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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Crosis's Charm


    Boomerang/Shatter/Terror. 3 iconic removal spells in one.


    It's almost identical to Grixis Charm, both of which I enjoyed having in the 99 of an old school cruel control (helmed by old school Bolas, of course). Never sad to see.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on $110 in store credit, what staples to get and any smaller yet big upgrades for my first non-precon build?
    Bribery
    Snapcaster Mage
    I'd name Yawgmoth's Will here, but that is ~$73 nowadays.
    Reanimate
    Animate Dead
    Necromancy
    Dance of the Dead
    And since you're in Scarab God, consider a Body Double & Body Snatcher.
    Many people swear by Puppeteer Clique, and I for one have enjoyed Memory Plunder.

    Depending how casual you go, you might consider a small package of Wrexial, the Risen Deep + Tainted Well & Spreading Seas too. Bit of fun with Scarab God and a cool source of CA off your opponent's spells.

    And then if you want to be extra troll with those, then Kederekt Leviathan (it combos with a reanimation aura to mass bounce all non-lands every turn).
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from Onering »
    some oddball decks like grixis group hug.

    We call that "group slug".
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus


    I played it in (U/B) Sygg as a clock plus a 4/4 flyer for four is good in tempo., before eventually retiring that deck undefeated.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How to build a budget Rakdos Demon Deck
    If you're married to Lord of Riots specifically, then you'll want Pestilence and Pyrohemia as you can turn the 1 mana spent into a 2+ paincast discount.

    Quote from Dunharrow »
    You can always throw Rakdos into a Kaalia of the Vast deck and make it demon tribal.


    Echo here, as I've done just that. Link in sig.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Looking for rewards for damaging my own creatures.
    Quote from Gashnaw »
    Quote from RxPhantom »
    Aether Flash, but beware that there's some kind of infinite, game-ending combo with one of the dinosaurs, whichever one whose Enrage ability is to copy itself.

    Which is why krosan grip is also needed. Once you have a million (wkth haste) krosan aether flash. Its a win con i have seen (a bad one but it has worked. Well actually he used multiple enchantment destruction spells, it is just a bad set up.


    You don't need K-Grip specifically. Any enchantment removal will do, really.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    I'll chime in here and corroborate 3drinks' observation about Rakdos, Lord of Riots. While having a way to cast our spells for just their colored mana costs, you're still relatively gated to just 1 or 2 Kaalia targets from Rakdos' trigger. My wife tried Rakdos in her build and it really didn't do a whole lot. While cool in theory, I don't think it's good enough to be a maindeck target.


    This. For example when he's the commander, you start playing, say, Wurmcoils, Ulamog Crushers, and Bane of Bala Geds for free that's of course really great. We're just not equipped to maximize an otherwise mediocre, French vanilla beatstick under normal circumstances.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on What Card Do You Wish You Owned for a Deck?
    Quote from umtiger »
    Quote from theCreecH »
    Moat


    Where would you put Moat? I have one and every time I start a decklist with the intention of having Moat, it gets cut. All of those Legends enchantments are cool, wish I had a Land Equilibrium.
    The only place I've ever put it is Kaalia. And even then, if it weren't for the fact it's reserved so it's an investment, I'd feel like that $225 wasn't the greatest way to spend the money.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Looking for rewards for damaging my own creatures.
    Fight cards as your primary removal. This both removes threats and triggers enrage. There's a lot of them. Some are even instant speed.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    What's the most often named type with this? Sliver, I'd presume.

    Now I'd just as soon jam a Hivestone and be done with it, even with the other niche interactions aside.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Holy F*** dude, I’m not trying to quantify anything, it’s a god damn opinion based on my play experiences with the people I play with.

    I don’t give a s*** about when it comes down, or what happens, or whatever BS you’re trying to sell. I specifically stated that of the two sources that grant the Worship ability, the emblem is better, that’s it. I’m not proclaiming this to be a viable strategy, a meta breaking card, or whatever else that would warrant this type of discussion. A removable permanent vs. a non-removable emblem. Strictly better, all day every day. Infinitely better.

    Done, that’s it. Move on. I’m sure you have better things to do with your time. If not, play some MtG. Fack.


    This is kinda what dude does. He looks for posts he can try to systematically dismantle so that he feels superior for his "e-rep", if ever that were a real tangible thing. Arguing with him only furthers stir the pot. Best to click the ignore feature. Hope this helps you.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from Kryptnyt »
    You'll typically want Cadaver Imp for black aligned non-tribal decks, and Ghoulraiser is more efficent (but random!) than good ol' GDigs. For one more mana, Phyrexian Delver does a lot. Outside of black you've got Eternal Witness to compete with. Cycling your Gempalm Polluter for lethal feels good though, so why not twice?


    Phyrexian Delver. Because all Delvers are mandated to be 3/2.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Infinite mana combos in blue/red?
    Quote from DirkGently »
    Quote from 3drinks »
    Let the copy resolve first and use that to buyback Reiterate on the first Song (which never resolves until you're ready to combo off). Forgot the Cloud Key or similar, though.
    Doesn't cloud key just let you turn 3RR into RRRRR? Maybe you mean semblance anvil?

    Don't really get the point of goggles. I mean I guess it doesn't hurt, but you could just have more red mana to begin with and you wouldn't need it. If you've got a semblance anvil you only need 5 mana to get going anyway.

    Mana geyser is a lot simpler as it's a straight 2-card combo (also in mono-red).


    Song is instant. Reiterate is instant. Cloud Key (set to instant) makes Song cost 1R and buybacked Reiterate 3RR. With Goggles, you get two Songs in this manner, which turns 1R into RRRRRRRRRR. Reiterate can copy this each time with no net reduction in mana while also generating an arbitrarily large storm count.

    Mana Geyser is an unknown variable, relying on opponents to do things (in this case a lot of things, i.e. tapping out or near to it). As such it's too variable to suggest to the point of the OP, "blue/red infinite mana combos".
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Infinite mana combos in blue/red?
    Let the copy resolve first and use that to buyback Reiterate on the first Song (which never resolves until you're ready to combo off). Forgot the Cloud Key or similar, though.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    By the way, this card hoses counterspells, most card draw (though Bob and Augury Adept are among the cards which don't care), cycling (even more so than other card draw, since you can't actually discard cards from the "Uba Mask zone"), and special attention must be paid to Sylvan Library. The combination of these two cards basically means "every draw step, impulse draw three, then lose 8 life". Losing life to black card draw generally doesn't bother me, but losing 8 life every turn can be quick self-pwnage.


    Sylvan Library is a may ability. Obv you will never use it under the Mask, although it does give three Mask draws/turn which would be ideal on your critical turn.

    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Gravedigger


    If your black deck is good at reusing etbs, it's a fine enough tool.


    Why does this have to be the same cost as Zombify. A 2/2 is not equivalent to putting the creature on the battlefield. Although, yes, this card is classic in function. Great limited role player. Likely gets a slot when I finish white border Alesha (white border because I hate myself, clearly >_<)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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