Talisman of Dominance

Talisman of Dominance

Artifact

Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.

Tap: Add (Blue) or (Black) to your mana pool. Talisman of Dominance deals 1 damage to you.

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Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Talisman of Dominance occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

UB (Dimir): 1.78%

WUB (Esper): 0.91%

UBR (Grixis): 1.03%

Talisman of Dominance Discussion

SideBae on Scarab God Reanimator/Control

3 days ago

The deck is in the 'help' section so I'll leave some ideas... I hope I'm not being presumptuous:

  1. You may want to consider running all the relevant Zendikar fetches; I see you're missing Marsh Flats, for example. They're expensive, but you're running Underground Sea so I'm assuming budget isn't really a problem. The reason I say you should run them is that a. they'll make your Jace, the Mind Sculptor's Brainstorm ability that much better, and b. they'll let you run ACTUAL Brainstorm effectively. I've found cantrips to be really effective in EDH, and I think in addition to Brainstorm you should run Ponder and Preordain in pretty much any blue deck.

  2. I think Murderous Rider is likely better than Hero's Downfall. It does tuck itself when it dies, which means reanimating it could be a little tricky, but having the extra value of being able to cast it as a creature seems a strict upgrade from just an instant.

  3. I'm surprised you aren't running Windfall -- it's a discard outlet and a draw spell all-in-one. I think you should run it; same goes for Fact or Fiction and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

  4. If you do end up running Jace's Archivist from the 'Maybeboard,' consider running Geth's Grimoire, Waste Not and/or Bone Miser. I've always been a fan of the discard subtheme in EDH, and it goes pretty well with reanimation strategies. If you do consider running those cards, it's worth noting Windfall, Liliana of the Veil, Raven's Crime and Words of Waste are also really synergistic with them.

  5. I'm surprised you're not running Talisman of Dominance or Mana Vault. They both seem like good ramp for this deck.

  6. I don't know if you have a problem with her staxiness, but I think Narset, Parter of Veils is the Cat's PJs. Especially with Windfall.

  7. Lastly, I think Graveborn Muse has a spot in this deck. I know you said you aren't looking for zombie tribal, but she's at worst a Phyrexian Arena and you're tangentially making more zombies anyway. I feel like most of the time she'll draw you somewhere between 2 and 4 cards, which seems like it makes her worth it.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

SideBae on Yuriko’s Ninja Tricks

4 days ago

So this deck is marked under 'help,' so I'll list my recommendations. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. Some of your choices of countermagic seem questionable. Is there a reason you're running Withering Boon over something like Remove Soul or Essence Scatter? I guess the blue spells can be Pyroblast-ed, but I feel like not having to bolt yourself is worth it for the marginal added risk.

  2. You may wish to consider running Preordain in addition to your Brainstorm and Ponder. Like in Legacy Delver decks, it isn't as good since you'd need to top both cards with the scry to guarantee a high CMC flip off Yuriko, but I feel like one-mana cantrips are likely good enough to run regardless.

  3. There are some evasive creatures worth running in Yuriko because their ETB effects are good and ninjutsu bounces the creatures. I'm thinking of things like Baleful Strix, Snapcaster Mage (if you want to invest money), Trinket Mage (which can fetch Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring and any other 1-cmc artifacts you want to run), Spellseeker... If you want to go deep, Thalakos Seer works well with Ninjutsu, too...

  4. You might also consider running Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation. I like Arcane Adaptation a lot more (it costs less mana) but both are good, and if you need a third version Xenograft works. They'll make things like Gingerbrute trigger your Yuriko.

  5. Some 4-cmc instant-speed card-draw seems alright; you leave up mana for a counter, and if you don't need it you get a draw. Consider things like Fact or Fiction, Chemister's Insight, Glimmer of Genius, Frantic Search, Gush, Thirst for Knowledge, Inspiration... They'll ding your opponents off a Yuriko flip and give you something to do with mana you don't need on their end steps.

  6. Idk how competitive your meta is, but consider running Narset, Parter of Veils and/or Ashiok, Dream Render. These two hose card-draw and fetches/tutors, which are all very common as you go higher in deck power level. I especially like Narset, Parter of Veils with Windfall or Timetwister, but that'll depend on your particular moral compass.

  7. Lastly, if you up the amount of artifact ramp in here you can lower the land count and make flipping a land off Yuriko less common. While it may be dangerous to go lower than 30 lands if you're not running things like Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond or Mox Opal (which you should run if your groups allows proxies), you may have luck running things like Talisman of Dominance, Arcane Signet or Fellwar Stone. If you don't land a turn-two general, these'll ramp you for the later game; and even if you do, flipping them off Yuriko's trigger is better than flipping a land.

Right. That's all I got -- let me know if you have any questions.

Last_Laugh on Misses Steal yo Stuff

1 week ago

Necessities:

Chaos Warp - Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far. Don't let Rest in Peace, Solemnity, etc. wreck your day.

