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Rabid_Wombat on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

14 minutes ago

cdkime Thanks for the tip about Monday being a public holiday and I will send an email along with all the crew from the FLGS to express our concerns.

This really can't be what Wizards wants as our store sells double the amount of product than their non-independent rival. Sadly it's the only independent LGS left in the city - the other got taken over by the franchise store after it went bankrupt last year.

Btw the supplier does have form - they have prevented our FLGS from recieving any KeyForge decks for the past two months! And now they are really turning in the screws with this non delivery of pre-release guild kits/boxes.

I just feel so sorry for the staff who all looked totally devastated yesterday - they work so hard seven days a week and now the writing is on the wall. The retail sector here in Australia is getting hammered by online sales (just like everywhere else) so it really has become the Survival of the Fittest .

Back on topic....Argy that Ooze is a beast! Wish it was Legendary as it would be the perfect Commander for Ooze Tribal :D

deaddrift on Eldrazi 8-Void Stompy

19 minutes ago

I haven't played UB or W Eldrazi decks, or played against them, so I'm not qualified to discuss those decks.

Juniperidlis on Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

22 minutes ago

I'm trying to make it as budget as possible, without taking out too many great cards. I'd say about $80 would be the budget for this deck. I think card draw is where this deck falls a little short. Do you have any suggestions?

hkhssweiss on Teysa & Her dead friends

34 minutes ago

Heya Sixp!

You can probably take some ideas from this build that I helped another user make.

If your going to go for the token swarm route, I would recommend some recursion cards like Oversold Cemetery , Athreos, God of Passage , as well as Debtors' Knell . These will constantly grab back your creatures that you sac'ed or gotten destroyed. Cheap single burst reanimation spells are also great like Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , or Necromancy . Entomb and Buried Alive are also great cards to fill up your grave with as well!

Hope that helps!

hkhssweiss on Teysa Karlov

42 minutes ago

Hey gokashi2324!

What type of route are you going to go for your Teysa? Are you going with the token swarm route? Abusing her die trigger effects? Focusing your deck on the route you go will be able to refine your deck more and be able to synergize with the cards you have in already. Are you also on any particular budget?

Some staples you can use in these types of decks are cards such as Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Oversold Cemetery , Sheoldred, Whispering One , or Debtors' Knell !

If you like you can also check out a build I did for another user over here! Hope that gives some perspective and feel free to ask for any advice!

astroknotts on smile at your mom

48 minutes ago


1x Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit 1x Blasting Station 1x Boros Charm 1x Break Through the Line 1x Cloudshift 1x Festercreep 1x Graveblade Marauder 1x Insult / Injury 1x Mizzium Mortars 1x Ravenous Rats 1x Rigging Runner 1x Seekers' Squire 1x Sin Collector 1x Smother 1x Swords to Plowshares

hkhssweiss on Pain and Gain

49 minutes ago

You can consider adding in cards like Blood Mist and Necrologia for some interesting interactions. Also you have in the maybe board Duelist's Heritage , which is a great inclusion!

hkhssweiss on Rhys, J.R.R. Tokens

52 minutes ago

Hey lordkonner, welcome to T/O!

Great list that you have I see that it's been pretty refined and I see the work done in your Rhys list! Have you ever considered using Natural Order as a way to grab your Hoof ? Or Summoner's Pact to grab any of your essential green creatures?

DrukenReaps on Choosing an Aristocrat...

1 hour ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

vincilios on Abusive Death

1 hour ago

You forgot the best card... Reveillark

heltoupee on Hels Beginner Cube

1 hour ago

@kuvien - Hey, man! Thanks, makes a lot of sense. I already replaced Frostwielder with Cunning Sparkmage before reading your comment (don't know how my search missed that one in the first place...) Really good point on Satyr Wayfinder - replacing with Farhaven Elf because I wanted actual ramp (and I layed my hands on one of them first :) ). Here's a link to the cubetutor that has a little better explanation of what I'm going for: http://www.cubetutor.com/cubeblog/128104. Basically, yes, I'm doing allied color pairs and mono-color, and you more-or-less nailed the loose archetypes I'm trying to hit. First and foremost, though, I want B.R.E.A.D. to work really well, since I'm aiming it at beginners. It's designed to be drafted by 4 - maybe 6 people, or a 4-man sealed pod. I'm going to go through your suggestions more carefully in the future - thank you!

vincilios on Abusive Death

1 hour ago

I thinking the deck the same way. Great idea include Matter Reshaper . (Y)

SMASHER101 on 8 Mystic

1 hour ago

I saw the new Frilled Mystic and I want to make a deck built around them.

I have this so far:


It needs better aggro creatures.

Soren841 on Melt Banana

1 hour ago

It doesn't

ThoAlmighty on Ertai

1 hour ago

Hatching Plans seems strong with Ertai without diluting your combo game plan.

