Creature — Human Wizard
This spell costs less to cast if you control a Wizard.
When Academy Journeymage enters the battlefield, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand.
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Academy Journeymage Discussion
1 year ago
Using the card search page and setting "Converted cost" filter to "0-0" does not restrict CMC to just 0.
For example, I tried to do a search of
Colors: Colorless Blue
Converted Cost: 0 - 0
Tae_Grixis on izzet
2 years ago
- + Izzet Signet is good for filtering mana, in case you need one of the colors it provides while also giving you an additional mana.
- + Venser's Journal is great for life gain. This allows you to drop a lot of the unnecessary life gain cards in your deck so you can include better stuff.
- + Snapcaster Mage gives you instant/sorcery casting from the grave.
- + Venser, Shaper Savant bounces spells that are being cast, and permanents on the field.
+ Guttersnipe 2 damage to each opponent when you cast an instant or sorcery.
- Pristine Talisman costs 3 and provides you with mediocre benefits. Gaining life isn't a focus in your deck, so it's best to not focus too heavily on it. You have Aetherflux Reservoir and Venser's Journal , if you add it, in place of those little tiny life gaining cards.
- - Academy Journeymage because Venser, Shaper Savant
- - Weaver of Lightning because Guttersnipe does it better.
2 years ago
2 years ago
65 cards and only one copy of each ? Am I missing something ?
With only 13 instant/sorcery creatures like Guttersnipe, Aven Wind Mage or Enigma Drake are totally useless, you have to define a strategy, choose the best options and run 4 copies of the cards you really need. Adeliz, the Cinder Wind has no purpose here unless you remove dragons, sphinx, etc, and replace them with more wizards. And again, you would need at least 20/22 instant/sorcery to benefit from it.
In its current state this deck has no consistance, no real pattern, for a solid wizards deck I recommand you keep 4/5 full sets of creatures, and add as many instant as you can.
If you have a moment have a look at my ultra-budget standard deck using some of the same cards : http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/01-09-18-redblue-wizards/
2 years ago
Yeah, Cryptic Command is pricey, but nothing else comes close to it's versatility. I think one of the major issues you may run into is even a budget aggro deck may be able to out-tempo you. Most of your good options will make the deck are fairly expensive. Things like Snapcaster Mage are very expensive, but allow you to flashback cryptics or Vapor Snag(which you should probably be running). If you are going to run 3 cmc counter spells run Dissolve, not cancel.
I know some of the suggestions are expensive, but the deck as it stands is neat, but won't win often. You also need better threats. Delver of Secrets Flip could work for you. It's front is a wizard, and it's back side is a 3/2 flyer.
Academy Journeymage is way too slow for modern. You have until about turn 4 to do something that has a significant impact on the board state. If you don't, you will probably lose.
Cipher cards are generally awful. Replace with something like Essence Flux or some other flicker effect to get additional value from your bouncing creatures.
2 years ago
Let's get you some wincons, and fix that landbase.
First: Landbase. Basic stuff, manarocks, and better land cards, and a touch of fetchlands to get us rocking and rolling. Then, guess what, you're playing green. Congrats, you get the luxury of a vast array of tasty morsels called ramp spells, so we'll take advantage of that.
Next, let's look at capitalizing on your commander's strengths: Card draw. We'll add in card draw, and some hand size manipulation to help manage it, along with some ways to make use of all that mana you gain and cards you draw.
- Storm Sculptor + Tishana, Voice of Thunder
Now for some wincons:
-Devastation Tide +Goblin Cannon (with your upcoming infinite mana/card draw combos, draw into this, then ping everyone for infinite damage and win, the ability stacks as many times as you pay the mana for it, before sacrificing itself).
-Spelltwine. - River's Rebuke
-Ghostly Flicker +Aphetto Alchemist (equip bracers to alphetto, tap to untap it and target manarock or kydele for aother infinite mana combo, once you have infinite combos going, you can take multiple turns, draw out your whole deck with psychosis or lab maniac or tishana, or empyrial plate, etc)
Other infinite combos you can look for are Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle equipped to kydele if she's drawn enough cards. The possibilities are vast, just a matter of finding yourself a bit of room for those cards, which shouldn't be too hard. However I'm also aware of budgets, I know I've suggested a LOT of changes, many that you might need to purchase, and while the individual cards aren't too pricey, collectively it's a lot once you look at all the changes. But if you're personally looking to take your deck to the next level, I'll add some more blingy suggestions at the end of this comment.
Last couple of swaps to make:
The bling: Staff of Domination (more kydele comboing)
other cards to consider would be a touch more cantrips and counterspells? Depends on local meta, how often you need to stop people from preventing your comboing off: Pact of Negation Muddle the Mixtures Brainstorm Mystical Tutor
3 years ago
Superb, a two-mana Panharmonicon is just begging to be busted and I really dig what you're doing with this deck by going for Devotion! The only suggestion that comes to my mind right now is switching out Academy Journeymage for Æther Adept - it's always cheaper than Journeymage and contributes more devotion (though its trigger isn't a 'may', so could end up bouncing one of your own guys if the opponent's board is empty?).
3 years ago
DragonGodKing90 -- The keyword in this build is BUDGET, as you can see, Snapcaster is an upgrade option in the maybeboard. Thing in the Ice Flip suits more of a dedicated spellslinger strategy where it flipping benefits you in having few other creatures. In this, I'd end up with a hand full of wizards that maybe have a reduction in CMC, including Naban who I need out to benefit from the triggers.