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Cryptolith Rite Discussion
17 hours ago
Nice deck! I'm working on a Slimefoot deck myself and it's super fun to play it. I initially included Life and Limb but someone pointed out that's an infinite combo (with Sporemound) that, unless you can sack Sporemound, it's an infinite loop, resulting in a draw.
I should probably include Cryptolith Rite as well. I've noticed how I can play Sprout Swarm (why don't you have it?) for free each turn due to all the Saprolings I control. It must be awesome with the Rite so I can ramp much faster.
Oh, and I liked the mushroom joke :D
20 hours ago
I second Nature's Will and Druids' Repository and add Sword of Feast and Famine and Bear Umbra. If you want to go infinite with Cryptolith Rite add in Ahn-Crop Champion or Reconnaissance. Reconnaissance also has the added effect of avoiding combat.
If you want warriors with excellent attack triggers, take a look at Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Arashin Foremost, Blood-Chin Rager, Brutal Hordechief, really all the warriors from Tarkir and Amonkhet. There's also some really cool equipment like Blade of Selves and Helm of the Host that will help.
1 day ago
Ravenrose I play an updated and modified version of the Feline Ferocity commander deck. A lot of these cards would do great in a modern deck, but I think that I would start with a standard deck like Kittens Play, try to work in Crested Sunmare and the search for better versions of key cards. I did previously play a version of Kittens Play with Cryptolith Rite and Second Harvest and token generation was rather wild. If you can cast something like Asceticism (there are cheaper cmc alternatives -cant think of them right now) early in the game - just go wild.
1 day ago
For a removal spell that can be tutored by your commander, try Crib Swap. Amoeboid Changeling lets you make your opponent's creatures slivers to steal them with your commander. Mirror Entity can pump your team a ton, since most slivers have fairly low base power.
To address the mana fixing and ramp problem, try the mana slivers: Gemhide Sliver and Manaweft Sliver. Cryptolith Rite fills a similar role. In addition, you aren't running Sol Ring, probably the best ramp in EDH. For card draw, try Descendants' Path and Call to the Kindred. I was going to suggest Patriarch's Bidding for the board wipe problem, but it appears that it's fairly expensive. So I guess, just more counterspells? With the mana slivers, you should be able to hold up mana more easily, making countering opposing board wipes probably your best bet.
1 day ago
Fallowsage is one of the weaker draw engines. It's got nice synergy with Cryptolith Rite and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, but it's pretty bad without lords, evasion, or sneaky ways to tap it. It's very possible that Clever Impersonator is just better, whether behind or ahead on board.
1 week ago
oh baby have i made some battlebond updates! im transitioning the deck to use Najeela, the Blade-Blossom as a commander! here's the current list i'm testing. ill be working on a primer update once i'm set on the includes, the last week was just a lot of playtesting. i gotta say tho, Najeela is super awesome. i've already won last wednesday's commander night at my LGS (with 22 people attending and 3 rounds of commander).
Najeela is so much more versatile than saskia, she is a good early game play, which saskia is not. She is also great at making an explosive game finish like saskia, however, thanks to the lifelink you wont die on the backswing should something go wrong.
i've also found that the lack of warrior tribal really isnt an issue, since one or two attacks with najeela and a token already generate enough tokens to be a strong effect.
1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback DesArthes
Working backwards through your comments; Steel Leaf Champion or Marwyn, the Nurturer could be finishers. Marwyn just grows over time and can become big. The idea with Steel Leaf is to, at the third effect of Song of Freyalise, sac a desert for Hashep Oasis and attack with a 9/8 creature with vigilance and indestructible. The big plus for Song of Freyalise is not that it acts like a Cryptolith Rite for 2 turns (which might be useful), but that it facilitates a swarm attack with all your mana-dorks that become indestructible for the turn.
Yes, Ghirapur Orrery would be risky against Hazoret Red decks, but once your ramp takes effect you want to be drawing extra cards - card advantage is good. Against a Hazoret Red deck, I would side in Sylvan Awakening, again for the swarm attack. My biggest worry is that I have little to counter U/W control decks (Approach of the Second Sun) and rely heavily on early game tempo, which is not fantastic.