As an additional cost to play Hatred, pay X life.
Target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn.
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1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions freezerboy! I'm not sold on Unspeakable Symbol for this deck, just because it seems kind of slow and expensive in terms of life. This deck often has a pretty minimal board state and frequently board-wipes, so putting +1/+1 counters on a creature is usually not that valuable, IMO.
Hatred, on the other hand, is definitely intriguing, even without Tree of Perdition. I just started playing again and had forgotten about that card. I've been in tons of situations with this deck where I could easily one-shot someone with that. I don't have one right now, unfortunately, but I'll have to get a hold of one and give it a shot.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Just like Kalemne, I'm ready to straight murder people with a Voltron commander that's immediately disregarded as boring. Some cards I've thrown into mine so far include
I like what you've done so far, more Vampire tribal than just voltron but all the lifelink seems like it will make her much easier to cast.
3 weeks ago
Agreed, it is even fun when you lose!
I wanted to keep the CMC low, so it was a trade off. I find that I rarely win off of it since removing Hatred, so I have been considering replacements. I think I will be considering more rattlesnake cards than wincons, though. That, or a card with another effect that I would like in the deck.
3 weeks ago
No, I have the right Gisela. :-) With Gisela, the Broken Blade, the CMC is less for a midrange creature with evasion and lifelink. The flip was never a consideration, it just wasn't worth the slot for what I got. There may be better creatures out there, she was originally in there because I ran Hatred and wanted the evasive lifelink. I have not looked for a replacement yet. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight has a significantly higher CMC, and is a red flag for many people. Too much hate. I may actually go for Rune-Scarred Demon again, but that is also very expensive. We shall see.
3 weeks ago
Grand Abolisher is an excellent type of good stuff creature. It's Dragonlord Dramoka except it comes down way earlier, which is worth a slot if you have a lot of control decks/blue in your meta. I'd drop Qasali Ambusher for Abolisher as Ambusher is really just a 2/3 blocker with a brief, "Surprise" factor that is almost immediately going to be overshadowed by threats on turns 4-6 (that Ambusher isn't anything in the face of a Ghave, Guru of Spores, Meren with sac support, Mazirek with a sac outlet, etc., so even if it surprise blocks one thing, you would have been better off running removal to get rid of the threat anyway).
Cultivator's Caravan seems mediocre. A Birds of Paradise does its job better as it comes out t1 and enables t2 Selvala, while Caravan has a higher cost because, if crewed, it has a bigger body. A 5/5 body doesn't really go that far in Commander since it's a 40 life format, though, so I'd say drop it for Birds to shore up your early turns.
Pilgrim's Eye just seems worse than using Farhaven Elf. Putting the land directly into play to ramp you seems better than being able to chump the occasional flying creature. If you can't tell, I think that chumping flying creatures is kind of weak when you could the creature, lol.
If you're running Tolismir Wolfblood, I see little reason to avoid Wilt-Leaf Liege.
Brave the Sands seems like a mediocre use of a card slot. Heliod, God of the Sun gives vigilance, a body, indestructible, and can generate tokens for 2 more mana. Being able to block an extra creature is nice, but that doesn't help against trampling, etc., creatures at all (so that card won't even remotely save you from a Craterhoof Behemoth, Overrun, etc., hail Mary), so I don't find running Sands worthwhile.
I see no reason to not be running Swords to Plowshares. You run things with reach, etc., to chump block flying creatures, which seems backwards when you could just exile them and get rid of the problem altogether. Or add a Maze of Ith or Kor Haven to your mana base, and suddenly any one thing that swings at you that you don't like isn't an issue so long as you keep mana up for them.
Some of your, "Just in case" cards are super narrow. Discarding shouldn't be an issue for you since you run so much graveyard recursion, so Library of Leng probably shouldn't be in here even if you have a meta game of Chainer and Meren + Mindslicer. Melira is extremely silly to run with no Persist creatures + sac outlets or anything to abuse her abilities, as running powerful, low cost removal would let you beat Infect decks without running such narrow cards that do absolutely nothing unless against Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck (and let's be real: Each of those decks would kill Melira and then gun straight for you due to running hate for them. Great way to turn games into Archenemy, I feel). Gaea's Blessing is another card that seems super narrow. You have Ulamog and Primal Command, both, to help against being milled out (which, that's not really why I'd use Command as tutor a creature + bounce a thing seems way better, but whatever, you don't have many tutors and that's better than nothing). You have enough recursion in other cards, and you don't run enough tutors that shuffling cards back into your library is even remotely powerful, so I see no need for Gaea's Blessing to take up a slot when you have options that can help you stay in a game.
Those above slots could easily become Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, and Beast Within, to help you more adequately against opponent's attacking threats. Opponent trying to equip a Kemba, Kha Regent with Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine? No big deal, exile Kemba with the equip activations on the stack, so you don't get beat down by the Angry Cat Lady. Skittles swinging at you for lethal off of a Hatred and haste activation? Again, no big deal, looks like someone replaced that guy's Commander with a 3/3 beast token when he wasn't looking.
Anyway, that's all I got. Have fun.
1 month ago
MegaMatt13, I love the idea of Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. I have looked at it a bunch of times, and I have no idea why I never chose it. The is a little steep, but it seems like it would fit so well. I think your suggestion of switching it in for Slayers' Stronghold is probably perfect.
sashaza, I think I totally misunderstood you, and now I feel silly. You asked about Gisela, the Broken Blade, and I responded to my feelings regarding Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Oops. Gisela, the Broken Blade is basically a holdover from when the deck needed flying lifelinkers to pair with Hatred. It was efficient, had flying and lifelink, and was not too expensive for a midrange creature. I have kept it for the same reasons, but at this point, it may not be the best choice available. I have not switched it, mostly because I just kinda like it. To replace it, I would need to find an efficient flyer, with secondary abilities that are more pertinent than lifelink. At this point, I am mostly pretty happy with it.
Beebles, thanks, it has been fun to create, collect, and evolve.
1 month ago
You should play Hatred. It's a great wincon since yidris has trample & you only need to pump him enough to deal commander damage.