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Darien, King of Kjeldor
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever you're dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.
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Darien, King of Kjeldor Discussion
2 days ago
Thanks for the help codach, I really apreciate it.
I was thinking of picking up Giant Adephage and Crested Sunmare the next time I go to the card store. About my budget, I don't really want to spend over $20 on a card unless it makes/breaks a deck (like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck), so buying Archangel of Thune is probably not going to happen anytime soon. As well, if I continue improving this deck I will probably pick up Chord of Calling, Darien, King of Kjeldor and Primal Vigor.
The only problem with removing Geist-Honored Monk is I would be removing flying tokens, which I desperately need to deal with flying commander damage. It seems like a real issue when going up against a deck like my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck, which consistently pings me for 6.
All of that is dependent on if I continue building this deck, but I might end up morphing it into a Ghave, Guru of Spores deck (black adds so much to the table!) I was thinking of tearing this deck apart and building something along the lines of this deck: EDH Mycomancy, a moist magic...
3 days ago
Excellent choice in commander. I love my Trostani deck located here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trostani-edh-v20/
Trostani is surprisingly quite hard to build correctly reason being it does not remove any elements from your deck. For example Marath, Will of the Wild removes token production so all you need to do is ramp, draw cards and make those tokens better. But even failing that you will still have basic tokens to stall with. With Trostani who is still an awesome commander you have to build all elements into your deck.
I recommend taking all small token generators out of the deck and replacing them with quality token generators such as Crested Sunmare or Giant Adephage. Trostani loves big tokens because of her populate. If you were looking to go small tokens, I'd recommend Rhys the Redeemed as your commander. Things like Geist-Honored Monk, Trostani's Summoner, and Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage would be the ones I'd cut first. finally, Cryptolith Rite becomes bad without little creatures so I'd recommend cutting that too if you end up following my advice.
The second thing that trostani struggles with a lot is getting on the board early because big token generators tend to cost a lot of mana - e.g., Desolation Twin. If you're at a table with aggressive decks, you will likely die quickly if you don't drop something early or ramp into your late game quickly. Ramping on trostani is very important. You have a good start, but I would recommend even more. Kodama's Reach is just another Cultivate which is one of the best ramp cards in commander. Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim both put lands in untapped which is huge. Farseek is a nice early ramp that can grab you either a plains or a forest.
luckily, we're in selesnya and selesnya has some of the best land based ramp in the game. Lands like Myriad Landscape, Krosan Verge, and Blighted Woodland are great for ramping. While i'm on the topic of lands, i'd recommend cutting your generic tap-lands such as Tranquil Expanse, Terramorphic Expanse, Selesnya Guildgate, Blossoming Sands, Evolving Wilds, and Graypelt Refuge for just more basic lands. We're not that desperate for color fixing and it's really important to have your lands coming in untapped.
I'll finish up by making a few recommendations from my deck and some cuts i recommend as well. First, Emmara Tandris is a pretty weak card for how expensive she is. Think about what else could go in the 7cmc slot - e.g., Giant Adephage. Intangible Virtue probably isn't good enough for its minimal +1/+1. I'm not sure what your budget is, but Archangel of Thune is an absolute monster in this deck. Darien, King of Kjeldor is sweet too because if you ever take damage, you immediately get all your life back from the tokens coming out if trostani is in play. I recommend swapping out your Green Sun's Zenith for a Chord of Calling because you can instant speed in a Felidar Sovereign right before your turn to just win the game if no one has removal or is tapped out. If you don't have $60 to fork over for a Doubling Season, Primal Vigor can be a nice budget option. The downside to vigor is that it helps everyone at the table but %99 of the time it will be the most useful to you. It's also even better if you know no one in your play group plays a token/counters deck.
You mentioned in your description that this deck is weak to board wipes. I have also had problems with board clear, and I like how you've tried to combat them with cards like Heroic Intervention, Loxodon Hierarch, and Dauntless Escort. I'll have to play test some of these to see how they work.
I am by no means an expert of Trostani. I have been brewing her for a while now, but I bought my trostani deck only about a month ago. So, please take everything I say with a grain of salt. Good luck and feel free to message me with any questions you have.
2 weeks ago
Im not a fan of the mana-curve in this one. Got a lot of high CMC cards that may make it hard to work. I'd try some creatures like, Champion of the Parish which grows when you add human creatures. Kor Skyfisher and Jtun Grunt make some decent low cost creatures. I'd find room for Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip to try and transform him. You can get some ramp love from Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Thalia's Lieutenant. Precinct Captain is a good low cost card that starts generating tokens quick. Token generation can make for good synergy with Hanweir Militia Captain Flip once you transform it.
I feel Darien, King of Kjeldor has a bit too high of a cost for this deck. I also tend to advise against one of most creatures. Odds of pulling him are very low. I would also bump your land up to 24 with some non-basic lands.
Look up the Rule of Nine. Helped me a lot when I started building. I went from picking random cards and tossing them into a deck to learning how to work with synergy and combos. Good luck and keep brewing!
1 month ago
1 month ago
I'm making one of these myself, but with a focus on Darien, King of Kjeldor. Ever thought of using lands like Barbarian Ring, Brushland, Centaur Garden, Llanowar Wastes, Nomad Stadium, Pine Barrens, Salt Flats, Scabland, Sulfurous Springs, or Tomb of Urami? While for my deck, they only help a lot when I have Darien out.. They can get you consistent life loss early on in the game and stay with you throughout.. even if you don't need the mana, you can float it!
1 month ago
Sphere of Safety and Glacial Chasm are really good additions to the deck. Also, Darien, King of Kjeldor is a decent card which can pump out tokens. Savage Beating is a game-winning card for me in my Kazuul pillowfort deck. If you want you can take a look at it, it is in my decklist folder.
2 months ago
Drop Naturalize, you've got enough artifact/enchantment hate. Prey Upon is meh, Selesnya Charm is much better. Avacyn's Pilgrim and Sakura-Tribe Elder are much better than Elvish Mystic or Llanowar Elves. Heliod, God of the Sun, Tolsimir Wolfblood, Woolly Spider, and Qasali Ambusher are meh. Wayfaring Temple is meh too, I personally like Scion of Vitu-Ghazi better. Darien, King of Kjeldor is a staple, you need board wipes so like Hour of Reckoning, Phyrexian Rebirth, and Ezuri's Predation are good choices. Phyrexian Processor and Mimic Vat are awesome. Shamanic Revelation, Harvest Season, Angelic Accord, and Thunderfoot Baloth
2 months ago
From there, you can make out Paths/Raise. Just start playing better cards.