|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Mythic Rare|
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Creature — Phoenix
Akoum Firebird attacks each turn if able.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, return Akoum Firebird from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Akoum Firebird Discussion
5 days ago
I really don't like Akoum Firebird . It seems rather mana intensive to get it out of the graveyard for a 3/3 flyer. Multani is much better, and you're already running it. If you're looking for some more "land-matters" based punch, Scute Mob and Crash of Rhino Beetles are good ideas.
I run an Orcish Lumberjack in my build, and I just love it. Lots of ramp for the price of a forest I'll get back eventually, and it'll get you a Gitrog trigger, too.
Seeing that you're running Sylvan Awakening , you might give consideration to Jolrael, Empress of Beasts as well. It does a good job of making opponents a bit nervous about casting board wipes, or allow you to overwhelm an opponent to eliminate them. It's very flexible.
I love your inclusion of Ayula's Influence . Great synergy there.
5 days ago
sigh I long to find an interesting Windgrace deck, that isn't like all the rest. That being said, I do like some of the non-conforming choices for the deck like Akoum Firebird and Fork in the Road because those cards are really good but nobody ever plays them because: "Oh just play craterhoof and some degenerate land stuff" if you couldn't tell I'm a bit worn out on Windgrace but this deck was a nice breath of fresh air.
Here's a little advice, it's okay to not have the most powerful deck, not everything has to be optimized. They might laugh because of some card choices but don't let that get to you, prove why they rock and have fun.
2 months ago
In my experience, this clause on cards isn't designed as an advantage, but rather a balancing/flavor choice. The idea behind it is that red is so aggressive that it will entirely neglect defense in favor of offense. As a balancing mechanic, its usually found on cards that R&D considers to produce too much value for red ( Goblin Rabblemaster ) or would be too efficient otherwise ( Akoum Firebird ). Usually red wants to attack anyway, so this "drawback" can sometimes be completely irrelevant.
A similar clause to consider is zombies that enter tapped. From a flavor standpoint, they enter tapped because they're shambling and slow. From a balance standpoint it let's you print things like Diregraf Ghoul which would be overpowered as a vanilla 2/2 for one otherwise.
11 months ago
Adventuring Gear, Akoum Firebird, Akoum Hellkite, Caustic Crawler, Grazing Gladehart, Guul Draz Overseer, Lotus Cobra, Nesting Dragon, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Retreat to Hagra, Undergrowth Champion, Oblivion Sower, Herald of Leshrac, Zuran Orb, Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Zendikar's Roil, Rites of Flourishing, Horn of Greed, Oracle of Mul Daya, Squandered Resources, Exploration, Courser of Kruphix, The Mending of Dominaria, Wayward Swordtooth.
Just a couple of suggestions for you :)
1 year ago
1 year ago
Akoum Firebird is pretty lacklustre.
Angel of Invention is kind of meh. Like, I appreciate the power but still. Boring.
Reap Intellect is super disappointing. I wanted it to be useful, but unless you can generate six or seven very color specific mana in the first three turns its pretty much useless.
Archangel's Light is the nut on top of the crap heap I think. 2 life/card in the yard, and then it gets rid of your yard...for 8...
As far as good ones go, theres so many.
Rafiq of the Many is near perfectly executed for his shard. Art was great, power level was high but not broken.
Massacre Wurm? Say no more...
But my favourite has to be Grimoire of the Dead. Necromonicon? Come on now...
1 year ago
If you have the cards then by all means do so. Without posting your whole collection cards to suggest are tricky. Sanitarium Skeleton is pretty decent in a toolbox. Scrapheap Scrounger is annoying too. Cut and Torment of Hailfire are really good. There is a fair amount of graveyard hate in my meta so I wouldn't run too much recursion. Hand disruption between Transgress the Mind Lay Bare the Heart and even good old Mind Rot. Run sets of 2 and 3 of copies of utility cards. You could be real annoying and be able to sideboard pretty well without ruining your consistency. Eternal Scourge is awesome. A single Akoum Firebird is a good mana sink. Try and ignore having a theme, and run something fun to play. If you have any sort of good lands other than Blooming Marsh let us know what they are and we can build around it. Any cycle lands?
2 years ago
If you're trying to make a landfall deck I would cut some of the non landfall, for example Omnath, Locus of Mana, Hornet Queen, Plated Crusher and Savage Ventmaw are neat creatures but don't contribute to the theme. I would also play a full set of evolving wilds and fetch lands, Wooded Foothills, if they're in the budget.
I'd also recommend cutting Akoum Firebird. Six mana for the 3/3 flyer landfall effect is a lot, and add another avenger. Some nice landfall creatures could be Akoum Stonewaker, Embodiment of Fury, Roil Elemental. Another useful creature could be Farhaven Elf as it will let you trigger land fall an additional time while also ramping.
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