Creature — Devil
At the beginning of your upkeep, return an instant or sorcery card at random from your graveyard to your hand.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Charmbreaker Devils gets +4/+0 until end of turn.
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Charmbreaker Devils Discussion
5 days ago
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1 month ago
RiotRunner789 I use to run a casual Modern deck that was packed full of 2cmc and 3cmc land destruction spells (Rakdos). I ran two copies of Charmbreaker Devils in it. I think I had 22 land destruction spells, 24 lands and 14 other cards, most of which were targeted removal at instant speed. Something like that. Anyway, I literally ran more LD in that deck than some Modern decks had in total. It was a glorious bastard of a deck to play.
I'd sit there and watch my opponent, with a full grip, draw their 8th card with no lands in play. I'd get to watch them sigh and put it directly into their graveyard and pass the turn sorrowfully.
Death by mill, one painful turn at a time. There was literally no wincon in the deck other than forcing my opponent to concede out of pure misery.
"There ain't no party like a Rakdos party."
2 months ago
Still a bit of a rough list, so difficult to make specific card recs but though I would share some experience. I bought the pre-built deck when it came out, and recently did an entire break-down and rebuilt.
Looks like you've got a focus around the proliferate synergies, so I would build around that as a start. The trouble I had was that there are so many (too many) possible combos you can use, and a few different strategies. I've never specifically seen proliferate (X, Wheel, Turns, Wizards) or what I play Storm (without really using storm cards).
Creatures don't build experience counters, so I would be strategic with the purpose of a creature. Ones with limited payoff like Thermo-Alchemist/Guttersnipe (what are you repeatedly casting to win with them, usually in Mizz is infinite mana which leverages a draw library or X spell payoff) or high cost Charmbreaker Devils/Melek, Izzet Paragon will hurt when drawn unless your utilizing for a specific purpose.
Aetherflux Reservoir is the right type of card, but it's tough to get in Izzet (). Whir of Invention/Intuition/Reshape/Etc. I found that if your building your storm count (it's usually drawing library or mana) so it's unnecessary. Similar finishers like Sphinx-Bone Wand have the same challenge, would prefer a Fall of the Titans or a Enter the Infinite in most cases. Ral, Storm Conduit has better payoff with similar function.
Your going to be quite slow with so many tapped lands, plus you have many turn 1 draw payoffs in blue (cantrips), so having T1/T2 mana up is key. Izzet Boilerworks can make infinite mana pretty easily, but outside of that see where you can trim. I'm not sure you need to many Cycling lands either, in Mizz, you generally want to play your lands, the tradeoff will be that early in the game your mana is coming in tapped, but later in the game you can cycle away bad land draws. If your going for mid-range over combo, you'll likely need much more removal/counter/sweepers, if your just want cast large spells, maybe Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge would be a better commander selection for the added tutors. Lands really to break the budget though, I understand, Steam Vents will be critical though, and Fiery Islet is ok priced still.
I like the Flux Channeler I've considered him so many times, because he can build your Experience so Mizzix of the Izmagnus can stay protected in the command zone, and have immediate impact (when played unprotected).
You have Bonus Round, could build some interaction with it, like Seething Song + Reiterate or Frantic Search + Narset's Reversal or Dramatic Reversal + Narset's Reversal, etc. Not sure if you've ever used Commander Spellbook but just enter Bonus Round, and click the , , to filter the list.
Not sure what the Sideboard cards are, using as a intermediary cut list?
I also playtested the Curious Homunculus Flip/Goblin Electromancer types, Baral, Chief of Compliance was good, I would avoid the others, most of the time, I would prefer them to be spells to build the Experience count while providing an ability as well (like draw).
I assume Trinket Mage/etc. are pulling in the mana rocks, but they are only useful if your at a mana/experience level to activate. Trophy Mage for Twinning Staff? Needs a Dramatic Reversal in that case.
Jace's Sanctum doesn't build experience count, it's high CMC for the same ability, I would avoid this type of ability at this cost.
Your 405 Avg CMC is pretty high, you'll have similar challenges that other mid-range has is some games your going to draw hands of cards you'll never be able to play, again depends on your playgroups, but you may find some games it feels like you "do nothing" before the game closes out. I would cut some high CMC cards, bring that down at least below CMC 3, utilize the high CMC cards for win, and try and make then instant/sorcery where you can to get the experience benefit.
I would pick a couple win cons like Bonus Round or Enter the Infinite or Beacon of Tomorrows of something more classic like a Fall of the Titans or Stroke of Genius and build a core around them, that will help you solidify a good 70 card core, then add your mana accelerators and cantrips around them, and bet your at 80 cards and might help make some cuts easy.
