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  • posted a message on Commander 2018 speculation
    I hope we don't get partner with because the fun of the original partners was mix matching what you want to play. having two single colored partners in a deck and a main dual color pw would be great
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Opinions on a budget Omnath deck
    looks fine. I play a uber budget omnath that's just elemental tribal. it's a lot different so my all stars wont be the same.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What to do if noone plays blue...
    I would revisit the combo conversation with them. explain to them how blue is the checks and balance of combo and if they never learn to play it they will always be vulnerable to it.

    I like you love blue and play the control game. Even when I play aggro it's normally Ugx because of this. Nothing is worse than sitting down with two other players and watching the third do whatever they want.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Let's Brew : Tatyova, Benthic Druid
    Obvious option would be a Stax deck with Crucible of Worlds and Exploration effects. But she could really be just another Simic goodstuff Commander.


    wouldn't this just end up being a weaker gitrog at that point?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Playing a 75% Deck Against Mass Land Destruction and 100% Decks
    teferis protection also stops the biggest boogeyman in the format cyclonic rift. completely off subject but if you're on a fixed income splurge here. it's a great card.

    I understand she wants a wanderer deck but in her meta she won't enjoy it and would probably feel like she wasted some money on making it. you don't have to build kalia mld but she does great around it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Playing a 75% Deck Against Mass Land Destruction and 100% Decks
    I really think you guys are setting her up for disaster. maelstrom wanderer is at 8cc the MLD guy should be dropping his first land destruction before that. if she already casted wanderer then it now costs ten and probably won't get back up there.

    Kalia may be the most hated but honestly she does great running MLD herself. drop her blow up lands. that's what I would do and get ahold of teferis protection and boros charm and the like.

    if all else fails play jhoria and become enemy number 1.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Scarab God (Let's Brew!)
    in my scarab God list(yes I still play him as s although I play a reanimate strategy) I really like draining whelk and nosegraf mob. both are better when eternalized
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How EDH has afected the card price
    if you're willing to trade you a don't have to buy a thing.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How EDH has afected the card price
    just out of curiosity how many decks do you have?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How EDH has afected the card price
    I have both chromatic lantern and vedalken ornery and believe that they both sit at a weird spot. they are not terrible cards but they are both bad cards.

    build your mana base correctly and you don't need lantern. now you'd spend more than the 17 dollars on a good mana base so it's still a budget card if you think about it.

    vedalken orrery is expensive because of the command zone pod cast. they have over hyped this card.

    if every card was 2 dollars then every deck would be the same. I have 1 deck that is tier 1 with crypt moxen mana drain and the like. But I also have a 30 dollar elemental tribal deck that often times more fun than my tier 1 deck. having varying powerlevels allows you to match your meta.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Looking for Ideas: Yidris Creature-Based Combat Deck
    look to give ydris double strike. it's better than extra turns. you'll double up on the cascade that way. with extra turns you lose the first trigger for him connecting.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Looking for a budget EDH deck
    I really like omnath locus of rage elemental tribal. not combo and makes your opponent think before the board wipe.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Old Player, New to Commander, Needs Your Help Finding a Deck
    Quote from Ifloopthepig »
    No offense taken. I realize that I'm bad at deck building in this format. A lot of the time what I've found is that EDH decks seem to rely on different packages for ramp and win conditions, ect. When I look at a deck someone else has build, it's difficult to tell which pieces are most important and which pieces so what. What you said about missing tutors because they're expensive also totally applies to me. Is there a way to build decks for this format without expensive tutors?


    you can help negate the lack of tutors by playing blue and some good draw spells. beseech the queen is a decent budget tutor. or like stated play the more narrow tutors however I feel they run more into the problem he stated where you grab the same creature each time.

    Quote from Impossible »

    Unless you're planning on making a competitive deck you really don't need to go all-out for efficient tutors. I try to keep my (non-land, obviously) tutors as minimal as possible to help keep the games fresh. If you just tutor for the same 2 cards every game it gets pretty boring pretty fast. If you feel like you NEED tutors you can try running some of the less expensive, less efficient ones like Diabolic Tutor or Increasing Ambition, or maybe some of the creature-only ones like Green Sun's Zenith or Chord of Calling to restrict yourself.


    If you are using a tutor in a combo deck then yes it feels this way. But playing it in something else it very rarely gets the same thing every game. draw a cabal coffer grab the urborg. need a board wipe even then some are better at certain things grab a toxic deluge for indestructible or damnation for a easy wipe. Even grabbing a life from the loam to turn on the value train is acceptable. the utility tutors bring are really not easy to replace.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Old Player, New to Commander, Needs Your Help Finding a Deck
    don't want to be mean and you might have gotten better since then but it seems like deck building might be your weakness at least in this format.

    one big mistake people make in edh early is they don't play ramp so they can get to the end game quicker and more things feel on curve.

    in would possibly look at some primers for the decks you are interested but be careful because some might not play right if you try to budgrtize them especially if you try to remove the tutors because they are expensive. there is no shame in wasting a d tutor for an urborg.

    I personally really like ezuri claw of progress. it can win thru combo, going tall, or going wide without changing the deck. the idea of the deck is simple but it plays out differently every time depending on board state and what decks you're playing against.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How do you feel about taking back gameplay mistakes (undo button)?
    I'm all for all those instances as long as other players don't lose anything in the process.

    Say Joe has a rhystic study out and Sam played two spells moved to combat and second main plays one spell tapping out. Joe is not entitled to the previous triggers if he remembered them once Sam taps out. because you'd have to back up prior to the last attack phase and give Sam a chance to pay and there is free information given about what Sam wants to do second main phase.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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