Talisman of Dominance

Talisman of Dominance

Artifact

Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.

Tap: Add (Blue) or (Black) to your mana pool. Talisman of Dominance deals 1 damage to you.

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Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Talisman of Dominance occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.11%

Talisman of Dominance Discussion

hejtmane on So Close

1 week ago

Ok some cuts

Keranos, God of Storms look I like him but better in other decks

Venser's journal

Meishin, the Mind Cage

Ob Nixilis Reignited

Day's undoing you lose all your triggers

Reminisce

Not worth the 10 mana Jin-Gitaxias

Core Augur

Barbed Shocker had him I pulled him fairly quick

Strionic Resonator not relay worth it in you deck

you really need more counter spells to protect your board

drop damnation or Blasphemous act for a Cyclonic Rift nothing like overload rift at the person end step before your turn then you wheel on your turn game ending play.

You need a lot better artifact ramp and more of it I would drop to 34 lands yes chromatic lantern should be cut

You should be running the two drop mana rocks any combination of about 5 of the signet/talisman you will thank me later you are grixis that is your ramp these are generally pretty cheap Arcane Signet Talisman of Creativity Talisman of Dominance Talisman of Indulgence Dimir Signet Izzet Signet Rakdos Signet

Drop Spell book for Library of Lengyou get to shape your discards

SideBae on Oloro

1 week ago

If you wanna be a grade-A dork-a-saurous, I suggest running Zur's Weirding. With your automatic life-gain, you can filter OPs draws so they never draw a relevant card again.

I also suggest reconsidering your artifact mana. Arcane Signet is a wonderful card -- good you're running it! Similar 2-mana mana-rocks exist that I think are way better than Manalith or even Chromatic Lantern. (I've never liked lantern -- if you're running 2-mana-rocks, you don't need its extra fixing, and being 3 instead of 2 mana is an awkward taco...) I suggest running things like Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet... In general, landing a 2-mana rock and having 4 mana on turn 3 is better than landing a 3 mana rock and having 5 mana on turn 4. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but it is (almost) infallibly borne out in my play experience.

I think people tend to overlook cantrips in EDH -- I suspect that costing just {u} makes people think they aren't powerful enough. This is unjustified. I recommend running Ponder and Preordain more highly than any other card in this comment -- they're simply too good to leave out. Brainstorm is similar, but unless you're running free shuffle effects (i.e. fetches), it's not going to be better than mediocre. If you don't want to fork over the cash for Flooded Strand and friends, consider running Flood Plain, Bad River, Grasslands and/or Rocky Tar Pit. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are good, too.

The majority of EDH games (and magic games in general) are decided by card advantage. Phyrexian Arena is a good start, but there're other cards to consider. Right off, here're a few: Fact or Fiction, Treasure Cruise, Painful Truths (a personal favorite of mine), Sphinx's Revelation, Mystic Remora etc. You can also attack from the other side, preventing other players from drawing cards, though this is more difficult since there're fewer cards to choose from. The best that comes to mind is Narset, Parter of Veils, followed by Alms Collector. I think Narset is way better tho.

Depending on your meta, you may be able to lay out the monarch mechanic for recurring card-advantage without needing a specific permanent. The best card I can think of that introduces this mechanic is Palace Jailer, which doubles as an Oblivion Ring on a stick!

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

SideBae on Yennett Simplicity

2 weeks ago

Hey man! I have some suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them as you see fit:

  1. I think you should include Sensei's Divining Top. It's really good at topdeck manipulation, and activating it in response to Yennett's trigger can help you find the spell you want to cast for free.

  2. Brainstorm is underplayed in EDH, so I'm glad to see it in your list. I think you need more shuffle effects though before it becomes really busted. Generally people do this by including fetches and duals like Flooded Strand, but those can be very pricey for EDH. I think slow fetches like Bad River, Flood Plain and Rocky Tar Pit are also good, and merit consideration. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are also good options as cheaper versions of Prismatic Vista.

  3. Ponder and Preordain are the other cantrips usually included in blue lists, and I highly recommend them for your list, too. Filtering your draws can let you run fewer lands, which in turn increases your hits with Yennett.

  4. As mentioned in (3), I think 42 lands is too many. In general, I try to play 33-34 at most outside mono-green land-drop decks. Running artifact ramp instead of the extra few lands makes it so that you can ramp up by more than one mana each turn. That said, I strongly dislike 3-drop rocks in EDH; it's not that they're bad, it's that 2-mana drops are available and way better. The best ones are Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Mana Vault etc. but like the fetches, these tend to be a lot of money. If you aren't allowed to use proxies (and aren't loaded af), try things like Arcane Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Mind Stone, Dimir Signet, Azorius Signet, Orzhov Signet... You can't cast these off Yennett triggers, but you can't cast the lands they'd be replacing either. Additionally, you don't really want to be hitting rocks off the triggers, but more things like In Garruk's Wake or Behold the Beyond.

