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Creature — Azra Warrior
Whenever your opponents are dealt combat damage, if any of that damage was dealt by a Warrior, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
Mindblade Render Discussion
2 weeks ago
Lol. I think that gary looping is a cool idea, but we've no way to perform it enough (even with raza) to win. Ie: raza & gary & any reanimation enchantment sets our devotion to 6; repeating this 3 times gains us 54, but our opponents only lose 18. If there's ever printed a black version of Neheb, the Eternal it'd be sweet. But without a payoff the investment is too costly.
Priest has been crucial in the games I play him (often discarded early, reanimated for value). Giving the draw, pressure and mana that I need often. I'm considering adding in Bloodsoaked Champion as it's also a warrior for Mindblade Render - of which will likely be sneaking back into the deck, as the 2 mana recurrable phyrexian arena (that also draws in opponent's turns) is too good to pass up.
1 month ago
Looks a great ramp package, happy to see the talismans along with the signets. I wouldn't touch the ramp as it is, I think it's great.
I do think this is a great deck for the new God-Eternal Kefnet thanks to having a Brainstorm effect in the command zone. Bolas's Citadel also looks like a good thing to try and I'd be running it in my Rashmi, Eternities Crafter 's deck if she supported black.
If you can find one, I really think Sensei's Divining Top would be awesome in this deck. Sensei's Divining Top ability to draw a card at instant speed for no mana is great with the new God-Eternal Kefnet . Sensei's Divining Top also works wonders with Bolas's Citadel , allowing you to effectively pay 1 life to draw a card.
I'm not entirely sure why Mindblade Render is in the deck, just for draw?
Overall, looks great. Great ramp, removal, and draw. The only concern I have is how you close out the game. I see your win-con section, but it doesn't look like much. Maybe I'm overlooking some, but just make sure you can seal the deal once you're set up. I'm looking forward to facing it.
1 month ago
Card draw is low and your vulnerability to board wipes is insane. I'd run at least a few counterspells to help protect your board as well as the basic protection you already have, they also have flexibility to stop your opponent from a game winning play. Mindblade Render and Tymna the Weaver are great card draw engines that work well with the deck style. Also Shared Animosity is a great finisher that is on a low cmc.
1 month ago
What I’m more surprised by is Mindblade Render . Does it really get through often enough to get the draw? If you land it T2, sure, but it doesn’t seem like a great topdeck later.
1 month ago
Bunch of cuts, bunch of additions! Notably, Meteor Golem gives us a not-completely-embarrassing out to Stony Silence/Null Rod effects, which otherwise shut down Phyrexian Altar , treasure tokens from Pitiless Plunderer , and Walking Ballista (in other words, all of our win conditions) as well as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void , meaning the stupid Rings/Monolith combo is no longer relevant!
Main theme of many of the changes is maxing out on redundant effects for recursive creatures and interchangeable pieces for the end win condition, as well as the full suite of 'draw cards on death' triggers to go with our recursive dorks.
Gravecrawler and Nether Spirit are obvious, as the cleanest win conditions. Bloodghast is largely for value, or for a free body to come in alongside a Buried Alive fetching Razaketh. Bloodsoaked Champion is a cheaper alternative to Reassembling Skeleton , which I hate paying the upfront 2 mana for. (It also has the fringe benefit of being a Warrior, which plays nicely with Mindblade Render !)
Replaced the one-shot card draw like Night's Whisper with more engines. Particularly nice if you have Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no sac outlet (Ballista can kill itself repeatedly to draw into an unrestricted sac outlet) or Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar / Pitiless Plunderer + sac outlet without a source of extra bodies or mana.
Other miscellaneous additions:
Pitiless Plunderer -- Excellent addition, reanimate-able Altar as long as you have a sac outlet on board. Can even stockpile Treasures for burst turns or casting fat.
Diregraf Colossus -- Not super useful on its own, but it does serve fairly cleanly as a castable/reanimate-able Bridge from Below while also being a Zombie for Gravecrawler. Major downside is that it does absolutely nothing with Nether Spirit or any other card combinations, so I'm on the fence but excited to give it a shot.
Priest of Forgotten Gods -- Came in to accompany the greater focus on recursive dorks and death draw triggers. Very, very good with Pawn of Ulamog/Diregraf Colossus tokens.
Stitcher's Supplier -- Little dude does SO MUCH WORK. Liliana -1 to bring him back is a fairly common play, and often very strong. It's even a zombie!
As soon as War of the Spark is released, Liliana's Triumph is slotting RIGHT in; card is nuts.
2 months ago
Hey, consider Tithe , Knight of the White Orchid and Mistveil Plains ? Tithe and Mistveil are excellent with Sunforger and Knight is nice to put a Shock land or Mistveil onto the battlefield. Tithe especially when playing five colors because it can potentially tutor for two Shock lands or one Shock land and Mistveil.
Consider Mardu as base colors instead of Boros? Because of the expensive deck budget I think playing only Boros is hindering your deck more than helping it; after all you can play all colors because of Najeela. Mardu gives you more black for some nice Warrior interactions ( Mindblade Render , Blood-Chin Rager ), combat interactions ( Tymna the Weaver , Azra Oddsmaker ), tutors ( Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent ), tokens ( Bitterblossom ) and to strengthen the Sunforger package ( Anguished Unmaking , Fire Covenant ).
2 months ago
Sorry, i'm only slightly familiar with the cEDH meta, but is Mindblade Render a personal meta call, or are there that many warriors at high tiers?
I understand how much advantage it can generate, but do people attack in this level of play?
Mindblade Render occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%