Quote from TheCyanPhoenix »And now for my favourite combo ever, because it somehow breaks the -1/-1 creature.
Combo: Spinal Parasite+Mikaeus, the Unhallowed+Hardened Scales/Corpsejack menace+Abzan Ascendancy+Grimgrin, Corpse-Born=Infinite ETBs, Gravestorm, Death triggers, very large Grimgrin.
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »If you can cast and protect Mind Unbound for two turns you draw a total of 3 cards. Why not get them upfront for cheaper with Concentrate? Or get more cards upfront for cheaper with Tidings? Or get way more cards upfront and way more later on for the same cost with Recurring Insight?
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »I think most of the options for creature tutoring in these colors have been enumerated. One more is to play City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Exotic Orchard, Darksteel Ingot and Commander's Sphere to support the possibility of stealing a Demonic Tutor or something similar out of someone else's deck with Grinning Totem. Also, Mind Unbound seems much too slow for what you're trying to do.
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »Quote from TheCyanPhoenix »..The problem with trying to draw Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper and Jeskai Ascendancy the fair way is that I need a large library (usually around 60 cards, but I can take as low 40) to successfully combo off...
You don't necessarily need to draw into those cards directly; drawing into a tutor works, too. If you're trying to do something with specific cards in EDH, tutors are the way to go. But when there's a shortage of applicable tutors, as in this case, cantrips and card draw work well to augment them. Dig Through Time, as Giodante mentioned, isn't as close to being a tutor in EDH as it is in other formats, but it's still reasonably close and great value even when it "misses." If you're really desperate, Mystical Tutor and Merchant Scroll are two of the better ways to start a tutor chain (some of the transmute cards work, too).
Quote from TheCyanPhoenix »..The problem with trying to draw Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper and Jeskai Ascendancy the fair way is that I need a large library (usually around 60 cards, but I can take as low 40) to successfully combo off...
Quote from Giodante »Mandatory mention of goblin tutors: Goblin Matron, Moggcatcher
You'd be much better served trying to cycle through your deck quickly in these colors.
Wheel of Fortune
Reforge the Soul
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
Sea Gate Oracle
Fact or Fiction
Dig Through Time