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Feb 16, 2018Played some games last Thursday again and came into conclusion that this deck needs evasion after all. Evasion and Haste. Yes - after getting wrathed and mass-bounced few times I so desperately craved for Haste that I tutored for Bloodghast to connect immidiately. That's why I began to consider adding Anger and Filth to the list along with Entomb and Faithless Looting. What do you think?Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Feb 10, 2018How about Obelisk of Urd, Homura, Human Ascendant or Dictate of Heliod as personal, permanent boosts (I'm quitting CoA topic for good)? Each has its own merits with the only flaw being a mana cost, mostly for Ad Naus. Obelisk can be cast for cheap (each 1 mana vamp reduces its cost by 2), Dictate can be a combat trick and Homura flips easily given a number of sac outlets we play.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Speaking of sac outlets, we may also use Rector to cheat enchantments to play. Ranger of Eos may be another way to refill after a Wrath - I would play it over Minions' Murmurs which is only good when we're already winning. Bouncing back after a board wipe is the hardest thing here as we cannot afford to stop overwhelming opponents so there is little time to stop and draw cards when we still have Vamps to cast.
Feb 6, 2018Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Not if they are dead ;). Anyway CoA would be used as an alpha-strike tool in a scenario when you can kill with it but if you're worried about helping opps there is less potent but easier to play Obelisk of Urd or even Eldrazi Monument. You could even use Vampiric Fury. They are only examples to choose from thought.
Feb 6, 2018Posted in: Multiplayer Commander DecklistsQuote from ISBPathfinder »It sounds like you have an interesting meta. I guess I would say to watch out for having too many high cost cards but if you are playing through sisay tutors and wraths.deck you might have to adjust some things.
Yea, my meta is developed and diversified enough to face many strategies. Mana elves and tokens are common so Evincar fits here alright and Dictate is great against Narset and such.
I'd like to raise another topic though as I wonder about importance of evasion outlets you play and their value compared to removal and pumps. As for me cards like Reconnaissance, Cover of Darkness or Goblin War Drums are simply waste of space that could be used for removal (eg. Retribution of the Meek) or permanent pump effects like Coat of Arms. Wouldn't alpha-striking be more relevant than slow but steady beatdown? The former gives an opponent a chance to block (and lose his creatures in a process) while the latter gives him more opportunities to find an answer or wincon (if he's able).
Feb 2, 2018Played Edgar again two times yesterday and I'm liking this deck more and more.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
First game I managed to kill Sisay player despite him throwing lifelinking creatures (Gisela, Dromoka) at my vamps but he slowed me enough for Avacyn player to build his board presence and kill me with indestructible, Mother-protected angel.
Second game I focused on Avacyn player instead and managed to kill both opponents after a long battle despite mass removal (Wrath, Elesh Norn) and hurting myself with Ad Nauseam and Mana Crypt. All stars this time were Ascendant Evincar keeping white tokens and elves off the board and Dictate of Erebos killing beefier stuff with the help of Bloodthrone Vampire. Sure, both cards are costly but hey - they worked!
Ad Nauseam is really great here especially if deck includes cheap mana artifacts and spells like Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak. Oathsworn Vampire is also worth mentioning - paired with sac outlet and stuff like Tithe Drinker makes a lot of free vamps if game goes into late stage.
Jan 29, 2018Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
I'd rather go with Scapegoat as a Wrath prevention as ER is like Dark Prophecy - it needs to be at board first to work. Combo should not be a focus of this deck and this one needs at least two parts to work reliably. It also blocks 40% of our draws and basicaly kills aggro plan if someone destroys sac outlet.
Jan 26, 2018I've finally assembled a first draft of Markov deck and played it hard last evening. It was a blast and fun to play. I made few observations though:Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
1. Cards with tripple black costs are hard to cast. My mana base is not perfect yet but even then I would consider finding single-double black replacements for stuff like Necropotence or Dark Prophecy.
2. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is fine on paper but I'd rather tutor for anthem than him.
