At the end of your turn, if you didn't play a land this turn, you may draw a card.
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|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mercadian Atlas Discussion
1 year ago
This is such a fun deck idea! I love seeing creative decks like this — I would never have thought of this myself.
While not a book or "librarian" himself, Skilled Animator prominently features books in the artwork, and he might complement your high amount of non-creature artifacts pretty well.
Similarly, Artificer's Assistant is portrayed as being in a library, and would complement the large amount of artifacts (including the Artifact Creatures) being cast.
As to books, Mangara's Tome is an interesting effect. If you find that there's specific cards you generally want to be casting in this deck, then this might be a way to set up that win-con. A similarly interesting effect is Tunnel Vision . I could see this fetching the missing piece between Learn from the Past and Animate Library, if you have one and need the other.
You'll be casting mostly non-creature spells, so you should be able to put quite a few Lore counters on Scroll of the Masters . Combined with Suspicious Bookcase, this might be another way to push some damage through.
You draw a lot of cards, so you may not find a card like Index to be that useful, but just in case, figured it was worth mentioning!
Some other card draw options for your consideration, all featuring books:
2 years ago
I would remove some of the cards that are single use or don't trigger very often like Thraben Inspector, Emissary of Sunrise, Razor Golem, Mercadian Atlas, Paradise Plume, and maybe a land or two to add Buried Ruin, Sun Titan, Silent Arbiter, Steelshaper's Gift, Myriad Landscape, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, and Balan, Wandering Knight.
2 years ago
I love the flavor of this deck. +1! For some more card draw, although higher on the CMC, Urza's Blueprints would help, once you've paid the echo. Mercadian Atlas is a bit situational, but still could be helpful. Both are easy on the budget.
3 years ago
less lands, and i mean it: 37 land, tops
Tranquility is a great green budget option to get rid of pesky enchantments.
4 years ago
looks like a cool deck. i have not made a volrath deck but i think he holds a lot of potential.
first, black has some of the best card draw! i am skeptical about Mercadian Atlas, Well of Discovery, and Gravestorm when you could have Necropotence, Greed, Bloodgift Demon, Erebos, God of the Dead, Necrologia, Promise of Power.
could you use more reanimation? Living Death, Animate Dead, Reanimate, Stitch Together, or get them back to your hand for another round of discard Phyrexian Reclamation? and Whip of Erebos has the added benefit of giving your commander lifelink.
also maybe Crypt Ghast if more mana is helpful