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Ancestral Recall Discussion
1 week ago
Er, three-card card advantage. Okay, the ideal case is actually an Ancestral Recall in Red with a 2/1 body. This might be more pushed than I realized at first. This can be flickered and chained together very easily. Well, yeah, probably, not that card exactly, then
2 weeks ago
It's the kind of card that does put in the work, but it's gotta be built around correctly(much like any card draw)
Necro is used sort of as a combo piece but also as a massively effective draw engine.
Arena is used to guarantee you two cards played per rotation, which is great . . . if that's your gameplan. It's also really underwhelming in EDH where it's trivial to assemble ways to draw 2, 3 or even 4 extra cards a rotation.
I'll take a cEDH perspective here. In cEDH, this is unplayable, because
The only way to turn one it is with Dark Ritual
You'd rather play Necropotence turn one with Ritual
You could also play Dark Confidant that can almost always come down turn one and at worst turn two
It also compares badly to every other good card draw spell:
Rhystic Study can come down turn one with Crypt and turn two with basically every other rock. It also draws absurd amounts of cards.
Wheel of Misfortune or any other wheel allows you to jam a bunch of rocks in play and then reload to 7 on turn 1, meaning you just pull ahead pretty effectively.
Sylvan Library is just good.
It's good, but not THAT good.
2 weeks ago
Hey Jormngunder2053, +1 m8
Check out my Zada secret commander (w/ Tazri) for some random tech... 5c Zada/ Cantrips.
You might like Progenitor Mimic in there...
Silverfur Partisan is my favorite combo with Zada (lots of wolves)...
...The Zada/Ink-Treader package is very strong. Think of your cantrips as improved Ancestral Recall ...
When running a budget land base, avoid double pips unless they win big. Keep it mostly green and run all the 2 drop green ramp and you're good to go. I like the 2 drop ramp-bodies because they combo with Zada.
Cheers and gl.
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
I just saw Body of Research from Strixhaven and it seems very akin to Blightsteel Colossus as a control finisher. Not only that but it’s less slot intensive. Big Beaty finishers don’t need all the fancy wording of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . We just need the tempo of one lethal whack. I’ll be exploring with this card alongside potent tutors like Mystical Tutor with powerful draw spells Ancestral Recall and Brainstorm . We’ll see if Body of Research has the power to make it.
2 months ago
cheffireball Time Walk isn’t necessarily terrible but you have to be mindful that you are resetting your Storm count when you take that turn. I’ve still used it with Mind's Desire in conjunction with Day's Undoing but that works more because the efficiency of wheels.
Brainstorm is more about the advantage over the selection. Treasure Cruise just isn’t going to be cheap enough consistently enough to be as efficient as we need. Brainstorm is just a draw 1 but if it lets us go three deep and we can ring off something like a Mind's Desire or Paradoxical Outcome , we can usually just go right through whatever we have our back on top. There’s just nothing that’s going to come close to Ancestral Recall .
I really ought to set up a discord for it. I only play it on untap. This is as far as my outreach goes on the matter with what time I have. I ought to look into it though. As much as the concept of the format may be viable, the support structure for it may not be. I don’t know if a few discords is going to do anything real and I don’t know that it needs to. What I find on untap is serviceable enough and maybe keeping formats grassroots like this is probably going to be better for the concept itself. I will look into the discord.
2 months ago
Actually, Arcanis is really absurd. Archetype and some of the other pieces could easily be cut, but Arcanis is amazing. 6 mana isn't too bad for repeatable Ancestral Recall that can also bounce itself to get away from removal.
2 months ago
My initial reasoning for cutting Mystic Remora was that my previous meta just wasn't consistently casting enough non-creature spells early game for me to justify it's use. But upon re-examining the card, in the right meta it can essentially be an Ancestral Recall - but again, it's all about the right meta. I'll slot the card back in and see how it performs. Pyre of Heroes did catch my eye - like a tribal gimped Birthing Pod . I don't quite know what to make of it at the moment, and to be honest don't really have any plans to try and acquire one. Do you think i'm overlooking a good card and possible inclusion for this deck? Please share your thoughts.