Wandering Archaic

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Whenever an opponent casts an instant or sorcery spell, they may pay . If they don't, you may copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Wandering Archaic Discussion

DawnsRayofLight on Boros Angels

3 days ago

Wandering Archaic  Flip would be a good add, unless you have bonkers life gain, Angel of Destiny may not be all that good. Starnheim Aspirant: I can see being kind of funny for a T3 or T4 Aurelia, I feel like a lot of times it might not be all that great, it would be nice if the card had other things going for it. Tome of Legends: there are more consistent draw sources like Endless Atlas. I would say you would be better served by adding Esper Sentinel, Dockside Extortionist and Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer to speed the list up and give it some extra ramp and draw. Cursed Mirror could be fun and I have gotten a lot of use out of Archaeomancer's Map, though with Keeper of the Accord and Land Tax you may have enough.

EVENcast on A Monster’s Guide to Volo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Wandering Archaic  Flip is amazing and I went back and forth between it and Diluvian Primordial for the Avatar slot. I’ve yet to pull the primordial in a game so I’m waiting to make the swap until I see it in action. Archaic is far more mana efficient and will help protect the board, but the primordial’s trigger is immediate and potentially game changing. Super tough call, but something tells me the archaic might make the final cut. I didn’t even know Great Whale existed, what a cool card! Might have to save up for that one. Myr Battlesphere is going in the maybeboard as well. I’ve spent so much time tinkering with this build and I’ll need more play testing to figure out what to cut. Thanks for the awesome suggestions!

Lumovanis on A Monster’s Guide to Volo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Ah yeah, forgot about the difference in his trigger. I also am a huge fan of Wandering Archaic  Flip, especially when it starts getting cloned. Also, why not Great Whale? Myr Battlesphere might also be a good choice.

Crow-Umbra on Triple Six, Five, Forked Tongue [Primer]

1 month ago

I'll be playing a bunch of games this upcoming Saturday, so it'll be my chance to field test a lot of these changes since I last played the deck. I think I've changed about 10ish cards since I last played it irl. Hopefully Possibility Storm will serve me as well as it served you Kalkris lol.

I have seen your build! I think I might've liked it within the past couple weeks, or checked it out after one the first times you commented on my list. It definitely gave me some ideas for this build, especially at the point when I was considering combo additions to this deck.

I don't think I would do a serious spell slinger overhaul on this deck until I've played the current iteration for a few months. I'll probably throw together some kind of list and publish once I think it's worth having extra eyes for feedback. I do imagine running stuff like Guttersnipe and other "Magecraft-y" type effects, which would mostly be in Red. It's a shame Prosper isn't Grixis, because having access to Veyran, Voice of Duality would have been great lol. Grixis Prosper would've had some filthy combo potential.

I think if I were to find a slot for one more card, it would be Wandering Archaic  Flip before any of the other Storm stuff. I've seen enough of it in games to see what it's capable of. In the game I mentioned a few comments back where my friends and I pooled resources to prevent our other friend from combo-ing off with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, one of my friends was running Wandering Archaic, and that let him copy some of our removal and interaction for a team effort lol.

And thank you, I appreciate it. I think I'm still very much developing as a deck builder. I try to have fun when I write my primers to keep people engaged if they do decide to check it out. I don't think this is the best "casual" Prosper deck out there, but it's something I've had a lot of fun tinkering with over the past month and a half.

Kalkris on Triple Six, Five, Forked Tongue [Primer]

1 month ago

Funnily enough, that wasn't even the first time I accidentally Possibility Storm'ed into a Knowledge Pool. It definitely did me better this game than the first time, that's for sure XD

I don't really consider my build found here (if you haven't seen it already) to be that much of a spellslinger build. I definitely consider it to be a combo deck, but I know that it holds a bit of weight in both categories. Nevertheless, I still have both of those particular storm spells in here because of the ease of use for either of them. I think they'd be great in this build (if you find a reasonable pair of cuts) or in a more slinger-y build, alongside Wandering Archaic  Flip. I suddenly really want to see your imagining of that build, now, because if this deck is any indication of your deckbuilding prowess then it's gonna be gooooooood. haha!

Crow-Umbra on Triple Six, Five, Forked Tongue [Primer]

1 month ago

I had a copy of Possibility Storm in my binders, so I thought I'd give it a try Kalkris. I figured it could kinda serve multiple purposes at once. If I have the other combo pieces onboard already, I can cast any Sorcery and use it to "dig" for Chain of Smog. I only have 10 sorceries in the deck, so depending on how many I've played already, odds get better each time. I also like the pseudo-protection aspect of it messing up any interaction my opponents could play from hand, barring activated abilities and what not they already have on board.

I'm glad that Possibility Storm served you well in that game. Definitely sounds like you had the most ideal set up for it to work as intended. Now that you mention it, I do have copies of Grapeshot and Tendrils of Agony in my binders if I ever wanted to go my Stormy/Spellslinger in the future. On a similar note of Spellslinger, I do have Wandering Archaic  Flip in consideration. Regardless if I've played it, or a friend has, it has come in clutch for getting copies of removal and ramp. Another piece that could also interact nicely with Storm-Kiln Artist and Sedgemoor Witch

TefflonDice on Let's See

1 month ago

New cards arrived today - woot!

Only a handful of replacements

Artifacts Out: Simic Locket , Manalith in Replicating Ring , Cosmos Elixir

Creatures Out: Trollbred Guardian , Whiptongue Hydra , Vorel of the Hull Clade , Sharktocrab , Progenitor Mimic and Biomancer's Familiar

Joining the team (from my MTGA Brawl deck)

The Tarrasque , Wandering Archaic  Flip , Tanazir Quandrix , Volo, Guide to Monsters , Thorn Mammoth and Kogla, the Titan Ape.

Nothing crazy as I'm trying to keep this deck fun with a chance to win out of no where. Hence the decks name :)

Any ideas are welcome!

Commander_Olim on Volo's Historia Animalium [PRIMER]

1 month ago

You can honestly run any beefy dorks in their place. there are a million good hydras, (Kalonian Hydra jumps to mind) but there aren't a ton of good spiders, so I'd suggest just using a different creature type. I'm partial to Wandering Archaic  Flip, which gives you copies of your opponents spells if you have extra mana, and also has a symmetrical hand refill mode if you need it. I'm also running Berserk, but that's just a pet card and not strategy specific.

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