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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Library of Leng
You have no maximum hand size.
If an effect causes you to discard a card, discard it, but you may put it on top of your library instead of into your graveyard.
3 weeks ago
Cataclysm can work against you based on opponents' picks and though Enter the Infinite is impressive & works with Omniscience, I don't see Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac, nor do I see Grapeshot. Consider instead Boros Charm + Armageddon which most people will hate & sometimes outright scoop after.
Consider Smothering Tithe instead of Mystic Remora: Remora usually only nets a few cards at beginning, and will often slow you down more than it helps. The former performs MUCH more consistently, and will net you more mana to focus on spells and counters.
Concerning your SB: If you want to go maximum lock-stax, I'd recommend Derevi, Empyrial Tactician. Use Winter Orb, Static Orb & Stasis, use Kismet and Loxodon Gatekeeper, maybe even Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines. Use fetches + basic lands, huge ramp, and Back to Basics just to spite opponents. NB: Mana Vault smacks with Derevi.
4 weeks ago
Spark Double can copy Yuriko so you get 2 card draws for each ninja.
Pilgrim's Eye gives you a land ETB, has flying so you can usually attack with it, then recast for 3 mana after you Ninjitsu
5 months ago
I would suggest you run Library of Leng in the deck, which would allow yo to loop your Commander a lot faster.
8 months ago
If I have Library of Leng and Magus of the Future in play together, am I able to just repeatedly cast non-permanent spells? If they work how I think they do, I could just cast Reach Through Mists and Peek alternating for as long as I have available blue mana. Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding discard as a function on Leng?
10 months ago
Hi, the rules text of Library of Leng on MTG say that if the discard is part of a cost you can't use the ability of Leng, only when it's an effect being applied to you. So does this mean Queen Kayla bin-Kroog works as the cost is 4 and tap. Whereas Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor wouldn't work as discarding cards is part of the costs of his ability?
10 months ago
Sage of the Falls is a great suggestion, I ignored it due to its high CMC but casting it while Locus God is out is just a win unless stopped. Library of Leng can just discard to the top of the library and redraw, and Shared Animosity will also win.
11 months ago
These cuts are hard to do. A lot of the blue counters are difficult to compare.
Psychosis Crawler can go. It just doesn't really belong here, tbh.
Guile: It's win-more here. If you're getting to cast instants and sorceries AND successfully countering, that should be all you need to win.
Ominous Seas is a little win-more as well. If you're drawing cards in the numbers needed to trigger it, you are in a fantastic spot. I think this is less obviously win-more than Guile, though.
Capsize is sometimes an infinite combo piece, but I don't see it as one here. If that's the case, I'd cut it as your highest CMC bounce spell.
Minn, Wily Illusionist - just a little bit slow to do much meaningful work.
Aetherflux Reservoir - I might've missed it - is this a storm deck? That's the only place this really belongs. Yeah, it's fine as an alternate win con, but it's not really fitting with Talrand, IMO. If you decide to cut this, I'd also go ahead and cut Venser's Journal due to it being a lil win-more. If you did want to keep the Reservoir, I'd just expect to see it run with more storm-friendly counters like Unwind and friends.
Wizard Class: all it is is Divination and a less-cool Library of Leng stapled together. If you wouldn't run both of those cards separately here, I might consider cutting this. (I don't really consider the third level very viable at all here, TBH).
I hope that helps some - these are some really tough cuts you're facing, I feel your pain.
Good luck, and have fun!
11 months ago
I’ve played a number of games now and the deck is a lot of fun! This is the first deck (basically) of mine that has counter-magic in it, so I’ve had to reassess my playing habits, but otherwise it’s loaded with weird interactions that sort of pilot themselves. The commander is really important to get out there, as it will build you a 2/2 Army pretty promptly, and you need to draw a lot in order to get a good amount of theme on the table. Confessor matches up nicely with the draw/discard effects, and your first clue on your turn will get you two cards each turn. The color-hate (like Justice and Sanctimony) can be sort of feels-bad so a few of the games I’ve just sat on them (only justice, come to think of it). Library of Leng and Ivory Tower are always a great team, and Island Sanctuary is buttressed well by drawing on other people’s turns. The downside I hadn’t considered with that, though, is you’re still pretty weak to flying. I managed to use Abbey Matron in the best (only?) way, blocking and then pumping, which sort of felt like unlocking an achievement. Restore the Peace is great both against tokens that are beating you up AND against big baddies that block your 2/2s. Martial Law is one of the best answers to fliers and other trouble, almost like an Oblivion Ring that you can re-target every turn. This post is getting pretty long, so I’m going to wrap it up... but I think you get the notion ;p Thanks for asking MagicMarc!!