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1 month ago
Ajani didn't even really fight Nicol Bolas, because he knew he would lose. He summoned an essence of Bolas' own soul to fight him, and they were so evenly matched that both vanished in the end. Bolas only survived because he absorbed a good amount of Maelstrom energy immediately before the battle. If anything, that suggests that Bolas is the only one who can defeat Bolas.
It wasn't a matter of arrogance either, he was in the middle of trying to absorb the Maelstrom, was interrupted, and fought to quell this interruption so he could continue to try to undo the effects of the Mending on his power. And again, he survived, which adds further credence to the fact that Bolas only enters situations he is confident he'll walk away from. Bolas is arrogant yes, but he's aware of his arrogance (see the flavor text on Conflux) and takes that into account in his strategies and calculations, or suppresses it when necessary.
2 months ago
As for artifact tutors, the cheapest cmc one i can think of is Fabricate, but as since are in black, you open yourself up for a lot of blanket tutor effects. Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are extremely efficient and can find anything but are pricier compared to higher cmc ones like Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Increasing Ambition, Liliana Vess etc. AlsoCommander's Sphere(don't worry this taps for all 5 colors under tazri) and Chromatic Lantern are two card that i think have a home in almost any 5 color deck. (Conflux is also fun if you can get your hands on a copy). Hope this helps!
2 months ago
Just some suggestions I have in my Sliver deck;
Sensei's Divining Top: great for Descendant's Path, and scrying in general.
Conflux: Expensive, but great late-game to look for threats and restock your hand.
What to take out:
Dormant Sliver: I don't like having to get rid of my own cards to use my own cards. But that's just me.
3 months ago
Why not Karona, False God as your commander? He's awesome in some of the more obscure rainbow tribals. Even Child of Alara or Progenitus would be better fits. Also Crystal Quarry and Maelstrom Archangel as well as All Suns' Dawn and Conflux are Rainbow staples in EDH that I noticed weren't there. Nice deck!
4 months ago
4 months ago
If you are actively looking for a red card to get with Conflux, how about Mizzix's Mastery? It gives you a cheap second Conflux, or a more expensive, more powerful effect when you overload it. Some more useful red cards would be Volcanic Offering, Blasphemous Act, Vandalblast and Dack Fayden.
Seasons Past is incredible in controlling decks, as it synergyzes so well with cards like Demonic Tutor (the two cards can repeatedly get eachother back since Seasons Past goes into the library when it resolves).
4 months ago
muse99: You're right, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice has literally nothing to do with the game plan. It's at the helm just for color access. The list in it's original form was a Child of Alara deck, and the only time I ever cast Child of Alara was in one game where I was already losing anyway, meaning the commander of the deck doesn't much matter, the color access does.
I decided to cut down to 4-colors for the deck primarily as an experiment to see if it would work, and so far the loss of Red in the list hasn't hurt me at all. The biggest things I lose out on with lack of red are Wheel of Fortune and Conflux.
You're right that Phyrexian Arena exists in a flex-spot for sure, and the logical replacement for it would actually be Dark Confidant, the reason I don't play Bob though is that I don't want to consistently give my opponents quite that much information. As it stands I actually have little-to-no issue hard-casting Necropotence, if you'll notice most of my lands tap for either Blue or Black, which are my most important colors.
Of your suggestions I'd sooner put either Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch into the list. Birds of Paradise because it's undeniably the best 1-cmc mana dork, and Noble Hierarch because it's a human (the reason for Cavern of Souls) and gives me access to Blue. The reason I don't like Deathrite Shaman is because it doesn't reliably give me mana, and the graveyard hate it offers is pretty lackluster.
The reason I have a Snow-Covered Swamp and a Swamp is the same as for Island and Snow-Covered Island, Blue and Black are my most important colors and I need all of my lands to have different names to make Tainted Pact reliably work. Should I cut either or both of the Basic or Snow-Covered Basics I'd probably throw in a couple more Fetchlands, which isn't a bad idea at all.
Overall thanks for the input, I'll definitely think it over! Cheers!
4 months ago
Forceofnature1 My opinion on the best general for a 5 color superfriends deck is that you want to be unassuming. My hope for you is that your commander selection doesn't bring bring aggression your way unduly.
In terms of ramp, I just took out Farseek for Burgeoning. I also play Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Darksteel Ingot, Chromatic Lantern, Exploration, Gilded Lotus and Crucible of Worlds. All but the Crucible ramp me. I will probably try to fit in the new Prismatic Geoscope that taps for Domain, which is any combination of mana equal to unique basic land types. That'll always be 5 for me.
Games typically start out where by turnes 4 or 5 people will start to have threatening board positions. I want to make sure that I'm ready to go to work in a very specific way. Wipe the board in anticipation of playing a planeswalker that can protect itself with a token blocker. After that you can start playing PWs with card advantage to dig for another board wipe and do that a couple of times until you have 3 or more PWs in play. The advantage you get at that point starts to get silly.
The game ends when I Conflux and find Doubling Season, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Tezzeret the Seeker , Ral Zarek & something fun like Sorin, Grim Nemesis. With Doubling Season in play, you drop Tamiyo to cast things for free, then Ral Zerek to get extra turns, then Tezz to get The Chain Veil and just win.