Transmute Artifact

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oldschool 93/94 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
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon

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Transmute Artifact

Sorcery

Sacrifice an artifact. If you do, search your library for an artifact card. If that card's converted mana cost is less than or equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost, put it onto the battlefield. If it's greater, you may pay , where X is the difference. If you do, put it onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard. Then shuffle your library.

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Senomar on Senomar

1 month ago

king-saproling unfortunatly it's not working... And I can reach to get back the original background :/

I learnt how to show you my code :D ! Here it is :

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<p>Not english native please be kind to me ; plus if you find any language mistake or nonsense feel free to write it in the comment section and I'll correct it :)</p>

Welcome in my Duel Commander Deck that I've been working on and testing in tournaments for almost one year !

If you got kicked out by a player named "Senomar" playing Kumena on XMage it's me :)

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===panel:<center>WHY MY FINGERS SMELL LIKE FISH ?</center>

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<p>I really like this deck for several reasons :</p>

<p>It's kind of out of the meta and the power of this deck often create a huge surprise effect when you combo off to create a board the opponent will never catch back or swing for a kill turn 4 or 5. Don't misunderstand ; the deck is not T1 and Kumena will never be. When you see that [[Anafenza, the Foremost]] is a 4/4 for [[symbol:3]] manas with nice abilities and offers 3 colors [[symbol:B]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:G]] without being T1, it's easy to understand that a 2/4 for [[symbol:3]] manas in the worst color combination of the format (simic : [[symbol:U]][[symbol:G]]) forcing us to play tribe will never be T1. I think Wizard poorly designed Kumena's body in order to protect the standard. Kumena should have been a 4/4 or at least a 3/4 to approach T1/2 (3/5 is too strong since it prevents a whole new range of removals such as [[Flame Slash]]). Seriously [[Feather, the Redeemed]] is a 3/4 flying for [[symbol:R]][[symbol:W]][[symbol:W]] (in boros colors !) ; why my green commander can't have a good body ? But the deck is strong. Damn strong.</p>

<p>The deck can win without [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]]. Kumena is here for card advantage versus control, to stabilize aggro matchups due to his 2/4 body, to pump your folks to overcome huge boards sitting here and not daring to attack you or just to finish players with his evasive ability. Kumena does a ton of things ; he's kind of a small planeswalker. But the deck stay strong without him. Damn strong.</p>

<p>The deck has no really bad matchups where you can just auto give-up at start ! You have fair chance of winning against every commanders. I often end in the first tier of tournaments since the deck succeed well against most of the aggro meta such as mono red ([[Kari Zev, Skyship Raider]], [[Captain Lannery Storm]]...), winnie white ([[Kytheon, Hero of Akros]], [[Thalia, Guardian of Thraben]]...), boros ([[Tajic, Legion's Edge]]) or some partners. Of course some matchups are harder than others ; even on the aggro side. [[Arahbo, Roar of the World]] and [[Karlov of the Ghost Council]] are for example tougher matchups for me due to speed, removals and lifegain.
The deck has pretty fair matchups against "classic control" ([[Kess, Dissident Mage]] for example) and fast low interactions decks ([[Animar, Soul of Elements]]). To finish it struggles a bit versus combo/ramp decks or "Planeswalker control" because those decks abuse wrath effects ([[Aminatou, the Fateshifter]], [[Daretti, Scrap Savant]], [[Lord Windgrace]]...) other fish decks simply because they're T1 ([[Sai, Master Thopterist]] and [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]]) and Mono Green ([[Surrak, the Hunt Caller]], [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]], [[Azusa, Lost but Seeking]] or [[Ezuri, Renegade Leader]]) can sometimes be a problem because they got the same speed and most of the time the mana to pay my counterspells conditions. To conclude, there is no easy matchups but there is no impossible matchups too ; because the deck is strong. Damn strong.</p>

<p>The deck requires a lot of skill and decision making due to the control and poker aspect of blue, the fact that most of the merfolks played in the first main phase could have an impact on the combat step and because midrange requires a lot of adaptation in your playstyle. You constantly have to gauge the level of interaction you want to have with your opponent depending on what deck you are facing, the amount of cards we have in hand and the amount of opened mana on the table. You will probably think it is the same for every decks ; but the synergy existing between creatures amplifies mistake penalties ; plus the abilities of Kumena always force you to choose between attacking or tapping. Against control decks you're fighting as much on cards advantage as on your amount of life. When you know your opponent has the removal in hand, it is sometimes better to draw by tapping 3 merfolks than dealing 4 dammages with two 2/2 creatures because the third have summoning sickness. Decisions are hard and make wins with our lord and savior Kuku even more crunchy ! Decisions make the deck strong. damn strong.</p>

<p>The balance between tall with cards such as [[Cosi's Trickster]], [[Deeproot Champion]] and so on ; and wide with [[Deeproot Waters]] and in general our low CMC curve creatures flooding the board comes enhance the already vast diversity of game plans and makes the deck strong. Damn strong.</p>

<p>Merfolks arts are freaking damn greats and some cards are just gorgeous. Damn gorgeous.</p>

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===panel:<center>LET'S WEIGH THE FISH (current winrate : 52,5% - 22/10/2019) + EVOLUTIONS OF THE DECK</center>

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<p>Since the begining of march I'm trying to record the performances of the deck. Here you can find the list of the games I've done on XMage, with friends or around some local events. Gonna try to make this live but my playtime is very heterogeneous and depends on my work :)</p>
<p>The mention "deck in progress" shows a lack of some key cards in the format or the fact that the decklist is being playtested. "A" means the list is meta but the opponent lack dual lands. "B" means the list is strong but the opponent lack few expensives key cards ([[Force of Will]], [[Three Visits]], [[Demonic Tutor]] are good examples) ; BTW I accept playing against proxy cards. "C" means the deck is barrely structured for the format.</p>
<p>The updated winrate of the deck is 52,5% without considering B and C decks. Keep in mind that some of the people I play against on XMage are players copy-pasting decks from MTGtop8 (because all cards are available for free in the software). Thus they got very strong lists but sometimes lack knowledges about how to play the deck. In addition, I'm far from being a pro player and after most of my defeats I realize the missplays I've done and figure how I could have win the game.</p>

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	<th class="hidden">Output</th> 
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<tr><td>Commander</td><td>WIN</td><td>LOSS</td><td>WINRATE</tr></td>
<tr><td>Adeliz, the Cinder Wind</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Aminatou, the Fateshifter</td><td>7</td><td>7</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Anafenza, the Foremost</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Animar, Soul of Elements</td><td>5</td><td>3</td><td>63%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Arahbo, Roar of the World</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Arcades, the Strategist</td><td>5</td><td>7</td><td>42%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Atarka, World Render</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Atraxa, Praetors' Voice</td><td>4</td><td>11</td><td>27%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Azusa, Lost but Seeking</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Brago, King Eternal</td><td>3</td><td>3</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Braids, Cabal Minion</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Captain Lannery Storm</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Captain Sisay</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Child of Alara</td><td>4</td><td>2</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Danitha Capashen, Paragon</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Daretti, Scrap Savant</td><td>0</td><td>6</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Dragonlord Dromoka</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Dragonlord Ojutai</td><td>4</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Ezuri, Claw of Progress</td><td>11</td><td>4</td><td>73%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Ezuri, Renegade Leader</td><td>3</td><td>3</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Feather, the Redeemed</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Gisa and Geralf</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Gishath, Sun's Avatar</td><td>4</td><td>1</td><td>80%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Glissa, the Traitor</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>God-Eternal Kefnet</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Golos, Tireless Pilgrim</td><td>3</td><td>3</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma</td><td>4</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Grand Warlord Radha</td><td>5</td><td>8</td><td>38%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Grenzo, Dungeon Warden</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Gyrus, Waker of Corpses</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Ishkanah, Grafwidow</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Jenara, Asura of War</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Judith, the Scourge Diva</td><td>4</td><td>3</td><td>57%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Kambal, Consul of Allocation</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Kami of the Crescent Moon</td><td>3</td><td>1</td><td>75%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Karador, Ghost Chieftain</td><td>3</td><td>2</td><td>60%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Kari Zev, Skyship Raider</td><td>4</td><td>2</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Kess, Dissident Mage</td><td>8</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Kytheon, Hero of Akros </td><td>2</td><td>6</td><td>25%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Leovold, Emissary of Trest</td><td>6</td><td>3</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Lord Windgrace</td><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Maelstrom Wanderer</td><td>0</td><td>4</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Meren of Clan Nel Toth</td><td>3</td><td>2</td><td>60%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Naban, Dean of Iteration</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Najeela, the Blade-Blossom</td><td>1</td><td>4</td><td>20%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Narset, Enlightened Master</td><td>6</td><td>8</td><td>43%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Olivia Voldaren</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Omnath, Locus of Rage</td><td>4</td><td>1</td><td>80%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Prossh, Skyraider of Kher</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Queen Marchesa</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Rafiq of the Many</td><td>7</td><td>4</td><td>64%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Rhonas the Indomitable</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Sai, Master Thopterist</td><td>4</td><td>11</td><td>27%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Saskia the Unyielding</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Selvala, Explorer Returned</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Sen Triplets</td><td>4</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest</td><td>3</td><td>2</td><td>60%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Silas Renn, Seeker Adept + Akiri, Line-Slinger</td><td>3</td><td>3</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Surrak, the Hunt Caller</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tajic, Blade of the Legion</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tatyova, Benthic Druid</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Teferi, Temporal Archmage</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Thalia, Guardian of Thraben</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>The First Sliver</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>The Gitrog Monster</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td>0%</tr></td>
<tr><td>The Scarab God</td><td>2</td><td>1</td><td>67%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Titania, Protector of Argoth</td><td>8</td><td>13</td><td>38%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tymna the Weaver + Akiri, Line-Slinger</td><td>2</td><td>4</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tymna the Weaver + Kraum, Ludevic's Opus</td><td>4</td><td>3</td><td>57%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tymna the Weaver + Ravos, Soultender</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Tymna the Weaver + Thrasios, Triton Hero</td><td>2</td><td>5</td><td>29%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Uril, the Miststalker</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Vendilion Clique</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Will Kenrith + Rowan Kenrith</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Xenagos, God of Revels</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>50%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Yasova Dragonclaw</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Yawgmoth, Thran Physician</td><td>2</td><td>4</td><td>33%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow</td><td>13</td><td>24</td><td>35%</tr></td>
<tr><td>Zedruu the Greathearted</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>100%</tr></td>

