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Rishkar's Expertise Discussion
3 days ago
Brilliant Ultimatum and Seek the Horizon aren't very good cards, i think you would do just fine without them.
Currently, your deck is all powerful fatties, but it lacks a supporting shell around them: Cards that cheat creatures into play (Elvish Piper, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Selvala's Stampede), cards that benefit from them (Rishkar's Expertise, Chandra's Ignition), cards that interact with the opposition (Austere Command, Cyclonic Rift, Ashen Rider) and cards that protect you from bad things (Swan Song, Stubborn Denial) seem like they would be helpful.
4 days ago
Might benefit you to have some Grasps in the main over Haze of Pollen. It's generally better to be proactive. Also it seems like you need card draw. Not sure of the best way to do it with how your deck is built, but maybe Rishkar's Expertise or Morbid Curiosity? I mean you have blue, if you're confident in having 2 sources Pull from Tomorrow would be fantastic and I doubt they'd see it coming lol.
Really like the deck, the only other thing I can think to suggest is when you're sideboarding against aggro, you should keep in the Arborback Stomper. Side out another 7-drop or something because I think the lifegain would be worth it, plus it's easier to get to than 7.
Happy tapping tho +1
4 days ago
I play this commander as well, great fun. More redundancy with the threaten effect is quite nice with Conquering Manticore and Molten Primordial for when Yasova has been killed too much and also leaves you another big body. Cyclonic Rift is just too good not to include in most any commander deck with blue. On that line of thinking, more boardwipes is always a welcome addition for when you fall behind, stuff like Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction which are more reliable than Bonfire of the Damned for killing a large amount of creatures. More card draw is also a must in this deck to keep your hand fueled, things like Prime Speaker Zegana and Rishkar's Expertise have been all stars in my build, Zegana also can get nuts with Conjurer's Closet or Deadeye Navigator.
I do caution against Hydras as wincons, they mostly just durdle about and get chumped while stuff like Molten and Diluvian Primordial can have a big impact when they hit the field. Also, I've found Yasova to be very mana hungry when using her effect so it's hard to justify saving mana for just a big hydra that doesn't have immediate impact on the game. Scourge of Scola Vale is ok because it gives you a sac outlet and Genesis Hydra can potentially dig for a good card, but the other two don't offer much. Hydra Broodmaster does nothing when it hits the field and requires a lot of mana to be effective and in the same vain Hooded Hydra is mostly just a big beater that can be chumped. Big beaters in commander really need to do something else besides attack as otherwise an opponent with a Path to Exile just removes your hydra before you get anything out of it, on the other-hand Primordials will give you their effect when they hit the field still. If the deck can easily generate infinite mana, then it may be a different story since Hydra Broodmaster with infinite mana is ridiculous, but I don't see how you do that very easily.
Hope this helps, feel free to disregard my wall of text.
5 days ago
Goes infinite easy
for drawing a bunch
for drawing a little at a time
for creature finding
6 days ago
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Rishkar's Expertise are both solid choices but i tried Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and it made me a boardwipe magnet because my creatures were getting too big too fast and i didn't have much shenanigans to do with the amount of counters that was pilling up and my board was being cleaned every turn.
1 week ago
Some suggestions: Fierce Empath and Wild Pair are inexpensive tutors that can fetch you some dragons; Skyline Despot, Balefire Dragon, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, and Tyrant's Familiar are really strong dragons that could easily find a place in this deck; you should probably run more mana ramp, like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach; and Rishkar's Expertise will give you great card draw and probably let you cast one of your dragons or other expensive cards for free.
Good luck with your deckbuilding!
2 weeks ago
I really like Meekstone. Recently got my masterpiece and I haven't had time to play it enough. Also it's not affecting Elesh Norn because she have Vigilance. Oathsworn Giant and Brave the Sands also get my creatures Vigilance. Never really have devotion for Heliod, God of the Sun :(
I agree with you on the card draw. But not Rishkar's Expertise, because I have all low power creatures. And I have many removals... I probably need to cut some. But they are all good. Probably Vindicate because it's Sorcery but I would like to add Maelstrom Pulse... Didn't tried Jeskai Barricade but I've played with Village Bell-Ringer and Affa Guard Hound. Flash creatures were nice but one-time use only and they were not helpful when I don't have anything in play.
Thanks again for the correction. Wow. Totally missed that one. I'm french and I'm not used to write in english that much.