Kraum, Ludevic's Opus
Legendary Creature — Zombie Horror
Whenever an opponent casts his or her second spell each turn, draw a card.
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Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Discussion
6 days ago
Personally, I prefer a different partnering: Reyhan with Kydele. In general, artifacts don't get many +1/+1 counters, so unless you've got lots of artifact creatures in the deck, you're probably out of luck. What does Silas do here? It's a split strategy, I think. The deck runs well without the aside on artifacts. Thrasios, Triton Hero has some synergy since he can ramp, which is always a green thing, and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix benefits from card draw, which is a very Simic thing to do. If you have lots of things like Hangarback Walker in this deck, which benefit from dying and have +1/+1 counter synergy, AND are artifacts that Silas can use, great. But it looks like you're just using Silas because you didn't like the others. Unfortunately, artifacts are near the opposite of what green likes, and +1/+1 counters are near the opposite of what red likes, which is the main artifact color. The way I see it, if this were my deck, I'd do one of two things:- Cut Silas for a different partner commander and alter the 98 accordingly- Fill up with more artifact creatures that
These, I think, are the best partner synergies (in no particular order):
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for decks that like to attack/deal combat damage, in BGRW, BGW, RWG, RBG, RWB, BURW, BUWG, WUB, BUGR (I think that's all of them)
Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist + Vial Smasher the Fierce or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card draw effects/benefits in UR, UBR, GUR (don't partner Vial Smasher and Kydele, it's not useful)
Okay. That's probably useless to you, but I was off on a tangent. Sorry. Anyway, to sum up: your deck is nice, but it would be a lot better if your commanders were synergistic. I have left many suggestions above.
3 weeks ago
So cuccboi, a few things...I don't really like counterspell heavy decks, which means have four instants because I'm not running counters. The land choices are solid when viewed with the rest of the deck's build, and its already running six lands which tap for either or . I don't have to spend money on this, it is stuff I already own 90%, or more of already. Ugin is a solid boardwide. Again, running enchantments because instants are not critical in any way to my win con. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is there to keep me from decking myself in case Laboratory Maniac is not out, and recycle the graveyard into the library. Between our decks, there are 146 different cards which are not basic lands. Of those, we are both running 21 of the same cards in our decks, and all but three of these are draw/wheel effects, its just that I have more of them than you do, and I run Psychosis Crawler(just like you do), and Molten Psyche to do damage based on that plan. I did like your inclusion of Chasm Skulker, Impact Tremors, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, and Ral Zarek though.
That said, I doubt your deck would do well in my meta, or mine well in your meta. It is mostly just an interesting window into how different people build decks. As to your time spend contemplating what actually works, glad that's working out for you, but I do not recall ever saying I was looking for a competitive deck, and its hard to gauge how good you are at offering advice when you've only got one deck listed, and no other constructive comments on any other decks here. You probably are not intending to come off as a know it all, Johnny-come-lately, but you really did here.
3 weeks ago
I love the new The Locust God, I think it would be a very fun choice to build around. However if you want more possible choices, I went through and found all the possible options for RU Commanders other then the ones that you have listed.
If you need more help on choosing a commander for your deck, or help building around your commander, I recommend you checking out Tolarian Community College's videos on commander decks, I've found his videos to be very helpful.
Also remember, building a commander deck is all about building around a commander that you love playing.
Hope this helps
3 weeks ago
I hear that you don't like the Partner mechanic, but having Kraum, Ludevic's Opus available as well seems too good to pass up. Even if you never draw off of him he's still a 4/4 flying, haste creature.
3 weeks ago
You can take a look at the deck here.
I'm building a Temur deck using Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix as one of my partner commanders. I'm trying to decide whether to use Ludevic or Kraum as the other partner. Here's how I see it now.
--Cheap early blocker
--Encourages my opponents not to attack me
--The deck isn't built to take advantage of Ludevic triggers so my opponents are more likely to benefit.
--Bigger body + flying
--Ability only benefits me.
--Higher casting cost
--potentially less consistent triggers.
As of right now, I'm leaning towards Ludevic simply because he discourages people from attacking me. What do you guys think?
1 month ago
MagicalHacker Sorry, I meant Wee Dragonauts. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus yeilds draw and Spellheart Chimera, Enigma Drake, Niblis of Frost and all other prowess type critters all work well with a spellslinger deck. I figure if they're all flying that means I only need to worry about T&L and could cut out the Levitation type spells. Though I did like the flashback theme.
1 month ago
- Arjun, the Shifting Flame and Mindmoil
- Shaman of the Great Hunt
- Animar, Soul of Elements
- Temur Ascendancy
- Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, and all of the other red wheel effects
- Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
- Fireball-esque effects to pump Kydele's mana into
Let me know what you think of this: I may try brewing up a list in my own time either way!
1 month ago
I've thought a lot about this and I came up with Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus. None of the other Grixis Commanders really lend themselves well to a Grixis goodstuff deck. Jeleva is a spellslinger commander, Nekusar is a wheel/card draw general, etc. That, and Vial Smasher being so good, led my to look at the partners. We don't want Silas Renn, Seeker Adept because you're not making an artifact deck and so that leaves you with choosing from Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and Ludevic himself. Since Ludevic helps your opponents, I opted for Kraum, even though you'll rarely cast him (but in those few instances that you'd want him, he's better than Ludevic).
I hope this helps!