Zinriel on Why Do FNM Promos No ...

1 hour ago

Tin Street Dodger has a mana value showing as W/R as opposed to it's actual R

pbanker on Mono-Black Zombie Copter

1 hour ago

Bontu is a beast but I found it sitting inactive a lot of time. I found it somewhat difficult to activate...I don't mind when one of my creatures goes to the graveyard but I don't actually "want" them to die especially when it uses mana too. Honestly I might just be playing the card badly but I switched to Smuggler's Copter for the extra reach.

I did find a home for Bontu in my Blood Artist deck (Zombiecrats!) where sacrificing my creatures is part of the game plan. I still have the card sleeved up and I'm tweaking this list pretty often so I will probably try it again.

Thanks again!

Benwatts14 on Lazav's dimir playground

1 hour ago

triproberts12 thanks a lot it was super helpful

astroknotts on May We Never Part [[Teysa ...

1 hour ago

whoa I love your flavor story! it matches the theme of the deck so well too :D

astroknotts on Advertise your deck!

1 hour ago

smile at your mom

Tiny Leaders* astroknotts


RoyaleWithCheese on B/W Devotion

1 hour ago

I might look at the land base again indeed. A guy on the lgs I play suggested that I cut some swamps for an Urborg and at least 2 Plains, for a kinda of a plan b agains a blood moon effect. I might add more of one creature, and the first that comes to my mind is Geralf's Messenger, followed by Dread Shade . The shade is more like a 4 drop agains some decks, to avoid beeing bolted, but it can block on the turn I played, and can be a threat too. The messenger is better for the devotion overall, draining and staying on the field, but I also would be an extra turn open sometimes, so I had to be careful when to play it. Any suggestions?

Human Frailty can be really interesting in the side board, but I think I have a decent amount of removal, and more to bring from the side. The Ethersworn could be really good, I generally dont play more than one spell each turn if the mana curve is in a good day, but it affects my opponents much worse than I. Thanks! Also, a friend of mine suggested Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , but I think the Kambal's are better for this list.

Thanks a lot for the time and helo you are giving! Really appreciate it!

GreatScoach on GreatScoach

1 hour ago


Bad_Dog on Teysa's Trending Tea Shop

2 hours ago

Hey, commenting on here with a list of things you might want to try out.

These aren't meant to all be directly added, more of just things to keep an eye on as you test and stuff. You might want to try to make room for Leonin Squire, because it's really good with LED and Razaketh combo, and Mox Diamond because it's just a powerful card .


Golden Demise



Collective Brutality - bin raz/boon and hurt your opponent

Thoughtseize - bin razaketh/ boonweaver or a proactive counterspell

Cabal Therapy - sac outlet or same as above


Ethersworn Canonist and Eidolon of Rhetoric - good against storm and foodchain

Linvala, Keeper of Silence - good against green

Sadistic Hypnotist

Iona, Shield of Emeria - reanimated stax

Void Winnower - more reanimated stax

Card Advantage

Scroll Rack - Combos with Land Tax

Ad Nauseam - If you get the cmc low enough this is an option. Just don't go below 8 life


Ashnod's Altar - Cheap sac that gets around cursed totem

Leonin Squire - Recurs LED when you're going off with razaketh


Lotus Petal - Fast mana

Weathered Wayfarer - fetches your urborg / coffers

Mox Diamond - powerful

Mox Opal - good with 15 + artifacts

Looks sweet dude and I hope it plays well

Peter_Storm on Melt Banana

2 hours ago

I'm stupid, but how does this deck win other than Aetherflux?

JediCat on Storm of feathers (DD: Crow ...

2 hours ago

SSJ_Weegee, true, it totally would, if not for our almighty WINGED GOD already occupying the Mythic Rare slot :)

Celthebeast on Budget Esper(W/U/B) Tap Deck

2 hours ago

Switching some basics for the khans taplands would greatly boost color consistency. Armillary sphere would then be better switched to Blind Obedience . It's a little over a dollar but greatly suits your deck's tap and long-game themes. 28 lands is a little high, so switching a few into some Opt would help smoothing everything over. Then changing turn aside into Mana Leak adds much more versatility to it. Take into custody could be Expose Evil for extra card draw (and two creatures is probably better than one creature for two turns). Chronic flooding just doesn't do anything. I know it's fun, I love the card too, but it doesn't help your game plan at all. Blessed Alliance isn't strictly your tap theme but it's a lot of versatile tempo options. This deck will have a nightmare of a time against noncreature decks so be mindful. Royal assassin seems to be the only reason to be in black, and waiting for turn for to use it off double black seems pointless. Probably put in some things like Spell Pierce or Negate to shore up some natural weaknesses. Cryptoplasm also seems subpar to other options, like more control cards and then just lean harder on stalling to hit sunblast angel.

