Frantic Inventory

Frantic Inventory

Instant

Draw a card, then draw cards equal to the number of cards named Frantic Inventory in your graveyard.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Frantic Inventory Discussion

kellpiece on Semi-Budget U/W Control

1 month ago

looks like a v solid deck. I'd definitely consider adding the Geist of Saint Traft also definitely the Vendilion Clique you might be able to ditch all 4 of your creatures for 2x of those, and then replace the card draw with Frantic Inventory or Serum Visions something. but everytime I've played against the giest it's been a real strong time-buyer for my opponent. Also the clique is super clutch for getting to run some hand snipes in a U/W control setting, without having to splash black.

Also as far as buying time goes, doesn't get much better than some of the gideon planeswalkers. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is insane, and of the trials is pretty good early pressure as well. I've played with Jace, Architect of Thought before and that card is straight trash let me tell ya

the Mission Briefing IMO fits better in a deck that runs some form of discard, I like splashing these in my B/U control along with Torrential Gearhulk for some graveyard play. You could maybe run Thought Scour and 1-2 Search for Azcanta  Flip to get some graveyard pumping going.

I'm also personally pretty partial to cards like Spreading Seas and Vapor Snag or similar cards, pretty cheap and effective.

Lastly, Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a pretty nice win condition but you could also go for some of those big 10 drop blue creatures (kind of like Thing in the Ice  Flip you have sideboarded) or something like Shark Typhoon

oh also Day of Judgment pretty solid in white control decks.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on 40 clicks to get through the Victory screen

1 month ago

I don't think you understand the deck. This isn't a generic mutate value deck, it's all-in on the combo of Vadrok and Open the Omenpaths . There's no room for cards that don't help that combo like Zagoth Mamba , Glimmerbell , or the off-color Double Major . The idea is to use creatures to mutate onto Vadrok, who then lets you recast Omenpaths, which gives you four mana to cast another mutate creature. Dreamtail Heron and Cloudpiercer let you keep drawing mutate creatures to fuel the combo. All this is explained in the deck description.

Shredded Sails and Frantic Inventory don't mutate. They're also not creatures and so can't be cast off of Open the Omenpaths .

"Or better/stronger yet is focusing on two colors with adding in just a little bit of a third color to compliment your main colors." Well, I have two main colors and just a little bit of two more. And as I said in the deck description, colors are rarely a concern as you'll almost always be casting Vadrok and Insatiable Hemophage , the only white and black cards in the deck, off of Open the Omenpaths which does a ton of mana fixing.

Minousmancer on 40 clicks to get through the Victory screen

1 month ago

Three combos you might want to consider:

First, Insatiable Hemophage + Zagoth Mamba ;

Second, Glimmerbell + Sea-Dasher Octopus ;

Third, Vadrok, Apex of Thunder (or any mutate creature) with Double Major ;

The creatures Cloudpiercer + Dreamtail Heron seem a bit pricy and slow especially with so many Lands that come into play tapped it when spells like Shredded Sails and Frantic Inventory are more efficient.

Lastly, the your deck being four colors seems to step on it's own feet while it's trying to run. What I've found best that works for me "personally" is going strong on three colors that compliment and support each other. Or better/stronger yet is focusing on two colors with adding in just a little bit of a third color to compliment your main colors.

Exceptions to this are when you cards that help and support five colors like Omnath, Locus of Creation or Jegantha, the Wellspring . Or you just sliver in two colors that support your two main colors.

For instance playing Brokkos, Apex of Forever + Zagoth Triome with Indatha Triome + Nethroi, Apex of Death in the same deck. Two core colors in B/G with a slive of W and U.

kellpiece on Silumgar's Squad

1 month ago

Crux of Fate and Languish are great budget board wipes, but you probably dont need 5, 3 probably would do the trick. Duress and Despise are nice budget control cards too, though Inquisition of Kozilek isnt too expensive either an dis an insanely good card.

Some other great budget cards to consider are Vapor Snag and Unsummon and Spell Snare I personally like Frantic Inventory , Drown in the Loch , and Soul Manipulation as other good decently cheap B/U control cards.

Temple of Deceit and Choked Estuary also make v nice budget lands for a deck like this.

