You don't have any Tribal deck, which are quite fun imo. You can do everything from goblins to ninjas to rhinos and so on.
- 7/9/2014 7:56:12 AM Posted in: Commander (EDH)
6/18/2014 9:33:49 AM
Altar of Dementia is great as it is cheap to cast, free to activate and can also act as win condition in some cases. You can also self mill with it, which might be relevant in black for reanimation and recursion purposes I guess. The reprint in CNS also lowered its price quite a bit. The other altars are good but Dementia is just amazing.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
6/18/2014 12:10:19 AM
Restock is definitely nice to get back. It might see play in modern as well.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Also, a foil alternate art Prophet of Kruphix would be nice for the EDH lovers.
6/17/2014 2:11:49 AM
Gaddock Teeg stops most combo decks or big fat sorceries like T&N, but you said no green.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
The most impactful cards from Theros block are probably the Gods themselves, like Ephara, God of the Polis. They work better as generals since most of them require some building around, but they are definitely powerful cards even in the 99. I can't think of much else, although there's plenty of finishers like Tromokratis since fat monsters is one of the block's subthemes. Plenty of goodies for enchantress decks as well.
Commander 2013, Conspiracy and Magic 2014 have a lot of new cards tailor-made for EDH, so definitely look at those set's spoilers. (Angel of Finality, Unexpectedly Absent, Council's Judgement and so on).
6/14/2014 5:00:22 AM
It would have been even more awesome as a 2 mana 1/1, but I think it's really cool. He sits in stealth mode until he's ready to strike, and when he does, he's deadly. Definitely a limited all star, too bad he's too slow for constructed. Also, I would love to build an Assassin Tribal EDH at some point, and this guy is definitely in.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
6/11/2014 6:48:38 PM
This is my latest brew. I wanted something different from my other commander decks, and then I found an old UR coin flip deck of mine, which I used to play for fun a while back. Playing with luck-based effects was a nice change of pace every now and then, so I figured it would be the same for EDH.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
I choose Jhoira of the Ghitu as the Commander because the other Izzet legends do not go well with the random nature of the deck. Melek needs instants and sorceries and Nin needs creatures to function properly, but the deck I had in mind relied a lot on enchantments and artifacts for its shenanigans. Jhoira comes down early, and lets me cheat on the mana cost of the more expensive tricks I have in the deck. With her I could play a couple less lands and a little more juice, so she seemed perfect. She's also perfect to suspend a big draw spell to refill my hand, since I would end up dumping it quite fast.
Individual card choices:
Cards that let you flip coins: this is the core of the deck. I do not play several cards which I feel do not have enough impact in EDH (Molten Sentry, Chaotic Strike), but I might find room for some more creatures (like Skyclaw Thrash or Creepy Doll). Some of them may seem fairly bad, but when they do work, they are amazing. I once played a hasted 13/13 Crazed Firecat off suspend and Strionic Resonator to double its etb trigger, and it was glorious!
Chance Encounter: it wins games if unanswered. I choose not to play too many proliferate spells to abuse it (I do not even have a way to tutor it up), but it does work nicely with the few I have. It also interacts nicely with Strionic Resonator.
Goblin Bomb: it does win games with Desperate Gambit. 'nuff said. Never pulled it off yet, sadly.
Fabricate, Muddle the Mixture, Tezzeret, the Seeker, Hoarding Dragon: these are in the deck to tutor for Krark's Thumb (90% of times). The deck can run just fine without it, but it helps tremendously with some of the combos. There's also a fair share of recursion (Argivian Restoration, Buried Ruin, Academy Ruins, Trading Post)to be sure once it's fetched, you always have it available.
Drift of Phantasms: you have a lot of amazing cards with cmc 3. The ones I usually go for are Planar Chaos(amazing value with a Thumb out), Puppet's Verdict, Copy Enchantment and Paradox Haze.
Strionic Resonator: how I love this card. I can speed up a suspended card, double any etb trigger, trigger Paradox Haze and Goblin Bomb twice, get more counters on Chance Encounter (also, I can win TWICE with it!), flip a lot of coins with Karplusan Minotaur, and probably a lot more tricks I haven't discovered yet.
Honor-Worn Shaku: not the best mana trinket around, but it let me get some extra value from Jhoira and the Thumb.
Arcane Denial, Remand: I don't want to be "that guy" with counterspells. These shouldn't draw too much hate to me, considering they give back the spell or a couple cards to make up for it. Also, I get to draw a card too which is nice.
Dack Fayden: this is by far the most expensive card in the deck, and he's by no means necessary. I did get one in a CNS draft and figured I might as well try it (at worst he's a 3 mana Sol Ring), but it doesn't fit the deck playstyle very well so I might eventually cut it.
Everything else should be self-explanatory. I have a lot of card draw, because the average card quality in this deck is much lower than a regular EDH deck, so if I run out of gas I simply lose.
The deck is fairly budget, as you can see. I have spent maybe 15 bucks on singles, since I already had many playable cards (like the planeswalkers and Time Spiral). I have a fat wishlist at the end of this post, but some cards will probably remain there forever as I'm not likely to spend 5-10$ (or more) on single cards, and this deck is mostly for fun. I'd really appreciate if you could suggest cards within the budget range, unless it's something you think it's absolutely necessary for the deck.
What I'm looking for is some fun that make something interesting which is not normally seen in an EDH game. I am not going to play anything too disruptive or unfun (Jokulhaups to name one). If you do suggest a card, please suggest what card to replace in the deck. I have a lot of cards which I'd love to fit but the list seems very tight already.
I have a list of cards I'd like to fit, but I'm not quite sure yet.
- Perplexing Chimera
- Homeward Path
- Rite of Replication
- Contagion Engine
- Steady Progress
- Inexorable Tide
- Myr Retriever
- Codex Shredder
Ral Zarek ($$$, I guess it will drop a bit when it leaves Standard)
Mana Crypt ($$$)
Chaos Warp ($$$)
Goblin Bookie (my LGS doesn't have Unglued singles) plus Goblin Matron and Imperial Recruiter ($$$) to go with it. With the Bookie and the Matron I might run a small goblin package (I already have Goblin Assassin as "lord" and some other ones.
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker ($$$) (See above for the toolbox)
Frenetic Efreet (couldn't find one for cheap yet)
Steam Vents plus other duals and utility lands ($$$)
- Perplexing Chimera
6/11/2014 5:34:35 PM
I like Magus of the Moon, Aven Mindcensor and Eidolon of Rethoric at 3 mana. They are not the most aggressive creatures ever, but they are deadly in a lot of matchups.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
6/11/2014 5:31:10 PM
If you can find Elspeth vs Tezzeret, I found that one to be pretty fun. Elspeth's deck is slightly better but Tezzeret's is more comboish and lets you do fun tricks with all the counters, proliferate and stuff. They also have some very iconic cards in them (Mishra's Factory, Swords to Plowshares, ...) which is certainly cool. Sorin vs Tibalt is also cool, and probably easier to find.Posted in: Casual & Related Formats
I heard Izzet vs Golgari is another fun one but haven't had a chance to try it.
6/10/2014 2:22:49 AM
Thanks to everyone for the replies!Posted in: Magic Rulings
6/9/2014 12:46:03 PM
Strionic ResonatorPosted in: Magic Rulings
I was just wondering if Krark's Thumb ability can be copied by the resonator. I know it doesn't use the words "when, whenever or at" as the resonator says, but I figure it does trigger when I am requested to flip a coin by a card's effect. Does it work the way I want it to, or is it just a state based effect (and thus a wombo)?
Thanks in advance!
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