Magus of the Candelabra
Creature — Human Wizard
, : Untap X target lands.
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Magus of the Candelabra Discussion
1 month ago
Whether Vexing Shusher is better than Destiny Spinner or Prowling Serpopard is largely dependent on what cards you need to get past counterspells and how early you expect your opponents to have counters prepared. In a deck with only a single copy of Primal Surge , it was really important for me to stop sorceries from being countered or it'd sort of be game over. I even included Greenwarden of Murasa as a backup plan since the deck really wants to Surge at all costs. Stopping sorcery counters is something only the Shusher can do out of those 3 cards. If, on the other hand, I was mostly concerned with creatures and enchantments being successfully resolved, The Spinner would probably be sufficient while coming with a bonus activated ability. This assumes that you aren't seeing counterspells on turn 2 though. In that case, you'd obviously prefer that the counter-blocker is itself counter-proof.
If you do decide to add Primal Surge , I would try to limit the number of instants and sorceries you have. Having some is totally fine if they're important for the deck, but every additional non-permanent slightly raises the chance that you're spending 10 mana to do nothing on a Surge. Adventure Awaits is definitely the card I'd cut first since it's not even necessary in the world where you're already drawing a lot of cards off of your creatures' abilities. Next, I think I'd scale back the number of enchant land auras. Most decks I've seen running an Arbor Elf package seem to run 4 enchantments at the highest levels of play and about 8 at the casual level. My deck runs 4, but Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is essentially acting as another 4 for a total of 8. Stacking too many will get you more mana than is necessary and makes it all the more painful if and when your lands get destroyed. Otherwise, it's hard to say what else I'd cut. I don't think that highly of Heroes' Bane when compared to Primordial Hydra here since it requires another card to gift it trample, but even that seems fine for budget. You'll have to let me know how Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner performs if you decide to pick her up. I can see her being a bundled Garruk's Packleader and Kiora's Follower that I could swap Magus of the Candelabra for. I'm always wary of planeswalkers with no + abilities and haven't had the chance to see if she can prove me wrong.
3 months ago
Hey, well done on your first real deck. On less than $50 budget you have good card sense :)
Because of low budget all my card suggestions will be $1 or less each.
- Command Tower : staple land of multicolored Commander decks.
- Magus of the Candelabra : can untap X lands.
- Steel Hellkite : can wreck your opponents one at a time with X ability.
- Fierce Empath : to tutor for Flameblast or Hellkite or Wort.
- Hungering Hydra : X creature upgrade.
- Vastwood Hydra : X creature upgrade.
- Mina and Denn, Wildborn : good Gruul creature able to play an additional land per turn and bounce a land to give a creature trample.
- Wild Growth , Fertile Ground , Overgrowth : can take advantage of these land auras for ramp with Magus + Rosheen.
- Mosswort Bridge : interaction with Wildborn to bounce it back to you hand to play it again to hideaway again.
- Cinder Glade
- Gruul Turf
- Temple of Abandon
Cards to consider cutting:
- 4x Mountain
- 2x Forest
- Ivy Elemental
- Veteran Explorer
- Llanowar Visionary
- Gelatinous Genesis
- Dictate of Karametra
- Keeper of Progenitus
- Boundless Realms
Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
ya your probably right
but last Saturday i was playing my Timmy temur deck
T1:i played a forest into Magus of the Candelabra
T2: i floated the green played Simic Growth Chamber
bounced the forest used candelabra to untap chamber
then casted Broken Bond on my buddies signet
put the forest back and then casted Sol Ring
T3: i played a mountain and then casted Skyline Despot
T4: i played Alchemist's Refuge and casted Seedborn Muse
leaving the rest of my mana open for Spell Burst & Voidslime
after this topic today i really can't help but to think
how cool it would have been to have Lighthouse Chronologist in my hand on Turn 4 in that game
idk i might even add it to the deck ive been needing more mana dumps anyways
8 months ago
The rest are cards I figured would fit nicely or are extra mana generation in case Kydele can't get off the ground.
9 months ago
Nice build! Maybe Magus of the Candelabra as an option. Can untap itself since it is a land as well as 2+ mana dorks to go infinite.
9 months ago
I second Rorolith on switching to dorks that can untap enchanted forests. Voyaging Satyr and the casual-only Magus of the Candelabra also work well with Overgrowth effects. Plus, they can also untap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Still, Nykthos would be tougher to use here than in most ramp decks on account of the high instant/sorcery count. For that same reason, Genesis Wave is likely to underperform and probably could be replaced by Green Sun's Zenith if you're just trying to fetch the Avenger.
9 months ago
9 months ago
FRICK THOUGHT OF MORE:
Magus of the Candelabra (easy combo, all you need is any effect that taps for like a few more mana), Illusionist's Bracers with Arbor Elf or a bunch of other untappers. Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip are value from top to bottom.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger doubles your creature mana too now, and was pretty decent before at least ;)