Expressive Iteration

Expressive Iteration


Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, one of them on the bottom of library, and exile the third. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Expressive Iteration Discussion

jamochawoke on My general ferric burn deck

1 month ago

This is an excellent idea for a deck! Burn with beaters!

My only suggestions would be that Light Up the Stage is kind of a non-bo with Isochron Scepter since you can't imprint the exiled cards. Since you are running blue and red both there are tons of cards that can recur spells from the graveyard that might be better and blue just has access to straight up draw spells. Light Up the Stage is really intended as one of the workarounds to mono-Red not having access to true draw effects that aren't attached to wheels or looting. Expressive Iteration is just a straight up better card imo when running blue splash since you get a card in hand and a card you can cast from exile. If you're really intent on running Light Up the Stage you might think about replacing the Sceptres with something that just straight copies spells (too many to list here).

For your sideboard: Izzet Charm gives you lots of options and a wheel draw. Azorius Charm gives you draw or the lifelink can be amazing on your pile of golems you just put out. The other ability is also nice for dealing with tricky indestructible creatures or the like. Peek gives you vital information and cantrip draw, but I get it can be hard to run in a deck that is just splashing blue. Dragon's Claw will help you with a burn mirror and work with most of your cards.

Other fun stuff: Improbable Alliance synergizes with your whole deck plan if you add in more of the card draw as does Saheeli, Sublime Artificer and The Royal Scions

Other fast card draw: Fire Prophecy and Glimpse of Freedom

BobBobBob3 on Jeskai Prismablade

1 month ago

Fablabthank you for your suggestions. Sorry that it took me a while to respond to your comment, i was taking a break from mtg until eldraine rotated out haha. Firstly, I want to say that i have created multiple variations of the list. This is the list, i am in the process of updating the primer to fit this list. Basically, Sublime Epiphany was underperforming so i cut it. Vorpal Sword is such an amazing replacement for Embercleave omfg. The downside is that it cant be played turn one, but we can definitely use treasures to cast it. I was thinking Wish could be another win con, stick a Magma Opus Alrund's Epiphany or even some removal or something. Xorn is also a potential body that acts like a weaker Goldspan Dragon. Additionally, in terms of potential changes, Expressive Iteration might be some good card advantage. now that the triomes are gone, one drops are more important as well. as for Hand of Vecna,that might be good, but i dont know how good it is without the other vecna pieces. Sorcerer Class has the new flashback looting in uw, as a better alternative, but that may be good. Inferno of the Star Mounts is a good win con, and mana sink, what remains to be seen is how it interacts with the new meta.and finally, Demilich is something i dont think would work very well, but if the deck ever gets a higher quantity of instants/sorceries i will reconsider. Thanks for your suggestions, and I think that since the deck could hold its own in standard with 7 sets, and we only lose 2 cards and some lands in rotation, the deck will be at great place after rotation.

zapyourtumor on Grixis control

1 month ago

Expressive Iteration is definitely a must have here, at least 3-4. I'd probably replace the serum visions with them.

Unholy Heat is a very strong removal spell when coupled with Dragon's Rage Channeler that usually outclasses Fatal Push.

Your land count also looks low for a control deck, I'd go up to at least 23 by cutting 1 Jace and 1 Liliana, which got much worse with the printing of Unholy Heat (with improved filtering from DRC 24-25 lands may not be needed).

Icbrgr on Liquimetal Mill

2 months ago

I'm also brewing this combo.... I highly recommend Expressive Iteration for combo assembling/card advantage. I like you use of Urza's Saga and karn here! I'll test it out+1

Icbrgr on Jeskai Prowess Advice

2 months ago

yeah after another day of playtesting i feel silly about the thought of Jeskai Ascendancy...

Otherwise there is A LOT I really like about this strategy/decklist overall but it's definitely not perfect... its really explosive at times and other times clunky and Bipolar about being mana starved or mana flooded.

still tinkering with what the best list can be... not sure if im a poor/inexperienced pilot or if its just the nature of the deck as it is with the tools available. Light Up the Stage/Expressive Iteration are definlitly keepers to some ratio but there is an art to using them optimally im finding.

Icbrgr on Jeskai Prowess Advice

2 months ago

yeah think thats all pretty fair... probaby better off with Light Up the Stage or Expressive Iteration maybe.

galzzly on Power Overwhelming

2 months ago
Skyclave Apparition Hard removal

Esper Sentinel White card draw, supports artifact themes

Solitude? It's a second Sword to plowshare.

Emiel the Blessed? It's flicker support?

Murktide Regent

Sakashima of a Thousand Faces? I feel like we have a lot of legendaries. Could be fun?


Solve the Equation? Slow tutor

Tasha's Hideous Laughter? How much does this mill in power cube

Sedgemoor Witch

Opposition Agent? Do we have enough tutors?

Grief? More discard. do we have flicker support?

Dauthi Voidwalker? How much discard do we have? How much kill spells do we have?

Archon of Cruelty? Does this compete with other reanimator targets using the good reanimator spells?

Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer

Port Razer?Extra attacks, but does aggro need this? Is it fast enough?

Expressive Iteration

Prismari Command? It can do so much! but its not great at what it does.

Omnath, Locus of Creation? 4c is a hard sell. also flicker support? also landfall support?

Kaldra Compleat?

Sword of Hearth and Home? Flicker support, but the prots aren't too strong

Urza's Saga Busted


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