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Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)
: Until end of turn, creatures you control have base power and toughness X/X and gain all creature types.
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Mirror Entity Discussion
22 hours ago
Yeah no worries! Thanks for the suggestions and thoughts.
I think they are pretty solid. I'll definitely give the single use cards draws a try, I have a sign in blood already so it shouldn't be too hard to get some of the others.
I don't run Sol Ring because I'm so color dependent and I don't have a great land base to ensure I'm not color screwed. Also in my play group I find that early it draws too much hate, and late it isn't valuable enough, I'd rather draw a vampire unless I'm super screwed. Which is also why I like command sphere, early so-so ramp and color fixing and late a card, not the best, but I find it more valuable than a sol ring even if I just play it for a net of -2 and draw a card. Not ideal, but still I find more valuable than a late net +1.
I might be wrong about that. Plus my sol rings are in other decks. :)
Yeah I like a lot of those creatures I'll look at picking some of them up. I like yehenni a lot. Mirror Entity and Metallic Mimic are two things I want, though mimic doesn't trigger him since it is on cast. Still good though.
I think I'll slim the single target removal down a bit for some of them.
23 hours ago
Yeah, hitting 10 permanents is very easy to do in Edgar Markov. I'm sure Radiant Destiny would serve you better than Intangible Virtue if you are looking for that kind of effect. Depending on how high-powered you are trying to build your deck, this is probably a card I wouldn't run, but if your deck is performing well at your meta's power level, then I'm sure you'll find it better than Intangible Virtue 99% of the time.
You make an excellent point about Dark Prophecy. You normally wouldn't want to drop it on turn 3 anyway, it's better to play once you have a few vampires in play already. Hopefully by then, you've been able to achieve 3 black mana available. Necropotence is a fantastic card as well, and you should definitely include it if your budget permits.
To answer your question, yes; single-use draw can be worth it, as long as you are running the efficient single-use spells. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper don't seem very flashy, but 2 mana to draw 2 is very efficient. You are paying one mana per card drawn. These cards are useful early game if you need to draw out of a bad hand or search for land drops, and they are decent in the mid-late game because they only cost 2 mana. Chances are, you'll still have enough mana left over to cast the cards you just drew off of them. The fact that they are only 2 mana means you can more easily fit them into your curve without losing too much tempo. Painful Truths you should 100% run without question in my humble opinion. 3 mana to draw 3 is so good. Phyrexian Arena is very good, but let's imagine you topdeck it mid-game. You play it, and it does absolutely nothing. Then, it draws you a single card during your next turn. If you had spent that 3 mana on painful truths instead, you would have instantly drawn 3 cards and possibly developed your boardstate further on that same turn. It takes Phyrexian Arena 3 entire turns AFTER you play it to break even with Painful Truths. It only starts to provide more card draw than Painful Truths after 4 turns, and 4 turns is a very long time in EDH, even in more casual groups. I don't use this example to suggest cutting the arena, my only point is do not underestimate how good Painful Truths is. Read the Bones is good for similar reasons. Although it only draws you 2 cards, the fact that it lets you scry 2 cards first makes up for it. It effectively lets you see up to the top 4 cards of your deck, which again, is too efficient for the mana cost to not run. The scry helps smooth your draw, and if you are digging for removal for a threat, being able to scry 2 and then draw 2 more is very good to find answers.
Midnight Reaper can be a very good card, but probably not in this deck. There are better card draw options. Personally, I disagree with Coding that the draw trigger on Bloodtracker is not optional. Even if you have to discard down to hand size because of drawing too much, that's still worth it most of the time, because drawing cards is that powerful. I only wish that they gave bloodtracker lifelink, that would make the card perfect. Or lowered its cmc to 3. The biggest argument against running it is the 4 cmc. But when you keep in mind that it is literally Greed on a flying 2/2 body that only gets bigger, it still seems worth it to me to run. But I can understand running other cards in place of him.
I like the ramp you are running, but I think you should include a touch more. Where is your Sol Ring?? That card is so OP haha and there's no reason to not run it unless your playgroup housebanned it. I also personally wouldn't run Commander's Sphere as it costs 3 mana but only taps for 1. I would recommend some of the following rocks: Talisman of Dominance, Sol Ring, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart. I personally run 9 sources of ramp in my Edgar deck, 7 of which comes from mana rocks, and 2 temporary ramp spells, Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak. However, I would not suggest running the 1 shot mana rituals in your list. I would definitely up your ramp count from 5 though. Ramp isn't exciting, I know, but it will secretly make your deck more consistent and help speed up your deck, so I'd give it a shot and see how it feels with a couple more rocks thrown in.
I also thought I'd recommend some of the vampires that I run that you might find interesting: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Falkenrath Aristocrat can give themselves indestructible. Mirror Entity is technically a vampire and will trigger Edgar, and gives you a way to dump your mana into a huge buff for your board. Captivating Vampire is OP.
