Abzan Advantage

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common

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Abzan Advantage

Instant

Target player sacrifices an enchantment. Bolster 1. (Choose a creature with the lease toughness among creatures you control and put a +1/+1 counter on it)

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Abzan Advantage Discussion

Pheardemons on Super Budget Dumpster Fire

4 months ago

I'm not sure how far these are out of your budget, but look into Tidehollow Sculler to replace Brain Maggot and some sort of sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer. Reason being is that when your creature enters play (Faceless Butcher, Fiend Hunter, Tidehollow Sculler) their ETB trigger goes onto the stack, then you sacrifice them to something like Viscera Seer so that their second ability goes onto the stack ABOVE the first one. Their second trigger resolves and they return nothing because nothing was exiled, then the sacrifice trigger of Viscera Seer resolves and you scry 1, then the ETB trigger resolves to exile a creature card or a card from their hand permanently.

If you can find something that sacrifices enchantments (at instant speed) that you're willing to play such as Abzan Advantage or Auratog then you can do the same thing with Oblivion Ring which could replace Banishing Light.

Last suggestion, look into Wasteland Strangler. If you don't like the other cards and interactions I've mentioned, you can put the card that you exiled into your opponent's graveyard with some of the eldrazi from BFZ and Oath of Gatewatch so that even if your card leaves play, you're opponent won't get their card back.

Hopefully all of that made sense for you.

jacobef on THE PHYREXIAN CONVERSION

1 year ago

I would move Abzan Advantage to sideboard and replace it with Phytoburst or something.

Tropicalkings on Dromoka of Incremental Growth

1 year ago

Low impact cards:

Abzan Advantage Giving an opponent the choice is always bad

Ainok Guide 2 Mana does nothing

Shields of Velis Vel If you play more dragons then you don't have to turn everything into dragons

Dromoka Captain 3 Mana for a 1/1 that doesn't help the board

Joraga Auxiliary Bad mana sink is bad

Longshot Squad Should have enough fliers


Mana acceleration:

Sol Ring Should have put a ring on it

Talisman of Unity Painland knockoff

Selesnya Signet Getting the fix

Mind Stone Draw never hurt anyone(except black)

Hedron Archive Go bigger

Everflowing Chalice Sometimes big isn't enough

Fellwar Stone Someone should have what you need

Dromoka Monument At least it can dragon

Llanowar Elves The Classic

Fyndhorn Elves The Sequel

Elvish Mystic The Remake

Avacyn's Pilgrim The easy fix

Rishkar, Peema Renegade Everything is a mana dork

Gyre Sage Lots of mana


Possible upgrades:

Hardened Scales Add ASAP

Sunscorch Regent Value town counters

Destructor Dragon Bad Acidic Slime

Eternal Dragon Good early and late game

Jugan, the Rising Star More counters

Steel Hellkite Removal on a stick

Gavony Township Pump the team

Frontier Siege Free mana or fights

Encroaching Wastes Bad wasteland is better than no wasteland

Mosswort Bridge Building bridges

Command Tower The EDH land

Sea Gate Wreckage Comeback king

Llanowar Reborn Some value

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood Lots of value

Gattison on Magic: The Gangstering

1 year ago

Here are some parody songs I wrote about slingin' Cardboard Crack. They are old-school hip-hop with that old-school Hip-Hop attitude. Because it's funny. I hope that's okay.

Lionz Eyez on Me

The following is a parody of "Boyz in Da Hood," by Eazy-E.

Drew 7 quick, at about noon
Gotta play a Corpsejack Menace or two
Cast Hardened Scales before the play begins
Then get ready for the bitchin' from my friends
Simic Initiate, turn two, trigger-time
Cuz nerds at the path can't Interpret the Signs
Abzan Falconer, a whole playset
And some Charms and Battle Priests to fill out the rest
Bailed out some turns, bolstered my weapon
Just as I thought target fool kept steppin'
Jumped on T4, hit the juice on T5
I got counters front back, and side to side
Then I played an MP3 (3)
While buyin' new shit from WotC
It was Bolster Bolster and the Abzan Menace
Then I made my own deck and it looks somethin' like this
Feat of Resistance beats your 6/4
Mutant's Prey bitches, Burst of Strength hoes
Mulligan or draw, it's all the same scoop
Knuckleheads out there cold playin' to first-to-two
An opponent rolls up, who can it be
A fresh, bling deck worth a whole pound of weed
He came to the game table and started to say
It's all about makin' them R.T.F.C.


Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
You come talkin' that trash, we'll pull your card
Knowin' nuttin' in life, but to win legit
Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit

That's E. is the spot where I cast my stack
My man E is on that cardboard crack
My man used to be a friend of mine
Till I caught him in my 'yard tryina' steal my Hydra
Cast Treasured Find after I sided it in
He got 2-for-1ed when he did it again
Little did he know I got the mana to play
Planeswalker dead, Top 8, Good Game


Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
Come talkin' that trash, we'll mill your card
Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit

Bored as hell and I wanna cast spells
So I went to a spot where other nerds dwell
The kids out there jockin' Deathmist Raptor
You're lucky I ain't playsettin' Siege Rhino, ya bastids...
My life hits 40 and I start thinkin'
I got 8 8/8s, your battlefield's shrinkin'
Tap to Outlast, Phalanx Leader gets cast
Before I pass, Jack Forcefully Adapts
Ya go into ya bag, and ya get out ya pad
Thinkin' you would go 2-and-0, and go online and brag
You write it all down like you can't believe
You about to R-A-G-E-to-the-Q-U-I-T
You go, "no attack, pass," wouldn't ya know
Jack icey like a pimp, attack you bro'
Got the judge pumped up, like he's booin' for you
Bioshift Scute Mob, give him a +1 counter, too[chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
You come talkin' that trash, we'll discard your card
Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit

I'm castin' hard like I'm playin' control
Strive for Solidarity of Heroes
I looked at my opponent and he said, "Oh, brother"
He countered my hydra, but I cast another
Flyin' in ya' face, I spin-down ya' die
Green, black, white, Temples of Scry
Did I forget to mention Primordial Hydra?
Gotta mention all my cards before I finish my rhyme
Faces get beat for resistin' my deck
Dromoka's Command sac's your enchantment
My deck is broken, attackin' me is a crime
Sure, 3-out-of-5, if you got the time


Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
Come talkin' that trash, we'll play your card
Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit

My opponents go to block, but they got no 'field
Plus I got protection from your Repeal
Two corpsejacks, and your response?
Mill my deck? I'll 'board in Varolz
Be a good sport, said the judge
Don't mainboard Abzan Advantage
Use a calculator to confirm the damage
And a 100/100 is more than most can manage
I don't use fetches, I do it wit' painlands
I could do wit' basic Forests, Swamps and Plains, man
No Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit yet
But get ready to mainboard that Murder


Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
Come talkin' that trash, we'll counter your card
Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
Don't play Legacy, it's competitive as shit

The following is a parody of "Jump Around," by House of Pain.

Life is up, counter in
Let me begin
I came to win
Attack me, that's a sin
Drown in dice when I sack up
Spike, ya better back up
Try to play the role and Suture Priest will act up
Life up, Wall up
Touch of Moonglove up
If you got removal then, punk you better use it
Wall of Limbs, Nyx-Fleece Ram
My Dying Wish
Is Murder Investigations
Block it, pump it
Sac it anyway
And I deal more damage than nerds at ya Local Gaming Shop
Sho nuff, I got lots of Exquisite Bonds
Plus Vampire Nighthawks


I came to get counters, I came to get counters
So get out your dice and help me count 'em
Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
Pump up, pump up, and win now

I'll cut your deck like Mike Holmes' show
If Jimmy steps up, infinite combo
Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond
And I got more triggers than North Korea got bombs
Just like Prodigal Sorcerer I've returned
Got no blue or red spells, still you'll get burned
'Cause I got life and you ain't got none
If you come to battle bring Protection
But if you do you're a fool, 'cause I deal to the face
Try to go 50 with me, you come in last place
I got the Wall, come get your Limbs
'Cause when I play Magic, I play like Tims


I came to get counters, I came to get counters
So get out your dice and help me count 'em
Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
Pump up, pump up, and win now

I Consume Spirits, and Doom Blade a lot
I never Diabolic Tutor 'cause I get what I want
Ya better get a Tournament player
Like Andrew Cuneo
To try and play me out like as if my name were Yu-Gi-Oh
But I ain't goin' out like no kid-game
Get used to one style and I might have to make
The change up up and around, new strategies now
Take all your life and ya' wake up in your own graveyard
Lingering Souls, Lingering Souls
I'm spittin' out 1/1 Spirits and 1/1 Soldiers too bro


But I came to get counters, I came to get counters
So get out your dice and help me count 'em
Help me count, help me count, help me count
Help me count my counters up now
Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
Pump up, pump up, and win now

The following is a parody of "O.P.P.," by Naughty by Nature.

