Fuel for the Cause

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Common

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Fuel for the Cause

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Counter target spell, then proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Fuel for the Cause Discussion

DrkNinja on Atraxa's Acid-Fest

2 weeks ago

Still not a fan of pernicious deed, it hurts a lot of the things that you run. I also think that you may have a tad too many sorceries, I'd rather see more instant speed things, so you can react to players instead of using all your mana on your turn and not being able to stop things. Fun fact, Blue is the strongest color in MTG. So I feel like there should be more blue here; Counter magic (Fuel for the Cause is great here) and I can't stress Rhystic Study enough in multiplayer. I'd still suggest a mana fixer such as Prismatic Omen (this is an amazing card with Collective Restraint), Chromatic Lantern, or Joiner Adept to help you get the colors you need when you need them; in fact a card I usually don't like that is great in walkers is Gemstone Array because of all the proliferating. Also since you don't like Inexolerable tide, try Contagion Engine its an amazing card especially here. Side note, I recommend when you get a Rings, make sure to put in a Basalt Monolith as well because it's infinite colorless mana. Last thing, Teferi, Temporal Archmage and Captain Sisay are mandatory here. Recently all planeswalkers got their Super text changed to "Legendary Planeswalker" so Sisay can fetch any planeswalker in your deck at whim, and Teferi allows you to use your planeswalker abilities to react to players AND once every turn on EVERY players turn.

Ok I'm done now. Thanks for listening to me, I appreciate it. All I do is build EDH decks so I've got the typical casual meta down.

LordBlackblade on Accordion Block Issues

1 month ago

Of course. I'm so sorry! I don't know why I thought you could do anything without the code! Lol

![Alt text](http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/features/feat225_2_2m3j3b4vu6.png)

My third EDH deck, and my first non-Black EDH. I chose [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] because I have always liked the idea of a +1/+1 counter-based deck. Blue/Green (Simic) is an ideal color combination for such a deck, as mechanics like Evolve naturally place counters on your creatures. Coupled with the Proliferate mechanic from New Phyrexia, and you have a deck that easily turns one and two drop creatures into powerhouses.
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===panel:Card Draw
Card draw is a powerful mechanic, and no color does it better than Blue. In this particular deck the card draw is mostly creature-based.

[[Coiling Oracle]] - Mana acceleration or card draw depending on the card revealed.

[[Cold-Eyed Selkie]] - Card draw on damage. With all the counter generation in this deck, this card has potential.

[[Fathom Mage]] - Draw a card whenever she gets a counter, which in this deck should happen a lot.

[[Lifecrafter's Bestiary]] - Pay an additional [[symbol:G]] whenever you cast a creature spell to draw a card.

[[Momir Vig, Simic Visionary]] - Whenever you play a blue creature, put the the top card of your library in your hand as long as it's a creature.

[[Nissa, Voice of Zendikar]] - Her ultimate ability can draw a considerable amount of cards.

[[Prime Speaker Zegana]] - With all the counter generation in this deck, she should draw you at least seven cards if not more.

[[Rashmi, Eternities Crafter]] - If the cast doesn't trigger from her ability, you can put the card in your hand.

[[Steady Progress]] - Proliferate and draw a card. Instant speed.

[[Tezzeret's Gambit]] - Draw two cards and proliferate.
===endpanel
===panel:Counter Generation
The true essence of the Simic Combine and the bread and butter of this deck. +1/+1 counters beef up creatures and can be used to trigger a variety of abilities.

[[Avenger of Zendikar]] - Puts +1/+1 counters on its own tokens and those generated by [[Nissa, Voice of Zendikar]].

[[Champion of Lambholt]] - Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control.

[[Chasm Skulker]] - Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever you draw a card.

[[Doubling Season]] - Doubles all counters that would be placed on any permanent you control.

[[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] - Places +1/+1 counters on a creature before each of your combat steps.

[[Fathom Mage]] - Evolve places a +1/+1 counter on a creature whenever a creature with greater power or toughness enters the battlefield under your control.

[[Fertilid]] - Enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

[[Gyre Sage]] - See [[Fathom Mage]]

[[Hangarback Walker]] - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Pay [[symbol:1]] and tap it to put a +1/+1 counter on it.

[[Hardened Scales]] - Whenever a creature you control would get a +1/+1 counter it gets an additional counter as well.

[[Hooded Hydra]] - Pay X mana to have it enter the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

[[Kalonian Hydra]] - Enters with four +1/+1 counters; however, doubles the number of +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control when it attacks.

