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Remove target card in a graveyard from the game. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying into play.
Yes. Commander has a newly introduced card characteristic called color identity. Only cards in the commander's color identity are allowed. So just because you could cast something like Beckon Apparition , doesn't mean that its allowed to play because it's color identity is Black/White. Color identity includes any color symbols in any costs. Rhys the Exiled has the color identity BG, because of the ability, Daybreak Ranger Flip is GR because of the ability of the flip side. So in this deck, you may play White, Red, or colorless (some artifacts have colored activation costs, so be careful). Also, lands may only specifically produce mana of your commander's color identity. Something like City of Brass is allowed, but if you attempt to produce, say, green; it will turn into colorless before it goes to your mana pool. One final thing, color identity does not include Extort, such as in Syndic of Tithes . Color Identity does not apply to reminder text. And as far as I know, that's all there really is to say about color identity.
+1 Trying to explore turbofogs and I like this one. But is there a reason you picked Beckon Apparition as a token creator? I guess just because of low cost and flying ability?
Aww, man. This sort of makes me sad, because I specifically want to make a functional B/R token deck (not sure why, though). This makes me sad, because that was very good feedback.
The budget is actually low for now, but the list you see above is more of a "ideal" form. For example, I have 3x Duress and 1x Thoughtseize lying around, but they would eventually all be upgraded. So the budget isn't actually a problem in getting them, it's in getting them now so I can't quite play-test the deck as well as I'd like. So I use temporary make-shift shenanigans to achieve similar effects.
Anyway, they say you have to know where you come from to know where you're going.
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Okay, so, this all started as a + + deck. At some point I realized I have Young Pyromancer lying around, so I threw Vile Rebirth and Molten Birth in for good measure. After this, someone pointed me to Beckon Apparition , so I threw those in as well. This was a really fun deck with + (ping-swing-win), but it really suffered from the lack of focus. I thought about the Bubbling Cauldron combo, but I never got around to it before the focus change (at some point it had become an + Unleash-aggro-token deck). This wouldn't be a problem since I play casual, but I've been aiming to change that. When I say that, I mean I'd like to start attending FNM, tops.
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So, in summary, I now know what I want to do, I'm just not sure how to do it, as I only started in December, so I don't know all the cards that well. Still, might as well explain my plan.
Right now it's Young Pyromancer plus all the other token generation-spells. This, plus Purphoros, God of the Forge plus Ogre Battledriver are currently what I'm aiming for. I love Liliana's Reaver , and Tymaret, the Murder King is also very charming. Probably Weapon Surge as well (know any similar spells?). Probably getting rid of the Blood Bairn s, too. I have considered going White as well, though. Mostly because of Eidolon of Countless Battles , Maw of the Obzedat and Phantom General .
Rough idea. It's a lot to ask, but any ideas how I'd make something like this work? I'm very skeptical of three-color decks if they don't have any Green. Burnished Hart could help a bit, but, again, a bit slow.
Also, the Sideboard is just placeholder, it can all be dumped, for all I care.
I totally agree with you, agevi001. I had Beckon Apparition in here to make tokens, maybe try to fit it back in? I feel like the Gift of Immortality doesn't 100% fit here anymore. The only creature I seem to ever use it for is Crypt Ghast . And it's always the first card I sideboard out. As far as Hero's Downfall , I just can't seem to find anybody willing to trade them.
This looks like it could be a fun deck. I think a few small improvements could go a long way. I would drop Basilica Guards , Syndic of Tithes , Last Breath , Beckon Apparition , Revoke Existence can go to the SB, and drop Ultimate Price since you already have Doom Blade and Hero's Downfall . Add more Thrull Parasite , Kingpin's Pet , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Read the Bones , and Tithe Drinker . Of course Thoughtseize will help if you can afford it. I like the initial idea, I just think you need to do some consolidating to help your consistency.
Interesting, I like it for the most part. I'd run at least 3 Nameless Inversion to make that Thief of Hope combo more reliable. Also I highly recommend that you consider adding Long-Forgotten Gohei and maybe Beckon Apparition .
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