Quote from BeraltOne of the issues I have with this commander is keeping the tiny 2/2 Body able to swing - I am a fan of Darksteel Plate.
Quote from Blackjack68All my decks try to adhere to these guidelines:
Be mostly true to a flavor and a theme
Be good against one or multiple opponents
Be very interactive
Be fun to pilot or to play against (this deck may fall a little short in the "fun to play against" category for some people)
Have multiple paths to victory
Have lots of cool interactions and synergy
Play out differently every game to keep it fun over a long time
Integrate the Commanders abilities into the strategy at least a little, but...
Be able to win without ever playing the commander.
Quote from OCPunisherThis isn't Lorwyn/Shadowmoor Standard. People play Titans and Dragons and Eldrazi (oh my).
Quote from GFireflyETHIS!! IS!! E.D.H!
It's just too bad most of it is subjective and cannot be bound by rules. It must be adopted as a nature of being. I wish more would take this as their creed.
Multiple thumbs up for your deckbuild. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Quote from Target PlayerI love this deck. I've been working on a version of my own that looks similar, but you just have better ideas. Now that I see your deck, I am inspired to hurry up and finish mine. This looks so fun. I like the minor emphasis on enchantments. It just makes sense for this deck. I've been dying to use Painful Quandary in EDH since it was printed. I want to watch my opponent squirm with that one.
Have you thought about Debtors' Knell? I was thinking of including it. It's fun, but may not be needed in your build.
I love your EDH guidelines, by the way.
Quote from Blackjack68Thanks. I do indeed love Debtors' Knell, I use it in my Ghost Council deck (in sig). I would think that it could always find a good reanimation target in here, even if it's not from your own gy.
I'm tempted to just put in a few more sweepers and the mass land destruction package, but I'm afraid that wouldn't be enough fun to play against. Obliterate killing off everything except your enchantments is pretty brutal.
I haven't seen another Kaalia deck that goes the punisher route yet, so I'd be really interested in hearing how your build goes/ if you find any good tech/ hidden gems that I'm missing. So please report back from time to time.
Quote from Blackjack68
Wound Reflection + Sorin Markov or Heartless Hidetsugu = Kill somebody
Quote from MangchoI could be wrong however I am pretty sure I am now when I say, Sorin Markov + wound reflection does not = death. As you dont lose any life with sorin. The other combo is true though. However kinda janky and gonna get you removed from any play group out there who isnt a fan of combo wins.
Quote from WindfallLooking at the decklist, it seems like the actual creature count itself is fairly low. Have you ever found it a problem to keep an actual board presence or is the removal/sweeper + punishment suite good enough to keep the others at bay?
Quote from DrizzleThis is an interesting take on Kaalia, as you don't weigh your deck around her ability to ignore mana costs for big creatures. It seems like you built the deck heavily around being able to play without her. Interesting.