Hello everyone!

So this is my Circu, Dimir Lobotomist list. It's meant to play similarly to Lantern-Control decks in Modern, establishing a lock with Lantern of Insight and a Codex Shredder / Ghoulcaller's Bell effect to choose what opponents draw. Circu, Dimir Lobotomist acts as a redundant copy of Codex Shredder .

The other half of the equation is discard. Chains of Mephistopheles is a brutal card if I can land it early, and Liliana of the Veil is meant to help getting rid of hands. Narset, Parter of Veils helps do this too.

Unwinding Clock is meant to make it easier to use Codex Shredder effects in a multiplayer game.

Finally, Meekstone and Ensnaring Bridge are included to try to avoid dying to combat damage.

Notably NOT included: Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal , since I feel a fast combo kill is unnecessary once the lock is established and unlikely before the lock is established; Scheming Symmetry , since I playtested it and found it worse than just another standard tutor; and Zur's Weirding , which is much better in decks that have much more life to pay, such as Oloro, Ageless Ascetic .

This is very much a work in progress, but when I playtested it at an LGS it did surprisingly well. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you have a suggestion, comment away. I'd love feedback.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

48 - 0 Rares

19 - 0 Uncommons

14 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.10
Tokens 3/3 Ape, 1/1 City's Blessing, 2/2 Manifest
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+1 Back to Basics maybe
-1 Chain of Vapor main
+1 Copy Artifact main
-1 Cursed Totem main
+1 Drown in the Loch maybe
+1 Emry, Lurker of the Loch main
+1 Mindslaver main
+1 Mystic Forge maybe
+1 Night of Souls' Betrayal maybe
+1 Phyrexian Metamorph maybe
-1 Scheming Symmetry main
+1 Sculpting Steel maybe
-1 Spellseeker main
+1 Tyrant's Scorn maybe
+1 Winds of Rebuke main