Test of Talents
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Search its controller's graveyard, hand and library for any number of cards with the same name as that spell and exile them. That player shuffles, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Test of Talents Discussion
1 month ago
I like Vapor Snag a lot for low-curve delver decks like this. I'd also definitely sub out Deprive for Counterspell. You'll almost never kick Into the Roil in a low-land-count deck, so it's worth the switch.
Also: regarding your description, just wanted to point out that Test of Talents cannot, in fact, counter an un-counterable spell.
Another good consideration is Spellstutter Sprite.
2 months ago
It was very popular at my LGS, when it was in Standard.
My decks are often very geared towards my local meta, which means that some cards that wouldn't work for others, work for me.
I do appreciate all the thought you are putting into this deck.
2 months ago
4 months ago
Personally I always feel like 4 Heartless Act is a bit much because if you keep drawing them when there's something with counters on it it just feels so bad. You could swap 2 of them for 2 Eliminate so you have more options available to you.
At first I was a big fan of Behold the Multiverse but after playing it in different decks it always ended up being the card that gets cut. I feel like even Frantic Inventory ends up giving more value with less mana commitment. You could also consider Mazemind Tome since the life gain can be relevant, and it works in a similar way if you like the idea of paying 2 now and drawing later for 2.
I have to admit, I find it difficult to see how Test of Talents and Covetous Urge work well together since Test of Talents usually tries to hit big value cards, which then removes all possibilities to hit those same big value cards later with Covetous Urge , unless they have one in the graveyard already. If you like how Test of Talents gets rid of a playset of cards by itself, you might want to pair that with Ashiok's Erasure instead to push that even further.
I find Agonizing Remorse to be a strange addition too considering that the deck is meant to be a "home" for Covetous Urge since it exiles the card, meaning you are removing what's probably a good card from the game instead of putting it in the graveyard to hit it later with Covetous Urge . Exiling also doesn't work with Tergrid, God of Fright Flip when removing cards from their hand.
Actually, I must say a discard deck seems like an odd choice for Covetous Urge anyway since ideally it should be used on cards in hand to hit your opponent even harder. Do you expect to hit big with it after removing all their juicy stuff with other discard effects?
Anyway, this is just my 2 cents, hopefully it's a little useful.
5 months ago
2x Azusa, Lost but Seeking 3x Cultivate 4x Dryad of the Ilysian Grove 2x Evolving Wilds 4x Fabled Passage 4x Frantic Inventory 4x Lotus Cobra 4x Maddening Cacophony 2x Teferi's Ageless Insight 4x Jace's Erasure 4x Teferi's Tutelage 4x Test of Talents
5 months ago
In which Rowan and Will have a row outside the Bow. We get to meet Quintorius, Field Historian and a couple of Rowan's Witherbloom friends. We get the Professor's Warning that there is impending danger from the Oriq so Rowan and Will each set to preparing in their own Practical Research . Finally we get the Test of Talents where we get to see Lukka and Kasmina in action before he forces her to flee the plane. The doors are open for Extus's attack on the school.
I believe this story covered a period of somewhere between one and two months.