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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Human Wizard
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 blue Bird Illusion creature token with flying.
5 months ago
I would say that you could cipher a card onto Slither Blade, to make it doubly useful, but I can't seem to find anything that is as good as Sword of Body and Mind. What would you like to use to defend yourself with? Generating tokens are prohibitive considering that Dimir only has a few options, like Murmuring Mystic, Talrand, Sky Summoner, or Whispering Wizard which are expensive MV wise.
6 months ago
Secure the Wastes Intangible Virtue Finale of Glory Young Pyromancer Murmuring Mystic Sram's Expertise Lorehold Command Docent of Perfection Flip Akim, the Soaring Wind Twilight Drover Clarion Spirit Deekah, Fractal Theorist Anointer Priest Sephara, Sky's Blade Nadir Kraken Loyal Apprentice Benevolent Offering White Sun's Zenith Perplexing Test Rise from the Tides Triplicate Spirits Devout Invocation Primal Amulet Flip Shark Typhoon Assemble the Legion Cathars' Crusade
7 months ago
Super neat deck! Octavia is an awesome card with awesome gameplay!
A quick suggestion, Talrand, Sky Summoner and/or Murmuring Mystic help make the most of both the spellslinging and Octavia’s triggers, building your board quickly to one-shot your opponents with evasive 8/8’s. Idk if that’s the route you wanted to take here, but I think they would work in your build!
9 months ago
I like this! An uncommon Commander with some spice in the list. This seems the perfect deck for Student of Elements Flip, and I don't think I've seen a better list for Mass Diminish and Polymorphist's Jest.
Cards like Archaeomancer and Ardent Elementalist aren't particularly exciting, but they do help by adding more recursion/redundancy to the deck. The Mirari Conjecture does something similar, but with an added bonus after two turns.
I think the token producers (especially Young Pyromancer) conflict with T&L's second ability, but I also think they offer up an opportunity for a new win condition: Dragonshift. If you go this route, I'd suggest adding cards like Murmuring Mystic, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Metallurgic Summonings and Shark Typhoon. Deekah, Fractal Theorist deserves special mention, as the tokens it creates will keep their +1/+1 counters even after being Dragonshifted.
I don't like Kaza, Roil Chaser here, because I see this as a deck that wants to be casting a bunch of small spells, not a few large or X spells. I also think you are leaning too heavily into copying spells for much the same reason. Copying a Brainstorm =/= copying a Comet Storm. Even copying Stitch in Time feels like a waste. Maybe take out cards like Increasing Vengeance for more counterspells or interaction? Archmage Emeritus, Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Wavebreak Hippocamp help you maintain card advantage even when countering your opponent's threats.
Overall, I feel this deck is looking to control the board with cards like Basilisk Collar or Mass Diminish + Tibor and Lumia, maintain card parity with counterspells + cantrips and Archmage Emeritus (and company), and then follow up with either a swarm of tokens + Dragonshift/Day of the Dragons or individual threats such as Niv-Mizzet or even Nezahal, Primal Tide or Hullbreaker Horror. I think you'd be best served by upping your interaction/counterspell suite, eliminating some of the more expensive sorceries (everything 4+ MV) and X-spells, and focusing less on spell copying in favor of casting more cheap spells in the first place. I hope this helps! I haven't really thought much about this commander before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Might try my own spin with this lovely Izzet couple.
9 months ago
11 months ago
As someone who has a Kykar deck, I'd definitely recommend cutting some lands and adding some more artifact ramp such as Boros Signet, Azorius Signet, Izzet Signet and Mind Stone. Casting these will trigger Kykar, netting you a spirit token and helping to ramp you further ahead. I'd try and stick somewhere around 33-34 lands.
Other cards I'd recommend are Murmuring Mystic as another flying token producer, Jubilant Skybonder to help keep the heat off your fliers, Boros Charm for anti-boardwipe protection, Whirlwind of Thought for some more card draw and Immolating Gyre as a one-sided board wipe. Raugrin Triome is probably also worth a look.
Kykar is a super cool commander and I wish he had more lore. I really wanna know what plane he's from so I can tweak my basic land art accordingly. lol
1 year ago
Warden of Evos Isle and Murmuring Mystic would be a good includes over some of the lower power creatures like Snapping Drake or Aven Reedstalker, and Command Tower & Arcane Signet are never out of place in a commander deck. Earthquake / Magmaquake would both make for good wipes since they'll leave your flyers alone. Card draw on hit effects would be good, something like Bident of Thassa or Reconnaissance Mission wouldn't be bad here, each insect that hits while your commander is out would double itself. There are plenty of strictly-better Cancels, Counterspell comes to mind as a good upgrade there. Lastly some global haste enablers would let you swing out immediately with flyers made by large draw spells, something like Fervor or Tuktuk Rubblefort could snag kills pretty well!
1 year ago
Talrand, Sky Summoner is just a better Murmuring Mystic , no? Also I feel like Kalamax could use some more cards that tap him, or give him some sort of protection so he can swing through like Whispersilk Cloak .