Creature — Thalakos Wizard
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
When Thalakos Seer leaves the battlefield, draw a card.
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|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Thalakos Seer occurrence in decks from the last year
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Thalakos Seer Discussion
5 hours ago
So this deck is marked under 'help,' so I'll list my recommendations. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:
Some of your choices of countermagic seem questionable. Is there a reason you're running Withering Boon over something like Remove Soul or Essence Scatter? I guess the blue spells can be Pyroblast-ed, but I feel like not having to bolt yourself is worth it for the marginal added risk.
You may wish to consider running Preordain in addition to your Brainstorm and Ponder. Like in Legacy Delver decks, it isn't as good since you'd need to top both cards with the scry to guarantee a high CMC flip off Yuriko, but I feel like one-mana cantrips are likely good enough to run regardless.
There are some evasive creatures worth running in Yuriko because their ETB effects are good and ninjutsu bounces the creatures. I'm thinking of things like Baleful Strix, Snapcaster Mage (if you want to invest money), Trinket Mage (which can fetch Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring and any other 1-cmc artifacts you want to run), Spellseeker... If you want to go deep, Thalakos Seer works well with Ninjutsu, too...
You might also consider running Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation. I like Arcane Adaptation a lot more (it costs less mana) but both are good, and if you need a third version Xenograft works. They'll make things like Gingerbrute trigger your Yuriko.
Some 4-cmc instant-speed card-draw seems alright; you leave up mana for a counter, and if you don't need it you get a draw. Consider things like Fact or Fiction, Chemister's Insight, Glimmer of Genius, Frantic Search, Gush, Thirst for Knowledge, Inspiration... They'll ding your opponents off a Yuriko flip and give you something to do with mana you don't need on their end steps.
Idk how competitive your meta is, but consider running Narset, Parter of Veils and/or Ashiok, Dream Render. These two hose card-draw and fetches/tutors, which are all very common as you go higher in deck power level. I especially like Narset, Parter of Veils with Windfall or Timetwister, but that'll depend on your particular moral compass.
Lastly, if you up the amount of artifact ramp in here you can lower the land count and make flipping a land off Yuriko less common. While it may be dangerous to go lower than 30 lands if you're not running things like Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond or Mox Opal (which you should run if your groups allows proxies), you may have luck running things like Talisman of Dominance, Arcane Signet or Fellwar Stone. If you don't land a turn-two general, these'll ramp you for the later game; and even if you do, flipping them off Yuriko's trigger is better than flipping a land.
Right. That's all I got -- let me know if you have any questions.
1 month ago
I don't think Lazav, Thopter Spy Network, or Telepathy are doing much for you in this list.
Might I suggest some odds and ends if you haven't tried them already - Abjure (if youre going to bounce yuriko anyway, might as well sac her for value), Unnatural Selection , Discovery / Dispersal , Trickery Charm , Whispersilk Cloak , Thalakos Seer , Wingcrafter (does serious work in this deck)
2 months ago
I'm not sure how I feel about Xenograft and Conspiracy . I think Arcane Adaptation slips in because it's cheap. But 5 is quite a bit. Maybe it's still worth it given how powerful having Yuriko's effect on everything is? Cunning Evasion doesn't seem great. I think I'd just prefer a powerful bounce effect to dodge removal.
Siren Stormtamer seems like one of the better evasive one drops. I've always thought Thalakos Seer was a cute ninja synergy card. Kindred Dominance as a sweeper? I generally think Bident of Thassa is better than Coastal Piracy, but the artifact-ness is a factor. Dowsing Dagger Flip is pretty powerful ramp in this.
3 months ago
Je commander draait er natuurlijk om dat ninja's player damage doen. In de praktijk zullen dit vooral ninja's met ninjutsu zijn, dus ik vraag me af hoe nuttig het is om non-ninjutsu ninja's te maken met kaarten zoals Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft en Birthing Boughs Ook de andere kaarten in je deck die interactie hebben met ninja's zijn vooral goed voor ninja's met ninjutsu.
Je hebt heel veel kaarten die al van zichzelf unblockable of een andere vorm van evasion hebben, dus het is de vraag hoeveel impact Aqueous Form , Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Sun Quan, Lord of Wu en Whispersilk Cloak dan nog hebben. Vooral die laatste lijkt me niet zo nuttig.
