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At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for up to three basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.
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Land Tax Discussion
3 days ago
I know Voltron is typically looked down upon (120 life or 63 life depending on what's doing the damage.)
That being said I have an intentionally lower powered Samut Voltron for 6-7/10 play level and Land Tax is HILARIOUS with Empyrial Plate with Samut. Gets real lethal real fast. 8 cards in hand = GG if you can get past blockers
3 days ago
Maxpphire By the time you reach turns 5 and 6 where you can cast Caged Sun or Gauntlet of Power the game is usually already over or it's about to be. Extraplanar Lens is a decent option for mono white, but it still won't be enough. You NEED fast mana to have a fighting chance in cEDH, no question. White is arguably the worst in terms of ramping. Cards like Land Tax and Endless Horizons simply guarantee that you'll have lands to play they're not gonna help you race other decks. I agree that the voltron route isn't the best way of doing 8.5 tails, but your deck needs quite a bit more high end cards to be an example of a cEDH viable 8.5 tails list. As a previous pilot of 8.5 tails I'm aware of the potential strengths that he has, but I don't think he's tier 2.5 worthy.
3 days ago
Archwizard I really don't need Fast Mana when I have ways to easily double or triple my mana base thanks to Caged Sun, Extraplanar Lens, and Gauntlet of Power and I consistently get one of them if not two of them. Land Tax and Endless Horizons also helps me get my mana base out. I will admit that Angel's Grace is a fantastic suggestion, but I also have ways of being able to exile/Destroy creatures fairly easily. The fact that I hermit down was a comment on myself of not being able to pilot my own deck as properly as it could be piloted. If I was more aggressive I'd be a bit better.
I'm not even asking that Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is Tier one. It's not and I know it, but I think it would better fit in the 2.5 list as if you play properly to it's strengths, you can make a devastating deck with it. Most of the decks being "Lets buff a single creature and attack with it protecting it with 8.5 tails" is not playing to its strength as a card.
3 days ago
Interesting, I suppose our metas are different and we run the decks differently. Nevertheless, I love what you did with your list.
Do you run Bow of Nylea for the "tuck" effect. If that is the case, then you could always use Mistveil Plains (although it enters tapped, so the tempo loss might not be worth it). Nevertheless, I thought I should mention it as it could free up a spot.
Thoughts on Land Tax for this deck? It could also work well with scroll rack and you have such few lands.
Loyal Retainers is amazing (although with Wheel of sun and moon, maybe not so much) with survival of the fittest as you can search for a bomb, discard it and bring it back immediately.
4 days ago
I actually started off with a Sunforger but took it out as I kept cutting instants. I'm now considering adding more protection / finisher-copy cards like Reiterate, Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, maybe even Arcbond, so its not a bad idea to re-add the sunforger yeah! that would certainly help.
Big fan of the Sword of the Animist as well, and I've seen Land Tax explode often enough to know it's definitely worth it - I mention it in the "Ramp" section I typed up - but have been thinking lately about getting an older and slightly cheaper version. Erebos, God of the Dead and similarly Greed or Vampiric Rites are quite nice. What bothers me though is the relatively high mana cost for each draw, making it difficult to repeat each turn. I'm obviously okay with paying the life but I need the mana for my other spells. This is why Necropotence is so good, and why I'm considering Ad Nauseam and / or Moonlight Bargain. While these are single cast instants, 5 mana can get so many more cards than the ~ 2 cards Erebos could get you. Greed on the other hand would get you 5 cards so that's pretty much even with Moonlight Bargain. I guess it depends on whether you want the indestructible creature or the extra cards.
At the moment though I'm more or less satisfied with the ramp and would probably try to include the above mentioned red spells first as my group has begun playing a lot more removal lately and I need a way to protect my non-land permanents better. I might cut out some more creatures, but it's getting more and more difficult.
4 days ago
Hey there, I've been tinkering with a Ayli list myself - Ayli reflects, Boon or Wound?. I have found the deck to be pretty consistent but easily disrupted. That said here are some of my favorite cards:
Your land count could be higher too, I find 34 fine but I do search for Land Tax some games to make it manageable. 35 or so is my preference and I think cutting a few of your 6+ costing cards like Ashen Rider, Emeria Shepherd etc to make room is the best idea. Hope this helps some!
5 days ago
Have: My Binder