Sarkhan Vol

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Sarkhan Vol

Planeswalker — Sarkhan

+1: Creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain haste until end of turn.

-2: Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

-6: Put five 4/4 red Dragon creature tokens with flying into play.

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Sarkhan Vol Discussion

sylvannos on Will the Adventures of the ...

6 days ago

@RicketyEng: I thought he helped send Sarkhan Vol back in time to help Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, no? Then Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker became Sarkhan Unbroken? Or am I thinking of someone else?

clayperce on Superfriend Ponza

1 week ago

Bovine073,
Yeah, Oath of Nissa is worth a hard look for sure. I dismissed it early, because we don't really need the fixing and the one-drop slot is already crowded with dorks. But the fixing isn't bad (e.g., I got cut off of RR the other day by a bunch of Spreading Seas, with a Chandra in hand). And it'd a great way to dig for gas in the late game. Thanks much!

I kept the 1x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss for a bit of ramp and because of the synergy with Tireless Tracker. I may swap to a Stone Rain if we add Oaths though, since we could still play both on curve ...

I go back-and-forth on Heart of Kiran in the main. I LOVE ot having to mul' if we don't get a dork (T1 Land, T2 Heart, T3 Nissa/Tracker/Ranger (unless we Explore 2x Lands) then attack with a 4/4 in the air = a perfectly keepable hand). And not having to mul' as much against an unknown deck is REALLY nice. But anyone who sees it Game 1 is bringing in Artifact hate for sure, which nerfs Trinisphere as well. And yeah, it dies to Fatal Push but I don't worry about that much ... so does literally every Creature (and the Tokens, of course) in the deck :-)

I've been pleased with the performance against Burn, actually. I don't have nearly enough reps to know for sure, but the 'Walkers seem to present them with a big dilemma ... and every Burn spell they aim at a 'Walker is one less at our face! I hate not being able to use Kitchen Finks though (since it's a complete non-bo with Doubling Season) ...

Thanks again, and I'd LOVE to hear how it goes if you end up doing any testing!

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austinbromine97,
I'll definitely be watching to see how your deck evolves, because a non-Doubling Season build may frankly be the right approach. But making a deck that can win either with or without Doubling Season is kind of the point of this build. :-)

I explain my thoughts on Xenagos, the Reveler and Garruk Wildspeaker in the 'RG Walkers that don't seem to fit' section. I like them both (especially Xenagos) in your build, but they're pretty meh in a Doubling Season deck.

Yeah, I've been really impressed with Jadelight Ranger. I like Courser better in a 'normal' build (due to the lifegain and the full-time synergy with Chandra), but it's been super here.

Avenger of Zendikar would be sweet, but unfortunately a seven-drop is just too much for this deck.

Thanks for the thoughts on Heart of Kiran ... and all the other comments too! I'm also looking forward to seeing where this takes us!

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oldmanm0nk3y,
Thanks for dropping by! Evolving Wilds would be great in a budget build, but Windswept Heath and Wooded Foothills (do a better job here. Similarly, the Aether Hub is not really necessary.

I know the manabase looks kind of weird, but the Stomping Grounds generally give us plenty of Red. And we have to go heavy on the Forests because if we get a Blood Moon out it turns the Fetchlands and Stomping Grounds into Mountains.

Thanks again!

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WizardOfTheNorthernCoast
Yeah, I'd love to find room for another Sarkhan Vol ... he's pretty solid even without Doubling Season out!

And Hornet Queen would be AMAZING, but a seven-drop is just too much for this deck.

Thanks much!

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Superfriend Ponza

1 week ago

I would go all in with Sarkhan Vol, because him + Doubling Season = insta 10 flying 4/4's aka win on the next turn. If you have enough mana to cast another one on the same turn, that gives you 10 5/5's with haste. Pretty good.

And what about a one-of Hornet Queen? :)

