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Gain control of all permanents you own. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
Cycling (2) ((2), Discard this card: Draw a card.)
1 month ago
I'm running a serious Mardu infinite-combo deck. I'm deciding not to run Dockside Extortionist with Cloudstone Curio and Reckless Fireweaver as a win condition. My reasoning is that I sometimes end up in 1-vs-1 games whether by lack of opponents or by swingy decks whittling it down to just me and another player. In this scenario the probability that my only opponent will have 4 or more artifacts and/or enchantments out just seems too inconsistent in order to pull this combo off reliably. I'm also running 5 other infinite combos, so I don't feel like I need another and my least favorite of the 5 still feels like a better option compared to this one.
I'm going to try out Pendant of Prosperity however. is absolutely horrible when it comes to getting effective card draw, but it does have access to good tutor spells. I'm going to run Pendant of Prosperity with Brand to make an effective card draw engine. Draw is important since I'm running a low tier combo deck. My combos aren't as fast as other combo decks, so I need to play a more reactive than proactive game which calls for sacrificing speed for inevitability. I'd still like to hear other people's opinions on this specific card synergy as I was on the fence for the longest time before deciding to give it a shot. Worst case scenario I give the Pendant to the player who is under-performing, or I cycle Brand if it becomes a dead card in hand.
Anje Falkenrath doesn't seem as impressive when in the 99 so long as Deal Broker exists, and I don't even run the Broker. I think Anje should have costed less mana to be worth considering for card filtering.
So far no other spoiled cards have tickled my fancy.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Keiga’s not a bad idea! I still have one leftover from my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck where I used Marchesa’s reanimation ability and Graft creatures to loop him over and over again. My playgroups still refuse to run Homeward Path for some reason, so that could be really fun! Especially if I add back in a sack outlet like Ashnod's Altar or something because right now the only way that I can get rid of my own Keiga is by cloning him, and if someone actually brought out a Homeward Path or some other kind of Brand effect, then I’d want a way to get rid of all the things I stole
Roalesk could be cool in the right build of this deck, but this particular build doesn’t really care about attacking and doesn’t have anything worth proliferating outside of the two planeswalkers right now. Kind of the same reason why I wouldn’t run Jugan, the Rising Star
4 months ago
zeusfireair YES! So glad you like some of the suggestions! Let me know how they work for you. I agree on your counterpoints to Trove and the tutors—not meant for every deck!
Good point about Brand I definitely misinterpreted that!
Also, some more that came to mind:
Oh and def for funsies (if it’s not already in your deck list I cant recall) Chaosphere
4 months ago
McToters Thank you for all the suggestions!
I'd tried using Hoarding Dragon and Goblin Matron for a while, but honestly, tutoring so much kinda made me feel like the deck lost its freshness after a few games, so I took out Hoarding Dragon , and I'll probably skip out on the rest of the tutors. (I kept Goblin Matron and Moggcatcher because they're fun and way more interesting play-wise).
Trove of Temptation never feels worth it, tbh. I like swinging out with Stromgald, et al. and having to leave back blockers for a single extra mana (especially in a multiplayer game) feels really awkward play wise.
Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor seems flavorfully fun, yeah, and actually might be fun to work with. Varchild's War-Riders seems utterly AMAZING and is an instant include, honestly. Especially with Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor 's leaves the battlefield ability. That's some spicy synergy there. Honestly will probably try out both just for that synergy. Unfortunately, however, I don't think Brand grabs tokens put into play under the control of opponents.
Kindred Charge seems fun... except I have so many legendary creatures that I'm not sure it's worth it. For a finisher, it's great, I think. I'll consider it.
Thank you so much for all your suggestions, this was super duper helpful!
4 months ago
I like the deck (but hate the Keldon Firebombers ) i have a few suggestions for you.
Godo, Bandit Warlord doesnt seem to do much for you other than to fetch an equipment of wich you seem to only be running three of anyway so that doesnt seem very good. Fanatic of Mogis is also a creature that doesnt seem to do much and seems to be a worse bogardan hellkite. Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip also feels a bit meh to me.
As for suggestions though, i have a few (of wich only a couple is jank, i swear!) lets start off with prevention mechanics. There is some burn in your deck but i still feel like you could maybe add Leyline of Punishment or maybe Insult / Injury to get through fog effects like Solitary Confinement and Constant Mists .
You could also slot in some damage doublers like Gratuitous Violence and Furnace of Rath to speed up the combat damage. With the cheating and power of your creatures you could benefit from Bedlam to just bypass the blockers. Also mono red Have you considered Blood Moon ?
Brand might be good depending on how much theft effects you face, and Last Chance for that extra turn when the opposition is tapped out within lethal. Seize the Day is a good extra turn spell that gets your commander an extra combat to sneak something in. Maybe a In the Web of War for more power when you sneak creatures in.
As for ETB effects how about Bludgeon Brawl + Vulshok Battlemaster to get a creature that gets power and toughness equal to the converted mana cost of all non creature artifacts in play.
Just a few thoughts.
4 months ago
Melee may be right up your alley.
Trove of Temptation for some ramp.
I dont think this helps you at all but Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor could be interesting flavor for you. Varchild's War-Riders could also supply your opponents with creatures to encourage attacking you so you can block with your creatures. Kinda an odd way to pump your blockers. And if your worried about opponent’s boards getting out of hand with that there is always Brand but that may end up being A dead card in your hand unless if you decide to go that route even more.
Kindred Charge may also be of use.
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