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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
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Until end of turn, target creature gets +2/+0 and gains "When this creature dies, return it to the battlefield tapped under its owner's control."
Abnormal Endurance Discussion
1 day ago
Welcome to the club! The top two bits of advice for deckbuilding are always going to be 1) Pick an idea and run with that, and 2) Load up on multiples copies of your most important cards.
Zombie tribal and Goblin tribal have some overlaps, with cards like Putrid Goblin and Festering Goblin , but if you want to focus on the tribal aspects, it's almost always better to have a dedicated Zombie deck and a dedicated Goblin deck.
What direction do you want this deck to go in? There's a base for hard, high speed aggression, there's a base for a more midrange build (start with early disruption, like discard and destroy spells, until you can cast a few strong creatures and put full pressure on your opponent), there's a base for sacrificing creatures for fun and profit... All of these are valid strategies.
Step 1: Choose the cards or interactions you like best, and buy four of each of those cards. Pick a focus, and develop that as you get more cards.
Some more specific suggestions: You don't have a deep base for Doublecast , with only 11 instants and sorceries, compared to 19 creatures. Similarly, Uncaged Fury and Abnormal Endurance beef up just one of your creatures, when you're able to dump lots of creatures out. Look for cards that support swarms of creatures, rather than single creatures. Also, more removal would help--your opponents are going to be doing things too, and if you can Murder a key creature or two, that will make it easier for your creatures to push through.
Above all, have fun!
1 month ago
I played around with a similar build in my play group and had some feedback from experience:
This list runs a lot of targeted creature removal on high-cmc bodies, but lacks responses to non-creature-heavy decks. I put in Mesmeric Fiend and Thought-Knot Seer as more general removal instead of Duplicant and Ravenous Chupacabra . I usually ended up tutoring and reoccurring Meteor Golem , so even Noxious Gearhulk seemed a bit redundant. I'm considering replacing it with Brain Maggot .
Vulturous Aven surprised me and actually performed really well. With a few recursions, this was reliable, under-the-radar card draw that also acted as a sac-outlet for Kokusho, the Evening Star when reanimated together. Considering adding Dusk Legion Zealot and/or Disciple of Bolas for more ETB card draw. I might also replace Phyrexian Arena for another ETB card draw creature or probably just Dark Confidant
I put in Viscera Seer for the reliable, cheap sac outlet on a body (with card filtering).
When playing opponents' cards from Gonti, they go straight to their graveyards, which often creates a powerful disincentive to using the main ability of the deck. For graveyard control, I'm looking for a place for Heap Doll and Withered Wretch . This lets me play opponents' cards with Gonti and then instantly exile them before someone drops something like Snapcaster Mage.
Adjusted the land base and ramp to include Fellwar Stone , Exotic Orchard , and Mox Opal to give more options for using activated abilities of opponents' permanents. Used Gonti to steal a Deadeye Navigator , which was hilarious and awesome.
Finally, the real fun/value/intrigue of Gonti from the games I played revolved around the mystery of what cards I'd exiled with Gonti, and less on what goodstuff creatures might be lurking in my graveyard. My opponents were always flipping through their decks when they tutored, looking to see if I snatched away key cards. The combo players at the table were especially anxious. I loved it. I put in Praetor's Grasp and Bitter Ordeal to play to this strength.
Great deck and definitely recommend anyone checking out this list give it a shot!
2 months ago
Murphy77 sorry for the late reply. A friend of mine asked me to try out Elenda, the Dusk Rose as well which I am still yet to do, I do find Vona, Butcher of Magan is actually not usually a dead card, for example if i'm playing against the mono red deck, I can gain so much life off of Vona easily especially If I have Valiant Knight in play too, it can make my opponent focus their burn on Vona instead of me as well.
Bladebrand I don't think i'll try to fit it into this deck as there isn't a real need to I can see it working well with the first/double strike aspect of things. But my knights can get quite strong, plus with the first/double strike they can usually take down big threats, Vona and Aryel, Knight of Windgrace already have some great removal potential as well if I really need to take something down in order to win.
I don't really want to replace Midnight Reaper some reasons being it gives you card draw when you sacrifice Dauntless Bodyguard and taking 1 damage off of that isn't really a big issue, it also is a knight itself so I can be buffed for extra damage, but feel free to swap him out for something else say Orzhov Enforcer prehaps
2 months ago
2 months ago
Divine Visitation , Second Sunrise , Abnormal Endurance , Sun Titan , Black Cat , Corpse Augur , Demonic Vigor , Diabolic Servitude , Driver of the Dead , Festering Mummy , Gift of Immortality , Malicious Affliction , Plague Belcher , Polluted Dead , Showstopper , Skin Invasion Flip, The Scorpion God , Together Forever , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death , Apprentice Necromancer , Claim / Fame , Dawnbreak Reclaimer , Defy Death , Devoted Crop-Mate , Dread Slaver , Emeria Shepherd , Entreat the Dead
2 months ago
Heyo! I was looking and this commander and remembered that its effect only works with the instance of Shirei that saw a creature die. Things like Abnormal Endurance to keep shirei alive wont keep creatures that died come back at end of turn due to the new shirei object
2 months ago
4 months ago
I would say to look at pauper and copy a few things - An UB control deck is very possible, but you need the right shell. Unearth + Phyrexian Rager , Undying Evil or Abnormal Endurance + Augur of Skulls or Mulldrifter to get ahead on cards.
Abnormal Endurance occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%