Vodalian Illusionist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom 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
Weatherlight (WTH) Uncommon

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Vodalian Illusionist

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

(Blue)(Blue), Tap: Target creature phases out.

Vodalian Illusionist Discussion

DikkeBaard on Etrata, the Silencer

11 months ago

I have updated the deck a bit, but the description has yet to follow.

I have put Baleful Strix in for more flicker shenanigans.

Lim-Dul's Vault, Brainspoil and Fabricate for more tutors.

Vodalian Illusionist for another phasing enabler.

wereotter on Twinsies!

1 year ago

Dismiss into Dream could be a really handy enchantment for this pair as any creatures you target with Will's +2 ability will have to be sacrificed.

Also just a valuable creature in general, Vodalian Illusionist can phase out creatures attacking your planeswalkers, and with Rowan's emblem, can save what creatures you have out from wrath effects.

Bento6 on Sedris EDH??? halp pls

1 year ago

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid Definitely adding Vodalian Illusionist and Conjurer's Closet in there to keep my creatures alive after unearthing them. Ruthless Disposal sounds like a solid option for me too since most of the people I run into have creatures who are indestructible.

I feel like having some heavy hitters in this deck with solid ETB effects, and maybe even going wide and using sac outlets, but it seems like I can only choose one of the two. The issue I'm having with the first option is obviously getting these heavy hitters out quick enough, or having some way to stall out other people, (maybe just saying fak iht and just throwing in a Winter Orb in the mix). The issue I'm having with the second option is that I'm not sure how I can turn going wide and sac outlets as a way to take the game.

So I guess what I'm asking is how can I make this deck more versatile??

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sedris EDH??? halp pls

1 year ago

The most noticeable problems are not enough lands, and not enough board wipes. For more sweepers, I'd consider Boompile, In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection, Kederekt Leviathan or Bearer of the Heavens to unearth, Keldon Firebombers if you're meta has lots of green or flip lands, and definitely Cyclonic Rift. Good call on Magus of the Wheel and Teferi's Veil.

Definitely put in Conjurer's Closet, as it can save your unearth'd creatures! There's also Nephalia Smuggler and Vodalian Illusionist, etc.

Maybe consider Talisman of Dominance/ Indulgence or Wharf Infiltrator for lower curve. I'd also add more removal because you seem to like death syngergies in this deck. Some initial ideas are Terminate or Dismember to stay on curve, Ruthless Disposal to discard good creatures, Royal Assassin/ Avatar of Woe/ Stronghold Assassin, etc.

Check this out too, especially the Blink section.

Hope this helps! If you need more help, I'm always here

wereotter on Inalla's exile trigger

1 year ago

In this scenario, let's say I'm playing a commander game with Inalla, Archmage Ritualist as my commander and have just cast any wizard while already having a Vodalian Illusionist in play.

At the end of turn, with Inalla's exile trigger on the stack, can I then activate the illusionist's ability to phase out the token and keep it indefinitely?

DrkNinja on Army of Atlantis

2 years ago

Tamiyo doesn't really do anything in this deck; Play Future Sight instead of Magus, it's harder to deal with; Run counter spell instead of Hindering light, you know you'd rather counter that Wrath; Riptide Director is a worse Azami, Sage of Fables however buffs most of your dudes and allows for some interesting things; If you are gonna run Mystical tutor play an instant or sorcery worth it being in the deck for.

Cards worth adding:

Some cards that are maybes:

lullelukas on Bombs on a Budget [2DH] *ARCHIVED*

2 years ago

Great deck! +1

I really like your increased focus on keeping Braids around, and I have a few suggestions that could make the deck more consistent at phasing Braids out. Dizzy Spell can transmute into Vanishing and Drift of Phantasms into Vodalian Illusionist. Both Long-Term Plans and Noble Benefactor can get anything you want, but are not really efficient enough for combo and therefore fits your budget restraints. These are tutors and that might not be the direction you want to take the deck in, however. Recall also lets you get important stuff back from your graveyard,

Dreamscape Artist may be worth looking into for earlier ramping. Both he and Recall also work well with Body Double, but that's just a bonus since your deck isn't really graveyard focused.

I've also found, since I just started building my own take on Braids, that there are many ways to generate large token numbers in a deck with her as general. Some of the more powerful (such as Master of Waves and Chasm Skulker) don't meet the 2DH restrictions, but others - like Meloku the Clouded Mirror bouncing your lands on the opponent's end step to re-play them with Braids ability and Homarid Spawning Bed sacrificing your big creatures to make a ton of 1/1s. Even Monkey Cage can do some heavy lifting if you can get one of your bombs down afterwards, though that might require Paradox Haze which doesn't make the cut. The cards really shine when in a token shell, but specifically Homarid Spawning Bed may be worth considering since another sac outlet rarely is a bad thing.

Hope some of this jolts your imagination, your deck surely gave me som ideas!

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