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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
|Alara Reborn (ARB)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Creature — Cat Wizard
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Qasali Pridemage Discussion
22 hours ago
Good start to a deck. Rienne looks like an interesting build, and the built-in recursion is pretty powerful. If I might suggest a few cards that work really well with her; Dauntless Escort , Saffi Eriksdotter and Qasali Pridemage are all cards that self-sacrifice with powerful effects that Rienne, Angel of Rebirth lets you re-use. These cards will help to make your board more sticky and keep Rienne around to keep chugging out that value.
Theres a ton of other multicolored creatures that have reusable effects when they enter, like Duergar Hedge-Mage , Knight of Autumn and Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves . If token making is something you're interested in, then Conclave Cavalier and Trostani's Summoner can do a decent job. If you want some good aggressive finisher cards, theres Gahiji, Honored One and Knight of New Alara who can pump your board pretty nicely, as well as the liege cycle from Lorwyn.
Since the deck is three color, getting the right mana on time might be a bit of a problem. You could do with swapping some of the basics out for some tri-color lands, like Command Tower and Jungle Shrine , and using cheap fetches like Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse and Krosan Verge can help you get the lands you need as you need them. Replacing cards like Safewright Quest with things like Farseek , Kodama's Reach and Skyshroud Claim are also going to help, as you can never have enough mana in an EDH game, as we all know.
Your deck is also pretty light on removal, stuff like Swords to Plowshares , Sylvan Reclamation , Return to Dust , Generous Gift and Beast Within can get rid of troublesome creatures or permanents that threaten you or stop you winning with creatures. While they aren't flashy, sometimes you just need to get rid of that Rest in Peace before it does too much damage.
Thats my take on just some of the cards I figure could improve the deck, but I'm no expert. Play around with it and see what you like. If you find yourself struggling to cut cards, here's a list of what I feel are the weakest links in your deck, in no particular order; Chandra, Fire Artisan - You have access to better card draw and the burn shouldn't be super relevant most games. Dryad Militant , Vernadi Shieldmate , Skyknight Vanguard , Boros Swiftblade and Sunhome Guildmage all seem fairly low impact. Fatal Frenzy seems odd as your creatures aren't super large, and your commander isn't going to easily win by Commander Damage. War's Toll and Mana Web seem like filler slots, but maybe these help against your local meta?
Hopefully some of this helps, I look forward to seeing how the deck develops in the future.
3 weeks ago
You have a glut of cards at the 6 CMC slot  that could stand to be trimmed down some, replacing especially with things in the 1 or 2 CMC slots to give yourself a better curve.
Cards in the 2 slot to consider: Rampant Growth , Oreskos Explorer and Sakura-Tribe Elder so you see your ramp early more consistently, Qasali Pridemage for more artifact/enchantment hate plus some early buffage and Fauna Shaman to search out the creature you need right now. The Explorer, Pridemage and Elder go well with your Sun Titan .
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comments, and the advice. I was genuinely surprised to see I'd taken the Meddling Mages out of the sideboard, so I put them back in. I've seen humans before. The idea was to steal their broken opening, but to attack the format from a different angle. That was mostly a joke about how fast Modern is getting, what with all the turn 2 kills out there now.
I put Aether Vial in. I genuinely blanked on it, an earlier version of this list included Shriekmaw because I wanted everything to come with a body in the deck (and thus be castable off of Ancient Ziggurat . But I've found Path to Exile totally playable so of course Vial would be too.
Plague Engineer is alive more often than it is dead. It is a blowout in tribal matchups, but even outside of them you can kill any 1 toughness creatures. That's a surprisingly relevant kill spell. Like for instance, imagine killing multiple Snapcaster Mage s and Vendilion Clique s by naming wizard vs control. Against burn you can name Goblin or Human depending on the creatures they drop, and goblins can now be easily blocked by most of your creatures. Goblins is probably better in most situations. You definitely pull him out in matchups where he's low impact in game 2. But I think he's sound in low numbers in the main, and I might run more of him if things get really tribal ever.
