Creature — Bird Shaman
Instant and sorcery spells you cast with converted mana cost/mana value 5 or greater cost less to cast.
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Spectacle Mage Discussion
2 months ago
You can also post a thread in the EDH Deck Help forum and ask for more opinions. I’m still kinda new to commander but I build a lot of decks.
2 months ago
I’m not too familiar with this precon but I’ll try to give some advice.
Cards you could add, Aminatou's Augury is sweet and super fun to copy. Culmination of Studies could be good here. Melek, Izzet Paragon is pretty good and can be your commander if you wanna switch it up. Solve the Equation is a good tutor that’s not too expensive.
There’s also some sub-par cards you could swap out for better versions. Gadwick, the Wizened would be better as Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , or Expansion / Explosion since they can be copied and trigger your commander.
Also I don’t think the two Storm cards are very good here since your trying to cast big spells and not multiple spells in a turn.
Clone Legion is fun to copy as well.
Either way, I like the deck, good luck with it!
2 months ago
Hey, good budget upgrade of the precon. Nice upgrades of Ral, Return of the Wildspeaker, Archmage, Hullbreacher, Counterspell, Saheeli, Prismari Command.
Some creatures are good with Kalamax especially when you can cast them before Kalamax, but having just as many creatures as instants is not taking enough advantage of the power of Kalamax as Commander. That comes from being able to copy an instant on each player's turn, but you want instants in your hand to cast not creatures.
More low mana cost instants that draw are good with Kalamax since when you copy them for free they give you great draw for the mana cost. These budget draw spells, each less than $1, can also help to find lands in the early game to be able to cast Kalamax or other creatures.
A $5-$7 card at TCGPlayer that's excellent with Kalamax is Narset's Reversal . Reversal is a unique effect and you can take advantage with Kalamax of return the spell you copied to owners hand. When Kalamax copies Reversal the copy targets the original Reversal which sends it back to your hand. This makes Reversal a repeatable copy any instant or sorcery effect that can copy your opponents spells. Reversal is even better with your own sorceries because if you copy your own sorcery it will then return to your hand along with Reversal if Kalamax copied it, but the copy of the sorcery still resolves along with Reversal. This makes any sorcery you have repeatable with Reversal.
Storm-Kiln Artist is another creature with magecraft and these creatures are worth playing because of the amazing interaction with Kalamax copying and instants cast. Artist interacts really well with Narset's Reversal because it creates enough treasures on each player's turn to cast Reversal again and keep doing this as long as an opponent cast instant or sorcery. With Kalamax, Artist creates three treasures just by casting Reversal and copying a spell which equals a lot of ramp.
Reclaim + Regrowth is a budget interaction for three mana to repeatedly recur cards in your graveyard. Reclaim is copied by Kalamax which returns Regrowth + any other card to the top of your library. Draw Regrowth then recur Reclaim and repeat.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Surreal Memoir
- Nissa's Renewal
- Soothsayer Adept
- Spectacle Mage
- Maelstrom Muse
- Goblin Dark-Dwellers
- Tanazir Quandrix
- Xyris, the Writhing Storm
Some other cuts to consider are the 6 CMC creatures. Niv-Mizzet, Parun is better than all the other 6 CMC creatures therefore you could cut the others for more instants.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
A few suggestions. I think you probably want to run at least 35 lands in order to keep the deck running consistently. You've got some decent ramp, and all the extra draw will help, but missing land drops sucks.
You might consider the damage doublers and tripler available in red Dictate of the Twin Gods , Furnace of Rath affect everyone, Gratuitous Violence or Inquisitor's Flail work for your commander, but the best would be Angrath's Marauders or Fiery Emancipation (!triple damage!) Since they only affect you and work for all your damage sources.
Stormfist Crusader is more of what you've got.
What to cut to make room for that stuff is kind of up to you but I think Game Plan , Grixis Charm , Dimir Charm , and Spectacle Mage would all be candidates for me.
Cool deck though and pretty reasonably priced for how effective it looks like it could be.