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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Still working on my 2018 set reviews, but no major changes have been made to this deck list this year, still maintaining, and would love to hear if anyone has any suggestions / synergies that are working for them; but my build has been performing very well for a while now.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    So this deck has quickly become one of my absolute favorites. I would urge others to mimic voltron / combo decks when they can, its such a power deck strategy type.

    I have begun work on a sister deck to this one, Enemies of Asgard, which is a deck built around Hela, the goddess of death. That post should be out in the next month or two. I am still cutting cards from my list.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Teferi, Temporal Archmage: Chain Veil Combo & Stax Master
    really surprised to see the cut of candelabra, power artifact, AND spellskite. All have proven very valueable to me over time. Has Shackles proven worth it?
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  • posted a message on Teferi, Temporal Archmage: Chain Veil Combo & Stax Master
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    BOOM. Primer tag awarded to the thread!

    Ajacobik, if you ever check back in on the thread or MTGSalvation generally, I think you'll be proud of how the Primer has turned out!

    Many thanks also go to LordRewind. Thanks for taking a look at some of the coding to help correct errors and help it look good for the approval process.
    I was happy to help, but good job working with the primer committee, addressing their feedback, and making sure to put in the legwork to get their approval. Let the record show, i was a deny vote a few times during the polishing process Wink
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  • posted a message on Archtypes you're NOT yet burned out on
    Theme / Fun decks. Sure, I have my Teferi deck that I built to rek faces with, but what do i truly enjoy, and what decks do i never tire of? Mishra, Urza, and Thor. I am currently building a Hela deck to counter Thor, so i can say I have both the Brothers War, and Asgard and its enemies as the 4 decks i mostly play.

    its god damn beautiful Rolleyes
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Teferi, Temporal Archmage: Chain Veil Combo & Stax Master
    Just saw i got a mention in the credits section. Much love BenBearBro Cheers
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Disallow
    I thought about running it in my blind seer deck as a great way to color hose people (just change the color of their first spell), but it was very mana consumptive to use, and as a mono color deck vs multi color decks, sometimes it didnt have the impact i wanted.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Blind Leading the Blind: a Tale of the Blind Seer
    Had another game last weekend. Table was:

    Blind Seer - Me.
    Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire (Jund Goodstuff)
    Trostani, Selesnya's Voice (Go wide token life gain)
    Dragonlord Ojutai (not quite sure what his strategy was, seemed like a UW control deck).

    I spent my early game controlling a fast ramping Vaevictis and trying to keep him off the table. Used Wrath of Merit Lage to delay him, then boxed him out HARD by eventually sticking back to basics. 10/10 would recommend. I protected myself for a long time with a bunch of pro red flying faeries. I am starting to think that there may be value in more pro-x fliers than pro-x ground troops. Leaning towards including cerulean wyvern - though i hate the 5cmc.

    Game dragged for a while, Ojutai got killed by Trostani, who was looking strong until i hit a wash out, and blew away all white permanents (after vaevictis was already fairly under control). It straight up wrecked all my opponents. Followed it with a Will Breaker. Now THATS a card. Holy moley is he strong. I kept the table under control at that point with a fist full of counter magic and alpha striked Vaevictis with stolen cards. I then dropped Akroma's Memorial, and began the long haul of whittling down Trostani's life with commander damage. He scooped shortly after i established such strong control, and realized that he wasnt going to sneak a spell by to kill will breaker free his dudes. At some point, i also stuck invoke prejudice, and it made it really hard for the green mages to afford all their critters, even with their piles of mana, because it was so late in the game i could tap a small stack of lands to convert what little i had stolen in their upkeep.

    I gotta say, the deck feels so weak, until you get a grasp on the game, then its surprisingly lethal. Didnt hurt that there was a lot of green in the game, and my deck is already tilted towards killing green, and i had an early game 1/1 flier pro red to prevent vaevictis from completely wrecking me.
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Battlebond


    TL;DR up front - Artifacts are weak and uninspiring. Honestly, the best card in the set from my perspective is likey Stolen Strategy, and its not great if you can afford superior enchantments.

