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As Outpost Siege enters the battlefield, choose Khans or Dragons.
- Khans — At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
- Dragons — Whenever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, Outpost Siege deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
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Outpost Siege Discussion
4 days ago
4 days ago
I would be leery of running Howling Mine. Remember, you aren't giving away a card for a card, you're giving away three. Without some sort of effect that really capitalizes on extra card draw, like Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Psychosis Crawler, The Locust God, or a mill strategy, it's typically a terrible idea to give your opponents extra cards. It can be good in an artifact deck with ways to tap it though. I'd replace it with Outpost Siege or one of the equipment that draws cards. Honestly, you're doing pretty well on card-draw anyway and could replace it with a land or a ramp effect. I only mentioned it to show that they were out there and applicable to Boros colors. At least with Temple Bell you can be political as well as control whether or not people draw. Kind of on-theme too.
I think your creature count is slightly low for an aggro deck, but with Iroas protecting them and a heavy Equipment them it's likely fine! You'll probably have to find out in playtesting.
I feel like you don't have enough ramp to only be running 33 lands, though your deck's average CMC is relatively low. Playtesting it will be the final judge but it may be a bit of a gamble. It depends if your group does Partial Paris mulliganing. Makes it easier to gamble with a low land count.
Taurean Mauler is a Samurai! So is Mirror Entity. Both very good in Commander but I'd understand if you want to keep the deck's creatures more "pure". Flavor matters, after all. Masako the Humorless gives pseudo-vigilance but Always Watching and Brave the Sands are kick-ass cards and already in your deck. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is extremely good but not budget at all.
Call to Glory is quite flavorful but not super-awesome. Tenza, Godo's Maul is a fantastic piece of equipment (Kamigawa too). Cathars' Crusade is very good for a deck like this but not a cheap cheap card. Same with True Conviction. Your budget seems to allow for a decent amount of $2 cards though so I'd consider them. Legion's Initiative is decent and can save your board from a Wrath of God. Spear of Heliod might be okay. Traditionally Samurai more commonly used spears and bows on the actual battlefield.
Konda's Banner can be an excellent card and is very flavorful but it doesn't actually work that well in this deck, in my opinion. Iroas isn't always a creature and he'll only ever give creatures +1/+1, being a God and not a Samurai. You have a decent number of Legends though, and FWIW all are human so even Godo can use it well. It's always better to have it on your commander since you can reliably play him. Half your creatures would get +2/+2 and the rest +1/+1 from one of the other Legends. Not bad, but you could do an anthem effect like Dictate of Heliod that is more reliable and harder to remove. The mana cost of the banner is pretty great though. Maybe Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon"? Not amazing, but flavorful. Glorious Anthem is nice. Always Watching is an anthem too so that's great.
You could drop one to three of your Arrest effects for other utility cards or increased land/ramp. I love effects like that and I love shutting stuff down but you have an above-average amount. Perhaps change one of them to an Oblivion Ring for slightly more versatility. The nice thing about the Arrest-like cards is they don't send commanders to the Command Zone.
5 days ago
So I'm making a Neheb, the Eternal commander deck and (obviously) I'm having issues with recurrable card draw. I thought about using "exile the top card of you library, you may play that card until end of turn" type spells, but there are only four recurrable ones, one of which is fine, Outpost Siege, but the others all have some massive downsides,such as Chandra, Pyromaster's inability to tick up if you use that ability constantly and Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip turning into a shitty land. And Chandra, Torch of Defiance costs the earth, and will continue to do so until Kaladesh rotates out of standard. Those last two dom't even hit lands anyway. So I then bit the bullet and decided to use Grafted Skullcap since it combos with Pyromancer's Swath and all, but the only cards that I could find that had a similar effect were Avaricious Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker! As his ultimate! Help a guy out, and throw me some recurrable card draw in mono red that can secure my land drops early game (so no Staff of Nin lol) for an affordable price (I wish I could afford Mind's Eye...)
