Prismatic Lens

Prismatic Lens

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: Gain .

, : Gain one mana of any colour.

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1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Prismatic Lens Discussion

Savage1988 on Perv”R”Us, the Fat Sling (EDH)

1 week ago

Haha yeah forgot to mention it, but it’s already in the deck description under deck development!

Definitely an upgrade to the Phyrexian Triniform, though we may want both, i’ve been so impressed with Goblin Welder everytime that i try to keep it artifacty?

Btw, i made some changes to the list today:

  • Panharmonicon OUT FOR Mimic Vat : i think panharmonicon has big upside but is a little conditional, there’s not that many relevant hits in the deck (12 ish). Mimic Vat was once in and was cut for a land when i ran 35, but i think it’s actually a great backup that doesn’t need other stuff to do anything, always giving us something for when we run out of gas a bit. Even if we keep our own stuff around, it takes other peoples’ creatures just the same.
  • Sandstone Needle OUT FOR Prismatic Lens : i think 37 lands (counting mdfc) is sufficient with our ramp and rituals, i’d rather have the untapped 2cmc rock. I cut this land because it has been awkward in starting hands and the downside of saccing it is real.

Other cuts i’m eyeing for the spoiled cards:

  • Coldsteel heart for the mirror
  • hoarding dragon for the ruin grinder
  • for the triplicate i’m considering cutting the worldgorger/bearer of heavens combo. It’s very convoluted and pretty much insta win, but with a huge risk. Either the game is won or someone interacts with worldgorger and you’re out of the game yourself, while the others need to play from scratch. Worldgorger is still an interesting card, especially with zirillan being able to find it, in response to a wrath or to keep other sneaked in creatures permanently, reset my mana, etc. so i may keep that. Just need it to go off one more time and then i’m ready to let it go

plakjekaas on Ugin has no Elder Dragon …

3 weeks ago

People deal with an early Blood Moon in EDH by using Arcane Signet and such, to still be able to cast your spells even if you run few basics, but an early Blood Moon will immensely slow down players who have 4- or 5-color decks. It's not considered a very fun tactic, but the higher in power level you play, the more valid it becomes as a strategy.

Most big threats like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger will make you arch enemy instantly, meaning all 3 other players set aside their differences until the most dangerous threat (either Ulamog, or it's controller) is taken care of. Most powerful plays in EDH are dealt with this way, that's why the format can allow more powerful cards than most constructed formats. The multiplayer aspect of many vs. one is an innate balance to running away with the game, until you take infinite combos into the equation.

Colorless is able to ramp pretty fast, even lacking green, you're just tighly bound to artifacts for doing so. Mana rocks are usually more efficient if they don't have to tap for colours. Sol Ring Mind Stone Prismatic Lens Worn Powerstone Thran Dynamo Hedron Archive Dreamstone Hedron Everflowing Chalice , there's a lot of colorless rocks to get you up to 9 as early as turn 4 or 5 pretty consistently. That's one of the few things the legendary Eldrazi have going for them as a commander, you basically play 90% artifacts, but artifacts are great at creating additional mana, so you're likely to cast your commander in a game anyway. How you're going to deal with everyone at the table wanting you and your commander gone after you cast it, is the follow-up problem though '^^

Optimator on Frugal Faeries

1 month ago

Drop Faerie Tauntings , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , Traumatize , Trepanation Blade , add about one or two more ramp and two more card-draw at least. I almost always run 8 pieces of ramp and the prevailing wisdom is 10. Same for card-draw: I aim for 8, many aim for 10. Extra ramp is great with Oona's ability and card-draw can draw you into lands and just generally smooth everything out.

Reconnaissance Mission would be good. Treasure Cruise is often almost an Ancestral Recall and is budget too. Even though you're running Blue , Read the Bones is a great rate, as is Night's Whisper . Divination , Concentrate , and Tidings are all great on a budget, if a bit unexciting.

I love Keep Watch , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Theft of Dreams , Insight , Windfall , Plea for Power , Curse of Verbosity , and Manifold Insights but they are swingy. High ceilings, low floors. The mana cost on them is what makes them so good.

Midnight Clock is budget right now but it's starting to make waves. Get yours now while they're cheap. Ramp AND draw! Great on a budget.

Secrets of the Golden City and Kumena's Awakening should usually be City's Blessing-ed. I like Kimena's a lot on a budget (along with Patient Rebuilding ). Rush of Knowledge is decent if you have Oona out. Fathom Trawl is a guaranteed three non-lands, though it might be a bit lackluster with so many faeries. Not a bad card though. Mind Spring is great with ramp.

Drawn from Dreams and Dig Through Time are probably better than Diabolic Tutor until you have a game-winning card in the deck like Coat of Arms or some combo pieces (of which all are out-of-budget). I'd say drop Diabolic Tutor . Diabolic Vision is all right on a budget, as is Pilfered Plans , Forbidden Alchemy , and Notion Rain . We can probably do better, even on a tight budget.