[[Master Biomancer]] - Places +1/+1 counters equal to its power on each creature you control that enters the battlefield.

[[Mycoloth]] - Gets counters equal to twice the number of creatures sacrificed as it enters the battlefield.

[[Nissa, Voice of Zendikar]] - Her minus two ability places a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

[[Plaxcaster Frogling]] - Enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it. Graft allows you to transfer these counters as well.

[[Prime Speaker Zegana]] - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

[[Rishkar, Peema Renegade]] - Allows you to distribute two +1/+1 counters when he enters the battlefield.

[[Sage of Hours]] - Place a +1/+1 counter on him whenever you cast a spell that targets him. Doesn't really happen in this deck.

[[Simic Manipulator]] - See [[Fathom Mage]]

[[Verdurous Gearhulk]] - Allows you to distribute four +1/+1 counters when it enters the battlefield.

[[Vigor]] - Converts damage that would be dealt to creatures you control into the same amount of +1/+1 counters.

[[Vorel of the Hull Clade]] - His activated ability doubles the number of counters on target artifact, creature, or land.

[[Walking Ballista]] - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Pay [[symbol:4]] to put an additional +1/+1 counter on it.
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===panel:Counterspells
There is no more powerful, nor satisfying effect, than a well-timed counterspell. Being able to stop an opponent's big play or infinite combo is an amazing ability.

[[Counterspell]] - As basic as counterspells get. 

[[Disallow]] - Counters any spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. Potentially a lifesaver.

[[Fuel for the Cause]] - Expensive as counterspells go, but does proliferate as well.

[[Glen Elendra Archmage]] - Counters noncreature spells. Easily repeatable with the amount of +1/+1 counters the deck generates.

[[Mystic Snake]] - A counterspell and a creature that can trigger [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]].

[[Plasm Capture]] -A little expensive for a counterspell, but gives you mana during your next precombat mainphase.

[[Voidslime]] - See [[Disallow]] 
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===panel:Mana Sources
Mana is required to play spells. This is one of the most basic concepts of magic. More mana allows more spells to be cast. More spells allow for more plays to tilt the game in your favor. Therfore, getting mana as rapidly as possible increases one's chance of victory.

[[Birds of Paradise]] - One mana for a chump blocker that also produces mana of any color. A staple.

[[Coiling Oracle]] - You either draw a card, or get an additional land onto the battlefield.

[[Cultivate]] - Search for two basic lands, put one into play, and the other into your hand.

[[Devoted Druid]] - Basic mana dork with a twist. Reusable due to +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters negating one another.

[[Fertilid]] - Remove a counter and pay mana to search for a basic land. Highly repeatable coupled with the +1/+1 counter generation in this deck.

[[Gyre Sage]] - Potentially a massive mana source if you are able to put sufficient +1/+1 counters on it.

[[Kodama's Reach]] - See [[Cultivate]]

[[Nissa, Steward of Elements]] - Her second ability can put a land onto the battlefield from the top of your library.

[[Plasm Capture]] - Counters a spell and gets you some mana during your next precombat main phase.

[[Rishkar, Peema Renegade]] - Turns any creature with a +1/+1 counter on it into a mana source. Very powerful in this deck.

[[Simic Signet]] - Mana acceleration and fixing in one. A staple.

[[Sol Ring]] - [[symbol:1]] to get [[symbol:2]]. Few cards are as powerful.
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===panel:Miscellaneous
Some cards in a deck don't really fit into the deck's broad categories. This is sort of a catch-all for useful, but perhaps niche effects or supplemental cards.

[[As Foretold]] - Gives you a free spell every turn. Couples well with all of the Proliferate effects in the deck.

[[Blighted Agent]] - Unblockable 1/1 with Infect. Possible win-con coupled with [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]].

[[Cyclonic Rift]] - Essentially a tool to set up for the big finish by removing all of your opponents' potential blockers.
 
[[Eternal Witness]] - A tool for getting back cards that have been used/milled.

[[Lightning Greaves]] - Almost exclusively used to protect [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]] from spot removal.

[[Herald of Secret Streams]] - Doesn't generate +1/+1 counters, but makes all creatures you control with counters unblockable.

[[Invisible Stalker]] - Unblockable 1/1 with Hexproof. Becomes huge when coupled with [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]].

[[Panharmonicon]] - Creates more triggers for [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]]. Synergizes well with enters the battlefield effects as well.

[[Rashmi, Eternities Crafter]] - A source of free spells. Works well with the low average CMC of the deck.

[[Reliquary Tower]] - With as many cards as this deck draws, having no maximum hand size comes in handy.

