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  • posted a message on [HTR] M'Odo, the Gnarled Oracle
    Yeah, eminence is a fine ability because if you put it on bad abilities, cards aren't busted.
    Like dredge is a cool and fun mechanics because moldervine cloak isn't a busted card
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [HTR] M'Odo, the Gnarled Oracle
    Quote from Empathogen »

    It's cool and I'm sure it would make a fun commander that's not too OP.


    Yeah sure, uncounterable constant creature cheating, with 0 incentive to actually play this card because it just provide a 0/3. If people want to play vanguard, they should play vanguard and not commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Why are all the Abzan commanders terrible?
    Why are all the Abzan commanders terrible?



    Because they don't print that many abzan commanders in the first place.
    It started as the only wedge with an extra commander (Doran) but after that it received nothing.
    The abzan clan was the most terrible one in tarkir imho, outlast was a terrible mechanic and all the +1/+1 counter stuff was a bad focus for abzan (that already had ghave to support that playstyle). Add a lot of puny humans and "bad bant" flavor to that and you'll get Daghatar and Anafenza.
    I remember being so disappointed when Anafenza was spoiled. She's clearly a modern card, i don't get why they wasted an abzan legendary spot for a modern card.
    You won't get any new abzan commander soon, next two blocks are just guilds, maybe there will be tricolor cards in the third set, but who knows. i guess your best hope is commander 2019.
    Right now you can play karador or teneb. iif you don't like karador, try teneb: he's not that bad, he focus on bg creatures way more than karador. you can play your goodstuff/midrange rock strategy and whip out your general only when enemies' resources are exausted and their graveyards are full. just pay 2B and nab the best creature that died during the game.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    Quote from Anachronity »
    If you think I'm going to steer my 5/5 flying demon token into your Thantis just to watch it die, rather than into the other guy with no flying blockers, you're just fooling yourself.


    So the other player with no flying blocker maybe can retaliate massively and will kill you for that 5 damage?
    Instead you could have sacrificed your demon to thantis to team with the other player and kill me together.
    It may not be the optimal move but i have seen that multiple times with my Gahiji deck.
    As i said you are oversemplifying.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Need help picking a tribe: Dragons or Zombies?

    Literally one worthwhile white zombie
    Wayward Servant (a third card that combos off with grave crawler and rooftop storm)


    Honestly i think that also necromancer's covenant, binding mummy, tidehollow sculler, unraveling mummy and maybe also mummy paramount are worth mentioning if you are not making a 100% combo deck.

    With Varina zombies can be built either aggro, control or combo, so i think that deck will be more versatile and you can modify it if you get bored.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    Quote from Anachronity »
    If another opponent doesn't have a suitable blocker, they're going to swing that way instead. If the opponent does have a blocker, they'll still swing that way because, all other things being equal from their perspective, they don't want to give your spider the +1/+1. Even then, odds are decent they can convince that opponent to take the hit if the creature being swung is pretty small, as unlike the Thantis player, the other opponent might be sympathetic about also being forced to attack.

    The only creatures that are going to be attacking into Thantis are creatures bigger than Thantis, evasive/deathtouch creatures, lethal swarms of tokens that go wide past Thantis, or creatures that literally have no other choice. Those are the situations you should prepare for.


    you are kinda oversemplifying imnho. Emotion, politics and alliances have a big role at some tables, it's not always "the most optimal move is to do X, so i'll do X". Sometimes you do Y just to piss off someone.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Needing EDH Advice, Help?
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    You can't imprint Grapeshot under Isochron Scepter, it only imprints instants.


    Also, isochron sceptr doesn't cast the spell, but copies it, so you can't activate storm because it's a cast trigger
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Guilds of Ravnica] "Macabre Hatchery" Black Prerelease Promo Leak?
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    With Dominaria's saprolings in those colors still in Standard with this set, I wouldn't be surprised if Golgari focuses on tokens or even specifically saprolings this time around, and has a keyword that rewards you for going wide or sacrificing.

