Not of This World
Tribal Instant — Eldrazi
Counter target spell or ability that targets a permanent you control.
Not of This World costs 7 less to cast if it targets a spell or ability that targets a creature you control with power 7 or greater.
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Not of This World Discussion
22 hours ago
3 weeks ago
Hey everyone, just realized its been 6 months since my last comment. Sorry for the late replies!
I ended up running Lethal Vapors for a short time, the ability was cool, but typically the card would just become a removal target before really reaping the full benefit that the card provided. AeroOnFire is correct in that it is a very "hate-me" kind of card.
I used to run Tenza, Godo's Maul but took it out for not doing a whole lot compared to my other equipment. However, I may be looking into adding some of the cards you've recommended and taking out some removal or control that I currently have in the deck.
Thank you all for the suggestions!
4 weeks ago
You know what ability separates humans from animals?
Let's use the power of IMAGINATION to playtest this deck.
Turn Four: I finally can cast Madcap Experiment! > Someone counters it. > Scoop.
Turn X(2-4): [Rite of Flame]x(1-4) + Luck > Madcap Experiment > Countered. > Scoop and cry.
Turn X: The opponent plays discard and you lose Madcap Experiment > Scoop.
Now let's use imagination to imagine your face in these scenarios!
Your face when you realize this deck is basically just a crappier version of a Gamekeeper Deck.
Your face when you realize this deck is basically your deck: Aaand You're Done Playing, but awful and less versatile. (4x Faithless Looting, 4x Gitaxian Probe, 4x Gamble, 4x Fling, + Platinum Emperion...) (YOU COULDN'T FIND ANOTHER MORE INTERESTING DECK TO MAKE THAN THIS TURN FOUR EASILY COUNTERABLE REANIMATE DECK?)
Trash this and get back to the lab.
1 month ago
Duelist's Heritage is a good card for giving double strike. Swords to Plowshares has been reprinted in commander 2016 so it should be relatively cheap. Not of This World is a good counter spell. Crackling Doom is decent removal.
1 month ago
I believe you could run Not of This World. It could really save you.
But you SHOULD really run All Is Dust. Everyone sacrifies everything nonland, but not you.
I know, those aren't very budget... But they are AWESOME.
1 month ago
Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Not of This World was one i was initially not sure to cut. Strangely enough, people only ever wanted to kill my commander, and usually it was actually to my benefit to let it happen and then re-cast. Otherwise people seemed to leave my lesser eldrazi alone. Ultimately the only creature I really need to protect is Metalworker and that still ends up being situational.
Thanks for the suggestion! Should my meta change, I'll most likely reconsider this card.
1 month ago
This deck is pretty neat! Have you considered Not of This World? I know you are primarily using Kozilek, the Great Distortion as a counter spell source, but it protects over 80% of your creatures for free.
1 month ago
I'm not an expert on mana base construction, but isn't 32 lands and 15 mana rocks an extreme ratio? I know the general rule is "2 rocks = 1 land" so your total is still 39.5 "lands", but still, 47 cardslots are dedicated to mana production, meaning you will draw less gas. I think so many rocks also forces you to resort to some that are worse than simply lands. Having a rock instead of a land only ramps you if you are already hitting all your land drops, and 32 lands probably won't do that for very long. Once you empty your hand of land, drawing a rock actually slows down your mana compared to a land, and rocks are easier to destroy; Cyclonic Rift and Vandalblast hitting 1/3 of your mana sources really hurts, for example. The trio of diamond rocks are most cuttable; Coldsteel Heart is better. Gratuitous Violence and Phage the Untouchable are hardest to cast, so if your mana isn't consistent enough I think they must be the first suspects.
There are 13 board wipes, is it possible for that number to go down? I notice there are very few sources of direct card draw, so maybe the least good wipes can make room for that. Outpost Siege should always be on Khans, so Phyrexian Arena would serve better.
Open the Armory is a voltron staple, but this list has only 7 targets for it. Battle Mastery is a good one, and Loxodon Warhammer can replicate the function of Homicidal Seclusion. Tenza, Godo's Maul is super efficient. You can also add a negative aura so Open the Armory can function as removal. Replacing Banishing Light with Arrest for instance.
How has Lapse of Certainty been? Holding up 3 mana for a worse Cancel seems unexciting even if you are exploiting your opponents' color pie expectations, though I do like Not of This World and Rebuff the Wicked since it's much easier to hold up 0/1 mana, and Not of This World even counters abilities!
Nephalia Academy is a curious choice to me, I suppose discard is common in your meta?