Tisk Tisk look how far behind you are on your reviews BV.
My own opinion of lifeblood hydra so far is that he is at his best in decks that have a focus on ramp and sacrifice. He can be an absolute house when combined into the right deck but at the same time I think there are a lot of challenges for him. If I were to think of an ideal sort of deck for him to see play in it tends to be Green and or Green / Black decks. The deck that comes to mind for me offhand would be a Varolz, the Scar-Striped / Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord deck.
That being said, I think he is still nice in a green ramp heavy deck but you really want that sac outlet to maximize him. There is nothing more annoying than paying twenty mana into a hydra and not having a way to pop him when you want.
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12/24/2014 4:35:48 PMISBPathfinder posted a message on [[Primer]] Hua Tuo, Squirrel Combo! [Journey into Nyx Review]Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
12/24/2014 2:56:45 PMAs Ixidron's ability is an as he comes into play does it use the stack at all? I am a bit more familiar with clone effects and to my knowledge they do not use the stack in what they copy. As the wording is somewhat similar in nature it leads me to think that there is not a response window to respond. Similarly if someone were to Chord of Calling into him I am assuming I would just miss out on the ability to respond with anything between the time of passing priority on the spell and Ixidron flipping everything over?Posted in: Magic Rulings
12/24/2014 1:37:58 PMISBPathfinder posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/24) - Silence the BelieversIn sort of a niche but I run it in my Toshiro Umezawa deck because the deck wants instants so that it can interact with them again potentially. Its sort of a nonbo with the commander but its useful to deal with indestructible things that can otherwise be a pain. I can flash it back which is sort of the selling point for it and the deck likes to play at instant speed so even though its a little more expensive to use it it serves as the exile option and it fits the Instant speed theme.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I agree though with the assertion that its a little too expensive for what it does to really be mainstream or amazing for the format. Sever the Bloodline and Ashes to Ashes will on average serve people better as exile removal in black. I think wizards played it a little too safe on this card as I sort of feel like the strive on it needed to cost one less even if it meant that the original cost needed to go up by one. Pushing up the cost of the first target and allowing it to scale better on the copies would have been better for this format while not breaking it for 60 card formats.
12/24/2014 10:52:31 AMPosted in: Commander (EDH)
I always consider Mistveil Plains + forger winmore.
If you are getting to use Sunforger so much that you are worried about running out of targets, you are already running away with the game really hard. Sunforger should be killed on sight so saying that it makes Sunforger better is sort of funny to me because if you need to make it better you are already getting a disturbing amount of value from it.
12/24/2014 10:24:48 AMI finally got to play Wake the Dead last night. I payed 10 mana to syphon 64 life (total 16 per person in a 5 player game), tutor any card to hand, ramp 3 basics in tapped, and draw a card.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I really caught everyone with their pants down with it lol. Thrashing Wumpus came down following it and killed the remaining players. It was funny when my life total went beyond 100.
12/24/2014 9:01:39 AMI ended up playing a super long game last night. I ended up winning with it over a very very slow grindy win. I misplayed the hell out of my Opposition though so I am going to blame myself for the last half hour or so of the game.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
I ended up getting Sacred Mesa + Sacred Mesa together as sort of the main sustain / offense / defense for most of the game. I ended up getting twice the spawn power out of the Riku player who had a Primal Vigor in play. I shut down the game several times using varied tactics. Rest in Peace was stopping a ton of stuff on its end and I moved through both of my Torpor Orb effects through the course of the game. Unfortunately I burned through a good portion of the pump effects in my deck in the early game trying to just draw more cards and sustain. Thrashing Wumpus came along and really harassed my tokens hard until he pushed it in to kill some Glen Elendras that were in play.
In the end, I overlooked the fact that I could have used my Opposition to tap down the Rasputin Dreamweaver player's lands and just finish him off with my Ætherling. He had a Kor Haven that he had kept up all game to stop me from doing it and I really derped hard when it comes to the fact that I could have finished him off multiple times. The Riku player was low on life as well so I probably could have finished him off as well once I had done that.
In the end I still ended up winning as I hit the Rasputin player with an Akroma, Angel of Wrath for some trample damage he forgot about which he could have multi blocked better. So... it was one that I probably should have lost at the last second but instead killed him because he goofed up on his blocks but I should have killed him ages ago.... so whatever...
The game ended up going on like probably an extra hour longer than it should have because they were all attacking my boad state for a long time and sort of psudo defending each other from me. As a side note, I still need to make those last changes... Elsepeth was still in deck and she did terribly...
12/24/2014 8:12:31 AMPosted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from MRdown2urth »
...what do you run instead in colors without board wipes?
What are these colors without board wipes???? There are so many artifact options this is no longer really a thing.
12/23/2014 4:06:40 PMPosted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from BlackVise »
Really? It's probably my board wipe of choice. I might be in the minority on this, but I love the low mana investment and versatility of it. Of course, if you want to wipe the board that turn it's not so great, but I tend to play a ton of spot removal so that's rarely the case for me anyway.
I tend to not run it because of how slow it is to execute. My meta tends to run such a high spot removal for permanents that its too slow when I need it and I don't like leading it super early before it matters. I don't think I have run a copy of Disk in the last three years to be honest.
12/23/2014 2:54:54 PMISBPathfinder posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/24) - Silence the Believers^ nicely done. I think the bottom of the cloaks got a little too much emphasis with choice of colors to extend it out would be about my only complaint. Otherwise I really like what you did with it.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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