Archmage Ascension

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed 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
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Archmage Ascension

Enchantment

At the beginning of each end step, if you drew two or more cards this turn, you may put a quest counter on Archmage Ascension.

As long as Archmage Ascension has six or more quest counters on it, if you would draw a card, you may instead search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library.

clircrazy on Dragon's Approach

3 weeks ago

So, after playing this deck for over a year, I still love it. But I faced a couple of major problems:

  • not enough draw without risk of getting an archenemy badge for casting two approaches to trigger Jori En, Ruin Diver

  • when I play with somebody who knows my deck they try to kill me before I can get one of my combo pieces

The only thought I have to solve those - put a Propaganda for protection and both Drift of Phantasms and Mystical Tutor for consistency. Also, 36 Approaches are overkill for me, so I think of cutting up to 30-32 and adding something like Izzet Charm or Prismari Command, or some drawing cantrips. And maybe Archmage Ascension and Rhystic Study as both of them are easily tutored by Drift of Phantasms.

Would appreciate some comments both with ideas and critics.

LittleMy on Need help with the finer …

6 months ago

Oona, Malicious Snowball

TLDR: Deck is made for janky combos that involve everyone drawing a lot of cards so I can mill them, or setting up a Doomsday with Mirror of Fate

My budget for any single card is below $100.

Issue: Card draw and cuts

There are some cards in my deck that I feel can be cut but I don't know what to replace them with. The cards, I see at least, are Spellstutter Sprite, Glen Elendra Archmage, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, and Archmage Ascension.

Although I can absolutely see their place in countering spells to keep a steady board, tutoring cards, and possibly reanimating Nightmares, I think there might be cards that synergize better with Forced Fruition and personal card draw.

There are already cards I've considered, one being Font of Mythos but I already use that in my adapted tstorm823 Zedruu deck, and I'd like to not copy too many spells from one deck to another. And if possible, cutting Howling Mine as well for another personal draw card.

I want to make this deck unique, but at the same time, I don't want to sacrifice too much efficiency for it. So if I'm asking too much of both you, my deck, and myself, please say so, cause that'll rein me in.

Thank you so much!

Simerix on ContrOloro

9 months ago

The deck is more of a life gain deck than it is a control deck. You have a lot of removal, but that's all that makes it controlling.

Highest recommended card: Vile Consumption. This card is brutal in this deck if you don't have too many creatures.

Hallowed Burial is a highly underrated board wipe.

Card suggestions: Sphere of Safety, Approach of the Second Sun, Aura of Silence, Austere Command, Cleansing Nova, Damn, Darksteel Mutation, Doomskar, Epicure of Blood, Erebos's Intervention, Ghostly Prison, Infernal Grasp, Liesa, Shroud of Dusk, Narset, Parter of Veils, Propaganda, Rest in Peace, Righteous Cause, Rule of Law, Telepathy, Time Wipe, Trespasser's Curse, Utter End, Venser's Journal, Witch of the Moors

Mean/weird cards that I would probably play: AEther Barrier, Archmage Ascension, Death Match, Lightmine Field, Meishin, the Mind Cage, Overburden, Porphyry Nodes, Spreading Plague, Tainted AEther, Portcullis, Magus of the Moat, Magus of the Tabernacle, Silent Arbiter, Serene Master

*Obviously play what you want

zapyourtumor on Izzet Burn

1 year ago

Note: Brainstorm isn't modern legal

Your deck has 20 creatures that have payoff for drawing cards and casting spells, but only 17 actual spells. I would run 16 creatures tops and replace them with more instants/sorceries.

Archmage Ascension synergizes with all your card draw, but it's a complete nonbo with your card draw trigger effects like Chasm Skulker, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, and The Locust God. Also, it's really slow.

I'd also probably cut Kumena's Awakening because a conditional 4-mana draw an extra card each turn isn't that good.

For the spells, Radical Idea is bad. To replace Brainstorm you could maybe run the new cantrip we are getting in MID, Consider. Sinister Sabotage doesn't really cut it in modern, I'd suggest Counterspell, Archmage's Charm, and Spell Pierce. Expressive Iteration might also be good here, although it doesn't draw cards. Maybe Serum Visions.

NicodaPico on Kwain, wanna see real speed?

1 year ago

you should add Ebony Owl Netsuke , Psychosis Crawler , Viseling , Black Vise , Iron Maiden , Uba Mask to stop them from using the counterspells they drew, Psychic Possession , Archmage Ascension is pretty cool too.

really punish your opponents for drawing tons of cards. make them really regret drawing kwains cards.

multimedia on Fractal: The Gathering

1 year ago

Hey, good start and interesting budget version of Vorel. I think you have the right idea with cards such as Stadium, Nexus, Ascension, Kasmina and Zone. The drawback of Fractals is they lack evasion therefore if building around them then consider cards to give your creatures evasion?

If attacking with Fractals is a main strategy then consider cards that can give you extra turns?

Could expand on other ways to get value from being able to double counters with Vorel.

Good luck with your deck.

MagicMarc on Will WotC Ever Print this …

1 year ago

I know I am straying from the OP a little bit but there are some other options for tutoring you can fit into an Eisha Commander deck.

Archmage Ascension , Planar Portal , Tamiyo's Journal and Ring of Three Wishes all can tutor to hand. The Ascension is slow but once it comes online it turns every single draw into a tutor. The portal is mana-heavy but repeatable. The journal is probably the worst but an option. The Wish ring is oddly worse than the portal and mythic instead of rare?

But if you combine Ring of Three Wishes with Contagion Clasp it becomes as repeatable as the Planar Portal .

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