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Diaochan, Artful Beauty
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
: Destroy target creature of your choice, then destroy target creature of an opponent's choice. Play this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.
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Diaochan, Artful Beauty Discussion
2 weeks ago
Wow! That's some opposition you have in your pod!
You've given us no info on what kind of colours you enjoy playing, but I do get you like politics, manipulating your opponents and winning :p
There are many political commanders, like Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer or Zedruu the Greathearted. Problem is, people don't like blue players (in my group at least) and Zedruu is well known for his power once he gets going so I tend to get focused hard when playing with my bad santa...
I've found that one of the most fun, sublimely political generals out there is Gahiji, Honored One! He is naya colours, so you get good ramp, good removal, good pillowfort-y cards and access to some really strong political pieces (sfr: Diaochan, Artful Beauty!). Also some of the best token generators to go wide and abuse Gahiji's ability.
So yeah! I would suggest looking at Gahiji, Honored One, and the curses in red (Curse of Bloodletting), green (Curse of Predation) and white (Curse of Exhaustion) to make a brew that specifically paints targets on your opponents heads :p
If you wanted to, I could make a list to give you some ideas :)
3 weeks ago
For lands, you could also go with the tri-colored lands from Khans of Tarkir and Shards of Alara.
1 month ago
Maybe a Reverberate variant or two also, but you need to not use too many of these unless you're bringing a lot of your own stuff to copy in the deck. You'll never get to target some goofball's Time Stretch with your Wild Ricochet if you don't include Wild Ricochet, after all!
Personally I'd like some political stuff like Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Humble Defector, Assault Suit, Avarice Amulet, Throne of the High City (and maybe Homeward Path or Brand heh) but that's just me. Not everyone enjoys that stuff.
2 months ago
Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.
I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.
Breya, Etherium Shaper (Esper)
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician (Bant)
Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer (Bant)
Jazal Goldmane (Naya)
Mayael the Anima (Naya)
Meren of Clan Nel Toth (Jund)
Roon of the Hidden Realm (Bant)
Sharuum the Hegemon (Esper)
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (Esper)
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder (Grixis or Jund)
Akroma, Angel of Fury (alternate timeline)
Feldon of the Third Path (Terisiare)
Intet, the Dreamer (alternate timeline)
Numot, the Devastator (alternate timeline)
Oros, the Avenger (alternate timeline)
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher (Terisiare)
Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa (Jamuraa)
Teneb, the Harvester (alternate timeline)
Chorus of the Conclave (Selesnya)
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (Golgari)
Karlov of the Ghost Council (Orzhov)
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (Golgari)
Melek, Izzet Paragon (Izzet)
Mizzix of the Izmagnus (Izzet)
Prime Speaker Zegana (Simic)
Szadek, Lord of Secrets (Dimir)
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts (Orzhov)
Vorel of the Hull Clade (Simic)
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Mardu)
Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper (Sultai)
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker (Ojutai)
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan (Abzan)
Vial Smasher the Fierce (Kolaghan)
What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.
2 months ago
RazortoothMtg Bad day?
dlamars Huh. Never seen that before. I don't know if it slots here but I'll remember that. Thanks!
2 months ago
This is the first time I've seen Diaochan, Artful Beauty! Wow. That's very strange. Pretty awesome though.
You could always throw in Fog Bank and give it shroud for some near unstoppable defense.
Looks badass as usual! You don't seem to ever run out of ideas!
2 months ago
For me, part of politics is manipulation. Knowing who to make friends with and who to piss off. Even more important than that is learning how to turn other players against eachother. Here are a few politics cards I like.
Diaochan, Artful Beauty: In a multiplayer game you turn to someone and say " Let's make a deal, See that guy over there? I'll kill one of his creatures if you kill the other"
Spurnmage Advocate can return a much needed board wipe to a players hand while destroying the creature attacking him.
Pay attention to effects like Captive Flame. Remind people that it can target creatures other than yours and tell them that depending on who they attack, you don't mind putting a few mana into it. People also forget that you can pump a creature to make 2 creatures trade in combat. If neither is yours, it's a win-win
Rite of the Raging Storm can lower player's life totals pretty quickly.
I also like casting Bitter Feud on 2 players and see how they react.
4 months ago
Hmmm very interesting build.
It's a very control oriented group hug build. More a control deck then a group hug deck in fact imo.
If you want to add some more group hug elements I suggest some more fun cards that benefit everyone like Braids, Conjurer Adept, Gate to the AEther Show and Tell, Kami of the Crescent Moon and Jace Beleren.
Those cards can help you too a lot and the Jace is mostly a card draw engine nobody will shut down. Even if you sometimes only favour yourself. PLay him political and he will draw you a LOT of cards.
I personally wouldn't play Divine Intervention since it makes you a big target and spoils the fun in every game it hits its aim.
If you want a control card that is also fun (especially in a political game), then I suggest: Diaochan, Artful Beauty
Since she was reprinted you can get her for 2.
A pretty good looter is: Lu Xun, Scholar General. He was also reprinted.
And I would cut Blasphemous Act for a wrath effect. Maybe try out Rout since you can play it as an instant wich may proove to be pretty good in political games if you want to help somebody or just for the lols in the defender declare face when you're being attacked.
I may come back with some further ideas but those are the first to come up in my mind.
I hope this helped. Greets MA.