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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Discussion
3 days ago
I am not merrowMania, but I am not dead either (I have been off quite a bit, I was finishing my studies, now I am back my dudes), here is a spoiler from today I find quite interesting:
Mmmmmm... I wonder which decks this could go in. I mean... It could tutor something like a Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Jace, the Mind Sculptor or any planeswalker that can be included in a W/x deck, even if there are not a lot. For sure, this is a tad less strong than Academy Rector, but getting a planeswalker out from the deck so easily... I am leaning towards Ugin, the Spirit Dragon since I have won a lot of games where I was able to get him -> exile the board. I am not sure about the shell that would like to do this, maybe in somehting like Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, but I am pretty sure this could find a home.
** EDIT **
What about a nice Flash deck that aims to either go Flash -> Academy Rector -> Omniscience or Flash -> Arena Rector -> Ugin, the Spirit Dragon? I would totally play this in a stax/control shell with Grand Arbiter Augustin IV at the helm. What are your thoughts?
1 week ago
Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Winter Orb, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Vryn Wingmare, Mother of Runes, Ramunap Excavator, Aura of Silence, Sun Titan, Swords to Plowshares, Alms Collector, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Eladamri's Call, Tocatli Honor Guard, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Kataki, War's Wage, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Stasis, Static Orb, Glowrider, Rising Waters, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Cursed Totem, and Damping Sphere
The cards above are powerful stax pieces that are heavy play, yet range from 0.15$ to 5$ on tcgplayer. Below are more expensive cards that still are good for the deck, yet are not required.
Hokori, Dust Drinker, Rhystic Study, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Nature's Will, Bear Umbra, Sword of Feast and Famine, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Recruiter of the Guard, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.
Other than these stag pieces (cards used to lock your opponents out of the game) the deck should ramp, have some good interaction, and have draw power too. It can then use a decent field of small creatures and some combat steps, or powering out planeswalker ultimates to win. Below are some ideas on how to do that.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Grand Arbiter Augustin IV seems good here, slow your opponents down and make the spells you flash in cheaper
2 weeks ago
I'd like to remind everyone that the OP is a little misguided and ill informed about how the Rules Committee (or Sheldon at the very least) views high level or organized EDH. Moreover, it does a mediocre job at presenting the viewpoint that most cEDH players have concerning the matter. If someone is super interested about this I could go into this a bit more, but I don't want to write paragraphs about this if no one is into it.
I'd also like to draw attention to the fact that EDH is insanely popular. Part of the reason for the format's success is how adaptable it is. Outside of casual, EDH is hand down the most grassroots format and the people that love it do so out of diverse reasons.
The point I was trying to make ages ago in this thread was that how the RC intended EDH to be played doesn't matter as much as how we as players interact with the format. For a small minority of us, that means playing at a high level of competitiveness with very tuned decks.
In the end, a major point you're trying to make is that people involved in EDH, for the most part, don't like to play anything that resembles the meta in cEDH and won't play with people who bring cEDH decks to unprepared tables.
And you're absolutely right. I can't take my highly tuned Grand Arbiter Augustin IV combo deck to my local shop, but if I show up with my battlecruiser, value-based The Mimeoplasm deck that I threw together from cards in my tradebinder, people are on board with playing with me in a heartbeat.
What makes this all possible is that there are enough players who see eye-to-eye on this matter. The person who prefers to play at a more casual level can just look to play elsewhere. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this as there is no universal right way to play commander. Even if you just think the casual commander crowd is the only one worth listening to and they are objectively right in their approach to the format, you're going to have one heck of a time trying to find a common voice. It's this diversity of opinion and approach to the format that I think is one of the most wonderful things about EDH.
However, I must stress that this also means people are free to get together and play their four thousand dollar monster decks in a ruthless environment and have a great time. You're not the arbiter of what is legitimate. No one is.
Just let people do what they want to do. The fact that I enjoy playing in that type of environment detract from your experience in now way whatsoever. If we ever run into one another in a shop, I'll have decks of various levels with me and I'll try to get a feel for your expectations about the format. Even for a diehard spike like me, there's no fun in trampling over weaker decks. There's no competition in that. It's not about winning, it's about challenging comparable players and decks.
Finally, I would like to conclude on pointing out that the cEDH community has grown tremendously over the last 4 years or so I've been following it. It's gotten to the point where we have content producers that regularly putting out work on the format, the cEDH subreddit is now as large as the Legacy one, and insane tuning and shifts have occurred in the meta. You may not like it, but there is a community of players who likes to play EDH like this and we're growing. I think we're far past needing to justify our existence.
2 weeks ago
My main deck is an oppressively cruel stax deck, I wanted to make something fun and Janky to use when my friends got tired of Grand Arbiter Augustin IV. I agree, I've wanted to up the power of the sac theme a little bit, probably with an Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder or a few other cards
3 weeks ago
Learn English before you try to speak it dipshit.
Playtest for days before making purchases! I made that mistake for too long, just kind of buying a deck on a whim. However its paid off imo because I have a massive collection and I have a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV stax deck thats almost done! Though I wish I could get my hands on a The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale...
1 month ago
You might want Lightning Greaves and maybe Hammer of Nazahn to protect Raff. I think you listed Talisman of Dominance instead of Talisman of Progress. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV seems helpful. Phyrexian Revoker and Pithing Needle could be good to respond to some threats. Summoner's Egg can help cheat stuff in response to boardwipes. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is really painful to flash in. Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Batterskull, Wurmcoil Engine, and Platinum Emperion could be good combat tricks. Lavinia of the Tenth can be a useful delay in these colors. Ephara, God of the Polis could be nice for card draw if you're flashing in creatures. Nezahal, Primal Tide could be a good replacement for Venser's Journal.