Soul Ransom is kind of faerie-ish. Pact of the Serpent maybe?

With all your fliers, Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are fantastic card-draw cards. Mask of Riddles is cute. Curiosity and Curious Obsession are decent but dangerous. Chart a Course is decent with fliers. Whispering Madness can be good with fliers too.

I have mixed feelings about Opt , Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Ponder , Preordain , Portent . They certainly don't hurt but they're bad late-game. I run them in some decks. Consider them if most of your card-draw is expensive. Brainstorm is a bit of a trap unless you have ways to shuffle your library and get rig of unwanted cards. This usually requires fetch lands like Polluted Delta and is better in 60-card formats.

Rain of Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Fact or Fiction , Succumb to Temptation , Precognitive Perception , Frantic Search , Pull from Tomorrow , Gush , Village Rites are all good for being instants so you can leave counterspells up and if you don't need them you can draw. That's one of the reasons a card like Anticipate looks weak but is nice for keeping counterspells open. Fact or Fiction is particularly good and is considered a staple in many formats, including EDH.

I would swap out Dimir Locket and Dimir Cluestone for Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens . Maybe Star Compass if it is in budget. I know you need your colors but 3-mana mana rocks that don't have huge upside are sooooo slow. Arcane Signet is probably out of budget, which is too bad. Is Wayfarer's Bauble still expensive? Probably. Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive maybe? Oona isn't cheap and you want mana for her ability if push comes to shove. Trinket Mage is ramp because it can snag Sol Ring , making it the same rate as Explosive Vegetation and Hedron Archive .

epajula on Wind Fury

1 month ago

I'm excited to see this in action. I know your looking for cut recommendations, but I think you first require more ramp. Consider Arcane Signet , Mind Stone , Everflowing Chalice , Talisman of Creativity , Talisman of Conviction , Prismatic Lens , and the signet cycle (Azorious, Izzet, Boros). Talisman of Progress and Fellwar Stone aren't as budget friendly, but are good. I heard Sol Ring is good. I'd add a total of 7-10 for your colors.

backinstep on Thrax (Almost) Creatureless Control

1 month ago

Grixis is where it's at! Only thing would be reconsidering your ramp package. The deck has a reasonably high average CMC, but your ramps parts are for the most part 3 CMC, so you may be spend most of the first 2 turns not doing a lot. Maybe adding in any of the grixis color signets or Prismatic Lens type cards might help get get those baller spells cast more reliably, as these are all 2 CMC.

Also if you want to get more counters on Thrax, something like a Soul Shatter or Vona's Hunger might be worth considering. Great deck though!

Geralda on Kess, 1000$ budget

2 months ago

А у меня потестить картон толком не получается. Почему-то с недавних пор клубы опустели и за прошедший месяц всего пару раз получалось собраться хотя бы на один стол.
Буквально вчера решили попробовать поиграть по вебке или через симулятор, но опыта ни у кого нет, настроить не получилось. Подскажи пожалуйста нормальную программу для он-лайн коммандира?

Rite of Flame у меня тоже лежит, при этом Шамана я не убирал, более того – я собираюсь попробовать добавить ещё и Desperate Ritual т.к. эта дополнительная мана не раз помогала мне победить (или хотя бы выжить).

Был даже забавный случай, когда один из оппонентов увидел у меня Шамана – сказал что это плохая карта и играть ей не стоит, я попытался ему объяснить что Шаман играется почти как лотос, но его это не убедило и он назвал эту карту говном (и его поддержали несколько других игроков в клубе). Но когда началась партия, мне в стартовую руку пришли эти «говённые» карточки и я решил продемонстрировать на что они способны (я сразу сказал оппонентам, что сейчас сыграю очень плохой ход который обычно никогда бы не сделал, но сейчас просто хочу им показать как эти карты играют):
Поставил землю, Петаль, изгнал Шамана, сыграл Райт = поставил Кесс на первый ход (!) Мягко говоря – они были очень удивлены (даже несколько игроков с других столов подошли посмотреть как так Кесс вышла на первый ход).
Повторюсь – ход дурацкий, но зато это яркая демонстрация потенциала данных карточек.
А в целом, мой план на игру подразумевает что эта «бесплатная» мана будет в той пачке карт которые приходят с Тошнилки или Взгляда в Бездну , что позволит выиграть на пару ходов раньше.

