Venser, Shaper Savant

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.

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Venser, Shaper Savant Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Baral/How do I Blue?

18 hours ago

My Baral deck runs 37~ counterspells of assorted variety, including Venser, Shaper Savant-ish abilities, and Voidmage Husher. It's win con is Forced Fruition, with Clever Impersonator and Copy Enchantment as copies of it. Therefore every spell I counter forces them to draw 21 cards.

DVLuca on Little bit of everything of elfs

2 days ago

Hi OTBL, I've seen your post and like a lot your list. My suggestion is Opposition that with Prophet of Kruphix can do a lot of things. Mystic Speculation + Baral, Chief of Compliance to furter dig you deck and/or Scroll Rack. With all of this creatures Earthcraft + Intruder Alarm + Venser, Shaper Savant you go infinite mana, they go even alone exept for alarm. And I think Cloudstone Curio may fit there. For the cuts you know your playgroup so I dont know what to cut. One question.... where are Sylvan Library and Survival of the Fittest man?? +1 for me!

wyatt0781 on

1 week ago

This is not meant for any offense to you, but anyone with a semi decent commander deck would crush this, you could probably stand with a switching of commanders, look up a few and see which ones you like, then you could use Stormtide Leviathan for heavy hitting, Mulldrifter is just good fore card draw, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, and Arcanis the Omnipotent is a must have as well. Counterspell is just one of the best cards ever printed for blue, Cyclonic Rift, Sol Ring should be in every single deck no matter what, no exceptions, Disallow is also just strictly good, Brainstorm and Ponder are also amazing cards that belong in every blue deck, Sapphire Medallion, Blue Sun's Zenith, Rhystic Study is amazing card draw, Thought Vessel is pretty good, Dissolve, Clever Impersonator, Jace's Sanctum, Dismiss, Metallurgic Summonings, Void Shatter, Treasure Cruise it may not seem it but its a very good card, even got restricted in Standard because of it, Reality Shift, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Venser, Shaper Savant, High Tide, Mana Leak

Fuklaw on Dead Ghost Resurrection

1 week ago

Not much to say, an upvote her for sure. :)

The only suggestion I can give at the moment is perhaps finding a spot for Venser, Shaper Savant and/or Phyrexian Metamorph

zorsmobile on The Transported Man

2 weeks ago

I think Duplicant would be a killer in this deck, having repeatable exile target creature is great. Other random thoughts off the top of my head, Eldrazi Displacer, Gilded Drake, Glen Elendra Archmage, Nevermaker is essentially a hard lock if they don't already have the tools to deal with Roon (although you mentioned you didn't want to make it pure evil, and is much better in 1v1 than multiplayer), Venser, Shaper Savant all seem like good possibilities. Fun looking deck!

mattpartridge on UW Arbiter Control - Commander

2 weeks ago

Things to Drop


Brainstorm - one time not enough. Consider Sensei's Divining Top, Pongify/Rapid Hybridization - Ok. Consider Path to Exile and Stasis Snare


Potentially getting to the point of too many sweepers, but I think its ok.


Archangel of Tithes - Just ok., Filigree Familiar - Not enough, Heliod, God of the Sun - Really not that great, Palisade Giant - Probably better served as another enchantment


Mind Unbound - Consider the fact that it isnt a may ability


Dovin Baan - Really not that great

Things to Consider

Sol Ring!!!!, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Sun Titan, Blind Obedience - Technically just a white color identity, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Luminarch Ascension, Land Tax, Frozen AEther, Chromatic Lantern, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Cryptic Command, Capsize!!!, Forbid, MindStone, Commander's Sphere, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, AEtherize, Mystic Confluence, Quarantine Field, Austere Command, Entreat the Angels, Mystic Remora, Thassa, God of the Sea, Jace, Architect of Thought, Venser, Shaper Savant

Dk1997 on bant flicker

2 weeks ago

need more none creature removal, run Acidic Slime 1 or 2 of if its modern legal and Venser, Shaper Savant 4 non-creature removal, also a few counterspells at least side board, also stop playing Sylvan Ranger, you only have 3 basics, also run a few more of the pain lands if you can for the colorless mana, also you could try using a Deadeye Navigator, other good cards are Vendilion Clique, Eternal Witness, and Kitchen Finks, also i'd put 4 Wall of Omens in the side board to sideboard in, in place of Coiling Oracle when running against aggro decks, also Supreme Verdict and Sphinx's revalation could be good sideboard cards

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