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Legendary Creature — Phelddagrif
: Phelddagrif gains trample until end of turn. Target opponent puts a 1/1 green Hippo creature token into play.
: Phelddagrif gains flying until end of turn. Target opponent gains 2 life.
: Return Phelddagrif to its owner's hand. Target opponent may draw a card.
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1 day ago
She is my daughter playing a Phelddagrif Aikido deck I am working on with her. "Hey, I'll give you a hippo and a card if you can take out his commander right now." Gifts, clones, stealing, pillow fort, green rattle snakes, and a purple winged hippo. She had been envious of my Marchesa for a while, but when she saw the potential of the gifting purple hippo, she immediately started deck building. I am helping her tune it. Right now we need to work on card draw. We have it disguised as a typical group hug deck with things like Howling Mine, Propaganda, and Ghostly Prison, but I outpaced her with card draw using The Monarch and snake tokens to collect cards off of an Edric our opponent was playing. She didn't get her card draw, chose to Clever Impersonator a No Mercy instead of the Edric, and when she Control Magic'd Marchesa from me, she never got an assassin token in for damage to steal The Monarch due to a Maze of Ith, a Kor Haven, and an Ophiomancer. I just outdrew her, collected 3 tutors and a wish, and then went for the kill. I had Disrupt Decorum Remanded twice before she Counterspelled it. She put up a remarkable fight, considering. I think her Phelddagrif Aikido will end up pretty brutal. Not at all oppressive, since it will play like my Marchesa, but will surprise a lot of people expecting the cute blonde girl with the purple hippo to be playing group hug, only to catch their own creatures and combos in their faces for a loss.
1 week ago
beets First of all, thanks for the support! I love that people like my take on group hug! As for the maybeboard, most of it isn't really that necessary for the deck (I don't even have the maybeboard), just options that people have suggested that ended up not making the cut either for being too expensive or not impactful enough.
I think cards like that could be thought of more like a group slug card rather than a group hug card, so I'm not necessarily sure if it fits in the deck for the group hug aspect. I will say however, that it would still introduce some interesting politics into the game and it could actually be an interesting option if you were low on resources and you needed somebody to pick a side with early game.
My suggestion is to put it in and see how it goes! I may have been the creator of the deck but I am by no means the be-all end-all decision maker on cards. It's a really interesting decision and I'd like to hear how it works - It would definitely make the game a lot more interesting since people know even less about what is going to happen.
If you're ever interested in the... darker side of politics, check out my other deck Your Best Evil Friend - EDH Tempting Deals. It's based on giving people just a little bit of resources in exchange for having them take damage. It's got a lot of really fun politics cards like Illicit Auction and Puppet's Verdict, but it still has just enough control options to make it viable as a standalone deck in a 1v1 situation. It's probably my other favourite deck aside from Phelddagrif and I just love the idea of grixis politics
1 week ago
Thanks for the comments, guys.
1 week ago
Did you know that Phelddagrif is an anigram of PHD Garfield
2 weeks ago
Thanks to everyone for your comments on my deck. I am so behind in responding though so let's see if I can catch up...
As for the suggestions, the two walls you suggested dankmim, have both been in the deck at some point, and Fog Bank still is, but I've come to realize that once people know that you're not any kind of threat, they pretty much leave you alone. Not that I should leave myself totally defenseless, that wouldn't be good, but I think that overdoing the pillow-fort aspect of the deck leaves me with fewer cards that actually do what the deck is intended to do.
DexRain, I bought a copy of Jace Beleren for the deck, but after giving it some thought, came to the conclusion that it is just too scary a card to be sitting on the battlefield ticking up with his ultimate staring people in the face, even if I never intend to use it. I'm giving out so much card draw that I always have to be conscience of how low everyone's libraries are getting, so if I'm worried about it, you know they are.
Those are all good suggestions, TheWallinator74 and I've considered all of them over time. With Ghirapur Orrery, the second ability, which kicks in when someone has no cards in hand, will just never happen since I'm giving out so much card draw, so the question has to be asked, is the first ability alone worth the 4 mana it cost to cast it?
Hunted Wumpus has the one time ETB effect which is okay but there again, is the one time effect worth the 4 mana? The main problem I have with the card though is that it is a 6/6, and big green stompy creatures can be seen as a threat.
Tempting Wurm has two problems. The first is that he is a 5/5 which can be threatening, but also if one person has a Reliquary Tower effect in play and the others don't, it would allow them to dump many more threats onto the battlefield than their opponents.
I thought about Weird Harvest too, but giving out card draw is one thing, allowing people to tutor up their combos is another, so I haven't included that one yet.
I didn't put Tempt with Glory in the deck earlier because I didn't think it did enough for the mana cost, but lately with all the hype surrounding the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Commander deck, I'm even more reluctant to include it.
I do like Alliance of Arms and I have one. I'm not sure why it's not in here. Stay tuned, I may soon be including it.
Thanks again to everyone who has liked and commented on this deck. Even if I don't reply as quickly as I would like due to some comments requiring a rather lengthy response (like this one), I do read them in a timely manner and appreciate them all.
2 weeks ago
I don't know about everyone else, but I would rather die than lay a finger on Phelddagrif, so there's your win con right there.
3 weeks ago
I have a large amount of new additions for wants, so I have updated again after some trades. Looking to work on/finish 3 EDH Projects. Here is what I need most.
I would also like to say I may be willing to work out a trade for Karn if anyone wants to work out a deal for ~$55 worth of cards off Star City, Card Kingdom, or TCG Player, but that's another story, Otherwise I can look at binders.
For Edgar EDH:
Plenty of other Vamps, just ask/I will look through binders
1 month ago
Alright, time to make it budget. I can probably take out Phelddagrif as he doesn't help the deck and is a little expensive. His questing cousin, here just for flavor, can go too. As mentionned, Rubinia Soulsinger would fit the deck better as a commander anyway; she's also under a dollar, which is a plus.Chasm Skulker would be the next to go - he's nice if we get draws but we don't really need big creatures (if we do we can take them with Rubinia).The one I am torn about is Luminarch Ascension. It is super expensive considering we need an average card cost of 0.50$, but it is super aligned with what we want to do. We have to find another win condition as we cannot rely on Azor's Elocutors alone.Here, BudgetMTGDecks helps us again with a nice infinite damage combo in blue: using Aphetto Alchemist as an untap engine with Illusionist's Bracers and Prodigal Sorcerer is a nice way to win and takes the 3 spots we just freed so there we go.-Phelddagrif-Questing Phelddagrif-Chasm Skulker-Luminarch Ascension+Rubinia Soulsinger+Aphetto Alchemist+Illusionist's Bracers+Prodigal Sorcerer