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  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    Thanks guys for the discussion on politics in stax. It was illuminating and helpful
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    It depends on the Stax deck too I suppose. If the deck if playing various types of stax cards where each card is pissing off a different player, that seems somewhat unpolitical to me.

    I think what I'm looking for is a much more casual politics deck where I get to use fun stuff like Diaochan, Artful Beauty but you don't see her at the competitive scene. That said, you might see something like Pestilence which has political applications. Maybe Diaochan is just bad lol.

    Would you say Grand Arbiter Augustine is a good choice for a politics general? Cause my buddy tried and he never won a single game due to the mass hate lol. Maybe he just wasn't good at convincing the rest of us.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    My issue is that the Stax deck is probably designed to break parity with the effect, so on one hand it looks like a thing for you in the moment, until later they play the thing that breaks parity which is usually around the time I start kicking myself. But I do kinda see your point. Ill take back what I said about competitve decos never playing politics. Ill just say that the types of politics they play seems different to more casual play
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    Can you give me an example of how that would go down? Cause I'm not sure I'd go for a deal that hurts me for multiple turns. I understand making a deal to let me allow your board wipe to resolve because it will set the other 2 back further than me, but thats just a 1 turn thing that im probably not going to regret down the road. Idk if I'd let a Land Equilibrium resolve even if it looks like I will benefit in the moment cause its gonna keep paying dividends and it might cost me the game later. I'd probably regret it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    Imo, its unpolitocal because it pisses everyone off making you target number 1. When no one gets to play magic except the stax player, usually people don't want to team up with them. Thats been my experience at least. Anytime someone brings something like a Grand Arbiter Augustin deck to the table, they die first if thay can't keep everyone down before assembling a combo
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    I guess I could be wrong on politics in competitive edh but it seems to me that Stax decks which do quite well competitively are very anti-political and there isn't a lot of need for politics if your goal is to assemble an infinite combo asap. But the more casual you get the more you run into situations where you have an 8/8 and your trying to decide which person to slam it into.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    Quote from Oracletext »

    In general I think that pillowfort cards are not very good because they don't help you start winning and they make losing take longer. There's not a really good reason to play them if you want to maximize your chances to win, but if you just like playing with those sorts of cards or they fit a theme, by all means play with them.
    I agree they aren't very good. Competitive decks have no interest in playing them but then again competitve decks dont play politics period. Idk if I agree with your reasoning though. There are planty of very good cards that don't help you start winning and just make losing take longer, that description fits virtually all disruption that isn't on a stick or had another ability. Every board wipe, every piece of removal, every counterspell etc.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Rakdos, the Showstopper
    I've been working on a Rakdos LOR deck, but honestly, even though Showstopper is probably a worse deck, I want me some demonic tribal. I wonder if I made the wrong decision.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Best Black Politics general?
    That's fair. I guess it depends on the decks your playign against. If I'm playing against voltron or Xenagod they're gonna be attacking someone, its just a question of who. Do you attack the guy with a No Mercy out, or the guy with the 6/6 flyer. Probably the latter. But against a deck more docileor thats playing with direect damage it may not do anything. Are you against playing Ghostly Prison too?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Solrune's Marchesa, the Black Rose (Flipping Thrones in Multiplayer)
    Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Solrune's Marchesa, the Black Rose (Flipping Thrones in Multiplayer)
    The OP's list is really old. Does anyone have a current one? Im gonna reforge the old girl.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Wincons for Rakdos?
    Quote from Dunharrow »
    Quote from FearDReaper »
    Im also building a Lord Rakdos deck atm. What do you guys think of Myojin of Night's Reach and Dread Cacodemon. There aren't a lot of decks where you can justify playing these really strong creatures since they have to be cast, almost like Eldrazi. My problem with these guys is in here are the triple B mana costs. Is that a dealbreaker? Also wondering about Pestilence Demon


    Both seem good to me. I play Massacre Wurm. Your mana needs to be pretty decent to cast Rakdos consitently on turn 4, so triple black is not hard.

    Just keep in mind that the more mana symbols you have, the harder it will be to play multiple creatures in a turn.

    I also prefer to have more red mana symbols than black because of Neheb, the Eternal.
    ya, the not being able to cast multiple per turn is more the issue I have with triple coloured spells. Its not the fixing I'm worried about
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Wincons for Rakdos?
    Im also building a Lord Rakdos deck atm. What do you guys think of Myojin of Night's Reach and Dread Cacodemon. There aren't a lot of decks where you can justify playing these really strong creatures since they have to be cast, almost like Eldrazi. My problem with these guys is in here are the triple B mana costs. Is that a dealbreaker? Also wondering about Pestilence Demon
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Wincons for Rakdos?
    Has no one mentioned the Eldrazi or is that just a given?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Which Azorius Commander?
    I would go with Ojutai or Ephara.

    I also really like Brago, King Eternam and Taigam, Ojutai Master but they aren't on the list.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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