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Figure of Destiny
Creature — Kithkin
: Figure of Destiny becomes a 2/2 Kithkin Spirit.
: If Figure of Destiny is a Spirit, it becomes a 4/4 Kithkin Spirit Warrior.
: If Figure of Destiny is a Warrior, it becomes an 8/8 Kithkin Spirit Warrior Avatar with flying and first strike.
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Figure of Destiny Discussion
1 week ago
Good day to you, good Pyrowolf,
I think you have some solid ideas. A lot of these cards seem like stand alone cards enhanced by Anafenza, which is always solid, but here are a couple cards that might go well with her +1/+1 counter love: Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, because bolster is still solid, and Anafenza won't be weirded out at all by seeing her own ghost. Armament Corps, possibly. Avatar of the Resolute because why not? Crowned Ceratok, because all big guys like trample. Cruel Sadist, repeatable removal. Enduring Scalelord is mainly there for looks, but can be useful if your opponents lack flying. Juniper Order Ranger. Map the Wastes, for that mana ramp/bolster combo (but not a combo combo). Retribution of the Ancients, repeatable removal. Servant of the Scale, for when you want to make sweet, passionate love to counters. And I'd think he works real well with something like Sandsteppe Mastodon. Warden of the First Tree, one of my all-time favorite cards. Like Figure of Destiny, but not as creepy (or as good).
You should maybe try to utilize Anafenza's graveyard hate as well. Black loves to throw things in graveyards, and she would bounce them into exile. Standard discard effects might be nice, but try: Magister of Worth, although it would likely be condemnation if you've been exiling everything. Duress, nothing fancy, but a classic in my opinion. When you can utilize every usable part of your commander without having too much going on, you know you're heading in the right direction.
And here are some additional solid Abzan-colored cards and lands, too: Abzan Banner, it's in the name. Condemn. Command Tower, useful in any EDH deck except mono-colored. Duneblast, in theory, but it is a 7-drop :\ Beast Within, pretty slick instant-speed removal in green. Evolving Wilds. Farseek, multi-colored ramp that is unaffected by color identity. Golgari Rot Farm, solid if you're not trying to go bankrupt on the mana base. Korozda Guildmage, or similar mana sinks for all of that excessive mana you should have with how long you're enduring. Orzhov Basilica. Rampant Growth, solid, but just be looking for mana ramp. Sandsteppe Citadel, probably a good idea. Selesnya Sanctuary.
Pardon, but I think you could find some more useful/powerful cards than AEther Snap, Burst of Energy, and Burst of Strength. AEther Snap is pretty good, I feel like it'd be too counter-productive here.
Remember to keep an eye on draw cards, even stuff like Read the Bones can give you that needed bit of card advantage.
Lastly, your deck may be asking for quite a bit of time and effort to build up into a glorious threat. It would sure be a shame to see all of it go to waste when some plays Hour of Revelation or something like that. Board wipes are inevitable in EDH, but maybe try to find some remedy to that for this deck. Glaring Spotlight could maybe help a little.
I hope these are helpful, good luck!
3 weeks ago
Hmmmm, let's address some of these ideas.
Boros Guildmage and Hellrider are also on the chopping block as well so Ranger of Eos and Figure of Destiny would be welcome additions. Victory's Herald is a new shiny but I can see the argument for replacing her with another of the 1 CMC cards.
3 weeks ago
OK, So here are some of my initial reactions:
Consider replacing the Gilded Lotus with a Worn Powerstone.
Also, the Traitorous Blood is kinda cute if Brion Stoutarm is in play, but you don't have enough other 'borrow' or sacrifice effects to really make it effective. Maybe replace that with a Conquering Manticore instead. The 5/5 body doesn't suck.
However that leads me to one of bigger problems. Your mana curve is pretty high. You don't really start hitting until you get to the 4-5 mana range. I know this is EDH, but still, might want to bring that down a bit. Let consider some helper cards.
