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Whenever an ability of equipped creature is activated, if it isn't a mana ability, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.Equip 3
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Illusionist's Bracers Discussion
2 days ago
I like your deck because it's about smashing the opponents face in pure and simple!
I think you already made a really good job with your card choices. Many of those I would have suggested as well.
Here are the few that still come into my mind:
Illusionist's Bracers would economize mana if you activate the ability of Kumano, Master Yamabushi at least three times (assumed you play and equip the bracers the same turn you want to start shooting)
with Basilisk Collar your commander becomes a machine gun, because dealing one deathtouch damage to a creature suffices to kill it. It might also be good to gain some life with the collar here and then, though lifelink does only work with combat damage.
Repercussion has huuuge combo potential in this deck. It might be even dangerous for yourself. But normally you should be able to play it in a way that it hurts your opponents more than yourself. Imagine playing Blasphemous Act or Chandra's Ignition while this is on board and your opponent having 2 or 3 creatures. It will often be a game ender.
Radiate is a funny card
and why don't you play Skullclamp? It doesn't work with the ability of Kumano, Master Yamabushi because the creatures won't die, but you have enough sweepers and burn effects in this deck to cash in a lot of draws when you equip your creatures with skullclamp before.
Stranglehold establishes parity between you and all the black, green and blue decks that have the ability to play a lot of tutors. It is a great card and a bit underrated I must say.
That's all for now. I hope my comments are helpful.
6 days ago
MrFertilid Thank you for your suggestions! I realized after reading your comments that 99% of the time when I play Marath, Will of the Wild I don't use his ability to move counters. Normally I fire damage at creatures or players and make 1/1 tokens. I need to think outside the box more.
I love your suggestion of Archangel of Thune and Spike Weaver. I'm so glad the former is getting a reprint so that I can hopefully afford one. I have a Ghave, Guru of Spores deck I have been tweaking which has a focus on going wide with tokens so I know it'll find a home! I will definitely make use of Illusionist's Bracers too!
I think I will hold off on the Shinewend and Stingmoggie only because I want the creature to have an ETB effect for use with my tutor cards like Green Sun's Zenith, Natural Order, Eldritch Evolution, and Chord of Calling. A lot of my stuff dies as soon as it comes down so I need to get some value off an ETB. Thank you so much for looking at my deck and making suggestions.
I will check out some of your decks, cheers!
1 week ago
Illusionist's Bracers are insanely good on Marath, when he's equipped with Basilisk Collar or bonded with Nightshade Peddler, or Aura Shards is out, and you put on Illusionist's Bracers, you become the god of removal.
Fertilid and Marath are of course my fav haha, essentially pay 3 with Marath as many times as you have mana and counters to keep finding basic lands.
Cathars' Crusade is amazing.
Vigor is great.
Archangel of Thune with Spike Feeder for a lifegain combo: remove a +1 from Spike to gain 2 life, which triggers Archangel to put a +1 back on Spike, which you can remove endlessly for infinite life and an infinitely pumped board.
1 week ago
If you like Aura Shards with Marath you might like Shinewend and Stingmoggie. Shinewend is basically a second, less optimal Aura Shards, but who doesn't like redundancy? Stingmoggie is expensive for artifact removal, but being able to move counters with Marath and knock out people's lands repeatedly is pretty useful.
Archangel of Thune and Spike Weaver are another combo that fit well in a Marath deck: remove a +1 from Spike, which triggers Archangel, which triggers Spike, giving you an infinite amount of life and and an infinitely pumped board.
It's not infinite but Sigil Captain has a pretty good interaction with Marath's token ability, and if you have Illusionist's Bracers, Ivy Lane Denizen, and any of the token or counter doublers like Doubling Season or Anointed Procession out, hoo boy, things get pretty wild pretty quick.
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Thanks so much for chiming in Rabid_Wombat!
Believe it or not, I've actually played all three of those cards over the life-span of the deck and I think all of them are quite good. Baloths got cut when Omnath, Locus of Rage became a thing. I think Omanth is, under almost every circumstance, better and I simply didn't have room in the deck for two of that style of landfall make tokens creature. Lumberjack was in my very first version of the deck and simply fell by the wayside as the deck got a bit grindier and wanted to keep lands around longer rather than be explosive. Grafted is probably the closest to making the main deck again. It's, arguably, better than Illusionist's Bracers in a lot of scenarios since the deck currently doesn't have very many creatures who can benefit from the Bracers outside of Borbor, but does have a few creatures that can benefit from slinging infect damage. I hadn't really thought about throwing Gradfted back in, but I'm starting to talk myself in to it.