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Flying Other Spirit creatures you control get +1/+1 and have hexproof.
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Drogskol Captain Discussion
6 days ago
I did some awful calculating and this is a 25-land deck. Condemn is my suggestion by a great deal because high-costing explosive cards demand removal / answers. If it's a grudge match you could see if 2 Dispel would work mainboard. Here's more low-cost cards for casual play: Spell Snare, Figure of Destiny, Rattlechains, Negate (x2), Vapor Snag, Unsubstantiate
good luck spirits are sweet
3 weeks ago
This is... pretty fantastic. May need more Dromoka, the Eternal (easily the second most devastating Dragonlord, in my opinion) and possibly Utvara Hellkite, Heirloom Blade, and absolutely Drogskol Captain, maybe Stromkirk Captain. Urza's Incubator, Obelisk of Urd, maybe Captivating Vampire, Battletide Alchemist, a Banneret (ie Bosk Banneret), Knight Exemplar, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid (which may not seem that great but at very least it's an additional Kindred Discovery), the mercenaries (ie Cateran Brute, Moggcatcher, Rathi Assassin) Pheres-Band Warchief, the harbingers (ie Flamekin Harbinger, Treefolk Harbinger).
3 weeks ago
Hey, I suggest including a significant life gain theme or change to Azorius or Esper Commander. You say you don't want to play life gain, but the problem is your playing Orzhov which is the guild that does life gain as a strategy very well. To use Teysa to make Spirits like you're wanting to do you have to take a lot of combat damage (life loss) from your opponent's creatures. You want life gain to offset the damage you're taking to make Spirits. Without having a lot of life gain it's difficult take advantage of making Spirits with Teysa. Orzhov is really a guild about life gain, using life as a resource and sacrifice; these are the three strategies that have the most support.
Cards to consider adding:
- Skullclamp: sac 1/1 tokens to draw cards
- Long-Forgotten Gohei: Spirit anthem and there's some Arcane spells here
- Swords to Plowshares: staple white removal spell in Commander
- Spirit Bonds
- Vizkopa Guildmage
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim: sac tokens to exile your opponents nonland permanents
- Suture Priest: gain life when tokens are created
- Soul Warden
- Soul's Attendant
- Tymna the Weaver: very good card in Orzhov and with flying tokens. Attack each opponent with a token and pay life to draw many cards for the turn
- Rhox Faithmender
- Zulaport Cutthroat
- Archangel of Thune: major pump for all tokens
- Sun Titan: reanimate a lot of different permanents
Most of my suggestions are for life gain, but most of them can benefit from tokens or tokens can benefit from them.
Instead of Orzhov with Teysa as Commander for Spirits consider Azorius with Geist of Saint Traft or Brago, King Eternal as Commander? Both Traft and Brago are more expensive price than Teysa, especially Traft, but they're Spirits. Having access to blue is great if Spirits are the theme you're going for. White gives you the Spirit token theme and blue gives you Spirit Lords; who can pump up all your Spirits and/or give them other abilities:
These are the tribal payoffs in blue for Spirits. Black has a few really good Spirits (Karlov, Bloodghast, Ghast, Lingering, Divinity, Obzedat), but there's no payoffs for playing actual Spirits like what blue has.
Another option is Esper with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as Commander. Esper gives you the good Orzhov Spirits and Azorius gives you the Spirit Lords as well as a life gain Commander to take advantage of Orzhov strategies.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Minor alteration you might enjoy - Horde of Notions for a general - you can't tutor out cards from play, but it lets you run any changling for , and cast them from graveyard as well.
another odd option is Reaper King for destruction of permanents
odd "lords" that might fit well -
Bramblewood Paragon & the their tribal parallels - give a static bonus even after the card leaves
Drogskol Captain - another lord of the unreal, effectively. plus it steroids
Scion of Oona - see above, but shroud. can't target it, but has flash
Seshiro the Anointed - big buffs + card draw = win
Myr Galvanizer - untapping is amazing. do stuff more!
Pheres-Band Warchief - because tribal centaurs are apparently a thing
Unnatural Selection - because more messing with stuff is more better
Crux of Fate - because it is now viable in a non-dragon tribal
Goblin Chieftain - an alternitive to goblin king - not a fan of landwalk, personally. to circumstantial
2 months ago
Try Moorland Haunt, when your nontoken creatures die you can replace them.
Also, getting 4of on your Lords is the best idea. The tougher your creatures are the better. Also, if you have two Drogskol Captains out, all your creatures have hexproof!
Blue/white spirits are getting Super popular and strong, although it would be a completely different build than yours.
You have a really solid deck for the budget you have. You need to up your budget if you want it to get better.
3 months ago
My thoughts on each of these cards:
gladiuslucix's Mizzium Jumper Cables:
I like this card. It's fun, has lots of synergies, and has some good flavour. That said, while I think it might be neat to build with in kitchen table and in casual commander, as noted in the article, it's not quite powerful enough to see more competitive play. Four-drops that don't immediately make a difference are pretty problematic.
Since I still like it's function, my edit would be as follows:
; and a second ability like "When Mizzium Jumper Cables enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with a converted mana cost of 1 from your graveyard without paying its mana cost."
Four mana for 2 damage, and an Opt, Thoughtseize, Lightning Bolt, or Path to Exile to boot is starting to get into the "playable" realm, though I still think you generally have better things to do on turn 4. I don't think this would be too game-breaking in limited either--there are generally a lack of playable 1-mana instant or sorcery spells, particularly at common.
