Teferi's Ageless Insight
If you would draw a card except the first one you draw in each of your draw steps, draw two cards instead.
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Teferi's Ageless Insight Discussion
3 weeks ago
Always great to see a fellow scholar! Allow me to recommend some cards that have really performed well for me, Toothy, Imaginary Friend is a great card that pairs really well with Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar that you can bounce or grow with your card draw. I'd also recommend Teferi's Ageless Insight and Diviner's Portent as well.
3 weeks ago
I'm not the utmost expert on mill decks, though I've seen plenty of them on this site for easy reference.
First off, there are definite infinite combos for the theme, but I don't know them all because I prefer not to use them. However, one that I do know is Arcanis the Omnipotent + Laboratory Maniac + Mind Over Matter . That's more for a self-mill deck, and generally runs Thassa's Oracle with other infinite combos.
Other than that, here's a short list of things I can think of that are missing from your list:
Blue doesn't have much removal, and relies on counterspelling to cover that category. However, in a mill deck, cards like Anchor to the Aether and Forced Retreat can act like creature removal. On a similar subject, Memory Lapse is a good, cheap counter for mill decks, though arguably better in multicolored decks.
Sphinx's Tutelage, Teferi's Tutelage and Psychic Corrosion are really good for mill, especially if you add things like Windfall, Jace's Archivist, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Gadwick, the Wizened, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Folio of Fancies and Prosperity in there, as well as synergizing with cards like Brainstorm, Visions of Beyond, Ponder, etc.
Other cards you may consider would include Maddening Cacophony, Keening Stone, Increasing Confusion and Telemin Performance. Also, High Tide as the best possible choice for ramp in blue, especially if you want to set off an effective Brain Freeze (which I think would be better off in a deck that was specifically designed to cast Storm spells, rather than a straightforward mill deck).
Sorry for the amazingly long and complicated response, haha. Also, I didn't take the time to check how many of my suggestions were already on your list, so I apologize if I did that.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey, well done for a first deck. You have good card sense on a budget and you've even included Rimewood for Farseek, nice. Sol Ring and Arcane Signet are staple budget mana rocks in Commander to consider adding.
I see Retreat to Coralhelm, but I don't see the missing piece to the Retreat landfall combo. Budget Llanowar Scout or Scaled Herbalist tap to put a land from your hand onto the battlefield thus you can untap one of them with Retreat and repeat. These creatures let you put a land from your hand onto the battlefield at instant speed to trigger Aesi on opponent's turn. The last piece of the combo is Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons. The land can bounce itself back to your hand and repeat.
I see Kodama of the East Tree; if you add Meloku the Clouded Mirror then you have another landfall combo. Any basic land can be repeatedly bounced and played to create infinite 1/1 Spirits. Tap a basic land to make one mana, use that mana to pay for Meloku and bounce the basic land you just tapped. This creates a 1/1 Spirit which triggers Kodama, put the same basic land from your hand and repeat.
There's a secondary sea monster theme here which Ominous Seas would expand on. Seas has interaction with Aesi since you put a counter on it each time you draw a card including your first draw each of your turns. Combine Seas with Retreat combo to make infinite 8/8 Krakens. Whelming Wave can be a blowout since Aesi is a Serpent. Bounce all opponents creatures leaving just Aesi and any other sea monsters still on the battlefield. Wave is nice Fierce Empath to bounce it to then cast it again to tutor again.
Teferi's Ageless Insight lets you draw an additional card whenever you draw a card. For each card drawn means that if you have an effect that draws more than one card such as Brainstorm you instead draw six cards. Yavimaya Coast, Bant Panorama, Blighted Woodland are some budget land upgrades to consider.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Llanowar Tribe: too difficult of a casting cost when playing so many Islands.
- Engulf the Shore: too many Forests.
- Arbor Elf: too many Islands.
- Sphinx of Uthuun: not needed and too much CMC for what it does.
- Verdant Sun's Avatar: not needed, have life gaining from other cards that are less CMC.
- Khalni Heart Expedition: subpar source for ramp/landfall.
- Explosive Vegetation: the other two four drop land ramp spells are better.
- Beast Whisperer: a good card, but you can get repeatable draw from other sources that don't require you to cast a creature since the majority of the creatures here are high CMC.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Have you considered Teferi's Ageless Insight? While it would cost you more blue mana as opposed to Font of Mythos, it won't put your opponents in a position to draw more cards.
Another card you may want to consider is Spellbook.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Have you thought of Bident of Thassa for the flavour draws? I imagine that you are combat heavy in this deck and it does a great job at getting deeper into your deck for more sea monsters and lands to smash onto the table
Also I noticed that you aren't running anything like Burgeoning or Exploration to grab the sweet sweet extra land drops. I've found that with something like Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait and Teferi's Ageless Insight on board, Burgeoning especially, puts you so far ahead of your opponents that it's hard for them to stop you.
Blue Sun's Zenith is another great way to take advantage of all that extra mana, either drawing yourself or forcing your opponents to draw out.
All of these lend themselves to an alt win-con with the on flavour Thassa's Oracle
2 months ago
I'd recommend running card draw doublers. Nothing sucks more in a storm deck than running out of things to play. Teferi's Ageless Insight and Alhammarret's Archive are great for this. Thought Reflection works too but a 7 drop is a bit hefty.
I'd also recommend more lands, at least 35-36.
Finding that right balance for a storm deck is crazy hard.