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Destroy target blocking creature. Creatures that were blocked by that creature this combat gain trample until end of turn.
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Ride Down Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey friend! I like your take on Shu Yun, seems cool. Got a few card ideas for you...some pump spells Fatal Frenzy, Onward / Victory, Rush of Blood, some more creature control Ride Down, some mana ramp Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone, Sol Ring, Azorius Signet, Izzet Signet, Boros Signet, some versatile counters Commit / Memory, Unsubstantiate, additional protection for Shu Whispersilk Cloak, more card draw Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist
Add far as cuts I think first I would go down to 38 lands and add in those mana rocks. They will help you get a faster start in your games. I'm not sure if the Pariah/Stuffy Doll combo is so great since you have no tutors to find it and only having half of it is kinda weak. They are decent at scaring away people so who knows maybe its cool, but they look like cuts to me. The pump spells can replace other pump spells and same with the counterspells. I'm not a fan of the voting, "offering" and "tempting" cards most of the time...but I don't have a group hug kinda deck so maybe they are super fun to cast and i don't know it. Norn's Annex is too easy to circumvent if needed, its never felt like a great protection card to me in practice.
Good luck and happy gathering!!
2 months ago
Boros is always difficult for card draw and ramp. I'm going to list all the ones I have been playing with some of the budget ones are really great and some of the expensive ones really are worth the cost.
Here are some of the things I have been playing with and found useful for my Angel Tribal (work in progress) deck.
Ramp; Knight of the White Orchid, Burnished Hart, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Myriad Landscape, Pearl Medallion, Sword of the Animist, Khalni Gem, Armillary Sphere, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Tithe, Oath of Lieges, Sword of Feast and Famine and Crucible of Worlds(which will allow you to hit all your land drops if you have fetch lands)
Mana rocks that can be used as ramp to get your fatties out early;Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus, Hedron Archive, Boros Signet, Coalition Relic, Thran Dynamo, Coldsteel Heart, Chrome Mox, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Cultivator's Caravan, Manalith, Star Compass, Doubling Cube
Creatures;Sunblast Angel kills all your opponents creatures and is a nice flyer, Pristine Angel Can only be dealt damage by non-artifact colorless creatures aka eldrazi while untapped. If you give her vigilance she can't be blocked either. Color protection is Really really good. Mother of Runes you can use her color protection to counter removal spells on your creatures one per turn. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails more protection!, Blinding Angel if they can't attack you..., Angelic Skirmisher super effective for all your creatures to choose Each combat lifelink, vigilance, first strike. Giving all your creatures lifelink is definitely something. Iroas, God of Victory he's low mana cost & exceptional, Oketra the True, Steel Hellkite super utility removal. Duplicant Also exceptional removal of even indestructible things, which it seems you like with your current removal. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs great with gisela, I see you like stuffy doll and boros reckoner how aboutCoalhauler Swine, Mogg Maniac, and Spitemare. They work Really well with damage doublers. When they pull out all the stops and attack you fora lethal 20+ damage, Selfless Squire and you get a 21+/21+ creature to attack past their tapped creatures on your turn.
If you like Deflecting Palm I'd like to recommend Ride Down, & Boros Fury-Shield. Pyrohemia is incredible with Gisela, as long as she is out and you only activate one at a time all damage is prevented to you and doubled to your opponents and their creatures. For stuffy doll and reckoner definitely enchant them with Pariah so when ever you are attacked that damage goes to your opponents instead!
Anyway sorry for the novel. I'm sure I gave you too much but hey it's better than too little eh?
2 months ago
First of all thanks for your feedback, your comment is much appreciated!
You gave my allot of interesting thought to consider about, especially Volcanic Offering and Ghostly Prison are great cards i might add. And after checking your deck, Protector of the Crown and Purity might also be interesting additions to consider as well, but I'm unsure how well my mana curve would flow adding 2 more 6 mana creatures to it.
Actually I don't think Malignus ever had trouble getting through an opponents defense for me thus far. With the amount of wipes, trample and battlefield control I run he always has been able to bring allot of bang for his buck.
