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Silundi Vision Discussion
3 months ago
Super sweet deck. I had the idea to do a Illuna + Omniscience deck, googled it, and found your list. I've got a couple suggestions though.
I think you could use more incidental token production to give you mutate targets. Cards like Lazotep Plating , Emergent Sequence , Growth Spasm , Alrund's Epiphany or Stolen by the Fae could be great ways to create tokens for you to mutate onto, outside of man lands or GSZing for Dryad Arbor or Crop Rotating for Khalni Garden. The more expensive man lands like Lumbering Falls, Wandering Fumarole and Raging Ravine feel especially clunky here as 10 mana to activate them plus mutate is pretty steep. Another angle could be adding a Dwarven Mine , and maybe a Sheltered Thicket and second basic mountain to go along with it, so that your Mire, Mesa, Tarn and Foothills can produce a creature token as well. Kher Keep could be good for this too as it's a repeatable effect.
It seems to me that you don't have enough ways to deterministically win once you get the Omniscience down. Intuition, Gamble and Mystical Tutor + a cantrip, seem like your only ways to reliably find Ignite Memories, and Intuition only gets into your graveyard. You definitely need at least 2 Regrowth / Reclaim effects so that your Intuition always gets you what you want. Bala Ged Recovery Flip, Mystic Retrieval , and Experimental Overload (since it can make a token too) are all cool options there. Playing those cards to support Intuition also allows you to play Gifts Ungiven and put together similar packages with it. Probably the best card to use to go off with Omniscience is Petals of Insight since it makes the storm count infinitely large and finds you your Ignite Memories all in one card. You could use cards like Solve the Equation or even Eerie Procession to find the Petals since it's an arcane spell. There's also Merchant Scroll which doesn't get you to the sorcery Petals directly, but it can find Firemind's Foresight , which then finds Intuition along with maybe some interaction. Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Faithless Looting and Frantic Search all seem fine here as they're useful both before and after you get your Omni down. Spells like Time Twister and Time Spiral seem less good though, as there's a fair chance you could fizzle after casting them even with an Omniscience out. Enter the Infinite , Praetor's Counsel , Insurrection , Volcanic Vision , or Mnemonic Deluge also work as finishers if you want to do something bigger and splashier with Omniscience out.
Lastly, Sea Gate Restoration Flip, Valakut Awakening Flip, and Silundi Vision Flip all could be sensible additions to the mana base that double as ways to start go off with Omni. Not to mention Bala Ged Recovery that I mentioned before as part of the Intuition/Gifts package. Once you start playing any number of those spell lands, it probably then becomes a good idea to include a Gruul Turf or similar land to open up the line of Crop Rotating into a bounce land to return a spell land to hand. Once you're on this land package, Hour of Promise starts to look pretty appealing, as it can find bounce + spell land to start and Omniscience chain, or any number of various creature lands if you need something to mutate onto.
4 months ago
Hello, I saw your post about the deck and wanted to make a couple of suggestions.
You have some cards I think are of dubious value in your deck and would like to suggest removing them. You should delete the following cards; Thought Scour This card adds nothing to this deck's game plan. Spore Frog . Cut these and replace them with Empty the Warrens . Empty the Warrens can make blockers, increases your storm count, and can storm for even more goblins.
I also feel I have to make the obligatory mention about some of the better turbo fog and storm creatures you could replace them with; Augur of Bolas , Guttersnipe , Sprite Dragon , Snapcaster Mage and Electrostatic Field . If you really need to have a creature, make it a 4 of any of the creatures I just mentioned. But dump the frogs. If you really think fog effects are your answer then cut them for Haze of Pollen . Haze at least can raise storm counts or be cycled when the battlefield does not have serious threats in play. And the frogs would be gone.
Cut Nature's Spiral . It is too narrow and does not advance your win condition. I am also not happy with your enchantments either. I think I see your game plan using them but they hurt your odds of Storming off on your opponent and really only hurt yourself by slowing down your deck. I would cut Gaseous Form for sure. And suggest cutting Abundant Growth . I would replace these with copies of Echoing Truth and Growth Spiral . Both of these cards do the same thing those cards do in the short run, then they raise your storm counts and help win the game in the long run.
Your deck is missing two things that help turbo decks and burn/storm decks. Card advantage and mana rituals. Consider these cards when thinking about what to replace your cuts with or consider making room for some of them; Desperate Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , or Manamorphose . If you plan to keep Abundant Growth in your deck then these rituals have lesser value but I would consider dumping the growth for a playset of one of these or more depending on your card count. They up your storm count and provide the mana to cast more cards in the same turn adding even more to your storm counts.
For card advantage, consider making room for the cards like these; Opt , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , Pieces of the Puzzle , Behold the Multiverse , Brainstorm or Frantic Search . Some of these are cheap to cast with a small return but will really accelerate the deck and raise your counts. The bigger cost ones have bigger payoffs for card advantage but will make slower turns. Some other cards to consider are Browbeat , Risk Factor and the blue jump-start card Chemister's Insight . You don't see Risk Factor or Chemister's Insight in competitive decks as much but they are both good alternatives that can keep providing advantage or damage. I would consider adding 4-8 of some of these cards to give you card advantage and help refill your hand for bigger storms.
