Spellbook

Spellbook

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Set Rarity
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
Exodus (EXO) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Spellbook Discussion

GenericToaster on Just Cutting Down to 100

6 days ago

Here are my suggestions

Shrieking Affliction because you're actively trying to refill your opponents hands, so they generally wont have empty/ 1 card hands

Spellbook because when running a bunch of wheel effects, usually you're gonna have exactly 7 cards, and then you'll play some from your new hand. I doubt youll find many times where you need to extend your hand size

both Elixir of Immortality and Quest for Ancient Secrets because unless your playing against mill regularly (or maybe some nasty lifegain), being at the bottom of your library almost certainly means that you have already killed your opponents already

ellie-is on Kykar's Tokens & Cantrips

1 week ago

Okay, more changes... Relatively large ones this time. Keeping track of them here in the comments in case I want to take any of it back.

Removed more mana-intensive buffs (Force of Virtue, Dictate of Heliod, Soulblade Djinn, Strongarm Monk), some token generators (Goblinslide, Launch the Fleet, Battle Screech, Docent of Perfection  Flip, Finale of Glory) and and some other cards (Sphinx's Revelation, Firemind's Research, Fumigate) to make room for new ones.

Removed a land for Wayfarer's Bauble and Mind Stone.

Added Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares and Muddle the Mixture.

Added Divine Visitation because it's really good on its own and makes Bishop of Wings better (I was wary of keeping Bishop of Wings with so little that synergized with it and without having tutors, at least now there's one more chance of drawing something that's good with it).

Added Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, Retraction Helix and Spellbook because after giving it some consideration, infinite combos are fair-ish and fun if I'm not using tutors.

Added Fireball and Comet Storm to make use of infinite mana, since there's now a couple ways to do that.

I'll probably temporarily proxy some of the more expensive cards, but it's gonna be so long before I'm playing games in person again that I might even be able to buy all of them before that happens, lol.

Peoni on Kykar's Tokens & Cantrips

1 week ago

So I'm not a Kykar pilot, but from what I've seen of them they're a big fan of infinite combos. A few that I know of involve achieving infinite cast triggers to feed Kykar's token generation, coupled with damaging etb effects like Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge. Sac damage outlets such as Goblin Bombardment and Barrage of Expendables also do the trick. Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter is a big go to not only for infinite cast triggers, but infinite mana as well when combined with nonland mana producers. Another option would be to combine your Jeskai Ascendancy with a Retraction Helix and any 0-1 mana artifact. Use Helix to return your own artifact to your hand and then cast it. You'll then untap your creatures, make a spirit, sac the spirit for mana, and use Helix again to repeat the cycle. If you can do this with a 0 mana artifact it's also limitless creatures and mana. Good artifacts to use with this would be Everflowing Chalice, Spellbook, Sensei's Divining Top (not budget, I know, but it's a good pick for Kykar if you ever want to add more to it), and Sol Ring. There's also Arcane Adaptation and Bishop of Wings.

For general EDH deck building I think can be of some more use lol. Starting with your lands, I would recommend subbing out a lot of your lands that come in tapped. There are a lot of nice (fairly) budget options for multicolored lands like pain, filter, and check lands. If you can't find multicolored lands within your price range I would suggest just going with basics. Personally, I think that the speed benefit of a basic coming in untapped trumps the versatility that tapped lands will eventually provide.

As for rocks I'd recommend running the aforementioned Sol Ring and Everflowing Chalice. Sol Ring is just one of those cards that slots into just about every commander deck. As a general rule I try to avoid mana rocks at 3 cmc or above, just because that's around the point where they stop generating enough value to be worth running or even casting. You want your ramp to be hard and fast so that you can transition into making plays sooner. You don't want to be ramping on turn 5 when you could be pulling off big combos. In this regard you've already done really well in your selection, but I would suggest cutting Commander's Sphere and Chromatic Lantern. Lantern has its place in certain more color intensive decks, but I don't necessarily think you'll be needing it in a 3 color deck. Other good 2 cost options are Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, and Prismatic Lens. Wayfarer's Bauble in your maybeboard is a good choice for this deck too.

You could probably use more efficient counters for controlling the board, like Counterspell. Some good commander counters include Swan Song, Flusterstorm, Delay, Negate, Dovin's Veto. Muddle the Mixture is a fantastic pick for flexible control and fetching your combo pieces. It hits both pieces of the Isochron combo, Bishop of Wings, and it can hit other valuable targets like Cyclonic Rift (another big commander card. Almost an auto include in blue decks). You'll also probably want to run more removal like Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Chaos Warp.

Finally, just as misc recommendations, I'd suggest swapping out Fumigate for Wrath of God. I'd also suggest adding in some mana sinks to win the game off of once you go infinite, like Comet Storm and Kumano, Master Yamabushi.

Overall this is really solid for a first time draft! I like your deck a lot and if you do decide to expand into commander I really hope you enjoy it. Hope this helped. :^)

DeinoStinkus on Glenn

1 week ago

That's a good one and it synergizes with the insane card advantage. Reliquary Tower and Spellbook could be nice as well, to help you keep your cards.

jconeil1988 on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

2 months ago

Azeworai, whooo that is alot.

