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(0): Remove target attacking creature you control from combat and untap it. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn.
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1 week ago
Samut, Voice of Dissent is made to be tapped either during or after combat. (Hence Vigilance) This first means that commander damage should likely be a part of your strategy. It also means that combat step untap shenanagins are a thing. Cards like Copperhorn Scout and Aurelia, the Warleader allow you to attack, then with their untap trigger on the stack, tap Samut, finishing with her untapped, attacking, and having activated her ability.
Lets look at this in conjunction with Mother of Runes. We attack with Samut and Copperhorn Scout. The scout's untap ability goes on the stack. In response, we tap Mom to give protection to one of our attacking creatures, untap her with Samut, then tap her again for the other. Then our untap ability resolves, leaving Samut untapped and attacking, and Mom untapped waiting to use her ability again, while both attacking creatures have protection from the color of our choice.
This is the mindset I would approach Samut with. Not just strait forward use, but exploitation.
I'm probably gonna do one of those things where I get really invested in this deck and give you suggestions for like 2 days strait as I think of other possible cards you could include.
3 weeks ago
Hello! Nice deck far :) I have a few ideas after looking at it though. I have never personally played with (or against one of these decks much) but I feel like you aren't harnessing the power that your commander is truly capable of yet. If you are really trying to control the whole table against multiple players single use discard spells like Duress are less powerful because you have to spend a card just to get rid of one card from one player so compared to the rest of the table you actually are also down a card. If you want to focus on discard things like Oppression or Necrogen Mists that keep happening over and over are more what you're looking for. Personally I think you should focus on one angle of attack either discard or denial of mana. One of the things that your commander can tutor up each attack is board removal like Detention Sphere and Grasp of Fate. Contamination + Bitterblossom is a little bit harder to set up but can create a hard lock on some opponents. Lunar Force + Sun Titan is a personal favorite combo. Reconnaissance is a great card for commanders that want to attack but not actually be part of combat. Hope some of these ideas are helpful good luck and happy Gathering.
3 weeks ago
I love the Fork package for the Sunforger. Looking at your creature package you could use an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death for recursion and with Reconnaissance you don't have to lose Alesha herself. Another good card that I use in my Queen Marchesa deck is Island Sanctuary, with your removal package I could see it being very easy to keep the fliers away.
4 weeks ago
Thank you all so much for your suggestions! :D It's been helping a lot!
Deathstroke2791, Strionic Resonator is really good in this deck, I just happen to hate this card SO MUCH (due to some of my friends abusing it's effect), that I couldn't put it in or I would feel like cheating my own conscience. But yeah, I would also recommend this card in a real competitive Alesha ETB deck!
Treehugger003, Break Through the Line is another card I didn't know! It really seems nice, specially with Master of Cruelties in the deck (which it is).Terra Ravager wouldn't work when recurred with Alesha, though, because it would enter the battlefield "tapped and attacking", which wouldn't trigger its "When Terra Ravager attacks" trigger.Gustcloak Savior is too heavy of a drop for it's effect, I think. There's also the problem that you mentioned that it can't be recurred with Alesha. And I find Reconnaissance to be perfect to do this kind of job for me.Crypt Ghast wouldn't work so well because I only have 4 swamps in the entire deck, and in most matches I won't have more than 2 or 3 swamps on the battlefield. Unless I can get to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (which happens sometimes, but not often enough), it wouldn't do much work.Pyroblast would help a lot, actually. I'm also tired of them Cyclonic Rifts.
1 month ago
Aurelia, the Warleader, Archangel of Tithes, Masako the Humorless, Nullmage Shepherd, Reconnaissance, Akroma's Memorial, Mother of Runes and, funnily enough, Gideon, Martial Paragon would all fit in with your untapping shenanigans theme.
This is approaching magical Christmas land, but Mangara of Corondor could exile multiple things if you were able to untap him multiple times.
Lifecrafter's Bestiary has quickly become a staple for me in EDH and I would highly recommend it. One card being a source of smoothing out your draws and card draw is invaluable.
1 month ago
Also, where is Fiend Hunter, it's O-ring that is recurring, and permanently exiles things. You bring him in and sac him with the exile trigger on the stack. Boom the thing is permanently exiled.
Speaking of cards that should also be in here... how are you protecting Alesha when she is attacking? She dies.. you gotta recast her... that's isn't very efficient, so let us look at some cards that help her survive combat.
As we can see by looking at these cards... these are all low costing and inexpensive monetary options to add to the deck. The most expensive is 5 bucks, which is a board wipe, that can probably just help you win. Mother of Runes is around 2-3, but everything else is a dollar and under.
Also one last thing.... WHERE IS GRENZO?!!!!!!!!!???? Grenzo, Dungeon Warden he does the same thing Alesha does.... but without going to attack. So let's say.... she get's Never. More.'d out of the game... well Grenzo can still do the job. Also there are so many cool tricks you can do with him. You can reanimate him on the field, then use his ability while still in combat... get some shit on the board that removes stuff like fiend hunter, etc. Now you just REKT your opponent.
1 month ago
Best overall card: Reconnaissance. it doesn't play like the text, now with rule changes and all the steps in the Combat Phase, you can use it at any time you get priority (after Declare Attackers, After Declare Blockers, after Assign First Strike Damage, etc etc).
NOTE Today (April 11th), they spoiled a new card from Amonkhet that doubles tokens, like Parallel Lives BUT IN WHITE! It is called Anointed Procession, and is going into my Soldier Tribal deck the day it is released. That will get crazy with Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Martial Coup.
1 month ago
Biggest thing missing is Reconnaissance. It makes a Kaalia deck so much better.
I would also add some more defensive spells. Kaalia is well-suited to not tapping out if you smell some wrath incoming. Faith's Reward, Ghostway, Eerie Interlude, etc. are all clutch. And given the speed at which this can get out of hand, your opponents will be looking to wrath often.