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Whenever a land enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.
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2 weeks ago
Realm Razer could be played to trigger many lands to ETB at once.
1 month ago
Hey hoardofnotions, good to see you again,
I really like Lifegift and I would love to try it out. However, I don't think I want to replace offshoot with it. That card is mainly there because it's a defensive 1-drop to deter aggressive decks, while still being relevant to our strategy. It also has the benefit that I more often end up with 2 landfall cards before I drop my commander.
I will try it out and see how it performs. Thanks for the tip!
1 month ago
Lifegift could be better than the jaddi offshoot
5 months ago
Aether Gale, AEther Mutation, Alexi, Zephyr Mage, Displacement Wave, Distorting Wake, Profaner of the Dead, Reality Strobe lol do this!, Scourge of Fleets, Words of Wind (very good if you start swarming with edric/bident of thassa out)
you might want Lifegift as well, people be gunning for blue decks!
6 months ago
7 months ago
Lol by types of hugs, I just meant like different types of ways to group hug, like making everyone draw cards, or giving everyone tokens, etc.
And by unfocused, I just mean that there's not really a clear synergy or a way for you to use the group hugging to your benefit. For example, if you want to group hug by way of giving opponents creatures and buffing up creatures, then you can capitalize on that by playing a lot of pillow fort (the type that protects you without protecting your opponents).
I think that example makes sense, but since your commander cares about drawing cards and helping more lands enter, maybe capitalizing on when opponents/you draw cards and when lands enter would be the best direction. So I was thinking like Consecrated Sphinx, Mind's Eye, and Psychic Possession to get an advantage from helping everyone draw cards, Lifegift and Shattered Angel to get an advantage from helping everyone draw extra cards, and Ankh of Mishra, Tectonic Instability, and Zo-Zu the Punisher to punish opponents for getting extra lands even though I wouldn't run punishing cards in a deck like this.
If you want to abuse those cards, I could suggest a subtheme of wheels, but those arent really group hug cards.
In conclusion, my suggestions regarding focusing the deck are to cut any group hug card that doesn't help your opponents draw cards or get more lands out and add cards that give you advantages when they do that. If you have more room, maybe add more cards that help opponents get more lands out or draw more cards.
7 months ago
Akoum Stonewaker doesn't seem that mana effient
Xenagos, God of Revels could really speed up the deck.
Hope some of this helped, and looks like a fun deck!
10 months ago
Soooo, Idk what you're build is doing, but I'll admit its doing something.
The initial wall of text is honestly a little hard to read through at first, but I think I get that you're trying to build up the theme behind playing the deck as a "cycle of life" type deal. Normal turns start with drawing a card and most likely playing a land before proceeding to play more spells. With the new couple commander though that gets mirrored at the end of the turn, mechanically doubling up on your game presence, while thematically being life having gone through its cycle to begin anew on the next turn.
Something I feel you might have missed about this mentality though is that Ink-Treader Nephalim also exemplifies this idea. Only it runs more with an "all life is connected" theme that several other creatures now utilize as well (your commander including). Mechanically and thematically Ink treader fits this theme because, if it is out, a single Path to Exile is a board wipe, but also Traitorous Blood is an Insurrection, which anyone can play. And beyond this even, you gain access to Enchanted Evening cards along side Opalescence and also Living Lands (and about 5 other spells saying the exact same thing) that alter the meaning of "what is alive". Even just running Mycosynth Lattice and March of the Machines carries the reference to machines becoming sentient (and also tokens + Ink Treader are awesome).
But the point of this is that Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis are meant to follow the same theme of "turn opponent advantage into your advantage". As in, cards like Lifegift, or Consecrated Sphinx or even Dragonlair Spider.
Sorry for my ranting. I beat around the bush a bit and, to be more direct, feel that your deck is too much goodstuff versus the potential themes you could be playing. This is merely some of my thoughts on it, and I have on of my own I will be building in the manner directed above so I have at least some bias as to how I feel the couple should be played out.