Собственно, ты пишешь:
Specter_Of_Communism:"Может быть стоит присмотреться на сколько важно иметь вместо +1 карты на кладбище +1 красную на неожиданный пиробласт, пока это не выяснил."
На мой взгляд Шаман более универсален и позволяет неожиданно играть не только Пиробласт, но и неожиданных Notion Thief / Hullbreacher / Opposition Agent или Delay , Abrade или даже Ad Nauseam ;)

Rain of Filth лежит в дэке уже около месяца, но из-за редких партий он мне пока ни разу не приходил :/

Specter_Of_Communism:"я чаще ухожу в мидгейм, это 4-5-6 ход, а там бывает не достаточно побаунсить на один ход перманент"
- как я понимаю – Кесс и есть мидгеймовый командир т.к. сама не является комбо-писом и основной расчёт идёт на сборку винкона карточками типа Тошнилки/Взгляда, либо туторами или даже лутингом, что почти исключает ранние закрутки. Поэтому в мидгейм уходишь не ты один))
Однако, ты очень недооцениваешь баунс в мидгейме (или это я его переоцениваю)))

  • Баунс является частью альтернативного винкона Бридж + Вымогатель + Снап/Ребук + Брэйнфриз (либо через Grinding Station ), правда я Брэйнфриз совсем недавно положил и ещё не тестил.
  • Другая основная цель баунса – это свой же Dockside Extortionist . Чаще всего я делаю именно так.
  • Баунсом можно рекастить Оракла если его абилку как-то поконтрили (в том числе и как обход Angel's Grace – у нас многие стали ей играть).

А Feed the Swarm я вернул в мэйн, хорошая карта. Убить Ремору или Растик действительно бесценно))
(меня порядком запарили чужие Растики, недавно за вечер трижды проиграл из-за Растика. Я аж Steal Enchantment обзавёлся от досады (но потом остыл и в дэку так и не положил).

Specter_Of_Communism:" Кстати, в ходе тестов всё же вернул в сборку Night's Whisper "
Мне больше нравится See the Truth

Peer into the Abyss я тоже пробовал, но в нашей мете он показал себя плохо и я его убрал. Т.к. его очень боятся – пытаются поконтрить всеми силами и в итоге это лишь пустая трата огромного количества маны (мне не удалось ни разу его разыграть даже под двумя-тремя прикрышками).

Могу посоветовать пару недорогих, но очень хороших карты:
Spire of Industry – считаю его гораздо лучше чеклендов;
Sunken Ruins – хоть и не люблю фильтры, но всё же положил т.к. он делает Ритуалы и Rain of Filth чуточку лучше (даже раздумываю положить в мэйн Prismatic Lens т.к. цветной часто не хватает)
и ещё неплохо показывают себя:
Wheel of Misfortune – ещё ни разу не перезарядил им себе руку, но даже не жалею т.к. считаю эту карту с двумя хорошими побочками при любом раскладе: 1 – этой картой не жалко вытянуть контру из оппов, 2 – условия резолва вносят необычные действия в партию и иногда приводят к более неожиданным результатам, например в одной из прошлых партий оппоненты договорились удариться на 29 хитов лишь бы не дать мне ресетнуть руку (у меня было 28 хитов).
Phantasmal Image – повезло найти его на мтгтрэйде за 480 рублей. Карта очень хорошая, на мой взгляд даже лучше чем Praetor's Grasp .

Ещё не тестировал (сегодня собираюсь заказывать) Teferi, Master of Time - выглядит как хорошая опция.

Cloudius on Bizarre Duo Taking the World by Storm [Primer]

2 months ago

ShaDoWz_6677 I've opted to take a more unconventional approach from the regular storm decks as you can see =)

You're absolutely right that Prismite and gang, being bodies, are more vulnerable but they're the only cards I can work with at the moment that allows conversion of to colored mana at a reasonable rate. Do let me know if you come across better alternatives that gets the job done! I've included Chromatic Orrery and Mycosynth Lattice as well. Prismatic Lens will not work as it is a one time effect that requires tapping.

Adding all the mana rocks and artifact related cards to the deck to fuel the Dramatic Scepter strategy, would deviate much from my original intent of making a Spellslinger based combo deck helmed by Krark, the Thumbless , that is both fun to pilot and yet casual enough for my meta.

I've always like to take the path less travelled, which explains my choice of Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix as the partner commander here. I purposely avoided Sakashima of a Thousand Faces cause it is a popular choice and there're already plenty such decks out there (including 1 in my regular play group).

ShaDoWz_6677 on Bizarre Duo Taking the World by Storm [Primer]

2 months ago

You have mana rocks in your #Maybeboard that you could use. The issue I have with Prismite and the other guy is that they are bodies. Bodies are easy to get rid of. If you even ran Prismatic Lens it'd be a much better inclusion. Your deck knows how to dig for answers and cards. Tezzeret the Seeker Whir of Invention Trophy Mage Tribute Mage Trinket Mage all help you accelerate much faster than you currently are to get where you want to be at. You can also run rocks like Fellwar Stone and the Talismans (Gruul, Simic, Izzet) And you can run the Signets as well. For a starter mana base for a storm deck, this will suffice for a Isochron Scepter to be in until you can get the Mox Opal Mox Diamond Chrome Mox Mana Crypt set ups. even if you don't want to add those 4 expensive rocks to the deck, the signets, Talisman set and Mind Stone will be enough to get you through the early/mid/late games.

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