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  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    It's really not so bad tbh. It's all about testing your ability to find functional copies of the card you want to play. As a bonus, you make those Surgical Extraction/Memoricide effects look really silly on their end.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    Quote from benjameenbear »
    Quote from 3drinks »


    That's great news, I've harped for years that Kaalia isn't the threat, but the enabler that forces people to react rather than durdle around. To no avail, but your story gives me hope!

    Yes, actually. In Duel-Commander i have a full pimp Kari Zev, and in traditional I also have Edgar Markov. For a modern FNM, I sleeved up Zurgo Helmsmasher, modern legal, 100 card singleton with a 15 card singleton sideboard and rocked that for the event. Put a Fish player on tilt after ripping a Wildfire off the top to seal g3. He was so salty he snatched up his cards and stormed out, muttering something about no one brings a commander deck to a modern event. That's how i became a sort of celebrity at my LGS, haha.

    Haha, you legit brought a singleton deck to a Modern tournament?! That's ballsy as hell and hilarious. Even if you lost EVERY game, I would still give you mad props and respect. This might have made my day already, and it's not even 9am EST.


    I did! I actually went 2-1 that evening (the other game being some sort of Athreos D&T brew) via a Rakdos Charm after my wrath with big Elspeth up ticking to victory. I lost0-2 in r3 to my introduction to Tron. That was cute...🙄 Afterward I kept the deck around and I changed it up to fit both Sowing Salt and Crumble to Dust in the main as well as an Aven Mindcensor and an Extirpate.

    In fact I had another singleton i took, this time just 60 cards. BRed Deck Wins that just played a bunch of bolts and 1 drop 2/x guys, a Bob, Scooter, and Scrapheap Scrounger. That one didn't work so hot, I lost last round to the Finks/Vizier combo.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on C19 officially announced
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    And I don’t know the source and name but the guy who makes the commmander decks heard all of are criticisms about C18 and will take them to heart for C19 so that’s a good sign they realized their terrible mistakes with last years decks


    I'll believe it when I see it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    For the first time ever, Rakdos, Lord of Riots makes an appearance in this primer - in the contract combo list. I made a few tweaks to the list I posted a couple days ago. Like the Dragonstorm combo deck, I adopted a lighter answer ratio strategy with the goal being assembling (and protecting), the combo. To this end I added Cursed Totem to slow down many decks while we work, which is fine because the only threat this cuts off on our side is Doom Whisperer - totally reasonable.

    Lastly I've given it some thought over the past few days, and I'm retiring the "SilverBlack" Kaalia in favour of the white border version. Both decks do a similar thing (present an entry level deck to get a feel for the archetype) while the WB actually behaves in a more conventional way, and is more powerful than the other. It's also less overhead for a player to buy since the cards are much more likely to be used in other decks while the SilverBlack list is going to end up a dead end investment after you upgrade. It's also an easier to maintain list for me since WB cards have been discontinued - once you have the cards, that's it.

    I'll be leaving the SilverBlack list appended at the bottom of the primer for reference sake, but it'll no longer be getting any semblance of regular updates from me.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Chandra, Flamecaller


    Card draw, removal, win condition. The 5-6 mana planewalker formula, except they mixed up the order on this one.




    One of the best Chandras to-date.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Well for U more you get blatant thievery that is WAY better...


    Is it? Seven is way different than six as well as UU vs UUU. When you fire off blatant thievery, you may not even get much more in value than the confiscate grabbed, unless the board was loaded in which case a wipe is likely impending. I guess you could take three lands...but is that worth 4UUU? I have my doubts.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    Updated Dragonstorm variant is now live. Thanks for your patience.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on Post your pimp decks here!
    The last few cards arrived, so white border Kaalia is complete.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Quote from schweinefett »
    it's pretty good, but i don't recall ever using it in any deck.

    I was trying to think if it's possible to play around the 1 damage, but can't - it's part of the mana ability, right? so you can't respond to the damage. i suppose something like urza's armor is needed to offset it.


    Personal Sanctuary is another.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Dauthi Trapper


    Depending on what serves your purposes better, this can either say "target creature is almost unblockable" or "target creature can't block".


    I missed this, so I'll go now. I'd rather play Dauthi Embrace for the far less fragile tool than a 3cmc 1/1. Keep using shadow until people figure out that Phyrexian Splicer removes my killer evasion option.....
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    It's a go to removal in a colourless deck (something those decks only had with Brittle Effigy [one use], and the highly mana intensive options in Tower of Calamities/Scour From Existence/Spine of Ish Sah).

    Methinks the ones screaming "bad!" are spoiled by the rich coloured options of today's era. This is a very reasonable, and perfectly serviceable tool.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PRIMER] Kaalia of the Vast
    3drinks, have you got a multiplayer list you like yet?


    Since you're trying to beat multiple people at once, I recommend going with a combo finish. Both Dragonstorm and Liliana's Contract should fit your needs.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Transmogrifying Wand


    I think the most impressive thing about this card is that there weren't any red squigglies under "transmogrifying" when I type it in.


    Finally, a reason to use those three foil Pillarfield Oxen as tokens!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Huh. I probably could make use of this in Alesha honestly. Rez up Pia & Kiran.........

    Getting a Siege-Gang would be the motherload.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Nighthowler
    Quote from schweinefett »
    Why is this strictly worse than Breath of Life and False Defeat both? >_>


    well, the casting cost makes it trickier to cast (2ww instead of 3w). Aside from that, i don't see anything else that separates them. [/quote]


    Quote from 3drinks »
    Why is this strictly worse than Breath of Life and False Defeat both? >_>
    Well, one W more to cast, i guess.


    I mean I know WHY, the question was rhetorical in mentioning this one is strictly worse than the others because of it's cmc.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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