Creature — Human Shaman
At the beginning of each upkeep, if you control no Snakes, put a 1/1 black Snake creature token with deathtouch onto the battlefield.
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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ophiomancer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
2 weeks ago
Hey Eloniel - thanks for the comment. These are all valid cards, and a decent number of them have been considered in the past, but ultimately were too clunky for this shell since it's intending to compete in a 75% power meta. I think you would like my K&T deck since it plays some of these, and is intended to follow a similar theme as this deck but for more casual tables. The issue with a lot of these cards is that yes, they follow the theme and game plan, but the impact they make on the game is not large enough to warrant either their CMC, or having to find a card to cut for it, and often both. As you'll notice, my curve is pretty low, and most cards in the deck try to maximize on either a) impact, or b) flexibility in how it can be used in a variety of situations or with other cards in the deck. This style of shell is really pushed for slots, so anything going in has a lot of competition and has to be scrutinized closely.
I may come back and type out thoughts for these cards individually later.
Also, in case you don't know, Master Warcraft doesn't work how most people think it works. It's actually not as good as it seems. You can't choose who the person attacks, so they'll probably just attack you.
3 weeks ago
Some cards suggestions: Goblin Grenadiers ==> political remover and you hit one player for 2
Shieldmage Advocate ==> political protection and recursion tool
Agitator Ant ==> goad and boost opponent creatures
1 month ago
Spot on with the maybe board, just a more visible acquire board for each deck. Tough call on what to cut for both vamp and protection, at this point it's down to the few cards that aren't either combo pieces or cards that find combo pieces. Ophiomancer and Trading Post are ridiculous value engines, but I think they might get the axe. Tho I could also see it being Phyrexian Plaguelord and Syr Konrad, the Grim as they're a bit expensive cmc-wise for combo pieces while not having much in the way of immediate value.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I see you have both Bloodspore Thrinax and Good-Fortune Unicorn in the list. My apologies if I missed them before. I saw them in the Maybeboard when I commented. Honestly you could easily cut Cryptolith Rite for Earthcraft and only see improvement if you’re looking for a cut. I would even cut Ophiomancer before Bitterblossom since the latter doesn’t care how many of those tokens you already have. Just a thought.
Yes, (un?)fortunately, many of us will have plenty of time we didn’t have before.
2 months ago
Vilis, Broker of Blood, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Gutterbones, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Endless Cockroaches, Butcher of Malakir, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Phyrexian Reclamation, Nether Traitor, Ophiomancer, Living Death, Attrition, Falkenrath Noble, Black Market
3 months ago
I love commanders that give you free range to build a deck to however you decide to create it. A good example of this is Queen Marchesa. I built a Queen Marchesa deck with a bunch of deathtouch creatures other dangerous creatures like Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker Ophiomancer and High Priest of Penance. To create a unique pillowfort. Why this kind of pillowfort you ask? Because it's also a planswalker deck with 12 walkers. But that's not all. I also have a plethora of card combos like Protector of the Crown and Shielded by Faith and all the above board wipe combos. And the board wipe combos act like win conditions too.
This is why Queen Marchesa is good. But she gives the monarch. Thats what makes her great. And she has deathtouch and when you dont have the monarch you get deathtouch Assassins that die to Skullclamp or act as good blockers for planswalkers. Creatures with deathtouch work great with Thornbite Staff, Viridian Longbow and Chandra's Ignition. Giving you simple control.
With all that being said. Are their other commanders that you have built around? That has a deck design that seems to be unique? An example of this would be rashmi, eternitites crafter. Rashmi creates no direction to build a deck. A bad example would be Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Clearly you need a dragon tribal. So Lathliss, Dragon Queen gives you a direction to build.
So everyone please share your thoughts and explain what commanders you believe are good for this and share what you did to make it unique.
3 months ago
It's nice to see a Korvold deck that isn't going full cEDH into Food Chain.
You have a bit of a token sub-theme going so maybe some token doublers like Parallel Lives or the criminally expensive Doubling Season would be good. Plus Parallel Lives/Doubling Season + Clock of Omens + Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven is a hilarious infinite combo.
Also, Artifact Mutation might be a solid removal spell that provides fodder.