Whenever you cast a blue spell, target player puts the top two cards of their library into their graveyard.
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Drowned Secrets Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
Drowned Secrets is a cast trigger and Naban, Dean of Iteration is concerned with ETB, or enter the battlefield, triggers. Drowned secrets would only trigger upon the casting of any additional blue spells and does not care about them entering the battlefield so Naban would not cause Drowned Secrets to trigger twice.
3 months ago
Making some cuts for your deck is kinda hard for me, because I do not know meta in your playgroup. What other decks are in your playgroup, your banlist, are you playing 4player EDH or 1v1s... This means some of my advices might be totally off, so keep that in mind.
OUT: Drowned Secrets and Fraying Sanity - they mill just 1 player.
Altar of Dementia - without Undead Alchemist useless, there is nothing good to sacrifice
Altar of the Brood - mills just 1 card and only when you got permaments to play
Increasing Confusion - too slow and expensive
Archive Trap - Looks fun, but when no one is searching their library, it's just dead card on your hand
IN? : Search for Azcanta Flip - powerfull filter, and also ramps you
Ponder , Preordain , Brainstorm - just some cantrips
Windfall - I just like wheels + insane with Sphinx's Tutelage or Psychic Corrosion
Into the Story - 4 cards for 4 mana almost all the time, that is just good
Frantic Search - Loot 3 cards for free
All these card draws are also insanely good with Sphinx's Tutelage or Psychic Corrosion
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4 months ago
For counter spells I would recommend Didn't Say Please and Thought Collapse . Perplex would be a bonus. To take full advantage of Phenax's ability, I'd recommend Tree of Perdition . I would also recommend some more graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog is a must. Planar Void can prevent your opponents' graveyards from getting too big. Add in Duskmantle Guildmage as a win combo with Mindcrank. With most of your spells Blue, Drowned Secrets is a good mill booster. And don't forget Ruin Crab . Happy Hunting!
6 months ago
Another Infinite Mana/Cast combo is Isochron Scepter+Dramatic Reversal. Drowned Secrets can be a fun way to mill your opponents, but it doesn't seem to support what the rest of your deck is doing. Brainspoil has transmute, but there are not many targets for it. I'd cut those two cards if you want to include the Reversal Stick combo. There's also a lot of weird things you can do with Kess and Narset's Reversal on a stick, I can tell you more about that if you're interested.
7 months ago
Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor is in solely for flavor, since the theme of the deck is illusions and transformations and Kasmina is the transformation magic Planeswalker. I'm going to keep 1 copy of her in regardless. Again, not trying to be 100% optimal, just want to be as effective as I can while maintaining the flavor I want.
I can see pulling out the 2 Dragons for sure. Repeal I'm a little more hesitant on removing repeal. Unsure what the best options would be:
Mana Leak is a little more expensive, but seems pretty powerful and sends card to the actual graveyard.
Negate is powerful too in a similar way, but no good against creature spells.
Cancel works on anything, but is more expensive yet. Though, most of my other cards are pretty cheap, so maybe there's room for a more expensive counter?
Disallow is 3 mana too, but hits a wider range of things.
Dissolve is 3 mana, but with Scry.
I'm sure there are others. Posting this as much for my own reference as for input.
7 months ago
I really don’t like Repeal, the only reason I would use that card is to keep the opponent’s hand full because I have an effect that make them take damage as long as they have certain amount of cards in hand. I don’t see the point of having Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor. Her first effect is nice IF you had at least 3 to draw her and continually have at least one in the board, she also don’t produce Illusions like Jace, Cunning Castaway. I would say cut the 2 Dragons, Kasmina, and Repeal, put at least 3 Drowned Secrets and add 1 or 2 more counter spell of your choice.
7 months ago
I also like the functionality of Drowned Secrets, just unsure what to remove to add it in. Putting it on Maybeboard for now!
Thanks for suggestions!