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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
Legendary Creature — Bird Monk
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.
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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Discussion
2 days ago
You're right - I've got way more decks. I'll be posting them soon. My current favored deck is my Thrasios, Triton Hero and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker second sun combo deck, which I'll post soon, along with the rest of my commanders.
3 weeks ago
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is a combination that leaves out only green. I play with this combo as jeskai flyers (not posted on here). One shot kills can happen quickly. Gisela fits in nicely. Use red/white for agro, and white/blue for control. Run the 3 signets and other 3 or less cmc mana rocks for ramp/mana fixes.
3 weeks ago
So the first thing is, your deck is too slow, mainly because of the seven planeswalkers and the low amount of creatures. This type of deck should be geared towards a high amount of creatures and spells to buff them. I also wouldn't recommend Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as a commander for this, because he only buffs himself. If you enjoy the aggro theme with Ravos, Soultender, then I'd suggest switching Ishai with Tymna the Weaver or Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper. Sadly, blue doesn't really work with strategies relevant to spamming creatures, so Ishai is probably out of the question.
As for your planeswalkers, you should really only need 1-3 in a deck, so if you go on with replacing Ishai, then you will have to take out Dovin Baan, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets. I'd also take out Sorin, Grim Nemesis, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion.
For your creatures, I'd look to add more anthem creatures, like Ravos, Soultender's +1/+1 effect.
Good luck decking!
1 month ago
Hi there! First of all +1 for the obscure tribe.
So you mentioned that you are looking for ways beef up the power level of your deck and your focus is bird tokens. I am not sure what your budget considerations are, but here are some suggestions that I think that may help.
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker is a solid way to end the game once he becomes large enough (and he definitely will in a 4 player game).
Phantom Flock can get really out of hand with your proliferate sub-package
Shriek Raptor is another way you can end the game through infect.
Riptide Replicator can create large bird tokens for you.
Some other more utility considerations could be:
I highly recommend running Herald's Horn in any tribal deck as it provides cost reduction and occasional card advantage.
I'd recommend a little more interaction in your deck. Obviously Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift and Return to Dust are very good in these colors, but a more tribal centric card is Harsh Mercy. It allows you to save your birds but still removes a majority of you opponent's creatures. Just watch out for other tribal decks.
I hope some of these suggestions help. Good luck deck building!
1 month ago
Interesting to see an Esper zombies deck :)
You can remove Ertai from your creature list since it is your commander. Or, if you'd like Ertai in the 99 and to have a different Esper commander (instead of a UB one), maybe try Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Ravos, Soultender or just park Oloro, Ageless Ascetic in the Command Zone.
Finally, consider rebalancing your mana to run more B sources and fewer U and W ones. Perhaps replace all your tap-lands with Swamps.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Thanks for all the input. I'm thinking I might mix the ideas of ZendikariWol and MagicalHacker and do Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus with flying and other ways to punish playing spells. Only one issue, I only know of rhystic study and Sunscorch Regent to punish other players casting spells that would fit. Will have to look for cards to go in this deck. Maybe even add a +1/+1 counter sub-theme.
2 months ago
With Zedruu you could make a really fun group hug deck, or have a sneaky control deck with some harsh backbiting. For example, the C11 vows (eg Vow of Duty) are a really cool way to screw everyone else. Cumulative upkeep costs are an interesting way of abusing things as well.
Ruhan could also be interesting in group hug, or maybe... I have a vision for him. I want to make him a spellslinger voltron thing. With Monastery Mentors and Slip Through Spaces and maybe Zada, Hedron Grinder. Seems like it could be cool.
Exhibit C, however, is something no one has mentioned yet, not even you. It's a totally ridiculous idea. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus. A deck that punishes opponents for casting spells.