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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Jace's Archivist Discussion
4 days ago
I love Rielle deck builds. I always feel like Rielle was one of the overlooked bombs from Ikoria. I've been piloting a similar build for a while now, and I've found the deck does some real fun stuff pretty quick. I think the hardest decision with putting Rielle as the commander is deciding which direction to go with Izzet possibilities. I think it's obvious that you've gone the route of using Rielle's ability to simply dig to combos. Here are a few cards I think could suit the deck: Gamble, Jace's Archivist, Illuminate History, Fervent Mastery, Lier, Disciple of the Drowned, Prismari Command, The Locust God, Spark Double, and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. Then there are cards that may or may not be stupid expensive, but helpful: Kozilek, the Great Distortion (and/or any of the "owner shuffles their graveyard into their library" Eldrazi), and Wheel of Fortune.
1 month ago
philesposito007 Oath of Lieges is best when it comes down early to accelerate the whole game faster. There's almost always going to be at least 1 green player whos casting some kind of land ramp spell early on, so once one player gets ahead and gets an extra land, then hits their land drop, now they're ahead of the NEXT person and so on. I like it because it helps balance the game without being... yknow Balance. Its not always going to do anything, but when everyone's drawing so many cards from you, people should be hitting land drops and if anyone pulls ahead, everyone else gets to take advantage from it. I also try to run as many basics as possible since we're only a 2 color deck anyway, duals just aren't very necessary and utility lands are way more important.
Jace's Archivist is a card that in my experience rarely survives a turn around the table, so I've stop playing it. Thassa's Oracle I'm still considering because I'm not sure if I want to make the deck geared more toward being fun and casual or toward actually winning.
1 month ago
TotesMcGoats Got my first win with Kwain with Thassa's Oracle. I was skeptical at first but I got the combo with Jace's Archivist and Teferi's Ageless Insight. I had 25 cards in my hand and around 50 cards in the deck. Since then I want to keep her.
Smothering Tithe was not cheap but I can't wait to see what it can do (I am still in playtest mode)
I also got to play Oath of Lieges. I really the card too but the card was useless in 3 games. How do you play it ? Maybe there is something I don't quite understand. (Maybe it was because we were only three players instead of four)
2 months ago
Lanzo493: you have a very good point Kaya's Ghostform does not work with Soulherder, or Teleportation Circle
But i still support them because Kaya's Ghostform will work with all the other untap effects, while Soulherder & Teleportation Circle will work with all the other wonderfull etb creatures like Agent of Treachery & Sun Titan
so i am going to surrender this debate to "dealers choice" feeling both points are valid
On another note i can understand hesitation on cutting Arcanis the Omnipotent becouse the value of draw three, , draw three more
May i suggest cut Arcanis the Omnipotent & Baleful Strix then put in Jace's Archivist ?
2 months ago
I'm not the utmost expert on mill decks, though I've seen plenty of them on this site for easy reference.
First off, there are definite infinite combos for the theme, but I don't know them all because I prefer not to use them. However, one that I do know is Arcanis the Omnipotent + Laboratory Maniac + Mind Over Matter . That's more for a self-mill deck, and generally runs Thassa's Oracle with other infinite combos.
Other than that, here's a short list of things I can think of that are missing from your list:
Blue doesn't have much removal, and relies on counterspelling to cover that category. However, in a mill deck, cards like Anchor to the Aether and Forced Retreat can act like creature removal. On a similar subject, Memory Lapse is a good, cheap counter for mill decks, though arguably better in multicolored decks.
Sphinx's Tutelage, Teferi's Tutelage and Psychic Corrosion are really good for mill, especially if you add things like Windfall, Jace's Archivist, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Gadwick, the Wizened, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Folio of Fancies and Prosperity in there, as well as synergizing with cards like Brainstorm, Visions of Beyond, Ponder, etc.
Other cards you may consider would include Maddening Cacophony, Keening Stone, Increasing Confusion and Telemin Performance. Also, High Tide as the best possible choice for ramp in blue, especially if you want to set off an effective Brain Freeze (which I think would be better off in a deck that was specifically designed to cast Storm spells, rather than a straightforward mill deck).
Sorry for the amazingly long and complicated response, haha. Also, I didn't take the time to check how many of my suggestions were already on your list, so I apologize if I did that.
3 months 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
3 months 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 months 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!