Long-Term Plans

Long-Term Plans

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Long-Term Plans occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.21%

Long-Term Plans Discussion

the__odysseus on Illuna Consultation [WIP]

2 days ago

I'd consider Green Sun's Zenith to fetch Dryad Arbor. You don't have any of the important card advantage engines currently (e.g. Mystic Remora, Ad Nauseam, Necropotence, Rhystic Study), so I'd really advise capitalizing on your opponent's big effects with Narset's Reversal. Dwarven Mine ought to be in the deck, it offers another way to make a creature at little cost to your deckbuilding choices. I'm personally I huge fan on Stifle. I'd for sure cut the three mana ramp spells like Cultivate, but add Nature's Lore, Search for Tomorrow, and Three Visits if you can afford it. I'd cut the Flame Sweep for Pyroclasm, and add in Subterranean Tremors. The way i see it, your combo needs a lot of mana. The way you do that without artifact ramp is that you play a control game so you can get to the lands you need. I'd add Portent and Serum Visions, and cut Summer Bloom. Frantic Search is bad. I really like Extract here. What about Khalni Garden? I like Unsubstantiate, as it can interact with Abrupt Decay. I'd cut the token makers if you can, mostly relying on fetches to go get Dryad Arbor or Dwarven Mine. You can play 9 fetches, that should get you there, in addition to Nature's Lore and Farseek being able to find them. I know you're starved for tutors but Long-Term Plans is way too slow. Focus more on cantrips and countermagic. Chain of Vapor is super strong. Swan Song is a good counterspell. You can also counter your own spell for the token! Gitaxian Probe deserves a slot. Nature's Claim and Natural State are excellent interaction. Pyroblast often functiond as a slightly worse Dispel. Lastly, By Force is excellent. All in all, your concept is SUPER SWEET, it just needs some fine-tuning.

MichaelDoumin on The Frostbites

2 weeks ago

After putting Long-Term Plans and Mystical Tutor combo-outs increased dramatically. Now Spellseeker can find Mystical Tutor and then Mystical Tutor can find Long-Term Plans which in turn can find Grand Architect - the most inaccessible combo-part before.

Actually, now my friends call this deck "The Fags" :)))

Magraal on Emry, Lurker of the loch cEDH

1 month ago

Long-Term Plans and potentially Jalira, Master Polymorphist would help you find the spy. The tutor is likely worth running anyway, Jalira is an option- due to Emry having affinity she could be quite efficient, but you would need to have Thousand-Year Elixir out if you wanted to try to win off the activation. Oh and Drift of Phantasms is also a very good tutor in blue.

Nodrog666 on Numot Stax

1 month ago

Hey man! Good first draft! I like some of the ideas in here. I have some constructive criticism for you, so, as brutally honest as I will be with my suggestions, keep in mind I’m just offering my best advice on how to improve this list. I tested this deck a bit and here’s some thoughts I have:

More Tutor / Draw: You’re running very little card advantage, which I noticed when I was testing this deck. There isn’t enough dig or deck manipulation going on here. Basically every time I found myself durdling. Here are some suggestions:

More spot removal: Your deck doesn’t have a lot of ways of dealing out targeted removal. Mass Land D and other sweeper spells are great and all, but you also need ways of handling individual problems as they arrive. Here are some suggestions I have:

More Persistent harassment: You’re running MLD, Tax, but you aren’t running a whole lot of effects to consistently torment the opponent. Smokestack, Pendrell Mists, Kataki, War's Wage, Manabarbs keep pressure on your opponents. Even just running more stuff to slow things down (Winter Orb, Tangle Wire, Kismet, Rule of Law, Stranglehold etc.) would be useful here.

Consider less creatures, more enchantments: Hatebears are cool, but consider the fact that they are easier to kill than their enchantment counterparts. Magus of the Moon dies much easier than Blood Moon and you want these effects to have a good return on investment. This one is more food for thought than actual criticism.

Suggestions for cuts: Hall of Heliod's Generosity (?): It’s a great card, but right now you aren’t running enough Enchantments to justify it. Most of the time it’s going to just tap for colorless. If you run more Enchantments, it’s a keeper! (I think I’m going to try and find a slot for my own deck)

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain: This is pretty vestigial. It’s not really pulling much weight. Cut it.

