Chart a Course

Chart a Course


Draw two cards. Then discard a card unless you attacked with a creature this turn.

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Legacy Legal
Custom Legal
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Unformat Legal
Gladiator Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

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Chart a Course Discussion

multimedia on Adeliz leads some angry Wizards

2 months ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Good build on such a low a budget. Realistically to make much improvements you're going to have to be able to spend more than $30 for your deck.

My advice is to lower the mana curve by adding more low CMC Wizards and more low CMC instants and sorceries that draw cards. End the curve with two five drops Wizards: Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Shipwreck Dowser and one six drop Archetype of Imagination. I suggest playing double the amount or more of instants and sorceries than Wizards because technically you don't need other Wizards because Adeliz can pump herself. Still have a strong base of low CMC Wizards, just a smaller one.

Since Adeliz can pump herself and has flying she is really your best win condition doing 21 Commander damage to each opponent. The problem with Adeliz is she doesn't provide card advantage only pump therefore you need a lot of other cards that draw cards to fuel the pump.

Some Wizards can help for card advantage:

  • Windrider Wizard: lets you draw each time you cast an instant or sorcery or even a Wizard and he has flying which makes him a threat to attack. If just about every card you cast draws you a card then that's a nice advantage to keep drawing instants/sorceries/Wizards.
  • Burning Prophet: repeatable scry is powerful when you want to draw certain cards and not lands or other cards. She can filter away lands so that you draw instants/sorceries/Wizards.

Consider more low CMC Wizards? That way you can establish a Wizard army quicker and get faster benefits from Adeliz with other Wizards. More low CMC flying Wizards can benefit much more from the pump from Adeliz because they can more easily do combat damage to an opponent:

With more low CMC flying Wizards then cards such as Bident of Thassa and Reconnaissance Mission can draw a lot of cards since you draw a card for each creature who does combat damage to a player. This is a way to keep refilling your hand with instants/sorceries by attacking with Wizards even if you don't have instants/sorceries to cast. Flying Wizards are still going to do combat damage to a player and draw cards. Shared Animosity is repeatable pump for each attacking Wizard you control. This repeatable effect is in addition too any pump that Adeliz does.

Izzet has a wealth of good low CMC budget instants/sorceries that draw cards that are staples of Commander:

Shadow Rift and Slip Through Space are one drop spells that can make Adeliz unblockable while also drawing a card.

Some budget lands upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

RNR_Gaming on To cut, or not to …

3 months ago

Depends on what you're trying to do. Growth Spiral shines in a landfall deck. Where as Chart a Course is an excellent spell slinger card especially in decks that can utilize the graveyard like Kess or those with reanimate shenanigans - neither is strictly better than the other; the circumstances/build of your deck will dictate which is the better fit. Also, yes you can run both ideally you would be using these 2 to deal with problematic utility or big beater creatures; a 3/3 is much more manageable than a Godo coming at your face wearing a helm of the host. Lastly, ideally you want to fill your deck with creatures that tic all those boxes. When I have more time if I remember I'll take a more in depth look at your list.

ProcyonLotor360 on To cut, or not to …

3 months ago

Hi all! I could use a hand with the final edits of this deck. I want to combo, but the deck usually just wins through value. Please see the deck description for further details. I am just trying to make sure I didn't make any obvious mistakes, or miss any obvious cards! I think this is going to be the first deck I buy singles for, so I want to make sure it is just right. However, minute decisions have become harder the longer I work on the deck. For instance: is Growth Spiral or Chart a Course truly better? Can I run Pongify and Rapid Hybridization when the highest natural power of creatures in my deck is two? Do the creatures my commander creates cover this? Do I need more sinks, removal, or draw? These are the questions I need a couple of new brains to answer! Any help is appreciated!

yobonyo on Snakes on a Kamigawa Plane (Casual)

4 months ago

Some suggestions:

increase Brainstorm to 4x, Tezzeret's Gambit to 4x, and drop Chart a Course entirely. Brainstorm is a FAR better card, especially in this deck.

But if it is really important that you net cards from the spell, consider Scarscale Ritual instead of Chart a Course. With all the +1/+1 counters you'll be getting, you can afford a -1/-1 counter, which will get cancelled out anyway, and you'll consistently net a card w/o having to attack first.

Replace the 4 Sakura-Tribe Elders with Coiling Oracle. It works great with the top-deck manipulation of brainstorm.

Find room for Sage of Fables. I know it is not a snake, but it pairs incredibly well with Lorescale Coatl. Remove a counter, draw a card, and put the counter right back on (and it is a kind-of snakey-looking merfolk, so maybe that counts for something :P). I'd probably take out the Bioshifts for this.

yobonyo on Snakes on a Kamigawa Plane (Casual)

4 months ago

FYI, Chart a Course nets 0-1 cards, and Tezzeret's Gambit nets only 1 card

passimo on Voraciously Reading

6 months ago

Hey zapyourtumor, thanks for your suggestions! Village Rites could be a very good addition, I don't know how I didn't think about it. I'm going to test it to see if I can manage to get enough creatures to sacrifice on the board (probably yes), putting it in Opt's place. I know Mythos of Nethroi is meant for BGW decks but I liked the fact that it could easily get to cost only , but, as said in the description, I'm thinking about using something else which also targets planeswalkers, probably one of what you listed above, even if that cost could be a little bit heavy. As for Chart a Course I don't really think I need any discard (I would only need it if I draw Archfiend's Vessel), definitely won't if I add Village Rites. Thanks again!

zapyourtumor on Voraciously Reading

6 months ago

Have you considered Village Rites to sacrifice Stitcher's Supplier? You can also do it in response to an exile removal spell on one of your creatures, to reanimate later.

Mythos of Nethroi is trash here, its basically just Murder. There are a bunch of better options in pioneer like Fatal Push, Heartless Act, Hero's Downfall, Cast Down, etc. Maybe even Murderous Cut since you're loading up the graveyard so much.

For more discard outlets, maybe Chart a Course?

zapyourtumor on

6 months ago

Since the deck is aggro-tempo, I think you can probably drop the Cryptic Commands, as they are too slow and worse than Remand here. I assume you're using Unsummon instead of Vapor Snag because you can bounce your own creatures?

I think you could fit in a singleton of Spell Snare in there, just because it's really satisfying when it works. Also, have you tried testing with 4x Aether Vial? Maybe 1x Faerie Conclave? Other potential faeries are Sower of Temptation, Faerie Impostor, Glen Elendra Archmage (a bit slow but a singleton can do some work). Maybe Chart a Course for more draw or Favorable Winds to pump your creatures. Just throwing out ideas. Looks good! Although Vendilion Clique is dope im serious

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