Destroy target artifact, target creature, target enchantment, and target land.
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Rare|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Decimate occurrence in decks from the last year
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1 day ago
So, as of yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced on the most controversial Secret Lairs as of yet, arguably more so than Walking Dead.
This is specifically with "Party Hard, Shred Harder." The selected cards do indeed have a rather stark, vehement naming convention, yet they opted to include Decimate. This is a rather beseeming card, but I reckon there are ones with far better names.
Wizards needs to learn from the community that there are even edgier names of cards from Magic's past, so type the top three of your choice!
Have fun with it. :)
2 weeks ago
Potential Non-Boros Commanders: Show
If you did want to use a different commander for more colors, here are the ones I would recommend:
I love the idea of being able to include any Giant that you want. Budget five-color mana bases are easy.
Morophon, the Boundless - probably the best pick? It gives a substantial discount and is technically a Giant itself. The anthem tacked on is just gravy. I have one for trade!
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim - a bit of ramp, plus his ability is just fucking nuts. Absolutely outrageous. Spewing out giants! An outstanding commander through-and-through.
Kenrith, the Returned King - Grants haste, can bring back dead giants, can grow your army, draws cards. He does everything except be a giant himself. Another outstanding general.
Jodah, Archmage Eternal - Most Jodah decks focus on extremely expensive creatures and spells, so his ability might not be too hot for Giant Tribal. He would work though. Outclassed for sure.
Jegantha, the Wellspring - A bit of ramp in the command zone. Outclassed by the rest, but it IS a giant elk...
Naya colors get you Green, which will add some very good giants and significantly improve your options for ramp, utility, and card-draw. By like, a ton.
Samut, Voice of Dissent - grants Haste, which is dope. The untapping ability can surprise opponents maybe. Not a giant though.
Gahiji, Honored One - Looks like a giant beast, for what it's worth. Boosts your attacks and may even take some heat off of you. A mediocre choice, but not awful.
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil - some good general value. Would make attacking easier due to taking away blockers. Nothing outstanding though.
Atla Palani, Nest Tender - Hatch giants out of eggs!
Other color combinations:
Saskia the Unyielding - Not sure why you'd want to run four colors when you could do all five, but her ability is no joke. Personally I prefer the Blue giants to the Black ones, but Black has some of the best utility and card-draw in the game.
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper - want to run most of the giants and have M A X I M U M life-gain? This pair would make for a profoundly distinct Giant Tribal. A truly unique take. Might be lots of fun! You could even try to squeeze in Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance for a laugh; certainly not necessary though.
Ruhan of the Fomori - No Green, but he's a giant himself and Blue utility is as good as any. A decent choice, but if you're stepping out of Boros you may as well run Green cards.
The stand-outs to me are Golos, Tireless Pilgrim - Morophon, the Boundless - Kenrith, the Returned King - Mayael the Anima - Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper. These are all extremely strong choices.
Here's some of the fantastic Utility cards that you would gain by stepping into other colors (I'll try to list budget cards):
Rhythm of the Wild - Garruk's Uprising! - Elemental Bond - Colossal Majesty - Beast Within - Temur Ascendancy - Nylea, Keen-Eyed - Nylea, God of the Hunt - Primal Rage - Brawn - Heroic Intervention - Golgari Charm - Wrap in Vigor - Return of the Wildspeaker - Soul's Majesty - Rishkar's Expertise - Sylvan Reclamation - Decimate - Genesis Ultimatum - Eerie Ultimatum - Ruinous Ultimatum - Despark - Descendants' Path - Clever Impersonator - Cyclonic Rift - Call to the Kindred - Swan Song - Greed - Casualties of War
Then there is Green's superior mana ramp. Cultivate - Kodama's Reach - Migration Path - Vastwood Surge - Ranger's Path - Nature's Lore - Rampant Growth - Deathsprout -Traverse the Outlands - Boundless Realms... the list goes on.
As you can see, there's a lot there that Red and White just can't even touch. Green is basically the best color in EDH, especially for big-creature decks. Very much worth considering, even if you're trying to keep the deck casual.
