Topdecking in Izzet

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Posted on July 17, 2019, 4:27 a.m. by TypicalTimmy

I'm looking for cards that allow me to put cards from my hand or my graveyard onto the top of my library, similarly to how Brainstorm works.

The color of the deck is Izzet. I'm looking to abuse Melek, Izzet Paragon .

Does anybody know of good cards that can fit? Yes obviously Scry will definitely help such as with Opt , but what I really need is the ability to put cards back on top of my library so that I can abuse Melek some more.

enpc says... #2

Scroll Rack is probably the best card at doing what you're wanting to do. There's also Jace, the Mind Sculptor who is basically Brainstorm on Isochron Scepter .

July 17, 2019 4:30 a.m.

Cavalier of Gales seems useful for you.

July 17, 2019 6:33 a.m.

SP3CTR3_chelts says... #4

Dream Cache is really just a bad brainstorm.

Conch Horn does this as well but high cmc for the ability

Riverwise Augur is a brainstorm on legs

and I'm going to assume you have already got a Mystical Tutor but Personal Tutor is slightly less known

July 17, 2019 7:58 a.m.

pizzagod13 says... #5

A good budget option for this is Crystal Ball . A better version would be Sensei's Divining Top

July 17, 2019 2:08 p.m.

dingusdingo says... #6

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

If you're looking for hard and fast deck stacking, check out Brainstorm Ponder Preordain Serum Visions Index Mystic Speculation Opt Portent Spy Network Trickery Charm Ancestral Knowledge Contingency Plan Foreshadow Information Dealer Omen Predict Bamboozle Long-Term Plans Second Sight

If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

July 31, 2019 3:13 a.m.

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