Mercadian Atlas

Mercadian Atlas


At the end of your turn, if you didn't play a land this turn, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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

Mercadian Atlas Discussion

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Fun Book/Library Theme Deck

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:

t3hdarkness on Eight-and-a-Half Dollars Off

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.

bushido_man96 on

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.

GobboE on Sidar and Tana

3 years ago

less lands, and i mean it: 37 land, tops

Further: your tokens could use (limited) boosting, but not such much that they it becomes a non-bo with your commanders: Paragon of Eternal Wilds and Paragon of New Dawns

An even better option might be Archetype of Courage and Archetype of Endurance, I suggest them because they could really work in your deck, but those are (slightly) over 40 cents.

Further, you need some card draw: Well of Discovery and Mercadian Atlas are nice budget options, but Grim Flowering is also a valid option.

Tranquility is a great green budget option to get rid of pesky enchantments.

RupertPhd on The Black is Soothing

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