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X target blocked creatures assign their combat damage this turn as though they weren't blocked.
2 months ago
I LOVE this deck! Lol we both have pirate decks with “Booty” in the name. If you are interested check mine out here.
My theme, while also pirates, only focuses on the pirates with ETB effects since they synergize better with Marchesa. I really wanted to use Beckett Brass which is who I started out as with commander but I couldn’t make the deck play well enough. I like your build a lot more than what I had when I was using BB. Just some thoughts to help make your pirates more elusive: Panic Attack , Outmaneuver , Wave of Indifference , Nemesis Mask , and Breaker of Armies type effects should work pretty well. Obviously a card like Panic Attack isn’t great but just trying to suggest something different. In the vein of Coat of Arms there is also Shared Animosity . Kindred Discovery is great draw for a deck like this too!
Awesome deck! +1
6 months ago
That is if you decide to follow with Marchesa as commander. If you go the route of Beckett Brass, I think you then need some things like Nemesis Mask , Demoralize , Panic Attack , Outmaneuver ... things that help your creatures become harder to block. Also, more shapeshifters could be a good thing (i.e. Dack's Duplicate , Protean Raider , Clever Impersonator etc.).
Also, because a good amount of pirates create treasures and so do some other flavorful Ixalan sorceries, instants, artifacts... it probably would save you some slots to not run things like Chromatic Lantern since treasures are technically mana fixers.
Hope that helps! Feel free to ask for more input. I love the Ixalan-Pirates theme.
7 months ago
Hey there, love the deck, had it on my watch list for ages now.
I'm in love with this interaction and wanted to get your thoughts on it: Repercussion and utilizing damage-based sweepers such as Incite Rebellion and Blasphemous Act . Seems like a perfect way to turn an enemy's strength into a weakness. I know you don't like wraths, but this would be a win condition similar to Rakdos Charm. Obviously the deck needs to be lighter on creatures than your opponents' decks, and might be a little too cute, but if you're already encouraging combat between your opponents' creatures, this would help speed up the clock.
On a related note, I'm curious how you draw the line between damage redirecting rattlesnakes such as Stuffy Doll , Spitemare , Mogg Maniac , and Truefire Captain , compared to cards such as Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Marchesa's deathtouch? I read your comment where you say opponents have to attack you to get Stuffy Doll to work, but by having a clear, "you know exactly what will happen to you if you attack me," card laid out, much like Master of Cruelties, people should choose to attack elsewhere, therefore fulfilling its purpose as a rattlesnake; what's the difference?
Also wanted to bring up a few cards I haven't seen you or anyone else discuss:
Outmaneuver - found this while digging, and it looks HILARIOUS. Use on an opponent's attack against someone else to turn a blocked attack into a slaughter.
Similarly, because I love infect, Tainted Strike to turn a painful attack into an unexpected lethal one. Again, usable on an opponent's creature, your own Gisela, or a Sunforgered+Boros Charmed anything.
Traitor's Roar - expensive CMC, not an instant, but, another option for anti-tall tech, and can be conspired for even more massive damage. Not great, just wanted to mention it. In a similar vein, Agonizing Demise .
Searing Rays - another I found and just wanted to mention, since it's not great. Almost always going to be a worse Stronghold Discipline , but one mana cheaper, and useful for a mono-color heavy meta (Elves, etc.)
Lastly, because it's so beautifully perfect for an Aikido deck in art, flavor, effect, flavor text, everything: Turn the Tables . Just look at that art; the casual and hilarious smackdown! Read that flavor text; confident as hell! I know, 5 CMC is a lot to hold up, but I love it too much, picked one up in foil. I'm sure you can appreciate it, even if you'd never run it.
Shame you changed to such a drastically different meta; I've read what kind of decks you face now, and those are certainly trickier to "Aikido" around to victory. My meta is much more creature-combat focused, so I'm looking forward to something along your initial lines!
Again, great deck!
1 year ago
Thank you everyone for the suggestions.
I hadn't considered Lure-like effects but looking at them now I will definitely try to fit a few in.
I hadn't thought of Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor but it could be a nice way to build up an army in case of a 1 sided wipe.
In terms of which direction the build is going overall, I'm not entirely sure yet. I'm thinking just a general toolbox with a whole range of answers for everything. At the moment, my saskia deck is human tribal but I just don't have fun playing it, hence the rebuild.
Thanks again for all the suggestions, f you have any others feel free to pass them on
1 year ago
There's not much of this effect in the game, and even less that grant it to other creatures. Outmaneuver is the only one I can find that hasn't already been listed. Otherwise we just have creatures that inherently do this, such as Thorn Elemental, Tornado Elemental, Rhox, and a few others that are markedly less good that these three.
Another option to push damage through is just to get deathtouch and trample on your attackers. Bow of Nylea with something like Primal Rage or Brawn generally makes your creatures not even worth blocking.
1 year ago
+1 love pirate decks--I used to run BB as commander but changed to Marchesa and ony use ETB effects.
1 year ago
For another wincon you'll definitely want a Mechanized Production.
I love the pirate tribal! +1 I run my pirate deck with Marchesa as commander.
1 year ago
I love the pirate archetype! And you appear to have done it justice. I used to run BB (Mom) as my commander but it was moving rather slow so I hope your version is better than what I had with BB. I ended up changing my commander to Marchesa and i've loved the synergy of the deck much more (instead of unblockable pirates I strickly picked all the ones that have ETBs or raid).
If you're going for the unblockable since Mom is your commander I'd recommend Outmaneuver, Demoralize, Panic Attack, and Bedlam. This may be a bit borderline but possibly think of using Arcane Adaptation just to make those 4-6 creatures that aren't pirates, pirates. Plus with Forerunner of the Coalition you could tutor for any creature. Obviously not all those cards may work for you but something to think about!
I love the fact your deck has Door of the Destinies in it too! I run that in my Zombs tribal, and never really thought of running it in pirates but it makes just as much sense as any to use it here.
Also interesting you run mostly non-basics. What's the reasoning behind that?
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