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Erratic Portal Discussion
2 weeks ago
If you feel like being mean, Erratic Portal will let you bounce your creatures to your hand and you can recast them for the ETB triggers. It can also act as a safety net for targeted removal.
2 months ago
Thanks for sharing your list. I'm looking forward to perhaps doing one of my own eventually.
3 months ago
Colorless is the best color. I'm always happy to see someone else playing the best Kozilek. And with a pretty dang good budget too, wow. I did my best to read the comments, but I can't promise I won't repeat some of their suggestions.
Can I talk you into some stax? Our precious artifact babies need all the protection from evil Merciless Eviction 's and nasty Bane of Progress es. I know that the primary strategy for dealing with the main artifact-destroyers at the table is to hit them hard and fast, but that won't happen every time. Shut down those pesky forests with Winter Orb . Slow down those speedy decks with Tangle Wire (seriously though, this card is the nuts). Torpor Orb can't hurt either. A well timed Kozilek into Static Orb gets the Ws almost immediately.
Do you ever get much value out of the Urza lands? Miren, the Moaning Well is solid because sac outlets are good stuff. Deserted Temple is a budget Candelabra. Scavenger Grounds can save your butt against graveyard shenanigans. And dude, where's your Strip Mine ?
I infer from your list that you enjoy the smashy side of this deck, while I prefer the speedy combo assembly aspect of Kozi. I understand Fireshrieker 's value of one-shotting some poor sap, but Batterskull seems a little too low value, as does Key to the City . I fill those slots with ways to get Kozi back in my hand/command zone, like Ashnod's Altar and Erratic Portal .
How much value do you get from Mirrorworks ? I felt it was a little too slow and cut it from my list a while back. A 5 drop I'm currently interesting in trying out is Memory Jar . Another I'm on the cusp of purchasing is Staff of Domination , because everyone says it's amazing. If you're ever interested in yet another ramp artifact, Kyren Toy is delightfully weird. I'm pretty hype for Newgin , too.
You're doing God's work, colorless player, keep it up. Really fantastic list. Sorry for the essay.
4 months ago
Jace's Triumph is a strictly-better Divination, but both are pretty bad.
4 months ago
Have you considered the inclusion of Temur Sabertooth and possibly Erratic Portal ? What could be more fun than playing Avenger of Zendikar with 10 lands on the battlefield? Bouncing him with the Sabertooth, and doing it again. Multani is also a high CMC Commander, and bouncing (him, her, it?) with the Sabertooth in response to removal can save you some mana when recasting. You're playing lots of utility creatures, and being able to protect them via bounce can't be overstated. Survival of the Fittest is a great card, but does it really fit what you want to do with this deck? Also, Groundskeeper can get some land back out of the graveyard, too.
I like the deck! Looking good!
5 months ago
I personally don't feel the new Rakdos is competitive. If anyone can prove me wrong, cool. Either way, he is a lot of fun. What I did with mine is create a "Russian Roullete" themed deck. It's very casual, cheesy board wipes, and some of my own minions are not immune to Rakdos Roullete. He's a lot of fun. Here are some useful picks you might want to consider.
Basically, blink Rakdos. :) If you find any others, please let me know. Here is the link to my version.
No graveyard recursion whatsoever, just a bunch of demons, some other useful critters. Some devils, imps. Somewhat refined draw, and a stupid amount of ramp. I saw the cost of Rakdos, and demons, and decided they needed to become affordable ASAP. Built for fun. It gets those demons out though, so you don't necessarily have to cut demons, in fact, because of Liliana's Contract being so cheap right now, I'd take advantage of that if you already haven't. Also, Revel in Riches ..... Running my version, you are basically playing Rakdos Roullette, again and again hehe. Mirror March looks interesting. I am considering Krark's Thumb for mine.
Be careful playing Painful Quandary! If you don't have a ton of discard to support that card, you can get targeted really fast. I run it in my Gonti's suicide hotline deck.
My Rakdos is either hilariously effective against something, or ridiculously ineffective. But, as a lover of board wipes, he is a ton of fun. I may consider Mirror March for my version, so thank you for sharing. Look through my creatures though! There are some fantastic demons that make the ramp worth it. I've got a pretty good ramp package too, so check that out as well.
5 months ago
Zimmers_0: Null Brooch seems good paired with his cast ability. Could also run things like Erratic Portal or Cloudstone Curio to reuse his ability (since his ability on the board is dependent on cards in hand).
5 months ago
You can consider adding in Crystal Shard , Deadeye Navigator , Eldrazi Displacer or even Conjurer's Closet / Erratic Portal . Aminatou, the Fateshifter can also be considered and paired with Felidar Guardian . Venser, the Sojourner can also be contemplated and be added in as another line to win.
Venser, Shaper Savant can be added in for multitude of uses, this paired with the color hacking/bouncing theme seems pretty solid :P
Erratic Portal occurrence in decks from the last year
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