Tamiyo, Field Researcher
Planeswalker — Tamiyo
+1: Choose up to two target creatures. Until your next turn, whenever either of those creatures deals combat damage, you draw a card.
-2: Tap up to two nonland permanents. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
-7: Draw three cards.You get an emblem with "You may cast nonland cards from your hand without paying their mana costs."
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|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tamiyo, Field Researcher Discussion
1 month ago
6 months ago
Cards I love for superfriends are Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Oath of Teferi. They allow you to get to your ultimates really quickly. I also like including as many planeswalkers with game ending ultimates as possible. That's why I use Narset Transcendent, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, and Venser, the Sojourner. I just wish I owned a Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. If any one of those planeswalkers gets to their ultimate it puts you at a huge advantage.
8 months ago
Archon can pump out Pegasi tokens with Lifelink to bolster board presence.
I had Omniscience in my original Tuvasa deck, but swapped it out for Tamiyo, Field Researcher. Her ultimate is basically an Omniscience that can't be removed. Her other two abilities can help if you are voltron focused.
9 months ago
To be clear, I think her black element is best found in her disinterest in acting outside of the best interest of herself and her family. She is curious and interested in the studying, thus solidly , but her interest in nonintervention outside of defender her and hers is pretty white/black. I think I'd see her as nonblack if she acted for the benefit of others willingly, but was possessed into trapping Emrakul, and otherwise only fights in self-defense.
I'm really unsure of what would make her in any flavor sense...
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage is pure blue.
9 months ago
Surprised there aren't more planeswalkers. Most lists I've seen are including Tamiyo, the Moon Sage , Tamiyo, Field Researcher and Jace, Architect of Thought all of which are boarder line game winning with Deepglow Skate . Granted, I'm glad you're more creature focused but threat diversity can definitely warp more games in your favor.
9 months ago
I'd say pick better friends. When judging a planeswalker in other decks, you mainly look at the first 2 abilities and judge how protected a planeswalker is after Plus-ing or how vulnerable they are after Minus-ing and how planeswalkers can protect themselves.
Let's look at how we usually evaluate planeswalkers. Garruk, Cursed Huntsman . 5 Loyalty > Pretty Good Body that can take a bit of damage. A 0 ability isn't the best, but it makes blockers that your opponents don't want to attack into because Garruk gets bigger. -3 kills any attackers while also drawing a card. -6 Win the game with Combat Damage. We're usually going to be looking at the first and second abilities, however, as it can't be easy in all situations to get to -6
Not in Atraxa though.
The amount of loyalty that a planeswalker can get in one turn is much higher than normal, so we instead look at the Ultimates and the Second abilities mainly. A planeswalker in this deck can minus all the way and still live and generate value. Therefore, we play planeswalkers that are stronger in a vacuum
Sure, Kiora or Ajani, the Greathearted are great with creatures on the board and things to interact with, but on their own, they don't go anywhere. On the other hand, a planeswalker like Venser or Teferi may be hard to get to ultimate in a normal game but is almost a guarantee in an Atraxa deck.
For most decks, you look at how averagely the planeswalker does. For example, Jace, the Mind Sculptor . Maybe, in a game, you bounce a few things, brainstorm a couple of times, and start to fateseal. However, Jace's ultimate is very hard to get just by using his +2, so very rarely would we base his power just off that. But in Atraxa, with added proliferate, we can easily get the ultimate for Jace and basically win on the spot.
