|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK)||Common|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for it flashback cost. Then exile it.)
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Faithless Looting Discussion
23 minutes ago
Alright I took a look over your deck, and you built it pretty sweet! From what you told me so far you want a casual/fun deck that can threaten to stomp people to the ground :P
Here might be some fun card suggestions that you can utilize for card flips:
Aside from those fun janky cards, I would lower the curve a little bit more, add more rocks, as well as more Card Advantage (CA). The most problem with Rakdos decks is the lack of CA it can provide.
Some staples you can use of this archetype are:
Also some additional types of demon that can help:
- Bloodgift Demon
- Demon of Dark Schemes
- Lord of the Void
- Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Sire Of Insanity
Since cards are going to hit the graveyard at one point, recursion spells are quite nice, here might be some utility spells that are cool:
I'm not too sure on which route you want to go for your deck, but I hope this gives you some additional insight. If you like further help clarify what additional support your looking for and I'll be glad to help out!
2 days ago
Hey, consider a few more cards to make Gyrus's token ability better: Fauna Shaman , Buried Alive , Faithless Looting and Entomb ? All these cards are conveniently in last months Ultimate Masters. I choose these suggestions because they give you control over what creatures you put into your graveyard. Hydras with X in their mana cost are not good with Gyrus's token making ability because X will always be 0 when you make a token. Some of the best Hydras however don't have X in their casting cost: Kalonian Hydra, Hydra Omnivore and Hydra Broodmaster.
Consider Riftsweeper ? Rift has an ETB ability which moves an exiled face-up card (any creature you exile with Gyrus to make a token) and puts that card back into your library. This is where Fauna Shaman helps since she can then tutor for that creature you just put back into your library. Or she can tutor for Rift or Witness. Gyrus, Rift, Witness and Fauna can be an engine to repeatedly throughout the game make a token of a creature and put that creature from exile back into your library.
Consider Greater Good ? When you're playing creatures who can have a lot of power (Hydras) then Greater is fantastic repeatable draw/discard. Greater is also a sac/discard outlet to get a creature into your graveyard which improves Gyrus's token making ability. Consider Tortured Existence ? Existence lets you discard a creature without X in it's cost to them recur any other creature in your graveyard. This is good with X CMC Hydras and utility creatures such as Witness and Seeker; creatures you don't want to exile with Gyrus to repeatably use their ETB abilities. Greater and Existence can be an engine with X CMC Hydras to repeatedly draw a lot of cards and recur the Hydra to cast it again.
I have other suggestions, but I'll stop here.
Good luck with your deck.
3 days ago
I like you're idea of the classic trample/sack'er. I'll look to see what I have soon and probably use that idea, too.
4 days ago
I'm kind of surprised that you're not running Ramunap Excavator / Crucible of Worlds since you have Titania and fetchlands to keep making elemental tokens, plus both/either would help you recover from something like Jokulhaups faster.
Draw spells like Faithless Looting might be better served being replaced by creature draw like Beast Whisperer or Soul of the Harvest , it takes a bit longer to get the value from them but they'd sneak around Ruric's 6 damage line. Or perhaps an enchantment like Colossal Majesty .
You could also augment your creature base with some of the Theros block or Amonkhet indestructible gods so you've still got something sticking around after a boardwipe.
This is less creature-centric than other Ruric Thar lists I've seen so not sure how much help the suggestions actually are but hopefully you can find something that leads to games with less salt. ;)
5 days ago
Thanks for the feedback alechodgin23, and I definitely think you're right about the card draw weakness. I thought I'd be able to manage with the mild amount of tutoring but I could see it being an issue. I'm debating making room for things like Faithless Looting , if you've got any solid suggestions for things I could ditch or add I'm all ears.
5 days ago
Card in your library do not matter, they are in a randomised pile, being able to get the one card you need from the top of that pile is the value of Commune with the Gods, that and it only cost 2 mana, 1 mana is better, which is why a lot of modern decks play Faithless Looting and Ancient Stirrings , in reality you don't care about the cards going to the graveyard and in some cases, like Adorned Pouncer it might be a better thing...
A simpler way to look at this is, assuming you have made your land drop each turn, then on turn 3 you could have 4-5 mana available, if you cast Commune with the Gods then you still have 2-3 mana, so there are other things you can do that turn. If you cast Idyllic Tutor you have 1-2 mana available, so there are less things you can do. Just looking for a card in either scenario doesn't change anything other than your hand, it isn't even card advantage, just replacement, you want to be able to cast something that same turn, or you have done what amounts to nothing.
Dismember a card I mentioned above is normally played for 1 mana and 4 life, you might think that's odd, but it really isn't. Paying less mana is a good thing, since cards you need to pay mana for can still be cast, but you got to do something else that turn. If you really don't want to put cards in your graveyard you could use something like Cream of the Crop , but functionally putting a card on the bottom of your library might be less useful than your graveyard. As always it's your deck and your choice, hope this description has helped.
5 days ago
6 days ago
Indeed it does, but 6 also isn't that high a number + you can't cast them before turn 3. I wouldn't recommend the card in a deck with Faithless Looting, since looting can and is played on turn 1, but in a deck where you aren't drawing extra cards until turn 3/4 I don't see an issue... Maybe try it as a 2x and see?