    That's what you want to hear, right? Smile


    Honestly, not really, because i love saproling, but i also love my necromantic golgari overlord.
    However, since saprolings are big thing on Dominaria and since the were a big thing on Ravnica too, i can see them being mechanically important.
    In return to Ravnica they shifted the saprolings from the selesnya (they wanted to focus on bigger tokens, literally 0 selesnya cards from rtr block make saprolings) too golgari: korozda guildmage. (grand ossuary also count?)
    It's only one card, but it's the only card in the entire block that makes saproling.
    So they either give saprolings back to the selesnya, make them a big golgari theme, or make saproling almost irrelevant and nonexistant.
    I'm happy with every option beside the last one Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on GRN Key Art W/ Vraska
    Posted in another thread too, but here's my speculation; what if this time Golagari are way more about tokens and sacrifing than reanimating? After all, Vraska is shifting the guild towards insect-domination or something like that, she's using a baby abomination as pet and Dominaria had a BG saproling theme that could continue with the golgari
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    Quote from DirkGently »
    1) and less effective against the other players too, which Thantis was pushing them to attack instead of you already. I'd rather combat was more damaging rather than less if I'm playing thantis, since I'm already going to be pillowforting more than my opponents most of the time. 2) I count 3, and only one of them is any real good (hapatra, a 2 toughness creature with no protection). Good? yes. Worth including in the deck? maybe. Worth focusing the whole strategy around her? Nah. If you want hapatra build hapatra.


    1) honestly, i have yet to test the deck in a real situation, but i doubt every game opponents will go with "i don't the spider to grow, i'll never attack him!"... sometimes you will become the archenemy. I became the archenemy a lot of times while playing a group hug deck, being way behind the other players and playing avatar slaughter. So having a plan B when people starts to play beaters bigger than your spider and focusing you doesn't seem bad.
    2) i don't advise anyne to build her with -1/-1 counters as the main focus. Just the subtheme. My list has 11 cards, 13 if you count contagion clasp and contagion engine. Some of them are "things that trigger when things die", like you said.
    Having some convoluted "combo" cards like necroskitter+blowfly infestation+crumbling ashes may be a good way to not become the archenemy too easily. People will underestimate the cards when they are alone and when the "combo" will be assembled, it will be too late.
    At least that's how my Gahiji deck works. It's nt as combat focused as Thantis, but it has its ways to strongly promote attacks between players.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Wizkids release Icons of the Realms: Ravnica collectable figures
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Damn you, you have reminded me the delusion i felt when that useless angel was spoiled
    I wished for attrition or grave pact on a creature, instead i got a limited beater


    Butcher of Malakir awaits you, my friend.


    Oh i know him, but i'm a prententious prick, play EDH and wanted my friends to suffer so i wanted another one Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Guilds of Ravnica] "Macabre Hatchery" Black Prerelease Promo Leak?
    Just wandering, what if the Golgari are way more token based this time? We saw Vraska petting a baby abomination and saprolings are a big theme of Dominaria. Maybe this time golgari are more about sacrifing than reanimating
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    Quote from DirkGently »
    I mean, you can make most strategies that aren't total garbage playable, even if the commander doesn't have synergy with them particularly. Which is fine if that's what you want to do. I'm not sure why, if you wanted to make a -1/-1 counter synergy deck you wouldn't just play hapatra, but I'm sure it's ok for Thantis.

    With Thantis you can have both the Scorpion God and Hapatra together
    While not a direct sinergy, you can use -1/-1 counters to receive less damage from the opponents' contant attacks.
    It's not a direct synergy but, as you said, Thantis doesn't have many build around options and it's kinda goodstuffy
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    Quote from DirkGently »
    I don't see any reason to make "spider tribal" or -1/-1 counter synergy. Thantis has very little overlap with those.


    I just found out that a couple of spiders are good with Thantis. Then i also found out that predator, flagship is very good with Thantis and, well, other spiders too.
    I was skeptic about the -1/-1 counter theme too but i have to admit that during the first tests it looked very good.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Thantis's Map of War (Let's Brew!)
    swarmyard is really good, so you can put in some nonbasic land tutors like sylvan scrying, pir's whim, tempt with discovery and maybe even expedition map and ulvenwald hydra.
    With all of these land tutoring, you can put in the classic combo urborg, tomb of yawgmoth and cabal coffers, with also nirkana revenant
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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