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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
2 days ago
Constant Mists, Spore Frog, Fog Bank can help you against aggro decks. 1v1 the only fast decks that gave me huge issue were Rafiq of the Many and Zurgo Helmsmasher if my starting hand was bad. If they hit their rocks and acceleration they swing for lethal turn 4, but one wrench throws that tempo off balance.
Overall I don't see many true to form aggro decks often, most swingy decks tend to peak at around turn 6 (xenagod, kaarthas, samut). If you feel that sort of thing coming, the best i can recommemd is to hold off playing kruphix until after hosing their tempo or killing/countering their commander.
6 days ago
mahdik The format isn't necessarily inherently casual, it's just a format that supports a wide variety of playstyles. The format was started by various competitive, casual, and middle-of-the-road players, with the goal of making an interesting alternative to EDH which allows people to play with nonlegendary commanders. While many commanders wouldn't mix well with things on a lower level of competitiveness (such as Magister Sphinx or Platinum Angel), that's true for a large amount of commanders. While a casual playgroup might find their abilities oppressive, a more competitive playgroup might enjoy the unique challenge and playstyle that these commanders encourage. The solution to imbalanced power levels lies in-playgroup, communicating and compromising with the people you play with in order to make sure that everyone is having fun. In the same way that things such as Rafiq of the Many and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon are acceptable in normal EDH, despite usually demanding answers, commanders which encourage higher power levels are acceptable here.
1 week ago
Akoum Firebird is pretty lacklustre.
Angel of Invention is kind of meh. Like, I appreciate the power but still. Boring.
Reap Intellect is super disappointing. I wanted it to be useful, but unless you can generate six or seven very color specific mana in the first three turns its pretty much useless.
Archangel's Light is the nut on top of the crap heap I think. 2 life/card in the yard, and then it gets rid of your yard...for 8...
As far as good ones go, theres so many.
Rafiq of the Many is near perfectly executed for his shard. Art was great, power level was high but not broken.
Massacre Wurm? Say no more...
But my favourite has to be Grimoire of the Dead. Necromonicon? Come on now...
1 month ago
Phyrexian... Idk I guess infect may be something worth looking into. But honestly certain voltron commanders are really awesome for kitchen table.Uril, the Miststalker is fun and some fantastic colors for aura-based voltron. he can even get an enchantress draw engine that really gets things going, with vigilance trample and haste being very available to him.
Sigarda, Host of Herons is by-far one of the better Voltron options due to the innate issue with most voltron decks is that group sacrifice and targeted sacrifice are the bane of your existence
Sram, Senior Edificer is a great one. White has some of the best auras and equipment support. He's cheap to play (and bring back) and is an engine on his own, drawing cards just for trying to do what you're gonna do anyway. Not to mention, your mana base is SUPER easy on your budget.
Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest is one of the most explosive decks out there. having a pump and control base is extremely strong as long as you grab card draw to keep him going, he's quite the powerhouse. Just Distortion Strike + Titan's Strength and you have 18 unblockable damage launching at someone. That was 2 cards you played and 4 mana used. (if he's already on the field) There is a reason some people call him "One Punch Man"
Now if you want the obvious ones, here they are...
Rafiq of the Many is the grand daddy of Voltron as a strategy. Using his own ability to buff himself then having some really solid aura and artifact support. Though, he's got a reputation as a huge powerhouse making you the target almost always.
Narset, Enlightened Master You want to do all the things all the time once your commander hits the field? Narset is pretty much just swing to do what ever the fuck you want. The downside is that you will either use no other creatures, or almost none. She's downright broken, but has so many options open to her. So you could make her a "take so many turns until your opponents die of old age" or "lets make a weird artifact canon cause I can" to "lets play a storm deck" her power and threat level is entirely based on what you intend to do and how you build/imagine the deck.
Finally Zur the Enchanter more like "Zur who gives cancer". this guy most of the time is an enchantment based control deck. where your opponents do nothing while you tutor for any and everything you might need. This guy is super powerful and is banned in 1v1 for a lot of reasons. Just imagine a tutor on a stick to some of the most powerful enchantments. Ethereal Armor, Imprisoned in the Moon, Darksteel Mutation, Karmic Justice, Authority of the Consuls, Phyresis, Stasis, Land Tax Nevermore, Rest in Peace, Propaganda, Solemnity, even Necropotence. Any of these can just be grabbed if needed to answer any threat. while you either kill with commander dmg or stall into a combo. The deck is very rarely not gonna do what it intends to do.
