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Gadwick's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Commander / EDH* Infinite Combo Mono-Blue Tempo Tribal Wizards

Noire_Samhain

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Finally getting around to a /proper/ deck description. The deck? Tribal Mono-Blue Wizards. Card draw for days, baby. Arguably, any legendary Blue Wizard legend could play the general, but Gadwick has my favorite art. Formerly this was lead by Azami, though she still exists in the 99.

We have three secondary commanders- Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Naru Meha, Master Wizard, and Naban, Dean of Iteration. Wizards have plenty of useful ETBs to abuse through Naban, though that isn't the focus of the deck so flickering isn't our game plan, and we cast a lot of instants and sorceries to copy with Naru. Azami is Azami, a powerful card draw engine. Vedalken AEthermage is there to tutor for useful wizards, as by itself there's little value in body or other effects. Stonybrook Banneret is just dang useful in letting us play more wizards than normal, especially if we get it out early. And Riptide Director and Voidmage Prodigy are just oldie but goody cards, with the former potentially drawing us a ton of cards and the latter allowing us to sacrifice tokens from Docent of Perfection   or wizards who have done their job to counter spells. Oh, and there's Wizard's Retort, which is technically tribal, but is basically a second copy of Counterspell.
Baral, Chief of Compliance draws us cards for countering stuff, which our deck can take advantage of. Plus, he makes our instants and sorceries cheaper. Champion of Wits lets us draw and filter, and can be Embalmed later for an even better effect. Siren Stormtamer is just great for targeted removal... though if you're feeling petty you can sacrifice it to counter a spell targeting it. Which is pointless, but pettiness is always on the table. Harbinger of the Tides, and Merfolk Trickster are all good at slowing down the opponent, and all are even better at Flash speed with Vedalken Orrery (though Trickster already has flash, but the others either don't or have conditional flash). Archaeomancer and Salvager of Secrets gets instants and sorceries back from the grave. Same with Snapcaster Mage, but he ends up exiling it afterwards. Beguiler of Wills (with a good board presence) and Sower of Temptation can snatch creatures from the opponent, even a commander, to disrupt our opponent's strategies. Trinket Mage searches out a couple 1 drop artifacts when needed, and Spellseeker can find our cantrips or one of our many counterspells. And finally, Laboratory Maniac, a wincon on a wizard.
Basically, counter, redirect, dig through our deck, and lay low until we get out our wincons, most of which need Labman or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries. The Dramatic Scepter combo (Isochron Scepter+Dramatic Reversal) + Sol Ring + a board of wizards while Azami is out means infinitely tapping out wizards until we Labman win. Alternatively, have a couple more mana rocks out and infinitely tap them with the Dramatic Scepter combo and cast a giant Stroke of Genius, Blue Sun's Zenith, or Gadwick to Labman win. Or, if you're feeling cheeky, Zenith the opponents for more cards than they can draw, by combining a mana heavy Blue Sun's Zenith with a newly summoned Naru Meha while Naban is on the field. Finally, Psychosis Crawler lets us ping folks as we draw cards, and with the Infinite untapping Wizard combo mentioned above, can just drain folks to death if we have enough cards.

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Date added 8 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

36 - 0 Rares

20 - 0 Uncommons

18 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.76
Tokens 4/4 Zombie Naga Wizard, 1/1 Human Wizard, 3/3 Frog Lizard, 2/2 Morph, 3/3 Ape, 2/2 Manifest, 1/1 Bird
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