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You may put a creature card from your hand into play. If you do, sacrifice it unless you pay its mana cost reduced by up to (2).
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1 week ago
To be honest, Paradox Engine is a good ban. The card had pretty single handedly defined the entire cEDH meta. The biggest problem I see with banning it is that they didn't ban anything else important for cEDH. Unfortunately the only decks really keeping reliable and consistently fast decks in check were the decks that freed up card slots for cheap interaction with card slot efficient Pengine based combos. DD decks are now significantly better in the meta, Flash Hulk decks are now significantly better in the meta, Gitrog Monster is much better, Yidris is much better, Food Chain decks are much better, etc. Other slower decks that would tend to rely on Pengine decks to share the load in terms of burden of interaction are now significantly weaker.
Ultimately this banning probably does more to stifle meta diversity than improve it, which is extremely unfortunate. If Food Chain , Doomsday , and Flash or Protean Hulk had also seen bans the meta would probably have opened up more, but that would leave Gitrog Monster as probably the default best deck in the format.
I guess it's back to the extremely unfun every game ends on turn 3 meta that existed before.
2 weeks ago
If you are looking for competitive reanimator that isn’t Flash /// Protean Hulk you could do Razaketh, the Foulblooded /// Life / Death combo. Here is a deck list with a primer explaining everything. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/razakats/
2 weeks ago
So Gaea's Blessing does the exact same thing as Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in the shuffle hulk piles except that it costs 2, not 10, so you can run Ad Nauseam and not just kill yourself. But if you're not running Ad Naus, both is good redundancy. But yeah, Gaea's Blessing forms the combo.
So just for clarity's sake (And I'm sure you know all of this) but the line for the deck is:
There's also a line you can get which is:
I have also seen people talk about including Cloud of Faeries in the deck in case you have any of the combo pieces in hand. Somebody was also talking about using Whirlpool Rider (instead of Grand Abolisher ) in the previous line to just reshuffle the pieces in.
As for Shrodinger's Cat - the line is:
Get Leonin Relic-Warder in the graveyard with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat in play and then either Animate Dead or Necromancy the cat. with the ETB trigger, off Warder, you can then exile the enchantment, sending kitty to the graveyard, which triggers the LTB ability which returns the enchantment to play, targetting kitty... I think you get the rest.
The nice thing about this package is that Necromancy is in the deck already, Animate Dead is an easy include and so you're really just adding Leonin Relic-Warder (which is still enchantment removal, especially with stacking triggers from something like Viscera Seer ). So for one extra card you have a backup combo which overlaps with the other cards.
1 month ago
In a pod of 6 players with ezuri, your best bet is to start the game by ramping up your resources (spells like Mystic Remora or Carpet of Flowers ), hanging back while everyone uses up their answers to deal with other player's threats and help with that end (spells like Counterspell or Out of Bounds , Pongify or Beast Within ) and then when you find an opening combo off with a Flash hulk infinite turn combo with ezuri.
So honestly the best thing to do is play a lot more games of commander and learn how the people you play with play habits.
1 month ago
Soren841: In my heart, I believe it to be true that thinning is real, so I'd go as far as to say it's almost a myth? I'm most likely going to toss it in there, but I objectively see no reason why or why not lol.
Fellin22: I'm sorry, sir. I don't even know who you are or what I did to you and I'm sorry? Lmk please, so that I may rectify that mistake.
l13199l: Dryad Arbor is a godsend, from sac fodder to discard fodder to ramp. Very helpful little bugger. Manglehorn is a soft stax piece that always gives me the time I need to start popping off. It's also stopped Isochron Scepter in a pinch.
CyborgAeon: You know, I always believed it had to be universally known to be played that way ( Library ) good to know I wasn't wrong lol. As for your chart idea: That is super intriguing and I would love to see examples of that so that I may apply it to my deck as a tool to improve it. It also sounds visually amazing given how many sleepless nights I've spent reliving the multitude of lines that are available in this deck. For fun, I am going to toss it in for a few nights ( Rings ).
Your Side Note: I literally did something similar last night!!!
- Jhoira Player: Casts Power Artifact targetting Basalt Monolith .
- TnT Player: Casts Abrupt Decay targetting Basalt Monolith
- Jhoira: Ends turn
- Tnt: Flash
- Jhoira: Pact of Negation
- Tnt: Force of Will
- Yeva: Emergence Zone to play Staff of Domination on Karametra
1 month ago
Also, you run Arena Rector, how about Flash to kickstart that?
Flash occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%