[[Swiftfoot Boots]] - See [[Lightning Greaves]]

[[Trygon Predator]] - Artifact and enchantment removal on a stick.

[[Vizier of the Menagerie]] - Allows you to play the top card of the deck if its a creature. Also allows us to use mana of any color for casting creature spells.
===endpanel
===panel:Proliferate
+1/+1 counters can be powerful in their own right. Any mechanic that can put more counters on your permanents should be a welcome addition to the deck.

[[Contagion Clasp]] - A basic source of proliferate. Costs [[symbol:4]] to use.

[[Contagion Engine]] - [[Contagion Clasp]]'s big brother. A board wipe and proliferate source in one.

[[Fuel for the Cause]] - Counter a spell and proliferate. Pure advantage.

[[Inexorable Tide]] - Expensive, but the ability to proliferate multiple times in a turn is very powerful.

[[Steady Progress]] - Proliferate and draw a card. Simple and effective.

[[Tezzeret's Gambit]] - Draw two cards and proliferate. Almost always paid for using life.

[[Thrummingbird]] - A proliferation machine. Very reliable source if you can keep it alive.

[[Viral Drake]] - Repeatable proliferate. Reasonably priced for the effect.
===endpanel
===panel:Token Generation
A minor sub-theme within the deck. Several cards generate tokens upon death. Mainly for use as board wipe recovery. If several small tokens enter the battlefield, can give several triggers for [[Ezuri, Claw of Progress]].

[[Avenger of Zendikar]] - Creates 0/1 Plant toekns equal to the number of lands you control when it enters the battlefield.

[[Blade of Selves]] - Generates multiple temporary tokens on attack of whatever it is equipped to.

[[Chasm Skulker]] - Creates 1/1 Squid tokens equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it upon death.

[[Doubling Season]] - Doubles the number of tokens generated by other cards I control.

[[Hangarback Walker]] - As [[Chasm Skulker]], but produces 1/1 Flying Thopters instead of Squids.

[[Hooded Hydra]] - As [[Chasm Skulker]], but produces 1/1 Snakes instead of Squids.

[[Mycoloth]] - Produces 1/1 Saprolings at the beginning of your upkeep equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it.

[[Nissa, Voice of Zendikar]] - Her +1 creats a 0/1 Plant token.
===endpanel
===endaccordion

LordBlackblade on Accordion Block Issues

1 month ago

So as the title says, I've been having issues with my accordion blocks on my decks lately. Below is an example of the coding, and you can see the end result at the deck's page: Ezuri's Unending Progress

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like all of my decks to end up looking nice and uniform. My other deck Karlov's Tithes is exactly how I want things to end up. Thanks in advance!

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My third EDH deck, and my first non-Black EDH. I chose Ezuri, Claw of Progress because I have always liked the idea of a +1/+1 counter-based deck. Blue/Green (Simic) is an ideal color combination for such a deck, as mechanics like Evolve naturally place counters on your creatures. Coupled with the Proliferate mechanic from New Phyrexia, and you have a deck that easily turns one and two drop creatures into powerhouses.

Card draw is a powerful mechanic, and no color does it better than Blue. In this particular deck the card draw is mostly creature-based.

Coiling Oracle - Mana acceleration or card draw depending on the card revealed.

Cold-Eyed Selkie - Card draw on damage. With all the counter generation in this deck, this card has potential.

Fathom Mage - Draw a card whenever she gets a counter, which in this deck should happen a lot.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Pay an additional whenever you cast a creature spell to draw a card.

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary - Whenever you play a blue creature, put the the top card of your library in your hand as long as it's a creature.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar - Her ultimate ability can draw a considerable amount of cards.

Prime Speaker Zegana - With all the counter generation in this deck, she should draw you at least seven cards if not more.

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter - If the cast doesn't trigger from her ability, you can put the card in your hand.

Steady Progress - Proliferate and draw a card. Instant speed.

Tezzeret's Gambit - Draw two cards and proliferate.

The true essence of the Simic Combine and the bread and butter of this deck. +1/+1 counters beef up creatures and can be used to trigger a variety of abilities.

Avenger of Zendikar - Puts +1/+1 counters on its own tokens and those generated by Nissa, Voice of Zendikar.

Champion of Lambholt - Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control.

Chasm Skulker - Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever you draw a card.

Doubling Season - Doubles all counters that would be placed on any permanent you control.

Ezuri, Claw of Progress - Places +1/+1 counters on a creature before each of your combat steps.

