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Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot
Legendary Creature — Goblin Warrior
Whenever an opponent plays a Spirit or Arcane spell, Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot deals 2 damage to that player.
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Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot Discussion
1 year ago
2 years ago
2 years ago
To every honourable Leovold player out there, you have my sympathy. It is true that fun is interpreted differently amongst playgroups and if your playgroup is fine with the kind of oppression Leovold would bring at a table, then you were probably facing off against Hermit Druids and Doomsdays yourself, decks very well capable of going off turn 3 through disruption.
I think only a sadist would be bringing Leo at a table where the rest of the people cannot cope. Same goes for most of the tier-1 commanders that are extremely fine tuned, like Zur or Tazri. I say this because a game is not fun unless everyone is involved and multiplayer EDH revolves strongly around this tenet. If you disagree, you should be playing duels as things are different there (winning matters more). So to people who were violating this, this banning is on you!
If I would be the dominant player to such an extent where I was playing solitaire with 3 spectators, I wouldn't be having fun since I didn't sign up for that. Same applies for the people on the receiving end: if I were to be just watching a player spread his deck out while I could do nothing, I wouldn't be having fun since I signed up to play -not spectate- a game. Playgroups around the world should evolve based on their player base. Talk with each other and see what's fine and what's not, adjust power levels accordingly and warn people truthfully about those levels. If someone still wants to join a pod with Leo, Zur and Tazri with his Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot deck, fine! What's important is to establish this agreement between ladies and gentlemen beforehand.
On a final note, I agree with those who favor the "banning" of the banned list. EDH is the format where you get to play with the cards you want! We shouldn't be taking away from it. I do understand there is a need to have a semblance of balance in tournaments, but this can be achieved by a meticulously designed point system that incentivizes healthy gameplay. One such example would be a variant where people can vote for decks they liked or disliked and allocate points accordingly, in addition to the points you'd get from winning.
3 years ago
These are all the Red commanders I could find that weren't in your list:
Adamaro, First to Desire, Balthor the Stout, Ben-Ben, Akki Hermit, Brothers Yamazaki, Chandler, Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Dong Zhou, the Tyrant, Fumiko the Lowblood, Hivis of the Scale, Homura, Human Ascendant, Iizuka the Ruthless, Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot, Jeska, Warrior Adept, Jiwari, the Earth Aflame, Joven, Kamahl, Pit Fighter, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Kumano, Master Yamabushi, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Latulla, Keldon Overseer, Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms, Ma Chao, Western Warrior, Mannichi, the Fevered Dream, Maraxus of Keld, Myojin of Infinite Rage, Rakka Mar, Rorix Bladewing, Ryusei, the Falling Star, Shimatsu the Bloodcloaked, Skyfire Kirin, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Starke of Rath, Tahngarth, Talruum Hero, Tarox Bladewing, Telim'Tor, Tuktuk the Explorer, Yuan Shao, the Indecisive, and Zurgo Bellstriker.
3 years ago
Almost got it in three hours, I'm only like 20 minutes late.
Assuming a 6 tier system:
To be moved from T5 to T6: (Rationale: french-vanilla, overcosted with no pay-off, or just vitually no effect on the game.)
Akuta, Born of Ash, Anthousa, Setessan Hero, Baron Sengir, Bartel Runeaxe, Boris Devilboon, Cho-Manno, Revolutionary, Arcades Sabboth, Atogatog, Chromium, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, Cloudhoof Kirin, Commander Greven il-Vec, Crovax the Cursed, Dakkon Blackblade, Daughter of Autumn, Gabriel Angelfire, Gallowbraid, Gosta Dirk, Grandmother Sengir, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Halfdane, Hazduhr the Abbot, Hivis of the Scale, Huang Zhong, Shu General, Hunding Gjornersen, Ihsan's Shade, Irini Sengir, Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot, Iwamori of the Open Fist, Jacques le Vert, Kei Takahashi, Kentaro, the Smiling Cat, Lady Caleria, Liu Bei, Lord of Shu, Livonya Silone, Lord Magnus, Ma Chao, Western Warrior, Marhault Elsdragon, Morinfen, Myojin of Cleansing Fire, Myojin of Life's Web, Orim, Samite Healer, Palladia-Mors, Pang Tong, "Young Phoenix", Pavel Maliki, Princess Lucrezia, Purraj of Urborg, Rashida Scalebane, Rashka the Slayer, Reveka, Wizard Savant, Riven Turnbull, Rohgahh of Kher Keep, Shimatsu the Bloodcloaked, Sima Yi, Wei Field Marshal, Soraya the Falconer, Spirit of the Night, Stangg, Taniwha, Tarox Bladewing, Telim'Tor, Tuknir Deathlock, Tuktuk the Explorer, Ur-Drago, Vaevictis Asmadi, Veldrane of Sengir, Xun Yu, Wei Advisor, Yukora, the Prisoner, Zhang Liao, Hero of Hefei, Zhao Zilong, Tiger General, Zhou Yu, Chief Commander, Zuberi, Golden Feather.