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===spoiler:03/03/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PW]] 3/3 vs [[Narset, Enlightened Master]] (deck in progress - A) [[deck:narset-duel-commander-1v1]]</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/03/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 5/0 vs [[Kess, Dissident Mage]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:09/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Thrasios, Triton Hero]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:11/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Omnath, Locus of Rage]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Omnath, Locus of Rage]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Anafenza, the Foremost]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Animar, Soul of Elements]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Kess, Dissident Mage]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Kraum, Ludevic's Opus]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:14/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Kari Zev, Skyship Raider]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Vendilion Clique]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Tajic, Blade of the Legion]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:15/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Thalia, Guardian of Thraben]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Olivia Voldaren]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Surrak, the Hunt Caller]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Daretti, Scrap Savant]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Daretti, Scrap Savant]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:17/03/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 5/3 vs [[Rafiq of the Many]] (deck in progress - A) [[deck:rafiq-duel-commander-1v1]]
Buddy's decklist on tournament : https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=20734&d=336850&f=EDH
===endspoiler
===spoiler:20/03/2019 -> friend session</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 5/0 vs [[Kess, Dissident Mage]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:21/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Ezuri, Renegade Leader]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Rhonas the Indomitable]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[The Gitrog Monster]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:23/03/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 3/1 vs [[Atarka, World Render]] (2/0) then [[Xenagos, God of Revels]] (1/1)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:24/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Najeela, the Blade-Blossom]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Judith, the Scourge Diva]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Kambal, Consul of Allocation]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:25/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Najeela, the Blade-Blossom]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Sen Triplets]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Sen Triplets]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:26/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Child of Alara]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/1 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:27/03/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PW]] 3/3 vs [[Narset, Enlightened Master]] (deck in progress - A) [[deck:narset-duel-commander-1v1]]</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Meren of Clan Nel Toth]] (deck in progress - C)</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Kess, Dissident Mage]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]]</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:28/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Lord Windgrace]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:31/03/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Grand Warlord Radha]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Grand Warlord Radha]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:01/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/1 vs [[Brago, King Eternal]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Arcades, the Strategist]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Queen Marchesa]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:02/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Kami of the Crescent Moon]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:05/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Captain Sisay]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Grand Warlord Radha]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Grand Warlord Radha]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Grand Warlord Radha]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Uril, the Miststalker]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Grenzo, Dungeon Warden]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Kraum, Ludevic's Opus]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Ravos, Soultender]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Judith, the Scourge Diva]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Judith, the Scourge Diva]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/1 vs [[Brago, King Eternal]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]]</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:07/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Karador, Ghost Chieftain]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:08/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Dragonlord Dromoka]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Child of Alara]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:10/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Naban, Dean of Iteration]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Gisa and Geralf]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Aminatou, the Fateshifter]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Rafiq of the Many]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yasova Dragonclaw]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:14/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Selvala, Explorer Returned]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Kytheon, Hero of Akros]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Leovold, Emissary of Trest]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Kytheon, Hero of Akros]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:15/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Gishath, Sun's Avatar]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Zedruu the Greathearted]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Maelstrom Wanderer]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:16/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Aminatou, the Fateshifter]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Ishkanah, Grafwidow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Teferi, Temporal Archmage]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Azusa, Lost but Seeking]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:17/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Dragonlord Ojutai]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Saskia the Unyielding]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Meren of Clan Nel Toth]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Meren of Clan Nel Toth]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Thrasios, Triton Hero]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Thrasios, Triton Hero]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Akiri, Line-Slinger]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Akiri, Line-Slinger]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:18/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Captain Lannery Storm]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Jenara, Asura of War]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Braids, Cabal Minion]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:22/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Karador, Ghost Chieftain]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Leovold, Emissary of Trest]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:23/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Najeela, the Blade-Blossom]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:25/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Gyrus, Waker of Corpses]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:29/04/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Kytheon, Hero of Akros]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Dragonlord Ojutai]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:08/05/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Gishath, Sun's Avatar]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Narset, Enlightened Master]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:01/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Leovold, Emissary of Trest]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Feather, the Redeemed]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:02/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Kami of the Crescent Moon]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Brago, King Eternal]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Tatyova, Benthic Druid]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Daretti, Scrap Savant]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[The Scarab God]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:04/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Will Kenrith]] + [[Rowan Kenrith]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Leovold, Emissary of Trest]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:05/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[God-Eternal Kefnet]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Prossh, Skyraider of Kher]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Glissa, the Traitor]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 1/0 vs [[Brago, King Eternal]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:09/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[The First Sliver]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Titania, Protector of Argoth]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:10/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Silas Renn, Seeker Adept]] + [[Akiri, Line-Slinger]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PW]] 1/1 vs [[Animar, Soul of Elements]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Tymna the Weaver]] + [[Kraum, Ludevic's Opus]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:11/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Lord Windgrace]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:16/06/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Maelstrom Wanderer]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:02/07/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Golos Tireless Pilgrim]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Golos Tireless Pilgrim]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/07/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Arahbo, Roar of the World]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:07/07/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Silas Renn, Seeker Adept]] + [[Akiri, Line-Slinger]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:11/07/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Animar, Soul of Elements]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Ezuri, Renegade Leader]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:31/07/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Kari Zev, Skyship Raider]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/2 vs [[Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]] toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion]] no toss</p>
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 2/0 vs [[Danitha Capashen, Paragon]] toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:12/08/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 3/2 vs [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] (deck in progress - A)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:21/08/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 3/2 vs [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] (deck in progress - A)</p>
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 3/2 vs [[Aminatou, the Fateshifter]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:25/08/2019 -> XMage
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 0/2 vs [[Adeliz, the Cinder Wind]] no toss</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:03/09/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 1/3 vs [[Arcades, the Strategist]] (deck in progress - B) [[deck:arcades-duel-commander-1v1]]</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:22/09/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/1 vs [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:06/10/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PR]] 2/4 vs [[Arcades, the Strategist]] (deck in progress - B) [[deck:arcades-duel-commander-1v1]]</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:12/10/2019 -> friend session
<p>[[symbol:PG]] 2/0 vs [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] (deck in progress - B)</p>
===endspoiler

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<p>Please be careful about those charts. The amount of games is not high enough yet to have a proper winrate to study. It's mainly here to sum up the performance of the deck. In addition, matchups where we got enough datas are either popular and strong T1 commanders of the format ([[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] and [[Sai, Master Thopterist]] are better fish strategies) or bad matchups ([[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]] is a nightmare to me since vigilance negate tempo such as [[Harbinger of the Tides]]/[[Selkie Hedge-Mage]], [[Moat]] breaks my deck and the amount of wraths effect on superfriends versions just instabreak me). Furthermore, I have to reapeat this one more time, keep in mind that some of the people I play against on XMage are players copy-pasting decks from MTGtop8 (because all cards are available for free in the software). Thus they got very strong lists but sometimes lack knowledges about how to play the deck. In addition, I'm far from being a pro player and after most of my defeats I realize the missplays I've done and figure how I could have win the game.</p>

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<p>Here you can find a list of cards that could fit well in the deck because they're merfolk centered or just because they're strong in the format. Of course most of those cards could fit in several categories at a time and I arbitrarily placed them in the category that seems to fit them the most.</p>

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===spoiler:TOP 100 NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS : the cream of the foam
<p>This is the top 100 best cards I seriously hesitate to include in the deck or I already tried in the deck. Most of those cards could or had fit well in my list but when you have to choose among several good cards it's always a matter of taste. All of those cards are also present in their respective categories that fit them the most below this one.</p>
[[Adaptive Automaton]] - 
[[Archmage's Charm]] - 
[[Aether Vial]] - 
[[Burst of Strength]] - 
[[Brazen Borrower]] - 
[[Castle Vantress]] - 
[[Chord of Calling]] - 
[[Collected Company]] - 
[[Constant Mists]] - 
[[Counterspell]] - 
[[Crop Rotation]] - 
[[Cryptic Command]] - 
[[Curious Obsession]] - 
[[Dispel]] - 
[[Dive Down]] - 
[[Dryad Arbor]] - 
[[Echoing Truth]] - 
[[Empress Galina]] - 
[[Earthcraft]] - 
[[Essence Capture]] - 
[[Fallowsage]] - 
[[Fog]] - 
[[Force of Vigor]] - 
[[Forerunner of the Heralds]] - 
[[Gemstone Caverns]] - 
[[Gemstone Mine]] - 
[[Gilded Drake]] - 
[[Gitaxian Probe]] - 
[[Glimpse of Nature]] - 
[[Green Sun's Zenith]] - 
[[Growth Spiral]] - 
[[Gush]] - 
[[Hadana's Climb]] - 
[[Herald of Secret Streams]] - 
[[Heroic Intervention]] - 
[[Hidden Strings]] - 
[[Icon of Ancestry]] - 
[[Incubation / Incongruity]] - 
[[Jungleborn Pioneer]] - 
[[Jungle Delver]] - 
[[Kindred Discovery]] - 
[[Kira, Great Glass-Spinner]] - 
[[Llanowar Reborn]] - 
[[Lullmage Mentor]] - 
[[Manta Riders]] - 
[[Memory Lapse]] - 
[[Merfolk Traders]] - 
[[Mirri's Guile]] - 
[[Mutagenic Growth]] - 
[[Natural State]] - 
[[Negate]] - 
[[Noxious Revival]] - 
[[Phantasmal Image]] - 
[[Plow Under]] - 
[[Polymorphist's Jest]] - 
[[Ponder]] - 
[[Pongify]] - 
[[Preordain]] - 
[[Psionic Blast]] - 
[[Rapid Hybridization]] - 
[[Relic of Progenitus]] - 
[[Remand]] - 
[[Rishadan Port]] - 
[[Sandbar Merfolk]] - 
[[Selkie Hedge-Mage]] - 
[[Simic Charm]] - 
[[Skullclamp]] - 
[[Sleep]] - 
[[Snapcaster Mage]] - 
[[Song of Freyalise]] - 
[[Song of the Dryads]] - 
[[Spellskite]] - 
[[Spreading Seas]] - 
[[Steely Resolve]] - 
[[Stony Strength]] - 
[[String of Disappearances]] - 
[[Surgespanner]] - 
[[Swift Warden]] - 
[[Sword of Feast and Famine]] - 
[[Talrand, Sky Summoner]] - 
[[Tangle Wire]] - 
[[Tatyova, Benthic Druid]] - 
[[Tempest Caller]] - 
[[Thassa, God of the Sea]] - 
[[Thrasios, Triton Hero]] - 
[[Triton Shorethief]] - 
[[Triton Tactics]] - 
[[Umara Entangler]] - 
[[Unified Will]] - 
[[Utopia Sprawl]] - 
[[Vanquisher's Banner]] - 
[[Vitalize]] - 
[[Vodalian Merchant]] - 
[[Vorel of the Hull Clade]] - 
[[Wake Thrasher]] - 
[[Waterfront Bouncer]] - 
[[Wild Growth]] - 
[[Winter Orb]] - 
[[Wistful Selkie]] - 
[[Worldly Tutor]]
===endspoiler

