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Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient
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Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient Discussion
1 month ago
Dude, you need Karn, Silver Golem and Memnarch in this deck 'cause Mycosynth Lattice breaks them both! It lets Memnarch steal anything you want and turns Karn, Silver Golem into a land-destroyer! Instead of Staff of Domination, try Staff of Nin, and then main-board the Gilded Lotus and throw in Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient. Those plus Voltaic Key breaks the game as well! XD
1 month ago
So the way i see it in this deck you have here there are a couple really big glaring cards that aren't here I'm not gonna go over all of them I suggest you have a look at Breya's EDHREC page for most of them. First you one big mass reanimation spell in open the vaults. These are fundamentally busted and not running them is a massive mistake. Second Paradox engine and Tezzeret the seeker, since this deck (like all breya lists) run a lot of rocks and you can pretty easily chain spells and tutors and the like to win the game these two cards really help you get there. That's just a start, rather than give you more cards you need to play I'm just gonna let you know what you should cut out;
That's all i really have to say about this deck, if you need some ideas for cards to run check out this link:
And if you want to build this deck more competitively you can use my list as a kind of baseline, if you don't want to run the combo's just take out the enablers and just run some spell bombs and a dispellers capsule:
2 months ago
3 months ago
@flaminghome- Thanks for the good question!
Competitively speaking, I haven't found Grindclock to be modern usable.. yet. It definitely has its place in mill. I've never seen or considered a competitive deck running it. For the same price and speed, a Glimpse the Unthinkable, Breaking or Mind Sculpt would do much more all at once, without the threat of being removed.
This is heavily dependent on the cards you place with it though. Abilities that untap artifacts/permanents would enhance this card's function.
I'm currently messing around with a modern casual artifact-mill deck featuring Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Shriekhorn, Codex Shredder and some other cheap/free artifacts, but I haven't perfected the brew yet.
In short, yes. The card requires some finesse in use, but is playable in casual, and a possible deck in competitive if someone can find the key to unlock it's full potential. I'm sure there's an "infinite" Combo for untapping artifacts somewhere it can be coupled with.
These are just examples, it really depends on your meta and level of Modern play.
Have fun and play hard!
3 months ago
Since I have already created threads that list commanders and planeswalkers by home plane, I shall now create a thread that lists legendary creatures who have appeared in core sets by home plane.
As with my previous lists, I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one legendary creature who has appeared in a core set alphabetically by name, and then list each legendary creature from that plane who has appeared in a core set alphabetically by name. If that creature is from a specific region of that plane or is a member of a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.
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Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis (Grixis)
What does everyone think of this list? Is it sufficiently informative? Have I improperly labeled any creatures? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
3 months ago
I think your biggets thing is to cut the excess 18 cars out of this deck and look for the card syou have that synergize the most with vehicles and your tapping down. I will tell you now, if you're running blue, Mind Over Matter is your friend. For vehicles though, they have a design focused heavily in white, red, and black, making this playtest a little janky. Let me know how you feel about it after playtesting, but I would recommend scrapping blue or adding red. There is a lot of red that supports vehicles and you want to utilize that fact as much as possible.
4 months ago
Also, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient makes an incredible mono-red artifact commander.
4 months ago
Reverie42, thank you for the comment and suggestions! I actually had Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient in the decklist until recently, but I found that most of the time I didn't even think about him or would get depressed when I'd draw him. He is likely better suited as a commander, I agree, but I really prefer the flexibility Daretti, Scrap Savant provides. Plus, like you said, his ultimate is badass. I have way too much fun playing with him as my commander to even consider a different card. If I did choose to mix things up at some point, though, I'd actually probably take my artifacts and change colors to a Sydri, Galvanic Genius deck, but Daretti still has my heart these days.
Thanks for the props on Colossus! I actually think he's a pretty cool dude. I threw him in after buying him for my Animar, Soul of Elements deck I used to have, and he has stuck in Daretti ever since then. As for Feldon of the Third Path, you might be surprised to hear I didn't think much of him when I played him either. I think I replaced him with Scarecrone, and while I'm not exactly in love with that card, I still think I like it more. Heart of Kiran's inclusion in the current list is the product of procuring one and wanting to try it out. It's okay, but I'm planning to replace it in the next wave of revisions.
Kurkesh and Feldon also go against my current plan to include as few non-artifact creatures as humanly possible in this deck, unless I deem them absolutely necessary. That way I can maximize the artifact shenanigans.