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When Ashen Rider enters the battlefield or dies, exile target permanent.
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Ashen Rider Discussion
4 days ago
Anyways the deck looks pretty wicked! Ashen Rider is just pure badass, everything about that card is awesome!
I think it's time for a Izzet vs Orzhov showdown!
5 days ago
2 weeks ago
Thank you chirz! :D
I keep hearing people mention Freed from the Real, but every time I look at it I forget to add it to my list. So I will do it now!
Starfield of Nyx seems great for the enchantment recursion. Allows me to sac off enchantments to Ertai on an opponent's turn, and return that enchantment to my field on my upkeep. I don't have a lot of enchantments in the deck, so the second ability will not reliably go off. It may draw more boardwipe aggro - instead of targeting one thing on the field, they will be more inclined to just nuke it all.
Ashen Rider is definitely in line with the wizard tower's purpose. Get big, and have big flying creatures land on you. She's expensive, but this deck has the ability to play high-CMC cards (as long as I don't add too many more.) The one downside I see is that she only triggers a second time if she dies, so exile wouldn't cause it to proc. ): Still, it can be sacrificed to Ertai as a part of the cost of his counterspell, and technically go off before the counterspell would resolve. Might be an interesting way to remove an annoyance on the field before the counterspell trigger goes on the stack.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Let us replace some of these bad on theme cards with some good on theme cards.
Cards to cut:
- Agent of Masks
- Council Guardian
- Council of the Absolute
- Ghost Council of Orzhova
- Lieutenants of the Guard
- Treasury Thrull
There are other cards I'd probably cut, but these ones are the absolute worst in my opinion.
And while they are good cards; Drogskol Reaver, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and Sorin Markov don't seem to be on theme.
Suggestions of cards to add:
- Karmic Justice
- Ghostly Prison
- Norn's Annex
- Dawnbreak Reclaimer
- Archon of Justice
- Aura of Silence
- Angelic Arbiter
- Crown of Doom
- Throne of the High City
- Arbiter of Knollridge
- Ashen Rider
- Vengeful Archon
Also, there is no Crown of Empires to go with the Throne and Scepter.
2 weeks ago
bbr15 I would like to mention that ashen rider has done tremendous work for me. Not to discount your comment entirely, because you've given great advice. But ashen rider is a reliable way to get rid of the board, especially paired with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. One big caveat about Anguished Unmaking is that it isn't very repeatable. there are several ways to cheat out creatures like Ashen Rider, especially in decks like this.
I'd also only run one version of Blood Artist because you have ways to tutor it out of the library, and you could save space for your other cards
As for my own suggestion, I'd add Living Plane because it wins with elesh norn. However, if that's out of your budget, Natural Affinity is a 50c version of that card. I would take out Golgari Grave-Troll because your goal shouldn't be to fill your yard with creatures. It should use the graveyard as a way to vomit creatures onto the board. This means that the troll won't hold much value other than the dredge, and that doesn't really cut it if you're wanting this to be a cut-throat deck.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Hey Lotus, you might not remember me since it's been a while since you commented on my deck, but I play a pretty nasty Karador hatebears and combo list (HATE FOR EVERYONE! (Except me, obviously)). I'd just like to take a moment offer my two cents:
Firstly, there's a serious hole in the four-drop department, which is a travesty since one of them is Birthing Pod, a card that thrives on a beautiful curve. Two good value four drops I would consider adding are Meren of Clan Nel Toth to keep bringing back your multitudinous horde of value creatures, and Disciple of Bolas which has potential to completely change the pace of games with the life gain and card draw.
Cards that I could see being cut are, sadly, both of your 8 drops, Ashen Rider and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. I've never really seen much success with Ashen Rider, mostly because its a huge amount of mana to be paying for the effect. Sure it exiles, but 8 mana? Anguished Unmaking costs 3 and a mere 3 life, which is a much easier pill to swallow in my opinion. As a former mono-green ramp player, I have a massive soft spot for Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, but if your meta is anything like mine, he doesn't make it around the table for you to take advantage of him 99% of the time. The card slot is, once again, in my opinion, better suited to something that still generates value, but doesn't paint a target on its own or your back.
Secondly, I'm quite surprised by the lack of combo in your deck. I understand that your meta doesn't care for it, but I will share my personal experiences with you. I was the first player to introduce combo into my playgroup via Ghave, Guru of Spores. My friends didn't care for me winning by combo so frequently, but they eventually realized that they had to fight combo with combo, thus beginning the competitive arms race.
Tl;dr, if you add combo, others will deal with it and add it to compete.
I apologize if i sounded a bit snarky or overly critical at parts. I tend to get passionate about Commander.
In closing, this deck looks SUPER fun to play and I'll have to consider some of your inclusions in my own deck!