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Indomitable Archangel Discussion
2 weeks ago
Help Needed for making this deck Optimized. Also I could have missed some combo potential, just started Magic in 2018. Thinking about adding more Infinite Mana Combos like Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth and Staff of DominationWalking Ballista for Mana sink/additional wincon.
Things that are on my "Cut"-List
Thran Dynamo Good Manarock but, I sometimes just need colored Mana more
One with the Machine Draws 3-4 cards most of the time and fits the Artifact Theme. But there is Better draw, just mention it.
Sphinx Summoner 5 mana Tutor. Meh.
Sydri, Galvanic Genius combos with Aetherflux, but otherwise not useful in my opinion.
Vampiric Tutor Straight out of Budget, using proxy at the moment
Trash for Treasure Sorcery Speed. Early Trash for Treasure isn't useful most of the time.
Cards I really want to play:
Darksteel Forge Protection
Mycosynth Lattice With the lattice, mostly none of your opponents play Artifact Boardwipes anymore. But High CMC
Treasure Nabber In a format that play so many Mana rocks this dude seems great. With KCI you can still sac the rocks for more mana
Memnarch Mana sink/combo with Pili-Pala combo to get Everything. High CMC
Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer Save half of your artifacts on a Destroy Boardwipe. Save important Artifacts for sacing Thopters
Storm the Vault It's land version is even banned
Semblance Anvil More reduce is good.
Mindslaver Hard to achieve but having his effect multiple times and controlling everyone is just a win.
Indomitable Archangel Protection, but high CMC
Blinkmoth Urn If you play an artifact Deck and your opponents don't it's just crazy
All in all for slower/longer games I need much more draw
But these aren't artifacts
Commander's Sphere are reusable
4 weeks ago
Hey man, here are my thoughts
First, although I know your manabase isn't finished, I'd recommend running at 37 lands total.
Second, it's important to consider which equipment are powerful with this strategy, especially with Mirri. You'll likely need ways to keep her from dying. Since she has first strike, giving her deathtouch in addition will make it such that she will always kill the opposing creature before it deals damage, making her almost invincible in combat. You've already mentioned Quietus Spike, but other must-includes for this deck (imo) are Gorgon's Head, Gorgon Flail, and Basilisk Collar. You may also want to have ways to keep Mirri from dying to board wipes and removal. Darksteel Plate and Shield of Kaldra are both about 5 bucks, but they're pretty good. Cards that prevent targeting can be good, but hexproof is preferable to shroud. However, some shroud giving cards, such as Lightning Greaves and General's Kabuto. Mask of Avacyn gives Hexproof, but it's not a Great equipment.
Third, let's consider the equipment you're including. You want most of them to be strong enough to make a single creature into a threat on its own. You've already included cards like Argentum Armor, but frankly you don't really have enough equipment. I'm gonna list a bunch of equipment in various categories here that are worth considering (Sorry if some of this is already in your deck).
Fourth, let's look at your creatures. In commander, lower-impact things tend to be outclassed quickly. As such, you generally want your creatures to either be significant threats or utility. Some creatures that I feel are worth cutting are:
Jareth, Leonine Titan (Not a particularly good card. He's only got a good size when blocking)
Leonin Relic-Warder (He's likely to die over the course of the game. Long-lasting removal is better)
Oreskos Explorer (You're in green, so your ramp spells are likely to be land-focused)
Phantom Nishoba (You'll probably want something stronger for you 7 mana. It's basically a 7-mana 7/7 with lifelink/trample and a downside.)
Qasali Ambusher (This creature just isn't impactful on its own)
Sunspear Shikari (This one is also low impact. I wouldn't play a 2-mana 2/2 with both of those abilities natively in commander, and this card is worse than that.)
Don't get too attached to the cat theme. Have it be something you can take advantage of, but don't put in a bad card just because it's a cat. Additionally, don't be averse to putting in noff-type creatures when doing so improves your deck.
Let's look at some creatures that might improve your deck.
Eight-and-a-Half-Tails (Can help get your other creatures through for damage or protect them from removal. A tricky one to play with, but with high upside)
Sram, Senior Edificer (Card draw is A1 in commander, and this guy gets it for you while also carrying equipment)
Odric, Lunarch Marshal (Makes one threat into a whole team of them)
Leonin Warleader (Makes more vessels for the equipment, which have lifelink and benefit from tribal synergies)
Taj-Nar Swordsmith (Gets you what you need when you need it. Make sure you know what you're looking for though!)
Grand Abolisher (Gives you a lot more control over combat on your turn)
Leonin Abunas (Protects your equipment. May be unecessary, but worth considering)
Indomitable Archangel (As above, but it also has flying, which makes it even better.)
Brass Squire (Sneakily fantastic. Avoids the equip cost while also letting you move an equipment at instant speed)
Auriok Windwalker (As above, but it also has flying, which...huh, deja vu)
Mother of Runes (Good for defending from removal or getting a creature through combat)
Armory Automaton (Note: this can take your opponents' equipment as well. They can re-equip it, but not until they get back to their own turn.)