These are some of the better voltron commanders. Personally if you want to use a commander from the Phyrexian blocks.
Urabrask the Hidden can do it.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is expensive but a for a reason.
Thrun, the Last Troll is from new phyrexia I'm pretty sure. very safe and regenerate saves auras from falling off of him, makes him a solid pick.
1 month ago
An idea that I thought would be interesting for him was Assault Suit so that your opponents could get revenge too just not on you lol
Also Queen Marchesa would be good because you get additional draw and if someone deals damage to you, you get 1/1 deathtouch
1 month ago
Based on your favorite cards, I'll list a few generals that do similar things as them.
Voice of Resurgence: Great cards in both Rhys the Redeemed and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, seeing as how they both want a lot of creatures to pump the token, as well as being able to clone the token. Also, voice is IMO a very underplayed card in EDH based on the number of counterspells and other instant speed tricks.
Scapeshift: Obviously we want a go-big landfall deck, similiar to Scapeshift/Valakut decks in modern. This points me towards Omnath, Locus of Rage as a landfall payoff, or Mina and Denn, Wildborn, a landfall enabler. Omnath decks typically play more of the mass landfall effects ala Scapeshift and Boundless Realms, with a few big landfall payoffs like Avenger of Zendikar and Rampaging Baloths as replacements for Omnath in case he gets Nevermored or something. Mina and denn decks are more likely to play more land-to-hand type cards like Sprouting Vines to make mina and denns ability more potent, as well as mass landfall payoffs, from omnath to Grazing Gladehart, Zendikar's Roil, etc.
Bitterblossom sees probably the most play in Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, as his lifegain negates the downside, or pillowfort decks like Queen Marchesa that want to drag the game on with cards like Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Resistance, Suppression Field, etc. Think modern hatebears, but a lot bigger. And more hate, less bears.
Kor Spiritdancer = Uril, the Miststalker. All I can say there. Spiritdancer also goes in a huge amount of enchantress decks, with commanders like Bruna, Light of Alabaster, Rafiq of the Many, etc. Usually voltron. Can also be played in the much jankier and much more casual curse tribal deck. Think Curse of Misfortunes and Curse of Thirst as wincons. They're auras too.
Thoughtweft Trio: Only place I can think of is some terrible Kithkin tribal deck. Wizened Cenn is your only real lord... you can have Adaptive Automaton-esque cards as well. Pretty sure that in a Commander clash (MtgGoldfish) episode a while ago Richard played kithkin tribal, so you can look that up. Just remember, this deck is NOT good. I mean, i assume you like this card as just a cheap beater card, in which case maybe just Saskia the Unyielding beatdown might be your kind of thing.
All of these decks can be made for pretty cheap and upgraded pretty high.
1 month ago
Saskia the Unyielding is quite the infect commander. It is also one of the few that can actually kill the players with infect, as opposed to killing one and running out of gas. You can build it really aggresive and to combine a Glistener Elf with a Giant Growth and Might of Old Krosa etc. or go a more resilient route by dealing a few infect points and proliferating them to death, while keeping the board clean of threats to you.
Alternatively Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is a great proliferate commander as well, and gives options to superfriends (planeswalker) decks as well as infect, or counter matter cards.
Commanders like Rafiq of the Many or The Mimeoplasm are viable options as well, but offer different playstyles as the above.
Hope that helped some ;)
2 months ago
Nice deck you have there.
I do have a couple suggestions:
Due to the fact that you are running Sublime Archangel, I would recommend utilizing creature tokens to create Burst Exalted triggers. Creatures like Evangel of Heliod will provide a HUGE number of tokens, translating directly to power and toughness for Rafiq when he attacks.
You could use a bit more artifact support as well:
It is important to keep your equipment safe, Voltron decks far to often fall victim to their own pride. Opponents can easily target your equipment and remove it without having to weaken Rafiq first. Giving your equipment Hexproof is a surefire way to keep your artifacts where you want them.
This Leonin combos really nicely with Puresteel Paladin, as you can bounce around your equipment to different creatures at instant speed.
Additionally, consider these lands:
A standard Commander staple due to its versatile nature and speed.
This is the only Check Land you are missing from your colour cycle. Replace Sejiri Refuge with it.
Tapping for your devotion (in this case, White) can significantly accelerate your board state. You have a lot of White Chroma active with all of your permanents, use that to your advantage.
Another Unblockable trigger, for statistic probability. Better safe than sorry.
A bonus Exalted trigger.
Hope that helps!