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Autumn's Veil Discussion
1 week ago
Seems alright. Few cards seem a bit... odd or like you were trying to replace cards?
I'd recommend removing the following:
- Autumn's Veil: Yisan should be cheating your cards in
- Natural State: Not a huge concern, but seems underwhelming in EDH with most non-mana rocks being 4+
- Jeweled Amulet: With playing mono-green, this seems... meh.
- Tormod's Crypt: ???
- Staff of Domination: By the time this is going off, it's probably just a win-more.
- Seeds of Innocence: There are better mass artifact removal cards that don't grant life for only 1 or 2 more mana (Creeping Corrosion?).
- Carpet of Flowers: Unless your playgroup has a bunch of monoblue players, this isn't going to be super reliable.
- Strip Mine/Ghost Quarter: ???
Some cards I'd recommend are below and some will hopefully help abuse Yisan's verse counter-curve:
- Kodama's Reach
- Rampant Growth
- Skyshroud Claim
- Beastmaster Ascension
- Creeping Corrosion
- Wave of Vitriol
- Baru, Fist of Krosa
- Bellowing Tanglewurm
- Champion of Lambholt
- Citanul Hierophants
- Elder of Laurels
- Essence of the Wild
- Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
- Master of the Wild Hunt
- Nylea, God of the Hunt
- Pathbreaker Ibex
- Thunderfoot Baloth
- Managorger Hydra
- Primeval Protector
- Avenger of Zendikar
- Stonehoof Chieftain
- Bloodspore Thrinax
So many cards... Point being, ramping into Yisan and triggering his ability is awesome, but a moot point if you can't hit anything that does something. But again, I could be completely missing the point of what you're going for, and if so I apologize for the wall of text. It's your deck and you are free to do with it as you please, I just wish you a grand time of obliterating your games.
2 weeks ago
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2 months ago
while less flavorful for this deck, the only difference between Windswept Heath and Misty Rainforest is about $40. (they both can grab forests and breeding pool) but i would drop a forest or two over the lotl ,one land is enough to get this deck rolling, and fetches will diminish the dead draws/underwhelming charbelchers.
Kiora's Follower also gives you more forest untappers and allows you to try again with charbelcher if you get unlucky, but the added complexity might be too much for the deck. (maybe over delver and scholar?)
2 months ago
Rafiq is a commander that threatens to kill people in one hit. That's obvious from the card itself, and your opponents will therefore be scared and try to stop you from attacking with him if they can. They will reserve their countermagic, their Swords to Plowshares, and their Cyclonic Rifts to interact with Rafiq, and you should be prepared for that.
Expensive counters like Dissipate, Render Silent or Voidslime aren't good tools for that, even if they have the occasional upside. Cheaper ones like Swan Song, Dispel or Autumn's Veil are better suited for the job.
Also, your mana curve is really high. While cards like Iona, Shield of Emeria, Reya Dawnbringer and Kruphix, God of Horizons are very powerful cards, they don't really fit into the gameplan of a Rafiq deck at all. (A goodstuff commander like Rubinia Soulsinger could use them better.)
Instead, if you play Rafiq, i suggest you really focus on him and make him work. One first step would be including more ways to play him on turn 3, like the three Signets, Talisman of Progress, Farseek etc.
Btw, despite just advising you to cut expensive cards, Medomai the Ageless has fanastic syngergy with Rafiq and should probably find a slot in your list.
3 months ago
Since this deck is meant to be competitive, it needs a plan against blue decks. Countermagic seems like a real problem if you rely so heavily on resolving Tooth and Nail, and you need ways to fight back. How about Thoughtseize, Duress, Autumn's Veil, Imp's Mischief, City of Solitude, Dosan the Falling Leaf, Mind Slash or Hall of Gemstone?
Also, Islands are common enough on competitive tables that Carpet of Flowers is almost always live. The card can easily be better than Sol Ring and i really think you should play it. It's also great against many stax pieces like Winter Orb, Stasis or Stony Silence.
3 months ago
Hall of Gemstone (prevents counterspels, flashed-in hatebears like Aven Mindcensor, and prevents Breya combo)
Prey Upon (hits Karador hatebears)
See you on Monday!
3 months ago
The card certainly has potential. Autumn's Veil is a somewhat similar card that served me well in the past. Perhaps Piracy can do some work here. People make bad decisions in magic games all the time and the fact it requires opponents make an uncertain decision, kind of like Intuition. Worst case its a slightly more expensive and less conplete Silence, but the upside exists. Ill give it a try and let you know what I think.
On another note, I am still not happy with where the deck is. Leo is much worse than tasigur as a pure storm commander but he is too threatening to go all in with the early lock strategy without running alot of protection like Spellskite. The helm combo is great at times but too inconsistent for my liking.
I honestly think the "perfect" build for Leo needs one more build around me card like paradox engine (which will be great for thrasios and Tasigur). Hopefully the new set gives the deck a bit more direction