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Quote from magickware99 »How do you achieve the state of "above being logical"?
Yeah, I am struggling, and didn't want to mention anything because I was afraid I'd hurt Weltkrieg, you, and the other people who've helped me with decks. To be honest, neither of my current decks are fully optimized yet. I'm missing some of the cards we decided on. That is likely a factor. I have been putting my money lately into my Duel Commander deck and have found much more success with that. In Duel Commander I end up at x-0, x-1, and x-0-1 in nearly every tournament I enter. I was having a lot of fun playing burn. I thought I'd found my format. Then, people stopped showing up, and the tournaments on Wednesdays were canceled.
So, I've started playing multiplayer commander again, and my win rate is quite close to 3%. I'm often focused down first, my creatures get killed/ stolen/ stolen and sacrificed or steal made permanent with Bazaar Trader. I find creatures being stolen and being attacked by my own creatures to be kinda demoralizing. There has been more than once that I've been killed by commander damage from my own commander
The conditions of what I'm trying to build is a deck that can compete in a semi-casual environment (like 75%ish), and one that is resistant to/ has answers for stax and creature theft. I really want to have an angel as a commander, so it seems like what I'm shooting for is building the most competitive budget deck I can with Krav and Regna, or an angel in Boros, Bant, mono white or Selesnya. I feel like mono-white has some glaring weaknesses, though, and Tariel costs a TON of mana, and I think a four color mana base for Atraxa is likely cost-prohibitive. I like the idea of having some sort of deterrent, like good removal, maybe an Aetherflux Reservoir with a ton of life built up. The Starke of Rath deck may not always be the strongest at the table, I just feel like it makes playing larger creatures a lot less fun, so I'd like to shut it down. Honestly, I wish that Justin just plain didn't play it, but it would be unfair of me to ask him that. His deck just makes me not want to play any good creatures, which makes me really sad.
I wonder how the deck got its name, btw.
Thanks, that's good advice. The only real reason I care about the win rate is because it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 3%-4%. I had a guy pull me aside and tell me that my decks don't have enough synergy in them. I can't get him to answer why he steals my creatures regardless of if I'm the biggest threat or not. I plan to add Poison-Tip Archer but have no idea what to cut for it.
Back to the Starke player, I play big creatures. He destroys or steals whatever I have that's good, and if he doesn't someone else does. I can't keep beaters on the table for more than a couple turns, It's pretty crummy when I feel like I have to remove one player from the game before I can have any fun, and often he's leaving big bombs like Niv Mizzet (either one), Avenger of Zendikar.. combo pieces like Seedborn Muse, Fauna Shaman, and Scion of the Ur-Dragon, Isochron Scepter, Mimic Vat, and various other creatures and powerful artifacts on the table while he kills/steals my Akroma, Angel of Wrath, either Gisela, Bruna, the Fading Light, or even something pretty useless to him like a Herald of War sometimes, most of the time using a sac outlet to kill the creature after he's done with it. I may remove It that Betrays from my deck because I get really bad feels from theft, and I'd be playing theft with it.
Even if he wasn't the biggest obstacle to me winning, what he's doing still makes me feel terrible. I've considered quitting a couple times, mostly because of him. Part of me is afraid that he's going to steal my beaters in this deck, too. It's a Timmy's worst nightmare. I hope this deck is fun to play, because I can't play angels anymore. Meren isn't even the right colors for them. Sorry I'm harping so much on this. This is just my main issue, and I find I have a much better time when he doesn't come, or when he plays his Nath of the Gilt-Leaf deck. How do I tell him that it ruins the game for me? Do I?
Tl;dr: I want to have a few big creatures in my deck, but I'm worried that the same thing will just keep happening again. Wondering how I deal with one deck that, were it out of the local meta, I'd have a lot more fun. Meren looks cool, but I'm not really keen on the art on most black cards. Kokusho is very cool, and is a dragon, so that's fun. I just don't get to play any angels. Maybe I need to upgrade my Archangel Avacyn deck after I make this one. Someone showed me a list that is more stax-oriented.