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Fumiko the Lowblood
Legendary Creature — Human Samurai
Fumiko the Lowblood has bushido X, where X is the number of attacking creatures. (Whenever this creature blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +X/+X until end of turn.)
Creatures your opponents control attack each turn if able.
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Fumiko the Lowblood Discussion
2 months ago
I'm thinking some cards such as War's Toll , Avatar of Slaughter , Curse of the Nightly Hunt , Fumiko the Lowblood and Grand Melee would be good options fitting into the style of deck you are wanting. In black, No Mercy and Dread seem like excellent ways to punish attacks. Finally, maybe Angel's Trumpet , a weird card but makes people have to think twice about not attacking.
2 months ago
Hi, I'm just dropping in after seeing the link you left on your twitter page.
If you are looking for just 4 cards to remove, I think that Clout of the Dominus , Graceblade Artisan , Norn's Annex , and Celestial Mantle would be the first cards I would look at potentially removing.
Looking at the deck, I'm assuming that the general game plan is to fort up and let Karona get passed around the table with the hope that your opponents will swing at each other with it. If I've got that right, then plan B appears to be suiting up Bruna or Uril and smashing face. Maybe I have the priority of the two plans reversed.
That being said, I think that there are a few things to consider. Celestial Mantle and Unflinching Courage work well on creatures you control, like Uril, but aren't cards that you would want on Karona as she is being passed around the table. The Mantle gives life to the enchanted creature's CONTROLLER, and Unflinching Courage gives lifelink to the creature so Karona's controller would also be the one gaining life. For your deck Unflinching Courage in a drastically inferior version of the Armadillo Cloak you also run because the Cloak's triggered life gain effect will always give YOU the life instead of Karona's controller. It's an important difference that is worth looking at when refining your selection of auras.
Aside from that, I think that Clout of the Dominus isn't the best choice in the deck. The fact that it gives shroud is counter-intuitive to a voltron strategy.
If you decide to take Celestial Mantle out, maybe it would be worth considering running Pollenbright Wings ? If you put it on Karona it will always give you the tokens, not Karona's controller, which can help give you an army of saprolings that you can then boost with Karona's ability when it gets back to your turn.
Of course, that all depends on people actually choosing to attack with Karona. Since you are already running pillowfort cards, I think that it is worth running cards like Fumiko the Lowblood that force your opponents to attack. The rules say that even if you have a Propaganda in play, opponents still have to attack someone to meet the requirement. They can't just choose you, decide not to pay to attack, and claim that their attack has been negated. If they don't pay to attack you then they have to attack someone else if possible. It's a useful way to get your opponents to whittle themselves down and to limit the use that they can get out of their utility creatures.
The deck has a number of ways to try to handle your opponents' cards, but you are pretty reliant on Anguished Unmaking and Merciless Eviction to permanently deal with opponents' utility creatures. Everything else you have either bounces or just prevents those creatures from attacking you. It might be worth looking at cards like Prison Term and Darksteel Mutation as more effective enchantment-based removal options that you can search up with your enchantment tutor cards if you need them. Winds of Rath is also useful for helping to clear the board while leaving your enchanted creatures untouched.
I don't know how much of that helps with the direction you are currently looking to take the deck, but I hope that it gave you some ideas.
2 months ago
Recently I've been building a deck around the blue/red partner planeswalkers, Will Kenrith and Rowan Kenrith . However, pretty much every single decklist I've seen has placed a stronger focus on Will's cost reduction and spell copying, whereas I want to focus on Rowan's forced attacks and getting value off of tapped creatures.
I've taken some inspiration from Fumiko the Lowblood decklists, but is there anything blue adds to the strategy? I've already included cards like Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , but I was wondering if there were any other interesting cards to include.
4 months ago
I really like what you've done here, and I vote you build this deck. I can tell that, despite not having played very long, you've done your research. Haven't even seen Balduvian Warlord in a list yet, and it's some great tech. Plus you're running my favorite black card in EDH, Syphon Mind! Such value.
As for what to add, I think you could use another sac outlet or two for when Xantcha comes back to you after a player dies. Phyrexian Tower is a good investment. It only recently went from like $60 to $10 from the reprint, and I don't see it being reprinted any time soon.
