Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom
Legendary Creature — Homunculus
Partner with Okaun, Eye of Chaos (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Okaun into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)
At the beginning of combat on your turn, flip a coin until you lose a flip.
Whenever a player wins a coin flip, draw a card.
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- Spark Double + Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom
- Seize the Day + Zada, Hedron Grinder + Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom Discussion
3 months ago
Since you can't predict how many coin flips you'll win, you always need to put an high amount of triggers on the stack ("infinite") with the efreet, to be sure to win enough of them to do what you want (in this case draw your deck). If you can't play Thassa's Oracle at instant speed, you lose the game by milling yourself and that's why you need a flash enabler.
This combo, once started, can be stopped essentially in two ways:
1) You lose Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom. In this case, you won't be able to draw your deck and you'll have activated your efreet's ability infinite times for nothing. But that's all.
With every trigger, your opponents can do something in response. So if you put 10.000 triggers on the stack and someone targets your Vedalken Orrery with Abrade, you can respond to that by putting other 10.000 triggers on the stack. In this way you'll be able to finish your combo at instant speed without even letting resolve Abrade.
But if the first trigger of the efreet's ability resolves and THEN one opponent cast Abrade (for example responding to the second trigger) targeting your orrery, you can't do the same thing, since the efreet would be already dead or phased out. You'll proceed resolving the remaining 9.999 (well, not all of them, just enough to draw your deck). You'll draw Thassa's Oracle but you won't be able to flash it, so you'll lose the game by milling yourself.
That's why you need to get rid of Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom before this happens, and the only way to do it without a flash enabler is by using Chaos Warp. In this way you can let resolve all the efreet's triggers without drawing more cards than you need (you can remove the homunculus right after drawing the last card in your deck), cast Thassa's Oracle at sorcery speed (if it's your turn) and win the game.
The reason why Chaos Warp works in this scenario is because you're targeting your commander and you can decide to put it in the command zone instead of your library.
4 months ago
Mairsil, the Pretender: Semi-Voltron deck that utilizes different creatures and artifacts that have powerful activated abilities. All will be used by Mairsil.
The Locust God: Basically a token deck but with added draw and wheel effects. Maybe slow but can be overwhelming if not dealt with immediately.
8 months ago
@king-saproling: I feel misguided w/ this CHAOS Commander. I actually wanted some suggestions on what you'd think is a better CHAOS CMDR; & what to suggest in there.
The best I got is either Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , any 5-Color that's not Karona, False God , or The First Sliver . BTW, Zedruu the Greathearted might be a possible Group Hug CMDR of Mine; but there are others gambiting for this role Including One King... & Two Rulers of a Major Theros Area...
I can't decide which to choose; though I'm on the Bend for Yidris again, or even Jodah, Archmage Eternal ; both of which suits my needs, but even I'd like to find the right balance of CHAOS for the 99. That said, I'd rather have my CHAOS both Not only Just Right, but also strong enough to end the opinion that they're just casual trash.
10 months ago
11 months ago
I'm not sure if this is the best place for these discussions or somewhere on discord but...I have some additional thoughts on Mid Power commanders that should be moved up:
Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom + Okaun, Eye of Chaos -- This deck Coinzzzzz made it to the final pod of a cEDH tournament as reported on reddit last week. It's a 1-card combo with Zndrsplt + Frenetic Efreet . Here's another list that adopts a Polymorph strategy: Zndrsplt & Okaun - Polydox Scepter (PRIMER).
Llawan, Cephalid Empress -- Not sure if this slipped under the radar amidst the dust kicked up by the Paradox ban, but LLawan + Painter's Servant locks all opponents out of casting creatures, evening through Cavern of Souls , including Commanders. Can then assemble a Grindstone combo or perhaps Scepter combo. Here's a Scepter-less list I came across: Painter Llawan.
Kambal, Consul of Allocation -- He's a must-answer stax piece for many cEDH lists in the command zone. A High-power list Kambal's tax collection **LCL Playoff** recently won a tournament/league as reported on reddit 2 weeks ago, with about a 50/50 cEDH/high-power composition. Here's a list with a very different approach (and cEDH staples! Kambal's Pact - Vilis, Broker of Blood.
Thanks for your consideration!
11 months ago
I've just finished top4 in our local cedh tournament with Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom / Okaun, Eye of Chaos and would like to make a point thay this pair is definitely at least "Competitive". They are not a tier 1 deck, but are really close, after playing them extensively for half a year I'm sure about it.
They give you really strong draw engine in Zndrsplt (especially with easily tutorable Krark's Thumb and one card win combo with Frenetic Efreet (+flash/labman). With such compact wincon, you can fill your deck with interaction (18 counterspells/6 board interaction), ramp and some strong stax pieces (blue moon nonbasic land hate package).
It can win on turn 2-3 with goldfish hands, on turn 4-6 with normal hand and some interacton from the table.
Here is the list: Coinzzzzz
1 year ago
My friend want to play a chaos deck but he has a hard time picking his commander.
He narrowed it down to these possibilities.
2- deck Xantcha, Sleeper Agent .
Which one would you recommend and why ?
1 year ago
Not my win but we had a 4 player game where Varina, Lich Queen pulled out a win because the person playing Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip kept discarding cards from everyone’s hands so while the 4th guy kept getting into a lock with Lili player I was stuck trying to make coin flips work with Okaun, Eye of Chaos and Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom .
Long story short Varina just outvalued everyone since no one actually had cards to stop her.