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Telepathy T1, Meddling Mage T2.


Luminarch Ascension T2


Isochron Scepter an Orim's Chant, Silence, or Vapor Snag.


Swords to Plowshare every turn because fairness doesn't exist in Legacy.


Bribery and write down every card on paper for future reference.


Swords to Plowshares your own 4/4 Angel in response to their StP because why not?


Azor's Elocutors to watch them slowly die inside.


Telepathy. Constantly look at their hand more than they even do.


Isochron Scepter + Remand = Erayo's Essence + Gitaxian Probe every turn.


Win with a Meddling Mage in 11 turns because you can.

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h4mm3r121 says... #1

Hehe seems like a lot of fun, worth trying xD

May 1, 2013 5:12 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #10

Maybe sideboard Detention Sphere for the chants and swap out ancestral visions fire the scepter.

May 11, 2013 6:05 p.m.

KingSorin says... #12

ooh ooh, how about Brave the Elements ? Now when they try to remove your Meddling Mage they get screwed there also. You also need 4 Shahrazad and 4 Twincast and 4 Echo Mage as well as 4 Hive Mind . Such a shame it's a sorcery, or you coulda Isochron Scepter ed it. Oh well... i guess Panoptic Mirror will have to do...

June 2, 2013 5:10 a.m.

Dreno33 says... #13

Brave the Elements is nice (especially since it is another card for my scepter feeder) but my deck is pretty fine-tuned. if you could propose a good argument as what to take out ill try it.

June 2, 2013 5:14 a.m.

KingSorin says... #14

i'd drop at least 1 Telepathy , since drawing a 2nd copy is worse than drawing a land (when you really don't need one, that is), and i guess with 6 creatures it's not really worth it, but a couple of other ideas are Sphinx's Revelation and Supreme Verdict , that will both lose you friends. The Shahrazad was more of a joke, though.

June 2, 2013 5:18 a.m.

Dreno33 says... #15

i need 4 Telepathy because I need the consistency in early game on drawing it or starting hand.

this deck is meant to slow the game down and lock them down quickly. drawing another telepathy late game is no big deal, honestly. just keep in my hand if they somehow destroy mine, haha

June 2, 2013 5:34 a.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #16

If one of my friends played this on me I would give him a serious case of erectile dysfunction.

+1 from me though~!

September 16, 2013 3:15 a.m.

switch says... #17

ha ha ha so much fun , so much fun !

October 19, 2013 10:06 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #18

Isochron Scepter + Shahrazad

Panoptic Mirror + Shahrazad .

  • This is the game that never ends ~
  • Yes it will go on and on my friend ~
  • Some people - started playing this not knowing what it was ~
  • And they will continue to play it as they don't have a choice ~
October 19, 2013 11:07 p.m.

brcap says... #19

Shahrazad is a Sorcery, No Sceptering for it, i'm afriad.

October 24, 2013 9:39 a.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #20

Damn, keep forgetting that Isochron Scepter only does instants.

October 24, 2013 6:25 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #21

does this deck look perfected? or can it be improved?

October 24, 2013 6:55 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #22

Panoptic Mirror and Shahrazad is an awesome combo, and is worth just play-testing for the moment to see how it wold work out.

I think for replacing stuff for it, I would remove the Azor's Elocutors , Ancestral Vision and Bribery . After that you can see if the combo is worth keeping and then trying out whether or not you still want those cards and replacing others or just swapping numbers.

October 24, 2013 8:10 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #23

i do like that combo. but not for this deck. it's not even something i want to do lol

October 24, 2013 10:26 p.m.

Virgys says... #24

+1 for original point of view on MtG :-)

November 4, 2013 5:16 p.m.

Soulreaver-dv says... #25

Love it, great deck. +1

January 1, 2014 8:32 p.m.

Spootyone says... #26

Lol at #5. +1

March 6, 2014 4:48 p.m.

Pinkyplys says... #27

Fuckin awesome:D +1

April 21, 2014 4:37 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #28

I am considering splashing black to make this deck even more brutal.

With black I would add Creeping Tar Pit and Funeral Charm .

  1. Creeping Tar Pit speaks for itself, very quick game finisher when locked down.

  2. Funeral Charm can be put on a Isochron Scepter , LOL

This is probably one of my most favorite decks, and I would love your guys' feedback. Would really appreciate it.

June 24, 2014 1:30 a.m.

