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Vizier of Many Faces
Creature — Shapeshifter
You may have Vizier of Many Faces enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except if Vizier of Many Faces was embalmed, the token has no mana cost, it's white, and it's a Zombie in addition to its other types.
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Vizier of Many Faces Discussion
9 hours ago
The deck seems to want to do a lot of things, but doesn't commit fully to any of them. With only 4x 2-drops and 3x 3-drops mixed with a limited amount of instant shenanigans, you won't be able to accumulate a lot of early tempo:
Saheeli Rai rarely does much before your big hitters come in and with her being unable to protect herself, she's an easy target.
Vizier of Many Faces demands another good creature on the board for it to shine, otherwise it'll rarely be worth the investment. It's also more or less a dead card vs. Control and definitely not a tempo card. That's why it's rarely seen in anything but sideboards.
God-Pharaoh's Gift is a strong card, but sadly it doesn't fit just any strategy, especially not tempo, since it's very slow. It's more of a build-around card.
Same thing goes for Combat Celebrant. You need to build around it or else it'll be very unimpressive at best. Needs to be supported by a good amount of creatures.
The way I see it, you can go one of two ways: either go lower to the ground, take out some lands and put in some more spells - the tempo decks running cards like Enigma Drake and Riddleform seem like a lot of fun! Or you could go all-in on a more controlling go-big plan. Either way I'd take out all the abovementioned, unless you want to build around them.
1 week ago
I like the idea of partner commanders for your bant control deck. Ishai is a great blocker and thrasios helps dig into your library. Seems more useful than casting rubina, especially with a deck so light on creatures.
Suggestions: I'm surprised no one has suggested Mystic Confluence or Supreme Will. Modal counter cards are a control deck's best friend. You run a lot of cheap removal spells (Path to Exile? Unsubstantiate?), Isochron Scepter would do some great work in your deck.
You don't have many wrath cards, which would be very advantageous, as again, you have few creatures. Fumigate is my favorite, gaining a lot of life and wiping the board is a fairly dramatic tempo swing. This deck looks like it is going to have trouble dealing with planeswalkers, Hour of Revelation should be included, or some similar effect.
Hope this helps, I'll comment again with advice on cards to take out.
2 weeks ago
Big fan of trying to make Tempo work in standard. I've had a similar list before and found 4 Dreamcaller Siren to be too much, I'd say only 2 Dreamcaller Siren - 3 Vizier of Many Faces is a good budget option.
Why play Skyship Plunderer? I think Storm Fleet Aerialist is the only target and pretty weak together and especially by themselves. I'd say 4 Essence Scatter 3 more Spell Pierce and go all in on 4 River's Rebuke which is the only thing keeping armies at bay in this deck.Thanks.
2 weeks ago
I really like the deck, but I'm questioning the inclusions of Shapesharer and Curator of Mysteries. I think it would be better to build on the cloning with things like Clone and Vizier of Many Faces. Shapesharer can become a copy of a sphinx, sure, but it won't get a trigger from Unesh when it does.
Arcane Adaptation/Xenograft could also be a gateway to running powerful non-Sphinx creatures and still getting the Unesh trigger. Things like Reef Worm would really synergize with that, because you'd get four triggers out of one card.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Pretty sweet deck I appreciate it a lot. Wizard tribal is pretty cool I never noticed how inexpensive most of the wizard tribal cards are on Magic Online....I think I'm going to have to give it a try. My favorite Tishana version to play right now is actually an elf tribal version. In my build the MVPs are often copy spells and blink effects. Specifically Cackling Counterpart, Vizier of Many Faces, Ghostly Flicker, Essence Flux, Displace, Siren's Ruse, Nephalia Smuggler and good old Deadeye Navigator. You can make a copy of Tishana and choose to keep the real one and the copy goes to the graveyard but you still get the ETB card draw trigger. And blink effects can be used to save creatures early or get more value from Tishana late. I'll be getting a Patron Wizard for my wizard tribal version though, because I like being extra annoying....I'm putting a link to my Tishana deck too, although it's actually a tad different now because of some recent changes I've been testing.. its like 94% the same still.
And I see by your username that you also know that Tool is the best band ever. Good stuff friend. A+
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1 month ago
It can clone any of the big threats the opponent brings for you. The only real creature you have worth cloning yourself is the Angel of Invention, which Vizier is 1 cheaper. But the Vizier of Many Faces really shines with Anointed Procession when you embalm it. Clone two creatures (even untargetable ones such as Carnage Tyrant) for 5 mana.
1 month ago
This deck seems like the style of control that I also enjoy. Have you thought about adding any Vizier of Many Faces? I feel like this card is severely underplayed.