The Limited Archetypes of Guilds of Ravnica
 
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »

    I'm truly all alone now in my hatred of everything and everyone.


    Don't worry, I am still with you :p

    Ravnica is totally overrated in my opinion. From the standpoint of commander I don't see much that is redeeming and the playable cards seem like they are roleplayers focusing mostly towards multicolored decks that play in specific ways. There are a few interesting modern cards but as far as commander goes I don't think I can name a card I intend to use as of right now.

    Don't get me wrong. There are some good cards but they are multicolored role-players that I just have no use for as of right now.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    MaRo missed the Null Rod joke on his blog. He mentioned that they don't make cards that don't do anything, and I asked what about Null Rod. He then explained what the card does. Facepalm


    Darksteel Relic would like to have a word. I get that it enables other cards but it itself does literally nothing.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Edgar Markov - Low Mana Curve Build
    Quote from DementedKirby »
    Even so I think it might be worth considering/including in a more midrange Edgar Markov build.


    Maybe, I still think its a long shot because I can think of a lot of cards that probably would perform better. It is nice that it replaces the free token we get on cast with a 4/4 flyer but it also does nothing when you cast it until you can play more vamps which seems slow. I ended up cutting other things like Null Profusion for the same concern. I could probably come up with a lot of potentially useful if they stick cards in the 4-6 mana range but ultimately the concern is spending all that mana and getting no immediate advantage from them.

    Possibility Storm is another card I probably would go back to if I wanted to slow down and run a little more midrange value.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Edgar Markov - Low Mana Curve Build
    Quote from NZB2323 »
    Is Divine Visitation too slow for this deck?


    Yea it probably is. When you get up to that sort of mana range on something that does nothing until you cast more things I think its valid to start comparing them to Cathars' Crusade. Being its the exact same mana cost and the same waiting period but probably a lot more gain behind the crusade I don't think its fast enough to merit a spot.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Archtypes you're NOT yet burned out on
    Tribal decks. More or less every tribal option plays TOTALLY differently from the other tribes so I get a kick out of them when I can make them work. My problem is really that you need a good legend to helm a tribal deck because the reasons to go tribal are mostly bad if you can't get a legend to tie the whole concept together. As time goes on the card pool for tribes keeps deepening which just makes them more viable but still I just love seeing new tribal commanders to open up more design space.

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    So, I have this problem that whenever I make a fast aggro / tempo deck I go way over the top of what my group can handle. I like piloting them but I know that essentially everyone else at the game is miserable as they watch me punt their faces in.

    I played my Ghalta deck last night and it was SUUUUUPER one sided. I even had a really *****ty opening hand that was starved of lands but then around turn 7 someone did a stupid move and played a Mana Flare right before me and let me Genesis Wave for 17 (I had tutored for lands the turn before).
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I probably spend $50-200 a month on magic and have since 2009 lol. In a lot of cases its because I build a new deck about once / week and I need random ***** for it. Then on top of that there are the modern decks I build which require some amount of attention too.

    I love deckbuilding so for me a lot of the fun of commander is building the next thing and to some degree refining the ones I recently built.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    That's a shame, I probably could have bought that Abyss off you.


    You see though, that sounds like a lot of work on my end to sell it to you. If I am not really selling it for more than I was getting then why go through the inconvenience?

    Also, what they gave me for trade credit was like.... 80% of what it was worth anyways. It was a situation that it wasn't worth my time to sell it for what I was getting off of it to someone else because of the inconvenience of moving it separately. I also got 3x the value back from it as what I bought it for literally 2ish years ago.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Weebo »
    What did you get?



    Amonkhet Foil: Glorybringer NM 4 2.99 11.96
    Amonkhet: Sweltering Suns NM 2 0.49 0.98
    Battlebond: Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom NM 1 0.35 0.35
    Coldsnap: Scrying Sheets NM 2 11.99 23.98
    Coldsnap: Skred NM 3 1.79 5.37
    Core Set 2019 Foil: Elvish Clancaller NM 4 5.99 23.96
    Core Set 2019: Sarkhan, Fireblood NM 3 13.99 41.97
    Dragons of Tarkir: Draconic Roar NM 4 0.25 1.00
    Iconic Masters Foil: Horizon Canopy NM 1 84.99 84.99
    Kaladesh: Chandra, Torch of Defiance NM 2 11.99 23.98
    Khans of Tarkir: Windswept Heath NM 1 13.99 13.99
    Masters 25: Blood Moon NM 1 20.99 20.99
    Masters 25: Jace, the Mind Sculptor NM 2 89.99 179.98
    Modern Masters 2017: Tarmogoyf NM 4 64.99 259.96
    Modern Masters 2017: Verdant Catacombs NM 2 59.99 119.98
    Theros: Anger of the Gods NM 2 2.99 5.98
    Theros: Stormbreath Dragon NM 3 6.49 19.47
    EX SINGLES
    Description Style Qty Price Total
    3rd Edition: Savannah EX 1 161.99 161.99
    3rd Edition: Scrubland EX 1 179.99 179.99
    3rd Edition: Taiga EX 1 148.49 148.49
    3rd Edition: Tundra EX 1 287.99 287.99
    3rd Edition: Underground Sea EX 1 629.99 629.99
    Future Sight Foil: Horizon Canopy EX 1 239.99 239.99
    Zendikar Foil: Ondu Cleric EX 4 1.19 4.76

