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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Uba Mask


    Uba Mask is a brutal effect. Long games of edh are often won from the gas left in hand, and Uba Mask just says no to that.


    Fantabulous Welder target.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Infinite mana combos in blue/red?
    Turnabout + Reiterate works.

    Pyromancer's Goggles + Seething Song + Reiterate works too, and that's mono-R.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    I actually just got to use him tonight actually. He's...weird. While I did get l to cast a Razaketh for BBB, you have to sequence your plays to get the most of his pain cast discount. And even then you're still paying some mana because of the colours. The minimum discount you can get however is 8 (Rakdos + Kaalia) which is good but....meh. He's fine where he is since type matters (contract), but I'd argue otherwise there's a long list of cards that should make the cut first.

    I'd like him better as a commander really.

    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Yargle, Glutton of Urborg


    If we hit another black card tomorrow, I'll intervene. Nothing's gonna top Yargle.


    I for one hail our frog overlords. #HailFROG
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from Kryptnyt »
    Quote from tstorm823 »

    I want you all to know, the random button didn't pick the white border version of this, I did.


    The working class man's border


    This resonates with me as I just finished white border Kaalia.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from Dunharrow »
    With the recent printing the price dipped a lot. Picked up a few copies.
    I am not jamming them in all my decks, but some janky decks need the tutor to function.

    Funny how this is an amazing card but Grim Tutor is considered weak.


    Lies. Grim is just as good, it's just downplayed by players that haven't bought one. It's been the best $175 I spent on a card this side of imperial recruiter and moat.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus


    Nothing I can say.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    So we played a game tonight. Some highlights;

    - Resolving Dregs of Sorrow feels fantastic (I did it for 2 which is a net 4 for 1. It scales really well.)

    - I got to Fork a Disintegrate for 9. That was a turnaround moment in our game.

    - Towards the end I'm sitting on an arrested Archangel, Kaalia, Fervor, and Two-Headed Dragon with lands for days. 7 life and under my own Phyrexian Arena. I think to myself "if I see my enlightened tutour on my upkeep trigger..." sure enough I did, and used it there to find my Lox Hammer (I should buy a Powerball ticket now haha), which as you imagine, fire breathing + trample at end game is enough to do anyone in. She had the win if I didn't rip the tutour or the hammer.

    All-in-all this was a fun game, yet I didn't feel hampered. The game rocked back and forth, and yeah it was nice to relive all the historical nostalgia cards. Probably one of the most fun games I've played in years.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Hunting Pack


    "What's your storm count?"
    "I'm not playing a storm deck."
    "That wasn't my question."


    As the guy running Dragonstorm Kaalia, I'm not averse to high cost storm finales. But boy does it take some work to make use of. It's not efficient either. But if you want a flashy exit, these kinds of storm payoffs are hard to pass up.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on C19 officially announced
    And yet, they didn't even manage that. The land deck took the cheap, x-cost route, which, interestingly isn't seen as "lands matter", despite lands being our primary source of mana.
    They could have at least added a Drownyard Temple + Claws of Gix to get people started on some of the stuff lands can do. Maybe with added Memorials and Blighted lands. For the one chase card they could have added Loam, but I get why it wouldn't be included due to it's own ubiquity and I'd have been ecstatic just to see the Drownyard Temple (Titania would have made excellent sense here!)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Behold the Beyond combos options
    Firemind's Foresight, Force of Will, Cabal Therapy --> then Foresight for Lightning Bolt, Reset, Reiterate.

    Alternatively, you could just go for Lava Spike, Izzet Guildmage, Desperate Ritual.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    I’m currently running both Vesuva and Thespian’s Stage in Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, which runs both Cabal lands, Nykthos, and Crypt of Agadeem as part of its big mana secondary strategy. To date, they haven’t actually copied any of said cards. I copied a swamp once.
    Worth noting, Nykthos is legendary so you probably don't want to copy that.

    That really only leaves a few like Emeria, the Sky Ruin, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale worth copying. (And of course, Valakut has lost value of its own with Prime Time's departure.) I guess you also have Inkmoth Nexus?
    Tabernacle is legendary too. Not that most commander players would even have one.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on C19 officially announced
    Quote from Hermes_ »
    I'm guessing you haven't been aorund munch...Gavin as pointed out actually works at WotC and so knows what he's talking about and if you're referring to the CAG as new committee folks you clearly haven't really looked into what their role is...


    Or...I don't spend exorbitant amounts of time obsessing over who the design team is or who does or doesn't work @ R&D in a given fiscal year. Got better things to do, watch, read, play, and write about.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on C19 officially announced
    i have faith that they will improve from c18


    Pretty hard to go worse than last year, short of intro pack bad.

    Quote from Dunharrow »
    Gavin mentioned that by stopping production of the all-reprint Masters sets, it will allow more reprints to be granted to things like Conspiracy and Commander.


    Oh good, so "some guy on the internet said" these can have good reprints. The ability to put good cards into these things doesn't mean they actually can or will. As usual, best bet is to take a wait & see approach with the deck list reveals. With the new overseeing committee, this year will be an important one for their success.

    Or.............this is all a perfect time for R&D to produce the same awful, non-cohesive lists and use the new committee folks as the scapegoat to take the blame.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Gilded Lotus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Vesuva


    Where?


    Back in 2012, this thing was the hottest act ever. Every commander deck wanted it. Now in 2019 I find myself staring at it in my stack and trying to force justifications on myself for playing it. This, by definition, does not a good card make. Time has really not been kind to it I suppose.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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