3. Shared Animosity rocks! It rode me into a victory two times yesterday. I need more of such effects.
4. Colored mana rocks (moxes/lotuses) are better than Sol Ring/Mana Crypt. We need as many colored mana as possible in early game. Black is most important followed by White and Red (in that order).
5. Cheap draw spells like Painful Truths or Night's Whisper are important to mantain a tempo against removal-heavy decks.
Jan 19, 2018How about legendary vampire, Ascendant Evincar? He kills five of your vamps (of which only Mirror Entity matters) but pumps all the other (tokens included) and hates most of the mana dorks and hatebears opponents use. I run it with great success in control and he can be even better here.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Jan 18, 2018Made some changes to a deck lately, so let's go through them:Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Fierce Empath -> Nissa, Vastwood Seer - she flips fast and is pure card advantage engine after flip
Manglehorn -> Reclamation Sage - I missed hitting enchantments few times so Sage is back
Horn of Greed -> Nissa, Vital Force - currently in testing
Embodiment of Insight -> Qasali Slingers - I need something to repel flyers and they come in with a bonus attached
Temur Sabertooth -> Surrak, the Hunt Caller - haste enabler and can hit hard on his own
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth -> Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre - indestructible beater with Annihilator is feared more than draw 4 on cast
Miren, the Moaning Well -> Arch of Orazca - comming right in for testing
Jan 18, 2018Posted in: Multiplayer Commander DecklistsQuote from Isao »Hi, very nice deck, what's your personal take on Selvala, Heart of the Wilds ?
She doesn't fit here. When I have 3 mana, I cast Azusa and ramp. I may cast Selvala next turns but she'll have sickness and need a fatty to generate mana which I may not have out yet. She's best suited to be Commander on her own, not one of the 99.
Jan 17, 2018Posted in: Multiplayer Commander DecklistsQuote from Lando699 »what's your opinion on Nissa, Vital Force? haven't tried it yet, it loses some tempo that's for sure, but early game it can quickly ultimate, unless opponent has a flyer of course, and late game can pseudo/witness for extra flexibility
Funny you ask, I've just replaced Horn of Greed with her. Didn't draw into Nissa yet but I've seen her in action and she surely has potential. Horn is faster but there is little difference in 3 and 5 mana except for cases I won't hit that 5 mana the turn after casting Azusa. Neither is a tempo card anyway. For Horn I can cast it and draw cards right away, with Nissa I have to wait a turn but the emblem works with landfall and she's more flexible in what I can do with her. Hasty 5/5 is nothing to sneeze at.
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Jan 13, 2018I'm more and more inclined to build Edgar's deck myself but making it straightforward aggro is not my cup of tea. I like to have options. For example an option of using cheap vampires and vampire tokens as sacrificial lambs (Vampire Sheep) for Voldaren Pariah, Westvale Abbey or even Demon of Death's Gate/Scourge of Nel Toth if ground forces face to many blockers.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Another option is doubling vampire tokens with Anointed Procession or using them as mana source with Carnival of Souls which surely leads to some kind of combo. Option to win by combo is always good.
What do you think?
Jan 7, 2018I don't see Shared Animosity in your list. That's single best offensive anthem for tribals in Markov's colors and you can easily find it with WB tutors. You could even play In the Web of War for more offensive goodness.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Dec 7, 2017Brass's Bounty looks interesting at least. Seems to be better than Boundless Realms as Treasures come in ready-to-use and I'm sure someone will break it one way or another (metalcraft, affinity, improvise, Revel in Riches). Also "combos" with Storm the Vault.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Nov 28, 2017I don't think you'll kill anyone with Vent Sentinel. It's only one card in a deck and you need a board full of creatures to do that. With board full of creatures you'd better go aggro and having one aggro-enabler in command zone will simplify things. I would go with Doran as commander instead of Karona or focus on mill with Phenax. You'd need Vent Sentinel to be your commander to make it worth the effort.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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