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Havokin on Dumpster Fire

1 week ago

Thanks for the clarification on Channel, the buddy I was putting this up to show also mentioned that. I'll be updating this shortly (MAYBE this evening if I have the energy) for current iteration!

The two Explores was accidental, and I should update this a bit as I've been working on it, actually picked up some Charmbreaker Devils for it! And have to find my old Capsize in the massive disorganized collection... it looks like a lot of fun in the deck! Will also look at the other two!

The theme/gameplay style is reusing graveyard to fuel the burn deck - it's a sole-focus at the moment, I definitely think I need more general toolkit, and would love for it to become more competitive! :) So any recommendations would be wonderful t3hdarkness

Cereal_Killer on Sultai New Eldrazi(+) - Exile all their stuff

1 week ago

Ok, so, first thing to do is to focus on what green cards you have that let you ramp. As said: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Explore, Utopia Sprawl, Farseek, Oath of Nissa, Search for Tomorrow, Birds of Paradise, Cultivate, Rampant Growth, Beneath the Sands, Burnished Hart, Dawntreader Elk, Expedition Map, Font of Fertility, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sylvan Scrying and Harrow are good options.
Of this, you should put at least 8 cards (I suggest Sakura-Tribe Elder, Birds of Paradise, Farseek, Oath of Nissa or Sylvan Scrying). I don't really like From Beyond, Blisterpod, Catacomb Sifter, Void Attendant, Warden of Geometries and Grave Birthing, since they cost too much and they let you have only colorless mana, thing that you don't need since you are three-coloured.
Then, as said before, I'd increase Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver up to 2x copies and I don't really like Nightveil Specter, alternatives could be: Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, Bribery, Praetor's Grasp, Psychic Intrusion, Stolen Goods. Oblivion Sower it's a funny card, I'd put in in 1x.

Another thing: You have some big creatures and you are black-green-blue, I'd increase your land number up to 22. Remember also to choose lands that could be searched when you are ramping (if you have chosen to ramp only with cards that search for BASIC lands, well, put at least 4x basic lands of each type). Some lands you could might consider: obviously fetch lands and schocklands, Darkslick Shores, Blooming Marsh, Botanical Sanctum, Drowned Catacomb, Woodland Cemetery, Hinterland Harbor, Fetid Pools, Underground River, Llanowar Wastes, Yavimaya Coast, Sunken Ruins, Twilight Mire, Flooded Grove , Sunken Hollow. For all the rest of the cards that could enter your deck, I'll wait to see if you like the direction your deck is going and, most important thing, what types of cards you have chosen to ramp, to be your manabase and wich cards will steal your opponent's cards.

Cereal_Killer on Sultai New Eldrazi(+) - Exile all their stuff

1 week ago

Ok, since you want to have a fun deck, that could hold its owns but doesn't need to be super competitive I'd go in the "steal your opponent's cards" direction. So Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Lord of the Void are awesome cards I'd also put in 2x.
I don't really like Nightveil Specter (what if opponent has a rw deck? You can't cast that cards!), maybe Circu, Dimir Lobotomist could be an alternative.
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is a great card too, very powerful here.
Then, since your man curve is very high and you need to have tons of mana, there are 2 options I'd go: or make it a ub deck (cutting green and beeing more similar to a control with Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, more counters, as Mana Leak, Negate and reducing your mana curve cutting some big eldrazi), or using green for ramp with cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder, Explore, Utopia Sprawl, Farseek, Oath of Nissa, Search for Tomorrow, Birds of Paradise, Cultivate, Harrow and so on. Remember you need tons of mana for your creatures and also to cast things you have exiled.
But this is your decision. And only after you have decided we can help you seeing what could be add in the deck and what cards you don't need.

coloneldark on Zacama is Nutz

2 weeks ago

To be fair, a turn 5 9/9 who untaps your lands and allows you to remove permanents or cast large CMC threats is really good.

I tried Burgeoning but anytime I didn't have it by turn three it was not particularly impressive. I replaced it with another ramp spell (Explore). I would run Exploration if I owned the card.

I do think I am going to replace Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite with Life's Legacy. Card draw is the one area this deck is lacking. Thanks for that!

Silverdrake on R/G Titanshift

2 weeks ago

I'd recommend cutting the 3x Explore for 3 more Farseek, or at least switching the current numbers you have of them. Explore can wind up being an awkward card if you don't have any extra lands in hand, which, even at 27, can certainly happen.

