Tezzeret's Gambit


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Tezzeret's Gambit


( 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

DemonDragonJ on Tezzeret's Gambit or Contentious Plan?

13 hours ago

enpc, I wish to have as many card with proliferate as possible in the deck, so Painful Truths , as good of a card as it is, is not suitable for my deck.

Joe_Ken_, Chandra585, in that case, I shall keep Tezzeret's Gambit in my deck for the present time, and see how it works.

Chandra585 on Tezzeret's Gambit or Contentious Plan?

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.

Joe_Ken_ on Tezzeret's Gambit or Contentious Plan?

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

DemonDragonJ on Tezzeret's Gambit or Contentious Plan?

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?

lagotripha on Central Intelligence

1 week ago

I'm not a huge fan of Mark of the Vampire when compared to other modern enchantments- most of the non-boggle auras are 1 drops that replace themselves ( Rancor , Curious Obsession / Curiosity etc).

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.

DemonDragonJ on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

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.

lagotripha on All Charged Up

1 week ago

Surge Node and Coretapper are basically mandatory for this archetype, and its worth remembering that WOTC are balancing around Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia pumping out a lot of mana.

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.

If you are prepared to drop another ten bucks, you can make something fantastic built around Saheeli, Sublime Artificer who releases soon- copying onto Surge Node is strong.

lagotripha on "Modern" "Energy"

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.

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Tezzeret's Gambit occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%