First, he defense of Spellbook the effect was nice, it was mainly put in for the free cast to storming. Now that I think about it, I did pull a Mishra's Bauble the other day that I could swap it out for.

You really think going lower than 33 lands could work? Perhaps I'll give it a try. I kind of like the idea of running cheap artifact land fetches. I'll give it a try, but I'm not sure how much lower on lands I could get away with.

Academy Ruins is definitely getting a slot when I pick one up, now that Double Masters has added more to the market, now might be the time to pick one up. Tolaria West had escaped my radar, and shall also receive a spot in the lands.

I had once thought about Semblance Anvil, but stopped looking at it once I got Cloud Key. If I do drop the lands, I can see the inclusion of this being vital. Thanks for putting it back on the radar.

Krark-Clan Ironworks is something I've thought about, but not quite sure exactly how to break it, yes, I know, I have Ashnod's Altar, but they are functionally different, despite their similarities. I keep going back and forth on Ichor Wellspring, and I suppose if I can figure out KCI, the value there is worth the spot.

I suppose you are right with Swords to Plowshares over Dispatch

Urza, Lord High Artificer I've been against, but have recently have started to look more into him.

Mystic Remora will be re-evaluated. Just I'm hyper focused on the artifacts.

Thank's for the look and suggestions. I'm off to work now, so I'll try to take a look at your deck later tonight/tomorrow morning.

Azeworai on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

2 months ago

Well met, doughty traveler, and hereupon we must joust! You entreated my presence, and thence thou shalt be remunerated. I shall be oppugning your deck most perfidiously, yet you must fend off my awesome advice!

(Okay, I'm done.)

Let's do this.

Well, I have an artifact build of my own, thus I may be leastway some aid. (See Mr. Scarecrow)

In your deck updates you mentioned cutting Mystic Remora, but I find this card to be amazing whenever it is upon the field. Do you know how many decks run all creatures? Only those obsessed with Umori. Four mana is a severe tax, as this oft draws four or five cards or entirely ends the opponents' plans, merely due to them being afeard of you drawing too many cards.

Come on. Only 33 lands?! (Mine has 25.) I'd actually go down a few. Expedition Map can serve as a land-in-disguise, and Traveler's Amulet, as with Wanderer's Twig, each serve more late-game value just by being artifacts.

Go do your homework, young 'un. Should you not be studying for Tolaria West? This tutors for all sorts of trangams. Need defense for a combo? Pact of Negation! Wish to murder everything? Walking Ballista it shall be. It can also find an Inventors' Fair to find an artifact, and may stomp upon those foul graveyard players with a Tormod's Crypt.

So, let me teach you the glory of Academy Ruins, for you see, person, it is probably just better than Buried Ruin. It is repeatable and gets back all of those fun combo pieces if it must.

Dispatch is spicy, Swords is just better. Now, as much as I love spicy cards, I find it difficult to justify them when there is just a better option, in this case one that is unconditional. Dispatch may be active turn one on a good day, two or three on a normal day, but Swords to Plowshares is always ready.

Prepared for some bromidic options? Ichor Wellspring draws a lot, being one of the primary engines in my deck. Krark-Clan Ironworks ends the game upon resolution. Thirst for Knowledge is always solid, stocking the bin and sculpting the hand. If you can get ahold of one, Daddy-o does bloody everything.

Semblance Anvil, I choose you! I use fireblast! Pokémon aside, this casts the entirety of your hand. That cost reduction is no joke.

Now, upon my spicy choices:

I have said afore and I shall say once more, if the deck bears Dimir, you run Unfulfilled Desires. It goes through SO MANY CARDS. It lets you be mana efficient for those bloody turns where you have three just lying about and being indolent, whereat you may filter through three cards instead. This mayn't be card advantage, but it is amazing. Mana-flooded? Lovely! Mana-screwed? Still great! It is better than it reads, and it reads most meritoriously. Oh, and it's cheap, too. My card store had thirteen lazing within their shelves.

Turn Aside is fun, but have you seen the splendid Hindering Light? Of course you have, yet it draws a card, and therefrom I find reason enow to see to its inclusion. Only if you want, but it feels great.

Now, I much enjoy Supreme Will, for it leastwise cycles but may act as a lacking counterspell. Impulse goes in all of my blue decks, for it evermore pulls its weight. Moreover, I am rather fond of Painful Truths, as it draws quite a few cards withal much efficacy.

There are a sparse few things I would foredo.

Spellbook doesn't do anything. If you're drawing enough to be above seven, you should be winning the game instead of maintaining your hand. Call it clemency.

Scheming Symmetry gives the opponent a Pulverize. I am not fond of this card, though the political aspects are enticing.

I'm sure you don't wish to do so, but there are always banal options. Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Storm Crow, Vedalken Archmage, stuff of that ilk, but I shan't instill tedium by such suggestions.

May all luck have you!

Discussing payment, you must see my lovely Hazezon. Thank you very much.

Xzorgoth on nekusar the immortal king

2 months ago

Deux autres changements qui seraient bon à faire, serait de changer Temple of the False God pour Reliquary Tower et changer Armillary Sphere pour Spellbook

abbatromebone on Brain Getting Too Big

2 months ago
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