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Rend Spirit Discussion
1 year ago
There are a bunch of cards that focus on hosing a certain mechanic. Kamigawa block was pretty bad for this, with a number of cards that only interact with spirits (Hisoka's Defiance, Kitsune Diviner, Nine-Ringed Bo, Rend Spirit). Other sets have situation counters to set-specific mechanics, and might be worth including.
Wood Elemental is one of the worst creatures ever printed. There are also a number of common Legendary creatures from one of the really old sets--they are vanilla creatures, with absurdly high casting costs, and mediocre stats.
Granted, the above cards are not just legendarily bad, but neigh unplayable.
I think your deck could be made even worse with Karona-based synergies. There are a number of cards which grant your opponents creatures of a certain tribe. You could cast a card like Dovescape, and give your opponent's the ability to spawn large numbers of flying 1/1s, which Karona could boost to 4/4s.
As an aside, I find Karona one of the more fascinating cards ever printed, and have a commander deck built around her. That said, she really is a terrible, terrible card, that requires way too much effort to make worthwhile. Truly the perfect pick for this deck's commander.
2 years ago
Hi, thanks for the suggestions kobold_koenig. They were definitely helpful. While Goryo's Vengeance is strong, I do not feel it is necessary. And Footsteps of the Goryo, while very flavorful, just does nothing, since the creatures don't have haste and would just die at th eend of the turn, which could go very badly if I were to revive Yukora, the Prisoner. And while I do not feel Rend Spirit, I am definitely adding Horobi's Whisper to the Sideboard. I had originally considered Razorjaw Oni when I built the deck, but Scourge of Numai just seems better. While it has one less toughness its drawback is not as harsh. Seizan, Perverter of Truth on the other hand seems very good in this deck. I had not considered it, but he might be a better replacement for the Painwracker Onis and the Gutwrencher Oni. Thank you!
2 years ago
First of all, great deck and very cool to see some Kamigawa Block-Constructed. Back when I played Kamigawa, my two favourite decks were my Demon/Ogre and my Samurai decks. It's a pity that so much of this stuff gets a bad-wrap, as I agree, the flavour is very cool and it represents quite a unique place in the history of MtG. Now if only Wizards would release a legendary Samurai so I could make an EDH deck with them...
You seem to have most of your bases covered, but I can think of some other cards that I either remember being decent during that era or are other stuff that just seem good now and I never got to play with back then.
Of course, Umezawa's Jitte would be fantastic, but I understand not wanting to spend an arm-and-a-leg (the demons already exact a heavy enough toll on their servants, lol). The same could be said about Goryo's Vengeance, which just puts in a ton of work for the many legendary cards out there in Kamigawa. Footsteps of the Goryo is a flavourful stand-in though, so you may want to consider that for some added flexibility and to get more mileage out of your guys. I always liked Horobi's Whisper as another potential removal spell, as it is essentially a slightly more colour-intensive Dark Banishing but with a handy splice ability. If you are considering playing this in a Kamigawa block setting, you might want to consider Rend Spirit, as that is about the only setting that that card will reasonably see play, lol. Finally, I'd say that you should mess around with Razorjaw Oni and see if works into your speedy aggro plan, and to check out Seizan, Perverter of Truth as he's a beefy, relatively cheap-to-cast demon that helps with your clock and gives you fuel to keep smashing face.
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy playing and building the deck. Thanks for the memories.
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