Tap, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
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Mishra's Bauble Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the upvote! I just finished my Osgir deck earlier and this looks like a much more tuned version of mine :o
Few cards that might be worth lookin into are the bauble cycle ( Mishra's Bauble and Urza's Bauble ). Not super powerful, but getting a few more draws for free can't ever hurt, right? I slid in an Ashnod's Coupon in mine as a proxy for Urza's Bauble, but like cmon, you just gotta! That's 3 drinks!! You def are lookin more to be fun, but if you wanna be degenerate sometimes, Osgir is a great place for Zirda, the Dawnwaker and Basalt Monolith to play :D You already got the zirda, chuckin in the monolith and Staff of Domination plus a good ol Mycosynth Lattice means you just get to cast your whole deck and copy every artifact in it! I'm always a fan of all in strategies like that, but whackin somebody with big meaty golems never feels bad..
Keep up the good work!
2 weeks ago
You could go with what they call eggs
Mazemind Tome gives you some extra draw or scry
When i used eggs in my mono red I went with ones I could get extra benefit from
There are more but you get the idea
3 weeks ago
Hey Broviticus, thanks for stopping by. Really appreciate the comment, question, and upvote.
Also thanks for catching the fact that Alibou, Ancient Witness is in fact an artifact. I put that update together pretty late last night, and was quite tired. Being an artifact does make it more appealing, but as you mention, I'm not exactly sure what to cut to add it.
The original thought behind not including Coveted Jewel / Hedron Archive is the high CMC. When adding ramp cards and specifically mana rocks, I was looking for 2CMC rocks in order to help get the commander out a turn early. I was also concerned about opponents stealing Coveted Jewel , but you make an excellent point it could just be scarified in response. I may be looking to add this in the future since it does have some serious late game potential. Mind Stone was in the original draft, but seems to be missing from the maybeboard for some reason. I decided to cut this for more efficient card draw options such as Ichor Wellspring / Mishra's Bauble / Urza's Bauble .
Glad someone finally noticed the FMA theme. Just recently finished watching it all the way through for the first time, and I have to say, it's definitely in my top 5 now. Thanks again for the upvote. Cheers.
4 weeks ago
Mana Drain is not modern legal, so you shouldn't be running that :)
I would personally drop the large cmc cards, as modern is quite a fast format and they won't get a chance to see play a lot of the time - also they appear to be sucking up a lot of places in your deck by requiring you to run mana rocks. I'd ditch Darksteel Forge , Doubling Cube , Manalith , Vedalken Orrery , Mastermind's Acquisition and Master Transmuter here, as all of them are either too slow, or not doing enough (or both). You want to plan to have won the game on turn 5 or sooner (in a goldfish situation), and none of these cards help to make that dream consistent.
I feel like Mirrormade is probably also not strong enough, as i'm not sure what you'd target with that that'd be worthwhile?
As you're in blue and black, I would highly recommend some early game disruption to make sure that your pieces get to stay in play happily. Stuff like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek would do wonders here.
As far as strengthening your ability to grab cards and solidify your board, stuff like Whir of Invention and Emry, Lurker of the Loch both help you get everything going a lot faster. They also let you run more of a toolboxy build where you can run a bunch of 1-ofs in the deck and fish them up for any given situation (i'm thinking single copies of Ensnaring Bridge , Relic of Progenitus , Welding Jar ), as well as being able to recur stuff like a playset of Mishra's Bauble for constant gain with Emry.
I think given the above suggestions, there is really strong odds that you can win faster without Time Sieve than with it (by just swinging with a bunch of thopters). Maybe drop down to a single copy of that card also, so you can toolbox for it in the rare times where it provides a faster clock.
1 month ago
Some instant/sorcery possibilities for you:
Kefnet's Last Word since you can uniquely avoid the downside of not untapping your lands
Sea Gate Restoration Flip
You could also run take-extra-turn spells to pretty good effect, but that's up to you.
I might swap in "eggs" for artifacts rather than ones that need to go to the GY to draw you cards, since you want them on the field for your commander's ability:
And some ideas for cuts, just based on being overall weaker cards:
Storm the Vault Flip
Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp
Call the Skybreaker
Pull from Tomorrow
Finally, and I hate to suggest it since it means more cuts, but I think you should eventually be at 35 or 36 lands even with all of the ramp. 33 is pretty low unless you're running the full Mana Vault / Mana Crypt etc. cEDH manabase. I hope this gives you a good place to start!
1 month ago
It might even be able to replace some number of Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize instead if you're confident you know which cards to name. Also works somewhat decently with Mishra's Bauble . The problem is that you have to wait a turn to sac, so maybe it would work best as a 2-of or something as a lategame lock piece.
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion, trocroi. That is indeed one of the things I worry about in this deck. I don’t usually play around with artifacts or blue in general, so I’m unfamiliar with a lot of what’s out there. I threw in Mishra's Bauble partly for the card draw, but the Archmage might be better? Not sure. He’d only start paying off turn 4 at the earliest. If I did include him, I’d have to think carefully about what to remove though.
2 months ago
Here are some others you might like: Niveous Wisps , Aphotic Wisps , Bandage , Defiant Strike , Festival of the Guildpact , Scout's Warning , Isochron Scepter , Urza's Bauble , Mishra's Bauble , Nighthaze