Karn, Silver Golem: See above.

Remorseful Cleric: This is too squishy. Run Tormod's Crypt instead. Just as easy to recur (moreso, in fact, cause Academy Ruins sees it) and it lowers your curve.

Tomik, Distinguished Advokist: I get what you’re going with here, but you’re blowing up your lands anyway, making them untargetable is kind of moot. There’s a bunch of hatebears I’d rather run in this slot.

Burning of Xinye / Wildfire: These are weak, you can do way better for MLD in your colors. Add Sunder (Cheaper at Instant speed!).

Saltblast: This card is kind of bad. Costs waaay too much for targeted removal. Also, is completely dead against decks that run white. I’d honestly remove this and replace it with Wrath of God instead.

Karn, the Great Creator: Not doing enough. I see the combo with Mycosynth Lattice, but Hellkite Tyrant is a much better combo.

Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis: This card isn't great. If you want Elspeth, put in Elspeth, Knight-Errant or Elspeth, Sun's Champion instead. Both make tokens as a +1 ability.

Empowered Autogenerator: Too slow, too expensive. It’s not as good as it looks. Ideally, rocks should slot into the 0-3 CC range. If you desperately wanted something in the 4 slot, why not just run Thran Dynamo instead? It’s more consistent.

Firemind Vessel – See above.

Last_Laugh on Narset, Jedi Master

2 months ago

This is a nice list. I do have a few suggestions though and I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp: I'm not a fan of either Gilded Lotus or Thran Dynamo here... they don't really ramp you into Narset. Consider Pentad Prism (only 2 drop rock that'll ramp 2 different colored mana in the same turn... albeit once). Copy Artifact copies mana rocks (or an extra Strionic Resonator for extra combats). Coalition Relic and Worn Powerstone are other mana rock options. Crystal Vein and Ancient Tomb are 2 good land options here also.

Pillowfort: Smoke is worth its weight in gold here. You probably have enough extra turns/combats that you can drop the Propaganda/Ghostly Prison though.

Haste: Need for Speed, Mass Hysteria, and Hall of the Bandit Lord. If Narset gets removed a lot in your meta... also consider Dragon Breath, which auto-hastes Narset on recast.

Tutors: Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

checkdown on Narset, Enlightened Master

2 months ago

Last_Laugh I appreciate the advice. I’ll definitely swap out those 3-mana rocks for the better options. I’ve definitely thought about adding more haste enablers, so I’ll look into pushing one or two into the deck. As for the tutors, I must admit that I thought I already had Long-Term Plans in there but I guess I must’ve missed it, so thanks for catching it. Again, great advice and I very much appreciate it, thanks!

Last_Laugh on Narset, Enlightened Master

2 months ago

Main thing I'm seeing is your ramp needs some TLC. As the previous poster stated... avoid mana rocks that cost + but only add 1 mana and drop Gilded Lotus. Lotus Petal, Azorius Signet, Boros Signet, Izzet Signet, Pentad Prism, Talisman of Conviction, Coalition Relic, Basalt Monolith, and Worn Powerstone are all better options. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Tutors: Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor

Haste: Need for Speed, Hall of the Bandit Lord, and Dragon Breath (automatic haste whenever you recast Narset).

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Last_Laugh on Narset, Enlightened Master

2 months ago

I have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp: Drop all 4x rocks that cost but only add 1 mana. Arcane Signet, Pentad Prism, Basalt Monolith, Lotus Petal, and Coalition Relic are your best budget(ish) mana rock options you don't already run. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Pillow Fort: Smoke is amazing here.

Tutor/Topdeck Manipulation: Long-Term Plans and Brainstorm (Dream Cache is another option to get cards from hand on top of your library for free cast).

Auto Haste: Dragon Breath will automatically enchant Narset every time you recast her.

PW: Ral Zarek is handy for his untap ability (Strionic Resonator is easily my favorite target) and his ult is pretty easy to hit for 2-3 extra turns.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas, it's one of the top rated Narset lists on this site. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

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