Dadouuxx on BloodyNahiriShift [Naya]

2 hours ago

Let me know how it is going! Are you on the Valakut Discord already? We have a pretty active community :)


hkhssweiss on Jhoira's Discount Treasure Ship

2 hours ago

Heya DrkNinja!

Pretty sweet build ya got so far, I would consider adding in more ways to find your Paradox Engine or Aetherflux. So cards like Reshape or Transmute Artifact are a real boon.

In addition, the free cast counterspells are a must when your going into cEDH formats like Force of Will and Mindbreak Trap . Other ones to consider using as well are Mental Misstep , Swan Song and Flusterstorm as they are definitely great protection as well.

For more artifact synergy the broken fast rocks are an obvious auto include that is needed as well as some enablers as well. Some enablers that can be considered are cards like Memory Jar , Chain of Vapor , Staff of Domination , Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , and Rings of Brighthearth .

For another outlet you can also use Words of Wind .

Sorry if the response seems iffy I haven't slept in about 47 or so hours xD

SqueeJustWontDie on "Squee SMASH!"

2 hours ago

Thanks, that's really helpful. Already has Otherworld Atlas but I'll make sure to add the looting draw as well :) (and hexproof is always nice)

TheMadRocketeer on I Ghave Until It Hurts

2 hours ago

Just ran across an excellent tutorial today. Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer] It goes over a ton of stuff that Ghave can do (including extensive explanations and examples) and gives a great list showing how it can all come together with balance. My deck is more kitchen-table casual in nature, so I won't be buying stuff like Doubling Season , but this is well worth the read, and I highly recommend it.

vorpalaxe on lava spike, vorpalaxe

2 hours ago

You make some interesting points. Ill have to make several posts to get to everything lol. Starting at the top: Browbeat is worse but still comparable. Skewer the Critics is worse than Rift Bolt because you cannot play it on turn one. It seems my reasoning for much of the dissagreements we have comes down to efficiency and consistency like you said. Try playtesting this deck against a more traditional build and you maybe surprised. I stay away from stacking one mana cards because of Chalice of the Void . Btw I have no fear of tron or graveyard decks. If I did play against a heavy one mana mono red deck then I would have to pray for a Dragon's Claw though my synergy is

hkhssweiss on Zur's Glimpse of Abyss

2 hours ago

Yo DrkNinja!

I will eventually make this into a primer once I play this deck more and more as I understand it and tune it towards my meta. So far this deck and my Kess deck is based upon other peoples deck. Once I feel it's complete, I'll then start to make it into a guide. I'm pretty much a perfectionist when I build deck build and refine, and when I feel it's worthy enough to write up a primer that means I truly know my deck inside and out.

The reason why I chose Zur in this particular matter is the access to black and white as well as the direct access to Necropotence and Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace combo. Jhoira to me in particular is a bit too linear and easy to stop, we have three Jhoira players in our meta at the cEDH level and they are quite easy to read and stop. Cards like Spirit of the Labyrinth , Arcane Laboratory , Notion Thief , Alms Collector stop Jhoira fairly well. In addition Null Rod also stops her quite terribly and runs rampart in my meta.

Yeah for sure, I'll take a look!

TheMadRocketeer on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite ...

2 hours ago

I think I see an issue in the description of Persist in combo. It's in the following passage.

" Mikaeus, the Unhallowed has amazing synergy in Ghave Combo. Not only does he give non-humans undying so we can bring them back when we normally couldn't, but he right out combos with persist creatures because he gives them undying in addition to persist. We get to pick which order undying and persist triggers, but they still come back with both kinds of counters. This causes them to fizzle, and we can sacrifice our creature again."

As I understand the way Undying and Persist work together, the effects do not both go off each cycle. As stated, the player gets to stack them either way, but the first effect to resolve gives the second effect nothing to do, so the second effect doesn't resolve. The way to handle it is that the creature with both abilities is managed in order to have the effects go off alternately. If Persist was used the last time the creature died, use Undying this time, and vice-versa. It still works out to the same overall advantage.

Marvelous tutorial, by the way. It may well be the best I've seen anywhere to date. I plan to link to it from my I Ghave Until It Hurts deck as an illustration of how far the possibilities can be taken and how the various interactions work.

To paraphrase Patrick Henry, I regret that I have but one +1 to contribute to this excellent work. :-)

TheWarleadersFury on Aurelia, the Warleader

3 hours ago

To enpc, I really like solemn in the deck because of what despair said, it is a pseudo prison type effect in that it makes people not want to swing your way and it does block damage well as long as there is no trample, and I agree with you about the good stuff point, it's difficult because I'm trying to have the deck have 2 options of winning, voltron or tokens which makes it hard to detect the necessary cards and what can be upgraded. Despair I agree that the 4 spot is clogged up, i often sit with a ton of 4 drops in the deck but not enough mana to drop more than 1 a turn till later in the game. I too find the nahiri plus one to be lackluster, the discard hurts a lot and I'm mostly using it for removal, which the deck has enough of already and I have been wanting to test out Archangel of Thune but I don't know if I have enough life gain for that. I will have to test out true conviction over my man Bruse, but I really like Sublime Archangel here even with having to decide whether to go wide or tall.

