Distant Melody

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal

Distant Melody

Sorcery

Choose a creature type. Draw a card for each permanent you control of that type.

MoonNightmare on The First Sliver, a Sliver tribal EDH

2 months ago

Hello, thanks for the suggestions. In my current playgroup, there's a lot of interaction (counterspells and removal), so when you go for a commander like Sliver Overlord, it tends to get removed pretty quickly without doing much. The First Sliver on the other hand, has an "on-cast" effect, so at least you get the cascade and you can play as early as you get to 5 mana.

Citanul Flute, Distant Melody and Kindred Summons are really interesting cards, I will experiment with that.

ILuvMtg on The First Sliver, a Sliver tribal EDH

3 months ago

Hi!

I would suggest useing Sliver Overlord as your commander in place of The First Sliver, as then you would be able to tutor all of the Sliver commanders from your deck.

Also, Kindred Summons is a really good card for tribal deck, along with Distant Melody. Citanul Flute is a really good tutor that you can use more than once.

Good luck!

soultisco on Monogreen Changelings

4 months ago

Edit: Added Pyroblast, Hydroblast as sideboard options and Distant Melody to the maybeboard thanks to recommendations

Nemesis on Consistent card draw in izzet

4 months ago

So some suggestions would be:

More effects like Kindred Discovery, like Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa.

Mystic Remora is also typically a fairly consistent source of draw for a short period of time

Alternatively you can use the one time draw effects like Distant Melody or Blue Sun's Zenith for the big draws or Ponder, Brainstorm, or Preordain for the cantrips.

trippy_mcfly on Cumly Cube

5 months ago

Introducing Cumly Cube 1.1! 6 months ago, Cumly Cube was launched to resounding approval. However, in response to feedback from fans, several cards in the pool were deemed unplayable, uninteresting, or overpowered. For Cumly Cube's six month anniversary, I have chosen to update the card pool. Here are the changes, provided with brief justifications:

REMOVED:

  • Abomination: too weak in power level
  • Anger of the Gods: while board wipes are an essential part of the game, this card is too simple in effect in comparison to other red board wipes in the card pool
  • Birthing Pod: synergizes poorly with the rest of the card pool
  • Black Dragon: too weak in power level
  • Black Lotus: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Bloodcurdling Scream: too weak in power level
  • Cavalier of Night: too on-theme for a black card
  • Cinderclasm: while board wipes are an essential part of the game, this card is too simple in effect in comparison to other red board wipes in the card pool
  • Dack Fayden: too powerful
  • District Guide: synergizes poorly with the rest of the card pool
  • Dockside Extortionist: too strong in multiplayer games considering the dominance of the "treasure matters" archetype in this card pool
  • Dread Reaper: too weak in power level
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest: too powerful
  • Eviscerator: too weak in power level
  • Grim Strider: too weak in power level
  • Hypnox: too weak in power level
  • Jungle Creeper: too weak in power level
  • Mind Bomb: too weak in power level
  • Mox Emerald: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Mox Jet: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Mox Pearl: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Mox Ruby: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Mox Sapphire: this card and other "power 9" cards have been removed from the pool to allow players to play with less well known cards
  • Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver: too weak in power level
  • Nix: too weak in power level
  • Obelisk of Alara: too weak in power level
  • Patagia Golem: too weak in power level
  • Phantasmagorian: too weak in power level
  • Prismite: too weak in power level
  • Rootcoil Creeper: synergizes poorly with the rest of the card pool
  • Shattering Blow: too strong of an answer to the artifact archetype
  • Shatterskull Smashing  Flip: MDFCs are interesting cards, but it does not make sense to have only one in the card pool
  • Smelt: too strong of an answer to the artifact archetype
  • Smog Elemental: too weak in power level
  • Spirit of the Night: too weak in power level
  • Storm Spirit: too weak in power level
  • Tibalt's Trickery: introduces too much variance for an enjoyable experience
  • Unholy Strength: too weak in power level
  • Vampiric Link: too on-theme for a black card
  • Wooded Bastion: this was included on error instead of its Golgari counterpart

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legendofa on Scarab God UB Zombie Tribal

6 months ago

Welcome to the club, PaleBlueEyes96!

My first question is usually How much money are you willing to spend on this? There are options for everything from pocket change to the big spenders.

generally isn't great at generating and sustaining mana by itself. Dark Ritual, Bubbling Muck and High Tide, and Cabal Coffers or Cabal Stronghold can help boost your mana for a turn or two, and other artifact sources like Dimir Signet or pretty much any artifact with Dimir in the name can help with longer-term production.

Another approach that can help with your mana efficiency is reducing the mana curve. You have a lot of cards that cost 4-5 mana and not as many that cost 1-2. If you trim off some of the higher mana value cards and switch them out for lower-cost cards, this will also help. Bladestitched Skaab, Ghoulish Procession, and Ghoulcaller's Chant are some options to start with.

For card draw, this is one of the strengths of these colors. Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena are classics. You already have Distant Melody, which is good. Other sorceries and instants that might help are Sign in Blood, Notion Rain, Preordain, and Windfall.

legendofa on Slivers Deck Help (Modern)

6 months ago

I'm not a Sliver expert, so get your grain of salt ready, but here are my thoughts.

First thing is mana fixing. I see three Manaweft Sliver. If you want to go five colors, I would add at least 2-3 mana slivers, either Manaweft or Gemhide Sliver. Depending on your land base, a playset of each might work. They're still very helpful at 2-4 colors.

Galerider Sliver and Diffusion Sliver are both very good effects, and you almost have a full playset of both, so those can make a good core. You don't need to have more than one Galerider in play, but you definitely want that one available with others on standby in your hand, and Diffusion stacks with itself to make spot removal near useless.

The and options seem underwhelming, although Cloudshredder Sliver is a decent backup to Galerider. Most of the red ones being singletons also makes them easier to set aside.

I don't see any special combos outside of the usual Sliver synergy, so a straightforward approach of "lay down Slivers and attack" is probably the way to go.

Looking at this collection (and again, not being a Sliver expert), I would suggest making a core and stocking up on mana Slivers to get access to the Cloudshredders and Striking Slivers, keeping the mana costs low for a fast, aggressive deck.

Possible template:

4 Manaweft Sliver

2 Gemhide Sliver

4 Galerider Sliver

4 Diffusion Sliver

3 Cloudshredder Sliver

4 Sentinel Sliver

2 Striking Sliver

3 Tempered Sliver

2 Bonescythe Sliver

4 Predatory Sliver

2 Distant Melody

2 Wrap in Vigor

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