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Braid of Fire
Cumulative upkeep-Add (Red) to your mana pool. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
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Braid of Fire Discussion
6 hours ago
You must add Braid of Fire fantastic mana generator
2 days ago
So I'm building an EDH deck around good ol' Chandler, and from what I understand I can use Braid of Fire to activate his ability basically for free during my upkeep step, along with any other activated abilities or instants I can afford with Braid, since it creates an additional red mana each turn that empties after the upkeep, and there's nothing I have to pay to keep Braid in play since mana burn isn't a thing anymore. Is that right? I am allowed to use creatures' activated abilities as well as instants during my upkeep step, right? I just want to be 100% on this before I go all in on this strategy. Thanks guys!
4 days ago
lance4224130 Nice to hear it is working out! Maybe you could consider playing ore more land as your version is a bit more controlish than midrange, but it's something you have to decide after quite a few games I think. Anyway, I also recommend you Scroll Rack if you're running Land Tax. They synergize beautifully together.
For lands, good additions (as you play all the good fetchlands) would be Mistveil Plains for a plain (amazing card with the Sunforger here) and Madblind Mountain for a mountain. As they etb tapped, I don't know if it will slow too much your deck playing both of them, but it seems good. In my midrangy Boros EDH, also playing the Sunforger, I decided only to run the Mistveil, but in your version I kinda like the Madblind as well.Another crazy land for your deck strategy, a land that you will always love to have, is the Forbidden Orchard. It literally does insane things alongside your commander.
About the cards you changed now >> I wasn't a fan of all your enchantment removals, I think it's a bit too situational to run so many, the decklist feels a lot better in the actual statement. The infinite loop with the copy of the doll, the doll itself and the repercussion is quite crazy. I would have laughed so much. x)I think Repercussion is still a great card for this deck, I will keep it on the mainboard.
Some cards you could cut (that I personally don't like) are the Charmbreaker Devils (you pay 6 mana for a bad body with no immediate impact... meh, it's just too slow if you want to stay active >> I understand the argument that it could be good just after a board-clear when your opponents resources are diminishing, but it makes it just too situational and even in those rare situations he's far from being game-breaker), the Banefire (it only target one player - even if you duplicate it with the Mirari or something else, it's still meh.), the Incendiary Command (versatile but weak and slow, feels just bad), the Warleader's Helix (yeh, it can be good with the Sunforger, but otherwise it's a card I won't appreciate to see in my hand), the Mirari (it's slow and you already seem to have enough duplicating spells... not that I dislike it, it's a good card, but I think it's a bit overkill there seeing the rest of your decklist) and the Deflecting Palm (too situationnal in my opinion).
Here are a few suggestions :
A solid board-clear you could consider : Subterranean Tremors.
Nice control tool : Ghostly Prison
Kill option : Aetherflux Reservoir
Ramp tool (only if you make the choice to run more instants with X) : Braid of Fire
Mad token generator for even more targets and so even more healing : Genesis Chamber
Even madder chaotic token generator : Varchild's War-Riders
Cruel card : Burning Sands
Less cruel card but still cruel : Crusher Zendikon
5 days ago
A draw engine is a two card synergy that results in repeatable card draw. I run a Mardu deck so most of the cards will be in colors. I've numbered each engine so you just need to post the engine number followed by your personal score for each. (Feel free to skip any since the list is lengthy. No card is mentioned more than once however.)
A score means the draw engine is janky, unreliable, clunky, inefficient, etc. Basically an engine you'd never consider running under any circumstance. A score means the draw engine is consistent, reliable, fast, and effecient at drawing cards. This score signifies a considerable auto-include for any EDH deck.
Not all draw engines need to be rated. Rating the ones that are the most interesting will do. This feedback will be crucial for other people when considering what draw engine to use for their decks.
6 days ago
Daedalus19876 thank you so much for your comment! I had not thought about Braid of Fire but it is an excellent suggestion! Also, I rejected the higher cost ones as I am looking for a (mostly) super-budget deck. Again, thanks, and love your name by the way!
1 week ago
Have you considered Reito Lantern as another way to recycle creatures?
Your deck is short 1 card - you only have 99 including your commander - and you have FAR too many lands (I would definitely not run more than 36, especially with such a low curve). You also have no draw effects, very little ramp, and almost no removal - I'd try Herald's Horn, Sol Ring, Braid of Fire, Talisman of Indulgence, Phyrexian Arena, Grim Haruspex, Night's Whisper, Decree of Pain, Toxic Deluge, and Patriarch's Bidding, maybe?
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestions.
I should also like to mention that the deck should probably be considered a "budget" deck -- I actually try to keep most around $125, which allows for a few really strong cards, but the rest have to be cheap and synergistic. This means that things like Cavern of Souls, Blood Moon, Braid of Fire, Mana Echoes, Shared Animosity, etc. are not really options, unless I already own them.
Second, given that this 1v1 the overall CMC (currently 2.75) needs to stay low. So, I'm trying not to include anything over a four-drop, unless it has great synergy (e.g. Kindred Charge or Berserkers' Onslaught) or can be considered a win-con (e.g. Burn at the Stake).
All that being said, if you could give me an idea of which cards, out of those suggested, you think are strictly better than cards already included, then I could get a better idea of which possible changes to make. Again, thanks for the suggestions.
2 weeks ago
Sol Ring is not legal in 1v1 but is a must in multiplayer (the general commander format is 4-player free-for-all). Tappedout may tell you some of the following are illegal, but they're not
- Goblin Chainwhirler ,
- Lightning Bolt,
- Chain Reaction,
- Solemn Simulacrum,
- Blood Moon ,
- Braid of Fire ,
- Burn from Within ,
- Hour of Devastation,
- Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip,
- The First Eruption (also legal),
- Metallic Mimic,
- Adaptive Automaton
- Herald's Horn,
- Kindred Charge,
- Etali, Primal Storm (honorary goblin),
- Roar of the Crowd,
- Vanquisher's Banner,
- Commander's Sphere,
- Caterwauling Boggart,
- Gempalm Incinerator,
- Reckless One,
- Skirk Fire Marshal,
- Voracious Dragon (om nom nom),