Draw three wit' Harmonize
"WotC" drop a block on 'em

M.T.G. How can I explain it
I'll take you phase by phase it
To have y'all all castin,' drawin,' playin' shit
M is for Magic, T is for the definite article The.
And the G, well, lemme' tell y'about lands and mana
It's sorta like money, but no the card's worth just eleven cents
You see these 5 colors here, yeah, that's all there is
But wait, no, actually, yeah, there's also artifacts.
And gold cards and also don't forget colorless
Cast it.
You ever draw a godhand when you on the play?
Win on T3, table-flip and didn't say "good game?"
And then you sideboarded all your creatures out
Game 2, burnin' faces at ya cousin's house.
It's not a M-I-S, P to the L to the A to the Y
I really meant to turn one Lightning Bolt your guy
It's M.T.G. time, attack me and you gonna get it
There's no room for friendships, there's just room to swing wit.'
However many goblin tokens I can generate
It ain't wrong to Timmy up a field and then Spike your mate
And if you think it is, go play Pokemon
But if you don't, then here's your DCI card.


You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (All us Standard geeks)
You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (Every Standard geek)

(Now for the ladies) M.T.G. means something different
They say it's OK at first, but soon you find it isn't
It's the dumbest, most money-suckin' complete waste of time
You'd rather play with your cards than wit' this vagine.
They say the M-in-the-acronym stands for "masturbate"
T means "together" and the G, well of course that's "game"
They think we circle-jerkin' man, that's what I'm sayin'
I think they jealous they ain't got the cards we playin.'
Cast it.
You ever met a nerd who been playin' Magic all his life
On-again, off-again, back to Revised
You looked at him, he looked at you, and you knew right away
You and your vajayjay was gonna make him quit this game.
You said you wanted to learn to play but you didn't care
Cuz' at the end-of-day they still just paper squares
When y'all were done you went an' jumped his bones
He wanted to play again, you went fo' the do.'
Now don't be shocked if you come back he's playin' MTGO
Say M.T.G. (M.T.G.!) Always say it wit' pride
And when you play it, play it well and make sure it counts
You may be winnin' 8 packs now


You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (All us Modern geeks)
You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (Every Modern geek)

Some Johnny tried to Spike me
I'm mono- and he knew that, matter-of-fact, that why he played
He played an Island, a Hedron Crab and he passed priority
I thought I told y'all already, I Lightning Bolt wit' authority.
Cast it.
I mainboard Red Elemental Blast cuz playin' is cheatin'
He didn't believe it, he kept comin' back and catchin' beatins'
I said, "You wanna' go for 3-out-of-5, like Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey?"
He said, "What--?!" I said "Bitch, nevermind. I gotta' go win this tourney."
My archetype is burny, salty-by-nature rules attourney
Flip tables, catch warnins,' controllin' playas' like Sorin
Try hittin' me wit' a Cruel Ultimatum and I'll break ya' heart
You knew I was playin' M.T.G., hell, from the very start.
Come on, come on, now let me tell you what it's all about
When you get beat, you can't go runnin' off at the mouth
That's rule number one, at this L.G.S.
Act 13 and up and you can F.N.M.
Exciting isn't it? You are a planeswalker, kid
You brew your own deck and you bling it out proper wit'
Promos and prereleases by the playset
And say, "When M.T.G. happens, damn skippy I'm wit' it."


You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (All us Table geeks)
You down wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah you know me) [repeat 3x]
Who's down wit' M.T.G.? (Every Table geek)

The following is a parody of "Gangsta's Paradise," by Coolio.

As I cast instants and sorceries for prowess
I take a look at my deck, and realize there's nothin' left
Cuz' I been drawin' and castin' for so long
That, even the judge thinks that my deck is the bomb.
But I ain't never beat a playa who didn't deserve it
Me lose to the Eldrazi Menace, you know that's unheard of
Ya better cast that counter, and leave a chump to block
Or you might find yaself' in ya own graveyard.
I really hate to pass cuz I gotta discard
As I draw, I see myself in Terese Nielsen art, fool
I'm the P-Walker Team Small Child wants to be like
On the play, on the draw, playin mono- like it's .

I been spendin' most my time, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no deck advice, just the comprehensive rules website
I keep wastin' my whole life, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no friends if I keep playin' Magic on Friday Nights

Look at the mana situations that I be facin'
I can't play a normal game, I gotta change my land base
So I gotta politic wit' the playgroup
Too many GPs on YouTube got me talkin' poop.
I'm an oldschool playa wit' money and time
Got my seven in my hand, mulligan down to five
I'm tapped-out and swingin,' all-in Red-Deck-Winner
And my double-sleeved burn deck is not for beginners.
Victory ain't nothin' but 4 turns away
I'm playin' turn by turn like draw-go, what can I say?
I got 20 life now, my opponent's down to 4
Will he or she live to see another turn, I don't think so...

