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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
2 months ago
Alright, the single most glaring issue here is that you're running Razaketh but you don't have a Razaketh package to win. Normally in competitive decks, Razaketh is used to instantly assemble a combo to win after coming into play, off of the neat tools Life and Lion's Eye Diamond . While its a fantastic combo, LED is some serious $$$, and Razaketh is going to enter and potato for you here. I'd cut it
Second, you're suffering from trying to run too many things. There's simply no reason to have Ghave + Raza + Hulk + saffi/titan + kiki combo. Blood Pod is primarily a stax deck, so its much better to hit your stride on controlling the table than try to race the other (faster) combo decks. It will also free up a lot of slots. You should slim it down to just kiki combo, and up stax pieces. Look at Root Maze and other cards that come down on turn 1/2 and will slow extremely fast decks. Manglehorn is 3 CMC but its stax stapled to removal so its extremely worth considering. You also need to up your hatebear count, because currently you aren't really slowing the combo decks like you need to, just disrupting their mana. Look at Leonin Arbiter Eidolon of Rhetoric Spirit of the Labyrinth Glowrider and ofc both Thalias.
Third, anything over 3 CMC you should cast a real critical eye towards. You're trying to hit the board fast and strangle other players out before they get a strong board presence. Having expensive CMC cards is a double whammy, you aren't playing them early, and if it was different card you COULD be playing that card instead. I'm really looking at Doubling Season Ghoulcaller Ghisa Chainer, Nightmare Adept
Next, cut out utility dorks you don't need. Goodbye Soul Warden Magus of the Wheel Loyal Retainers . If you want life run Serra Ascendant instead. You shouldn't be trying to refill your opponents hands while you're staxing them out with Magus (plus its costing you 5 mana you COULD be doing something else). Loyal Retainers is slow and a meme outside combos, run Life in its place if you are looking for more resurrection effects.
TL;DR pull out expensive beater shiz and add more stax! This is a stax deck!
2 months ago
Hey! Thought I would check out your deck since you looked at mine. One thing I noticed that seems like a big issue with your deck is that it has 0 instant speed interaction. Even of you only add in 4 pieces of instant interaction, any player you play with regularly will start to assume you might be holding something to stop them from winning. My suggestions would be Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Nature's Claim , and Natural State . With these you can get rid of most permanent types and either stop your opponent from going off or use only 1 extra mana to get rid of something that is stopping you from going off. I would also suggest a few more creature based artifact/enchant removal because you can recur them and gy hate shuts down a hulkweaver plan real quick if they have no removal. I like Qasali Pridemage and Caustic Caterpillar for cheap things on board and Manglehorn as a hybrid removal/artifact hate piece.
2 months ago
Looks like a super solid build. You might like Heroic Intervention or Teferi's Protection for protecting against removal, especially board wipes. Other cards you might consider trying out include Temur Sabertooth , Lapse of Certainty , Sun Titan , Qasali Pridemage , Blade of Selves , Uncage the Menagerie , Fleetfoot Panther , Somberwald Sage
2 months ago
@ jesmister ... "just some creatures that don't have too much value"
- Kitchen Finks = one of the best value cards out there
- Wilt-Leaf Liege = gives just about all my creatures +2/+2 while also being a 4/4 with discard protection? solid.
- Dryad Militant = graveyard hate and solid aggro value at 1 CMC
- Emmara, Soul of the Accord = get a 1/1 creature w/ lifelink every time she taps? yes please
- Qasali Pridemage = exalted, enchantment/artifact hate ability which always comes in handy
- Voice of Resurgence = restricts opponents on my turn, comes back as a creature (usually much bigger)
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar = great card to get out on turn 3, helps restrict opponent in the early game
- Scavenging Ooze = more graveyard hate, lifegain, gets big
- Knight of the Reliquary = mana fixer, gets big
- Thalia, Guardian of Thraben = nuff said
- Knight of Autumn = great utility card
- Rancor = one of the best 1-drop auras in the game
- Path to Exile = arguably the best value-kill spell in the game
- Fleecemane Lion = doesn't wow, but 3/3 for 2 CMC with a late-game ability that gets full +2/+2 buff is solid
I've play-tested with other cards like Eternal Witness , Collected Company , Loxodon Smiter , and Birds of Paradise just to name a few, but currently am content with where this deck is at and how it fares in competition.
If you can't see any sort of value in this deck I'd recommend getting your eyes checked, or at least turning your brain on before posting another clueless comment like that :)
3 months ago
Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.
Copperhorn Scout doesn't fly, is likely to die and doesn't add much to the deck since you already get to untap with your commander. I would rather suggest to instead add some removal in the form of Ulvenwald Tracker , which adds tremendous values combined with all the untaps
Ethersworn Canonist chances are that your opponents won't play a lot of spells due to Winter Orb ect... and you already got the best one of all ( Eidolon of Rhetoric ), therefore I would rather swap it for some better hate in cEDH which would be Spirit of the Labyrinth
Vryn Wingmare same goes here. I wouldn't play any stax pieces with CMC 3 or higher (too slow and you get better effects for same CMC). For 3 CMC can get Recruiter of the Guard , Eternal Witness , Knight of the Reliquary , Knight of Autumn , Banisher Priest / Fiend Hunter . Note: In your case I would go for removal effects, since you have only Gilded Drake . A Yisan deck would crush yours since it is not affected by stax (since it's a stax deck as well) and would tutor Ulvenwald Tracker and kill all your flyers and dorks.
Archon of Valor's Reach I think this is a classic win-more card which you don't really need to win the game. An alternative would be Gaddock Teeg . However, if you insist on having a high CMC mana drop that completely destroys the game board in your favor, I would like to introduce Willbreaker
Utopia Sprawl / Wild Growth : Since you are a creature deck I would much rather play the remaining mana dorks in order to have more hitters for untap triggers but more importantly, to not be affected by your own stax. Remaining dorks are: Boreal Druid , Priest of Titania ,
Nature's Claim since you are a creature deck and you will be slowing down the game tremendously, I strongly believe that Aura Shards is a better option to go with. It is recurrent and you are very light on removal. What can you do against a Cursed Totem or Humility ?
Tangle Wire I believe you don't really need this stax piece. It's one of the weakest and only holds up a very short time. Instead try for example Nature's Will - this has proven to be quite devastating. Or Living Plane if you seek to lock out all lands of your opponents together with Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Cyclonic Rift seems fine but could also be a win-more card. I presume you would cast this very late in the game and only as an emergency for 2 CMC. Hence, you can ask yourself if this card is really needed to win or if you perhaps would rather have another card that helps to set you up in the early game. I.e. Sylvan Tutor / Fauna Shaman ect...
I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.
3 months ago
Hey, I absolutely love Treefolk too!! Im determined to make Abzan Treefolk top tier modern worthy!! Anywho, for mana ramping, I highly recommend using Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl . That little combo isn't just mana ramp, but its also mana fixing.
My list is on my page if you want to take a gander! Before the banning of basically all fast modern decks, I would consistently go 2-2 at FNM, without a sideboard!!
3 months ago
3 months ago
Thanks for the comment!
Very possible - but I feel that it fits more in a Maverick-like shell with things like Voice of Resurgence , Qasali Pridemage etc. Without a true need for acceleration, the Exalted mechanic doesn't seem amazing enough to warrant a slot. However, it's a card I haven't considered, and I definitely will be experimenting with it in the coming weeks!
Qasali Pridemage occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
GW (Selesnya): 0.87%