Legendary Creature — Human Pirate
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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ramirez DePietro Discussion
8 months ago
Deadeye Quartermaster doesn’t seem to be doing much for you. Same for Ramirez DePietro haha. I know he's flavorful, but you asked for advice lol. Rigging Runner seems underwhelming for EDH. Bedlam seems bad if you’re having issues with creature matches. Pirate's Prize is a fine card I seen to draw cards and give you some treasure. Vandalblast for sure. Other than those, probably just EDH staples like Phyrexian Arena check out EDHRec.com for other ideas! Hope i helped!
1 year ago
Wait, are you saying Sedris Twin is less than a 1% difference in winrate from Kess Twin? Or Consultation Kess? Because if it's the second one, I'm... skeptical.
I never said you denied it, but I was pointing out that you should specify what you mean by "competitive". Ramirez DePietro at the helm of a Doomtide list will be better than many decks, but it will not hold its own at a table full of competitive decks with good commanders. If you think it won't, you are fooling yourself.
Only an idiot would say Najeela's combos are better than Hermit Druid. Luckily I didn't say that, have never said that and will never say that.
I said SCION combos were worse than najeelas. As in Scion for Moltensteel into scion for Skythyrix or whatever weird things people did. My point was: Scion combos were bad, people ran it for colours. Then Partners came out, and hermit druid players largely switched to partner decks, usually Thrasios Tymna, but some people play UBRG Lightning Druid variants.
Now, it seems people aren't really jumping at the chance to switch back to 5c to play Hermit Druid. Some people do, but from what I've seen, Najeela lends herself more to a tempo/hatebear deck, and hermit druid players are tending to stick with partners.
I stand by my point that Najeela is run because she is gross, not because she is 5c. If she is just run for the colours, why was there almost no 5c druid between partners being printed and Najeela being printed?
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
2 years 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)
2 years 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).
2 years 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.