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Gilded Lotus Discussion
2 hours ago
Jodah doesn't help that much since most of your Avatars are about 5 to 7 CMC anyway. Just focus on improving your mana fixing. You could change your commander to an Avatar as well, like Child of Alara, Progenitus, or Karona, False God.
Don't bother with Boundless Realms because it comes too late. Gilded Lotus might be more suitable for your needs. Coalition Relic is great for producing 2 color of any mana. Celestial Dawn and Prismatic Omen help your lands produce colors.
You might not get that much damage out of Warstorm Surge.
15 hours ago
You got some good stuff in here, I have a couple suggestions though.
You've got some solid mana rocks but you're missing Gilded Lotus
Expedition Map is pretty great when you have so many different lands, it basically turns into a super utility card. Makes it way more likely to get all 3 Urza lands too.
2 days ago
I'm really glad you enjoy the deck! First things first - card mentions. You can mention a card in any way with this method. I'm gonna use round brackets - ( ) - and then square ones - [ ] - so you can see.
((Krenko, Mob Boss|Alternative name))
As for the menace suggestion - giving my elementals evasion isn't a matter as complex as looking for more keyword abilities to slap onto them. Just juice 'em up with damage, and Trample will do the rest! (how red that sounds :DD) But it really is simpler to just make them bigger; with enough damage, they become virtually pointless to block, and nobody wants to trade into tokens that will get exiled.
I have multiple ways to ramp, actually (I've thought long and hard of what to put in as ramp); it's just that a bit of them are disguised as synergistic pieces: Ashnod's Altar, Dowsing Dagger Flip, Sword of the Animist, Semblance Anvil; there's also Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Myriad Landscape and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods.
I am the only person on our tables to ever cast a counterspell, so REB is less than necessary :DD
Finally, the deal with Opal Palace is a pure case of maths. Another simple part of the deck is that usually, after casting your commander, you'd use your mana to pay equip costs, so it's a case for whether that mana goes better to put +1 counters or to equip. The average equip cost in the deck is 1.82, so I'd roughly amount 1 mana to almost half an elemental, 47% of a keyword and about 1.28 points in stats. If I'm casting my commander for the second or third time in a game, Opal Palace is kinda worth it's 1 manna investment. Also, if it isn't worth, I can always tap it for colorless, and if by some hellish chance I'm color screwed, I can fix myself with its second ability.
I hope I didn't rant for too long; Happy brewing! :DD
3 days ago
Darkshadow327 sorry about your comment being cut, but why cut Dack Fayden, I mean, he us a little off-flavor, but he is low-mana card selection, a Faithless Looting every turn, and can steal Gilded Lotuses and Caged Suns till there is no tommorrow, with a decent ultimate to boot. I mean, he sees legacy and cEDH play because if you steal a turn one Sol Ring or late gate bomb artifact, he will take it, and otherwise is just ticking up, digging though your deck, and getting closer to a late game ultimate, all for 3 mana, considered better than Jace, the Mind Sculptor in many decks, though obviously generally worse than JTMS overall, and is just a good walker.
5 days ago
You should cut cards that do not contribute to the stax strategy or towards winning for cEDH:
Increase your land count to 28 at least
Try experimenting with Oath of Teferi/The Chain Veil + Felidar Guardian + Altar of the Brood and/or Tainted Pact + Laboratory Maniac as a way to win the game. I also like Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal combo in a stax build.
1 week ago
If you’re more into the manifest mechanic, Mastery of the Unseen is definitely needed here. I would also add some of the basic tutors and maybe some more mana rocks just to give you a bit more speed. Gilded Lotus is a nice target for Aminatou’s flicker ability.
I am also making an Aminatou deck but I went for a darker route going Stax.
1 week ago
ToxicMoonlight I actually play a fair amount of infinite Mana combos in the deck already. A close friend of mine thinks I should actually cut down on a few of the combos and add more counter magic, but he is also a control player who either plays 100% control or no control.
Power Artifact plus either Basalt Monolith or Grim Monolith makes infinite colorless mana that I can use either with Blue Sun's Zenith, Stroke of Genius, or Staff of Domination to draw my deck, then loop Blue Sun's Zenith at my opponents to deck them or even use Gilded Lotus and Voltaic Key with Rings of Brighthearth to make infinite blue mana and steal every permanent on the board which usually causes my opponents to scoop. Rings of Brighthearth also has the ability to combo with Basalt Monolith to make infinite mana if you copy the untap trigger. So infinite mana definitely isn't an issue in the deck, it just seems to always be the consistency.
There are very few artifacts in my meta other than the fast mana rocks, so I may drop Padeem, Consul of Innovation back in as a way of protection and card draw. Plus it helps if I use Phyrexian Metamorph to copy him and give itself hexproof.
1 week ago
I love this idea. I've been scheming something with her since she was spoiled. For your consideration here is what I've come up with:
Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient is pretty good at mimicking rings specifically for artifacts, which functionally combos with Gilded Lotus or Pyramid of the Pantheon and Voltaic Key. This is another out for us to go infinite with mana. Other abusive artifact generator is Gemstone Array, and it may suit our purposes well.
This last part is kind of in a gray area for me. I love Isochron Scepter for many reasons, but I loathe that it tends to skew a build and kind of "take over" the overall direction. However, we are on Red and we have a couple of instant speed mana producers that can be imprinted on it and paired with Paradox Engine for tons of fun as well. As if Paradox Engine needed any help in that department.
Take these with a grain of salt. I love this Commander and will be actively brewing with her until I find a mix that's fun to play with. Cheers and great job!