Surreal Memoir

Surreal Memoir


Return an instant card at random from your graveyard to your hand.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

Surreal Memoir Discussion

McToters on Feather, Jank Redeemed

1 year ago

TwinStags Hey! Thanks for making the effort for posting! I have been contemplating the Aetherflux Reservoir . It definitely fits in the deck. I currently have it in my Izzet spellslinger deck, but I think it makes more sense to put it in here. I'll debate on purchasing a second one if I think I need it in both decks. I love the Aria of Flame rec! I've seen the card before and now I'm adding it to my Maybeboard until I get my hands on it. Thanks!

To be honest, I have only played around 5 games with this deck so I'm still int he very early stages of figuring out what gets targeted, what works/what doesn't work, etc. So for now I'm keeping Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field unless people just target them like crazy.

I agree with you on Assemble the Legion . It was mainly a filler card for some token generation when I first built this deck since I didn't already own Young Pyromancer or Vanguard of Brimaz yet. So it can definitely come out now for something more sleek.

And last but not least, Solar Blaze lol. I have it in as a filler board wipe atm. Obviously not great and doesn't synergize with the deck. That will be one of the first cards out. I actually plan on taking a bunch out: Assemble the Legion , Solar Blaze , Surreal Memoir , Pyre Hound , probably Chandra, Fire Artisan , and Mana Cylix for more mana rocks, Aria of Flame, Land Tax and another board wipe.

metalevolence on [1v1] Jori En

3 years ago

Hey thanks for looking at this! Rebound as a concept is appealing but all the actual cards seem lackluster here. I did consider Surreal Memoir but I was hesitant because it's pretty lackluster/just too durdly whenever it chooses to return one of many cantrips like thought scour or anticipate

Surreal memoir is one of my all time favorite cards, fell in love with it in rise of the eldrazi limited and I had 3 copies in my cube at one point, so I don't take that decision lightly

HeroInMyOwnMind on Freaks Come Out @ Night

3 years ago

Things I would drop:

Dolmen Gate: Doesn't help you win.

Door of Destinies: I know it's a tribal deck, but it is too slow. Use Coat of Arms instead if you really want the theme, but you'd be better off leaving out both.

Decree of Savagery: Too small of a increase for too much of a cost. It's out of place in the deck as well.

Setessan Tactics: Only useful when your creatures are in Werewolf form, which might be too inconsistent.

Gruul War Chant: Personally I find this card underwhelming.

Parallel Lives: You are not running enough token generation to justify the spot.

Spidersilk Armor: If you want to block flyers, use Akroma's Memorial instead.

I would also cut down the creatures to 25-30. Your weakest links are:

Master of the Wild Hunt

Purphoros, God of the Forge

Pyreheart Wolf

Reckless Waif  Flip

Silverfur Partisan

Village Messenger  Flip

Your average CMC is kind of high, so I would put more ramp in. Skyshroud Claim, Kodama's Reach, and Rampant Growth.

The Humans/Werewolfs are also pretty puny overall (design flaw IMO), so you'll need to help them with more damage. Gratuitous Violence, Shared Animosity, and Berserkers' Onslaught are options.

You might want to consider some more recursion to get back Moonmist more often. Shreds of Sanity, Surreal Memoir, All Suns' Dawn, Elven Cache, Eternal Witness, Nostalgic Dreams, Praetor's Counsel, Recollect, Revive, Seasons Past, and about a million more. I would stick to the low mana cost spells personally, as I'd really only try to get back Moonmist, but I would put 3-5 of them in the deck.

The last thing I would suggest is some more card draw. With all your win-cons in creatures that aren't very strong to begin with, you are going to need to out resource you opponents to secure kills. Next time you come over we can play a few rounds with it, and we'll see how it needs to be tuned.

Thunderbumper on Izzet,Firemind

3 years ago

I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of Surreal Memoir. The only reason I have it in there is because of the rebound. I built the deck with the idea of trying to get around the limitation of running out of power late game while still staying powerfull enough early. Trail of Evidence is integral to that. To me, a 3 casting cost, long haul, early cast late game powerhouse is amazing. By having so many instants/sorceries in the deck you extend your turn/burn power for every +2 mana you can afford as the token nets you a card draw. What would be great is if I could get some mana acceleration in here without compromising the synergy.

During some friend games I netted 4 sets of 2 dmg, so 8 total, and 12 investigate tokens from 3 x Staggershock at 2cmc, reduced from Goblin Electromancer. 1 shock was in hand and the extra shocks from Harness the Storm. Thats 6 mana for 8 dmg and 12 clue tokens. I had three Trail of Evidence out. Excessive, I know. Pretty mana efficient at that point though.

This was late game in a 5 person Kingdoms, so a bit dramatic of an example, but the near infinite card draw for 2 mana was what kept me viable throughout the match.

Clockwurk on Izzet,Firemind

3 years ago

Also, how much money are you willing to spend? What is your budget? And for a start, cut Surreal Memoir. It's bad. Also cut Trail of Evidence, Harness the Storm, Glimmer of Genius, Curious Homunculus  Flip, and the rest are fine. Lathnu Hellion would work great, so would Young Pyromancer, Searing Blaze, Vexing Devil, the list goes on and on and on. Burila24, Treasure Cruise is not modern legal, but Telling Time would work great. Also more things that easily create energy. Also, consider making a sideboard, where after games you can put in cards that are good against the deck you are against. Vandalblast is terrible against a deck with no artifacts, but it is amazing against artifact decks.

Thunderbumper on Izzet,Firemind

3 years ago

I just pulled Geistblast and Charmbreaker Devils out and instead put in Surreal Memoir Copies of spells don't trigger "on cast" mechanics I kind of liked the Lathnu Hellion except for the constant energy draw. While there is energy in the deck, it's not incredibly energy heavy. The Dynavolt Tower would help a bit but it's primarily there to help with stacking damage. If I have to pull those energy counters away then I won't get the damage from it. I'm hoping that the early game turtles will shore up def. Those Stormchaser Mage's though are nice as they fill the flying hole I've currently got. As of now I'm just depending on damage spells to remove them or the Confiscation Coup to just take control if I can't dmg them down.

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