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Blade of Selves
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature has myriad. (Whenever ts creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may put a token that's a copy of this creature onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker he or she controls. Exile the token at the end of combat.)
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Blade of Selves Discussion
2 days ago
Hi NV_1980 First of all thanks for your upvote and your suggestions.
You do make some good sugestions, some I've had considered before, others are new to me. Out of the ones I had considered, the main reason why I didn't buy the cards is pretty much their price tag, I would love to have Batterskull, Basilisk Collar, Enlightened Tutor and Umezawa's Jitte for example, but at the moment they are out of my deck budget.
As for land ramp I have to agree with you, it can be a huge problem with this deck, at the moment the only ramp card I have in the deck is Sword of the Animist, I've considered adding either (or both) Knight of the White Orchid / Kor Cartographer as once again Extraplanar Lens and Land Tax are out of my budget.
Once again, thank you for the suggestions, and I will have a look at your decks soon.
2 days ago
Hi Fuklaw, I like this deck and would like to build something similar; a few comments though:
Shouldn't you add some more land and/or ramp? A MTG decks usually contains at least 1/3 lands; even single color decks. In terms of ramp, I was thinking: Weathered Wayfarer, Oreskos Explorer, Knight of the White Orchid, Extraplanar Lens and/or Land Tax (an expensive option, I know, but soooo good).
In terms of equipment, have you also considered the following options: Armory of Iroas, Basilisk Collar, Batterskull, Blade of Selves, Bonesplitter, Champion's Helm, Chitinous Cloak, Darksteel Plate, Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip, Ogre's Cleaver, Stoneforge Masterwork, Trepanation Blade or Umezawa's Jitte?
Hope this helps!
P.S.: would you mind commenting on some of my decks?
3 days ago
Putting Blade of Selves on a legendary creature without Mirror Gallery out just leads to dead tokens. White and red do have a lot of great ETB abilities to take advantage of the Blade though. Sun Titan and Restoration Angel for example.
3 days ago
Hey guys so I just came across Blade of Selves and it looks super fun.
Just curious on your experience with the sword and if you think it could find a place in my deck. Thanks!
Commander / EDH
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4 days ago
This seems like a fun deck to run. I'm personally a fan of reanimator decks in EDH. I've never seen this commander do well though sadly. My play group runs a lot of grave hate. The suggestions that I have for you are Fleshbag Marauder and/or Merciless Executioner as well as Impact Tremors. You're running a lot of ETB effects or death effects. With your Commander's ability, you might as well abuse them to the max. I've personally won games by having either Fleshbag or Merciless on the table and just recurring it. Blade of Selves attached to one is also amusing. Also, why aren't you running Gray Merchant of Asphodel? That seems like it would be close to an auto-includ for this deck.
6 days ago
On one hand, Ajani's Chosen wants lots of enchantments. And your choices of enchantments are solid--Beastmaster Ascension and Collective Blessing and both serious powerhouses, for instance. They are both worth keeping no matter what else you do. But Kemba, Kha Regent will net you a lot more tokens if you load up on the equipment. Right now, you have one non-bo (Blade of Selves) and three that are redundant (if placed on Kemba) out of your six equipment. But I can see wanting to showcase a lot of different cats, so I am guessing that is your main thought. Raksha, Leonin Elder, Leonin Shikari and Sigarda's Aid also all work better with more equipment, so if I were building the deck, I would go that route. Working both ends would require a lot of deep cuts elsewhere--probably far more than you really want to make. And your commander wants lots of creatures. Equipment might be the best avenue forward. Maybe you go a little off theme and slide in Eldrazi Displacer so that your creature ETBs can cover some of the resulting gaps?
Without getting too pricy, there are a slew of great equipment, like Behemoth Sledge or Assault Suit, or even Prowler's Helm or Bladed Pinions that would both turn on your guys and offer anything from a small secondary benefit to some impressive extra firepower, even on someone else. Rancor might not measure up, once you start digging in.
You might not have enough lands or card draw to make Burgeoning worth much if it's not your opening play. A lot of Ajanis ensures you get one or more, but there are definitely better and worse. I know a lot of people play Goldmane and Steadfast, but my favorite by far is Caller of the Pride. Some well-thought out rankings would help you find some room for all those cool toys your guys want.
You've got a great first draft here, so you know you're on the right track. I think a cat tribal deck would be a lot of fun! I hope this was helpful. Good luck!
1 week ago
While Storm Front and Spidersilk Armor are not on theme with hydras they are arguably more effective than Blade of Selves in your deck. I mean it could be a thing to use the blade on a Yavimaya Elder, but I should think there are far better targets and if there is not you have a place to cut from.
1 week ago
Notes for a revision, and some replies
There are some really good suggestions to the deck, but I know I am going to have a hard time cutting for them.
- Momentous Fall could go in since it is an instant and can both be used as draw and a life saver. Though I am actually afraidt to draw too many cards. Same issue with Life's Legacy and that is only sorcery speed.
- Usually budget is not an issue, but for this deck I'm trying to keep it budget'ish (as opposed to my Leeching Cotton: Oloro's Couch deck) so I won't be adding Gaea's Cradle. I'm running Mirri's Guile over Sensei's Divining Top for flavor and the devotion (I should probably consider Karametra's Acolyte)
- You have a point. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds could count for both ramp and draw.
- The Conjurer's Closet and Blade of Selves are in the mix to help the ROI on the 'friends of hydras' category.
- I think the Urza's Incubator is too weak in the ramp category for this deck (I'd prefer more doublers)
- Vines of Vastwood is great. I'll consider
- I guess I should be looking for a spot for Domesticated Hydra
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary could make it in the deck. It is sort of usefull and it has a hydra'ish picture.
I should also make room for / consider
- Rhonas the Indomitable: Trample enabler
- Prowling Serpopard: Do not counter my overly expensive spells, thank you.