Sensei's Divining Top

Sensei's Divining Top

Artifact

: Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

: Draw a card, then put Sensei's Divining Top on top of its owner's library.

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Sensei's Divining Top occurrence in decks from the last year

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Sensei's Divining Top Discussion

Cypher35 on Breya/Zirda, Can it compete?

1 day ago

I have to say, if you're already running Aetherflux Reservoir and Sensei's Divining Top , you really might as well be running Bolas's Citadel

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven spoiler season

2 days ago

Black and white are my two favorite colors in this game, so, naturally, I am excited about the cards in the black and white deck.

Tempting contract is nice, but very unreliable, so I am not certain if I can put it into any of my current decks.

Felisa, fang of Silverquill is nice, but nothing spectacular, and I notice that many cards that are associated with Silverquill generate inkling tokens, just as many cards that are associated with Quandrix generate fractal tokens.

I do not like the wording on combat calligrapher; would it really have taken up too much space to write “whenever a creature attacks one of your opponents, its controller creates…etc.?”

Return to Dust has already been reprinted numerous times, so I dearly wish that WotC had instead reprinted Heliod's Intervention in this set, since that card has been printed only once, and is better in the majority of situations.

Guardian archon is definitely a great card, but its controller shall need to find a way to “flicker” it to truly get great value from it, but that should not be difficult to do, in white. I also like that this is the second card in the game with the text “secretly choose an opponent” and “activate this ability only once,” after Stalking Leonin .

Nils, discipline enforcer is a perfect example of white’s authoritarian nature, and he will definitely be annoying for many players whose decks rely upon putting +1/+1 counters on their creatures; I have a deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, so he could definitely hinder that deck, if I cannot deal with him, quickly. At least he does not have flash, because that would make him ridiculous.

Promise of loyalty will definitely lead to some very complicated political dealings in games that have more than two players, so I will be interested to see how it works.

Sponsorship scholar is another example of how card advantage works in white, and, even better, it allows players to search for any basic lands, not merely plains! Finally, WotC is making white more powerful and helping it to reach the other colors in terms of power!

I really like author of shadows; first, that artwork is amazing, and, second, the effect is very sinister, and will definitely turn the tide of a game, if used properly.

Bold plagiarist is the latest in a long line of cards that punish players who seek to gain advantage, but, at least, this one does not actually stop them from gaining advantage; it merely copies their advantage. Why is it that the opponent is the one who places the counters on the plagiarist, and not the controller of the plagiarist?

In a similar manner, cunning rhetoric is a continuation of black’s ability to discourage an opponent from attacking one’s self, and punishing them, if they do.

Fain, the broker, has serious potential for powerful combos, and could definitely lead to major shifts in games if used properly.

Incarnation technique would be good for either my Mimeoplasm or my Teneb, the Harvester decks, but I cannot remove and existing cards to make room for it.

With keen duelist, I first am very glad that there are still black wizards in this game, now that warlocks are a creature type, and, second, a symmetrical Dark Confidant will definitely lead to some major politics and bargains between players, and it should go without saying that the best way to use it is with the ability to manipulate your own deck, such as with Crystal Ball or Sensei's Divining Top .

Stinging study is a nice way to take advantage of a general with a higher casting cost, especially if that general has been sent back to the command zone at least once, and has become too expensive to reliably recast; given that that card costs 5 mana to cast, I say that a player should have a general with a converted mana cost of at least 5 to truly get good value from it.

Inkshield is like Batwing Brume on steroids, but its high mana cost does mean that it will require strategy and careful timing to be used most effectively; I personally think that it could have cost 4 mana and still have been perfectly balanced.

As for the reprints, did we really need another reprint of Zetalpa, Primal Dawn or Sun Titan ? However, the reprints of Utter End , Oblation , Magister of Worth , and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea are all welcome, and I am glad that WotC has finally reprinted Deathbringer Liege , because that card very badly needed to be reprinted.

Overall, WotC has really increased the quality of this year’s Commander product, compared to those from previous years, so I hope that every Commander product has this level of quality, from this point forward.

BrickSkipper on Freedom by Death (K'rrik suicide EDH)

2 days ago

Nice list! game me some things to consider for my K'rrik deck. How has Nyx Lotus felt in play? I find that entering tapped is a pretty big cost in this deck. Also just a personal preference but I like Solemn Simulacrum over Burnished Hart . Since you're running Bolas's Citadel and Aetherflux Reservoir I recommend Sensei's Divining Top . It goes infinite with the cards listed above and has great synergy with dark confidant and Twilight prophet. I also like to have a couple extra ways to shuffle So I'm trying out Myriad Landscape for a bit of ramp and a shuffle effect on a land, along with Prismatic Vista . The shuffle is nice when you have Bolas's Citadel down or need to change the top of your library after spinning the top a few times.

