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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Discussion
6 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
Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is a solid generic hater, and Chalice of the Void works well too. Will you run stuff like Nevermore or Pithing Needle? There are also a lot of cards that give upkeep costs to things like Kataki, War's Wage or Breath of Dreams.
If you add black, you get access to stuff like Nether Void, Gloom and Blood Funnel. In fact, Mishra, Artificer Prodigy makes a great combo with these cards (your Sol Ring gets countered, then you search your graveyard for a card named Sol Ring and put it into play).
1 week ago
Well, there is Grand Arbiter Augustin IV to increase opposing spells' costs.
2 weeks ago
It can work well, but it's definitely not undefeated. Having versed this plenty, the comp rating is about right.
2 weeks ago
I've been playing a very similar Ephara list with excellent success. I enjoy the subtlety of the deck compared to things like Grand Arbiter Augustin IV or Brago, King Eternal, which tend to draw lots of hate, whereas Ephara flies under the radar. Some of the cards that have done some solid work for me have been Talrand, Sky Summoner, and Monastery Mentor, (with Baral, Chief of Compliance) though your spell count may be a little low to justify those. Also, while it is a little janky, Sacred Mesa has done a fair amount as well. One card you may want to consider is Approach of the Second Sun, as it does a fair job of being a more reliable alt-win con when you have the board locked up, and has stolen me many a game. How has Angel of Serenity been for you? It never seemed to make it past my maybe-list, but seems strong. One thing I noticed is a lack of ramp, which is something you may want to consider remedying, as it really helps get you out in front of big dumb green decks. Cheers, and try not to be mocked mercilessly for playing "a bad god (LIES!)," while stomping the holy heck out of your play group!
3 weeks ago
I am thinking about making a new deck and kinda stuck on what to build. I was looking into The Gitrog Monster but it seems too competitive and graveyard focused for me because I already play Karador, Ghost Chieftain combo. I am also bouncing around the idea of building a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV stax deck, but I'm not sure I'm ready to lose that many friends so quickly. Then I remembered Muldrotha, the Gravetide and thought about how cool of a build around me card it could be.
Has anybody played with or against Muldrotha yet? What kind of combos or strategies can it pull off? Is Muldrotha stax a thing? What is its general power level, among the top tier or a bit lower? I mainly ask because it's a relatively new card and I'm just looking for some guidance. Any info you have on her would be great. Thanks!
1 month ago
I’m a returning MtG player after many years of hiatus and am looking for the right deck to focus on in this format. I am an experienced former Legacy player, primarily of Smokestack, Winter Orb, Stasis, nasty lock builds, I’m interested in keeping with what I know and love, but with maybe a bit more stealth and casual class where people won’t ban me from the local game shop for ruining the fun. Some criteria:
- Must be a Stax/Prison style deck, it’s my favorite style by far.
- While Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is a natural fit for me if I were playing 1vs1 competitive only games that are Ok to specifically not be enjoyable... I don’t want to go that route for this deck. I’d like this deck and the commander to not scream to the opponent(s) ‘you are about to have a horrible time’.
- I want to play it in 1vs1 or in a pod without feeling like it is hampered in terribly on either side.
- I would like to play a version with win conditions that don’t leave my opponents I annoyed that the game is taking forever for me to end it.
- I’d like to feature a The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale in the deck, it’s my favorite card and I still own two of them and I’ll be selling 1 in order to get some of the big remaining pieces. Is Brago’s Stax shell just too creature dependent with interactions to warrant ever including it? I’d be trying to cut back on creatures to your list, not add them.
If you happen to see this, or if anyone else has an opinion on which way to go, let me know.
1 month ago
or you can go extra janky with a blue and white taxes Counters and Taxes