Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
Whenever a source an opponent controls deals damage to you, that player sacrifices a permanent.
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|Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker Discussion
4 days ago
Thanks for stopping by!
As far as Stolen Strategy and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent are concerned, they were mainly replacements for Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker (because we already run No Mercy) and Aven Mindcensor (which is arguably worth a position somewhere in the deck if you can find one to fill).
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent adds an interesting layer of politics to any game where it is played. Whenever a player dies from it they almost never complain because they still got a 5/5 body that was fairly easy to remove through board wipes or chump blocking.
1 week ago
Difficult to say without knowing your meta because you are stax heavy. I'll rabble off some thoughts:
I have a Chulane deck that is incredibly similar to this with stax/combos if you want to check it out for some card suggestions [Primer] Chulane's Bounce House [cEDH]
1 month ago
I run a similar style with my Derevi deck, though I use primarily enchantments instead of creatures for one simple reason - Creatures are usually easier to remove. But here's some cards that I'd recommend using if you're going for as much resource denial as possible:
Creatures: Seedborn Muse , Angus Mackenzie , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Hokori, Dust Drinker , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker , False Prophet , Baird, Steward of Argive , Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast I'd only recommend using Melira if you plan on having Phyrexian Unlife in the deck.
Enchantments: Pendrell Mists , Frozen AEther , Blind Obedience , Privileged Position , Greater Auramancy , Back to Basics , Land Equilibrium , Propaganda , War Tax , Collective Restraint , Teferi's Moat , Moat , Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Leyline of Anticipation , Solemnity , Invoke Prejudice , Mana Reflection , Mechanized Production , Overburden , Rising Waters , Rule of Law , Wilderness Reclamation
2 months ago
Love the originality of using a relatively unheard of commander. I see your creature count is on the low side. I have a number of suggestions that would help with the control theme. They are:
- Aven Mindcensor
- Grand Abolisher
- Giver of Runes
- Mother of Runes
- Angel of Jubilation
- Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
- Mangara of Corondor
- Bounty Agent
- Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
- Ranger-Captain of Eos
- Cavalier of Dawn
- Eidolon of Rhetoric
Any or all of these cards would help defend against all sorts of play styles. Not sure what you have going for a wincon but Elesh Norn would make death by combat a lot more viable. That and she shuts down a lot of token strategies.
6 months ago
bushido_man96, thank you so much for the feedback!
I'm trying to figure out what shade of orange would be best, because the page's "theme color" is burnt orange, specifically hex #cc5500. It's a good color, but in my opinion it shouldn't be all over the page. I want to stick with white for the words - maybe make the letters "off" white? Specifically - White Smoke #f5f5f5 (slightly darker) or Gainsboro #dccdc (which is slightly brighter-ish). What do you think?
I've considered Champion of Lambholt in the past, but my inner Vorthos just kept screaming "She doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia!". Which has been the primary limiting factor on all my decks. I do agree with you that it's a great card that does fit the Stax subtheme. I'll have to see if I can get ahold of one in a trade to give it a try. What would you cut for it?
I was so excited that I actually pre-ordered one off of Card Kingdom for $5. Turns out there was a price drop down to about $3. But warning - there's a $3 Shipping and Handling fee.
MrXilas, thanks for the comment and +1, onward to your comments.
- Tainted Strike does seem a bit niche in it's use, but i've had better success with it by playing it on other players' creatures. Typically what would happen during a game is that my infect sources would get removed early on, and I won't be able to deal infect combat damage to the entire table (usually 1 or 2 players get infected before i'm stopped). But, when a player is swinging in with a 5/5 or more for a "harmless" bit of damage to get a trigger or a get a bargain on a deal that's when this little instant shines.
- I've never heard of Elephant Grass - that's a really cool enchantment. Originally, this deck had a build that ran Propaganda , Norn's Annex , Crawlspace , and Ghostly Prison . But eventually I moved away from that position because Infect draws so much hate that players typically find a way to circumvent my pillow fort tactics.
You're right about Priests of Norn though, it's really just there as another decent infect source. Personally, i'd prefer just a better mono-white infect creature. Maybe one with evasion at a decent cost. Tine Shrike is just a piece of common hot garbage. Wish we could get a color shifted white Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon at a lower cost with only some evasion or something.
p.s. I also love Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . Didn't know she existed either. She's very much in the same boat as the previously mentioned Champion of Lambholt - excellent card that I could use, but doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia. Still, if I see one for trade i'll definitely scoop it up. Thank you for the suggestions!
6 months ago
So lifemtg doesn't feel like they have to pick-up my slack, here is what I managed to come up with:
Given the amount of infect creatures you have, wouldn't it make more sense to run something that gives trample instead of Tainted Strike ? Is it mostly there so Atraxa can swing in if she needs to? There are three one drop instants in green that grant trample that might push your infect creature through. I was thinking Berserk , Vigorous Charge , or Unnatural Predation . Ditto, but on white cantrips that grant flying.
On the stax front, due to the amount of hate Atraxa Infect draws, you might want more things that deter your opponents' from going after you such as Elephant Grass or Propaganda . Another oddball choice to that effect would be Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . I honestly don't see Priests of Norn doing much work other than being a deterrent, so maybe that is what can get the boot.
Hopefully I answered your plight this time. I'll be mindful in the future.
7 months ago
There are a lot of unfocused or suboptimal cards in this list like Phantom General and Famine that could easily be replaced by more suited cards that help your game plan of: Play dudes, protect face, beat down, draw an additional card at EoT.
Equipoise is a very old card but it let's you dictate combat more effectively by controlling what your opponent has to block with. If you have deathtouch tokens then maybe phase out their small utility creatures and make them decide between having their big creature die to a 1/1 deathtouch token or lose monarchy. If you want to be more effective in combat maybe phase out their big guys and let your valuable legends swing in with their keywords giving them the edge in combat. Similarly Duelist's Heritage can give ANY attacking creature an advantage in combat. You can use it as a political tool by offering to give an attacking creature an opponent controls doublestrike as long as it doesn't attack you which further incentivises your opponents to squable among themselves while you sit back and draw all the cards.
You don't have any way of protecting your face by non-vigilance creatures so maybe consider Ghostly Prison , Baird, Steward of Argive , and Windborn Muse to make attacking you more difficult. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is also a fantastic rattle snake because each intake of damage makes them lose a permanent.
Your deck also seems like it has very few ways to draw cards outside of the monarch mechanic. Skullclamp , Phyrexian Arena , and Tymna the Weaver can keep your hand full with plenty of answers and creatures.
7 months ago
Cool idea! +1
Minister of Impediments could be fun in this deck.
Trusted Advisor could also be fun.
Since most of your creatures are small, you could also wreak some havoc with Meekstone . That card will definitely draw some hate tho, so be careful.
Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker could deter some attackers.