Commencement of Festivities

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1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Kaladesh Common

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Commencement of Festivities

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to players this turn.

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Commencement of Festivities Discussion

razelfark on Gruul Midrange

1 day ago

Fairly decent base you have for the deck. I would suggest taking out the Commencement of Festivities and Haze of Pollen (or at least most of them). These cards don't really help progress your turns much and you would likely benefit more form aggressive cards to control the board like burn spells or pump.

A strong spell for your deck would be Abrade as it gives you both early control and answer to artifacts your opponent might run, plus extra synergy with Soul-Scar Mage as damage will now be -1/-1 counters.

Another control type spell that may help Struggle / Survive as this will give you an answer to big creatures, Torrential Gearhulk decks, and mill. It accomplishes this by being a decent size burn spell for creatures on one half to help deal with all types of creatures, and adding graveyards back to decks to stop gearhulk from having a target and mill from killing you.

A pump spell most won't see coming because they likely forgot about it, Sure Strike. Very strong pump as it grants first strike with 3 power allowing you to win most fights instead of trading (warning this card does rotate soon, but it is a cheap common).

Last comment would be to likely switch out Harsh Mentor for a more aggressive card and have him be in your side deck. Some suggested replacements for him: Earthshaker Khenra or Resilient Khenra as they both can be brought back from the grave and offer decent ETB effects.

Best of luck with your deck at the FNM. Hope the comments help.

Oloro_Magic on Angels

1 week ago

I would cut a Myriarch for another Servant of the Conduit, the more ramp the better. I would also cut Renewed Faith for another Nissa. You may also want to playtest some Fogs like Commencement of Festivities and Haze of Pollen in the side as angels tend to be slow.

The_Pixel_Ninja on Mono-Green Energy

2 weeks ago

You've got this in as modern, you'd probably get better comments from the standard hub.

That being said I would probably do away with the Dynavolt Tower, maybe for more Decoction Module,Fabrication Modules,Consulate Turret or even a Commencement of Festivities and a Highspire Infusion. I personally would do away with the Attune with Aether, maybe if you want to keep a 1 drop go with Animation Module you can use it to make servos for either chumping or more swings, as well as make more +1/+1 and energy counters. either way you don't really need the attunes, your mana curve is low and you have plenty of land to stay on it. If you look at my Modern Mono red Kuldotha Rebirth deck, you'll see I know a thing or two about low mana curves.

all in all, I think I'd swap the Dynavolt Towers for Decoction Modulesthe Attune with Aether for Animation Modules.playwise use the decoctions to bounce creatures either to save them from spells, combat tricks, or just to replay them again for ETB . Then with animation module make servos when you put +1/+1 counters using and use it to keep your up if you need to.

Murphy77 on Green/black Cruel Ramp

4 weeks ago

I just get the feeling that Ob Nixilis Reignited and Noxious Gearhulk are over-loading the deck with high cmc cards. I would tend to go with another mana-dork and maybe something like Blossoming Defense or Commencement of Festivities and have 3 each of Sandwurm Convergence and Cruel Reality, which will finish the game rather quickly if you can keep them on the field.

Maybe some cycling to get through your deck and find the best cards.

The_Squirrel on Horrors in the Fog

1 month ago

How well do your win conditions work? It seems like you could have issues with removal since your opponent is drawing as many cards as you. They could also chump block all your guys. One idea is you could replace those 10 creatures with 2 Elixir of Immortality and win by decking them. You could then add more fogs, 4 Fatal Push, and/or counterspells.

You could put 1-2 Creeping Tar Pit in the board for another win condition. I say in the board, because you don't want them seeing it game 1. That way they'll take out removal.

You also have the problem of decks that don't win through combat damage or other have shenanigans such as Mindslaver. Commencement of Festivities and Defend the Hearth would stop Storm and any deck with Walking Ballista. They can just replace your other 2 drop fogs. I would put in a couple counterspells for these decks, any deck that casts Emrakul, the Promised End and others I can't think of atm.

Also, Temple Bell > Rites of Flourishing. Font of Mythos is also an option.

sledge1048 on Temur Enigma Drake

2 months ago

I saw an awesome deck with this idea in mind. I think enigma drake was the only creature, and he ran; Kozilek's Return, and Radiant Flames for removal, Commencement of Festivities, and Haze of Pollen for staying alive (obviously), Take Inventory, and Cathartic Reunion for card draw. He also utilized Dispel for combo protection. Expedite was awesome with the drake because he could swing, then Fling dealing huge damage. The only other changes were Grapple with the Past the new Nissa, and Saheeli Rai. I know thats a lot of suggestions, but I think it would be awesome to build this deck. Pretty cheap too.

Moby_Copperfield on G-R Werewolves

2 months ago

Vs. Zombies, I'd also consider Magma Spray to exile creatures they want in the graveyard for the early game.

And also late game, an option is one of the Fog effects to neuter their sweeping hordes e.g. Haze of Pollen or Commencement of Festivities.

All the best!!

Moby_Copperfield on G/R Werewolves Hit em big

2 months ago

Have you considered Invigorated Rampage? It can double trigger Silverfur Partisan.

And Haze of Pollen is an alternative to Commencement of Festivities for your sideboard depending on your gameplan.

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