Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays .
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Rhystic Study occurrence in decks from the last year
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Rhystic Study Discussion
2 weeks ago
I’ve been intrigued by Wandering Archaic Flip as it is very annoying for any counter spells in the format. But this got me thinking of other cast punishers. Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , and even Nezahal, Primal Tide (of all things) on the top end. If midrange can develop then this may be a bit weaker but it is a potent response to combo decks that presents a clock in a reasonable amount of time unlike the prison decks. Canthese punishers form a control shell in the format?
3 weeks ago
So you exile a spell from their hand, but they can still pay it for a slight tax? That doesn't seem that bad, to be honest? I mean sure sucks and all, but they still get to cast it?
As for the combo, to me that seems very weak. I try to stay away from creature combos, being defined as more than one creature in the interactions. The reason I try to stay away from these is because the removal of creatures is far too easy. All it takes is one well-timed removal and the combo is broken. The same for a wrath, or if you are forced to block incoming lethal.
I prefer comboing with enchantments, of all permanents, as enchantment removal is thin and not many players run it. Artifacts are often seen as bigger threats, so players tend to go after those.
In my experience, the threat assessment tends to look like:
- Planeswalkers (Usually taken out before artifacts, but are waited upon until near-ult, making them lower on the list)
The combo is nice, by the way. Really dirty. I just worry about how fragile it is. Would be solid in a Shalai, Voice of Plenty deck, though.
Locks out practically everything that doesn't have a CMC 1 or 3. Just horrific, since we are talking about some dirty tricks in this thread ;D
3 weeks ago
Thought you'd appreciate the true singleton format for this one. As for why Vorinclex, well it seems like Spike and Timmy have helped you figure that out ;)
Urza's Ruinous Blast and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth : Originally these were contestants, but this started out as a Party Matters deck (Wizard, Cleric, Warrior, Rogues) but I ended up not having enough of a balance of those types to warrant focusing heavily on the mechanic.
Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain : The point of the deck is to not cast the legendary spells. Also, she has her own deck.
Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage : This is one that was cut after deciding I had too many Wizards when I was still looking at Party Matters. Might warrant revisiting.
Kamahl's Druidic Vow : The primary reason this isn't in the deck is I don't have it. Otherwise I dunno what I'd cut.
Anafenza, the Foremost : Similarly, don't has. Will have to source as it's glorious.
Blackblade Reforged : Too many other good options to include this, unfortunately.
Heroes' Podium : I really like this one. Didn't know it existed. Will have to source.
Farseek : No idea what to cut. Also probably didn't find it when going through cards and was giving priority to LEGENDS
Thran Temporal Gateway : I've no excuse as to why this ain't in except that I wanted to use Sisay to cheat, not anything else. Which isn't a good excuse but it is mine.
Fblthp, the Lost : Wow yeah I do need one of these.
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite : Wouldn't go in here anyway. She'd go into Mono-White. And I'm not gonna get my hopes up on getting more than one.
Avacyn, Angel of Hope : If I had an extra, lol. She's basically an auto-include in any white deck.
Sigarda, Host of Herons : See above.
Eerie Ultimatum : Another card that...I wish I had.
Ruinous Ultimatum : Ehh,, I feel like one ultimatum is a bit much for the deck and I'd rather Eerie.
Weatherlight : Valid point. Now, ugh gotta figure out how to fit it in.
Legacy Weapon : Bad Vorthos. Bad.
Rhystic Study : Bad Spike. Bad
Curiosity : ...bad Johnny, bad.
3 weeks ago
I love to play interactive decks, but I'll play grindy decks that create a power vacuum as well. One deck I just finished building and is now in playtest mode is a Zombie Tokens deck that generates massive value by going wide and using them as resources instead of creatures. A deck like that, you're not really looking to make deals or play politics, you're looking to go wide and win the game by dumping =100 into Dread Summons and passing the turn or something similar.
However, whenever able, I'll play politics and let opponents decide. Like,
- "Okay. Reclamation Sage lands. There's a Rhystic Study , a Smothering Tithe and a Blood Moon . Let's make some deals."
Whoever offers the best deal gets to choose what I blow up.
What's really fun is going,
- "I have five copies of Pathrazer of Ulamog . Who wants to keep their boardstate?"
I find when you put that kind of power in the hands of your opponents, the entire dynamic of the game changes.
3 weeks ago
Hey there multimedia,
There is no budget for upgrading right now, even tough at the moment this deck is on hold since my Jodah (Jodah Archmage Eternal Budgetish deck is getting a few upgrades recently ( Rhystic Study and Thassa's Oracle so slightly expensive upgrade for that deck)
Copperhorn Scout this card used to be in the deck, but I didn´t really find much use out of it to be honest, but it is certainly in considering cards.
Thank you for your opinion, and I will certainly consider some cards. On card Staff of Domination I had my eyes already before a few times but I always forgot to order that one. So... maybe
Greatest problem this deck actually is going through is that there are no boardwipes and it struggles against flyers. I was considering Nylea's Intervention but that is also just among considering.
3 weeks ago
Yo cfost827, just read the reddit post you linked. There is a list somewhere I read long time ago based on the original Niv-Mizzet, that version is the handcycling version and I am really fond of that deck list. Here is the link to it.
If ya have a discord or decklist posted I can help ya give you some pointers in tuning the deck, as I am an advocate in tuning decks towards your meta and not looking things up online.
You also mentioned your budget is roughly $1000, there are some core cards I would recommend such as Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Dockside Extortionist , Jeweled Lotus , just to name a few. Nivvie is a super flexible deck so also depending on your meta there are different things ya can do.
4 weeks ago
I like your take on a god deck. I am paying a god deck for quite some time now, you can take a look on my profiel to find it. It takes a whole other route. I stopped going here and doing stuff, but your deck really made me curious about the route you took.
Based on my experiences and looking at your deck, I would suggest to take a closer look at these cards:
Good luck and godspeed!
1 month ago
I've made some cuts!
Spells being considered that are being purchased soon; Necrotic Sliver , Root Sliver , Bloom Tender , Pulmonic Sliver , Spoils of Victory , Darksteel Mutation , Synapse Sliver , Magma Sliver , Intruder Alarm , Horned Sliver , and Amoeboid Changeling .