  5. Countering combo decks generally depends on your meta, but cheap counters are a good way to push the deck harder. Mental Misstep is surprisingly good (in my experience), since it can counter Sol Ring, Silence, Demonic Consultation etc. Force of Will and Force of Negation are also expensive, but the best in the business. Spell Snare is good (it counters Flash and a bunch of other combo nonsense; Spell Pierce, Swan Song, Drown in the Loch and Narset's Reversal are also good.

  6. If you're looking for more permanent-based disruption, you're in the right colors. Narset, Parter of Veils is good, as is Counterbalance (especially with Sensei's Divining Top). Lavinia, Azorius Renegade is good (she nails opposing Force of Wills and ramp). So are things like Containment Priest, Aven Mindcensor, Ashiok, Dream Render... Hatebears are great.

  7. Mystic Remora is a good way to draw cards and disincentivize storm players.

Right. That's all I got. I hope it helps!

griffstick on Good cheap staples to pick ...

3 weeks ago

This are the staple cards you need to get.

Creatures

Instants

Sorceries

Artifacts

Enchantments

Planswalkers

I hope this helps because it took forever to type out.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Theft

3 weeks ago

Chaos Warp 100% needs to be in here. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Sage of Fables, Vigean Graftmage, and Metallic Mimic all allow you to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round.

Grim Haruspex, Midnight Reaper, Liliana's Standard Bearer, River Kelpie, and Skullclamp all deserve spots. You'll want a lot of draw power here.

Lose the lockets and add Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Creativity. 3 drop ramp doesn't ramp you into a 4 drop commander.

I can honestly go on, but let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down. I can also help suggest cuts if you'd like. Here's a link to my list... it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site, there's over 80 comments, and it has a decent sized sideboard to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

SideBae on That's a big nope

1 month ago

One card that I always thought was pretty good with Aminatou, the Fateshifter is Counterbalance. Since you can shift the top card of your deck without revealing it, you can stack a 1 or 2 on top and nail an opponent for no cards. It also makes Sensei's Divining Top really good.

Gilded Drake is absurd with your general. Because of her wording, you can flicker permanents you own even if you don't control them -- so the minus becomes "steal target creature." It is $170. So either be rich or play with proxies... I love proxies, and I think they're unduly rejected in EDH.

Preordain is good in addition to your Ponder and Brainstorm. Brainstorm is best with more free shuffle effects than you currently have... They usually come from fetches like Polluted Delta, but those lands can be expensive. Slow fetches like Bad River also work, and things like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are also good.

You have two Arcane Signets. Unless the rules have changed, that's not allowed...

Control decks -- which I think this is -- tend to like wipes. I think Toxic Deluge is really good, since it gets around cards like Gaddock Teeg. Damnation and/or Wrath of God are also good.

You could also do with more two-mana mana-rocks; three-mana rocks, like Commander's Sphere, are significantly slower and come down turn three, competing with your commander. I suggest cards like Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Thought Vessel...

I also think you have better options than Defense Grid, since Defense Grid is symmetric and hoses your counters, too. Teferi, Time Raveler comes to mind.

Narset, Parter of Veils is also really good, especially if you can pair her with something like Windfall.

Finally, Omen of the Sea seems like it could be good to flicker, though playtesting would be needed.

Right. I hope this helps!

Kulibali on Cursed Energy Grindstone

1 month ago

Hey Amoskeag

thank you so much for this detailed reply, did not expect that !

First i have to say something to my intention of creating this deck. I just wanted a creatureless Deck which is a kind different and also an absolute asshole deck, mostly i play just creature decks..

Fraying Sanity is cool, will consider this. The Curse of the Bloody Tome is nice, sure, but mill should not be my only win condition, so i left it out.

Yes, Energy Field has its cons, but if i play a Grindstone in the first round, a Reliquary Tower and an Energy Field in turn 2 and a Land to activate the Grindstone, i will only tap Grindstone each round..

So then i will only play lands to cast the Curse of Fool's Wisdom if he could destroy my Energy Field or the Grindstone .

Rising Waters should also slow it down when the curse is on the battlefield, and when i have a few untapped lands, i can counter his spells with Rewind

your Talisman of Dominance i a must card, will change this, thanks!

yes, the mana base gives me headaches, want to play all the cards, but 18 land + 4 artifacts seems both, enough and to less.. maybe play some rounds to see if its okay?

yes, the "duals" should be in, just a budget question.

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