Stream of Thought

Stream of Thought

Sorcery

Target player puts the top four cards of their library into the graveyard. You shuffle up to four cards from your graveyard into your library.

Replicate (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Stream of Thought Discussion

wallisface on Esper Control

2 months ago

Thoughts/fears:

  • 18 lands is super low. The only modern decks going this low are burn - cause they’re happy to live off 1 landdrop for most the game. I think you’re going to really struggle to be in a good land position. And, with such a low lamd count, there’s no chance at all of casting your Obzedat, Ghost Council .

  • Control decks do well mainly because they aim to maintain card advantage over their opponent, once they lose that, they tend to lose the game very quickly. So cards like Bone Shards seems super troublesome, cause it will leave you vulnerable to the opponent late game.

  • Same goes for Stream of Thought and Folio of Fancies , they cost you a card from hand (i.e themselves), but don’t actually appear to do anything. This deck isn’t geared/built to mill out the opponent, so i’m not sure why they’re here.

Unenlightened on Cheapskate Talrand ver. 1.5 ($100)

4 months ago

Here's another handful. Riddleform allows scrying at will, albeit for 3 mana, but it's also a creature as needed, and probably a lot of the time anyway.

Stream of Thought and Stream of Consciousness are good recursion cards; you probably (hopefully) won't have to recur more than 4 cards at a time and these are cheap to cast.

Don't forget to work in Solve the Equation somewhere!

An interesting card I pulled from a pack is Silundi Vision  Flip, which I swapped in for an Island. As a land it's slow mana, but the spell side is perfect for this deck.

Another random pull for me was Mystic Reflection . I would have to classify it as a spot removal which actually erases the identity of the card, kind of like those enchantments I linked before, but you hit the target before it enters the battlefield. You can also can potentially hit more than one target.

Finally, I know it's out of budget range, but I can't help but squeeze Shark Typhoon into the deck because I got one and I want to use it. And it works well with the premise of a mostly-instants-and-sorceries deck.

I'll probably add Boseiju, Who Shelters All because, again, it's burning a hole in my pocket and it's really good in the deck. But it's definitely not a budget card.

BlaineTog on Devious Assembler -- Blue Tron Robots

5 months ago

nathanielhebert Glad you like it! This list is very out of date by this point but I do still like the idea.

The thing is, you really can't afford to spend do-nothing cards shuffling copies back into your deck. Self-Assembler is playable only because it gives a card's worth of value on ETB. If you're getting 5+ copies of Self-Assembler by spending cards, you're fighting a losing battle with your own deck. That means the Devious Cover-Up is one of your only options in Pauper. Clear the Mind is also a consideration since it replaces itself and Tron generates so much mana that spending 3 to cycle something isn't a deal breaker, but I'm still not convinced it's where we want to be. The third option is Stream of Thought , but we're looking to win through combat damage so it doesn't work for this deck.

BOXES_O_MOXES on League Guildmage Dramatic Combo

1 year ago

Could also consider Stream of Thought as a mill win con. You can run Dizzy Spell as another way to get Stream. Make infinite Mana using your combo and then replicate the Stream as many times as you need to to mill them out then pass turn.

Also, You run Mnemonic Wall already so why not run a flicker combo? Mnemonic Wall, Sunscorched Desert with Ghostly Flicker after you make infinite Mana.

One more suggestion, Forgotten Cave and Lonely Sandbar are strictly better than the desert cycling lands you are running.

As I noted in my previous post I would seriously consider running Capsize. I would take out Blink of an Eye and replace it with the Capsize.

Lastly for now, You should run Neurok Stealthsuit. It keeps your CMDR from getting roasted and can be attached at instant speed. Making for fun shenanigans when someone tries to blow your League up. Just attach in response and hopefully they don't have a followup spell. I would cut Ur-Golem's Eye and add the Stealth suit.

Oh, one more thing. Get rid of Manalith and put a Bonder's Ornament in there. Drawing cards is good. Way better than Manalith.

I would change the creature base up a bit too. There are way better crits out there that you should look into.

Spell_Slam on Turbo Fog

1 year ago

jdc thanks for the comments.

I hope Sakura-Tribe Elder works out for you. Ramping is certainly an interesting thing to do in Turbo Fog. I've tried other kinds of ramp but it was never met with good results personally.

When Stream of Thought was first released, I tried the 3:1 split. It works fine. It's a bit slower. I eventually went to 2:2 and it has been feeling pretty solid. We get the extra speed from Erasure and the late-game power of Stream, but compromise on the efficiency of both.

multimedia on Talrand master of drakes - [Primer]

1 year ago

Hey, good budget version of Talrand, nice Consecrated Sphinx .

Budget cards to consider adding:

Peregrine + Displace + Archaeomancer / Mnemonic Wall makes infinite blue mana from blinking Peregrine and infinite casts of Displace which equals infinite 2/2 Drakes from Talrand. Displace is an instant meaning can do this combo on an opponents turn and then attack with infinite Drakes on your turn.


Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Suave321 on Arixmethes, Combo Isle

1 year ago

Literally just built a similar deck with Arixmethes! Check it out Simic ∞ Infinitude. I use the same Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle + Freed from the Real combo, and have two other infinite mana combos: Grand Architect + Pili-Pala and Incubation Druid + Vigean Graftmage . Both of those produce both blue and green mana. I threw in Prismite and Signpost Scarecrow to alter the infinite green mana to blue. I'm definitely going to borrow some of your ideas for search/tutor cards to find the combo pieces faster, as I rely only on card draw at the moment. My win cards include Thassa's Oracle, Stream of Thought, and two others I want to replace are Fascination and Folio of Fancies because they require a little more caution to draw a specific number of cards and not deck yourself. Mine is still new, so I can't give specific recommendations right now as I'm not sure what is flawed in my own build. Going to folder yours and maybe we can build off each other...hope you don't mind!

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