Amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
You and permanents you control gain hexproof until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lazotep Plating Discussion
5 days ago
Looks good! You might like these: Spark Double, Bag of Holding, Bone Miser, Forgotten Creation, Alhammarret's Archive, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Carnival of Souls, Drake Haven, Undead Alchemist, Anointer Priest, Tunnel Vision, Etchings of the Chosen, Callous Dismissal, Lazotep Plating
1 week ago
As we mentioned, I think the best thing for Thrax himself is to get him on the field a turn or two early. Mana rocks are going to be the thing, since we can't make extra land drops with green. Hopefully we can get Thrax down turn 5 or so, so rocks costing 4 or less are where it's at. My favorites are Chromatic Lantern, signets such as Izzet Signet, and others that make your off-colors since we're focusing black with our mana. Altars such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar might be the end goal here, given the sacrifice subtheme with the Pact effects.
Some extra card draw might help get us the mana and rocks we need on-curve. God-Eternal Bontu pairs with pact effects for a blowout, Cryptbreaker turns your bodies into cards and your useless cards into bodies, and Midnight Reaper/ Undead Augur are less dangerous to you with your sacrifice outlets to make sure they don't hurt you too much. Corpse Harvester plays triple duty as ramp, tutor, and sac outlet.
I'm going to further push the sacrifice subtheme and see if we can shore up one of the weaknesses Thrax shares with Savra...large creature armies. Archfiend of Depravity and Vona's Hunger will stop a billion saprolings from getting you down, and Butcher of Malakir seems like a good redundancy piece. And it might not be the best, but I really like Syphon Flesh in here.
Also, if you're going for stealth Liliana tribal, you're missing OG Liliana Vess :P I also like Angrath, Captain of Chaos in here (I wouldn't even make a token with him...just leave him up as a harder-to-kill enchantment)...probably better than most of your Lili options if you're not married to the 'tribe'. Last Hope and Heretical Healer would be my picks for the weak links of the planeswalkers you do play.
THERE ARE NO INSTANTS IN THIS DECK?! Let's grab some versatile ones, so I don't start thinking I can free-roll on your turn. Crosis's Charm, Soul Manipulation, Grixis Charm, Silumgar's Command, and Lazotep Plating are some of my picks for cards that can always find a use.
2 weeks ago
Some cards that have particularly good interaction with Niv:
Curiosity for additional card draw using his ping ability against players.
Riptide Laboratory to reuse some of those supporting wizards.
You could also use some more general removal spells:
Direct Current doesn't do enough to warrant inclusion. Despite its efficiency, you very rarely see Lightning Bolt or similar effects getting played in EDH. The size of the creatures that get played and joint pool of 120 starting life relegate these effects to other formats. Dragon Fodder doesn't really do much either but if its a flavor inclusion, then keep, maybe Niv needs minions to fetch him things or just wants snack food handy. Stealth Mission would probably be better served becoming something like Lazotep Plating. Capture Sphere might be better as Deep Freeze if opposing commanders having activated abilities that don't require tapping. I know I wouldn't care if Sphere hit my Tasigur, the Golden Fang
I have a deck using this same commander if you want more ideas.
4 weeks ago
I built this deck - Ezuri, Claw of Quick Evolution - it is based on another deck with a primer on MTG Salvation.
My deck is cEDH so it a bit different, but you may find a few interesting cards.
I definitely recommend running these cards:
1 month ago
The stax effect on Manglehorn can be randomly useful on top of potentially blowing up a pair of artifacts on ETB.
Curse of the Swine is criminally undervalued removal as it is an exile effect and that is so key in this format.
While you don't have a ton of 6+ CMC creatures, the ones you do have a fairly high impact so having Fierce Empath to load your hand up with bombs could be worth it.
1 month ago
Because that card is so important, you want one on the field as quickly as possible, and running 4 is your best option of having it in your starting hand, but I’ve found that with amassing, having multiple of the same creature on the field is a bit of a waste since the abilities that they grant don’t stack in anyway (no such thing as double hexproof). Having three makes it so that they’re a bit more spaced out and so you’re less likely to have multiple taking up your card draw — similar concept of running too many land cards. Lazotep Plating can also help to offset the time in between having it on the field or until you draw one.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Instead of Sprout (or maybe Remand ), you could use Lazotep Plating as a way to create the creature token you need. Its better because the token gains hexproof as you cast it, meaning the opponent will have to wait until the current turn ends before having the opportunity to Fatal Push it. If you have 6 mana, you can create the token and Polymorph it on the same turn.