Creature — Vedalken Wizard
, : Each player discards his or her hand, then draws cards equal to the greatest number of cards a player discarded this way.
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Jace's Archivist Discussion
2 weeks ago
multimedia thx again these are some really good ideas the only one i'm not going to cut atm is Martial Coup I like the flexibility of it bring both giving me tokens in a pinch and being a board wipe if necessary. Most likely will not add Magus of the Bazaar as even if he a repeatable looter I never liked looters that take more than they give but just my problem. Nor will i add Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, yes he repeatable looting but only for a time and while his walker form is powerful I don't know if it helps this deck. Windfall / Jace's Archivist will most likely add one not sure if both, Archivist is what im leaning toward as it repeatable though can be remove easier while Windfall is one time but is not as easy to say no to so yeah. If you think of any more ideas pls let me know
2 weeks ago
Hey, you're welcome. Nice updates.
Omniscience + Acererak the Archlich is a neat combo for repeatable venturing and win condition, but Omniscience is going to be difficult to cast. Consider Resurgent Belief as a way to cheat Omniscience onto the battlefield with reanimation after looting it? Get Omniscience into your graveyard with Entomb , Unmarked Grave and Vile Entomber . These cards can also trigger Sefris if you instead get a creature such as Reassembling Skeleton .
Another direction to consider for Omniscience + Acererak combo is an infinite mana combo of Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake which also can be repeatable venturing with any creature who ventures when it ETB since Deadeye can infinite blink it. Could include a card that draws when it ETB such as Baleful Strix that way you could infinite blink Strix to draw Omniscience + Acererak, to cast them with infinite mana to combo. Strix is a creature that's nice with Tortured Existence to recur to cast/draw again/dies again and has deathtouch defense.
One of the advantages Sefris has as Commander is he can be a repeatable source of venturing. Because of this you need less venturing from other cards. Consider cutting some clunky cards that venture and replace them with creatures who loot for more venturing with Sefris?
- Gloom Stalker : even with double strike this guy is lackluster.
- Clattering Skeletons : four drop who has to die to venture is subpar compared to other cards that venture.
- Shortcut Seeker : four drop having only 2 power and no evasion means this guy is going to have trouble doing combat damage to a player.
- Veteran Dungeoneer
- Zombie Ogre
Other cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God : have no land ramp, it will not tap for mana until turn five or six and that's if you make your land drops.
- Calculated Dismissal
- Contact Other Plane
- Martial Coup
- Doom Blade
Consider repeatable loot? Can loot on an opponent's turn to potentially venture with Sefris.
- Compulsion : can activate it to loot on each player's turn.
- Geier Reach Sanitarium
- Jace's Archivist : repeatable Windfall .
- Magus of the Bazaar
- Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip
- Obsessive Stitcher
Master of Death can be repeatable surveil 2 as well as a creature who can return to your hand at your upkeep. Both these abilities can enable Sefris to trigger more venturing. Master is good with looting since he's a creature to discard to trigger Sefris and he returns to your hand to do it again.
3 weeks ago
This is really cool! I actually have a deck that goes all-in on everyone drawing cards too - though it is mono-blue and, very unfortunately, does not have any snakes :( I love that you did this in Temur though! So many decks just use Nekusar, the Mindrazer instead and I really like that you didn't go that route!
Are you looking for any more universal-draw sources? Font of Mythos , Horn of Greed , Otherworld Atlas , Temple Bell , and classic Howling Mine are all artifact-based draws that I use! I noticed though that you might instead want more explosive draws instead of the more drawn-out, upkeep-based sources like these. Fruition seems like a fantastic card and is much more explosive! I've never played it, just because of its price, but it seems like it could be incredibly good with your build here. Jace's Archivist might also result in a healthy boom in your snake population :)
If you are in the market for pay-offs, Iron Maiden , Viseling , and Psychosis Crawler are the main win-cons in my own deck. Even if they don't take out a player, they might be able to dish out a lot of damage with your synergies!
1 month ago
By "dodge the cumulative upkeep" I just mean you don't have to put age counters on Lazav if you shapeshift him into a creature other than Mystic Remora before your upkeep rolls around. For example, you could shapeshift Laz into the Remora during your end step, reap the draws while your opponents all play their cards, then at the end of the turn directly before yours, shift Lazav into Ornithoper or something. Your upkeep passes with Lazav free of his Remora persona, so you don't have to put any age counters on him. Just do your regular Voltron sequencing during your turn via Banehound, Wall of Blood, etc, then during your end step shapeshift Lazav back into Remora to passively draw more cards.
Ebb n' flow gameplay, basically. Lazav morphs into reactive cards like Remora and Hullbreacher to recover resources on your opponent's turns, then morphs into your Voltron pieces on your turn.
Ad Nauseum certainly sounds like a nifty choice for late game hand replenishing. I myself am going to try out Jace's Archivist and Blood Scrivener . They're reusable and Lazav can copy them for less mana than an Ad Nauseum activation. Then again, Scrivener's draw is highly conditional and copying Archivist means tapping Lazav instead of attacking someone. Ad Nauseum might be better after all since it doesn't need your Commander on the battlefield.
Will have to keep testing. I know I suggested Scorched Ruins in my last comment, but I've since noticed the Vector Asp / Phyrexian Dreadnought oneshot needs a black mana to activate Asp's lingering Infect self buff. The Ruins only produces colorless, so although they still make the Wall of Blood / Banehound play doable, the card remains a debatable include. The monetary price to acquire it is another factor (as if that matters in a deck where Phyrexian Dreadnought and Intuition are mandatory includes).
My pockets aren't as deep as yours, so I'll try to trim my own build's budget with Scheming Symmetry and Wishclaw Talisman . Thanks again for this deck's ghoulishly clever combo primer, and wish me luck as I labor to lob Lazav at my opponents.
2 months ago
I’m looking to build my first Pioneer deck, and of course it’s prowess! I have some random cards mostly EDH stuff that I wanna trade for my new deck. If you’re interested in cards under $2 you can look through my binder, can’t promise everything is up to date though.
- 4x Steam Vents
- 3x Spirebluff Canal
- 3x Soul-Scar Mage
- 2x Sulfur Falls
- 3x Riverglide Pathway Flip
- 2x Sprite Dragon
- 4x Monastery Swiftspear (would prefer Time Spiral remastered but any will work)
- 1x Prismari Command
- 2x Shivan Reef *
- 4x Expressive Iteration
- 3x Aether Gust
- 4x Wild Slash
- 1x Alpine Moon
- 2x Crash Through *
- 1x Spikefield Hazard Flip
- 1x Annul or Annul *
- 2x Shock *
- 1x Fry
- 2x Lava Coil
- 8x Island and 8x Mountain *
2 months ago
This deck is really well built good job
You have several small fry that is good early in the game (ie. Simian spirt guide, Spellseeker , Trinket Mage ) but later in the game might not be so good. Have you considered adding Mystic Reflection so later in the game you can have several Consecrated Sphinx and Jace's Archivist . That would be great because your tokens would also enter as copies of those creatures
BTW thanks for the upvote
3 months ago
Have you considered finding a spot for Jace's Archivist ? Combined with Teferi's Ageless Insight, you can gradually build up a pretty huge hand. The combo gets even sweeter once you have Hullbreacher, meaning you also will get a vast amount of treasure tokens.