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  • posted a message on Gifts Ungiven
    I doubt that they will be making any changes this soon after making the Hulk unban. Even though I am fairly certain they still agree with their decision to unban it, they will likely wait quite a while before releasing another similarly powerful card like Gifts into the format.

    Though, I must say, that I hope they come to the conclusion to unban it sooner rather than later. I still don't think it is justified on the banned list.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    I also run it in a few decks that either have life gain as a central or sub-theme. As others have said, it can draw a good chunk of cards for 5 cmc and some life.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Flash of the Firemind: FireStorm4056's Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Primer
    Any plans for updates? Curious about your decision on The Locust God mainly.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Patron of the Orochi - The Cockroach Tron
    What's the general opinion of Mirage Mirror here? It may do nothing by itself, but the fact that it can act as another doubler or quite literally anything else (ours or otherwise) seems like good reason to give it some consideration in this deck which has all the mana to make it work at the smallest cost.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Rank Commander Products!
    My rankings:

    1. Commander 2015 (Experience Counters)
    2. Commander 2016 (Four-color)
    3. Commander 2011 (Original 3-color)
    4. Commander 2013 (2nd 3-colors)
    5. Commander 2017 (Tribal)
    6. Commander 2014 (Planeswalkers)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kess, Dissident Mage
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    She is a dissident, which implies some form of established order she is against. Is there anything like that on Grixis? As far as I know, there is just a bunch of power-hungry beings trying to kill each other. I think Equilor is more likely.

    On Grixis? No, unless you count kill all living things and absorb their life energy/raise them as your minions/recycle their flesh as an "established order". The few living humans still there have to hide and live in fear, become necromancers or become demon servants.

    Anyway, I wonder how she'll be built. Will it be a spellslinger-type thing, or more control?

    I'm thinking she will be built like a grindy, lite-spellslingy, heavier control type of thing. She is basically a Karador, Ghost Chieftain for Instants and Sorceries, so maybe it will feel like that? Pretty open-ended/goodstuff-y design here.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kess, Dissident Mage
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Strategy opinion
    Life Gain in BW is most definitely a strong option for a multiplayer win-con. As far as your commander options, I would push you to look at either Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Karlov of the Ghost Council, or (my personal favorite) Teysa, Orzhov Scion.

    These are all very strong options for commanders that can lend themselves to BW based life gain strategies.

    I know Teysa may seem weird to think of as a "life gain deck", but trust me, she can lend herself very well to this strategy as most BW life gain hinges mainly on tokens. I explore you to check out my checklist at: for ideas for any commander deck you choose in the life gain realm.

    Happy building and good luck!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Instantly ban-hammer worthy?
    Quote from Lithl »
    Quote from Sheldon »
    Hour of Promise is the card which concerns me most in #MTGHOU.
    Why? It's Primetime's ETB (no attack trigger or 6/6 trampling body) and harder to abuse (re-using or stealing sorceries is harder than re-using or stealing creatures). At many tables, it's going to be worse than Tempt with Discovery, especially since Tempt brings in the lands untapped.

    Just want to second all of this. I see 0 issues with Hour of Promise, and happily welcome its effect since there are not many ways to just grab any land(s) you want and put them into play since PrimeTime's ban.

    I am also curious about how this card stirs up more "concern" than Razaketh does. Now, I personally don't think that Raz will lead to "ban-worthy" issues, but it certainly seems more capable pf that than Hour of Promise does to me.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on I need some card ideas that can continuously manipulate my deck.
    Lifecrafter's Bestiary let's yu scry every upkeep, and even though you said you don't run many creatures, whenever you cast one commander, you can get a draw off of it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 2017 SDCC Planeswalkers revealed (including $180 pricetag!)
    Does anyone else notice that Gideon is the only art that has a crack through the character on it? To me, this could represent the coming of his death by Bolas. Anyone else?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Karador-Friendly Board Wipes
    Finding board wipes that work well with mass reanimation is nearly impossible at this point, unfortunately. My best suggestion is going to be to run one-sided board wipes like: In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind, and/or Overwhelming Forces. These are always good, and can even be "blow-out" type cards. They are expensive though, so the oher option that I thought of is to run and prioritize getting Avacyn, Angel of Hope in your 'yard before your mass reanimation. Then you can run lower CMC "destroy" board-wipes such as: Wrath of God, Damnation, and the aforementioned Divine Reckoning with much less worry about blowing up all your own stuff.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Rune-Scarred vs. Razaketh: A discussion of demonic tutors
    Quote from Lantern »
    I decided to run both. I probably need more sac outlets, and the fact that I also run Necrotic Ooze and stuff like buried alive won me over. I can buried alive, have ooze, sac a zombie token to get something like loyal retainers, use that to reanimate it. Plus its helpful I can "at worst" sac and undying rune scarred demon to it for double tutor. I dont think I can lose with a double tutor.

    Ended up cutting Dark Petition, because realistically... I run like 5 spells...

    Sounds like a good decision. I would also encourage others to run both if they have space for it. I just decided that in my list I didn't need more than one "tutor creature", and Raz is the one I determined should work best in my list. I may find space again for RSD yet.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Rune-Scarred vs. Razaketh: A discussion of demonic tutors
    I have a Karador deck as well, and I actually prefer Razaketh over RSD. I just think that an 8/8 tramply flyer that has the potential to end games with floods of tutors makes it better and easier to abuse than RSD. 2 life and a creature is nothing, really, and as someone else mentioned, him being a sac outlet is actually an upside many times.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from Fenrir Rex »
    I was vaguely considering using Gate to the Afterlife as extra filtering in a few decks, and God-Pharoah's Gift seems like a relevant payoff for the low cost of adding a filtering artifact to the deck. I particularly like it for Xenagos, God of Revels to filter early then start spitting out relevant bodies for him to double (stacking triggers so the 4/4 is there to be doubled, of course).

    Just want to catch you on this before you go to do it in a game, and someone calls you out on it: Though you can stack these triggers, you must choose the targets for Xenagos' ability when it put on the stack, and at that point, the "Eternalized" creature from Gift of the God-Pharaoh won't be on the battlefield to target unfortunately.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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