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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I'm usually more interested in the general's abilities than the color composition with a few exceptions (like not wanting to play enchantress outside of minimum GW). I have a deep enough collection that manabase isn't a limiting factor, I can probably come up with a couple hundred cards I would like to play in any color combo, and I already skip a lot of staples voluntarily, so building around a more interesting creature or concept trumps color concerns. I've had times when all of my decks were mono and there are times like now where I have 2 3C, 1 2C, and one mono.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Using Wish Cards as Intended
    Waiting for someone to sort through their entire collection to find the one perfect card seems like a great way to bring any game to a grinding halt. Double that if they don't know what they're tutoring for.

    I'm perfectly happy not seeing wishes in EDH. If I did play with someone who was dead set on running them, I'd insist on a wishboard to keep the time it takes to resolve to a more reasonable level.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Ideal use for Commune with lava???
    If you have a decent amount of non-Neheb mana sources, there's also something to be said for firing it off EOT before you untap. You won't dig as deep but you still get access to all of the Neheb mana on your turn and your opponents get a much smaller window to screw with your plan. Exiling a bunch of high impact cards and then letting each opponent have a turn is basically asking people to hold up answers for you.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Eldrazi Deck
    Quote from Intelman94 »
    The rings of brighthearth + basalt monolith combo is activating the three on basalt the. Paying 2 to copy the ability leaving one mana in the pool and just continuing copying the ability?
    Rings can't copy the mana ability. You need 2 mana plus untapped Monolith to start. Tap Monolith for 3, then use that activate the untap ability on Monolith. Copy the untap with Rings, let the copied untap resolve, tap Monolith for 3 more, then let the original untap resolve. You're back to where you started but with three additional mana in your mana pool, which pays for the Rings trigger the next time around with 1 remaining. Repeat indefinitely for +1 mana on each iteration of the loop.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Eldrazi Deck
    Quote from Intelman94 »
    And what are the most efficient mana rocks? And are there colorless cards to create infinite mana or would a color have to be involved?
    There are a few ways to create infinite mana in colorless. Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith, Voltaic Construct + your choice of artifact creature tapping for 3+ (Metalworker, Karn, Silver Golem + Thran Dynamo), etc. You're generally looking for untap or copy effects alongside artifacts that tap for multiple mana and those are frequently worth including already. That said, I agree with PhroX. You're probably better off just running a high density of mana rocks. It's more reliable given the lack of tutoring options in colorless and if you're running with either Kozilek you're refilling your hand as soon as they come down. It's also more difficult to disrupt a wider board of mana rocks than a combo.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I've always been under the impression that it was somehow related to agriculture.

    edit: In other news, Modern Horizons is potentially a really interesting set. There are quite a few interesting modern decks that feel like they're on the verge of playable already. A combination of some decent broad answers slowing things down and direct support for fringe strategies could make for a really fun format. There was also just an article pointing out that Three Visits could be a great fit here as well. If some of the choices are things like that, it could be nice for EDH availability as well. I'm hoping it's a good one and not a dud with a few chase cards.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I'm not a big fan of the first morning, but I get used to that pretty quickly. The extra hour of light in the evening is more than worth it IMO. I like having some daylight after work.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Every time there's a time change I like the Florida proposal of just making DST permanent more.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Card Do You Wish You Owned for a Deck?
    Quote from umtiger »
    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.
    I've run it in enchantress lists and fliers lists (e.g. Radiant, Archangel). Moat is one of the ones I actually find semi-regular use for purely on the basis of it being a solid defensive card in mid-power groups without feeling as oppressive as some of the others.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I'm just selfish and want to read more entertaining posts without having to contribute anything.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Counter name drop. Perfect.

    I don't have a problem with people calling out fallacious arguments, which is generally a good plan. It's more the way they do it. If you're having a discussion, someone makes a personal attack, and your response is just "Ad hominem," it's not a counterargument. It's a demonstration that you can read wikipedia or took an intro to debate/philosophy class. If you lay out why the personal attack isn't adding to the conversation, you have an opportunity to call it out in the same way as well as reiterate that whatever salient points you've made still haven't been responded to. It also just reads better for anyone following the discussion. It's well worth the extra 30 seconds it takes to respond.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Where did people get the idea that name dropping logical fallacies was an effective way to form arguments? It feels like it's more or less a sure thing at some point in every internet discussion and I don't think I've ever been swayed by it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Hermes_ »
    I think I may get out of the game and sell off my cards, I'll keep a deck or two just in case but currently it's been months since I last played
    If you're truly done with the game, good luck selling. If you're not sure, it's probably worth holding onto them. There are more or less endless stories of people coming back to the game after a couple years and regretting selling their old cards.
    Either this game has ruined my sense of reasonable hobby spending or I'm going even more coffee snob, which would be saying something (it might be both). Just picked up packets of a mineral water additive so I can try that instead of the water in my office break room.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
    Quote from sjsilver »
    @Weebo - Karn has been solid. Mostly a better Out Post Siege which sometimes drops big betters. Because my list runs so many planewalkers I find all of his abilities to be relevant. Switching over to the OG Kozilek allows me to recast him later in the game and pick up cards that have silver counters on them. Also it's interesting as karn has so much loyalty that usually its safe to drop him on turn 3-4 and start up ticking him. I could see running other cards in his slot but he fits the "theme" of the deck for me and provides blockers or draws cards doesn't die to Ugin or All is Dust. Jaya's Inferno is bonkers for my list. I run enough planewalkers and legends I'm rarely worried about that cast requirements and Commit Storm / Jaya's Inferno / Rolling Earthquake off a Goggles or Mana Doubler or Mana Geyser is usually how I win games. It's just a better Commit Storm usually.

    @Flux277 - glad someone else is having success with the looting package. I think Pyromancer Goggles is just and insanely powerful effect having made us of it I can't see ever playing a mostly red deck and not wanting to use it.
    I'll have to give Karn a shot at some point. I like putting cards in hand a lot but I'm not convinced about giving an opponent the choice of the top two, with no guarantee that I'll get a second activation. It's also appealing that I'll frequently have enough artifacts out to make his constructs survive an Inferno. I run enough equipment that making tokens is a nice option.

    On Goggles, have you given any thought to Primal Amulet? There are a few more hoops to jump through to get the equivalent effect and I'm not sure whether there are enough instants and sorceries in the list to really take advantage (I'm sitting at 17 currently with the looting package). The front side isn't useless but obviously not the reason to play the card.

    Quote from Stumphead »
    Thank you for keeping this updated.
    I stumbled into foil Jaya at a vintage stock sale and just had to build her. Unfortunately, with so many commander options since then she has been left behind by good deck builders (of which I am not) so I thank you for probably the most kept up decklist I have ever seen. I hope you keep coming back to this thread to keep us updated
    Thanks for reading! I'm not planning on retiring this deck any time soon. It's by far my longest running deck and one of the rare ones that I don't tear apart after a month or two. If you're looking for more inspiration, you should definitely check out lists from the other posters in this thread. There are quite a few lists that people have been working on for years at this point so you should have plenty of options to think about.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Dimir Informant
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    So challenge mode: anyone who can make the ability do something useful or interesting gets 1 free loyalty on their next planeswalker. Just tell your playgroup it's from me, I'm good for it, I promise.
    Verity Circle

    Still not worth ever playing Master of Arms in EDH.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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