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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in target opponent's hand.
Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
Recurring Insight Discussion
1 month ago
Atemsis is super rad! Maybe instead of vanilla creatures you could play cards of various cmc that provide card value or supply mana? I'm thinking things like Brainstorm , High Tide , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Chart a Course , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Worn Powerstone , Concentrate , Firemind Vessel , Rush of Knowledge , Covenant of Minds , Recurring Insight , Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar , Flow of Ideas . That way, if you have two cards in hand that have the same cmc, you can play one of them for more cards (or for more mana, which would incur more cards via Atemsis's activated ability), increasing your odds of having 6 cards with different cmc when Atemsis connects.
1 month ago
Hello thanks for looking. I just saw your deck, indeed very similar. How are those walls fairing for you? I really felt that the walls weren't the way to go as it simple needs way to many activations to even matter. I rather went with value creatures.
Maybe you have some suggestions? I did not buy cards above around 10 euro's, might add those later, didn't want this deck to be too good for my meta. It's already pretty strong as it is for a mill deck. Also was wondering, what card do you usually tutor for? Eater of the Dead? Or what could be better targets?
1 month ago
I'd actually look at Windfall as a direct swap for Wheel of Fortune , but again, that's only in my list in the first place b/c of 1. need to mull to fast mana hands that result in net negative card advantage and 2. it can play into reanimation plan.
I'm still pretty high on Greater Good , but if someone has graveyard hate/answers, it can cut off a splashy win and kneecap you pretty badly. It's not so great as a value/draw engine on its own due to the relatively high CMC and the discard 3 effect (vs a few relatively lower power main deck drag'o's). It's more a cute/splashy play/not sure I'd prioritize it unless you enjoy the card/game plan.
Speaking of which: In terms of replacements for Rishkar's Expertise , and/or in general, I'd rather look at Recurring Insight —that can be a superbomb splashy spell depending on the table. Not sure I care about Overrun-style effects at any CMC.
And I could see Living Death being a swap for Toxic Deluge , but given the tutors/recursion maybe one mass reanimation spell that's more one-sided is OK. I don't love also how Living Death resolves in re the stack (your reanimated creatures' ETBs resolve last); it can sometimes end up hosing you vs helping. Animate Dead might be a better add for added/cheap re-animation? Esp if it can fish a combo from a Scion of the Ur-Dragon dump-off?
2 months ago
Changes made on 9/26/19:
Further refined the mana base by removing some basics. Removed Traverse the Outlands in favor of Gilded Lotus since the lotus makes mana the turn it is played, and we can play less basics this way.
Even though I would love to see it shine, Kavu Predator got the axe. I just don't see him having much of an impact.
3 months ago
I know you're looking for non-wheel card draw. I don't love cantrips in EDH unless there is a number-of-spells-matters effect in play but they can smooth out a deck a bit. Ponder , Preordain , Portent , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , etc. The sweet spot in around 3-5 CMC for me, ideally drawing CMC -1 but there aren't a ton of spells that efficient. I don't love Divination in EDH (2 for 3) but it's the gold-standard in 60-card decks for a quickie hand refill. There are tons of efficient cards like Divination too.
There are a ton of "draw 3, discard 1" for 4 or 5 mana, which are okay. Sift , Trial of Knowledge , and Amass the Components , for example. Many are costed for being commons, which isn't where you wanna be in EDH. There should be plenty of good, efficient cards to draw from though. At the same time, you have a lot of great high-CMC draw, like Consecrated Sphinx and Thought Reflection, so having a few Divination effects might smooth out your draws.
Some suggestions: Concentrate , Windfall , Cathartic Reunion , Plea for Power , Tidings , Nin, the Pain Artist , Finale of Revelation , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Fact or Fiction , Chart a Course , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , Kumena's Awakening , Fevered Visions , Honden of Seeing Winds , Reverse Engineer , Read the Runes , Precognitive Perception , Distant Memories , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Trail of Evidence , Theft of Dreams , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Kefnet the Mindful , Cavalier of Gales , Combustible Gearhulk , Thassa, God of the Sea , Shared Discovery , Secrets of the Golden City , Vivisection , Weight of Memory , Recurring Insight , Breakthrough , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Deep Analysis , Gush , Invoke the Firemind , Expansion / Explosion , Chandra, Flamecaller , Dragon Mage , Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice , Arch of Orazca , Runehorn Hellkite , Conqueror's Galleon Flip, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , Commune with Lava .
4 months ago
Also why crucible?
4 months ago
Thanks for stopping by, iNinjy!
As for the cards, here are my thoughts:
Mind Funeral was previously in the deck, but has been cut in favour of other more impacting effects. Still in the sideboard. The only problem it has it's that it targets a single player, so it's less impacting than what I would like it to.
Altar of Dementia is very powerful, but is ought to be my finishing move, as the X/X creature that I sacrifice to it is no more available for extra milling, so I guess I won't put it in yet.
Glimpse and Mind Sculpt are one player focused, and since I play in 4-6 players games, the impact they have on the game is negligible, thus they were not included (for similar reasons as the removal of Mind Funeral from Mainboard).
Patient Rebuilding was previously in the deck, but has been cut for straight out being an inefficient mana investment. At 5 mana, this card competes with casting Phenax or Consuming Aberration , and it's not nearly as useful. Not only that, but I have to wait my next turn for the effect to trigger, it targets only one person (for a negligible amount of cards) and the amount of cards I get to draw could as well be zero. Since it was meant to be one of the deck's drawing engines, I substituted it months ago with Recurring Insight , as it can draw more and more quickly.
5 months ago
jaymc1130 Thanks for dropping by.
The doubts you have, I justify in the individual card discussion or in 'Polymorph? Tidespout Tyrant?' section of the description.
Most of the cards you have problems with have synergy between them: Tidespout Tyrant and Arcum's Astrolabe let you draw your deck without Urza. Future Sight / Mystic Forge let you draw your deck with the right pieces in play.
Some of the tutors also revolve around getting Tidespout into play since that's plan A, and way better than Dramatic Scepter (in my eyes), since it's basically a '1 card combo' and a parity breaker.
I was a doubter of Recurring Insight , but is the card that will get you the most cards for 5 cmc or over, it's much better than I expected (glad I heard the people that recommended it).
About the hate pieces (including Codex Shredder ), I'm taking a staxier approach rather then focus on going fast, since there's no way we're faster than the fastest decks in the format.
Recurring Insight occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%