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Black Lotus Discussion
2 days ago
1 week ago
You have the rip the Black Lotus in half though.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Here's kinda how I break down card-selling decisions in my own mind:
Your Giant Growths are too common to be sold or traded, so make a Pauper cube or give them to a nice home.
Your Delver of Secrets Flip sees a decent amount of play, even though it's cheap and won't be good for selling, so you might as well hang onto it in case your little sister decides to make a Delver deck.
Stuff like Jace, Unraveler of Secrets or Canopy Vista are only expensive right now because they are Standard-legal, so they're most likely to only go down in value. Either keep them if you'll play them, or sell/trade them now. The chances are low that some new set will totally break one of your bulk rares and suddenly spawn a new Modern archetype, so safe money is in the low-risk-low-reward option.
Your Serum Visions are Modern staples, so they won't depreciate unless they're banned (which WotC tries to avoid), but they're in the limbo range of frequent reprints and only moderate price, so this one depends on if you'll use the card in the future.
Marsh Flats, on the other hand, is so popular that it will retain value (like a previous poster said). You can sell them now or 5 years from now at about the same price, unless Wizards suddenly decides to stop reprinting them (which they won't, because it would raise the price of competition and shut off new players).
If you truly won't use ANY of the cards you're contemplating, sell them or trade them! If you'll never use Black Lotus and you're never going to sell it, then it's just a piece of painted cardboard. $6500 potential dollars is still $0 in the bank.
1 month ago
100 Storm Crows seems too overpowered. Maybe replace some of them with inferior cards such as Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall and Force of Will? Don't forget Storm Crow actually has hidden text: "Whenever Storm Crow enters the battlefield, you lose 1 friend". So, unless you have assembled an infinite combo of producing Friend tokens, you will run out of them pretty quickly.
1 month ago
Love it, 10/10 idea and execution. Needs no changes. Maybe except add some Black Lotus?
1 month ago
Where do I even start?
Your first mistake: You didn't run any Blue. Every Magic Player knows Blue and Black are the superior colors, which means you had a 2 outta 5 chance on picking either of them, but you did even worse, because you chose two colors, and neither of them are Black or Blue. You went from a 40% chance the first pick, to a 50% chance the second pick, and you still messed up. Absolute trash. Now we are working in sweatshop conditions and you chose to take the low road on these jank colors, so let's see if we can fix this subpar deck.
Let's see what you got here, Tajic, Blade of the Legion... In a game of magical creatures and dragons... DRAGONS. You chose a human? To lead 99 other cards into victory? How has this made it passed the threshold of your brain? Are there any checks or balances in place? How did this leave the drawing board? And the guy is a 2/2! A 2/2 FOR FOUR MANA?! Absolute Trash. You know how much utility is usually in a Commander deck? 99 cards worth of utility. This guys indestrubability is that of a Steam Roller to an Aluminum Can. And his ability to lead the entire deck is Battalion. Have the ranks gone mad? Who put this guy in charge? That is the weakest Commander Ability I have ever seen. You know what's stronger? Isamaru, Hound of Konda and he is a vanilla 2/2, that costs 1 MANA.
The problem with Commander is that there is no consistency. I honestly think you should consider making it more consistent. You need to run Relentless Rats or Shadowborn Apostles to drive home the consistency, but we are stuck in these inferior colors, so this is really difficult.
The Mana Curve is pretty decent, but when I looked at the cards in the low end, I went full tilt. None of these spells put a dent in anything, and the spells aren't impactful. You need something that makes a difference when it hits the table, maybe try Scrambleverse or Worldfire at the high end slots, and at the low end slots you might want to consider Mox Ruby, Mox Pearl, and Black Lotus for some speed. You can also run City of Traitors, Rishadan Port, Karakas, or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale in the land slots, that would help with speed and control. That is just a few suggestions for the low end though.
I am seeing a lack of utility in some very specific areas. You have a great weakness in the coin-flip control area. This seriously is a problem because you can't win in situations that require coin flips. For instance if the opponent forces you to discard your hand, then casts Worldfire with the mana floating to cast Show and Tell and puts their Chance Encounter into play, then uses Donate to throw it to you, you aren't gonna be able to do nothing but sit and hope you win the game after that point. Where if you had Krark's Thumb or a Goblin Bookie in your deck you could have Goblin Tutored the Thumb, held the two mana for after the Worldfire then casted the Thumb, and you would have had a significantly better chance at winning that game. I'd really recommend Krark's Thumb or Goblin Bookie. Just some food for thought.
As for more utility, you have no pancake potential. You can't flip anything. Which means all morph creatures are going to take a toll on your brain, because you are sitting there wondering if killing the face-down creature is gonna bust you up after you touch it. Well fear no more, Break Open exists, and it is in your inferior colors. This one is a card you can't pass up, it is always useful.
You also can't play any of the opponents cards, which is a huge disadvantage in your case, as the opponent has a high chance of playing Blue and Black if they actually joined the game to win. Just in case I'd put in Shaman's Trance so you can play the opponent's flashback spells(on the off chance they have any) as they are significantly better than your entire deck. Also in the same playing field as Shaman's Trance, you should be running Tempest Efreet just so you can get better cards. We are literally scraping for whatever we can get at this point. Grinning Totem is also highly desirable.
Which Direction The Deck Should Go
I honestly think you should consider playing North Star if you are gonna continue running these colors, that way you can at least pretend you are casting better spells in the superior colors of Magic.
Alright so in summary, after taking into consideration all of my suggestions, you really should just scrap this trash and make something in Black or Blue. I'd also recommend trying to play a real format, as this is basically just rolling dice and counting the higher numbers as winners.
1 month ago
Also, lands don't have mana costs. If you want to cast Black Lotus you need to add artifacts with a mana cost of 0.