Ithyn's Rocky Coastline
I disagree entirely with this review. While I think this is a tad better than most enters-tapped lands, as you can use it for mana in a pinch, I think it is entirely outclassed by pretty much any other land that enters untapped. Unless I was playing a deck with good synergies, I'd rather run a fast/check/pain land as my budget option.
I don't foresee this having that big of an impact on fetch lands' cost, as Boza suggested--fetch lands are just too good, and no competitive deck is going to want to be down a mana. The kinds of people who will want this land are building on a budget, and are not in the market for fetchesanyway. There flexibility and synergies make them better than Rocky Tar Pit, but still not in the same league as fetches.
I see no reason to limit this card to basics--I think the very design provides enough limitations to its power.
That's not to say I don't like this card. I think there's a place for lands that enter tapped (budget commander; limited; standard), and I really like the flexibility of this card. That it might have some interesting discard/cycling synergies is an added plus, making a mediocre land somewhat more playable--provided you've designed your deck to use it.
So, despite my argument against it being a powerful land, I fully think it has a place in the game, and support it as-is.
Mig-El's Leftraru, Indomitable Cacique
I have a number of issues with this card, but my biggest issues come from the colour pie.
Red makes sense in this card--Red is known for giving other creatures Haste, and 3/1 stats are exactly what I expect from an aggressive red creature.
White and Black is where things fall apart.
Let's look at White first.
Right now, there is only one mono-White card that grants your creatures hexproof--Shalai, Voice of Plenty--and even she has a Green/White colour identity. In fact, looking at all the cards that grant anything Hexproof, it's pretty clear it is the Green part of her colour identity that is providing Hexproof to the creatures, and the White to you.
While Drogskol Captain Sigarda, Heron's Grace are similar to this card in effect, Sigarda, Heron's Grace runs into the same issue as Shalai, Voice of Plenty, and Drogskol Captain's hexproof seems much more in line with Blue's Lord of the Unreal than White's lack of mono-colored equivalent.
Moving on to Black--there is no reason for this card to have Black in its casting cost, other than flavour, and I don't think that is sufficient on its own.
How would I change this, while sticking with the original design idea of assissting Kaalia?
My revised copy of this card:
Creature - Human Berserker
Other creatures you control have haste.
Sacrifice Indomitable Cacique: Target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn.
Breaking down the revisions. The general concept follows that of Fires of Yavimaya and Firewake Sliver. Three mana is pretty reasonable for giving your creatures haste (Goblin Chieftain, Fervor, Blur Sliver, etc.), so I think this is priced fairly well CMC wise.
The Indestructible ability is pretty reasonably costed as well--Selfless Spirit provides the same ability for , and also has two power and evasion.
The lack of legendary keeps it from being a commander--I think having an "everyone has haste" card always in-hand is problematic. While you could make an argument for a tribal limitation, that's pretty insignificant--that just creates a tribal deck where, in effect, "everyone still has haste, we're just a bit more cohesive in our type."
Those were my thoughts. Overall, though I disagree with a lot of what was said in the article, this is a pretty fun topic. It's always interesting to see what people find reasonable or not in a card.
5 months ago
First of all, I really like Spirts and I've built a very similar deck that I've had success with.
So I'm going to make some initial suggestions with explanations. My advice is coming from playtesting this deck for months and months. That being said, it is YOUR deck so feel free to play however you like!
What I believe you should take out:
Here's what I think you should add:
And here are my reasons why:
You want to cut down on Auras. Drawing an Aura without having a creature to equip it to feels really bad, it's a dead card. This deck should be creature-focused, all about beating your opponent down with Flying spirits occasionally buffed up with Auras; not the other way around.
Sovereigns of Lost Alara is a great card, but most opponents won't let you survive until you have 6 mana. This deck wants to end things very, very quickly. A Geist of Saint Traft equipped with Steel of the Godhead is a very fast clock, you really don't need to go to turn 6.
Without the Sovereigns, Eldrazi Conscription is also pointless.
Daybreak Coronet is a great card, but unfortunately it cannot be searched by Tallowisp's effect. There is a ruling that states Tallowisp can only search for cards that say "Enchant Creature" on their first line with no other words in that same line (so things like Steel of the Godhead are fine). But Daybreak Coronet says "Enchant creature with..." so unfortunately it cannot be searched.
You liked having the option to stall the game with Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch and Ghostly Possession, well let me tell you about Selfless Spirit and Gift of Immortality. Selfless Spirit can sacrifice itself at any time to give your whole team indestructible, so they can freely block any creature or survive damage or destruction. It's a great effect, but a Selfless Spirit enchanted with Gift of Immortality can do this EVERY TURN and there's very little your opponent can do to get out of this lock. I'd highly recommend this change above all others I've listed.
Swords to Plowshares because you need some reliable removal in case you run into a creature that's just giving you a lot of trouble.
Curious Obsession keeps your hand filled; the last thing you want is to run out of steam.
I'd recommend exchanging 1 Drogskol Captain for another Spell Queller. Once you have a Steel-enchanged Geist on the field, you should try to save mana for Spell Queller, because your opponent might try to kill it with a mass removal spell like Supreme Verdict. You need to be able to stop things like that with Spell Queller.
Feel free to look at my deck here: Immortal Geist
I've written some pretty detailed stuff so you can get a good understanding of the deck.
As for your sideboard, I'll take a look at the Legacy metagame and get back to you, but good luck with your deck!
5 months ago
Birds of Paradise, Noble Hierarch, and Vendilion Clique aren't spirits, 0/10 not on theme enough
For real though, why no Kira, Great Glass-Spinner? Basically copies 5-6 of Drogskol Captain, definitely worth imo.