I'll wrap up by suggesting Diabolic Intent. It does cost a few bucks, but you can easily sacrifice a vampire token for a 2 mana tutor, which is very strong. I didn't initially intend to ramble quite so much, but hopefully this inspires you haha. I just love Edgar Markov and it is one of my favorite EDH decks. I could suggest some cards that jump out at me to cut from your list, but I understand that some of them may be your pet cards, or cards that you just like running because they align with your playstyle, and/or fit well in your local meta.
2 days ago
Maybe Mirror Entity can ramp all of your tokens if you can't combo out and beatdown with them
1 week ago
First, you seem to be missing 2 cards, you've only got 98 in your list.
Now for some suggestions...
Reconnaissance needs to be in this list. It allows you to attack with every creature, untap to avoid bad blocks, untap after first strike damage but before normal damage, and even untap after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step).
Now for a few cards with much smaller explanations lol...
Boros Charm - wraths are the bane of this deck, protect your board. Talisman of Indulgence/Fellwar Stone both deserve spots. Shared Animosity needs to be in the deck, not just the maybe pile. Diabolic Intent should replace Diabolic Tutor. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is better here by far for his lifelink your team +1 than your 2 current Sorins combined.
Now creatures... and I'd up your creature count to at least 33. Legion Loyalist, Rakish Heir, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Mirror Entity, Dusk Legion Zealot and consider more flyers like Falkenrath Aristocrat and Voldaren Pariah Flip.
Anyways, I hope this helps and feel free to check out my list for ideas. Edgar's Dega Vampires. Upvotes on any of my lists is appreciated.
2 weeks ago
Hey, looks really good for a first Commander deck even though you used another deck as inspiration that's fine, you've still made it your own.
I suggest including more low mana cost cards that can interact with Emmara, giving you more opportunity to tap her to make a token as well as use her as mana ramp.
Budget cards to consider:
- Command Tower
- Survivors' Encampment
- Holdout Settlement
- Springleaf Drum
- Smuggler's Copter
- Honor-Worn Shaku
- Nature's Chosen
- Mirror Entity
- Trostani Discordant
- Avenger of Zendikar
- Llanowar Elves
- Avacyn's Pilgrim
- Canopy Vista
- Sunpetal Grove
- Temple Garden
Other budget cards to consider:
- Seeker of Skybreak
- Nullmage Shepherd
- Awakening Zone
- Beast Within
- Swords to Plowshares
- Sundering Growth
- Eladamri's Call
Cards to consider cutting:
- Perilous Forays
- Pollenbright Wings
- Broken Bond
- Emmara Tandris
- Beast Whisperer
- Tolsimir Wolfblood
- Trostani's Summoner
- Rampaging Baloths
- Arcane Encyclopedia
- Bramble Sovereign
- Crown of Convergence
- Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
- Ranger's Path
- Aura of Silence
3 weeks ago
Mother of Runes Mirror Entity Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist Beastmaster Ascension Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Thalia's Lancers Sigarda, Host of Herons Sigarda, Heron's Grace Aven Mindcensor Gift of Immortality Indestructibility Shield of the Oversoul Shielded by Faith
3 weeks ago
4x Hada Freeblade
4x Kazandu Blademaster
3x Champion of the Parish
4x Oran-Rief Survivalist
4x Akoum Battlesinger
4x Kabira Evangel
1x Abzan Falconer
1x Mirror Entity
3x Collected Company
4x Path to Exile
2x Scout's Warning
4x Hardened Scales
4x Cavern of Souls
4x Razorverge Thicket
2x Temple Garden
2x Horizon Canopy
1x Sacred Foundry
4x Windswept Heath
I really wish the time had been taken to build this list, so that I didn't need to spend so much time on it.
A lot of the cards weren't even spelt correctly.
4 weeks ago
kingquark No problem!
Krosan Grip is great due to the split second clause as it's pretty relevant. Beast Within is generally an amazing card, but because you have access to other colors their are other cards that do it so much better such as Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, and Vindicate.
Another card you can maybe run is Orim's Thunder.
Cards I would consider cutting would be: Shamanic Revelation (Too slow), Woolly Thoctar, Voltaic Brawler, Moltensteel Dragon, Herald of Torment, Bloodbraid Elf, and Accorder Paladin (All of them are a bit underwhleming in terms of value and a bit vanilla).
Some adjustment for budget I would consider are: Iroas, God of Victory, Gisela, Blade of Goldknight , Dauntless Escort, Forgotten Ancient, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Mirror Entity, Taurean Mauler, Hydra Omnivore (Hidden tech, it also does additional damage to the player you chosen!), Tana, the Bloodsower (Also makes additional tokens due to hitting two players!), Urabrask the Hidden, Gahiji, The Honored One, Hero of Bladehold, and Hanweir Garrison.
Hope that gives an idea that could help!