Labyrinth of Skophos
: Gain .
, : Remove target attacking or blocking creature from combat.
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|Theros Beyond Death (THB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Labyrinth of Skophos Discussion
1 month ago
I highly reccomend avoiding expensive cards for first decks- if you are going to spend >$5 on a card, you want to be picking up a card that fits into lots of decks as a format staple (for green, stuff like Birds of Paradise). A lot of cards are expensive because there isn't enough supply for a format (in whiptongue's case, commander), rather than them being the best options. There are diminishing returns on copies of legendary creatures too, and no shortage of inexpensive cards that never quite made the cut into modern that are super fun. Old standard staples are frequently <$0.30
If there are hydras you want to spend money one anyway, pick up one and run tutors like Uncage the Menagerie.
If you get bored, start messing around with synergies; a lot of 5/6/7 drops are playable in a green ramp shell like this- some will perform outstandingly, and others can sit it out with minor cost.
In terms of fighting fliers, Grappling Sundew, Wall of Tanglecord or Traproot Kami offer a delay, there is a lot of cheap spot removal like Aerial Volley, multiplayer options like Clip Wings, sweepers like Corrosive Gale/Hurricane/Skyreaping, options to turn flying into a downside like Bower Passage/Dense Canopy, utility answers like Crushing Canopy and Crushing Vines, 'total shutdown' effects like Elvish Skysweeper, Scattershot Archer or Gravity Well.
Then there are options like a 'fight' subtheme using your own fliers- allowing for answers to more than just flying Foe-Razer Regent is a lot of fun, Frontier Siege is cute, Kraul Harpooner has seen competitive modern play in sideboards.
I really reccomend packing in one answer and a couple of planned search effects- knowing that Uncage the Menagerie can get you a Vastwood Hydra/Overgrown Battlement/Kraul Harpooner makes it decent when you only have a few options, while it encourages a relaxed and varied decklist.
Feed the clan sees great sideboard play for a reason- its a good card when facing lightning bolt effects, but if they have repeatable damage it starts looking lackluster. I'd look at creatures with lifegain stapled on- Gilded Goose will be rotating soon, and so should get cheap and remain somewhat relevant in that neiche, while cards like Healer of the Glade, Pelakka Wurm or Oracle of Nectars do the thing in the meantime.
Finally, the 'I'm optimising a deck' thing- with 24 basic lands you can swap for 2-3 utility lands. There are budget cards that fix major problems without competing for slots; Emergence Zone against counterspells, Labyrinth of Skophos/Mystifying Maze to Fog attackers, small-scale lifegain like Sapseep Forest/Glimmerpost/Radiant Fountain, card advantage like Memorial to Unity, manlands like Treetop Village or threats like Rogue's Passage.
The reason deckbuilding in casual magic is so fun is that there is rarely a 'right' answer- there are about twenty ways to solve any problem, and its more about which one you enjoy more than what exactly you pick. I had a deck which aimed to use Gutter Grime with Brindle Boar and Gristleback for a while and it did great. Look around, don't worry too much about optimising and have fun.
ChickenBoy13 on EDH
1 month ago
Not even kidding. This deck has, like, 6 extra lands.
Take out Labyrinth of Skophos, Blasted Landscape, Emergence Zone, Zhalfirin Void, and Homeward Path. Also, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is banned, so you need to take that out too. This deck is not geared towards Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. Your commander should instead be Kozilek, the Great Distortion. Tune your deck more towards eldrazi, and cut Spine of Ish Sah and Darksteel Forge.
Hope you find these suggestions helpful.
2 months ago
Platinum Emperion Meteor Golem Hedron Crawler Walker of the Wastes Desolation Twin Reality Smasher Warden of Geometries Ugin, the Ineffable Artisan of Kozilek Worn Powerstone Hedron Archive All Is Dust Titan's Presence Geode Golem Void Winnower Palladium Myr It That Betrays Pathrazer of Ulamog Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Deceiver of Form Spawnsire of Ulamog Crashing Drawbridge Manakin Warping Wail Not of This World Mystic Forge Lightning Greaves Planar Bridge Quicksilver Amulet Mirage Mirror Urza's Incubator The Immortal Sun Helm of the Host Herald's Horn Hedron Matrix Vedalken Orrery Eldrazi Conscription
Lands Shrine of the Forsaken Gods Sanctum of Ugin Eye of Ugin Rogue's Passage Zhalfirin Void Tomb of the Spirit Dragon Spawning Bed Mage-Ring Network Nephalia Academy Sanctum of Eternity Wastes Mirrorpool Mikokoro, Center of the Sea Geier Reach Sanitarium Endless Sands Everflowing Chalice Labyrinth of Skophos
3 months ago
I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:
- Defensive Auras
- Offensive Auras
- Vanilla Creatures
Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).
- Defense and Removal
- Life Gain
Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).
4 months ago
4 months ago
Cards I thought about but didn’t make the cut for some reason
Aven Mindcensor,Castle Ardenvale,Dauntless Bodyguard,Elspeth Conquers Death,Fabled Passage,Fairgrounds Warden,Field of Ruin,Gideon of the Trials,Gideon, Ally of Zendikar,God-Pharaoh's Statue,Harsh Mentor,High Priest of Penance,Hostage Taker,Icy Manipulator,Immortal Servitude,Judge's Familiar,Kambal, Consul of Allocation,Knight of Autumn,Knight of the White Orchid,Labyrinth of Skophos,Lavinia, Azorius Renegade,Loxodon Smiter,Matter Reshaper,Mistcaller,Mizzium Meddler,Nimble Obstructionist,Notion Thief,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx,Phyrexian Revoker,Remorseful Cleric,Selfless Spirit,Tithe Taker,Tomik, Distinguished Advokist,Voice of Resurgence
4 months ago
I like this deck! For your consideration, Boros Charm to protect the fortress, Intimidation Bolt for if things get a little out of control or want to plan differently (smpke an opponents hatebear while preventing your creatures from swinging or hitting an opponents creature because you need one more turn to prepare), Labyrinth of Skophos, Harsh Justice and Deflecting Palm to turn the tables, and Stalking Leonin for more removal. Keep up the great work!