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  • posted a message on Oathbreaker (60 card, Planeswalkers as Commanders)
    TBH, everyone so far has gone to the extreme the format can go. Make no mistake, I've tried the Narset + Windfall thing, its just as misery inducing as you'd expect, but lets apply this same logic to our beloved EDH and assume everyone runs Flash Hulk and Shimmer Zur builds right?

    This is absolutely has to be treated casually or else it would just be "solved" by playing U/X Planeswalker with severe lockdown. Interesting to note though, Black got two 1cmc removal spells for 'Walkers in WAR that work well to hammer these strategies using broken spell + PW combos in the zone.
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on Why is it so hard to get feedback on decklists?
    Quote from JqlGirl »

    Questions about the deck, I suppose? Compliments? Delight at seeing odd cards find a home in a cool way? Mostly the sort of feedback I get when I play the decks at my LGS, mostly. People there are always interested in my decks and vice versa.


    Something about the way you worded this bothers me. It sounds a little entitled.

    As someone who posted their own list here to a resounding 0 responses, I figured pretty quickly that other than a few pet primers, I'd be better off spending the time I'd ask for feedback on the EDH sub-Reddit. This place is alright for some interesting and in depth takes on discussion, but I can't say as any of the deck lists on the front page appeal to me. That pretty much echoes the sentiment of others here about how diverse the options are. Of the 10 most popular commanders on EDHREC, I have 2 in my collection who are both just in the 99 of other decks (Meren in Prossh and Alesha in Najeela respectively). Anecdotal as it may be, it goes to show that not everyone even has a deck with some of the most played generals, so the market for some of these tribal lists is likely to be microscopic in comparison.

    EDIT: One more thought, the amount of feedback I see being batted off for reasons exclusive to efficiency is too high to feel worth commenting on. There's only so many times you can read "Cyclonic Rift is banned in my meta/I don't feel its a fun card/It is in my other deck" before wondering why these conditions aren't stated on the deck list's post beforehand. Again, it shows the variance in the format's appeal based of the broad category of expectations for each player's desired experience.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Three Eternal animals and Lazotep Plating. (Ken Yukuhiro spoilers)
    That was the intended question, as I couldn't see anything close to it on a mono blue card.

    I was going to say this seemed like Blue's equivalent of Heroic Intervention.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Three Eternal animals and Lazotep Plating. (Ken Yukuhiro spoilers)
    You and permanents you control gain hexproof until end of turn.

    Has Blue had access to these combined effects on a 2 mana instant before? Because this seems like the sort of card that should see a lot of play in EDH.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [POLL] Planeswalkers as playable generals
    10 colorless mana isn't hard to achieve very early, thats the issue. Sure, one is stuck out early, but how many cards that interact with a PW turn 2 see play short of counterspells? A turn 2 doesn't seem hard to achieve relatively consistently being 4 mana corlorless to play. Now you could argue the consitency in regards to tutors, but I'd then have to argue none of this requires a colour. So you can slap it this 2 card combo into whatever deck you wished with better ways of ensuring its consistency.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [POLL] Planeswalkers as playable generals
    Can't imagine the new Karn in the command zone would be allowed to exist. Just whacking Latice down early and locking your opponents out with a 1 card combo would probably make him by default the most powerful PW. Chainveil Teferi still provides access to Blue, but requires multiple actions that you can try and interact with.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on If you do X, I'm going to scoop
    I find Auction, Worldpurge and Aurora to be much the same ilk as Worldfire and other reset cards on the banlist. Sure, you can argue the technicalities of it not being a 100% game reset, but their function if far too often something to that effect. If you have the mana to spend on dragging the game out that would otherwise be over, you have mana to spend on ending it yourself instead.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Or the second activated ability that lets you loop Ugin's Nexus? I'm not sure which combo piece attached to my one-sided Null Rod you're unsure about.


    This is now my mission in life. Tutor Nexus, sac it to one of the many outlets for artifacts, loop into salt.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Rainbow druid and ravange of the fallen
    Looking at Revenge of the Fallen, that art does just depict "hooded person with bow" and "flowing locks longsword guy".
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on Rainbow druid and ravange of the fallen
    That was a spoiler and a half. Best boy vampire bites the dust HERE?! Along with the return of the god damn Ghost Quarter?
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on [SCD]Toothy, Imaginary Friend in context of his buddy rascal.
    I used run Toothy in my Kydele/Bruse wheels deck, mostly as an enchantment that draws cards later and can block most things with his soon to be hefty body. The only reason I stopped is my meta has a few Pyrohemia effects in it to hit Toothy before any triggers go off, but despite all this I find him to be a more useful version of Chasm Skulker. Between 3-8 1/1 tokens feels worse to me than 3-8 cards regardless of whether Toothy is exiled/bounced/flickered or killed.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Underrepresented Wedges/Shards
    Those 2 land cycles could really do with a finish for those reasons. Gotta see how far Bloodstained Mire as the only fetchland in my collection can carry me.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Augur of Bolas, Tezzeret Buy-a-Box promo and more
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    Augur of Bolas FNM ?
    again a card with several reprints made an FNM... was already no fan of mortify, which already had a fnm, but now again ? why not a more original uncommon that is more characteristic for the set ?


    Bling for your Pauper lists.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Discussion Thread for the Rules Committee Commander Advisory Group
    Seeing Iona on the wishlist, along with Gifts off the ban list warms my heart to you. Iona is just a rude precedent to set the tone of your games with.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on The Underrepresented Wedges/Shards
    I've said this in another thread, nut Jeskai is surprisingly very voltron focused in its options.

    Shu Yun - Cheap pump spells
    Ruhan - Because he would suck as anything else other than chaotic voltron
    Narset (in her fairer, non infinite turn versions) - Slap a bunch of auras on her for her triggers

    The other 2 options (!) outside of partners are:

    Numot - Literally has one of the taboo mechanics slapped right on the card, along with being one of those "pay 3, costs 6" dragons that struggle to stay relevant in a world of better commander options now.
    Zedru - The only unique option who has a mechanic utterly unrepresented outside of Jeskai, but doesn't exactly lend itself to "normal" gameplay patterns or deckbuilding.

    I won't go over all the partner options, but the most used and arguably most synergistic option is Kraum/Ishai. When your commander options work best after your opponents are able to cast multiple spells a turn, that doesn't sound like you're packing a particularly smart game plan.

    I'd love to see something like Monastery Mentor as a Jeskai commander. Spell-based tokens sounds like it fits right in with their theme, along with giving Jeskai Ascendancy a true home outside of my Kydele/Bruse wheel deck. The precedent is already set in these colors with cards like Young Pyromancer, Docent of Perfection, Murmuring Mystic, Talrand, the Sky Summoner and Monastery Mentor itself. Then all of those Raise the Alarm and Dragon Fodder cards would also fit in nicely.

    Having a Jeskai precon this year (whatever the theme) would also allow them to print a new Boros commander option, similar to how Yuriko, Xantcha etc existed in their respective 3 color precons last year.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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