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Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn and is unblockable this turn.
Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
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Distortion Strike Discussion
6 days ago
Boros Charm, Emerge Unscathed, and possibly Distortion Strike give the deck better aggressive options. I agree with Nimbleturtle, Young Pyromancer is really not that good in a deck like this, a far better choice would be Monastery Swiftspear, it is an aggressive turn 1 threat that just gets better. unfortunately Nimbleturtle's suggestion that you replace the pyromancers with Lingering Souls is just not as feasible as he suggests, as lingering souls requires black mana in it's flashback cost (don't get me wrong, lingering souls is a phenomenal card, just not in your deck).
if you want 4 tokens for 5 mana I'd recommend Secure the Wastes, it's an instant that gives you as many tokens as you have mana-1. I love waiting for my opponent to swing, and then- suprise! 4 tokens for the block.
for another creature, I have to recommend Bedlam Reveler. it comes out generally for 2-4 mana, and immediately gets you 3 new cards in hand with a nice body to boot. in my opinion there is no better card for a tempo deck.
I do hope that you find a decent replacement for Gitaxian Probe maybe you can use one of the cards that someone suggested here to replace it, but it will be very hard to satisfactorily fill the void left by probe's banning.
1 week ago
Something could be said for Telling Time being better than Taigam's Scheming, and that Thought Scour fuels delver and delve. Distortion Strike, Artful Dodge, and Slip Through Space offer a lot of tempo, count as 2 cards each most of the time and work better with delve and delver than Aqueous Form, and Turn Aside seems like it could just be a sideboard card only, or just replace it with Spell Pierce, as for upgrades later, Spellskite immediately comes to mind. And Yavimaya Coast is still pretty budget. I know like... the basic fetches are pretty poor, but Terramorphic Expanse in addition to Evolving Wilds will increase some mana consistency and again help with delve, then you could probably go up to 4 Hooting Mandrills and 3 Become Immense.
1 week ago
Phyrexian... Idk I guess infect may be something worth looking into. But honestly certain voltron commanders are really awesome for kitchen table.Uril, the Miststalker is fun and some fantastic colors for aura-based voltron. he can even get an enchantress draw engine that really gets things going, with vigilance trample and haste being very available to him.
Sigarda, Host of Herons is by-far one of the better Voltron options due to the innate issue with most voltron decks is that group sacrifice and targeted sacrifice are the bane of your existence
Sram, Senior Edificer is a great one. White has some of the best auras and equipment support. He's cheap to play (and bring back) and is an engine on his own, drawing cards just for trying to do what you're gonna do anyway. Not to mention, your mana base is SUPER easy on your budget.
Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest is one of the most explosive decks out there. having a pump and control base is extremely strong as long as you grab card draw to keep him going, he's quite the powerhouse. Just Distortion Strike + Titan's Strength and you have 18 unblockable damage launching at someone. That was 2 cards you played and 4 mana used. (if he's already on the field) There is a reason some people call him "One Punch Man"
Now if you want the obvious ones, here they are...
Rafiq of the Many is the grand daddy of Voltron as a strategy. Using his own ability to buff himself then having some really solid aura and artifact support. Though, he's got a reputation as a huge powerhouse making you the target almost always.
Narset, Enlightened Master You want to do all the things all the time once your commander hits the field? Narset is pretty much just swing to do what ever the fuck you want. The downside is that you will either use no other creatures, or almost none. She's downright broken, but has so many options open to her. So you could make her a "take so many turns until your opponents die of old age" or "lets make a weird artifact canon cause I can" to "lets play a storm deck" her power and threat level is entirely based on what you intend to do and how you build/imagine the deck.
Finally Zur the Enchanter more like "Zur who gives cancer". this guy most of the time is an enchantment based control deck. where your opponents do nothing while you tutor for any and everything you might need. This guy is super powerful and is banned in 1v1 for a lot of reasons. Just imagine a tutor on a stick to some of the most powerful enchantments. Ethereal Armor, Imprisoned in the Moon, Darksteel Mutation, Karmic Justice, Authority of the Consuls, Phyresis, Stasis, Land Tax Nevermore, Rest in Peace, Propaganda, Solemnity, even Necropotence. Any of these can just be grabbed if needed to answer any threat. while you either kill with commander dmg or stall into a combo. The deck is very rarely not gonna do what it intends to do.
These are some of the better voltron commanders. Personally if you want to use a commander from the Phyrexian blocks.
Urabrask the Hidden can do it.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is expensive but a for a reason.
Thrun, the Last Troll is from new phyrexia I'm pretty sure. very safe and regenerate saves auras from falling off of him, makes him a solid pick.
1 week ago
Distortion Strike also gives a buff and where infectis relavent that's just value.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
if you want to, add rebound cards like Distortion Strike
1 month ago
Myr_Mythic, thank you for the feedback! You made me laugh.
I actually owe the seed of this deck to lagotripha, who had a "living mill" deck about a year ago that never really left me. It's worth checking out!
I didn't really plan on getting combat damage to the player, since Lore can trigger off of any combat damage dealt, so even if they chump block, it means your Ultimatum will hurt even more. Between Postmortem Lunge and Cruel Ultimatum, I'm not worried about running out of Lores in casual play. However, a 3-turn clock would be impressive with Distortion Strike -- I'll have to consider it. Thanks!
1 month ago
I'd suggest running Rogue's Passage or Distortion Strike for evasion to give Living Lore a better chance of getting through and dealing real damage. Or, for shits and giggles, Triumph of the Hordes. But that's just me. This deck is fun and funny.