Thalakos Seer zou ik eruit doen. Hij is duur vergeleken met andere 1/1 unblockables, en kan sterven op vervelende momenten waardoor de kaart die je bovenop je library had gelegd niet goed uitkomt.
Grixis Panorama zou ik niet spelen in een non-grixis deck.
Andere kaarten die ik zou overwegen eruit te halen, maar die ik lastig in te schatten vind zijn: Liliana, Death Wielder Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Liliana's Influence Counters passen niet echt bij dit deck Dream Eater Hoge CMC, waarschijnlijk zal je hem nooit flashen en het is geen ninja Graveshifter Murderous Rider Wat removal hebben is nice, maar de creature kant heeft geen interactie met de rest van het deck, dus dan kan je net zo goed andere removal zoals Walk the Plank , Victim of Night of Doom Blade gebruiken. Spite / Malice kan ook nog leuk zijn vanwege de hoge CMC Smoke Shroud De +1/+1 is mooi, maar de flying zal niet zoveel doen, want als je ninja's ninjutsu'ed dan zijn ze toch al unblocked, dus dan maakt flying ook niet veel meer uit. Aan de andere kant, het is één keer 2 mana, en hij blijft voor de rest van de game nuttig, dus waarschijnlijk wel value. Umezawa's Jitte
7 months ago
Several of your combo pieces do not synergie well with Adeliz, the Cinder Wind 's ability. E.g. Ghitu Journeymage is almost only useful during the combo. Outside of it they are not evasive enough to get past opponents' creatures to reliably make use of the commander's +1/+1s. Wizards such as Neurok Invisimancer or Thalakos Seer can make the +1/+1s count every turn, and are instagibs once you are comboing off.
Also, why no Stonybrook Banneret ? It fits both perfectly in a wizard tribe deck and synergies with the commander's abilities due to Islandwalk well.
Two other cards that fit well within this deck are Compulsive Research and Deep Analysis . Once you are comboing with two Archaeomancer / Izzet Chronarch / Salvager of Secrets / Scrivener you can mill your opponents with those two cards.
7 months ago
I suggest Thalakos Seer . It's like this card was created for ninjas.
7 months ago
I don't know if you're trying to do the exact same thing, but I play a fair few 1 drops to consistently Ninjutsu Yuriko in on turn 2. Stuff like Gudul Lurker , Faerie Seer , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Mothdust Changeling , Pteramander , Siren Stormtamer , and Triton Shorestalker in addition to the ones you already have. And while it's not a 1 drop, I also really like Thalakos Seer , lots of ninjutsu interactions.
7 months ago
First of all, this isn't a Dimir deck. Dimir represents more than a combination of colours.
Thirdly (on to the actual stuff you're interested in), if you're looking for inspiration you could take a look at my Ninja EDH (though I still need to update the list with Modern Horizons cards): A song without music....
Notable cards from it I find very useful include:
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury doesn't have an evasive ability, but his deathtouch might work just as well to get him through either way. In addition, you can also use it defensively, and he brings a very interesting ability when he comes into play, which is not limited by how many times you bring him back (you can cast the cards exiled with him for as long as they remain exiled, so you're free to bounce him in the meantime).
- Neurok Invisimancer gets one of your ninjas through for free and then acts as a carrier, after which you can use it again. Cheap, does what your deck needs.
- Higure, the Still Wind is about the only ninja lord out there. I don't think I need to explain how useful he can be to the deck.
- Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir gives your creatures flash, which alleviates the cost of returning the creatures on your board to your hand and allows you to maintain some form of defense. It also prevents opponents from messing with your ninjas during combat.
- I find Thalakos Seer about the best ninja carrier in the game. About as cheap as they come, practically unblockable and gives you a card when he jumps back into your hand. One of the most satisfying early drops.
- Illusionist's Gambit is in my opinion one of the strongest blue defensive cards (especially in multiplayer). Considering how hyper-aggressive Ninjas are by design, I usually find it very useful to keep 4 mana open for this to deflect a potential counterattack.
- Memory Plunder remains my favourite EDH card of all time. It gives you access to cards you'd never be able or want to run in your list, and may also serve very well to shrug off some of the counteraggression that's going to be coming your way.
Hope this helps!