Talisman of Dominance


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Talisman of Dominance


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Talisman of Dominance Discussion

multimedia on Omnipotence Comes With An Iron Grip

5 days ago

Hey Ninja, thanks for the mention :) I don't play cEDH therefore my suggestions might not be what you're looking for...

This list looks casual/competitive. If this is the case then I think a good stuff Grixis theme seems stronger than a discard theme. Still play good cards that are discard such as Liliana of the Veil, Thoughtseize and wheels, but don't make it the theme of the deck. I just don't think the set-up of the discard theme is worth it. The majority of cards by themselves are not good cards, they give you no value and only become good when you play other cards.

Cutting the majority of discard theme can be a large portion of the 30 cards you need to cut to make 100. I'm not going to give you suggestions of all 30 cards to cut because that's a lot, but here's a few (in no order).

  • Fell Specter
  • Nightveil Specter
  • Worldgorger Dragon
  • Clever Impersonator
  • Entreat the Dead
  • Bloodchief Ascension
  • Liliana's Caress
  • Megrim
  • Oppression
  • Waste Not
  • Dream Salvage
  • Thrilling Encore
  • Gem of Becoming
  • Anvil of Bogardan
  • Beacon of Unrest
  • Disrupt Decorum
  • Tormenting Voice
  • Geth's Grimoire
  • Crosis's Charm
  • Desertion
  • Mind's Dilation
  • Pendrell Mists
  • Painful Quandary
  • Deep Analysis

I suggest loading up on mana rocks because Bolas himself gives you a mana sink. Flipping him faster gives you more advantage in a game. You don't mind drawing and playing a lot of rocks because all the mana can be used with your Commander.

Consider this ramp/mana rock base:

SynergyBuild on Omnipotence Comes With An Iron Grip

6 days ago

You have 137 cards, you need to drop 37?


Landbase drops/adds:

Drop all three temples, bounce lands, Sunken Hollow and Smoldering Marsh, Forge of Heroes, Command Beacon, the three lands like Sulfur Falls, Dragonskull Summit, Desolate Lighthouse, and Drowned Catacomb, total of 13 lands, but add City of Brass, Gemstone Caverns, Ancient Tomb, Mana Confluence, Tarnished Citadel, Gemstone Mine, Shivan Reef, Underground River, and Command Tower

Total loss of cards = 5, rest needed = 32

Mainboard additions I'd suggest?

Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Indulgence, Bottomless Pit, Dark Confidant, Snapcaster Mage, Timetwister, Ponder, Brainstorm, Laboratory Maniac, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact, Imperial Seal, Dismember, Chain of Vapor, Pact of Negation, Mystic Remora, Swan Song, Delay, Dispel, Liliana of the Veil, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Chrome Mox, Mana Vault, Mox Diamond, Lotus Petal, and Rolling Earthquake.

Addition of 27 cards = 59 total to drop


Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Vedalken Humiliator, The Scarab God, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Liliana Vess, The Eldest Reborn, Painful Quandary, Pendrell Mists, Mind's Dilation, Omniscience, Leyline of Anticipation, Hero's Downfall, Stunning Reversal, Rakdos Charm, Thrilling Encore, Countersquall, Desertion, Go for the Throat, Fraying Omnipotence, Hour of Devastation, Tormenting Voice, Torment of Hailfire, Syphon Mind, Disrupt Decorum, Dark Intimations, Cruel Ultimatum, Blatant Thievery, Beacon of Unrest, Blasphemous Act, Damnation, Bloodchief Ascension, Disciple of Bolas, Etali, Primal Storm, Nightveil Specter, Fell Specter, Blazing Specter, Augur of Bolas, Clever Impersonator, Jace's Archivist, Kess, Dissident Mage, Mystic Confluence, Disallow, Cryptic Command, Reforge the Soul, Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Entreat the Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Dream Salvage, Chromatic Lantern, Expedition Map, Lightning Greaves, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Glacial Chasm

That should do it! 100 card deck!

The biggest upside to my switches and drops is the extreme amount of lowering that is done to the average cmc of the deck, along with the droppage of slower cards that do little without other spells. The new gameplan would be use discard and disruption like countermagic and removal to stop your opponents just long enough to use Laboratory Maniac with Demonic Consultation or Tainted Pact to exile your deck, and usually a draw spell like Brainstorm. More tutors for consistent gameplay is in the switches too.

Delta-117 on Mono U Tron

6 days ago

Oops I somehow missed Tolaria West already in your deck, well in that case a few others to consider would be River of Tears? It can help to provide a source to make casting a Dismember for slightly less life and or Surgical Extraction if you ever choose to use that.

Talisman of Dominance however also helps with this, and has some synergy with Karn, Scion of Urza which I also recommend you try as a 1x of here.

Delta-117 on Mono U Tron

6 days ago

I like the list, I happen to play a tron deck also. I haven’t yet, but I was planning on testing 2 walking ballista in the deck soon, and I’m just wondering how effective you find them here in your deck?

I’m also playing a Jace, the Mind Sculptor in my list, I’m not sure if he will stay forever though as there’s other things I can do with that mana especially considering there’s a lot of aggro decks at my lgs. I’m also using 1 Karn, Scion of Urza alongside of course an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and I find Karn very effective. I of course use between 2-3 Talisman of Dominance which gives me even more artifacts to help make the construct tokens even bigger.

Anyways I have a suggestion for your list and that’s Tolaria West. It can be used to find not only Walking Ballista and Chalice of the Void, but also Academy Ruins.

Megalomania on Animatou

1 week ago

Great list! A few changes I would suggest would be to replace Sower of Discord with Rune-Scarred Demon, Aminatou’s Augury with Insidious Dreams, Elspeth with Kaya, Ghost Assassin (so much value!), and maybe add some more mana rocks like Talisman of Progress and Talisman of Dominance.

My list has some cards you might also want to try. It’s (Brago) stax-oriented so I think some creatures there would work here too.

KylerStar on Easy Street

2 weeks ago

Your deck is ambitious to say the least. Haha. Take a look at mine, Oloro, Esper King, I personally prefer Talisman of Progress and/or Talisman of Dominance to Darksteel Ingot any day, specially to ramp large things out faster.

Though we have two entirely different play styles, I like to look at other decks to freshen my ideas up.

Megalomania on Aminatou's Top Deck Matters

2 weeks ago

I would add some more mana rocks since you're using Brago. Gilded Lotus, Talisman of Progress and Talisman of Dominance if you're looking for cheap ones plues Mana Crypt and Mana Vault if budget is not an issue.

I went for stax in my list so if you want yours to be a bit on the mean side, consider adding some stax pieces as well.

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