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- Clan Defiance deals X damage to target creature with flying
- Clan Defiance deals X damage to target creature without flying
- Clan Defiance deals X damage to target player.
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Clan Defiance occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Clan Defiance Discussion
18 hours ago
Bring to Light may be pretty good, Fight to the Death , when revealed, serves to say "wanna make a big attack? ban plan." Flower / Flourish or Safewright Quest is good two-color mana fixing. Putrefy and Mortify are both pretty strong. Thrash / Threat is pretty all right creature removal if Niv is out. I am partial to Archon of Valor's Reach - I just like the card. Armadillo Cloak is def all right if Nivvy's your main wincon. Artifact Mutation and Aura Mutation are awesome, as is Hull Breach . I know one of my friends has a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck that would be utterly demolished by a Backlash . Bedevil is absurdly versatile removal. Blightning has a special place in my heart for taking any deck that doesn't know how to draw cards directly out of the game. Mostly a 60 cards, 20 life thing tho. Boros Charm can fizzle a removal spell, or it can make Niv into a really big meat stick. Burning-Tree Shaman and Cindervines are absolute murder for spellslinger decks. Casualties of War might help with those planeswalkers you seem to want to make disappear. Cauldron Haze is an... unconventional way to eat a removal spell. Clan Defiance is pretty all right, though it is an X spell that doesn't just kill a player directly. Countersquall is a good not- Negate , as is Dovin's Veto . Curse of Chains is a cool removal spell. Deathsprout is removal and ramp. A bit costly but Murder and Rampant Growth combined (minus one mana) is worth considering for casuals like me. Debtors' Knell can be a nice finisher.
Defiler of Souls is one of my favorite cards of all time. I just love playing colors and I like turning downsides into upsides.
Despark and Deputy of Detention (not to mention the D-Sphere itself) is pretty good removal. Destructive Revelry is pretty good removal as well. Dimir Doppelganger would fuck a reanimator deck six ways from Sunday. Divinity of Pride is a big, lifelinking threat. Djinn Illuminatus is sneakily very strong. Imagine duplicating all your removal spells as many times as you bother to pay for them. Domri's Ambush is even more good removal (this time creature removal). Dragonlair Spider is just quite good at making tokens. Dreadbore kills two relevant types. Dromoka's Command is sweet removal but not many of its other options are relevant. Dueling Grounds is Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist (or Mirri is Dueling grounds- whatever). Both are awesome pillow fort. Escape to the Wilds draws cards. The color-matters auras from Eventide and Shadowmoor are strong with Niv and also on-theme.
Fossil Find alluded to graveyard order... in a 2008 set... huh.
Identity Crisis just discards your opponent's... everything. Ionize is a pretty all right counterspell. Justice Strike , another pet card of mine, is just very a flavorful removal spell. Mindleech Mass is crazy cool. Mirari's Wake is a really conventionally strong card. Mistmeadow Witch is more expensive and more timely Soulherder (fizzles removal!). Mnemonic Betrayal is just a gem. Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are both counterspells. Necrogenesis makes tokens and screws up reanimation. Palliation Accord is pretty freaking pillow forty. Pillory of the Sleepless , Anguished Unmaking , and Vindicate are more solid Orzhov removal. Plasm Capture isn't great, I don't think, but it feels like a card that has some wild stories attached to it, don'tcha think? Rakdos's Return seems like another really fun spell. I want to make a RB casual Rack deck. Silumgar's Command is a good card. Thought Erasure is a perfectly suitable discard spell. Trygon Predator is good. Wheel of Sun and Moon ensures that every card in your deck is just a few Niv triggers away.
And BAM, I've looked through every two-color card in Magic. There we go. That's what stood out to me, but I find that many players are more competitive than I am and therefore have different definitions of what a good card is. Feel free to take some or none of my advice. All would likely prove disastrous for your deck- a lot of the cards I suggested were removal.
4 months ago
Looks like you can choose zero modes. If you had to choose at least one, it would say "choose one or more" like Clan Defiance .
6 months ago
Lord Windgrace is super fun. Here is my version if you would like some ideas- https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/tectonic-shift-3/?cat=type&sort= Feel free to ask any questions if you have em.
As for your build here are a few ideas for you (Not sure your budget so I'll just throw a variety out there)
Add Amulet of Vigor you have a lot of lands that come in tapped and the amulet will allow them to come in untapped. Plus if you have Azusa, Lost but Seeking (Another suggestion) or any other "play additional land" effect out, you can play a bounce land, tap it to float the mana, bounce it to your hand and replay it to tap it again. When I still ran bounce lands I had 8 free floating mana one game just because of this synergy.
