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  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    Another change - Dropping Greater Good for Stoneforge Mystic.

    As fun as it is to say Thor sacrifices himself for the greater good, having a more consistent way of getting his Mjolnir into play is simply more important thematically.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    Another Change: Dropping "eternity" aka Kruphix, God of Horizons to add Ayelah, Scholar of the Bright Elves, aka Prime Speaker Vannifar
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Welcome dopefish! Firstly, I want to apologize for the long wait time on my reply. My life has been way too busy lately, haha.

    As for Spreading Plague, I only list the following in my card choice section:
    Spreading Plague - Mono color deck's mortal enemy; pairs well with artifact creatures who frequently dont have other types

    As for how I play this card, it heavily depends on when I get it (early draw) and what I have at my access to abuse with Mishra. Part of my strategy is to stall / stax the game until I can establish a Mishra lock, which further convolutes the game for my opponents while I build towards a combo finisher. You are 100% right that this card often leads to Mishra's death, but I actually like to use it to turn Mishra into a board wipe; flip your thinking. Mishra becomes a 4cc spell that destroys all blue, red, and black creatures.

    For the most part, our long term strategy is leverage high value artifact synergy as we build towards an explosive finish. Spreading plague is just one of our many ways of slowing the game down to buy ourselves more time.
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Goodbye Snow-Covered lands, it was awesome, but the new Unstable lands are too beautiful. Using normal basics currently for the style points
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  • posted a message on Esper Control Finishing With Voltron
    Where my head is at, I want him to be able to do either. My objective will be to survive to the last 2 players and then win via Chrome to the dome. With this goal in mind, several of the enchantments are feasible, though I want him to be able to go unblockable in a pinch where I am struggling to get through in the air. That's why I was leaning towards cards like the black blade, which would make a 1/1 still a viable clock (late game, should be a 7/7 or higher easily). I am going to playtest jitte tonight since it allows me to take advantage of other cards in my build via -1/-1 (notably Academy Rector effects)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    got my hierarch and slotted her in! bye bye elves, hello Frigga
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  • posted a message on Hela, and the Enemies of Asgard
    Ares is out! The Hood is in!

    In other words, Garruk Relentless will be dropped, and I will be picking up Plaguecrafter
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Currently thinking about dropping Karn Liberated for Tezzeret, Artifice Master, but really struggling to find a place to plug Sai into the deck, despite him being very powerful in the build in that he provides free value on spell casts. Toying with cutting Phyrexian Arena for him, since Arena is slow to draw cards and harder to cast, where as Sai can draw immediately, and get us going with some bodies on the field.

    Experimental Change on the Primary:
    Out:
    Karn Liberated
    Phyrexian Arena

    In:
    Tezzeret, Artifice Master
    Sai, Master Thopterist
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  • posted a message on Esper Control Finishing With Voltron
    Currently developing a pillow-fort / control Chromium, The Mutable deck, and am trying to settle on a finishing move. The idea is control/survive the game till 1v1, then win with commander damage from chromium. I want to leave a deck slot or two for finishing cards. Currently, my front runner is Blackblade Reforged, but i am also toying with Umezawa's Jitte or something else maybe.

    anyone have any thoughts? I dont want to overcommit to finsihing cards, and just run a few to help speed up the clock incase i have to go 1/1 unblockable human mode to make the game end faster.

    edit - actually, the more i think about it, the better jitte is looking as a versatile card in a control style deck
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Hela, and the Enemies of Asgard
    Based on these images from comics i found - https://imgur.com/a/x4US8sw

    I am leaning towards Sword of Vengeance for my representation of Hela's Nightsword
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  • posted a message on Hela, and the Enemies of Asgard
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    Quote from TapForG »
    Hey - It's Jay. Registered to comment. Great work again. Love these theme decks.

    Benjameenbear - he doesn't need any help. He crushes our playgroup regularly on his own so keep all your fancy new tech to yourself. Please and Thank you =P

    Also for the record, it's a lot more difficult building playable theme decks than Rewind makes it look. I built my own Marvel's Daredevil deck and...well... it's pretty rough.