Scorprix says... #29

It wouldn't be very hard to make this Modern legal, so maybe you can try makin' it modern. Just a thought...

And yea, CTP is AMAZING! Totally for it! :D Good luck. I'll comment more later, but I have to catch a plane now. Bye, for now! : )

June 27, 2014 8 p.m.

Divinity says... #30

Awesome deck, funny to annoy the hell out of your opponent. I don't think running black would be worth it because you aren't running enough of it. I'd suggest running Render Silent because I think it fits the theme and Supreme Verdict against aggro matchups. If you are trying to make this Legacy then there would be a lot of other stuff I would suggest.

Definitely a +1 for me!

June 27, 2014 10:21 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #31

Divinity - thanks for the suggestions. Those two would probably not make the cut since legacy doesn't really play creature aggro and neither can be used on Isochron Scepter . I want pretty much every spell able to go on my scepters.

Scorprix - I'll catch you on the other side! (If I owned a flight company, I would play horror/thriller plane movies on it all the time. That would be hilarious :D) Also, my main card is Orim's Chant and Enlightened Tutor is vital to consistency, so I don't think Modern would make a good deck of this. But thank you, though! Would love to hear your Legacy advice for this deck though and if any other black cards would be worth trading others out.

Thanks, guys!

June 27, 2014 11:37 p.m.

xzzane says... #32

Hmm...Adding black would give you hand disruption, but I think you already get that enough with Telepathy and Meddling Mage combo. I'm really not familiar with Legacy at all though. What are some common decks in Legacy?

June 28, 2014 12:18 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #33

Meta Breakdown from MTG Top 8


15% of Meta: Control: BUG Aggro/Midrange

10% of Meta: Control: U/W Miracles

8% of Meta: Control: Stoneblade

7% of Meta: Aggro: Canadian Threshold

7% of Meta: Combo: Elves

June 28, 2014 1:40 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #34

I'm not 100% on telepathy. Maybe . you could drop it for Force of Will . Or if you splash black, you could run tutors in its place.

June 28, 2014 1:49 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #35

I would run Daze before I ran Force of Will since it is a valid target for the scepter. However, I would run 2 Spell Pierce and 2 Spell Snare before I ran Daze most likely.

June 28, 2014 1:57 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #36

Hmm, makes sense. Also, if you like Funeral Charm , you can run Piracy Charm on color.

How about you build your sideboard to convert your deck to esper? Like:4x Underground Sea2x Watery Grave2x Lethal Vapors 4x Hymn to Tourach 3x Nether Void

June 28, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #37

Those spots are too valuable to put land there. Check out mtg top8 legacy decks. There are too many decks I need to deal with and land can't go in there lol. Some decks are BRUTAL against others.

June 28, 2014 2:32 p.m.

I like it, and am interested to hear how it goes in an actual game

June 28, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #39

Perhaps, but I notice you have no sideboard yet, so it was just a thought.

Perhaps then you could mainboard four underground seas and four scrublands. Drop the basics. If you do, you could then drop the four telepathies and run four Word of Command s. Note that they can be put on a scepter and can ruin control decks as well as force aggro decks to make bad moves (as far as casting spells goes). You could move Bribery to the sideboard and plop in two Hymn to Tourach s in for hand disruption. While it cannot be put on the scepter, the fact that the discard is at random will really screw people over.

Then your sideboard could look like this:

2x Hymn to Tourach (hand disruption is good)2x Bribery (a good answer to sneak attack)2x Lethal Vapors (Stops any aggro attempt)2x Pithing Needle (Can stop Jace and can be used to make sure nobody can skip turns to stop your vapor)2x Council's Judgment (Amazing removal)4x Piracy Charm (If you need more hand disruption)1x open slot. I'm not really much for legacy, so you can use this as you need.

June 28, 2014 11:27 p.m.

Spootyone says... #40

I would love to help you out since I love this deck, but I'm a complete noob to legacy :/ All I know is youre supposed to be playing as many original duels, Delver of Secrets  Flip , Force of Will , Daze and True-Name Nemesis as you can haha.

Not being completely serious of course. Okay, partially serious.

Also, I heard Island is a fantastic card.

June 29, 2014 12:57 p.m.

smackjack says... #41

Dawn Charm are great with Isochron Scepter . Counter their Thoughtseize , regenerate Meddling Mage or Fog their attack.

June 30, 2014 8:02 a.m.

