Thought Vessel

Thought Vessel


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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) None
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thought Vessel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.16%

Blue: 0.83%

Black: 0.28%

Red: 0.2%

Golgari: 0.09%

WU (Azorius): 1.35%

UR (Izzet): 1.17%

GU (Simic): 0.57%

Rakdos: 0.17%

UBR (Grixis): 0.54%

WUB (Esper): 0.5%

Thought Vessel Discussion

The_Fallen_Duke on Blue Flame

2 weeks ago

The deck looks good and it should be fun and effective to play, just a couple of observations:

  • is Swiftfoot Boots meant to protect Niv Mizzet from removal? Maybe I am missing something, but it does not seem like a necessary card in this build. Also, Spellbook costs 0 but takes a spot for an effect that you already can benefit from Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower: I would rather replace it with a good old Izzet Signet to get some extra ramp instead.

  • there are many lands that ETB tapped, almost a third of your landbase and some of them without providing any additional benefit (cycling and scry are a good trade-off imo): I'd take out Highland Lake, Izzet Guildgate and Swiftwater Cliffs and replace with something more effective but still affordable such as Shivan Reef and Steam Vents or even some extra basics. Also, with a two colour deck very colour intense in the mana cost, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse and even Ash Barrens would be in my opinion better replaced by some basic lands - unless it is the shuffling effect you are looking for.

  • your commander is a wizard, but you have only 4 wizards in the deck, meaning that more often than not your Wizard's Retort will be just a Cancel. Staying budget, I'd honestly rather have a Negate or Dispel if you want a hard counter or Mana Leak if you prefer more flexibility.

CardTyrant on Drannith Defense Force

2 weeks ago

Vindicate is a good card, but if you noticed that most of my removal is instant speed for single target and sorcery speed for mass removal. That was why Vin didn't make the cut.

Herald's Horn is a nice card (and I have three or four copies somewhere) but the reduction is nice and all, but humans are pretty cheap. The added card draw is nice, but this deck doesn't lack that.

Vanquisher's Banner was considered since it is a nice anthem and card draw, but that 5CMC is what's stopping me.

Thought Vessel is a maybe because it was a cheap mana rock. I was trying to run as many cheap mana rocks that I got back at least half the card's cost back without having to do anything extra.

Angel of Glory's Rise was considered, but since she's an angle, I didn't want to open that can of worms because then people would suggest cards like Herald of War or Angelic Overseer or Requiem Angel.

I'm not going to reject your suggestions, but these were my thoughts against them. Now I was also considering switching the commander for the partners in the deck. If I did that I would most likely run Angel of Glory's Rise AND Requiem Angel.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Drannith Defense Force

2 weeks ago

You're definitely on to something with that Maybe Board. I'd suggest adding Herald's Horn, Vanquisher's Banner, and Vindicate.

Also, if you do end up running Thought Vessel, you might wanna add a Reliquary Tower for good measure.

Another card you might wanna consider is Angel of Glory's Rise for recovery.

Enral on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

3 weeks ago

Darty17: The reason is because my manabase is already kinda slow/bad with all of the tapped cycle lands (I might rethink it later) and I need all of the color fixing possible. I can get infinite handsize with Thought Vessel which is easily tutorable with Muddle the Mixture/Long-Term Plans.

Grind on One to rule them all

3 weeks ago

Your commander would make me want to run Sunder+Thought Vessel or Armageddon+Crucible of Worlds

mrdehring on Even Flow - Gyruda EDH

3 weeks ago

I have 13 slots to play with. Currently thinking Chrome Mox, Everflowing Chalice, Lotus Bloom, Lotus Petal, and Mox Tantalite as I have those already. At two I was thinking Dimir Signet, Grim Monolith, Mind Stone and Thought Vessel. Not sure how many this deck is going to need, but 9 seems reasonable.

Archmage-Eternal on Prepare Your Anus, Here Comes Arcanis

4 weeks ago

Hi enpc,

  • Mystic Sanctuary is a neat card. I kinda skipped out on Eldraine (the set didn't interest me in the slightest), so it's good to know something good for this deck came of it. Expect this in the next update!

  • I have thought about Vista, and the only reason it's not in the deck is because I can't afford a foil one at the moment. I'm in the process of foiling the deck out and to prevent buying cards twice, I try and buy the foil/pimpy version of all newly added cards. That said, if that's not something you care about, then yes, Vista should 100% be in here.

  • Thought Vessel is a decent rock, but more often than not I find myself running behind in card draw to the point where unlimited hand size isn't that much of a relevant ability. Or, if it is, I've pretty much gotten myself into a position where I should be winning the game already and most of the cards I'll be discarding are extra lands, or rocks. Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens have really really good utility for those clutch situations that I just can't see Vessel really helping me with.

Thanks for the suggestions!

enpc on Prepare Your Anus, Here Comes Arcanis

4 weeks ago

Looks good. A couple of questions:

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