Feel free to comment me back, happy to look again once it's paired a bit, or assist with honing in if you have a clear Game-Winning vision that you want to go with?
Good start. +1.
2 months ago
You might like these: Twinflame, Heat Shimmer, Dance of Many, Tempt with Reflections, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Mirrorwing Dragon, Archaeomancer, Charmbreaker Devils, Dockside Extortionist, Wily Goblin, Corsair Captain, Prosperous Pirates, Rapacious Dragon, Brass's Bounty, Mimic Vat, Docent of Perfection Flip
Also just a heads up that Mythos of Illuna technically has a red-blue-green color identity.
3 months ago
I'm curious how this has played, I've got a similar deck but didn't include a control element like you did with the Dramatic Scepter. I can see that it supports the Nin, the Pain Artist and Exsanguinate finishers. I'm just curious how often they come up.
Things I'd take out: Barbed Shocker I originally had it in, but there was rarely a situation where I could get it through AND a damage effect was on the board. It feels on brand, but it's hard to make work without adding some better evasion to it. Notion Thief and Hullbreacher There's better ways to do both of these effects. Try Cabal Coffers for mana, and Fevered Visions for card draw. When your opponents see that you're running Nekusar, they'll try to play as many spells as possible to quickly empty their hands, so move towards things that will keep their hands full Font of Mythos Price of Knowledge Forced Fruition.
In terms of strategy, IMHO, I think that you're split between Wheels and big mana finishers. I think you need to focus on one to do it better. If it's Wheels: Add Dragon Mage, Charmbreaker Devils, and Hive Mind is very difficult to deal with when it lands. If it's big finishers: Torment of Hailfire and Mind Grind complement Exsanguinate.
Good Luck and happy hunting.
4 months ago
Luckily, a lot of the suspend cards are super cheap.
Other than those, you may consider:
Thryx, the Sudden Storm: Helps to protect your biggies when they come out of suspend.
Aminatou's Augury: So much value.
Arcanis the Omnipotent: Good card draw and suspended creatures have haste. This one is over a dollar though.
Ulamog's Crusher: Budget annihilator.
Bane of Bala Ged: Pseudo annihilator.
Tyrant of Discord: Card advantage is best when your opponents lose cards/permanents.
Sphinx of the Final Word: In case their is a spell slinging subtheme.
AEtherize: Having giant spells suspended can put a target on you. This buys you time.
Mind's Desire: Free stuff acceleration.
Thought Reflection: Double draw.
Swarm Intelligence: Double spells.
Double Vision: More double spells.
6 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax. Several good upgrades you've made to the precon.
Chord of Calling with Kalamax to tutor for Pili + Architect for infinite mana is interesting. Consider more ways to draw into a win condition when you have infinite mana? Without the draw making infinite mana with Pili + Architect or with Scepter + Reversal doesn't do enough. Expansion / Explosion is another instant Fork or Explosion with infinite mana can draw a lot of cards. Pull from Tomorrow and Blue Sun's Zenith are other instants that draw X cards.
Nivix Guildmage with infinite mana can draw into your deck until you find a win condition as well as counters to protect the combo. Guildmage with infinite mana can also infinite copy an instant/sorcery you cast which can make Banefire a win condition since you can copy it for each opponent and target a different opponent with each copy. If you can some how get a third copy of Chord when you cast it then you can also tutor for Guildmage.
Some lands in the manabase could be upgraded. Life lands from the precon and Scry temple lands are not worth ETB tapped. Survivors' Encampment and Holdout Settlement are unique lands with Kalamax because they're repeatable ways to tap him. These lands are like Springleaf Drum, they make mana when you use them to tap Kalamax or another creature. But unlike Drum you can tutor for and put onto the battlefield with Crop Rotation. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making mana is beneficial.
Some other good lands that are reasonable price to consider adding are: Rootbound Crag and Shivan Reef. The Filter lands: Cascade Bluffs, Flooded Grove and Fire-Lit Thicket are at lowest price due to just being reprinted in Double Masters. Can get these lands for as low as $5 each. Bluffs is helpful since it can make or , important color combinations to want to consistently make to cast instants for Kalamax.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Rugged Highlands
- Thornwood Falls
- Swiftwater Cliffs
- Temple of Mystery
- Aggressive Mammoth
- Charmbreaker Devils
- Djinn Illuminatus
- Refuse / Cooperate
Good luck with your deck.