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  • posted a message on Is a competitive equipment deck possible?
    It would have to be a combo or quasi-combo using something like scrap master and either vulshok battlemaster or the toll collector guy.

    Equipment is hot because you can spread the cost out over multiple turns and it sticks around if creature dies but in general it gobbles up resources with a delayed pay off while opponents can just focus on advancing towards a win.

    IMO double strike is the single most important keyword to make equipment have value in EDH since it helps accelerate time to value.

    All that said, a more casual deck can leverage equipment and hold its own, just don't expect to become the next tournament barn burner.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Does your seating location matter in commander?
    Yes.

    There's two guys who play counterspells in my group. I like to be as close to last to act prior to their turn as possible to reduce the risk of my stuff getting countered.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Building Ghoulcaller Gisa
    Have Ghisa out, able to tap safely.

    Play Phyrexian Dreadnought (PD)

    PD enters battlefield -> PD's triggered ability triggers and goes on stack -> Ghisa activates sacrificing the PD -> get 12 2/2's -> PD's original trigger resolves doing nothing.

    Then play coat of arms and do all of the damage.

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Building Ghoulcaller Gisa
    Depends on competitiveness of where you play. I always found her too slow.

    That said, phyrexian dreadnought is sweet in this deck.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How do you want to see 4-Color Commanders
    Emphasizing Hybrid.

    Style 1: Khans Style, a la, tasigur
    Style 2: oona, queen of the fae except B/W B/W R/U R/U for one and B/R B/R W/U W/U for the other
    Style 3: Pure Hybrid W/B, W/U, W/R with some generic mana as needed or 2/W, 2/B, 2/R, 2/U
    Styke 4: Something like Style 2 but bringing back phyrexian mana because Yawgmoth baby!!!

    I'm open to WURB style but it seems boring. Given the rarity of four color creatures, this seems like a good opportunity to use design space to make them versatile so we can get a bunch of mileage out of them.

    Wishlist:
    A black (and other colors) commander that interacts with equipment, "equip from graveyard" would make me have a deckgasm.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Zombies
    Grimgrin + Blackmarket + Gravecrawler is a nice little synergy that if unchecked can take over the table.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kalitas Commander or 1 of the 99?
    Quote from TheC2 »
    He has a very good ability that can be taken advantage of. When I thought of making a deck with him several things came to mind:Endless Ranks of the Dead , Grave Titan, Ghoulcaller Gisa, etc. He has a lot to work with, which is why I couldn't really decide if I wanted another deck with him at the helm or have him bring his talents to my Prossh deck, who would vastly appreciate his talents.

    Also, he a vast step up from his previous incarnation, IMHO: Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet.


    The old Kalitas could have (should have?) been pushed harder. Print him as is at 5 mana, or 7 mana with a free activated ability, or maybe 6 mana without a tap in his ability. Not sure, but that's a ton of mana for not a lot of value, compare him to Drana from the same block. She's a removal engine and threat.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Hypothetical] Hybrid cards can now be used as long as one half is in your color identity. What are you most excited to try?
    I wonder if this thread is helping or hindering the RC's "no off color hybrid" policy.

    If Rule 4 was revoked, I wonder if hybrid existing as R&D intended is in the wings.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kalitas Commander or 1 of the 99?
    Quote from Xaios »
    Seems pretty good. It's not over-costed and has multiple relevant abilities. Plus, it's a hell of a beater with Nightmare Lash, Lashwrithe and Strata Scythe.


    They should have bolded the font on lifelink or something, I keep missing that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Hypothetical] Hybrid cards can now be used as long as one half is in your color identity. What are you most excited to try?
    In Chainer:
    Divinity of Pride
    Memory Plunder
    Oona, Queen of the Fae
    Possibly one or more lieges as reanimatable buffs

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kalitas Commander or 1 of the 99?
    Proxy before you buy if the $20 is a hindrance.

    My use case was swapping him in for LLOTV. Your mileage may vary but for me, he exiles the most commonly recycled creature type while creating a threatening presence at the same time. I happily trade the exhaustive exiling of LLOTV for something that exiles while enabling me to put pressure on people. He is in a deck that wins via exsanguinate, gray merchant, and kokusho so any chip damage that I get in just lowers the barrier to win with those mechanisms. If you already have a slot of LLOTV, I consider him an upgrade to that slot.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kalitas Commander or 1 of the 99?
    I love him in the 99 as an alternative to leyline. He is a bit boring for commander role, imo.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Rest in Peace: Worth it?
    I'm really not a huge fan of symmetrical hosing, especially since White is pretty solid at GY recursion.

    I would recommend things like Tormod's Crypt and ways to recur it, e.g. Sun Titan or Argivian Archealogist (I think that's the name)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Suggestions for Non-Infinite Mana Combo with Damia.
    Yes, it constantly checks the number of cards.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Suggestions for Non-Infinite Mana Combo with Damia.
    Jared + Lord of Extinction is in color and likely to kill the table, can use a few other giant creatures in this slot too. Consuming Aberration and/or Minion of the Wastes and/or Wall of Blood.

    Triskelion + Phyrexian Devourer + Necrotic Ooze = depends on deck CMC but likely clears a table
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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