If you want to play big splashy spells, I don't think Skullbriar is the way to go. It can still be fun and fairly powerful if you manage to build something that works without all the expensive equipments. Idk, things like Hatred, Phyresis\Grafted Exoskeleton, anything that can give him counters (Blade of the Bloodchief, Ring of Kalonia, ...).
Marath is pretty sick and can definitely work on a budget. It is so easy to find combos with him it's not even funny.
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SengirVampire posted a message on Noob here. Best way to build a UB Mill/Control deck from one of the premade decks?As a rule of thumb, repeatable effects are better in EDH than single use ones. Cards like Uncovered Clues, Crosstown Courier and Mind Sculpt simply don't cut it. You have to remember that most EDH run a lot of reanimation or recursion spells, so milling may severely backfire if your deck isn't capable of exploiting it better than your opponent's.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
You should also try to fit in some of the EDH "staples". There's plenty of good all around cards which cost less than a dollar, and they will definitely improve the deck's viability. Some examples include Body Double, Cyclonic Rift,Knowledge Exploitation, several clone and Control Magic effects (Stolen Identity to name one VERY cheap gem), Thada Adel, Acquisitor and so on.
Another fun one is Mistfor Ultimus lord tribal. I saw it somewhere on this forum, it's basically Ultimus voltron with all the blue lords available. It's pretty cool, although you already have a blue deck.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I 2nd Lovisa, she looks like fun.
For white, you might try Spirits with Celestial Kirin, so that you can build it a bit more staxy and not "swarm the board aggro tribal". It would have another approach than your other tribal decks. There's plenty of good white spirits (Karmic Guide, Yosei, Kataki, Hokori, Eternal Dragon, Windborn Muse, ecc)
For black, there's always the Shire Shadowborn Apostle deck (with plenty of other clerics too: Dark Supplicant, Rotlung Reanimator, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Skirsdag High Priest, ...). Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but Cleric\Demon tribal looks very flavorful and potentially very good.
Posted in: Multiplayer Commander DecklistsQuote from Snairda »I am wondering what the general opinion of Planar Chaos is. I've never played with or against it in a Commander game, but it just seems not so good to me. I guess if you have a dominant board position it might protect that for a turn or two. Is it mostly just for fun? What am I missing? Thanks for all the thought that's been put into this deck already.
In my Jhoira coin flip deck, it's awesome. I haven't tried it anywhere else, but I do play it without the Thumb sometimes, and it is still legit and does its job just fine. People for the most part are scared of playing spells, so they either gamble (and potentially lose some valuable spell) or just pass the turn if they don't feel like taking the risk, which is as close to a Time Walk as you can get in mono red. It's not the most reliable card ever, but it's not bad by any means.
SengirVampire posted a message on Share Your Hidden Gems [First post contains a master list of all Hidden Gem suggestions.]Posted in: Commander (EDH)
While the latter is true, removing a card in your hand is a pretty significant drawback. Also, it's a worse basic land if drawn later in the game (and EDH games usually last quite a bit) and most have decks have only so many slots available for colorless lands. I wouldn't play it in any of my EDH decks (but I don't play any fast cutthroat combo deck, which may find this one a bit more useful).
Lion's Eye Diamond allows for turn one Daretti, plus you can also reanimate if you have any other 0 cost artifact, Sol Ring or an artifact land. It's not cheap ($$$) though.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Staff of Nin is not exciting, but the deck could use some more card draw.
I like the odd Pyroblast in red decks, nobody ever expects that and it always pays off in multiplayer games.
Trash for Treasure is good for redundancy if your general is tucked or killed, or to use his -2 twice in the same turn.
Torpor Orb slightly affects you but shuts down entire strategies. It's really powerful imo.
10 - New frame, black border Gift of Estates, Exclude and Goblin WelderPosted in: Commander (EDH)
9 - Masterwork of Ingenuity (trinket mage-friendly sword? sign me up)
8 - Malicious Affliction
7 - Hallowed Spiritkeeper (solid three drop)
6 - Song of the Dryads (green removal, Yisan approves)
5 - Flamekin Village
4 - Dualcaster Mage (not really on the hype train for this guy, but it's definitely good and I'm eager to try it.)
3 - Myriad Landscape (I'm going to play this in every deck ever. Not super exciting, but very solid ramp.)
2 - Tyrant's Familiar (this cards awakens my inner Timmy. My Tajic deck approves.)
1 - Reef Worm (probably useless, but man this card's awesome. Not sure where I'll play it yet, but I will.)
I'm seriously tempted to buy all five, these look amazing. There are a lot of EDH staples thrown in, plus some of the new cards are really sick. I can't wait to get my hands on it.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
The red one is miles above the others with the juicy reprints (Chaos Warp, Welder, Wurmcoil) and the new goodies we got (Daretti is the most exciting PW, Dualcaster Mage is sick, Feldon, ...). I will surely buy that one, plus maybe the white or green one, plus singles from the others. The hype is real lol.
Definitely better than what I expected. I like how they fit in plenty of staples and A LOT more card draw than previous commander precons (granted, not super powerful card draw but still: Bloodgift Demon, Disciple of Bolas, Dregs of Sorrow, Phyrexian Gargantua, Promise of Power, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Skeletal Scrying, Syphon Mind, and something else I'm probably missing).Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Also, it's not the first time that commands and titans show up in these precons, so it hardly proves that they are reprinting the full cycle. Medallions on the other hand...
SengirVampire posted a message on What do you want from the new Commander 2014 decks?I mostly like old cards in modern frame, so a bunch of reprints would appeal me a lot. I'm talking cards like Humble, Exclude, Turnabout, Oversold Cemetery, Gaea's Touch, Norwood Priestess, Nature's Lore, Unholy Grotto,Riptide Laboratory, things like thatPosted in: Commander (EDH)
As for the "money" reprints I'd like, some are never going to happen but some are a bit more legit: Kiki-jiki, Chaos Warp, Mirri's Guile, Craterhoof Behemoth, Seedborn Muse (it's getting stupidly expensive and is not played in any other format), Solemn Simulacrum, SDT, any sword, CoK's rare legendary lands (the colored ones plus Miren, the Moaning Well and similar ones), Swarmyard and a lot more that I cannot come up with atm.
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