Two more suggestions that may have a place in the deck; Silundi Vision Flip can replace a generic island while letting you dig pretty deep to find one of your win conditions. You may even consider adjusting the mana base to make room for maybe even 2 of these.
Consider adding Past in Flames to the deck. This card really increases the chances of a win especially during long games by letting you replay all of your burn spells from the yard. It needs a big mana investment but it can finish a game depending on the state of your graveyard. I would seriously consider replacing two copies of Call to Mind and/or Nature's Spiral with a total of 2 copies of Past in Flames . I would keep it at two copies, it does need a big mana state to really work out for you and going to 3 or 4 copies will hurt the deck instead of help it.
Lastly, consider going to 4 copies of the good cards you already have in the deck. You should raise the counts of Lightning Bolt and Shock to 4 each for sure. I would also consider dropping copies of Fog to raise your counts of Moment's Peace . Generally, if you do need to fog the field it will happen later in the game so the mana cost is not as big a burden and the flashback makes them awesome.
4 months ago
Here's another handful. Riddleform allows scrying at will, albeit for 3 mana, but it's also a creature as needed, and probably a lot of the time anyway.
Don't forget to work in Solve the Equation somewhere!
Another random pull for me was Mystic Reflection . I would have to classify it as a spot removal which actually erases the identity of the card, kind of like those enchantments I linked before, but you hit the target before it enters the battlefield. You can also can potentially hit more than one target.
Finally, I know it's out of budget range, but I can't help but squeeze Shark Typhoon into the deck because I got one and I want to use it. And it works well with the premise of a mostly-instants-and-sorceries deck.
I'll probably add Boseiju, Who Shelters All because, again, it's burning a hole in my pocket and it's really good in the deck. But it's definitely not a budget card.
4 months ago
Cards that I don't think are that strong and some replacement recommendations:
Must include lands: (maybe go up to 38 lands) Reliquary Tower
Other good/fun cards you should consider: Sol Ring (must have for commander)
Feed the Swarm (for the enchantment removal)
Bident of Thassa (good cards draw for small evasive creature decks)
Rhystic Study (annoy opponents/great card draw)
Torment of Hailfire (You should keep this one in, great finisher)
Murderous Cut (cheap removal)
Dismember (cheap removal)
6 months ago
All the taplands seem like too much; also, no basics is a pretty big liability. I'd personally change up the manabase for those reasons, deserts are typically considered fairly bad for non-rotating formats. Valakut Awakening Flip and Silundi Vision Flip both seem very good for this, as well. 4x Spirebluff is a lot in a draw-go deck, too; I'd go with none, personally.
Also, I would consider swapping some or all of your Quench for Censor or Jwari Disruption Flip. Without energy synergies, Behold the Multiverse is an upgrade over Glimmer of Genius . Finally, Shark Typhoon is almost always going to be a significantly better and more flexible wincon than other X-spells.
7 months ago
Maybe try the flip cards from Zendikar Rising? You can play them as lands, and they won't mess up Charbelcher: Akoum Warrior Flip, Beyeen Veil Flip, Glasspool Mimic Flip, Jwari Disruption Flip, Kazuul's Fury Flip, Sea Gate Restoration Flip, Shatterskull Smashing Flip, Silundi Vision Flip, Song-Mad Treachery Flip, Spikefield Hazard Flip, Umara Wizard Flip, Valakut Awakening Flip
9 months ago
Hey Tyondai! Thankfully Commander Legends gave me a card that illustrates how reading your comment felt like to me: Mnemonic Deluge. This is how it must feel when you're doing your masters on a subject and suddenly get an email from the guy that wrote the first phd about it.
So here's how your comment impacted my build
Cards that got in:
Pieces of the Puzzle - I hadn't realized the graveyard fueling potential from this card for Underworld Breach and once I looked over at my own build and saw Careful Consideration it felt like a reasonable swap. It can be reiterated infinitely for the win, but maybe it's not worth the double pip.
Brain Freeze + Lotus Petal + Muddle the Mixture - Of course, should have gone in as soon as Underworld Breach got in the deck. I removed Sentinel Tower since Brain Freeze is basically the same win con and i was playing Thousand-Year Storm for the lols, it got out as well for Petal. For Muddle, Long-Term Plans really was slow and got cut, however it's the only other tutor that can fetch Underworld Breach so maybe that's enough justification for it to go back in one day.
Cards that didn't go in:
Pirate's Pillage - Oh man, the card that made you create the account. My build is not as red centered as yours, since I don't run Electrodominance or Grapeshot (yet). I definetly understand the value of having a red card that generates blue mana, oftenly the combo path gets to a point of "Ok, i have infinte red, now just need to turn it into infinte blue". But personally in my games because of the ammount of islands in the deck ther's usually at least one U available and there are a ton of cards that can work off of that such as Hidden Strings or the ever powerfull Frantic Search. However, I'll for sure pay attention during my games with the deck to see if I ever get to a combo point that only Pirate's Pillage could continue.
