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Creature - Human Wizard (R)
, Discard a card: Emberbreath Scholar gets +2/+0
: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if Emberbreath Scholar’s power is greater than the number of cards in your hand.
Notes: It can be a large threat, it can be a graveyard enabler, it draws for cheap when hellbent or after using the first ability to up Scholar's power. Might be a bit too mana intensive for cube though and Izzet is a very strong section.
It's interesting, for sure, but I don't think it cuts it in cube for sure. I could see this as a lynchpin uncommon in a standard draft set though. To make the cut in cube that first ability would probably have to be free, and even then I'm not sure it beats existing options just because they're better fits.
Tamiyo, Tidal Insurgent
Legendary Planeswalker - Tamiyo (M)
Elementals you control get +1/+1
+1: Target land an opponent controls is an Island until your next turn.
0: Create a 1/0 Blue elemental token.
-X: Draw X cards, then discard a card.
Notes: Spreading Seas meets Master of Waves meets Pull From Tomorrow
It's definitely interesting. I'm not sure it quite fits Tamiyo's character though. I get moons cause tides, but this seems much more like a water-wizard type planeswalker than anything else.
I'm worried the +1 isn't really impactful enough for a 3 mana walker, but the +0 is really good - but balanced, unlike some of your other 3-mana walkers, by the fact that the tokens go away immediately if she dies. I'm also concerned the abilities aren't coherent enough. The +1 and +0 are vaguely water-related as you've got flooding and "wave" elementals, but the last ability isn't. Maybe make it a -3 or -4 Submerge effect?