Windfall

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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2016 Uncommon
Commander 2015 Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Battle Royale Box Set Uncommon
Urza's Saga Uncommon

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Windfall

Sorcery

Each player discards his or her hand, then draws cards equal to the greatest number a player discarded this way.

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Windfall Discussion

SpaghettiToastBook on Graveyard Moonshine

21 hours ago

You can try putting in Sphinx's Tutelage and lots of wheel effects: Dark Deal, Jace's Archivist, Windfall, Teferi's Puzzle Box. Notion Thief is a great card, and it'll be magnificent with Sphinx's Tutelage and a wheel.

Since you're filling up your opponents' graveyards, you might want to play Leyline of the Void or Planar Void to hose graveyard strategies. You can also use the Helm of Obedience + Leyline of the Void combo.

If you're using Phenax, Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura are excellent. Second Wind and Crab Umbra might be good too.

I recommend running any of the with useful CMCs -- especially 2 (for Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage) and 3 (for Sphinx's Tutelage, if you put it in).

Regalic on Thrasos/Vial (From C16)

1 day ago

Swapped from Tymna over to Vial smasher, found a Psychosis Crawler in my cards and along with Reforge the Soul, Whispering Madness, Windfall, and Jace's Archivist. Combining these cards with Waste Not and the ability to return all of my cards from the graveyard to hand with a Perpetual Timepiece or just decking myself seems better after drawing all of my cards then the possible card draw from Tymna. Also added in shock with the Isochron Scepter which along with Paradox Engine and mana rocks will let me Shock everyone to death.

Further upgrades to land, tutor's, ramp, counter spells, and card draw. This got my AVG CMC to under 2.5 but isn't quite accurate because very unlikely I will ever use 6 for Beseech the Queen or 8 for Treasure Cruise.

Pal00ka on Janky Halloween Candy

5 days ago

This sounds like a typical Nekusar deck. I ran him for a while so here's my 2c:

Group hug isn't really that good w him. Especially when you run little/no protection. You're giving card advantage for 1 damage which tends to not end well.

Focusing on wheeling effects like Reforge the Soul, Winds of Change, Windfall, etc. are best since you make opponents' discard their card advantage. Chaining them together makes it even better. Copy spells like Reverberate, Reiterate, Twincast, etc. are fun.

Creatures like Blistergrub have 0 impact. What's 2 damage when we start w 40? If you run more wheels creatures like Young Pyromancer, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Docent of Perfection  Flip, etc. give a chump body for doing what you already planned to do.

You need ramp like whoa. Cut some lands and add cards like Commander's Sphere, Darksteel Ingot, appropriate signets, etc. to get ahead/fix your mana so you can cast Nekusar earlier or recast him when killed.

Protection would be wise too since people will get annoyed being pinged every turn and the easiest way for it to stop is to kill you. Propaganda, chump army as already highlighted, and Meekstone help. Also Crab Umbra, Eel Umbra, Drake Umbra, Swiftfoot Boots, etc. help Nekusar stick around.

Hope something here helps!

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Baral, Chief of Draw-Land-Go

5 days ago

Jace's Sanctum or Iceberg? I think it will fit in with your ramp spells. Recall? Sphinx's Tutelage for another end game? Syncopate or Dissipate or Spell Blast or Power Sink? I think some more draw wouldn't hurt anything, consider these - Tolarian Winds? Windfall? Stroke of Genius? Prosperity? Read the Runes? Also, where the hell is Guile? That card makes me want to play Baral, even if it's a shittier Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Hope this help <3

dreamistt on Cascade cascade cascade cascade cascade cascade..

6 days ago

Waste Not seems like a waste in a deck focused on the combat damage/cascade instead of wheel effects (Kydele at the helm). I'd also remove said wheel effects Windfall, Whispering Madness and Reforge the Soul (specially since you won't be cascading if you cast it for the Miracle cost). Maybe keep Wheel of Fate as a target for 0 cmc. And did you seriously go for Notion Thief + Wheel effect (aka Leovold's reason for being banned?). This would be a reason to really hate on your deck (which you said you would try to avoid this time).

Consuming Aberration is a strong and annoying creature to deal with, but it does seem out of place here. Is your plan to kill everyone via combat/cascading or do you want to mill everyone out? He does so much better in Chaos Yidris/Storm Yidris...

Hellkite Tyrant would be better off in an artifact heavy deck (even though you have a bunch of mana rocks and stealing artifacts is always fun, I think it doesn't impact the game as much as you'd like).

Damia, Sage of Stone requires you to wait a whole turn before doing something. So, unless you go for some extra turn cards, I'd rather have a bunch of effects that drew me cards immediately or increased the number of cards drawn each turn: Mulldrifter, Thoughtcast for the Affinity, Scour the Laboratory for the Delirium, Recurring Insight is almost guaranteed to draw you 6+ cards since it has rebound and Pore Over the Pages untaps some lands for you.

Deepfathom Skulker, Mask of Memory, Bident of Thassa, Tandem Lookout all provide extra card draw from combat. Staff of Nin provides a good passive card draw (and the 1 damage basically means opponents' creatures have 1 less toughness if needed).

Null Profusion is one of the weird cards that could work really well with Yidris. If you manage to drop a Thought Vessel or Reliquary Tower AFTER it, the hand-restriction is nullified and it's important to notice it grants you a draw for playing lands as well.

