Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Legendary Creature — Bird Monk

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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.

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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Discussion

cornpie987387 on Ith Can Get A Little Complicated

3 weeks ago

I swear every time I look at this deck I see something diffrent!

Two cards you might want to use as well Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker, Auramancer.

Maybe Detention Sphere.

redace10 on Ojutai's Mystification

1 month ago

Thanks for the upvote at Untapped Potential - Dragonlord Ojutai. You're right in that I don't dance around the fact it's a Voltron deck. I have tried to hone it to the point where all my cards either ramp, Voltron, or control. Anything else is a just useless fluff.

Neat Taigam deck, you're a little all over the place though. A few suggestions for cards to cut -

Ajani Steadfast and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets aren't offering much value to Taigam. Narset on the otherhand is grand.

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker looks pretty out place. Ditto with Ghostly Prison and Propaganda. Pillowforting is a useful tactic, but not if you don't fully commit to it with more than just two cards.

A bunch of your aura's are iffy, Shadow Rift is much more in line with what makes Taigam so good. Know that you can cast it immediately after declaring Taigam as an attacker, before blockers can be declared, and it will rebound. Nifty nifty.

A few cards to consider for rebounding good times: Ponder, Preordain, Serum Visions, Sram's Expertise, Impulse, Gitaxian Probe. There are more out there for sure, check out edhrec for the gigantic list of playable stuff.

I'm excited to see how your deck evolves, I am strongly considering switching to Taigam too. Though to be fair, Ojutai isn't so much slower than Taigam, just a little bit slower haha :)

One thing to consider moving forward: a lot of Taigam decks I've seen out there go crazy with a huge list of reboundable spells in the deck, but totally forget that Taigam needs to be protected in the worst of ways. His deck typically is hugely reliant on him staying on the field.

Gleeock on Looking For cards that trigger ...

2 months ago

I am fond of Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker I have him as a partner commander... usually loaded with hexproof/shroud. One of the few decks I have that can make Yidris players regret taking those 15 minute turns. Also Managorger Hydra

Sarkhan_Dragonclaw348 on Sultai +1/+1 Counters

2 months ago

Personally, I prefer a different partnering: Reyhan with Kydele. In general, artifacts don't get many +1/+1 counters, so unless you've got lots of artifact creatures in the deck, you're probably out of luck. What does Silas do here? It's a split strategy, I think. The deck runs well without the aside on artifacts. Thrasios, Triton Hero has some synergy since he can ramp, which is always a green thing, and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix benefits from card draw, which is a very Simic thing to do. If you have lots of things like Hangarback Walker in this deck, which benefit from dying and have +1/+1 counter synergy, AND are artifacts that Silas can use, great. But it looks like you're just using Silas because you didn't like the others. Unfortunately, artifacts are near the opposite of what green likes, and +1/+1 counters are near the opposite of what red likes, which is the main artifact color. The way I see it, if this were my deck, I'd do one of two things:- Cut Silas for a different partner commander and alter the 98 accordingly- Fill up with more artifact creatures that

These, I think, are the best partner synergies (in no particular order):

Akiri, Line-Slinger + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for artifacts in WUBR

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Tymna the Weaver for lifegain, in RWB, BGRW, or BGW

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for decks that like to attack/deal combat damage, in BGRW, BGW, RWG, RBG, RWB, BURW, BUWG, WUB, BUGR (I think that's all of them)

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for +1/+1 counters in nonred colors

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist + Vial Smasher the Fierce or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card draw effects/benefits in UR, UBR, GUR (don't partner Vial Smasher and Kydele, it's not useful)

Tymna the Weaver + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for pay-life-draw-cards effects, and ramp in nonred colors

Tymna the Weaver + Vial Smasher the Fierce for deal-damage-draw-cards in Mardu colors

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for sac-draw effects like Life's Legacy and Greater Good in BUG

Ravos, Soultender + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan for sac-reanimate effects in WBG

Thrasios, Triton Hero + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card advantage and ramp in UG

Ravos, Soultender + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower for token decks in WBG, WBRG, WBR

Okay. That's probably useless to you, but I was off on a tangent. Sorry. Anyway, to sum up: your deck is nice, but it would be a lot better if your commanders were synergistic. I have left many suggestions above.

Temur_Frontier on Did you say Abe Lincoln

2 months ago

Might I suggest running Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your second commander? He puts in alot more work than Kraum; Kraum is a decent beater that can give you some extra cards, but Ishai already will be bigger than Kraum in one round of turns in EDH multiplayer. Bigger creature means more damage/lifegain when paired with Bruce. And I don't see why you're running instant/sorcery based cards(snapcaster and ojutai exemplars for example) when you're only running 16 instant/sorcery cards but 35 creatures. I'd either drop these cards or turn this into a more creatureless deck so these cards have more value.

RedUndead40 on Should a Voltron Deck be ...

3 months ago

Some commanders can mix speed with resilience. My favorite build is one I call Controltron- with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder to make her twice as strong at the right moment. The lifelink is pretty huge too.

Since those two can end games without outside support my whole deck can be control and protection. Ive never seen a voltron commander with so many answers.

Honestly I think this pair is tier 1 voltron. Here is my list for those interested-

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Hausar on One Punch Bird

3 months ago

I have these two partner commanders and find them pretty awesome and one-shotting people within a table cycle or two.

I generally try to find Sunforger as soon as I can as this allows me to access any Red/White instants from my deck to protect as needed, opening up a much wider way to protect Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker. By replacing mono-blue instants with multi-colored ones this opens your effective hand up more much more. Suffocating Blast, Render Silent or Hindering Light give you some countspells for access. Master Warcraft is also available for some combat tricks, Boros Charm for protection and Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares for removal.

Open the Armory seems useful with your voltron style.

1+ from me!

Redace878 on Sultai Proliferation Help

4 months ago

I know this would be a big change, but you might want to go Bant rather than Sultai. WHite gives you things like Gideon's Avenger, Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker, Abzan Battle Priest, Abzan Falconer, Cathars' Crusade Juniper Order Ranger, and a ton more.

For your deck I would reccomend Deepglow Skate, Prime Speaker Zegana, maybe Sage of Hours, and Kalonian Hydra.

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