Instead of Clan Defiance maybe Blasphemous Act . It will be a lot cheaper to cast and is a guaranteed board wipe (minus Indestructible and a few Eldrazi/gigantic creatures) you lose the dmg to target player sure but it allows you to board wipe for 1 mana.
Add more green mana producers. Your deck is mainly green, yet your mana distribution is fairly even. This could lead to a lot of games being color screwed. I could be wrong since I have not played the deck, but just looking at the CMC and mana production it looks like color fixing would be a problem more often than not.
Courser of Kruphix will gain you life when you play lands.
Thespian's Stage & Dark Depths is an amazing little combo for Windgrace since you can crack stage to become a copy of depths which immediately triggers depths ability giving you a 20/20 flying indestructible creature. And then you just replay those 2 lands from the graveyard to have them ready from when your 20/20 gets pathed to do it all over again.
I do not run this combo yet because I have been to lazy to order one of the cards but Murderous Redcap + Melira, Sylvok Outcast + sac outlet will give you a wincon to machine gun the table (If you want a combo wincon)
Also Bolas's Citadel is just a great card in the deck. It allows you to freely play cards and look at the top card of your library at any time. It also gives you another wincon witn Sensei's Divining Top and Aetherflux Reservoir
You could also cut your artifact mana ramp. I only run Sol Ring and have found that is enough. You will be playing a lot of lands so you should not really need the ramp like a normal deck would. Might want to look into Expedition Map to go fetch any specific land you might need, as well as Search for Tomorrow , it is a one green suspend land fetch.
That is all I can really think of right now. You have a good base of what Windgrace needs/wants so I just wanted to offer some options to help optimize/streamline it a bit. Hope these helped.
7 months ago
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8 months ago
You can consider adding in a mass reanimation card like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death as a secondary wincon with Scourge of Valkas / Dragon Tempest . Alternatively, you can put in a Banefire and/or Clan Defiance for an end-game finisher.
10 months ago
Blightsteel Colossus - Curve reasons
Graveblade Marauder - Cute but effect probably isn't good enough
Hamletback Goliath - Curve reasons
Khenra Eternal - Bad card basically. Though we want this slot to be at that mana cost
Khenra Scrapper - Again. We want aggressive cards like this but we can do better
Saskia the Unyielding - Big target on your head. Colour intensive. Not a warrior
Savage Knuckleblade - Colour intensive
Taurean Mauler - Doesn't work towards our game plan. Doesn't trigger off combat damage doesn't buff others.
Tenacious Dead - Just bad
Tolsimir Wolfblood - Buff isn't universal and its expensive
Zhur-Taa Druid - We want mana dorks. But only taps for green and its colour intensive to cast.
Maybe Cuts Or Later Cuts
Thunderfoot Baloth - Expensive but ok effect.
Hellkite Charger - Maybe cut. We already have access to this effect at cheaper cost
Zurgo Helmsmasher - He's good. But doesn't help the rest of the game plan
Clan Defiance - Doesn't impact the board enough to make us win the game.
Lavalanche - Effect we want but possible to find cheaper?
Crackling Doom - Doesn't do enough
Oketra's Monument - Doesn't trigger enough and the mana reduction isn't relevant enough
Attacking / Combat Matter Cards
Blood-Chin Rager - Warriors have Menace
Herald of Dromoka - Warriors have Vigilance
Chief of the Edge - Warriors get +1/+0
Raiders' Spoils - Very good card draw
Lovisa Coldeyes - Warriors +2/+2 Haste
Mindblade Render - MOAR card draw
Ogre Battledriver - Your warriors that enter will be 3/1s when attacking
Jazal Goldmane - Massive Buffs
Mardu Woe-Reaper - Graveyard Interaction
Thrasher Brute - Drains an opponent with warrior etb triggers
Edric, Spymaster of Trest - MOAR CARD DRAW
Cryptolith Rite - Lots of mana, infinite combats
Phyrexian Altar - Sac some of the tokens to activate Najeela
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Win the game
Sword of Feast and Famine - Win the game if you have the lands
Nature's Will - Win the game if you have the lands
Bear Umbra - Win the game if you have the lands
Archetype of Aggression - Trample
Purphoros, God of the Forge - This guy doesn't need explanation
Cyclonic Rift - ....yeh
Divine Visitation - BECAUSE ANGELS
Harvest Season - we make a lot of tapped and attacking creatures. We want mana
Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Alternate win cons
Shared Animosity - Massive Buffs
Aggravated Assault - Easier Najeela trigger without keywords
Aven Wind Guide - Gives our tokens flying and vigilance