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Rafiq of the Many
Legendary Creature — Human Knight
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains double strike until end of turn.
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Rafiq of the Many Discussion
1 day ago
TypicalTimmy There are plenty of counterspells, and ways to protect your pieces. Generally, the deck moves so quickly that most opponents either don't have enough mana to interact or they are countered and then I combo off.
I plan on adding more wincons as I acquire them such as Walking Ballista and Codex Shredder , Brain Freeze , and maybe a Deadeye Navigator . I dont build lists with cards I don't own though. The idea is to win with infinite mana as fast as possible. It can even be turn one, or two.
I lost the dice roll so I went second. Opponent 1 played a swamp and, Indulgent Aristocrat and passed turn. Start my first turn. I drew into Mystic Remora Played my Island. Played Chrome Mox with Frozen AEther imprinted on it. Tapped my Island to play Mystic Remora Tapped my Chrome Mox to cast my Sol Ring . Passed turn. Oppenent 2 played an Island and, then Sol Ring , didn't pay the 4, I drew a card. Card Drawn was Mana Crypt . Oppenent 2 passed turn. Opponent 3 played a Plains and Sigarda's Aid , didnt pay the 4, I drew a card. Card Drawn was Dramatic Reversal Opponent 3 passed turn. Opponent 1 Draws, and plays a Temple Garden , taps Swamp, and Temple Garden to play Legion Lieutenant . Swings with 2 creatures at Opponent 3. Opponent 1 ends turn. Start my turn 2 Didn't pay the mana for the Mystic Remora , so it was gone now. Drew my card for turn. Memnite Played my land Ancient Tomb Played Mana Crypt Tapped Ancient Tomb , and two Islands to cast Urza, Lord High Artificer Put ** Construct into play. Tap Mana Crypt to play Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal imprinted. Tap Sol Ring to tap Isochron Scepter and untap all nonland permanents. Tap all my artifacts for blue mana, generating 4 Blue Mana. Use 2 Blue Mana to tap Isochron Scepter . Repeat into infinity. Exile my whole library. Play Laboratory Maniac without paying its mana cost. Play Brainstorm without paying it's mana cost. Game won. Turn two. Opponent 2 had an Arcane Denial in hand but couldn't cast it. Only had colorless mana available. Opponent 3 was had no mana, and no response.
1 month ago
I added in Simic Ascendancy & Winding Constrictor . Instead of Forgotten Ancient , I found another big card that works well with Moat : Archetype of Imagination . Also, with your idea to use exaltation for Atraxa I added in Ancestral Mask to pump her up.
I've been playing 1 v 1 with my wife a lot and she plays a Lord Windgrace lands deck. My hope is to get this deck tuned enough to win against her consistently.
Thanks for your help!!!
1 month ago
Back to Basics is going to kill you more than the opponent you have only 8 basic land.
Simic Ascendancy would be really powerfull in this deck ! win condition + enchantment + counter
Atraxa is your only big creature so i will replace card like Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit with card like Forgotten Ancient and Evolutionary Escalation to give a lot of counter to atraxa.
Could be fun to play some exltation things to kill you oponent with atraxa. Rafiq of the Many can be really fun withatraxa x).
Good luck with your deck ^^
3 months ago
3 down, 5 to go! A few things in no particular order:
1) You can tag other users in your comments using double brackets around user:username, like so: Farel. They'll get a notification when you do, so it lets people know you've responded. :)
2) Have you looked into price? A few others mentioned it - the difference is meaningful. Here's current Market Price on TCGplayer:
Breed Lethality $135
Devour for Power $90
Entropic Uprising $90
Mirror Mastery $110
Swell the Host $65
Adaptive Enchantment $30
3) Whether or not cost is an issue, based on your play style I'd suggest either Swell the Host or Adaptive Enchantments. Neither are that strong out of the box, but half the fun of a commander pre-con is upgrading it. Both can be plenty strong - and more important, a lot of fun to play - with modest upgrades.
Swell the Host is traditional Simic - lots of +1/+1 counters and creature tricks (unblockable, etc.) -- it's great timing for this deck, with all the new Ravnica cards ( Incubation Druid , Simic Ascendancy ). It's also flexible - lots of directions to take it, from snake tribal to tokens to +1/+1 counter combos.
Adaptive Enchantments has a sub-commander that might be better than the main commander: Tuvasa the Sunlit . This deck has amazing card draw, and is heavily creature-based because you're playing Auras all game. Add another Enchantress and cards like Steel of the Godhead and Shield of the Oversoul ... Or throw in Rafiq of the Many and Sublime Archangel and make it an Exalted theme. Lots of options.
Good luck and have fun!
4 months ago
I would vouch for Rafiq of the Many . Bant has an assortment of options for aura based tron decks. In addition you already have ramp at your disposal plus with rafiq only costing 4 you can easily be putting a hurt on your opponent by turn 4 with a commander that innately has double strike when attacking alone.
4 months ago
Hello tappedout I have been working on a Rafiq of the Many commander deck and was wondering if I could get some assistance with it? Thanks:)
Commander / EDH
5 months ago
Hi, first thing I noiticed is that you have only one point removal on instant. My meta shifted to more competetive recently and I had to disrupt very fast voltron commanders like Rafiq of the Many . Try these: Rapid Hybridization , Pongify , Reality Shift , Krosan Grip and Cyclonic Rift <- this card is great, because in early game you can buy some time, cascading into it isn't bad, but casting it from hand with overload will hurt your opponents so much (casting it at end of opponent's turn means no blockers). Try out Thunderfoot Baloth - trample and +2/+2 to all creatures is sweet, and Selvala's Stampede - after first commander cast you won't have mana to play cards from hand, this card allows to put permanents (not only creatures) and one is guaranteed. Putting creatures from library is also very good. Magus of the Mind if you have one blue mana left after cascades you can sacrifice him (Wanderer gives him haste) and exile 4 cards from top and play them for free (try it out with Strionic Resonator or clones if more mana is avaible)! Look at Kessig Wolf Run - with commander on battlefield and no cards at hand still you can be dangerous. I don't know why you use: Domri Rade - his first ability is some kind of draw but it won't work in every case, second ability is on sorcery speed and that could be too late, Blood Sun distuption isn't very harming and cascading into it would give nothing.
6 months ago
Uril, the Miststalker and Rafiq of the Many are a little too conventional for me, and a lot too cEDH. It's not that I hate competitive, but the two can often lead to no interaction, and therefore little fun.
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