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Increasing Ambition Discussion
19 hours ago
This is my favorite commander. Wub Wub Deck if you want to check mine out. I do not run combo, but more of a control build.
I think the first thing you need to work on is your land base. I am not a fan of comes in to play tapped lands, and the bounce lands are far too easy of a target for Strip Mine and the like. Which you should have in here, spot land removal is important.
Some lands I think you should look in to getting/trading for. Minamo, School at Water's Edge, Watery Grave - to finish off the shocks you need. Pains are really good. Adarkar Wastes, City of Brass, Underground River
I hope this helps, let me know what you think.
4 days ago
I just like to keep it organized. And yes, the Amber Throne is the ruling body of the Abzan.
I do agree that Anafenza, the Foremost is much more aggro and I have thought about it. However, moving counters with Daghatar the Adamant with bonuses from Corpsejack Menace, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, and Mikaeus, the Lunarch can go a long way. I still want the counter manipulation of Ghave, Guru of Spores but with a theme I like better. If Daghatar consistently proves to be too slow/useless then I'll probably make the switch to Anafenza. I'm honestly hoping that the Abzan legendary in Dragons of Tarkir will be better than both of them. (Assuming they don't mess with the wedges too much.)
As for my creatures dying, I want to add in Death's Presence, but I'm still shuffling things between my Mainboard and Maybeboard to see what works out best in most situations. I'm in the same boat with Increasing Ambition, a few other tutors, and well, everything in my Maybeboard.
4 days ago
More seriously though, I would strongly consider substituting Daghatar the Adamant for Anafenza, the Foremost as your commander. Your theme is fantastic, everything benefits from the +1/+1 counters, and the deck is going to be a powerhouse. However, you don't really benefit from moving +1/+1 counters around. The only time you'd really benefit from it is when a creature would die, and you save its counters, but you're almost never going to have enough mana to do that enough to be meaningful. Anafenza, the Foremost brings more consistent aggro, buffs herself or anyone else on the battlefield, (fits your theme), and her second ability is killer against a lot of other decks. (Specifically the Grenzo, Dungeon Warden deck im making, but I guess I just hate myself).
Lastly I would add Increasing Ambition to any edh deck with black, Armillary Sphere, Champion's Helm, and Swiftfoot Boots to any edh deck. Gotta protect that commander, even if the deck doesn't revolve around him (or her) being on the battlefield.
1 week ago
Good suggestions, especially the mana base. I've more or less left my land selection alone for fear of wanting super-expensive lands. :p I'll definitely put in the ones you've mentioned (possibly excepting the Karoos; I don't like them much). Crypt of Agadeem will be in for sure.
I mainly picked Dread Cacodemon for it being an 8/8 I could fetch with the Apostles, but I just noticed it doesn't have flying, so that will probably go; maybe some changelings will take its place. Bloodgift Demon is sound, but I might leave Indulgent Tormentor in as well just for good measure. I suspect I'll draw more often than not, especially if I pick on people with low life/few creatures. :p Pestilence Demon might go as well; I didn't consider it and the Apostles on-board at the same time.
I have no idea why I put in Plea for Guidance over the other tutors; I guess I was mainly thinking it'd fetch Bloodbond March and one of my shrouds on one card. But I don't really need those, so Increasing Ambition will do nicely in its place.
I'm in love with Leyline of Sanctity; I have two of them in paper, but their online price is an absurd 10 tickets, so I picked alternatives. They're mostly in here because of the dangers of Bojuka Bog; I only wish there was a "cards in your graveyard have hexproof" to supplement it.
I like the suggestion of on-death effects, and I'll consider Teysa, Orzhov Scion. Beastmaster Ascension is hilarious, and might also work nicely. One other thought I had was Descendent's Path, since it might just pop Apostles (or later, demons!) onto the field for free.
I didn't do research on this deck before making it, so things like Edgewalker and Doubling Chant (and Pack Hunt) were random ideas that seemed to work well for me. I'll probably replace either Return to the Ranks or Marshal's Anthem with the new card coming in Fate Reforged, since it's basically Immortal Servitude but one cheaper. (They exile at end step, but if I have a multiple of six I can sacrifice them all for more demons and it won't matter.)
I might also try a completely different build, perhaps BUG, using Verdant Succession and the few blue color-changing effects. But I suspect that wouldn't work well as often as this might.
Thanks for all your help!
1 week ago
Keep in mind that my play/build style may be different so feel free to disregard suggestions that you don't agree with. :D
First off, nice deck. I really like a lot of the picks, especially since it seems like you're trying to get away from the beaten path with your build.
I'd recommend cutting most of the lands you have that don't produce black. You mentioned that you're having problems with hitting off colors but there are a lot of lands that you can look at that aren't expensive that produce black/another color. or all colors. A couple that jump to mind are: Golgari Guildgate, Golgari Rot Farm. Jungle Hollow, Orzhov Guildgate, Orzhov Basilica, Sandsteppe Citadel. Scoured Barrens. Tainted Field, and Tainted Wood.
There are a lot of more expensive lands like the painlands, Murmuring Bosk, the shocklands, etc. Also you might want to look at Crypt of Agadeem. It's super cheap and it has great mid-late game synergy once your graveyard starts filling up.
Dread Cacodemon's ability only goes off if you hard cast him so you might not want to include him since the deck looks like it'd have a hard time doing so. Bloodgift Demon might be a better card than Indulgent Tormentor since it guarantees a card drawn. Pestilence Demon is nice but he is a major nonbo, in my opinion, with the apostles.
I would drop Plea for Guidance for another tutor such as Diabolic Tutor or Increasing Ambition. They cost less to cast, are comparably priced in terms of how much it costs to buy them, and offer more flexibility on what you can tutor.
The cards that give you shroud/hexproof are nice but depending on your meta you might get more mileage out of your deck by running more offensive threats instead of those cards. You may also want to consider Leyline of Sanctity over Ivory Mask since it randomly will be free.
I really like having cards that take advantage of when Apostles go to the graveyard such as Teysa, Orzhov Scion. I found Beastmaster Ascension to get some good mileage in, especially if I get it early game. It lets me get some more use out of my apostles when they are just swinging each turn instead of tutoring.
1 week ago
Blood Artist is always good because it gives yo uan actual win con outside of combat damage, as does Geralf's Messenger. I would look at upgrading Overrun to eiterh Garruk Wildspeaker or Overwhelming Stampede, each gives you much more value. If you can upgrade Ranger's Path to Skyshroud Claim, its just better. Mycoid Shepherd, although full of flavour, feels a little underwhelming in the deck, especially as you mainly produce 1/1 tokens. You should also look at replacing Emmara Tandris with something better long term. Its expensive but the upgrade to Avacyn, Angel of Hope is a good move. You've also got black/green but you're not running any tutors - Chord of Calling is particularly good for your deck as are thigns like Diabolic Tutor / Increasing Ambition and even Diabolic Revelation and they're quite inexpensive. If you felt like splashing out a bit, Green Sun's Zenith is awesome.
1 week ago
|Avg. draft pick||1.51|
|Avg. cube pick||11.4|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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