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Open the Armory
Search your library for an Aura or Equipment card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Open the Armory Discussion
14 hours ago
Hey, good version of Rafiq.
Consider expanding on the enchantment theme? Adding more enchantresses and more enchantments? I suggest this because I see Sovereigns of Lost Alara and it's good with auras with Raqif.
Cards within the budget to consider adding:
- Exotic Orchard
- Ash Barrens
- Yavimaya Coast
- Reliquary Tower
- Enchantress's Presence : enchantress.
- Kor Spiritdancer : aura enchantress.
- Satyr Enchanter : enchantress.
- Favor of the Overbeing : with Rafiq +2/+2 flying and vigilance.
- Eldrazi Conscription : combos with Sovereigns to make Rafiq as powerful as an Eldrazi.
- Ethereal Armor : one drop, lots of pump.
- Tajuru Preserver : protect Rafiq from sac.
- Wild Growth : one drop ramp.
- Fertile Ground : ramp.
- Snake Umbra : draw, double draw with double strike.
- Open the Armory : aura/equipment tutor.
- Alpha Authority : hexproof and evasion.
- Heliod's Pilgrim : aura tutor.
- Darksteel Mutation : removal.
- Beast Within : removal.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Blossoming Sands
- Tranquil Cove
- Treva's Ruins
- Frontline Sage
- Battlegrace Angel
- Grunn, the Lonely King
- Angelic Benediction
- Behemoth Sledge
- Medomai the Ageless
- Hydra Omnivore
- Cold-Eyed Selkie
- Infiltration Lens
- Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist
- Stonehewer Giant
1 week ago
Consider replacing your big beefer stuff with more small utility stuff and upping the wipes. Small red creature blasts like Pyroclasm Whipflare and Sweltering Suns will massively slow down any decks relying on dorks to supply mana and kill weak commanders. I'd also recommend peeking Open the Armory for some nice early tutors, and Sigarda's Aid + Hammer of Nazahn for free equips. Additional pieces to slow other decks will help you leverage more swings, so consider slowdown pieces like Smoke Tangle Wire Eidolon of Rhetoric Oppression Trinisphere .
I'd cut almost all your creatures 5 CMC or above except possibly Avacyn and Massacre wurm and Aurelia.
1 week ago
That's true but Open the Armory doesn't attack for damage.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Consider switching Enlightened Tutor for Open the Armory for a cheap alternative if you want to stay modern legal.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Hey Kehrmann15, here are some thoughts about the deck, especially how to improve it with cards we already have in our playgroup.
Arvad the Cursed : In the current deck he probably has too few other Legendaries he can reliably pump. I would tend to replace him with a lord who pushes all the Knights. For example I could give you Benalish Marshal .
Kwende, Pride of Femeref : Similar to Arvad, there are very few targets at the moment. (Three Knights with Firststrike.) As a good replacement I could give you e.g. Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . Besides her respectable 4/4 vigilance (especially useful in multiplayer) she is a "mana sink", so she can use open mana even if you can't play hand cards. Specifically, she creates Knights tokens or destroys other creatures on each turn.
Belle of the Brawl and Skynight Vanguard would be shaky candidates for me, which could ideally be replaced by stronger Knights. Perfect would be for example Puresteel Paladin and Knight Exemplar . But both are not quite cheap and unfortunately I don't have them either.
Otherwise I'd rather go in the direction of 25 creatures, so maybe add two more value creatures. For example, I could give you the two: Kambal, Consul of Allocation fits well to your drain theme. Which you did to Neotopian and me last time. Sram, Senior Edificer lets you draw a card for each piece of equipment.
This brings us directly to the next topic.
Card Draw still seems to me to be the weakest point in the deck. Cards I can give you from my collection would be Read the Bones (e.g. as a replacement for Call the Cavalry , because you don't really play Go-Wide with the deck and hardly profit from it), Skullclamp and Sunforger (both equipment with which you have more synergies and absolute "must haves" in the deck). Especially Sunforger is crazy with your Commander, if you can fetch a CMC4 Instant for 2 mana and cast for free.
For the Sunforger to work properly, we need a few more instants with impact for <=CMC4.
Removal should be as versatile as possible ("target permanent" is better than "target creature") and as reliable as possible ("destroy" or even "exile" better than "x damage"). Therefore I would replace Integrity / Intervention by Utter End and Justice Strike by Swords to Plowshares (if any of us have it). Adamant Will is only good in special situations, so I would replace it with a good removal. I could give you Bedevil for example.
In order to have Sunforger or other cards on hand at the right time, a few tutors would be helpful. For example, I could give you Diabolic Tutor from my collection. Open the Armory would also be a cheap tutor who fits well to your topic.
I'm not finished on the other topics yet, but here are my first notes on equipment, mana rocks and lands:
Find a few stronger pieces of equipment to replace the following:
No Taplands without upside (Gates etc.). If we don't find better duals (e.g. the scry temples would offer a nice upside) replace them with basics.
Open the Armory occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%