Some other good cards to encourage combat and keep yourself protected are Koskun Falls , since it's the only Ghostly Prison in BR. No Mercy is a great deterrent, as well. Also, Maddening Imp is fun tech, but you can force combat more broadly with Angel's Trumpet , Fumiko the Lowblood , Goblin Spymaster , and Warmonger Hellkite .
As for helping Xantcha hit the mark, Cover of Darkness is excellent. Gotta love the old tribal cards that affect other player's creatures, and you're unlikely to get much splash effect from naming "Minion." Although, if you want to capitalize on it, Chainer, Dementia Master , Sleeper Agent (the OG Xantcha), and Phage the Untouchable could all play well into what you're doing. Chainer for the abundance of dying creatures. Agent, since no one will want to block it and for that sweet, sweet flavor. Phage, since no blockers should be a goal in your deck. Either way, Cover of Darkness should replace Whispersilk Cloak , since you can't equip creatures you don't control. Shizo, Death's Storehouse could also be good.
I think you could use a little more mana fixing, as well. Blood Crypt is unlikely to ever get cheaper than it is now. Temple of Malice is nice, and if you find yourself leaning black, Tainted Peak could be a good include, as well. Also, Rakdos Signet seems like a given.
As for cuts, I don't think Hissing Miasma is that great. Koskun Falls and No Mercy are much better deterrents. Shizo, Death's Storehouse is more mana-efficient than Rogue's Passage , and makes black mana, to boot. The Haunt of Hightower just seems too slow to be worth the cost if you're not building around it. Words of Waste seems like a loosing battle, since you'll need to be paying 3 mana to draw with Xantcha and activate the ability, so for every two times you combo, you're paying 6 mana and putting your opponents down 2 cards each and drawing 0 cards. For that 6 mana, you could just draw three cards, instead.
5 months ago
Give this episode of EDHRECast a listen. It's all about 75% decks with a focus on the creator of the site's Xantcha deck.
As for specifics for your deck, the first card I would include Koskun Falls . It's the only Ghostly Prison effect in black, and it will help you defend. Well, there's also No Mercy , so give that a whirl, as well.
Dauthi Embrace and Dauthi Trapper are interesting tech. I've never seen those cards before! If your goal is just to make Xantcha unblockable, though, Cover of Darkness is much cheaper (gotta love old cards that effect other people's creatures!), and I doubt you'll get much blowback from other Minions on the table.
I also see a Nekusar, the Mindrazer kind of thing going on. You'll probably want some wheels to supplement that strategy. A few good budget ones are Khorvath's Fury , Incendiary Command , and Reforge the Soul .
As for cuts, Cabal Stronghold is pretty iffy in a deck running 11 Basic Swamps. Temple of the False God is awful. You're effectively running 35 lands, because Temple is a free 4-mana rock, not a land. I honestly despise this card. Run Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , or Hedron Archive , instead, and add in a couple more lands. I would put in some budget fixing lands, such as Rakdos Carnarium and Tainted Peak . I don't like Bubbling Muck much. You're not running that many swamps, so something like Mana Geyser would be much more effective if you need big mana. I'm also not really sure what Harmless Offering is doing in this deck.
Those are just my initial impressions. I'd also check out the Xantcha page at EDHREC to see how others are building. You can click the budget tab in the top right to help stay under $150! Good luck!
5 months ago
6 months ago
I love the art and mechanics of Queen Marchesa. If I had ever picked up a copy of her, I would have probably built her with Fumiko the Lowblood and Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs in the deck. I might use Grab the Reins, too.
Any consideration for them?
Oh man, you’re making me want to spend money just before my car’s regular service interval! Nice deck!
9 months ago
Plahbie I never thought about using gideons intervention or nevermore like that and oh my god that is so deliciously evil haha. Great way to shut down a combo deck that relies on it's commander especially in non w/g colors (ie mizzix or jhoira).
As for curse of nightly hunt, there are probably just better ways to invoke the same effect. Fumiko the Lowblood gives you the effect, asymmetrically globally and gives you a potentially strong blocker if people decide to start sending things your way. Goblin Spymaster is another that is asymmetrically global as well, for the same CMC as curse of nightly hunt. The only benefit of the curse is that it's not removed by a board wipe and there's not that much incentive to remove it since it doesn't really prove to be a major threat in most cases. If you really want to get oppressive War's Toll is a fantastic one too (probably the best of the bunch, but it will draw IMMEDIATE hate from the table which is generally not what an aikido strategy is looking to do).
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