Shuffle your library, then reveal the top card. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield and return Unexpected Results to its owner's hand.
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Unexpected Results Discussion
10 months ago
11 months ago
Misc: Etali, Primal Storm, Bloodbraid Elf, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Coiling Oracle, Shardless Agent, Kess, Dissident Mage, Spark Double, Beast Within, Terminate, Nature's Claim, Electrodominance, In Garruk's Wake, Karn's Temporal Sundering, Unexpected Results, Casualties of War, Deny Reality
I would also recommend a little more ramp, because you are going to have to cast the big things as soon as possible.
1 year ago
Very nice deck!
I'm especially impressed that you built a Golos without a bunch of timmy moves to exploit his free cast ability. Most Golos decks are just sucker-punch strategies that punish you for being too dumb to take out Golos. But this one actually works with or without him!
(Also Unexpected Results , yaay!)
1 year ago
This looks pretty interesting. I'd consider leaning into an entirely colourless package with tron lands, and use Fist of Suns , but the bringers deserve to see the light. There are a lot of 'cheat big stuff' shells out there. Being reanimator is likely the strongest option, and I might try the dice archetype's mana package, to just make a ton of mana. Far from the most fun.
Pentad Prism is used to power out ad-nausiem, and artifact ramp cards offer options.
The unique thing about the big changeling is that he can abuse tribal cards. So go tinker with that.
Call to the Kindred , Preeminent Captain , Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord , Incandescent Soulstoke , Summoner's Egg , Quest for Ula's Temple , Descendants' Path / Leaf-Crowned Elder , AEthermage's Touch , Fold into AEther , Braids, Conjurer Adept , Reason / Believe also works as topdeck control, Call of the Wild / Impromptu Raid , Thran Temporal Gateway Champion of Rhonas , Dubious Challenge , Neoform / Allosaurus Rider , Deathrender , Unexpected Results
1 year ago
Awaken represents an alternative casting cost (Comprehensive Rules, 702.112a), and is thus subject to the rules of alternative casting costs. This means that any effect that lets you cast a spell "without paying its mana cost", like Unexpected Results , will only replace the normal casting cost with . Alternative casting costs are still what they usually are.
Note that Unexpected Results won't even let you pay alternative costs when you cast the spell you reveal. (You've already mentioned this yourself referencing the Gatherer rulings.)
1 year ago
Can you pay the awaken cost of Clutch of Currents for free if you flip it with Unexpected Results ? I see the rulings for Unexpected states "If you cast a spell “without paying its mana cost,” you can’t pay alternative costs such as overload costs. You can pay additional costs such as kicker costs. If the card has mandatory additional costs, you must pay those." but there are two questions on tappedout, one saying you can't pay overload cost ( Cyclonic Rift ) for free and the other saying you can pay for awaken. I just want to clear this up.
1 year ago
I suggested two cuts already. Cut them. And cut your tutors. You should have enough redundancy in the deck that the tutors shouldn't be that necessary. And I don't see any one piece in the deck that is an "absolutely must have to go to tutor after." So, my suggested cuts:
Idyllic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , Three Dreams , Unexpected Results , Greater Auramancy , Spectra Ward . I'd cut the Signets and keep the Talismans; I think they're better, and you've got plenty of ramp in your land enchantments.
That's 9 cuts right there. I'd probably switch a few of your counterspells with some removal, like Generous Gift and Beast Within . Fertile Ground , Wild Growth , and Overgrowth are other solid ramp enchantments, and might be better than some of your other land enchantments.
1 year ago
Suggested Cuts and Inclusions
While I tried to make cuts and suggestions relevant (e.g. replace ramp with ramp), many of them are arbitrary. Feel free to ignore or swap with other suggestions!
- Regrowth --> Explosive Vegetation
- Seasons Past --> Kodama's Reach
- Twist Allegiance --> Blazing Archon
- Unexpected Results --> Sunbird's Invocation
- Electrodominance --> Brilliant Ultimatum
- Geistblast --> Baleful Force
- Spell Swindle --> Counterspell
- Stroke of Genius --> Overflowing Insight
- Ice Cave --> Omniscience
- Khalni Heart Expedition
- Island --> Battlefield Forge
- Swamp --> Caves of Koilos
- Plains --> Shivan Reef
- Blighted Woodland --> Yavimaya Coast
- Cascading Cataracts --> Llanowar Wastes
- Armillary Sphere --> Swarm Intelligence
- Cryptolith Fragment Flip --> Bringer of the Blue Dawn
- Kaleidostone --> Fierce Empath
- Prismatic Lens --> Whispersilk Cloak
- Dawntreader Elk --> Farseek
- Fertilid --> Search for Tomorrow
- Selvala, Explorer Returned --> In Garruk's Wake
- Sunblast Angel --> Duneblast
- Wildfire Eternal --> Ashen Rider