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  • posted a message on Green-White Commander
    Dragonlord Dromoka is a good idea, it's one that stood out when I searched.

    Gaddock Teeg is actually a possible Commander himself. If nothing else, it'll annoy everyone else. . . which is probably a bad idea, come to think of it. I might still try it.

    Captain Sisay crossed my mind, but I initially discounted it, but I may have been too quick to dismiss her.

    Using Devoted Druid just gives another way to combo. It may be a bad idea, I haven't really gotten down to the real card selection yet. I haven't thought about other infinite mana combos yet either.

    Shalai, Voice of Plenty is a fine card to include and I hadn't even thought of Solemnity yet.

    Either of the two Sigardas would make serviceable commanders, but neither seems terribly synergistic although some (most?) of my combo pieces are human.

    Karametra, God of Harvests is a possibility. I will be casting creatures.

    Thanks for the responses, folks.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Green-White Commander
    After a long hiatus, I'm working on getting back into Commander. I've had a pile of GW cards that I've set aside for this purpose and I need some advice about which Commander to use.

    The deck will rely on three win conditions: Walking Ballista, Altar of Dementia and Blasting Station. Ballista uses the Vizier of Remedies - Devoted Druid duo and the other two artifacts rely on Creatures with Persist and one of several creatures that prevents the -1/-1 token from being applied.

    I've been considering Trostani, Selesnya's Voice for no real good reason. Something that would add creature search would be ideal, but I don't really have any good idea. I suppose I should just search Legendary GW creatures in Gatherer, but I just thought of that and I've already typed all of this, so I'm going to go ahead and post it and then search Gatherer.

    So, if you have an idea and don't mind helping a lazy player out, I'd love to hear what you think.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on red and white pump spells
    Mogis's Warhound gives a +2/+2 only if Bestowed on a creature. It really doesn't seem worth the down-sides.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Burn
    Has anyone considered or actually tried RG with neither B or W?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from B4t34u1vr3 »
    3rd FNM victory, this time with my mono red sideboard since I forgot the boros side at home:

    1st: Soul Sisters 2-1
    I had to drible quite a lot of lifegain and, with no skullcracks, managed two quick wins with decent hands. Her game, the second one, was a goyf smash with one or two ajanis. I'm getting quite the legend at my LGS'S for a bunch of wins against seemingly impossible matchups.

    2nd: Elves 2-0

    Bolted archdruid game 1 and raced for another easy win. Game 2 sided in 2 Volcanic Fallouts and, with a big grin, watched as 7-10 elves each time kept falling as the fallouts kept showing up.

    3rd: Bogles 1-2

    Leyline of Sanctity and coronet bogle game 1. I didn't stand a chance. My only hope would be Deflecting Palm (since I don't have bridges), but I had forgotten them at home. Game 2 was a fun one: He kept an hand with LoS but no threats, and i was able to deploy a crappy ratchet bom turn 6 or 7 to destroy it. Game 3 was game 1 all over again.

    4rd: Titanshift 2-0

    I haven't lost a match against this deck for some reason, I don't think the matchup is that lopsided in my favor. Two quick wins with decent hands.

    Semifinals: Mardu Death's Shadow 2-1

    Screwed up big time game one. Kept a hand with one land and few 1 cmc spells, oh and it was a Canyon. Won game 2 and 3 by easily sandbagging the burn spells to kill him in one shot.

    Final: Hardened Scales 2-1

    Fast hand ensured he didn't stand a chance game 1. Game 2 was more interesting. He was able to combo off with ballista and hit me for 60 damage. The final game was first game all over again.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Looking for a budget and straightforward deck
    I want to initiate my son to MtG and I am looking for some kind of budget build for him that would be efficient and fun to play in Pioneer. Any suggestion? The manabase can be non-budget, as I have playsets of most of the shocklands/scrylands/checklands.

    The mono-B lists use Mutavault, otherwise they are nearly budget. Some use Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and the Vampires use Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord. Kalitas is a bit steep, but usually a two or three-of. Sorin is a middling priced card.

    I've been experimenting with Boros Knights and BW Rally Zombies. Nothing expensive in the Knight deck but the Zombies have Mutavaults.

    There are also some mono-R lists that seem cheap.

    I can search up some lists later but I've got pressing errands to run right now.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    What would you think about making room for 1 or 2 of History of Benalia?

    Seems good in a world full of removal. Could also "dodge" Possibility Storm on turn 4 or 5 if you cast it just before opponents can play PS.
    I can't get behind History of Benalia even though all of the decks I've found online have three or four copies. I'm sure everyone else is probably right and I'm wrong, but I just don't want to roll that way. I want to play something that impacts the board right away.

    At some point, I might just go for it but I'm not ready yet.

    The trouble with Possibility Storm is the game is usually over the next turn.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    3-1 this week, lost the last game to Possibility Storm the turn before I could win. C'est la vie.

    My Rally Zombies won a prize pack with the second Embercleave in the first tournament of the night, which was a nice little bonus. I almost went with a Theros pack but decided on Eldraine instead. It turned out to be a good call.

    O.P. updated with current list.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Possibility Storm can go too. Really.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    Good luck with what you decide to run. Smile
    You too!
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    My list is also budget-restrained, but I had the lands on hand and most of the other cards. I've only bought a few things to get it where it is.

    Thalia's Lieutenant is not a Knight but all of the Knights are Human, so she works well. The Giant benefits only from the Marshal but the Giant brings a little something extra to the party and he's above the curve to begin with.

    There is no way I'd try a third color in Pioneer. Not happening! I generally stayed away from three-color decks even in Modern although I did run a few from time to time.

    I have thought about a Gx Knight deck but it hasn't gotten beyond that stage yet. Knight of Autumn is a sweet card and I have a warm feeling for Syr Faren, the Still Mispelled (it's HeNgehammer, not HeDgehammer LOL). Unfortunately the missing lands for allied colors is a big problem in Pioneer.

    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    One thing I have to say about your list is FIVE MOUNTAINS! FIVE! I mean, FIVE! Benalish Marshal has to be wondering what you're thinking! I questioned including one Mountain.

    Bonecrusher Giant's Stomp does often seem over-costed or just plain inadequate, but it's a little card advantage, so I think one has to try it. Nonetheless, I see the appeal of more versatile, direct-damage spells.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Boros Knights
    I haven't heard anything about an event deck and I can't find anything on-line. That will be nice as long as there's something of value besides the Embercleave.

    KotWO is capable of fetching Sacred Foundry; that's the main reason I have him. I still don't think he'll stick around.

    Boros Charm is just the best anti-Wrath tool. It's cheap and the other modes are good. All of the mono-W anti-wrath cards I can think of are 3-CMC.
    Posted in: Pioneer
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