I'm looking for input for my K'rrik list. Maybe you could take a look? K'rrik Kracks

BrickSkipper on K'rikk, life's shit storm

1 week ago

I'd recommend Sensei's Divining Top . It goes infinite with Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux Reservoir , while being a very solid little piece of card selection in the early game.

jaymc1130 on Pebbles

1 week ago

If you're playing Cloudstone Curio in this deck with these commanders and you aren't running Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip and the 0 mana Kobolds then you're missing out on a much more practical combo win than the graveyard shenanigans with Blood Artist style effects.

With Curio in play, cast Birgi, cast Rog, cast any 1cmc red creature or a 0 mana Kobold, and then continuously bounce Rog and the other creature to generate infinite red mana off Birgi triggers. Use a final Rog cast to bounce the Birgi, cast Birgi as an artifact now. Cast any non artifact creature (you can discard cards in hand to the Horn to find a creature if needed, or if using Dockside Extortionist plus Rog you'll be able to cast Tymna) and bounce the Rog. Discard the Rog to the Horn to exile the top 2 of the library, Rog returns to the command zone. Recast Rog, bounce the extra creature, recast the extra creature and bounce the Rog, discard the Rog to exile 2 more. Rinse repeat until you draw and play the whole library for a win.

This line of play in Rog/Tymna decks is much more reliable than graveyard lines of play due to the pletora of yard hate in the format and the combo mana loop itself mostly relies on creature casts that are far less likely to be poached by blue interaction. Ranger-Captain of Eos is both a nice tutor for a Kobold and a protection piece for when you combo off and can supplement the Abolisher and Silence as protective elements.

This compliments the Impact Tremors + Cloudstone Curio lines of play as well as any 2 Kobolds also generate a win, again avoiding yard hate and most permission elements. Both of these lines of play do rely on Curio though so at least one additional non Curio related game winning line of play should be included as a back up, and for this Opposition Agent + Maralen of the Mornsong is quite ideal in terms of card slot efficiency.

I do not recommend the Blood Artist lines in this deck as they are equally card slot inefficient as the Birgi set up but far more vulnerable and significantly less useful outside of the combo, though the Kobolds are really only nice with a Skullclamp on the board. Koll, the Forgemaster + Skullclamp +any Kobold (including the commander) is a nifty little draw engine though providing 2 cards for every invested to keep you gassed up.

I'm still testing about 12-15 card slots in my build at the moment (my meta includes a lot of disruptive opposing decks keen on exiling cards so I've got one additional combo win line with the Mystic Forge + Sensei's Divining Top combo in there as well), but after a number of games the Cloudstone Curio set ups centered around Birgi and the Kobolds have proven to be ideal.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Dont Rush Me, Im a Breach (cEDH Draw Go Control)

1 week ago

There are a few wincons in this list, actually! Its a slow control build, moreover this is pretty close to my base list that I modify depending on meta.

Nexus of Fate Loops

Starting State Requires ETI + 12 mana to cast it:

Cast Enter the Infinite (-12 mana)

Cast Mana Crypt (+2 mana)

Cast Mana Vault (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Sol Ring (-1 mana, 5 mana overall)

Cast Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal , and then activate it (-2, -2, 1 mana in pool)

You now have infinite mana (Colorless and useless if you did not play Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond)

Cast Nexus of Fate and pass turn to yourself. Enjoy your infinite turns!

Twister Loops

Cast Enter the Infinite (-12 mana)

Cast Mana Crypt (+2 mana)

Cast Mana Vault (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Sol Ring (-1 mana, 5 mana overall)

Cast Sensei's Divining Top (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal , and then activate it (-2, -2, 0 mana in pool)

You now have infinite mana (Colorless and useless if you did not play Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond)

Cast Hullbreacher and then Timetwister

Activate Isochron enough times to stack enough Sensei draw triggers to pick up your library

Now you're in a state where you can infinitely recast any spell in your deck, nobody else has cards in hand, and you can kinda do whatever. If you want to Reality Shift everyone's deck down to 0, you can.

Meta Packages

Cursed Totem & Crop Rot for Tabernacle are the wide anti-creature stax pieces. Rashmi can operate through a cursed totem, so if your meta is really green, its a good option that doesn't slow us down that much. Tabernacle is even crazier, it punishes dork/tymna decks and all kinds of commander dependant strats.

This list also leverages creature tutors and Collector Ouphe, but doesn't run Null Rod. We cant tutor Rod, it feeds dockside (though it makes the treasures inoperable), so I leaned harder into anti-artifact + anti-creature synergies. Cuz it means we can hate on every strategy in a meaninful way.

Even heavier anti-creature versions of my Rashmi list exist, notably "PolyNezahal", which has only Nezahal on board, leans into artifacts, and includes stuff like Oko and Narset to circumvent a lack of Hullbreacher.

Moose-Storm on Karnifacts

2 weeks ago

Profet93 Thanks for the suggestions! I ordered copies of Sensei's Divining Top , Ancient Tomb , and Blast Zone to add to my main deck. Top's value is too good to pass up.

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