Creature — Human Wizard
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Obsessive Stitcher Discussion
1 month ago
The last ability is at the current going rate for reanimation without sacrificing something, so adding the hand recursion puts this as probably too cheap, especially with the synergistic first ability. Compare Journey to Eternity Flip and Obsessive Stitcher, as two examples. It's a relatively minor additional effect, so maybe a small payment of life or mill-to-exile would be enough.
1 month ago
2022 Deck Overhaul
The budget version was pretty fun and goofy to play but I started looking for more consistent ways to get through dungeons and win.
- Arcane Endeavor
- Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths
- Baleful Strix
- Burnished Hart
- Cataclysmic Gearhulk
- Champion of Wits
- Clay Golem
- Component Pouch
- Curator of Mysteries
- Dungeon Map
- Ethereal Valkyrie
- Extract Brain
- Fellwar Stone
- Grave Endeavor
- Hostage Taker
- Merfolk Looter
- Meteor Golem
- Minimus Containment
- Noxious Gearhulk
- Obsessive Stitcher
- Phantom Steed
- Phyrexian Delver
- Rod of Absorption
- Sepulchral Primordial
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Sunblast Angel
- Swords to Plowshares
- Wall of Omens
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Vanish into Memory
- Acererak the Archlich
- Animate Dead
- Barrowin of Clan Undurr
- Blood Artist
- Carrion Feeder
- Cave of the Frost Dragon
- Command the Dreadhorde
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Deadeye Navigator
- Doom Whisperer
- Dovin's Veto
- Dungeon Descent
- Ebondeath, Dracolich
- Faithful Mending
- Frantic Search
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Hall of Storm Giants
- Hive of the Eye Tyrant
- Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
- Master of Death
- Nadaar, Selfless Paladin
- Path of Peril
- Phyrexian Reclamation
- Phyrexian Tower
- Reassembling Skeleton
- Talisman of Dominance
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Teferi, Master of Time
- Triumphant Adventurer
- Viscera Seer
5 months ago
Hey, you've made some big changes here. You need to add four cards to make 100 consider these?
- Frantic Search: loot a 6 CMC plus creature and then use the untap lands to cast Runo.
- Vile Entomber: potentially repeatable Entomb.
- Lim-Dul's Vault arrange 5 cards deep and you have many chances to choose the 5 cards you want to keep.
- Diabolic Vision: arrange 5 cards deep and you get to put a card of them into your hand.
These all help to setup Runo to transform. Vile Entomber has deathtouch to help it to attack/copied or simply be a deadly blocker afterwards. Having a potentially repeatable Entomb is good for reanimation and Wonder. The first time it attacks/copied get Wonder while in combat.
5 months ago
Hey, thanks for the upvote at my Krothuss deck :)
How are you liking the heavy sea monster theme? Heartless Summoning is really neat tech. I started with this kind of theme, but switched quickly because I found that Spawning, Hullbreaker, Winder and Yawning are far away better than all other 6 CMC plus sea monsters. Playing others felt not needed compared to lots of other cards I could be playing, essentially more support.
Since you're playing lots of high CMC creatures consider expanding on enablers for reanimation?
Obsessive Stitcher is first a looter then it can reanimate at instant speed which is important to be able to attack with the creature you reanimate for attacking Krothuss to copy. Stitcher and Entomber both survive Heartless. Vile Entomber is a creature who Krothuss can copy. It's deathtouch lets it basically freely attack and having a repeatable Entomb effect is very good for reanimation and Wonder. The first time it attacks to be copied simply get Wonder while in combat.
Now that there's Hullbreaker combo I don't think Kederekt Leviathan is needed since it wrecks you too. Bouncing Krothuss and all tokens seems counter productive when there's many other effects to tap down or bounce permanents that only affect opponents.
Obsessive Stitcher can do more for Runo as well as Krothuss then Nadir Kraken. Nadir is fine because it's a Kraken, but do you really need it's effects? Creating 1/1 Tentacle tokens doesn't seem that good and has negative interaction with Heartless. If Tentacles triggered Spawning then that's a reason to play Nadir, but they don't. I also don't like that any counters that are on Nadir aren't copied when Krothuss makes token copies of Nadir.
Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
Hey, well done with less than $50.
Reanimation is a good theme to go with Runo/Krothuss because the cards that can help to setup Runo to transform can also enable reanimation. Self-mill is a way to setup Runo/reanimation, but loot which is draw then discard gives you more control over what card(s) you put into your graveyard. With self-mill you may mill a noncreature card that you would rather draw, that you can't recur later. With loot you have more control over what cards you discard and you draw first. More loot can help to get Wonder into your graveyard. Consider more loot?
- Frantic Search: can discard a 6 CMC creature then use the three untap lands to cast Runo.
- Thirst for Discovery: draw three for three mana, can then discard up to two creatures. If you don't need to discard creatures then just discard a basic land since there's 25 of them here.
- Obsessive Stitcher: is a repeatable looter and an instant speed reanimator.
- Tomebound Lich: loot on ETB and when it does combat damage to a player, nice creature to copy with Krothuss.
