Curator of Mysteries
Creature — Sphinx
Whenever you cycle or discard another card, scry 1.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
|Have (2)||CompleteWaste , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Curator of Mysteries Discussion
5 days ago
Horn of Greed seems like it wants the ability to play additional lands each turn, what if you had something like Curator of Mysteries in its spot? You'll be discarding to hand size from turn 5 on until you hit your combo anyway, and if you get either of your enchantments out it lets you work through your deck.
1 month ago
The biggest thing you have to watch out for people killing your Laboratory Maniac right when you try to win, causing you to lose the game instead.
Some cards to consider:
- Spellskite , Lightning Greaves , or something else to protect your Maniac.
- Merfolk Looter
- Obsessive Stitcher can reanimate your Maniac in the event it is Lightning Bolt ed, and can even block small creatures.
- Curator of Mysteries is a beefy 4/4 flier for 4, or you can toss it to draw.
- Gitaxian Probe can be played for free.
Here's my Maniac deck, I stopped playing it: Fluctuating Maniac
Here's a version I never made: Laboratory Maniac Consultation
11 months ago
1 year ago
Well for starters, assuming you don't have problems with mana fixing because of your mana base, I would drop the landcycling creatures you have plus the Wurm for another copy of Horror of the Broken Lands and 2 copies of the Titanoth so you have a playset of both, and then add Architects of Will as it can be useful after you used Living End to control your enemy's draws for the next 3 turns, giving you a better chance to pull off uncontested attacks. Also, if you can use Blue on your non-budget version, Curator of Mysteries and Striped Riverwinder might also help you achieve victory
1 year ago
Great list you've got going. I love the spell-slinging for value approach you've taken. I have a couple budget additions for you if you like.
Also, you don't have a lot of alternative ramp cards like Dockside Extortionist and Smothering Tithe. If you're on a budget, I suggest putting in the Talismans and pulling Myriad Landscape as its just too slow. Also, Migratory Route cycles to color fix you, but it only gets a basic and is practically unplayable. If you're going to keep a landcycler in, I suggest Sanctum Plowbeast. Granted, it's not exactly playable either, but it cycles for a "Plains" or an "Island", so you can go grab a basic or your Irrigated Farmland or your Prairie Stream or your Raugrin Triome, or any other fetchables that you end up putting in the deck. You might also consider putting in something to slow your opponents down like Kismet or Frozen Aether.
Seriously consider keeping Curator of Mysteries in for top deck filtering when you cycle. You could put Crystal Ball in instead, but Curator works with the cycling theme. We all would love to stick Sensei's Divining Top in our decks, but $$$$. Also, if you have Decree of Silence, put it in. At it's floor, it's a free counterspell with Gavi or New Perspectives, and at its ceiling, it eats your opponents next three spells.
I also suggest Hall of Heliod's Generosity to put Decree or Astral Drift or any of your other enchantments back on top of your library. If you're gonna run Akroma's Vengeance and Dismantling Wave, you should have a way to get your enchantments back.
Savai Thundermane isn't necessarily cost effective. I would suggest pulling it for the new Drannith Stinger. Ping ALL of your opponents for free when you cycle, rather than paying two to hit one target. If you're worried about targeted removal, don't forget you have Lightning Rift which does the same thing as Savai for one less mana and is much less likely to be hit by a wrath.
Have you play tested this yet? I've always found both Niv-Mizzets prohibitive in casting. Brallin, Skyshark Rider Flip and Glint-Horn Buccaneer work very similarly with Curiosity and Ophidian Eye, are far less prohibitive to cast, and with how fast this deck draws, you should have no problem getting to 8 cards.
Let me know your thoughts!
1 year ago
1 year ago
...tiers tend to describe how popular a given deck is.
In the sense that "how likely am i to encounter the deck in question during a major tournament?"
Your homebrew won't ever be a tier deck, unless it blows up, and everyone starts t copy it left and right.
More importantly you need some way to fight through hate cards - in this case Rest in Peace & Leyline of the Void .
The cascade living end decks do this by swapping Living End for Crashing Footfalls and casting big angry beat sticks like Archfiend of Ifnir or Horror of the Broken Lands .
The UR variants tend to swap to a control game plan that is enabled by Curator of Mysteries .
This deck accomplishes none of that.
Its simply a dredge deck without cards that feature the titular mechanic, or answers card for the hate that is going to come your way in game 2 & 3 in your 75.
(And Cathartic Reunion is terrible with living end, as the deck is risky enough already against counterspell decks and the card just increases the problem.)
While its true that before the ban of Faithless Looting "go-fast living end" variants were able to succeed via ignoring hate and jamming whatever hit hardest into their creature suit, the card is banned and the sub archetype is effectively dead as a result.
Right now you cannot "go under" interaction with living end decks.
1 year ago
I have a pet theory that Sarkhan420X shitposts under new accounts that contain an X at the end, like Liliana69X and this new one Uchiha9001X. Also lol @ RedPowerRanger9001 and Uchiha9001X both joined tappedout 24 hours ago with a 9001 in their name, and both decided to jump right into aggressive postings in the modern forum before any decklists, neat coincidence.
I think its extremely obvious what Toolmaster was getting at, and its unfortunate that we are caught up on definitions instead of reading the entire message for comprehension. No one is saying Lightning Bolt doesn't win games, but when your deck is 20 mountains and 40 bolt variants, calling all of them a wincon isn't really giving you any new information.
As far as cards for your deck, I think Curator of Mysteries is criminally underrated, especially for budget builds. 4/4 flyer for 4 that can cycle away if you're flush with them early, and gives extra utility from running other cycle cards. An updated version of the classic Air Elemental . Works well with the cycle lands if you want to draw on the cheap while still holding up control during your opponents turn.
Pteramander is also an excellent choice. You get your flying beats earlier than with Curator but you still have the option of adapting later in the game to keep up pressure.