Talisman of Creativity
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Talisman of Creativity Discussion
17 hours ago
Listing your budget range would help me make more precise recommendations, but I like going on tangents sometimes so i'll give some suggestions and thoughts on some cards.
Mox Diamond is a pretty tough card to replace, but if I had to do it on a budget I would consider one of the Talismans from Mirrodin/Modern Horizons. I know, this is a pretty tough sell but it's the best I can come up with. The color pairing i'd likely lean toward is Talisman of Curiosity or Talisman of Creativity .
Wheel of Fortune is much easier to replace. Obviously we could go with Windfall which is very wallet friendly - but is a color shift to blue. If you want to stay within red, then Winds of Change would be my go to.
Gaea's Cradle is a difficult card to replace, but thanks to the plane of Ixilan we have Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip/ Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun . It's essentially the same thing, you just need to jump through a hoop or two before you get your obscenely powerful land.
The ABUR Dual Lands are tough to replace. Honestly, i'm considering multiple options because none are really perfect. Though if I had to choose one, i'd likely toss back in the Shadowmoor/Eventide Filterlands. Here are my runners up:
- Bond Lands. They aren't typed, but they don't come into play tapped if you are playing in a group. Best of all, this cycle has been long complete and has been recently reprinted, so the costs are nice and cheap.
- Battle Lands from Zendikar are always going to come into play tapped due to this deck not using basics. But at least the lands are typed. Unfortunately, this cycle only has Allied colors.
- Bicycle Lands from Amokhet are always going to ETB tapped - but you have the added functionality of cycling. So...yay?
- Tricycle Lands from Ikoria. These are basically the better Bicycle lands lol. They do everything the bicycles do, but better. But alas, this cycle is not complete - and only has Wedge color combinations.
That's it for my suggestions, what do you think? Do you plan on constructing your own Sliver deck using my suggestions?
1 month ago
Metallic Mimic will allow you to immediately protect your creatures and abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn with a sac outlet instead of once per round.
Chaos Warp deserves a spot also. It's 1 of only 2 reasonable answers to problematic enchantments in Grixis... don't let enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not tribal but it's very optimized for etb/death trigger abuse at this point. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa
3 months ago
4 months ago
Not too much to say on this one, it has a good theme behind it, aligns nicely to the commander.
I has a good ramp package (about 12 or so on a quick look). Talisman of Creativity / Arcane Signet needs to be in here (can replace a higher CMC one). Dockside Extortionist is good if you can get his pre-con at walmart for $30. Foundry Inspector i see quite a bit. Hullbreacher if you lucky enough to crack one, he's super expensive, but so strong.
Scrap Trawler could be interesting, but I think you're on the token strategy, so it's honestly meh for you. More along the recursion lines, I often see Daretti, Scrap Savant being a go to for closing out a game. Sac your mana ramp artifacts to bring back your Myr Battlesphere for example. Hellkite Tyrant might be fun as an alt-win but he's CMC6 but certainly on theme, might be better than some others in those slots. Steel Overseer is often a good early drop, and has good value in all game facets, development, ahead, behind, even. Mirage Mirror is a good way to bring down CMC with game changers as well.
I think some targeted removal would be good, Chaos Warp , Counterspell , Cyclonic Rift , Vandalblast , lots of talk about the value/situation Mystic Reflection I think it may be cEDH level. Arcane Denial maybe. Narset's Reversal is really good, stealing an opponent spell sometimes better than just countering it. Capsize is a staple.
Draw perhaps could get a couple, it definitely has a draw package, I would convert 2-3 of my CMC6/5, and maybe 2 of my CMC4 moving them to the 1-3CMC slots. Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain is CMC4 but also good if replacing a CMC6. Recurring theme I know, thopters LOVE Skullclamp ! Jeska's Will I was a little show me what you can do, and now, I can't see any deck that shouldn't play this card, I've been trying to buy them when I see them in LGS, but they are never in stock. Brainstorm , Ponder are the strongest of the cantrips, I would include to lower the CMC and hit those land drops. Preordain is borderline I think, but it's still worthy of a spot IMHO. Faithless Looting especially if you have a Daretti, Scrap Savant .
Trading Post is just a fun card, I love it in my artifact decks. Good at a 5.
