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Kumano, Master Yamabushi
Legendary Creature — Human Shaman
(1)(Red): Kumano, Master Yamabushi deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
If a creature dealt damage by Kumano this turn would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.
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Kumano, Master Yamabushi Discussion
2 months ago
Very nice deck, definitely +1 from me.
2 months ago
I think Kumano, Master Yamabushi should move from tier 5 to tier 4 (maybe even the lower end of tier3, but I'm not a good judge for that). He may not seem like much, but there are enough cards that double damage to turn him into a machine-gun and making big mana is something mono-red can handle without too much trouble. I realised his power when building a deck around him (didn't actually get to play it against my meta yet). I believe a deck with him at the helm definitely became a lot stronger with Hour of Devastation and the printing of Neheb, the Eternal.
The thing with commanders like Neheb, the Eternal is that they can easily make huge amounts of mana, but then you need the right card to pump that mana into for it to be effective, for this reason I think a manasink commander like kumano (who can shoot creatures and players) deserves to move up at least one tier (tier4 is still low ofc, Neheb is in tier3 it seems).
At the moment I have a list with cards I own, that I can share if needed, and I'm working on a more optimised list (without budget restriction + with cards I don't own) that will obviously be even stronger.
4 months ago
I like your deck because it's about smashing the opponents face in pure and simple!
I think you already made a really good job with your card choices. Many of those I would have suggested as well.
Here are the few that still come into my mind:
Illusionist's Bracers would economize mana if you activate the ability of Kumano, Master Yamabushi at least three times (assumed you play and equip the bracers the same turn you want to start shooting)
with Basilisk Collar your commander becomes a machine gun, because dealing one deathtouch damage to a creature suffices to kill it. It might also be good to gain some life with the collar here and then, though lifelink does only work with combat damage.
Repercussion has huuuge combo potential in this deck. It might be even dangerous for yourself. But normally you should be able to play it in a way that it hurts your opponents more than yourself. Imagine playing Blasphemous Act or Chandra's Ignition while this is on board and your opponent having 2 or 3 creatures. It will often be a game ender.
Radiate is a funny card
and why don't you play Skullclamp? It doesn't work with the ability of Kumano, Master Yamabushi because the creatures won't die, but you have enough sweepers and burn effects in this deck to cash in a lot of draws when you equip your creatures with skullclamp before.
Stranglehold establishes parity between you and all the black, green and blue decks that have the ability to play a lot of tutors. It is a great card and a bit underrated I must say.
That's all for now. I hope my comments are helpful.
4 months ago
Hello, I am looking for some advice on my deck centered around Kumano, Master Yamabushi. The aim is to double damage, generate a ton of mana to benefit from his ability to shoot at anything on the table.
I think the deck looks okay at the moment, but would greatly appreciate it if someone could point out what they think might need some work, maybe even suggesting a card (I know red is week against enchantments and is not great at card advantage).
Commander / EDH
4 months ago
So, let's work on making this deck a bit better. Don't get me wrong, this deck is good, but there are a couple of things that we can swap to make it better. Some of these you may not agree with. But consider the ideas behind the recommendations.
For the mana base, look at Temple of Triumph, Battlefield Forge, Ancient Amphitheater, Needle Spires, Wind-Scarred Crag, Vivid Meadow, Vivid Crag, Boros Guildgate, Opal Palace and Command Tower. I think you should get a many lands that tap for both colors into the deck as you can afford. Secluded Steppe and Reliquary Tower should probably come out to make room for better lands. Plateau and Rugged Prairie are just too expensive to really recommend.
Replace Armillary Sphere with a Burnished Hart which has a better synergy in the deck. A 2/2 attacker or blocker that can be equipped and can be recurrred with Sun Titan seems really good.
Ride Down just seems like a crappy spot removal card. If you need more removal, consider a good old Wrath of God, Blasphemous Act, the new Star of Extinction as a board wipes.
Vessel of Endless Rest should be swapped with a Boros Signet. The Boros Signet hits a turn earlier, allows you to convert colorless mana from the Ghost Quarter, Reliquary Tower, Rogue's Passage, Seraph Sanctuary, Slayers' Stronghold, and the Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. If you want to keep the Vessel of Endless Rest, then I would still recommend adding the Boros Signet anyway.
Akroma, Angel of Fury has always been a weak version of Akroma, Angel of Wrath and I've never really felt that it was that good a card. Her 'can't be countered' is nice but the morph ability seems tacked on just to fit the Time Spiral block's mechanic themes and not to make the card better.
Mikaeus, the Lunarch is ok, but you really aren't utilizing a +1/+1 counter theme in this deck and he feels a little slow. The X casting cost makes him more situational.
Tajic, Blade of the Legion is an underwhelming 2/2 for 4 mana. Yes, the indestructible is nice, but I've never really been in a situation where I was happy to draw that card. I just feel that there are better creatures.
Combat Celebrant is stuck with the horrible Exert mechanic. Why would I ever swing out and leave myself stuck not being able to untap my lands the next turn? Too risky. Especially in a multi-player environment. Just bad, cut it. World at War, Waves of Aggression, Scourge of the Throne, and Aggravated Assault would be much better options for multiple combat phases.
I know I previously recommended the Ranger of Eos but I don't think this deck is going for quick creatures. This deck is more about dropping bombs and making people deal with your threats. So the Ranger of Eos, Mikaeus, the Lunarch may not really fit this theme as well as other cards. After looking over the deck some more and looking at some of the options below, we may have to cut the Whitemane Lion and the Flametongue Kavu to make some room.