6 days ago
Wolfrage76 Well in that case you are left with pretty much one option - to make a huge turn. You can do this by replacing the cards I told you with some form of stalling - say bouncing back, Cyclonic Rift, Boomerang that kind of thing or with good old board wipes. You do run some similar spells as well. This is to be done if they target you and you feel very pressured. As for the huge turn it should go like this - step 1 have jhoira on the field. Step 2 at the same time in any given turn (preferably the guy right before you) you suspend the following cards 1-3 big guys (the dream would be Hellkite Charger+Neheb, the Eternal which means infinite attack phases) and a random board wipe. I'd strongly recommend my personal favourite Obliterate for the flavor and usefullness, but you can go with anything you like Blasphemous Act, Star of Extinction, Evacuation etc. Then all you need to do is survive for 4 turns(2 with Paradox Haze until they come online. For this reason you are playing the bounces and counterspells. Then when the suspended cards begin to resolve you stack the board wipe to act first, clear the board, hopefully the lands too with obliterate, then smash in the big guys, attack fact with haste and simply win from there.
As for other replacements, you should try to add card draw to the deck, as its really limited as of now. However good blue draw can be expensive sometimes like Rhystic Study and the red I can think of is counterproductive in your deck Outpost Siege and Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip :S. Look in https://magiccards.info/search.html I always check there first for certain types of mechanics and such when building a deck.
So all in all if you can get the cards I mentioned it should make the deck much better. Hope this was helpful :)
1 week ago
Card-draw is vital in EDH and nearly impossible in Boros colors. Reforge the Soul is one of the best red card-draw spells that isn't Wheel of Fortune. I like Outpost Siege a lot. Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice, Faithless Looting, and Wild Guess are decent. Better with graveyard recursion or extra draw Alhammarret's Archive) but that's Red for ya.
Mind's Eye is one of the best colorless options but it's expensive. Staff of Nin isn't too bad. I love Farsight Mask. Perhaps Infiltration Lens and Rogue's Gloves? Most of the rest help you opponents, like Howling Mine, Temple Bell, Font of Mythos, etc.
2 weeks ago
I am going to Echo what Xingact Said a Sunforger Package. I would add to his list Angel's Grace, Teferi's Protection , and don't forget Fate Forgotten. I think you need the interaction and control this would bring to your deck... Even if you do not put in Sunforger make sure you put in at least Return to Dust
Also It looks like you need card draw take a look at these Throne of the High City, Pursuit of Knowledge (This is kind of a build around me but it feels real good when it happens), Tamiyo's Journal, Outpost Siege
Hope these hints help here is a link to my Boros Deck for other ideas Wife's Boros
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2 weeks ago
Anaba Ancestor seems really bad- it doesnt get any real benefit from your commander because you have to not attack with it to maintain its ability, or its just a 2 mana 1/1. Plus, on board +1/+1 just is not a very powerful effect, even if repeatable.
Similarly, Flurry of Horns seems underwhelming. You have to get up to 5 mana, and then you get two vanilla 2/3s. This is the top end of your curve, and still does very little for you. Anything that is five or more mana should be really powerful. Thus, the cards that I feel are too expensive for their effect are: Flurry of Horns, Master of Cruelties, Warchanter of Mogis, Behold the Beyond (what three cards would you tutor for after spending 7 mana? There really isnt any way to use this to help you win- it can be a lot of value, sure, but youre probably off with either straight up draw or cheaper tutors to get your draw), Minotaur Aggressor, and then replace Plague Wind with In Garruk's Wake, at least. It is almost strictly better.
This deck seems like it could make use of a Whip of Erebos, if only for the life gain. You have a lot of pain effects, and Whip of Erebos is a very powerful artifact with both utility and circumstantial advantage.
A lot of your card draw comes from one time sorceries or Costly Plunder. It feels like this deck could use some more repeatable card draw, like Greed or Erebos, God of the Dead, or even some of the red psuedo draw like Outpost Siege and Chandra, Torch of Defiance. You may also want Phyrexian Arena, but you dont get to choose whether to draw that card. Other good cards for card advantage: Commune with Lava, Oracle's Vault, Stromkirk Occultist, Chandra, Flamecaller (wheel), vance's blasting cannons , Arguel's Blood Fast, Conqueror's Galleon, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tamiyo's Journal, and The Scorpion God.
Ok I g2g, but looks good! looking forward to playing this!
2 weeks ago
I have a couple infinite ETB trigger comboes:
The point is, you sac each new set of tokens for enough mana to make a new batch. These can be upgraded to become an infinite mana, token, mill, or damage combo with an additional token doubler, Outpost Siege, Impact Tremors, or Altar of the Brood