I'll say it again Lands suck, the cost :(. Steam Vents , Shivan Reef , Fiery Islet , Spire of Industry , Riverglide Pathway Flip are all must includes. Highland Lake / Izzet Guildgate / Swiftwater Cliffs would all be outs for me, things like Sulfur Falls / Training Center / Fabled Passage / Exotic Orchard arent guaranteed mana but have the potential of entering untapped and mana fixing.
I would try and get some more 1 drops (a little lack there at 2, like 6-8 better curve), 3 is probably a good peak, but might be a little too high, have a better progression with CMC2 some mana rocks Arcane Signet / Talisman of Creativity can do that replacing some higher cost ramp. 4 I might try and cut like 3 honestly. 5/6 around 10 total right now its 14. Sometimes evaluating cards on when you can play them, ultimately you want to play more cards = more fun/involvement. Your commander is CMC4 so if your playing her T3/T4 consistently (and that is where most of your cards sit too), you have to choose play the commander or play a 3/4 spell. You want to be developing the board on T1-T3 leading into that T3/T4 commander play with a nice +1 thopter engine. Another thing to think about is now its T4/T5 have 4-7 mana, I can't really cast a 5 and a 2 to use my mana because I'm mostly 3 drops, maybe i have 6 mana and 2x3, but why not play a CMC6+CMC1, or CMC4+CMC2 for maximum value. When everything 3/4 drop including your commander, lots of wasted mana or tough play decisions.
Ancient Stone Idol only has value I think when your ahead, or maybe even if you have a possible swing with flyers, really bad in developing or behind. However, have to balance with how awesomely fun he would be to play.
This deck looks built with good methodology, and a theme/win plan, which is awesome. My friend had a deck I called, "The deck of missed triggers" because no matter what he misses triggers. This deck reminds me of that because you have Draw triggers, Upkeep triggers, CMC enables, ETB's, Attack triggers, end of turn triggers, etc. Lots of stuff to keep track of on your board! It's really fun looking deck, I play Mizzix Spellstorm so I just have to worry about assembling a million combo pieces, but also my Animar Budget is fun, almost the same idea as this deck with creatures vs. artifacts, cast a creature like 5 things trigger and like 4 things modifying the CMC of each spell.
Super fun, nice low moving to mid deck. Cheers!
4 months ago
5 months ago
I'm excited to see this in action. I know your looking for cut recommendations, but I think you first require more ramp. Consider Arcane Signet , Mind Stone , Everflowing Chalice , Talisman of Creativity , Talisman of Conviction , Prismatic Lens , and the signet cycle (Azorious, Izzet, Boros). Talisman of Progress and Fellwar Stone aren't as budget friendly, but are good. I heard Sol Ring is good. I'd add a total of 7-10 for your colors.
6 months ago
I'd recommend putting a LOT more ramp in here so you can get Narset out sooner. All 3 Signets, all 3 Talismans (i.e. Talisman of Creativity), Arcane Signet, Fellwar Stone, Worn Powerstone, and Basalt Monolith. I'd drop Jeskai Banner though... if it costs but only adds 1 mana it's not worth it. Generator Servant ramps and gives haste (only creature I ran tbh).
Feel free to pick through my list for ideas (it's not budget friendly but there's some cheaper gems to be found). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty
6 months ago
Ok, so a couple of ideas when it comes to cutting. Here's the criteria I generally use:
What cards do I already have? Keep those.
What cards are super expensive that I don't own? Cut those unless absolutely needed for the deck to function.
What cards best advance my gameplan? Is my plan to damage my opponents with drawing cards? Is it to create tokens while casting instants and sorceries? While it's fine to have a back-up plan, consider reducing or eliminating cards that do not advance your main plan.
What situations am I weak to? Be sure to have cards to help you with that. In this case, your deck may be prone to drawing itself out, so make sure you have plenty of cards that increase your hand size.
That said, my top picks for removal are (if you don't own them): Into the Roil, Unleash Fury, Gitaxian Probe, Ponder, Serum Visions. Those spells are great in faster formats like Modern, etc., but would only be good in a very fast competitive commander environment. Mine is more casual, but your mileage may vary. I'd probably drop Izzet Cluestone and Izzet Keyrune unless they're cards you have or are budget-friendly alternatives for things like Talisman of Creativity. Good luck!