6 minutes ago
Friends! Romans! Deckwatchers! I need some help.
I want to rebuild Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, but although my previous build was strong it was never fun. Can any of you think of an unusual and fun way to build her, while still being able to keep up as the control deck at a competitive table?
I'm shying away from combos with her (though of course I know that's the strongest way to build her). Maybe some kind of tempo/resource deck that steals opponents' win-cons to claim victory?
8 minutes ago
I second the Basilisk Collar idea. It's also gotten much, much cheaper since Modern Masters 2017 got released. TappedOut still says the price is around $10 but I got one for $3.50 just last week off of TCGPlayer.
I'd also consider adding Terminate and if it fits your budget Bloodline Keeper Flip. Vampiric Dragon is a nice budget finisher too. And if you want laughs, try Baron Sengir just so you can use the oh so common +2/+2 counters.
9 minutes ago
you have a lot of unnecessary creatures, I'd say your creatures should be 24 creatures:
11 minutes ago
Hey there! Your deck is 80 cards, so we should take out 20 to make it optimal. My recommendations are as follows:
- Angel's Mercy: a card that does nothing other than gain you life is pretty bad, as it doesn't actually impact the board state in any way.
- Rest for the Weary: see above.
- Sunspring Expedition: see above.
- Healer of the Pride: occasional lifegain isn't really worth playing a 2/3 for 4.
- Serra Avatar: While the effect is nice, 7 mana is just way too much.
- Armored Ascension: A good aura, but 4 mana is a little too much for the effect.
- Spear of Heliod: It doesn't help you at all with your main game plan.
- Vengeful Archon: same as above.
Hope I helped!
12 minutes ago
I don't see a reason for having Gravepurge in here since you are trying to exile cards for your big guys. I would replace all of them with more creatures that you could exile. Also, you have a lot of draw power, maybe even a bit too much since each spell only adds one card to you hand. I'd scrap preordain and get yourself another Mulldrifter and other additional creatures. Perhaps ones with a CMC of 5 to combo better with Wretched Gryff.
15 minutes ago
I know, playing (and cloning!) somebody else's spells is just too much fun. I once had an Eternal Dominion in my Riku deck, until I realized the spell is copied only when it's cast. But still, the face my friends made when I casted that was worth it.
21 minutes ago
Deploy's math is really, really bad. You'll only hit twice about 20% of the time with 20 walkers in deck. So you're paying six mana to, usually, get one random walker out of your deck. That's... really bad for six mana.
Only reason to ever use Chain Veil is for the Tezz combo and that requires running two bad cards and one medium card just to make it work sooo.
33 minutes ago
I recommend splashing blue. Standard is really controlling right now, so you should be running some counter removal/counters.Disallow, Dispel, Metallic Rebuke, Negate, Void Shatter. I'd also recommend running some removal of your own, like the all powerful standard allstar Harnessed Lightning.
33 minutes ago
I appreciate you explaining the rational behind your play style. In my meta Nekusar is considered a target because people don't see drawing cards as more advantageous than taking damage. My group also has notorious combo players who tutor up combo pieces to win by turn 6 or 7 so they are significantly disadvantaged when discard effects come into play.
Letting opponents draw through their decks in my games is not an option because we have lots of players who go infinite. Letting combo players have cards is a bad plan in my opinion and I am sure you can agree to that. My bounce package helps me remove certain critical combo pieces against combo decks, functions as removal against token decks, and keeps me virtually 100% protected against aggro decks.
I understand how your deck can really go off if people view you as a group hug kind of deck but its just not realistic for me if I want to win.
41 minutes ago
Eiti3: I'm so happy that Jackal is finally a creature type. My inner furry is pleased. There better be a legendary jackal in this set...
Casey4321: Is it too much to ask for flavor AND function? :(
44 minutes ago
What removal is your group running? If it's simple destroy effects, run indestructible stuff
Darksteel Plate-will always come in handy protecting something
Heroic Intervention-protects the entire board
Inspiring Call-gives card draw and indestructible and is good value even without a ton of counters
If your play group is running exile effects, run hexproof stuff
Swiftfoot Boots-great for everythingreally anything that's cheap, instant speed, or gives good value. Furthermore, you want to make sure you aren't dropping any big threats (Avenger of Zendikar, Primeval Protector, etc...) without having some form of usable protection either on the battlefield or in your hand.
