Abzan Charm

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Abzan Charm

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  • Exile target creature with power 3 or greater.
  • You draw two cards and you lose 2 life.
  • Distribute two +1/+1 counters among one or two target creatures.

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Abzan Charm Discussion

Flyheight on Ramos's And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 days ago

No Fetches in the mana base?

So you said you're looking for cuts, here are some cards I particularly LIKE from your list (in no particular order):

Creatures (16):

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Coiling Oracle, Corpsejack Menace, Deathrite Shaman, Intet, the Dreamer, Maelstrom Archangel, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mercurial Chemister, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Weaver of Currents, Winding Constrictor, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Non-Creatures (28):

Maelstrom Nexus, Mirari's Wake, Pernicious Deed, Flesh / Blood, Hull Breach, Merciless Eviction, Slave of Bolas, Unexpected Results, Villainous Wealth, Abzan Charm, Jund Charm, Naya Charm, Sphinx's Revelation, Trap Essence, Chromatic Lantern, Door to Nothingness,Dragon Arch, Legacy Weapon, Lightning Greaves, Planar Bridge, Prismatic Geoscope, Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Vedalken Orrery, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Sarkhan Unbroken

Other cards I really like that you might want to consider (20):

Chromanticore, Trace of Abundance, Kiora's Follower, Wargate, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Knotvine Mystic, Gilder Bairn, Kiora, Master of the Depths, Captain Sisay, Ral Zarek, Karametra, God of Harvests, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Crystallization, Cavern Harpy, Fleetfoot Panther, Ivorytusk Fortress, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Duneblast, Congregation at Dawn, Bring to Light

If you relax your gold and artifact only restriction you can get a couple more fun toys (4):

Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Kalonian Hydra

Cards I see on your list that I have seen others suggest, that I think are ok, but not necessarily as awesome as above:

Creatures (3):

Jhoira of the Ghitu, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Teneb, the Harvester

NonCreatures (5):

Bounty of the Luxa, Fires of Yavimaya, Guided Passage, Mortify, Nissa, Steward of Elements

Other cards I've seen others use, but I'm not quite as hot on (8):

Safewright Quest, Bituminous Blast, Ashen Rider, Zhur-Taa Druid, Putrefy, Supply/Demand, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Evil Twin

cmsrDPM on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

5 days ago

I would replace Darigaaz's Charm with Jund Charm since the mods of exile a graveyard and 2 damage to everything are simply better. I am thinking Star of Extinction should become Abzan Charm since removal and card draw are also good.

cmsrDPM on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

1 week ago

Jund Charm, and Abzan Charm can both activate Ramos instantly. Additionally one can exile a graveyard, and the other draws cards.

You may want to consider Door to Nothingness, Legacy Weapon, and Fist of Suns.

usaDiabetic on ramos good stuff

1 week ago

Taking a quick look, I have a few suggestions.

Abzan Charm can get Ramos 5 counters in one shot.

Deadeye Navigator can blink Ramos, so you can use his ability more than once a turn.

Bioshift can move counters over to Ramos and counts as 2 colors of mana.(really a lot of hybrid mana cost cards are good for Ramos)

Legacy Weapon can end up being free removal.

Corpsejack Menace for counter boosting. You can do the same with Winding Constrictor.

Maybe Progenitus.

Also, Villainous Wealth , just for fun.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Ramos, Cascade Engine

1 week ago

Really cool list! Building a very similar list myself, but with Maze's End as an alt-wincon since I don't have any shocklands to spare. Here are my suggestions given my limited playtesting:

Bloom Tender, while a little expensive, is absolutely incredible in 5-color EDH. Taps for 3-5 colors of mana at a time in my experience.

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter technically doesn't give your first spell each turn cascade, but is close enough to make it worth it. At worst, you draw an extra card each turn if you're playing stuff at instant-speed.

How often are you able to cascade? Only five cards in your deck actually have or grant the ability. I'd add a few more spells just to let it happen more often. The ones that work best for me that I'd recommend are Bloodbraid Elf, Bituminous Blast, and Deny Reality.

I'd also stock up on more charms, especially the tricolored ones. With cascade, you never know what you're going to hit, so having lots of flexibility is really helpful. The consistently useful ones I'd say are Abzan Charm, Esper Charm, Naya Charm, and Sultai Charm.

If you've got any recommendations for me, my decklist is here: Taste the Rainbow, M'Fer - Ramos Cascade EDH

usaDiabetic on Ram Ranch Really Rocks

1 week ago

Abzan Charm can put 5 counters on Ramos at instant speed.

Legacy Weapon for removal.(I know I just suggested an artifact, but you might want to bring your colorless spell count down)

Deadeye Navigator so you can use Ramos multiple times a turn.

Maybe Bioshift to move counters on to Ramos, really any and all hybrid mana cards are good, as they count as 2 colors.

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

Ohthenoises could it be any charm? In the deck, I would play either Jund Charm -> Ritual for 10, Jeskai Charm -> kill everyone, Esper Charm -> draw deck and win, Darigaaz's Charm -> kill everyone and win, Abzan Charm -> Ritual for 10

I mean, they are the best charms for the deck, and would loop with Reborn Hope, and some would even let you win on the spot. I would even think about cutting the ones that can't win, reducing the amount of dead cards in the deck.

multimedia on

2 weeks ago

Hey, Fist of Suns is kinda busted with Ramos's mana ability because it lets you cast any two cards in your hand no matter their casting cost from one activation which in return has potential to put tons more counters on Ramos to be use the next turn. Fist is also a may which makes it better with cards that cost less than five mana.

Consider more early ramp to get Ramos into play faster? Birds of Paradise, Sylvan Caryatid more Signets? These mana dorks can make any color of mana which is helpful to be able to play your many colored casting cost cards without Ramos's mana ability.

My suggestions of adding additional ramp is to give you a better chance of casting Ramos early while also letting you cast another spell the same turn you cast him. Ramos gives you no value the turn he's cast he requires other cards to be cast to get counters on him. More ramp helps with this.

My last suggestions are Charms. Charms are pretty good with Ramos because they put up to three counters on him without even using a mode. They give you a lot of options when Ramos isn't in play. Abzan Charm and Jund Charm both have a mode to put counters on a creature and both alone can put up to five counters on Ramos.

Good luck with your deck.


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