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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land you control.
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Blackblade Reforged Discussion
1 week ago
they're kind of wasted in this deck, since your CMC is designed to be low (I also don't really like the Batterskull or the Stonehewer Giant CMC, but at least they still synergies with the rest of the deck, and the Batterskul can be cast with the Stoneforge Mystic ). Either you won't reach 5 mana and win/lose before that, or the Lotus will be a wasted hand since you won't have any cards in hand andno need to spend more than the 5 mana you already have.
Also, Blackblade Reforged could be attached using the Stonehewer, making it not as useless as you think.
1 week ago
larry794463, good suggestion. I've tried it out and find that since only 4 of my creatures are legendary, it's just too slow. Early game it's a dead card. Too little lands out, and of Isamaru gets dealt with, Blackblade Reforged just can't be equipped at 7 equip cost.
I happen to really like the card, but it's better in Thrun since turns 2-4 are usually doubling land drops and ramping hard. With 4 Mana down, and Thrun basically having hexproof, the blade is much better suited. I am looking at the new Sword of Truth and Justice. That may work here.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Adding green for Giant Growth and cards like it would also make it faster and open up to more infect creatures.
1 week ago
I've been thinking about sekki for a little while now, and this is a pretty cool list. Grothama's awesome here. A card to consider might be Blackblade Reforged , and Hero's Blade might be useful as well.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hi Daveslab2022, great question. Sorry that I didn't have the description done yet, but let me explain. This deck has a big focus on artifact tokens. You want to get Tezzeret, Artifice Master out as early as possible. Spam his +1, Dovin's -1 and Karn's -2 as much as you can afford to flood the board with tokens. Your aim is to turn the 1/1 thopters into 5/5 flyers either with The Antiquities War or Skilled Animator . You'll then have huge life gain because of Teysa, but won't risk leaving all the planeswalkers defenseless. Because this deck is heavy on walkers you need to make sure you keep them guarded so vigilance is extremely helpful.
Since you don't have any creatures early game, you'll only have Dovin, Hand of Control fending off creatures and your compasses and foundtains keeping you alive. Teysa is a great blocker herself so she will help slow their attacks by turn 4 while you begin building your token army. All the while attacking, gaining back the health you lost early game and keeping those walkers guarded with vigilance. You could swap out Teysa for a wall or something else heavy on toughness, to slow those attacks down, but having a wall of 1/1 thopters with vigilence and lifelink really helps those walkers grow until you get your sagas out there.
I've also used Karn, the Great Creator to grab Blackblade Reforged , equipped it to Teysa and swung for lethal. Since She's legendary the cost to equip is only 3. In my Dimir version of this deck I switch Teysa for Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp for this same purpose. It's also nice getting Helm of the Host on either of them, if I'm starving for blockers. Dimirfacts - Post War
If you come up with any cool alternatives feel free to let me know. Always looking to play test alternatives.
This deck's biggest and (in my opinion) the funnest win condition, is using Karn, the Great Creator 's -2 to fetch Parhelion II , use Thran Temporal Gateway to get it on the board then next turn use Karn's +1 to turn Parhelion into an 8/8 artifact creature and swing for 16 in the air(2 4/4 angel tokens generated and attacking each attack). Parhelion will continue creating 2 4/4 attacking angel tokens (With vig and life link thanks to Teysa) each attack until you win, which should only take 1 or 2 swings
2 months ago
I cannot believe that there has not yet been a thread for this, so, I shall make one.
The next installment of the Signature Spellbook series has been revealed, and it is Signature Spellbook: Gideon.
I admit that I was certain that the next installment would be for Chandra, but it is more dramatically appropriate to have it feature Gideon, since it seems likely that he shall die in War of the Spark, and this also make it very likely that there shall be a spellbook for each of the original five members of the Gatewatch (Jace, Gideon, Chandra, Nissa, and Liliana).
The cards in this set are as follows:
The cards are very visually-impressive, but I am slightly disappointed, because all of them have already been printed in the modern frame style, and this series of products is a great way to reprint older cards in the new frames. However, I am glad that none of the cards are filler, as occasionally happened with the From the Vault series, although I do feel that eight cards is simply too few; ten cards would have been much better.
Also, it is so wonderful to see new artwork from Richard Kane Ferguson, since he has not illustrated a card for this game since Eventide in 2008; as usual, his artwork is amazing! I do hope that this means that artists such as Rebecca Guay, Ron Spencer, or Thomas M. Baxa may eventually illustrate for WotC, again.
What does everyone else say about this? What are your thoughts about the second installment of the Signature Spellbook series?
Blackblade Reforged occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%