Circu, Dimir Lobotomist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Whenever you cast a blue spell, exile the top card of target player's library.

Whenever you cast a black spell, exile the top card of target player's library.

Your opponents can't cast spells with the same name as a card exiled with Circu, Dimir Lobotomist.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Discussion

Dwarfinside on The Music of the Night (Opinions Please)

1 week ago

How is trying to get your opponent to run out of cards as the main win-con not mill? Please explain I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything. Just wondering how you explain the difference. Anyway, this is a really cool looking deck, I like Circu, Dimir Lobotomist a lot, never seen him before.

BMHKain on I thought about it. I'll ...

1 month ago

(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)

Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:

A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.

Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:

Tier 0:

Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver Partners

Tier 1:

Kess, Dissident Mage

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)

The Gitrog Monster

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Vial Smasher the Fierce

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Zur the Enchanter

(NOTE: Unknown if Kraum, Ludevic's Opus & Vial Smasher the Fierce need to be Parters to be of this level.)

Tier 2:

Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)

Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)

Brago, King Eternal

Breya, Etherium Shaper

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)

Ghave, Guru of Spores

God-Eternal Kefnet

Godo, Bandit Warlord

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Kykar, Wind's Fury

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Narset, Enlightened Master

Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain

Taigam, Ojutai Master

Tana, the Bloodsower

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

The Mimeoplasm

Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Yarok, the Desecrated

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Tier 3: WIP

But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:

  1. It needs to be up to date, prior to the Iona, Shield of Emeria & Paradox Engine bans & Painter's Servant unbanning/CMDR 2019's release; or just not include any of those at all.

  2. Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.

  3. Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)

I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.

(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)

enpc on Izzet competitive?

2 months ago

yes, he is. You run the list with Food Chain + Misthollow Griffin / Eternal Scourge / Squee, the Immortal and then use Niv to dig through your deck to get something like Circu, Dimir Lobotomist and then keep recasting Niv to exile your opponents' libraries.

Though basically directly after Niv came out, The First Sliver was released which meant that while there was some Niv hype, it very quickly died off.

l05 on Black Lantern Corps

3 months ago


Circu is my favorite Dimir card by far and always has been since he was released. I threw together a build similar to this as well. To answer your first question thom-le, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist is a win condition himself. For instance the easiest example is: Once you have infinite casts via Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal you essentially exile every opponents library and then simply pass the turn. If I have misinterpreted your first question, I apologize and ask if you could rephrase.

thom-le on Black Lantern Corps

3 months ago

I like this deck build a lot. Why have you chose Circu, Dimir Lobotomist as the commander? I mean, in which way does the commander interact with this strategy? Or is it flavour? I think of Lazav, the Multifarious , which can possible turn into the Laboratory Maniac .

miracleHat on W: 5c Food Chain

4 months ago

Creating Niv-Mizzet Reborn food chain. Need the following cards: Eternal Scourge , Misthollow Griffin , Lotus Petal , Necropotence , Extract , Circu, Dimir Lobotomist , and Sparkcaster .

As these cards are cheap, trades must include more-than-one of them (ie necropotence AND circu).

Let's try a binder link. Binder updated may 26th.

Murphy77 on Mill your friends away

5 months ago

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist would just add another dimension to this deck.

I would want a few more removal spells, like Fatal Push .

Dimir Doppelganger could bean extra way to cheat high cmc creatures onto the field.

Glimpse the Unthinkable is useful in any mill deck.

Aid the Fallen can get spells back from the graveyard.

I would definitely try to work in Ashiok, Dream Render .

God-Pharaoh's Statue is just mean.

Other non-mill cards that I would consider are Thief of Sanity (disrupt), Telling Time , Dimir Charm , Spark Double , Kaya's Ghostform and Narset's Reversal

Murphy77 on Experience Lobotomy

5 months ago

You posted this as a Standard deck. It is not terrible as a Modern deck, but I like the idea of more creature-kill spells and something like Dead Man's Chest to combine with Thief of Sanity (4) and Circu, Dimir Lobotomist . I would also try to reduce the average cmc (at an average cmc of 3, you would want to play more than 25 lands and the deck slows down too much)

If you could make creatures like Thief of Sanity hexproof, unblockable, or both, it could get rather nasty.

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