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Hokori, Dust Drinker
Legendary Creature — Spirit
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Hokori, Dust Drinker Discussion
2 weeks ago
artichoker, While I think your deck is good for what it does, I really don't see how Nahiri's abilities factor into stax. You only have one card that synergizes with her first ability (Skullclamp), and one that synergizes with her second (Batterskull). There are 4 other Legends in the deck, and swapping Nahiri for any of them would make for a better stax plan.
I don't think she should move out of Tier 4. For comparison, Hokori, Dust Drinker, arguably the best mono-white stax general, is in T3. There are also other decent mono-W stax generals in T4 right now, and they're not moving up either for being too slow (e.g. Yosei, the Morning Star). Mono-W is just really kind of bad as a color identity, sorry.
2 weeks ago
Well of Lost Dreams is solid card draw in a lifegain deck. Angelheart Vial is actually not great, but it at least fits the theme. Necropotence might be good here, since you've got ways to kill it and ways to gain more life so you don't end up locked out of drawing cards. I don't see a lot of ways to take advantage of your graveyard, so Skeletal Scrying is a solid option. And there's several other one-shot card-drawing spells in black you could take advantage of - Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Hoarder's Greed.
This isn't exactly card draw, but Whip of Erebos is awesome with your commander and it might be worth an include because of that. If you let Obzedat go to the graveyard when it dies, you can just Whip it back on your turn. At the end of the turn, as long as you stack Obzedat's exile trigger on top of Whip's, you'll get your Obzedat back like normal. Whip won't interfere with Obzedat's exile trigger. If you do go this route, you probably want to make sure to have a few more ways to get Obzedat out of your graveyard, whether it's exile or Raise Dead or reanimation. Nezumi Graverobber is a classic Commander card and could be sweet.
How about some creature cuts? I'd cut:
- Serra Avatar because you have no way to give it evasion, so it's just going to get chumped by Squirrels
- High Priest of Penance because you don't have ways to abuse it, so it's just a really awkward Vindicate that often won't work
- Treasury Thrull because casting a six-mana 4/4 feels so bad and even if it lives a round so it can attack, it's very likely to get blocked by something that will kill it
- Hokori, Dust Drinker because this deck is full of 5-, 6- and 7-drops and it doesn't have a lot of artifact mana or Seedborn Muse or Sword of Feast and Famine to make the effect less symmetrical. Against decks with more ramp or a lower curve, Hokori is a liability.
1 month ago
Cards to consider:
Rhystic Study. Why run something like Mind's Eye when you're in blue and have access to Rhystic Study or Mystic Remora? Study can significantly slow opponents down if they're smart, or they'll give you tons of cards if they're not. Either way is a massive win for you.
Back to Basics. I know you're not big on stax, but this particular card would slow down combo and hate bears decks (you know, the one running cards that heavily impact your general strategy that, conveniently, also come down before you may have counter spell mana ready like Gaddock Teeg, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Phyrexian Revoker, Kataki, War's Wage, either copy of Thalia, Thorn of Amethyst, etc.). Just a brief thought, anyway. It's an all-star in my Arcum deck, in any event.
Reshape: Cheapest artifact tutor I can recommend for you since you just run a variety of combo pieces. Consistency is important. On that note;
Tezzeret the Seeker : Finds any artifact cmc 4 or less the turn he comes in, can mana ramp the turn after, and his ultimate is fairly reasonable to close out a game and can be used the following turn. All of his modes are good for your deck.
As for your maybes:
Unstable Obelisk is good. Actually, I'd strongly recommend it since you're already light on removal and might need a way to eliminate a Gaddock Teeg or some other troublesome creature.
Clever Impersonator is okay. If an opponent grabs it off of Knowledge Pool it shouldn't affect you any more than if they grabbed Phyrexian Metamorph, honestly. Most of your creatures and artifacts won't really aid an opposing deck's strategy all that well so I wouldn't worry too much about it if you want to slot it in, just be aware that it may happen if someone grabs it off of your KNowledge Pool.
Reshape: lol, see above. It being useless off of Knowledge Pool is irrelevant; tutors are almost always good and, "It's bad with one card that this tutor finds in my 99 card deck" isn't exactly reason to not run it. You won't always have Knowledge Pool every game, firstly, you won't hit this card every time you play Knowledge Pool (you have a little over 3% chance to hit the card with 87 cards left in your library), your opponents won't benefit from it if it is exiled via Knowledge Pool, etc.. If you like it, put a ring on it and run it.
Pulse of the Grid/Thopter Spy Network: No. Not when Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora exist. I'd place Reshape and Tezz over these too.
Hope this helps.
1 month ago
Other general notes:- Oblivion Ring effects fit with enchantress theme- Oust is good- Fiend Hunter and similar effects could be good tempo plays- new 3 mana dinosaur which sacs to kill an artifact is good- Fauna Shaman, Eldritch Evolution and Chord of Calling helps the toolbox side- Samurai of the Pale Curtain is better than Stonecloaker most likely- Dauntless Escort seems fine to prevent wraths- having Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and a few pieces for him to tutor is good too - if your curve is quite low he can hit a lot of different stuff quickly
Some ideas more in this list too: Explorey-Os! Selvala Combo/Stax
1 month ago
Hello Suns_Champion! Thank you very much for your attention and your fast and accurate suggestions: I'll have to think about them carefully. I'll add Hokori, Dust Drinker, Authority of the Consuls and Meekstone as soon as I find them! In my opinion Teferi, Temporal Archmage is very nice, but in this moment I'm trying to reduce the mana curve of the deck. I'm testing also Dispatch, Orim's Chant and some of the lands, and then I'll let you know. Thank you again for the analysis of my 1st deck.
1 month ago
Hi again! happy to help! Sweet deck...I only play multiplayer EDH but I think I've got some good things for you to think about!
You have a great start here and there aren't a lot of non-budget options left haha
Dispatch may be a better Swords/Path Since you have 20+ artifacts.
Orim's Chant is a good way to shut down an opponent combo-ing off or anything else haha.
Hope some of this helps!
1 month ago
You need Tons more stax if you want this to be good. Take out most of your creatures, since they do not directly tax or deny the opponent any resources. Only use creatures like Hokori, Dust Drinker and not much else. Check out this awesome Augustin deck: Augustin's $t4ks (Primer)