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Creature — Faerie Rogue
When Pestermite enters the battlefield, you may tap or untap target permanent.
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2 weeks ago
My take on Mairsil doesn't run the comboes you do at all. I go:
Buried Alive into Sage of Hours, Anthroplasm, and AEtherling, next turn drop our favorite big-boy Mairsil, exile AEtherling, then procede to flicker him to exile the rest and win is what I have been doing. I sometimes entomb a Mirror-Mad Phantasm to go all Hermit Druid all over my opponents, flipping Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher and Gravecrawler just to Dread Return a Phyrexian Delver into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, copying Phyrexian Delver into Deceiver Exarch or Pestermite
You know, whatever works!
2 weeks ago
Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment
also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons
On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.
All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)
1 month ago
I really think it's worth it. Against a blue deck I'd much rather slam a Choke than a Liliana of the Veil. It's just a quick free win, like slamming Blood Moon against a tapped out Abzan. Against blue you have to wait for an opening between the counter magic, but they do usually tap out at some point, even if it's to drop a Jace, the Mind Sculptor.
I think there's enough blue right now to justify it. Not just from Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Death's Shadow decks, but Storm is mostly blue, blue moon is still out there with Pestermite, Izzet shenanigans, etc.
1 month ago
Very simple reason, the meta has shifted, and Jeleva storm decks are better as Kess. Kess doesn't need to stick on the table for a whole turn to have value, It doesn't have a 'chance' to hit something good. Kess allows you to double the value on every tutor you have, turning a Demonic Tutor into a 2-card combo that instantly wins, with Laboratory Maniac and Demonic Consultation.
Jeleva was much better when Leovold was around, because it allowed a dekc that might have card draw, or additional card draw turned off, and gave it serious ammunition, yet has less inherit value without it.
Kess storm is also similarly powerful to Jeleva Storm, and Kess Turns is only a little worse, really Kess is almost a strictly better varient to Jeleva in the current metagame, when choosing what commander to helm your deck.
Twin, Consultation, Turns, Control, and Storm are under Kess's toolbox of type of deck, which means that opponents that see a Kess won't immediately know what deck they are playing against, are they going to go infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on turn two with Buried Alive for Pestermite, Kiki, and Phyrexian Delver + Reanimate, or are they going to get turns, Lab Man me out? I don't know.
That level of uncertainty, power, and generally better card advantage than Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge leads me to understand that you might not have a serious grasp on what commander to pick. Jeleva is a fast storm deck, and Kess is that and everything else.
When it comes to big-stuff with an awful mana curve and no real way to tutor to top I don't think cEDH is the place at all for this deck.
2 months ago
3 months ago
PB80 on Surrak test
3 months ago
Guided Passage Surprising fun card, but a no go in this deck
Traverse the Ulvenwald I like it, but need the room for something else
Bloodbraid Elf I am a fan, but in the new build it just hits too many cards
Clever Impersonator I am a big fan and he will return, but not right now
Fatespinner I like this card a lot, but lacks aggression in this deck
Feldon of the Third Path He will probably return, but for now I need slots for testing
Sakura-Tribe Elder Normally an auto include when I play green, but want to try something else
Thrummingbird Was a good card in the first build, but with the changes I think he will lose much of his value in the deck
Treasure Keeper but thinking hard about this one. With the new build he seems less productive
Venser, Shaper Savant I like this card and always will, but right now a no go
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for now a no go, too much mana and with the new idea’s just out of the range I want to go. Maybe in fase three
3 months ago
Aphoticate okay, I'll give it to you straight. What do you recur using Buried Alive to instantly win the game in The Scarab God, in Sedris, I fetch Phyrexian Delver, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch, then I pay 3, recur the Phyrexian Delver, to recur Kiki-Jiki, tap him to copy the delver, recur Pestermite, and win.
Okay? Yes Scarab God has other combos, but each and every one I have seen hasn't been fully fetchable from a single card and goes off with one reanimation effect. No Buried Alive or Intuition line I have ever seen in Dimir is that powerful. Each one in requires double the setup, setting them about a turn or a turn and a half back in average speed, leading it to be a tier or more lower.
Yes, people run 1-2 color decks, but they don't run 1-2 color reanimation combo decks in cEDH, look at the best decks in the format, mono-green brostorm with Selvala or Yisan, high tide, Azami combo, and Chain Veil Teferi aren't reanimator lists, so of course they can run mono-colored. That isn't an applicable argument to claim your reanimator deck doesn't need to be in three colors because an unrelated deck isn't.
The Scarab God can be built to be a very powerful deck, but use it as a stax deck with good countermagic and removal, you know, like a dimir control-stax build, and work it from there. Use its abilities to scry with decent card selection and you'll do much better than reanimator. Without grixis, reanimator fails most of the time, with extreme minor exceptions.