Dualcaster Mage

Dualcaster Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

Flash (You may cast this at any time you could cast an instant.)

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

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Format Legality
Gladiator Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Arena Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Custom Legal

Dualcaster Mage occurrence in decks from the last year

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Dualcaster Mage Discussion

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

2 weeks ago

I did quite a bit of playtesting, was very happy with Flux Channeler, I'm really thinking hard on adding into my deck. With Mizzix of the Izmagnus in play, a Gamble for a Reiterate (or Electrodominance) get you 2 Experience and then I cast Electrodominance for (+ 2 Experience) gets you to 4 Experience then Reiterate for (+4 Experience). Initiating off a Desperate Ritual or something same result. So a win-con (assuming you have already Drawn/Muddle the Mixture/Spellseeker/Mystical Tutor the Electrodominance).

The lands were a little bit lean, but I think it's because your still 15 cards over, so skewing the testing a little bit.

I did have a hand with Fork, Reiterate, Increasing Vengeance, which was uncomfortable, but infrequently it happened.

You could cut Dualcaster Mage / Twinflame / Imperial Recruiter / Vedalken AEthermage since you have Bonus Round combos as a secondary win-con. (Primary being Reiterate + Electrodominance or Turnabout/Finisher).

Also have Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter too. Could add a Runic Repetition combo line too since you already have Mystic Retrieval so only 1 card). I like enjoy the Dualcaster Mage line though because it's only with 1 Experience and a Mizzix of the Izmagnus to copy.

Depending on which cards you have, if your looking to cut money Reset isnt' totally necessary since your have Reality Spasm

Curse of the Swine easy cut. Mind's Desire easy cut.

After I got my Intuition from boxing day sale I put Enter the Infinite in my deck, I personally didn't like it, so I took it back out lol, but I get why it's in there! Instead I'm using these tutor win-lines with Intuition: Firemind's Foresight + Past in Flames + Mizzix's Mastery or Turnabout + Past in Flames + Mystical TutorReiterate. I almost feel like Enter the Infinite need a Show and Tell/Omniscience lol, but can't tutor that Omniscience (similar to the Aetherflux Reservoir)

Fork pretty expensive compared to the other copies, could cut that if you don't have one for budget, and too many copy spells, BUT... a Ral, Storm Conduit + any two copy spells is a win, I respect that line too!

Trim 1 of the protection boots (not Lightning Greaves) maybe, you wouldn't want to accidently ever draw 2 and like devastating if you draw all 3. Hexproof > Shroud but Attach > Equip, situational call, would use both in the appropriate situation, like in response to removal Attach is key, especially if you can stack multiple attaches like Equip, opponent responds with removal, in response Attach as a game example.

Gilded Lotus or Steady Progress one might argue are too slow, but they didn't play bad in testing, the CMC3 on Steady Progress was annoying though.

Your pretty close, couple more cuts and your there. Im still testing T6-8, I had a T4 win with your deck playtesting. I had thought of a T1 and was going to add to my primer when I got to a PC, then I forgot it lol, have to think what it was, I know we have T1 potential.

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

3 weeks ago

Decks coming together, did a play test, had an opening Gamble and Dualcaster Mage but not Twinflame to tutor! I think without a Twinflame and Riptide Laboratory which means Dockside Extortionist I wouldn’t run Dualcaster Mage, Fork would likely give you more utility.

I see you’ve decided to go with Intuition, I finally got one!! Last day of Boxing Day sale and came in stock $137 (Canadian $’s = $100 USD), and Enter the Infinite / Mizzix's Mastery / Past in Flames. What I don’t see if the Faithless Looting (if they give you Enter the Infinite) to Past in Flames and then Intuition for Faithless Looting to discard Enter the Infinite then Mizzix's Mastery. I guess you could Pull from Tomorrow for 0 if you had to with some mana ramp spells!