Fathom Mage - Evolve places a +1/+1 counter on a creature whenever a creature with greater power or toughness enters the battlefield under your control.

Fertilid - Enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

Gyre Sage - See Fathom Mage

Hangarback Walker - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Pay and tap it to put a +1/+1 counter on it.

Hardened Scales - Whenever a creature you control would get a +1/+1 counter it gets an additional counter as well.

Hooded Hydra - Pay X mana to have it enter the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

Kalonian Hydra - Enters with four +1/+1 counters; however, doubles the number of +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control when it attacks.

Master Biomancer - Places +1/+1 counters equal to its power on each creature you control that enters the battlefield.

Mycoloth - Gets counters equal to twice the number of creatures sacrificed as it enters the battlefield.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar - Her minus two ability places a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

Plaxcaster Frogling - Enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it. Graft allows you to transfer these counters as well.

Prime Speaker Zegana - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

Rishkar, Peema Renegade - Allows you to distribute two +1/+1 counters when he enters the battlefield.

Sage of Hours - Place a +1/+1 counter on him whenever you cast a spell that targets him. Doesn't really happen in this deck.

Simic Manipulator - See Fathom Mage

Verdurous Gearhulk - Allows you to distribute four +1/+1 counters when it enters the battlefield.

Vigor - Converts damage that would be dealt to creatures you control into the same amount of +1/+1 counters.

Vorel of the Hull Clade - His activated ability doubles the number of counters on target artifact, creature, or land.

Walking Ballista - Enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Pay to put an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

There is no more powerful, nor satisfying effect, than a well-timed counterspell. Being able to stop an opponent's big play or infinite combo is an amazing ability.

Counterspell - As basic as counterspells get.

Disallow - Counters any spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. Potentially a lifesaver.

Fuel for the Cause - Expensive as counterspells go, but does proliferate as well.

Glen Elendra Archmage - Counters noncreature spells. Easily repeatable with the amount of +1/+1 counters the deck generates.

Mystic Snake - A counterspell and a creature that can trigger Ezuri, Claw of Progress.

Plasm Capture -A little expensive for a counterspell, but gives you mana during your next precombat mainphase.

Voidslime - See Disallow

Mana is required to play spells. This is one of the most basic concepts of magic. More mana allows more spells to be cast. More spells allow for more plays to tilt the game in your favor. Therfore, getting mana as rapidly as possible increases one's chance of victory.

Birds of Paradise - One mana for a chump blocker that also produces mana of any color. A staple.

Coiling Oracle - You either draw a card, or get an additional land onto the battlefield.

Cultivate - Search for two basic lands, put one into play, and the other into your hand.

Devoted Druid - Basic mana dork with a twist. Reusable due to +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters negating one another.

Fertilid - Remove a counter and pay mana to search for a basic land. Highly repeatable coupled with the +1/+1 counter generation in this deck.

Gyre Sage - Potentially a massive mana source if you are able to put sufficient +1/+1 counters on it.

Kodama's Reach - See Cultivate

Nissa, Steward of Elements - Her second ability can put a land onto the battlefield from the top of your library.

Plasm Capture - Counters a spell and gets you some mana during your next precombat main phase.

Rishkar, Peema Renegade - Turns any creature with a +1/+1 counter on it into a mana source. Very powerful in this deck.

Simic Signet - Mana acceleration and fixing in one. A staple.

Sol Ring - to get . Few cards are as powerful.

Some cards in a deck don't really fit into the deck's broad categories. This is sort of a catch-all for useful, but perhaps niche effects or supplemental cards.

As Foretold - Gives you a free spell every turn. Couples well with all of the Proliferate effects in the deck.

Blighted Agent - Unblockable 1/1 with Infect. Possible win-con coupled with Ezuri, Claw of Progress.

Cyclonic Rift - Essentially a tool to set up for the big finish by removing all of your opponents' potential blockers.

Eternal Witness - A tool for getting back cards that have been used/milled.

Lightning Greaves - Almost exclusively used to protect Ezuri, Claw of Progress from spot removal.

Herald of Secret Streams - Doesn't generate +1/+1 counters, but makes all creatures you control with counters unblockable.

Invisible Stalker - Unblockable 1/1 with Hexproof. Becomes huge when coupled with Ezuri, Claw of Progress.

Panharmonicon - Creates more triggers for Ezuri, Claw of Progress. Synergizes well with enters the battlefield effects as well.

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter - A source of free spells. Works well with the low average CMC of the deck.

Reliquary Tower - With as many cards as this deck draws, having no maximum hand size comes in handy.

