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Faithless Looting Discussion
1 day ago
Unless you plan on adding a looting effect like Faithless Looting, Izzet Charm, or Desolate Lighthouse I would cut reveler down to 3 copies, as having two in your hand, or even worse 3 or 4 means the other copies are dead cards. Other than that, I like what you did with this. my own version Izzet Prowess? (the link wouldnt work) runs 3 Remands just because they help cantrip and are almost a timewalk early in the game.
2 days ago
Sorry for the long post and I hope it doesn't sound patronizing, I've just given Alesha a fair bit of thought because I think she's super cool.
QuantumSkies EDH/Commander uses the Color Identity of your Commander Creature, not it's color. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is a red creature, but her Color identity is Red, White, Black. This is because Color Identity is decided by all the colors that appear on the card. Alesha has Red in her casting cost and then her ability has white and black (Split symbols count as both). The color identity of all cards in your EDH deck must be a subset of the Color identity of your Commander. So Ancient Grudge which is a red card has a color identity that is Red, Green and so can't go in Alesha. The one exception to this that I am aware of is cards with extort like Crypt Ghast because the split symbol is reminder text and reminder text doesn't count as a part of the card text.
Beio53 A subtle/tricky thing to be aware of with Alesha is that cards like Ankle Shanker which says "when it attacks" mean "when it is declared as an attacker" so grabbing him with Alesha only gives you a 2/2 and doesn't give all your things first strike death touch which is sad. But there are tricks you can do with that for instance Master of Cruelties plus Alesha will straight up kill if the opponent doesn't block Master. Because it it not being blocked happens before combat damage so they're both attacking because you were sneaky then Master of cruelties isn't blocked and neither is Alesha for some reason. So Master ability triggers and opponent's health becomes 1 then combat damage and Alesha kills them. Maybe Behind the Scenes could help with that. Another good creature to sneak out could be Ebonblade Reaper it never gets declared as an attacker if you bring it out with Alesha and so you have access to his upside without any of the downside (at least the first time it comes out).
You might also want to look into a few sacrifice outlets so that you can be sure your creatures die if you for instance want the death trigger or want to reanimate them again like Priest of the Blood Rite or Nekrataal. There is Viscera Seer or Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar or Butcher of the Horde or Disciple of Bolas. Just some cards that give you control of when something dies for an advantage because you're reanimating a death is only a small setback so if you can get some advantage out of it then thats just advantage. I mean if you're sacrificing Nekrataal to Butcher so you can have lifelink and then bring it back with Alesha 10 seconds later so it's still attacking and you just gave Butcher some meaningful ability while killing a creature for 2 mana that's awesome (also a bit of a dreamland scenario). Other creatures to look into might be Karmic Guide and/or Reveillark because they can bring back targets that are bigger than 2 power but also just bring something else back. Karmic Guide especially.
Personally I also don't think Shard of Broken Glass is a strong enough engine for self mill to be used in your deck Faithless Looting gives you a little more control over what ends up in the graveyard and can also give you draw. In a bad board state you can still use it to try and put yourself in a better position.
2 days ago
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is better than brogenitus.. When i played Polymorph i used Mutavault as a target, could aswell have been Blinkmoth Nexus. The biggest problem with Polymorph is that they can remove your token as a response and Polymorph fizzles.. I like how you use Cloudform to counter this. Another target with hexproof is Simic Keyrune. Its actually really nice, you can tap itself for the green mana so you dont need a splash.
See Beyond is nice if you get your fatty in your hand. The new land Geier Reach Sanitarium does this as well without taking up a spot, allowing you to play more control. Any draw + discard effect shuffles your fatty into your library, I don't know if See Beyond is your best choice..
Index is a bad card, and Dissolve is a bit pricey for a counterspell. May i suggest Peer Through Depths (much better if you have an instant/sorcery token generator tho..)? If you splash red you have access to Izzet Charm that both counters and lets you discard your fatty. Faithless Looting is another red card that would help you out alot, and if you decide to splash red you have access to Dragon Fodder that you can get with Peer Through Depths.
4 days ago
Haha, yeah. Good card, but it conflicts with my main theme which is getting as many Instants and Sorceries into the graveyard and then playing out one or more huge Rise from the Tides the great thing about RFTT is that is doesn't exile the cards when its effect resolves, so if I can play a second or third copy, or find a way to copy the spell then it only gets better each time.
For this reason I'm even hesitant to include many cards with flashback. Things like Faithless Looting are okay because if I cast it for its flashback cost and it gets exiled it still more than replaces the number of cards in the grave, but unless a card replaces itself like this I tend to want to stay away from it.
4 days ago
My idea for Zurgo was always to build a hard control/stax style deck around him, get him equipped with Assault Suit and force my opponents to beat each other to death with him. Worldslayer was also pretty much made for Zurgo, but it's a bit of a dirty card since you win immediately if Zurgo connects while equipped with it. However, if you want just an endgame win-con, that's it.
You should definitely be leaning heavier on Red mana sources with your current list. I would go so far as to say replace any 2-color lands that don't produce Red with ones that do. The Ravnica bounce lands are nice to have around Boros Garrison Rakdos Carnarium. Shadow of Innistrad has a functional reprint of Boros Guildgate in the form of Stone Quarry. I'd likely also replace Darksteel Citadel, because I don't see that it has any other function in your deck than being a land. It helps Hellkite Tyrant and Darksteel Juggernaut a little, and that's it.
I would also keep an eye on the Battle Lands (from Battle for Zendikar) and Shadow Lands (Shadows Over Innistrad) because they'll likely be nice budget lands for commander once they rotate out of Standard, and they're already relatively cheap for dual-lands that can come into play untapped.
I'm always a fan of card draw. Faithless Looting is great and cheap. Black has plenty of decent card draw as well.
Those are just my knee-jerk suggestions after a quick look at the list. But like the other commenter stated, knowing what kind of budget we're working with, and exactly what kind of deck you're looking to build (voltron, aggro, control, etc) will help people provide better feedback.
5 days ago
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1 week ago
Umm, Annihilating Fire, Ash Zealot (maybe, I dont know how much it cost at the time), Banners Raised, Brimstone Volley, Faithless Looting, Fervent Cathar, Flames of the Firebrand, Foundry Street Denizen, Furious Resistance, Guttersnipe, Krenko's Command, Legion Loyalist, Lightning Mauler, Madcap Skills, Pillar of Flame, Reckless Waif Flip, Reverberate, Riot Piker, Searing Spear, Skullcrack, Thunderbolt, Vexing Devil, Increasing Vengeance, Young Pyromancer, Lightning Strike, Boros Reckoner, Burning-Tree Emissary, and probably a lot more that I'm missing. That's only some of the better cards I found under 3 cmc. I'm so jealous I wasn't playing back then, burn looks like it was so good...