Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Legendary Planeswalker — Teferi

+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap two lands.

-3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.

-8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria Discussion

TheVectornaut on Insane ramp idea - please help

22 hours ago

Sorry for the late response, I have some family over for mother's day.

First, I'd like to say that I'm by no means an expert, and even if I was, I'd tell you to disregard my advice if it ever advises the removal of pet cards, shifts the deck towards a style you don't prefer, or otherwise contradicts your goals in any way. I can only ever speak from my own experiences, and yours can and should be different. Generally speaking, creatures that cost a lot of mana and are easy to remove tend to be weaker than those that cost less and/or have some built in protection or other added value. The ability to dodge removal like Vraska's Contempt and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is what let Carnage Tyrant warp an entire format while Ghalta, Primal Hunger really did not. The fact that you're considering 3 cards that grant hexproof or indestructible implies that removal is a serious issue in your meta, and after looking at the blue and orzhov decks, I would agree. This does mean that Xenagos, God of Revels is better than Ghalta since it packs its own protection. My suggestion to cut him comes from two different factors. One is that he's just shy of the Fierce Empath CMC requirement and the other is that he doesn't grant haste to all creatures simultaneously. I don't think he's bad though, and I particularly like him with annihilator Eldrazi. Still, if I resolve a Surge, I'd really like to win the game that turn, and an 18/18 haste alone can be shut down for a single mana. Going wide makes it harder for your opponents to answer your threats both because board wipes tend to be sorcery speed and because they typically get played in the main less than single-target removal anyway. This is why you see cards like Pathbreaker Ibex and Craterhoof Behemoth getting so expensive while their single-target counterparts fall behind. All that aside, I do like Soul of New Phyrexia and Archetype of Endurance for decks like this. If you're worried about not giving your opponents enough answers, just go with the Soul since it doesn't stop targeted exile.

If you're looking to play casually online, you could try something like Untap.in (free in-browser), Cockatrice (free download), or Tabletop Simulator (payed download with many other games). If you have a way to set up a webcam to record your board, you could also try to arrange a paper game on Discord or the like. Or, if you don't mind dropping money on digital cards, MTGO is an option.

Ouroboros_47 on No-No! (Jeskai Control)

2 weeks ago

Raugrin Triome could replace the bounce lands and as a bonus, it can be fetched or cycled. Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria would be very powerful additions to the deck as well if planeswalkers interest you at all. Vendilion Clique is a card I always enjoy.

plakjekaas on Strixhaven color "balancing"

1 month ago

Magic is a game of resource management, and Planeswalkers are by far the card type that upset the balance in resources between two players the most. Short of a counterspell, a planeswalker will always have an impact, because after resolving you can activate an ability before your opponent gets priority and a chance to response, even if your opponent has the Hero's Downfall in hand to deal with it. And your opponent has to deal with them, or they run away with the game, at least the ones who see constructed play. Creature decks have to waste attacks on them, effectively gaining their controllers a lot of life and tempo. It's like you're inviting a third player into the game, who will do nothing to oppose you, and nothing to help your opponent. It's not hard to see how that feels unfair, especially to the aggro deck that now needs to kill two players with just the resources available to kill one.

A planeswalker gains you life, casts you a spell every turn, at least once, even if it gets immediately removed. They have to be answered or they win the game on their own, even if it doesn't immediately looks like it. There's no other card type that so reliably has such a big impact on a game of magic. Having played aggro in Standard regularly during Teferi summer (when both Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and Teferi, Time Raveler were legal), I understand exactly what people mean when they say they don't like planeswalkers.

However, that's exactly how they were designed. Planeswalkers are the main characters of the story, they are the gifted, supernaturally powered, magical eyes through which we view the in-game world. Planeswalkers create the magic story just by existing in a place they shouldn't, and exploring the conflicts that arise by upsetting the natural balances. No wonder they treat games of magic the same way. They are the rarest card type, it feels great to pull one from a booster pack. They bring a lot of positives to the magic franchise, even though they can feel unfair if they oppose you ingame. They have been a mainstay ever since their introduction in Lorwyn, opposing their existence feels like wasted energy at this point. But I do believe we need to keep the power level discussion going forever, because Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Oko, Thief of Crowns happen if we don't.

So focus on individual cards; you can point at bans, but there have been plenty of planeswalkers that haven't been broken or upsetting their format, just like every other card type.

enpc on How powerful is this deck? …

1 month ago

legendofa: Quality should always be your guide. If you were using all 10 planeswalkers on a single (non-superfriends theme) like for example if they all pumped out tokens and then buffed them, that would be fine. But here you effectively have:

Looking at the planeswalkers, that's kind of what I see here. And don't get me wrong, repeatability is great. But you have to weigh that up against mana cost and frequency of repeatability.

