Mangara of Corondor
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
: Exile Mangara of Corondor and target permanent.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mangara of Corondor occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Mangara of Corondor Discussion
1 week ago
It's actually also because Karakas is more powerful than removal, the card is protection from opposing removal (sort of obvious when you take a step back) and combo enabling. Take Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath; Legacy decks bounce uro in response to the sacrifice trigger, getting 3 life, an extra draw, and an extra land drop each turn. It let's you exile a permanent per turn with the original Mangara of Corondor. A numerous variety of high value pieces for Karakas to abuse as well as protect, or for opposing threats, remove leads it to be more powerful than Galina or Tavoc.
Neither of those can be used for combos or protection effectively, whereas Karakas can be, as well as being free, 0 opportunity cost, and being incredibly powerful for it's free cost. I'd readily spend 4 mana for that type of effect, having it on a land is just gravy.
1 week ago
Looks good. You might like these: Tome of Legends, Idol of Oblivion, Eternal Thirst, Blade of the Bloodchief, Pitiless Plunderer, Custodi Soulcaller, Shifting Shadow, Bastion Protector, Palace Jailer, Mangara of Corondor, Necromantic Thirst, Dictate of Erebos, Hanweir Garrison, Berserkers' Onslaught, Commanding Presence, Whisper, Blood Liturgist
2 weeks ago
You can even stack bounce on a creature to get the same result. A long time ago, briefly in Standard, Mangara of Corondor was tournament legal along with a card you could activate to return him to your hand. So you activate his ability,exiling himself and a target creature, then respond and return him to your hand with something like Crystal Shard and when they resolve, Mangara gets returned to hand, then exiles himself and target creature. Since he's not on the battlefield when the exile resolves, nothing happens to him. But the target creature exiles for good.
1 month ago
Sorry for late reply, haven't logged in in quite awhile AbsoluteIridium
Intrepid Hero, Royal Assassin, Doomed Artisan, Mirror Entity, Magister of Worth, Mangara of Corondor, Lumbering Battlement, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and Tortured Existence can carry their own on a budget. after those swaps i guess you would have to hone your curve and add some big cheap curve toppers or focus on middle range value.
Hope this helped!
we are currently converting this build to a Ghave, Guru of Spores sun titan shell due to alot of added support in the recent sets
1 month ago
I suggest adding another card. Currently you have 99 cards total in this deck, and commander decks are required to have 100. As for cards within the deck, here are some for each category:
Some other cool cards are Scroll of Fate, which lets you cheat out huge creatures by manifesting them and then blinking them Triad of Fates, and Strionic Resonator which basically works like an inferior Panharmonicon.
There you go, you were looking for suggestions, so here are some you could consider. My big thing though is just to make sure you get that extra card in the deck. I hope you found this helpful.
2 months ago
Looks good! You might like these: Herald of Leshrac, Rotting Rats, Palace Jailer (this one is neat because you can sack and reanimate him to exile multiple creatures. opps won't get their creatures back unless they become monarch. he also replaces himself with the monarch draw which is nice), Dark-Dweller Oracle, Mangara of Corondor (activate the ability, then sack Mangara while the ability is on the stack. it will resolve but Mangara will not be exiled), Skullclamp, Pitiless Plunderer, Grim Haruspex, Shifting Shadow, Fanatical Devotion, Bishop of Rebirth, Custodi Soulcaller, Stingscourger, Crackling Doom, Siege-Gang Commander, Bounty Agent
2 months ago
Not really into cEDH (other than by watching the Spike Feeders & Playing With Power MTG) so take my thoughts with a pinch of salt:
Sanctum Prelate another flexible stax piece
Reliquary Monk some more flexible ETB item removal (tbh not really a fan of those; seems like a kinda puny Winota reward)
I feel the Auratouched Conscription combo to be gimmicky, esp. since you won't benefit from annihilator until the next turn
3 months ago
For context, the commander canceling Nevermore has been legal in the format for a long time, and sees little play. While this new card is 2 CMC instead of 3, it is also a creature, much easier to remove. This new card also has broader application in shutting off cards coming from graveyards, like any flashback card or weird things like Haakon.
Yes, Karakas is an extremely rough card to play against in Commander, but don't forget that it has the added bonus of returning your own legends to your hand to reuse ETB triggers. On top of playing board police against the single card your opponent's always have access to (their commanders), it also gives extra value to your own and can form some nasty lock combos like Karakas + Mangara of Corondor (return Mangara to hand w/ Karakas while Mangara trigger is on stack to avoid it exiling itself) or Karakas + Lavinia of the Tenth for a soft lock, you get the picture. Karakas has another exploitable element from a deckbuilding perspective but even without a payoff piece to its own combo it still has utility by slowing and interrupting opponent's board state. In short, it always has something good to do. Much much better than simply a Nevermore type effect.