DanMcSharp on Test of a God

1 month ago

Hello,

Personally I always feel like 4 Heartless Act is a bit much because if you keep drawing them when there's something with counters on it it just feels so bad. You could swap 2 of them for 2 Eliminate so you have more options available to you.

At first I was a big fan of Behold the Multiverse but after playing it in different decks it always ended up being the card that gets cut. I feel like even Frantic Inventory ends up giving more value with less mana commitment. You could also consider Mazemind Tome since the life gain can be relevant, and it works in a similar way if you like the idea of paying 2 now and drawing later for 2.

I have to admit, I find it difficult to see how Test of Talents and Covetous Urge work well together since Test of Talents usually tries to hit big value cards, which then removes all possibilities to hit those same big value cards later with Covetous Urge , unless they have one in the graveyard already. If you like how Test of Talents gets rid of a playset of cards by itself, you might want to pair that with Ashiok's Erasure instead to push that even further.

I find Agonizing Remorse to be a strange addition too considering that the deck is meant to be a "home" for Covetous Urge since it exiles the card, meaning you are removing what's probably a good card from the game instead of putting it in the graveyard to hit it later with Covetous Urge . Exiling also doesn't work with Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip when removing cards from their hand.

Actually, I must say a discard deck seems like an odd choice for Covetous Urge anyway since ideally it should be used on cards in hand to hit your opponent even harder. Do you expect to hit big with it after removing all their juicy stuff with other discard effects?

Anyway, this is just my 2 cents, hopefully it's a little useful.

Cheers!

ChrisHansonBiomancin on Song of Krakens

2 months ago

Hey Sorin_Markov_1947 thanks for the comment. I'm definitely open to trying out some different draw spells, as Frantic Inventory can be great if you get multiples but not so much otherwise, and I like the idea of incorporating more scrying to try to dig for combo pieces. That said, I've actually found during playtesting that I almost never have a "dead turn" with Song out, as there is pretty much always something to cast whether it be an Adventure/Foretell/Escape card.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on

2 months ago

A couple of deck philosophy problems with this deck.

  1. Why so many counterspells? If you're going for a control mill plan, you'll want either white for boardwipes or black for solid removal.

  2. 66 cards? Believe me, I used to have this problem a lot. Finding the last few cards to take out when deckbuilding is a huge problem for me because they all seem so useful! The argument that persuaded me to always have the strength to cut something was this. You have 66 cards. Logically, some cards are going to be weaker than others. You have a strongest card and a weakest card. Why are you letting yourself draw your weakest (66th best) card when you could have drawn anything else in your deck that's just better? The same logic applies to anything outside of your 60 best cards. You just have to find which are the 60 strongest.

  3. There are a lot of 1x and 2x cards in here. Consistency is a very big part of building a deck. That's why >60 card decks are considered bad, and it's why you want as many copies of your good cards as possible. Similar argument to the >60 card argument. Why draw your weaker cards when you could've used that space in the deck for your stronger cards?

  4. 22 lands. Most 60-card decks run 24, higher for decks with lots of high CMC cards and lower for more aggro decks with low-cost spells. 24 is about right for this deck, more like 28 if you have the 6 extra nonland cards. I don't do the math on this one, but people who have say that 22 lands isn't enough to consistently make a deck of average average CMC work.

Okay, now on to specific cards. I think there are a lot of cards that don't fit with your gameplan here, so I'll just focus on what I think you should be trying to do. You said this is a turbo mill deck, so let's focus on milling as much as possible. Didn't Say Please is a good one to give you a little bit of control (usually you'll use this to stop a crab from dying). More Maddening Cacophony is probably good, as it's just better than Merfolk Secretkeeper (which I don't think is good enough for the deck) and one of the best straight mill spells around. Vantress Gargoyle is good to have not for the mill but for the utility as a blocker and alternate win (unlikely). If you're really centered around Teferi's Tutelage (which is not a bad idea, it's strong mill), have more card draw. Frantic Inventory is a good one, as are Thirst for Meaning and Opt , which you already have. Fabled Passage is strictly better than Evolving Wilds if you have them. I crafted the full playset because I use them in so many decks.

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