Vizier of Tumbling Sands
Creature — Human Cleric
: Untap target permanent.
Cycling _(, Discard this card: Draw a card)
When you cycle Vizier of Tumbling Sands, untap target permanent.
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Vizier of Tumbling Sands Discussion
1 day ago
I just had a playtest with 34 mana on T8 into a 17/17 walking ballista without even getting the extra creatures from the monument. That's also with a flying 12/12 Majestic Myriarch on the board, so WOW lol.
Between Vizier of Tumbling Sands and Nissa, Genesis Mage I can just keep untapping and re-using Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun. I use Itlimoc, then vizier, then Itlimoc, then Nissa which untaps them both, then Itlimoc, then vizier and then Itlimoc one more time. Then if I have multiple viziers... it's even crazier because I can untap 2 creatures and 2 lands lol! I'm having a lot of fun with all that mana and walking ballista.
1 month ago
My pleasure. I like your changes. A few more thoughts:
1) With 14 creatures, I'd get rid of Shapers' Sanctuary. If you're looking for a 1 drop, I'd go with Siren Stormtamer. It also gives you the ability to protect your fish. Alternatively, I'd recommend Blossoming Defense to protect against removal.
2) Also, I would drop Desert of the Mindful and Desert of the Indomitable in favor of the corresponding basic lands. You already have 8 desserts without them, and they slow do your turn since they come into play tapped.
4) I don't think Storm Fleet Aerialist fits well here. Channeler Initiate is your preferred 2 drop, and based on your creature based, you probably won't attack until Champion of Rhonas lands on the field; so raid won't trigger for Storm Fleet Aerialist. I would recommend Vizier of Tumbling Sands (untap Champion of Rhonas after exert); Watertrap Weaver (control/utility); or Siren Lookout (explore trigger to get through your deck).
1 month ago
@Xica - I completely agree about keeping an eye on these cards. For example, Vizier of Tumbling Sands just made Kiora's Follower significantly more playable, as did Steward of Solidarity with Thraben Doomsayer/Intruder Alarm. IMHO, this is the best part of new sets coming out.
1 month ago
Hey, looks good, +1. I think you're smart to go with ramp with Merfolk because I don't think the tribe is powerful enough yet for an aggressive strategy.
Vizier of Tumbling Sands is not a Merfolk, but it's very good with Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun Flip both as a three drop creature who can untap the land or as a cycler who can also untap the land. Consider cutting River Sneak for Vizier? Consider also cutting Tempest Caller for a fourth Speaker and a third Rites? I suggest these because both Sneak and Caller are better with aggressive strategies with Merfolk not with ramp.
1 month ago
I actually want to see Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Shadow of the Grave, and a Green splash for Gift of Paradise here. Making it into some kooky Faith of the Devoted life gain/drain combo instead of the normal Persepective-Approach combo.
2 months ago
Consider Nissa's Encouragement and Brambleweft Behemoth? Brambleweft is not the best, but Encouragement can tutor for it. It's still a 6/6 trample creature for six mana. Being able to tutor for three different cards including Nissa even from the graveyard for five mana is good.
For cheap removal there's bounce options: Unsummon and Winds of Rebuke which conveniently has synergy with Encouragement. Baral's Expertise is a fine mass bounce spell. Rishkar's Expertise could be good with Brambleweft; letting you possibly draw and cast Encouragement for free.