Thought-Knot Seer

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Thought-Knot Seer

Creature — Eldrazi

( represents colourless mana.)

When Thought-Knot Seer enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.

When Thought-Knot Seer leaves the battlefield, target opponent draws a card.

wallisface on Eldrazi Budget

2 weeks ago

Eldrazi-tron usually plays a mana curve which is less reliant on assembling Tron, because they have no real way to reliably get it going. To that end, i'd suggest ditching Artisan of Kozilek, Sundering Titan, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (Emrakul isn't viable to cast in even the most efficient of Tron builds, 15 mana is insane), and Conduit of Ruin.

I'm really not sure what Jester's Scepter is doing here, especially mainboard - it's just soo useless soo often in games.

I know you're on a budget, but getting 4-of Karn, the Great Creator will power this deck up a LOT. It should be pretty easy to find room for him after ditching the abovementioned cards.

I'd suggest playing full playsets of the "main 3" eldrazi also (Thought-Knot Seer, Matter Reshaper Reality Smasher).

wallisface on

4 months ago

Just read through your second tourney breakdown.

  • Against Rhinos i think you’re in a rough spot, as you have to mulligan really aggressively to a winning hand. Personally i’d be mulling to 4 looking for either Chalice (buys you a bit of time on X=0), or natural-tron alongside either All Is Dust or Karn, the Great Creator. Karn being able to immediately cast/resolve any of Trinisphere, Ratchet Bomb or Engineered Explosives cando wonders - and from there Karn should survive long enough to get something else to win you the game. The problem is that the specific-tron draw is super unlikely, so you’ll be mulling for Chalice most of the time versus this deck.

  • Calibrated Blast can be a bit rough. I think an early Thought-Knot Seer can be great, other than that just try an be as aggressive with damage-dealing as possible and hope they lose-to-themselves (the deck is horribly inconsistent). If you can cast Witchbane Orb its a free win.

  • Voidwalker matchup i’m not too familiar with, but i’d say running more mainboard Dismember would be your best option here. This feels like a matchup where you just need to swing with big creatures fast, so i’d prolly be boarding-out the Chalice post-sideboard (assuming there was anything to swap them with). Karn, the Great Creator feels like the best thing to have in hand because Voidwalker has no reason to take it, and setting up Ensnaring Bridge probably just lets you durdle along for an eventual massive Walking Ballista.

Overall I wouldn’t get too beat-up about these losses, all 3 of those matchups look like they’d be slightly in the other decks favour, and presumably these players also have played a lot more with their builds than you have with yours. Over time I think these matchups should feel less-scary (though they are undoubtably all still reasonably scary for E-Tron to face).

IHATENAMES on Opposite of Heavenly (Avacyn 96%)

8 months ago

I'm trying to plug in colorless tech into mono colored decks.Warping Wail is a counterspell for sorcery some important spells like boardwipes and big end gaming spells are sorcerys.Other cards are more meta dependent. Thought-Knot Seer hand disruption against combo meta. Kozelik the Great Distortion big mana card draw and counterspells as well. Should you run into alot of reanimator or blink in your meta I'd find room for Eldrazi Displacer + Containment Priest for that sweet exile action. Looks like a fun deck to pilot btw.

Plunderburger on Monoblack Eldrazi

11 months ago

Have some time to reflect on how the tournament went, and what to do with the deck moving forward.

1st Round: UW Spirits (literally the precon) Got kinda embarrassed in this match; I drew poorly, and my opponent drew quite well, but I must admit the deck also wasn't fully ready for the matchup. My reasonable board of ground creatures couldn't do much against the flyers game 1, even gaining life on the attack with two Gifted Aetherborn and chunking in for 2-4 a turn with a Dream Devourer. I never drew any removal, but I also don't think I was really playing enough to respect the matchup. Warping Wail was reasonable, killing a lord with another on the stack, but not fantastic. There are 0 sorceries to get here, and the token could never chump anyways. Game 2, I used Cry of the Carnarium for a one-sided board wipe to kill 3 of his 4 creatures (the last was a Supreme Phantom. Then he ripped a Watcher of the Spheres and an Empyrean Eagle in the next two turns and I died anyways. Bad beats, such is life. 0-2

Round 2: Lotus Field Combo This one was somewhat a reversal of the last match. Deck had a ton of things to get with Warping Wail and Thought-Knot Seer and he had trouble racing some aggressive dudes. Game 2, I brought in some Thoughtseizes and Go Blanks and it was kind of a rout. It really is crazy how good Warping Wail is here, dealing with their Wish effects pretty well (and Sweltering Suns and its ilk postboard). I'd board in 4 more if I could, ha ha ha. 2-0

Super small this week, they were running two formats simultaneously alongside quite a few other games, so it was just the 2 rounds. Starting relatively soon they're going to shuffle the times/dates around a bit, so I should have more competitive tournaments to build off of. Deck is fun when it works and you're at least doing things even when it doesn't, I'm satisfied and will keep tuning.

wallisface on Eldrazi PanharmoniTron

11 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • Panharmonicon doesn’t seem to have a lot of use here. The only creature that benefits from it is Thought-Knot Seer, and the only mainboard artifacts are Prophetic Prism and Ichor Wellspring. That feels like a super-low hit rate. It makes me think the deck is trying to do too many things- resulting in it just doing a lot of things poorly.

