Quote from materpillar »I really think the Champion dorks are really strong. I just have way better luck with them it seems, see my above experience. Galvanizer is really bad outside that combo. I've almost never drawn him and the times that I have it usually rapidly lets me combo off. I'll put him higher on my watch list though, because he is really terrible in a vacuum.
Ironically, I had someone play Crux of Fate against me naming dragons. I think my meta-game is a bit less creature reliant, I'm pretty comfortable with the two wrath spells I'm running. Crux of Fate is great, but I have a ton of dragon cards already. :/
How has Wakening Sun's Avatar been for you? 8 mana is a lot.
Personally I'm thinking of cutting Sliver Overlord. I find casting it, paying 3 mana and then the casting cost of a sliver to be prohibitively slow. The only thing I ever really wanted to search for was Sliver Hivelord which I cut.
Patriarch's Bidding and Coat of Arms seem great, I'm just worried about the fact that they benefit everyone. I think other people might get more use out of casting them than I do. My metagame has a bunch of graveyard abuse decks and token swarms are always popular. This is the primary reason I hadn't added them myself.
I'm also planning on porting this over to mtgNexus in the near future.
Quote from materpillar »How has the deck been running for you. Could you post your list? I'm curious to know how similar it is to my own. Any particular standout cards? I've been running into a bunch of wrath spells and been getting blown out. Have you had this problem at all? This deck top-decks terribly and really wants to over-commit to the board for maximum value.
Quote from Dunharrow »This makes no sense. The ethos of Commander is 'build casual, play competitive'. You don't put combos in your deck and not play them. It makes the game worthless.
Quote from materpillar »I still run Higure of the Still Wind. I wonder if this guy would be better. Waaay less awesome, but I might make that swap.
I look forward to countering some spells with a moggcatcher activation.
Oh... I hadn't even thought about adding this guy. I'm too busy trying to figure out what I'm going to cut to add Hibernation Sliver. This one is super fantastic for sure... but I have way too many slivers. I'm going to pass on it.
I just looked over my changeling list... there's only like 2-3 I actually want to cut. Ghostly Changeling, Chameleon Colossus, and Cairn Wanderer are the only obvious cuts. Sigh.
Quote from materpillar »Combined with the Ur-Dragon it’ll make a bunch of changelings cost 0 mana (like that new Imposter of the Sixth Pride). I’ll need to find some more infinite combos based around that I think.
Quote from TribalElfMage »I love this deck! I've been working on something similar for our new Niv, and this list gave me some great ideas. I had no idea about the Lasav combo, definitely sweet. I've been considering adding some infinite draw combos Horizon Chimera to either ping the table to death with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, fuel a giant Debt to the Deathless with Cadaverous Bloom, or just be boring and flavorless with Lab Man. Ultimately, I feel I'm more spell-based then you at this point, are there benefits/disadvantages going one way or the other?
I'm pretty sure Hostage Taker and two clones gives you infinite ETB triggers, right? Not sure what the payoff would be there barring adding something like Vela the Night-Clad, which while it would help the with making Niv-Mizzet unblockable for Voltron beats, as well as helping make sure your Lasav combo connects, I'm not sure if that alone makes it worthwhile.