Sorcerous Spyglass

Sorcerous Spyglass

As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.

Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Sorcerous Spyglass Discussion

ShiltonCDXX on The Trickster's Nine Lives [KLD]

1 month ago

Hey just wanted to point out that Sorcerous Spyglass shuts Ugin off.

PaulMcleary on Mairsil, The Pretender (Updated)

1 month ago

Flamekin Village and Hanweir Battlements  Flip have haste built into manabase. If you go Endling , Blood Pet / Blood Vassal , Walking Ballista / Triskelion / Crystalline Crawler route you won't really need any haste effects but you're very reliant on Endling . Also I don't see any reason to run Tale's End over Stifle . Overall looks good but all Mairsil decks will fall to cards like Phyrexian Revoker , Pithing Needle , Sorcerous Spyglass , Gideon's Intervention etc... Unfortunate as he's a really fun commander when you get to bank a ton of abilities.

BrassLord on Fear the Night - Werewolf eldrich horror

1 month ago

Possible sideboard includes that are budget Back to Nature for Boggles, Sorcerous Spyglass for a catch all, Ancient Grudge and Smash to Smithereens for Affinity, Tormod's Crypt for graveyard shenanigans, Ghost Quarter for Tron, and Thragtusk or my favorite Bottle Gnomes for any Aggro!

But sideboards are always dependent on what you play against! Hope that gives some ideas!

ShiltonCDXX on Just a fun interaction

1 month ago

So I found this completely by accident when I was at 4 life facing a Vorinclex on the other side of the board. I Used Fae of Wishes to grab and drop Nine Lives and pass the turn. Vorinclex swings and... no counters get added to Nine Lives . I had already dropped a Sorcerous Spyglass naming Ugin, the Spirit Dragon so he couldn't even blow up the Nine Lives .

In summary Nine Lives +Vorinclex = Good lol.

ShiltonCDXX on New Standard Shrines

2 months ago

Hey KongMing thanks for the suggestions but card draw isn't usually an issue that I run into enough to justify Whirlwind of Thought . I can see Narset of the Ancient Way having some use and may try her out in a variant, along with Shark Typhoon though they would probably fit better in the 80 card yorion version of this deck. I have really tried to streamline this version into boardwipes, exile effects, and protection for the shrines. Thanks again for the feedback.

-Ugin Update- I can't believe I hadn't thought about it but Sorcerous Spyglass is now this decks answer to Ugin.

Poseidon31 on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

2 months ago

I like the idea. But Yahenni's Expertise looks a bit out of place. You run 12 discard/disruption spells and a set Fatal Push . Singl target removal would be more effective and the Experstise should be more a sideboard card against elfes, goblins or slivers, Damnation would be more effective in case of regeneration or power boost. Another great Disruption spell would be Inquisition of Kozilek . With a fully cycle with Thoughtseize you dont need Massremoval in the main. Thats what i play on my Mono Black deck.

In the sideboard I would replace Sorcerous Spyglass with Pithing Needle . Cheaper and with Thoughtseize you know the hand, normally.

GenericToaster on Halo: Breach

7 months ago

In general, sideboards tend to be used more for hating on other decks rather than changing the gameplan of your own. For that reason, I'd consider filling your sideboard with maybe 2 more copies of Iona, Shield of Emeria, classic hate staples like Chalice of the Void, Sorcerous Spyglass, and Tormod's Crypt. Sense artifacts are real popular, Null Rod is also a pretty popular sideboard card. Additionally, this is vintage, so I'd obviously suggest a Black Lotus. My only other comment is that even for a vintage deck, 9 creatures is pretty few to work with, so it'd be worth it to think about tossing some more in there, maybe shoot for 12-14?

MrBoombastic on Mr. Steal Your Turn

7 months ago

You've done something to the layout, so all the cards are banded together, instead of being spread out into card types (instant, sorcery, creature etc.), as they usually are. Makes it a little harder to look at.

It seems like your deck is very centered around Slitherwisp, but there are plenty of flash cards even if you take out some of the enchantments. That way you can make room for some cheap and efficient interaction such as Drown in the Loch, which is really strong in this deck. Adding some of the new modal lands over basics might also be nice - Agadeem's Awakening  Flip etc.

For the sideboard, I imagine you want something like:

Honorable mentions: Cling to Dust, Sorcerous Spyglass, Negate, Eat to Extinction, Witch's Vengeance.

Hope that helps. Cheers.

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