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Personal Tutor Discussion
1 month ago
K1ngMars, I don't know how to answer to someone's comment but I hope you're gonna see it. Thanks for your comment at first,
I'm definitely going to improve mana rocks, hopefully with Moxes but they are quite expensive so I think I'll start with 2 mana ones, for Izzet Signet there is a big NO from me, it's only 2 colors deck and I need mana to activate it what makes it inefficient if i played it for my last mana and it got replaced by Talisman of Creativity .
Timecrafting is pretty good if I go for casting cards out of suspend. I'm not really sure about Leyline tho, on one hand it's cool to have but but, on the other, I'll probably replace it soon with something better like another tutor or combo piece.
Shivan Sand-Mage seems to be bad tbh,it has suspend 4, to make it efficient I need to suspend it at least 2 turns before something else, I might not have anything to suspend what makes it useless then, if I do, I show it to everyone and become the target most likely what is not a good thing.
As Foretold is also interesting but very slow, to become useful it needs at least 5-6 counteres, you won't get to that moment, in addition, it seems dangerous what makes you the potential target while you have nothing to do with it for 5 turns anyway. I'd never play it in a deck that is supposed to be serious and ready high level.
Also, banning extra turns and land destruction in your playgroup makes jhoira kind of useless, you have no other ways to win tbh, casting big creature once upon a time out of suspend is not that good unless it happens very early otherwise you need to wipe the board or get more turns. It actually kills this deck, maybe it's not the best to lose to that but it seems to be more fair that other combat oriented decks which lose to board wipe killing 1 person before who then has to wait long for another game whereas with those board wipes you secure the victory (most likely) but it requires at least 2 spells to resolve and it's not that easy.
Furthermore, I'm looking forward to improve the deck with fetch lands, Scroll Rack and more tutors like Intuition or Personal Tutor helping me to combo off with Dream Halls / Omniscience and get my infinite turns.
3 months ago
Personal Tutor ? just a worse mystical tutor but still
4 months ago
Have you tried Dramatic Reversal with Isochron Scepter ? Typically you'll have the rocks out to make it an instant win. I think this combo is likely more competitive than Palinchron loops, if only because it's cheaper mana-wise and blue has more tutors for its parts. Whir of Invention is a personal favorite, and Fabricate is similar. Mystical Tutor , Muddle the Mixture , Personal Tutor and Spellseeker also tutor for the combo parts. Even if you choose not to run the Dramatic Scepter Combo, I think the tutors are worth running.
Other infinite mana CI=U combos include Rings of Brighthearth with your Basalt Monolith or Grim Monolith , and Metalworker with Staff of Domination . If you want to keep the Palinchron loops, try High Tide .
Mana Vault is good, if you have access to it.
Ponder , Preordain and Impulse are all cantrips worth considering. I like that you're running Fact or Fiction ; have you considered Glimmer of Genius , Thirst for Knowledge , Chemister's Insight and Windfall ? Running Narset, Parter of Veils with Windfall can produce an insta-win.
Why're you running Unknown Shores ? I think just a basic Island is better, and Ancient Tomb is GREAT in artifact-decks. Similarly, if you're not running Mox Opal , I think Seat of the Synod and Darksteel Citadel are worse than basic Island s. They die to Null Rod / Stony Silence effects, and they're soft to Blood Moon and Back to Basics . If you choose to make your land-base more basic-heavy, you can run Back to Basics yourself, likely to great effect.
Creature-stealing effects can be good in EDH, especially since they can remove threats as well as produce them; I like your running Desertion . Sower of Temptation , Vedalken Shackles , Control Magic and Treachery are also worth considering.
Instant-speed bounce effects can help fight Stony Silence and Null Rod on the other side of the table, as well as control opposing pressure. Chain of Vapor , Cyclonic Rift , Winds of Rebuke and/or Boomerang ?
Lodestone Golem is a stax piece you should consider. Depending on which combo you want to run, Arcane Laboratory is worth considering. Running Clock of Omens with Winter Orb , Howling Mine or Static Orb is also a way to control the game. Counterbalance with your Sensei's Divining Top -- just saying.
Good luck, man!
4 months ago
Dream Cache is really just a bad brainstorm.
Conch Horn does this as well but high cmc for the ability
Riverwise Augur is a brainstorm on legs
5 months ago
as always, I appreciate your input. I see what you mean as far as sitting on the fence between super fast turn 2-3 and long game. So, here is my compromise, what if I just lean into the super fast part by adding additional ramp such as Simian Spirit Guide , Pyretic Ritual , Rite of Flame and Crystal Vein and remove some of the extra interaction? Ill make room form Copy Artifact and Brainstorm . I am considering Personal Tutor and also Merchant Scroll , would I be better off picking one or the other or would both be fine? I do currently have Scroll Rack in the deck. Those evasive enchantments are good and I can see how they would help, I did have Aqueous Form in the deck previously, I will consider those and see.
5 months ago
Thanks a lot, mattxd. I'm really glad you want to build this list!
You could swap:
The Old Duals - The 2 pain lands missing and a extra Island
Scalding Tarn - Any other fetch land with blue, another Island if you can't afford it.
Mana Crypt , Mox Diamond , Mox Opal - They do not have a substitute those 3 are the best mana rocks in the game. Howerver, you could try some drop 2 mana rocks like Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens or even a Chromatic Lantern
I hope it helps you!!! o/
5 months ago
I appreciate your comments, I like Personal Tutor and Copy Artifact does seem like a decent idea as well. I’m a little hesitant about Jace, the Mind Sculptor given my meta, I feel like he will just get one activation and be gone. Are there any cards that stick out that I should remove for these two?
Personal Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%