|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Uncommon|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.
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2 months ago
Black is probably your best bet as most hate bears are just that... 2/2 bears. Bontu's Last Reckoning, Toxic Deluge, Drown in Sorrow, Biting Rain (madness cost), Flaying Tendrils, Infest, and Golden Demise are all under 4cmc. May not hit them all but it'd surely get a lot of them
JuQ on Poisoned Lips
2 months ago
Locust God is a solid commander, quite powerful, but makes for terribly predictable deck. A guy in my group already made it and he got bored of the deck after two or three games.
I have many other commanders decks anyway, more than I can play, Hapatra's game feels really fresh gaining board pressence since the early game and capitalizing in the snakes' Deathtouch big time in the late game.
The disposable deathtouchers are great for not needing to block because nobody want's to send their shiny mythic creatures to die killing a renovable token, so they create a virtual pillow fort. The same works attacking they rather take one damage than wasting their amazing creatures, not to speak of the abuse of combining Deathtouch with Trample or First Strike.
The good thing about Hapatra is she usually won't be percieved as deserving of a targeted spell, there are bigger threats on the Battlefield, she is not going to kill anyone by herself and she is only a threat to small creatures. Who would really spend a Path to Exile on her? Her snakes will remain on the battlefield anyway.
The bad part is she is quite weak against board damage or Infest type effects, that's why I have many cards to protect her and return her to hand from the battlefield.
You know which creature was always getting targeted by every player in every game? Necroskitter! My play group was so utterly terrorized of it that I never got to use it's second ability, so at the end I had to take it out of the deck.
5 months ago
Yep, i have two opponents: one have a red dragon/burn with the biggest threats be the likes of Ball Lightning, Thundermaw Hellkite and Vexing Devil on turn one every single time lol. The other one has a green elves but i already beaten him easily with some mass removal like Infest.
I've got one Tragic Slip, but i think it's a lot situational, since if it is the only spot removal in my hand i'll be in trouble with a mere -1/-1. I've 4xVictim of Night sideboarded and well, i think i must try first and see if the Fatal Pushes can be good or replace them.
I've got even 2xSurgical Extraction sideboarded and i find it really useful... but i'm afraid to find it when i would need better a discard. Even this i must try first!
8 months ago
I think the question with Spore Frog is: what is the problem we encounter that this seeks to solve, and is it worth spending our Meren triggers bringing this tool back over the alternatives? By spending resources recurring Spore Frog, it means we aren't utilizing a Reclamation Sage, Fleshbag Marauder, etc. so we should be sure it's the right choice.
Spore Frog seems to shine best as an anti-aggro strategy against a single aggro deck (since he can't protect you from multiple). The price paid is your Meren trigger each turn. If your meta is such that this gives you the space to win the game, I think there is nothing wrong with the choice - but keep in mind that Spore Frog doesn't deal with problems permanently and requires a continuous stream of resources (Meren triggers) to maintain. So, it is worth examining whether Spore Frog handles the problem better or worse than simply adding more removal (either that which is already in the list above, or alternatives like Infest, Drown in Sorrow, Fatal Push, Snuff Out, Go for the Throat, etc)
Yes! Living Plane has benefits outside of the combo. Off the top of my head:
8 months ago
Not a dumb suggestion at all! In fact I used to run Pestilence in this very list, but found it was a little too slow for what I needed (my Changelog is one of the few things I haven't had a chance to add to the main post quite yet). Ultimately, Yahenni's Expertise ended up taking that slot - I found that a very efficient one-time wipe with a free spell tacked on was so much faster and more efficient than having the option to continuously wipe the board. Also consider that the first wipe for -3/-3 ultimately costs 7 mana on Pestilence! So, I don't run it anymore, but you might give it a shot to see if you have similar experiences to me (test it out against things like Yahenni's Expertise and Infest to see what gives you the best results).
Best of luck :)
9 months ago
10 months ago
Oh! I was just looking into making this deck too! I really like the idea of a -1/-1 counter deck. Your decklist looks pretty good in my opinion. You have all the greatest -1 counter synergies. One card that I suggest that although does not provide -1 counters but can whipe a board if an opponent is not careful is Screams from Within. Just as a general suggestion, since most of your opponent's creatures are going to weakened, sometimes a Infest will be as strong as a Damnation. Another thing, since you are killing so many creatures, cards like Harvester of Souls that take advantage of creature deaths can be helpful. Also you can take advantage of killing opponent creatures with some graveyard shenanigans like Gruesome Encore and use them to your benefit.Jeez these suggestions are all black, if there is one thing, I wish there were more red cards that work in this type of deck. But I'm stumped on red suggestions. Otherwise, your deck looks sweet to me!!!
11 months ago
And can i ask you why do you not play Victim of the night in a monoblack?