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Talisman of Creativity
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: Gain or . Talisman of Creativity deals 1 damage to you.
Talisman of Creativity Discussion
6 days ago
I suggest including some Xerox spells. Consider Ponder and Preordain -- one mana to dig past what you don't need to what you do is a really good rate. Brainstorm is also great, though I'd put in an off-color fetch or two (eg. Windswept Heath ) before I ran Brainstorm . The shuffle effects will keep you from getting stuck with cards you don't need on top of your deck.
I feel I should inform you that Leovold, Emissary of Trest is mega-banned in EDH. Depending on your playgroup, you may be able to run it; but most playgroups will not be alright with him.
I think you may be better off running talismans ( Talisman of Creativity , Talisman of Dominance and/or Talisman of Resilience ) than signets. Also be aware than artifact ramp is generally worse than dork-ramp, like your Birds of Paradise . Consider running some of the following: Elves of Deep Shadow , Deathrite Shaman , Arbor Elf , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Bloom Tender and/or Fyndhorn Elves . One-mana enchantment ramp is good too -- consider Wild Growth or Utopia Sprawl . These come down turn one, as opposed to turn two (like most of the best artifact ramp would).
If you do cut your artifact-ramp for dork-ramp (I suggest you do), you can run something like Collector Ouphe to hose opponents without hosing yourself.
1 week ago
Ok, first get Chaos Warp in here. It's your only real answer in Grixis for problematic enchantments like Rest in Peace and Solemnity . Consider everything after this to be good advice but optional unlike that first suggestion which really is a must.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not tribal but it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them
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2 weeks ago
Sol Ring , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Creativity , Boros Signet , Rakdos Signet , Orzhov Signet , and Fellwar Stone are your best bet for dealing with not enough mana problem.
Now I'm also going to link to my deck. Dont be intimidated by the pricetag (most of it is really expensive lands). There's some gems like Shared Animosity that you need to pick up.
It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and has over 130 comments worth of card suggestions, etc. to sift through. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
If you need more help let me know a budget... I can help with cuts also.
3 weeks ago
I would suggest Muzzio, Visionary Architect since when you have some of your bigger artifacts out you can tap him to dig into your deck to potentially get another big artifact.
Your average CMC is about 4 so maybe 41 lands isn’t very necessary. I always find 35-37 to be a good safe amount for just about any deck.
4 weeks ago
I have a few more suggestions for you.
Ramp: Drop any mana rocks like Commander's Sphere that cost but only add and Gilded Lotus. These aren't helping you ramp quickly into anything. Replace the 4 of them with Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Creativity , and Pentad Prism . I'd also find room for Coalition Relic and Worn Powerstone .
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty
1 month ago
So, I feel like I should mention that Erayo, Soratami Ascendant / Erayo's Essence is super-duper banned in EDH. If your playgroup is alright with it, keep it in; but be aware that about 95% of players would not be happy.
I suggest replacing it with something like Counterbalance , which works nicely with your Sensei's Divining Top . Also, if your general is on the field, being able to look and see if you want to reveal the top card of your deck to counter a spell is pretty valuable.
Mystical Tutor is awesome if your general is on the field, as it becomes a pseudo-tutor-to-hand effect.
Narset, Parter of Veils is a pretty busted card -- she even lets you clear a creature off of the top of your deck if you need it, in addition to her static hate-ability. Pairing her with a Windfall is especially powerful. Faithless Looting is another way to get past uncastable creatures and/or lands.
I've had good success with Treasure Cruise in my Elsha of the Infinite list. Similarly, I think Dig Through Time is probably a better Drawn from Dreams , as it is instant-speed. Other mass-draw spells to consider include: Fact or Fiction , Chemister's Insight , Chart a Course .
If you run only monks and your meta isn't tribal-heavy, Harsh Mercy may be worth including.
Your ramp package has some room for improvement. I've never been impressed with three-mana mana-rocks in EDH, since two-drop rocks are available and tend to be better. I suggest running some of the following instead of your Chromatic Lantern , Commander's Sphere , and a few other cards if you want to make cuts: Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Creativity , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Azorius Signet , Everflowing Chalice (which can be cast for zero off the top, if you really want to get past it), Prismatic Lens , Coldsteel Heart (maybe), Arcane Signet , Fellwar Stone or even Guardian Idol . This has the added bonus of allowing you to cut some lands -- I don't think you should be running more than 34, and probably want to be around 32 or 33.
If you craft your creature-package carefully, you can run effects like Kozilek's Return or Pyroclasm . Keep in mind that these trigger prowess, so your Monastery Mentor will survive a Pyroclasm , assuming you're the one who casts it.
Counterspells are tough in Elsha of the Infinite , since you can't cast them without a target and thus can clog the top of your deck. To fix this, try modal counters that can be cast with an empty stack. Some to consider: Pyroblast , Red Elemental Blast , Archmage's Charm , Mystic Confluence , Izzet Charm .
You appear to do very little library-searching. You can take advantage of this with Mindlock Orb , which punishes tutor-tribal decks (decks anything like the ones I build and play against) hard.
Steel of the Godhead is, I think, better than your Aether Tunnel . It does cost one more mana, but it gives Elsha of the Infinite lifelink, which means it can likely also replace Basilisk Collar and free up a card-slot.
Alright. That's all I got. Good luck!
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