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At the end of your turn, target opponent gains control of Jinxed Choker and puts a charge counter on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, Jinxed Choker deals damage to you equal to the number of charge counters on it.
(3): Put a charge counter on Jinxed Choker or remove one from it.
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Jinxed Choker Discussion
1 month ago
Thanks lithium142. The key token generator is of course Darien himself, and the rest of the deck revolves around ways to beat yourself up to generate tokens, and then getting value out of them, and generally being annoying, by making opponents make bad choices, and a bit staxxy. Jinxed Choker was almost too good when I played it out, because as soon as Darien hit the board my opponents were conspiring to pass it between each other, and it escalates so quickly in multiplayer!
Green is out of the question, as The King of Kjeldor is the inspiration and key; I'd essentially be building a completely different deck if I switched to Trostani et Al, which may be powerful but isn't the point (I'm well acquainted with Aura Shards! Hence all of the enchantment removal).
Darksteel Mutation is definitely one I am still considering. It's only out because I neglected to consider it for the initial build, but have been beating myself up (pun intended) ever since. I'll consider your spot removal suggestions, as I agree, it is a bit low.
In general I think that I have enough threats to weather a few wipes, so if Divine Visitation goes, there's still Cathars' Crusade. I'm also generally underpowered relative to my opponents, so their stuff goes before mine more often than not. And of course, there are the infinite combos to let me win from nowhere.
If I had the cash to splash, I'd be keen to attempt a Balancing Act + Teferi's Protection combo... Sacrifice ALL the permanents!
I dislike tutors in EDH (I play for lols, not wins), so I'm happy with the power level:price ratio at the moment. That said, thanks for your interest and suggestions!
3 months ago
Here is some of my favorite cards in my Darien deck:
Jinxed Choker, does not look like a threat at first but when it gets around 8-10 counters people start to worry.
Mask of Memory can draw you a lot of cards + if you have Land Tax, it can turn lands into pure gas.
Secure the Wastes can win you the game out of nowhere.
Luminarch Ascension is a power house and puts your oppenents in a strange spot with Darien out, "to attack or not to attack".
Oketra the True is a very good plan B commander when Darien is either removed or not working.
Hour of Revelation is a must.
Buried Ruin, Isolated Watchtower, Scavenger Grounds and Shefet Dunes are some great utility lands, worth trying.
I've played my paper Darien deck for a year, at my local store an in my playgroups. He is too much fun!
6 months ago
Politics on Rakdos is usually more about threatening with The Sword than offering The Olive Branch.
6 months ago
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I hope this is all helpful for you! :)
Using red, you have access to many of the overlooked cards in the mental game of magic. Avarice Totem, Custody Battle and Fractured Loyalty can become game changers in and of themselves. Avarice Totem with Pithing Needle can be quite fun.
I think that Jinxed Choker deserves a spot here, and that you could consider some additional hidden gems such as Vampiric Spirit or Basilisk Collar in here with some of your "passive pingers" such as Harsh Mentor, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or even Sleeper Agent herself, etc.
Some other great options would be cards that encourage your opponents to make bad decisions - I usually try to not beat the deck but the opponent in magic, so cards such as Pain's Reward and Choice of Damnations can be a house depending on how well you play the game and the opponent.
I would always include a Glacial Chasm with a way to fetch it.
I would confuse your opponent by being friendly with some cards such as Abyssal Persecutor and cards of the like.
You're not trying to help the other players win, you're owning your opponents without them realizing it.
You have access to Norin the Wary, that always sparks options...
You have access to political time bombs such as Impending Disaster being in Red.
No matter what you do, I would auto-include Claws of Gix, a Scroll Rack, and a Sensei's Divining Top, consider maybe some shadow cards - just type the word "Dauthi" into http://www.cardkingdom.com/ and see what comes up... that might lead to some ideas with equipment such as Explorer's Scope and/or Trepanation Blade (two cards that are incredibly underrated IMO)...
If you keep your dudes low in power, you could consider a Meekstone and an Icy Manipulator as a soft/old-school wall for yourself (though it would stop Xantcha from doing her work). If the Icy is there... there's always Winter Orb - who doesn't miss that?? :)
Lots of choices here...
Maybe stealing equipment would be a thing you'd enjoy... you know there's always "that guy" that runs "those cards" all the time... Red is all about that.
If you're feeling aggro-y, Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seem strong.
If you can get your hands on it, Word of Command fits the flavor of this deck well...
Maybe you could include a Wish Board with Burning Wish or Death Wish... in fact, you could keep the weird political theme going with a suicide life swap build with that black tree: Tree of Perdition and/or Soul Conduit.
I'm just spouting off ideas - I plan to make a deck with her when I get some free time. :)
Very cool start here and again, I hope all of this is helpful to you!
7 months ago
Changes which might be made as I acquire cards, for my own reference: 1. Pyromancer's Swath for Form of the Dragon 2. Hanna, Ship's Navigator for Marshal's Anthem 3. Duergar Hedge-Mage for Cinder Giant 4. Supreme Verdict for Terminus 5. Tragic Arrogance for Evacuation 6. Izzet Signet for Coalition Relic 7. Azorius Signet for Knight of the White Orchid 8. Boros Signet for Jinxed Choker 9. Delaying Shield for Island Sanctuary 10. Phyrexian Metamorph for Fog Bank
1 year ago
I'm not sure what your goal for this deck is. Knowing what you want the deck to do and how you want to win is key for suggestions.
Like I said I'm not sure your goal but some cards caught my eye and I would remove Universal Solvent Jinxed Idol Jinxed Choker and your changelings. I think there are much better options for all these cards available.
1 year ago
Ooh maybe add Jinxed Choker too, although opponents could just all agree to give them back to you.
Jinxed Choker occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%