Sorcerous Spyglass

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sorcerous Spyglass

Artifact

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Sorcerous Spyglass Discussion

Murphy77 on Mechanic Beatdown [ELD]

1 week ago

Prismite , Mana Geode and Gateway Plaza might just add value to Chamber Sentry . I love Steel Overseer in this deck. Other cards that I would consider if you can slow down your opponent enough to be competitive are Sorcerous Spyglass and Bag of Holding .

Skyler1776 on Emry’s Superfiends

1 week ago

Digger63, let me tell you what my plans are for the matchups you described:

  1. Golos/Field of The Dead. In the current meta, very few cards deal with Field of the Dead . Because of that, I did the best I could. Sorcerous Spyglass shuts down Golos, and Ritual of Soot kills the zombie tokens. They will eventually outgrind me, but by then I should hopefully get one of my 4 Fae of Wishes to fetch either Liliana, Dreadhorde General or Garruk, Cursed Huntsman for the late game, or Ashiok, Dream Render to shut off their early-game ramp.

  2. Teferi/Esper Control. For the control deck, I rely on Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Midnight Clock .Chandra’s emblem can close out a game, and Midnight Clock can recur her if she dies. In addition, Stonecoil Serpent is a very potent game finisher if it sticks, as the best cards in Esper Basilica Bell-Haunt , Mortify , etc, can’t deal with or block it.

Aggro. For Aggro, the game plan is to get the ritual’s of Soot, and then collect some sb tech to finish the game like Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Chandra, Awakened Inferno , or even Garruk, Cursed Huntsman .

Skyler1776 on Emry’s Superfiends

1 week ago

In the Sideboard:

  1. Grafdigger’s Cage is in because I am unsure if Kethis, the Hidden Hand survived rotation. Also for the Arclight Phoenix / The Royal Scions builds.

  2. Bolas's Citadel is in because I normally have a lot of permanents on the field to sacrifice, and can recur them with Emry, Lurker of the Loch .

  3. Sorcerous Spyglass is in to deal with planeswalkers or other potential threats ( Knight of the Ebon Legion , Leyline of Abundance , Cavalier of Flame , or any of the Eldraine Castles.

RzrBladeMontage on Mono U Mill Standard 2020

2 weeks ago

Reviax42 Thanks for your comment and suggestions! However, Sorcerous Spyglass isnt rotating, it just got reprinted in Throne of Eldraine ;). I love the Run Away Together idea though, I never thought of that!

Loizo on Alela, Artful Brawler

2 weeks ago

Sorcerous Spyglass is banned in Brawl because your commander can be a planeswalker ... that would not be fun.

apart from that your deck seems good. I think I would make space for more enchantments, counterspells and removal but honestly, the precon commanders are a nightmare/pleasure to build so I can't really help you. It's hard to say if playing good creature cards with flying or enchantments/artifacts when Alela is in play is the best strategy. There must be creature-less decks with her that are very good ... interesting Brawler !

Thanks for the lists, Brawl on !

GhostChieftain on Mill, Mill, Mill for a Million

3 weeks ago

I am not sure if you actually want to make this competitive or if you were just mentioning that the competitive gauge is silly. I am just going to yeet in assuming the former.

First thing I would do is scrap everything 4 cmc or greater that doesn't almost immediately win me the game. I would cut your creature count by about half if not more. Lastly for cuts, I would put at the very most 33 lands in here and replace the ones you take out with some rocks.

As a mill deck, you will want to shut off your opponent's access to their graveyards. Planar Void is my fav for lazav, but Grafdigger's Cage , Nihil Spellbomb , Relic of Progenitus , and Silent Gravestone all really do the trick.

Your counterspell package should probably drop all of the ones greater than 2 cmc and add in Swan Song , Delay , Flusterstorm , Pact of Negation , Mana Drain , Mana Leak , Mental Misstep , Muddle the Mixture , Tale's End , Force of Will .

Tutors and draw are very quick ways to make an okay deck much better. For draw you can have Necropotence , Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Consecrated Sphinx , Brainstorm , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Wheel and Deal . The wheel effects are particularly nice because they bring down your opponent's deck size as well. For tutors ya get Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Imperial Seal , Mystical Tutor , Fabricate , Intuition , Merchant Scroll , Whir of Invention .

I would add in artifacts and enchantments that slow your opponents to a point that they can't do much and your counterspells can really devastate them. Cursed Totem , Winter Orb , Static Orb , Trinisphere , Back to Basics , Pithing Needle , Sorcerous Spyglass , Torpor Orb , Nether Void

Lastly I would probably run a lab man consultation package as an extra win con Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Demonic Consultation , Tainted Pact .

I hope even if you don't go quite in this direction that this gives you a glimpse into a spikier mindset and can give you some ideas for this and future decks. Cheers!

GhostChieftain on Lazav,Dimir Mastermind

3 weeks ago

I am not sure if you actually want to make this competitive or if you were just mentioning that the competitive gauge is silly. I am just going to yeet in assuming the former.

First thing I would do is scrap everything 5 cmc or greater that doesn't almost immediately win me the game. I would cut your creature count by about half if not more. Lastly for cuts, I would put at the very most 33 lands in here (i.e. cut 7 and add in mana rocks like Dimir Signet , Fellwar Stone , and Talisman of Dominance )

As a mill deck, you will want to shut off your opponent's access to their graveyards. Planar Void is my fav for lazav, but Grafdigger's Cage , Nihil Spellbomb , Relic of Progenitus , and Silent Gravestone all really do the trick.

Your counterspell package should probably drop all of the ones greater than 2 cmc and add in Swan Song , Delay , Flusterstorm , Pact of Negation , Mana Drain , Mana Leak , Mental Misstep , Muddle the Mixture , Tale's End , Force of Will .

Tutors and draw are very quick ways to make an okay deck much better. For draw you can have necropotence, Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Consecrated Sphinx , Brainstorm , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Dark Deal , Wheel and Deal , Whispering Madness , and Windfall . The wheel effects are particularly nice because they bring down your opponent's deck size as well. For tutors ya get Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Imperial Seal , Mystical Tutor , Fabricate , Intuition , Merchant Scroll , Whir of Invention .

I would add in artifacts and enchantments that slow your opponents to a point that they can't do much and your counterspells can really devastate them. Null Rod , Cursed Totem , Winter Orb , Static Orb , Trinisphere , Back to Basics , Pithing Needle , Sorcerous Spyglass , Torpor Orb , Nether Void

Lastly I would probably run a lab man consultation package as an extra win con Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Demonic Consultation , Tainted Pact .

I hope even if you don't go quite in this direction that this gives you a glimpse into a spikier mindset and can give you some ideas for this and future decks. Cheers!

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Sorcerous Spyglass occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.03%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.13%

Standard:

All decks: 0.01%