Ajani, Caller of the Pride - What creatures? Atraxa maybe, but what creatures will you have early in the game? 1/10
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes - Pretty OK in that it can dig for more planeswalkers. Don't play it for the Counters, you have very few creatures. Gain 100 Life would be used as a panic button, not something you should try to get to, just keep using his second ability until you find better planeswalkers. 5/10
Ajani, the Greathearted - Puts loyalty counters on things. Gives creatures vigilance, which makes them able to block and protect the planeswalkers, but there are few creatures here that block well. 6/10
Ajani Unyielding - Getting to swords something every turn is very powerful, and he digs for more planeswalker. 8/10
Ashiok, Dream Render - Why? Bojuka Bog and Scavenging Ooze are both on color here? As is Aven Mindcensor , which, if you're looking at that static ability, is WAY better because the bird can attack and has flash. It may look worse because it still lets them look at the top 4, but this is 100 card singleton, your opponents never get what they wanted. Also, the flash is super relevant because, against Ashiok, people just hold their tutors until Ashiok is gone, but the bird can come unexpectedly, basically nullifying at least 1 tutor 1/10
Jace, Arcane Strategist - Draws 1 card, but for 6 mana. Can't put counters on creatures you don't have. 1/10
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets - First ability is already good, the second one can make for some pretty good locks, and the ultimate really stalls the game and lets your other planeswalkers build loyalty. 8/10
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries - Drawing 7 cards makes for a pretty good ultimate, even if he's a little hard to cast on turn 4. Very possible to draw 7. 7/10
Liliana of the Dark Realms - The worst Liliana. It doesn't do enough since everything is tied to your Swamps. Sure with Urborg, it's good, but 1 in 98 (You can't fetch Urborg because in your library it isn't a Swamp). Play Liliana, the Last Hope because EMBLEM. 1/10
Mu Yanling - The only real good thing is the minus because you only have 2 haymakers that would want to attack. The Ultimate would be good in a creature in a creature deck because it lets you attack without blockers, but this isn't a creature deck. Also, your proliferate is not fast enough to keep up with -3 every turn. Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer is cheaper and protects herself while providing extreme endgame value. 4/10
Sorin Markov - "Oops you're dead". Sorin will always -3 on the turn he comes in obviously. However, with enough proliferate, you can Mind Slaver eventually after that. As your opponent tries to claw back, you'll be able to waste all their work. 8/10
Teferi, Temporal Archmage - Pretty good Ultimate with some card selection thrown in. 8/10
Ugin, the Ineffable - Most of your colorless spells are Ramp so static is kinda a meh. However, having played Ugin Jr., the manifest ability is quite good and provides a more interesting form of card advantage. Also, in this deck, you'll be using the -3 a lot more. 8.5/10
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - The perfect planeswalker for this deck. A powerful ultimate that usually take ~3-4 turns can be done in 2 and can put more planeswalkers into play. 10/10
Venser, the Sojourner - Don't know what you'll be flickering, but it can just be anything for value and still probably be good. Extremely powerful ultimate; wins games. 9/10
Vraska the Unseen - Controls the board and, in this deck, wins the game a lot faster. Versatile removal with the -3, which can be used a lot more often. 9/10
In general, I don't think you have enough proliferate. You have 3 spells with the word proliferate and one of them is Atraxa. You do have a lot of cards that would work great with more proliferate that aren't planeswalkers. Doubling Season, Blightsteel, and Shalai would all work super well with more repeatable proliferate. As with most tribal decks (This is sort of just Planeswalker Tribal), you do need to find the balance between Creatures of the tribe and Tribal Boosters. For example, why play Rhystic Study or Enlightened Tutor when you can just play another Planeswalker or Proliferate card. These cards are there specifically for value, but the Planeswalkers and Proliferate cards are your value engines.
Planeswalkers are very powerful, which is why Atraxa is one of the most popular Commanders, so play more of them. Will Kenrith for value, Tamiyo, Field Researcher for value, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria for more value. Take a look at these planeswalkers to see what to play. These planeswalkers by themselves are incredible and win can easily win games. However, with Atraxa, things get even better
10 months ago
if you combine the ultimate neg abilitys of Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and Tamiyo, Field Researcher you can cast any instants or sorcerys so a destroy target creatur like Mortify you now can make it a destroy target creatur or enchantment into a bird Wipe
10 months ago
Also, to counter the emblem being difficult argument, there are some emblems that are super easy to reach. Like a good example is reaching Tamiyo, Field Researcher 's emblem only takes a few turns and is effectively a turn seven omniscience. Or Nissa, Vital Force 's emblem.
Additionally think about how pervasive counter doubling is currently in Planeswalkers decks.
It's hard to get some emblems, but it's easier to get them then it is to cast some things.