Creature — Goblin
Tap: Target player gains control of target artifact, creature, or land you control.
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- Bazaar Trader and Krovikan Whispers
- Can I send Treacherous Pit-Dweller to my opponent with Bazaar Trader after undying?
- Exchange control of Mirror Entity = opponent's creatures die?
- Humble Defector and Bazaar Trader for free card draws?
- What happens if I give my opponent Last Chance with my Bazaar Trader?
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Bazaar Trader Discussion
4 weeks ago
p.s. i used to run a gruul control deck
its a different animal to build and pilot
cmc curve runs higher then what most would be comfortable with
most of your tutoring is for lands
most of your card vantage comes from casting creatures
your control comes from weird 2-3 card combos
Nikya of the Old Ways + Bazaar Trader
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed + Grafted Exoskeleton
Mycosynth Lattice + Titania's Song
Hellkite Tyrant + Mycosynth Lattice
Natural Affinity + Mob Rule + any devour effect
theirs to many to list but this is enough to give an idea of the flavor
1 month ago
2 months ago
Things I like:
I think it is a good idea that you have a good number of things to dissuade being attacked. Propaganda effects will be big for keeping people off your back.
The Sabotage section seems solid and you should be able to put the pressure on the problem player as needed.
Treasure Nabber is a great ramp card for this deck and with the bonus of being able redistribute afterward, should be solid.
Starke of Rath-I've always been curious to see him at work and he will be interesting here. Might need to be careful how you use him, but as far as removal goes, the guy is going to kill a fair bit of stuff, should be fun.
Smothering Tithe-great way to get tokens to give away and perfectly on theme! Only shame is they go away once used so it won't help your permanent count too much, but people are probably only going to use them when they really need them so who knows.
Humble Defector-Great card draw especially if you can work out a deal with whoever you give it to. Overall, I think you are going to be able dig pretty deep into your deck which is always nice.
Things I'd replace:
Pride Guardian-likely only going to get you 3 health and die, not particularly worth a slot
Viridian Longbow-a good card in a combo deck but i don't think you will get much from it here, a lot of man to equip makes it tough to use well
Goldmeadow Dodger-not likely going to impact things much
Longbow Archer-not likely going to impact things much
Reckless Cohort-this guy is gonna get himself killed or get someone mad at you
Somberwald Vigilante-not likely going to impact things much
Felidar Sovereign-Sovereign is interesting, I haven't seen it ever win someone the game, but I have seen it turn everyone at the table against the player. The other side (and this is probaby personal preference) is it might feel a little anticlimactic winning this way, but again I've never seen it. I'd say try it out and see how you feel though, it is 100% a legitimate way to win especially in a Zedruu deck
Sword of Vengeance-Not sure on this one. The stats it gives are good, but I don't think there are ton of creatures in your deck that will use it super effectively. The highest power you have right now is 3 I think, so at most they are going to be 5 power, which isn't bad but compared to some of the things they will be up against. However it is hard to know what things you are going to be taking, so maybe it will come in handy. Might need to playtest.
Sol Ring-it is too good to ignore. Between Zedruu eating 3 mana with that ability and some of your cards hitting 7 CMC you are going to want this extra 2 mana.
Chromatic Lantern-having the right colors will be important to using zedruu's abilities and this will free you up from having to worry about that too much
Cultural Exchange-a pretty quick way to re-balance the board, pricey manawise but pretty worth it, especially if you use it give your opponent a ton of things you own (for the same amount of mana Zedruu can only give away two things. If you do this for even 3 creatures are being more effecient and it is a decent jump up for your next Zedruu draw/lifegain)
Well of Lost Dreams-Double the number of cards you get on your Zedruu upkeep effect.
Cradle of Vitality-Put the lifegain to work to make your creatures increasingly large each turn.
Debt of Loyalty-not the best way to take control of things but not a terrible one either especially for only 3 mana.
Blatant Thievery-expensive but you get the best stuff the table has
Chamber of Manipulation-I like this on because for the cost of one mana you can take a creature and then have Zedruu give it away permanently (it won't be given back because Zedruu's ability overwrites that part of the Chamber's ability). At 4 mana total and the ability to continually do this each turn I think this is the most consistent and cheap way to steal stuff and give it away
Ajani, Caller of the Pride/Ajani Goldmane/Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants-Potential Little John? Quarterstaff weilding A-John-i is in line with your lifegain strategy and suitably strong for being your right hand man(cat)
Generally, I'd also say take a look at more tokening effects:
Elspeth Tirel/Elspeth, Knight-Errant-Another potential Maid Marian? I like Elspeth since she gives you tokens which you can give away, and she is can potentially win you the game if she sticks around. Livinia is comparatively not as useful in this deck (it shuts down Rakdos, Lord of Riots, but that is about it in our meta I think?)
Crested Sunmare-Gotta give Robin and Co. mounts and it doesn't get much better than a 5/5 indestructible horse
Griffin Aerie-Similar to Sunmare but maybe a little to fantasy for the theme, not sure how you feel
Last notes, I'd say some things to consider would be some of the fancier lands (shock/check lands) to make your colors easier to get, a little more enchant/artifact removal, and a board wipe or two because sometimes it all must go.
All in all, looking good!
3 months ago
Hey! Thanks for the feedback; I'm glad to hear that the deck may have inspired you! I'm playtesting some changes that involve swapping out Vannifar for Helm of Possession, but I haven't gotten any games in yet to test that change. This is only because I'm currently trying out a more value-oriented build. That is a really neat combo! I think it could work here. I did have more of a focus on Birthing Pod/Vannifar combos in my list at one point, which included Kiki-Jiki to combo with Zealous Conscripts. If you want to focus on pod/vannifar, I'd consider running more creature tutors to increase consistency with finding Vannifar/other creatures in the pod chains. Stuff like Green Sun's Zenith, Eldritch Evolution, Natural Order, Tooth and Nail, Fauna Shaman. You could even throw in Neoform, which you could use to sac Yasova herself to get Vannifar, or to get 2 pod effects in 1 turn. I'm not sure of a great way to get 5 xp counters at once with Ezuri... maybe Feed the Pack? It is slow at 6 cmc though, and the timing of the end step to get the tokens doesn't work as nicely with the combat step timing of Ezuri. Spawning Pit would be decent, if you can get some counters on it to instantly spit out tokens for xp counters.
What power level are you looking to play at? Depending on how many cards you want to swap out for the combo, I'd look at cutting some of the generic value cards like Mind's Dilation, Etali, Stolen Strategy, and maybe even things like Insurrection and Mob Rule. I don't have experience with building this as a dedicated combo deck, so this is just my first gut reaction. Also, if you really like the idea of builing around Vannifar, you could just build Vannifar as the commander as well. Also, I couldn't find room in my list for them yet, but you could also use stuff like Bazaar Trader, Conjurer's Closet, and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling to permanently keep the creatures you steal.
3 months ago
noBazaar Trader ?? loys of fun there :D check out mine :D http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trader-shenanigans/
3 months ago
After you steal a creature with Yasova, you can give the creature to yourself definitively with Bazaar Trader!