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|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
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Izzet Signet Discussion
3 weeks ago
Adding a larger ramp package would make the deck faster, as well as synergize very nicely with the wheels. Nothing's better than playing out a hand of mana rocks and then wheeling away your slower opponent's hands and refilling your hand. Some nice cheap rocks are Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Indulgence.
In addition, you might want to add a few more wheel (or wheel-like) effects, like Jace's Archivist, Molten Psyche, Windfall, and Magus of the Jar. With the additional draw power these provide, you could cut back slightly on redundant copies of effects, such as counterspells (I feel like you have a lot, but I dislike counterspells, so what do I know?).
4 weeks ago
Pretty great decklist! The Locust God is a super great commander and it relatively simple to build, just include a bunch of card draw and wheels and you can just overwhelm opponents! There are four pillars of card types that need to be addressed when building EDH; mana ramp, card draw, spot removal, and boardwipes, in an approximate 10-10-5-5 split. Since your commander focuses on card draw so much, we can probably increase that number a little bit.
You're a little under for ramp at the time of this post. Your commander is a little on the high end for cmc so we want to hit six mana reliably. Primal Amulet Flip, Ashnod's Altar, Izzet Signet, and Thought Vessel are all highly advised.
You have a nice healthy number of card draw effects, but there's a couple notable ones that would probably be worth including. Skullclamp is absolutely gross in that for one mana, you can clamp a Locust to draw two cards and make two more. With Ashnod's Altar, this becomes an infinite loop allowing you to draw your whole deck. Bident of Thassa is great in that your evasive hasty tokens will now make more evasive hasty tokens just for doing their thing. Arjun, the Shifting Flame is a great repeatable wheel on an evasive beater. Whirlpool Warrior allows you to redraw your hand twice for a low cost. Windfall is a strong classic. Jace's Archivist is another repeatable wheel. Mindmoil is an enchantment, which means it's more difficult to remove, but it also has Arjun's ability on it.
Removal looks good; counterspells count.
Boardwipes are where your problem is; you're running 0 as of now. Even in a token-focused build, having a panic button is always important in case someone else is faster than you. Good news is your commander is resistant to commander tax due to its returns-to-hand clause and you can rebuild fairly quickly.
Cyclonic Rift is such a versatile removal spell/boardclear that it's included in almost every blue deck ever. Blasphemous Act will almost always cost R in this list. Vandalblast allows you to blow up all your opponent's mana rocks and other troublesome artifacts. Incendiary Command does double duty as a Pyroclasm and a Wheel effect. This way, Locust God survives and remakes your board after you burn the little dudes.
Last thing to consider is upgrading your vanilla and french vanilla creatures to things that always play into your game plan. That's just a part of searching your collection for cool cards you've always wanted to try out and then trying them out!
Good luck brewing!
4 weeks ago
Roilmage's Trick - Not a very efficient spell, even with the draw. Giving creatures -2/0 for a turn at 4 mana can be better.
Pendulum of Patterns - The 3 life isn't amazing, but if you're playing blue the 5 mana to draw one card is just bad. Implement of Examination at 4 mana to draw 2 cards is also not good. You still have cards like Windfall and Reforge the Soul you can add. Even a simple Divination is 2 cards for only 3 mana.
1 month ago
For a deck based around noncreature spells, this sure has a lot of creatures in it. Now, I haven't played a prowess deck before, but I feel like you don't need to run every single prowess creature in here, especially cards like Bloodfire Expert, Dragon Bell Monk, Ingenious Skaab, Jeskai Sage, Jeskai Student, Mage-Ring Bully, Sanguinary Mage, Spellweaver Eternal, Umara Entangler, none of which have any significant abilities. To replace these, I'd run some mana ramp, which you have a criminally low amount of (one, in Chandra, Torch of Defiance). You could run Sol Ring, an EDH staple that every deck needs, also Azorius Signet, Izzet Signet, and Boros Signet, and if you want to get rid of your ramp later in the game, Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Hedron Archive, and Dreamstone Hedron will suit your needs. Some other ramp cards that can work really well in your deck are Chromatic Lantern, Coalition Relic, Coldsteel Heart, Corrupted Grafstone, Darksteel Ingot, Dowsing Dagger Flip, Fellwar Stone, Gilded Lotus, Khalni Gem, Primal Amulet Flip, and Pyromancer's Goggles. Obviously, you souldn't run all of these, but you should definitely consider them. The average commander deck should have around 10 ramp cards, though yours may want a few less, considering it's an aggro-ish deck. Also, Ponder's really good.
1 month ago
Hey, I like the look of this, The Locust God is my first EDH deck, too. You can look at it in my profile. I built mine more around the insect combat and draw card/enter the battlefield triggers. I see you have Isochron Scepter. If you put Dramatic Reversal in, you can get infinite mana by using imprint on that Dramatic Reversal, as long as you have your Izzet Signet or other mana rocks on field.
1 month ago
- Search for Azcanta
- Bident of Thassa
- Storm Fleet Spy
- Deadeye Quartermaster
- March of the Drowned
- Open Into Wonder
- Marauding Looter
- Daring Saboteur
- Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
- Archetype of Imagination
- Rogue's Passage
- Heat Stroke
- Invasion Plans
- Goblin War Drums
- Pyreheart Wolf
- Smoldering Spires
- War Cadence
Good Cards on Theme
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1 month ago
Looks a lot better! Nice job with your lands as well! I only have a couple of comments:
- It looks like you might have too many nonbasic lands in your deck. Fastlands like Botanical Sanctum aren't great in EDH in my opinion, as games tend to go long, and neither are straight-up ETBT (enters-the-battlefield-tapped) lands like Izzet Guildgate, Thornwood Falls, or Woodland Stream. The only ETBT lands I would recommend running are tri-lands (Frontier Bivouac in your case), and scry-lands (the Temples).
- I'm not quite sure why Drover of the Mighty is in here, as you don't have any dinosaurs to pump it. If you need two-mana ramp creatures, Voyaging Satyr is pretty good, but I would recommend Signets instead (Izzet Signet, Simic Signet, Gruul Signet).
In any case, awesome job! Looks solid!
1 month ago
I'm loving this list...Turn 3 Kill last night!
Turn 1 - Mountain, Sol Ring, Krark's Thumb Turn 2 - Mountain, Izzet Signet, Witch Hunt Turn 3 - Island, Game of Chaos targeting player on 30 life who promptly lost 8 coin tosses in a row and copped 31 damage- gotta love dat Thumb!
Best thing was he had shocked himself for 2 damage to keep two blue mana open so he could Counterspell...he decided Game of Chaos was no big deal so decided not to counter. After losing the first three flips he asked: "Is it too late to respond?" "Yep." was my reply :D