Creature — Imp
Tap: Untap target blue creature.
Tap: Choose target non-Wall creature the active player has controlled continuously since the beginning of the turn. That creature attacks this turn if able. If it doesn't, destroy it at end of turn. Play this ability only before attackers are declared.
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|Ice Age (ICE)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
3 months ago
Hey man -- I have a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them, as you see fit.
The easiest way to improve the deck, as I see it, is to improve your artifact mana. Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are two of the best, so it's good you're already running them. However, Talisman of Dominance is almost strictly better than Dimir Signet and Talisman of Progress better than Azorius Signet, so I suggest upgrading. Same for Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet. I've also never been a fan of three-mana rocks (like Chromatic Lantern), since they compete with your general and they are generally slower than alternatives. Arcane Signet seems better.
Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura allow you to untap your general in response to the activation and steal more than one creature at a time. Aphetto Alchemist is similar but also untaps rocks. If you want to go deep, Norritt.
Drawing cards is also at a premium in EDH. Things like Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise work, as do more permanent effects like Phyrexian Arena. Mystic Remora is a widely unplayed card that is really good for this.
I think Lightning Greaves is worth serious consideration, and I think it is better than the Swiftfoot Boots in your MB. Being able to go turn two greaves into turn three general with haste plus whatever she steals with haste seems pretty good.
Hope this helps!
11 months ago
Alright. After looking through, I have a few ideas. 1. Instead of stealing other’s artifacts for 4+ mana, perhaps running things like Abrade , Artifact Possession , Copy Artifact , or Bedevil to either create copies of other’s artifacts, or destroy them with more options than what you currently have.
- Mana fixing Drowned Catacomb , Dragonskull Summit , Watery Grave , Command Tower , Arcane Signet , Grixis Obelisk, and Grixis Panorama would all help in your ability to cast Bolas on curve.
- Holding off the other players.
- Creatures. Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp , Wall of Stone , Norritt , Chainwhip Cyclops , and Vraska's Finisher are all bad cards. I suggest cards like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One , Notion Thief , Archfiend of Depravity , and Massacre Girl could be more beneficial than the current ones you have.
2 years ago
I'm working on my own Merieke deck currently and i found some noticeable cards, even if they increase your curve
Norritt - Untapper with control - but would increase your
Hyena Umbra - Stealer
2 years ago
Goblin Diplomats, Illusionist's Gambit, Aggravate, Shipwreck Singer, Rage Nimbus, Norritt, Nettling Imp, Nettling Curse, Magnetic Web, Into the Fray, Incite, Imps' Taunt, Heckling Fiends, Gideon, Battle-Forged, Courtly Provocateur, Chemister's Trick, Bullwhip, Boiling Blood, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Arcum's Whistle, Alluring Siren
2 years ago
Apologies for splitting this across two posts.
Here are the cards I would consider cutting based on a cursory look at your deck. Since I am not intimately familiar with your deck, some of these suggestions might be incorrect:
Retether - you do not have very many targets for this spell (5 total), reducing its effectiveness.
Surestrike Trident requires an absurd amount of mana investment, and provides little utility.
Mindcrank is a solid card with good combo abilities, but I did not see anything that directly interacted with it. While you cause significant life loss to trigger Mindcrank, I am not sure it justifies a card slot.
Amulet of Vigor does not do much for you, other than provide moderate improvements to your land base and allowing a faster trigger of Sword of the Ages. Fixing your lands would effectively eliminate the need for this card.
I do not think Norritt provides enough utility to spend 4 mana on a 1/1.
I do not think you have enough targets to justify Panharmonicon either.
3 years ago
That is Norritt of course , sorry for the double post
3 years ago
I am building my own pauper taxing deck based on an old, old deck I once played with using Errant Minion and Winter Orb. I thought I'd see what I could do with a pauper variant. Here is a link to my deck: A Tax to Grind
To start off, I really like what you have going here.
A few suggestions...
Most cards in pauper are very cheap and lots of decks are very thin on mana production as a result, so playing Rhystic Study can be a huge burden. Playing more than one, is almost unfair. Plus, you should really have some card drawing ability.
Shimmering Glasskite might be an interesting creature to consider as well. It'll be hard for your opponent to cast two creature-hate spells in a turn.
You might want to consider Fade Away for the sideboard if too many creatures are hitting the table.