Dovin, Hand of Control
Legendary Planeswalker — Dovin
Artifact, instant, and sorcery spells your opponents cast cost more to cast.
-1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to and dealt by target permanent an opponent controls.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dovin, Hand of Control Discussion
2 weeks ago
No problem Zuzur, your deck gave me a challenge so it's the least i could do:)
I thought my deck was finished, but i'm always finding more possible additions.
As for the 2x Dovin, Hand of Control slots, i do think there are cards better suited, when playing against your deck that's one of the cards that never worries me or really disrupts my play style - although i can see it's uses if you were up against a more spell based deck
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comment papafranku99 :)
Being a full custom decklist, it changes everytime.
Atm, I am still thinking about the x2 Dovin, Hand of Control slots. I have several ideas behind it, I will test it more and come up with an answer on these slots.
3 weeks ago
I run a similar style with my Derevi deck, though I use primarily enchantments instead of creatures for one simple reason - Creatures are usually easier to remove. But here's some cards that I'd recommend using if you're going for as much resource denial as possible:
Creatures: Seedborn Muse , Angus Mackenzie , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Hokori, Dust Drinker , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker , False Prophet , Baird, Steward of Argive , Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast I'd only recommend using Melira if you plan on having Phyrexian Unlife in the deck.
Enchantments: Pendrell Mists , Frozen AEther , Blind Obedience , Privileged Position , Greater Auramancy , Back to Basics , Land Equilibrium , Propaganda , War Tax , Collective Restraint , Teferi's Moat , Moat , Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Leyline of Anticipation , Solemnity , Invoke Prejudice , Mana Reflection , Mechanized Production , Overburden , Rising Waters , Rule of Law , Wilderness Reclamation
2 months ago
Good improvements. But Cloudkin Seer is strictly better then Tome Raider . If you want to try another walker in here Vraska, Swarm's Eminence or Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor or Dovin, Hand of Control will help you bide your time. Keeper of Fables could get you more card draw. Silverback Shaman is ultra cheap less then 20 cents. Gargos, Vicious Watcher while you have no synergy and comes in at around 50 cents is and 8/7 for 6 mana.
3 months ago
Benthehen333 - Absolutely! Not a problem. Excited to see the "Still Budget Upgrade List" for sure! I'm hoping to branch out and get more fun "Budget" decks after I made my first EDH Deck modeled after a Voltron Kozilek, the Great Distortion . The deck is a little strong for my meta as well, with the exception of two other not budget decks. If you care to see it: Koz, Colorless EDH Deck
To answer your question I looked at The Tax Man Cometh by KayneMarco and I would prefer you didn't by Molesto-the-Egregious as references: Disruptive Student , Vodalian Mage , Disruptive Pitmage , Turn Aside , Approach of the Second Sun , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue , Monastery Siege , War Tax , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Daxos of Meletis , Baird, Steward of Argive , Aven Mindcensor , Teyo, the Shieldmage , The Wanderer , Time Wipe , Foresee , Azor's Elocutors , and Marble Diamond are several Non-Land Sub $1 cards I saw in there as well. The list goes on, for sure. I didn't look into it beyond this but any W/U or Colorless card that let's you draw when an opponent draws would be fantastic. Mind's Eye would be a good Sub $5 card I know of, if there were to be upgrades in that deck.
4 months ago
I run Aminatou as my main commander, and i like the idea.
If youre going to run cards like Aura of Silence you might wanna run the rest of the stuff like that, too. Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue . The planeswalkers can be flickered for extra value as well.
And i feel Reality Acid is required removal for Aminatou. 3cmc, and ruling says you still control it even when their things are enchanted. So go ahead and flicker the crap out of it and destroy everything they know and love.
Theres a ton of different ways to go infinite with various combinations of Felidar Guardian , Panharmonicon , Oath of Teferi , Spark Double ... Shameless plug, you can check out my deck for a listing of alot of them.
I love her as a commander so much and i love seeing other peoples takes and ideas.
4 months ago
Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.
Copperhorn Scout doesn't fly, is likely to die and doesn't add much to the deck since you already get to untap with your commander. I would rather suggest to instead add some removal in the form of Ulvenwald Tracker , which adds tremendous values combined with all the untaps
Ethersworn Canonist chances are that your opponents won't play a lot of spells due to Winter Orb ect... and you already got the best one of all ( Eidolon of Rhetoric ), therefore I would rather swap it for some better hate in cEDH which would be Spirit of the Labyrinth
Vryn Wingmare same goes here. I wouldn't play any stax pieces with CMC 3 or higher (too slow and you get better effects for same CMC). For 3 CMC can get Recruiter of the Guard , Eternal Witness , Knight of the Reliquary , Knight of Autumn , Banisher Priest / Fiend Hunter . Note: In your case I would go for removal effects, since you have only Gilded Drake . A Yisan deck would crush yours since it is not affected by stax (since it's a stax deck as well) and would tutor Ulvenwald Tracker and kill all your flyers and dorks.
Archon of Valor's Reach I think this is a classic win-more card which you don't really need to win the game. An alternative would be Gaddock Teeg . However, if you insist on having a high CMC mana drop that completely destroys the game board in your favor, I would like to introduce Willbreaker
Utopia Sprawl / Wild Growth : Since you are a creature deck I would much rather play the remaining mana dorks in order to have more hitters for untap triggers but more importantly, to not be affected by your own stax. Remaining dorks are: Boreal Druid , Priest of Titania ,
Nature's Claim since you are a creature deck and you will be slowing down the game tremendously, I strongly believe that Aura Shards is a better option to go with. It is recurrent and you are very light on removal. What can you do against a Cursed Totem or Humility ?
Tangle Wire I believe you don't really need this stax piece. It's one of the weakest and only holds up a very short time. Instead try for example Nature's Will - this has proven to be quite devastating. Or Living Plane if you seek to lock out all lands of your opponents together with Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Cyclonic Rift seems fine but could also be a win-more card. I presume you would cast this very late in the game and only as an emergency for 2 CMC. Hence, you can ask yourself if this card is really needed to win or if you perhaps would rather have another card that helps to set you up in the early game. I.e. Sylvan Tutor / Fauna Shaman ect...
I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.
7 months ago
When you want to mix control and an aggro strategy your best bet is what we call a Tempo deck. You want to slow down your opponent a littlen while speeding yourself up. Otherwise you find yourself slowing yourself down, to also slow them down Law-Rune Enforcer is a good example of you slowing yourself down as much as it slows the opponent, whereas Dovin, Hand of Control supports your tempo advantage.
It wants Scale Up (note: the creature keeps infect, just gets better stats), it wants Glistener Elf , it wants to protect it's threats with Blossoming Defense . It wants Green. It wants Might of Old Krosa , it wants Mutagenic Growth (even if you do not add green.
Take out the stuff that does not actually help your control or your aggro and are just cute tricks: Grateful Apparition , Law-Rune Enforcer , Priests of Norn , Viral Drake and focus on making cheap threats, making them big fast, getting them through and protecting them.