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Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal)

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



Creature (156)

Enchantment (65)

Sorcery (34)

Artifact (43)

Instant (35)

Land (17)

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


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49% Casual

51% Competitive

Date added 3 years
Last updated 2 months
Exclude colors BR

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 102
Avg. CMC 3.65
Tokens Tamiyo, 2/2 Boar, 1/1 Merfolk Wizard, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Human Wizard
Folders +1 Non-Budget, Uncategorized, Deck ideas
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Revision 34 See all

5 months ago)

-1 Krosan Verge main
-1 Seaside Citadel  SL main
+1 Vivid Meadow  SL main
+1 Krosan Verge main
-1 Archetype of Imagination  SL main
+1 Swiftfoot Boots main
+1 Archetype of Imagination  SL main
+1 Seaside Citadel  SL main
-1 Always Watching  SL main
-1 Command Tower  SL main
+1 Azorius Chancery  SL main
-1 Azorius Chancery  SL main
-1 Exotic Orchard  SL main
+1 Simic Growth Chamber main
+1 Exotic Orchard  SL main
-1 Simic Growth Chamber main
+1 Always Watching  SL main
+1 Command Tower  SL main
+1 Selesnya Sanctuary  SL main
-1 Swiftfoot Boots main
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