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Creature — Illusion
As Ixidron enters the battlefield, turn all other nontoken creatures in play face down. (They're 2/2 creatures.)
Ixidron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of face-down creatures in play.
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3 weeks ago
I like Commander's Sphere, I'll probably take out the last signet and swap it in. I don't think I have enough necessary non-basic lands to make Expedition Map worth it, I would just rather the lands go onto the battlefield.
Not sure about Silent Arbiter, I can only really see him being useful if I'm trying to get past a bunch of flying/reach creatures.
I was actually looking around for more board wipes that would complement this deck and Dusk / Dawn fits perfectly.
I used to run Secret Plans when I was first building the deck but I cut it to make room for other cards, It might deserve a second chance though.
Ainok Survivalist looks good, I would just have to find a spot for it.
Hunted Troll has been on my cut list and Leveler seems like a nice replacement (and always nice to have the extra target for Fractured Identity).
Chromeshell Crab is pretty expensive for what he dose. I've played him in some of my previous decks and he has felt weak every time I got him.
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite + Ixidron is a nice one sided board wipe/boost effect, however Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is the absolute BANE of this deck. If someone were to steal her that just kills you. She just seems too risky to put in for that reason alone.
Thank you all for your suggestions, I'll be playing this deck tomorrow for more testing so I'll be sure to update my thoughts on the cards.
3 weeks ago
I love to see another Talrand user. +1 from me! I like your deck a lot. I suggest removing Inundate its a board "wipe" that might not work if they run blue (meta dependent). Moreover, it costs 6 and is at sorcery speed.
I would suggest Ixidron (very few people see it coming and stops a lot of people's BS. Gets around hexproof :)
Favorable Winds is a winmore card. If you have a bunch of drakes, it kind of helps you. If you don't, then it's a dead draw.
Torrential Gearhulk is another potential addition. I understand you don't want to run creatures but the 2 I mentioned give you spells so they are worth considering.
I run a competitive Talrand deck and since your deck looks solid with a $700 budget, I'd love your input on my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand.
Let me know if you have any questions or want more suggestions for your deck. Cheers!
3 weeks ago
@NV_1980 I have considered running Extraplanar Lens a few times; I think the main thing keeping me from it is that I don't run enough counterspells to protect it, and if it get's destroyed it sets me really far back. I might test it in the future, since the mana doubling is a lot more desirable than something like Sapphire Medallion, but the associated risk is also much higher.
I'm not a fan of Wash Out in multiplayer, but Inundate is a cool card I've never seen before. My main issues with Inundate is it's 6 mana and sorcery speed; I'd rather play something along the lines of AEtherize since it allows me to keep my options open instead of tapping out for a board wipe. I've also though about playing Ixidron since it is more permanent 'removal' than the bounce board wipes and also deals with commanders handily. The main reason I'm not playing any of these cards though is that the deck doesn't really feel like it needs more board wipes, so I'm content with the ones I have for the time being.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I've actually been looking for some more card draw that complements this deck and Vanish into Memory seems to fit quite nicely.
Zoetic Cavern looks much more flavorful than Sakura-Tribe Elder (and more useful later in the game).
Unfortunately the only way I can cheat in Dark Depths is with Ixidor, Reality Sculptor which seems very limiting.
Thing in the Ice Flip seems like a nice beater/board wipe to include. However I can't cheat it in with Illusionary Mask due to it being a double faced card, but that dose make it immune to Ixidron. I'll give it a try to see how reliable it is.
Again thank you for all of your suggestions. If you have any more cards you think might fit don't hesitate to let me know. I really appreciate all of your feedback.
4 weeks ago
@Exxie97 He is confusing flipping and flickering. Flickered Creatures leave combat and have summoning sickness, Flipped creatures do not.
Roon of the Hidden Realm exists in your colors and can be used to unflip specific creatures after your opponents swing out, as a means of defense, or to repeat powerful ETB Triggers such as Ixidron and with Voidslime's stifle effect, or Sundial of the Infinite (Which can also prevent detrimental ETB effects) you can permanently exile creatures... even Commanders.
I absolutely hate that Felidar Sovereign is allowed in EDH. At least a Phage Textwin is risky.
1 month ago
JuiceboxHero wow Frenzied Tilling is a cool card! I could definitely afford to switch out Ixidron or something else for a copy of that. Thanks for the tips. Ixidron can be good since he doesn't flip tokens, and with Riku out I'd also have a ton of token copies out, but you're right since he could mess up Riku in that transition
1 month ago
SirSh4ggy - Really like the idea of copies and enter the battlefield effects (which copies are always good for). Good mix, in my opinion.
There are great cards here, but I'm curious about the inclusion of Ixidron as this can potentially hose you on your end as well (as I've seen it used in play) if your opponent(s) have any way to bounce him. Most specifically, your Commander being face down prevents you from utilizing him any further if you're forced to play it while he's out.
As for Art/Ench destruction, a good cheapo is Destructive Revelry. Given that most people tend to run special lands that do X annoying thing, GR give you another fun ramp card with the added benefit of targetted land removal in Frenzied Tilling