Tezzeret's Gambit


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Tezzeret's Gambit


(symbol:UP 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.)

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Tezzeret's Gambit Discussion

StonedJesus on Poison

1 week ago

Maybe Tezzeret's Gambit for some card draw and proliferation. Phyrexian Obliterator for an alternate win-con maybe, I just like it in anything black. Less land, otherwise nice deck. +1

Barsan on Blue virus

2 weeks ago

If you want to spend a bit of money you can swap out your Contagion Engines for Aether Vial and your Ichorclaw Myr for Walking Ballista. The vials will benefit from proliferate and allow you to spend your mana the turn you use your drakes and the Ballista will provide you with much needed removal.

Remand might be a good addition over Disallow and Thrummingbird might replace 2 of your Blighted Agents if you want to lean more into proliferate. Also Tezzeret's Gambit probably warrants sideboard inclusion at least.

Carnak on Mach ₱ⱤØⱠł₣ɆⱤ₳₮Ɇ Wieder Großartig (ṩüṗệŕḟŕïệńďṩ)

3 weeks ago

A couple more inquiries about your thoughts on certain cards: Tezzeret's Gambit , Deploy the Gatewatch , Rhystic Study / Mystic Remora , Mirari's Wake and other mana doublers?

fin on Eugenics through Biomancy (Evolve/Graft)

3 weeks ago

Hey I have a similar deck, check it out.


I really liked the proliferate mechanic that Tezzeret's Gambit gives plus the card draw on mine, but idk if that is modern legal. One of the newer cards that would really help is Herald of Secret Streams

Sakana on Noyan Dar Preliminary Decklist

3 weeks ago

The $12 Add list

Halimar Tidecaller- Doesnt currently get anything back, but giving your creatures flying can help a lot due to the evasion they gain.

Cataclysmic Gearhulk & Tragic Arrogance- These clear the board of any threats without destroying your lands, Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper, or other important things. This gives removal in your favor.

Darksteel Garrison- This protects a land, sort of like Darksteel Plate, but just for a land. It can also buff itself, which is fun! But the important part is that it gives one of your lands indestructible.

Dig Through Time- By far the most expensive card on this list, this card is a very good spell for finding exactly the cards you need for the current situation. You need a boardwipe? Grab one with ol Dig. This card is generally very good.

Fuel for the Cause, Steady Progress, and Tezzeret's Gambit- All provide the ability proliferate. Originally intended for Infect, this lets you put a +1/+1 counter on all of your lands, a strong ability. All along another effect. And the fact that you get creatures with Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper too Lots of power! The cast trigger the spells being cast will resolve after Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper creates an elemental. So you can cast the spell, get an elemental, and buff that elemental with a +1/+1 counter.

Mirrorweave- If you target one of your lands with this, because the base power and toughness is 0/0, all other creatures will have 0/0 power and toughness, killing them. If they have +1/+1 counters or another buff, they will not die. But Mirrorweave should be able to kill most threats.

Teferi's Response- They try to Path to Exile your land, you cast this. They read the card What the heck, this exists?! Unfair! point to the part that says land. This card ONLY helps you, in almost any other deck, it sucks. There is no use in any other deck, but in yours it is excellent. It draws two cards for 2 too. Keep in mind that this stops things like planeswaker abilities too. And it would destroy that planeswalker. Or anything that targets your lands. This is a good card for the deck.

To Arms! and Unity of Purpose- These not only let you untap if you are attacked, they also let you gain mana by tapping all of your lands for mana. Say you had 3 Islands and 4 plains as creatures, if you tapped them all then casted To Arms!, you would get 5 mana out of it. This is a cantrip and mana generator. And one draws you cards How can you resist that?

Equinox- This is another card like Teferi's Response, it protects your living lands from being destroyed by Doom Blade or Beast Within. Or non-living lands, for that matter

Planar Birth- Recurs all of your dead lands back into play. Only works on basics though. Very helpful after a wrath.

Sacred Ground- Along the same lines as Planar Birth, this will bring back your lands whenever there is a wrath. So long as you didnt cast it. This card is very good recursion for you.

Terra Eternal- This card is the gravy train. It makes your lands indestructible for three mana. That simple. This card will put in work, so long as it isnt destroyed itself.

Planar Outburst and Hour of Revelation- Kills all of their stuff while keeping your lands alive. Very handy.

Coastal Breach and Devastation Tide- Wipes their boards clean, leaving you with lots of big lands to stare them down.

I hope this was helpful. I think that with just a little tweaking, the deck can be very good. Hope you have fun with it!

moonknights01 on Kraken Quest 8: Journey to Ula's Temple

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestions and +1 pickelchu! Will certainly be putting in Skyship plunderer once I get my hands on them. As for Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress, I actually had them in my trial builds. I preferred Tezzeret's Gambit since the 2 life is negligible for 2 cards and proliferate but the issue was reliably getting 3 lands. I think it might be too hard to cast but it is not a bad idea since card draw is weak in this deck.

pickelchu on Kraken Quest 8: Journey to Ula's Temple

1 month ago

I think it might be worth adding some card draw/proliferate like Tezzeret's Gambit or Steady Progress, also I think you should go ahead and switch the thrumming bird with the skyship plunderer, because there is no real upside to playing the bird at this point. Overall awesome deck +1 from me!

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