(I left out Ramirez DePietro because I just didn't have the heart to be the one to demote him. I mean, come on, he's a pirate. Pirates should get their own tier...)
Moved from T4 to T5: (Rationale: mediocre voltron stats w/ limited defensive or evasion abilities, effects that don't have a strong effect on the game.)
Arashi, the Sky Asunder, Adamaro, First to Desire, Alexi, Zephyr Mage, Atalya, Samite Master, Autumn Willow, Ayumi, the Last Visitor, Balthor the Stout, Bounteous Kirin, Cabal Patriarch, Cao Ren, Wei Commander, Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh Flip, Commander Eesha, Daghatar the Adamant, Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Dong Zhou, the Tyrant, Eron the Relentless, Fumiko the Lowblood, Geist of Saint Traft, Gerrard Capashen, Ghost Council of Orzhova, He Who Hungers, Heidar, Rimewind Master, Higure, the Still Wind, Iizuka the Ruthless, Iname as One, Iname, Life Aspect, Isao, Enlightened Bushi, Infernal Kirin, Jareth, Leonine Titan, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, Jiwari, the Earth Aflame, Kamahl, Pit Fighter, Karona, False God, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Kaysa, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Kiyomaro, First to Stand, Kiku, Night's Flower, Kodama of the North Tree, Kumano, Master Yamabushi, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Kuon, Ogre Ascendant, Lady Evangela, Lady Sun, Latulla, Keldon Overseer, Linessa, Zephyr Mage, Llawan, Cephalid Empress, Lovisa Coldeyes, Masako the Humorless, Masumaro, First to Live, Munda, Ambush Leader, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens, Oriss, Samite Guardian, Pianna, Nomad Captain, Pharika, God of Affliction, Polukranos, World Eater, Radiant, Archangel, Ragnar, Rakdos the Defiler, Rayne, Academy Chancellor, Rorix Bladewing, Ruhan of the Fomori, Sensei Golden-Tail, Shauku, Endbringer, Shisato, Whispering Hunter, Silvos, Rogue Elemental, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Sosuke, Son of Seshiro, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Starke of Rath, Sun Ce, Young Conquerer, Sunastian Falconer, Tahngarth, Talruum Hero, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Takeno, Samurai General, Thriss, Nantuko Primus, Tymaret, the Murder King, Vhati il-Dal, Vorosh, the Hunter, Zhang Fei, Fierce Warrior, Zurgo Bellstriker.
Moved from T4 to T6: (Rationale: a combination of the last two. These guys really didn't belong in T4 in the first place.)
Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior, Hakim, Loreweaver, Hikari, Twilight Guardian, Kodama of the Center Tree, Kuro, Pitlord, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon", Maga, Traitor to Mortals, Mannichi, the Fevered Dream, Meng Huo, Barbarian King, Nagao, Bound by Honor, Obzedat, Ghost Council, Patron of the Nezumi, Patron of the Kitsune, Tivadar of Thorn, Zhang He, Wei General, Zuo Ci, the Mocking Sage.
Moved from T3 to T4: (Rationale: Just basing this off of my experience with the commanders and the synergies available to them. Trying to split into Good Tier and Average Tier. Priorities for Good Tier: commanders that have built in methods of dodging removal and disruption (e.g. Thrun, the Last Troll), and commanders who's strategies quick swing the board out of proportion if left unchecked (e.g. Rakdos, Lord of Riots).)
Adun Oakenshield, Akroma, Angel of Fury, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, Angus Mackenzie, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Athreos, God of Passage, Balthor the Defiled, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Borborygmos Enraged, Bosh, Iron Golem, Crovax, Ascendant Hero, Dragonlord Atarka, Dragonlord Dromoka, Dragonlord Silumgar, Dralnu, Lich Lord, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Erebos, God of the Dead, Ertai, Wizard Adept, Feldon of the Third Path, Gahiji, Honored One, Garza Zol, Plague Queen, Godo, Bandit Warlord, Heliod, God of the Sun, Homura, Human Ascendant, Iname, Death Aspect, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Jenara, Asura of War, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jolrael, Empress of Beasts, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Kaervek the Merciless, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Kaseto, Orochi Archmage, Keranos, God of Storms, Kodama of the South Tree, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Kresh the Bloodbraided, Lavinia of the Tenth, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Mangara of Corondor, Marrow-Gnawer, Mayael the Anima, Mirri the Cursed, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer, Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Nin, the Pain Artist, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius, Norin the Wary, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Olivia Voldaren, Patron of the Akki, Patron of the Orochi, Pia and Kiran Nalaar, Radha, Heir to Keld, Reki, the History of Kamigawa, Sapling of Colfenor, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, Surrak Dragonclaw, Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Sygg, River Cutthroat, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thraximundar, Thromok the Insatiable, Toshiro Umezawa, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, Urabrask the Hidden, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Vendilion Clique, Venser, Shaper Savant, Visara the Dreadful, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Xira Arien, Yasova Dragonclaw, Yeva, Nature's Herald, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Zurgo Helmsmasher.
