Keranos, God of Storms
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to blue and red is less than seven, Keranos isn't a creature.
Reveal the first card you draw on each of your turns. Whenever you reveal a land card this way draw a card. Whenever you reveal a nonland card this way, Keranos deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Keranos, God of Storms Discussion
2 days ago
Dropping red drops Aethertorch Renegade a bad energy user without having untap effects. Combustible Gearhulk which is good stuff. Keranos, God of Storms which is just conditional card advantage. Lathnu Hellion is just a bad energy dump. Lightning Runner is actually a hard loss. Purphoros, God of the Forge is good and all but not the worst card to loss when you aren't running token generators. Scrapper Champion is alright. I guess. Voltaic Brawler is a nice aggro card, but not the best wincon or a great beater later on. Whirler Virtuoso you lose token generation. Not even great token generation. Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast has a home elsewhere. Saheeli Rai does get the occasional extra etb trigger. Xenagos, the Reveler is just some ramp. Loosing 10 cards isn't huge. It's 10% of the deck
1 week ago
1 on 1 or multiplayer? Is it to combo off for a win or just incremental damage (like with Keranos, God of Storms? I'm personally planning on making a Scapeshift style valakut build with Wort, the Raidmother :D
1 week ago
So I'm new to the format (been a long time Modern player) and I managed to convince my friends to get into EDH as well while they were completely losing interest in MTG.
I'm the most experienced player in my playgroup and helped everyone to find their commander and tune their deck. However, I just can't seem to find something for me.
I'd say I'm more of a // player, with a preference for & as they fit my personality very well. That being said, I'm interested in all kinds of play styles and colors and I feel like EDH would be the chance for me to try out new things and go wild. I especially love chaos cards (Possibility Storm, Hive Mind, you name it.) and commanders that aren't overplayed (so no Atraxa).
So far I've built:
- The Mimeoplasm has amazing colors and abilities for example, but I can't decide if I wanna go full fun or not. Also, it has so many possibilities I can't pick 99 cards to keep...
- Feldon of the Third Path is typically the kind of cards I love but gets too repetitive imo.
- Keranos, God of Storms sticks for a long time and alows me to go chaos, but it's ability is a bit boring.
- Krond the Dawn-Clad is flavorful a.f. but 6 mana's a lot and going all voltron isn't my idea of fun.
- Intet, the Dreamer is amazing fun but 6 mana for a 6/6 with no protection and that requires you to pay 3 more mana every time to activate its ability is too much to ask.
- Riku of Two Reflections drove me crazy. Too many possibilities.
- Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is nice too, but a bit weak. Also, since I added Leviathans and Krakens to the deck I just can't decide anymore.
I've read tons of threads of other people experiencing the same problem (and the 'top-bottom' / 'bottom-top' solution) but I'd like to know what you guys would advise. I also know this will probably not be the only EDH deck I build, but I want to know how you guys do it so I don't invest money into something I won't like - done it in modern already.
I love the deckbuilding process but just can't get to finish a deck. I pick a commander, find about 90-100 cards from the top of my head and then go check EDHREC and discover 40-50 more cards to add with great synergy. Then I end up with 150 cards and since I just can't sort them out correctly I completely lose it and abandon the deck.
Did you guys experience the same thing? What was your solution? How do you stick to one strategy? Thanks! :)
I feel I'm about to go crazy with this format :)
PS : last guy I'm on is Brimaz, King of Oreskos. I find him OP as hell for its CMC, has lots of flavor and think he's decent for both 1v1 and multiplayer games. Would he be too weak for a format like EDH?
2 weeks ago
Be careful when linking cards, you have accidentally linked a deck. Keranos, God of Storms
Infect affects all types of damage, not just combat damage. Therefore, the damage Keranos deals with his ability will deal 3 poison counters instead of 3 damage.
Good little combo.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
DrValium, thank you for taking a look at my deck.
Nin, the Pain Artist would be tricky in this deck. I'd want to use it to maybe hurt my own dudes for card draw. Keranos, God of Storms would be the perfect sponge for it, but otherwise I'd be using it on Niv-Mizzet himself... I'm gonna say it doesn't fit any bills for this deck.
2 weeks ago
Thank you both for the input!
I feel like Think Twice and Jori En, Ruin Diver don't really fit that well, as TT is 5 mana for 2 cards in total and the flashback gets rid of any bonus for Spellheart Chimera, and Jori doesn't really fit if I'm trying to keep tight to the curve.
@TeamSDBags To answer your clarifying question, I mean there's not even a shop open near me currently and there won't be for another month, so being highly competitive isn't currently the top priority, but once the basic foundation of the deck is situated then I plan on upgrading to better cards (like expensive lands/mythics).
Didn't make the connection between discarding my hand and fueling the Spellheart Chimera, that's a perfect card for that.
Out of all of the suggested I feel like Faithless Looting is perfect for this deck, since at best case (discarding 2 instant/sorceries) it puts 3 spells into my graveyard for the Spellheart Chimera and Bedlam Reveler.
I'll aim for around 24-26 lands once I get the main deck situated and do some playtesting.
He's got no real purpose, he's pretty much a placeholder for now until I find something better.
Sideboards have never been my strong suit, so thank you for the large amount of suggestions to get me started. Once I test out the final build then I can start building a competent sideboard.
Thanks again for the help!
2 weeks ago
Interesting deck idea, so +1, I'll give what I can for some suggestions. But first I must ask a clarifying question. If by "A trip to the shop" you mean FNM, and you intend on winning (with friends or not), then that does make it competitive, even though you don't plan on playing this deck at GPs, (a lot of people at shops play netdecked t1 decks that try to stomp out any and all competition) but this is simply my opinion.
I'd highly recommend playing Bedlam Reveler over Prognostic Sphinx for a few reasons, #1 reveler is card draw at the price of discarding your hand, which likely isn't great, but in fact, this action fuels your Spellheart Chimera and gives you access to better card filtering.
Speaking of card filtering, Serum Visions, Faithless Looting, Anticipate, and cards like it are wonderful at getting through your draws to get you the cards you need, (also fuels Spellheart). I get that Steam Augury is the UR fact or fiction, but you need to be curving out if you want this to be a midrange deck and not a control build.
Lands... If you intend on being able to play 4-5 drops consistently around turns 4-5, you need to be playing at least 24 lands, as otherwise you will fall up short when you need to be winning the game.
Find a place to put Lightning Bolt.
What is the purpose of Ral Zarek in this deck? Is it to possibly achieve his ultimate and simply kill the opponent with flying creatures? I'm just wondering if his purpose would be better served if he were another big creature to fill the board, as most decks that are played in modern are designed to kill around turn 4.
The deck needs a sideboard plan, I'd recommend cards like Dispel and Negate for control matchups, Vandalblast for decks like Affinity, I could see Dragon's Claw as budget attempt to help against burn, Guttersnipe could be a way to grind out value with all the spells you play; and while this deck may be casual, blue and red decks are notorius for having a hard time killing anything with a toughness higher then 4, which is why something like Vapor Snag can be pertintent. (It also sometimes gives you the jankiest wins.)
Let me know if this was what you were looking for, or if you want to be on the jankier end of the spectrum.