Lujotheganker on UW MIRACLES (post mystic sanctuary ban)

2 months ago

In the post ban modern meta game, where we had to part with cards like Field of the Dead , Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath , Simian Spirit Guide and most importantly (as a miracles deck) Mystic Sanctuary , there are several control/combo decks, that are not going to be playable anymore. Uro decks, ad nauseseam decks, etc. With the absenc of these abussive control decks, I reckon there's going to be a lot of "land decks" coming back. Titan-shift, tron, eldrazi-tron, and decks in general, who abuse their vast mana base. For this reason, this is a note to my future self (as my ocd won't allow me to have some cards in the deck, that I have no intention of buying right now), on what to put in the side-board. First off, I think there should be 2x Surgical Extraction , which work reall well with Field of Ruin , and then getting rid of all these non-basic (non-interactive) mana sources. I think aggro decks will be very popular - burn, death's shadow, humans, that's why I think 2 (or even 3) copies of Timely Reinforcements will be a must-have. Two Celestial Purge are a staple against jund, so no change there. One copy of Ashiok, Dream Render for the grave-hate. I'm not a big fan of Rest in Peace , because I like working with my graveyard with Logic Knot and Snapcaster Mage , so I'll be leaving them out. Two copies of Dovin's Veto and one Dispel for the control mirror matches. Two Monastery Mentor , because simply I'm in complete love with this card, and I'll play it till the end of days. 2x Stony Silence for the artifact deck, another staple here. And one copy of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria for the grind matches with a lot's of turn.

Please let me know if you have other suggestions/predictions for the future of miracles (or uw control in general):-)

9-lives on -Deleting-

2 months ago

Hello, Heretical_Tarp!

I think Defiant Strike is just as good as Opt but instead of scrying it gives +1 P. Very useful when I want to buff up my white weaklings as well as draw a card. Silence is the ultimate fog card, and only costs 1 mana. Remember that I have a manabase problem with needing cards that have only one of non-generic mana, and the rest has to be generic mana. When I reach 4 cards that tap for 3 mana if I only draw filter lands, then I will be in good tempo. Imprisoned in the Moon is incredibly useful for answering creature and planeswalker threats, as well as making their lands useless for them. If I want to keep them from doing anything, Imprisoned in the Moon is a good card, and it only costs 3 CMC. Ahh I had thought that Solemnity would affect Planeswalkers. I guess I'll put it in the sideboard?

All of those cards you mentioned are difficult for me to use because I have to have either a Mana Confluence , Survivors' Encampment or Aether Hub , and Survivors' Encampment depends on my creatures on the battlefield. Painted Bluffs and Shimmering Grotto require me to use that land and another land to generate rainbow mana, so that means that I would always be one turn behind with these cards. Aether Hub is only useful once in the game, unless I run some energy counter accumulating cards. And Cascading Cataracts is only useful on turn 6 if I don't have ramp like 4x Arboreal Grazer , 2x Dryad of the Ilysian Grove . And, if I do get Chromatic Lantern , I will be able to cast all colored things, but that depends on if the opponent has artifact removal.

Do you know of any good Stax effect cards I can use? Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is pretty useful, especially his draw ability. I personally put 1x Teyo, the Shieldmage , 3x The Wanderer for their Stax effects and their cheap mana cost. The Wanderer is incredibly useful for going against high CMC cards, and Teyo, the Shieldmage is good for not only his making the player hexproof, but generating cards that I can tap for mana with Survivors' Encampment .

I think I'll remove Demolish .

Heretical_Tarp on -Deleting-

2 months ago

There's a lot of feedback to give here, so I'll try to be concise.

You have too many pieces which don't do anything most of the time. Even still deliberately neutering your deck's power level, you can make major improvements here.

Specific notes:

  • Defiant Strike : This effect is not worth 1 mana if you aren't getting something more out of it.

  • Silence : Your deck is... not fast. Delaying your opponent by one turn, at the cost of a card, hurts you more than it hurts them. Remember, you don't get more points for losing slowly.

  • Demolish : This card is straight up not good most of the time? It's also pretty strange to play this and Imprisoned in the Moon in the same deck.

  • Solemnity : This does not affect planeswalkers in any way. Thought I should point that out.

  • Smothering Tithe : What do you plan to do with all that treasure? You aren't drawing any cards.

Every card in your deck needs to either gain you speed (damage or fast mana), gain you value (cards), or disrupt your opponent (by costing them speed or value). But costing your opponent speed is only useful if you're using that time to kill them, and this deck of 1/2's just isn't.

Recommendation: If you're set on this kind of stax deck, find lock pieces that gain you additional value or can singlehandedly win the game. In particular, planeswalkers with more impact.

Cards that leap to mind:

It doesn't need to be any of these specific cards, but I think you should push for a higher average power level for your cards.

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