Alms Collector (This is a good cat. Worth including on its own merits. Takes stuff away from the blue player.)
Stone Haven Outfitter (Insurance for a board wipe. Your deck is weak to them, so keep an eye out for ways to protect your team.)
Mentor of the Meek (More card draw since most of your creatures are cheap)
Adorned Pouncer (Not sure about this one, but it has double strike and can come back from the dead, so that's something)
Mirran Crusader (This guy sees modern and legacy play for a reason. He hits hard and doesn't die easy)
Silverblade Paladin (The ability to give another creature double strike is fantastic.)
Steelshaper Apprentice (Weird card, but lets you get what you need.)
Emeria Shepherd (Another way to rebuild after a wipe. Consider holding this in hand w/ a few lands rather than playing it out.)
Jhoira's Familiar (Makes equipment and legendary creatures cheaper and has flying.)
1 month ago
2 months ago
Yo! Cool deck, I really like some of the spicy inclusions like the Quicksilver amulet to efficiently drop all these esper fatties onto the battlefield at instant speed.
One thing I would say is that even with a few early draw fixers like Brainstorm and Land Tax and 7 mana rocks that cost 2 or less, 30 lands is a pretty dangerously low number to run unless your group still plays Paris mulligans. That number is only really matched by some top-tier tuned cEDH decks that normally run 10+ cantrips and 10+ 2 or fewer cost mana-rocks. For the sake of hitting land drops consistently, I would definitely advise cutting at least 4 or 5 or two of the less impactful top-end creatures and spells for some land inclusions, if not more. The easiest cuts that stand out to me are Indomitable Archangel, Ethersworn Adjudicator, Platinum Angel as big creatures that don't have as strong an impact on board as some others. In addition without too many fetches to easily shuffle your library Scroll Rack isn't really shining as it could and could probably be cut.
I'm sure you have more experience with what pulls its weight and what doesn't than I do, but I would totally suggest trying to cram at least 4 or 5 more lands in there, if not more.
Good luck with the deck! Some really cool stuff here.
2 months ago
Gleam of Battle is a little too expensive for what it does imo.
Indomitable Archangel doesn't seem on theme, usually used in decks to protect wombo artifice pieces
5 months ago
I looked over your list one more time and found another swap. Indomitable Archangel for Leonin Abunas. Abunas doesn't do anything else useful, the angel at least has decent stats and flying, which correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like your deck is sorely lacking flying.
If you're worried about metalcraft, I would argue that if you can't activate it with this deck(look at your pie chart dude) then you're losing big-time anyway.
Yeah you should probably run Dispatch for that very same reason. Take out whichever of the two other spells you like less. Metalcraft is a thing this deck should very certainly take advantage of. You have equipment recursion in your command zone! Do you know at any given draw in any game for this deck, the card you are most likely to get is an artifact? Not a land, but an artifact? Go all out! ;)
6 months ago
Your strategy of having instant speed and costless equips becomes better when you have many creatures on the field to attack all at once, so you can stack all your pumping equipments onto an unblocked creature. The more walls you have, the fewer creatures you can swing with, making it more difficult to capitalize on your opponent. Also, this combo is very powerful but difficult to assemble all at once.
There's a lot of better equipments to use. Basilisk Collar is better than Gorgon Flail since the additional lifelink can score you health at the expense of the +1/+1 (also, Brigid can kill all attacking/blocking creatures + net you life). You can also sub in Swiftfoot Boots instead of Mask of Avacyn which once again, exchanges the +1/+2 for cheaper cost and haste.
Something I would suggest is to make this a Sigarda's Aid deck, because while the Leonin Shikari and Puresteel Paladin combo is really good, it requires many pieces to make it unstoppable. If you used Sigarda's Aid as a primary tool, it's more easily stopped, but if you built the deck around being good with equipment, you wouldn't need to focus solely on one combo, you can combo it with any of your equipment which allows you to be synergistic and little more consistent. For example, instead of trying to assemble your combo to allow you to switch equipments wherever you want, you can settle with Sigarda's Aid, and hold your equipments in hand and throw them on the field one at a time when you need them (Swiftfoot Boots to cancel targeted spells, Basilisk Collar to trade with a chump block, or even something crazy like Quietus Spike to punish your opponent for not blocking). This way, you can keep your opponent in the dark, forcing them to play around you, giving you an advantage.
Ultimately, switch out some of your current defender creatures for ones that are capable of attacking. Upgrade your equipments for ones that give other utility and/or are stronger/cheaper to use (just in case you can't assemble the combo). Something like Indomitable Archangel could be of use to you just in case your opponent has some artifact removal. Buried Ruin can also replace Ritual of Restoration, freeing up a slot for other spells.
7 months ago
try to playtest: Flammendes Schwert 20