Tell me why are why, so blind to see, that the ones we burn, are Spikes and Johnnies

I been spendin' most my time, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no deck advice, just the comprehensive rules website
I keep wastin' my whole life, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no friends if I keep playin' Magic on Friday Nights

The blockin' and attackin,' attackin' and the blockin'
The tappin' and untappin,' all the shit I'm talkin'
Everybody's playing, but it's only me laughin'
At what's happenin' at the table, instead of passin.'
I play the playa not the game, I got 'em all on tilt
If they can't handle headgames, how they not gettin' killed?
I guess they will, I guess they gonna'
I guess they scoopin,' but how come they don't wanna play anotha?'

I been spendin' most my time, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no deck advice, just the comprehensive rules website
I keep wastin' my whole life, livin' in a Magic Paradise
I don't need no friends if I keep playin' Magic on Friday Nights

The following is a parody of "Jimmy," by KRS-ONE.

The T, the I, the M, the M
The Y, the T, the I, the M
It's Timmy! It's Timmy!

Here is a message to the GP pros
Just keep in mind, what every Johnny knows
You tap and tap and tap, you gotta'
But keep in mind about what's on toppa.'
Ya kitchen table, the one you eat on
The ones at FNM, that you sneeze on
A Timmy is a Timmy, no matter what
So take care of your deck, so the price goes up.
Cuz before rotatin,' cards get scratched
So run out and buy some Timmy Hats
It costs so little for a pack of fifty
So always buy two and sleeve your decks quickly.
Good for a present, a great surprise
Demonstrated by Legion Supplies
Protect yo' deck, keep your cards pack-fresh
Buy Timmy Hats for your GPX

So, remember you're never too old (Timmy is wearing a hat)
Remember thirteen years or older (Timmy is wearing a hat)
Do me a favor, use your sleeves
So Timmy will have the opportunity to trade me

Well, Dragon Shield is down wit' MtG
Teachin' y'all about Tim-o-thy
I don't wanna see you play unsleeved
Turn around and see your cards in the "flea."
Even Team Small Child sleeves 'em up
But play long enough and you'll meet one
Too many newbies takin' risks
Too many lifers gettin' pissed.
Timmy Hats are now a staple
Cuz you can't trust a public table
There's gloss and matte and double-matte finish
Companies outside America and in it.
So all you newbies wear your sleeves
Cuz an HP thoughtsieze is obscene
Don't be like new Tim-o-thy
Timmy Hats for MtG

The T, the I, the M, the M
The Y, the T, the I, the M
It's Timmy! It's Timmy!

So, remember you're never too old (Timmy is wearing a hat)
Remember thirteen years or older (Timmy is wearing a hat)
Do me a favor, use your sleeves
So Timmy will have the opportunity to trade me

buildingadeck on

1 year ago

Okay, so with the deck as it is currently, you're uber susceptible to being wiped out by a board wipe. You need cards that will replace themselves. I would start by adding in some of the mana rocks (you're definitely running too few) like Mind Stone and Hedron Archive that can double as card draw once you have enough mana. Something like Rogue's Gloves wouldn't be awful either, since this is clearly pretty budget.

I would also highly consider running a Planeswalker or two. Walkers are not always terribly expensive, and they can provide excellent card advantage. Elspeth, Sun's Champion, though she doesn't make humans, is simply a bomb in EDH. Also, cut things like Gideon's Reproach and Abzan Advantage that can't always hit the cards you need them to, replacing them with cards like Swords to Plowshares and Fate Forgotten.

Lastly, cards like Rush of Battle are very bad. You want to cast things that will give you repeated value, especially in EDH where people's life totals start at 40. Replace all of these types of spells with cards like Spear of Heliod, Heliod, God of the Sun, Always Watching , Honor of the Pure, etc. Spear is actually probably the best of these since it can double as removal, but you definitely want more versatile cards. Also, in a humans deck, why no Angel of Glory's Rise?

GearNoir on What would multiple Enduring Slumlords ...

2 years ago

You would of course need two Lords and also a 3rd card such as a Abzan Advantage or Joraga Warcaller to place the first counter and begin the loop.

Crotale on

2 years ago

Gleam of Authority sounds pretty solid I like that suggestion. I think Abzan Advantage might be a bit redundant though given I am running four copies of Dromoka's Command.

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