Not to mention the new Rhonas! Just getting to use it’s effect on one creature is already very powerful, on a double striker like Atarka it allows it to 48 just by itself.
This is indeed the most awesome set in a long time!
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Apr 3, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Now talk about a new staple. Anyone who's ever been on the receiving end of an Aura of Silence slowing you down, how's this for ALL of your spells.
Basically, if your opponents have no way to directly deal with it the tempo boost it gives you in comparison makes it hard to lose.
Apr 1, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
All of which, with exception of the Crucible, are green. I understand that a deck running a few of these can get it back without a problem butQuote from Ryperior74 »Quote from Ertai Planeswalker »Except Winding Canyons need not be sacrificed. Big difference.
- Crucible of Worlds
- Ramunap Excavator
- World Shaper
- Splendid Reclamation
- Life from the Loam
- The Mending of Dominaria
- Lord Windgrace
- Turntimber Sower
- Glowspore Shaman
there problem solved
(im saying you forgot about all the staples that bring back lands from the yard)
1: How many decks run 4 or more of these cards?
2: Out of the decks that do, how many of those are not dedicated land decks that can actually use this ability so well it’s worth dedicating so much slots to it?
- Crucible of Worlds
Mar 31, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from from=“Teferi, Hero of Dominaria” »
Mar 31, 2019I’d love to see a more combat trick focused political Jeskai legend. Like a decent combat statted creature with vigilance and a tap ability that is a decently worded mashup of Maze of Ith’s/Balduvian Warlord/Portal Mage/Master Warcraft to mess with combat.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
The deck could combine forced attacks with can’t attack you to force opponents to go after each other.
Mar 20, 2019Ertai Planeswalker posted a message on Help needed: buying the War of the Spark ebook in the netherlands for a kobo ereaderThank you. After some googling, i think i've figured it out.Posted in: Magic General
Can't wait for the book.
Mar 18, 2019Ertai Planeswalker posted a message on Help needed: buying the War of the Spark ebook in the netherlands for a kobo ereaderApologies if this is the wrong forum to ask, if so please move the thread.Posted in: Magic General
I line in the Netherlands and want to buy the War of the Spark ebook when it comes out. I got a kobo reader for my birthday over a year ago but other then a few ebooks i bought on Bol.com (webshop with linked kobo account that automatically puts every ebook you buy on your kobo ereader) i've never gotten an ebook from another source. The war of the spark nover can only be bought from the publisher Del Rey books in the USA.
So how do I buy an ebook from the US and get it on my ereader? Do they just sent you a file in the email? Or is there some other method? Or do you need to use an app?
Mar 10, 2019Some form of Selesnya hatebears featuring Nevermore and Gideon’s Intervention can really kill some strategies.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Fog can be answered by Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir or City of Solitude.
Mar 7, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I agree. I don't prey on mana production but any land that produces 2 or more mana and/or has another ability is fair game.Quote from schweinefett »well hey - even if MLD isn't ok, targeted land destruction could be a way to go. It's important that some lands are kept in check. If there are no lands at all that need to be put in check, you can still use it to snipe someone's single open blue mana to ensure that you can do your super important thing that you don't want countered.
on the off-chance you've not seen this, scour from existence. It's like the golem, but exiles (that opposing kruphix, god of horizons getting you down?), AND can deal with annoying lands (don't just hit random karoo-lands. if someone throws down a gaea's cradle, get it!). Also, it's an instant.
just curious - why do you have a crucible of worlds? it doesn't seem to do anything in your deck.
Crucible is in the deck because when people know you play big mana everybody saves their ghost quarter or similar for your Cabal Coffers. This is a way too recur it easily.
Mar 5, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Those are some good tips, thanks! I checked out your deck, but the MLD won't fit my group nor will all the punishment cards make them want to play against it on a regular basis so even though it's probably good I have to take the deck a slightly different direction.Quote from Ken Carson »I have a Xantcha deck posted in the multiplayer decklist forum. Check it out if you want more detail, but as a player who has been using Xantcha frequently over the past 3 months, here are some things I use as synergy.
- I run several boardwipe effects that Xantcha dodges like Languish and Wildfire. Plus you can tune Toxic Deluge to keep her alive while wiping away small blockers. Obviously, careful of playing Wildfire if your playgroup frowns on MLD.
- I run Pestilence and Neheb, the Eternal as a way to make absurd mana. You can turn 5 black mana into 15 (or more) red and clear a bunch of pesky creatures. Also, Mana Geyser and Black Market are great huge mana cards that are somewhat difficult for opponents to interact with.
- You will need flexible answers to problem permanents, especially enchantments. I run Chaos Warp[/cars], Karn Liberated and Meteor Golem. The latter two are over-costed for the effect, but sometimes we really need an enchantment to die. Don’t forget to include this interactions stuff.
- I personally run Heartstone as Xantcha synergy and because of the lore with it and Xantcha and Karn. But you also have Olivia who would benefit (she is my 1v1 commander with the same 99.
- Augmenting Xantcha is not viable at all. You should see her as card draw first and a beatstick second. You can help her stick on the battlefield with certain lands, specifically Shizo, Death’s Storehouse and to a lesser degree Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep. In a pinch, Maze of Ith does the job, and while expensive Mystifying Maze can be used to flicker Xantcha and return her to the battlefield under another opponent’s control if you want to change who controls her.
Mar 3, 2019Cabal Coffers, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Stronghold lying around so I decided to combine the classic big black mana deck strategy with Xantcha. That in itself has a lot of synergy already so the rest of the deck I want to play some black red control style like only black red can do as it will play differently from what I already have and I prefer controllish decks. And now I'm looking for input on small card combinations and or minor themes that I could add so that it will end up being a deck full of synergy that is truly black red.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
The deck so far (will be updated based on input)Magic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Creatures
1 Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
1 Crypt Ghast
1 Nirkana Revenant
1 Olivia Voldaren
1 Harsh Mentor
1 Archfiend of Despair
1 Dark Impostor
1 Blanket of Night
1 Torment of Hailfire
1 Cut // Ribbons
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ill-Gotten Gains
1 Liliana of the Dark Realms
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Gauntlet of Might
1 Caged Sun
1 Extraplanar Lens
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Cabal Coffers
1 Cabal Stronghold
Mar 2, 2019About damn time she got a card. Wish she got it in a commander deck though so she could be a awesome angel tribal commander. Now she's just good.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Nice to see that the whole characters from the past thing goes beyond the commander product. As someone who has been playing for 24 years, i always appreciate nostalgia things.
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Nov 30, 2017Ertai Planeswalker posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemI don't know what happened with the female gamer / cosplayer exactly, and it's probably not a coincidence this article comes up when the mothership just had a part about harassment as well. And even though I agree with the author's perspective about the uprise of "acceptable nazism" or however you want to call it, this site is not the right place for a piece such as this. If I want serious, soecietal critiscism, I'll visit a website that gives it to me or the political debate subforum. I come here for some relaxation and distance of all life's seriousness to enjoy Magic.Posted in: Articles
No matter how much I agree with the article, please don't post something like this on the site again.
Sep 12, 2017As much as I dislike this change as the next guy, I do want to remind everyone that if you did not pay for anything, you are not entitled to anything.Posted in: Articles
Everybody who paid for your MTGS account, raise your hands
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