Did you purposefully let extra turn cards out? Better than netting an extra attack step would be netting an extra turn.

Boundless Realms could also be interesting since it grants a cascade into 6- and ramps you a lot in the mid game (which is very important in your deck). Zendikar Resurgent would also work really well, granting an extra draw per creature spell and doubling up your mana, even though it doesn't thin your deck as Boundless Realms does.

I'd drop Elixir of Immortality since you have better options such as Praetor's Counsel and Seasons Past.

Whispersilk Cloak and Trailblazer's Boots seem unnecessary. Most of the time there'll be someone with not enough defenses to stop your Yidris. And if there are, you'd be better off clearing the path instead of going through and relying on a good cascade to turn the tables. You could also try Intimidation or Shizo, Death's Storehouse since Fear often translates into unblockable (you just have to attack the right person)

Savage Ventmaw is mostly used with Aggravated Assault or Hellkite Charger for infinite (or near infinite) combat steps. Since you don't enjoy infinite combos, you could go for the Hellkite (it's also cheaper). Metalwork Colossus works pretty well with a good number of mana rocks.

If you feel like spending some money, Scroll Rack allows you to "choose" your cascades.

Grifoneis on Guilty pleasure

1 week ago

For starters you might want to change generals from Mirko to Nekusar, the Mindrazer because he fits what you want to do more and you get red.

But with that out of the way you're gonna want Liliana's Caress and Waste Not for all the discard your opponents should be doing. Forced Fruition keeps them drawing all the time, and a well timed Windfall can deck someone out if someone's hand is large enough.

Geralf_Cecani on Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

1 week ago

The problem with Psychosis Crawler is that when you have 0 cards in hand, it dies: and you empty your hand every time you cast a spell. Yes you refill it instantly afterwards, but it still resolves (I had to remove a crawler from my Windfall deck for exactly the same reason.)

You may also want to throw in a pair of Lightning Greaves and a Clout of the Dominus to protect your commander. Incidentally, some more cards you should consider include Spellbook and Venser's Journal, but since you're looting so much you're practically tutoring, you probably won't need more than Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower. But its something to think about.

Something else you need to consider is mana rocks/dorks. Your commander is six mana, which is a lot. If you want to get him out fast, increase your mana base. Remember, you aren't 'semi-tutoring' until you get you commander, so you can't just cycle until you get all your rocks.

MagicalHacker on Nekusar infect

1 week ago

Awesome!

Okay so if we are going to aim to win with Nekusar dealing lethal infect to each opponent, we obviously need ways to give Nekusar infect, and like we mentioned before, there are only five ways to do that, so we will make due with what we got. That's six cards done, but what about the rest of the deck?

Well, if we think about Nekusar getting infect, we can guarantee that our opponents will try everything in their power to kill Infeckusar as fast as possible, so based on that, Howling Mine effects are basically worthless. What we need are wheels. Play Tainted Strike and follow it up with a Wheel of Fortune and a Burning Inquiry.

The wheels we can add include Burning Inquiry, Commit / Memory, Dark Deal, Diminishing Returns, Incendiary Command, Jace's Archivist, Magus of the Jar, Magus of the Wheel, Memory Jar, Molten Psyche, Reforge the Soul, Runehorn Hellkite, Standstill, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Time Reversal, Time Spiral, Timetwister, Wheel of Fortune, Whirlpool Warrior, Whispering Madness, Windfall, and Winds of Change. That gives us 22 wheels, which I will recommend each one being used here. (Many of these are very expensive, so if you aim to build a budget deck, I completely understand dropping some of them, and that's rings true for all of my suggestions actually.)

So infect and wheels gets you about 1/3 through the deck, so what do we do about the rest of the deck? A small portion of the deck should be devoted to protecting the commander, and those are best done with counterspells, because they double as ways to shut down massive plays by opponents. Based off of MagicalHacker - List of All Counterspell Cards, I think the best 7 counterspells for this deck are Swan Song, Arcane Denial, Counterspell, Countersquall, Mana Drain, Memory Lapse, and Negate.

Next, we can definitely get use of a couple tutors to really make sure the deck fires off consistently. We have both wheels and infect pieces, that can be found with a various array of tutors. The seven I am going to recommend are Dizzy Spell, Demonic Tutor, Dimir Infiltrator, Muddle the Mixture, Shred Memory, Dimir House Guard, and Clutch of the Undercity.

That puts us 42 cards into the deck, and just 21 cards away from the 63 nonlands I want to see for the deck. These cards can be whatever you think is necessary, such as maybe 7 ramp cards, 7 draw cards, and 7 ways to destroy permanents, like board wipes and spot removal. As for draw, I highly suggested perusing through MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Burst) for cards like Treasure Cruise and Ancestral Vision.

As xander11 suggested, I think that proliferate would be a fantastic inclusion.

I do want to mention one last option. If you build just right, you can basically use rituals like Desperate Ritual and Dark Ritual to play your hand to make lots of mana, then spam out wheels and more rituals. It's a very risky play, but if you can get it to work, it can be brutal. In terms of low risk, going with wheels, tutors, infect, and counterspells is going to be your best bet an effective build of Infeckusar.

What are your thoughts?

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