True Conviction, is a 'wins more' card. The card is strong, but only helps in a few situations. Let look at three different situations to see how interacts with the board state.
1: You have 4 or 5 creatures in play and you are attacking each turn. You are applying a significant ammount of combat damage to your opponents. You have a good chance of winning the game in the next couple of turns, depending on blockers. Does a True Conviction help in this situation? Not really. Can you win without it? Why cast it?
2: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field, and a True Conviction. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. The next turn you get a creature on the field. The True Conviction gives your dude life link and double strike. This time it will help you stay in the game a bit longer and rebuild faster.
3: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. This time, instead of drawing a blocker, you top deck the True Conviction. Is this what you need now? No. You need boots on the ground, a blocker.
What do you think? And, before you ask, yes, I'll be reconsidering this card in my Brion Stoutarm deck.
Alright. Now that we've looked at things to cut, lets look at some options.
Angrath's Marauders would act as an additional Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Firebrand Archer and Harsh Mentor are good ways to ping each opponent. Archetype of Aggression, Archetype of Courage, Odric, Lunarch Marshal could be really broken and dramtically alter combat. Homura, Human Ascendant works well with Brion Stoutarm and Gideon's Avenger could be outrageous. Kumano, Master Yamabushi has never let me down. Aegis of the Gods and Magus of the Moat provide some defensive options. The Defy Death and Herald of War you already have to provide you with a lot of resiliency and flexibilty with the addition of a Angel of Glory's Rise. Vanquisher's Banner would be really go in this deck naming either 'Human' or 'Angel'.
And thanks to all of the work I've put in on making suggestions to your deck, I've got to go back and update my Brion Stoutarm deck. So check back on that deck in a week or so. As always, temper these suggestions with your budget, collection, and play style. Feel free to let me know what you think of these recommendations.
4 months ago
I was just thinking that if we could make an infinite mana combo in mono red that maybe one of the tier 5 commanders could move up to 4. Kumano, Master Yamabushi. In theory, with this guy, you could go infinite by turn 4-5. He can hit players and doesnt require haste
5 months ago
I was born like this, Wurmlover!
5 months ago
Soul-Scar Mage is really neat!
I tried making a deck based on it recently, so here's some thoughts -
First of all, even with all the Soul-Scar Mages, there are gonna be games where you just don't draw it. You might want to consider running Everlasting Torment, since it has a similar effect.
Even with the Mind Stones, your deck looks like it might run out of steam lategame. I'd recommend some kind of mana sink - like Kumano, Master Yamabushi, or even Cinder Elemental - or maybe another way to get card draw, like Outpost Siege. You can also try finding some way to make use of cards in your graveyard, like the zaniness of Mizzix's Mastery. Actually, speaking of cards with Overload, check out Mizzium Mortars - early game it's a single target damage spell, late game it's the best sweeper you've got.
Another thing that would help is pingers or other permanents that keep you going when you've got bad draws. Cards like Cinder Pyromancer or Grim Lavamancer can be really useful for pushing through a kill.
Circle of Flame is a weird card, but it might be reasonable in the sideboard - it constantly weakens creatures that attack you while Soul-Scar Mage is out.
One card I'm personally fond of is Shrine of Burning Rage. It helps finish off games with burn decks, especially if it goes long, and you can also use it to take out a scary creature if you're about to lose.
A really old and kind of ridiculous card you might want to try out if you have the money is Repercussion. It's kind of bonkers in a board wipe deck.
By the way, there's a really unfortunate situation with Pyromancer's Gauntlet and Fire Servant in this deck. If you have both Pyromancer's Gauntlet and Soul-Scar Mage on the battlefield, the opponent chooses whether or not their creatures get given more counters or not. The reason is this rule:
616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are attempting to modify the way an event affects an object or player, the affected objects controller (or its owner if it has no controller) or the affected player chooses one to apply, following the steps listed below.
Since Soul-Scar Mage replaces the damage with counters, and Pyromancer's Gauntlet/Fire Servant replace the damage with more damage (they all say "instead"), the opponent chooses which to apply first - and if Soul-Scar Mage is applied first, the spell isn't doing damage anymore, it's just making counters, so the damage increasing effects stop applying. Note that with Everlasting Torment out Pyromancer's Gauntlet still works, because Everlasting Torment actually makes the spell have Wither - which means the source still counts as dealing actual damage that Fire Servant and Gauntlet can affect.
Looking at the cards you're using now, Sweltering Suns might be a bit counter intuitive since it kills your own mage - it might be worth swapping some Mizzium Mortars in in that slot. Chandra's Fury is a little weak for its mana cost - it does a lot to your opponent, sure, but I still think that slot might be best used on something else. Pyromancer's Gauntlet, as I've mentioned, doesn't work with Soul-Scar Mage - so I'd recommend replacing it with something else. Maybe Pyromancer's Goggles? I guess it still helps Chandra and works when Scar is dead, so you might want to keep it, but be aware. Fire Servant is kind of in a similar boat. Maybe toss in some Mizzix Masteries or Kumanos or something in those slots.
Overall, this looks like a neat deck. I don't expect you to use all or any of the cards I've suggested, but I mean more to just offer a variety of ideas that might be cool replacements for the stuff you're using right now. Good luck!