Puppet's Verdict

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Puppet's Verdict

Instant

Flip a coin. If you win the flip, destroy all creatures with power 2 or less. If you lose the flip, destroy all creatures with power 3 or greater.

Puppet's Verdict Discussion

poorpinkus on Evening the Odds - An actual decent coin flip deck

2 weeks ago

Pringlesman I haven't updated this deck recently, but it's been doing pretty well for a while! Krark's thumb is a great wincon, but it is by no means necessary to win; Out of all of the games that I've played with the deck, I've only won one with the card because usually it gets removed very quickly.

The thing with Okaun is that since he only requires 3 winning coin flips to get lethal, you have a pretty reasonable chance to reach that each turn, especially with the amount of coin flip cards in the deck. Even Zndrsplt and Okaun together with nothing else is enough to make you a very formidable threat.

The way I play this deck is quite literally controlled chaos. Most cards like Puppet's Verdict have a huge impact on the board no matter how they resolve, and people don't want to counter them because they aren't sure who they are going to affect. Impulsive Maneuvers is another great example, since if you have ways to chump block, it effectively cuts the amount of creatures that you need to block with in half, and causes a lot more doubt when people are deciding what to attack with.

Anyways, Tribute Mage and Goblin Engineer would be great additions to the deck. I personally like keeping the tutors to a minimum since I like to keep the deck fairly random so that games are unique though, and the deck is still incredibly strong without Krark's Thumb. Thanks for the suggestions though! They'd definitely be good in the deck, it's just a matter of personal preference.

tanman on RNG Rakdos

6 months ago

so seems like a fun deck but I think you should add more rng coin flipping I like the demon imp and devil subtheme but krark's other thumb actually doesn't seem to have a trigger in the deck but here are some cards that flip coins in those colors Aleatory Boompile Chance Encounter Chaotic Goo Chaotic Strike Creepy Doll Crooked Scales Desperate Gambit Fiery Gambit Fighting Chance Game of Chaos Goblin Archaeologist Goblin Bomb Goblin Kaboomist Karplusan Minotaur Mana Clash Planar Chaos Puppet's Verdict Risky Move those are the ones i found and i think you should run at least some of them

hkhssweiss on

8 months ago

Hey xander11,

Alright I took a look over your deck, and you built it pretty sweet! From what you told me so far you want a casual/fun deck that can threaten to stomp people to the ground :P

Here might be some fun card suggestions that you can utilize for card flips:

Aside from those fun janky cards, I would lower the curve a little bit more, add more rocks, as well as more Card Advantage (CA). The most problem with Rakdos decks is the lack of CA it can provide.

Some staples you can use of this archetype are:

Also some additional types of demon that can help:

Since cards are going to hit the graveyard at one point, recursion spells are quite nice, here might be some utility spells that are cool:

I'm not too sure on which route you want to go for your deck, but I hope this gives you some additional insight. If you like further help clarify what additional support your looking for and I'll be glad to help out!

poorpinkus on Evening the Odds - An actual decent coin flip deck

10 months ago

Not sure 100%; I actually built the deck before they even made Zndrsplt and Okaum (Started off with Ruhan of the Fomori, then Keranos, God of Storms. Printing the coin flip partners inflated the price of the deck a lot. Keep in mind, for a Commander deck, this price is actually considered "budget", but swapping out Ral Zarek, Goblin Bomb, Fiery Gambit, Lightning Greaves, Shivan Reef and Karplusan Minotaur would save you a total of $32 bringing the cost of the deck down to $55. Chance Encounter is $10 and Krark's Thumb is around $6, but they are both pretty much win conditions of the deck (although the deck will still be fun and depending on the power level of your playgroup you might be able to afford keeping them out). Feel free to start off without those cards though, and replace them with something else initially (counterspells and removal probably, or ways to protect your creatures).

If you removed every card that I mentoned and replaced them with cards that you already had, you'd be saving around $47, and even then you could replace Puppet's Verdict, Mystic Confluence, Game of Chaos, Counterspell and Strionic Resonator for cheaper cards, saving $13 extra bringing the total savings up to $61

Basically what I'm saying is that if you really wanted to go budget, you could probably manage to make the deck for around $20-$30 (although I may be missing cards with "unknown" costs and other factors such as rounding error and the extra price that card shops tack on). I can try to make a budget list but I won't be playtesting it so I can't tell you 100% if it works. Hope this helps!

poorpinkus on Okaun Zndrsplt Flip a Coin!

11 months ago

Zndrsplt and Okaum are my favourite commanders to pilot, I have my own deck and it's the most fun that I've had in EDH.

A few suggestions:

Two-Headed Giant and Mana Clash don't actually trigger Zndrsplt or Okaum because those coin flips aren't technically "won".

Make sure when playing to keep an eye out for if your opponents play an orc, since Orcish Captain can target any orc, meaning that it's ironically an orc-hate card

Puppet's Verdict is incredibly fun to play, and it's a great way to either make a comeback when you're behind or as a last-ditch attempt to survive. It's essentially a 3-mana instant speed half-boardwipe, and it works even better with Krark's Thumb.

Marchesa's Smuggler can give unblockable and haste which can be quite useful.

Impulsive Maneuvers is a great way to transition from attacking into playing control, since it gives you a 50/50 chance to draw a card for each creature that attacks whatsoever. It also combos quite well with Chandra's Ignition and Fling effects when used with Okaum.

Strionic Resonator lets you flip even more coins.

Assault Suit lets you pass Okaum around, essentially letting you play group slug, meanwhile you can sit back and draw cards with Zndrsplt.

poorpinkus on Evening the Odds - An actual decent coin flip deck

11 months ago

moysturizer Yeah, that's why I tend to play the off-control player. Cards like Puppet's Verdict and Chaos Warp make the game tense but also allow you to show that you can try** to help clear big threats, all while getting more value than you reasonably should with Zndrsplt. The nice thing with Okaum with cards like Fling and Chandra's Ignition is that you really don't need to use him at all until you get a way to force a win condition, so you can just play it safe and draw cards for most of the game.

That being said, definitely play the deck the way that you want to play it! I'd say you could either power it down by removing instant-win conditions and make it a janky meme deck (with some random punch that gives memorable moments), give yourself more answers and let Zndrsplt (and possibly other cards) give you a value engine, or give yourself ways to randomly win in one turn, but you might also find some other interesting ways to play with it!

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