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Basilisk Collar Discussion
19 hours ago
The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)
Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!
Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.
For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.
Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn
Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.
Have fun sorcering! Your Bro
2 weeks ago
Out Bellowing Aegisaur - Low-impact dino. Doesn't actually combo with Marath. It replaces the counter you spent to ping it, but doesn't actually put you ahead
Overgrown Armasaur - Low-impact dino
Sun-Crowned Hunters - Low-impact dino
Snapping Sailback - Low-impact dino
Anger of the Gods - If I'm pulling back on the enrage theme, do I need this?
In Basilisk Collar - It's back. See my prior comment
Avenger of Zendikar - Big token producer, even if not directly on theme
Xenagos, the Reveler - Generate big mana
Mirari's Wake - More big mana
Runic Armasaur - A new toy. Let's see how it does
Chord of Calling - It's a combo deck, so now I can tutor for what I need, like Ivy Lane Denizen
2 weeks ago
THE most important card in Olric is Concerted Effort . Gotta have that redundancy for a commander-theme heavy deck.
In terms of "eating your vegetables," this deck really needs ramp and card draw. Marble Diamond , Knight of the White Orchid (goes well with the knight stuff I mention below, Mentor of the Meek , Mind Stone , Endless Atlas , Alms Collector , Sword of the Animist , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Solemn Simulacrum , Boreas Charger , and Isolated Watchtower would all be good, here.
I would cut a lot of the first strike and add in more double-strikers. If you have both, first strike is useless to share. Arashin Foremost is cheap, and it's serviceable, even without the tribal synergy. Aven Sunstriker , Sylvia Brightspear , and Skyhunter Skirmisher come with flying. Silverblade Paladin can get you attacking the turn before Odric comes out. Solemn Recruit is nothing special, but it beats Master at Arms, at least.
Mirran Crusader would be one of the more expensive cards in your deck, but it's very good, and it's a knight, in case you want to add in some knight synergies, since you're heavy on the tribe. Kinsbaile Cavalier would be the best choice to support that, kind of as a backup Odric, although Valiant Knight is also pretty okay. In fact, I really like Heavenly Blademaster with Odric, too, so I wouldn't hesitate to go all in. Also, Gallant Cavalry , Call the Cavalry , and Righteous Confluence all start doing some major work by adding vigilance and making 4/2's once you account for double strike.
In terms of keyword soup, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is good. Same for Akroma, Angel of Wrath . That one is a bit expensive, but haste is hard to come by in mono-white. I could say the same for Lightning Greaves , or at least Swiftfoot Boots . Riftmarked Knight could also have a place if you go knight tribal. I suppose Sword of Vengeance could also be okay? Deathtouch is very hard to come by in mono white, although if you've got a little extra in your budget, Basilisk Collar is very good with first/double strike and gives lifelink, to boot.
2 weeks ago
Hey, I'm an experienced Tiana pilot and would love to help! ( my deck link here ).
The first thing I would change is Wrath of God and Blasphemous Act because creature-only board wipes destroy the creatures, then the auras, so Tiana won't trigger for any of your auras. But board wipes like Hour of Revelation , Day of Reckoning, End Hostilities , Nevinyrral's Disk , Cataclysmic Gearhulk , Tragic Arrogance etc would make Tiana trigger on your auras. You could put in Auratog or Faith Healer so you respond to creature-only board wipes, or put in indestructible stuff like Hammer of Nazahn , Shielded by Faith , Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip etc.
Bludgeon Brawl has cool synergy with Tiana, because if Vandalblast , Scrap Mastery , Hour of Revelation etc are cast, then Tiana will trigger on your artifacts too. And if you include this, consider adding artifacts that sacrifice themselves like Unstable Obelisk , Commander's Sphere , Boros Locket , Boros Cluestone , Orazca Relic .
Along with self-sacrificing artifacts, I loved the idea of self-sacrificing auras and recycling them over and over with Tiana, especially with Sigil of the Empty Throne or Ajani's Chosen on the battlefield. Auras like Capashen Standard , Mortal Obstinacy , Flamespeaker's Will , Brand of Ill Omen , Sun Clasp , Weight of Conscience , Bound by Moonsilver , Lunarch Mantle , Uncontrolled Infestation , Inferno Fist , Guilty Conscience etc.
Other than the aforementioned cards, I'll also mention Mistmeadow Skulk which dodges board wipes, the new Swiftblade Vindicator and Smothering Tithe , Fabled Hero and other heroic cards that benefit from the aura recycling, Forgeborn Oreads and Scroll of the Masters and Mesa Enchantress for the aura recycling, Ethereal Armor , Helm of the Gods , Heavenly Blademaster , Laccolith Rig is stupid but fun, Heirloom Blade because RW sucks at draw (except this deck if you add auras that draw).
