Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign

Legendary Creature — Sphinx

Flying, vigilance, menace

Whenever Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign attacks, reveal the top card of your library. If that card's converted mana cost is odd, you may cast it without paying its mana cost. Otherwise, draw a card.

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Quickspell on What to Do with Treachery?

1 year ago

shadow63 I see!

1empyrean Hmm... So I have, say, Sythis, Harvest's Hand . I play Treachery , untap 5 lands and draw a card. Because I control both effects, I can order them in such way that I first untap and then draw. I use 1 mana to activate Words of Wind and take back Treachery while everyone has to bounce something. But then I am 1 mana short to recast Treachery unless I have something like Sapphire Medallion , isn't that so? (Obviously Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign can cast Treachery for free, but it's only once per turn.) So it's really like a complicated but repeatable Cyclonic Rift with the upside of also eventually forcing my opponents to bounce their lands which really should end the game.
It seems then that Tuvasa the Sunlit would be a reasonable commander. I see now what can be done, thank you!

1empyrean on What to Do with Treachery?

1 year ago

The combo you linked is in a deck that likely has G/W enchantress effects (where the card draw is coming from), and seeks to bounce everyone's field with Words of Wind nor little to no actual loss of mana per loop.

I have to deal with this in a friend's Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign deck.

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

1 year ago

I have replaced Dromar, the Banisher _ with Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign , because, as much as I wish to have all ten primordial dragons in my decks, Dromar is highly situational, because he hurts his controller three-fifths of the time.

I have replaced Mindleech Mass with Blizzard Specter , mainly because the specter has a lower mana cost than does the mass.

I have replaced Szadek, Lord of Secrets with Nemesis of Reason , because, while it is great that Szadek grows more powerful with each attack, milling my opponents' cards is not a central strategy of this deck, so I cannot afford to pay Szadek's high mana cost.

These three changes together reduced this deck's average converted mana cost from 4.24 to 4.13, which is very nice.

Quickspell on Non-Creature Naya Card Draw?

1 year ago

Alright, thanks everybody!

Omniscience_is_life, I think impulsive draw like Jeska's Will and Outpost Siege is too dangerous. Though a small chance, if I happen to exile up to three major creatures, I probably won't be able to cast them and I'll lose them completely. Valakut Awakening  Flip seems solid, though!

TriusMalarky Wow, Helm of the Host had been on my mind, but I never considered putting in Godo, Bandit Warlord as an alternative wincon. Open the Armory and Axgard Armory are nice! You are right, I don't care too much about tutors because they often limit how the deck works to specific cards. But in this case it makes sense, especially because of the Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Ashnod's Altar + Thornbite Staff combo.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds, gavriel1136, Thank you! Cathartic Reunion , Faithless Looting , Harmonize , Bond of Flourishing , Track Down , Return of the Wildspeaker all seem like good options!

hejtmane Thank you, I hadn't considered these since I have access to green for ramp. I'll check it out. As for Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack , I actually had them in but eventually took them out again and put them into my Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign deck. I feel that topdeck manipulation is not the best approach here.

RambIe, I will put in Maskwood Nexus . Sacrificing a Blightsteel to save it from a Path or Swords - and then triggering Atla to bring in Kozilek, because that Blightstseel was also an egg, that seems like a great idea:) As for Greater Good , if I sacrifice an egg I will draw no cards but discard three, isn't that right? If Atla is removed before she triggers, doesn't that mean I just discard my hand for nothing? Seems a dangerous thing to do... which actually leads me to the question I've never thought about: When Atla is in play and I sacrifice the egg, she triggers. When she is removed with an instant, her trigger remains on the stack, doesn't it?

This was very helpful for me, thank you all!

1empyrean on Other Good Foretell Commanders

2 years ago

Black has Dream Devourer , so I like Aminatou, the Fateshifter or Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign , but I'm looking into partner pairings as well, particularly if I want to build a WUBR deck.

Green doesn't offer much.

Coward_Token on Kaldheim official spoilers

2 years ago

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Unlife on Tutoring a new edh player

2 years ago

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign-being able to play things for free, plus having some of the best colors for removal and countermagic

Rhys the Exiled-elf tribal for a lot of good creatures, plenty of removal and ramp options, plus options for tutors

Borborygmos Enraged-pack this with plenty of ramp, plus surprises like Defense of the Heart, Snake Umbra and Grafted Exoskeleton, and he will wreck both large and 1v1 games

SplendiferousPotato on Commander tips?

2 years ago

I'd give Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign. Set up the top deck with big, odd CMC spells and generally have a good time.

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