I've found mono blue still has serious game in 1v1, but in bo3 I'm not a fan of that damn pro blue dinosaur being boarded in. Its almost "5 mana, win", though I did manage to beat it in one game where I was massively ahead by the time it dropped.
Been jamming Feather Black instead, and finally got my noob a** out of gold. Feels like the deck that will take the 'niche' that monoU was in before. Its faster than blue, has more tricks, but has less consistent draw and the tricks lack the brute force of counterspells.
Found myself doing much better against aggressive decks, *way* better against red, and operating at a strong and consistent level instead of a very strong but inconsistent level against control. The midrangy matchups seem worse than blue typically is, but again the floor is higher and the ceiling lower.
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Jul 18, 2019Mimicvat posted a message on [RUMOR] The Commander 19 decks will be based on keywordsLol. One deck gets flashback, the other gets madness. The madness general better be incrediblePosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jul 11, 2019How are people finding U Tempo now? I felt that Teferi would kill the deck, but he just means you need to have counters up on turn 3 for those frequent Esper matchups. Less people are running counterspells and to a lesser extent instants due to Teferi so we have more game here than before.Posted in: Established (Standard)
We also picked up the Ghost Pirate. A 1/1 flash flier with late game draw is a big deal IMO. I've run him into red decks which would mountain+shock a traditional 1 drop, but instead we wait for them to play their T2 and then flash him in.
Post rotation theres posibility that Ghost Pirate and the +1 counter on other peoples turns merfolk could form a similar deck to what we have here, but with the loss of curious obsession in particular I'm not sure what, if any, blue based tempo is going to pick up the reigns when this deck is gone.
Edit: Wow, just got Ceratops'd. Uncounterable, pro blue, reach? Love that this type of colour hate is back in the game. I thought their new philosophy was to reduce the number of non-games?
Jul 11, 2019Hexproof creatures combined with some anti-wrath tech (Heroic Intervention or counterspells etc) is a reasonable combination.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
RW is pretty good for granting indestructible, which gets around the bulk of the wraths. Archangel Avacyn, Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Otherwise, Kamahl can turn lands into creatures to deter wraths, and there are a number of blue generals with some sort of counterspell ability built in.
Jul 11, 2019I'm really liking these middling bad creatures. Something like Boldwyr or Caliph are pretty awful, in a way that is more aggressive but also more playable than Leviathan. Cheers for the suggestions!Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Jul 10, 2019Keep em coming, these are terrible.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Things like Kezzerdrix, which are awful but not unbelievably awful, are more for a V.2 of the deck. If the Leviathan plan is just too awful to ever do anything, these merely 'bad' creatures will start coming in.
Sorry I didn't acknowledge you in my earlier post Melkor, for some reason only FetalTadpole's post was visible to me.
Jul 10, 2019So I've got an idea for a super casual deck. In my playgroup, we allow proxy cards. So I wanted to make a deck with all the fast mana, best lands, 1 mana tutors, power cards etc.... and ramp into Leviathan type garbage as the only wincons.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
So wondering what are some similar *trash* creatures, ideally with terrible downsides. Currently UB, I mostly found islandhome and terrible demons hence those colours were best.
Current general is Dralnu, Lich Lord as he is a creature with a terrible downside. But I'm open to other generals too if it gives more creatures.
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