At the beginning of your upkeep, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
, Sacrifice three Clues: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Tamiyo's Journal Discussion
1 month ago
I’m considering adding Tamiyo's Journal for a repeatable, diverse tutor, but I think I may be limited by cost.
I also tossed in a cheaper version of land tax. Still looking for removal suggestions.
1 month ago
I would suggest picking up a Talisman of Creativity, and an arcane signet and maybe run a few more mana rocks, as in my experience with Brudiclad, getting mana rocks is critical or you fall behind because he's 6 cmc. you may want to also add some duals like Sulfur Falls or Steam Vents to fix your mana outside of rocks. Molten Birth is a surprisingly good card in this deck. at worst you make a couple tokens, at best you can cast it again. Might I also suggest Tamiyo's Journal? from my experience, this card is an absolute power house. I've found that Saheeli, Sublime Artificer works wonders in a deck like this. Idol of Oblivion is also amazing in this deck as it gives you card draw and allows you to close out a game quickly. You also talked about using your opponents creatures to copy, so i would suggest Faerie Artisans to save you a couple copy cards. Finally, you're on the right track with making massive amounts of tokens, but you're leaving them too weak for boardwipes and to close out a game, my suggestion would be to add Wurmcoil Engine and Reef Worm wurmcoil engine allows you to close out game quick with tokens of 6/6s with deathtouch and lifelink and when a boardwipe occurs, double your tokens. Reef worm protects your tokens from 3 boardwipes and dies on the 4th boardwipe. They get large very quickly and close out games and are great chump blockers in their 0/1 stages.
2 months ago
You have to look into artifacts for ramping or card advantage without discard or sacrifice.
Some good staples that are available are:
Two cards I think are flavorful for red and provide card advantage but i don't see too often are: Staff of Nin, and Coercive Portal. The staff lets you ping stuff for 1 which is a nice little support card but it also draws a card every turn. The portal is not for the faint of heart but can really alter a board state depending on votes. Especially if you build with knowing this in advance.
3 months ago
My biggest tip for you would be to find your "Win Condition". You have a split right now between random artifacts and cards that care about artifacts/ artifact creatures with no clear singular way to win. You should hone in on what your favorite thing to do when you play this deck, or magic in general, is. Do you like making a bunch of thopters and swinging in for damage? Do you like casting a bunch of artifacts that do useful things? Secondly, you have a few artifacts that don't do anything to help you win Tower of Eons is an example. It takes 12 mana to gain 10 life, and in red and blue you can do a lot more for 12 mana! Tamiyo's Journal takes 5 mana and 3 turns to find a card for you, you have access to way better stuff! Trinket Mage Trophy Mage Gamble there are a ton of options that are more efficient ways to find something specific, and what specific thing should you be looking for? Your win condition! The card that is going to help you win, help set up your win, or keep your opponent from winning. Thirdly, playing blue, you have access to a lot of efficient card draw and counter spells! After taking out what you don't need in your deck, you should add more card draw and more "Answers". "Answers" are cards that help you deal, or "Answer" anything your opponent plays. Counter spells can handle most stuff, put you need to keep mana open on his turn and they don't do anything once he actually has something on the field. I suggest having 10 or more "answers" and this can include things like Blink of an Eye or River's Rebuke or Flood of Tears that bounce things or Rolling Earthquake or Vandalblast that can straight up destroy things. Try to balance things that can remove single target and things that handle the whole board, and some counter spells! When adding card draw, try to get bang for your buck. Opt is a 1 for 1, it doesn't fill your hand or really help you draw more cards than your opponent. Card draw is a big rabbit hole, but both blue and red have decent options, especially when combined. I suggest Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain as an easy include, and possibly a new commander, depending on what you choose for you win condition.
Welcome to magic and good luck! It sounds like you play 1 vs 1 games, so build your deck with that in mind! After they reopen, I suggest you and your bf head to your local game store because commander is way more fun with 4 players in my opinion!
4 months ago
So you've chosen mono-white, traditionally seen as a weaker colour in EDH thanks to a lack of ramp and draw. But not does it gain life, and you can work with that! First up, some creatures that care about lifegain (if you're not going full stax you'll need decent bodies to block and close out the game if your win-cons get removed): Ajani's Pridemate; Angel of Vitality; Archangel of Thune; Gideon's Company; Heliod, Sun-Crowned; Serene Steward; Serra Ascendant; Serra Avatar or Twinblade Paladin are all decent at this while Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Sun Titan are staples for a reason. I'm not convinced by the Runes, they're cool but a completely dead draw if your opponents aren't playing that colour. Other options might be Ajani's Welcome, Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Crackdown; Cradle of Vitality, Dawn of Hope; Path of Bravery; Smothering Tithe and Sunbond. The Reservoir is one of your best ways to win, so being able to search it up with Enlightened Tutor or the more budget Inventors' Fair and Tamiyo's Journal would be good. Other cards that might be good inclusions would be a wrath or two; Tithe/Land Tax; Debt of Loyalty; Lapse of Certainty; Selfless Squire; Rebuff the Wicked; Voidstone Gargoyle; Generous Gift; Emeria Shepherd; Exile and maybe some of the many Ajanis, Elspeths or Gideons. Finally, I reckon that 35 lands may even be a few too many, especially as most of them are basics. Might be worth cutting down to 30 and looking for some utility in cyclers/Emeria, The Sky Ruin/Detection Tower/Evolving Wilds etc. Could probably trade Path of Ancestry away too - it doesn't do much for you but is actually quite valuable!
4 months ago
Humble Defector - Khorvath's Fury - Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip - Tormenting Voice - Faithless Looting - Cathartic Reunion - Thrill of Possibility - Outpost Siege - Wild Guess - Shreds of Sanity - Staff of Nin - Farsight Mask - Tamiyo's Journal - Seer's Sundial - Ghirapur Orrery - Loreseeker's Stone - Magnifying Glass
Not owned but worth considering:
I really like Chandra, Flamecaller. Seems like planeswalkers would be hard to defend though?
5 months ago
Forest- Myriad Landscape
6 months ago
You have a lot of enchantment-based removal, like Darksteel Mutation, et al. I like these effects a lot but they can be even better with recursion. Starfield of Nyx and Hanna, Ship's Navigator would be good choices if you're looking for more card advantage. As far as deck slots go they can usually be treated as "draw".
They're expensive, but some of the best card draw cards are Kindred Discovery, Phyrexian Arena, and Rhystic Study. Some other fair-to-middling options that are enchantments/artifacts are Honden of Seeing Winds, The Magic Mirror, Coastal Piracy, Underworld Connections, Greed, Erebos, God of death, Vampiric Rites, Distant Melody, Mind Unbound, Well of Ideas, Thassa, God of the Sea (Scry 1 is kinda like 0.45 of a drawn card), Thought Reflection, Dictate of Kruphix, Monastery Siege, Tamiyo's Journal, Staff of Nin, Arcane Encyclopedia.