|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Uncommon|
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( can be paid with either or 2 life.)
Draw two cards, then proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
Tezzeret's Gambit Discussion
13 hours ago
22 hours ago
I like Tezzeret's Gambit because you always pay the life, so it is really a three drop, and paying one more mana to go from card neutrality to card advantage is definitely worth it.
1 day ago
I would argue that Tezzeret's Gambit can be used with any color of mana as long as you shock yourself in the event you do not have blue mana at the time or need to keep your blue mana up for other reasons.
Costing less mana Contentious Plan does seem like a good swap for it. I guess it depends on how much you’ll think you need that extra card and the slight flexibility gambit offers
1 day ago
I have Tezzeret's Gambit in my Atraxa EDH deck, because it is a great card, but I am considering replacing it with Contentious Plan , since that card has a lower mana cost; I know that it draws one less card, but lowering the mana curve of my deck is always a good thing, so I wish to seek the opinions of other users here about this matter.
What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I keep Tezzeret's gambit in my deck, or replace it with contentious plan?
1 week ago
If you desperately need lifegain, specific sideboard options should be more reliable- Fountain of Renewal is decent.
I'd look at alternative counter sources for Thoughtbound Phantasm and try to back it up with other efficient 1 and 2 drop threats. Blue actually has a few of these which are pretty decent- Cloudfin Raptor , Benthic Biomancer , Cosi's Trickster , Dimir Spybug , Nivmagus Elemental and Thrummingbird are all worth testing. Backing them up with some Tezzeret's Gambit can push through a lot of damage when backed by your current disruption.
1 week ago
Contentious plan is very nice, but I will not be replacing Steady Progress in my Atraxa deck with it, because I will gladly pay 1 additional mana for it being instant speed.
However, perhaps I could replace Tezzeret's Gambit with it, as that doing so would lower the mana curve of that deck even further, and I will gladly sacrifice one card for 2 less mana.
1 week ago
If you are seriously looking at making it work in a super budget way, Throne of Geth and Tezzeret's Gambit should be the top end of your deck, while the rest aims to win before vast amounts of mana would have been relevant. This means focussing on one clear strategy- I'd reccomend Shrapnel Blast / Atog / Slag Fiend , but Shriekhorn mill is also an option.
1 week ago
Nimbus Swimmer always feels a little weak to me. I always assess by looking at how a card feels to draw in the first three turns. Drawing a low cost spell later in the game is usually ok, but making sure those first few turns put you in a good spot is essential.
I'm just flicking through the simic stuff since I've tended to only do stuff like Cloudfin Raptor / Experiment One with it. Hydroid Krasis looks promising when the set rotates and it gets cheap, which will let you replace glimmer of genius.
Right now, think what I'd do would be add three Gyre Sage and two thrummingbird, cutting a climb, a hungering, two forests and a swamp. I'd also consider cutting Go for the Throat and running Beast Within instead, since I like the extra versatility with my 2 drop slot already taken/ ramping me to play it.
I'd also look at Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia while upping the proliferate count- Tezzeret's Gambit does a reasonable impression of Glimmer of Genius in most cases, and getting lots of mana to pump into hydras is good feeling.
Thats my thoughts though, and my deckbuilding is far from perfect. Testing is the most important thing. Hit playtest, draw a few hands, change some things then try again. Its how you get a deck that feels good to play.
Tezzeret's Gambit occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%