Icbrgr on why is Chasm skulker not ...

3 weeks ago

Basically everything ToolmasterOfBrainerd said...be careful with having too many cantrips..when it comes to being "competitive" or "not shit"... at least as far as Netdeckers/Tournament play is concerned... but if in a lax play group/friends or a typical LGS a Chasm Skulker/Lorescale Coatl brew could be tasty.

Have you considered going with help from Simic players like Plaxcaster Frogling and Fathom Mage? Have some guys out there with evolve like Cloudfin Raptor and then using Bioshift or maybe proliferate spells like Steady Progress?.... there are lots of ways to play higher mana spells sooner with things like Explore/Coiling Oracle and classic mana dorks/rocks like Llanowar Elves/Simic Signet.... Shielding Plax for protection?... Kiora, the Crashing Wave for the lulz?

Chasmolinker on Pox-Rocks

4 weeks ago

APPLE01DOJ Thanks for the input. The mana base is a little clunky at times, but the deck allows for a bit of a slower game against most of the current meta. (Besides burn) A turn one forest is critical. I keep going up and down on Field of Ruin as it is the slowest land in the deck. But it plays really well with Crucible of Worlds both giving land destruction and pseudo mana ramp.

Contaminated Ground seems interesting... I'm not sure how I feel about it though.

I really like Worm Harvest in this deck. I'll probably cut an Explore for it.

I added one more Liliana of the Veil over Funeral Charm. I'll see how that goes.

SynergyBuild on Why Every Commander is Competitive

4 weeks ago

TheBloopKing - I went over Beatdown in the win-cons!

starsky - Yo thanks man! I think every deck with the right combination of colors, ramp, card draw, interaction, and win-conditions can win against any other deck, or at least compete!

TheBloopKing - Plenty of the cards you mentioned are not competitive. The idea behind card draw isn't I want cards in my hand, it is I want answers to the board, or a way to win (obviously it depends on the situation and deck's strategy, but that is besides the point). If I go over many of the mentioned card Mentor of the Meek/Alms Collector work in many a stax builds, but Wall of Omens, Aura Blast, and PureSteel Paladin are much too weak to see play, white would rather a Spirit of the Labyrinth than them.

Harmonize is too slow, Explore isn't powerful enough outside of Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Soul's Majesty leads to blowouts where you have a suited up 16/16 commander or whatever, and it gets Swords to Plowsharesed and you lose the creature and the 5 mana and card on Soul's Majesty, Primordial Sage/Soul of the Harvest effects are good in Animar, Soul of Elements, but that's about it.

Red should generally only use tutors like Gamble, Imperial Recruiter, and wheels like Wheel of Fortune or Reforge the Soul. Bad cantrips like Expedite aren't powerful outside of a Zada, Hedron Grinder deck or something, most of those draw/discard effects are sub-par anyway. Scroll Rack, Sensei's Divining Top and other good colorless options are all they need.

Black has Ad Nauseam and every tutor they need to find it. Necropotence, Night's Whisper, and call it a day. Phyrexian Arena is pretty bad in comparison to Dark Confidant, and Underworld Connections is going to get you Strip Mined, and is just generally worse than the arena. Damnable Pact just isn't good, if you have enough mana to make it better than Ad Nauseam, run Torment of Hailfire and win the game.

Your multicolored options are pretty bad, if you are in abzan use black draw, blue draw is insane as is and so never needs Edric, Spymaster of Trest, as it gives opponents card draw, which is almost the worst thing to do. Spiteful Visions and Fevered Visions are for Nekusar, the Mindrazer and no one else, it tosses out cards like Oprah, and will stop you from winning any game you are trying to win.

Staff of Nin and Mind's Eye are generally too slow, even for colorless decks, and Howling Mine and Horn of Greed fall into the Oprah level of bad cards. They will kill you faster than anything else, unless you are Tatyova, Benthic Druid in which case I could argue for Howling Mine.


Outside of Blue or Black, use tutors in your color, Sensei's Divining Top, and Scroll Rack, tutors are the best way not to need card draw, but trying to run sub-par replacements for card draw never is the answer, it just makes your deck slow and clunky. Trust me, I have tried and failed.

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