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===spoiler:+1/+1 COUNTERS (and other counters)
[[Arctic Merfolk]] - 
[[Avatar of the Resolute]] - 
[[Biomancer's Familiar]] - 
[[Bioshift]] - 
[[Bred for the Hunt]] - 
[[Champion of Lambholt]] - 
[[Chasm Skulker]] - 
[[Clockspinning]] - 
[[Combine Guildmage]] - 
[[Curse of Predation]] - 
[[Elusive Krasis]] - 
[[Evolution Sage]] - 
[[Experiment One]] - 
[[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] - 
[[Fathom Mage]] - 
[[Fertilid]] - 
[[Flux Channeler]] - 
[[Forced Adaptation]] - 
[[Gilder Bairn]] - 
[[Guildmages Forum]] - 
[[Guildpact Informant]] - 
[[Hadana's Climb]] - 
[[Hangarback Walker]] - 
[[Herald of Secret Streams]] - 
[[Hooded Hydra]] - 
[[Incubation Druid]] - 
[[Jade Guardian]] - 
[[Jungle Delver]] - 
[[Karn's Bastion]] - 
[[Leech Bonder]] - 
[[Llanowar Reborn]] - 
[[Lorescale Coatl]] - 
[[Managorger Hydra]] - 
[[Master Biomancer]] - 
[[Mistcutter Hydra]] - 
[[Novijen, Heart of Progress]] - 
[[Opal Palace]] - 
[[Oran-Rief, the Vastwood]] - 
[[Ordeal of Nylea]] - 
[[Ordeal of Thassa]] - 
[[Paperfin Rascal]] - 
[[Pelt Collector]] - 
[[Pir, Imaginative Rascal]] - 
[[Plaxcaster Frogling]] - 
[[Pollenbright Druid]] - 
[[Prime Speaker Zegana]] - 
[[Primordial Hydra]] - 
[[Razorfin Abolisher]] - 
[[Renegade Krasis]] - 
[[Rishkar, Peema Renegade]] - 
[[River Heralds' Boon]] - 
[[Roalesk, Apex Hybrid]] - 
[[Sage of Fables]] - 
[[Scavenging Ooze]] - 
[[Scute Mob]] - 
[[Shapers of Nature]] - 
[[Simic Ascendancy]] - 
[[Simic Fluxmage]] - 
[[Simic Manipulator]] - 
[[Solidarity of Heroes]] - 
[[Stonecoil Serpent]] - 
[[Strangleroot Geist]] - 
[[Thrive]] - 
[[Tishana's Wayfinder]] - 
[[Training Grounds]] - 
[[Undergrowth Champion]] - 
[[Vastwood Hydra]] - 
[[Verdurous Gearhulk]] - 
[[Vorel of the Hull Clade]] - 
[[Waker of the Wilds]] - 
[[Walking Ballista]] - 
[[Wildborn Preserver]] - 
[[Zameck Guildmage]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:GOOD STUFF (extra turns, steal, recursion, stapples...)
[[Academy Ruins]] - 
[[Aether Vial]] - 
[[Alchemist's Refuge]] - 
[[Alter Reality]] - 
[[Arcane Adaptation]] - 
[[Bribery]] - 
[[Call to the Kindred]] - 
[[Capture of Jingzhou]] - 
[[Collected Company]] - 
[[Command Beacon]] - 
[[Control Magic]] - 
[[Crystal Spray]] - 
[[Den Protector]] - 
[[Descendants' Path]] - 
[[Emergence Zone]] - 
[[Emry, Lurker of the loch]] - 
[[Eternal Witness]] - 
[[Faerie Conclave]] - 
[[Flash]] - 
[[Frostwalk Bastion]] - 
[[Gargoyle Castle]] - 
[[Garruk, Primal Hunter]] - 
[[Garruk Wildspeaker]] - 
[[Gilded Drake]] - 
[[Gingerbread Cabin]] - 
[[Glamerdye]] - 
[[Groundbreaker]] - 
[[Haunted Fengraf]] - 
[[Hexdrinker]] - 
[[Isochron Scepter]] - 
[[Khalni Garden]] - 
[[Kindred Summons]] - 
[[Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner]] - 
[[Kiora, Master of the Depths]] - 
[[Kiora, the Crashing Wave]] - 
[[Leyline of Anticipation]] - 
[[Lifelace]] - 
[[Lure]] - 
[[Mind Bend]] - 
[[Mind Bomb]] - 
[[Mirrodin Besieged]] - 
[[Mirrorpool]] - 
[[Mishra's Factory]] - 
[[Mobilized District]] - 
[[Moonring Island]] - 
[[Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer]] - 
[[Naban, Dean of Iteration]] - 
[[Narset, Parter of Veils]] - 
[[Narset's Reversal]] - 
[[Nissa, Steward of Elements]] - 
[[Nissa, Vital Force]] - 
[[Nissa, Voice of Zendikar]] - 
[[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]] - 
[[Nostalgic Dreams]] - 
[[Noxious Revival]] - 
[[Obstinate Baloth]] - 
[[Part the Waterveil]] - 
[[Petrified Field]] - 
[[Plow Under]] - 
[[Primeval Titan]] - 
[[Pulse of Murasa]] - 
[[Questing Beast]] - 
[[Quicken]] - 
[[Rashmi, Eternities Crafter]] - 
[[Reap]] - 
[[Retreat to Coralhelm]] - 
[[Retreat to Kazandu]] - 
[[Regrowth]] - 
[[Reliquary Tower]] - 
[[Restore]] - 
[[Sapseep Forest]] - 
[[Seedtime]] - 
[[Shardless Agent]] - 
[[Siren's Call]] - 
[[Sleight of Mind]]
[[Snapcaster Mage]] - 
[[Spark Double]] - 
[[Spectral Shift]] - 
[[Springjack Pasture]] - 
[[Spy Network]] - 
[[Stream of life]] - 
[[Sword of Body and Mind]] - 
[[Sword of Feast and Famine]] - 
[[Sword of Fire and Ice]] - 
[[Sword of Light and Shadow]] - 
[[Sword of Sinew and Steel]] - 
[[Sword of Truth and Justice]] - 
[[Sword of War and Peace]] - 
[[Sylvan Awakening]] - 
[[Tamiyo, Collector of Tales]] - 
[[Tamiyo, the Moon Sage]] - 
[[Tarmogoyf]] - 
[[Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir]] - 
[[Temporal Manipulation]] - 
[[Temporal Mastery]] - 
[[Temporal Trespass]] - 
[[Thespian's Stage]] - 
[[Thing in the Ice]] - 
[[Thousand-Year Elixir]] - 
[[Thragtusk]] - 
[[Throne of the God-Pharaoh]] - 
[[Time Warp]] - 
[[Trait Doctoring]] - 
[[Treefolk Umbra]] - 
[[Treetop Village]] - 
[[Twisted Image]] - 
[[Vedalken Shackles]] - 
[[Venarian Glimmer]] - 
[[Vesuva]] - 
[[Vivien, Arkbow Ranger]] - 
[[Vivien, Champion of the Wilds]] - 
[[Vivien Reid]] - 
[[Walk the Aeons]] - 
[[Whim of Volrath]] - 
[[Wilderness Reclamation]] - 
[[Winding Canyons]] - 
[[Xantid Swarm]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:RAMP
[[Ancient Tomb]] - 
[[Arbor Elf]] - 
[[Azusa, Lost but Seeking]] - 
[[Birds of Paradise]] - 
[[Blighted Woodland]] - 
[[Bloom Tender]] - 
[[Boreal Druid]] - 
[[Carpet of Flowers]] - 
[[Coiling Oracle]] - 
[[Courser of Kruphix]] - 
[[Cryptolith Rite]] - 
[[Cultivate]] - 
[[Deserted Temple]] - 
[[Dryad Arbor]] - 
[[Earthcraft]] - 
[[Edge of Autumn]] - 
[[Elvish Mystic]] - 
[[Elvish Spirit Guide]] - 
[[Exploration]] - 
[[Explore]] - 
[[Farseek]] - 
[[Fyndhorn Elves]] - 
[[Gemstone Caverns]] - 
[[Gilded Goose]] - 
[[Growing Rites of Itlimoc]] - 
[[Growth Spiral]] - 
[[Gyre Sage]] - 
[[Harvest Season]] - 
[[Havenwood Battleground]] - 
[[High Tide]] - 
[[Into the North]] - 
[[Isolated Watchtower]] - 
[[Joraga Treespeaker]] - 
[[Kodama's Reach]] - 
[[Land Grant]] - 
[[Life from the Loam]] - 
[[Llanowar Elves]] - 
[[Lotus Cobra]] - 
[[Lotus Field]] - 
[[Lotus Petal]] - 
[[Maraleaf Pixie]] - 
[[Midnight Clock]] - 
[[Myriad Landscape]] - 
[[Nature's Lore]] - 
[[Nissa's Pilgrimage]] - 
[[Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx]] - 
[[One with Nature]] - 
[[Rampant Growth]] - 
[[Sakura-Tribe Elder]] - 
[[Sakura-Tribe Scout]] - 
[[Sea Scryer]] - 
[[Search for Tomorrow]] - 
[[Shaman of Forgotten Ways]] - 
[[Simic Signet]] - 
[[Skyshroud Ranger]] - 
[[Song of Freyalise]] - 
[[Stonybrook Banneret]] - 
[[Summer Bloom]] - 
[[Svyelunite Temple]] - 
[[Talisman of Curiosity]] - 
[[Thrasios, Triton Hero]] - 
[[Three Visits]] - 
[[Utopia Sprawl]] - 
[[Wild Growth]] - 
[[World Shaper]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:CONSISTANCY (tutors, deck manipulation, loot, plurisituation...)
[[Anticipate]] - 
[[Archmage's Charm]] - 
[[Augur of Bolas]] - 
[[Birthing Pod]] - 
[[Bond of Flourishing]] - 
[[Castle Vantress]] - 
[[Cephalid Coliseum]] - 
[[Chord of Calling]] - 
[[Crop Rotation]] - 
[[Cryptic Command]] - 
[[Cunning Wish]] - 
[[Dakra Mystic]] - 
[[Dizzy Spell]] - 
[[Drift of Phantasms]] - 
[[Eldritch Evolution]] - 
[[Elvish Reclaimer]] - 
[[Evolutionary Leap]] - 
[[Expedition Map]] - 
[[Fauna Shaman]] - 
[[Finale of Devastation]] - 
[[Forerunner of the Heralds]] - 
[[Green Sun's Zenith]] - 
[[Halimar Depths]] - 
[[Impulse]] - 
[[Intuition]] - 
[[Incubation / Incongruity]] - 
[[Jace, Cunning Castaway]] - 
[[Jace, the Mind Sculptor]] - 
[[Jace, Vryn's Prodigy]] - 
[[Living Wish]] - 
[[Memorial to Unity]] - 
[[Merchant Scroll]] - 
[[Merfolk Looter]] - 
[[Merfolk Traders]] - 
[[Merrow Harbinger]] - 
[[Mirri's Guile]] - 
[[Mirror Image]] - 
[[Mirror Mockery]] - 
[[Mission Briefing]] - 
[[Momir Vig, Simic Visionary]] - 
[[Muddle the Mixture]] - 
[[Natural Selection]] - 
[[Neoform]] - 
[[Once Upon a Time]] - 
[[Phantasmal Image]] - 
[[Phyrexian Metamorph]] - 
[[Piracy Charm]] - 
[[Ponder]] - 
[[Preordain]] - 
[[Prime Speaker Vannifar]] - 
[[Primal Command]] - 
[[Quasiduplicate]] - 
[[Repudiate / Replicate]] - 
[[Riverwise Augur]] - 
[[Sage of the Falls]] - 
[[Sages of the Anima]] - 
[[Sapphire Charm]] - 
[[Scour All Possibilities]] - 
[[Scrying Sheets]] - 
[[Search for Azcanta]] - 
[[Serum Visions]] - 
[[Shared Summons]] - 
[[Simic Charm]] - 
[[Sleight of Hand]] - 
[[Smuggler's Copter]] - 
[[Soldevi Excavations]] - 
[[Spellseeker]] - 
[[Summoner's Pact]] - 
[[Supreme Will]] - 
[[Survival of the Fittest]] - 
[[Sylvan Library]] - 
[[Sylvan Scrying]] - 
[[Telling Time]] - 
[[Thassa, God of the Sea]] - 
[[Tolaria West]] - 
[[Transmute Artifact]] - 
[[Traverse the Ulvenwald]] - 
[[Trophy Mage]] - 
[[Vodalian Merchant]] - 
[[Vision Charm]] - 
[[Vivien's Arkbow]] - 
[[Windrider Patrol]] - 
[[Woodland Bellower]] - 
[[Worldly Tutor]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:COVER (creature, spell or self protection/tempo)
[[Autumn's Veil]] - 
[[Banishing Knack]] - 
[[Blink of an Eye]] - 