TheNightWolfRS on Mayael the Chubby Chaser

1 week ago

Obviously it depends on the meta but I feel like your creature count is quite low, how often do you miss on Mayael? Privileged Position is honestly better replaced by Archetype of Endurance since it's a creature with power 5 or greater with the same effect but it also makes your opponents creatures lose hexproof making your own removal even stronger. Worldspine Wurm is something you should consider as well as the only legitimate way to get rid of it is through exile. Siege Behemoth is definitely a card to consider, in my own play group it birthed the phrase "If I block I die, if I don't block I die.". Looking at the decklist I think the weakest part of the deck is the planeswalkers, Domri Rade and Ajani Vengeant have no great synergy with Mayael the Anima in fact Domri has negative synergy as you'd rather have the creatures on your top deck than in your hand. Sarkhan Vol is very weak in the deck as well as another big creature would give you much more value than what the planeswalker card has to offer, something like Dragonlord Dromoka really protects you from any responses to your plays in your turn and can turn a rough game around, this is the kind of value you should be looking for.I'm going to list some more creatures I'd like to suggest as they offer great value and I'd also suggest that you raise your creature count to around the mid 30's as to really maximise Mayael the Anima. - Spearbreaker Behemoth: protection against a lot single target black removal and board wipes. - Stonehoof Chieftain: one of the strongest plays with this card is to drop it, attack for all then board wipe leaving all your creatures intact.- Blazing Archon: I don't think I really need say anything about this card. - Void Winnower: it can shut players completely out the game and it is a big body.- Avenger of Zendikar: provides you with chump blockers that only get bigger if your opponent(s) don't board wipe. - Atarka, World Render: strong even on its own but with other dragons in your deck things get scary quite quickly. - Hellkite Charger: having an extra combat step often just wins you the game. - Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger: another card that can shut players out the game, or at worst slow them down a turn or two, all while providing you with even more mana to build your board and prepare for the win. - Nylea, God of the Hunt: trample is such a powerful effect, even more so than vigilance, as it prevent chump blocking and if your opponent is struggling for any significant p/t on board then they're forced to find an answer or they will simply lose the game. -Gruul Ragebeast: this is monster of a card if you're already winning as it can reduce you're opponents blocker count significantly with multiple creature triggers but it also serves to provide removal for any big threats you may find yourself facing. - Blightsteel Colossus: this is one of the scariest creatures in magic because one clear hit from this thing and you're just dead, and the trample again removes any ability to chump block with small creatures. - Chord of Calling: the benefits of this card to that of Green Sun's Zenith are that it's an instant and it has convoke which allows for plays like pulling an Avacyn, Angel of Hope out of your library in response to a board wipe. - Skyshroud Claim: this is a lot of the time better than a Tempt with Discovery as if your opponents a smart they will only let you search for one land card whereas skyshroud gets you two forest cards and, with plenty of land cards with the forest typing, gives you more value for the same cmc of spell. Overall I think you've got some basis for a strong deck but it lacks enough creatures to really utilise the insane value you can get off of a commander as powerful as Mayael the Anima.

ZendikariWol on Surrak, Khan-Tamer

2 months ago

Also very few of your planeswalkers are good. Try Sarkhan Vol or Domri Rade. Elemental Bond is worth checking out, along with Kavu Lair and Warstorm Surge.

ZendikariWol on Warrior at heart

2 months ago

Warchief Giant is pretty great too. Send one of the token copies at the chosen enemy (for Saskia). He has to block or take 10 damage, and 5/3 is some killing power.

Neheb, the Eternal and Aggravated Assault is also a terrifying combo.

Also some good aggressive planeswalkers include Arlinn Kord  Flip (good budget), maybe Domri Rade, Nahiri, the Harbinger, Samut, the Tested, Sarkhan Vol, and seriously consider Sorin, Solemn Visitor. His lifelink ability could be simply insane, and he's real cheap for a walker.

Keeping those fresh ideas coming.

ZendikariWol on Dragonic Dominance

2 months ago

You mean Dromoka is too expensive, cuz he's 3$? Also I saw why you had Kolaghan right after I posted that comment.

Consider Fervor, Akroma's Memorial as a finisher, Concordant Crossroads, Fires of Yavimaya, Emblem of the Warmind, Hammer of Purphoros, Lightning Greaves, Mass Hysteria, Sarkhan Vol, Swiftfoot Boots as 1,000 ways to enable haste.

entheogeneral on my first super friend deck

2 months ago

I'm not a nice person but I want more people to be dicks to eachother by playing Superfriends. It really depends on your price range. I always find that blue and blue-multicolored really works for 'walkers, like Venser, the Sojourner, Tezzeret the Seeker ,Jace, Architect of Thought, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, and Narset Transcendent. Good blue support cards: Deepglow Skate, Cyclonic Rift, Thrummingbird,Tezzeret's Gambit, Inexorable Tide, and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

As for green and greenish planeswalkers: Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Steward of Elements, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Garruk Wildspeaker, maybe either Kiora, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and Unyielding and Vengeant (the ones you already have), Xenagos, the Reveler, Vraska the Unseen, Sarkhan Vol, Garruk Relentless  Flip, Samut, the Tested, Oath of Nissa, and Primal Vigor.

As for White: Gideon of the Trials and Gideon Jura, Ajani Steadfast, any Elspeth, Oath of Gideon, Djeru, With Eyes Open and the other non-planeswalker white spells (which you seem to have covered), and Nahiri, the Harbinger.

As for Red: none of them. Fuck red. All the Chandras but the new one don't appeal to me and you should only splash red.

And last (but certainly not least); BLACK: Sorin Markov and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Kaya (if you wanna be bitchy), Sarkhan the Mad, Liliana of the Veil and Liliana Vess and Liliana, Death's Majesty, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Oath of Liliana, and that one black removel spell that proliferates.

And as for three colors and colorless: Karn Liberated, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Rings of Brighthearth, Contagion Engine, and maybe even Throne of Geth.

Sorry for how unorganized this is, don't give none. Good luck on pissing all your friends off until they get sick of you then you sell all the 'walkers and buy Eldrazi Tribal and they don't invite you to parties 'n all... And about your deck, my advice would be too follow the above suggestions and try to lower the mana-curve.

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