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There are probably many one card win conditions at 5UUR. Tezzeret, for example.

Still seems like Intuition is a bit expensive.

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I have been pleasantly shocked by Thassa in general. It looks like this card finally pushed the power level of the Lab Maniac win condition just enough that now it is making silly combos that previously were too cute work well in multiple formats. It's making Inverter of Truth into a real thing in Pioneer, and apparently doing something similar in Vintage.

I'm wondering if Stifle and similar cards get a boost, since that's practically the only way to interact with this outside of countermagic.

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In my casual deck, this monster even makes Taigam's Scheming seem pretty good!

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Neat. So it's basically the Noble Fish plan, but using Thopters and Strix instead of hierarch?

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Yeah, why rely on Stifle and friends when you can use your existing counterspell suite to stop the Doomsday itself?

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Doomsday...

EDIT: As I think about this more, isn't this just a far easier and less complicated win off Doomsday than @Smemmen's Lab Man / Unearth piles? The order of cards in your pile isn't super relevant anymore, because Oracle costs only 2 mana which is pretty trivial. You can make a pile that's just:

Draw spell, draw spell, draw spell, Thassa, something else

And even if it gets messed up a bit, that's fine because all you need to do is cast Thassa to win.

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It doesn't. It has the same text as Snapcaster, in relevant part, and there are rulings explaining that you cannot pay a non existent cost.

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@serracollector I like the way you're thinking here. Hitting Eons while you're busy going off with Frantic Search seems like big money.

What's better, though:

  1. Using Brain Freeze so your engine is also your kill; or
  2. Using Frantic Search so your engine is not a terrible card all by itself?
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That's a strong interaction, as it basically reduces the Escape cost to 1 so you get to go looting through your deck as many times as you had cards in your yard. But - where does that end up getting you? Whats' the payoff? Your yard ends up empty so you're not going to Yawgwill anything. You need to have Tendrils in hand or available when you do this. It seems like you're converting cards in your yard into storm, which isn't bad but isn't something that storm decks have trouble doing already. On the other hand, Search is a better card overall than Freeze, so that's nice.

Whats your analysis on this?

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One is more than zero 😛