Preordain

Preordain

Sorcery

Scry 2, then draw a card. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Preordain occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 1.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.11%

Blue: 0.66%

UR (Izzet): 1.03%

WUB (Esper): 0.54%

UBR (Grixis): 0.67%

Preordain Discussion

Brogan54 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

1 week ago

My recommendations :

I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.

LOW IMPACT:

Teferi's Protection

Rhox Faithmender

Debt to the Deathless

Despark

MANA COST TOO HIGH

Merciless Eviction

Anguished Unmaking

Disallow

Thran Dynamo

TOO SLOW

Mox Tantalite

Phyrexian Arena

Twilight Prophet

Crypt Ghast

Winds of Abandon

Vindicate

Search for Azcanta  Flip

I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.

RAMP

Dark Ritual

Fellwar Stone

Mox Diamond

Talisman of Hierarchy

Talisman of Progress

Copy Artifact

Mox Opal

Cabal Ritual

Grim Monolith

Lotus Petal

Dramatic Reversal

DRAW

Ad Nauseam

Night's Whisper

Windfall

Timetwister

Whispering Madness

Brainstorm

Ponder

Preordain

Verity Circle (good against dorks)

Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)

Mindblade Render

Sygg, River Cutthroat

STAX

Drannith Magistrate

Aven Mindcensor

Cursed Totem

Notion Thief

Humility

Blind Obedience

Rest in Peace

Torpor Orb

BETTER COUNTERSPELLS

Mental Misstep

Dispel

Flusterstorm

Delay

Spell Pierce

Spell Snare

Negate

Tale's End

BETTER REMOVAL

Chain of Vapor

Gilded Drake

Yahenni's Expertise

Into the Roil

Blink of an Eye

TUTORS

Vampiric Tutor

Imperial Seal

Transmute Artifact

Intuition

Whir of Invention

Praetor's Grasp

Spellseeker

Academy Rector

OTHER COMBOS

CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation

Tainted Pact

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Laboratory Maniac

AD NAUSEAM COMBO Angel's Grace

Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose

Helm of Obedience

Rest in Peace / Leyline of the Void

Heliod Walking Ballista

Approach of the Second Sun

Dramatic Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander

Didn't look at landbase

Spyridox on Yuriko almost cEDH

1 week ago

Grind Using the top deck manipulation package, so Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Serum Visions, Discovery / Dispersal, or even better Doomsday, or a combination of Demonic Tutor and spells to place cards back on top of the library.

Sanguinolency on Kinnan, combo prodigy

1 week ago

Pretty solid list so far, I have a few suggestions though. First and foremost, if you haven't checked out the cEDH decklist database, I recommend it. If you're truly wanting to get in to cEDH, then that is a good outlet for deck brewing. There are a bunch of cards in your list that are solid picks for a Kinnan deck, but there are also some that aren't up to snuff with the meta, but that's not a necessarily bad thing. Competitive EDH is about play the most powerful cards in the your color pie to achieve your overall win condition and to do it as efficient and consistent as possible. Kinnan is quite new and people are still trying to find the best way to brew the deck, but his strategy is undoubtedly proactive, so we have to try to overwhelm our opponents as fast as possible.

Here are the cards in your deck that you just don't see in the cEDH meta. Not a bad thing, just something to consider.

Your mana dorks are higher in CMC that the meta heavy mana dorks. This puts them being cast usually around turn two, which is when you want to be casting Kinnan.

Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves are more reliable turn one creatures. Maybe try cutting Silver Myr, Maraleaf Pixie, and Quirion Elves for these.

Arcum's Astrolabe - It's just way too circumstantial, especially when you only have 6 snow lands in the deck. This card would be dead in your hand most of the time. There are also better mana rocks.

Mind Stone has been sub-par for a while. In cEDH, you want to get plenty of mana as soon as possible so you can start setting up for win quickly. This is why Grim Monolith and Mana Vault are very prevalent in the meta. They are net positive mana rocks that come in quickly.

Whir of Invention and Blue Sun's Zenith are on the cusp of being played in the meta and not, mostly Blue Sun's Zenith as it's used to help draw the deck after getting infinite mana. Usually you see these more in mono blue decks because they have plenty of blue to pay the non-generic mana and can go big with the X cost, however, once you leave mono blue it's very difficult to keep up mana for interaction after casting these and usually when X is greater than 2, it's worth someone countering it. If they're countered, the feel bads set in as you're now 5-6 mana behind. I would suggest cutting at least Whir of Inventions for a cantrip like Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain that nets you cards for cheap.

Chord of Calling - Most of the creatures in your deck are very low cmc, so I don't think the redundancy of a Green Sun's Zenith is needed, especially when it costs 2 additional green mana.

Force of Vigor - It's not bad, I've seen a few decks run it that are more on the control side, but Kinnan is trying to be more proactive than reactive. Blue has some of the best removal in the game for cheap. Maybe consider a Chain of Vapor. That way if there is a problematic card for you on the board such as Cursed Totem or Linvala, Keeper of Silence, you can hit it regardless of what it is for one mana regardless of whose turn it is.

Ghost Quarter - if you need to get rid of a problematic land, I suggest Strip Mine over this, as it doesn't have the downside of letting the opponent replace the land.

With Tree of Tales and Seat of the Synod it's better off to just run basic lands, in case you encounter Back to Basics or Blood Moon.

There are a few suggestions I'd like to make for you to add that are practically staples for most of the cEDH Kinnan decks:

Seedborn Muse to help you use your commander more and acquire an overwhelming board state.