1 month ago
You described almost every Xenagos deck, mine included. You hit it right on the head.
As you said, we either have it or we don't. With no way to tutor card draw, adding more helps increase the odds of maintaining gas
Lifeblood Hydra - Not necessary but always welcome on X = 3 or more. Even if they destroy it, you still get value, has built in evasion and has a high ceiling.
Life's Legacy - If blue is too prevalent in your meta, ignore this suggestion
Momentous Fall - Similar to above, but would still put in despite blue, and despite the fact that its hard to have 4 mana after casting a beater. But similar to rishkar's expertise, I argue the potential card draw is worth the risk. You usually use this in response to opponent's removal
Bonders' Enclave - Never hurts, coudl replace a fetch land possibly
Elder Gargaroth - Makes beasts for blockers/draw spells, draws cards and gains life in a pinch.
Harmonize - Reliable draw
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Ramp on steroids
Ancient Tomb - Ramp for T3 Commander
Turntimber, Serpentine Wood - A better See the Unwritten
Berserk - Don't worry, malignus doesn't have trample. Bonus points if you use it on Selvala or on an opponent's creature who is attacking another opponent.
Yavimaya Hollow - Protection
Reliquary Tower - For when you draw 10+ cards
Be sure to lmk what you think of each suggestion. Some will work better for you than others. I see you run some dorks so I know you don't want too many nonbasics, but with all the ramp in Xenagos, I think we can be a little greedy. If you can't find room, I have ideas for cuts.
1 month ago
Reeeaaaaly liked your deck, looks pretty solid and fun to play! I also, for the life of me, cannot get rid of Dragon Broodmother
Has Young Pyromancer shown good results for you? It never did a lot for me and it was mostly just a blocker, but that's because my LGS meta revolves arround early infect damage haha
Decimate was one of the best cuts i made in my deck, traded for Abrade and between Kaalia of the Vast, Rafiq of the Many and that god-forsaken Land that turns into an flying infect creature, i think it was pretty worth it but, then again, kinda early hitting playgroup.
Again, i really liked the way you've built this. if you'd be so kind as to take a look at my wort, and see anything i might improve, i'd really appreciate it ;)
2 months ago
Decimate - 4 in 1 removal
Life's Legacy - Draw
Tooth and Nail - Wincon/tutor
The Great Henge - Draw, lifegain, pump
Deflecting Swat - Counter counterspells, redirect targetted removal, draw, extra turns and more, for free!
Heroic Intervention - In response to removal
Momentous Fall - See above
Soul's Fire > Fling - Since you don't need to sac the creature as an additional cost which is noteworthy around blue. The difference is minimal, but should be noted.
Berserk - Don't worry, malignus doesn't have trample.... Greater Good - If you listen to any suggestion, this is it. The most important card in your deck, hands down. Draw a bunch of cards, filter what you dont need, all in response to removal. Can't get any better
I have some ideas for cuts and other suggestions should you wish. Be sure to let me know what you think of each one and if you want others :)
2 months ago
Guys... Force of Will and Pact of Negation are rare... and you just have to get creative with your removal. Artifact Mutation/Aura Mutation, Attrition, Bedevil, Berserk, Bounty Agent, Decimate, Dimir Charm, Dreadbore THE LIST GOES ON
2 months ago
If we want to run a land destruction suite we certainly can, but no matter what, people gonna get salty. Targeted removal is going to be less salt-inducing than mass land destruction (MLD), but it's gonna make people upset enough to counter punch you a bit. You gotta acknowledge and be prepared for that if you're going to do it...no getting upset if someone reacts to you blowing a few land by knocking you for 20 (even if it may be an overreaction). Picking and choosing your targets carefully instead of going for everything will also help. We can also be sneaky about it...cards like Decimate, Star of Extinction, and Terastodon aren't explicitly or primarily land destruction, but they hit land anyways, and people are less likely to be upset at that.
Here's what I'm looking at for big spells (I would pick 4 or so at most): In Garruk's Wake, Rise of the Dark Realms, Liege of the Tangle, Praetor's Counsel, Terastodon, Star of Extinction, Destructive Force, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Boundless Realms