Thought Vessel

Thought Vessel

Artifact

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

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Legality

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

Profet93 on Sidisi Edict Storm (MTGO 1v1 Commander)

1 week ago

Perhaps a Thought Vessel or if you find yourself strapped on colored mana, Prismatic Lens, although mindstone is better than the latter. I am not sure to be honest.

Forkbeard on Zur the Enchanter: Lessons Learned

1 week ago

Interesting! I hadn't considered Library of Leng before - I definitely like that interaction with Solitary Confinement coupled with the 'no max hand size' Thought Vessel style redundancy. I just replaced Empyrial Armor to make way for All That Glitters, but this has me thinking that I should possibly put it back, perhaps in place of Battle Mastery.

Cool that you went down the shimmer storm route. This deck is mean enough + I don't think my friends would forgive me if I went down the competitive Zur path, heh.

DrukenReaps on Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH

2 weeks ago

Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Thought Vessel, and Ashes of the Fallen seem like possible removals for Tombstone Stairwell, Nightmare Shepherd, and Arcane Signet.

Sling gang is your only source of goblins I think. Seems like he has limited usefulness because of this.

Knight-errant is great if you get the ult but doesn't offer much else. Unless your meta is like mine and walkers actually stick around you'll only ever get limited usefulness from her.

I'd say unless you get large hands a lot arcane signet is just an upgrade from thought vessel.

Ashes seems like is it another card with a very narrow use and won't do anything unless you have Haakon, Stromgald Scourge.

Wapulatus on Livin La Vida Locust

2 weeks ago

quorth It seems like Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower are already being run in this deck; I can't personally think of any other hand-size limit removers that'd be worth slotting out cards to run here.

Pray_for_Snow on Uro Commander

3 weeks ago

I'm going to sort my recommendations by type for now since the deck is still below 100 cards; once we get to a full deck list, I'll come back and suggest some upgrades if you still want some help.

Artifacts

The Great Henge is very easy to cast once you have Uro on the board, and continues to draw you cards/gain life for you as play more creatures.

Sol Ring is a classic card in every commander deck, unless your playgroup bans it.

Simic Signet is a cheap mana rock that helps you use any colorless lands you have to make some colored mana.

Arcane Signet gives you cheap mana in either of your colors.

Thought Vessel for the increased maximum hand size; you'll probably end up with more than seven cards in hand if you can use Uro more than once in a single turn.

Altar of Dementia for milling out yourself or your opponent. You can use the stack to sacrifice Uro if you cast him from the command zone.

Panharmonicon will double your Uro triggers when it enters the battlefield, plus a few of your other creatures or artifacts like Springbloom Druid.

Crystal Shard will let you re-use your enter-the-battlefield triggers on your creatures

Blackblade Reforged will help you deal lethal damage once you get your ramping done.

Lightning Greaves protects Uro or other creatures you want to keep around while also hasting them.

Creatures

Sakura-Tribe Elder will ramp you and end up in your graveyard at the same time.

Arbor Elf will untap a land you need instead of adding {G}, which is better if you're playing with nonbasic Forest cards.

Wood Elves gets you a Forest from your library, and can even get a non-basic one. You can use it to chump-block someone later on as well to add another card to your graveyard.

Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic are the same card but still useful to help ramp.

Birds of Paradise is a classic commander card and can help you block flying creatures when you don't need it anymore.

Hedron Crab mills as you ramp, and you can choose to mill yourself if you're trying to win that way.

Satyr Wayfinder mills you while also grabbing a land card to put into your hand.

Eternal Witness brings back a card you want from your graveyard.

Golgari Grave-Troll will help mill you while also being a rather tough blocker/beater thanks to its regenerate ability.

World Shaper will mill you and also get back lands you milled when it dies.

Laboratory Maniac will secure you a win if you're milling yourself enough.

Misthollow Griffin can be cast from exile, allowing you to use it to cast Uro with escape repeatedly, and it will even block flying creatures for you.

Genesis helps you recycle creatures as long as it stays in the graveyard.

Tatyova, Benthic Druid makes your ramp spells (and Uro) better.

Rampaging Baloths gives you tokens for land drops, helpful for trying to close a game with combat damage.

Roil Elemental steals creatures as you play lands.

Reclamation Sage hits dangerous artifacts/enchantments you don't want around.

Enchantments

Bear Umbra protects a key creature while also untapping all your lands.