  • i’m really not sure why you’re running Trading Post here at all. Card just seems bad.

  • Typical Eldrazi-Tron decks play a gameplan where they can get-by just fine without assembling the tron-lands. But i feel like this brew is faaar more reliant on assembling tron, as you have soo many high-costing cards. That’s a risky position to be in, as with only Expedition Map, you really can’t expect to reliably have tron online. I think you need to lower the curve.

DawnsRayofLight on ULTRA REACTIVE MONO BLACK

1 year ago

I've been playing monoblack in EDH for a while! So, I have some advice I can offer that I hope will help you out!

Land base: 35 should be enough, consider some utility lands: Maze of Ith Cabal Coffers (get it while it is cheap!) maybe some land destruction like Field of Ruin, Wasteland, Ghost Quarter, Strip Mine, etc. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Temple of the False God Cabal Stronghold Castle Locthwain Rogue's Passage

Equipment to boost your general:

Sword of War and Peace, life gain and protection Sword of Light and Shadow, recursion and protection Sword of Hearth and Home, protection, blink your ETB kill a guy creatures, ramp Sword of Feast and Famine, expensive, but super good Lashwrithe: ouch Vorpal Sword: haha double ouch Blackblade Reforged Sword of Truth and Justice Sword of the Animist

I might try to add a few more win cons in your creature base

Vilis, Broker of Blood, draw and beat stick Razaketh, the Foulblooded, search and beat stick K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth ramp and can get big Archon of Cruelty been debating adding it to chainer

Ramp and utility suggestions

Bolas's Citadel: super good but can be rough if you aren't gaining a lot of life Caged Sun: super good ramp and works when your opponents tap Skyclave Relic: better than darksteel ingot Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools: good for draw and blockers Grief: hand control Thought-Knot Seer: hand control Ob Nixilis Reignited: stayed in my chainer deck for a while until Tevesh came along

Grim Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition over diabolic tutor (depends on you play group if they allow a "wish board," some don't, I run acquisition but may pick up a grim tutor for groups not okay with it)

I might lose some of the instant speed removal for:

Hero's Downfall: which you are running Deadly Rollick Eat to Extinction Vraska's Contempt

Some general removal as monoblack suffers from inability to handle certain types like enchant and artifact:

Karn Liberated Ugin, the Ineffable Steel Hellkite Nevinyrral's Disk

Suggested drops:

Tattered Mummy: Not that good, more consistent ways of grinding out damage Skyclave Shade: Bloodghast is better 1x Skeletal Grimace: I get the point, but there are better cards 1x Underworld Dreams: I am iffy on this one, Painful Quandary and Polluted Bonds may be better or good additions to complement it. The entire instant pool save hero's downfall and malicious affliction, there are better killspells Expedition Map: really only useful for setting up tron or land combos Liliana, Waker of the Dead: Liliana Vess works better

The True Meaning of Death and Taxes: this is my chainer death and taxes reanimator list, check it out for suggestions, I have a lot of cards in the maybeboard I have considered and even used at one point that may spark some ideas.

Metroid_Hybrid on Infect gets to run Cavern …

1 year ago

Back when I played Modern years ago, I experimented with Mono- and variants of Infect. These were more of a Midrange/Control type of decks, and as a result, tended to have lower creature counts. Therefore, few things hurt like having your only creature countered..

I eventually had moved on to Legacy piloting -Eldrazi Stompy, and it was incredibly satisfying seeing my opponents cringe when their Force of Will s suddenly become worthless against my Thought-Knot Seer & friends..

So I have been kind of surprised to find out that I seem to be the only one who cares.. I'm still going to slide one into my Brokkos Infect deck though..

zapyourtumor on The Pain of Loss [[Flicker Combo/Control]]

1 year ago

I like your deck.

My main comments are that you only have 4 creatures that benefit from flickering, and 6 flicker spells. I would definitely lean into the flicker more and go up to a playset of Cloudshift , then increase the number of creatures that you can flicker. I think Elite Spellbinder can be flickered to have two cards exiled at once that have taxed costs (if this doesn't work then I agree that Silverquill Silencer is better for the deck). And my biggest suggestion is definitely a playest of Shriekmaw . You can do the same stuff you do on grief with this bad boy to remove two creatures plus get a 3/2 for only 2 mana. I'd probably cut some of the other removal, like Damn , and maybe the mirran crusaders, for these.

Lastly, I know I said flickerable creatures that control the opponent's hand are good, but unfortunately most of them have a negative effect when leaving the battlefield such as Thought-Knot Seer , Tidehollow Sculler (love this card), Kitesail Freebooter etc. But one that doesn't have this is Sin Collector . I think he is worth considering for the sideboard since he hits a lot of annoying cards like TTB, scapeshift, BTL, loam, etc.

A random sidenote: You have 4x Surgical mainboard and 2x sideboard, which I assume was because you changed one of them without changing the other. You could maybe replace them with Vanishing Verse .

With these additions, the deck should become more of a streamlined "flicker control" deck instead of just a Grief flicker combo in a BW control shell.

P.S. I just did some research and it turns out flickering Elite Spellbinder does work! Noice

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