Press the Advantage

Press the Advantage


Up to two target creatures each get +2/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Press the Advantage Discussion

Hybrow on Thundercats Ho! - Arahbo EDH

2 years ago

so bought

Press the Advantage - 2 creatures getting through. Awesome.

Steelshaper's Gift - Figure i can easily replace a piece of equipment with it.

Umezawa's Jitte - Expensive, but didnt own one, every nice.

Leonin Abunas - hexproofing all my equipment is nice.

Sundering Growth - Figure i am going to swap out Relic Crush right away.

Hybrow on Thundercats Ho! - Arahbo EDH

2 years ago

Hi JAPuckett85 . Thanks for your suggestions.

As far as mana goes, yahh I actually have 3 Savannahs, got them in a purchase of someones old cards. They were the only duals he had, which was funny, cause up until now I didnt really play . And they are very rough shape, the images are half rubbed off. He played without sleeves and was a smoker, so all his cards are a little yellowed on the edges as well. But they do the trick.

With Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds my thought was to change the mana mix in my deck slightly, as I have found I dont need a bunch of mana. The reason I didnt and any of the first bunch of lands you suggested is because they enter tapped. I hate that, most of the entered tapped I have in here are conditional, and usually dont end up entering tapped. That being said though, I do like Scattered Groves for the cycling ability later game, so will probably throw one in.

As for the mana artifacts, I havent found I needed a ton of mana with this deck, and wanted to try Paradise Plume because of the secondary life gain, but its really not working out for me, and will probably switch it out for the either Selesnya Signet or Thran Dynamo.

And yes, Strip Mine should be in every deck, or at very least Tectonic Edge or Ghost Quarter because I dont think I have any extra Mines currently.

My original thought with keeping Condemn was that I could bury my own attacking creature for life if there were shenanigans from the other player, but has really not played out, so going t switch it out for Path to Exile. You are right, Crushing Vines is garbage, same with Relic Crush going to switch out those for better options, Sundering Growth is so much better. But Wing Shards has worked out in the past, wiped out 3-4 attacking creatures with the storm.

With Hunter's Prowess, its the trample that is more important to me, I figured I would replace it with Press the Advantage, its cheaper and hits 2 of my creatures. I also like the ability to play it in multiplayer when 1 of my opponents attacks another one.

Yahh, as far as equipment goes, this deck is definitely a work in progress. I thought that with Grappling Hook I could force blocks with that key creature, but has been terrible. And I just happened to own a Sword of War and Peace so tossed it in, dont think I have seen it in play yet, but yes, the pro-white would be a problem. Unfortunately, I cannot justify the $50 price tag on a Sword of Fire and Ice. Also dont own a Umezawa's Jitte but might be worth a purchase, cause it is pretty good in this deck. I will put Steelshaper's Gift into my deck, but dont think I want to add any non-cat creatures, trying to keep this super theme-y.

Creatures: Yahh, Arctic Nishoba is TERRIBLE, I am sure I removed it from my actual deck last time I played, just cant remember what I put in its place. Alms Collector has under-preformed for sure, Brimaz, King of Oreskos is on my list for adds, just dont have one currently. After looking, Leonin Abunas and Prowling Serpopard may have to make it in as well.

Thanks again for the comment, I have a lot of takeaways from this.

Soujiro on

3 years ago

What about Vines of Vastwood instead of Press the Advantage?

Also I think Llanowar Elves is waaaay better than Elves of Deep Shadow, unless there is a purpose to losing life?

Boza on How does press the advantage ...

3 years ago


First off, the same target cant be chosen multiple times for any one instance of the word target on a spell or ability. So, you must target two different creatures with Press the Advantage.

If you target only one golem creature with it (you can choose to target 0-2 creatures due to Press the Advantage saying "up to two"), Precursor Golem will trigger.

Tl;dr - at best, you can give you golems +2/+2 and trample with this card.

sixrig on Zada, the Broken Instant-Farmer

4 years ago

Wouldn't Press the Advantage still work on Zada because it says "up to two target creatures"? so you can choose to only target Zada, and his effect would still go off

evermoistcorndog on Zada, the Broken Instant-Farmer

4 years ago

Press the Advantage is infinite power with zada and all creatures

Cragon18 on rampbolt

4 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions CrovaxTheCursed! I went ahead and removed Press the Advantage in favor of Giant Growth. I had been planning on removing press the advantage for a cheaper instant to combat spells like Turn to Frog (which happened yesterday to my champion of lambholt, thus making my creatures blockable). I will look into acquiring Garruk Wildspeaker, as it would be great in this deck. I was also considering Garruk, Primal Hunter but wildspeaker probably provides better value for this deck honestly. I also was considering increasing my creature base and adding Polukranos, World Eater at the 4 spot and removing some of my 2cmc creatures, but not sure if that would be the best option. It wouldn't hurt to playtest though. Thanks for the +1. I will try to check out some of your decks today. Cheers!

CrovaxTheCursed on rampbolt

4 years ago

I highly recommend Garruk Wildspeaker in any ramp deck. His land untapping is insane with Utopia Sprawl and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, plus he is also a token generator which helps your Champion of Lambholt. You could use something a lot more solid at the 4cmc spot since all you have there is a 1-of Nylea (and the Press the Advantage). Actually I would recommend dropping the Press the Advantage for Wildspeaker. Or if you can't get the Wildspeakers, I think Giant Growth would be more versatile than Press the Advantage since it will be much easier to cast and most of your creatures have Trample anyway. +1