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Whenever a nonartifact permanent enters the battlefield under your control, you may return another permanent you control that shares a permanent type with it to its owner's hand.
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Cloudstone Curio Discussion
5 days ago
You're missing a few big heckin cards.
Cephalid Constable is miraculously underrated, Drumhunter is a personal howling mine AND a mana dork, Elvish Visionary draws a card, Experiment One and Pelt Collector are excellent one-drops, Fertilid is awesome repeatable ramp, Forgotten Ancient is bat-shit insane with four players, Gilder Bairn is both adorable and quite functional, Glen Elendra Archmage is a repeatable negate, Kalonian Hydra is hilarious (and it's a 0/0 so I think you can trigger Ezuri's ability before his ETB), Kaseto, Orochi Archmage is a powerhouse, Managorger Hydra get too big too quickly for most opponents to handle, Novijen Sages is a nice draw engine, Permeating Mass is fantastic in this deck, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Toothy, Imaginary Friend are such a good combo, Plaxcaster Frogling is great protection, Scavenging Ooze is awesome (Meren is in my meta, idk about you), Seedborn Muse is good anywhere, Simic Manipulator leads to fun shenanigans, Sporeback Troll, also good protection, Tuskguard Captain is perfect evasion, Ulvenwald Tracker is about as good as green removal gets, and Wild Beastmaster is another Cultivator of Blades, but a little less for a little less mana. Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty are a couple gems, Bred for the Hunt, Doubling Season, and Hadana's Climb Flip are great for countered up dudes, Rhystic Study, which should honestly go in every blue EDH deck, Cloudstone Curio it's better than Panharmonicon in this, Strionic Resonator is also probably better than Panharmonicon here. Also a Thran Dynamo might do ya good in the mana department.
5 days ago
This deck could benefit from the the inclusion of a few more cards that can bounce creatures in and out of play such as:
5 days ago
Cloudstone Curio feels like a good inclusion, as if it is out with a mana dork and enough lands you have infinite mana.
Perhaps you could add Dragonlord Dromoka if you need more protection, but other than that I have nothing; I don't know all that much about cEDH.
2 weeks ago
Protean Hulk Combo: Protean Hulk + Instant Speed Removal^ + 1 Island (or another blue source) 1. On the end step before your turn, use instant speed removal to kill (not exile) Protean Hulk 2. Search for Pili-Pala, Grand Architect, Rootwater Diver, and Walking Ballista (X = 0) and put them onto the battlefield 3. Walking Ballista goes to the graveyard 4. Your turn begins, move to main phase 5. Generate infinite mana using Pili-Pala and Grand Architect (look up this combo if you don't know it) 6. Sacrifice Rootwater Diver and put Walking Ballista into your hand 7. Cast Walking Ballista for X = 2,000,000,000 8. Remove enough counters to kill your opponents and every creature they have (do creatures first in case they have interaction although you can activate Walking Ballista in response to interaction and if it is your turn you get first priority, so you can still activate him infinitely) 9. Win This combo is good in Animar because Protean Hulk is value even if you can't do the combo. In addition, if you go off with Cloudstone Curio but don't have Purphoros, God of the Forge out, Walking Ballista is an alternative win-con. Also, Rootwater Diver can retrieve a destroyed Cloudstone Curio from your graveyard. Pili-Pala and Grand Architect infinite mana is just good since it is infinite mana.
3 weeks ago
Parasitic Strix + Cloudstone Curio doesn't work as a backup combo since Curio specifically states "non artifact". Cloudstone Curio is still a good card in the deck, but that specific line doesn't work.
Aluren is a bit of an interesting card with Thrasios as he works best as a mana sink, however Aluren combos don't typically generate mana. For this reason it could be worth adding cards like Cloud of Faeries and Village Bell-Ringer to help generate mana to then use Thrasios to dig.
Out of curiosity, have you thought about using Vial Smasher the Fierce over Tymna? if your deck is built around ETB, red gives you a lot of good options like Impact Tremors, and you can include cards like Animar, Soul of Elements as a backup line, as well as Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos.
3 weeks ago
I like the build you have here, and I certainly understand the stax elements involved, especially since you have access to white, but I might suggest running a more linear build that focuses more on getting to your combos as quickly as possible as opposed to trying to slip in a few stax options to slow down your opponents. My Aluren-based deck is a Muldrotha build, which skips white obviously, but becomes even more consistent as a result. Adding several additional cantrip creatures and multiple combo options (Torment of Hailfire, Grim Guardian, Kalastria Healer, Walking Ballista) that can potentially function with or without both Aluren and Cloudstone Curio on the board has helped to make the deck much more consistent in ending the game immediately once I find the pieces to one of the combo options, and turns 4 through 6 are fairly common. The potential for recursion with Muldrotha also makes many of the options in this deck far more difficult to deny, as outside of graveyard hate, exiling enchantments and artifacts can be tough. Check it out here - and sorry for the lack of a description just yet, I didn't upload the decklist to the site until a few months ago.
Commander / EDH*
A couple of notes I will make otherwise for you to consider in your build - I find Grim Guardian and Kalastria Healer as more consistent options for the combo kill than Parasitic Strix, as neither of them are targeted abilities, and they both trigger the Curio when they ETB, eliminating the need for a specific third creature in the combo (any will do). Prowling Serpopard basically makes the deck unstoppable, and definitely deserves consideration. Dimir House Guard and Clutch of the Undercity are essentially uncounterable tutors to grab Aluren, which are really helpful. Deceiver Exarch, Rishadan Cutpurse and Sedraxis Alchemist are all excellent at forcing your opponents to use up their resources, which can potentially help take the place of stax pieces or just tap or eliminate their mana sources prior to going for the kill.
Hopefully there are some helpful ideas in here to help you get to the decklist that best suits your meta. Happy building and happy holidays.
3 weeks ago
I impulse bought an Aluren because I really like the card and now I need a deck to play it in. I spent the last day or so putting this deck together: I sees a Harpy, an' a Strixy. It definitely seems like it's on the right track, but I'm sure it could be improved.
It's on a semi-budget. I already own a lot of expensive pieces like the lands, Force, Top, Library, Recruiter, etc, but some cards that would be really good such as Vampiric Tutor are a little out of my price range at the moment. The cards in my maybeboard listed under Upgrades are cards I'll be getting when I can.
Right now I have the classic Aluren + Parasitic Strix + Cavern Harpy combo, as well as backups in Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies and Aluren + Cloudstone Curio + Parasitic Strix. Are there other combos that I should be running? Is it worth playing Kalastria Healer in case I lose Parasitic Strix? At the moment Parasitic Strix is my only way to win the game. I don't want to use Flash Hulk or other self-mill combos. Are there better cards I should consider? Do I have enough lands? Should I have more interaction or should I play 'combo or bust'? My playgroup (when playing this) will consist of competitive players with focused decks, but not cEDH. I'd like this to hold its own a bit in a cEDH setting, but this definitely doesn't need to be quite cEDH. Finally, I'm a bit skeptical of Tymna the Weaver. I don't have many attackers and I will face quite a few decks capable of making much bigger creatures that can block. Would Ravos, Soultender be better? The recursion seems good in the face of removal (especially boardwipes). Any general advice is welcome.
Once again, the decklist:
Commander / EDH*
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