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Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal)

Commander / EDH* Budget Casual GWU (Bant) Midrange Tribal Wizards



Creature (157)

Enchantment (66)

Sorcery (34)

Artifact (45)

Instant (37)

Land (18)

Planeswalker (1)

PROTOTYPE - - - Version 2.4

Partially built. I have enough cards to put together a deck but it would be pretty raw. Trying to polish it online currently.

Bant wizard tribal!

My Tamiyo, Field Researcher needs a home so why not hang out with Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, ?

The goal here is to play Derevi more like a hybrid of an Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck and an Azami, Lady of Scrolls deck--i.e. unblockable/evading weenies triggering things like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician's ability, Beastmaster Ascension, Bident of Thassa and/or Coastal Piracy.

I don't want to be hated-out for playing Derevi and I don't think I can afford to make a tier-1 deck anyway. I'm trying to make the initial build $50-60 and upgrade it from there once it is non-virtual. Should be workable and playable regardless!

I'd like a moderate to above-average wizard tribal theme for fun and function. Many have good tap abilities, such as Beguiler of Wills, Arcanis the Omnipotent, and Azami, Lady of Scrolls. Plus, plenty of them have evasion. I'm trying to squeeze in as many white wizards as I can for flavor.

I'm trying to not include any infinite combos and only a hint of stax.

I think for this deck I'll run a partial or full counterspell suite since I should have extra lands untapped and decent card-draw. Fits the wizard-tribal theme as well. Considering I will need to land hits I might swap for a suite of removal instead.

I'm looking for more cards like Intrepid Hero, Oracle en-Vec, and Empress Galina that have interesting tap abilities. Royal Assassin would be perfect, were it not black.

Unblockable wizards: Amphin Pathmage, Cephalid Pathmage, Covert Operative!, Crafty Pathmage, Escape Artist!, Kaseto, Orochi Archmage!, Minamo Sightbender, Neurok Invisimancer, Storm Sculptor, Thalakos Deceiver!, Sygg, River Guide, Drifter il-Dal, Thalakos Dreamsower!, Thalakos Seer, Merrow Harbinger,

Flying wizards: Aerie Mystics!, Archetype of Imagination!, Arctic Aven!, Ascended Lawmage!, Auriok Windwalker, Aven Augur, Aven Fateshaper, Aven Fogbringer, Aven Mimeomancer, Aven Mindcensor!, Aven Windreader, Cephalid Scout, Crookclaw Elder, Crookclaw Transmuter, Dawnglare Invoker, Faerie Harbinger, Fleeting Aven, Floodbringer, Frostwind Invoker, Galepowder Mage, Glamer Spinners, Glen Elendra Archmage, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Gustrider Exuberant, Gust Walker, Indigo Faerie, Inspired Sprite, jangee, aerie mystic, Keeper of the Nine Gales, Kithkin Spellduster, Lumengrid Sentinel, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, Mistbind Clique, Moonbow Illusionist, Neurok Prodigy, New Prahv Guildmage, Nimble Obstructionist, Oboro Envoy, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage!, Ringskipper, Sage Aven, Shaper Apprentice, Silumgar Sorcerer, Siren Stormtamer, Skywatcher Adept, Sower of Temptation!, Spellstutter Sprite, Sphinx's Disciple, Student of Elements  , Tolarian Emissary, Uyo, Silent Prophet, Vendilion Clique, Warden of Evos Isle, Windrider Patrol, Wind Strider, Wingcrafter, Wizard Replica, Zenith Seeker, Elite Guardmage

Tappy wizards: Courtly Provocateur, Bant Battlemage, Beetleform Mage, Caller of Gales, Disciple of Kangee, Dromoka Dunecaster, Merrow Levitator, Mistfire Weaver, Paragon of Gathering Mists, ghosthelm courrier, Hisoka's Guard, Magus of the Unseen, Bant Battlemage!, Ith, High Arcanist!, Skyward Eye Prophets, Simic Manipulator,

Value wizards: Magus of the Moat, Sunscape Battlemage, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Sylvan Safekeeper, Alabaster Mage, Might Weaver, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Master of Waves, Midvast Protector, Arbiter of Knollridge, Fathom Mage, Simic Fluxmage, Stonybrook Banneret,

Rando wizards: Sighted-Caste Sorcerer, Warden of the Beyond, Portal Mage,

NEW: Elite Guardmage - Watcher of the Spheres


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Date added 4 years
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors BR

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

3 - 0 Mythic Rares

45 - 0 Rares

32 - 0 Uncommons

15 - 1 Commons

Cards 106
Avg. CMC 3.61
トークン Tamiyo, 2/2 Boar, 1/1 Merfolk Wizard, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Human Wizard
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+1 Warden of Evos Isle main
+1 Watcher of the Spheres main