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When Ashen Rider enters the battlefield or dies, exile target permanent.
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Ashen Rider Discussion
3 days ago
Wow, Thank you for all the wonderful input. I have recently put Victimize in the deck its a pretty amazing card. Ashen Rider is a pretty good threat eliminator. Im trying to stay away from spells with this deck unless it either reanimates, tutors, or manipulates the deck/graveyard. Single target spells while can get rid of a threat, goes against the nature of the deck which is to abuse the ETB/LTB effects of the creatures. Knights of the Reliquary is a great card but it would defeat the purpose of Life from the Loam in my opinion. Loam saves my ass many occasions where I would just dredge out all my lands instead of creatures.
Flying does get me pretty often, but decks with big flyers are vulnerable to cards like Fleshbag Marauder, Shriekmaw, Ashen Rider and company, also Luminate Primordial seems to be forgotten way too often and surprises the crap out of a table.
Yisan Chord is a little too slow for my liking, Survival of the Fittest just does the job a lot better while fueling the graveyard keeping fatty's out of your hand. I can definitely see myself taking out Oracle of Mul Daya but im lacking ideas for 4 drops that would be good for progressing Birthing Pod. The reason I run so many mana dorks is that Skullclamp is a beast. It progresses the early game quicker and is not a burden late in the game keeping the creature count in the graveyard pretty high. Maybe one can come out for another utility guy.
1 week ago
Looking good, mate!
This could probably be fairly competitive, and you could make good use of other enchantments in the sideboard. Speaking of which, stuff like Leyline of Sanctity, Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, Swords to Plowshares, Oblivion Ring, Ashen Rider, and Pyroblast would be great sideboard cards for this deck. There's probably some other cards that are meta dependent, but those should be decent enough for a broad meta.
2 weeks ago
- Link the cards in question. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Check out the formatting tips and comment tutorial if you have questions.
- Provide more information: what's your budget? desired level of competitiveness? be more specific as "good stuff" could take any number of directions.
- Create a decklist to start- include some cards you'd like to include to help us narrow down suggestions.
I'm willing to help but I expect to be met partway there. You can abuse ETB effects like Ashen Rider, or take advantage of Ayli and other sacrifice triggers. Try to elaborate on your wishes, or at least list what you're considering, so we have some ideas to respond with.
3 weeks ago
I would take out Sublime Archangel, you should rarely be attacking with just one creature. I would also take out Shattered Angel and Seraph of the Masses, those two are just weak and there's better stuff out there. For those three, I would consider adding in Bladewing the Risen, Mirrorwing Dragon, Tyrant's Familiar, if you want to swap them for dragons. If you want to swap them for angels, I would consider Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Admonition Angel, and Angel of Serenity. If you want to swap them for demons, I would consider Overseer of the Damned, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, and Bloodgift Demon. I would just add in Bloodgift Demon over Indulgent Tormentor anyway. Ashen Rider should probably come in cause it's just good. I would take out your Nihiri for Conjurer's Closet because it combos with Rune-Scarred Demon, Ashen Rider, Resolute Archangel, and Angel of Despair. I would swap Darksteel Ingot for Chromatic Lantern, it's just better. For your instants, I would add in more exile, so Utter End, Unmake, Swords to Plowshares. Then Vindicate cause it got reprinted recently. Some tutor wouldn't hurt, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Sarkhan's Triumph, Diabolic Revelation. For your sorcery slots, you need Merciless Eviction, Wrath of God, Damnation, Rout, Planar Cleansing, Terminus, maybe Blasphemous Act, maybe Warp World. In your artifact slot, you could use Amulet of Vigor, it would do a ton of work with all your tapped lands. You might consider adding Ashnod's Altar to potentially get some extra mana. Insurrection is usually good to have. Deflecting Palm and Faith's Reward can be good to have as well. Alhammarret's Archive might be good to have as well. Rise of the Dark Realms is a game ending card late game. Iroas, God of Victory and Magus of the Wheel would good to have, along with Feldon of the Third Path. Then lastly, your mana base could use some fixing up, but that's a story for another time.
I know a lot of these suggestions can be expensive, but Kaalia is an expensive deck to build and these cards are more based around what I feel the final version of the deck should have. But a few of those cards mentioned above can fit into a budget build.
3 weeks ago
En-Zu from reddit:
Curse of the Swine - you are playing B and W. there are better options.
Ajani's Pridemate - vanilla beater will always just be vanilla beater.
Ashen Rider - he's ok. you high cmc stuff could be more win-condition things though.
Divinity of Pride in three colors this guy is not nearly as good.
Felidar Sovereign - i know i know he seems really good. and he is. but he's really win-more in this list. he's not likely to make it around to your turn and opponents will likely be keeping your total down. This one isn't pressing though because he's still a win con i'm just noting that he's not as good as you might think.
Jace's Archivist - helps everyone else. doesn't do anything for you.
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - too slow and situational. other win-cons are better here.
Psychosis Crawler - paints a big target on your head and doesn't do that much for your deck.
Serra Avatar - vanilla beater is vanilla beater.
Shattered Angel - decent at life gain, but you need life drain to win.
Mimic Vat - decent situationally. its not a pressing removal but i'd keep my eye on it as an option to remove.
Creeping Dread - i've never played this card but to me it seems like it isn't very good.
Sphere of Safety - there are way better options at this cmc and you're not running that many enchantments.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
ChiefBell ah i see. Now that makes sense.
Ill have to retrieve some mana leaks. Thought i had at least one.
1 month ago
Throne Warden seems pretty underwhelming in this list; if the deck is meant for multiplayer EDH, then you're looking at having the crown, putting it in play, making it a 3/3 at the end step, and trying to keep possession of the crown across likely 3 players' turns before it returns to your own, just to make a vanilla 4/4. If it had any keywords to go with the growth potential under the crown, like First Strike, Vigilance, or even Lifelink, I could see it working out, but without, I think you could do better.
If you want to go big on spot removal, you could look at Ashen Rider. If you want a smaller, cheaper body that can do some work for you both in protecting the crown and getting it back if you lose it, look at Mirran Crusader. Protection from 40% of the color pie's nothing to scoff at, and Double Strike to boot.