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Imperial Seal occurrence in decks from the last year
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Imperial Seal Discussion
2 months ago
plakjekaas So, I actually wanted to do the math on this, assuming you were in a Sultai+ shell, running the following tutors and cantrips, by turn three how often would you get OA and SS in hand?
If mulliganning to 4 is an option, the set looks to be a 64% chance to get both halves by turn three. This is further helped by running other forms of card advantage or search, effects like Neoform, Personal Tutor, Mindblade Render, slightly helped by running two commanders, Sylvan Library, Mystic Remora, etc.
2 months ago
It is very nice to see that Vampiric Tutor is being reprinted, again; I know that most players, including myself, were hoping for a reprint of Imperial Seal, but at least the tutor will decrease in price, since it is still worth more than $100.00, at this time.
At this point, it is likely safe to presume that uncommon legendary creatures will now be a regular feature of this game, which severely disappoints me, since I was hoping that they appear only on rare occasions.
Mnemonic Deluge is quite awesome, but I am not certain if I would be willing to spend such a large amount of mana to cast it.
Confiscate has not been reprinted in some time, so it is nice to see another reprint of that card.
It is nice to see that WotC finally made a card of Krark, and he obviously has synergy with his own thumb, which I hope is reprinted in this set, as well.
Szat's Will is very diabolical, much like Szat, himself, although, as with Szat, himself, I feel that it should have had more black mana symbols in its cost, since both card are very powerful and very black in effect.
Sphinx of the Second Sun is a very interesting new effect that has never been done, before, so I like it.
I like Siani, but the fact that his or her (the name sounds feminine, to me) ability is limited to creatures with flying limits their usefulness.
If I ever build a fairy EDH deck, I shall definitely include Nymris in that deck.
The ghost of Ramirez de Pietro is quite an awesome callback to an obscure older card, although I wish that the ghost was black/blue, since the original card was black/blue.
Seraphic Greatsword is very awesome, although the high equip cost will require a carefully-constructed deck to be able to pay it reliably.
I am so happy to finally see Liesa, the black/white angel from Innistrad, and her ability is definitely very awesome; I certainly would like to see other legendary creatures with that form of alternative payment, but I also would like to see it remain unique to her; if I ever make a black/white EDH deck, there will be so many options from which to choose. However, why is he only a normal rare, when the other angels from her cycle were mythic rares? I noticed that her alternate cost is mandatory, not optional, which could be a problem if she is summoned too many times, but any deck that has her as the general will likely have plenty of methods for gaining life.
Bladegriff prototype is very awesome, but I am not certain if it is worth the additional 2 mana over Trygon Predator.
2 months ago
Hot take here, but I actually really hope that Imperial Seal doesn't get reprinted now or ever. Seal is much more of a collector's item, and I'd hate to see it pop up in every single black deck I sit down against. Vampiric Tutor is the card that should receive reprints and be in the medium budget range ($25-$50) for decks to acquire. I'd also dislike to see Personal Tutor, Sylvan Tutor, and other valuable Portal cards like Capture of Jingzhou receive reprints as well. All of these cards have equivalents that are much more affordable, and those cards should be receiving the reprints. I also think it will help the player base more to have common staples like Vampiric Tutor and the mirage tutors at budget prices ($10-$25 if I'm dreaming) rather than drop an expensive card like Imperial Seal from $500 down to $200 or $150. Even if Imperial Seal were to drop down to $75 which I consider extremely unlikely, it would still be out of the price range of many of the players who wanted the reprint.
That being said, I believe Imperial Seal will get a reprint in the next 2-5 years with almost 100% certainty. It will be a mythic rare to chase in some premium product.
I'd love to see any and all land reprints outside of ABU Duals. By far the least fun and least sexy part of assembling a deck, but absolutely necessary for 3+ color commanders. Shocklands, Checklands, Filterlands, and Painlands should all be affordable so players can build various decks. I'm even on board for fetchland reprints. I'd also like to see more fast mana reprints, specifically Mana Vault and Mox Amber. I'd also like to see efficient answers reprinted, always down for a Force of Will reprint and even Force of Negation, and I also think Abrupt Decay Assassin's Trophy Toxic Deluge Vandalblast Wrath of God Damnation and more.
I'd also love to see another cycle of Magus creatures. I've always thought they were very tastefully done, and excellent for EDH.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Smothering Tithe is value town city furniture at most tables and allows you easily navigate Blood Moon and Contamination. Personal Tutor, Spellseeker, Imperial Seal and Vampiric Tutor up the consistency. I've seen a lot of people opting for the medium green route with Neoform, Eldritch Evolution, Oakhame Adversary and Seedborn Muse to give the deck an insane grind game.
3 months ago
To indicate what your commander is put CMDR in "*"s on each side - it'll better enable the community give you suggestions and help you out. With this type of strategy you're going to want some recursion. Academy Ruins and Buried Ruin both offer this. Whir of Invention would fit really well in this deck; maybe also consider Oblivion Stone and Perilous Vault as outs to hyper aggressive decks. some more additional tutors like Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Vampiric Tutor will bolster your consistency but sort of break the bank too. Lastly, Smothering Tithe can help you out with that huge color requirement.
4 months ago
I forgot to mention that both Cabal Coffers and Imperial Seal were cards that many players were hoping to see in Double masters, so they were very disappointed that those cards were not in that set, so such cards would be awesome in this set.
Rhystic Study was recently reprinted (finally!), so it very likely shall not be in this set, which is very unfortunate, since that reprint did not lower its price, by a significant amount.
Natural Order would be very nice for this set, as would Hunting Grounds and Aura Shards; also, while they are not in high demand, I would like to see both Prince of Thralls and Empyrial Archangel reprinted, as well, because they are both awesome creatures.
Inferno has not been reprinted in a long time, so I would like to see it, again, preferably with new artwork. Also, while both Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position have been reprinted, they are still expensive, so additional reprints of those cards would be very nice.
5 months ago
Number 1: You are correct.
Number 2: While what you say is true, Entomb is essentially not that useful unless you have another card in hand. You're better off with Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Grim Tutor, along with cheap one mana blue draw effects.
Number 3: Correct.
Number 4: Crop rotation is useful since it tutors for Dark Depths and puts it directly into play. But I don't think it's worth keeping green JUST for that.
Number 5: I saw VAMPIRIC Tutor in your sideboard. I meant you should mainboard it. Also, while Grim Tutor is the worst tutor of those we are considering, it's still good enough to run. It can be played on turn 1/2 with Lotus and Moxes, and while it is slower it is not TOO slow, I have one in my Dralnu deck and it works. It's also on the cheaper end with the reprint so it isn't hard to get a hold of anymore. It's also a good option since you can't use Mystical Tutor to get your combo pieces.
Number 6: The elf isn't bad, it's just that it isn't good enough for Vintage. The only creatures that tend to attack you in Vintage are enormous things your opponent has cheated into play, so the elf won't be chump blocking very much because Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and Blightsteel Colossus don't care. It's also not fast enough. Moxes all work the turn you play them and are free, and are much more helpful to playing your one mana blue draw effects quicker as well as your tutors. If you want more ramp, consider Chrome Mox and Mox Diamond. I know it SEEMS like the drawbacks hold them back but they tend to benefit much more than they hamper.
Overall, in my humble opinion as a competitive magic player, I think this deck should be just blue/black.