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 Discussion
5 days ago
Hello. I have been studying Blink Brago Control for few weeks and I have to tell that I probably have found my place in MTG - I need to build this deck. The job that you had done is so good.. I'm gonna create my deck based on yours. Why ? Because your deck is IMO lacking some essential cards and OFC an UPDATE. Yep... you really need an update. Im casual player, any feedback is very appreciated. So I encourage everybody who is reading this to a discussion.
card draw / card selection
Rhystic Study - Every blue commander should play this, why don't we try - gives consistent draw to get more cards..
Mystic Remora - more draw..
Esper Sentinel - kinda new card in magic - gets consistent draw
Dig Through Time - Powerful because of delve.
Luminous Broodmoth - Mass removal - even more profit! more blinking!
Soulherder - Every blink deck, please. This enables to get more blinking triggers and payoffs at the same time.
Disallow - extended counterspell...
Trickbind - counter triggers sometimes are gold worth.
Dovin's Veto - One of the most powerful counterspells in magic. Guesss what. It's Azorius colors ;)
Path to Exile - classic
Lightning Greaves - protect commander
Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate - lets sacrifice it anytime we need...
Thran Dynamo - IMO really underappreciated mana base card.
Teferi, Master of Time - Isn't this a must-play in an BW deck now?
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria - Isn't it too much mana?
2 weeks ago
Bei so vielen 'target Land' sachen, sieht das ja fast aus wie ein grünes Deck x)
Wieso Aquitect's Will ? Um das unendlich zu verdoppeln und deine Lib zu ziehen?
Combos: 1. Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal 1. Whim of Volrath + Gilded Lotus / Gilded Lotus Funktioniert Sapphire Medallion mit Buyback? Da man das Medallion verdoppeln kann, würde das Dinge vereinfachen :)
Du hast Mystic Remora oO?
3 weeks ago
Sea-Dasher Octopus , Mystic Remora , and Thassa's Emissary would give you on flavor card draw which you could really use. Quicksilver Amulet and Back to Basics can really hinder opponents here. Also, Strata Scythe can get be fantastic with a combination of unblockable and basic land base. I love my sea monster deck, have fun!
4 weeks ago
Kaya's Ghostform is excellent protection Mystic Remora for card draw. Oriq Loremage is a new one but has put in work for me. Stitcher's Supplier can almost draw 6 for 1 mana. Secrets of the Dead over River Kelpie Spellskite is alomst as good as glenn elendra. Phyrexian Tower is a must
1 month ago
In my opinion, you need more token generators for the theme of the deck. You have plenty of ways to poly into a big beater, but you only have three and a half generators of which all are 4 MV or above:
- Outlaws' Merriment @ 4
- Kykar, Wind's Fury @ 4+ when commander tax comes into play
- Assemble the Legion @ 5
- Shark Typhoon @ 6 (or the half here is at a minimum 3 when cycling, which is no longer recursive)
My suggestion would be to change two of the filter draw cards for token sorceries:
Other suggestions that may make this more consistent:
If you follow through with these, you may need to rebalance the number of Islands you have in comparison to Plains, maybe a two-for-two swap.
I do not believe that these changes will overpower your deck, but it should let you durdle more successfully.
1 month ago
Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words!
Suggestions are always more than welcome. I'm definitely not omniscient. In fact, I didn't even think about the almighty Mystic Remora , which is a card I play in a few other decks. It is definitely worth including due to its raw power level. I'm not sure if it's going to replace DC, as I kind of like the flexibility of being able to copy him from the graveyard in the late game. Phyrexian Arena is probably what I'll end up cutting. After all, the average CMC of the deck is low enough that I can afford DC over the Arena. On the same note, I'm considering Ad Nauseam as a way to refuel in the late game. It shouldn't hurt too much. When you say I can dodge Remora's cumulative upkeep by morphing Lazav before my turn begins, what do you actually mean?
Scorched Ruins is yet another awesome suggestion. I particularly like that it taps for because, as you said, it's the magic number for many of our combos. This makes it a lot better than Lotus Vale and Lotus Field . It's a risky play, considering the chance to get blown up by land destruction. However, I think it's worth the risk.
Herald of Leshrac does have a very nice synergy with Lazav, but unfortunately his 7 CMC is way too high for this build. After all, it's the same mana cost of Phage the Untouchable , which can technically kill an opponent with a single attack. However, for a more "casual" build, it's a very fun (for you) card to try out.
Speaking of different kind of builds, that's the reason why I'm not playing Dauthi Voidwalker and Opposition Agent . They are both extremely powerful cards that work particularly well at high power tables, but they would take the deck in a different direction from the one I've chosen. This build is all about killing opponents as fast and safely as possible. I don't really care about interacting with their game plans, because the base idea is "kill them before they can start doing their things". However, mine is definitely not the only way of playing Lazav. I can perfectly see a more staxy build work well with him, where you include lots of cheap hatebears and deny your opponents' resources. It will be less explosive, but viable nonetheless.
Thanks again for your suggestions! They'll make the deck a lot better!
1 month ago
FormOverFunction It is true that sea creatures always seem to come up short. The Peer Through Time precon featuring Teferi, Temporal Archmage ironically was filled with sea creatures (people joked it was a green deck painted blue), but Teferi was hardly an inspiring commander for that deck and much more suited to being degenerate elsewhere. Then we got a sea-loving planeswalker in Kiora, but she wasn't ever going to serve as a commander for obvious reasons and catered towards big creatures. While Mulldrifter isn't technically a fish, maybe they could make a commander inspired by him, and reprint Mystic Remora in the precon while they're at it!
1 month ago
I didn't realise that Phyrexian Arena got enough hype for it to be over-hyped. Though your comment would indicate that you're moving from a pretty casual form of EDH (where Arena does work becuase games are soe drawn out) into a more competitive more tuned version of EDH.
As others have mentioned, when you get into this space then you're correct that the card does less work, due to either more removal or shorter games. As you start looking for more draw efficiency then you're either looking into cards which are super cheap ( Mystic Remora , Esper Sentinel , Dark Confidant , Sylvan Library , etc) or cards that will get you multiple draws per turn (some of hte aforementioned cards, Runic Armasaur , etc.). The other thing is that due to its double black, it makes the card a lot more clunky to cast in early games, when typically most decks are going for double blue or double green (because let's face it, these two colours dominate the competitive meta).
You also have your cantrips (as other comments have mentioned) - Sign in Blood is decent but Night's Whisper is generally preferred as the casting cost is easier. There's also Painful Truths which needs a 3+ colour deck to work but costs the same amount of mana as Arena with the upside of getting the three cards immediately.
Generally though, the more competitive decks use black primarily for its tutor ability rather than its draw ability (with the obvious exception of Necropotence ).