Duergar Hedge-Mage

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Duergar Hedge-Mage

Creature — Dwarf Shaman

When Duergar Hedge-Mage enters the battlefield, if you control two or more Mountains, you may destroy target artifact.

When Duergar Hedge-Mage enters the battlefield, if you control two or more Plains, you may destroy target enchantment.

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Duergar Hedge-Mage Discussion

griffstick on Stuff that's important for what ...

4 months ago

@BMHKain says... #4

@griffstick: But can you Flicker Greater Gargadon, & still have it suspended? I already have Duergar Hedge-Mage that can do that just fine. :p but it gets crazier; W/ Prototype Portal, if Panharmonicon is in play, the ETB trigger for portal can allow you to imprint two different artifacts.

To that statement. To do what you are saying has some serious build up Panharmonicon, Prototype Portal, 2 artifacts in hand one of them being Ugin's Nexus and having Duergar Hedge-Mage in hand. So this takes a lot of set up. Now the upside is Duergar Hedge-Mage is good removal for your opponents but the downside is, with Duergar Hedge-Mage you'll only get one or 2 extra turns if you are all set up correctly and have two Ugin's Nexus's in play at the time Duergar Hedge-Mage enters.

So on the flipside let's say you have Ugin's Nexus in hand you have Prototype Portal in hand and Greater Gargadon was already suspended with 9 time counters on it. If you have 9 mana, you can cast and activate that turn and now take 5 extra turns in a row. A worse case scenario just for fun. Greater Gargadon was suspended on turn 1 because you had it in your opening hand. You've made it to turn 3 with 5 mana because or sol ring. You play the Prototype Portal exiling Ugin's Nexus imprinting it. Turn 4 with 6 time counters on your suspended Greater Gargadon, you play a land and that brings you to 6 mana assuming anything else you did up to this point was play sol ring and lands. You now use 5 mana for the token of Ugin's Nexus sacrifice it to the gargadon to take an extra turn. You'll be able to take up to 3 extra turns with a big ass creature when you are done. Now this was the simplest sample. It off course gets better if you are able to untap the portal and do it again before you go to your next turn.

The point I'm make is since this deck is "competitive" you will be able to pull off this combo way faster and way better with the gargadon then you would with the Duergar Hedge-Mage

BMHKain on Stuff that's important for what ...

4 months ago

@griffstick: But can you Flicker Greater Gargadon, & still have it suspended? I already have Duergar Hedge-Mage that can do that just fine. :p but it gets crazier; W/ Prototype Portal, if Panharmonicon is in play, the ETB trigger for portal can allow you to imprint two different artifacts. Or am I wrong, & it only applies to ETB/CIP creatures? Being able to imprint two things of the same type would sound damn epic... Xd

@cdkime: Huh... After seeing that in Pyroblast, I feel I might want some more Heroic abilities in there... Xp Dunno if it's a good strategy, but Goblin Bombardment + Squee, the Immortal are cut as one other Goblin doesn't even target any kind of mentioned idea, where Goblin Bombardment does. Red Elemental Blast will probably eat a cut as well...

I wonder if Panharmonicon also applies to Artifacts though... Let me check before commenting...

(Click Clack Moo. Cows That Smash.)

Prototype Portal's imprint ability is ETB based. It's an Artifact, Panharmonicon also targets Artifacts, so this is legit. Lotus Petal + Ugin's Nexus can both be used/copied at the same time, given THAT is in play.

Am I not correct?

BMHKain on Stuff that's important for what ...

4 months ago

NOTE: This is a topic regarding cEDH Boros. If you think there is no hope for it, do NOT post on this. (The Bold should be warning enough...)

After trying to cut some stuff to 100 for some things, I realized, there is some others to do regarding one deck:


Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 4 | 58 COMMENTS | 583 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


I previously wanted this to be Tier 3, as one joke cEDH deck (Depala, of all things.), did this. But this is a serious attempt by all means. That said, I'll mention some things worth note to get at least just a little bit closer to my goal:

Both of their most recent prints state their abilities differently. Pyroblast has:

Choose one — • Counter target spell if it's blue. • Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

Red Elemental Blast?

Choose one — • Counter target blue spell. • Destroy target blue permanent.

This seems written differently; but I dunno how this is different from the others. Regardless, cEDH usually smiles upon . So I'll leave it to you to decide...

This is a biggie. One person not known for cEDH believes this is a real dud of a wincon. But I'd like some opinions o this. If this really does suck, at least that's 3 cuts so far. Aside from this, Grand Abolisher does wonders here.

