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Red creatures you control get +1/+0.
White creatures you control get +0/+1.
RW, Exile Legion's Initiative: Exile all creatures you control. At the beginning of the next combat, return those cards to the battlefield under their owner's control and those creatures gain haste until end of turn.
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Legion's Initiative Discussion
4 days ago
Combat Celebrant, Sun Titan, Boros Signet, Balefire Liege, Legion's Initiative, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Firemane Avenger, Ogre Battledriver, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Mother of Runes, Thalia's Lancers, fun combo possibly Restoration Angel +Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, more later but these could possibly be worked into the deck, ill leave a list of cards to cut later
1 week ago
You have a lot of cards that grant keywords to your cretures but a lot of your creatures already have the same keywords so i would look into that and maybe find some cuts.
You are also very land light in this deck considering your curve is higher than average and you are running less than the average land count.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
I like the curve you have going with the deck. That can be tough at times to keep down. I have to say, the deck works pretty good when playtesting. If you wish to possibly work with even more hatebears, I'd suggest cards like:
Throne of the God-Pharaoh: Helps you knock even more life off of the opponent at the cost of only 2 mana.
Mother of Runes: helps protect your commander and is just helpful in creature-based decks.
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: slow your opponents down more than you, since you are running 35 creatures.
Aven Mindcensor: slows down ramp and combo decks, limiting there search power.
Linvala, Keeper of Silence: still relatively cheap compared to its once $50 price tag.
Aura of Silence: Removal and slows down decks that want to get there enchantments and artifacts out quick.
Swords to Plowshares: Can never have enough removal in a deck. life gain for your opponent isn't that big of a deal with your strength being combat.
Thran Dynamo: Worth the investment in a mono or dual color deck. It just helps you get ahead and allows you to play spells quicker.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx: Speaks for itself.
Sword of the Animist: Boros has basically no ramp. This equipment works well in a deck like this one.
Suggestions to remove:
Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran: seems slow and redundant to me. i think your commander granting melee and neutering damage to your board is more than enough. The pump is nice, but I feel is too narrow.
Gideon, Martial Paragon: This is one of the better planeswalker deck planeswalkers'. I think for his cost, his abilities are weak on an empty board.
Legion's Initiative: I feel like this offers protection, but also allows your opponent to plan around it once the creatures re-enter during your next combat.
Honored Crop-Captain: you don't want to completely rely on combat even with your colors being Boros.
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker: an average planewalker with a decent removal. I feel you can do better at 5 mana.
Stone Quarry: One less tapped land.
1 month ago
This looks pretty solid and fun :) I'm not sure if this is meant to be a budget deck, but since you've got some expensive cards in here I'm going to assume for a a minute that it isn't.
I'd suggest adding some more tutors; Demonic Tutor, Dark Petition or even Vampiric Tutor would be awesome. This can be especially useful if you want to make Disciple of Bolas/Resolute Archangel work together with your Mimic Vat; you need all the pieces for this combo to be fun :)
I've found that some extra protection for Kaalia can be very useful. Consider Mother of Runes or Bastion Protector. Also you don't want others to react to Kaalia's ability: Grand Abolisher is perfect in this regard.
I'm having some doubts about some of the enchantments in your deck. Ghostly Prison, Animate Dead and Legion's Initiative don't seem to fit your theme very well. I think Aggravated Assault would fit much better. Also, I'd put some extra card draw enchantments in there like Phyrexian Arena or Necropotence.
Last but not least, Kaalia could use some backup in the sense of more ways of cheating your heavy hitters onto the battlefield. I'd consider Quicksilver Amulet; it's awesome. Ow and I'd change Mardu Banner for Chromatic Lantern if you can; that way all your lands can get you all the types of mana you need as well.
Hope this helps :) I'd appreciate it if you took a look at some of my decks and tell me what you think.
1 month ago
The reason i say that it's not good as a Voltron commander is because of the text on the card, as well as the rule of how one loses to commander damage. from the MTG comprehensive rules:
903.14a A player that's been dealt 21 or more **combat damage** by the same commander over the course of the game loses the game. (This is a state-based action. See rule 704.)
"Combat Damage" is the key word.
From the MTG rulings on Saskia found on gatherer:
11/8/2016 The damage that Saskias ability causes a creature to deal isnt combat damage.
