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Tidal Barracuda Discussion
1 week ago
Abzkaban - In this deck it can get Tidal Barracuda and Beast Whisperer for a draw engine as well. It has a ton of potential for sure, just haven't been able to resolve it yet and see it first hand. I like that if you get it opening hand you can be reasonably sure you're gonna get some kind of value or win going.
3 months ago
Loving the inclusions of Tidal Barracuda and Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Kadena's "each turn" clause is so great to abuse. Land count seems very low, even with the low overal CMC. Probably want to shoot for 33-34 minimum. Have you playtested this deck?
4 months ago
Thanks a lot for the feedback on the deck TotesMcGoats!
Ive actually thought about replacing the Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor combo since ive got few ways to assemble it besides drawing into it, especially after some more testing. Actually thought of Mind Over Matter and Ive bought a copy since and added an Idyllic Tutor to help out with it and to fetch some of the pillow fort pieces if needed. The idea of the deck is to be as passive as possible only interacting when needed and using the silver bullets wisely ((need to up the interactio a bit imo after testing).
I tried the "everyone draws X cards" and I'm not a fan of them but they are a great replacement for a more steady win and more budget friendly than trying to get a MoM.
On the Tidal Barracuda thing I prefer Leyline of Anticipation since its a bit harder to interact with and my playgroup does play a lot of creature removal and semi reanimation through Hall of Heliod's Generosity .
Thanks a lot for the feedback and I really do love your Kwain list! The playstyle has been a blast in my playgroup and others, Im really proud of the list.
4 months ago
Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor is a neat combo but its not my favorite since they doesn't really do anything for you besides when you put the two together. I'm also not a huge fan of Laboratory Maniac because he doesn't do anything on his own and we have better versions of his effect. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is definitely still playable but Thassa's Oracle 's ETB trigger is just so reliable that you don't really need the redundancy IMO.
If your plan is to deck yourself and win with Thassa's Oracle, I'd highly recommend picking up a Mind Over Matter to combo with Kwain, Itinerant Meddler or Temple Bell . Its a heckin' powerful card and on the Reserved List, so I'd pick one up now before it spikes like a lot of Reserved List cards have been doing lately.
I also see you're running Hullbreacher and Smothering Tithe which pair excellently with cards like Prosperity , Minds Aglow , Skyscribing , Fascination and even Folio of Fancies . This is the primary combo I use in my own Kwain deck! You dump a bunch of mana into drawing everyone X cards and get 3 times X Treasure back to dump into the NEXT Draw X Cards spell so you can chain them together bigger and bigger. Then you can win with Thassa's Oracle , mill everyone out with Fascination or Folio of Fancies , or my personal favorite, just force the game into a Draw by drawing out everyone's decks simultaneously with a big Draw X or a huge Windfall . But even without comboing off, all the Draw X spells are far more useful on their own than Cephalid Illusionist and Nomads en-Kor .
Tidal Barracuda is also a fun group huggy for your opponent's that works like a Leyline of Anticipation for you as well but also keeps your opponents from interfering when you try to combo off on your turn.
Hope this helps! Check out my own decklist if you like! I focus a LOT on playing a neutral political game. Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)
4 months ago
After some solo playtesting I decided to cut a swamp for Tidal Barracuda (back again) just to make giving morphs flash as consistent as possible. Getting morphs flash is really the key to this deck popping off. Hopefully the -1 land doesn't impact how the deck runs too much.
4 months ago
The tech of using Shared Summons to set up Seedborn Muse on your turn into flashing Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir in next turn, basically makes Shared Summons Prophet of Kruphix in a can. This spicy tech was originated by Abzkaban in You Just Activated My Trap Card!, and is too genius to not incorporate into my deck. I'm cutting Damnation for Shared Summons and replacing Tidal Barracuda with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Cutting a board wipe hurts but I always thought Damnation is boring and also this card provides way too much value. Also, the fact that I'm cutting Damnation should speak to how lean this deck has gotten over it's many iterations.
Shared Summons is also a premium draw engine in a can if you tutor Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Beast Whisperer. Late game, being able to tutor two creatures with one card will let you answer pretty much any threat with a morph while also finding a piece to advance your gameplan. It's also a pickle lock in a can but the downside is that revealing the tutored cards lets your opponents know the pickle lock is coming.
4 months ago
The tech of using Shared Summons to set up Seedborn Muse into Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir next turn, originated by Abzkaban in You just activated my TRAP card!, is too genius to not incorporate into my deck. Cutting Damnation for Shared Summons and replacing Tidal Barracuda with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. This is also pretty much a draw engine in a can if you get Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Beast Whisperer. Late game, being able to tutor two creatures with one card will let you answer pretty much any threat with a morph while also finding a piece to advance your gameplan. It's also a pickle lock in a can, but your opponents will see it coming as you have to reveal the cards.
4 months ago
The tech of using Shared Summons to set up Seedborn Muse on your turn and flash in Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir next, originated by Abzkaban in You just activated my TRAP card!, is too genius to not incorporate into my deck. Cutting Damnation for Shared Summons and replacing Tidal Barracuda with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. You know this tech is spicy and the decklist is tight when Damnation is getting the shaft. Plus, tutoring two creatures you need is just good on it's own even if you're not doing the above set up.