Clout of the Dominus

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Common

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Clout of the Dominus

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

As long as enchanted creature is blue, it gets +1/+1 and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

As long as enchanted creature is red, it gets +1/+1 and has haste.

Clout of the Dominus Discussion

Silverdrake on Izzet Modern

2 months ago

Stormchaser Mage , Pteramander , and Enigma Drake could all find a home in this deck. You're also pretty low on both removal and counterspells for a deck that wants to be 'control'. Flame Slash and Lava Coil are decent removal options that won't break the bank. 6-8 targetted removal spells will be what you want to shoot for. 1-2 of something that can deal with a whole board of guys is a good idea too, like Sweltering Suns or Anger of the Gods . Spell Snare , Logic Knot , and Cryptic Command are some of the most popular counterspells that you're missing. Remand , Counterflux , Disallow , and Supreme Will are all less popular options that still get the job done, and can save you from shelling out $120 for a set of cryptics. Feel free to mix and match counters, but be sure you're getting a good mix of ones that are powerful early game and ones that are powerful late game. Try to shoot for 6-10 counterspells, your sweet spot will be somewhere in there. As for cuts, Ral Zarek , Clout of the Dominus , Frostburn Weird , and Void Snare will all probably struggle to pull their weight in the deck.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

SaberTech on Karona, The Pillow Enchantress

3 months ago

Hi, I'm just dropping in after seeing the link you left on your twitter page.

If you are looking for just 4 cards to remove, I think that Clout of the Dominus , Graceblade Artisan , Norn's Annex , and Celestial Mantle would be the first cards I would look at potentially removing.

Looking at the deck, I'm assuming that the general game plan is to fort up and let Karona get passed around the table with the hope that your opponents will swing at each other with it. If I've got that right, then plan B appears to be suiting up Bruna or Uril and smashing face. Maybe I have the priority of the two plans reversed.

That being said, I think that there are a few things to consider. Celestial Mantle and Unflinching Courage work well on creatures you control, like Uril, but aren't cards that you would want on Karona as she is being passed around the table. The Mantle gives life to the enchanted creature's CONTROLLER, and Unflinching Courage gives lifelink to the creature so Karona's controller would also be the one gaining life. For your deck Unflinching Courage in a drastically inferior version of the Armadillo Cloak you also run because the Cloak's triggered life gain effect will always give YOU the life instead of Karona's controller. It's an important difference that is worth looking at when refining your selection of auras.

Aside from that, I think that Clout of the Dominus isn't the best choice in the deck. The fact that it gives shroud is counter-intuitive to a voltron strategy.

If you decide to take Celestial Mantle out, maybe it would be worth considering running Pollenbright Wings ? If you put it on Karona it will always give you the tokens, not Karona's controller, which can help give you an army of saprolings that you can then boost with Karona's ability when it gets back to your turn.

Of course, that all depends on people actually choosing to attack with Karona. Since you are already running pillowfort cards, I think that it is worth running cards like Fumiko the Lowblood that force your opponents to attack. The rules say that even if you have a Propaganda in play, opponents still have to attack someone to meet the requirement. They can't just choose you, decide not to pay to attack, and claim that their attack has been negated. If they don't pay to attack you then they have to attack someone else if possible. It's a useful way to get your opponents to whittle themselves down and to limit the use that they can get out of their utility creatures.

The deck has a number of ways to try to handle your opponents' cards, but you are pretty reliant on Anguished Unmaking and Merciless Eviction to permanently deal with opponents' utility creatures. Everything else you have either bounces or just prevents those creatures from attacking you. It might be worth looking at cards like Prison Term and Darksteel Mutation as more effective enchantment-based removal options that you can search up with your enchantment tutor cards if you need them. Winds of Rath is also useful for helping to clear the board while leaving your enchanted creatures untouched.

I don't know how much of that helps with the direction you are currently looking to take the deck, but I hope that it gave you some ideas.

Icbrgr on Grixis CounterBurn

5 months ago

Do you think running a couple Clout of the Dominus would be good in here?

Icbrgr on Help deciding a commander for ...

5 months ago

Clout of the Dominus / Robe of Mirrors are cheap supplemental tools to aid in keeping your General in play and will help both options.... I would play nekusar for having access to for additional budget tutors and removal.

Icbrgr on Nicol Bolas Stripping Away at Your Mind

5 months ago

Clout of the Dominus is criminally underplayed IMO... haste/shroud for your commander and hardly a tough loss when/if you flip him.... can be tutored with Dizzy Spell .

hkhssweiss on My Personal Intet EDH

6 months ago

Yo Darky what route do you want Intet to go towards? There are a lot of good budget ways to make her fun and resilient!

For some janky stuff that protects her, I used to run Clout of the Dominus and Rattleclaw Mystic for some amazing plays! Also the clout makes Intet a 3 turn clock with protection!

Icbrgr on 21: Grixis Unearth

6 months ago

I love these cards (I'm also brewing heavily with them). Have you seen Grixis Grimblade or Sedraxis Specter ? Its amazing imo and the grixis creatures do very well with Clout of the Dominus .

carpecanum on Reaper King modified

7 months ago

Basalt Monolith is usually for infinite combos and I don't see the other pieces here. Helm of the Host makes another scarecrow for free instead of paying 2 mana like Mirrorworks so thats cool. If your entire deck is removal / scarecrows then anything that gives you Flash is great.

Stolen Identity and Soul Foundry are also good choices, Riku of Two Reflections if you're feeling silly.

Thieves' Auction is hilarious in a Reaper King deck. Everybody is forced to choose your little scarecrows because otherwise each time you put one on the board you destroy something they just chose. If your boss gets killed throw him in the graveyard and Living Death allows you to bring back scarecrows for more destruction.

If you want to put in protection for your boss Clout of the Dominus and Aspect of Mongoose are cheap to cast or Dense Foliage prevents spell removal while still allowing you to do the scarecrow destruct thing.

I stopped playing this type of Reaper King deck because in 1v1 it was pretty degenerate. The potential for land destruction makes this a stupid good deck.

More than anything else I would suggest some kind of graveyard recursion because if you end up facing down 3 decks at once you're going to need more scarecrows...

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