For each player, choose whether or not they are a friend or foe. Each friend searches their library for a land card, puts it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffles their library. Each foe sacrifices an artifact or enchantment they control.
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Pir's Whim Discussion
2 weeks ago
But only if you try to search for the wincons yourself and this is flashed in.
If you play your Demonic Tutor after your opponent has Opposition Agent in play, you deserve to lose, imo. Apart from Maralen of the Mornsong and Scheming Symmetry, what other cards are there that make your opponents search their library that aren't may-effects? Field of Ruin, Avatar of Growth, Collective Voyage, Fertilid, Pir's Whim or Winds of Abandon? Not many players have basic lands as winconditions, and even when you control your opponent if they are searching their libraries, you must still abide to what the effect that makes them search can find, right?
So unless you build your deck to abuse graveyard recursion to cast the Scheming Symmetry over and over again from your graveyard, you're not going to get everyone's wincons all the time. You get one shot at it, and stop your opponents from searching after that. And if you do build your deck that way, why aren't you using an extra turn spell, instead of Symmetry, which is a lot safer vs instant removal for the agent and probably more effective in winning games?
1 month ago
You might like these: Sanctum of Eternity, Temur Sabertooth, Vedalken Mastermind, Mimic Vat, Simic Growth Chamber, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Expedition Map, Pir's Whim, Hour of Promise, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Beast Whisperer, Garruk's Packleader, Alchemist's Refuge, Portal of Sanctuary, Equilibrium, Tradewind Rider
1 month ago
Frank_Glascock- I'll try to go through each of your questions, though I think a lot of your basic ideas stem from you being in a higher power playgroup. A lot of my card choices are personal preference.
Magus of the Wheel could easily be Jace's Archivist. JvP is great just for its card filtering ability, and costing 2 vs 3. If I had another Three Visits it could easily go in the slot of Explore. Finale of Devastation is just Craterhoof Behemoth #2. Molten Psyche is difficult to pull off with Metalcraft, if I had a Timetwister that's the easiest wheel to cut. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove could easily go in - but it doesn't work with Earthcraft the way you think. only actual basic lands can be untapped. and I like the suggestion on the Growth Spiral cuts. I'd probably make it a Sylvan Library. And with the land count, I could shave a couple for cheap interaction. Pir's Whim is amazing as a removal spell/tutor for Gaea's Cradle.
1 month ago
I have been doing some more thinking about Explore. Could Explore be Dryad of the Ilysian Grove? It gets you another land drop every turn and as a small bonus turns on every land in the deck for Earthcraft.
Growth Spiral seems too limited. It could be a continuous and much better draw effect with Sylvan Library. Three Visits is a better ramp spell. I can get another major combat buff in Shared Animosity. Or another piece of interaction in the form of Mana Drain or Swan Song could be added.
I count 27 spells which produce mana. This is not counting Pir's Whim but is counting Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Thieving Skydiver, Sword of Feast and Famine, Explore and Growth Spiral. The decks plays 39 lands which seems high given the massive amount of mana this deck can produce. Has there been any thought to cutting down to 37 or 38 lands?
Counting the interaction in this deck is a little tricky. Let me ask this. How often does Thieving Skydiver steal a mana artifact as opposed to a stax or hate bear artifact?
Including Thieving Skydiver, Sword of Feast and Famine, and Commit / Memory I count 12 interaction spells. Has this been sufficient? Could an argument be made to cut one of the mana generating spells for something like Force of Vigor. Let's say Explore and Growth Spiral had already been cut. What is your worse mana producing spells left?
What wheel gets cut for Timetwister?
Has Pir's Whim been an effective removal spell? I assume you only choose yourself as friend.
1 month ago
Mass sacrifice cards like Wave of Vitriol and Natural Balance would do ridiculous things pumping your team while leaving all your creatures on the battlefield too. Given you would need to have enough basic land cards to support wave of vitriol, so that would fit in a more budget build. Even though it seems counter intuitive, you will want a large amount of basics in your deck anyway, especially if you are running as many fetches as possible. I find that its much more important to never run out of lands in my library than to have slightly better mana fixing early. I also loved Pir's Whim since it tutors a powerful land like Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, lets you politic, and gives you sacrifice triggers.
2 months ago
Hey there king-saproling, your build is simply inspiring and everything I could ever wish from EDH, thanks a lot for the write-up!
Anyway, is there any recent card that could be an update for the list, aside the obvious Light of Promise and Arcane Signet respectively in place of Sunbound and Fellwar Stone? I was also considering Gaea's Cradle and the whole land tutor package Crop Rotation, Sylvan Scrying and even Pir's Whim, think they'd fit in or they're just too slow?
2 months ago
I hear you on the reusable ramp cards, but Expedition Map is part of a suite to specifically assist with getting Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth online - it's why I'm running other land tutor cards like Nylea's Intervention, Pir's Whim & Sylvan Scrying as well.
2 months ago
Thanks very much RenlarZ88. Real talk, I really like all of those substitutions and suggestions you've thrown out there (Field of the Dead! of course!) and I'm going to do a bit of a deck re-work to fit some of these cards in. KevinLandonChanning, I'm going to add a couple of those protection spells - specifically Heroic Intervention & Flawless Maneuver.
Onto a few of the specific card mentions substitution choices:
Lots to think about, significant deck update coming!