Dualcaster Mage

Dualcaster Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

Flash

When Dualcaster Mage enters the battlefield, copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

Dualcaster Mage Discussion

Apotheosis616 on [Primer] The Wizarding World of Inalla

3 days ago

joaolemos,

The card should never be used in tandem with Dualcaster Mage + Ghostly Flicker. The reason the card has been included in this deck is because it allows you to win earlier with the Wanderwine Prophets combo, the main combo of the deck. It is slightly risky, sure, but with the amount of tutors and ways to remove the card once the combo is going, it has never killed me. The idea is that, if you play Carnival of Souls, it provides all the mana you need for the WW combo by itself, which, enables earlier win attempts. Also, while you are taking all those extra turns you are actively searching for ways to remove this card. It really shouldn't be a problem.

Another reason I run the card is because it has incidentally allowed me to play cards like Ad Nauseam because my opponents have played several creatures. It acts as a strange kind of ramp. The card is especially good when paired with Spellseeker combos.

joaolemos on [Primer] The Wizarding World of Inalla

3 days ago

Doesn't Carnival of Souls kill you when you are comboing off? Either with Dualcaster Mage, or Wanderwine Prophets they both create "infinite" creatures. Why did you choose to use it?

Ojallday on Merciless rage upgrades

1 week ago

randym1988 th most competitive will obviously be the Worldgorger Dragon combo which was mentioned earlier, with a back up combo of something like Dualcaster Mage and Dual Flame. But, other options that would be more fun in a budget build. One option is to use the amonket and hour of devastation creatures that get pumped until end of turn when you cycle or discard, and creatures like Glint-Horn Buccaneer. However,I think a much more fun option would be to run your favorite eldrazi fatties, plus any big scary rakdos creatures you feel would be cool such as Sire Of Insanity and use anje's ability to put them in the graveyard so you can use reanimate spells to cheat them out.

cPute on Can't Fight Fate (Klothys Control)

3 weeks ago

I love control decks without blue (or black)! +1

What about Red Elemental Blast, Reverberate, Dualcaster Mage, Jokulhaups and similar? :-)

multimedia on Niv mizzet my problem

4 weeks ago

Hey, good budget version of Niv.

Ophidian Eye is another combo enchantment to enchant Niv with. Consider cutting Curse of the Bloody Tome for Eye? With the difficult color casting cost of Niv and the less than ideal color fixing in the manabase consider Chromatic Lantern? To stay within the budget consider cutting That Which Was Taken for Lantern?

To help with color fixing in the manabase there's some budget lands to consider adding. Sulfur Falls, Shivan Reef, Wandering Fumarole, Ash Barrens, Grixis Panorama. These lands can help game play a lot more than $9 Caged Sun can. To stay within budget consider cutting Sun for these lands?

Evolve is not a very good mechanic in Commander because you want to consistently cast an Evolve creature early game to evolve as you cast other creatures. Consistently you're not going to have an Evolve creature to cast early and playing one mid/late game is not doing much. Evolve is a mechanic that benefits much with having 4x of same creatures in a deck which is not Commander. Consider cutting some creatures for a few more draw spells? Brainstorm, Opt, Frantic Search, Faithless Looting are budget good draw spells. Consider cutting Cloudfin Raptor, Simic Fluxmage, Petrahydrox, Ral's Staticaster for these draw spells?

Izzet colors at a budget are at a disadvantage for tutors, but there's some good cards that can copy an opponents tutor when cast letting you also tutor. Expansion / Explosion, Reverberate, Dualcaster Mage. These spells could also copy your own spell when you cast it. Consider cutting Wave of Indifference, Sundering Stroke and Reckless Air Strike for these copy spells? Talisman of Creativity and Izzet Signet are good budget two drop mana rocks. They could replace Heraldic Banner and Spinning Wheel.

In Commander you have access to good budget counterspells that don't have a restriction: Counterspell, Wizard's Retort, Arcane Denial. These counterspells could replace Scatter Arc, No Escape, Mystical Dispute.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

enpc on Purphoros, God of the ETB Effects [cEDH PRIMER]

1 month ago

With Chandra, Acolyte of Flame in the list's current state I would personally cut Scampering Scorcher for her. I mean the token haste is nice, but Chandra's tokens get haste too. And being able to recycle wheels/tutors seems strong enough that you don't hcare about the extra 2 damage. Plus most of your other elemental token producers make tokens with haste anyway.

Xephon_ on Would copying a spell count ...

1 month ago

What Kogarashi said is correct, but additionally, note that if the spell cast to create the copy was a non-creature spell (ex: Dualcaster Mage is a creature, whereas Twincast is a non-creature spell) Kykar, Wind's Fury would trigger.

So here, Kykar is triggering for casting the spell which copies, not the spell that is copied.

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