Electrodominance - My initial instinct is that having RR for this is rather difficult since the mana base doesn't generate that much red mana, and on top of that you need Mizzix out for the card to be worth it. Could you elaborate further? This is not a case where I can imagine how it would be like to have the card in the deck.
Cards that are in that I'm considering cutting:
Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time - The double pip on Dig really feels bad sometimes, but aside from that both are still on the list. However you've opened my eyes to the possibility that these cards may not be worth it and I really want to keep an eye out for their performance during my next games with the deck.
Rhystic Study - I agree with you that this card is generally slower than the rest of the deck and it doesn't help out much for comboing off. Probably take it out once I build another blue deck.
Enter the Infinite - Yes, it should go. I'll keep it in for now because it's funny.
Final thoughts: I haven't been able to get that many games in since the last batch of changes and I feel like that's a must to go forward, lots of things to keep an eye on. Adding the combo line with Underworld Breach makes the deck considerably stronger and it exacerbates that really this kind of deck is stronger in Grixis where you can reliably tutor Breach and don't really need Mizzix's discount for the combo lines. Aside from the cards above I really would like to add Jeska's Will and Valakut Awakening Flip, if you'd like to check out my build and contribute some thoughts here's the link Mizziz of the Storm.
10 months ago
I've been playing this deck for 1.5 years now and i've played all kinds of variations, ranging from 50$ builds, to 300$ to budgetless. I'm also the same one that pomegranatas mentions in his december 2019 narset's reversal update.
Most of the things klap mentions are good advice, except for one: cutting pirate's pillage. I've made an account on this site just to talk about this one :p
Pirate's Pillage is a very important card in the deck, especially if you start upgrading a bit with cards like underworld breach. Upgrading this deck shifts some of it's wincons in to red instead of blue (seriously, one of the first things to cut is enter the infinite imo). When using more red wincons (breach, electrodominance, grapeshot) at first glance, pirate's pillage seems very mediocre, everything it does, other cards do better. However, there is no single card that does it all and there's something it does that no other card can.
- discard a card: not always that relevant
- draw two cards: nice
- create two treasures
now, those treasure might give you the idea that this card is a mediocre ritual at best, only netting you 1 mana if you have 3 exp counters. It's not just two mana, it's two mana of any color. No red card in our deck can turn the huge amount of red mana we can make in to blue (i'll get back to this later). One other important thing to mention is that, prior to the printing of Jeska's Will we didn't have any true sorcery speed rituals. With pirate's pillage being a sorcery, you can use Invert / Invent to tutor Reiterate and pillage, which combo's nicely if you have 3 red mana. the treasures pay for the reiterate, you draw cards until you hit something nice. It's very similar to some of the Frantic Search lines, except, that's an instant.
For example if you hit Mind's Desire continue reiterating pirate's pillage until you are satisfied with your storm count and use the remaining 2 treasures to cast mind's desire. Or, draw cards until you have 2 instant speed red rituals, cast one, reiterate the second for infinite storm and finish with Brain Freeze (you still have 1 treasure) or Grapeshot.
Are those the best and/or most efficient combo lines in the deck? No, but they present themselves often, are primarily red based so you can keep blue open for counters. This deck is all about storming on the fly, making it up as you go, and Pirate's Pillage fits nicely in to that playstyle.
If you do add Underworld Breach, do not cut Pieces of the Puzzle! It can pay the escape cost for itself and thus is great for filling your graveyard with other stuff. Also, Brain Freeze is a must if you're playing breach. we're the only deck that can easily combo of breach + lotus petal because we only need to pay U for Brain Freeze.
Rhystic Study is a great card, won't argue on that one. However, think about your meta (speed?) and your playstyle before adding this 3 mana enchantment. no cost reduction, no immediate draw, doesn't combo with anything in our deck and you get no exp counters from casting it. I have tried it and except for in opening hands, i always wished i drew an other card.
Some changes I've made to my deck include:
cut Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time: Both are good cards, especially in the 100$ list. I cut them more because i don't like delve interfering with past in flames or underworld breach later and DTD is double blue. I think i replaced them with Silundi Vision Flip and Valakut Awakening Flip
Electrodominance: this thing awesome. Combo's nicely with bonus round (what doesn't?). Mind's desire at instant speed for RR? yes please. Instant speed underworld breach in someone else's turn, why not. Again, not the best finisher but with infinite mana, X=10.000, copy it or recast it.
- Muddle the Mixture: as pomegranates points out, the 100$ deck doesn't run enough 2 cmc cards to make it vaible. however if you start adding underworld breach, electrodominance, grapeshot, brain freeze. those are all tutorable wincons now, especially breach, which we can't tutor any other way. don't cut a counter for this, it's a tutor.
If you want to further upgrade this deck to semi budgetless, perhaps with a dockside/clone/bounce package, more wheels/hullbreacher or breach and lion's eye diamond. It doesn't work. I would recommend looking at Riele if you want to stay in Izzet, or go grixis.