Professor Onyx

Professor Onyx

Legendary Planeswalker — Liliana

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

+1: You lose 1 life. Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

-3: Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures that player controls.

symbol:loyalty-minus 8: Each opponent may discard a card. If they don't they lose 3 life. Repeat this process six more times.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Professor Onyx Discussion

Focus_Jim on OLORO COMBO/CONTROL

3 weeks ago

I’m at a control player at heart (I knew I’m an awful person) so when I came across the decklist I was happy! First I’ll do some suggestions (I’m assuming you know about cards such as Demonic Tutor so I’m not going to mention cards like those). The first thing I noticed was that Professor Onyx was in the list, so why not make her an infinite combo with Chain of Smog. Another suggestion would be Toxic Deluge as it works especially well in this deck because of the commander’s ability. Finally, perhaps adding Stasis to really slow things down (once again I acknowledge I am a bad person).

Now for some cuts. The first cards that stood out to me were Ghostly Prison and Propaganda. I feel that these cards are weak for the power level you’re aiming for as the higher power level, the less combat damage matters. Another card would be Hero's Downfall. I’m not a huge fan of this card as it feels clunky. Maybe replace it with Deadly Rollick.

Those are a few suggestion! Take them or leave them.

Crow-Umbra on Triple Six, Five, Forked Tongue

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestion Kalkris. I honestly hadn't considered that combo for this deck. I think after the Chain of Smog + Professor Onyx combo blew up, it fell off my radar. The endless spoiler seasons have also made it harder to keep track of everything lol.

The only combo I was considering adding so far was Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame; I figured Dualcaster could be a decent value piece for copying spells, regardless of the combo. After the couple of games I played this weekend, I have been kicking the idea around the back of my mind of a more spell-slinger dedicated Prosper list. At the very least, I'd like to add maybe one or two more pieces of instant speed interaction, perhaps Withering Boon

bradtheimpaler13 on Dina

3 months ago

Got room for Professor Onyx she can combo out with the chain and shes pretty cool in general.

grennpowerhouse on Tergrid's Asylum

3 months ago

I would seriously recommend considering Professor Onyx and Braids, Cabal Minion

As for what to cut I would say Asylum Visitor , Syphon Mind (it's good but for 4 mana it doesn't seem worth it), I hate to say this but maybe Sensei's Divining Top , Temple Bell (It does give you card advantage but it also gives everyone else card advantage), Wheel of Torture (At best it can only deal 2 damage).

That's all I have time for now but I will try to recommend more later

razelfark on Witherbloom Storm (Budget)

4 months ago

Hello Minousmancer,

Thanks for the suggestions. The deck list a was a quick idea I was testing based on cards I had on Arena and was meant to try and allow people to try and use cards that would be easy to acquire.

The reason for choosing Crawling Barrens over Faceless Haven was to make it so I could have a land that could build to be a larger threat that most control decks that really on Heartless Act would not be able to remove. Faceless Haven feels strong for decks that are trying to be as aggressive as possible, while this deck really tries to sit back and build up for combo. Another nice thing about the Barrens is that you can sacrifice it to a Tend the Pests if the opponent tries to direct remove it and gain a board (speaking from experience). The deck also only uses, 2 of these lands in the deck as we do not really want to draw it early or in every game as a lot of the decks costs do not really make it the best land to have in play. All in all, the deck would be fine cutting the man land in general as it was only added to help fight against control decks.

I did forget to update the deck list from what is is currently using for a side deck. The Fractal Summoning and 1 copy of Environmental Sciences was removed for Containment Breach and Necrotic Fumes .

As for why the deck is not using Sedgemoor Witch is this was to be a budget deck. I was trying to find areas to trim around to keep the costs lower and lower the number of rare cards needing to be used on the deck as it was meant to be budget friendly (1 copy of Professor Onyx permitted for flavor). To include Sedgemoor Witch the deck idea also would probably change to not rely on Tend the Pests + Daemogoth Woe-Eater combo to be making tokens and would be using more cards like Hunt for Specimens and similar spells to generate tokens to combo.

PS: Plumb the Forbidden was in the deck already and was written into the deck description on how to make use of it. The reason the deck was called "Storm" was because of this spell.

zAzen7977 on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

4 months ago

Hey DrValium! Glad you like the deck, thanks!!

No I hadn’t considered Illusionist's Bracers or Wound Reflection , but these are interesting suggestions!

The Bracers can potentially double Tinybone’s damage potential. My only complaint is that it’s expensive at 5 total mana to get it going. I could have used that mana to get a shot in with Tinybones before he’s removed. But at least the Bracers stick around if I lose Tinybones and I can re-attach it.

Reflection is interesting too, but it’s also expensive mana-wise and hurts me with Ad Nauseam and Dark Confidant . It would double my damage output with Tinybones and other cards like Painful Quandary and Professor Onyx .

I’ll do some testing and see if they are worth the mana investment. Do you have any suggestions for cards to swap for the above, or any further insight? :)

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