[[Brazen Borrower]] - 
[[Boomerang]] - 
[[Cerulean Drake]] - 
[[Chain of Vapor]] - 
[[Clairvoyance]] - 
[[Constant Mists]] - 
[[Cunning Evasion]] - 
[[Curfew]] - 
[[Cyclonic Rift]] - 
[[Display of Dominance]] - 
[[Dive Down]] - 
[[Echoing Truth]] - 
[[Fog]] - 
[[Gitaxian Probe]] - 
[[Heroic Intervention]] - 
[[Homeward Path]] - 
[[Hurkyl's Recall]] - 
[[Into the Roil]] - 
[[Ice-Fang Coatl]] - 
[[Kira, Great Glass-Spinner]] - 
[[Lightning Greaves]] - 
[[Lull]] - 
[[Mage's Guile]] - 
[[Maze of Ith]] - 
[[Mizzium Skin]] - 
[[Moment's Peace]] - 
[[Nourishing Shoal]] - 
[[Oboro, Palace in the Clouds]] - 
[[Permafrost Trap]] - 
[[Ranger's Guile]] - 
[[Rebuild]] - 
[[Repeal]] - 
[[Resuscitate]] - 
[[Riptide Laboratory]] - 
[[Run Away Together]] - 
[[Run Wild]] - 
[[Select for Inspection]] - 
[[Sentinel of the Pearl Trident]] - 
[[Selkie Hedge-Mage]] - 
[[Siren Stormtamer]] - 
[[Skyshroud Blessing]] - 
[[Snap]] - 
[[Snapback]] - 
[[Spellskite]] - 
[[Spore Frog]] - 
[[Steely Resolve]] - 
[[String of Disappearances]] - 
[[Summoning Trap]] - 
[[Surgespanner]] - 
[[Swift Warden]] - 
[[Svyelunite Priest]] - 
[[Sylvan Safekeeper]] - 
[[Tangle]] - 
[[Teferi's Time Twist]] - 
[[Telepathy]] - 
[[Tower of the Magistrate]] - 
[[Unsummon]] - 
[[Veil of Summer]] - 
[[Veilstone Amulet]] - 
[[Vendilion Clique]] - 
[[Verdant Rebirth]] - 
[[Vodalian Illusionist]] - 
[[Vodalian Mystic]] - 
[[Void Grafter]] - 
[[Waterfront Bouncer]] - 
[[Wavecrash Triton]] - 
[[Whiplash Trap]] - 
[[Wild Defiance]] - 
[[Winds of Qal Sisma]] - 
[[Withdraw]] - 
[[Word of Undoing]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:COUNTERSPELLS
[[Admiral's Order]] - 
[[Annul]] - 
[[Avoid Fate]] - 
[[Bind]] - 
[[Censor]] - 
[[Ceremonious Rejection]] - 
[[Commandeer]] - 
[[Complicate]] - 
[[Condescend]] - 
[[Counterspell]] - 
[[Delay]] - 
[[Deprive]] - 
[[Disallow]] - 
[[Dismiss]] - 
[[Dispel]] - 
[[Dispersal Shield]] - 
[[Disrupt]] - 
[[Disrupting Shoal]] - 
[[Divert]] - 
[[Essence Capture]] - 
[[Envelop]] - 
[[Exclude]] - 
[[Flashfreeze]] - 
[[Flusterstorm]] - 
[[Foil]] - 
[[Frilled Mystic]] - 
[[Glen Elendra Archmage]] - 
[[Chalice of the Void]] - 
[[Insidious Will]] - 
[[Intervene]] - 
[[Lifeforce]] - 
[[Lullmage Mentor]] - 
[[Memory Lapse]] - 
[[Miscalculation]] - 
[[Mystical Dispute]] - 
[[Mystic Confluence]] - 
[[Mystic Snake]] - 
[[Negate]] - 
[[Nix]] - 
[[Plasm Capture]] - 
[[Remand]] - 
[[Rewind]] - 
[[Spell Rupture]] - 
[[Stubborn Denial]] - 
[[Syncopate]] - 
[[Tale's End]] - 
[[Thwart]] - 
[[Turn Aside]] - 
[[Unified Will]] - 
[[Unsubstantiate]] - 
[[Unwind]] - 
[[Venser, Shaper Savant]] - 
[[Vodalian Mage]] - 
[[Voidslime]] - 
[[Wizard's Retort]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:REMOVALS (and wrath effects)
[[Aether Gust]] - 
[[AEtherize]] - 
[[AEtherspouts]] - 
[[Ancient Animus]] - 
[[Beast Within]] - 
[[Blast Zone]] - 
[[Blue Elemental Blast]] - 
[[Broken Bond]] - 
[[Coral Net]] - 
[[Curse of the Swine]] - 
[[Diminish]] - 
[[Dust Bowl]] - 
[[Encroaching Wastes]] - 
[[Epic Confrontation]] - 
[[Evacuation]] - 
[[Field of Ruin]] - 
[[Flash Flood]] - 
[[Force of Vigor]] - 
[[Frogify]] - 
[[Ghost Quarter]] - 
[[Hydroblast]] - 
[[Imprisoned in the Moon]] - 
[[Kasmina's Transmutation]] - 
[[kenrith's Transformation]] - 
[[Krosan Grip]] - 
[[Lignify]] - 
[[Lingering Mirage]] - 
[[Manglehorn]] - 
[[Mind Harness]] - 
[[Mouth of Ronom]] - 
[[Mutant's Prey]] - 
[[Natural State]] - 
[[Naturalize]] - 
[[Nature's Claim]] - 
[[Nature's Way]] - 
[[Polymorphist's Jest]] - 
[[Pongify]] - 
[[Pounce]] - 
[[Psionic Blast]] - 
[[Prey Upon]] - 
[[Rapid Hybridization]] - 
[[Reality Shift]] - 
[[Reclamation Sage]] - 
[[Relic of Progenitus]] - 
[[Return to Nature]] - 
[[Savage Punch]] - 
[[Savage Swipe]] - 
[[Scavenger Grounds]] - 
[[Sea's Claim]] - 
[[Setessan Tactics]] - 
[[Silent Gravestone]] - 
[[Snakeform]] - 
[[Song of the Dryads]] - 
[[Spreading Seas]] - 
[[Storm the Citadel]] - 
[[Tectonic Edge]] - 
[[Titanic Brawl]] - 
[[Tormod's Crypt]] - 
[[Treachery]] - 
[[Trygon Predator]] - 
[[Ulvenwald Tracker]] - 
[[Unravel the Aether]] - 
[[Wash Out]] - 
[[Winter's Chill]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:DRAW (strictly card advantage)
[[Bag of Holding]] - 
[[Benefactor's Draught]] - 
[[Bident of Thassa]] - 
[[Blighted Cataract]] - 
[[Blue Sun's Zenith]] - 
[[Braingeyser]] - 
[[Chart a Course]] - 
[[Chemister's Insight]] - 
[[Coastal Piracy]] - 
[[Cold-Eyed Selkie]] - 
[[Compulsive Research]] - 
[[Curiosity]] - 
[[Curious Obsession]] - 
[[Day's Undoing]] - 
[[Deep Analysis]] - 
[[Desert of the Indomitable]] - 
[[Desert of the Mindful]] - 
[[Distant Melody]] - 
[[Drawn from Dreams]] - 
[[Enclave Cryptologist]] - 
[[Fact or Fiction]] - 
[[Fallowsage]] - 
[[Glimmer of Genius]] - 
[[Glimpse of Nature]] - 
[[Gush]] - 
[[Herald's Horn]] - 
[[Icon of Ancestry]] - 
[[Jace Beleren]] - 
[[Keen Sense]] - 
[[Kindred Discovery]] - 
[[Lonely Sandbar]] - 
[[Memorial to Genius]] - 
[[Mikokoro, Center of the Sea]] - 
[[Mystic Remora]] - 
[[Oath of Scholars]] - 
[[Ophidian Eye]] - 
[[Pulse of the grid]] - 
[[Radical Idea]] - 
[[Read the Runes]] - 
[[Remote Isle]] - 
[[Rhystic Study]] - 
[[Saltwater Stalwart]] - 
[[Saprazzan Heir]] - 
[[Sea Gate Wreckage]] - 
[[Scroll Thief]] - 
[[Sixth Sense]] - 
[[Skullclamp]] - 
[[Slippery Karst]] - 
[[Snake Umbra]] - 
[[Standstill]] - 
[[Tatyova, Benthic Druid]] - 
[[Throne of the High City]] - 
[[Tidal Courier]] - 
[[Tireless Tracker]] - 
[[Time Reversal]] - 
[[Time Spiral]] - 
[[Timetwister]] - 
[[Tranquil Thicket]] - 
[[Vanquisher's Banner]] - 
[[Visions of Beyond]] - 
[[Warriors' Lesson]] - 
[[Wistful Selkie]] - 
[[Whispers of the Muse]] - 
[[Windfall]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:TAPTAP (tapers and untapers)
[[Awakening]] - 
[[Bear Umbra]] - 
[[Blinkmoth Well]] - 
[[Blustersquall]] - 
[[Breaking Wave]] - 
[[Burst of Strength]] - 
[[Curse of Bounty]] - 
[[Dramatic Reversal]] - 
[[Ensnare]] - 
[[Exhaustion]] - 
[[Gigadrowse]] - 
[[Hidden Strings]] - 
[[Instill Energy]] - 
[[Intruder Alarm]] - 
[[Jolting Merfolk]] - 
[[Mana Short]] - 
[[Mana Vapors]] - 
[[Merfolk Skyscout]] - 
[[Minamo, School at Water's Edge]] - 
[[Mobilize]] - 
[[Nature's Will]] - 
[[Paradox Engine]] - 
[[Paradox Haze]] - 
[[Quest for Renewal]] - 
[[Quirion Ranger]] - 
[[Scryb Ranger]] - 
[[Seedborn Muse]] - 
[[Skyline Cascade]] - 
[[Sleep]] - 
[[Stony Strength]] - 
[[Take into Custody]] - 
[[Triton Tactics]] - 
[[Turnabout]] - 
[[Vitalize]] - 
[[Watertrap Weaver]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:GOOD FISH (tribal spells)
[[Aquitect's Will]] - 
[[Benthicore]] - 
[[Birthing Boughs]] - 
[[Cache Raiders]] - 
[[Caller of Gales]] - 
[[Chameleon Colossus]] - 
[[Coral Fighters]] - 
[[Deepchannel Mentor]] - 
[[Deeproot Warrior]] - 
[[Empress Galina]] - 
[[Heirloom Blade]] - 
[[Jungleborn Pioneer]] - 
[[Manta Riders]] - 
[[Merfolk Raiders]] - 
[[Merfolk Spy]] - 
[[Mistcaller]] - 
[[Mothdust Changeling]] - 
[[Prismwake Merrow]] - 
[[Riptide Pilferer]] - 
[[Rootwater Diver]] - 
[[Rootwater Hunter]] - 
[[Rootwater Matriarch]] - 
[[Rootwater Mystic]] - 
[[Rootwater Shaman]] - 
[[Rootwater Thief]] - 
[[Sandbar Merfolk]] - 
[[Saprazzan Bailiff]] - 
[[Saprazzan Legate]] - 
[[Seasinger]] - 
[[Shaper Apprentice]] - 
[[Sigil Tracer]] - 
[[Skywatcher Adept]] - 
[[Storm Sculptor]] - 
[[Talrand, Sky Summoner]] - 
[[Triton Cavalry]] - 
[[Triton Fortune Hunter]] - 
[[Triton Shorethief]] - 
[[Umara Entangler]] - 
[[Vodalian Knights]] - 
[[Wake Thrasher]] - 
[[Wanderwine Prophets]] - 
[[Webweaver Changeling]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:PUMPER
[[Adaptive Automaton]] - 
[[Become Immense]] - 
[[Berserk]] - 
[[Bounty of the Hunt]] - 
[[Centaur Garden]] - 
[[Coat of Arms]] - 
[[Concordant Crossroads]] - 
[[Craterhoof Behemoth]] - 
[[Crown of Ascension]] - 
[[Door of Destinies]] - 
[[Elvish Fury]] - 
[[Gather Courage]] - 
[[Giant Growth]] - 
[[Grand Architect]] - 
[[Hashep Oasis]] - 
[[Heart of Yavimaya]] - 
[[Heraldic Banner]] - 
[[Invigorate]] - 
[[Maximize Altitude]] - 
[[Might of Old Krosa]] - 
[[Might of the Masses]] - 
[[Mutagenic Growth]] - 
[[Obelisk of Urd]] - 
[[Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers]] - 
[[Pendelhaven]] - 
[[Prey's Vengeance]] - 
[[Rancor]] - 
[[Scale Up]] - 
[[Shadow Rift]] - 
[[Soaring Seacliff]] - 
[[Stoneforge Masterwork]] - 
[[Titanic Growth]] - 
[[Turntimber Grove]] - 
[[Waterspout Weavers]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:STAX
[[Damping Sphere]] - 
[[Drop of Honey]] - 
[[Elephant Grass]] - 
[[Grafdigger's Cage]] - 
[[Phyrexian Revoker]] - 
[[Pithing Needle]] - 
[[Psychic Surgery]] - 
[[Quicksilver Fountain]] - 
[[Rishadan Port]] - 
[[Sorcerous Spyglass]] - 
[[Stormtide Leviathan]] - 
[[Tangle Wire]] - 
[[Winter Orb]]
===endspoiler

