Voracious Reader

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Curious Homunculus  Flip

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Eldritch Moon Uncommon

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Voracious Reader

Creature — Eldrazi

Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost less to cast.

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Voracious Reader Discussion

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

4 days ago

Hey etheraldreamer, Inexorable Tide is excellent, see where your going there. The reason I don't run it is simply its CMC 5, I'm hoping to already be setup with Mizzix of the Izmagnus around there. Longer term you'll get more value playing a Inexorable Tide.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards, excellent suggestions. Lava Spike + Desperate Ritual + Izzet Guildmage is an excellent kill combo. Adding it to my description above. The only part I don't like is that the Lava Spike, standalone it's not that great. Desperate Ritual although a little under powered, is still borderline playable card. Usually I prefer combos where each card is okay on it's own, but not always, see Pili-Pala.

Stroke of Genius has been on the cusp, for a long time. I keep questioning whether to get it in there or not. Visions of Beyond seems like the best remove for it, but I'm so low on Isochron Scepter targets as is. I've had 2 scenarios in 7 games now where i've had to wait 2 turns to pull an instant with CMC 2 or less for the Isochron Scepter so I know that I need more targets not less. Curious Homunculus  Flip / Voracious Reader  Flip is more likely.

I have Scour from Existence in my maybeboard, Purphoros, God of the Forge is a key reason why Scour from Existence is key. Chaos Warp for me just doesn't do it. In play testing I'm still trying to figure out if 1) Play for my infinite combo, or 2) Have control to stop other combos is the correct play. Thus far I haven't lost (yet, but been at 1 life). Can't remember all the commander's I've faced (No Prossh, Skyraider of Kher yet so that would be a real challenge). Some commanders: Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Breya, Etherium Shaper (seems to be the flavor of the month right now), Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Kaalia of the Vast, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Karn, Silver Golem, The Gitrog Monster, can't remember any others. So verdict is till out on that. It's VERY good.

Fact or Fiction is funny, I just took it out of the deck Friday to test some other cards in it's place. I very much missed it in this weekend's games. Fact or Fiction returning to the deck soon as I figure out the removals. I'm considering removing the Isochron Scepter, that would change up a few cards that are simply there just to be targets, but then again when I think of an Isochron Scepter + Counterspell or Isochron Scepter + Mystical Tutor or Isochron Scepter + Cyclonic Rift... hmm, how do I not want that recursion, or a Visions of Beyond! = Draw 3 cards.

All Excellent suggestions, any or all should be in the deck. I'm still trying to figure out my fringe cards. Training Grounds maybe.

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

3 weeks ago

Thanks Manbeast75 for the feedback.

I've been back and forth on Firemind's Foresight, definitely need to get it in there.

Would a better way be to go Firemind's Foresight into Reiterate + Comet Storm + Mystical Tutor, then Mystical Tutor into Turnabout. Then Turnabout and Reiterate Buyback to make the infinite for Comet Storm. Saves me having to pull a Brain Freeze or Grapeshot which have only modest situational play value outside of this combo? What do you think? If Comet Storm is gone, an Epic Experiment could do the trick too I believe?

Condescend and Logic Knot I can see how they bolster the Experience counters. I worry that I won't have the mana to put into it to counter a spell that I really can't let resolve. Especially against green, or a blue mana ramping deck? Plus I don't like too much Counterspell, I find with 4 players I'm sitting waiting and tough to decide what to Counterspell.

Now the big question, what do I need to remove to get the Firemind's Foresight into the deck? Visions of Beyond maybe? Plea for Power? Voracious Reader  Flip. I'm muddling my way into Izzet right now. Any suggestion is appreciated.

Ajakson on Izzet Land Destruction [AER Standard]

4 weeks ago

Deck update: 3/31/17

Sideboarded:
+ 4 Negate
+ 1 Radiant Flames
- 4 Dispel

I swapped in Negate's instead of Dispels because, if you have Baral, Chief of Compliance or Voracious Reader  Flip on the battlefield, it is a much stronger counter for .

Drrak on Essence Flux with Lizards

2 months ago

Do you guys think that Curious Homunculus  Flip would be a good addition to the deck? It gives mana early game and when it transforms into Voracious Reader  Flip it makes your spells cheaper and can deal a respectable amount of damage.

Deos on Standard Hedrons

2 months ago

AnaemicDust, I will admit that I like your deck Hedron Control. The main problem it has for me is that is is about three times the cost of my current deck. Adding in Jace, Unraveler of Secrets would have good and bad affects. It is card draw, creature bounce, and counter magic all in one big threat. However, I cannot make it cheaper with a Voracious Reader  Flip, or cheat it out with a Yahenni's Expertise. It also does not have a discard outlet like most of my draw spells. Finally, Lost Legacy is in mainboard because it can be both deal with threats, like a Eldrazi Titan, or combo peice like Saheeli Rai, as well as pull out creatures to cast, like Eternal Scourge, or exiling a Hedron Alignment. It can even be cast for free off of Yahenni's Expertise, making it fit really well into the deck.

Deos on Standard Hedrons

2 months ago

AnaemicDust, I will admit that I have some worries about not dealing with my opponents things. In everywhere besides happy Magic Christmas land, people have this annoying habit of messing with what I am doing. I, however do not know what I would replace if I was to put in counter magic spells. I will not being putting in Baral, Chief of Compliance. He does the same thing as a Curious Homunculus  Flip when it flips into Voracious Reader  Flip, but cannot survive a Yahenni's Expertise and stay as a blocker. Plus, he is a legendary creature, meaning that I can only have one on the field at a time.

viperfang4 on Standard Prowess

3 months ago

Voracious Reader is also prowess.

andypants040 on One Weird Dude

3 months ago

Thanks for the comment and suggestions shadowfrost. I thought about Voracious Reader but like you said, it is slower and I can use Goblin Electromancer with Azami, Lady of Scrolls so I kept the goblin. I'll eventually trade him out for Baral, Chief of Compliance. As for Arcane Melee, it was in the deck but I switched it out for Seal of the Guildpact because there are other players in my group that are heavy spellcasters so I didn't want to do them any favors. As for Mizzix, I wanted the free copies from Melek and Mizzix draws a lot of attention.

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