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|From the Vault: Legends (V11)||Mythic Rare|
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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 week ago
Stax is a resource management deck, based upon the idea of proactively dealing with the opponent's threats. This means instead of removing their big dude, or countering their wincon, you force them to never cast the cards to begin with. Winter Orb is a great card at doing such a feat, as you can flash in your commander on the endstep of the opponent's turn, tapping it down. You untap all of your permanents, as it is tapped, but all your opponent's will have to deal with only untapping one land. This will make casting a big creature or wincon very difficult. Discard is another form of stax. By denying them cards, mana, or stopping them from casting spells (Gaddock Teeg, Rule of Law, etc.) you remove their threats before they even have them.
Stax is IMO the most competitive non-combo strategy at the highest tables of EDH. Hokori, Dust Drinker, Stasis, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, Static Orb, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Lodestone Golem, Armageddon, and Thorn of Amethyst are the types of cards considered to be "Stax."
Voltron is a separate strategy entirely, based upon the principle of Rafiq of the Many or one massive creature. Normally voltron strategies like to get one medium sized creature, then enchant (Shield of the Oversoul) the creature to oblivion, or equip one up (Fireshrieker) similarly, at which point by doubling and doubling up it's damage, it one-shots a player. It is normally an aggressive strategy.
2 weeks ago
Hey! Sorry that I haven't been on. Had a lot of work come up and this sort of fell by the wayside. I'm still interested in trading a Spell Queller, Mind's Dilation and Bloodbraid Elf for your Rafiq of the Many if it's still available and if you're still interested.
1 month ago
1)Happens all the time, no worries.
3)Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, Memnarch, Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Uril, the Miststalker, Mizzix of the Izmagnus, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Ramos, Dragon Engine, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Dragonlord Dromoka, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Rafiq of the Many, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind. The first four I listed are the biggest threat.
4)I use it for Meren mostly but if she isn't out or I will get more value from an ETB I'll use it for that.
1 month ago
ill get a friend of me to take a look at this deck. He plays Rafiq of the Many.
and maybe a Selfless Spirit if its okay for ur budget.
1 month ago
Uril, the Miststalker is incredibly consistent as a voltron option, and is very difficult 1v1. Here is my version for comparison For Whom The Belle Tolls - An Enchanted Tale, as surprisingly there are a number of ways to construct the deck.
For a more multiplayer meta option, Rafiq of the Many is probably a better choice, as the addition of blue provides better answers in most situations.
Most importantly though, pick a commander that suits your color preferences and flavor, as youll simply have more fun that way.
1 month ago
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Rafiq is very good. Akiri, Line-Slinger is pretty legit as well. Balan, Wandering Knight, Narset, Enlightened Master, and a lot of Boros commanders (although you'll struggle with ramp and draw) are decent.
1 month ago
The IB deck is a lot of fun to play. I added Kusari-Gama thinking that it could work but I then found out through play testing that as soon as I sacrifice the creature, the equipment falls off and then damage is delt but I can still trigger it as long as Shared Animosity is pumping my creatures enough to board wipe.
But in my meta there are a lot of Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Rafiq of the Many, Captain Sisay. Just heavy counter/bounce magic, board wipes, and wheels. IB does kill at least one person in a 4 man pod but I die almost immediately afterwards. My board state (when I kill that one person) usually has Goblin Chirurgeon, Goblin King/Goblin Warchief, Krenko, Mob Boss, Blood Moon, Mana Web, Price of Glory, and Shared Animosity. I am very much still pleased with the deck. Just giving feed back as to what types of meta it has a hard time with (if you don't already know).
I did have a huge favor to ask of you. I love death and taxes style decks. If you swing at me we both lose stuff but you will lose more. I run Shattergang Brothers and it can be mean. I just want a new deck that mimics death and taxes. I have my eyes set on Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, and Darien, King of Kjeldor. But a Daretti, Scrap Savant deck would be awesome! I know those decks are mono colored but I am not only wanting mono colors, it just happened like that.
I was also thinking that I want to do a artifact heavy, deals damage based off cards target player has in hand over or under a certain amount like...The Rack, Ankh of Mishra, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Jinxed Idol, Jinxed Ring, Mask of Intolerance, Thumbscrews, Scalding Tongs, Iron Maiden, Misers' Cage just to name a few hahaha, massive card draw. No real intent to win through combat damage but maybe taking an extra turn or mass artifact over run. I would like my commander to be someone who can consistantly put out artifacts and so I have picked Muzzio, Visionary Architect or Padeem, Consul of Innovation (unless you know of one better). I am sorry this comment is this long. Thank you for all the help...
1 month ago
Last tournament 1/18
Edgar Markov 2:0