I'm currently working on a Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker EDH deck, and basically, I don't think I'm doing it right. Michiko is not a very common commander, but I think she has some potential. Her lack of use (at least among decks on this site) leaves me with little precedence on how a build with her works. Her ability also isn't one that you would normally attribute to a mono-white creature, so I'm having a tough time find an appropriate direction. I want to focus on Michiko's ability as much as possible without going Voltron.
Currently, I'm going with a "prevent all the damages" approach, but it hasn't been working out. I'm outpaced by any aggro/Voltron style deck, and decks that rely on their late game hit harder than I do.
I tried to avoid a lifegain approach, but I'm leaning more and more towards using this. I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions, especially helping me establish a board position before I'm run over.
Glad someone else likes to play transmutation decks! Check out mine if you're having trouble getting it to play well. A Masterful Transmutation (The only reason I have it under Casual is because Ponder and Seat of the Synod aren't modern legal. I could change them out easily but I just like them too much lol.) I would strongly recommend Sphinx Summoner and Thousand-Year Elixir they both combo nicely with Transmuter.
Yes, provided you have not used all of your land drops this turn. Prophetic Flamespeaker 's ability says "play" instead of "cast," so it includes land cards.
4/26/2014: If you exile a land card, you may play that land only if you have any available land plays. Normally, this means you can play the land only if you havent played a land yet that turn.