I got advice on discord about Thassa's Oracle the argument was that once you’ve drawn you deck it’s already a win, don’t need the fish at that point, it’s not like we are fish/consul or fish/pact, there is a blue enchantment (name escapes me) for 0 can exile your whole library that would be an argument, but that card awful prevents 1 damage or something. Anyways, the argument is, why not just Underworld Breach that way Frantic Search + Reiterate is same as Stroke of Genius. And breach is just good.

I can’t remember all the Ral, Storm Conduit interactions I would double check Commander Spellbook, my guess you have the good ones based on the list.

Not a fan of Jaya's Immolating Inferno Mizz doesn’t have the supporting creatures, could be dead in hand for long stretches and early game.

With no High Tide I wouldn’t Myriad Landscape the enters tapped will bit you I promise.

I might cut a land to get Lightning Greaves and Muddle the Mixture (also tutors Isochron Scepter) but I know you’ve still have to trim 8 cards too lol.

I might but a draw X spell with like UUR attached to it for another cantrip like Opt or Sleight of Hand just so you don’t get caught, even maybe a Thrill of Possibility

Looking good, some expensive cards in there though!

Just notified me you posted a message too, I’ll read through that in the morning.

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

3 weeks ago

Hey Middelin,

EDHrec is also a good resource, it has an "expensive" filter now, but if you leave it unfiltered, can help to find some surprisingly good cards with a low $ value that people are playing. There is also a "cheap" filter.

EDH is really a fun format, I have 1 modern, 2 pioneer decks, 2 cEDH decks, 2 EDH decks, 4 $50 budget EDH, and 0 standard decks! I do play standard on Arena though (4 standard, 3 brawl).

In EDH, little damage like Guttersnipe puts out isn't usually that useful unless your adding into a combo, which it can a recursive Turnabout + Reiterate will kill, but it really lends itself to better payoffs like a Fall of the Titans, Comet Storm, Whispers of the Muse, Stroke of Genius type effects that also build your Experience. I run 8 creatures and 1 enchantment, which is also pretty high, If I wasn't running Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame I would also exclude Imperial Recruiter and Vedalken AEthermage reducing my count to 5. Probably 4/5 creatures / 1 planeswalker / 2/3 enchantments is probably the right mix though honestly if you can build within that framework.

I playtested your deck a bit Flux Channeler worked well, Inexorable Tide was a little to high CMC for me. The issue I had was that until Mizzix of the Izmagnus has generated an Experience I had nothing to propagate, so getting an early Experience will be important which means stuff like Desperate Ritual, High Tide, Pyretic Ritual, Seething Song mostly. Going to need some protection either 1 or 2 CMC counterspells (the 2 CMC ones are still reasonably priced, 0/1 are not). Lightning Greaves is an obvious one, that can be tutored with a Muddle the Mixture but it's getting expensive now too (wtf).

I also found with the propogate that I got up to 8 counters, which isn't really necessary, because honestly 3/4 counters allows you to go infinite with many things (like Reiterate). Niv-Mizzet, Parun looks to be a pain to cast, he's nice, but almost unplayable here.

This thing tested like molasses Empowered Autogenerator, I would avoid that, lots of cheap CMC2/3 mana accelrators, plus all the ones I listed above.

Once you decide on a payoff goal, i think you'll see the deck rounding out. Lots of easy cuts in the above list to get down to 120 cards, probably about 10 you need to add into the mix, so putting into a cut for 130 list.

TriusMalarky on Tutoring a new edh player

1 month ago

DON'T do Mairsil. To be able to pilot a well-built list you need deep understanding of the stack and complicated loops. Whatever you do, please do not do Mairsil, you will either end up with a mediocre list or melt his brains.

I'd recommend Wizards, especially with Naru Meha, Master Wizard, Naban, Dean of Iteration, Dualcaster Mage. Add Heat Shimmer, Twinflame for a win con. Those are pretty cool and that combo is real simple.

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

1 month ago

So it's been testing turn 6-8 as-is, seems a bit slow, mostly because of the need to have Mizzix of the Izmagnus on board to facilitate several combos.

