Idol of Oblivion
: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you created a token this turn.
, , Sacrifice Idol of Oblivion: Create a 10/10 colourless Eldrazi creature token.
|Want (2)||spaceyjdjames , misanthropetappedout|
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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Idol of Oblivion Discussion
1 week ago
Well, there's quite a few ways to make a deck quicker, the simplest would be just to add more ramp. Rampant Growth , Kodama's Reach , Nature's Lore . Having Ghired out by turn 4 is good, so try to stay under 4 CMC with ramp spells.
The deck, like any precon deck, has quite a few weird cards that don't fit the main commander, for example Tectonic Hellion , Tahngarth, First Mate , Marisi, Breaker of the Coil , Scaretiller etc. These are interesting cards and they have homes, but Ghired probably isn't that home.
When playing, check which cards are underperforming, as well. Some do fit your theme but simply aren't very efficient. Some, like Emmara Tandris or Desolation Twin can come down to late with too little impact. Of course, it's ultimately your call, some people, myself included, enjoy using less efficient cards if they have fun effects. It's commander after all, it's about using the cards you enjoy!
Having a faster star will absolutely help, but being able to hold out for a longer game will benefit you too, which is why card draw is important as well! Card draw is very valuable in commander, so some more of that couldn't hurt. the deck already includes some awesome draw cards like Ohran Frostfang and Idol of Oblivion but there's plenty of other great draw spells as well and it's an effect you're likely going to want lots of. I like Rishkar's Expertise a lot personally, and Return of the Wildspeaker is awesome, being either a draw spell or an Overrun effect if needed.
If you'd like to see more suggestions, I recommend the site EDHREC. You could use it to see what cards other Ghired players use, which can be very helpful! Although remember to make your own decisions on what to include too, the majority's not always right. Just see what cards are the most fun to play, that's the most important!
Hope this helps! Happy populating!
1 month ago
Two new cards form C19 come to mind: Ghired, Conclave Exile makes obscure 4/4 Rhino tokens. Idol of Oblivion creates a 10/10 Eldrazi token. Get one of those on the field, then use Brudiclad to make an army of them, and smile manically.
1 month ago
I think you have a strong base for a Selesnya token deck but, I am not sure if Emmara, Soul of the Accord is the best choice for your commander. Emmara wants you to tap her and I don't see a lot of ways to tap her in this deck. Maybe consider switching your commander to Trostani, Selesnya's Voice which might work better to get out tokens.
If you want to use Emmara maybe you could look to add a few vehicles to this deck. Personally I think a card like Smuggler's Copter would be a great addition to this deck because, it gives you card filtering and a tap outlet for Emmara. Citanul Hierophants could also help you ramp and will give an additional tap source for Emmara. Nature's Chosen is an older card but would work really well with Emmara. I see you have some cards with the convoke ability which I think is strong in this deck. Maybe consider adding some more convoke cards like, March of the Multitudes , Chord of Calling , Scatter the Seeds and, Conclave Tribunal ?
This deck seems really light on card draw / card advantage, consider using some of these cards to help you draw. Skullclamp which will draw you an insane amount of cards off Emmara alone and, is almost an auto include in a token deck. Idol of Oblivion , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury , Huatli, Radiant Champion , Season of Growth and, Ohran Frostfang are all really good cards that will give you card advantage and synergies with your token theme. One last card you might consider is Well of Lost Dreams especially if you find yourself gaining a lot of life off the Emmara tokens.
Lastly, I would consider removing these cards, Eidolon of Blossoms , Evangel of Heliod , Oakhame Ranger , Worldsoul Colossus , Banishing Light and, Collective Voyage . While I don't think these cards are bad I don't they they are impactful enough in this deck.
I would consider adding these cards, Parallel Lives , Doubling Season (if you can afford it), Castle Ardenvale , Beastmaster Ascension , Collective Blessing (maybe consider removing some of your smaller anthem effect like, Honor of the Pure for bigger anthem effect like these), Eladamri's Call , Eternal Witness , Champion of Lambholt , Generous Gift and, Beast Within .
Hopefully some of these suggestions helped but, I think you are off to a really good start with your deck!
2 months ago
Personally I don't think you need Expedition Map or Idol of Oblivion . In this deck map is basically a 3 drop mana rock, which you've been trying to cut back on, and as for the idol: you're in blue there are plenty of better card draw options. Options such as Blue Sun's Zenith , Rhystic Study , or even Consecrated Sphinx , and as for the token creating abilities of the idol, I feel like there are much better uses for 8 mana than a 10/10 beater with no abilities.
2 months ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Idol of Oblivion , Neheb, the Eternal , Slumbering Dragon , Universal Automaton , Fire-Belly Changeling , Cloudstone Curio , Cauldron of Souls , Colfenor's Urn , Worn Powerstone (gets your general out T4), Coalition Relic , Generator Servant , Captain Lannery Storm , Seething Song , Irencrag Feat , Mana Geyser
2 months ago
Hey, Hybrow, always glad to see you coming back. I wonder of having any planeswalkers in the deck. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame and Chandra, Torch of Defiance are both great choices, but would having a planeswalker and making Purphoros a creature (more vulnerable) be worth the short-lived push? How goes the testing with her?
Hi, SP3CTR3_chelts, so Ruby Medallion is a great card, but it was best used for storm decks. I have noticed 3 things with this deck: I play 2 spells a turn at the most, I have more than enough mana to play my hand (and have zero cards at the end of my turn, damn), and half my deck is colorless which makes this card less useful overall.
Hey, Wolfspane00, I haven't considered Chandra's Regulator . As you say, it's situational, but I have seen better draw power without need for another planeswalker. If I don't really run Chandras, then it would mostly be a artifact for drawing. Mortarpod brought up a good point with Idol of Oblivion .
atomic_moose, yes! Mmm, one the one hand, Purp's devotion would make him as an Indestructible Creature. But on the other hand... it basically doubles all damage from Purp! Debating on swapping out another 4-5 drop for it ( Siege-Gang Commander probably?). Will test it out.
Thanks, Mortarpod. I am always glad to see a new bro here. I definitely will look into Idol of Oblivion , as both myself and SP3CTR3_chelts like it. It also seems like a great simple combo with cards like Loyal Apprentice . As far as tutoring goes, I would rather draw than tutor, if that makes sense. I enjoy the chaos that mono- decks bring that brings you a full hand rather than search for that one answer, since 40 damage is 40 damage. ;)
Guys, I am as always grateful for the time you put to help me update our Purp decks to keep him competitive. Let's play some EDH with our Purps and see what changes we'll add further!