Song of the Dryads and Imprisoned in the Moon are both excellent at removing a dangerous threat.

Zendikar Resurgent is excellent for this deck for the extra mana and the card draw.

Elemental Bond will draw you cards for your big creatures.

Crop Sigil will mill you when you want to mill, and get back something important.

Retreat to Coralhelm helps you scry cards or tap/untap creatures for playing lands. If you have a way to mill exactly one card, you can mill your top card after scrying it if you want it in your graveyard.

Wilderness Reclamation untaps your lands for later use, especially useful if you want to leave mana untapped during your opponents' turns.

Instants and Sorceries

Cyclonic Rift is your best board wipe.

Beast Within is your best single-target removal.

Counterspell, Swan Song, and Negate are good counterspells to leave open.

Voidslime is great and is a very useful and board tool for stopping combos.

Life from the Loam gets back lands from your graveyard, and mills you with Dredge.

Windfall hopefully refills your hand and can disrupt your opponents.

Cultivate and Kodama's Reach ramp you. So does Circuitous Route.

Finale of Devastation is a win condition, tutor, and reanimation spell all in one.

Lands

Alchemist's Refuge gives you flash on all your spells.

Reliquary Tower fixes any issues you might have with drawing too many cards at once.

Field of the Dead gives you tokens to block with, and is extremely easy to activate in this deck.

Arch of Orazca draws you cards with extra mana.

Blighted Woodland ramps you up.

Command Tower is a staple for a reason. The reason is that it is good. Play it.

Breeding Pool helps fix your mana and is a Forest card for your ramp spells.

Simic Growth Chamber fixes your mana and bounces back a land for any Landfall triggers you might want to reuse.

Flooded Grove fixes your mana.

Waterlogged Grove fixes mana, draws you a card, and ends up in the graveyard when you don't need it anymore.

Simic Guildgate is a gate that can be fetched out with Circuitous Route.

I left out some big money cards, since those can be upgrades for later. I didn't check if these additions would put you over 100 cards, but you can throw in anything else afterwards and just try out whatever seems fun.

Whirlwind_2100 on Avacyn: Hope Eternal

1 month ago

so, after rigorous playtesting, I have come up with some cards to cut and add that will hopefully msk the deck better:

cuttables

  • Alabaster Kirin This does absolutely nothing, has no prison effects, and is kinda useless here

  • Baird, Steward of Argive His prison effect is okay, but you can definitely slot in better options for not too much more money

  • Knight of Sursi Once again, just a vanilla card that doesn't do anything except get a small body on the battlefield, which isnt very good in commander, even if it is indestructible

  • Misthoof Kirin Only really okay in a morph deck, this is kinda useless here

  • Oreskos Explorer just a worse Land Tax

  • Segovian Angel a 1/1 with vigilance has to swing 120 times to win. just a terrible card all around.

  • Silver Knight Kinda bad, doesn't really do much .

  • Shepherd of the Lost this would be good if it have every other creature it's abilities, but alas, it's kinda terrible, especially because I'm smelling a voltron sub-theme around Avacyn

  • White Knight Unless your in a very black heavy meta, this is just bad, and is barley passable even if you have said meta

  • Journey to Nowhere a worse Pacifism

  • All your lands except basic plains. You need more utility lands, not just non-basics that do nothing

  • Wing Shards This one is debatable, although I don't see you casting a bunch of spells and having the mana to cast this, due to the lack of ramp you have.

  • Armillary Sphere bad ramp

  • Traveler's Amulet bad ramp

  • Orazca Relic have fun waiting 5 turns to get blessing and then only drawing one card

  • Take Vengeance crappy removal

  • Bishop of Wings I don't see this deck supporting an angel tribal

Potential Add-Ins

Thanks so much for reading my list, and I hope this has been some help to you. My main problem with this deck was it ran too much inefficient removal and bad creatures, but once these are added in, I think the deck should be a lot for mean. Have a great day! =)

Ziabo on Omnath Green Ramp

1 month ago

Try throwing in some ramp spells IE: Cultivate , Rampant Growth , Kodama's Reach

Also something like Gilded Lotus or extra mana dorks Elvish Harbinger , Elvish Mystic or Rishkar, Peema Renegade might help ya with Omnath, Locus of Mana 's ability.

Just some ideas to Ponder on in the Thought Vessel !

But looks fun I've always loved ramp decks :)

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