Parallel Thoughts

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Parallel Thoughts


When Parallel Thoughts enters the battlefield, search your library for seven cards, remove them from the game in a face-down pile, and shuffle that pile. Then shuffle your library.

If you would draw a card, you may instead put the top card of the pile you removed into your hand.

Azoth2099 on Naban Wizard Tribal

2 months ago

Wizards were my 1st Commander archetype! Here some recs to help you get to, execute & get more value out of your stated wincons a bit faster:

Creatures: Stonybrook Banneret, Snapcaster Mage, Sea Gate Stormcaller, Micromancer, Archmage of Echoes & Wandering Archaic  Flip

Artifacts: Jeweled Amulet, Springleaf Drum, Pyre of Heroes, Urza's Incubator, Sensei's Divining Top & Cryptic Gateway

Enchantments: Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Parallel Thoughts, Kindred Discovery & Virtue of Knowledge

Instants: Long-Term Plans & Intuition (just proxy it, who cares lol)

Sorceries: Personal Tutor, Solve the Equation, Step Through, Fabricate, Merchant Scroll

Lands: Cavern of Souls

Incorporating some of the Tutors and card draw & Ramp here will get you there imho. Let me know what you think!

CallumNPC2 on Cards to Try

1 year ago


  • Anje Falkenrath- madness deck
  • Eligeth, Crossroads Augur - scry deck. Add to another deck?
  • Gnostro, Voice of the Crags - Small mana spells. Storm?
  • Kynaios and Tiro - Group hug?
  • The Locust God - Insect draw deck. Addition to Gnostro?
  • Zedruu the Greathearted - Opponents control

Reflection Combo

  • Spirit Mirror and Unnatural Selection - Turn opponents creatures into Reflections and destroy for free

Group Hug

  • Walking Archive - Group hug to draw everyone cards. Possible for mill deck??


Kurppa on Niv-Mizzet, Wheel of Pings

2 years ago

Cool to know more about how the deck developed to it's current state. In the "concept" section you do mention that it's a more combo focused so i guess i could've taken that into account.

well you could maybe use a few tutors, along with the transmute package, or replace some of them it one of these: Parallel Thoughts, Long-Term Plans or Gamble. Paralell thoughts is pretty underused, and considering how much draw you have, it could be good - the same with long-term plans. gamble is... well a gamble, but since you have a large hand the odds get better. parallel thoughts is a bit overkill, since you really only need just one of 2 cards, and the other 5 just take up space.

Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor can grab any of your transmute or others spells, and are instants.

the transmute cards are less expensive mana wise, but less versatile. if you have merchant scroll in hand, you can spend 5 mana to get a combo piece, compared to just transmuting for 3 and possibly comboing that turn.

but yeah the transmute cards are reliable.

hopefully those align with your current plan with the deck better.

Maverick_Titan on FlicKing

2 years ago

cont... Archaeomancer's Map for mana ramp

Farfinder more mana ramp

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim moar

Knight of the White Orchid ever too much mana in EDH?

Solemn Simulacrum Ok last one

Why no Path to Exile ?

Ring of Three Wishes Keep resetting and fish for whatever you want

Parallel Thoughts Pull out your big cards so you can choose to pull one of them, or something else from the deck.

Strangelove on Kos, or Some say Orvar...

2 years ago

Hey MutinyMate, +1!

Here's my list: Orvar the Rainbow [6/10 Budget]... I tuned it way down to play with friends (going for 6-7/10.) Here's an Index as well.

I favored cloning lands to guarantee playing Orvar if he's removed and sinking into big creatures and big draw.

You definitely need more than 3 draw engines... I really like sphinxes for this, like Inspired Sphinx , etc.

The most OP card is easily Coveted Jewel (with 25-30 Twiddle effects)... Think of it as Ancestral Recall + Gilded Lotus .

Parallel Thoughts is also pretty great.

I'd recommend dropping Thing in the Ice  Flip (clones don't flip and 7/8s are okay)... as well as most of the token generators (Hulk and Scholar of the Lost Trove are all you need).

Also, Orvar is very naked and needs some boots or something. I'm using AEther Adept , etc (bouncers) and counterspells to keep him on the board. Metamorphic Alteration and Artisan of Forms are also pretty sweet for making another Orvar if he's targeted.

Orvar was much more powerful than I expected! Its great :)

Happy building and glhf!

Snake_Oil on All-Form One, One-Form All [Orvar Goodstuff]

2 years ago

Thanks for the kudos, Strangelove!

Wayfinder is sort of a pet card for me, I've been looking for a place to best take advantage of it and clones just felt right! TFH and Augur are just little value engines in a budget deck.

Parallel Thoughts seems... Really kind of good! I'll absolutely need to consider it.

Snap is just there for removal, don't worry! If I need to clone lands, I'm all over those spells that can target permanents.

Gearhulk wasn't on my radar due to price, but I was initially running Spark Double so I can't really talk about price since they're in the same range. Scholar just seems a bit CMC costly to me, but that recursion is nice!

Strangelove on All-Form One, One-Form All [Orvar Goodstuff]

2 years ago

+1 Snake_Oil!

Here's my WIP build, Orvar Clones!

Aside from the body and tempo, cards like Merfolk Wayfinder, Augur of Bolas, Triton Fortune Hunter don't seem that useful to me as clone targets. I went for Wavebreak Hippocamp and fat-draw sphinxes like Sandstone Oracle.

Coveted Jewel and Parallel Thoughts are MVP.

Just a reminder, Snap, etc. don't clone lands (you the player chooses them, so they're not spells that "target") ...They're still good tho.

Have you considered Torrential Gearhulk or Scholar of the Lost Trove? I'm avoiding infinites, so flooding these as bodies really appeals to me.

Sultai_Sir on Biggest, Dumbest, Craziest Enchantments/Instants/Sorceries

2 years ago

Hey, FormOverFunction, thanks for the suggestion! I've never heard of Heat Stroke, but it looks broken with a flash enabler. "I'll block that, that, and that, sac those spirits before damage is dealt, cast this Parallel Thoughts, and oh look, your board is gone. Such a shame!" Speaking of Parallel Thoughts, it's a shame it's so under-used, in the right deck, it's 5 mana, tutor 7 cards.

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