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Artifact Creature — Juggernaut
When Leveler enters the battlefield, remove your library from the game.
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I was playing my Esper Modern Vamp/Mill Deck where the aim of the deck is to grow a steady state of Vampires while also taking control of everything your opponent brings out into play.
He was so ecstatic when he got it working, and he swung for 10.
I asked him if he was attacking me, or Sorin. He said me. So I casually nodded and said okay and took 10.
My turn, I +1'd Sorin and played Vampire Nighthawk. Now, interestingly enough you can not tap a creature the same turn it comes into play to activate an ability it has, but you CAN tap it per the rules of Captivating Vampire.
- Since Captivating Vampire’s activated ability doesn’t have a tap symbol in its cost, you can tap a Vampire (including Captivating Vampire itself) that hasn’t been under your control since your most recent turn began to pay the cost.
So, I tapped my Vamps and took control of Leveler. He got PISSED. I swung for 10 and passed turn.
He brought out Darksteel Juggernaut, and my next turn I took that and swung for lethal.
Creature - Vampire
Pay 6 life: Gain control of target creature with power less then Hypnotic Vampire's.
"Interesting... your blood is so, fresh. So pure. So... sweet. It needs to age more, like a fine wine. I think I shall keep you alive, for now."
2 weeks ago
I totally understand about the Ponza deck. It's a tough meta out there right now. (though, when is it not?) But it's especially tough for the fair decks of the world rn. When Jund struggles, so will RGx. Maybe the W sideboard hate will help your Naya build?
However, I, too, love that curve. I don't usually like RG as a color combo, but I love that the deck can play 5- and 6- drops without Urza lands. It feels so good. I'm running The Rock on Arena right now, because I could never afford that in paper, and it feels so good to curve out in that manner.
I also passed on Prerelease this time, but my brother and I are buying a box to draft over the holidays. I'm probably going to use that as trading collateral for Azorius pieces from next set.
I thought the Vivien story was just a little crass and grotesque in places, like a middle-schooler realizing they can cuss without getting told off. The narrative was neat (if simple, as you mention), but it just lingered a little too long on the gore. My other quibble was that the vocabulary felt stilted on occasion, like the author was trying too hard not to use the same word twice. (I respect that impulse, but I think the poetry of one's writing matters more than vocabulary.) Let's just say I can't wait for the Rav3 story!
I'm trying right now to think of ways to use the new Lazav, the Multifarious as my first UB commander. Unfortunately, the only "combos" I can imagine are sooooo mana-intensive (Invisible Stalker into Phage the Untouchable), or just half-baked (like cheating Leveler into play) and so he's seeming kinda durdly. Let me know if you wake up sweating at 3am with a good combo for him(;
1 month ago
xD YES! If it weren't above my budget I'd order this right now!
Just to say "Flip you, you're already running some janky $1k netdeck, I'm just gonna spread the love back to you so you can't play Magic EITHER you scum" to netdeckers.
Although, if you really want to lose T1, there are better ways. Leveler hacked into play early with, say, a combo deck using Through the Breach and/or Footsteps of the Goryo as well as using some of the pactslike the removal and counterspell one, as well as the creature tutor one just to summon up Progenitus or something and then lose(or frickin Llanowar Elves) as well as the Negotiation one just to mess with them...
1 month ago
darthskat There are a few actually! You are right with Laboratory Maniac being one with Leveler. And Psychic Corrosion is also a possible way to win. But the main, and most likely way of winning is to storm off with Aetherflux Reservoir. Other ways are Jaya's Immolating Inferno with infinite mana, Mechanized Production on Thopter tokens? Or if I am lucky and have Darksteel Forge out I can throw it on any useful artifact I have, getting Reckless Fireweaver out early and doing really solid damage, Psychosis Crawler draining the enemy for my large hand size. Uhhhh. That is it I think. The Antiquities War is also possible when you swing with a bunch of 5/5's.
2 months ago
Hey saw you commented on my deck... It wasnt ready to go up i was editing it in 3 different places at once and saved teh wrong one with the wrong name and the wrong public status. which apparently sent it to the world. So i fixed that for now.
Also the Leveler + Timesifter is a combo with Glacial Chasm and/or Teferi's Protection so if you need to go to the bank or leave to get food but you still want the win. There was another card other than Leveler that removed the library in such a away and this combo went off without the possibility of a loss.. as it stands if someone can force you to draw you lose.. but i cant find the combo online anymore it seems to have vanished and i cant remember or find the other card for it. But you are right about the GY hate.. i need more and yes i dont want the muldrotha players getting more gy.. but im the only one in my playgroup with a muldrotha deck atm :P
2 months ago
Ok, i have a couple issues with this deck:
1: Its a Stuffy Doll deck. How can you NOT have Pariah. Just, how? It's practically a crime. Also Pariah's Shield. Just put in a couple more indestructible like Darksteel Myr any you'll be completely free from damage.
2: Dead cards. Without guardian combo, all Altar of the Brood actually does is fill up the moldrotha player's graveyard a bit and make your Immortal Coil and Lich's Mastery worse. Maybe consider a different payoff, such as Genesis Chamber or Soul Warden, as they are not dead draws without the guardian, as you're getting lots of ETBs of nontoken creatures from all your flickering. Also, Leveler and Timesifter. Why? You don't have tremendously many high CMC spells, and leveler is an ETB: you can't gift the lack of library to someone.
3: You have very little synergy with her uptick. There is only a couple miracle spells and only 2 fetches. Consider putting in some of the panoramas (card link example: Jund Panorama. Remember that they can be put in Esper decks cos no colour identity) or if your fine with spending a couple bucks, some fetch lands, Myriad Landscape, or anything of that kidney
5: Eerie Interlude + commander ultimate = profit. Also Flickerwisp, Long Road Home, etc. And Eldrazi Displacer. You have a bunch of colourless lands, and if you throw in a couple mana rocks (which u should probably do btw. You only have swol ring :P ) and you'll have all the colourless mana you need.
3 months ago
dhynes1 Now that is an interesting card... The mana cost is a tad high (understandably) and the $ price is a tad up there. But that is a win if I have something like Spellbook and a Ornithopter out. Just picking through my library until I find Leveler and Laboratory Maniac. Or really any number of things. I will definitely put that one in the 'to buy' section.