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Deus of Calamity
Creature — Spirit Avatar
Whenever Deus of Calamity deals 6 or more damage to an opponent, destroy target land that player controls.
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Deus of Calamity Discussion
1 week ago
I remember reading an article that expounded upon Heliod's Pilgrim's versatility and always wanted to have her in the 99 but just haven't found the deck to do it. She's amazing in here!
Add more lands you palooka (see what I did just there?)! Add 4 and more ramp to get ahead. 8-10 gives you a solid chance to see one in your opening hand. To stay on theme you could aura ramp, like Wild Growth, Abundant Growth, Font of Fertility, etc.
Though white apparently houses the enchantment kingdom, I'd find similar ones in the other colors. If I'm playing a 2, 3, or 4 color deck I (personally) like each color to be fairly represented. There's ~30 enchantments so allot each color 10. It'll force you play with more niche/lesser-played enchantments which could be a lot of fun (I know that's your main "win-condition" anyway).
I'm bias here but why is there not one of the Theros gods in here? This is enchantress, they're enchantments, this is like getting your cake but not eating it. I think all are fairly applicable in this build, and you could always add the avatars (Deus of Calamity, etc.) in for devotion boosting and enchantment wearing. That being said I really like the creatures you chose to hold the auras, they're pretty wicked.
I think you need a few more instants too to stay ready. Why not go a little wonky and add some charms for versatility? Gruul Charm, Naya Charm, Emerald Charm, Evolution Charm, Piety Charm, Rith's Charm, Seedling Charm, or Selesnya Charm each have at least 1-2 relevant choices, if not all 3 in extreme situations.
1 week ago
I would recommend Ruination, Volcanic Upheaval, Dwarven Miner, and Dwarven Blastminer. This is really just personal opinion, I like ETB effects but I like to have cards that can destroy lands repeatedly. I wish you could run Deus of Calamity because that one is a beast of a card.
1 week ago
Ill give you access, since my meta keeps a close eye on me in here. So it's still marked as private ;)
Now that all the Gods have been spoiled I do pity them for being so mediocre, compared to the old gods. I have saved 5 spots for them, but I believe they should not get a place. Only flavourwise they cant be left out :/
Hows the devotion turning out for you. Ever considered the spirits for their devotion?
They are great enablers for the old gods.
4 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I had not thought about Deus of Calamity. It's an interesting card that would be sweet with double strike. All mentioned cards do destroy lands, but I'm worried they would be intrinsically too slow for modern.
1 month ago
Some cards that destroy lands. Helldozer might be good if everythings a swamp, wont be hard to cast and you can untap him lots to destroy more land
1 month ago
1 month ago
@ Jagd_Tallgeese Thanks so much for stopping by and providing me with some great suggestions! In regards to Arlinn Kord Flip, I actually decided to include her because of the recurring value she adds to this deck. She does everything I want in this deck: buff a single attacker, make tokens, provide a Lightning Bolt on a stick, give my creatures a mini-Overrun effect and with her ultimate she provides a universal haste enabler allows me to win without attacking! In regards to the other werewolves, I do think I will be making some cuts... Both Daybreak Ranger Flip and Instigator Gang Flip have been underperforming and I will replace them both with lands. I am still on the fence about Breakneck Rider Flip, he has been an efficient 3-drop who puts in work when flipped, so I don't know what to do. I definitely want Xenagos, the Reveler, but he is a little pricy, so I will put him in my maybeboard until I get my hands on one! What are your thoughts on Champion of Lambholt, Vorapede, Deus of Calamity + Karametra's Acolyte and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed? All of them were good in the past, but since I am incorporating more noncreature spells and trying to lower my curve, I don't know if they would be worth it to keep. I definitely will try to get my hands on an Awakening Zone and I will think about a Nissa's Renewal for sure! Thanks so much for the suggestions and have a nice day!
Panas on Chemo Ramp
1 month ago
Alright! I gave the deck a quick look and it looks relatively good overall. I understand you are not in a very competitive meta (or at least, not a very cutthroat one at that) and that budget is a concern albeit not a very crazy one.
I see enough card draw and cards that replace themselves. I also liked that you built the deck accordingly, avoiding enchantment and artifact inclusions to fit the theme of blowing all of them up.
With that said we reach the greatest flaw in the deck. Without any strong, early ramp and so many high costed cards doing what you want, your deck is left slow and clunky and will often durdle and fold to early advantage gained by other people through the same things you hate. Breaking a Sylvan Library on turn 5 means that opponent already has gained all the value in the world out of it and probably doesn't care too much that it's being destroyed.
A second point I want to make is that although you do have a lot of big mana plays, a LOT of them are inefficient considering the resource investment into them (mana cost Vs effect + P/T). Here's a list of which ones I didn't like too much and the reasoning behind it:
- Avatar of Might is a vanilla trampler in your deck. Unless you are facing against a fast aggro deck or token generator, you are the one playing the creature deck so I wouldn't expect to cast it on the cheap side often.
- Deus of Calamity is an awesome card but it needs the proper enablers (double strike/constant buffs) for it to work as intended and even then it's a "win more" card. In effect it does a hell of a lot under certain conditions, but those are hard to come by and when you are behind you'd prefer playing something else.
- Domesticated Hydra a very high investment just to get a trampler. Evasion is good but when you compare these kind of cards with enablers like Thunderfoot Baloth and Siege Behemoth they are very lackluster.
- Havenwood Wurm: 7 mana for a 5/6 trampler? You can do a lot better than this. The instant speed doesn't warrant this investment as it is essentially asking you to skip your turn to play this.
- Stonebrow, Krosan Hero would be a lot better in a shell where mass trample and Overrun effects ran rampant. This is not the case so quite often he will be giving you an extra 2-4 damage on swing. He's not that bad though.
- Blunt the Assault is a heavy costed fog effect. If life gaining is that important, running Shamanic Revelation is better. If the fog is really needed then just run Fog or Lull or Respite or Winds of Qal Sisma.
- Devil's Play is a very flavourful card and I do like it, but I think it's a bit small for commander. Fall of the Titans or even better Comet Storm do a much better job at finishing people.
- Scrabbling Claws is not good enough for graveyard hate. There exist much better alternatives (i.e. Relic of Progenitus)!
And here are my suggestions for you, including some notable omissions. Some have already been mentioned by others.
- Acidic Slime
- Mold Shambler
- Reclamation Sage!
- Sakura-Tribe Elder!
- Wood Elves!
- Farhaven Elf!
- Woodfall Primus!
- Chaos Warp!
- Krosan Grip!
- Ancient Grudge
- Comet Storm
- Hull Breach
- Skyshroud Claim!
- Hydra Broodmaster
- Beast Within!
- Xenagos, God of Revels
I would choose a number of these as replacements prefering their versatility, efficiency and power.
Those are my thoughts. :)
ps: since tappedout doesn't let me mark my most suggestions through the checkboxes for some reason, i'll put an exclamation mark next to them...