Deranged Assistant

Deranged Assistant

Creature — Human Wizard

, Mill a card: Gain . (To mill a card, put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)

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Deranged Assistant Discussion

king-saproling on Never Fear the Grave

5 months ago

You could include combo lines around Intruder Alarm , such as Alarm + Deranged Assistant + Hua Tuo, Honored Physician . There are actually a lot of cheap self-mill creatures that work here like Cathartic Adept , Vantress Gargoyle , and Millikin among many others. Drift of Phantasms could be nice to include here since it can find either Alarm or Hua Tuo.

Another good combo card is Mana Severance . You could follow it up with Balustrade Spy , Hermit Druid , or Undercity Informer to mill your whole library. This is good since you could then flashback Dread Return targeting Necrotic Ooze, which in turn is good if you toss in Necrotic Ooze combo lines (there are many) such as Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion .

Another notable self-mill card is Cephalid Illusionist . With it and Lightning Greaves you can mill your whole library, 3 cards at a time. The 3 card chunks is significant since you'll get a bunch of triggers from Sidisi, so a finisher like the above-mentioned Necrotic Ooze combo may not be needed since you'll have tons of zombies. Dimir Infiltrator and Muddle the Mixture are nice here since they can find either combo piece.

TheSilence91 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

8 months ago

I am also in the process of brewing Araumi and found one or two cards that i will definitely include. I agree with SynergyBuild on Scholar of the Ages. The effect is strong but too slow for the investment of 7 Mana. I don't like to run tutors, so i have less instants and sorceries so i also don't run Archaeomancer but i think i would also run it in your version. Since you are not going the path of keeping your tokens creatures with death triggers (Keiga, the Tide Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star) could be an option. Doomwake Giant give all opponents creatures -9/-9. Patron of the Vein destroys tree creatures and leaves you with tree 13/13 flyers. And like Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake, Priest of Gix can give you a manaboost. Deranged Assistant Mills and ramps you.

Sultai_Sir on The Deck that Death Forgot [[PRIMER]]

9 months ago

That sounds ridiculous! Unfortunately, I don't have anything that taps for two mana, and I already have a Nooze combo. This deck isn't really built for jank (it's my most competitive), but I've never even thought of that combo! I will have to add in Deranged Assistant. Thanks for the suggestion, CaptainToll!

CaptainToll on The Deck that Death Forgot [[PRIMER]]

9 months ago

Want to jank up the Nooze Combos? Get yourself some Pili-Pala action! Goes infinite with anything that taps for 2 mana (mana abilities so there is not even a time to respond for your opponents while the Ooze becomes a perpetuum mobile) and can mill your entire library with either Millikin or Deranged Assistant and from there you should be able to go infinite.

MrFuzzykenz on All Hail Our Lord and Savior, Cthulu

9 months ago

Love the deck theme idea! Just want to say you have it listed that you have two copies of Selective Snare.

I'm going to say right off the bat that Meteorite, Diabolic Tutor, Bridge from Below, Laboratory Maniac don't belong in your deck because they are just bad cards. Although Laboratory Maniac is a fun alternative win condition, your deck simply doesn't have the mill power to achieve this and even if you did you have a greater chance of milling that him; because he's odd cost you can't use your commander to bring him back.

I am confused as to why you're discarding for graveyard strength when the only thing that benefits from having things in your graveyard is Apocalypse Demon. I want to point out that your commander Gyruda, Doom of Depths ability can only return a creature card of even mana cost from the four cards that everyone milled. So you won't be able to return anything that's already in your graveyard.

One other point I want to make is that taking the top four card from your library and things like taking putting the top card of your library {example: Deranged Assistant }into your graveyard don't count as drawing cards so Oneirophage and Chasm Skulker won't trigger.

Lastly after play testing your deck a couple times the biggest weakness this deck has is the fact that your commander is 6 mana below I'll suggest some budget mana rocks, because the faster you have you commander online the faster your deck and do kraken things ^-^ but all of these mana rocks will be better than Meteorite which is very bad.

Good Luck on your deck! Hope that was helpful!

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Daschna on Sidisi EDH

1 year ago

Deranged Assistant -> second Millikin

king-saproling on

1 year ago

Bruna is super neat. You might like these: Millikin , Deranged Assistant , Not of This World , Flickerform , Curator's Ward , Auramancer's Guise , Pemmin's Aura , Idyllic Tutor , Cephalid Illusionist (mill yourself out entirely with Lightning Greaves! at worst you can gradually mill yourself while having a perfect blocker), Tribute Mage , Vedalken AEthermage , Coalition Relic (gets Bruna out 2 turns early), Worn Powerstone , Merchant Scroll , Tunnel Vision , Mirror-Mad Phantasm

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