46 minutes ago
I have a white and blue enchantment deck, and I found a things. One: Luminarch Ascension is stupidly good, you should put one or two in. Two: My bane is enchantment wipes like Spring Cleaning so take a Open the Vaults and also screw mill decks. Three: Aura of Silence is nice for when your opponent is one of them indestructible artifact lovers. Four: Mesa Enchantress is your friend if you find yourself running out of cards in your hand.
53 minutes ago
Pariah's Shield is a card I did not know about. My primary concern with it is that it's a 5-drop, and might move my curve up a bit higher than I'd like, but once I can playtest the deck a bit I'll try it out.
That Heroic Intervention, meanwhile, would be fantastic. From there, it's just a concern of making a 3-color deck that runs well and stays Budget. Maybe with the colorless Pariah's Shield and some ramp, I can justify an alternate Green/Red version of this deck?
56 minutes ago
I have turned to the Jeskai Nahiri shell as a variation of Jeskai Draw-Go, but more competitive and with a proactive win condition.
I have put a couple copies of Cryptic Command in the deck after a day of playtesting. I was experimenting with Ancestral Vision and really cheap spells, but I like the version with Cryptic Command (and I have no money for Ancestral Vision)
Third, I'd just like to say thanks again for helping me out with this.
I wish you both the best top-decks. Cheers!
57 minutes ago
Also just noticed Jackal is a new creature type. Is it weird that I'm hoping for some sort of tribal?
Tattered Mummy Show
And I personally think Sixth Sense should've been triggered when attacking, rather than damage. That sort of spidey sense to give insight to what is about to come instead of realization after the fact. Feels weird to me.
1 hour ago
I really like what you did with that parable, I'm a vorthos myself and really like things like this. The strategy is also fun and playable on modern, I think. That's the kind of deck that really inspires me.
Keep the good ideas flowing. :)
1 hour ago
Hope this helps!
1 hour ago
Thanks for commenting! I do appreciate when people leave meaningful comments on my decks!
I don't think that Teysa could really be the commander for this deck for a few of reasons,
Kambal is a 3 drop, which means he can interact with players while they are still playing ramp cards and setting up, giving us a huge advantage right from the get go, and continues to be a thorn throughout the entire game. Also, since he is a 3 drop, he is not as hard to replay once he is removed from the field.
The vast majority of cards in the deck are geared towards gaining life and using that life to trigger abilities while at the same time draining our opponents. Teysa doesn't enable us to have a significant source of lifegain early in the game that would allow us to start playing out our cards very quickly.
While Teysa is outstanding at making sure you don't get attacked, she does nothing to stop combo/ramp decks and is as big of a target as Kambal (If not bigger) since people get that you can play card effects while hiding behind your own Teysa.
I thank you for your suggestions though!
1 hour ago
That moment when Gitaxian Probe is banned in Modern but not Pauper.
It seems like you can play a bunch of spells in one turn...how about Empty the Warrens as SB tech (alternate win con) against people with graveyard hate?
TBH I actually know very little about Pauper.
1 hour ago
Saw you're comment and i'm happy to help.
First with regards to your commander here are a few cards that pair nicely:
Predator, Flagship: bounce their creature into the air and shoot it down with Arashi
Evolution Charm: ditto
Basilisk Collar gains a bunch of life and lets you kill things easily
I'm going to mention some categories of cards i think you are missing or need more of and why they are important.
Card draw: EDH games tend to go on a lot longer than other formats. This means that you will soon run out gas in hand and be reliant on topdecks. This is where card advantage comes in. Cards that allow you to draw more than 1 card are good ways to restock your hand. Within green a lot of your draw power is creature based Soul of the Harvest, Elemental Bond, Shamanic Revelation etc.
Board wipes: Sometimes the game gets out of hand and you just need a reset button to take care of the scary things your opponents are doing. I usually like 2-3 in my decks. Within mono green you are pretty limited but alteast you have things like Nevinyrral's Disk and Boompile
Creature removal: In almost every edh game you play, your opponents are going to cast creatures you need to get off the board, and fast. You don't want to have to nuke the board every time you want to kill something without flying. Duplicant, Song of the Dryads, Beast Within are all good options
I think you are also running a few fog effects like Druid's Deliverance, Defend the Hearth and Hunter's Ambush. These effects often are not worth it. If the reason you need to cast it is because you are getting beaten down by creatures, you would much rather draw an answer to that, then draw a card that buys you a turn find an answer. I dislike the Feed the Clan here for a similar reason
Hope that helps. If you want I can look at your lazzav list too.