Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Legendary Planeswalker — Tamiyo

Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to discard cards or sacrifice permanents.

+1: Choose a nonland card name, then reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all cards with the chosen name from among them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

-3: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Tamiyo, Collector of Tales Discussion

BlueBallsMgee on Ikoria Standard Four Color Elementals

1 month ago

Would personally cut (at least to see how it plays) Mire Triton and place in some number of Tamiyo, Collector of Tales. Good graveyard dump plus recursion, deece body against aggression, and fuel for Command the Dreadhorde

Massacar on Sacrifice vs. Destroy

2 months ago

Destroy and Sacrifice are two different keywords, though they may have similar outcomes (sending something to the graveyard) they have different purposes.

Destroying something simply means that thing is removed from play and put into the graveyard. Now something that is indestructible would be immune to this effect.

Sacrificing (AKA Saccing) is similar, but it's where a player either chooses to, or is compelled to by some effect such as Dictate of Erebos, to move a permanent from the field to the graveyard.

It's distinct from destruction partially so that effects such as Regenerate, or anything else that can replace destruction effects, aren't applicable.

To answer your question Tamiyo, Collector of Tales will not protect you from destroy effects. But something like Avacyn, Angel of Hope would.

Riveyn on Sacrifice vs. Destroy

2 months ago

I’m still working on understanding the language of the cards, so I would like to see if anyone can clarify a question I have. Tamiyo, Collector of Tales has the ability: “Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to discard cards or sacrifice permanents” If an opponent plays a card that says “Destroy” instead of “Discard” or “Sacrifice”, would Tamiyo, Collector of Tales be removed to my graveyard? I feel like that’s how the situation would resolve, but I’m still getting used to how the language works.

Deyosyf on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

3 months ago

Squandered Resources can help ramp you early game by allowing you to sacrifice a few lands to play Muldrotha early. Then late game you can use it (and any other land sacrifice outlet) to combo with World Shaper. The Mending of Dominaria is an "OK" alternate to World Shaper but The Mending of Dominaria takes too long unless you have a way to proliferate.

Gravebreaker Lamia is a direct replacement for Sidisi, Undead Vizier I guess its worse because its an entomb instead of a tutor, but you already have support with Eternal Witness and Tamiyo, Collector of Tales and the added benefit is you can play it without having to have another creature around for exploitation. the cost reduction is well worth it as well.

Walking Ballista you already want to dump mana into X spells this card is a great way to manage and control boards early. Its an artifact and a creature so you can use muldrotha to cast it two times in a turn and it can be used as a kill con from the grave yard without needing anything other than muldrotha to make it a viable option.

Growth Spiral - you have two better creature options than this card; Coiling Oracle or Risen Reef. You have 3 other elemental creatures in the list already so risen reef might be worth the extra 1 generic mana over the coiling oracle. especially looking at how much you're likely to be replaying Shriekmaw and Mulldrifter. however oracle lets the land enter untapped. its a trade off I'm not sure which is better.

Secrets of the Dead - between Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study you don't really need the secrets of the dead.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

To be clear, I think her black element is best found in her disinterest in acting outside of the best interest of herself and her family. She is curious and interested in the studying, thus solidly , but her interest in nonintervention outside of defender her and hers is pretty white/black. I think I'd see her as nonblack if she acted for the benefit of others willingly, but was possessed into trapping Emrakul, and otherwise only fights in self-defense.

I'm really unsure of what would make her in any flavor sense...

Tamiyo, Field Researcher has a +1 of Curiosity; a -2 of the classic Chill ability of Crippling Chill, etc.; and her ultimate -7 is just Omniscience.

Tamiyo, Collector of Tales has a Green static, the Tajuru Preserver effect + discard, which seems blue; a Blue +1, and a Green -3. So that card I understand as being .

Tamiyo, the Moon Sage is pure blue.

Anyways...my thoughts...

Lordeh on Kiora's Dominance

4 months ago

Bloom Hulk is the weakest card in this list as it is the same cost as your Kiora's but doesn't really advance your board state too much.

My problem with Incubation Druid tends to be it dies to everything before you really get a chance to use it. As you aren't running much in the way of protection it will just die for no value most of the time. If you want more mana acceleration use something like Llanowar Elves or Paradise Druid as the former only costs 1 and the latter is hexproof for a little resilience.

As for your sideboard I would consider loading up on counter spells to protect your board state from spot removal or a wrath and alternate hate cards and win conditions. Ashiok, Dream Render for graveyard hate and to stop searching. Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor is a bit janky but protects your permanents from spot removal Narset, Parter of Veils to draw your spells and stifle your opponents card draw. Tamiyo, Collector of Tales to search or return cards from your graveyard.

These are just some of my personal favourites for sideboard cards against some match ups depending on your local meta game.

Just play around and see what works.

conclaa8 on Pioneering Bant Blink

5 months ago

I really like this combo of Biomancer's Familiar plus Eldrazi Displacer but I have a couple of suggestions that might make the deck run a little smoother. First of a big issue with this color combination is that it is actually a 4 color deck without fetches that might be a tad tricky. And Yavimaya Coast gives us 3 of them so they are an instant 4 of. And to be honest that is really the only good land in the format for us.

For the creatures. I feel like there are a lot of powerful ones in there but there isn't enough synergy to justify the familiar or displacer. Let's fix that! A card I love for this deck is Incubation Druid the reason why is that it works incredibly well with both Biomancer's Familiar and Eldrazi Displacer . Like insanely well. First its adapt cost gets reduced by familiar second it can produce colorless mana if you have colorless lands for displacer to keep displacing. And if we add a third card into the loop Bounding Krasis we can go infinite. The nice thing about krasis is it does an ok impression of Reflector Mage when we need it to.

Also I still think we aren't getting enough value out of Biomancer's Familiar yet so the last card that should round out our synergy there is Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip. Insanely good on its own and allows us to dig through our entire deck if we go infinite.

At this point I would seriously consider going on a Collected Company plan over the Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Reality Smasher and Tamiyo, Collector of Tales because well we are trying to out value our opponent not run them over. The Matter Reshaper s are another good card on their own but not really doing too much for the synergy you are trying to go for.

For rounding out the rest of the deck I would consider some of the following cards Thraben Inspector , Charming Prince , Overwhelmed Apprentice , Renegade Rallier and last but not least Fblthp, the Lost .

Hope this was helpful!

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