Mardu Banner

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Khans of Tarkir Common

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Mardu Banner

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T: Add R, W, or B to your mana pool.

RWB, T, Sacrifice Mardu Banner: Draw a card.

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Mardu Banner Discussion

RingoDingo92 on Cunning Queen

6 days ago

FrankStar Ah, no I did not, ha. Learn something new every day! It does soothe my soul to see the cards normally categorized, though.

Yeah but the Djinn can easily come back to bite you in the ass too. Some other cuts I'd consider would be End Hostilities (you already have a decent amount of board wipes) and Master of Cruelties. I love him, but he has a pretty small scope here. That's just how cuts go sometimes.

I'd also switch out Mardu Banner with Chromatic Lantern, no doubt. Unless you don't have a Lantern, then the Banner is an okay place holder. Good luck with continuing your cuts!

Midn8 on List of EDH Ramp Cards

1 week ago

The banner cycle? E.g. Mardu Banner

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

1 month ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

NV_1980 on Wrath of Kaalia

1 month ago

Hi MCortese274,

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.

foxboy93 on Alesha, who smiles at death

2 months ago

Its not a bad build for a beginner, however there are some cards I personally don't like, in my many times of testing

Ankle Shanker - Its not a BAD card, but if you reanimate, it doesn't trigger his ability, cause he was never declared as an attacker. Otherwise, its an ok card, but a card like Master of Cruelties would be better and provide a game winning play.

Burnished Hart - With a low curve, Sad Robot is better in the long run. Sure this guy gets you lands, but you are better off running more Signets or mana ramp

Ponyback Brigade - I'm not saying its a bad card, but for the mana you are paying, you aren't getting much value. I'd run something with more utility, like Knight-Captain of Eos, which synergizes with the deck but ALSO creates tokens for blocking or helps to fog the field if someone goes wide. Mogg War Marshal, Noosegraf Mob are other inexpensive (money wise) cards that make tokens as well

Rakka Mar - Other than being recurable, this doesn't really provide you much advantage. a 2/2 that makes a 3/1 isn't overly fantastic.

Behind the Scenes - While it is good, there are much better things you can run. The only creature you don't really want dying is Alesha, so focus more on cards that keep her alive or swing in without issues.

Impact Tremors - Less effective than Purphoros, God of the Forge (though a better "budget" card), I don't see alot of "abuse" you get from it. In my version of the deck, I have at least 9 token producers, two of which are on attack only so I get more value from them. I recommend either going more tokens, or focus more on things of yours dying, like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat and Falkenrath Noble to start draining life from the opponents.

Mana base is what it comes to for a budget deck. Can't really comment on it too much

One thing that shuts down an Alesha/any ETB focused deck, is cards like Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff. While these may or may not be in your meta, having the answers to them is key. Wear / Tear, Disenchant are two artifact AND enchantment removal, and inexpensive (money wise), helping you turn off other strategies or things that are hindering your plan or can slow down people.

Personally I'd remove Mardu Banner, and instead include Fellwar Stone, if nothing else. This gives you another signet like effect, and is low enough CMC to help you get to where you need to go. Non-budget I'd get a Chromatic Lantern as an upgrade

I'd change Day of Judgment to Wrath of God. Personally the anti-regen can really hinder people like Ezuri, Renegade Leader or people who play Asceticism.

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Cards I'd consider adding:

Goblin Bombardment - A combo with Karmic Guide and Reveillark, allowing for infinite damage to kill everyone.

Murderous Redcap - With another sac outlet, this and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit goes infinite, dealing damage to everyone.

Sadistic Hypnotist/Mind Slash - Both of these cards, while can only be used at sorcery speed, can help to disrupt players hands and can help to take them off of cards, without overly affecting your board, depending on whats going on.

Mindless Automaton - Personally I like card draw guys you can use more than once. Mindless Automaton can fuel discard effects, while also adding to the card draw. Even if you reanimate him, he gets blocked, you get to draw a card. Other card draw effects I'd consider are Phyrexian Arena, Greed, Smuggler's Copter ect.

Open the Armory/Steelshaper's Gift - Both help you to get much needed equipment out. Non budget version would be Enlightened Tutor, Stoneforge Mystic ect. Tutors are very much needed to get cards you need, but with enough card draw you can easily offset the loss of "I need X Card" to "I can draw multiple cards and dig into it", or use Viscera Seer to begin scrying to it.

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As noted, the deck seems fine as a whole, but there are some cards I'd change for more consistency. I will link my deck below for reference. I personally really like my current build, and just need to work on tweaking it as I try new things and see what works and what doesn't. Hope this helps!

Foxboy93's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death: "We Are Negan"

Foodtime on Queen Marchesa EDH Deck

2 months ago

I'd change out Mardu Banner for Commander's Sphere, also looks like your missing two other signets. Command Tower is also a great staple!

Disgraceful_Duckling on Angels, demons and dragons, oh my! (Kaalia EDH)

3 months ago

Darksteel Ingot seems too slow and Fellwar Stone is going to produce colorless for you pretty often, since blue and green are pretty popular colors. Both are comparable to Mardu Banner. Also consider Chromatic Lantern, I consider it mandatory in 3+ color decks and most would agree that it's good.

Since the deck has Kaalia of the Vast and Master of Cruelties, not having Whispersilk Cloak or something similar (maybe Rogue's Passage?) seems like a mistake.

Swiftfoot Boots is another way to give Kaalia haste. Blade of Selves would be pretty bonkers in a deck with Kaalia, ntm the ETB effects on a lot of creatures. Strionic Resonator is another way to copy triggered abilities like Kaalia's.

If budget really isn't a concern, Damnation is another Wrath of God that you can cast in other colors.

Also, I think I've seen another Kaalia deck on here with this title.

Flagellum on Oloro Budget

5 months ago

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