This is new as I found that Magistrate's Scepter is just one target for counters; something I know FOR A FACT Boros is NOT good at in the slightest (There, a minus. See? I can agree w/ you too. 0-^) Prototype Portal can imprint any artifact; which can range from an infinite mana via Lotus Petal, or Infinite Turns w/ Ugin's Nexus. Problem? I have little to nothing to destroy the copy is opposed to exiling it. Plus, this is quite expensive; but I don't want to use Final Fortune + Sundial of the Infinite loops; they can be disrupted; besides, this is the only option left (Gonti's Aether Heart is more expensive anyway.). Bonus points for infinite mana in case Ugin's Nexus is a skip. I'll let you decide.

I'm confused about this; happy, but confused. Usually stuff lower than 3 CMC would be fine; but one cEDH Staples lists actually lists her on the main list. runs Dorks, & so few even reach a 3+ toughness. Should I get rid of her for CMC's sake? or should I keep her as a Gamekiller?

W/ so many doing stuff outside of Lifeloss/lifegain, this should be very important to note as others would either Self-Mill via Laboratory Maniac, Maze's End a game, basically put; Wincons that don't depend on Life Total. So, should I put in stuff like these, Goblin Chainwhirler, or other things that can kill life totals? Otherwise, I at least have Altar of the Brood to mill everyone else... XP

After knowing about creatures outside of that can produce Mana, I decided Neheb, the Eternal is no longer enough (It actually requires Damage dealing to make it work; so, I'm thinking of cutting him; considering nobody really wants to damage anyways.). While I could flicker [Farrelite Priest]] & make her new, w/o previous memory, I want to leave it to you; w/ so much Devotion to , Should I rather increase the amount of Plains & decrease the number of Mountains? (I have Blood Moon Anyway...). If she is crap to you, I want to know why; I cannot run Avacyn's Pilgrim you know.

Yes, I get it. Tamiyo's Journal is the only Target of this inspector. That said, Tamiyo's Journal can search for anything. Problem? One target. Not consistent enough, & nobody is recommending a card like Tamiyo's Journal that can also work on its own... Ideas are welcome.

This combo came to me in the form of an Epiphany. After I blow up all lands, I can flicker Fiend Hunter exiling Sun Titan to bring all my lands back; yes, this is possible. Since Lands are 0CMC Permanents, I can bring them all back to my side. even a combo like this can't be stopped by the next part of this charade...

Some of the best cards in this deck so far. It promotes a Prison-Lock for all Graveyards in play. Since this deck should be able to have effects that bypass both of these; I just want to know what to cut due to these...

This also applies to what I can use for Arcane Laboratory in . This combo has been looked up, but I dunno how it'll work here... It should be useful, but I dunno if it's cEDH competitive or not; much less how it works. If this is good both ways, I'm keeping them. At least tell me how it works, please...

  • Squee Sucks?

Squee, the Immortal + Goblin Bombardment was meant to be used as a combo here. But since this uses Eldrazi Displacer to flicker ETB/CIP Creatures, I'm thinking of cutting the former 2 unless I can find a card that mimics Displacer's effect, so I don't have to have just one of such effect to waste... Felidar Guardian?

  • The Emancipation Proclamation NEVER happened...

Emancipation Angel is something not to be cross with. She can return any permanent you control to your hand. Simple as that. Since it's an ETB ability, Eldrazi Displacer can bounce her, & she can do this again. If you want a list of Creatures in my deck that are ETB/CIP based, SUGOI! LET'S KICK As- Captain Janeway: Asteroids. Seven of Nine: Fun will now commence.

(Yes. I LITERALLY pulled off a Star Trek: Voyager.)

Duergar Hedge-Mage Fiend Hunter Goblin Chainwhirler Goblin Settler Imperial Recruiter Mentor of the Meek Mikaeus, the Lunarch Priest of Urabrask Recruiter of the Guard Solemn Simulacrum Sun Titan Thraben Inspector Village Bell-Ringer Wall of Omens Wily Goblin

(Damn, that's a lot... I need to lessen the lot...)

Paradox Engine is the only thing I have to Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal, so it NEEDS to stay; plus, I could've sworn it was a staple here... While this has quite some ETB/CIP effects, that doesn't have to mean things can't be cast either. Even stuff like Sunforger when casting instants are still considered cast. Even Mistveil Plains can bring them back. I really just wanted to throw in Reito Lantern, though; but cards like Grafdigger's Cage might mess w/ it; so it's now a skip.

