Creature — Djinn
( can be paid with either or .)
Each instant and sorcery spell you cast has replicate. The replicate cost is equal to its mana cost. (When you cast it, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
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Djinn Illuminatus Discussion
1 month ago
For my Kykar, Wind's Fury deck, I want to build around one card type, and make it fun. Casting cards like Mind's Dilation or Djinn Illuminatus have always interested me, but I can't decide what card type to build around. From what I've found, Instants and Sorceries have more crazy support cards like Thousand-Year Storm and Swarm Intelligence, but enchantments have big dumb stuff like Possibility Storm and Sunbird's Invocation. So what are the best of each type, and which should I choose?
1 month ago
If you're running the pact combos, I'd also look at Djinn Illuminatus, so you can cast them a bunch, well beyond what you're opponents could pay
4 months ago
Hey, my advice is choose one of Passage/Grounds/Lighthouse and cut the other two because lots of only colorless land sources can be problematic with Kalamax. Wolf Run/Settlement/Encampment are colorless sources and have much better interaction with Kalamax then other colorless lands.
In my opinion Passage is better than Grounds and Lighthouse, but I'm partial to attacking with Kalamax which Passage helps with. In my version I cut Passage for Reliquary Tower because I have lots more spells that can draw a lot of cards with Kalamax and I would rather keep those cards in hand than discard them. A reason to cut Passage is because you already have Wolf Run and it's an overall better land for repeatable evasion for Kalamax.
I presume you're playing Grounds because you're consistently against opponent graveyard strategies? If not then it could be cut since you don't have other Deserts and other than Encampment it's not worth including other Deserts. Lighthouse also doesn't seem worth it as a repeatable draw source since you can get better draw from many other sources.
Some changes to consider with cards in the maybeboard:
- Survivors' Encampment > Rugged Highlands or Forest
- Holdout Settlement > Swiftwater Cliffs or Forest
- Turnabout > Ravenous Gigantotherium
- Sprout Swarm > Djinn Illuminatus
There's a lot of high CMC creatures here; Gigantotherim and Illuminatus are not as good as the others.
- Wavebreak Hippocamp > Crackling Drake
Drake has a difficult colored mana cost to cast having so many Forests.
- Double Vision > Clash of Titans
I haven't played with Vision yet, but with your version of Kalamax not sure you need it since you already have Twinning, Intelligence and Melek.
- Return of the Wildspeaker > Might of Oaks
4 months ago
During a constructed event a long time ago, I used the Djinn Illuminatus to put an infinite amount of giant tokens into play with Pact of the Titan. I cant remember what i used to give them haste. I think it was Anger or Fervor. Drawing a blank on what else i ran in the deck besides a counter spell suite and mana accel.
With the Djinn Illuminatus you can replicate any spell as many times as you can pay it's cmc. And the pact's cmc is 0, of course. And you need to win in the turn you do it or the pact triggers will kill you!
5 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax. Several good upgrades you've made to the precon.
Chord of Calling with Kalamax to tutor for Pili + Architect for infinite mana is interesting. Consider more ways to draw into a win condition when you have infinite mana? Without the draw making infinite mana with Pili + Architect or with Scepter + Reversal doesn't do enough. Expansion / Explosion is another instant Fork or Explosion with infinite mana can draw a lot of cards. Pull from Tomorrow and Blue Sun's Zenith are other instants that draw X cards.
Nivix Guildmage with infinite mana can draw into your deck until you find a win condition as well as counters to protect the combo. Guildmage with infinite mana can also infinite copy an instant/sorcery you cast which can make Banefire a win condition since you can copy it for each opponent and target a different opponent with each copy. If you can some how get a third copy of Chord when you cast it then you can also tutor for Guildmage.
Some lands in the manabase could be upgraded. Life lands from the precon and Scry temple lands are not worth ETB tapped. Survivors' Encampment and Holdout Settlement are unique lands with Kalamax because they're repeatable ways to tap him. These lands are like Springleaf Drum, they make mana when you use them to tap Kalamax or another creature. But unlike Drum you can tutor for and put onto the battlefield with Crop Rotation. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making mana is beneficial.
Some other good lands that are reasonable price to consider adding are: Rootbound Crag and Shivan Reef. The Filter lands: Cascade Bluffs, Flooded Grove and Fire-Lit Thicket are at lowest price due to just being reprinted in Double Masters. Can get these lands for as low as $5 each. Bluffs is helpful since it can make or , important color combinations to want to consistently make to cast instants for Kalamax.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Rugged Highlands
- Thornwood Falls
- Swiftwater Cliffs
- Temple of Mystery
- Aggressive Mammoth
- Charmbreaker Devils
- Djinn Illuminatus
- Refuse / Cooperate
Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Melek, Izzet Paragon and Swarm Intelligence are the best high CMC cards in the precon. Wort, the Raidmother is also good because of conspire especially with Young Pyromancer's red Elementals with red instants such as Comet Storm. Conspire is also a way to tap Kalamax, but a reason to not play Wort is because conspire doesn't work with mono blue cards. Blue instants and Drakes/Birds don't work with conspire and they're some of the strongest cards with Kalamax. The other 6+ CMC cards could be on the chopping block.
The avg. CMC of the precon is high at 3.6 therefore some cuts to consider would be to reduce this number. An example of a cut is Djinn Illuminatus for Springleaf Drum (cut a 7 CMC card for a 1 CMC card). The precon has a lot of creatures which is understandable since new players like to play with creatures. In my opinion Kalamax is better with a spellslinger theme which means less creatures and more instant/sorceries.
With spellslinger the low amount of creatures you want to play should provide repeatable draw or other repeatable value when you cast an instant or sorcery since these effects help Kalamax and have good interaction with him. Eon Frolicker and Nascent Metamorph should be on the chopping block.
Would you like more help with making changes?
6 months ago
Its a fairly straightforward combo, but I love how suicidal it is. Either you win with an army of hasty 4/4's, or you die to nearly infinite triggers you can't pay when your turn comes back around.
11 months ago
ManSauce You are completely right about Parallel Lives I've only got one copy atm and currently that resides in Prossh, Skyraider of my Friends. Good swap suggestion for the Ignot. Stolen Identity is also a good suggestion that I didn't even think of. Fated Infatuation might not be a bad include considering I'm already heavily in blue. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Izzy- I had thought about taking swiftfoot out for a while now, and I think you're right. I really like bringing Feldon of the Third Path in to this as a sneaky way of being able to get my Biovisionary back should he be removed. Bramble Sovereign & and Phyrexian Metamorph are also good suggestions that I will be on the lookout for. Thank you for all the suggestions.