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1 week ago
Hi! A friend in my playgroup runs a Yuriko deck, and coming from an opponent of his, here are some interesting things you might be able to do to be more impactful!
Most of your damage is likely to come from flipping high CMC cards off the top of your deck, so you’ll want to be able to hit high if you can. You can get away with running generally higher CMC effects for things because of the extra damage they do, like running In Garruk's Wake instead of Damnation . Not only are cards like that more damaging over all, but they often come with better effects for the cost, and tend to be lighter on your wallet too. It also lets you run some big splashy cards that can be run as alternate win conditions too, like Enter the Infinite and Omniscience . Ways to manipulate the top of your library are great too, like the Brainstorm you’re already running. Doubling up on effects like that through cards like Soothsaying can make sure you can make the biggest splash you can when it’s time to flip some stuff off the top.
Because you’re incentivized to run high CMC cards to deal more damage with Yuriko, you’ll probably want to keep your creatures with a lower casting cost. You’re already running cards like Invisible Stalker which are awesome for ninjitsu tricks, but they also synergize well with mass-bounce effects, letting you rebuild quickly and letting you re-use ninjitsu abilities. Mass-bounce board wipe effects like Evacuation and Drawn from Dreams can be really strong helping you slow down your enemies while jamming ninjas down newly open lanes before your opponents can rebuild. Haste isn’t common in these colors, but Banehound and Nether Traitor might be worth considering thanks to how cheap they are, especially right after an evacuation cast. Leyline of Anticipation is a great pickup for this deck too, since casting a creature on the opponent before you’s End Step is a great way to get basically-sorta-haste, and it’s pretty cheap since it’s recent reprint!
The last thing I’d like to recommend is that you consider running more targeted removal! Your list looks like you definitely have a good grasp on what yuriko wants to do and how she wants to do it, so you might want to dedicate more space to trying to stop your opponent’s plans. You’ve got some nice tools available to you like Reality Shift , Go for the Throat , or even things like Ob Nixilis Reignited to grant more flexibility on a high CMC card. Instant speed is great where you can get it to be extra tricky while setting up attacks with ninjas, but don’t be afraid to include something weird with an overcosted CMC! There’s nothing more satisfying than flipping a card like Plague Wind with yuriko, and then immediately casting it! Good luck with your build, and I hope this helped!
2 weeks ago
How budget is budget? I've seen this commander a few times and it always comes down to top deck manipulation. Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack being the 2 optimal choices of course and Brainstorm and scry effects like Serum Visions and Preordain being a somewhat distant secound. I'd highly reccomend Soothsaying as a budget replacement for top. Though I'd highly reccomend getting a Sensei's Divining Top when possible it fits into almost every deck and is good at all points in the game.:)
3 weeks ago
Have you thought of trying out Soothsaying for more topdeck manipulation?
3 weeks ago
Another topdeck option: Soothsaying . I really like playing with this card. It's a great mana sink that I think is criminally under utilized in Commander.
4 weeks ago
Looking forward to Elsha very much (Elsha's Payday EDH), but may put that card in my Kykar deck.
1 month ago
Yeah, I got through the body of the deck but then got bored before adding the lands. Will add them at some point.
Soothsaying is ok in casual, but I don't think it's good here. ability is too expensive and can't tuck crap to the bottom (without paying lots of mana). Future Sight is just better than Experimental Frenzy , albeit harder to cast. Mana Geyser is ok with Reiterate however not really going for that here.
Cursed Totem hits enemy dorks which you generally see more of than lots of ETB.
1 month ago
It's definitely not a competitive card, but I love Soothsaying , especially in decks that care about the top of the library, like Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge . It's saved alot of my mana-screwed starts, and in the late game helps to find your haymakers.
2 months ago
Have you thought about running more bulk card draw to help win the game? Spells like Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius that can fill your hand and possibly help you win? A card like Soothsaying can help you set up the top of your library, too, to find the missing piece to win.
Also, note that Aemsis's ability triggers on damage, not just combat damage. A card like Hermetic Study , or some equipment like Wolfhunter's Quiver , Thornbite Staff , or Pathway Arrows can help you out, too.
Soothsaying occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%