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Jace's Sanctum Discussion
6 days ago
I can’t add too much to what nathanielhebert suggested, they got to pretty much everything.
The rituals will really help with the storm count as well as some cantrips. Manamorphose is a must have in storm, free storm count and replaces itself.
Things that cheapen your instants/sorceries would help a lot too like Goblin Electromancer or Baral, Chief of Compliance . If you don’t want creatures you can run Primal Amulet Flip or Jace's Sanctum .
4 months ago
Still a bit of a rough list, so difficult to make specific card recs but though I would share some experience. I bought the pre-built deck when it came out, and recently did an entire break-down and rebuilt.
Looks like you've got a focus around the proliferate synergies, so I would build around that as a start. The trouble I had was that there are so many (too many) possible combos you can use, and a few different strategies. I've never specifically seen proliferate (X, Wheel, Turns, Wizards) or what I play Storm (without really using storm cards).
Creatures don't build experience counters, so I would be strategic with the purpose of a creature. Ones with limited payoff like Thermo-Alchemist/Guttersnipe (what are you repeatedly casting to win with them, usually in Mizz is infinite mana which leverages a draw library or X spell payoff) or high cost Charmbreaker Devils/Melek, Izzet Paragon will hurt when drawn unless your utilizing for a specific purpose.
Aetherflux Reservoir is the right type of card, but it's tough to get in Izzet (). Whir of Invention/Intuition/Reshape/Etc. I found that if your building your storm count (it's usually drawing library or mana) so it's unnecessary. Similar finishers like Sphinx-Bone Wand have the same challenge, would prefer a Fall of the Titans or a Enter the Infinite in most cases. Ral, Storm Conduit has better payoff with similar function.
Your going to be quite slow with so many tapped lands, plus you have many turn 1 draw payoffs in blue (cantrips), so having T1/T2 mana up is key. Izzet Boilerworks can make infinite mana pretty easily, but outside of that see where you can trim. I'm not sure you need to many Cycling lands either, in Mizz, you generally want to play your lands, the tradeoff will be that early in the game your mana is coming in tapped, but later in the game you can cycle away bad land draws. If your going for mid-range over combo, you'll likely need much more removal/counter/sweepers, if your just want cast large spells, maybe Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge would be a better commander selection for the added tutors. Lands really to break the budget though, I understand, Steam Vents will be critical though, and Fiery Islet is ok priced still.
I like the Flux Channeler I've considered him so many times, because he can build your Experience so Mizzix of the Izmagnus can stay protected in the command zone, and have immediate impact (when played unprotected).
You have Bonus Round, could build some interaction with it, like Seething Song + Reiterate or Frantic Search + Narset's Reversal or Dramatic Reversal + Narset's Reversal, etc. Not sure if you've ever used Commander Spellbook but just enter Bonus Round, and click the , , to filter the list.
Not sure what the Sideboard cards are, using as a intermediary cut list?
I also playtested the Curious Homunculus Flip/Goblin Electromancer types, Baral, Chief of Compliance was good, I would avoid the others, most of the time, I would prefer them to be spells to build the Experience count while providing an ability as well (like draw).
I assume Trinket Mage/etc. are pulling in the mana rocks, but they are only useful if your at a mana/experience level to activate. Trophy Mage for Twinning Staff? Needs a Dramatic Reversal in that case.
Jace's Sanctum doesn't build experience count, it's high CMC for the same ability, I would avoid this type of ability at this cost.
Your 405 Avg CMC is pretty high, you'll have similar challenges that other mid-range has is some games your going to draw hands of cards you'll never be able to play, again depends on your playgroups, but you may find some games it feels like you "do nothing" before the game closes out. I would cut some high CMC cards, bring that down at least below CMC 3, utilize the high CMC cards for win, and try and make then instant/sorcery where you can to get the experience benefit.
I would pick a couple win cons like Bonus Round or Enter the Infinite or Beacon of Tomorrows of something more classic like a Fall of the Titans or Stroke of Genius and build a core around them, that will help you solidify a good 70 card core, then add your mana accelerators and cantrips around them, and bet your at 80 cards and might help make some cuts easy.
