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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
3 days ago
Reprints of Ancient Tomb and Ertai, the Corrupted would have been really nice, as well; the tomb, because it is very expensive and Ertai, because I am certain that he would look awesome in the new border style.
2 weeks ago
RomanCoffee you make some good points. I took out Duplicant and Phyrexian Ingester like you suggested, as well as most of the other spot removal. Replacing them with more lands and mana rocks and boardwipes has worked really well in games so far. The deck now ramps faster than average, and the value provided by Eldrazi is considerable. It can also cast boardwipes reliably against opponents that build up their boards really fast, and slowly take over from there.
Since the deck is working, I'll keep the deck blue-black for now. There's some synergy to Vela as a commander, since she makes Eldrazi unblockable except by artifact creatures, and opponents lose life when I ninjutsu. If I do add white, Ertai, the Corrupted might make a strong commander for the ability to protect the Eldrazi. Zur the Enchanter doesn't find many enchantments that help the Eldrazi game plan. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic might work just for the 2 life a turn, and maybe some lifegain and lifelink synergies.
1 month ago
DrkNinja I really appreciate your suggestions, but ironically, this is not intended to be control, more of a artifact creature aggro with some fun and inventive win conditions, like Blue Sun's Zenithing someone to death. Most of the counter stuff is based off of my paranoia from playing against Thalia and Teferi control in my play group. I understand the power of of Sydri, Galvanic Genius but I like Ertai, the Corrupted as it allows me to cash in myr tokens for 1 mana Counterspells. I hope this clears a few things up.
1 month ago
A friend of mine runs Ertai, the Corrupted as a witch/curses tribal, includes fun stuff such as Accursed Witch
Flip and is good enough for a casual table. Gives acces to the best curses imo, most notable Overwhelming Splendor and Curse of Echoes to keep both agro and control in check. I feel like this is the colour package you want, but you could consider making a more staxy BW deck with Daxos the Returned.
Good luck :)
2 months ago
I have had the idea of an Ertai, the Corrupted curse/pillowfort deck for a while. Seems solid in theory, I just have not had time to build and test. With the Sac Pack: Grave Pact Dictate of Erebos Martyr's Bond. Hope this helps. Good luck.
4 months 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.
7 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.
7 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.