===spoiler:COLOR FIXING
[[Aether Hub]] - 
[[City of Brass]] - 
[[Bant Panorama]] - 
[[Evolving Wilds]] - 
[[Forbidden Orchard]] - 
[[Gemstone Mine]] - 
[[Lumbering Falls]] - 
[[Meteor Crater]] - 
[[Reef Shaman]] - 
[[Rhystic Cave]] - 
[[Simic Growth Chamber]] - 
[[Teferi's Isle]] - 
[[Terramorphic Expanse]] - 
[[Thornwood Falls]] - 
[[Tidal Warrior]] - 
[[Tideshaper Mystic]] - 
[[Unstable Frontier]] - 
[[Vivid Creek]] - 
[[Vivid Grove]]
===endspoiler

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===panel:<center>FISHY MUTATIONS</center>

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===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 31/03/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Forest]] - [[Utopia Sprawl]] - [[Wild Growth]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx]] - [[Maze of Ith]] - [[Crop Rotation]]</p>
<p>Mana/color deaths feel responsible for a part too big of my defeats. Even if [[Maze of Ith]] could be a blast versus some matchups ([[Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest]], [[Arahbo, Roar of the World]], [[Karlov of the Ghost Council]], [[Rafiq of the Many]]...) I feel like more than half of the time I'd prefer to have a mana land and I find myself scrying, cycling it with loot effects or killing it on [[crop rotation]] in order to grab something else. [[Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx]] feels like it becomes useful to late in the game and even if it can do stupid things with my list I feel like I always prefer to have color mana rather than this land before turn 4 or 5. [[Crop Rotation]] was useful to catch the [[Maze of Ith]], [[Cavern of Souls]], [[Yavimaya Hollow]] or [[Path of Ancestry]]. Now [[Maze of Ith]] is not in the deck anymore and [[Baral, Chief of Compliance]] is banned, the loss of card advantage induced by [[Crop Rotation]] doesn't seem that strong if it's only to grab [[Yavimaya Hollow]] or [[Path of Ancestry]]. In addition of helping me on color, the [[Forest]], [[Utopia Sprawl]] and [[Wild Growth]] added to the deck will allow me to play [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]] or the high amount of [[symbol:3]] CMC in the deck on turn 2. Furthermore it does some nasty things with [[Earthcraft]], [[Kiora's Follower]] or [[Merrow Reejerey]].
===endspoiler
===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 07/04/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Merfolk Skydiver]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Opposition]]</p>
<p>The new [[Merfolk Skydiver]] from War of the Spark seems really sweet. It is a better [[Gaea's Skyfolk]] since it has the flexibility of giving a counter to another creature if needed or being a 2/2 flyer, it matches with my +1/+1 subtheme and it has a good mana sink. In addition, this comes fill in my lack of strong turn 2. However the real question was what should I cut ? 99% of the duel commander playerbase will probably throw me a stone for cutting [[Opposition]]in a low curve creature deck with some untappers shenanigans (same than when I cut the [[Umezawa's Jitte]] long time ago). My feeling is that [[Opposition]] is a really strong card (basically a free win with [[Master of Waves]], [[Murkfiend Liege]] or [[Prophet of Kruphix]] or simply in some cases) but most of the time I'd prefer tapping my merfolks on Kumena's abilities or in order to attack. In addition I now reach a pretty high amount of evasive abilities thus I don't feel like I need to tap opponent creatures to hit him in the face. The 2 obvious parts of the card I'll be missing is first staxing them to death which I rarelly do since in control matchups my board is thin and versus aggro matchups I'm around the second part which is tapping opponent creatures in a defensive way while preparing for a big smash. Maybe this paragraph is just here because I need to convince myself I'm right to cut another T1 card for a poor uncommon :D ! Whatever, I'm gonna do some tries. To finish, now that the +1/+1 counter package seems consequent enough I'm seriously considering adding [[Vorel of the Hull Clade]] (seems a bit slow and the body is clunky) with some [[Umezawa's Jitte]] back and a [[Llanowar Reborn]].
===endspoiler
===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 15/04/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Merrow Commerce]] - [[Opposition]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Tempest Caller]] - [[Savage Summoning]]</p>
<p>I already had some tries with [[Merrow Commerce]]. I thought that playing this kind of enchantment turn 2 wasn't that great for a true aggro strategy. However I have to embrace midrange strategy and I miss the stupid things I can do with this card. Indeed, [[Merrow Commerce]] is a merfolk tribal sorcery. Thus it activates [[Deeproot Elite]], [[Forerunner of the Heralds]], [[Merrow Reejerey]], [[River Sneak]] or even [[Deeproot Waters]] and it can be used on [[Silvergill Adept]]. Furthermore the enchantment can be tap with [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]] allowing us to make him unblockable, to draw with 2 merfolk creatures on the board or to start pumping our folks with 4 which often creates a huge surprise effect. To finish, it triggers at our end step when [[Murkfiend Liege]] and [[Prophet of Kruphix]] triggers on opponent's upkeep allowing us additional activations on [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]], [[Earthcraft]] or [[Opposition]]. I feel guilty for having cut this last one and [[Merrow Commerce]] is the perfect excuse to put it back in the deck. Furthermore even if [[Moat]] and many land deaths are the principle reason for those loss during my last series versus [[Atraxa, Praetors' Voice]], the matchup told me to keep [[Opposition]] warm in my decklist. Back in the days where I was looking for non targeting +1/+1 counters cards because of [[Kira, Great Glass-Spinner]], [[Steely Resolve]] and [[Phantasmal Image]] I found [[Savage Summoning]]. This card is fun, strong and won me some games. However in many situations if you can't kill an opponent creature on combat tricks or if the ennemy plays removals in addition of counterspells it's pure card disadvantage. Furthermore in many cases I couldn't reach to curve it properly. With the entry of [[Merfolk Skydiver]] I feel like I already have enough +1/+1 counters in the deck to benefit from [[Zegana, Utopian Speaker]] (it was a nonbo with [[Savage Summoning]]), [[Benthic Biomancer]] or [[Hardened Scales]]. That's the reason why I chose to cut it. [[Tempest Caller]] is a blast and won me a lot of games but it's the second cut of the day ; mainly because [[Opposition]] can fill the spot on the long run, in order to keep my curve or because it was especially great with [[Savage Summoning]].
===endspoiler
===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 22/04/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Ash Barrens]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Forest]]</p>
<p>After 2 consecutives games stuck on green and a general feeling of overgreen manas I decided to cut another forest in order to put [[Ash Barrens]] in. With [[Earthcraft]], [[Utopia Sprawl]] (even [[Daze]] or [[Selkie Hedge-Mage]]) and the amount of [[Blood Moon]]/[[Magus of the Moon]] in the meta I need a high amount of basic lands. However I can't risk to get stuck on green especially with the number of [[symbol:U]] and [[symbol:U]][[symbol:U]] in the deck. Simic lack some key lands and [[Ash Barrens]] seems to be the perfect tool in this color combination to avoid color deaths, to get basic lands fast and to avoid loosing life with lands such as [[Mana Confluence]] or [[City of Brass]].</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 08/05/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Waterlogged Grove]] - [[Prismatic Vista]] - [[Force of Negation]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Snow-Covered Forest]] - [[Snow-Covered Island]] - [[Jungleborn Pioneer]]</p>
