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
3 days ago
Another note on this build: I am going to change the commander from Ertai, the Corrupted to Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. I often found myself not even casting Ertai, or even looking at him in the command zone, and would like to have a general that's a bit more interactive. At least while Oloro is sitting in the command zone, he'll be gaining me life. When I get him into play, he'll draw me a card each turn, and be a 4/5 giant, so that's ok, too.
3 months ago
Great idea. I, too, made a budget wizard tribal deck list just before discovering that Wizards' 4th tribal deck for Commander 2017 will be (Grixis) wizards tribal: Wizards Go Wide (Budget EDH). You might find a few ideas there. It's and Esper deck, with Ertai, the Corrupted for the general, but it is 75 percent blue.
3 months ago
The new Taigam is very nice, but how is he different from the other Taigam who was shown? Is one from the first Tarkir timeline, and the other from the second timeline?
Vindictive lich is awesome! I currently have no room for it in any of my decks, but, if I ever make a zombie deck or another deck that is predominantly black, I will very likely include that card in it.
Is anyone here disappointed that Ertai, the Corrupted cannot be reprinted in this set because he does not match the colors of the wizard deck? I certainly am, because he would have been a great general for a wizard-themed deck.
I believe that Phyrexian Tyranny would be an awesome card for the wizard deck, so I do hope that it is reprinted in the that deck.
Does anyone here hope that WotC will one day make a five-colored deck that is not tribal? I know that I would like to see such a deck, eventually.
4 months ago
Decree of Silence basically becomes a giant middle finger to your opponents...
Going directly into my Ertai, the Corrupted deck, BTW...
5 months ago
ajacobik, Erebos, God of the Dead is essentially just a mono-black draw commander, he really isn't that powerful as lifegain is not as important in multiplayer EDH. Ertai, the Corrupted on the other hand has access to two more colors, has an ability that can combo with dies triggers, combos with Mind Over Matter and Paradox Engine, and has built in interaction with your opponents. Ertai, the Corrupted is by far the more powerful commander between the two and deserves his spot in tier 3, the same can't be said of Erebos, God of the Dead.
On a side note I wholeheartedly believe that Arjun, the Shifting Flame is NOT a tier 4 general. He may not be as powerful as some other storm commanders but his ability is not one that can be ignored. His Mindmoil ability combos very well with Alhammarret's Archive and Thought Reflection which can be used to draw your entire deck and win with Laboratory Maniac. Having Arjun as your commander will usually let you see your entire deck just by cycling though it. This makes him one of the best commanders for a Splinter Twin/Pestermite and/or Deceiver Exarch/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as well as numerous other combos in izzet. Due to his cycling ability he makes an excellent storm commander because you can constantly cast the cards you need to and get rid of the leftovers.
I believe the most competitive list I have (the one I put on the cEDH subreddit) is here: Arjun, Flame on!
It operates by storming off with Alhammarret's Archive, Paradox Engine, and/or other draw or mana positive effects then win with Laboratory Maniac or Aetherflux Reservoir it can do this (with or without Arjun) as early as turn 3.
It is for this reason I believe Arjun is probably a tier 2.5 commander and if not, at least tier 3. He certainly does not deserve tier 4 because competitive builds with him are viable.
5 months ago
5 months ago
I don't know if Kiora's Follower has a good home here? It has the potential to give you a blocker back, but other than that you don't have much else for it to untap? I'd like to say you'd want to be able to abuse a card's ability instead of having it just in case.My other spot is with Ertai, the Corrupted, I can understand wanting some counterspell that doesn't sit in your hand, BUT, you would STILL have to hold back three mana, AND he is a target for removal (Which you would "just counter" yeah, but which of your big +1 +1 creatures would you be willing to give up?)
Also, maybe a draw spell or two more?Love it tho. It will be a fitting beast to take down ;)