Creature — Jellyfish
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to Guard Gomazoa.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Uncommon|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Uncommon|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Guard Gomazoa Discussion
1 day ago
Hey, interesting start on a budget version of Kess.
Some cards to consider adding:
- Baleful Strix
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Arcane Signet: at TCGPlayer can get it for less than $3.
- Izzet Signet
- Dimir Signet: can get it for less than $1.
- Rakdos Signet
- Crumbling Necropolis: Grixis Tri land.
- Shivan Reef: can get it for less than $1.
- Smoldering Marsh
- Grixis Panorama
- Opal Palace
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Izzet Boilerworks
- Rakdos Carnarium
Cards to consider cutting for these:
- Temple of the False God: it will not tap for mana until your fifth turn which is really bad.
- Vivid Marsh: when it runs out of two counters it can only tap for black.
- Dimir Guildgate
- Swiftwater Cliffs
- 4x Mountain
- Guard Gomazoa or Fog Bank
- Sage's Row Denizen
- Izzet Chronarch
- Mnemonic Wall
- Salvager of Secrets
- Possessed Skaab
Baleful Strix is a two drop who draws a card when it ETB, that way you can blink it with Deadeye to draw many cards. When you assemble Deadeye + Drake for infinite mana then being able to infinite blink a creature who draws can draw your win condition or draw and cast all cards in your deck. It's possible you could have a win condition already on the battlefield or in hand or graveyard with Kess, but if not then infinite blinking Strix lets you draw it.
Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be a win condition with Deadeye + Drake. It's not opponent mill, it's better, it's opponent exile their libraries and with infinite mana you get to cast all your opponent's cards. Arcane Signet , Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet are some two drop mana rocks so you're not only relying on lands to have enough mana to cast cards.
I don't think you need to play so many creatures who recur an instant or sorcery because isn't that what Kess is for? That's the advantage of Kess, you get to cast an instant or sorcery from your graveyard on your turns, but once you resolve that spell is exiled. An exiled spell is no longer in your graveyard to recur to your hand. Archaeomancer is the only creature you want for this effect because you also have blink spells as well as Deadeye and creature recursion/reanimation spells for Archaeomancer.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
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Some potential adds: Amaranthine Wall Angelic Wall Basilica Guards Bonded Fetch Colossus of Akros Consulate Skygate Doorkeeper Dragon's Eye Sentry Drift of Phantasms Charix, the Raging Isle Fog Bank Glacial Wall Golden Guardian Flip Grave Bramble Guard Gomazoa Jaddi Offshoot Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch Ludevic's Test Subject Flip Murmuring Phantasm Necropolis Order of the Stars Sprouting Phytohydra Steel Wall Sunscape Familiar Traproot Kami Tree of Redemption Wall of Hope Wall of Junk Wall of Kelp Wall of Nets Wall of Reverence Woolly Razorback Guard Duty Zephyr Net Belbe's Armor Dragon Throne of Tarkir Peregrine Mask
5 months ago
Mentor of the Meek is a good source of extra card draw for the deck since all your walls will pretty much trigger the ability.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a great source of extra bodies and is another board wipe that will not bother your walls.
I use Sight of the Scalelords in my version of Arcades to give that boost and vigilance for every combat.
I also put High Alert in my version since Arcades eats a lot of removal on the board.
Wall of Stolen Identity is a good creature to get some creature abilities from your opponents.
The Birth of Meletis would be good since it’ll grab you a land and then make a 0/4
Mnemonic Wall is great since it’ll get you back a good instant or sorcery card.
Wall of Reverence is actually not bad just to gain a little bit of life during your upkeep can go a long way. Angelic Chorus will make it so your walls will enter and then gain you a nice chunk of life.
Solidarity is another tower defense like effect for your creatures.
Angelic Shield is a small boost and can help save Arcades from one removal spell or board wipe.
6 months ago
Mystic Barrier means only one opponent can attack you if multi-player. Spirit of Resistance means you don't care if they attack you or not. Vow of Flight is evasion and they can't attack you (thats the only Vow i use).
6 months ago
I notice there isn't a Notion Thief in the deck, it may mean that your opponents cannot draw cards but the advantage you get from the Thief plus a wheel effect is huge. Same sort of thing with Narset, Parter of Veils, your opponents won't take damage, but they also won't have cards in hand. I am unsure why you've put Fog Bank and Guard Gomazoa in the deck, they are good blockers but can be easily removed or just ignored by a lot of strategies and don't really advance your gameplan. I would include a higher number of board wipes in the deck instead of them, consider Blasphemous Act and Toxic Deluge as these can be cast for low mana cost, or there's always good old Damnation. I would also consider adding a few more artifact ramp cards like Izzet Signet or Fellwar Stone, these will give you something to do in the early game that lets you ramp out your Nekusar, the Mindrazer faster.
Overall the deck looks pretty solid and doesn't fall into the trap that I think a lot of Nekusar players fall into and doesn't use Howling Mine or similar cards which just give your opponents a huge advantage without damaging them too much.