Creature — Vedalken Wizard
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
When Vedalken thermage enters the battlefield, return target Sliver to its owner's hand.
Wizardcycling (3) ((3), Discard this card: Search your library for a Wizard card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
|Have (2)||, gildan_bladeborn|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Vedalken AEthermage Discussion
1 month ago
Thoughts on these? Heartstone, Dizzy Spell (finds amulet or training grounds), Cosima, God of the Voyage Flip, Trench Behemoth, Flooded Shoreline, Icebreaker Kraken, Kefnet the Mindful, Copy Artifact (copy amulet to get an extra mana out of every land), Mirrormade, Sculpting Steel, Illusionist's Bracers, Gauntlet of Power, Seer's Sundial, Vedalken AEthermage, Step Through, Terrain Generator
1 month ago
Aight, so here's some pauper tribal stuff you're missing out on.
Allies: Akoum Battlesinger, Bojuka Brigand, Graypelt Hunter, Halimar Excavator, Highland Berserker, Joraga Bard, Kalastria Healer, Makindi Patrol, Makindi Shieldmate, Nimana Sell-Sword, Ondu Champion, Oran-Rief Survivalist, Spawnbinder Mage, Tajuru Beastmaster, Tuktuk Grunts, Umara Raptor, and Zada's Commando
Also btw would you count the party mechanic from Zendikar Rising as semi-tribal support or nah?
Also you're missing Rogue and Elemental support, but some of said support overlaps with other tribes like Faeries, Goblins, and Warriors.
Also I'm leaving out Merfolk, Zombies, and Goblins cuz those are just a whole ass can of worms.
2 months ago
You also have cards that let you filter a little more than normal such as Dig Through Time or Scroll Rack. Muddle the Mixture is a counter spell that will let you tutor for any 2 CMC card in your list. Vedalken AEthermage will let you tutor for any wizard for 3 mana. Both of these tutors are kind of slow, but at least Muddle doubles as a counter spell...that is really all i found that can grab to hand in your colors though.
2 months ago
The list looks great so far. Refining randomness does sound tricky. I think you could make it a little more consistent by swapping out the fun chaos cards like Desperate Gambit for more extra combat things like Relentless Assault or tutors like Vedalken AEthermage, but then again the coin-flip cards are unique and on theme. Like you said, the list has a nice balance of chaos and combo, so I suppose it depends on whether you want it to dip further toward one theme or the other.
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2 months ago
Hey, Shared Summons is an instant speed budget tutor to get Sage and Plaxmanta to protect the combo or any other pair of creatures. Siren Stormtamer is another budget creature who can protect the combo. Vedalken AEthermage instant wizardcycling can get Sage or Fathom or any other Wizard. Neoform is a powerful budget spell, it consistently will not be able to get Sage, but it can tutor for another creature and cheat it onto the battlefield.
By adding Rimewood Falls than Farseek, Lore and Visits have a Simic dual land to search for. Yavimaya Coast , Vineglimmer Snarl , Ash Barrens , Bant Panorama are more budget lands to consider adding especially Coast since it can ETB turn one to cast Birds.
When I build two color decks I allocate much of the budget within reason to lands. If this means I don't play a few expensive price cards such as Arachnogenesis then that's fine. Arachnogenesis is not a bad card, it's actually quite good and can be a blowout against opponents infinite attacking token army, but it isn't worth $34 when budget is a concern. For example, if I was building this deck on the budget you have I would play a Breeding Pool , Flooded Grove and Hinterland Harbor instead of Arachnogenesis.
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Prodigy is like an upgraded version of Naban, Dean of Iteration in this deck, except that we can have both of them at the same time, and multiple copies of Prodigy with Inalla to boot. There's no way this one doesn't belong! It is with great sadness that we send Mercurial Chemister into retirement. It's very underrated and has always performed well for me, but at 5cmc its still probably the weakest link at this point.
This new sorcery is pretty much strictly better than Aethermage in this deck. We only ever use Aethermage for the Wizardcycling, and Step Through does it for one mana less. In addition, we might actually want to cast Step Through sometimes in order to recur our mages, even though that is likely rare, whereas we would never hardcast Vedalken AEthermage . There is, of course, the option of having both, but I don't think I'm ready to cut anything else to keep Aethermage at this point.
3 months ago
First of all, what a fun deck! A couple of adjustments - I don't know that you have enough elemental synergy to really get value out of Risen Reef , although I could see where it would be interesting as a target for copying. I think your mana base may need a little work - you have a lot of lands that come in tapped. I would drop Rimewood Falls , Thriving Isle and Thriving Grove , and replace with maybe 1 utility and 2 basics. Here are a few other things you may want to consider for cards to include:
Selesnya Eulogist will make copies of any token you have. The keyword Populate definitely may come in handy here.
Sporemound is a repeatable token generator.
Good luck! I bet you will have lots of fun with this deck!
4 months ago
Step Through is at the very least a strictly better upgrade of Vedalken AEthermage , as the spell half is actually useful and the wizardcycling cost is lower. Of course, more tutors, more better, so we might end up with both.
Harmonic Prodigy is one of the best cards for this deck that I've seen in awhile. Its basically another copy of Naban, Dean of Iteration , though since it is non-legendary one can see for some broken plays if we play it in the same turn as, say, Watcher for Tomorrow . I'm sure we'll find room for this somewhere. Looking forward to the new set!