- Mask of Memory: equip to Runo or Krothuss for repeatable loot.
Spawning Kraken is a busted budget 6 CMC creature with Krothuss since it's a Kraken who creates 9/9 Krakens any time any Kraken does combat damage to a player. By controlling just Krothuss and Spawning who's able to attack, if all these creatures do combat damage to an opponent then you create nine 9/9 Kraken tokens. These two cards create an army with 90+ power spread between them.
Vile Entomber is helpful to setup Runo then copy it with Krothuss to get Wonder while in combat. Having a creature who can tutor for and put any card of your choice into your graveyard is powerful with reanimation. Victimize is great reanimation for it's mana cost and low price.
I see Baleful Strix and Sea-Dasher Octopus pairs well with Strix to mutate. When you mutate Strix with Sea-Dasher on top you make a 2/2 blue Octopus with flying, deathtouch, draws a card when it ETB and when it does combat damage to a player. If you copy the mutated creature with Krothuss you make two copies of it and that token becomes one creature, an Octopus who has all of these abilities.
If the original mutated creature (Sea-Dasher with Strix below it) is returned to your hand then both Sea-Dasher and Strix return to your hand to cast Sea-Dasher again, to mutate again. Sea-Dasher is powerful because it has flash for two mana mutate to any nonHuman creature you control to turn that creature into an Octopus for much more interaction with Krothuss.
If interested I offer suggestions of cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
Hey, nice version, but you forgot Whelming Wave?
Frantic Search is a really good enabler for Runo, by discarding a 6 CMC creature and then use the three lands you untap to cast Runo. Lim-Dul's Vault is another excellent enabler since you have a lot of life in Commander.
Reanimation helps when playing so many high CMC creatures and a low amount of lands. With Apprentice Necromancer the creature you reanimate has haste letting it attack to be copied by Krothuss the same turn you reanimate. Obsessive Stitcher is a repeatable looter and can reanimate even at instant speed on your last opponent's turn to then attack with that creature and Krothuss on your turn. Both these reanimation sources are creatures which can be helpful with Krothuss, if the battlefield is clear to attack to copy. Victimize is sac a creature, most likely a token copy, to reanimate any two creatures.
Victimize and Time Warp, etc. here go well with Archaeomancer to recur them to cast again because Archaeomancer is a creature who Krothuss can copy. Can be infinite extra turns for repeatable five mana as long as Krothuss can keep attacking and copying Archaeomancer. Baleful Strix is great to mutate with Sea-Dasher Octopus, making a 2/2 Octopus with flying, deathtouch, draw a card when it ETB and when it does combat damage to a player.
Attacking creature you want to copy with Krothuss, Spawning Kraken, 9/9 Krakens, etc. can really benefit from evasion. Wonder is nice because you can discard it and you have a lot of Islands. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC creature who also makes your creatures nearly unblockable and pairs with Stormtide Leviathan. Junk Winder is a Serpent who pairs well with Spawning to tap down opponent blockers.
If interested I offer suggestions of cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Hey, good start. This new Commander is really interesting and I like that there's at least two different clear ways to setup to transform him.
It's too bad you're going with a restrictive creature type theme since Baleful Strix and Tomebound Lich are quite good creatures with Krothuss, Lord of the Deep and Lich is a discard outlet for Runo/other reanimation. You're playing many nonHuman, nonMerfolk and nonKraken/Leviathan/Octopus/Serpent creatures therefore maybe make the exception for these two?
42 is a lot of creatures. Consider cutting some for some more low CMC spells to help to setup Runo by getting a 6 CMC or greater creature into your graveyard or putting one from your hand on top of your library?
Spellseeker is a very good Human especially if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC Human and it makes it very difficult for your opponents to block Krothuss/the attacking creature/attacking token copy of that creature; basically they're unblockable. Pair Archetype with Stormtide Leviathan.
Obsessive Stitcher is a Human, a looter for Runo and best of all a reanimation source that can be at instant speed. Archaeomancer is a Human and it can recur a reanimation spell such as Victimize or any other instant/sorcery; it's nice if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Enlightened Maniac
- Library Larcenist
- Docent of Perfection
- Voldaren Pariah
- Shipbreaker Kraken
- Icebreaker Kraken
- Inga Rune-Eyes
- Trench Behemoth
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Sky Diamond
- Nadir Kraken
Good luck with your deck.
9 months ago
The biggest thing you have to watch out for people killing your Laboratory Maniac right when you try to win, causing you to lose the game instead.
Some cards to consider:
- Spellskite , Lightning Greaves , or something else to protect your Maniac.
- Merfolk Looter
- Obsessive Stitcher can reanimate your Maniac in the event it is Lightning Bolt ed, and can even block small creatures.
- Curator of Mysteries is a beefy 4/4 flier for 4, or you can toss it to draw.
- Gitaxian Probe can be played for free.
Here's my Maniac deck, I stopped playing it: Fluctuating Maniac
Here's a version I never made: Laboratory Maniac Consultation