Galvanoth

Galvanoth

Creature — Beast

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may look at the top card of your library. If it's an instant or sorcery card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

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Galvanoth Discussion

SirFowler on The 'Ultimate' Idea

4 months ago

Omnispell Adept helps cast stuff cheaper, depending on the card. And if you have a way to untap it like Pemmin's Aura, then you can do it multiple times which is pretty sweet. Galvanoth maybe to cast them for free? However you might need some manipulation tech to make it work properly. I tried to make Living Lore a thing, but it's a pretty risky play. And the last idea would be something like Epic Experiment for an extremely risky move.

These are just a few ideas that can help cheat out such mana restrictive cards. I know there are other cards out there, but these are just the ones I sort of thought about for the idea you want to achieve.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Modern Midrange Mardu Minotaur

5 months ago

You can cheat playing Deathbellow War Cry with Wildfire Eternal or Galvanoth + scry tactics. You can replay it later for little less with Sins of the Past. That being said, I'm not entirely sure that all the targets in the deck are worth it, particularly Firesong and Sunspeaker and Blaze Commando because I there doesn't seem to be enough burn from instants and sorceries to fully take advantage of them. Perhaps you can replace them with more copies of Boros Reckoner, Taurean Mauler, or Graveshifter? Hope this helps.

ocannon on Eureka, A Combo!

5 months ago

No prob! I've never actually seen Distant Memories before, I might have to pick up a couple! Seems like it would be really fun and political. And that makes sense about being hesitant to cut the cards that trigger your commander. I'd think about cutting Galvanoth, I always try to play him but 5 mana for a creature that the odds are wont get a good trigger your next upkeep isnt worth it imo. ALso Izzet Chronarch, or Archaeomancer if you want to keep the izzet colours. Chemister's Trick, Charisma, Grip of Amnesia (for a better counterspell such as Counterflux), Cerebral Vortex, Nivix Guildmage, Arcane Melee, Thoughtflare. Also not sure how you take advantage of Aetherflux Reservoir? Maybe a cut.

Some cards that you might want to consider swapping your izzet creatures for are: Double Negative, Essence Backlash, Expansion / Explosion, Ionize, Magefire Wings, Suffocating Blast. Have fun brewing! I've definitely been doing alot of it over the last couple weeks haha

Joe_Ken_ on Twilight of the Thunder God

10 months ago

Just some straight upgrades I can see while keeping some budget in mind is

Divination out for Think Twice , Deep Analysis , or Frantic Search

Getting better triggers off Keranos you could swap some cards out for stuff that lets you scry during your upkeep like Eyes Everywhere or Galvanoth

Young Pyromancer could be a good add to make more tokens and it costs less to get out than your other token makers.

I've found in my own Izzet deck that mana ramp really needs to be a big part of your deck since you don't ramp easily. I use Curious Homunculus  Flip since he can tap for mana and flips into a prowess creature that reduces mana cost.

Tutors are always good to add and Long-Term Plans is a tutor in blue that will let you search for any card and not need to reveal it.

Expansion / Explosion is a good card since it will let you copy a spell or act as a big blow out spell if you have nothing else to do.

One card that I love that synergies with Thousand year storm is Baral's Expertise since if you get copies of it then you are bouncing tons of stuff back to people's hands and getting free casts into the storm.

f0rtepwns on Wort Spellslinger

1 year ago

Seems great so far! I would recommend Galvanoth , Increasing Vengeance (just a better Doublecast), Mana Geyser , Banefire , and especially Empty the Warrens .

Mj3913 on What CMDR do you think …

1 year ago

Viscera Seer : if perhaps you include a recursion/token package.

Darksteel Pendant : Indestructible is handy.

Shadows of the Past : mana sink, scry each death.

Bontu the Glorified : again, requires things to sac, and a mana sink.

Catacomb Sifter : death triggers.

Crystal Ball : digs 2 deep.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary : still works for casting as it doesn't say 'from hand'.

Reaper of the Wilds : returns attacks via deathtouch, and on death scry triggers.

Nissa's Revelation : could be fun depending on how many critters you have in it.

Price of Fame : Cheap commander removal.

Doom Whisperer : Flample, pay to see cards.

Explorer's Scope : ramp, and land off the top. Combined with other things you can plan around it.

Mirri's Guile : rearranges top 3. Might be outside your budget though.

Sensei's Divining Top : Guile in artifact form, again pricey.

Cream of the Crop : could be interesting, creature dependant.

Grim Flayer : not sure if good, you'll have to decide.

Scroll Rack : another pricey card but it sets things up.

Gilt-Leaf Seer : rearrange top 2.

Vizier of the Menagerie : Pretty handy if you've got a fair bit of critters.

Galvanoth : While not top manipulation, it can be pretty spicy with other top deck stuff.

Riddle of Lightning : depending on how high your curve goes it could work.

chromiumthemutable on R/U enigma drake counterburn

1 year ago

Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Djinn Illuminatus, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Galvanoth, and Crackling Drake are some creatures. Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, and Tandem Lookout go well with Niv-Mizzet, Parun, and as does Enter the Infinite. I've always thought that Crackleburr is fun. Stitch in Time/Ral Zarek and Krark's Thumb go together, and some good instants and sorceries are Risk Factor, Epic Experiment, Blast of Genius, Prophetic Bolt and Opt. My favorite Izzet enchantments are Firemind's Research, Future Sight, Counterbalance, and Telepathy.

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