Omniscience at Eternal Festival

Posted in Daily Deck on November 14, 2014

By Shuhei Nakamura

Shuhei Nakamura is a member of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame, former Player of the Year, and is one of just six players with more than 400 lifetime pro points.

There was one other player in the Eternal Festival beside Kageyama and Kikuchi who posted a 23-point top finish in the Swiss: Hisayuki Hōseki, with his Omniscience deck.

I don't think much needs to be said about Omniscience. Basically, if it hits the table, you basically win. The trick, then, is getting it out.

How does one support a ten-mana card and build in a win condition? It's truly a head-scratcher that makes you sit down and think. At least, if one is in regular Magic thinking mode, as I was when I first saw this card.

But in Legacy thinking mode, the answer to the first part of the question is easy: you can ignore the mana cost with Show and Tell. So now it's just about the win condition. Ahhh, Legacy.

Looking closer, we can see this deck is built around Burning Wish as the axis. Since the Wish is used to get Show and Tell, there are effectively seven copies of that card. Then, with Omniscience, the Wish can be used to pull in Enter the Infinite, which lets you go into super-combo mode with infinite Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Free Eldrazi? Sure, why not?

Hisayuki Houseki's Omniscience—4th Place, Eternal Festival

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