Rift Bolt is better than Shock, it's exiled so it will still count towards crackling drake. also I'm iffy on Anticipate I would play Chart a Course or Strategic Planning

Daarkest on The Proper Way to Exhume

1 month ago

Haste is nice. Can you help me? Is want to add a picture of Strategic Planning in the description. How can I do that?

punkrawkmonkey on

2 months ago

Hey jdmcdowell93! I am working on a very similar deck idea. Maybe we can help each other out. Mine is a bit different as I am running an energy package with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and Servant of the Conduit to help smooth out my draws and fix mana when I need to.

I would highly suggest Thrashing Brontodon as a sideboard inclusion, and possibly even a mainboard inclusion as it is reusable with Muldrotha. In my deck, I also really like Strategic Planning as it digs really well and also fills your graveyard with stuff to reanimate later.

If you want to take a look at my deck you can find it here:

Props to building around this awesome creature. She is, in my opinion, one of the coolest in standard right now! Thanks and good luck with your games! :)

Fantastic_Mr_King on Bugs N' Brains!

3 months ago

To BlazingAbsol, thanks for all the great suggestions.

I've done some testing and The Mirari Conjecture is rockstar in my revamped build.

I'm sure how I feel about Abrade over Lightning Strike. Against decks that have life gain Lightning Strike it is invaluable. And against dedicated artifact decks Abrade doesn't feel like enough. I'll have to study the meta more thoroughly to decide which is better overall.

Now that I've put in The Mirari Conjecture Strategic Planning has gotten a lot stronger, not only because the cards go to the graceyard but also it's a sorcery. I won't be switching it for Anticipate.

Keep the suggestions coming and good luck with your brews!

Fantastic_Mr_King on Bugs N' Brains!

4 months ago

Thanks BlazingAbsol for the vote. I haven't had a chance to test out The Mirari Conjecture. I'll definitely try it out. Baral, Chief of Compliance might be ok. I'm not sure how well He'll do in this shell but I'm willing to explore.

I've been contemplating swapping out 1 Abrade for 1 Lightning Strike. I don't want to take out all my lightning strikes because they are game winning. There are a lot of games where my opponent gains life and I have to knock them down to 20 with lightning strike to finish them off with Fight with Fire. As for the Abrade By Force swap you may be right on the money.

Strategic Planning has been great to me. It makes my deck run so much smoother. I personally like it more than Opt for the card selection. I do have light graveyard interaction with Flood of Recollection. I still might switch it with Anticipate when the next set drops.

Nezahal, Primal Tide looks pretty sweet I'm going to find a spot for him.

BlazingAbsol on Bugs N' Brains!

4 months ago

This seems like the kind of deck that would love The Mirari Conjecture. Have you done testing with it? Also, Baral, Chief of Compliance might be sweet in the sideboard. Wait until they've taken out all their removal, then side him in.

I think Abrade is better than Lightning Strike, especially since your main/only win condition is copying a kicked Fight with Fire--3 damage to your opponent's face doesn't really do much. That would also let you cut By Force from the sideboard for something more versatile.

How has Strategic Planning been for you? Since you don't have any graveyard synergies, I'd think a different cantrip would be better.

Finally, if you're looking for another resilient win condition for the sideboard, you could try Nezahal, Primal Tide. Super hard for your opponent to kill with all of your carddraw.

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