Academy Elite

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Academy Elite

Creature — Human Wizard

Academy Elite enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the number of instant and sorcery cards in all graveyards.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Academy Elite: Draw a card, then discard a card.

Gekkenaamyo on Marchesa, the black rose - V3.0

1 year ago

Hi Tiffanyann,

Thanks for the suggestions! Especially Academy Elite was a nice one i hadn't seen before. They all come in with counters which is nice with Marchesa, however they don't really do enough to progress the game plan.

Comparing Academy Elite (AE) with Cytoplast Manipulator (CM) for instance; AE protects itself, where CM also protects creatures coming in after it (graft). AE is a mana sink which lets us loot (which is pretty nice!), but CM allows us to (with the right setup) permanently steal our opponents creatures/commanders.

The suggestions seem to lean towards a beat down strategy while mine is more a grindy control / value based strategy.

Again tnx for the suggestions! always good to think about other possibilities.

Red_X on Bioforce

1 year ago

Are you wanting to make this compeitive, or just play casually? Academy Elite and Deepglow Skate aren't legal in modern, and you can make this deck a lot better if you want to play in tournaments, but if you're just trying to swing 12/12s at your friends at a kitchen table there's not a whole lot of point to making upgrades.

WorldEater_42 on

3 years ago

Hi MJS154,

Thank you for your input and apologies for the reply! Definitely happy with Sol Ring , Reliquary Tower and I love Academy Elite . Thinking a go-wide win condition with the likes of Rise from the Tides , Talrand, Sky Summoner and maybe Young Pyromancer .

MJS154 on

3 years ago

I apologize, I was hasty in my assumption. In the case of improving/suggestions, I am guessing Niz-Mizzet is there for the damage and card draw? (Dumb question I know, just wanted to be sure.) I would suggest Sol Ring , Reliquary Tower first. It depends on your budget, but those are fairly affordable. Academy Elite , or Arcanis the Omnipotent maybe? What is your endgame, if you don't mind my asking? I would also suggest spreading your land base out over some more diverse lands, depending on your budget.

Spell_Slam on Merry Lich-mas

4 years ago

Good start!

More cards you should consider to make cards like Quiet Speculation more viable: Increasing Ambition, Increasing Confusion and Deep Analysis

Here are a few other suggestions I think would work well with your deck: Academy Elite, Pieces of the Puzzle, Possessed Skaab and The Mirari Conjecture.

In terms of what to cut, Crab Umbra does protect your commander from a board wipe and lets you untap, but it doesn't help with Dralnu's painful downside and there are more efficient ways to untap your commander. Corrupted Conscience also seems a bit random in your deck, since it doesn't really synergize with anything, though it's still a powerful card. Unwind seems like the weakest and narrowest of your counters, of which you already plenty. Nightveil Sprite is a great card in 60-card constructed, but might fall short in a multi-player, 100-card format.

Great deck! I do not look forward to playing against you...

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