I'm going to try to cut some of the higher CMC stuff, yes. As is, there are 34 creatures with a CMC under 3, which I think is more than plenty to get some mileage out of Aluren. I was able to arrange for some babysitting tomorrow so that I can go to my LGS and play some EDH finally, so I should actually have some real gameplay observations to bring back to my decks.
Rhystic Study has been very hit or miss. There are games when it draws an obscene number of cards and others where it's mostly meh. I think I'll personally keep it in because it warps the way my opponents play at the very least and draws more than 2+ cards in every game I've played it in. It actually gets better in the late-game when removal and counterspells are flying because mana margins tend to be thinner during those critical turns.
That being said, Chord of Calling might just be better for what the deck is wanting to do. It's a very creature centric deck and I'm much more interested in getting creatures into play than accruing card advantage. Board presence is much more important to this deck than I thought and the Chord directly impacts this. I'll actually probably be cutting Prime Speaker Zegana for Chord. There have been a lot of times where she only draws 3 or 4 cards max, which is not very ideal for 6 CMC. We'll see though.
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Feb 22, 2019And it's actually really good by itself, too. Suspending something for 3 turns is usually a death knell to whatever you countered via delay since cEDH games are so fast. I love countering opponent's Commanders via Delay because it often just acts like a hard counter at that point.Posted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
Feb 22, 2019Posted in: 1 vs 1 CommanderQuote from 3drinks »
That's great news, I've harped for years that Kaalia isn't the threat, but the enabler that forces people to react rather than durdle around. To no avail, but your story gives me hope!
Yes, actually. In Duel-Commander i have a full pimp Kari Zev, and in traditional I also have Edgar Markov. For a modern FNM, I sleeved up Zurgo Helmsmasher, modern legal, 100 card singleton with a 15 card singleton sideboard and rocked that for the event. Put a Fish player on tilt after ripping a Wildfire off the top to seal g3. He was so salty he snatched up his cards and stormed out, muttering something about no one brings a commander deck to a modern event. That's how i became a sort of celebrity at my LGS, haha.
Haha, you legit brought a singleton deck to a Modern tournament?! That's ballsy as hell and hilarious. Even if you lost EVERY game, I would still give you mad props and respect. This might have made my day already, and it's not even 9am EST.
Feb 22, 2019benjameenbear posted a message on Ezuri, Claw of Progress - Five Counter Death PunchIs there a reason that Carpet of Flowers isn't included? It seems like a pretty strong inclusion for any cEDH deck, really.Posted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
Feb 22, 2019An example list for Riku Spellslinger could look something like this:Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
I'm not sure what the price point is for this deck in total, but I would guess that it's around $250ish. If it isn't, the first cuts I would make are in the mana base.
Otherwise, I think this is a decent starting point. It's got a lot of fun spells to cast and some really strong synergies. There's an infinite mana combo with Dramatic Reversal and [/CARD]Isochron Scepter[/CARD] so that you can use some of the X spells to kill players outright. The dream, of course, is to get Thousand-Year Elixir running and then start chaining a bunch of spells for value so that you can eventually Lightning Bolt with 30 or 40 copies of it to kill the table. Or Explode the table to death.
EDIT: Clearly I just need to build a Thousand-Year Storm deck and move on with my life. This is maybe the 5th or 6th post I've made about that enchantment...
Feb 22, 2019Updated my list to the current configuration that I run. This is a really, really fun deck to play since it's very powerful without feeling broken. It plays a lot like my Teferi Chain Veil list but without the negative political reputation.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
My favorite part is going infinite with The Chain Veil + Teferi, Temporal Archmage + Aminatou, the Fateshifter. I actually kind of stumbled into this one during a game against my wife where I realized that I accidentally went infinite.
The cleanest kill card for the deck is Kaya, Ghost Assassin, but I've also been able to kill my opponents via the Mind Sculptor Ultimate, the Nixilis Ultimate, and being able to loop the Timebender Ultimate and attack with some creatures. To not deck myself, I borrow the current Standard Teferi, Hero of Dominaria trick of tucking himself back into my library repeatedly so that I always have a library while looping infinite turns.
