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  • posted a message on BIG Guide to building your EDH / Commander Deck
    Amazing post! Thanks for all the info. Smile

    I would like to request adding in a "skeleton build" for a commander deck as a good base for newer players.
    (I.E. X land, X removal, X mana rocks, and so on.)

    Also, Shahrazad is misspelled in your post.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Less Threatening Commander Substitutes
    Hey Forums! How you doin?

    Had an interesting idea for a list. We all know that, before a game even begins, some players already have targets on their head for the commander they are playing. We also know that those whom arn't seen as threats early, tend to get ignored until later in the game. Knowing this, we should make a list of commanders that are similar to others, yet have a lot less threat to them, so that we won't be in the crosshairs.
    I'll start us off...

    • Instead of Animar, Soul of Elements, as a creature aggro strat, use Surrak Dragonclaw.
    • While nothing to completely ignore, Surrak draws less attention than Animar does.

    • For five color tribal, any Sliver commander will get you instant hate, so instead use General Tazri with Ally tribal.

    • If you're going for Azorius control, rather than using Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, play Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer.
    • Instead of punishing the whole table (making no friends) just lockdown certain threats, for which others will be grateful for.

    Do you have any more "timid" substitutes in mind?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Decks that disappoint
    I haven't actually played many commander games, but the few I have I haven't enjoyed fully either, and that was probably due to my lack of knowing how to play commander correctly.

    Quote from FoxOfWar »
    Same kind of category in the past: Brion Stoutarm, Mayael the Anima, Zirilan of the Claw. Problem with these kind of generals is that you end up spending so much resources just to keep your general around even for a turn cycle.

    Mayael was my first commander deck I built and played. Even with ramp, to get her engine going took way too long to get out.
    I made the deck focus around fatties entering the battlefield ( Cards like, Soul of the Harvest, Paleoloth, Warstorm Surge, and Where Ancients Tread.) I seemed to be a second thought to the whole table. I'd spend a turn playing an enchantment or spinning the Mayael wheel once, then someone would do a board wipe or simple spot removal, and I would be back to square 1.

    Quote from Arkhaic »
    My first deck, Lorthos, the Tidemaker. I wanted a leviathan, kraken, octopus tribal, but it turns out playing lots of big cost creatures makes for a slow early game.
    I upgraded it to dimir with Wrexial, the Risen Deep, but it still sucked. Very disappointing deck.

    I also tried to make a simple mono-blue, big sea creatures, deck, but it was awful to even test play. However, it was surely flavorful! Grin (If only we could get a better leviathan/kraken/octopus tutor than Grozoth...)
    Maybe if we can get a better Simic commander, we can make this deck work with Kiora's added in. Kiora, Master of the Depths Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Quote from Life1ess »
    I've made no less than 5 UR decks in the last couple years and none of them ever stick around very long. In order I've tried Tibor and Lumia, Nin, the Pain Artist, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Mizzix of the Izmagnus, and most recently Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

    Izzet is my favorite color combo, but I know it's difficult to make a long-grindy Izzet colored deck that would work in Commander (and doesn't go straight combo-win). Best bet is to add in a color so you can still play your favorite red/blue spells, but have some kind of stability.

    In short, my advice is: don't bet on expensive combos, flavor-only decks are only that, and to make decks more fair to play over broken.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    Thank you for the heads-up Titan! I joined right away. Hope I can find more people interested in playing over the interwebs. Stupid
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  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    I've already spent a few hundred on MTGO, I think I'm beyond saving as well lol...
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  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    What is the link to the discord?
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  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    Never used Cockatrice before. That's why I'm hesitant to try. Is it easy to learn?
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  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    For what it's worth I hear there are people playing commander via Discord alone: https://www.reddit.com/r/EDH/comments/57n8e2/redh_discord_server_is_online/

    Oooo! This looks interesting, thank you for sharing! I shall look into it in the meantime~
    EDIT: Apparently the mainly use cockatrice. Not sure if I'm down with that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander on MTGO
    Not sure whether to post this here or the MTGO section, so appologies if this is the incorrect one.

    Just wanted to know if anyone here plays Commander/EDH on Magic: the Gathering Online? Is there a big population of Commander players on MTGO? Is it still fun to play even though you lack the face-to-face interactions?

    I'm asking because I have no one near me (nor in a local LGS) whom plays commander, leaving my only option to be MTGO.
    If anyone is considering possibly playing commander on MTGO, connecting via Discord (or whatever) could make the experience more enjoyable.

    Let me know what you think! I'm kinda lonely here in no-commander-land... Frown
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