Also having a mana issue (I wouldn't have thought), as all the ramp e.g. Seething Song give me .

I've found Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame is faster, but needs .

Jeweled Lotus has tested very well, it's a T1 Mizzix of the Izmagnus with any colored land!

Mox Opal hasn't activated on occasion, I'll do an analysis and provide the Mox Opal discussion/statistics like my Kaalia of the Vast deck has.

It's been suggested (Thanks to zobbe#5625 on discord) that Thassa's Oracle isn't necessary because if we mill our entire library, it's probably a win for us anyway within thinks like Past in Flames or an Underworld Breach. So I'm working on getting one to test, update coming soon. Probably needs a Wheel of Fortune to support it.

I also need an Intuition still to replace Teferi, Master of Time. Muddle the Mixture could be an easier include, and still evaluating the Invert / Invent option as well.

Jeska's Will maybe to get more if I keep Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame or perhaps a Dockside Extortionist that's also a reasonable target for Twinflame and can go Infinite with Capsize.

More to come as testing goes. I'll make some hard changes here pretty soon as well.

rileyos on Yer a Wizard Adeliz

1 month ago

I used to have a Adeliz deck with an infinite combo. I turned it into a Niv-Mizzet, Parun deck but the premise is still the same. Let There Be Wizards is the deck. I don't know if your into infinite combos but here are some.

Impact Tremors + Cackling Counterpart + Dualcaster Mage will ping your opponents to death because you have an x or infinite amount of creatures entering the battlefield and Impact Tremors will deal 1 point of damage to any opponent when a creature enters the battlefield.

Naru Meha, Master Wizard + Impact Tremors + Cackling Counterpart will ping your opponents to death because you will have an infinite amount of creatures entering the battlefield.

Naru Meha, Master Wizard + Outpost Siege + Cackling Counterpart will ping your opponents to death because an infinite amount of wizards are leaving the battlefield due. Naru Meha, Master Wizard is a legendary creature so the tokens will leave once the turn is over and Outpost Siege (Dragons) states that whenever a creature leaves the battlefield deal 1 damage to target creature of player.

Crashing Drawbridge + Cackling Counterpart + Dualcaster Mage allows you to swing with an infinite amount of wizards immediately.

Twinflame + Dualcaster Mage works similar to the original combo. Play Twinflame then flash in Dualcaster mage, copy Twinflame and choose Dualcaster mage, and create an infinite amount of wizards. You can interchange Twinflame with Cackling Counterpart for the other combos mentioned above.

unwucht on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 month ago

Commander Legends has some sweet cards in it, for sure. Nevertheless, the only card I updated so far is Three Visits for Farseek. I considered switching Tatyova, Benthic Druid for Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait but as discussed before I consider the 1CMC less an significant aspect to keep sticking to good ol' Tatty. Besides that I hardly have any cards I feel necessary to switch out. My version still includes Dualcaster Mage and Ghostly Flicker. So, despite only casting this combo a very few times, those two could be cards I might be willing to switch. If I'd do so, I'd try to go for equal or less CMC. Nevertheless, Ghostly Flicker provides decent synergy with other cards in my deck as well, so no real need to replace it. Besides that, Hullbreacher helps with mana. If you are not totally screwed and abandoned by luck, this decklist usually does not have an issue with mana, at all. I might maybe consider to go for more card draw / card advantage, but Notion Thief is Dimir and therefore outside our color-identity. From my point of view, now it is no longer about changes to acquire higher competitiveness. Just switch out the cards you get bored off and try out hot new stuff :)

TheeKowalski on Zirilan, OG Chronologist

2 months ago

Reliquarian holay I love this card!, and thank you for the upvote! I gotta include this for sure. I'm not trying to be too competitive with this deck so I love the flavor. Seems thematic to something an old battle-hardened vanshino mage would do.

Just need to figure out how to swap it in. In place of Dualcaster Mage would be funny.

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