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Ramirez DePietro Discussion
1 month ago
Here are some flavourful card ideas:
If you like some of the cards and want some help looking at what to swap, just ask, I'd be happy to help.
3 months ago
So here is the thing. You only need about 40 or so cards that help pirates to make a deck feel piratey. And a lot of these pirates are kinda awful.
Creaturewise, I would cut Brazen Buccaneers, Cloud Pirates, Daring Buccaneer, Deadeye Tormentor, Dire Fleet Hoarder, Dire Fleet Interloper, Slippery Scoundrel, Storm Fleet Spy. They are pretty weak and their payoffs aren't great.
Crafty Cutpurse is a fun pirate who can surprise answer a bunch of EDH strategies. Dreamcaller Siren has some interesting surprise tricks. Kukemssa Pirates lets you steal artifacts from people. Ramirez DePietro is the original badass pirate. Shapesharer is a pirate and lets you copy value pirates, such as neckbreaker. Changeling Berserker is a 5/3 pirate with haste who lets you retrigger ETB effects later. Adaptive Automaton is another lord to help buff your pirates.
Land and mana wise, you want about 44 sources of mana. My rule of thumb is 38 lands, and 6-8 mana rocks for a 3 colour deck. Sol Ring is a staple as well. Signets, Commander's Sphere and stuff, all good. Path of Ancestry also gives a free scry when used to cast pirates.
For enchantments, Call to the Kindred basically is a 2-1 as people kill it before it gets going and it doesn't have great odds of hitting a pirate. Curious Obsession, Navigator's Ruin, Swashbuckling, Trove of Temptation are all low impact or actively harmful. I would cut all them.
For artifacts, you have a lot of eh ones. Pirate's Cutlass is a low impact card, but thematic. Sleek Schooner and Dusk Legion Dreadnought are so weak they aren't even worth playing. Captain's Hook is just +2/+0, menace, as your creatures all have the pirate typing.
Door of Destinies is a powerful artifact in tribal decks that can get out of control pretty easily. Heirloom Blade is a more powerful, impactful weapon to equip your creatures with, as it also lets you chain through your deck. Herald's Horn lets you psudo draw more and gives a cost reduction. Obelisk of Urd is an anthem effect. Stoneforge Masterwork is an equipment that rewards a large boardstate. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship and Smuggler's Copter are both high impact vehicles who are good to tutor up, and from the new set Weatherlight fetches up artifacts when you deal damage which is fun.
For your instant/sorceries, you want to be more high impact or efficient. Duress only hits 1 person in a multiple player game. You also want some flat out draw cards. This is more up to you, but Terminate is good removal. Jace's Ingenuity is solid draw.
6 months ago
You should play pauper pirate tribal Ramirez DePietro but only if you talk, behave and drink like a pirate when you play. Arrr'ight!
Otherwise I'd go with ol'Nebuchadnezzar his ability could make for some interesting gameplay and build mechanics.
Dakkon Blackblade just says Voltron which is uninteresting to me. Pauper should be about exploring new ideas since you don't have to worry about super competitive decks. (just my take on it)
6 months ago
These are the 3 I've narrowed it down to:
Looks like a fun guy, there's a lot of uncommons and commons that would help him in a 8-rack style deck.
Technically not a legal commander but my paly group okayed him if I really want to play him. Getting access to esper might really make the deck stronger.
Totally legal, totally a finisher? I guess.
I'm new to Peasant EDH and wanna really use a legendary creature as my commander (I know I don't have to but still).
10 months ago
Merchant Ship??? for our pirates to rob
Any of the new pirate ship vehicles
And don't forget to add our previous pirate friends, Ramirez DePietro, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider/Skyship Plunderer, Talas Air Ship, Talas Merchant and the rest of the Talas errata'd to pirates. Skeleton Ship, Pirate Ship, Rishadan Footpad, Rishadan Brigand, Rishadan Cutpurse.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Okay, so I think you've got the right intention behind this, but you actually might not want to start your dad off on this deck. It does have some very pirate-themed stuff, but several card interactions you have are fairly complex in regards to how much bookkeeping you have to do once the card is there. All those different counters and zones to keep track of can from cards like Bane Alley Broker and Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer and then also Quest for Ula's Temple could be a little confusing to a completely new player, so you may want to build up to playing this deck.
Although I will admit I say this not knowing how much of the game your dad already understands, so if he's got the really basic stuff then he's probably fine. Kudos to you btw for also making the deck have synergy between the cards.
SHAME ON YOU!
You've left out the original pirate of mtg! The great Ramirez DePietro!
1 year ago
Phaetion you should pick up the scrapped story again. you might find inspiration for it.