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Ertai, the Corrupted
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
(Blue), Tap, Sacrifice a creature or enchantment: Counter target spell.
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Ertai, the Corrupted Discussion
6 days ago
Those all great cards for these commanders, so it really depends. Here some ideas on my end.
Mono black: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Orzhov: Teysa, Orzhov Scion
Dimir: Vela the Night-Clad
Rakdos: Judith, the Scourge Diva
Golgari: Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest
Esper: Ertai, the Corrupted
Mardu: Mathas, Fiend Seeker
Abzan: Anafenza, the Foremost
Grixis: Sedris, the Traitor King
Sultai: Rayami. First of the Fallen
Kind: Kresh the Bloodbraided
1 month ago
With regard to cuts: If you want to run Zombie Master and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , you don't need Zombie Trailblazer anymore. Library of Leng is an interesting card, but I'm not sure it's good enough to merit an include; I'm assuming that it's meant to interact with Varina, Lich Queen 's looting ability. I just think there're better things you can do with the slot -- same goes for Desecrated Tomb . Their impact is marginal most of the time, and inserting more card draw or artifact ramp seems likely to be better.
I'm guessing Call to the Netherworld is meant to buy back cards while interacting with Varina's ability. I think running a to battlefield reanimation spell, like Reanimate or Animate Dead , would be simply better. Gravedigger and Eternal Taskmaster are similar cards I'd cut.
Ertai, the Corrupted is a card I think many people overrate. Five-mana is a very high cost, and cards like Daring Apprentice and Ertai, the Corrupted are worse than regular Counterspell s because your opponents know to play around the counter effect.
If you're running Phyrexian Altar , I'm not sure Ashnod's Altar is necessary. Including tutors like Demonic Tutor makes redundancy less important; similarly, including tutors would allow you to run just one Merciless Eviction or Austere Command effect rather than both.
1 month ago
Is your meta aggro? Go Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
Is your meta creature-based? Consider Merieke Ri Berit + untap effects. More combo-y but can easily be done creatureless as you just get theirs. Lavinia of the Tenth can also defend against large creature decks.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents. I have literally 0% of these decks IRL so that's just my best guess. Have fun!
3 months ago
It definitely needs some extra clause like needing to discard a card or maybe even being restrictive of the types of spell it can counter. Noting your examples, they are both creatures and therefore more vulnerable to removal, and even Ertai, the Corrupted requires an extra cost to use the ability. In the same vein, a land that could Murder a creature in some way would need equally powerful drawbacks. My suggestion would be something like this:
4 months ago
I only recently have begun to appreciate how great utility lands (i.e., lands with abilities other than mana-generating abilities) are, which is quite surprising, considering that I have been playing this game since 2003. I also have noticed that there has not yet been a land with a counterspell ability, so I am creating one, now:
Tolaria Reborn Show
Tolaria reborn enters the battlefield tapped.
: add to your mana pool.
,: counter target spell.
I am fully aware that having a repeatable counterspell ability, especially on a land, is very powerful (as seen on creatures such as Ertai, Wizard Adept and Ertai, the Corrupted ), so I have three measures in place to balance its power: first, the land is legendary, so a player cannot control multiple copies of it; second, it enters the battlefield tapped, so that it cannot be used immediately; third, its ability has a high cost, so that its controller will need to be absolutely certain that they wish to use it.
What does everyone else say about this? What do you think of this card?
4 months ago
5 months ago
BUMP BUZZING CHROMIUM FOR SOMEONE ELSE!
Alright. Here's the situation. I seriously doubt Chromium, the Mutable would work good as an ESPER CMDR here. I've a lot of things to add at some point, but I'm unsure what CMDR to replace Chromium 2.0 though:
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic : We're playing powerful cards that best fit my Vorthos Deck based on "BMH: The UnExperience", if you want to poke fun at that name, not do something Orzhov () can do better w/o .
Zur the Enchanter : Don't get me wrong, he's awesome, but... just look at the number Enchantments I have already; not even enough to warrant this.
Sen Triplets : I seriously dunno how the Powerpuff Girls as Esperites would work as it just simply counts as only one opponent as a target each turn. Skip.
Sydri, Galvanic Genius : If she were a Legendary Artifact Creature, she would be WAY better than the aforementioned Sphinx that's more incorrect than The Riddler. Even so, this is a skip for the same reasons as the Hegemon herself.
Merieke Ri Berit : Err... Why would I use this, when I plan to update this deck with one Perplexing Chimera that, when one casts something good, I trade control over such a much needed creature anyway, while Eldrazi Displacer can easily give me back my Chimera. Now I just want to protect my Displacer though....
Aminatou, the Fateshifter : Awesome Walker, unsure if she'll do any good here; though this is part Value Town, so how should I know? Opinions?
Varina, Lich Queen : If I wanted to make a Zombie Tribal Deck, I'd use either her, or even Thraximundar ; & exclude anything involving "Gisa the Mad"; she's a (A kitten died as I said the B word, & is censored by #CATMEGEDDON), & clearly wants to kill both Stitcher Geralf , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , & everything they both worked on as "Impurities" to the undead. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper , & Teyo Verada both say hi, you Mad, Necromancing, Excuse for a MTG Character. I hope you get executed by the Inquisitors of Innistrad; by Guillotine! & if anyone tries to use Ghoulcaller Gisa, even Gisa & Geralf (See? No Links because Gisa the Mad doesn't deserve this crap! :D) for Zombie Tribal decks in the future, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born & Rooftop Storm both say the exact thing Anne Robinson will say to everyone as a former game show host: (Tips head) "You suck!" (Smirks like an asshole).
/endrant, & all further use of Gisa abusing Geralf in all errata, & decks with said errata; Geralf is wiser, & more reserved anyway. I can relate to Geralf more than that Kaya-Hating Brother Killer not deserving of life anyway. :D
Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign : Finally... something. While I do have some even costs here & there, at least this seems decent as I have more odd costs. I wonder...
Dakkon Blackblade : Are you an idiot!? Blackblade Reforged is basically the same effect, just a Legendary Artifact - Equipment. Skip for damn sure! &, Gideon Jura is using it now, after he was dubbed a crap leader of the Gatewatch by Nicol Bolas, & lost his Sural & Self-Determination! I bet he now has in his blood!
Dromar, the Banisher : Why the bloody hell would anyone run Monocolors still?!
Chromium : What the hell is Rampage? How does this work, & why am I taxed to keep this MechaGodzilla wannabe incarnation of one from Core 19 that's far better?!
(Any Partner CMDR Duos that have a combined Identity of ): (Rips one of them to show they suck.)
Yep, that's my thoughts of all the other Esper Legends. If you have something to say that could be used in this situation in place of Chromium, the Mutable , your opinions for a better substitute is very much welcome. It's just I'm running a COMPLETELY differing deck than what Esper normally runs.
Opinions are open for debate now. Oh, & about Geralf, here's his best quote as a warning to priests (Including Gisa the Mad as a Ghoulcaller.) as he zaps hell on Innistrad:
"Let those idiot priests tremble! A new era in unlife begins here and now. Oglor, raise the lightning vane!"
You have to admit, this is Geralf at his most badass. I don't even give a crud about "Olgor" anyway. PX
6 months ago
Welcome new members! Wish I had time to help with decklists, take my upvotes as compensation!
I keep a list of interesting cards that I add to, so I'll definitely be adding some of those!
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