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Mask of Memory
Artifact — Equipment
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw two cards. If you do, discard a card.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)
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Mask of Memory Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Mask of Memory is better than rogues gloves, and ninjas do wear masks so it's thematic.
3 weeks ago
this is a very well made post. My personal suggestions
Every commander needs at least 8 mana rocks. Mana rocks serve a couple purposes depending on which ones you put in. Either they ramp you up mana like Hedron Archive or Mind Stone or they help you mana fix like Manalith. I run Signets simply because they do both. Also cards such as Ruby Medallion are relevant all around, including removing part of the first commander tax.
Decks should have at least a couple ways to add cards into your hands. You covered most of the blue ones such as Brainstorm
I know I missed lots of draw but should give people an idea of what kind of draw you can access in the specific colours.
1 month ago
I mean, I don't see how this is stax, I see some very good cards, like Gamble, Imperial Recruiter, and Enlightened Tutor, but in terms of prison/stax, you only run about 6 cards: Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Ghostly Prison, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Aura of Silence, Blind Obedience, and Cataclysm.
I'd suggest you drop the cards like Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite for much more powerful stax cards. Also I'd think running some more tutors for Helm of the Host (the instant win) would be useful.
Other cards I'd suggest you run:
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben - hurts storm builds and greedy manabases more than your deck.
Ruination - You run enough basics that a 3-4 colored deck will crumble.
Armageddon - Aurelia, the Warleader makes this thing basically a win, as you can probably beat face enough to kill one person before they rebuild, whilst rebuilding on your own. At that point with a couple more stax cards you might be able to drop your opponents all together. Use Ravages of War as well if you can afford one.
Crucible of Worlds - With a lot of land-destruction, or fetchlands, this card gives you constant land drops, allowing you to rebuild like nothing ever happened a few turns after an Armageddon or Cataclysm. Acts as a half Sun Titan in some cases. Strip Mine/Wasteland make it really good too.
World Queller - this card is godly. It can be used as land destruction every turn, and with a Sun Titan or Crucible of Worlds, you might not notice it's effect, but can name planeswalkers while you have none to get rid of a pesky Ugin/Karn/Nicol Bolas. It can of course remove pesky artifacts or enchantments, and still beat face a bit.
Trinisphere - This deck has a pretty high CMC, so this card might barely affect it. It will totally hurt the elf player, the storm player, and any other low-cmc player.
Aven Mindcensor - This doesn't affect you, but hurts your opponents fetch lands, tutors, or any other searches.
Luminarch Ascension - Acts as a powerful alternate win condition if you lock out you opponents.
Magus of the Moon - If you run enough basic lands, this card won't affect you very much, because of the artifact mana you have. Other decks may crumble to it.
Otherwise I'd only suggest you run some more rocks (Mox Diamond/Chrome Mox/Mana Crypt and all of the legal fetchlands like Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, Flooded Strand, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, Scalding Tarn)
Cards to drop for this stuff:
Argentum Armor, Extraplanar Lens, Loxodon Warhammer, Mask of Memory, Sword of War and Peace, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Puresteel Paladin, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Balefire Liege, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Archangel of Tithes, Angelic Arbiter, 2-3 lands.
Otherwise, it terms of lands, drop Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, Temple of the False God, Boros Garrison, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Opal Palace, Rogue's Passage, Clifftop Retreat, and some basic mountains, add the remaining 6 fetchlands, and that should be about it!
1 month ago
I would suggest the classic lords in Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton(however wait for mimic to rotate from standard), and some good white removal in Condemn, Blessed Alliance, and Oblivion Ring. In terms of equipment, a few good ones are Grafted Wargear, Lightning Greaves and Shuko at 0 Equip, Mask of Memory, Basilisk Collar and Stoneforge Masterwork at higher.
1 month ago
This deck has a grand total of 6 spells that could be called "disruption," that's a really low number no matter how aggressive you're playing. Even more glaring is the fact that the only effect in the deck that can actually draw you cards is a Planeswalker's Ult. This deck has a serious case of tunnel vision, and if it fails to go off or gets disrupted along the way it will run out of gas and utterly stall out. In EDH that's a recipe for a bad time.
First and foremost you need ways to reload your hand.
And honestly I'd keep going. Life's Finale, Disciple of Bolas, Greater Good, Soul's Majesty, anything that keeps you from playing off the top of your deck after turn 5 will be enormously helpful in making the deck stronger and more consistent overall.
Next you need to disrupt your opponents more. Just playing your game your way and letting your opponents do the same is going to spell disaster more times than not in multiplayer. It will also help a lot with your problem in connecting with combat damage.
Putrefy, Maelstrom Pulse, Beast Within, and Chaos Warp all give you a lot of flexibility in dealing with the threat du jour. One sweeper isn't going to cut it either, I'd definitely include Pernicious Deed and Damnation.
Good luck! I hope you find some of this useful.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I must implore you to play Stonehewer Giant most of all, for he can fetch two equipment (which enter and auto-equip for a mere 2 mana) per turn thanks to Aurelia. He also has vigilance, meaning he can swing and fetch at the same dang time what what!!!