Sensei's Divining Top

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon

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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.

Sensei's Divining Top Discussion

Haima13 on Alela, tax collector

5 hours ago

So after looking at it real quick, here are lists of lists:

Things I would definitely take out: Show

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LastEdegy on Willowmaker

6 days ago

@Conaxi4783 - Hmm.. i didn't remember Revel in Riches .. although, it's not as reliable, as i would like.. but, i'm going to include it in the maybeboard.. might do a couple of playtests with it.. with Smothering Tithe , i had it in a previous iteration of this deck, but i chose to cut it because my playgroup has a couple of house rules, that puts a bounty on certain cards that we feel are annoying to play against.. Smothering Tithe , Rhystic Study , Sol Ring , Gaea's Cradle , Sensei's Divining Top & Lion's Eye Diamond are those cards currently.. whenever one player destroys/exiles any of those, they would get a point in our league per month.. although Sol Ring is still in my deck, it's not as eye catching to remove from the battlefield, unlike those others, so I had to cut it.. Thanks for the suggestions btw.

@hamdeadly - that could be useful, although my deck has a couple of enchantments that i would not rather destroy, and would prefer single/multiple targeted removal spells like Return to Dust .. maybe as a last resort.. but i will keep that mass removal spell in mind, if ever i would update this deck.. thanks!

@Jobiji - that's a viable strategy! let's see if i can replace one of my creatures for Vhati il-Dal .. thanks!

exalted_k1d on Atraxa, legendary Voice,

1 week ago

Though I prefer stax over superfriends

You should run

Captain Sisay , Thran Temporal Gateway , Sensei's Divining Top

Profet93 on jvp

2 weeks ago

Two questions for you....

  1. How do you win? (Possible wincon can be self-mill through Lab maniac or Jace Weilder of mystery. You could include a leveler and Torpor Orb package). Or are you set on aethurflux, I don't see how you storm out?
  2. How do you plan on protecting your planeswalker?

While I don't have an answer for either of those crucial questions (yet, a bit tired at the moment), here are some general good stuff recommendations that you might like to consider

Riptide Laboratory to reuse wizard ETBs and for protection.

Snapcaster Mage - No explanation required

Gilded Drake - Because f*** the opponent's commander

Ixidron - Acts a blue "board wipe" that fucks with everyone's commander except yours (Note: His ETB still works with torpor orb)

Future Sight - Yes it's costly, yes they get to see the cards you draw (mostly counterspells and draw anyways) but it allows you to dig DEEP and hit land drops. With a (relatively) higher CMC than usual and such few lands, it might be worth considering.

No Rhystic Study or Mystic Remora ? Cyclonic Rift , Mana Drain and Force of Will for eventual upgrades.

Minamo, School at Water's Edge to untap your commander and nykthos

Maze of Ith to protect your commander

Sensei's Divining Top - Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel, oh Dreidel I shall play!

I'm a fan of the extra turn package in blue. At worst, it becomes an explore that allows you to activate your commander again. At best, it allows you to go ham on your opponents. I strongly recommend you consider it.

What kind of direction do you want this deck to go in?

BantBitch on The long Pilgrim to Maze's End - $40 budget

3 weeks ago

Into the Wilds and Escape to the Wilds both seem like good cards. If you're looking for some good synergy, Sensei's Divining Top , Scroll Rack , and Soothsaying could spice up Golos triggers.

BlackSirius on Sisay, All Salt No Flavor!

4 weeks ago

NivStormfront if I'm not mistaken I think the competitive meter goes up based on the high profile cards, maybe even the salty cards, that you see in most compet Cards like Sylvan Library and Gaea's Cradle are cards that can make the meter move.

In this deck from what I can tell Damnation , Wrath of God , lands like Arid Mesa , Sensei's Divining Top are cards that I believe add to the competitive meter. IMO I'm definitely opened to be proved wrong on this theory because I really have no vlue. It's just something I noticed.

PartyJ on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

1 month ago

After some extensive playtesting I made two changes:

OUT:

  • Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons : Mid/endgame I never truely found its potential. Most of the time I was hoping for another card.
  • Fevered Convulsions : Endgame I see the potential, but when it comes to these stages of the game I usually locked the table to find out it's a winmore card. In your opening hand and midgame it's just a dead card with a costly ability.

IN:

  • Sensei's Divining Top : After an absense I felt the appeal to give it a slot again. More hand sculpting options with the shuffle effect on fetch lands can give you an edge when you are looking for options/answers.

  • Rankle, Master of Pranks : I am not sure about the viability of this card in the deck. Perhaps it is meta dependant, but the 3 triggers that are relevant the turn it comes under your control warrant some playtesting.

Looking forward to play with Nath. If you have any questions, then let me know.

I also saw some comments about the primer on top, which couldn't be read. Let me know if you can open and read the content... or not.

Thanks!

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.19%

Blue: 0.7%

Red: 0.36%

Black: 0.21%

White: 0.36%

Green: 0.15%

WU (Azorius): 1.19%

UB (Dimir): 1.1%

UR (Izzet): 0.81%

Golgari: 0.1%

WUB (Esper): 1.08%

UBR (Grixis): 0.73%

BUG (Sultai): 0.63%