If I wanted to cut some cards from your deck, I would start with Order since it's 4 mana for a really narrow removal spell, and 3 mana to do something that odric or angelic skirmisher do (which is creatures so can be brought back into the game easier). Kwende, Pride of Femeref is essentially a 4/4 for 4 mana and is only useful for Tiana. Kitsune Mystic isn't needed with all the sacrificing and such. Authority of the Consuls and Godsend and Basilisk Collar isn't that impactful for an aggro strategy. Whispersilk Cloak gives shroud which isn't the best for a deck all about auras and equipment. Chariot of Victory isn't that good and doesn't add any power. And I would take out as many tapped lands as you don't mind, they slow down decks way too much, add Battlefield Forge .
Hope this helps makes your deck stronger!
3 weeks ago
Basilisk Collar , Gorgon's Head , Gorgon Flail or anything else to give Niv deathtouch. Draw a card, ping a creature, kill it, rinse/repeat. These are all cheap CMC equip and not expensive to buy either.
If you're going to have a low creature count with this commander, The Locust God is amazing. I'd make it a sideboard card that you are targeting to obtain.
3 weeks ago
Agent of Erebos fair enough, build to your meta.
You may find that other cards like Deadeye Tracker give you a bit more utility though. card draw and giving itself counters are nice upsides.
My main concern with the Cephalid Constable is that you don't really have any ways to give him evasion, so actually dealing combat damage to get the trigger seems somewhat difficult.
Patron of the Vein If you need the grave hate then I suppose, but CMC6 is fairly high up there for this. You might be better served with a lower CMC method of dealing with this issue, especially where creature removal is fairly easy to come by with cards like Plaguecrafter Fleshbag Marauder Grave Pact and hundreds of black removal spells. Withered Wretch might be a better option in some ways, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is definitely a better bang for your buck.
instead of Dross Harvester you may want something you have a bit more control over such as Wurmcoil Engine or Basilisk Collar that way you can directly manage your life total rather than letting it change by happenstance. not to mention that wurmcoil is extremely good when you can repeatedly sacrifice it.
3 weeks ago
Hey, this is a good start. Actually a really well made with the restriction of using most cards from only GRN and RNA, good job, nice Dark Depths :)
Budget cards that are currently in Standard mostly from DOM, GRN, RNA sets to consider adding:
- Squee, the Immortal
- Midnight Reaper
- Pitiless Plunderer
- Dragonskull Summit
- Costly Plunder
- Rix Maadi Reveler
- Reliquary Tower
For more upgrades you're going to however want to move away from just GRN and RNA cards, but this doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money for upgrades. There's budget ($5 or less per card) upgrades you can make. I put a star (*) in front of the best upgrades of these suggestions.
- * Command Tower : best budget land for multicolor Commander decks.
- * High Market : sac outlet.
- Smoldering Marsh
- Foreboding Ruins
- Tainted Peak
- Graven Cairns
- Shadowblood Ridge
- Ghost Quarter
- * Ashnod's Altar : sac outlet that makes mana.
- * Skullclamp : very good repeatable draw when you're sacing creatures.
- * Viscera Seer : one drop sac outlet.
- Carrion Feeder
- Yahenni, Undying Partisan
- * Diabolic Intent : $5 tutor to get any card that also sacs a creature.
- Altar's Reap
Repeatable value from sacing creatures:
Make Judith deadly:
Busted with Dark Depths:
- * Vampire Hexmage : sac it to remove all counters from Depths.
- Thespian's Stage : make a copy of Depths, the copy doesn't have any counters, sac it and get Marit Lage.
Reanimate lots of creatures:
- * Talisman of Indulgence : two drop mana rock.
- * Rakdos Signet
- Burnished Hart
- Blasphemous Act
- Rakdos Charm
If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
I'm going to post several posts, each with a different topic. This way I don't get halfway through and it glitches, or I run out of time and can't finish.
First post is about dealing with tokens. Here are some options for dealing with go wide strategies (decks that swarm opponents with large amounts of creatures).
There are different ways to battle these types of decks. I am including only cards available in these colors:
- stops you from getting attacked by their army of tokens.
Powder Keg or Ratchet Bomb - gets rid off-the-wall tokens.
Pyroclasm or Anger of the Gods gets rids of tokens while they are small.
Mizzium Mortars - overloaded kills them when 4 toughness or smaller.
Insurrection - use their army against them.
Basilisk Collar let's you out live the armies.
Steel Hellkite - let's you pay 0 to get rid of tokens if it deals combat damage.
Balefire Dragon - gets rid of most creatures if he gets combat damage in.
Harbinger of the Hunt - repeatable token hoser. If you equip the collar it wipes all non fliers.
Siege Dragon - also fun with the collar.
Subterranean Tremors - good for token sweeper.
Basilisk Collar occurrence in decks from the last year
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