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Rhystic Study Discussion
1 hour ago
6 hours ago
So, what about using Intruder Alarm . It would give you a secondary effect similar to that of Paradox Engine .In fact, as it only costs 3, i tend to go for this more often than Paradox Engine . If you have a Manaweft Sliver or Gemhide Sliver , haste enabling sliver, and Sliver Overlord you need 4 mana to potentially drain your deck of slivers, and flood the field.
For some extra draw, i'd also be tempted with maybe a Rhystic Study . You are already playing slivers, might as well be hated for something else too lol. you could also use things like Vanquisher's Banner
I know its pricey, but Yawgmoth's Will it so helpful if you need to get key pieces back from the bin, especially if they are non creature related combo pieces.
Hope this helps, and feel free to have a look at my little hive I call home :)
18 hours ago
This is marked 'Help.' Below is my attempt at doing so:
First off, if you aren't averse to it on flavor grounds, I suggest the off-color fetches like Windswept Heath and Scalding Tarn . These could replace Temple of Silence and other ETB tapped lands, fetching your duals and shocks. These also allow for more shuffle effects off cards like Brainstorm .
If your meta is like mine, Sen Triplets will draw a lot of hate. Wearing down enemy resources can be useful. Pox is one of the most brutal EDH cards, but its younger brother Smallpox is sometimes better. It's good as a compliment to Liliana of the Veil , and fits within the control theme. Adding Waste Not to the mix, along with effects like Words of Waste , may be fun. I realize that this lowers the number of cards you have access to in your opponents' hands, but it is still a very powerful effect.
You may have more luck with Cataclysm than Scourglass . It also wipes planeswalkers, but for less mana. Additionally, being able to access opponents' hands means you can rebuild faster than your opponents.
Remand seems like a good card in your deck, seeing as you can return a spell you want to cast, then target the opponent you countered and cast the spell yourself. Similarly, bouncing a juicy permanent during the end step before your turn means you can play it on yours. Winds of Rebuke and Snap might merit an include.
Notion Thief is typically a good idea in a control deck that includes Dimir colors. Using him means Arcane Denial becomes straight busted, and running it with cards like Windfall and Time Spiral can simply shut people out of the game.
Telepathy can give you information on who you want to target with your general's ability.
I'm not sure what your meta is like, but mine includes things like Gaddock Teeg . I suggest running Toxic Deluge to get around this sort of effect. Another meta call is Mental Misstep , which I've also had luck with.
I apologize if my suggestions are less than ideal; I've never had much success with this general. But that's what comes to mind. Good luck.
1 day ago
I’ve also played Brago and there are 2 very good budget things you can do with this deck. 1, ramp. 2, draw. Brago basically doubles your mana from mana rocks, so if you have a lot of mana and a lot of draw, that is powerful. That’s why Rhystic Study and Smothering Tithe cost so much.
Let’s start with ramp. He can blink mana rocks so your mana rocks need to enter untapped. No Fieldmist Borderpost effects. Instead, you have Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Prismatic Lens , Hedron Archive , Basalt Monolith , Peregrine Drake (he’s fun), and anything else you have. Sol Ring and what not.
Now draw. Mystic Remora is definitely worth the price. It’ll draw you a ton of cards and Brago will keep the upkeep cost to . Other good draw is Trial of Knowledge , Sea Gate Oracle , Unquestioned Authority , Traveler's Cloak , Pentarch Ward , Curator's Ward (you draw cards and can trenchant your commander!) Heliod's Pilgrim , and more. There are always permanents that help you draw.
Shoutout to Cloudform and Lightform for cheating everything into play. Should you want to keep your manifested a creature a 2/2 instead of blinking it (for example, it’s an instant) you only need to blink the ~~~~form enchantment. Also, Reality Acid and Nevermaker do great.
Also, planeswalkers. Add them if you’ve got them. Like Narset, Parter of Veils . She’s good.
Those are my suggestions anyway. Now if you’re to take any cards out, I’d start with Serra's Blessing . Your commander can blink itself and all your creatures so they have pseudo-vigilance. I’d also remove instants and sorcerers from your deck that can be easily replaced with a blinkable permanent with the same effect ( Unsummon —> Nevermaker ).
3 days ago
Also, just the one counterspell seems a little irrelevant. you have to luck into drawing it, and then if you cant buy it back, its gone. Would probably look at increasing these, as unless its a mass exile or -1/-1 effect, you should be ok. counterspells stops the big boardwipe threats.
Also, more draw effects ( Vanquisher's Banner , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Rhystic Study , Phyrexian Arena ) will all help. Also, untap engine with things like Paradox Engine and Intruder Alarm is pretty much draw and play deck if you have a haste and mana sliver out.
Finally, Amoeboid Changeling is hilarious. can steal an opponents commander, or key creature. totally worth it
Sorry, I have written a lot now... I'll go lol
4 days ago
If Willbreaker is a big part of what you want your deck to do, then you'll need to protect her. Diplomatic Immunity , Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves , and Mask of Avacyn are all good ways to do this. More card draw appears to be a must here. Rhystic Study is a blue staple, and Coastal Piracy will fit your theme of running unblockable creatures.
5 days ago
Definitely needs a good chunk of more artifact ramp and the staple blue card draw. I would say at least 10-11 artifacts that tap for mana.
I would look to add Cyclonic Rift , Dig Through Time , Fact or Fiction , Impulse , Ponder , Preordain , Gitaxian Probe , Sensei's Divining Top , Dramatic Reversal , Frantic Search , Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora , High Tide in addition to more artifact ramp of your choosing.
Looks like a good amount of counter magic, but see how it goes. Maybe cut Arcane Denial if you feel its too much.
Looking at your discard outlets for the Library of Leng synergy I assume, you'll want some more artifact tutors as well.
If you're looking at this deck to be cutthroat and competitive, you should look to Chain Veil teferi and cEdh Fblthp. The staple draw, interaction, stax and tutors they run would also be good here with the addition of your extra turns/top deck combo lines.
Best of luck to you, looks like a cool deck with a lot of potential. Hope that's helpful.
1 week ago
Hi schnernv, sorry for the delay.
I really like this deck.
Smokestack usually go to 4 counters, cheap permanents are great.
My favorite play is Contamination , locks most of the people out of the game.
I'm testing some improvements:
Rhystic Study occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.17%
W/U (Azorius): 1.76%
U/R (Izzet): 0.87%
U/B (Dimir): 1.22%
G/U (Simic): 0.67%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.9%
U/B/R (Grixis): 0.64%
BUG (Sultai): 0.56%
GWU (Bant): 1.09%