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Distant Melody Discussion
6 days ago
This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.
In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.
Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .
In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .
1 week ago
good card for them to replace are :High Tide, Distant Melody, Airborne Aid, Shared Discovery, Mizzium Skin, Gigadrowse, Sage's Row Denizen, Rhystic Study, any of the cantrips. theres a bit of protection, control and card draw. but i suggest you take out Sudden Storm, Aerial Formation, Piracy Charm, Hubris, Jace's Scrutiny, Refocus, Reach Through Mists, Tidal Bore. for more useful cards like Gush, Hoodwink, Man-o'-War, Snap, Volrath's Curse, Relic of Progenitus and more counters like Dream Fracture, Faerie Trickery, Arcane Denial, Logic Knot oh and See Beyond seems like a good enough hand filter.
2 weeks ago
You run both. You want both Paradox Engine + Intruder Alarm as well as Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver + Cryptolith Rite. This lets you get your combo out as consistently as possible, plus all of these individually massively help your game plan even if you aren't comboing out with them.
I also play 5c Slivers with Overlord as the Commander.
Here are some cards I'd suggest with that experience in mind:
Descendants' Path is a great draw engine. Mirari's Wake buffs your slivers and doubles your mana. Phyrexian Reclamation lets you pull Slivers from your yard. Shared Animosity is one of the best one sided buffs you can give your Slivers. Steely Resolve for an additional way to give them all hexproof. Spirit of Resistance combos with Sliver Hivelord making it so you cannot lose the game. Konda's Banner gives +2/+2 to all slivers when attached to a 5c sliver. Vanquisher's Banner is a draw engine and buffs your slivers. Distant Melody draws a ton, Domri Rade serves many roles and is very cheap to play, Cyclonic Rift belongs in any EDH list with blue in it. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a good ramper, helps to hit 5 colors and has a win-con attached to it. I also run a Birds of Paradise for color fixing.
This deck doesn't look to be a budget deck, except in your lands. That's okay, that's exactly how my deck is as well. Here are some good cards to make fixing 5 colors easier:
The cheaper 5c lands: Ancient Ziggurat, Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass, Command Tower, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + (only) 1 of each basic, Exotic Orchard, Grand Coliseum, Mirrodin's Core, Path of Ancestry, Rupture Spire, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade, Gateway Plaza, Unclaimed Territory, Unknown Shores.
Running a combination of all of these means you only need 1 of each basic, and you'll have no problem hitting 5 colors asap. There are better ways to build the mana pool for 5c Slivers, but it costs thousands of dollars worth of lands.
Anyways, love what you've got going on so far. Hope your table hates playing against this deck as much as my table hates playing against mine, haha.
1 month ago
2 months ago
TBH I stopped playing Slivers due to the constant targeting, even when I'm behind. People know the fear of slivers, and go above and beyond to screw you over unless you can luckily get an alliance with Table Politics. Due to this, I recommend you try and find some good Couterspells or more removal due to the constant targeting.
I also see a lot of slivers that don't fully make sense to me. I know you're going for the "Punch them in the face" tactic, but there is such thing as Pillow Fort/Control, and this deck will lose to them a lot without any game ending combos. The easiest (yet expensive) combo is playing Sliver Queen after Mana Echoes. Infinite 1/1s and colorless mana is an easy 2 card combo, and it doesn't stop there. Getting a tap source with infinite 1/1s and Haste Slivers can trigger Throne of the God-Pharaoh. Heck, even playing Altar of the Brood and popping the combo will win you the game, all you need to do then is pass!
I'm being 100% serious when I say this: Aggro decks in EDH are hard to pull off due to the amount of good removal and combos that pop off before you can even swing. I'm not saying you can't, far from it. I'm saying that you need to be a skilled veteran to MTG, EDH, and Aggro to know who to target and when.
I like your deck though! It was a completely different side from my Combo-Pillow Fort Slivers deck. I recommend you add some removal, counters, or even card advantage such as Distant Melody. Its up to you though, you definitely know more cards than I know of!
2 months ago
Okay, I'm back! Some good color-fixers that I have found helpful in 5 color decks: Ancient Ziggurat, Thran Quarry, Reflecting Pool, Opal Palace, Holdout Settlement, Unknown Shores, and Cryptolith Rite.
I would personally swap some of these for lands that enter tapped. It'll help speed up the land base while still making sure you have good color options. You can also go with things like Zendikar Resurgent, Mana Reflection, and Mirari's Wake. I would also consider shifting the and base to be more basics and using fetch cards like Myriad Landscape and the panoramas to thin the deck and get even more creatures out. Obviously you'll have the tutor ability going strong, but this will help early game and also give you protection from things like Blood Moon and Ruination, which would make this deck scoop 9/10 times.
Some other cards that could speed things up are the classic Bear Umbra, Urza's Incubator, and Cryptic Gateway. With such a creature-heavy deck, the latter can be really powerful because you can use your weenies or important cards to help get more ground-pounders out. It also allows you to put a creature on the battlefield during an opponent's turn at instant speed, which in this deck could be a killer surprise. I'd also consider adding Call to the Kindred in. It's a weird card to play and can make a creature a big target, but it would probably get you a free creature every turn.
I think my only other suggestion is Distant Melody, if you find your running out of a hand later in the game.
Again, I really enjoyed looking this deck over. Great work!
2 months ago
I'd Add/Cut Frantic Search over Battle Hymn Consecrated Sphinx for Distant Melody (It’s a win more card, can get better value) Preordain over Serum Visions Mind's Eye over Altar of the Brood(You already have a couple themes going, mill doesn’t need to be one of them) Niv-Mizzet, Parun over Coat of Arms
2 months ago
Time to go punch people with walls. Really epic deck idea. Suggestion: Run Distant Melody naming Walls and just draw ALL THE CARDS.