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|Want (2)||jeremy_hogaboom , Pats2020|
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|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Uncommon|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Spellbook occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Your artifact ramp could be more optimized.
Take out all the Diamonds and put in Signets, they don't come into play tapped and are great for fixing your mana. Lotus Petal could be considered since it plays well with your commander, Fellwar Stone is also great or even Mind Stone. Just don't play mana ramp that comes into play tapped.
I would also try to leave some creatures out for powerfull enchantments/artifacts since your commander is focused on them, if you cast them you'll get a creature for free. I would consider these enchantments/artifacts: Grasp of Fate, Search for Azcanta Flip, Darksteel Mutation, Estrid's Invocation, Mirrormade, Copy Enchantment, Skullclamp, Sword of the Animist, Lightning Greaves.
Alela goes infinite quite easy with cards like Banishing Knack or Retraction Helix combined with a Battered Golem, Mirran Spy or Traxos, Scourge of Kroog and any 0 drop atrifact; Tormod's Crypt, Ornithopter, Everflowing Chalice, Memnite orvSpellbook. Making infinite faeries and infinite casts (Storm). Put an Aetherflux Reservoir next to this combo and BOOM.
1 month ago
The deck looks good and it should be fun and effective to play, just a couple of observations:
is Swiftfoot Boots meant to protect Niv Mizzet from removal? Maybe I am missing something, but it does not seem like a necessary card in this build. Also, Spellbook costs 0 but takes a spot for an effect that you already can benefit from Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower: I would rather replace it with a good old Izzet Signet to get some extra ramp instead.
there are many lands that ETB tapped, almost a third of your landbase and some of them without providing any additional benefit (cycling and scry are a good trade-off imo): I'd take out Highland Lake, Izzet Guildgate and Swiftwater Cliffs and replace with something more effective but still affordable such as Shivan Reef and Steam Vents or even some extra basics. Also, with a two colour deck very colour intense in the mana cost, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse and even Ash Barrens would be in my opinion better replaced by some basic lands - unless it is the shuffling effect you are looking for.
your commander is a wizard, but you have only 4 wizards in the deck, meaning that more often than not your Wizard's Retort will be just a Cancel. Staying budget, I'd honestly rather have a Negate or Dispel if you want a hard counter or Mana Leak if you prefer more flexibility.
1 month ago
Yeah, Tidespout is one of those ones that always puts people on the lookout. I do something similar in my Venser Flicker deck (Although I don't own a Mana Crypt, so it usually ends up being Peregrine Drake or Spellbook...)
2 months ago
Hey, just a few thoughts. I think you're missing out on some of the great mono-color support out there. I know they can be pricey, but Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Nyx Lotus can all provide great mana.
I'm not sure you really need Spellbook? I haven't played this deck but I do feel that 3 ways to get rid of your max hand size are enough. If you have Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel, or Venser's Journal then Spellbook is kind of dead.
Lastly, there's a card that I personally think is severely underplayed that I would like to reccomend. Head Games is a really nice way to mess with people. Do you need a board wipe? Cast Head Games on someone you know has one, give them a board wipe and fill the rest of their hand with bricks. Someone assembling their combo in hand? Make them start over
2 months ago
Thank you! This is a great mill deck, and will serve a blueprint for what I hope to accomplish. I only knew about Jace's Erasure, but the other similar cards are a real eye-opener.