Consider the following: Weathered Wayfarer, Figure of Destiny, Slumbering Dragon, Dragon Hunter, Mother of Runes are all fetchable with a Ranger of Eos.
Boros Guildmage, Victory's Herald, and Hellrider seem a bit weak in this deck.
Let me know what you think.
4 weeks ago
Josh_Estrella - If level up were instant speed I'd run that card in a heartbeat but sorcery speed kills the mechanic. The mechanic actually makes me mad since they got inspiration from Figure of Destiny who 'levels up' at instant speed.
Frank_Glascock - Only Purph and combo pieces like Sanguine Bond (and others that go infinite w/ Exquisite Blood). I've steered clear of the Grave Pact/Dictate route mainly because I use that strategy in both Ghave and Marchesa, the Black Rose already.
1 month ago
Boros Reckoner , Doomed Traveler , Truefire Paladin, Soulfire Grand Master , Grim Lavamancer , Kari Zev, Skyship Raider , Boros Charm , Figure of Destiny , Blasphemous Act and Banishing Light are some cards that can fit in and most of them are quire inexpensive.
1 month ago
Everything above is correct, but I'm going to add a bit of information:
- While, as has been established, nothing happens on resolution, you are certainly free from activating those abilities, even sacrificing Mairsil to equip itself, which would never happen. The only kind of actual use for this would be to save it from a Song of the Dryads, or something of that sort, though.
- If you're doing this in the Commander format, keep in mind that Figure of Destiny with its WR color identity isn't legal to include in a deck that has Mairsil as the Commander
- "Level up" is an activated ability, so yes, Mairsil will have that ability and Venerated Teacher will put counters on it. And again, you wouldn't be able to play Kazandu Tuskcaller in this Commander deck due to its G color identity.
- You can turn it face-down, but never face-up again until it leaves the battlefield (and is therefore turned face-up automatically) because Morph isn't an activated ability, therefore Mairsil won't have it, and you won't get to take the special action of unmorphing it
1 month ago
1 I cast Mairsil, the Pretender exiling Demonmail Hauberk with a cage counter. It's my only creature. Can I sacrifice Mairsil to try to equip it to itself? Can I sacrifice another creature to try to equip him to himself?
Just a note: the Gatherer page seems to state that you can activate equip abilities, but Mairsil doesn't attach.
2 If Maersil exiles Figure of Destiny can it become the 8/8 Kithkin Spirit (eventually)?
4 If he copies Mischievous Quanar can he facedown himself?
2 months ago
Looks good so far. Something I would suggest right off the bat is adding enchantment removal, because you have some artifact removal but I didn't see any enchantment removal. I recommend Return to Dust or something similar.
Some cards that don't seem to fit with the theme are Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Hellrider, Figure of Destiny, and Luminarch Ascension. The cards are good, but they don't seem to fit with your deck. For example, Luminarch Ascension is good but if you're playing an aggro deck with no protection (that is, you aren't running Ghostly Prison, Crawlspace, or Norn's Annex) then chances are people are going to get grumpy at you and swing unapologetically, resulting in you losing life. Also, Stoneforge Mystic is a great card, but you're only running 4 equipment, so is it really worth it to have her in there?
Overall, my biggest suggestions would be to add at least one enchantment removal, at least one board wipe (Wrath of God or something), more token generators, and more card draw. Card draw and ramp are the hardest things to find in boros. You've done a good job putting in some ramp like Sol Ring, Boros Signet, and Thought Vessel. I would even suggest Land Tax, if you have the money for it. Some other things for card draw would be Mind's Eye or Mask of Memory (which would also help with Stoneforge). I recommend putting in Enlightened Tutor or Idyllic Tutor--they will help you immensely when trying to control your board!
The last thing I'll say is I notice you only have 67 cards in your main board, which I'm assuming means you're leaving 33 spots open for land. In boros, that is way too low. you'll definitely need at least 36.
Keep up the good work. Let me know if you have any questions.