<p>It's been a long time that I was hoping for lands as cool as [[Waterlogged Grove]] and [[Prismatic Vista]]. Color struggling is something that I often experience in the deck since it combines cards that require a lot of basic lands and/or forests/islands ([[Utopia sprawl]], [[Selkie Hedge-mage]], [[Earthcraft]], [[Daze]] and so on) and half the deck is made of heavy coloured cards ([[Coralhelm Commander]], [[Lord of Atlantis]], [[Wistful Selkie]]...). Having 2 new dual colors untap lands is a dream. Furthermore, especially since the first one have the same draw effect than [[Horizon Canopy]] which is well known as an insanely good card and the second can fecth exactly what I need in the deck : a basic land. I am wondering if the additional fetch effect plus the land sacrifice trick should makes me run a 38th land but for the moment I'm going to try it this way. There is no need to explain why [[Force of Negation]] is an auto inclusion in the deck (I love the hard cast cost by the way) but I'd like to talk about why [[Jungleborn Pioneer]] was in the deck. People tend to think [[Jungleborn Pioneer]] is a bad card. In a Kumena list it is the exact opposite. Throwing 2 merfolks on the board with a single card is insanely good with merfolk lords, [[Kumena Tyrant of Orazca]] or [[Earthcraft]], the hexproof on the token can turn a game with the +1/+1 counters subtheme and the fact that people underestimate [[Jungleborn Pioneer]] allow safe play on turn 3 when the opponent is sitting on a counterspell/removal ; allowing us to cast [[Kumena Tyrant of Orazca]] on turn 4 with a [[symbol:1]] CMC counterspell backup or something like [[Blossoming Defense]]. I have hesitated a lot with cutting [[Misdirection]] or [[Spell Pierce]] mainly in order to keep the same amount of counterspells in the deck which seems to be the right number in order to deal with both control and stabilize aggro matchups. I'm going to do some tests once I purchase those cards and see.</p>
===endspoiler
===spoiler:----- LIST CHANGES 27/06/2019 -----
<p>IN -> [[Brineborn Cutthroat]] - [[Swift Warden]] - [[Savage Summoning]] - [[Stifle]] - [[Opt]] - [[Peek]] - [[Snow-Covered Island]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Forerunner of the Heralds]] - [[Ponder]] - [[Preordain]] - [[Utopia Sprawl]] - [[Wild Growth]] - [[Earthcraft]] - [[Mirri's Guile]]</p>
<p>Since the spoil of [[Brineborn Cutthroat]] I have done quiet a lot of changes in the deck. There is no need to justify why I put this new merfolk in the deck but let’s talk about the other changes. I’m not changing the list especially for this merfolk but its release made me think about instant speed tricks and I wanted to boost them a bit. Why ? Because it's fun ! To begin with, I have no real answers in the deck (I’m talking about removals) thus [[Ponder]] and [[Preordain]] were mostly here to find a kill, a backup counterspell or 90% of the time to be sure I hit my land and I curve well. There is no doubt those cards are extremely powerful but I feel like passed turn 1 I’d rather have a less powerful effect like [[Opt]] but to be abble to keep an opened mana for the large amount of [[symbol:1]] mana instant tricks I run in the list ([[Blossoming Defense]], [[Force Spike]], [[Spell Pierce]], [[Spell Snare]]…). [[Utopia Sprawl]], [[Wild Growth]] and [[Earthcraft]] are extremelly powerful cards too and as I already stated in the previous « LIST CHANGES » it allows me to play [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]] on turn 2 or just vomit my whole hand with untappers shenanigans. On other hand, I find it extremelly frustrating to draw those tools past your opening hand and it happens a lot even with the amount of scry/loot/explore I got ; plus if I haven’t a mana sinker like [[Merfolk Skydiver]] on the board, the speed given is generally catch by the card disadvantage and the fact that the cards I use to break the game are creature centric or require more than just a large amount of mana to work ([[Deeproot Waters]], [[Opposition]], [[Murkfiend Liege]], [[Master of Waves]], [[Prophet of Kruphix]]…). To finish, [[Forerunner of the Heralds]] is strong but as I stated before it feels slow, it’s expensive and it does nothing the turn it arrives ; with the reduction of ramp I wanted to tone a bit my curve. To finish with inclusions, it’s been a while I haven’t played the several cards I listed and I missed the fun I had with them. Most of them are what I call unexpected shenanigans. Just like [[Misdirection]] they’re strong cards especially because they see few play in the format and create huge surprise effects. [[Savage Summoning]] (which allows me to keep the same amount of +1/+1 counter cards with the withdrawal of [[Forerunner of the Heralds]]) and [[Stifle]] are tricky to play because they require a trade to be valuable in term of card advantage. But it’s so cool to flash the fifth merfolk to pump them all with Kumena before your turn, to flash a [[Wake Thrasher]] with an islandwalk lord on your next main phase versus control or to stifle the first fetch versus 3+ colors decks ! [[Peek]] is here for the cantrip effect at instant speed and to help me decide my strategy ; [[Swift Warden]] because a 3/3 body at instant speed is good and if it can save one of my merfolk in some situations it’s even better and I replaced [[Mirri's Guile]] with another [[Snow-Covered Island]] to help me curve out and because the consistancy brings by this enchantment doesn't always worth the card disadvantage induced. With those changes I expect the deck to be a bit better versus control, generally maybe a little worst versus every other matchups but fore sure funnier :)</p>
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<p>IN -> [[Mana Leak]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Swift Warden]]</p>
<p>I don't really want to keep increasing the amount of counterspells in the deck but in a lot of situations having a [[Mana Leak]] in hand feels way more fine and way less situational than having a [[Swift Warden]]. Easier to curve and better than an instant speed 3/3 against low interaction decks where there is few removals. Furthermore I got some deceptions in the past days that the hexproof effect couldn't target my [[Edric, Spymaster of Trest]] or my [[Prophet of Kruphix]].</p>
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<p>IN -> [[Fabled Passage]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Wake Thrasher]]</p>
<p>During my last games I had quiet a lot of mana deaths and I feel like having another land in the pack could be useful. [[Fabled Passage]] is nice since the fetch effect prevents me from flooding in late game. Seeing the amount of fetch effects I have now ; I hope one day they'll make some landfall merfolk ! Maybe I'll have a try on [[Retreat to Kazandu]] or [[Retreat to Coralhelm]] but it feels slow without ramp in the format and with my game plan. I had quiet some nice combos with [[Wake Thrasher]] and [[Savage Summoning]] or unblockable stuff like [[Lord of Atlantis]]/[[Master of the Pearl Trident]]/[[Merfolk Sovereign]]. But it's time to say goodbye to the turn 3 drop that does nothing the turn it arrives in addition of being a 1/1 and being easily chumpblockable once it's big.</p>
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<p>IN -> [[Oko, Thief of Crowns]] - [[Minamo, School at Water's Edge]] - [[Umezawa's Jitte]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Psionic Blast]] - [[Snow-Covered Island]] - [[Forest]]</p>
<p>[[Oko, Thief of Crowns]] is just busted... he can negate an entire deck by transforming a commander into an elk 3/3. And who is really good to block a 3/3 without killing it ? [[Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca]] my dear (my deer ?) ! I hope He won't get banned since the card cost me a kidney and it's the first time ever we have a good planeswalker in simic. [[Psionic Blast]] won me quiet some games and it is really strong. But the 2 life it costs is often too much to bear and it can't kill a planeswalker. Furthermore, I assume blue is not the color to blast and I think that stubbornly trying to blast 4 life for 3 manas with 2 life downside is bad when you compare it to a [[Lightning Bolt]]. [[Minamo, School at Water's Edge]] is here now just because it's been a long time I haven't get rekt by a [[Blood Moon]] or a [[Magus of the Moon]]. The synergy with Kumena is pretty sweet. It's been a long time I'm looking for a spot to try again [[Umezawa's Jitte]]. I'm going to try this on a land spot.</p>
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<p>IN -> [[Ancestral Vision]] - [[Cursecatcher]] - [[Mana Confluence]]</p>
<p>OUT -> [[Snow-Covered Forest]] - [[Wistful Selkie]] - [[Selkie Hedge-Mage]]</p>
<p>With my several research on meta decks curves I want to try to lower a bit more mine. The question was which turn 3 should I cut and it was really tough. Those 2 selkies seem to be the weakest/slowest. Both of them can have huge impact on the game : [[Wistful Selkie]] is a good card against opened mana to counterspell my Kumena and is a blast when you curve on a [[Master of Waves]] turn 4. [[Selkie Hedge-Mage]] with both conditions is as huge as a [[Thragtusk]] to tempo aggro decks. Now that I cut [[Selkie Hedge-Mage]], [[Earthcraft]] and [[Utopia Sprawl]] there is no real need to keep an amount of [[Forest]] that high. Welcome [[Mana Confluence]] !</p>
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<p>What is your experience and your thoughts with those cards in this format ?</p>