Feb 22, 2019But the addition of Black offers Ad Nauseam lines which are much more effective on a general basis then a sans-Black strategy. I think I'll agree with you that adding White for a Flash-Rector package would be the best way to cheat in Thousand-Year Storm, but I prefer the raw power that Black provides. Plus, I would feel really bad if my Ad Nauseam didn't have a home.Posted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
Show and Tell isn't that bad of an idea, actually, for a general cEDH. More often than not, the risk of having an opponent drop a problem permanent onto the board in comparison to dropping my own TYS (Thousand-Year Storm) is probably negligible. But, since my wife plays her Kaalia deck exclusively, I don't think I will ever consistently match up well against what she can Show and Tell for free. Additionally, I think that copying Show and Tell a bunch of times during the Storm turn could actually become a liability. I'd rather not open up the opportunity for my opponents to drop in some mana sources for free and counter some stuff.
After sleeping on it, and as much as I like the new Niv, flipping Niv-Mizzet, Parun over with Ad Nauseam feels really, really bad. Additionally, Niv is probably a win-more card in this deck when I consider the fact that I have 5 win conditions already present in the deck. I forgot about Carpet of Flowers when I was building the initial list and it should definitely be coming in.
Lastly, Pact of Negation isn't a card I want to risk Cascading into should Yidris ever go online for a turn. I want every one of my 0 drop spells to actually be good cascades so that the plethora of 1 drops will flip into something really powerful. I'm a firm advocate that Mana Leak is a great counterspell for cEDH, since mana margins are so thin, but I suppose that Delay would work fine as well.
EDIT: Would Life from the Loam be a good option as well? I don't know if the mana base would support the inclusion of the cycling lands that make Loam a solid card advantage engine. But being able to pick up fetchlands from the 'yard and put them into play via Summer Bloom seems like a solid plan by itself.
Feb 21, 2019Posted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
I think Unsubstantiate is a fine budget inclusion. The card draw off of Remand is very attractive and, as you mentioned cryogen, strictly better. But I also like the fact that Unsubstantiate can double as a creature removal spell when needed so it's more effective against a resolved creature. It mostly depends on what type of cases you come across more often.
Either way, both of those cards definitely warrant consideration. I'd probably lean towards Remand for the card draw, but Unsubstantiate has its uses too.
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Feb 21, 2019I think I would agree with your assessment. Unless you're running a dedicated enchantment deck, Privileged Position just doesn't quite fit into the deck's strategy as a whole.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
On a different note, I've edited the OP to reflect the new list I've been running. I'll eventually edit the Primer post with Card Choice descriptions and spruce up the Primer with some card images and then I'll probably submit it for Primer status. I finally have time to actually update the post.
I added Card Images and fixed a few grammar and spelling errors. Also edited a few sections to be more clear and/or concise.
Feb 21, 2019Ravnica Allegiance Set ReviewPosted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Bedevil - this is a VERY welcome inclusion to the deck since it's so damn versatile. I'll be finding room for this somewhere, methinks.
Font of Agonies - while my gut is to include the card simply because Nicol Bolas features in the flavor text, it has no synergy with the deck at all sadly.
Mass Manipulation - the sheer amount of vorthos flavor this card implies means that I should probably find room for this card SOMEWHERE. It's just too good at describing at what Nicol Bolas actually does.
EDIT: Updated the list to make it meet the 99 card max. Oops.
Feb 21, 2019Set Review for Ravnica AllegiancePosted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
- Precognitive Perception - there are better draw effects available to the deck. Pass.
- Font of Agonies - this deck is really good at paying life via Necropotence and Aetherflux Reservoir. However, it might just be a strictly win-more type of card that doesn't do anything by itself.
- Verity Circle - depending on the meta (read: mana-dork heavy metas) this card should draw a significant number of cards. I'm not sure it's very good for what this deck is trying to do, but others have had good success with it on the cEDH Discord community.
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