Spark Double - Copies Marchesa for double Dethrone and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Draw/Discard:

Sage of Fables - Card draw, immediately protects Marchesa, and it doubles as a combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

Midnight Reaper - Grim Haruspex with life loss is a plus in Marchesa.

Oona's Blackguard - Opponent discard is amazing in Marchesa.

Sadistic Hypnotist - See above but on a free sac outlet.

Ramp:- Other than Obelisk (and Lantern if you need it) I'd drop your cost mana rocks. They don't ramp you into a drop commander whereas drop rocks will net you a turn 3 Marchesa.

Dimir Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Creativity, Talisman of Dominance are your best options on a budget.

Boardwipe:

Last One Standing is an excellent budget option for 3 mana.

Sac Outlets: Besides the ones I listed above.

Viscera Seer - Free sac outlet with scry.

Goblin Bombardment - 3/5 colors can't deal with enchantments very well.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Ziabo on Thousand-Year Kess

2 weeks ago

Jace_Nalaar

Sorry it's been a minute but finally getting around to physically upgrading this deck.

I appreciate all of your imput and please don't think it's gone unnoted Here is the list I currently have for replacements

Manalith - Arcane Signet Think this would just work better IMO

Crumbling Necropolis - Coalition Relic ^

Fetch - Temple of the False God Think this would be better due to having more mana rocks.

Fetch - Izzet Boilerworks - ^

Dissipate - Swan Song - You're right.

Rewind - Muddle the Mixture - You're right.

Undermine - Disallow - Looks better

Liliana - Narset, Parter of Veils - Idk about this but will give it a shot

Comet Storm - Anger of the Gods - Better removal

X - Finale of Promise - Idk what to sub...

Dreadbore - Fire Covenant - Better removal

Fabricate - Demonic Tutor - Duh lol

Toxic Deluge - Black Sun's Zenith - Life's a resource yeah?

Rakdos Signet - Fellwar Stone - Easier Filter Ramp

X - Lightning Greaves - Kessy Likes to draw attention to herself...

Basic- Talisman of Dominance

Basic - Talisman of Indulgence

X - Past in Flames

Basic - Commander's Sphere

I know you've spent a lot of time in your previous suggestions, and I really appreciate the effort man Honestly. Would you mind taking a look at what I've come up with and see if there's any room for the X's?

About to put an order in for an upgrade on this. Kessy is going to be my first cEDH deck I wanna upgrade.

The Budget has been increased but still things like Mana Drain, Yawgmoth's Will and stupidly priced cards like that are still a no go for obvious reasons lol.

Last_Laugh on Grand Theft Magic

2 weeks ago

Sorry for the late reply my man... been kinda busy.

Overall things look good. You may want more card draw and I'd switch your Dimir Signet out for Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Creativity... the life loss is a plus here. Midnight Reaper, Baleful Strix, and Greed are all good options here for some more draw power. Herald of Secret Streams does amazing things here.

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Alesha, who smiles at Commander

2 weeks ago

Check out my Alesha deck for some cool ideas, it’s only expensive for the mana base and tutor package. I’ve dialed it in where I like it and hopefully it will help others. Mirror Entity is a must have for a swarm strategy. Best lord ever! You need the two new talismans Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Dominance you also need the Arcane Signet that came out. Really helps and is better than the Mardu banner. I always loved discarding my hand to Thought Gorger then reanimating Disciple of Bolas to draw a ton of cards. Key to the City is a perfect fit for Alesha. Cathartic Reunion , Tormenting Voice, and Thrill of Possibility are excellent filtering while hopefully putting cool stuff in the graveyard.

Fiend Hunter , Duplicant , Duergar Hedge-Mage, and Necrotic Sliver are excellent removal for Alesha, as well as Nekrataal and Ravenous Chupacabra

Goldnight Commander is a powerhouse when you reanimate a token maker guy.

I’ve tried to keep these suggestions budget friendly, hopefull they help you enjoy your Alesha deck. I love mine!

DemonDragonJ on Who Would Be Quoted on ...

3 weeks ago

When WotC printed enemy-colored talismans in Modern Horizons, those cards had quotes from planeswalkers whose color identities matched the colors of mana that those talismans could produce.

Therefore, I wonder who would be quoted on the allied-colored talismans, if they were to be reprinted, so I wish to start a thread to ask about that.

Talisman of Dominance would most likely have a quote from Tezzeret, but Ashiok is also a possibility, as well.

Domri is the most logical planeswalker to be quoted on Talisman of Impulse, but Xenagos is another candidate, as well.

Tibalt is definitely the best match for Talisman of Indulgence.

Dovin is the perfect choice for Talisman of Progress.

Talisman of Unity would almost certainly have a quote from Ajani, since he focuses on unity and community.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Who would be quoted on the allied-colored talismans?

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