Magus of the Future

Magus of the Future

Creature — Human Wizard

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.

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Magus of the Future Discussion

Azeworai on Illuna, Apex of Blue Shenanigans and Stompy Boys

5 months ago

Ah, Illuna is a commander that has become a favourite of mine, for manipulation of the top leads to quite a bit of value.

I am notably bereft of much experience with the Mutate mechanic, as my list has only had a Parcelbeast, which was thusly removed, but I may offer insights upon the top of the library.

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary is quite the terrifying engine for this deck. It is a Mutate target if it must be, and it combos with the commander directly. It tutors for a big idiot to cheat upon the field, whilst working with the rest of the deck most splendidly.

I have found Thassa's Oracle to be a fine value card, oft sieving through the top four cards of the library, only to find a cataclysmic ten-drop. Moreover, Illuna may Mutate unto it.

Dream Cache is a card I used to run, yet shall admit to ablating. It does the job quite well, but was insufficient in the wake of Brainstorm.

Whiles being rather expensive, Scroll Rack, Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, and Sylvan Library are each some of the greatest engines in the entire deck. Bother not with questioning their inclusion. If you get ahold of one, use it.

Cavalier of Gales is an extremely efficient flyer and put a big imbecile atop the library.

Prognostic Sphinx grants a deep scry each turn and Hexproof, thence being a fantastic card upon all fronts.

One of the most condign secondary win conditions in my list is Lurking Predators. 'Tis as powerful as it reads.

Perhaps the best card in my entire deck is Future Sight, with a worsened version being Magus of the Future. These provide a heaven-high amount of card advantage. Everything cast from the top essentially draws a card, additionally providing information of when to cast Illuna.

Courser of Kruphix is just a fantastically efficient creature, attributing defensive value and information.

Long-Term Plans grant an instant-speed tutor for the most devasting card in the entire deck. Try it and love it.

Lastly, Dream Eater has become a favourite of mine, being a splendid combat trick and top-of-the-library aid, whereupon always bringing a sense of dint and defense.

That shall be all from me, sire, but I do hope that you would deign to peer upon my list, being as such:

Idoneity's Deliverance

I have become most pleased with it.

Fare thee well, and might the best of fortune betide.

mahdik on Adeliz’s Winds of Cinder

1 year ago

I playtested it, and to be quite honest there's not enough sorcery/instant. I had Magus of the Future on the table turn 5 and it took 4 turns of filling up my board of lands before spells that triggered my wizards appeared.

If you want my opinion, I strongly suggest getting your wizard count to about 12-15 instead of 20, and fill your deck with cheap cantrips like Thought Scour, Gitaxian Probe, Brainstorm, Sleight of Hand, Disrupt, Mental Note, Obsessive Search or even Peek. I think you catch my drift; cost 1, draw a card. That way you easily find your wizards and the stuff you need to trigger them.

Also, 40 lands for a otherwise pretty aggressive deck is WAY too much, I'd target 36, maybe even 35.

Searing Wind is just bad. Get that out of your deck XD

Otherwise, there's a long road ahead of you, but you're on the good way.

Orion93 on Elsha and her Divining Top [cEDH Primer]

1 year ago

Second note, I know they arent always easy to acquire but lands that dont come in tapped are the best lands. Have you considered anything like Monastery Mentor , Kykar, Wind's Fury , or The Locust God ? Kykar can fuel ramp.

Oh and I really enjoy Mizzium Tank .

Idk if you've considered playing with back ups but if you focus the deck into top deck manipulation for your win con there may be need for back up cards. Future Sight , Magus of the Future , etc

dingusdingo on None

1 year ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

If you're looking for hard and fast deck stacking, check out Brainstorm Ponder Preordain Serum Visions Index Mystic Speculation Opt Portent Spy Network Trickery Charm Ancestral Knowledge Contingency Plan Foreshadow Information Dealer Omen Predict Bamboozle Long-Term Plans Second Sight

If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

chatmort on Dominaria State University

1 year ago

I would suggest Curse of the Swine as better removal than pongify.

And either Future Sight or Magus of the Future if you don't mind telegraphing your moved but having access to your whole library.

ComicXero on

1 year ago

Very cool! I see that you have gone in a totally different direction.

Why Magus of the Future instead of Future Sight ? Future sight nets you a spirit with Kykar and is much harder to remove as an Enchantment. It's also super cheap - at lest in Europe. Is this just to hit it (and Trinket Mage) with Divergent Transformations ?

Also Paradox Engine ate a recently. Not a problem if you play house rules, but worth noting if you plan to head to your LGS and play. I personally disagree with the ban logic, and was disappointed to have to remove the Engine from my Kykar deck.

jaeg_Sisgo on Kykar's Furious Windstorm

1 year ago

Divergent Transformations makes this deck better. but you need to knock all the other creatures out of the deck except Trinket Mage and Magus of the Future. that way you can grab the top and win.

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