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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Describe your plan for us. What are your favorite things to do in the game?
Ramp ramp ramp. When building an EDH think Ramp, Draw, Wincons.
Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Mind's Eye , Staff of Nin , and work on the land base. Lots of comes in to play tapped lands are not as good as City of Brass , Brushland , Karplusan Forest , Battlefield Forge . Shocks, and checks are good too.
If you like those let me know, and I can help you a little more.
Tezzy was in there a while ago, he was alright to say the least. I will consider him as a side board. But if I was to go main, well, I am unsure what to replace him with. As for the land suggestions I like them but I would be a bit unsure what to switch them out with. If I replaced basics Cultivate and Rampant Growth would become more useless, since I only have 10 basics, so diminishing the the number of them overall is probably not good. Also as much as I love those creatures, they don't work with the flow of the deck, I actually had them before a while ago. As per the idea, get Rafiq powered up and kill your opponent in at least two turns.
It looks really solid to me. What might put it over the top is adding Mana Vault , Basalt Monolith and even Gilded Lotus since they're such strong untap targets. Personally I think the backbone of any green edh deck is Cultivate and Kodama's Reach . GL
I was enamored with the idea of powerful sea creatures a kiora as well, however my build focuses entirely on ramping and contro;, using lil mana dorks and counters like Plasm Capture can make a fatty hit the field a lot sooner than you, or your opponent for that matter, might think.
Otherwise, +1 from me. I've never used Rhys the Redeemed as a general before, and I think I'll give him a shot :)
I have a friend who runs a Rafiq of the Many EDH deck and we play a lot so I have gotten pretty familiar with how one should play him. It looks like you have a pretty good start but could use some upgrades. First off, with Rafiq, you really want "When X creature deals combat damage to an opponent"-type effects since the double strike means each hit grants you whatever boon it is. The Swords are great examples of this (i.e. Sword of Feast and Famine /Sword of Fire and Ice ). Most of the exalted cards aren't very important - its getting effects that put you ahead. Focusing too much on Exalted lets you get too easily blown out by a simple bounce spell or something similar.
For EDH in general, you want to have ramp and answers to things. Since you are in green, ramp is easy. Throw in some Cultivate or Kodama's Reach or some similar and you are well on your way. Also, Sol Ring and other mana-producing artifacts are powerful. As for answers, you have some decent cards, but EDH is much more about wrath-type effects (board-wipes) than targeted removal. Cards that put cards into libraries (Terminus) are very powerful, as it stops generals, as well as just clearing the board.
I know this is a lot, and that you are trying to get into it with what you have. The deck is decent and should provide fun. I would just keep some of this in mind and maybe start picking up some cards one at a time until you have a better deck. I have a very limited budget for MTG since I am a student and I understand wanting to build with what you have but I think it is reasonable to pick up a card here or there that should help you out. Anyway, just my two cents. Take it or leave it, just make sure you have fun playing!
|Avg. draft pick||4.46|
|Avg. cube pick||6.95|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Planechase 2012 Edition||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|Promo set for Gatherer||Common|