Crackdown

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Mercadian Masques Rare

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Crackdown

Enchantment

Nonwhite creatures with power 3 or greater don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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Crackdown Discussion

Flagellum on A Doran toughness build. Your ...

1 day ago

Gives evasion for big butts:

Behind the Scenes

Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

Locks down high powered creatures:

Meekstone

Crackdown

Noetic Scales

Marble Titan

Mostly one-sided wraths:

Retribution of the Meek

Wave of Reckoning

Solar Tide

Fell the Mighty

General goodness:

Brave the Sands

Aura Shards

Assault Formation

Mass Pump:

Tower Defense

Solidarity

Bar the Door

Ideally, low CMC and high toughness critters reign with Doran. Vigilance is also amazing. Try to avoid plain vanilla creatures as tempting as they may be. Exceptions being Indomitable Ancients and Kami of Old Stone.

dlamars on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

5 days ago

Daedalus19876 well Price of Glory is cool, but I have Abeyance and Orim's Chant in the list as part of my Sunforger package. I just dig War's Toll since it's effects are so one sided.

If you would like to I've made a first draft you can check out:A church angle, have seen. I ended up with a lot less enchantments than I expected, but Stranglehold, War's Toll, Crackdown etc made the cut. Let me know what you think.

Daedalus19876 on It's my turn, all the turns!

1 week ago

Personally, I'd run Cataclysm over Catastrophe. Why choose one when you can hit both?

The deck looks pretty darn optimized. But the landbase is a little odd. No Sacred Foundry over Clifftop Retreat, etc?

I've seen Mana Severance used in decks like this to make every single card castable off of the top.

Lightning Greaves over Mass Hysteria, and Return to Dust over Deicide?

And since you're running no creatures beyond your commander, you could play some cards like Crackdown or Smoke or Stasis that hamstring quick offensive decks so that you can have time to abuse Narset, and prevent them from removing her.

Hope that helps a bit! :)

Daedalus19876 on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 week ago

Okay, let's do this! cracks knuckles I love the snarky tone of the description, btw :)

The stax elements of this deck seem strong, mostly. You're missing Winter Orb though. I would normally suggest Crackdown and Meekstone and Moat, but they interfere with Alesha :( Perhaps Smoke or Mudslide? I don't personally like Chalice of the Void in EDH, though, there's just too much variance in the mana cost of powerful cards. And since you're reanimating things anyway, might as well play Big Daddy Smokestack!

However, the land base seems...a little off. 29 mana-producing lands is REALLY really low, doubly so since you will have to pay some of your own "taxes". I know that the Karoo lands help a bit, but I still wouldn't trust this mana base without SIGNIFICANT testing. You might also find the Filterlands useful to mana fix (Rugged Prairie, Fetid Heath, Graven Cairns). I also never leave home without Reflecting Pool, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, etc. Basically, look at Lilbrudder's Leovold mana base and color-shift it XD

I'd frequently choose to run Rest in Peace over (or in addition to) Leyline of the Void. Always good to run another combo piece!

Phyrexian Arena over Underworld Connections, 1000%. The former doesn't lock down a land, which is even more important in this deck.

I'm actually not really a fan of Nahiri, the Harbinger in EDH. Is she just there for utility, or are you planning to use her ult? If the former is true, there are better ways to get card filtering. If the latter is true, what's your finisher?

That being said, planeswalkers can generally be really good in stax decks. You might get away with including some other walkers that play more into your gameplan, possibly Sorin Markov to reset lifetotals? :)

Night's Whisper over Wild Guess: less color commitment, more card advantage.

No Necropotence? :( I guess maybe the card is too much color commitment in tri-color.

If you're going to run Mox Opal with only 18 artifacts, I'd try and include the three on-color artifact lands as well.

False Prophet seems odd here, since you have the ability to reanimate creatures with relative ease.

Personally, I'd substitute Austere Command over Merciless Eviction, though it does depend on how you plan to use the board wipe.

Land Tax does wonders to fix your mana, and recover after an Armageddon...

If you have oodles of money, Imperial Recruiter pairs well with Recruiter of the Guard.

Yes or no on Mox Diamond? Your land count is already low, but it's so good...

Swords to Plowshares over Path to Exile: you don't want to give your opponents land ramp in a stax deck, lol.

I hope that helps a bit! :) I'll leave more comments if I think of them, and happy deckbuilding!

GoldenDiggle on Say Your Praers

1 week ago

I love Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite! I have been wanting to pick her up since her reprint, but I haven't gotten around to it yet...

I think your deck could use a Crackdown. It hurts everyone who isn't white, and nothing you have is affected by this.

If you are looking to spit out tokens, Nomads' Assembly can crank them out pretty good, as can Deploy to the Front. (which isn't as useful because Elesh Norn kills a lot of stuff.)

Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience slow down what survives, and the latter acts as a mana sink that drains.

Since you have got some angels (mono white always does) it may be worthwhile adding Defy Death, cause it beefs things up a bit.

Deck looks fun! +1!

Zinrius on Brima, King dos Gato

2 weeks ago

Take off Leonin Relic-Warder, Moonsilver Spear, add Sram, Senior Edificer and Selfless Spirit

Obelisk of Urd, Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies are win-more cards, you may want to take off 2 of them, to add more presence, such as Monastery Mentor or protection with Crackdown

Another good adittion is Monastery Mentor, if you fear too many hits in the early/mid-game, a good adittion is Ghostly Prison, as most of the time, people wont choose to attack you, for they will want their resources to grow stronger.

You might like Armored Ascension

Flagellum on Choosing a General

3 weeks ago

So, I have the budget (decks will still be quasi-budget ~$10 cards) to make another deck and need help deciding whom to choose. I already own some of the most expensive staples in the decks listed.

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper Goblin Tribal: it's not Wort bc my buddy runs her and Krenko is in my Purphoros deck. offers a lot of thing unavailable to . The general helps persuade would-be boardwipes. Shattergang Brothers is better off as a build-around. Example: Sek'kuar's Sacrificial Horde

Doran, the Siege Tower: I'm avoiding Abzan goodstuff.dec and voltron. Simple, play big butts and swing while locking down the board via Crackdown/Meekstone/Marble Titan ect. One sided boardwipes also help punch through. The taste of vanilla critters leaves me apprehensive. Example: Doran Smash and Control

Anafenza, the Foremost or Ghave, Guru of Spores: +1/+1 counters. Perhaps some Hydra fun. Yes, I've looked at Abzan quite a bit lately. Probably not the broken combo route with Ghave. Tokens do interest me but I'm not going to use Doubling Season, too expensive.

Flanking "tribal." It's more like a knight tribal deck considering most things with flanking are knights. I threw this list together in like 20 minutes and was something I thought of a long time ago. So real rough sketch. List: Flanking Tribal

Last but not least spider tribal with Ishkanah, Grafwidow

LordBalthamos on Soul Sisters Chalice Variation

1 month ago

strangecharm - The cards I listed are mainly suggestions, but if you're worried about mana curving I can suggest a couple more cards...although it all depends on how you'd like this deck to work.

Besides these, you might also be interested in these cards. (These aren't exactly aligned with your deck type but can be good to know for future decks!)

That's all I'm going to list, just a lot of ideas that may or may not interest you

(lol, I sent this to the wrong person before ")

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