Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Legendary Creature — Elf Ooze Wizard

: Sacrifice another creature: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to 1 plus the sacrifices creature’s converted mana cost, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Arena Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

Prime Speaker Vannifar Discussion

SynergyBuild on Ashaya is REAALLLLLY good

2 weeks ago

Um, apparently the forum thinks I am a fraud, and that I am an upvote bot now, but I agree, RNR_Gaming, Yisan is probably the 2nd most affected deck. Prime Speaker Vannifar is now... in another league, but it was way worse than Yisan before, so honestly they both might be tier 1 or near it.

Ashaya does busted crap. I've been researching for any other synergies, and I have a ton, do you have discord?

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections - Work in progress

4 weeks ago

Hey, some base numbers to consider when starting out a three color casual Temur deck:

Of course these numbers can be increased or decreased as you build the deck, but this is a good starting point with some cards to consider adding.

Any creatures or instant/sorceries you play think of them has having two additional mana in their mana costs that way you can get value from Riku. This means more creatures and instant/sorceries that are lower mana cost such as Coiling Oracle and Growth Spiral. Oracle and Spiral for two mana can help to get to five or more mana to cast Riku.

Legendary creatures are not the best with Riku because of the legendary rule. Only allowing you to have one card that's the same name in your control meaning you don't really want to copy a legendary creature with Riku. The token copy still triggers any ETB abilities, but then you remove the token copy and keep the original legendary creature.

Some budget win conditions with Riku

  • Biovisionary + one copy of Biovisionary + Twinflame
    At beginning of your end step resolve the Biovisionary win the game trigger before the Twinflame exile tokens trigger which wins the game before the tokens are exiled. Biovisionary is also good with clones such as Phyrexian Metamorph. With Riku in your control get Biovisionary onto the battlefield, make a copy of it, clone it with Metamorph and make token copy of Metamorph gives you four Biovisionarys. Twinflame also combos with Dualcaster Mage for infinite Dualcasters who can attack with haste.

  • Ral, Storm Conduit + Fork Expansion / Explosion/Reverberate/Twincast
    With Ral in your control cast a Fork, copy it with Riku. Let the copy resolve and then copy the original Fork still on the stack. Resolving the Fork copy then copying the original Fork makes a copy instant loop which does infinite damage to your opponents one at a time with Ral. These Forks are good with Riku outside the combo because for four mana you can copy an opponents spell twice. Forks are nice in multiplayer Commander where you have many opponents who are casting instant/sorceries you could copy.

Some of other cards $5 or less each that are good with Riku

Budget Lands

More Expensive Lands

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

1 month ago

I thought a lot about adding cards like Prime Speaker Vannifar, but i don't really want to have sorcery speed cards in my deck, as they are only useful for finding the combos and don't really do anything else.

I already thought about Thassa's Oracle, but i am not sure yet whether i want to play Consultation. I know it is powerful, but i dislike cards i cannot use that much outside their combo. If i have enough cyclers (as i want to have a small ETB package + a lot of cyclers) Coveted Jewel can be a janky combo if combined with Escape Protocol to draw my library, but the Yisan-Line with Spellseeker is tempting.

For the other suggestions, i absolutely love Galvanic Alchemist! Haven't even heard of that card, but it is pretty awesome. I don't know which cards i will use in the end to combo with it, in the moment, i lean towards something janky like Oasis Ritualist, but i'm not sure about that yet. The advantage would be i don't have to rely on elves that much. The only problem i see at all using this combo is the need for Biomancer's Familiar to work, but if i include Training Grounds for a little redundancy i might like it.

I also thought about cards like Freed from the Real if i play enough 2-mana-producers, or a combo like Devoted Druid + One with the Stars, but without good creature tutors for enchantments or access to white those aren't as consistent as i would like them to be.

TriusMalarky on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

1 month ago

I'd go something like Training Grounds or Biomancer's Familiar, or even just Heartstone or even all three.

Tasigur, Yisan, Deadeye and plenty of other amazing creatures benefit from this. I would recommend using 1-3 of those, adding Prime Speaker Vannifar and keeping that string of 3 untappers. Untapping w/Vannifar and any 1, 2 or 3 cost creature means you get the best 5 drop for the situation, same with Yisan if you have enough mana or an ability coupon.

Having both makes it a lot easier to assemble certain combos, and black means you can recur your pieces in the case of Vannifar. Don't worry if the untap loop is 'sorcery speed' -- grab it on someone's end step and then use Yisan to nab Deadeye during your next turn and win from there.

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

1 month ago

Thanks for the ideas, untappers sound great. Perhaps i might make them a little more flexible using clones in some spots as for Yisan i don't have to sacrifice the creatures (i know it might get a little more glass canon, but also a bit more flexible if i need something else and untappers are mostly dead if i don't have Yisan in play).

This seems to go in the direction of Prime Speaker Vannifar or Birthing Pod, which i like, but it is always meant to be sorcery speed (as would be the Drake/Navigator Combo as i need an upkeep to untap again).

Do you happen to have an idea for a combo to assemble at instant speed?

KilleHan on Illuna Brawl

1 month ago

Update: Went 2-2 in a 16 player tournament. Lost against Prime Speaker Vannifar and Nissa, Who Shakes the World , won against Kenrith, the Returned King and Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin

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