This spell casts less to cast if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.
Change the target of target spell or ability with a single target.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bolt Bend Discussion
3 days ago
This was kindof fun. I feel like it says more about personalities than bulky argument-fodder could.
griffstick no grades here. I'm not much of a teacher :) I love Void, used it a couple of times with Mathas, Fiend Seeker. You'd probably be a fan of me wacking a dinger with my Marisi deck using Lumbering Satyr to cause a cascade of forestwalking death. Personal opinion on countersells is they are nonproductive & time-wasting, LOVE redirects though Bolt Bend FTW! I put Narset's Reversal in a separate class as well since it limited-steals... Just feels more productive.
DrukenReaps punishment is one of the greatest things ever! Especially when it alters the opponent's decisions or timing of plays. I could rant forever on how many issues in EDH could be fixed with more creative punishers.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I imagine if you can Bolt Bend a burn spell to target their own creature, the loss of the burn spell and the creature makes it a 2-for-1 that burn would have a hard time coming back from.
3 weeks ago
Suggestions for removal / maybeboard:
- Cadaver Imp
- Deathcurse Ogre
- Endless Cockroaches
- Garna, the Bloodflame
- Scuttling Doom Engine
- Tattered Mummy
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
- Aid the Fallen
- Ruthless Disposal
- Temple of the False God
- Bolt Bend
Suggestions for additions:
- Ashnod's Altar
- High Market
- Phyrexian Reclamation
- Sire Of Insanity
- Worldgorger Dragon
- Animate Dead
- Dance of the Dead
- Merciless Executioner
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Rakdos Charm
Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead / Dance of the Dead forms an infinite loop that you can cancel at any time. The loop blinks all of your lands into exile temporarily, allowing you to tap them before they blink out. This can be used to create infinite mana. Worldgorger Dragon isn't a good card on it's own, but it combos well with Buried Alive and your Gravebreaker Lamia. Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead are great any time because they can target creatures in anyone's GY.
3 weeks ago
Completely agree with the above comments. I would also add a Hedron Archive as it serves as both ramp and draw, which boros desperately needs.
Bolt Bend - Counters counterspells, redirects removal, some card draw and some extra turns. Crazy good utility for .
Mind's Eye since you need card draw for boros
Ancient Tomb to get your commander out more quickly.
4 weeks ago
Bolt Bend - Counter counterspells, redirect removal, some draw, some extra turn spells. All for 1 red, add it
Your land count is way too high, go down to 38 and add an Expedition Map
I'll take another look when you reply, currently midnight at the moment.
4 weeks ago
Dolphin_Jesus - Love the name
I play Xenagos but not with an MLD package. You have a low land count and a relatively high AVG cmc. If you're going to be wiping landbases and opponents wiping your creatures, you will not be left in an advantageous position. Why not add more artifact ramp such as Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Talisman of Impulse, and The Great Henge? These will ramp you and will help you break parity.
Alternatively, you can run Collector Ouphe instead to shut down opposing artifacts as blue mages (as well as white, red and black players) will almost always be using artifacts to ramp and the small anti-synergy is worth it IMO should you choose to go that route. City of Solitude might be worth considering over or in addition to Price of Glory.
You are trying to make deals but in my meta, if you play MLD, people will target you. There's nothing wrong with MLD, but most people don't like losing their lands so I'm curious how/if you have actually been able to politic your way out of a situation, unless the combo player is gonna win. '
Survival of the Fittest/Fauna Shaman might be worth considering with all your creatures. Not to mention the synergy with Anger and Eternal Witness. A Genesis might be worth considering should you go that route.
My honest opinion is that this deck lacks enough card draw, lands and meaningful ramp to be able to compete in a semi-competitive meta (no idea what your meta is like, but this wouldn't hold up in mine). You only run 6 pieces of ramp that allow you to get Xenagos out earlier.
Rishkar's Expertise - Similar to above but with added benefit of not losing tempo
Greater Good - The most powerful card in a Xenagos deck. If you listen to anything I say, this is it.
Beast Within - Good old instant speed permanent removal
Decimate - 4 for 1, amazing value
Voracious Hydra - Beater and removal in one
Dosan the Falling Leaf - Anti blue, anti spot removal if blue is a thorn in your side
Bolt Bend - Redirect removal, counter counterspells, redirect some draw as well as some extra turns. Very useful for 1
If you would like ideas for cuts or want to discuss strategy
1 month ago
Even though cycling is important to ditch bricks in your hand, it's also good to have targets that incentivise you to discard, like Bladewing's Thrall .
I know it may look like without being able to cast it that's an uselees card. However, since you're adding discard spells to the deck, it becomes possible to effectively use it. Also, you'd never want to cast it anyway. Four mana por a "vanilla" 3/3 is never a good deal.
Another good discard target would be Anger . By having it in your graveyard all of your creatures automatically have haste, regardless of their types, while also not requiring any mana investiment. Just to provide an example:
- Turn 2 and you have two mana. Instead of spending two mana to cast Dragon Tempest and "losing" the turn, by discarding Anger through Faithless Looting or Cathartic Reunion you'll have simultaneously set up your creatures to have haste while also getting card advantage.
Still on the discard topic, there is a card that can also help you cycle through your deck while cheapening the cost of your dragons, and that is Hazoret's Monument . It's more resilient than Dragonspeaker Shaman and reduces the cost of all of red creatures instead of just dragons.
A great card for any dragon deck is Thunderbreak Regent as it's cheap and gives amazing protection to your dragons.