Vizier of Tumbling Sands
Creature — Human Cleric
: Untap target permanent.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card)
When you cycle Vizier of Tumbling Sands, untap target permanent.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vizier of Tumbling Sands occurrence in decks from the last year
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Vizier of Tumbling Sands Discussion
1 month ago
Here's what I mean! On turn 1 if I'm luckky I can have any of Arboreal Grazer , Diabolic Tutor , a land--especially Mana Confluence , Aether Hub or Thespian's Stage or Lotus Field , or Wishclaw Talisman with or without Leave / Chance and/or Skybind or Vizier of Tumbling Sands . I can cast Wishclaw Talisman on turn 2, or bounce it with Leave / Chance on turn 3, Vizier of Tumbling Sands on turn 3, Diabolic Tutor on turn 4, and Arboreal Grazer as many times until I get enough for Lotus Field , which I will probably have an abundance of lands, just need to draw Lotus Field .
Diabolic Tutor , as a last resort card, on turn 4 at most, importantly, will give me what i need for either Lotus Field or Wishclaw Talisman . When I get either of these, I can use Wishclaw Talisman and tutor a Leave / Chance , or Skybind and any other card if I don't mind the opponent using it, which could be a Vizier of Tumbling Sands or Hidden Strings ; or hopefully already have a Hidden Strings with a Vizier of Tumbling Sands that I can use with my Lotus Field . However, if I tutor a skybind, it will require at least 5 mana for skybind, which is prohibitive on the game's tempo, but even pure wishclaw/skybind decks face this. If I use Lotus Field and tap/untap early, I can get enough mana for skybind easily.
Generally most people who play this lotus storm combo, are relying on land ramp to get to enough mana for a lotus field. This means that on turn 1 they really need to draw a Arboreal Grazer and/or a Elvish Reclaimer , and Elvish Reclaimer is a very nice card! Although, it is only useful on turn 3 which this card has the upside of tutoring one lotus field for those mana. Its use of 2 mana and sacrificing 1 land leaves one less land in the graveyard compared to using lotus field itself with 3 mana, which can be useful, and if we gain one more land, it can be used again!
1 month ago
Lotus Ramp Example List:
4x Elvish Reclaimer as repeatable Lotus tutor
4x Sylvan Scrying as single-use Lotus tutor
4x Pelakka Wurm
Lotus and lands. You'd be winning with either Nissa or Pelakka Wurm.
t1 land, Elvish Reclaimer
t2 land, sylvan scrying
t3 land, Kiora
t4 use Reclaimer to jam Lotus, untap lotus with Kiora, Pore over the pages and Vizer to sift through your deck a bunch of times until you can jam Pelakka wurm.
That is, of course, a rough draft.
Wishclaw Blink exmaple deck:
4x Wishclaw Talisman
4x Oath of Kaya
1x Nine Lives
4x Fatal Push
Plus some stuff, get to 80 cards, add Yorion in SB as companion, eventually win with token flood.
I want you to look at those too first-draft fairly optimized decks. Take a really good look. I want you to count the number of cards that are in both decks.
Now, I want you to do this exercise: guess how many cards in the lotus ramp deck can go in the wishclaw deck, and how many cards from the wishclaw deck can go in the lotus ramp deck.
Tell me your answer, and we'll see if you're right.
1 month ago
2 months ago
@multimedia: Thanks for the Tips. I will include some of your suggestions in the Future, especially Fierce Empath , Garruk's Uprising , Path of Ancestry and Shared Summons . I won't include Kiora's Follower or Vizier of Tumbling Sands because I'm not a Fan of Untapper.
@kurban1213: Thanks for your Suggestions. The whole thing around islandwalk was something I played in the first version of this Deck as it resolved around Tromokratis , but it wasn't very useful. Considering Evasion I'm currently trying to use Garruk's Uprising . Dark Depths is not bad, but I think it won't fit in this Deck. Thespian's Stage is something I consider including.
I'm sure I will be able to give an update on this Deck in one or two weeks time.
2 months ago
Hey, well done on a budget and nice package of Sea Monsters :)
Court of Bounty is a budget repeatable way to cheat big Sea Monsters onto the battlefield as well as repeatable ramp and draw. Fierce Empath and Shared Summons are tutors to put Sea Monsters into your hand. Empath is nice with mass bounce effects such as Whelming and Crush since then he can be a repeatable tutor.
Kiora's Follower and Vizier of Tumbling Sands can untap any permanent including Arixmethes or Piper, etc. they're upgrades for mana dorks. Beast Within is an upgrade for a removal spell. Talisman of Curiosity is an upgrade for a mana rock. Path of Ancestry is a land upgrade.
Some upgrades to consider:
- Court of Bounty --> Oko, the Trickster
- Fierce Empath --> Field Research
- Garruk's Uprising --> Mulldrifter
- Kiora's Follower --> Maraleaf Pixie
- Vizier of Tumbling Sands --> Lullmage's Familiar
- Shared Summons --> Harmonize
- Mossmort Bridge --> Woodland Stream
- Talisman of Curiosity --> Ur-Golem's Eye
- Beast Within --> Eye of Nowhere
- Path of Ancestry --> Rupture Spire
Good luck with your deck.
4 months ago
Cool deck!!! I really dig the intent here. You might like these: Null Chamber, Vizier of Tumbling Sands (can untap your friend's lands or mana rocks), Aphetto Alchemist, Unbender Tine, Hyperion Blacksmith, Tidewater Minion, Fatestitcher, Ghostly Touch, Nin, the Pain Artist, Captivating Glance, Act of Treason (steal an opp's creature, then use Zedruu to permanently give that creature to your friend), Braingeyser, Arcane Artisan, Proteus Staff, Diviner Spirit
4 months ago
Vizier of Tumbling Sands/Fatestitcher can't target themself (for this exact reason), but when Araumi gives them encore, we get multiple copies. So Copy A can untap Copy B, which can untap Copy A... Giving us the same effect as Aphetto Alchemist + Mesmeric Orb! ;)
5 months ago
Awk0shi: Thank you, this is performing well so far! I'm pleased with how it's shaping up... I'm definitely considering Intruder Alarm, yeah, though to be honest I haven't had huge trouble keeping Araumi untapped between Aphetto Alchemist, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, and Fatestitcher... Intruder alarm is a dangerous card, but I think we could make it work given that we're running a lot of Merfolk Looter type effects...
I'll take a look at your version in the morning! But I'm glad you liked my list, you're welcome to leave a +1 if it inspired you... ;)