Recently, I wanted to take this deck to a differing route; Value Town/Stax/Prison. This in turn meant a lot of stuff; Glowrider, Thorn of Amethyst (How fitting as it's my birthstone; but I still hated how STEVEN UNIVERSE personified her as a character since the beginning... :/), Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare, Ethersworn Canonist, Kismet, even Sphere of Resistance is damn good here. While a lot would think stuff like this is crap here, even stuff like Stranglehold, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Grand Abolisher, even Ugin's Nexus & Defense Grid are all great here. Irony? Many wouldn't see all this as competitive enough. So, w/ all that said, one last thing...

  • Any ideas for a new CMDR?

Alright, we're almost done with what might be my longest post here ever... I've been thinking for the longest time; I need a new commander; Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is too much now. Since I took the liberty to change from Stax/Control (Or Value Town/Stax? I dun remember...) to Value Town/Stax/Prison. From there, I decided to make a change of CMDR. But there were bigger flaws w/ most, so I decided to make some regulations:

  1. No Tier 5 CMDRs.
  2. No Tribal Commanders (Stuff like Depala, Pilot Exemplar apply here.)
  3. Partners are only Allowed if not from BBD (Battlebond) (Khorvath Brightflame + Sylvia Brightspear for instance is not allowed.)
  4. Equipment/Aura Based CMDRS are out; I don't have any of that anyway...

I guess this is alright? The reason I left out 5. It must be Aggro Based is, well, the rest of the Tier 4s w/o only counting none of them.

Now I leave all this to you: What should I cut for a legit Tier 3 cEDH deck? I apologize for the Mammoth Sized Text, but it should be worth the effort.

I am open to Constructive Criticism only. I hope this is of good help for what is worth of help to me. I'll let you decide on my fate on this deck now.

marcdarc on Heroes

5 months ago

I forgot that Starfield of Nyx affects creature-enchantments too; it will cause your gods to be 4/4 or 5/5. The "benefit" is it can turn them into creatures without the requisite devotion, but that doesn't seem especially helpful. It shines when you're running a bunch of utility enchantment creatures, or constellation effects (Eidolon of Blossoms, Forgeborn Oreads).

Your color fixing feels fine when I playtest, the vivid crags might be overkill when coming into play tapped. Consider Jungle Shrine instead? Also the more non-basics you run the harder Duergar Hedge-Mage will be to trigger, particularly for the mode you want. I would suggest +2 Always Watching, maybe -1 Iroas and -1 Starfield to make room? You might also try to slot in some tutor effects to let you customize the anthems you're grabbing, since they're mostly bad in twos but pretty critical to get one.

Gah, Glittering Wish would be perfect but it's $5 each. Idyllic Tutor is even more... Lost Auramancers?

Commune with the Gods is pretty spot-on for flavor; did you consider Benefaction of Rhonas or Vessel of Nascency? The former is card advantage and the latter grabs your planeswalker. Kruphix's Insight? Reviving Melody is also a good enabler if you run some more self-mill seek effects. Satyr Wayfinder might help keep you on curve mana-wise?

Driemer84 on Great Khan Punchy McStabbers

6 months ago

Definitely using this deck for my Alesha inspiration!

Have you considered Pia and Kiran Nalaar over Ponyback Brigade to lower the curve a bit? Also, Leonin Relic-Warder over Soltari Visionary or Duergar Hedge-Mage to pull the Fiend Hunter and Tidehollow Sculler trick on artifacts and enchantments?

I noticed in your write up you mentioned you were considering Wrath of God or Merciless Eviction. Have you considered Retribution of the Meek or Austere Command? Both of these give you a little more flexibility over what dies.

LuciferHex on Alesha and fun

6 months ago

Gonti and Mentor are AMAZING. The card advantage is great. Also you probably need more cards like Cathartic Reunion and Faithless Looting, and search effect like Buried Alive.

Sunforger is NEEDED in any deck that can run Boros. If you have something like Comeuppance or Teferi's Protection it can save you whilst being empty handed, get any sort of removal, hell there's an infinite combo using sunforger Chance for Glory type effect, Mistveil Plains and Angel's Grace

Also adding some creatures that can act as removal like Necrotic Sliver Nekrataal Duergar Hedge-Mage or Felidar Cub

Chamber999 on kiki jiki edh

7 months ago

I do not believe you can have Duergar Hedge-Mage in a mono-red edh deck. Color identity for a hybrid card is both colors printed on the card. Cool deck though, I am thinking of building a Kiki-Jiki edh deck.

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