    Blue
    • Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom - I am not super excited about this card, but it does provide another means of drawing cards for us. If you run a more chaotic Mishra and include Krark's Thumb, this could be a great card for you.
    • Chakram Retriever - With the right mana dorks, this card could be very abusable in a storm variant. That said, at 5cmc its very expensive for a non artifact.
    • Fumble - Meta specific, but my god is this strong against voltrons.
    • Spellseeker - great card, though idk if it fits Mishra.

    Red
    • Okaun, Eye of Chaos - Again, if you are going hard on chaos and rocking the thumb, this guy MIGHT work well in Mishra, but not without his partner.
    • Stolen Strategy - oh man, this one has legs. We could steal an artifact and get value. Not consistent, but would be a great budget card for mishra!

    Black
    • Thrilling Encore - Only really useful card I've seen in this set for Mishra, could help us recover from a board wipe. That said, not a trick i want to hold 5 mana for unless I am running a VERY creature heavy variant.

    Colorless
    • Sentinel Tower - Frankly, the only card worthy of mention, and its really just useful in a storm / eggs mishra deck, and considering that we build up storm count via artifact cycling, its really not useful. Artifacts in general are a dud from this set.

    Multicolor
    • Last One Standing - 3 mana board wipe can be pretty damn clutch, even if 1 creature sneaks by. Most decks in my meta are go wide, and rarely have a single key creature.

    Lands
    Nothing to see here Frown

    Let me know if you think I missed a noteworthy card and why and i'll add it to this list!
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    I'm not sure why this is the first time I'm seeing this decklist, but this is the most winning Vorthos deck of all time. If I could upvote it, I would. Well done!
    I consider this very high praise. Thank you very much!
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Teferi, Temporal Archmage: Chain Veil Combo & Stax Master
    Quote from BasedFuster »
    Question, what would be some good substitutes for the most expensive cards in this list such as Timetwister, Tabernacle, and power artifact? The most I'm willing to splurge for this deck right now is a Mana crypt and maybe grim monolith. I don't have Mox diamond either but I think I can either trade an extra city of traitors for it or get a Lotus petal to run instead.

    If it helps focus the suggestions a bit, what cards could help tune this deck to better fight aggro strategies? I know they're probably not the most competitive strategies to fight but they are the most dominant locally.

    Timetwister can be replaced to some degree by Windfall.

    Power Artifact is a lot harder to replace, but instead maybe consider running additional 'sol' permanents since it is an alternative for creating mana for your chain veil combo.

    Tabernacle CAN be replaced by Pendrell Mists, but its one of those cards that incredibly difficult to replace. If your objective is to reduce aggro amounts, alternatives like crawlspace might be more affordable / consistent. Or even something like Portcullis depending on your meta.

    Can you describe what sorts of aggro decks you are facing? Are you seeing decks like krenko, where tokens are going wide, causing problems, or are you facing more voltron / single attacker decks that create a single game ending threat (Uril, Rafiq, Zur, Narset, etc).
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    back after a short hiatus. I will be posting some reviews of the upcoming new cards for this deck and if i plan to throw any Thor to really help bolster my theme and success with the deck.
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    My apologies everyone, my office got crazy this month, and I took some time away from MTGSalv to focus on getting my project out the door on time. I am back now and I intend to catch up and post some updates Smile
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Dear god...creates tokens to defend us. Draws tons of cards...ult wins the game.

    Best PW printed for Mishra...potentially to date...well, both Daretti are great too...but man, hes pretty awesome.
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  • posted a message on Blind Leading the Blind: a Tale of the Blind Seer
    What a ridiculously fun deck. Made some minor tweaks to my list. Dropped Volcanic Eruption, never seemed to work out to be useful when I needed it, added in back to basics in its place. I also want to work capsize into my 99. Did not miss the swords of x and y at all, the deck is a blast even without them. Hibernation straight up wins games in this deck, all star of my weekend.

    What about a cute combo in the deck, and throwing in Mind over Matter and Temple Bell?
    After thinking about it, a cute combo just seems like it would start to warp my build over time. My deck would slowly start to morph into a deck that is more about comboing and seeking out the combo then controlling colors or manipulating the game. No combo!
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