Training Grounds and Biomancer's Familiar to reduce the cost of Kinnan's activation.

Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, and Fellwar Stone as they're some of the best mana rocks in the format.

Right now, if you were to play a game with this list, I wouldn't be afraid of you activating Kinnan because there's nothing that will severely impact the game. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is in a lot of the other cEDH decks because getting this guy on the field is detrimental to every opponent's strategy. I suggest you get a higher creature count and put more scary things in the deck. You'll whiff a lot with on activations with a creature count that low.

Here is a link to my current Kinnan build that has been assembling win (in a vaccum) very consistently between turns 3 and 4: Kinnan Activations cEDH

RNR_Gaming on Intet Lottery

1 week ago

some top deck manipulation would bring this deck to the next level. Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain and Sensei's Divining Top (I see it in the board; bring it in) would all help in that endeavor

MurderForBrunch on Kykar Will's Fury

2 weeks ago

Hi! It looks like a pretty interesting list. I have a couple of straight suggestions, and some comments/questions.

The first comment is that I see that this deck is pretty much a cEDH deck, it looks pretty consistent and pretty fast when it gets going. In that regard, I don't like Leave / Chance. If it's there for the Chance part, I would recommend more like Ponder, Preordain and Brainstorm. I mean, I recommend those three cards regardless! They're really efficient. On the other hand, if the Leave part is relevant, there's always Paradoxical Outcome which is bonkers good! Or even Rebuild which also returns opponents' stuff.

Another card I don't like is Ugin, the Ineffable. I mean, it's a really good card, but also very expensive. As I understand, it's there to discount artifacts, in that sense there's Cloud Key and Semblance Anvil which also do that and they're not creatures. Or even Helm of Awakening (this one reduces all costs, but to everyone). Although, artifact combo doesn't really look like the main strategy, in which sense I would just cut Ugin, and add other stuff. Most of your artifacts are very cheap anyway.

Now, one of the comments/questions I have is the following. The main Win-Con is Aetherflux Reservoir, isn't it? It's a really good win-con but still, some other win-cons are always good. In order to make the deck more resilient I would add additional finishers, like Walking Ballista when you have infinite mana, or maybe even a Jace, Wielder of Mysteries with so many Wheel effects! Oh! Another cool line is Wheel of Fortune and Lion's Eye Diamond with Underworld Breach! You can draw your whole deck, cast Jace and win on the spot! You can also switch the Wheel with Brain Freeze! :D

In general I like the deck! It seems really cool! :D I'll keep an eye on it!

GoblinElectromancer on Artifact, Blue, Black deck

2 weeks ago

Sol Ring is a great way to get mana faster. Maybe play four of it. Thran Dynamo can also get a lot of mana. With blue draw spells are good such as: Preordain, and Ponder. To slow the game down until you cast a huge creature Counterspell is awesome. For lands maybe cut 1 or 2 and play some duels such as Watery Grave.

MurderForBrunch on The Immortal King: The Fable of Oloro [cEDH]

2 weeks ago

GhostChieftain Right! In that case I agree with you, if the deck is pushing towards cEDH Yennett doesn't do enough then! Is a super good card... in casual tables. In cEDH it draws too little too late.

Now, if cEDH is the way this deck is pushing I would also get other pieces to make it faster. What I mean is, something like Linvala, Keeper of Silence is really good, but if the plan is to cast in turn 4 it might be way too late. I would cut stuff that is either too narrow, too mana intensive or too inconsistent or unreliable, like Sun Titan, Dimir Doppelganger, Mirage Mirror and Unmake. Strangely enough, by my experience Cryptic Command is too expensive and hard to cast most of the time, specially with 3 colours!

In exchange I would add fast mana like Mana Vault, Grim Monolith and Chrome Mox. And other staples like Windfall and Timetwister (availability or budget permitting). Casting a Windfall on turn 1 with 3 or 4 mana on the battlefield is bonkers! Or with a Narset, Parter of Veils!

As a final note, I would consider switching the most expensive ways to draw cards and add some cheaper ones. Like switching Esper Charm and Sphinx's Revelation for Ponder, Preordain and/or Brainstorm.

TriusMalarky on Why fetch lands for mono?

1 month ago

People like to think that it is deck thinning, and while that's technically true, it's not quite as effective as it might seem. Fetchlands in a mono-color deck might act as Manamorphose... but it's unlikely.

A Fetch's thinning capabilities are rather limited. Oftentimes, running Fetches can(theoretically) reduce your deck size by 1-2 cards, possibly 8 if you really work at it. That's definitely not insignificant, but it's not great when it costs you significant amounts of life and a pretty high pricetag.

In most cases, running Fetches for deckthinning is not really worth it. Cracking one fetch would bring up your chance to draw a nonland ever so slightly, but not enough to say "this is insane!!!". Opt is much better if you want to be drawing exact cards, not to mention Serum Visions and let alone Ponder and Preordain, Once Upon a Time and Demonic Tutor and friends.

However, if you actually want to be at low life, or you don't care, or your deck really needs a 0.1% better chance to draw a nonland, then go for it. 8-rack, burn, etc. might benefit, but those are the only decks that would get anywhere. Everything else either has good enough card draw/selection that the fetching is pointless or their cards are good enough that they're better able to survive a dead draw or two.

Personally, though, I like the shuffling. I find myself drawing 5 lands in a row too often, so I always have to add card selection of some form into my brews in order to stay relevant.

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