Council's dilemma — Starting with you, each player votes for time or money. For each time vote, take an extra turn after this one. For each money vote, choose a permanent owned by the voter and gain control of it. Exile Expropriate.
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3 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to look at the list and leave a comment! Great to hear you like the list. Please consider upvoting as well if you liked it ;). I looked at your tips and these ar my considerations when assessing them:
About your tips:
- Spirit Away I find too expensive mana-wise. I’d rather have 4-5 mana spells that steal a creature
- Similar for Clone Legion. 9 Mana is quite prohibitive and you can only run a few of that cost. I went for Expropriate for my high cmc spell.
- Silumgar's Command is a nice versatile hate card. However, it’s a bit expensive at 5 mana. I am not expecting to hold up 5 mana with this deck, so that’s why I did not include it.
- Silumgar, the Drifting Death is nice, but It doesn’t synergize with the goal of my list, which is to steal by opponents permanents. If I would run a dragon sub-theme, it would surely find a spot in the deck, but that wasn’t the idea I was going for. A similar answer I would have for Archetype of Imagination. It’s a great card, but does not really gel with the strategy of the deck.
- Telepathy is a card I’m going to consider. Knowing what my opponent’s have could be crucial info to know how to use my steal spells.
- I do not really get you Psychic Surgery tip tbh. My deck does not actively shuffle opponent’s decks or want them to exile good cards. I want to steal the good cards :D
- Ice Cave I would find more fitting in a chaos deck. With this deck I want to have the opposite: control.
- I did not know about the … of empires cycle. Looks like fun! However, it would require many resources to get them in play all at once. I would rather add Empress Galina for example to get a similar effect as Crown of Empires.
Hope this explains my thought process a bit concerning your tips.
Thanks gain for the tips, and I'll have a look at your list soon.
3 weeks ago
Galacticus This deck has had a few interesting bouts with some of the competitive commanders. Its suite of removal has performed well against decks such as a Lockdown Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck, and both Mana Web and Heroic Intervention have been extremely useful. I will list off some of the more cEDH commander decks I have gone up against, and am testing it against different decks whenever possible.
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Infect: The amount of tokens this deck can spit out even at an early stage is wonderful. Dragon Fodder has been the MVP against this deck, though the times I have gone against it I did not have Doubling Season in, but Worldly Tutor, which I typically used to fish for either Krenko, Mob Boss for nigh-infinite blockers, Magus of the Moon to cripple their start, or Vexing Shusher if I am preparing to go off on someone with spells and have the mana to spare to block it, be it taking out their board or burning them. I have had to play really fast against that person's particular brew of it, so I have sometimes had to mulligan once or twice to get cards early enough to keep from getting a single counter if I can help it.
Talrand, Sky Summoner Control/Mill : This deck has been pretty straightforward, going for shusher or waiting until I copy spells before trying to cast anything. His deck is not too heavy on the offense, so I am typically able to build up a board state, and ramping spells are typically ones that he doesn't counter, as he waits for Wort, the Raidmother or a burn spell to counter it. Obviously Vexing Shusher is really great against control, and I had both that and Price of Glory in before making further changes to the deck. Mana Web has proven more useful since I had to cut back on using my own instants one too many times.
Mizzix of the Izmagnus Burn/ Laboratory Maniac deck: This one was pretty back and forth, but I found that being able to copy on certain spells he cast, especially since we take the X value they pay for, it makes casting on their turn particularly powerful. Fork and Reverberate have managed to either get me a hand full of cards or get my card advantage particularly potent. I know that the most effective strategy I found was being able to copy certain powerful combo pieces like Expropriate to work against his style. I typically mulligan for those types of copy spells, but not just for interrupting the combo, also moreso to safely let creatures like Wort enter with a copy spell ready in case of counterspell, as a lot of his counterspells grant him additional value such as drawing a card or untapping mana.
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher Combo Voltron: This one has been difficult due to the flying Voltron and how quickly it can get off the ground. However, Chaos Warp has saved me multiple times during this combo to get rid of a certain permanent, which stops that infinite. With this one I mostly try to mulligan for a Blood Moon or a Magus of the Moon with the number of multilands they run, and it has worked out well so far. Past that, ramping into Wort to double-cast something like Hull Breach or even a few games I got Boundless Realms and managed to get my mana on board to start drawing like crazy. I had to play a lot more aggressively against this one, moreso ramping aggressively to try and get to where I can conspire either removal or card draw into removal.
Those are the most competitive decks I have faced with the deck so far, and if there are any super notable matchups, I will be sure to edit it in. Sorry for the mountain of text, but hopefully I answered your question!
1 month ago
Beacon of Tomorrows debuted in Fifth Dawn all the way back in 2004. Mind you, this was when Disciple of the Vault, Arcbound Ravager, Skullclamp, Thoughtcast, Shrapnel Blast AND artifact lands tore through standard. During that time, you either played artifacts or played something targeting them. After Fifth Dawn, we got the Kamigawa block, notorious for its lack of power and parasitic mechanics. Beacon is an ok card, but it realistically had no hope of seeing play during that Standard Era. Today, it's mostly played in EDH as the Nth extra turn spell and occasionally is used to combo with something like Mystical Tutor and Isochron Scepter.
In comparison, Nexus costs one fewer mana to cast and is an instant. That alone is notable as it's usually pretty darn hard to get that kind of effect. This naturally makes Nexus a card that's highly desirable in EDH.
At the moment, we don't know if Nexus will see Standard constructed play. Still, it's worth noting that a lot of people are eager to try it out. If it ends up seeing notable play, Nexus could become the most expensive card in Standard history.
I'd like to point out that Expropriate was recently printed in a heavily opened set and still commands a high price tag because it offers something a little bit different than most turn spells. EDh demand alone will make this card command a pretty high price. Finally, because the community is aware of these expectations, I'd wager that people will be mostly hanging on to their B-a-B promos, thus creating artificial scarcity for an already rare card.
Dick move by WotC.
1 month ago
1 month ago
like the overall feel of the deck, I had a similar one before I took it apparat for atraxa! i would make a couple cuts myself and adds, just my view. overal think its a good deck!
nice deck, Sultai is the best!
1 month ago
cards you should consider playing guild signets (at least azorious, boros, izzet) Fellwar Stone In Garruk's Wake Zacama, Primal Calamity Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Griselbrand Expropriate Omniscience Ezuri's Predation and a lot of other powerful effects
and cards that care about CMC like Sunbird's Invocation
there is a lot more possibilities than I mentioned. Explore a bit
2 months ago
Regoober Thanks for taking a look and for the suggestions :)
Expropriate is absolutely on my short list of cards to get for the deck. Speaking of which, I should get around to writing up the "maybeboard".
I like running fist of the suns as some redundancy of the commander. I'd much rather cast that that pay for 7+ after Jodah dies a couple times. But I haven't got a try too many games yet. It may end up a dead card more often than not.
As far as Urabrask the Hidden, he was in the deck at first. I just felt that Maelstrom Wanderer was a more impactful haste enabler and there is only so much room in the deck. And the Vorthos in me likes that the one praetor that is not in the deck is the the called "the hidden"