Quote from aslidsiksoraksi »There's also a dragon that will give all your other dragons the same effect as dragon tempest. i forget it's name though...
Quote from JDviant »I've seen some Bolas lists running Arcbond, great way to nullify blockers and hit everyone. Soul's Fire works the same, for a single target.
Quote from GloriousGoose »Dragon Tempest turns Nicol Bolas into a double Wit's End since his ability doesn't rely on combat damage.
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »Scourge of Valkas
I really like this list a lot. Pretty sure I've never seen Hypnotic Specter look really solid in an EDH list before. Especially not in a multiplayer list. Kudos.
Myriad Landscape is notably absent here. That card is soooort of like a Temple of the False God that taps for colored mana.
And since the types of cards you run get better in multiples, how about Clever Impersonator to copy a specter, rack or miscellaneous giant monster?
As for cuts, Wash Out is a little narrow for my liking. There are some boards where it will be the same as Evacuation and it will always clear out a hoard of tokens, so it's at least got something going on. Baral's Expertise seems like an upgrade, even though it's capped at bouncing 3 things.
Also, while this is a point of contention for many people, I maintain that Night's Whisper in a deck with a great mana base is better than Armillary Sphere. They have a similar effect on the keepability of two-land opening hands and on smoothing out the first couple turns of the game. However, Night's Whisper is always a good card to see whereas Armillary Sphere is a poor mid- to late-game draw. A similar argument could be used to compare Painful Truths to Gem of Becoming, but I get that the latter is on theme in this deck.
Quote from Forgotten One »I like the idea of going with a draw spell over Armillary Sphere, but since I'm playing blue I should probably go with something better. Maybe See Beyond or Preordain. I may even look at moving up to 3 CMC with Thirst for Knowledge or Compulsive Research.
Quote from DarkSapphire »I love discard, so it's always nice to see someone trying it in multiplayer. Have you considered Wei Night Raiders? Unblockable discard is always fun!
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »What does See Beyond offer over Night's Whisper in an 8 Swamp / 5 Island deck with nothing it actively wants to put back into the library?