So therein lies the problem, Saskia is no better than the average commander for killing via commander damage. Sorry to rain on that parade :(
I would say, though, that she still puts out a TON of damage and therefore you might be likely to win by just straight damage through her alone. The buffing artifacts are your saving grace there.
HOWEVER, This is still a good deck and can put out a ton of damage! We just need to up the damage output a bit with some more cards.
Dictate of the Twin Gods, Gratuitous Violence and Inquisitor's Flail will capitalize on that damage output as well. Strionic Resonator will do the same OR ALLOW YOU TO CHEAT SASKIA'S EXTRA DAMAGE ABILITY TO SOMEONE ELSE!... or copy the triggered ability on say ... Hydra Omnivore
You could also use some more trample in case your hard hitters get blocked. the damage that rolls over more than likely will still do a hefty amount. Archetype of Aggression is always my go-to.
I think you need more target changers in this deck. You have one which blinks Saskia, but otherwise you need to kill her with one of your removals if you want to change target player any time soon. Legion's Initiative might be good for ya. Emancipation Angel or Kor Skyfisher aren't as good.. but at least doesn't send your commander to the command zone like removal would.
now for what you don't need...
Mina and Denn, Wildborn is much better for landfall triggers. If Land Tax is the only reason you have it in there, i think the slot could be filled in better ways. at least you can get out Burgeoning and Exploration when you have 1 mana, actually ramping you to Saskia. I feel like especially since your only card draw is either Land Tax or Phyrexian Arena that you won't see her ability very frequently. Granted you do have card tutors, its probably not a card you are going to want to tutor for anyways.
You mentioned in your omissions tab that you don't want Leonin Abunas in your deck because you would much rather move forward with your deck than worry about lost artifacts. I would counter this by pointing out that you are running more slots with graveyard recovery than you would with that one card. Sun Titan can only return one per turn and only in the late game. Glissa, the Traitor is not terrible.. but taking up a slot. and relies on other creatures entering graveyard. a lot of your removal is exile, so you can't control that trigger very well. also Eternal Witness is good utility, don't take it out but it shows the slots you are using for artifact recovery. slots that could be used to press the attack forward.
Silverblade Paladin does indeed give double strike, but is limited to one creature and assumes that it will not be destroyed, i think you can do better than that. the moment you put it out, it's a target. One substitute that comes to mind is Duelist's Heritage which will work not only on Saskia, but also on any of your other hard hitters like Malignus (one hit kill someone) or Hydra Omnivore, striking everyone for massive damage. Not to mention that it's the same mana cost with 1 less white mana symbol and won't be destroyed by your creature board wipe.
Vigor is a very fun card.. and yet.. I imagine never works the way you want it to, but acts more as a deterrent. They probably just won't block. The only real utility I can see in it for you in an actual game is that you can block with Saskia due to her vigilance. Maybe that's reason enough? I dunno, i've not played against or with a vigor yet, so you'd know better there.. just pointing out how I imagine it going down. Pathbreaker Ibex might be a better option for you! that with Malignus is just disgusting.
You have enough card tutor that it might be worth getting rid of Akroma's Memorial and put in Eldrazi Conscription (less chance for repetition of double strike and more chance of damage.. and the annihilator 2 is nice. Not to mention trample so your damage gets through.
I feel that Basilisk Collar is a bit of a dead card in your deck.
2 months ago
Thank you Teal Fox I will edit this to make it a legal EDH deck. As for your other suggestions. Do you have any thoughts on what cards I should take out? I'd really like to have Legion's Initiative and Nylea, God of the Hunt in my deck. Thank you :)
2 months ago
Nissa, Steward of Elements makes this an illegal deck for EDH. All cards must match your Commander's color identity (in this case, Red/White/Green).
Other than that, you are going to want to find cards that give your creatures Trample, a la Nylea, God of the Hunt or even Overwhelming Stampede so you can more reliably get through to your opponents' life totals.
Legion's Initiative is also a great card for not only buffing your creatures, but also protecting your creatures from board wipes.
I also cannot help but notice that you are running a lot more lands than you probably need, as 36-38 is generally plenty. And given that you are running a lot of high CMC creatures, you could definitely use some more ramp cards like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Farseek, Birds of Paradise, and Sylvan Caryatid.