Gadwick, the Wizened

Gadwick, the Wizened

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

When Gadwick, the Wizened enters the battlefield, draw X cards.

Whenever you cast a blue spell, tap target nonland permanent an opponent controls.

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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
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Gadwick, the Wizened Discussion

Guerric on Gadwick and Mimic

2 weeks ago

Omniscience_is_life is correct as usual! While Gadwick, the Wizened does have innate power and toughness unlike many x-spell creatures, copying him would do no good as the legend rule would just force us to sacrifice him, so it would be a totally dead play. On the other hand, if we had Spark Double instead of Glasspool Mimic  Flip, another copy of him would be useful as we could still use his second ability to tap down our opponents creatures when we cast blue spells.

Omniscience_is_life on Gadwick and Mimic

2 weeks ago

Your assumption is correct. X is part of the cost of casting the spell, and since Glasspool Mimic  Flip has already entered the battlefield with full costs paid it does not allow you to pay for X.

You can link to cards as I did above by doing something like this:

[[Gadwick, the Wizened]]

Which becomes Gadwick, the Wizened

Hardhitta7 on Spirit Bomb

1 month ago

I’m not too familiar with this precon but I’ll try to give some advice.

There are a few cards that are a bit weak, like Expedition Diviner and Unsummon . I’m also not a big fan of Rousing Refrain , but that really depends on how long your games are lasting.

Cards you could add, Aminatou's Augury is sweet and super fun to copy. Culmination of Studies could be good here. Melek, Izzet Paragon is pretty good and can be your commander if you wanna switch it up. Solve the Equation is a good tutor that’s not too expensive.

There’s also some sub-par cards you could swap out for better versions. Gadwick, the Wizened would be better as Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , or Expansion / Explosion since they can be copied and trigger your commander.

Spectacle Mage would be better as Baral, Chief of Compliance since it can make any spell cheaper plus the other ability can come in handy.

Also I don’t think the two Storm cards are very good here since your trying to cast big spells and not multiple spells in a turn.

If you wanna make more tokens you could include Murmuring Mystic . And if you added that I would suggest one of my favorite cards, even though it’s not that good, Dragonshift .

Clone Legion is fun to copy as well.

Either way, I like the deck, good luck with it!

DrSnipy on Niv and his Wizard Friends

1 month ago

Hi! Nice Wizards Deck. I would recommend Gadwick, the Wizened for Card draw Burst and some more value from blue spells.

Drcfan on Devotion to White Angels

4 months ago

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kjbrulport on Hydra Flask

6 months ago

Phule451 switching out Maga, Traitor to Mortals for Exsanguinate is a great choice I just prefer Maga for flavor. Massacar, Finale of Revelation by switching out Gadwick, the Wizened which is again for flavor. Both of your suggestions are clearly the better choices I just enjoy the two card I have in it lol.

Peoni on Zaxara's Infinite Hydras

7 months ago

Never got a notification for this for some reason hmmmmm.. I might be a bit late but I'm definitely happy to help. :^)

Starting with your lands, they look pretty solid. This is SUPER nitpicky, but Path of Ancestry doesn't feel like a good fit here. This deck isn't exactly a tribal, and it only has 7 cards it can scry off of. It may give you any color you need, but the coming in tapped bit would make me steer clear. The decision is totally up to you though because it isn't necessarily a bad card, but just keep in mind I'm really finicky when it comes to mana coming in tapped lol. Alchemist's Refuge and Emergence Zone might be fun picks. Dropping 1000 1000/1000 Oozes or Wurms on your turn is certainly good, but even better would be your opponent's end step. >:^)

Your ramp might need a little more focusing between the auras, dorks, and rocks. I might recommend a few more rocks in Talisman of Curiosity and Talisman of Resilience, but I think auras are going to be your focus considering your untap synergies, so more cards like Wild Growth, Wolfwillow Haven, Overgrowth, and Verdant Haven would make for nice additions. That being said, I think the dorks should probably come out, along with maybe your more expensive auras Dawn's Reflection and Market Festival. Ramp cards that in my opinion definitely need to come out are Heartbeat of Spring and Dictate of Karametra purely because of their symmetry. Group hug effects like these are super dangerous, and I really don't think you need them in order to pull off your strat. That being said, I think you should cut Tidal Barracuda for similar reasons. Giving people flash is risky, even if they can't cast stuff on your turn.

Card draw suggestions I would make for now would be to consider targeted X draw spells like Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius instead of Mind Spring, as they can also be used with infinite mana to deck your opponents. Brainstorm is almost always a good addition. I also think cutting Gadwick, the Wizened wouldn't be a bad move. He's difficult to cast outside of having infinite blue mana and he doesn't really have the best synergy with the rest of your deck.

For your removal I would suggest perhaps adding in some lower CMC options like Pongify or Rapid Hybridization as nice cheap spot removal. Dismember or Tragic Slip are also nice black options that get around indestructible. Any removal will do, really, and so it's again all up to you. I just like these a lot.

I'll leave it at that for now, and when you've made changes we can figure out what else needs to be added/cut. :^)

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