Quote from NZB2323 »What do people think of Castle of Locthwain?
Quote from BloodyMangus »What does everyone think about Fires of Invention? Looks like a one sided red Aluren to me.
Quote from theCreecH »You cut Drana, Liberator of Malakir?
Quote from jakethewhale »What are your thoughts on Embereth Skyblazer as a buff? Unfortunate that it doesn't have haste, but the following turn, it would buff itself to 7 attack, and all your vamps to 4+ attack.
Quote from NZB2323 »What are your thoughts on these cards for ramp:
Dockside Extortionist Curse of Opulence Talisman of creativity?
Quote from Narglfrob2 »Hi everyone, stumbled upon the deck and instantly fell in love! Exactly what I was looking for, a spell-slinger commander that isn't to degenerate / doesn't draws too much hate. I've played one game so far (and won!), look forward to testing more before I make any edits.
Using the deck currently in the OP as a baseline, what are peoples thoughts on:
Budget Replacement for Force of Will, would you recommend Pact of Negation or Counterspell? (how important is free?)
Search of Azcanta, basically rampant growth with suspend, with a little surveiling in between. Seems like this deck really wants the ramp and should be able to flip it easily.
Submerge, allows you to stop creature combos for zero mana, protect win-cons, and helps trigger Jori. Combine with Portent or Ray of Erasure (to shuffle / bin their creature after putting it on top) for maximum style points.
Anyways, thanks for maintaining this list, its fantastic!
Quote from Frank_Glascock »ISBPathfinder, how has Obelisk of Urd been performing? I am playing Mirror Entity in its place.
The only other change is I cut Vampire Lacerator. I used that slot to test out Scapegoat though I have yet to cast it. I think Vampire Lacerator is bad and I don't like having to remember a trigger for a bad card.
I gave the War of the Spark and M2O changes a test today. I really like the direction you are taking the deck. How has the new aristocrat playline been performing for you?
Quote from NZB2323 »What’s everyone’s thoughts on Idol of Oblivion?
Quote from Kangodo »It's going to replace my mentor of the meek for sure.
I also like the new Chainer, giving your creatures haste is really good. Not sure if I want it.
Gift of Doom can be played early and I can sac a token to attach it to Edgar.
Quote from BloodyMangus »I think Chainer, Nightmare Adept is interesting as some sort of recursion engine you play after a wrath. Would be fun to test although it's probably a little too slow for this deck.
On a fun side note, chainer will give haste to all the vamps that are cast through Bolas's Citadel.
Quote from jakethewhale »Have you considered Bedlam? Other than lacking indestructible, it seems like a better Iroas. Unconditional evasion for your entire board, and there isn't really a downside since we would ideally be swinging with our whole board anyway. Five-Alarm Fire seems maybe too cute, but it can snowball pretty hard.
Quote from BloodyMangus »What is everyone's opinion on Anje Falkenrath and Anje's Ravager?
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A little noob question here but isn't including too many 4-6 CMC cards too risky with Ad Nauseam or in colors without proper ramp or even time to do it in case of aggresive decks? How do you usually go for Necro/Ad Naus draws?
So we can count Yawgmoth as a sac outlet and a little more complicated Necropotence?
Also I'd love to know how's been Judith, the Scourge Diva performing with some more playtesting. Is she worth including as a pseudo-lord or ping effect?
And last thing - I see you've removed Swords to Plowshares, does it interrupt the aggro plan or are you giving up on having too much reactive cards to focus more on a theme and gameplan?
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Quote from Drain Life »I have added my deck to Aether Hub. It has a nice visual presentation and I like the user interface. My "maybeboard" is just a list of the 31 cards where my deck differs from what you have posted thus far. You can find it here.
I have become more interested in that (now old) "75%" philosophy for deck building.
Apart from my lack of fast tutors, fast mana rocks, and going full tribal, I wanted to talk about a few cards:
I do not own this. I doubt that I ever will. What would you suggest as a replacement? I see that you have cut both Cover of Darkness and Dolmen Gate from your list. Would either of those be a suitable replacement for the foreseeable future, or would something else like Brave the Sands? Maybe something else entirely?
I have printed a proxy, and like Reconnaissance, I highly doubt I will ever own this card, at least not any time soon. I do not think there is anything else remotely like this card in magic. We have to pay Kindred Dominance and Plague Wind mana costs to have such one sided effects. Even Toxic Deluge kills our creatures at the same cost and life.
I havetwo of these. I know how amazing it is. It is so good that it is generally seen as too good. As a result, I have taken it out of my deck. I currently am using Dark Prophecy. If Necropotence were banned, what would you replace it with? I only chose Dark Prophecy because it is a triple black enchantment that feeds Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, works well with sacrifice outlets, and can even refill my hand at a a 2-to-1 ratio against a board wipe.
Because i want to play more of a 75% style, do you agree with my burst draw replacements? Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, and Painful Truths for example? Any other ideas or recommendations?
I am obviously not asking why you are playing those cards, but rather what I can do to live without them. Fast mana and fast tutors are my choice for power reasons, but Reconnaissance and Fire Covenant have me stumped.
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And what is the budget and format restriction?