Sorry for the lack of spoilers. They don't seem to work on my browser, and I don't want to just type in code and hope for the best.
3 years ago
Since I figured out the basics of commander, I have ended up with 5 diffrent commander decks.
Current Commander Decks Show
Daxos of Meletis: My first EDH deck, its a straight to the point voltron deck where I gain a ton of life and steal your topdecks.
Savra, Queen of the Golari: Its a janky golgari EDH deck. Doesn't function well. Moving along.
Jor Kadeem, the Prevailer: Artifact Aggro. Pretty simple. Holds up... ok.
Jalira, Master Polymorphist: A janky yet competitive blue deck that turns creatures into other creatures. Its a lot of fun to pilot.
I have my 5 EDH decks, but I feel like I still have so many legends, and building/playing EDH is so much fun. So I have grabbed most of my legends, good and bad, and posted them here. I would like to know which one you all think should pilot my next EDH deck.
Note: I am trying to preserve as many of my non-edh decks as possible, since not everyone likes to play commander all the time.
The Legends Show
Erebos, God of the Dead: More mono-black devotion? A 5/7 body for 4 isn't bad, and the card advantage is nice in EDH. Could be fun.
Masako the Humorless: Seems more like a 99 card, but its a legend, so its up here. Idk what deck she would pilot to be honest.
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker: I love this guy. Got him for free from a friend (original Kamigawa version too), and he is fun to mess with. A 2/2 body for CMC 5 is a bit... concerning... but some crazy shenanigans could go on with him, especially with all the red Undying cards.
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind: Good ol' Lazav. Icould see him at the helm of EDH mill, but is EDH mill really a good idea?
Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker x2: Ditto Lazav.
Dragonlord Kolaghan: Only here because its a legend. Seems like a pretty crappy commander to me. :P
Krenko, Mob Boss: GOBLINS EVERYWHERE! I love Krenko, though making a Krenko EDH would force me to dismantle one of my favorite casual decks, my Mono-Red Goblin Fun Time deck.
Ben-Ben, Akki Hermit: Seems like a better 99 card for Krenko than a commander, but who knows?
Lavinia of the Tenth: Meh. Detain is cool, but is it cool enough to boost her out of the 99? Probably not.
Skeleton Ship: This card is quite funky. -1/-1 EDH? I would need to purchase singles for that one.
Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper: My newest legendary, he seems like he could build a fun edh deck. GO MY PRECIOUS LANDS, ATTACK! Nothing like having every instant/sorcery animate a land for no additional cost.
Vorel of Hull Clade: Counters all the way home! I already have Ezuri though, so is he better as a 99 in ezuri or worth building a new deck to pilot?
Tymaret, the Murder King: Seems lackluster as a commander. I wouldn't know though, I don't have a huge scope on how each commander plays.
Marath, Will of the Wild: Got him in a card lot. He is a go-to commander. I might build with him anyways, because he is literally build for this format.
Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury: Dragon tribal aggro edh? Sounds like FUN!
Narset, Enlightened Master: Narset is nifty. I bet she would make a nifty commander deck.
Melek, Izzet Paragon: I hear he is good in EDH. Is he good in EDH? He seems good in EDH. Copy all them spells.
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit: Another legend who seems more like a 99'er then a general. She could pilot a mono-white token/soldier deck though.
Medomai the Ageless: A cool sphinx who gives me extra turns. I don't know what deck he would pilot, but it could be cool.
Latulla, Keldon Overseer: Discard for straight damage. Not sure how well she would do as a general.
Jiwari, the Earth Aflame: Like Latualla, but without the discard clause.
Zurgo Helmsmasher x2: Zurgo wants to smash some face. He could be a fun aggro commander.
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death: Could be another fun aggro commander, or a 99'er in Zurgo.
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner: Seems like a powerful creature, put good enough for a general? Looks like another 99'er.
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden: Could be another goblin commander, and he opens up the possibility of black goblins cards, like Dralnu's Crusade. Same problem as Krenko though, I don't know if I want to take apart my goblin deck.
Arcanis the Omnipotent: Expensive, but gets me lotsa cards.
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur: 10 MANA! Thats a lot, but he keeps my opponents hands empty while making sure I always have gas. Though, he could mill me if I'm not careful...
Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot: His only upside is that he rides a goat. Thats it. Next!
Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer: Artifact funtime with Slobad! I do hope to get the C14 Daretti deck though, so Slobad would probably ride in the 99 there.
Kiku, Night's Flower: Interesting card, feels more like a 99'er than a general.
Glissa Sunseeker: Ditto Kiku.
Hythonia the Cruel: Cool card, though I own like 3 Gorgons total.
Anthousa, Setessan Hero: This card feels underwhelming. I bet in the right build though, this card could be nice, but when the lands are only 2/2's, the risk on creature based land destruction seems pretty high.
Wow, thats a lot of legendaries that aren't currently commanders! What do you guys think? Which legends here are the most fun to build/pilot? I would love to know! :D
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