    Its super rough to read that lol but I picked up some 3rd ed lands and a few fetches then I mostly hit up modern stuffs. I want to try out some of the new dragon skred in modern as well as possibly field Grixus control. I have 1-2 copies of all of the ABU duals but some of this was filling it in a bit more as well as getting additional copies of the ones I tend to use more often. I think after this I will only have one copy of the UG and UR lands but honestly those are color combinations I don't find myself playing much of.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I finally went and traded in a TON of surplus cards I had on hand that I just hadn't ever been using. I got rid of a bunch of spendy ones that are harder to use in commander like Nether Void, The Abyss, Lion's Eye Diamond, Hazezon Tamar and a bunch of other assorted $20-$100 cards. I ended up getting $2.5k for probably 50 cards I had laying around in surplus that I rarely ever if ever used.

    I just got to have the fun of doing a 2.5K card shopping spree without actually spending any of my own money. It was fun :p
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [SCD] Mycosynth Lattice
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    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best way to get back in the game?
    It depends a lot on what formats you are interested in. Generally for legacy / modern the answer is usually playing whatever flavor of red deck is doing well since lots of the red staples tend to be much cheaper than the other decks out there.

    If you want to play commander pick up a precon at the cost of $40 and slowly upgrade it as your budget allows.

    I don’t know what standard looks like right now but some sort of red deck might again be the budget way to go.I hear that the extra turns, fogs, and walkers deck is doing well in standard but that deck is super expensive so I would focus on how to take that deck down assuming it’s doing well.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Modern Coco Allies
    Quote from coloraq »
    Chord is definitely a slower card in the deck, one of the reasons I am not sure about running three. The main plan is beat down with your allies, and usually the deck is pretty good at that. The chords come in really handy towards the point where the beat down could be running into trouble (mid to late game). It lets you beat midgame winners such as sweepers, control shenanigans, tron, too many bodies, being behind in damage race, infect, etc. There have been so many games won by having chord of calling at that pivotal point. I debated Eldritch evolution, but the instant speed is so relevant, also ee is card disadvantage and a huge blowout to counters. Also, at the point you usually cast chord, you usually you have some bigger beaters that you can swing with, then keep the smaller ones back to chord for win con, so it often doesn't feel like you are slowing down much at that point.

    Harabaz druid also feels like the card that really makes chord/company work fast. A turn two unanswered harabaz druid usually means you win. There is so much to do with the mana she generates. If I wasn't running chord, I'd feel like she was a bit more of a liability, or lean more to kessig wolf run, as you mentioned. With chord, kessig is pretty difficult, as you need 3 green sources, and having 2 green creatures isn't always a given. A good one drop ally in green would make it so much easier. I keep hoping for an ally llanowar elves - lol.

    I like the idea of lead the stampede, as too many one for ones can be an issue. Ally encampment is the only other source of card advantage we have, and the reason I run four over cavern of souls.


    I worry a little that Chord of Calling becomes somewhat of a train wreck without Harabaz Druid though. In general unless you are going for a slower control / combo allies Harabaz Druid seems like its a little bit of a trap for an aggro build in that it encourages you to build in ways that might be detrimental to your deck if you don't find a Druid or if your opponent has spot removal. Allies also has kind of a hard time being green based right now as a main focus given that its white reliance in Hada Freeblade and Kazandu Blademaster can be rather disastrous with basic forests.

    Most of the time I keep circling back whenever I try builds with Harabaz Druid that it seems to work better for a control / combo build than an aggro allies. My issue with control and combo allies though is that there are just too few good allies that fit that mentality and even then you migth still be split with some aggro mechanics given the lack of one drop control / combo allies. I keep trying to make Harabaz Druid work but thats where I keep ending up with it.

    One of the few sort of aggro builds I do circle back to Harabaz Druid for tend to be Lead the Stampede and possibly Hagra Diabolist as a light splash finisher. Some of the tricky part on the druid though is that it competes with the aggro builds for the two spot which aggro builds are overloaded on. In the end I opted to just avoid them as a lot of the building mechanics for allies with what we have right now make the Druid really a challenge to work with. When it comes to aggro builds it seems to be more stable to not rely on them from my own testing just given the competition for two drops paired with slowing the deck down to try to work with them which backfires if you don't find them or they get answered.

    Still though, there seem to be a LOT of options for builds with allies even with a somewhat small pool that doesn't change much. I am going back to the drawing board and will try to come up with another build for next time I get to bring mine out.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Airithne »
    I'm going to have to take a red deck apart. I need a UR deck for the new Ral Zarek. Love


    Just jam him in your pretty boy Jodah, Archmage Eternal deck.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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