    Rewind - pay no attention to Awaken the Erstwhile. You will forget ever having seen that card. It will be a complete surprise when I rebuild Nath like I've been saying I would do for years now.

    Haha. I think that the Thor deck actually looks really good from a gameplay standpoint while also being a total flavor win. And, sadly for you, LordRewind asked for some suggestions on a PM. So I am under solemn obligation to provide advice and suggestions, ha.

    Plaguecrafter is also a really good card by itself, so this should probably be an inclusion.
    Haha, don't worry Jay, I have already forgotten about your secret tech Smile

    Looking at Ben's suggestions:

    The Eldest Reborn - I can definitely see the tie to the movie. Also, gets some mileage with Hela or sure. I will get a copy and playtest it some. My only concern is how pricy it is for the overall effect and how slow it actually accrues value. If this was PURELY a Marvel movie deck, i'd instantly include it though, its great flavor.

    Sword of Feast and Famine - Definitely not a BAD representation of the Nightsword, something that i am realizing is that i should DEFINITELY include a version of the night sword. As good as SoFaF is, I think i will look for a sword that the art matches more. I dont want to repeat cards across my 2 decks, and there are plenty of good sword equipments.

    Awaken the Erstwhile - huh? what? never heard of it.

    Survival of the Fittest - IF this deck sticks around, this might be a card I consider. Its an amazing card, but for me to include it, I'd have to buy it, and I don't buy 50+ dollar cards on whims.

    Krosan Grip - So despite her film feat (which i kinda hated, cuz Hela simply doesnt have that kind of physical strength in the comics), this is a card I don't really like for the deck. That said, i SHOULD start packing more enchant hate, so maybe I will look for something that fills that need. Maybe something like [c]seal of primordium[/card] which can be repeated via hela? or maybe a creature with a sac effect? dunno...something though. God i hated that she did that in the movie. I get the plot reasons, but hela cant do that...shes not THAT strong...grumble grumble grumble rant rant god what a great movie why am i complaining Grin

    Prime Speaker Vannifar - As soon as her price dies down, I will pick her up. Might be able to find a thematic reason to include her, I will have to look at her art and some villains to see where she fits. She is strictly worse than birthing pod, so i am in no rush for her.

    Find // Finality - Ooo i really like this find. Not the best card, but the theming of it. I like it and need to get my hands on a copy when I can.

    Priest of Forgotten Gods - Not too many followers of Hela in the comics. She is more of a necessary goddess (and mind you, not really always evil), but doesnt have much in the way of mortals praying to her. Good ability and name on the card, but without a specific Character, i'd rather not include. Its the same reason i want to cut cards like Llanowar Elves - "these are dark elves' just feels weak, I wanna have splashy villains by name!

    Mausoleum Secrets - Like it. Must get it.

    Midnight Reaper - Same as priest, I want to avoid 'this is a captain in her army' and remove the ones i have from my deck, because its weaker theming, but I like the art and ability, so if I include like, Taskmaster or something, hes a good candidate for him.
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  • posted a message on Thor, Ragnar Röks!
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    Are there any cards from the new sets that fit into your Thor theme? I'm not terribly familiar with the Thor storyline or characters, but I'm sure there's got to be something in the new sets from the Selesnya, Azorius, and Simic guilds that can fit in here.

    Unfortunately, nothing really has come up. I do want to go back through this list and clean up the references a little bit. As mentioned, I want to drop the generic 'elves' for Frigga (Noble Hierarch), as well as many other cards will get trimmed up. That said, nothing has really come up that sings to me. I need to review the latest cards from Ultimate Masters to see if any of the new arts fit theme.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Going to experiment with Sai, Master Thopterist and Tezzeret, Artifice Master for a few weeks, and see if they make the main build
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  • posted a message on Hela, and the Enemies of Asgard
    Thinking about picking up plaguecrafter to represent another classic thor / avengers villain: the Hood!
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  • posted a message on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
    Strongly considering dropping the 3 artifact lands from this deck in favor of either more versatile non basics OR just some basics to break the nonbo interaction with possibility storm as well as be a bit more resilient to early game removal. got hosed by a shattering spree the other day, feels bad man
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