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Basilisk Collar Discussion
11 hours ago
16 hours ago
I also don't agree that you couldn't make this a competitive deck. If you are willing to spend some money and invest in some more impactful cards, I think you could make this deck more competitive. I don't really have any experience with Kor Tribal, but I do know that they do not have any specific lords like the more popular tribal decks like Merfolk (Lord of Atlantis or Elves Elvish Archdruid. However, with the release of Aether Revolt, you now have access to Metallic Mimic, which gives the plus side of allowing your Kor creatures to maintain the +1/+1 counter it gains if Mimic dies. There is also Adaptive Automaton, of course.
Next, I see what you are trying to do with Livewire Lash and Specter's Shroud, but it seems far to situational and is subject to too many variables to seem worth a single spot in your deck, much less a full playset of each. I would consider the various swords like I mentioned in my previous comment, as well as other Equipments like Basilisk Collar, Brawler's Plate, Captain's Claws, Darksteel Plate, Deathrender, and Godsend just to name some.
As far as your core "Kor" creatures go, perhaps consider Kor Outfitter, as it can come down on the field and equip an equipment you already have on the field all in one turn, saving you mana and increasing your tempo. Perhaps consider Lone Missionary in the sideboard against burn.
I would consider putting some or all of the Brave the Elements in the sideboard in order to make room for other cards, perhaps Ghost Quarter to simultaneously increase the consistency of your land drops and improve your matchup against decks like Scapeshift (Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Tron (any of the Urza lands), Infect/Affinity (Inkmoth Nexus), and other decks that have powerful lands or have a fragile manabase.
And finally, for the sideboard, you could consider putting in cards like Leyline of Sanctity for Burn and decks that target you a lot, Disenchant against Affinity and other artifact based decks, and Rest in Peace against decks like Dredge, Living End, and other decks that utilize their graveyard a lot.
I hope I am not coming off as if I am trying to change your deck entirely, because as long as you are happy with you deck that is all that matters. However, if you want to make the deck more competitive, which I believe is achievable, this is the way to do it. I hope this helped and best of luck to you!
18 hours ago
Hey Beebles :)
thanks for ya Feedback, i really appreciate it. let me come down to the cards:
deathtouch-equips: i need those and i am searching for them. i live in Germany and i wonder myself how hard it is to get my hands on it (even ebay) Basilisk Collar is on top of my wanted-list
Chandra's Ignition: this card would result in a typical Izzet experiment. 5 damage to each other creature is bad in my list as i try to not hit my own creatures. the fact of drawing cards is nice but inconsistent and dangerous, e.g. 10 creatures on the board will result in 50 cards draw - thats to much, at least as i have many many draw engines. this card would fit more in a firemind-list.
Dismiss into Dream: I LIKE! i will have to test it as the cmc7 is very high and my spots up there are already filled. i try to Keep the curve low. well, this card can be gamebreaking of course and i will test it :)
Sigil of Sleep: i already tested it and wasn't happy with it. i don't like to bounce creatures when they can be destroyed.
i will have a look at your draco-list later on! :)
best regards, serra
1 day ago
Good to see more Dracogenius builds around here. A fun selection of cards for sure! I do miss a few cards that are just made for dracogenius:
- Deathtouch equipment. You already mentioned this yourself. To me, if you are playing control, and you run dracogenius, deathtouch equipment are auto-include (especially Basilisk Collar).
- Chandra's Ignition. 5 dmg to each other creature + a bunch of cards for 5 mana. Pretty good deal.
- Dismiss into Dream. Similar to deathtouch.
- Sigil of Sleep. Draws cards nd gets rid of creatures.
Have a look at my list if you have the time: Niv-Mizzet, Passive Ping-Win
3 days ago
Thanks for the input Firebones675! Charisma is evil! I love it and have thought about putting it in. Basilisk Collar and death touch in general don't really follow with the theme I think u/r strives for. Great card I just don't think it's what I'm going for thematically. Neko-Te on the other hand! I've never seen this card before! It's so mean I love it! Thanks for owning my eyes!
4 days ago
6 days ago
11 Cuts from the original list: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens, 1x Plains, Altar of Dementia, Chromatic Lantern, Entomb, Nim Deathmantle, Panharmonicon, Recruiter of the Guard, Tithe,
11 Includes: Swords to Plowshares, Inspiring Vantage, Rogue's Passage, Homeward Path, Aerial Responder, Mother of Runes, Serra Ascendant, Stoneforge Mystic, Basilisk Collar, Darksteel Plate, Champion's Helm
1 week ago
Just so you know drawing cards and dealing damage that way doesn't count towards commander damage. To kill someone that way you need to do 21 combat damage.
Also Mind Over Matter works nicely with niv, (even better with Arcanis the Omnipotent)
Paradox Engine is another one i'd look into to draw more cards
Slap a Basilisk Collar on niv and you can machine gun down all of your opponents creatures
Sol Ring is another card that should be in pretty much every commander deck. Playing 4 drops on turn 2 is incredibly powerful