I agree the Isochron Scepter has better use with blue and I won't miss it whenever i play a game without it, however I consider this card a mini-game to this deck where whenever i find it, it's a fun extra feature to my game. Deflecting Palm, Ride Down and Temur Battle Rage have been solid win conditions to this deck since the beginning and also Swords to Plowshares or Condemn are great imprints for the scepter. That Disenchant made it to this deck might be the poorer choice over Return to Dust or even Revoke Existence. But it's an extra imprint option and it helps my curve better. I have yet to decide if I should keep it however.
Browbeat is a bit tricky yes, also since it's this deck's only card advantage. But I've tried Emeria Shepherd and it's just too expensive. I always end up with better options to play. Urza's Incubator is in the same spot however. While this card greatly benefits me to get Gisela on the field asap, it can even work against me in the long run as angels are a popular theme to play and over the development of this deck fewer and fewer angels stay. But i also haven't updated this deck since the Amonkhet so far. Oketra's Monument might replace the incubator and Bloodlust Inciter, Onward / Victory or Pyramid of the Pantheon seem kinda interesting.
Lastly I used to run Inferno Titan in this deck, but when i saw the Assembled Alphas i fell in love with that card and decided to retire the titan for the alphas. I can't say I've had any regrets thus far.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Hey there!I think Ride Down might be working just fine in this deck.
It's aswell a problem solver for Torrential Gearhulks and makes up kind of a mindgame when it comes to blocking.
3 months ago
Interesting deck idea. I didn't consider using Queen Marchesa for just the deathtouch and haste. I do like the Human theme. I've looked over your list and I have some ideas that might help.
First thing that kinda stands out to me is the mana base. Seems a little thin. I think you should bump it up to somewhere between 35 to 38 lands. I think 36 or 37 might be better.
These are the cards I would cut to make room for more lands.
Gallows at Willow Hill, doesn't seem efficient to tap 4 cards to destroy one target. That's 3 less attackers or blockers.
Divine Verdict, Ride Down, and Smite the Monstrous are conditional spot removal. There are better options for spot removal and trading a 1-for-1 card in hand for creature on the battlefield isn't that great in multi-player.
Dropping those would let you add 4 more lands. Now with more land drops, let's look at some of the other weaker cards.
Bituminous Blast is nice spot removal and the cascade can be nice but there could be times where the cascade just gives you something that doesn't help that much. Might be better to have something more consistent.
Disentomb is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the graveyard for 1 card from your hand.
Diabolic Tutor is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the deck for 1 card from your hand.
Death Grasp is an OK card when you only have one opponent. Not good for multi-player games.
Consider the following replacements:
Death Denied instead of Disentomb. Instant speed instead of a socery, X creatures instead of just 1.
Increasing Ambition instead of Diabolic Tutor. One more mana but the flashback makes it worth it.
Exsanguinate instead of Death Grasp so that you hit everyone at the same time instead of only one person.
Additionally, what about adding a Basilisk Collar or Gorgon Flail to the deck. That would allow your Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile to wipe the board of creatures attacking you.
Toxic Deluge is a tough call. I like it in 60 card decks like Legacy or Modern. Not sure about this deck.
Faith Unbroken, I'm undecided on this one. I see why it's in the deck. But wouldn't a Banisher Priest or Fiend Hunter be a better choice for the exile effect?
As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget. Feel free to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think.
3 months ago
Ride Down, Turn the Tables, Master Warcraft, Brutal Hordechief, and Deftblade Elite are great political tools and combat control cards. True Conviction might be better than rage reflection since they both cost 6 mana anyways. Solitary Confinement is easy to pay upkeep for if your the monarch. Dusk / Dawn could be great too even though it can kill the queen. Cheers.
3 months ago
Extra attack phase cards don't get much better than Aurelia, the Warleader. Gahiji, Honored One, Quietus Spike, True Conviction, Collective Blessing and Dictate of Heliod are pump spells you might like. Hydra Omnivore and Siege Behemoth can always get combat damage in. Outmaneuver, Ride Down, Arachnogenesis are nice combat tricks. Strionic Resonator can copy a damage doubling trigger. Cards like Boros Reckoner, Spitemare, Arcbond can make damage multiply big time. If they are damaged with a furnace of rath effect in play you double the damage to it and then it shoots double damage of that to something else. You quadruple the damage. Plus you gotta throw in Wound Reflection.