Swiftfoot Boots - See Lightning Greaves

Trygon Predator - Artifact and enchantment removal on a stick.

Vizier of the Menagerie - Allows you to play the top card of the deck if its a creature. Also allows us to use mana of any color for casting creature spells.

+1/+1 counters can be powerful in their own right. Any mechanic that can put more counters on your permanents should be a welcome addition to the deck.

Contagion Clasp - A basic source of proliferate. Costs to use.

Contagion Engine - Contagion Clasp's big brother. A board wipe and proliferate source in one.

Fuel for the Cause - Counter a spell and proliferate. Pure advantage.

Inexorable Tide - Expensive, but the ability to proliferate multiple times in a turn is very powerful.

Steady Progress - Proliferate and draw a card. Simple and effective.

Tezzeret's Gambit - Draw two cards and proliferate. Almost always paid for using life.

Thrummingbird - A proliferation machine. Very reliable source if you can keep it alive.

Viral Drake - Repeatable proliferate. Reasonably priced for the effect.

A minor sub-theme within the deck. Several cards generate tokens upon death. Mainly for use as board wipe recovery. If several small tokens enter the battlefield, can give several triggers for Ezuri, Claw of Progress.

Avenger of Zendikar - Creates 0/1 Plant toekns equal to the number of lands you control when it enters the battlefield.

Blade of Selves - Generates multiple temporary tokens on attack of whatever it is equipped to.

Chasm Skulker - Creates 1/1 Squid tokens equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it upon death.

Doubling Season - Doubles the number of tokens generated by other cards I control.

Hangarback Walker - As Chasm Skulker, but produces 1/1 Flying Thopters instead of Squids.

Hooded Hydra - As Chasm Skulker, but produces 1/1 Snakes instead of Squids.

Mycoloth - Produces 1/1 Saprolings at the beginning of your upkeep equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar - Her +1 creats a 0/1 Plant token.

WillowtheCouncil on Infuckt ($10 Budget)

1 month ago

First let me say, I LOVE the idea of this deck. It's great, it's charming. Obv, turn 4 and 5 win is difficult to win with in a competitive meta, but a 6 dollar deck? That's just beautiful.

Throne of Geth is about 15 cents per, and it's essentially "2 mana, proliferate". You can also sac a plague myr to it for the proliferation. You don't have any removal once something's down, so maybe 2x Vapor Snag, which is about 80 cents, going down one Fuel for the Cause and one Ruthless Instincts?

Actually, Aim High I think accomplishes really most of what you want from Ruthless Instincts for one less mana, and is a few cents cheaper. Gift of Strength can also work.

And if you use Ruthless more for the trample, then use Predator's Strike instead.

PI3L0V3R on Wouldn't It Be Fun If Nobody Else Had Fun?

1 month ago

Finally got a chance to sit down and edit the decklist. I removed Izzet Boilerworks, Call the Skybreaker, Inexorable Tide, Syncopate, and Clash of Wills. Tezzeret's Gambit, Diminishing Returns, Fuel for the Cause, and Mystic Remora were put in. I see what you mean about the X counterspells, but having a few to generate experience counters are nice. If the deck runs correctly, Master the Way should be dealing an absurd amount of damage as long as I'm not top decking. Ravaging Blaze is just good budgeted spot removal and burn. Spelltwine happens to be super versatile when it comes to my graveyard, and there is going to be at least 1 good sorcery and instant in 3 other plays graveyards. I'm on the fence on Wild Ricochet as I see what you are saying.

I sideboarded Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast as we only have 3 blue decks that aren't mine in our playgroup.

Pieguy396 on Fruits of the Ooze

1 month ago

Hello again! I'm not sure how all-in you want to be on the Ooze plan, so I'll split my suggestions into tribal suggestions, Atraxa cards, and generally-good-cards suggestions. Oozes first!

Now Atraxa cards!

And some just-generally-good cards:

Good luck with your deck! Oozes forever!

freakingShane on Wouldn't It Be Fun If Nobody Else Had Fun?

1 month ago

So this will be the same as my above comment. Anything I mention here does not mean that they are bad cards, rather I personally think they are less efficient for your deck's goals and strategies.

These are some cards I would look into cutting/replacing: Show

I won't suggest any more until you see these and gauge whether or not these would be good cuts and replacements. I know there is more you could do if you wanted to, so let's just see what you think so far before we get too crazy here! Haha. Keep me updated on what you're thinking, man! Always enjoy helping other players.

willis1234 on Izzet a pun?

1 month ago

Fuel for the Cause is a pretty good card.

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