Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
Legendary Creature — Human Spellshaper
(2)(Green), Tap, Discard two cards: Until end of turn, all lands target player controls are 3/3 creatures that are still lands.
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|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Jolrael, Empress of Beasts Discussion
2 weeks ago
Just run Sisay, Weatherlight Captain as your commander, and you can have a legal commander deck you can play anywhere. The Genju is recursive, so once you tutor it up once, it's effectively the same as having it as your commander, since you wouldn't want to pay the command tax, instead returning it to your hand when it dies, anyway.
The other good thing about Sisay is you can tutor up Nissa, Vital Force , Nissa, Who Shakes the World , Nissa, Worldwaker , Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper , Titania, Protector of Argoth , Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , and Anthousa, Setessan Hero . All of that will add quite a bit of on-theme power to your plan.
2 months ago
4 months ago
Hey there, responding to your post on my page. Wanting to do mass land destruction? Well, first off, that makes you evil. But that's ok, if your playgroup doesn't hate you for it.
It looks like you're running most of the marquis land destruction spells that you can already, so can't add much to that (again, evil). I'm running Jolrael, Empress of Beasts in my build, and you can have a good time with her. If you've got an opponent casting a boardwipe, you can use her ability to animate that player's lands in response, causing them to wipe out their own lands (which makes it their own fault, and therefore you are not evil in that instance). Kamahl, Fist of Krosa can probably allow you to do some of the same things, too, just a bit more piecemeal.
Looks good to me (good, but evil).
4 months ago
I really don't like Akoum Firebird . It seems rather mana intensive to get it out of the graveyard for a 3/3 flyer. Multani is much better, and you're already running it. If you're looking for some more "land-matters" based punch, Scute Mob and Crash of Rhino Beetles are good ideas.
I run an Orcish Lumberjack in my build, and I just love it. Lots of ramp for the price of a forest I'll get back eventually, and it'll get you a Gitrog trigger, too.
Seeing that you're running Sylvan Awakening , you might give consideration to Jolrael, Empress of Beasts as well. It does a good job of making opponents a bit nervous about casting board wipes, or allow you to overwhelm an opponent to eliminate them. It's very flexible.
I love your inclusion of Ayula's Influence . Great synergy there.
4 months ago
I like it. I'd strongly consider finding a spot to run Jolrael, Empress of Beasts in the main board. It can be a great deterrent to opponent's board wipes.
4 months ago
I like the build you've got here. Lot's of good stuff.
You mentioned your sideboard for taking out land destruction. A cute deterrent you could consider running is Jolrael, Empress of Beasts . If you've got her on the battlefield, it should help someone else reconsider casting a board wipe...
5 months ago
Appreciate the suggestions as this opened my eyes to re-tooling the manabase. This is the first commander deck I built and I made the mistake of never revisiting the manabase.
I think i'm going to go a little different route though and if you have any other thoughts on this strategy i'd love to hear them.
The plan is to increase the basics land count to 13-15 with a little extra focus on green. With those i'll add the green ramp/fixing staples of Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , Farseek , and Explosive Vegetation .
In addition to the basics i'm planning to add the Battle lands for another shot of entering untapped.
I understand your point about cutting these guys:
Jolrael, Empress of Beasts - Love holding a player hostage with the land destruction threat. Sad to see it go.
6 months ago
Hey, great deck name, +1 just for that :)
21 of the 34 lands in the manabase ETB tapped. That's a lot and not good for a five color deck. Since this is a budget manabase, budget lands to consider adding:
Are Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Might Sliver and Pulmonic Sliver worth playing as five drops? The five drop Sliver here you want to play is Hivelord or Overload, playing seven other five drop creatures doesn't seem needed and can hurt the consistency of being able to play the better five drops. There's quite a few other five drop noncreature cards here too. Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Megantic Sliver are six drop Slivers and they also don't seem needed.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sol Ring
- Eladamri's Call
- Fellwar Stone
- Mystic Remora
- Amoeboid Changeling
- Homing Sliver
- Venom Sliver
- Striking Sliver
- The First Sliver
- Shared Animosity
- Dovin's Veto
Cards to consider cutting:
- Vivid Crag
- Vivid Creek
- Vivid Grove
- Vivid Marsh
- Vivid Meadow
- Thorncaster Sliver
- Ward Sliver
- Constricting Sliver
- Fury Sliver
- Megantic Sliver
- Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
- Might Sliver
- Pulmonic Sliver
- Spreading Plague
- Star of Extinction
- Door of Destinies