That's what I love about the card of the day, I never even realized this was a card.
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.
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Oct 8, 2018Shriveling Rot is the only other instance of this effect I can find outside of Vanguard, and it's a 4cmc one shot effect.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I would look at some instant effects that grant Deathtouch, as it will give you the same effect your looking for. Touch of Moonglove stands out for an interesting effect that could wreck a table in the right instance.
There's also a handful of equipment that grants Deathtouch, most of which are playable in their own right.
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.
Jul 31, 2018I actually quite like the card, but I don't get to use it very often any more. Back in the day when I first started playing EDH, my card pool was much more limited and everyone in my meta was running Blightsteel Colossus . I liked to run Acquire in my Rafiq deck and proceed to run people over with someone else's Blightsteel.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I think it's a solid budget card, and easily fits within a "steal all the things" type of theme deck too.
Jul 31, 2018Windgrace will take over my lands deck, currently helmed by Kynaios and Tiro, so that I can add in the black "lands" goodies and convert the latter back into enchantress.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Brudiclad is going to take over the Locust God for a while, with LG being in the 99 and modifying the deck to be more focused on token themes. Protip: Shared Animosity and Mana Echoes will still be nuts in the deck.
And Varina is the esper zombie Lord I've been waiting for so long to get. She's not perfect, but I'm still giddy to get it. Being the raging nerd that I am, I'm going to have to find someone to alter her into Sylvanas and finally live that (dumb) dream.
Jul 27, 2018I've bought every commander deck for the last few years, I'll be getting singles this time. For $160, I'm quite sure I can get all the singles I want and still have cash left in hand.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I'm really disappointed that they decided to water these down so much more than last year, which was already weaker than previous years, and then upcharge us to boot. Hopefully everyone is committed to speaking with their wallets and passing these by.
Jul 26, 2018Card effect is neat and really embodies the feel of the EDH mentality of "big mana for big, ridiculous effect". As others have mentioned this spell is going to be nuts when copied.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
As a dad I really like the art, even if it feels more modern (I tend to like the old or more high fantasy focused pieces). It gives the character an air of child-like innocence that her walker card doesn't display.
Jul 22, 2018I've used this serval times to stop an alpha strike in it's tracks. Sudden Spoiling is probably better in most situations, but I wouldn't scoff at this one.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I run it in Locust God, so it's even juicier when I get to trade my 1/1 insects for their entire board.
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