Cumulative upkeep (1)
Whenever an opponent plays a noncreature spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays (4).
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Mystic Remora occurrence in decks from the last year
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Mystic Remora Discussion
2 weeks ago
I’ve been intrigued by Wandering Archaic Flip as it is very annoying for any counter spells in the format. But this got me thinking of other cast punishers. Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , and even Nezahal, Primal Tide (of all things) on the top end. If midrange can develop then this may be a bit weaker but it is a potent response to combo decks that presents a clock in a reasonable amount of time unlike the prison decks. Canthese punishers form a control shell in the format?
3 weeks ago
Yo cfost827, just read the reddit post you linked. There is a list somewhere I read long time ago based on the original Niv-Mizzet, that version is the handcycling version and I am really fond of that deck list. Here is the link to it.
If ya have a discord or decklist posted I can help ya give you some pointers in tuning the deck, as I am an advocate in tuning decks towards your meta and not looking things up online.
You also mentioned your budget is roughly $1000, there are some core cards I would recommend such as Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Dockside Extortionist , Jeweled Lotus , just to name a few. Nivvie is a super flexible deck so also depending on your meta there are different things ya can do.
3 weeks ago
DISGUSTING! How many would-be pros here, make their incompetent opinion known and howl because the evil Cassius plays evil cards like evil Thassa's Oracle , Mystic Remora and Hullbreacher . This is just a "evil" high powered Tasigur deck that Cassius built. Just because most of the people here seem to only be able to use netdecks as a template, it doesn't mean that Cassius or another Game Knights Player did it. It's crazy how people gossip viciously about Cassius, just because the average card quality in this deck is higher than that of the other players. But honestly, the deck has so little to do with cEDH ^^ If any of you would do the job of comparing Cassius' deck with the top Tasigur cEDH (Golden Control) deck, you would notice that deck has at least 40+ different cards and many of the other cards are just classic Sultai staples and the Manabase ^^ so please stop mimimimimimimiiii
3 weeks ago
My initial reasoning for cutting Mystic Remora was that my previous meta just wasn't consistently casting enough non-creature spells early game for me to justify it's use. But upon re-examining the card, in the right meta it can essentially be an Ancestral Recall - but again, it's all about the right meta. I'll slot the card back in and see how it performs. Pyre of Heroes did catch my eye - like a tribal gimped Birthing Pod . I don't quite know what to make of it at the moment, and to be honest don't really have any plans to try and acquire one. Do you think i'm overlooking a good card and possible inclusion for this deck? Please share your thoughts.
3 weeks ago
Good question! I see Voltron, Pillow Fort, Superfriends, and a touch of other counters (mainly +1/+1) to proliferate.
I don't play an Atraxa deck myself, and I'm sure some of the resident experts could give you a better hand than this--but here are some of the better draw effects of the format:
Phyrexian Arena (I don't love that one, but I would catch SO much flak if I didn't include it here)
3 weeks ago
I like your take on a god deck. I am paying a god deck for quite some time now, you can take a look on my profiel to find it. It takes a whole other route. I stopped going here and doing stuff, but your deck really made me curious about the route you took.
Based on my experiences and looking at your deck, I would suggest to take a closer look at these cards:
Good luck and godspeed!
1 month ago
What about this rework:
Whenever an opponent casts a non-creature spell, that player may have you draw a card. If they don't, counter that spell.
If you want to cast spells, you have to pay the tax. It's not mana, but rather knowledge/information.
I think the active to counter a spell is not a white thing to do, especially with a draw attached. White getting some kind of counter spell makes some sense but it shouldn't be straight hard counters.
1 month ago
Nerdytimesorwhatever appreciate the feedback - got some responses for ya.
Vindicate (in my opinion) has more value in this deck as it removes any permanent without causing a loss of life that could be spent elsewhere. Anguished Unmaking is a great suggestion - now you've got me thinking about making the switch.
Illusionist's Bracers (again, personal opinion) has been pretty powerful in this deck, allowing you to tutor two enchantments at once (duh) and usually win with that interaction. I will agree, it is a bit slow/clunky for cEDH, especially with the 3 mana equip cost, but I've been able to consistently get it out turn 1/2 and have it equipped before Zur swings turn 2/3. All that aside, it is almost useless to draw into turn 4/5 unless the board gets wiped. There are a couple other targets for equipping this as well, with Dark Confidant and Hullbreacher coming to mind.
Diplomatic Immunity is usually the second enchantment I tutor out (after Necropotence of course) and has always provided additional security for Zur. It also combos well with the other equipment in this deck, and the nuances of shroud when Zur tutors out an equipment.
Daybreak Coronet , All That Glitters , and Phyresis are essentially a back-up plan for the Thoracle/TP/DC win condition. The look on an opponent's face when you swing for 20+ infect in an esper deck is always amusing as well.
Great point about Tainted Pact . Four Islands has never gotten in the way of it working for me, although you are absolutely right that in some cases that would stop it completely. I'll definitely have to revisit this and make some changes.
To be honest, this is the first time I've ever seen Spell Snare - need to add that ASAP.
Shimmer Myr is an excellent card, but this deck doesn't run any lines that win with artifacts aside from the obvious Isochron Scepter . Maybe I'm missing something, but most Shimmer/Zur decks focus more on artifacts than this does.
I've got a vault copy of Mox Diamond , but am too scared to use it at the $800 price point. Proxying might be the move for that.
Miscast is another I've been debating, but haven't found a spot for it yet.
I threw Drannith Magistrate in here almost immediately after it was release to support the stax(ish) undertones of this deck - completely agree how absurd that card is.
Thanks again for the feedback!