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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
1 day ago
Saw your post on tumblr, stoppin by to drop my two cents.
So, after a preliminary look, I have some general directions you could go in. The cards you have and the cards you want to put in are a little at odds. You aren't putting in anything that the deck doesn't have, but you are increasing some things the deck kind of does. Ergo, here are some thoughts.
I note you have a crap ton of burn's attempt at group hug (I.E.: burning everyone or everything is how you do it with burn, right? :P) but you don't seem to have a plethora of single target burn (which isn't a bad idea). Then, you have quite a few equipment spells, but a very small selection of creatures.
So, I'd say, you should look at picking one of those two directions. My personal take would be to use Burn Group Hug to keep the board clear and stall out till you get your big dudes, but then I'd also grab Eldrazi Conscription and Insurrection (if you can), then ditch the extra combats (you want to have one or two combats that end the game) and throw in Combat Celebrant to give you the option to have an extra combat, if you need it. I would also suggest grabbing something huge (Blightsteel Colossus or something) and throwing a Blade of Selves onto it to really sink home a win. Then those cards you want to put in would be a little easier to add in. Pick the big dudes I see in your list, ditch any that have to do with getting more combats or creatures attacking (You'll want to just keep the board clear until you drop big dudes and swing, I would suggest grabbing Anger or some similar haste granter as well), and stick with that.
3 days ago
Blade of Selves doesn't work because Hope of Ghirapur is legendary; the copies would just die immediately. I like Whispersilk Cloak but Shroud means I can't bolt more stuff onto my thopter without moving the Cloak to something else. My creature count is pretty low so that's not always a guarantee. But one thing I do have a problem with is getting my thopter blown up, so it's probably worth considering as another protection equipment.
4 days ago
Blade of Selves ?? All players can't cast non-creature spells :D
Whispersilk Cloak ?? Good for getting that unblockable damage
4 days ago
I wanted to have Zurgo Helmsmasher equip Blade of Selves and hit everybody with commander damage (and find out if the tokens would assign commander damage) only to find out the tokens and zurgo would perish due to the Legend Rule.
Then a friend showed me Mirror Gallery.
But my initial question stands. Would the tokens assign commander damage?
1 week ago
I think I'll try looking at some Prossh decks to get some ideas.
1 week ago
Honestly, that kind of strategy is pretty tame in our play group. In that scenario, a discard strategy puts a huge target on my back, so I have to win quickly or I'll die.
Thank you for the suggestions! I agree that one-offs like Black Cat just don't do enough, unless I could clone/recur it a thousand times. I don't know if it's possible to clone something in B/R, but now you've got me thinking about it. Blade of Selves perhaps? I'm not sure what else off the top of my head.'
1 week ago
Your creatures seem wildly disorganized in purpose, serving a mishmash of roles. Do you want to ramp into Thrax and smash? If so, you'll probably want more easily accessible sac outlets such as Viscera Seer, Shivan Harvest and Ashnod's Altar. Doomed Dissenter, Murderous Redcap and Noosegraf Mob are all good ways/targets for sacking, and can pump Thrax hard before he goes in. You'll want to trim down on higher-cost creatures- Commander decks generally need a good reason to cast a card that's the same CMC as their commander when presented with the choice, and you can't afford that option very often with a commander as expensive as Thrax. Consider dropping some more of your 5-drops to make room for cheaper things that you can use to back Thrax up after the cast, like Hammer of Purphoros or Blade of Selves (really recommend that one, it lets you force each opponent to sac on the attack step instead of just one). Your spellslinging game looks to be rather on point, although you will definitely want to upgrade one of those bouncing cantrips to Cyclonic Rift at some point.