Hmm.. what would be the easiest way/clearest way to indicate to you what power level a deck is? Theme, or a number (which I’ve found hard to gauge), or a combination of everything?
it’s funny, but my rakdos deck has all the expensive fast mana, wheel of fortune, and a bunch of money cards, but it’s not a very good deck. It can be scary though, just looking at the decklist, but for the most part, it just kills itself (it’s literally a suicide aggro deck). I’ve had a hard time trying to figure out how to describe it to people.
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Nov 12, 2021schweinefett posted a message on Deck price should be a major discussion point when talking about Rule 0 for Commander.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Nov 11, 2021schweinefett posted a message on Deck price should be a major discussion point when talking about Rule 0 for Commander.Gotta agree with fetxhlands being very good. Anything that looks at the top of the deck and reorders it (top, sylvan library, brainstorm, etc) makes it better, and it’s def something that should be consideeed.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I understand the idea though; the last time I sat down with some random people to play, I actually brought up that my edh deck is probably worth more money-wise than my legacy decks, but the actual power level is probably lower than the budget.
I think as long as you’re as honest as you can be, and you can trust to at the others are doing the same, I’m pretty sure the rule 0 talk will be fine. I’m def gonna add this to my general talk pre-game though.
Nov 11, 2021So my current build looks like thisPosted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Need to make 9 cuts to the main. Anyone have any pointers?
at all possible costs I’d rather keep in gellcarver, doomsday, lich and wheel of fortune. They’re always cards that lead to amazingly hilarious gamestates.
Nov 5, 2021You got rid of final fortune? The card that helps you fill the yard and fills you up to 7 cards? I’ve not played with the contract, but it looks good, if ‘boring’ (I don’t tend to enjoy cards that just say win without a bit of work).Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
tegrid looks interesting though, seems good but it’s not a demon? I guess it’s possible to alter the card to make it fit the theme of my build (heavy metal band).
I’ve also seen a guy called varragoth, seems ok since it’s a low cmc guy that nets you cards.
Oct 22, 2021Anyone stil playing this? I’ve been meaning to update it since… dunno, like 2019, but that’s a lot of cards to go through.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Any shortlist of cards I should keep an eye out for? I wanna keep the existing plan of reanimate big beaters, and hellcarver/doomsday for a win through a clogged board.
Apr 11, 2021all that glitters. Playable or not? Imagine its like bravado in that against a enchantment heavy deck, it can be very good. Also, since we’re giving enchantments away, it’d work its magic too, right?Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Apr 1, 2021So I’m thinking of building an edh deck that has some sort of weird archetype to theme to it. It’s not meant to be super competitive nor amazingly good. But synergies are welcome.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
For example, I have a zedruu voltron deck. It uses 1-2cmc auras, which I then gift to my opponents, while I beat down and draw cards/gain life. It’s not ever been good, but it’s silly, and the strategy has a good amount of synergy to it (and feels like a cohesive deck).
Does anyone have an idea as to what sort of archetype/general I could use to do something else similar? I’m completely out of ideas, and nothing really jumps to me as interesting nor fun.
Otherwise, some other strange theme could be used to make a deck with too. I’ve built the ‘pointing to the left’ theme, the leaves the battlefield-tribal, and even the mono blue lord tribal (with the legend changeling; can’t recall its name)!
Dec 6, 2020schweinefett posted a message on Sell me on your favorite commander you never see playedrakdos the defiler is my fav general. Think BR suicide black with a heavy demon tribal theme. Featuring lich, it that betrays, repay in kind, hellcarver demon!Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Followed by lord of tresserhorn.. mine is a leaves play tribal and a smattering of anti etb tech (torpor orb comes to mind).
Really fun, especially rakdos. Your games are liable to take about 1/3 the normal time just cuz of the punisher properties and life-pressure you put on everyone.
Oct 11, 2020I will say though, considering how some of the art sports 'real world' things (leather jackets, baseball bats), i'm not too keen on how WotC decided to go back on their attitude on keeping the aesthetic of magic congruent.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I miss the days where silly looking art and quite serious ones can all come in the same booster pack. I thought i understood wotc's approach in wanting the game to have a more cohesive look, and then they pull out these black bordered life-like, modern era images...
And for what it's worth, there was a 5-0 humans list, i believe it was, in legacy, featuring Rick and Michonne. Yes, they are definitely competitive-format playable.
Oct 11, 2020That being said, there WAS a build of DnT i saw a while back that tried to run dust bowl with flagstones instead of ports.Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
That alongside wastelands means that they're going for a full-out wasting all lands kinda strategy; white pox, if you will. Wasn't good though, but was still worth looking at.
I believe all of the points above are good. Just cuz it acts/looks like a basic plains with upside doesn't mean that it's actually that in legacy. blood moon is still played here and there, price of progress i saw as a 4-of in a recent burn build, back to basics is a card that also sees play, and heck, even ashiok, dream render is something that i've seen 4 of in a deck's 75.
All that poo-poo-ing aside, the landfall themed white zoo build seems like it could be interesting. My assumption would be that you'd need to splash for green to make it reasonably competitive against the general legacy meta. Was thinking veil of summer vs control/discard/storm, and berserk as a gotcha-finisher.
Sep 27, 2020Hello!Posted in: Magic Rulings
So if i control a liliana the last hope, and i +1; target a guy, what would happen if my opponent sacs it in response?
Does the ability fizzle 'cuz all the targets are gone? Or does it, because it says "up to one target", still resolve? Does liliana still get to +1?
Sep 26, 2020schweinefett posted a message on What is the biggest, scariest creature you can think of?Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Jazz_and_Coffee »I mean, there are a lot, but worldspine wurm is pretty good here. When it's killed, you still have 15 trample power on the board and your opponents have 3 more creatures to deal with. Plus, since it shuffles back into your library, you will be able to keep "cheating it out" with similar spells.
I'll be willing to give more suggestions, but I'd like to at least know what colors you're running first. Is it just red?
Could even run a Atla Palani, Nest Tender and only a single worldspine wurm. Just constantly sacrifice it in response to an egg dying, and you’ll make a constant stream of beefy wurms!
I can imagine it feeling somewhat boring to play after a while.
Sep 21, 2020So er... there IS a cost to magmatic channeler. It needs to tap (i.e. NOT do 4 damage) for you to draw. It's a trap card, i feel, though i've no real evidence to back it up aside from my hunch/hypothesis.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
If you're on topdeck mode, wouldn't you just be going in for 4 damage each turn instead of drawing 1 extra? It's 3-4 damage possibly (unless you draw double lander), at the cost of a 4 damage swing.
Also, not all decks have removal for the eidolon. Also, don't we normally play pyrostatic pillar too? against xerox decks, it can be a real killer.
It feels to me that rolling vortex can be good, but it's basically good against force, daze, LED, petals. So maybe as a sideboard option against storm and RUG?
Aug 23, 2020It could be worth just throwing in a mystic sanctuary and some number of blue fetchlands in there just so you can, in a bind, yuriko-trigger on the stack, crack fetch, put some big cmc instant/split spell on top of the library to kill someone, or maybe even cast it (say a dig through time)to dig for an answer that happens to be on the battlefield (if you can't kill your opponent there and then).Posted in: Commander (EDH)
But htat isn't very budget friendly i guess. Unless you happen to have some nunmber of fetches lying about.
That being said, mystic sanctuary itself isn't all that expensive yet.
Aug 16, 2020Colourless lands have been somewhat pulling more weight than I’d expect. Mostly off the back of eldrazi displacer and other eldrazi cards.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
More often than not, I find myself out of colourless sources more than coloured sources.
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