<p>Have you ever tried a Kumena or a simic list ?</p>

<p>What were your subthemes ?</p>

<p>How do you gauge aggro and control in your list ?</p>

<p>What kind of deck are you struggling against ?</p>

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SideBae on

1 month ago

So before I get to suggestions, I want to mention that I think your deck is beautiful. I love the idea of getting the whole thing painted... looks great so far.

  1. I think you should consider Mystic Remora . It may take you a while to get your general down, and Mystic Remora can keep your opponents from playing long enough for you to build up some mana. Or, if they're inexperienced, it can easily be an Ancestral Recall .

  2. You should consider running some more mana-dorks -- they're the main reason to run green, since they'll speed you up like crazy. Deathrite Shaman and Birds of Paradise are the best ones (so crops for running them) but I'd also run things like Elves of Deep Shadow , Fyndhorn Elves and Arbor Elf . Note that using things like Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl will get Arbor Elf to tap for two mana.

  3. I think Nature's Lore is probably better than your Kodama's Reach . I say this because, with 36 lands, you'll usually already have a land in hand when you cast Kodama's Reach , making the to-hand tutor effect less potent. Also, Nature's Lore is two mana and searches an untapped (and not necessarily basic) land, meaning it is effectively one mana on the turn you cast it. If you want to get spicy, Three Visits is a functional reprint for a lot more money.

  4. You may wish to consider Life from the Loam and/or Ramunap Excavator redundant Crucible of Worlds es. I've had good success with both, not least because artifact-removal is frequently harder to dodge than creature-removal in EDH metas.

  5. Sultai colors have a lot of room for disruption. Two favorites of mine are Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render . (I honestly think War of the Spark was a mistake.) Both of these cards prohibit your opponents from taking very common actions in Magic, meaning they pin down most decks very well. Worth noting is that Narset, Parter of Veils also builds card advantage, and Ashiok, Dream Render doubles as graveyard hate. If you pair Windfall with Narset, Parter of Veils , you can win on the spot; same is true with your Notion Thief .

  6. Depending on your meta, Carpet of Flowers and Compost may be worth considering. Most metas are at lest 40% blue, at a table of four you'll usually get good value out of Carpet of Flowers . Black is the second most powerful color, so Compost is also frequently useful.

  7. I'm assuming control is a large element of this deck -- have you considered Counterbalance ? You've already got Sensei's Divining Top , Brainstorm and Scroll Rack to make it good.

  8. I've never been a fan of Palinchron -loops for infinite mana, since the card seems way more expensive than infinite-mana loops need to be. I think the current best infinite mana combo available is Dramatic Reversal on Isochron Scepter while you have more than 2 mana in rocks or dorks out, and Power Artifact on Grim Monolith also works. Note that Dramatic Reversal is fetchable with your Spellseeker , and that the artifacts are way easier to tutor than creatures (see Whir of Invention , Transmute Artifact , Fabricate , Reshape and friends).

  9. If you don't want to go artifact-heavy, I suggest running more dorks and putting in some artifact hate. Both Null Rod and Collector Ouphe are frequently one-card-wins.

  10. There're a few piece of interaction I think you're missing. Force of Negation is an A card, and Veil of Summer is an easy A+. Nature's Claim is an excellent piece of spot removal; notably, it is stopped by Mental Misstep , which I also think you should run. A mana-free counter for Sol Ring s and Swords to Plowshares es is pretty good, especially with such a 'KILL ME' general. I also think Toxic Deluge is frequently better than Damnation , since it offers more selection with what to kill and can still be cast with Gaddock Teeg on the board.

  11. Lim-Dul's Vault is a tutor to consider.

  12. I'm not sure, but Null Profusion and Recycle seem pretty dumb in this deck. Damia, Sage of Stone will get around the 'skip draw step' clause pretty well.

  13. Finally, Windgrace's Judgment and Casualties of War are good ways to get multi-for-ones in your colors. I've had more luck with Windgrace's Judgment (if only because it's an instant), but both may be worth trying.

Good luck!

SideBae on Corrupt Aristocracy (Ertai)

2 months ago

Hey man! I always like Esper. Here're some suggestions; feel free to ignore any or all of them:

  1. In your description, you say you need help with win conditions. I think it's important to keep in mind, if you don't already, that too many win conditions will actually hinder your deck. This is because with more discrete combos, you raise the number of 'dead' draws in your deck; drawing half of two combos that don't go together makes Jac a sad boi. So while I do agree you could use more win conditions, I think only adding another one or (maybe) to is probably the best route.

  2. In the spirit of (1), you may find that having a powerful reanimation package can be one of the secondary win cons you're looking for. Tidespout Tyrant used to be one of the top reanimation targets in legacy (maybe it still is -- I don't understand that format anymore), and running him will let you draw Animate Dead sans Leonin Relic-Warder and still have a good shot at winning.

  3. To that end, you should run Entomb and Buried Alive . Tutoring to the 'yard not only puts your Leonin Relic-Warder right where you want him, but also your Sheoldred, Whispering One /any other reanimation targets you may want. There're some other reanimation spells to consider, some that work with Leonin Relic-Warder and some that don't. Consider: Reanimate , Exhume (if you wanna get spicy), Dance of the Dead and/or Unburial Rites . Unburial Rites is one of my favorite cards, especially since you can tutor it with Entomb .

  4. I think Path to Exile is strictly worse, in EDH, than Swords to Plowshares . Ramping an opponent in a format where everyone is doing busted stuff is dangerous, but giving them six or more life points may be irrelevant, especially since this seems to be a combo deck.

  5. Your Brainstorm is good, but it'd be better with more shuffle effects in your deck. While Prismatic Vista and the other generic fetches (see Marsh Flats , etc.) can be very expensive, slow fetches like Flood Plain and/or Bad River are fine alternatives.

  6. In addition to your Brainstorm , I cannot recommend Ponder and it's lil' brother Preordain highly enough. These two may not look like much, but being able to dig to what you need and past what you don't for one mana is a pretty great feeling. I run them in all my blue decks, and (with very limited exceptions) always like drawing them.

  7. You've got some pretty good rocks, but there're ways to improve your ramp base. I've been very impressed with the talismans ( Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Progress ) as slightly-better signets, and it's important not to discount Thought Vessel , Everflowing Chalice or Mind Stone .

  8. You have some very powerful artifacts: Bolas's Citadel , Thornbite Staff , and Lifeline all seem like game-changers in this deck. Consider running Whir of Invention to get them out when you have the mana. Reshape or, if you're rich, Transmute Artifact are also good. Non-to-battlefield tutors, like Demonic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor or Vampiric Tutor are good, but expensive; like with fetch lands, there're other, more accessible options. Consider Diabolic Tutor , Lim-Dul's Vault , Beseech the Queen and/or Dark Petition , which are all fine tutors in themselves.

  9. If you don't have fundamental issues with counter-magic, you should run some -- it'll protect you and your combo. Gold-standard counters ( Force of Will and Mana Drain ) are expensive AF, but you can consider other perfectly powerful options as well. Counterspell is good, and I've been very impressed with Spell Snare (which counters an overload-ed Cyclonic Rift REALLY nicely). If you've got Ad Nauseam players like me in your play ground, Dispel can be a worthy inclusion; Dovin's Veto is another combo-breaker for high-power tables.

  10. You may wish to have access to some more card-draw. Some cards to consider: Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Fact or Fiction , Painful Truths , Phyrexian Arena , etc.

  11. To return to (1-3), you may want Aetherflux Reservoir as another win condition since it combos so nicely with Bolas's Citadel . If you can get a Sensei's Divining Top in the mix, things get nutty pretty quick.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

SideBae on

2 months ago

So I'm kinda surprised no one has suggested this (apologies if someone did and I didn't notice while I looked at the other comments), but Skullclamp seems stupid-good with an X/1 token producer in the command zone.

I really like RNR_Gaming's comment. Retract and (especially) Paradoxical Outcome seem really powerful here. He gives good advice.

You may want to revisit your artifact-ramp suite. I see you've included the signets, but I think the talismans ( Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Progress and Talisman of Hierarchy ) are probably better. You may want to run all three of both -- that's a call playtesting will help a lot with. In general, two-mana mana-rocks are a lot better than three- or four-mana rocks, and that rule is especially true with four-mana generals. (...because landing a rock turn two into a land-drop turn three means you're casting your general a turn early.)