Kamerot on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

3 hours ago

I don't know. I honestly don't think it fits the deck theme overly well. Life of the loam is designed to get stuff in the graveyard so you can play out of it. Running mono green , I don't think it will be as useful for you. But I could be wrong.

SereneTsunami on Rakdos Burn

3 hours ago

Yea, they are similar card, but part of the strength of Risk Factor is it's extra cast. Ask yourself if you could put in 6 Risk Factor, would you do it? The key to remember is that one of these cards after the other makes them much harder choices for the opponent. Seeing a SPD with only 9 life makes him squirm. At any rate it is the 2 things your deck ants, burn and draw. I guess what i'm saying is that in this deck SPD is actually better for you then Experimental Frenzy .

Natalbee on Salamander Control

3 hours ago

vomitpile: I added Ritual of Soot , Vraska, Relic Seeker and Assassin's Trophy . I also threw in a couple Treasure Map  Flips for the scry and to increase the mana count for Hydroid Krasis and Pteramander . Let me know what you think

CheeseE on lava spike, vorpalaxe

3 hours ago

For the record, I agree with most of what hungry000 just said.

TheMadRocketeer on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite ...

3 hours ago

Corpsejack Menace needs to come out of the Maybeboard into the Mainboard ASAP. It's one of the most powerful combo pieces there is with Ghave . It's right up there with Cathars' Crusade and Champion of Lambholt . That good.

Butcher Ghoul provides the same benefits as Young Wolf and Strangleroot Geist and so deserves consideration.

Dictate of Erebos , Hardened Scales , and Requiem Angel are really good too.

This deck is really well done. :-)

PistonPower on Rakdos, Lord of Value

3 hours ago

You have Pestilence Demon , but you dont have Pestilence nor Pyrohemia Both of these do the same thing as the demon but are cheaper and must be sacrificed if you don't have a creature out. But as long as you do, pay one mana to have 3 mana cheaper on your demons.

rockleemyhero on Help new pop up/redirect on ...

3 hours ago

Not since yesterday yeaGO. Thanks for fixing it!

sylvannos on Fires of Yavimaya or Rhythm ...

3 hours ago

@Rzepkanut: Not necessarily. Rhythm of the Wild doesn't affect creatures already in play or token creatures. For instance, if I'm in a topdeck war, I'd much rather draw Fires of Yavimaya that would help push damage through.

Not to mention, Fires of Yavimaya lets your creature have haste, attack, then get +2/+2. Even if you draw a Birds of Paradise , your opponent has to worry about getting BTFO'd.

Titus78 on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

3 hours ago

Kamerot I don't actually have selava I've just been using proxy and at the lgs where I play your not really supposed to use proxyies bc it a sanctioned event. also what do you think about adding life from the loam in bc of card draw i would just discard all my my lands that I draw and then get them back with that card.

Darth_Savage on orzhov titans

3 hours ago

Modern is a fast format and your deck as it stands isn't doing anything much turn 1 or 2, you have too many 3 drops. When you are looking for synergy between the two titans a card like Binding Mummy which would work with both or Shadow Alley Denizen make sense. A card like Burglar Rat, will often times help your opponent, a lot of decks in modern want to discard cards. Griffin Guide and Mobilization don't do enough, they cost 3 mana and have very little impact on the board state. Attended Knight is more or less a worse Blade Splicer which is fair enough since one is rare and the other common, but still you have access to the entire Modern card pool. There is a similar issue with Crow of Dark Tidings Stitcher's Supplier is a better enabler for the graveyard and Wayward Servant or Tidehollow Sculler are better creatures.

In it's present form this deck might be ok on a slow casual table, but even then the mana cost balance is off, if you want to stay alive long enough to cast a Titan. At the very least balance the 1,2,3 drops so you have a better chance of something to do each turn, good luck and I hope this helps brew your deck.

Zerraphon on Boros Alliance

3 hours ago

I love this deck!!! A lot of great cards! I too am making an angel centric EDH deck and am brewing my own! Im making Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis as my commander because it gives me EVERY good angelic themed cards (black is evil so yuck!) And It'll help me with my hand size and ramp! Take a look! How does having more control slots than creatures fair when you play this deck?

mgalexan on sadfish1899

3 hours ago

These are the commanders we were talking about the most last night. I threw in some ideas for others that fit some or more of your criteria.