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Blazing Archon Discussion
1 week ago
Depending on which angle of control you want to take, I can offer different suggestions.
Some staples for Derevi you'll want to consider no matter what build you end up going for: Swords to Plowshares, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Birds of Paradise, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, and Counterspell.
From your description, you could consider running a pillow-fort strategy. It's kind of like an extremely watered-down version of Stax that really just prevents opponents from attacking you, while they still have the resources to attack each other. It's definitely a politics-heavy strategy, making deals with opponents to convince them that other people are better targets until you start laying down wincons.
Your wincons are going to be big fatties that also lock down the board or take advantage of your protection: Stormtide Leviathan (can't recommend this one enough), Azor's Elocutors, Isperia, Supreme Judge, and Blazing Archon.
If you want more traditional control that utilizes tapping/untapping, the general good all-arounds are: Aven Mindcensor, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Trygon Predator, Bant Charm, Supreme Verdict, and Winter Orb.
For blink abuse, I suggest Deadeye Navigator.
As a general structure for your EDH deck, try to follow the pattern of 10 mana accelerators, 10 card draw effects, 5 spot removal, 5 boardwipes, and 4 tutor effects.
There's a few filler cards that don't fall in any of those categories, and don't necessary synergise. I recommend removing: Djinn of Infinite Deceits, Hada Spy Patrol, Kazandu Tuskcaller, Phantom Nantuko, Winged Coatl, Wonder, Curse of Predation, Pyramid of the Pantheon, Thunderstaff, AEthermage's Touch, Biomass Mutation, and Sprouting Vines.
1 month ago
Master WarcraftFight to the DeathFortunate FewTempt with GloryTempt with VengeanceTempt with ImmortalityVolcanic OfferingCurse of Stalked PreyTocatli Honor GuardHushwing GryffThalia, Heretic CatharBlazing ArchonMana-Charged DragonSwords to PlowsharesOblationCruel RealitySphere of Safety
1 month ago
I love seeing Phelddagrif as a commander, since I have a commander on him. Much better and funnier then Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis. What I missed in your Phelddagrif is a win condition. How do you win? With my Phelddagrif, I win with commander damage. I wait until there is only one player left, then attacking him on my Phelddagrif, which immediately becomes trampled and flying. I suggest you to focus on that a beet. things like Evolutionary Escalation and Citadel Siege that are both serving the grouphug defensive theme of the deck and increasing your commander's power will be perfect.Plus, you should try some of the attack preventive cards in this deck. Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety and of course, Blazing Archon, will be perfect.Good luck!
1 month ago
I will take your word for the power of your Pillow Fort in your meta, but I don't see anything that is overly powered beyond the usual Marchesa Fort. Lightmine Field will clear a board sometimes and can be useful, Island Sanctuary has limited effect in EDH given the number of flying creatures even if it is a viable alternative to Solitary Confinement in some cases, Blazing Archon is solid, but way too expensive to affect most games, and creatures are the most fragile of permanents, and the rest is pretty bog standard Pillow Fort. Don't overestimate how secure you will be. A Pillow Fort is powerful not for making you invincible, but for changing behavior at the table by making you a less desirable target, and sometimes, a stronger Fort is weaker than a more subtle fort. Politics is the art of convincing people that your way is the best, and that often happens when they feel they are getting the better deal. I am not sure I see how the curses do that in most instances, and were you to play them against me, I am not sure I would behave the way you are suggesting people will.
2 months ago
Also, once a creature is declared as an attacker or blocker, it remains attacking or blocking unless it is removed from combat. Even if something happens to make it so the attack or block wouldn't have been legal, as long as it was legal while it happened, it remains fine. (such as if you stole a Blazing Archon instead of a Void Winnower.
2 months ago
I like this build! I built my own version that worked quite well especially in team/multiplayer settings: Commander of Angels. This deck is begging for Blazing Archon and also Story Circle in my opinion.
+1 from me!
3 months ago
I'm working on a new Mathas, Fiend Seeker Deck where everyone attacks each other. The ideas I had so far were: putting C17 curses on people, attacking tax (Ghostly Prison, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs), things like Disrupt Decorum, or if things get bad, Goblin Spymaster+ Blazing Archon . If you have any ideas, please comment. There is a Curses/Enchantments subtheme.
3 months ago
Try Blazing Archon. It's a bit expensive, but it's worth it if you don't want to be attacked.