Though it may go without saying, I feel like I should mention that tutors are good cards. If you have access, you should consider running Enlightened Tutor and/or Demonic Tutor . If not (or even if you do have access to the former and just want more tutors), consider Dark Petition , Diabolic Intent , Diabolic Tutor , Beseech the Queen and/or Lim-Dul's Vault . The more tutors you have, the more consistent your deck will be. More importantly (at least in my opinion), you have to have fewer redundant effects, since you'll just tutor a card when necessary. This frees up card slots for more powerful spells.

In a similar vein, I see you're running Cloudstone Curio . I've obviously never played your list, but intuition tells me that that card is pretty busted in this deck. I suggest you try running something like Whir of Invention to tutor it to the battlefield at instant speed. Also worth considering is Reshape or, if you have a few spare kidneys to sell, Transmute Artifact . Granted, this does not get you a cast-trigger for the Cloudstone Curio itself, but I think the effect more than makes up for that fact.

I feel like I suggest these in every blue-deck comment I make, but I really, really think Ponder , Preordain and (if you have fetches/other reliable shuffle effects) Brainstorm belong in every blue deck. They're just that good. Having one of them in your opening seven means that a borderline hand goes from OK to good pretty easily, since they'll dig you to land if that's what you need, or past land if you don't. Your Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are good for shuffle, but I'd add two or three more fetch-type lands before I'd add Brainstorm .

I'm unsure of what your meta is like, but I think you may have luck running Ghostly Prison instead of Hissing Miasma . Unless you're facing something like a Splinter Twin combo-kill, I feel like having a second Propaganda -effect is a better deterrent for potential attackers. Worth noting is that if you don't want to run two Propaganda effects, I think Ghostly Prison is better than Propaganda itself since Ghostly Prison does not die to Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast .

I've always LOVED Tidespout Tyrant . You should consider a reanimation package, in order to turbo that mo' fo' out onto the field. Buried Alive or Entomb are good ways to put him in the graveyard, and running Animate Dead , Necromancy and/or Dance of the Dead will all bring him back while triggering your general.

Depending on how much mana you have access to in a typical game, you might want to think about a Words of Wind loop. ( Words of Wind has, since I first saw it, been one of my favorite cards.) If you pair it with a permanent you can trigger your general with that draws a card on ETB, you can make your opponents return their stuff all while netting faeries. Some such ETBers to consider: Ichor Wellspring , Alchemist's Vial , Baleful Strix and Disinformation Campaign . I especially like Disinformation Campaign .

Idk how many creatures you usually have on the field, but I have a feeling that Slate of Ancestry is worth running if you have 3+ creatures out on a routine basis.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck, man! Looks like a fun deck.

SideBae on Urza EDH Deck

3 months ago

Hey man! I have a few suggestions; feel free to ignore any/all of them.

  1. In Vintage, there's an idea called 'Xerox.' This refers to replacing a small portion of your land-base with low-cost cantrips, which can help you find lands if you need them, or dig you past them if you don't. The best ones currently available are Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm ; I suggest you at least run Ponder and Preordain instead of two Snow-Covered Island s. The reason I'm not so adamant about Brainstorm is that, sans land-based shuffle effects, you're very likely to get stuck with cards you don't want on top of your deck a good amount of the time. If you want to run it, I suggest running at least four fetch lands (like Prismatic Vista or Flooded Strand ). Other cantrips to consider are: Sleight of Hand , Impulse , Serum Visions , Opt , etc.

  2. I don't know how this deck plays, but I do not think the Urza's lands are very good in EDH. It takes some effort to assemble tron in a four-of, sixty card format like modern; in EDH, getting all three of these specific lands can be a huge amount more trouble than it's worth. I suggest just running basic Island s instead, since these produce blue mana and don't die to your own Back to Basics or an opposing Blood Moon / Ruination / Wasteland .

  3. I don't know what the budget on this deck is, but since you're running Power Artifact , I assume it's high. I suggest running Grim Monolith in addition to your Basalt Monolith -- the Power Artifact -combo still works, and this one has the advantage of being mana-positive if you cast it early game.

  4. Mox Opal is really good. It's about $100, but in an artifact deck it is always an all star. If able, run it; if you can't but your group allows proxies, print one out.

  5. I don't think the Darksteel Forge -with- Nevinyrral's Disk combo is very good. It's a lot of mana to get online, and your opponents will have a turn to react (since Nevinyrral's Disk ETBs tapped). I think more mana rocks, like Mind Stone or Everflowing Chalice , are probably better. Especially since you already have Cyclonic Rift with a Mystical Tutor to get it.

  6. Since I've never played with this list, I don't know exactly how the games will go. However, if you find them going long frequently enough (maybe around 50% of the time), you may have some luck with Muddle the Mixture as a tutor. Normally, I dislike this card, as the transmute ability is only sorcery speed and three mana can be a lot to pay. However, it gets so many pieces of your combos, I think it may be worth including; it can fetch up Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , Power Artifact and (if you should choose to run it) Grim Monolith . It also can get non-combo cards like Cyclonic Rift in a pinch.

  7. There're some cool U artifact tutors to consider. If you want cards on par with your Power Artifact , Transmute Artifact is a pretty busted card that'll grab your combo pieces when you need them. (Side note: Basalt Monolith also goes infinite with Rings of Brighthearth ; idk if you want to run it, but I figured I'd mention it.) Reshape can be a redundant, if significantly less powerful, Whir of Invention .

  8. You may benefit from two or three more mass card-draw effects. I think you should run either Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time (but not both, since delve can get in its own way), as well as one or two other spells like Fact or Fiction , Thirst for Knowledge , Chemister's Insight , etc. Notice that, except for Treasure Cruise , these are all instants.

  9. I think you may have overlooked Spell Snare as a counterspell. I think this card is, in general, highly underrated in EDH; however, I think it would be especially good here. It is a hard counter for a very frequent CMC, and can easily get rid of an unwanted Demonic Tutor , Sylvan Library or Cyclonic Rift . Better yet, it counters Null Rod , Collector Ouphe , Stony Silence , Kataki, War's Wage , Gaddock Teeg , Thorn of Amethyst and Lavinia, Azorius Renegade . It's cheap enough that leaving up mana for it isn't a problem, and it can keep you from getting hosed pretty well.

Good luck!

SideBae on Elsha

3 months ago

Hey man! I have a few thoughts... I’m by no means an expert, but I have played this general and I’ve found a few things...

  1. Monastery Mentor : This thing is a dumb card that should have never been printed. But it was, and we can play it. Pairing this with a Sensei's Divining Top is how I win half the time with this general. (The other half is a Splinter Twin combo.)

  2. I’m actually not a huge fan of the Foundry Inspector style combo with top. I get it goes infinite, but without a payoff that’s it; drawing your deck is fine, but you still have to win. I think just including cards like Monastery Mentor or ways to get your general to slip past blockers will mean that a finite number of activations will be all you need. Then you can use the slot for tutors, card draw, etc.

  3. Speaking of tutors: Whir of Invention is a great way to nab your Sensei's Divining Top our of your deck. Reshape , Transmute Artifact and Enlightened Tutor are all also great, though they can be pricy. Mystical Tutor also synergies well with your general.

  4. I think you should run Preordain in addition to your Brainstorm and Ponder .

  5. Windfall and (if you’ve got $100) to blow) Wheel of Fortune both go well with Narset, Parter of Veils .

Good luck!

SideBae on BragoSTAX

3 months ago

Hey man! I got a few suggestions:

  1. Vintage Xerox-style cards are very powerful in EDH. Ponder and Preordain belong in pretty much any blue deck, and Brainstorm is good if you put in three or four more fetch lands to prevent yourself from getting Brainstorm -locked. Between them, these three will make sure you get to what you need and past what you don't; they may not look good, but they're busted. Some fetches (outside the Zendikar/Onslaught cycles) to consider: Grasslands , Flood Plain , Bad River (which will all grab your Hallowed Fountain and Prairie Stream ), Evolving Wilds , Prismatic Vista , etc.

  2. Swords to Plowshares is the best spot-removal in the game... I suggest running it, even though I'm generally against one-for-ones in EDH as usually they're simply not efficient enough; however, Swords to Plowshares is one mana, does not ramp your opponent like Path to Exile , and a single one-for-one is alright.

  3. Narset, Parter of Veils is an EXCELLENT card I see you're running. Consider universal mass-draw to accompany her: Timetwister is the best, but as it costs the same as a used car, Windfall is a much more common option.

  4. You've got a good amount of artifact ramp, but there're some other rocks you should consider. Talisman of Progress is a really good two-mana mana-rock you should consider, and Voltaic Key / Manifold Key pair well with your Mana Vault and Basalt Monolith . Even if your general is flickering the vault so it enters untaps, the keys will make two additional mana.

  5. Whir of Invention is an artifact-tutor to consider. If you have access, Transmute Artifact and Reshape are also great. These will get whatever Stax piece you need, or, more likely, find your Isochron Scepter if you have Dramatic Reversal in hand.

  6. Silence is a good form of combo-protection. On the turn you want to go off, it can be difficult to ensure that you're not facing any counter magic. Silence is a must-counter that you can use to blank an opponent's turn if necessary.

  7. There are some other flicker-able cards in your colors you should consider. Watcher for Tomorrow is a good way to Impulse every time you trigger your general. Rishadan Cutpurse is similar to your Rishadan Footpad , though being less mana to cast is significant; since Rishadan Footpad is four mana, it'll be competing with your general to be cast. I'm not sure if it's quite good enough for a final list, but I've seen Ichor Wellspring in a lot of Brago lists. If you choose to run snow-covered basics, Arcum's Astrolabe seems straight better than the wellspring. Finally, Snapcaster Mage can be BUSTED if you have the funds to get ahold of it.

  8. I see you have the Archaeomancer + Temporal Manipulation loop. Have you considered Savor the Moment instead of Temporal Manipulation ? If you flicker your general and three mana in rocks, you can pull off the loop with less mana (your general untaps the mana and himself).

  9. Depending on your meta, Devout Lightcaster seems like a pretty busted flicker target. Similarly, consider Chill , Sphere of Law and Tidal Control .

Good luck! Hope this helps.

muse99 on As Water Through Cracks

4 months ago

Hi, nice deck. One point of critique: I think tagging it a primer is a bit premature, considering you only describe the wincons, but not overall gameplan and mulligan choices. At the minimum, you need a section to describe why you are creatureless (i.e. the Proteus Staff plan and how it works), since I was about to recommend flip Jace and Aven Mindcensor. Any particular reason you're not running Transmute Artifact ? Seems better than Reshape .

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