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May 21, 2019The only place Lens belongs is in colourless decks because no one else plays Wastes besides your deck. Being the only legit mana doubler for the colourless deck, I'd wager it's worth about $10 for my needs. I don't actually recall how much I paid for this, but it couldn't have been much more than that.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
May 21, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Because some people wouldn't be satisfied until a card gave them a free draw7, and a happy ending.
May 20, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Outcryqq »4-player game, the Lord Windgrace deck had stabilized at 5 life and had the table controlled. That player cast a Torment of Hailfire where X=31, which represented lethal to the board. We were all tapped down except the Scion of the Ur-Dragon had 2 lands untapped.
With the torment on the stack, the Scion player cast Rakdos Charm, mode was each creature does 1 damage to its controller. Windgrace player had 6-7 creatures and died before the torment resolved.
I'll never stop singing the praises of Rakdos Charm honestly. Card has always put in so much work.
May 20, 2019Updated! Both the main text of the primer, and the alternate strats, and a distinct multiplayer route to play. Reads more modern to commander today but most importantly I'm happy to have a real multiplayer section to point people toward.Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
May 20, 2019Activating Thawing Glaciers and/or fetchlands with Rings of Brighthearth.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Flashing in Necromancy to rez my Thorn of the Black Rose.
Equipping Illusionist's Bracers to Lieutenant Kirtar. I guess Doomed Necromancer wears them pretty well himself. For maximum hilarity and fun, equipping said bracers to Soraya the Falconer.
.........I still don't think I'm playing the same game as yawl. -_-
May 20, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Hyrkh »I tend to cycle through decks quite often. Per example I finally rebuilt my Riku deck after switching it from Yasova and before that it's been Surrak, Animar and Wanderer. Same goes for my gruul deck it was Ruric Thar and Angry Omnath and now it's Wort. Sometimes I like the idea of a deck and start making a list/deck, after a some plays in my group they feel lackluster. Besides being lackluster I have a rule that I don't to many EDH decks whilst I have plenty enough (12 decks at the moment) and if I want to built something I have to break one apart. Currently working on a Sai deck but I might build myself another spellslinger deck, since I love playing many spells, so now the debate is what to break apart.
There are a few decks that I won't break apart due the fun/nostalgia factor.
The worst is when you hype yourself up for it, buy the cards, put it together and then say "well crap why the hell did I buy this crap?"
May 20, 20193drinks posted a message on Random Deck Discussion: Outcryqq - Roon of the Hidden Realms [5/19]I don't have a lot of advice for this one as I tend to stay away from Bant pretty hard, with the last time I dabbled in it being a half-stock Derevi deck (that was still obscene as we'd expect from the bird wizard).Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Quote from Reaper9889 »Well, I think primers are a bad idea for this thread, because they will often have discussed anything we can come up with in a few days. It is a nice deck, but what is the point?
Speaking as a primer authour, I don't think primer status should be a disqualifer from discussion honestly. Yes, we've worked for years, (for some of us a near decade even) on the deck so the likelihood of missing obvious cards is pretty low, but that doesn't absolve us of any margin for error. This thread also doesn't have to be about card selection, but also on the strategy of the deck in question. Play rate, good match ups/bad match ups, and ways for improvement on said bad matches. I.e. I know I've pretty well given up on improving my sub10% win rate vs Esper inside of Kaalia, but I still value the possible avenues of attack I never considered from others. Even if they end up not making it into the deck (for whatever reason), having something I never considered is an appreciated last chance.
May 18, 20193drinks posted a message on Oathbreaker (60 card, Planeswalkers as Commanders)Seems my coworkers are getting involved in this. Welp, down the rabbit hole I go....I say as I put together Sarkhan, Fireblood + Volt Charge.Posted in: Variant Commander
Seeing the busted mana banned is a huge draw at least.
May 17, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Interesting card and effect. A bit steep @ the six but you get what you pay for. Personally I prefer Grave Upheaval though.
May 16, 20193drinks posted a message on Welp it’s finally happening for black/rakdos players...Maybe it'll look like Gate to Phyrexia...Posted in: Commander (EDH)
May 16, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I have such a soft spot for this guy. Back in my Radha days, this was my go to guy. Shoots the birds, then transforms into a beater when I've neutered your manabase enough. Fights the occasional 3/3 you might get in to clear the way for my Deus of Calamity.
May 16, 2019That's actually kinda funny you mention that, I was rocking Alesha last night over my lunch at work, and all the time I found myself constantly bringing back the etb monarch guys (I play all three of them). Like that's the strongest non mana denial strat Alesha can use. Two nights before, I did the same in a pod of Windgrace, Kess, and Dagsson and drew upwards of 15 cards on monarch alone because they couldn't take it from me. And if they did, I took it right back (using bird[shit] over slivers so flyers and tokens yay). I wouldn't really call it battle cruiser since the deck curves out at five and wins with overwhelming CA rather than big bomby, splashy plays a-typical of the average commander game.Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
There's just not enough cEDH I'm exposed to to justify building to that degree in this region. Or I'm at the wrong places. If I'm not playing for money, not grinding the pro tour, my co-workers don't want to play at that level (which I can't even use my MLD here, so that's a forced learning opportunity for me to find an alt strat as well)...then what am I doing? You know? So I can only exercise my deck building philosophies within the confines of what I'm expecting to face, which right now is Gishath Dinos, Rats, more Rats, and a GAAIV theft based deck. Or the occasional game at the LGS but I can't prep for those, players come in running the gamut of first decks to Derevi STAX.
May 15, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I used to use this in hard control with three karoos and a lair for maximum effect (and thawing glaciers). It was a great engine, but this was a deck playing OG Bolas as commander, 44 lands and shot for the super late game. And even then, it got replaced eventually by Desolate Lighthouse if that says anything.
Can't imagine it's playable by today's standards.
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