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Quote from DancethespearsIf Maga is My General...Does his lose life ability count as General Damage?
Quote from BlackKryptoniteadd Bubbling Muck. Makes for a very big Maga
Quote from Dhaos DragmireI think Nirkana Revenant will see some play here.
Quote from GEPHey. I have maga as one of my generals as well, that's pretty close to your list. I'm running a few more creatures such as havoc demon,helldozer(playtesting),kozilek,darksteel colossus and pestilence demon(which you may want to consider for your build). In my playgroup we have zur,doran,slivers,nicol bolas,8 and a half tails and kresh. Since you run even less creatures than I do how successful are you in surviving the early rushes? How good is infernal darkness(in my playtesting ive had horrible luck with it)? Do you feel like you have enough targets for mirari and Boseiju. My last question is against decks like zur or doran where the general is the most likely path to victory not having some quick targeted removal hurts and turn 3-4 answers like damnation arent as frequent.
Im used to playing momir vig where I tend to have all the answers and I just wanna try to make maga less frail. Cabal coffers being removed of course hurts a ton.
Quote from Donald_McDonaldMy group currently has a lot of deck variety. If I can remember it is:
Sliver Overlord, Gaddock Teeg, Wort, the Raidmother, Ertai, the Corrupted, Hanna, Ship's Navigator, Visara, the Dreadful, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Child of Alara, Sharuum the Hegemon, Oona, Queen of the Fae (mono black), Niv Mizzet, the Firemind
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Doran, the Siege Tower, Kagemaro, First to Suffer
Then a few other people bring random decks as well sometimes. As far as the early rushes are concerned most of the decks are creature light and/or control decks so there aren't many early rushes. Since I've got so few creatures I like the wraths over spot removal and following up a wrath with Lethal Vapors doesn't affect me much at all. Infernal Darkness has been really effective for me, not against the monoblack decks obviously but most of the other decks are at least slowed down by it. If everyone is running a lot of artifact mana though I could see it not being as effective. The Mirari and the Boseiju are to help against the counter heavy blue generals like Teferi, Azami & Ertai mostly. Usually I am able to get a mass discard spell and the Mirari and Boseiju helps force it through counters. None of the decks above are aggro, even the monored one, but the guy that has the Kagemaro deck used to have a Korlash deck that was really aggressive. Sometimes it would just clobber me, other times I had enough removal but I can't justify running more than I have now against so many control decks. Pestilence Demon is a good suggestion though, he'd help a lot against Gaddock Teeg. I'll have to try and pick one up.
Quote from Surging ChaosI'd actually run both Magus and Bubbling Muck. This is a mana-hungry deck, and you generally want as much mana ramp as you can get your hands on. Bubbling Muck is black's High Tide. Play it, then cast Yawgmoth's Will, then cast it again to have a party. You should easily have enough mana to blow out the whole table.
Oversold Cemetery requires a great volume of creatures to make it work. Even in my Volrath deck, which runs at least 24 creatures, it seems like at times I don't have the 4 creatures needed to recur with Cemetery. I really like Volrath's Stronghold for creature recursion since it goes right into the mana base. It's fantastic for recycling Solemn Sim, Titan, Duplicant, and mana ramp creatures such as Suicide Girl and Magus. Also note that Ulamog and Emrakul will clear out your graveyard if they get sent there, which makes Cemetery that much harder to get going.
Quote from Donald_McDonaldThat sums it up pretty nicely. I ran the Magus for awhile and found him to be too slow and fragile. If I counted right I've only got 11 creatures including my general, most of which are utility creatures so Oversold Cemetary definitely doesn't have enough targets. I'm trying out Deserted Temple for now so should I have a chance to tutor for a second land (after Coffers of course) it will be the Temple and not Urborg so I want to keep my swamp count as high as possible. Volrath's Stronghold only has about 6-7 targets I'd realistically want to even recur so I don't think it adds enough to the deck.
Quote from rawr2010If I could...why is no one using Erratic Portal?
Even with just Maga, it rules. In my Maga EDH I use quite a few utility creatures like Big Game Hunter, Puppeteer Clique, Fleshbag Marauder, Solemn Simulacrum. The portal is a huge target but if it goes unanswered there is much that can be done with it. (I'm looking at you, Eldrazis.)
Quote from C.A.B.A.L.how do you deal with opponents' sadistic sacrament, mindslaver and such? I don't know about you but everytime they resolve I get messed up. They often mill me by removing emrakul or destroy my whole plan by casting gauntlets and naming "white" for example. Do you think more discard/hand/turn disruption could be viable? Imp's mischief, word of command... are they no good or you just don't have the space for them?
-1 all is dust (they are both much expensive for a single card and for now creatures are not that big of a problem for me)
-1 nezumi graverobber (if I exile opponent's cards then I don't need to remove them from the graveyard)
+1 nightmare incursion
+1 imp's mischief
+1 jester's cap
(wich is great with recursion from beacon of unrest)
I will even try to find a spot for a Mind shatter and perhaps the ordeal, as one of my opponent has mass land destruction.
I'm giving all this feedback because I love the deck and I find your version of Maga to be my personal favorite around the forum and the web.
If you want I'll tell you how mischief performs once I've checked.
Quote from abraxasWhen someone resolves a Mindslaver against me, they always do the douche move and cast Necropotence and pay all my life to kill me (before playing any cards in my hand that can mess up other player's gameplan).
Either that, OR, they tutor for Necropotence and kill me.
Such a douche move. On multiple levels. If someone is going to do that, you might as well as Sorin them and cast something like Profane for the win and LOL at them when they cry about Sorin being "cheap" (when in my experience, Mindslaver is "cheap" as all hell)
Quote from Donald_McDonaldI'm also going to leave the Drana changes off the list for now unless Drana proves herself to definitely be better than Maga. Also the guy that plays Visara might switch to Drana, I don't want to lock in Drana for a general since he might then switch to Maga if I do so I am just going to show up and hope he doesn't lock in Drana for his Visara deck and cut me off.