Earthsfire says... #42

Karakas , Counterbalance , Brainstorm main board for sure, Force of Will , Sensei's Divining Top , Tormod's Crypt , Surgical Extraction , Dismember , Kataki, War's Wage , Rest in Peace , Venser, Shaper Savant , Stifle , Misdirection . I see what you're trying to do here and it's fun, and annoying as hell to play against.

June 30, 2014 5:07 p.m.

Earthsfire says... #43

Ok, so some of those are sideboard cards, but you know enough to know which ones. :)

June 30, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Paradoxical says... #44

Earthsfire is telling it right. I saw your post on CurdBrosBrewingCo's wall, and here's my advice.. Port this to Modern!! You get replacements for Orim's Chant , and aren't basically forced to play Force of Will . Keep in mind T2 Meddling Mage on the draw is just too late in competitive Legacy sometimes. MUD, Affinity, Delver, and Elves are examples of decks that see a lot of play, and can just blow you up and/or be so far ahead before the Mage can come down that he just doesn't do anything.

For keeping it Legacy, Gitaxian Probe should replace Telepathy , and 4x Force of Will is a requisite. No Daze , as you want your lands. Jace, the Mind Sculptor seems pretty sick here too.I would consider cutting Remand , or at least dropping the count; other than on the Scepter, it's just not that great in Legacy. I'd also like to see Vendilion Clique in here; it fits the theme of knowing what they have, and gives you some control over their big action. A Venser, Shaper Savant is fun too, and with him and the Clique in the deck, you can play a Karakas ... Bouncing your Venser or V Clique seems pretty well along the lines of play you're seeking here.

You talk about adding black (which I approve!) and would like to suggest Notion Thief for the SB. (Imagine the look on someone's face when you flash that in, in response to their Brainstorm digging for a Force of Will , and they get to... Put two back on top while you draw three. It also allows Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Cabal Therapy (This card is nuts good when you know what they have.) and company. Also your choice of black removal spells to cast/Scepter up with.

Azors elecutors is a sweet win con. It may not be Legacy viable, but then again, it might. I love me some no-stick action, don't forget basic Counterspell for putting on the Scepter.

+1 for working on no-stick Scepter/Chant!Shahrazad , for the record, is banned. =)

July 2, 2014 3:55 p.m.

Infer1or says... #45

I have no other reason to comment than to say that this deck is mean. Assuredly I would scoop when I saw Isochron Scepter + Silence . Very interesting sir. Well done.

July 5, 2014 4:01 a.m.

+1 just for the name

August 7, 2014 5:58 p.m.

Drcfan says... #47

March 28, 2016 4:39 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #48

Have you ever considered Memory Lapse? It can lock them out of draws for the rest of the game with the scepter.

If you do add black, Word of Command is my favorite Scepter-able spell. It's an instant speed mindslaver.

April 1, 2016 2:18 a.m.

guessling says... #49

Muahaha +1

I second the Memory Lapse.

Needs more Stasis (j/K - stasis bites with scepter)

Actually this looks like what would get birthed from the consummation of my main modern and nostalgia "legacy" decks.

Hey - if there happen to be any friends that you are losing anyway, you might as well supply them a reason!

April 1, 2016 2:27 a.m.

DJ_Ethanol says... #50

I would certainly play this deck XD

May 23, 2016 1:15 p.m.

I try to make decks with this level of pettiness. You got a +1 and a copy from me.

April 14, 2017 8:36 a.m.

smackjack says... #52

Ancient Tomb for turn 1 scepter?

April 14, 2017 11:51 a.m.

gxthscvm says... #53

Oh hey! :) I've been working on a similar deck! :D

This is pretty cool, definitely adopting some ideas brought up for my own deck.

Meddling Scepter Chant

I also have Telepathy I just think it's totally better than Gitaxian Probe cause you put it out and that's the end of that. :)

April 27, 2017 11:54 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #54

gxthscvm, telepathy was in here for a few years as a 4x. but it is just so bad when drawn twice. your opponents are not removing the first as they are going to be saving any potential echantment/artifact removal for luminarch and scepter once they know what's up. I have enjoyed running 2, but hit multiple too often when I had 4. something to consider.

April 28, 2017 1:14 a.m.

Pandaka says... #55

Maybe try out a Flickering Ward in your deck. Pretty annoying! ;)

July 24, 2017 11:19 p.m.

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+1 Piracy Charm maybe
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