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Bastion Protector Discussion
6 days ago
I'll be the first to admit I never caught this until long after the four colors commanders came out, but if you look at certain cards from commander 2015 (the year before) you can tell that partner was already a mechanic in the making.
Namely I'm talking about Bastion Protector, but the Star City Games versus also did a video that utilized the idea that they could have multiple commanders available to them. Almost like they were testing it out for Wizards.
I also don't have any problem with it now that it's here except for the fact that we don't have nearly enough options for someone of my taste. Which is the type that wants a five color devoid creature to give an example. So much wasted potential....
1 week ago
Hey, I have a couple suggestions that might be good here:
I'm also a big fan of Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant here because he's so good for aggro, same with Bastion Protector for protecting alesha. I'd probably cut Leonin Relic-Warder and Tidehollow Sculler for them.
I'd also suggest getting both Merciless Eviction and Austere Command in if possible. These cards just win games and are always good even at 6 mana. I'd cut something like Cathartic Reunion and possibly a land, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth doesn't seem needed with the expensive land base you have, not sure.
Oh and one more, Eerie Interlude may be worth considering. Anyways, hope that helps!
1 week ago
Also, Bastion Protector is another consideration. I'd recommend replacing the eidolon with it. It's also a good idea for all EDH decks to have a couple board wipes because things can get quickly out of hand. This deck would benefit from them because of very quick recovery with a cheap commander. Two good (and cheap) examples which wouldn't wipe your artifacts are Kirtar's Wrath and Rout.
1 week ago
Looks like a fun deck, Rafiq is great and can be very powerful!
Saw your deck on the commander thread, here are some quick suggestions, hopefully some of them you like and are in your budget. Cheers!
Lands: cut Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree and some of your ETB tapped lands for some etb untapped multicolor lands to help your color production be reliable: Command Tower, Yavimaya Coast, Adarkar Wastes, Prairie Stream, City of Brass, Breeding Pool.
ramp: Sol Ring, Simic Signet,Azorius Signet, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach.
Wrath of God > Terminus.
Rout > Martial Coup.
Counterspell, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift.
Eternal Witness, Seasons Past, Mystical Tutor, Archaeomancer.
Recurring Insight, Fact or Fiction, Stroke of Genius.
things to help Rafiq of the Many crush your enemies:
Rancor, Inquisitor's Flail, Steel of the Godhead, Shield of the Oversoul, Swiftfoot Boots, maybe Command Beacon, Sword of Vengeance, maybe Sigarda's Aid.
given how many creatures creatures you run, you might want some tricks to protect your board from boardwipes. Bastion Protector, Make a Stand, Dauntless Escort may or may not be useful.
anyway those are just the things i thought of. I built a rafiq deck a while ago, you should be able to find it in my profile if you want any more suggestions, i went a little bit more in on the pillowfort/control/combo side of things but the list was a bit pricier too. anyway have fun and keep crushing!
2 weeks ago
Alright, going to be updating my sigarda list. Thought that i would keep this upto date as Sigarda is one of my favorite (not even close to best, but still fun.)OK cards looking to maybe test in this. Scattered Groves, Duelist's Heritage, Shielded by Faith, Herald of the Pantheon, Bastion Protector, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Courser of Kruphix, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Umbra Mystic, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Elvish Mystic, Angel of Jubilation, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Eladamri's Call, Green Sun's Zenith, Divine Reckoning, Rishkar's Expertise, Hyena Umbra, Fertile Ground, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Darksteel Mutation, Overgrowth, Burgeoning, Celestial Mantle, Mammoth Umbra, Weirding Wood, Yavimaya Hollow, Serra's Sanctum, Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers, Cathedral of War and Linvala. HolyF i have lots of cards to test. Ill start doing this soon.
2 weeks ago
Add Healer of the Pride and Soul's Attendant for more Soul Warden type effects. For land, consider adding City of Brass, Tarnished Citadel, and Ancient Tomb. You could also play Nomad Stadium and Grand Coliseum. When you have life gain creatures in play while using these you basically get free soldiers, and you don't need to rely on your opponent to attack you to generate soldiers. For self damage you could also try playing Torture Chamber.
If you want to focus a lot on life gain, definitely run Archangel of Thune. To tutor your equipment run Steelshaper's Gift, and maybe consider running Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Darksteel Plate to protect your commander. Bastion Protector could also help protect Darien.
The deck is looking pretty good though. I'll have to make some changes to my deck :)
3 weeks ago
- 1x Leonin Elder
- 1x Pride Guardian
- 1x Ajani's Sunstriker
- 1x Felidar Cub
- 1x Leonin Den-Guard
- 1x Leonin Skyhunter
- 1x Oreskos Sun Guide
- 1x Sunspear Shikari
- 1x Whitemane Lion
- 1x Healer of the Pride
- 1x Seht's Tiger
- 1x Kemba's Legion
- 1x New Benalia
- 1x Ajani's Pridemate
- 1x Enlightened Ascetic
- 1x Leonin Relic-Warder
- 1x Felidar Guardian
- 1x Jazal Goldmane
- 1x Felidar Sovereign
- 1x Jareth, Leonine Titan
- 1x Spirit of the Hearth
- 1x Bonehoard
- 1x Coat of Arms
- 1x Mind's Eye
- 1x Argentum Armor
- 1x Door of Destinies
- 1x Konda's Banner
- 1x Leonin Sun Standard
- 1x Mask of Memory
- 1x Strata Scythe
- 1x Sword of Vengeance
- 1x Skullclamp
- 1x Sol Ring
- 1x Pearl Medallion
- 1x Swiftfoot Boots
- 1x Sword of the Animist
- 1x Godsend
- 1x Loxodon Warhammer
- 1x Spear of Heliod
You need to add more cards that are good in EDH, and add some ramp beyond Sol Ring and Pearl Medallion. My suggestion for cheap ramp includes:
Other cards you may want to consider are:
White Sun's Zenith, Hero of Bladehold, Sun Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Mentor of the Meek, True Conviction, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Martial Coup, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Recruiter of the Guard, Heliod, God of the Sun, Knight of the White Orchid, Mirror Entity, Mother of Runes, Emeria Shepherd, Bastion Protector, Oblation, Secure the Wastes, Austere Command, Open the Armory, Decree of Justice, Caged Sun, Obelisk of Urd, Dictate of Heliod, Shared Triumph, Elspeth Tirel, Secluded Steppe, Buried Ruin, Ghost Quarter, Rogue's Passage, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Kor Haven, Divine Sacrament, Bygone Bishop.
I would cut cards from the "Terrible" bracket first. They have no place in most EDH decks.
3 weeks ago
@NV_1980 Appreciate the advice, I really like the Strionic Resonator. The Angelic Overseer is also affected by the commander, Kaalia of the Vast. Many of the Dragon you suggested, I really like to the point I'd have to buy them because they are many decks and many of them I've seriously considered, especially the Balefire and the Moonveil. Avacyn, Angel of Hope is already in the deck, so I like where your thoughts with that. The Bastion Protector is one of the cards I'm not 100% sure of. I was thinking of putting in a deck where I can trade creatures for opponents commanders. I'm not opposed to putting Demons in, but it's finding things that I really like for things I'm not 100% interested in, if you have demon ideas, I'm happy to at least look and think about them.