Feel free to comment me back, happy to look again once it's paired a bit, or assist with honing in if you have a clear Game-Winning vision that you want to go with?
Good start. +1.
6 months ago
I love wheels and my friends hate me for it.
I'd recommend more mana reduction permanents, mostly for the wheels. Baral, Chief of Compliance, Cloud Key, Jace's Sanctum, Primal Amulet Flip, Goblin Electromancer, Semblance Anvil and a newer one Thryx, the Sudden Storm. There's so many options.
Also, Psychic Corrosion is a fun, dick move card with wheels since it hits each opponent.
6 months ago
Aight. First, you need a good ramp package. I'd go
Izzet Signet, Talisman of Creativity, Fellwar Stone, Arcane Signet. These are for mana fixing and ramp. If you can't afford Fellwar and Arcane, use Sky Diamond and Fire Diamond as temporary replacement.
Sol Ring, Coalition Relic, Eye of Ramos and Heart of Ramos. There are other things, but the whole point of these cards is to power out Niv. You can consider using Worn Powerstone and either Palladium Myr and Thran Dynamo instead if you feel that they're worth it.
You have 3 taplands, two of which are useless. They're better off being basics, although Skyline Cascade isn't the worst. Also, Evolving Wilds never belongs in 2-color decks. Temple of Epiphany is infinitely better.
8 months ago
0rc thank you for commenting and replying on the deck. so in consideration to your Mass Polymorph and Synthetic Destiny lines of play and why i don't run them in this deck. #1 is BUDGET. the fact we don't have access to the mox's, crypts, vaults, petals and other costly fast mana we need to be blistering fast at getting the combo pieces together consistently, we are confined into shifting to a slower, grindier gameplan, relying on our control magic to draw longer games. we do not win turn 3 with this deck, but neither do our opponents. #2 is the extreme cost to cast these cards (again lack of solid ramp) means we don't typically get those cast off till later in the game and with the amount of cards we draw through recur able permanent based spells, possibility of these cards whiffing does exist. i have honestly thought about Dizzy Spell and Drift of Phantasms the dizzy spell main mode by itself is very rarely relevant so i have not included it, both cards are certainly slot-table via pilots choice. FOR THE REST OF THE SUGGESTION,many are decent options Delay especially solid i may look for a copy and then try to determine where a slot may exist. things to remeber 4 mana counters are BAD. overwhelming denial may seem to be a great card, but we are not using our counterspells for protection 99% of the time, in those instances likely we will not get to pay the surge cost for the card, as well we shy away from double blue pips in our 2 and 3 mana spells as much as possible to be able to get the mana reduction benefits from Baral, Chief of Compliance, Jace's Sanctum Helm of Awakening these cards can make so much impact on our deck allowing us to play spells like Snap Unwind and actually be mana positive. lol TCG low has me almost 5 bucks under, and i can't change the title now because the links i have posted would no longer work,. :D cheers
10 months ago
I've never really been unhappy to see it because it works pretty well in conjunction with all the draw spells and counters I play, though sometimes it stays in my hand because it costs a decent amount of mana. My playgroup is pretty degenerate at times, hence all the counterspells, but if your playgroup is a bit slower to the point where you don't have to keep mana up for a counterspell at all times then Jace's Sanctum would probably work wonders for you, especially with how your deck seems like it'd be able to ramp a fair bit better than mine.
10 months ago
1 year ago
I don't play Pokemon so I'm just going to go with the original challenge of a gym. I'm making a cyle of cards based on Jace's Sanctum. This is Gideon's:
At the beginning of each upkeep, you may tap any number of creatures you control. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on those creatures.
Whenever a creature you control enters the battlefield, you may tap it. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add two mana of any one color.
Combos nicely with Sharktocrab.
Finish/Continue the cycle of places that the Gatewatch feel most at home. (This includes Ajani, Teferi, and Kaya.