While I know many people have been voicing disappointment or concern with the new Commander set, I'm actually ecstatic because my dreams have finally been answered: We have a RU Legendary goblin, and it's everything I could possible ask for.
Mizzix of the Izmagnus couldn't be a more perfect card for what I had envision my fantasy RU Goblins deck as being. The idea is to use cards like goblin offensive (are there even any more cards like this?) and other, fixed-cost token generators, to create a field of goblins. Sure, these goblins can be pumped with a host of Lords, but they can also be fed into sac engines like Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar to create massive amounts of mana to feed other big X spells like Comet Storm and the ilk.
The idea is to use scaling card draw cards to dig through my deck to pull out the pieces I need while shaving off costs with experience counters.
I'm not looking for a super cuthroat deck, just cards that can help feed my maniacal (i.e. Izzet-worthy) plan to create a 'oops I blew up the world' RU goblin deck...with coinflipping.
Firemind's Foresight seems like a great card to draw out all the X-spells I'm looking for. My vision is repeatedly casting Capsize until I can create a massive storm count to cast Empty the Warrens, so I can sac all those goblin to feed a huge Comet Storm, or just swing with the goblins using some lords to pump them.
What I need are suggestions for cards to aid my win conditions, or to even be my alternative wincons - more X spells to end the game with, I guess.
A surprising number of functional reprints within this kind of iffy list, though the Damage=Goblins spell could potentially feed into what you are trying to do. The number of CMC 1-3 that most of these sit at are also pretty much non-bos with the commander.
I like the idea of netting mana by reducing the cost of spells like Firecat blitz and turning it into mana with an altar. I would play Nivix Guildmage too, and probably Azure Mage to keep refilling the hand.
Don't forget to pack your Fiery Gambit and Radiate. (Yes, you can Radiate the Gambit. Have fun.)
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My Commander decks:
Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Oops! All Chandras.
Prime Speaker Zegana - Draw for Power.
Pir & Toothy - Counterpalooza.
Arcades, the Strategist - Another Brick in the Wall.
Zacama, Primal Calamity - Calamity of Double Mana.
Edgar Markov - Vampires Don't Die.
Child of Alara - Dreamcrusher.
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Every time I read a comment about "Well if this card had card draw/trample/haste/indestructible/hexproof/life gain...", I think "You're missing the point." They're armchair developer comments that fail to take into account the card's role in the greater Limited and Standard environment. No, it may not be as good as whatever card you're comparing it to. There's a reason for that. Not every burn spell is Lightning Bolt, nor does it need to be or should be.
PSA to everyone who keeps forgetting about the Reserved List:
You're on a website dedicated to talking about MtG. You're only a few keystrokes away from finding out what cards are on the Reserved List. You're also only a few keystrokes away from finding out why some cards on the Reserved List got foil printings in FtV, as Judge promos, or whatnot, as well as why that won't happen again. Stop doing this.
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