Buyback (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

Azoth2099 on The Lonely Loner (Seems to free his mind at night)

3 weeks ago


Wuddup! Vadrik, Astral Archmage is so busted, man. Probably the best Commander p4p imo. I've been brewing him for a while now.

I see you're already running Seething Song, which is great. I'd highly recommend adding Desperate Ritual & Pyretic Ritual as well. Functionally having 2 copies of Dark Ritual in a deck is insane. Mana Geyser is pretty decent, but at Sorcery speed and at a minimum cost of , it's really not worth it compared to the others.

I would also recommend Mystic Retrieval & Mizzix's Mastery over Call to Mind & Finale of Promise respectively. As well as adding Past in Flames.

2 pieces of Equipment that I noticed shone very brightly with this Commander are Conqueror's Flail & Commander's Plate. The added bonus of cost reduction makes their power here difficult to overstate.

Buyback is a popular mechanic in typical Vadrik decks, but the only ones that are truly worth consideration are Capsize, Reiterate & Clockspinning. Haze of Rage & Seething Anger are obviously great, but they don't facilitate wins with the same frequency as those other ones. Sorcery speed sucks.

Never doubt that you need those Tutors, son! Solve the Equation, Reckless Handling, Merchant Scroll, Fabricate, Bribery & Acquire are all pretty much too good to pass up here. Reshape can also be great, depending on your Artifact list.

Free spells like Misdirection, Blazing Shoal & Commandeer can be pretty great here, given that they are likely still cheap to cast if you can't cast them for free.

Lastly, try to get yourself copies of Sea Gate Restoration  Flip, Shatterskull Smashing  Flip & Jeska's Will for this one if you can. Amazing!


Azoth2099 on Izzet Vadrik Fireball-slinger

2 months ago


Hey dude!

This Commander is so underrated, a strong contender for the best in Izzet imo, good choice.

Having built and playtested the crap out of this one already, I'd recommend running Firemind's Foresight! Even if you're not using it as a 1-card wincon - which I recommend - it's still great value. Recursion spells Past in Flames, Mystic Retrieval, Mizzix's Mastery & Finale of Promise also pull a lot of weight. Buyback cards like Capsize & Reiterate are very strong here as well. Other Buyback cards that normally see no play like Spell Burst, Clockspinning & Seething Anger suddenly become pretty decent!

Equipment like Conqueror's Flail & Commander's Plate are also even better than they usually are with this Commander. Clout of the Dominus too!

Baral, Chief of Compliance could reasonably join the party as well imo!

Goldberserkerdragon on

3 months ago

KongMing Chandra's Ignition wont need copying most of the time as Bruenor himself gets immensely huge before you know it. He is the main wincon so CI is extra, IF it comes to hand. Adding a copy spell won't help me find it or guarantee both cards will be in hand. Tutors right, but then that's even more slots taken/moved around. There are myriad and cheaper ways to copy spells: Twincast Reverberate Narset's Reversal Galvanic Iteration Reiterate Teach by Example, etc...

Azoth2099 on Repanse De Lyonesse (Syr Gwyn Knight Tribal)

3 months ago


De nada. If copying Buried Alive is what you wanna do. You could run stuff like Fork, Reverberate, Reiterate, Increasing Vengeance, Dual Casting, Dualcaster Mage...lots of options!

Hybrow on The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH

3 months ago

Thanks again Abaques ... Chandra's Incinerator has been an absolute god the few times it has come out... has helped me control the board quite nicely.. Now my friends are killing it on sight.

Profet93 ... Reiterate might be a nice consideration.. i could replace Reverberate and see how it does. I will say, that the unlimited mana option is probably not that viable. I don't generally have 11 mana available (5 for geyser, 3 for reiterate, 3 for buyback). And if we get to that stage I have probably already cleared my hand and am the target of everyone and out of options. This deck has a pretty low mana curve and games generally dont last that long one way or the other when i play it :)

Profet93 on The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH

3 months ago


Reiterate (need i say it again?) + mana geyser = Infinite red mana.

Tic12 on Turn 5 - Darth Vadrik strikes back

11 months ago

Next update:

Out: Vandalblast, Thermo-Alchemist, Temporal Cascade, Ponder, Overwhelming Intellect, Wizard Class

In: Seize the Spoils, Finale of Revelation, Reiterate, Frantic Search, Explosive Welcome, Unwind

Reason: Finally get Reiterate, so i'm going more into the combo pieces/finisher options.

Jett2112 on Impulsive Immolation

1 year ago

The maybe board is basically a list of notable exclusions most of witch I have playtested and cut but keep here in case a new synergy or strategy comes up also so that if anybody wants to make a budget version of this they have plenty of options.

Bonus Round, Reiterate, and Electrodominance were cut because they are bad topdecks when the hand is empty.

Sudden Shock isn't like a counterspell, it just means it's basically uncounterable here. right?? once a split second spell resolves players can add to the stack any time they have priority as normal? what do you mean by it's a counterspell?

Past in Flames maybe I should put it back in since my mana curve is lower now than when I took it out. Plus it goes good with Gamble.

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