As mentioned, UG doesn't typically play around with spell slinger effects, but is focused on growth. If you're serious about playing a custom card, I'd look to something more like this:
Omnath, Locus of the Mind
Omnath, Locus of the Mind gets +1/+1 for each card in hand.
Whenever you draw a card, you may pay [UG]. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.
Keeps you on theme, and is not terribly broken but has some potential for powerful plays.
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Jan 7, 2019calamity_unbound posted a message on Heavy.com preview - Mesmerizing Benthid (Blue mythic)I'm not typically one to nay say, but a situationally better Benthic Giant that can temporarily gum up the board doesn't feel Mythic to me. If this were 1 cheaper and rare, I'd say it's passable.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
It feels like it's missing something, like the ability to create more illusions, or giving illusions an anthem, or even just some evasion (hello, Islandwalk?). As it is, it feels bad man.
Oct 31, 2018Again, I love this thread for when cards like this pop up, had no idea this existed.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Probably not going to see a lot of play these days, but definitely budget friendly for a mono-black deck if you're looking for a compliment to your Cabal Coffers that's somehow in your budget .
This could be a useful backup for Urborg if your meta sees a lot of non-basic land hate.
Oct 31, 2018Lots of great suggestions here, but just going to toss in that adding U can also give you ways to tutor it up, as well as giving you Phyrexian Metamorph and Clever Impersonator which can become 2nd copies of the pod for you to use.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Oct 29, 2018Obviously they're not always going to fill the same criteria, but Winds of Rath feels like it does this effect much better. While it's true that Extinguish is much better for go wide strategies, those don't seem to be very common in enchantress builds outside of WB Dax.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
6cmc does seem kind of steep when you compare it to Crux, but I honestly would assess it closer to Plague Wind or a poor overloaded Cyclonic Rift . You're only going to be running it in a deck where you can create a situation where you can use this to wipe out the opponent's board while keeping yourself in a strong position. I don't think it's a stellar card by any means, but I think it's effect and cost are fair for the deck that wants it.
Oct 16, 2018That's what I love about the card of the day, I never even realized this was a card.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
While he's not as immediately playable as his cousin Spike Weaver , I could definitely see Spike Tiller being a decent card in a few decks, and he would probably be an all star in a +1/+1 Counter Combo Tribal deck.
Oct 4, 2018Yeah, in my experience you can kind of break lands down into two archetypes - sacrifice and landfall.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Jund tends to care more about getting lands in the GY or using them as a resource there - cards like Gitrog, Titania, and Worm Harvest lead by a commander like VV2 (land sac with attack trigger) or Windgrace (dumping lands to fuel draw and then replaying them from the GY). This strategy still runs well with Locus of Rage, while gaining neat black effects like Retreat to Hagra and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.
Bant (or 4C in the case of K&T) prioritizes landfall a bit more and looks to abuse effects like Roil Elemental, Emeria Angel and Admonition Angel (among many others). K&T grants you red, which gives again gives you access to Locus of Rage and an additional extra land per turn guy with Mina and Denn. K&T almost guarantees 2 landfall triggers a turn, which in with land bounce effects can get out of hand quickly.
Oct 4, 2018I absolutely love Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis for a land build. Though mine is currently an Enchantress deck, K&T lands is a blast, getting the extra card draw and having a potential 2nd land a turn in the command zone can be highly underestimated.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
You get most of the aboved mentioned cards like Tatayova and Locus of Rage, while adding in the Patron of the Moon and the other Soratami Moonfolk that give you an effect for bouncing lands.
Sep 24, 2018He also titled the thread "Budget Options", so the sense I (and I'm assuming the others) had was that he was looking for some small upgrades to his current deck list without spending a ton of money to give him a fighting chance in his meta. Even building a completely budget deck from scratch can run between $50-$100, and not everyone has that laying around that they can immediately throw at a deck. Small upgrades to what he has now can continue letting him have fun and other budget ideas can give him things to build towards over time. I don't think anyone promised him that he'd suddenly start winning if he sat down with Ruric Thar at the helm, just that he might get better results short term.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I should have included it before, but my suggestion for a deck to start building towards would be Animar. Even a budget version can be competitive and fun to play, and with the RG base you have you already some solid inclusions. When I get to an actual computer, I'll post a deck list that should be cheap enough to put together through trades and rifling through the .25 cent bin at your lgs.
Sep 24, 2018Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Do you have a list up anywhere, by chance? I've run Jund lands with Lord Windgrace and 4C lands with Tiro and Kynaios of Meletis, and I've been looking for ideas to go 5C with the deck.
As far as Omnath goes, I've run him in my aforementioned land decks to great effect, but the best stories I have of him involve targeting an opponent's Omnath with a kicked Rite of Replication . So many triggers.
Sep 23, 2018Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Good call, totally forgot about that guy and he's super cheap to boot at only $1.
Sep 22, 2018Just as a suggestion, I would make your deck helmed by Ruric Thar. While he is a removal magnet, I've noticed in a few of the cutthroat metas I've played in that he tends to stop the game for noncreature heavy decks because no one wants to take it to the dome for getting rid of him. Might be worth trying.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Prowling Serpopard is only a buck and could help if you're seeing your stuff get countered a lot.
Dragonlair Spider gives you some incremental advantage against your opponents.
Krosan Drover is a great cost reducer.
Decimator of the Provinces can be a decent budget option for Craterhoof.
Sep 12, 2018Figures we get something mildly interesting and they nerf it out of the gate. I still don't get how you just forget to put the rest of the text on the card.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I'm never the guy that bashes a set based on early spoilers, but I gotta say barring maybe 4-5 cards everything we've gotten so far feels like DGM leftovers. Not hyped at all so far.
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