Is there a card that basically says that you put your hand onto your library or into your library?

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Posted on Jan. 9, 2019, 10:36 p.m. by Infiniteomniscience

Trying to make a deck centered around Guild Feud

cdkime says... #2

In Modern, there is not a card that lets you put your whole hand on top of your library, but there are a couple cards that allow you to put a one or more cards from your hand on top of your library. Most of these, however, are not competitively viable.

Far and away, the best such card is Jace, the Mind Sculptor. However, it justifiably comes with a large pricetag. Your remaining options in Modern are rather mediocre.

  • Enter the Infinite, which is both too difficult to cast and will leave you with an empty library at the end of your upkeep, causing you to loose on your draw step.
  • Leashling, which is too difficult to cast in Modern.
  • Riverwise Augur costs a bit too much for the effect. -Survivor of the Unseen is repeatable, but that cumulative upkeep is going to become repressive quickly.
January 9, 2019 11:34 p.m.

Demarge says... #3

To the dark, not really readable name comment, Heartless Summoning, the card the person is trying to build around is also a 6 cmc do nothing the turn it comes out enchantment, so I imagine this question is more for the casual format with a modern ban list, or to meme an fnm level event.

I know if I lived closer to my closest lgs I'd take advantage of their $5 entry that comes with a pack to just mess around (atm though it's really more a $20 entry fee with how much gas I have to use).

January 10, 2019 1:28 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #4

183 cards in the Gatherer database have the combination of "Shuffle your hand into your library".

Hope that helps.

January 10, 2019 3:52 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #5

If you are looking to maximize your potential with a Fight-centric deck, I'd suggest you also run a few copies of Frontier Siege for it's Dragon's mode and jam-pack the deck full of heavy hitters: AKA high power.

If you use Frontier Siege, you can maximize impact with Dragons. Now you have heavy hitters and flyers. Couple this with Atarka, World Render and Dragonlord Atarka as they are both great for this sort of thing. Not to mention the double-strike anthem alongside the burn ETB is sweet.

You can also run Foe-Razer Regent for more intense fun.

Coupling on the anthem idea, there's also Crucible of Fire, which will allow your Dragons to be even larger when they fight.

You'll need to either ramp or cheat your way to the top. I'd suggest the following:

This will give you plenty of ramp support. You can fix the amount as you see fit based on your deck's overall needs.

You will also want to cheat out Dragons. Descendants' Path is wonderful for this.

If you are going to choose to run Planeswalkers (Which, with so many flyers you should if you got the room for them), I'd suggest either Sarkhan Vol, or Sarkhan, Fireblood. Fireblood is the clear winner here as he generates more precious mana, but Vol is a nice choice if you'd like to not only fight a creature but attack with your Dragon as well on the same turn.

I'd also recommend at least 1x Utvara Hellkite as when you do a full swing, you're going to create a ton of tokens - all of which kick in Frontier Siege. Since those are also all 6/6, they will likely survive and thus become 8/8s with a single Foe-Razer Regent.

Jesus, I might make this deck. I've got like so many Dragon decks I have literally lost count. Even two EDH Dragon Tribal decks.

Dragon Tribal is my #1 favorite Tribal :3 They are just so insanely fun to play with.

January 10, 2019 4:07 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

Scroll Rack can do that, you know.

January 10, 2019 8:33 a.m.

cdkime says... #7

Another option you have, if you are trying to put a specific creature on top of your library for Guild Feud is a tutor that puts cards on top of your library. Ideally, you will want a tutor that can be cast at instant speed, so you can cast it after your untap step, but before Guild Feud's ability resolves. Currently, there is only one modern-legal instant-speed tutor that allows you to fetch any creature and put it on top of your library--Congregation at Dawn.

In the alternative, you will want another permanent that tutors at the beginning of your upkeep. Unfortunately, the only modern-legal option on this front is Bringer of the Black Dawn, meaning you would have yet another difficult casting cost to muster.

SynergyBuild - Scroll Rack is not Modern-legal.

January 10, 2019 8:57 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #8

xD I didn't see that whoops!

Congregation at Dawn will do the trick like cdkime, as will Mwonvuli Beast Tracker, a good card in my opinion.

January 10, 2019 9:05 a.m.

Xica says... #9

Scroll Rack is not modern legal, just like Ponder or Preordain.

TypicalTimmy has some wisdom...
You can easily choose to build RG dragons, with descendant's path & some mana dorks - and if you go the Descendants' Path route, then the "shitty dragons" like Slumbering Dragon will be pretty viable for you. (and on the top end you can cheat in all kind of nonsense with your Guild Feud)

However if you want to build around this due to the playstyle (and not as a deckbuilding challenge), then i would encourage you to foresake it.
And play UG instead.
It has pretty much the same effect, and it has redundant copies of the effect in multiple modern legal cards.
Reason / Believe being one - that even has enabler attached to it. Of course there is also Impromptu Raid (extra value with cards like Woodfall Primus), or Call of the Wild if you want to keep the creature.
Both effects are enchantments - hence expecting them to survive is reasonable.
You have support cards like Summoning Trap, See the Unwritten, Sifter Wurm and the like that can be upside in certain situations. And of course you must play the mandatory U(g) scry effects like Serum Visions, Mystic Speculation, Nissa, Steward of Elements...etc.
If you add some mana dorks you have a deck.

January 10, 2019 9:34 a.m.

Funkydiscogod says... #10

Nobody yet suggested Mirror of Fate (with Serum Powder) as a possibility for deck stacking.

January 10, 2019 10:14 a.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #11

Didn't read the whole thread so sorry if this doesn't fit but Noxious Revival can put a card from your grave to the top of the library and since you're in Faithless Looting colors this might be a better stratedgy.

January 10, 2019 1:56 p.m.

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