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Artifact — Equipment
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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Rogue's Gloves Discussion
1 day ago
First off, I am in love with this deck! Very well done; it seems like a work of art. I really want to build this deck, but I am constraining myself to a ~$250 budget. I'd still like it to be as competitive as possible for that pricepoint, although I acknowledge that I'll have to make sacrifices until I can acquire some of the better cards. I am thinking that the best way for me to keep it competitive at this lower price point is to run the MLD package (unless you think it would be stronger without it). I would be very grateful for any insight you could offer.
1) Based on your response to someone else, you recommended removing Aggravated Assault and Argentum Armor for Ruination and Cataclysm. You also recommended removing Gift of Immortality for Armageddon, but to be honest, I am having such a hard time making that cut because of all the synergy that Gift has with the creatures in this deck. Is that really the best cut to make room for it?
2) I've made the following budget changes to your list to fit within my constraints, but I would love to hear your feedback about my changes and if I ended up going off the rails and altering it too much. I will provide a link to my list below, but the summary of changes I made are as follows:
I know some of those inclusions might seem a bit janky. My thought process was that, since Land Tax and Scroll Rack are a draw engine, I would replace them with Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory, which also draw. In place of the 3 mana rocks I cut, I swapped them with Mind Stone, Star Compass, and Worn Powerstone. Finally, I substituted Memory Jar with Reforge the Soul, which has a similar wheel effect for the same cmc (or less with miracle), and I substituted Wheel of Fortune with Chandra Ablaze (mini wheel that will probably get value from forcing opponents to discard larger hands and draw to 3). I substituted the sword of fire and ice with the scythe, because that sword generates value, which the scythe seems to come the closest to replicating for a cheaper price (the only difference being that I get to summon the blocking creature instead of drawing a card and pinging something for 2).
Do these sound like reasonable changes to preserve the spirit of the deck? If you have other suggestions, I am definitely open to hearing them.
My decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/avacyn-the-purifier-budget/
2 weeks ago
Conqueror's Galleon is a non-Equipment option I currently have my eyes on. Its land side offers great utility for Mono-White. Crew 4 is somewhat high, but it's not unreasonable since Galleon only ever needs to be crewed once.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Rogue's Gloves for draw maybe?
1 month ago
Hi, big fan here.
I really like Balan and am excited for what you will do with her.
With the carddraw of Sram gone, i guess the deck needs something aside of Fire and Ice. So Sram in the 99 in exchange for the Silverblade Paladin.
1 month ago
Would rather just remove the creature than Armament of Nyx
There are better lands than guildgates that are still cheap (like life lands)
Leonin Sun Standard is ok, but I'm not a huge fan.
Removal: Bant Charm Treva's CharmArmy of Allah is meh. Misthollow Griffin is too costly. Hovermyr won't block too much with 2 toughness, so vigilance isn't too great, making 2 mana cost, too much. Aven Sunstriker cost too much for its power.
In memory of DnD Characters: Ragnar
1 month ago
Finally decided to break down and update the list to reflect all the changes that have been made in the actual deck since it's inception and the new commander decks seemed like just the perfect time. As they say out with the old and in with the new.
For the most part these changes are fairly self explanatory. Seeing as we are a deck that is completely committed to an "all in" strategy there's no point in denying ourselves any extra card draw or cost reduction. The deck is by far much less likely to run out of steam. The only ones that are a little more in the grey area would be the Ash Barrens over another plains and the Bloodforged Battle-Axe which you could sorta argue is a sidegrade to the Gorgon's Head.
What's out on the other hand I'm still on the fence about as a whole. After give or take a month or two of testing these bad boys were the biggest do nothings of the deck either being just some of the more lack luster of the equipments and Cursed Totem always feeling a turn too late to prevent them still getting some value out of their dorks. Sensei's Divining Top is the only one that I ever had any dilemma over and you could just swap out the Ash Barrens for it if you wanna be a cool kid.
Decks still a work in progress but it's coming together. Gonna test out Hammer of Nazahn at some point once I figure out how to make room for it.
2 months ago
@c0dy821: I hope this is a rant of friendly trolling otherwise you seem like one of those people who are the cancer of Magic. By that I mean netdeckers.
@ElfNotGnome: From what I see your main weakness here is mana accelerators and card draw, which kill red and white decks specifically. You have a few equipment cards that can afford to be tossed for better ones and a lot of your one time casting spells for 1/1 creatures are very weak for commander. Might I suggest ditching those for some of these suggestions in your future: Staff of Nin, Sword of the Animist, Mind's Eye, Knollspine Dragon, Tithe, Land Tax, Thran Dynamo, Whispersilk Cloak, Sword of Fire and Ice, Rogue's Gloves, Stoneforge Mystic, Godo, Bandit Warlord, Waves of Aggression, Nahiri, the Harbinger, and Sunforger.
Also, the Smokestack and cards like it do not fit your game plan at all. I get you make tokens but it seems to be a distracting misstep from the idea of voltroning your commander. You should consider making your stuff harder to kill and running more board wipe like Wrath of God, Hour of Reckoning, and Scourglass.