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Creature — Thrull
FlyingExtort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay W/B. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
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Kingpin's Pet Discussion
3 months ago
Luffy1369, yeah, Kingpin's Pet looks pretty cool. I'll definitely consider it for other decks. As a personal challenge, I'm keeping this deck completely within the Kaladesh block (I'll be adding Aether Revolt cards when that comes out). Thanks for the suggestion though.
As a suggestion from a friend, I'll be removing blue from this deck. I did like having Padeem, Consul of Innovation and Dovin Baan in there, so I hope I don't regret this decision. I'll update this shortly.
4 months ago
Since you're looking for budget options, try Ajani's Sunstriker, Tithe Drinker, Vizkopa Guildmage, and Kingpin's Pet. They're great for draining your opponent while getting efficient blockers if needed.
4 months ago
Shadow, I'm going to be a little verbose, but bear with me. I've been playing commander weekly with a small local playgroup for well over a year. It's casual, not competitive. So take my advice with that said.
It's more like midrange is a little different in commander. Your curve ends out much higher, since the game goes longer. You can't just stall a few turns and win by pecking away with 2-drop and 3-drop creatures, because your opponents have a total of 120 life you have to whittle away (if they're not attacking each other). Each card needs to have maximum impact on all players, since it's multiplayer. Politics is huge. Each playgroup is different, but in mine, you try not to "poke any bears" until you absolutely have to. You don't want to make all your opponents mad at you at once, and you also don't want to target one person so much that they decide to come after you, while the others sit back, develop their boardstates, and kill whatever's left of whichever one of you survives. It can be done if you're prepared to be enemy #1, with plenty of control elements. Spot removal is a fine line to walk. Use it sparingly, because while you stopped one person, there are 2 others you did not stop.
You need to have an idea of how you will win the game. Even if you are playing heavy control/stax, you either need to have a lock on all of your opponents to get them to concede or you need to have a few value cards that will get the job done after you've stalled. Big ones. Avacyn, Dragonlord Ojutai, (you've got a few - your 5/5's). Find ways to make them bigger - Hedron Matrix. With double strike (Fireshrieker or True Conviction). Or cards that will eventually make you an army (Sigil of the Empty Throne, Luminarch Ascension, Moonsilver Spear, Angelic Accord, Chasm Skulker.) You also have a few creatures that will get large as you slowly gain life, and could add Ajani's Pridemate. Can you get them through unblocked? Whispersilk Cloak, Prowler's Helm, Rogue's Passage. Don't forget you'll need to protect them: Mother of Runes (also helps with not being blocked), Mask of Avacyn, Swiftfoot Boots, Soul of New Phyrexia. If you focus on those, you'll want more lifegain triggers, like Shattered Angel (which is nuts in commander), Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Suture Priest. Find out what your playgroup thinks of infinite combos. If they're not completely frowned upon, you probably want to include 1 or 2 for when the game just needs to be over. Also see what your playgroup thinks of tutors. Most playgroups don't like a lot of tutoring, but some are ok with a little.
Midrange can be good in commander. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard is a mid-range commander but also combos and is ranked Tier 1. But he has a tutor for whatever card you need built in. Same with General Tazri. Oloro is Tier 2, but usually as a Pillowfort/Stax commander. Basically, you need to plan that pretty much whatever you draw will synergize with whatever else you've drawn, and particularly with your commander, since he is always available to you.
Drop: Pacifism, Aerial Responder, Skinrender, Prahv, Spires of Order, Liliana's Reaver, Astral Cornucopia (not very good in decks that aren't running proliferate. Which is another option). Lingering Souls probably also does not have enough impact, without more token support or more buffs like Dictate of Heliod and Spear of Heliod, unless you just want them as chump blockers. Commander is go big or go home.
Consider adding: Cliffhaven Vampire. Agent of Masks. Cage of Hands or Arrest or Quarantine Field. Or Crawlspace or Norn's Annex. Crypt Ghast or Kingpin's Pet or Treasury Thrull or Pontiff of Blight if you are planning to use extort to drain life. Gravitational Shift and maybe Archetype of Imagination or Stormtide Leviathan if you are planning to win by combat damage through flying. Plea for Guidance can tutor up Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood for infinite combo. Esper Panorama & Arcane Sanctum would fit this deck well.
Elixir of Immortality is great to get your graveyard back in your library, in case of mill or whatever. Sword of the Animist is good ramp, and Darksteel Ingot can be very useful. Also, the signets - Orzhov Signet, Dimir Signet, & Azorius Signet.
6 months ago
In Commander, there are in fact more than two black thrulls. There's Armor Thrull (one of my favorites), Necrite & Mindstab Thrull, Blood Pet, Basal Thrull & Blood Vassal, Exhumer Thrull, Thrull Champion, Thrull Parasite, Thrull Surgeon & Thrull Wizard... and that's pretty much all the good ones in mono-black.
I love thrulls, btw. =)
Also, check out this link for excellent tribal support: The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck
8 months ago
This was the first deck I've ever playied. Well, the firt time i brought it in a tournament... i met 3 red decks, and all of them sided Electrickery; it was a disaster xDIt really seems that this kind of deck suffers from wrtahs (Shrivel is another one), expecially when you are enchanting your cretures with Edge of the Divinity (2x1).You can use Undying Evil, so once the wrath has been casted you have at least one of your creature saved from the next one (at least Kingpin's Pet is more resistant), or at least something like Apostle's Blessing or Gods Willing, or, if you want to try, Shields of Velis Vel
10 months ago
Basilica Screecher, Syndic of Tithes, Tithe Drinker (<- with lifelink for even more lifegain), Kingpin's Pet, Crypt Ghast is the strongest if you can protect him and have swamps. He enables complete insanity, like kicked Sadistic Sacrament on turn 5.
If you plan on controll you could look into white counterspells like: Mana Tithe, Lapse of Certainty - or black discard, but that barely needs introduction.
11 months ago
You could consider these Thrull Parasite, Auriok Champion, Basilica Screecher, Blind Obedience, Orzhov Guildmage, Tithe Drinker, Kingpin's Pet, Path of Bravery, Benevolent Offering, Rhox Faithmender, and Storm Herd.