I like Tomik for his sweet, efficient body. Same with Gruul Spellbreaker . They're threats. It's hard to know what to call this list, since its really centered on dork - 3 drop, with Mantis Rider being the all star, but its held together by running main deck hate pieces from every colour.
Qasali Pridemage is good. The deck kind of has an exalted thing going on, so even though it doesn't snipe a lot of things, it's a big card where artifacts and enchantments show up, and it does just enough to pull its weight when they don't. I considered Knight of Autumn over Gruul Spellbreaker , but the Spellbreaker has a better body. It's fun playing a hasty tramply 7/7 with hexproof.
1 month ago
Overall I think the deck is in a great shape as it is, the 1-mana dork slot is a little low for my tastes and experience working with pod-ladder style decks, but in your case where you only have limited EEs, you don't want to be drawing too many dorks so it's fine.
Admittedly, the 3 Lotus Cobra , while explosive are a little ambitious and don't generate the long term value that Tireless Tracker does. I might be inclined to turn one of them into another Voice of Resurgence . and the Qasali Pridemage could be a Renegade Rallier / Eternal Witness . or even another toolbox creature like Knight of Autumn
But these are just small suggestions and the gameplan of the existing deck is already very solid.
2 months ago
While I usually play with faster cost-effective setups I did tested a lot with something like this list, let me give you my impressions.
First, if you can find more copies of these cards you should run 4 of Qasali Pridemage , Loxodon Smiter , Wilt-Leaf Liege , Fleecemane Lion . These are the core cards that win the game, should max them out.
Second, you definietly want more creatures total. About 28-30 is nice and consistent, any fewer and you won't be able to keep a decent fighting force on the field. Add cheap common creatures like Llanowar Elves and 2 more Steward of Valeron to gain mana faster. Maybe a few heavy hitters like 1 more Oversoul of Dusk or Wolfir Silverheart . Or if you can find some of these Kitchen Finks Knight of Autumn Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers .
Third, too many basic lands. With that many same color sources it will be harder to cast the multicolored spells. Many games live or die by the stability of the mana base. The obvious but very pricey choice is Windswept Heath wich is nice with Knight of the Reliquary , or Temple Garden . Cheaper alternatives are Sunpetal Grove and Canopy Vista , cheapest is Selesnya Guildgate . Whatever you pick, you need more color stability.
2 more Dromoka's Command would be nice too, filling the removal/defense slot. Shapers' Sanctuary will often be a dead card if you opponent doesn't target your creatures, you could replace it with 2 more Shield of the Oversoul .
You don't need to go big money to make a nice Selesnya Midrange get competitive.
2 months ago
Ajani, Caller of the Pride , Blessed Alliance , Ajani's Pridemate , Qasali Pridemage , Chalice of Life Flip, Beast Within , Oblivion Ring , Journey to Nowhere , Oppressive Rays , Always Watching / Brave the Sands (vigilance is awesome with Pride Sovereign )
2 months ago
Instead of Naturalize , you could play Qasali Pridemage , fuels you graveyard, and generally more useful while in play. It's a lot more expensive though, but maindeck artifact/enchantment hate, should usually do something other than just killing those permanents.
I think you need something to get creatures in the yard with, though.
I think black will be better than white here. So many cards to sac, self mill and benefit from your graveyard. Without it Grapple with the Past , Mulch and Satyr Wayfinder are probably your best options for that.
3 months ago
Dance of the Dead is on the "pricier" side, but you're right - a 2 mana enchantment that reanimates is too good to pass up, especially in this deck. I'll try and work it into the cost.
(ok, it's more than $1 but it's too good)
Razaketh, the Foulblooded (I have an extra copy)
Again, I appreciate the help!
Qasali Pridemage occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
GW (Selesnya): 0.87%