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Legendary Creature — Human Samurai
Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
If there are exactly two permanents named Brothers Yamazaki in play, the "legend rule" doesn't apply to them.
Each other creature named Brothers Yamazaki gets +2/+2 and has haste.
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Brothers Yamazaki Discussion
3 weeks ago
I like this idea.
Maybe Llanowar Sentinel since it's on color, but I don't know.
1 month ago
That mirror is super interesting. I doubt it'll see any real competitive play, but it's a neat inclusion for some EDH decks.
Think of it this way: The cost every turn is less than your typical manland (plus tapping them to attack). It's also a measly 3 mana in commander. The downsides? Well, we've seen Hour of Revelation already... The card's an artifact, so very Shatterable. It has a niche role that fits only certain commander decks better than other cards.
Brothers Yamazaki confirmed tier 0 commander now.
2 months ago
That's my point. There are very situational effects that might help me use the general's ability sometimes, but they require a lot of set up to turn my 3 mana 2/1 into a 3 mana 4/3, which by today's standards isn't even very tempting.
I thought of those tokens until EOT as a way to go, yes, and specially because running Sundial of the Infinite would also enable those Take an Extra Turn + You lose the game spells, but in the end it was too much of a build around and too easily disrupted to feel like the best way to go with it.
Specially given that the Brothers have only 1 toughness naturally and in response to anything I do it can be killed so easily. Not a lot of Shocks or even Lightning Bolts in Commander, but any Walking Ballista or Triskelion would do the job, and even buffed it would still die to anything in combat.
I'm trying to make the most out of the 99 and it is likely that I end up only casting the general to chump block something dangerous keeping my most relevant creatures alive (and even so, odds are I have enough goblin tokens to deal with that anyway). I have a Kydele+Akiri Deck that is built around artifacts, and even so I cast Akiri, Line-Slinger more as a chump blocker than an actual voltron threat, and looking at Brothers Yamazaki I don't see any incentive to build the deck around commander damage.
My main concern is that, not relying on a strong general, the strategy in my 99 ends up a bit more split. Say if I were to run Krenko, Mob Boss as a general: the deck would be plain and simply goblin tribal. If I am not running him as a general, I might not be able to find it every game, and so, going full on goblin tribal is riskier, there are other cards and other forms of support that would benefit me more often than, lets say a goblin lord (Caged Sun over Goblin Chieftain + Goblin Warchief for instance), but I am still focusing on goblins because that's where the mono red EDH goodstuff is mostly, and when I do draw into my best ones, they are not as powerful and imposing as they are in that said Krenko, Mob Boss deck.
Maybe the deck works fine as is, but it doesn't feel awesome, it doesn't look like it's "solved", it's just an amalgam of red cards. It might work fine but it's not a deck that would appeal to me if I didn't got it in luck, and since to me that's most of what EDH is about, playing something that speaks to you, not being able to make the deck appealing for me makes it weird and probably makes me feel that the deck is worse than it actually will be in play.
Anyway, I'm going on a rant already. I really appreciate your insights! Every help means a lot while building this deck! Thank you!
4 months ago
4 months ago
Just a heads up, you can't run 2 Brothers Yamazaki in your average EDH deck.
I like a lot of your tech though, might borrow some for my own Saskia deck.
8 months ago
I can see the value of the Lancers. The question becomes what needs to come out? Maybe the Brothers Yamazaki?
8 months ago
From the Comprehensive Rules:
704.5k If a player controls two or more legendary permanents with the same name, that player chooses one of them, and the rest are put into their owners graveyards. This is called the legend rule.