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Saskia the Unyielding
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
As Saskia the Unyielding enters the battlefield, choose a player.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, it deals that much damage to the chosen player.
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Saskia the Unyielding Discussion
1 week ago
The most fun deck I own is the Legendary tribal Saskia the Unyielding . Honestly, decks that start as a stipulation are the best. For example, Saskia contains only legendary creatures (minus Thalia's Lancers ):
There are a lot of legendary-matters spells as well to reinforce the theme and there are enough legendary lands to make legendary lands as well.
The deck is aggressive and every creature serves a purpose - assembling a board state that is scary takes 2-3 creatures.
2 months ago
Hard to do much better than alias42's suggestion of Atraxa, but, in case you don't want to go that route, here are some other options:
3 months ago
BUMP AS Shahrazad ISN'T BANNED IN CMDR, UNLIKE WHAT WOTC CLAIMS.
I'll just try this one last time for 4 color Bonds. & I will use The 5 Bonds from WAR as a base. Let's go for the final time; I had to cancel a Superfriends/Avengers Primer just to get help for cutting over 40+ stuff.
Pure enemies w/o a color they lack on their own are out. But what can 5 Bonds do?
Azorius Senate & Gruul Clans : If there is a reason; it's that the Gruul Clans already have allied with the Boros Legion ; & the latter had some kind of alliance w/ the Senate (Expect this reason to keep going.) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis
Orzhov Syndicate & Izzet League (I dunno.): No idea how they'd work as a team; Unsure if the Izzet League can even comply w/ Azorius Senate law; but they are considered shard allies w/ the House of Dimir. This just might work, but how? Breya, Etherium Shaper
Cult of Rakdos & Simic Combine : Both are fuled with chaos in their own ridiculous way. Though the Combine's more Docile since Momir Vig, Simic Visionary 's departure, these should fit kinda well? Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Golgari Swarm & Boros Legion : Erm… The Swarm has an alliance w/ The Gruul Clans? They'd still be Jund, which is a Shard; not a Wedge... Saskia the Unyielding
Selesnya Conlcave & House of Dimir : Uh, maybe the House of Dimir has some kind o alliance w/ the other half of the bond; the Simic Combine? They also seem to like the Izzet League; which are bonded with the House of Dimir... Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
All Ilharging will be put in Charles Nelson Riley's Trash bin where the fanmail that rats on this topic will be thrown out over night; a night at a time.
That's the best I can do sadly. Any other ideas might be just fine w/ me. I'll be going now though... Sorry I put ALL of you through this hell...
3 months ago
Ooh, actually I have a big wrench to throw into my own theory. The only confirmed character we have from Kaldheim is Angrath, Captain of Chaos , right? Well, look at the way he dresses compared to Saskia the Unyielding . Since Angrath got to Ravnica in sort of a hurry, either we know what everyday, peacetime clothing looks like on Kaldheim or we know that’s not Saskia’s home.
3 months ago
I am 80% sure Saskia the Unyielding is from Kaldheim. Can anyone refute that or think of other characters you think may have originated from the Norse plane?
3 months ago
I'm afraid I have nil choice but to BUMP this Shahrazad of a nightterror.
WAR's full roster is either almost finished, or complete; depending on its current status.
Apparently, my Vorthos Deck based on MORTAL ENGINES isn't happening after all... Only 3/5 Colors are having Legendary Vehicles; all, Team America style. , & don't have any of this. Very insulting as has quite the support of Artifice so much, so few of their Mono- stuff actually can kill something more "Alive" than Enchantments; which seem more natural that Artifacts if you ask me. Also, I really wanted to make a Mono- Artifacts matter deck; all while shaming the -related factions of the entire Multiverse; & beyond who think Nature is better than science; which it IS one. Has the MTG Team ever realized Progress is all of life, pure, impure, or, ANYTHING? Politics is one , isn't the only one who can do this from the start of 1993, Reanimation of the Dead, & Murder is also this , Immolating whole areas, even making a face also counts , & PLANTING TREES is a major example .
So after all your Ilharging , I'm still trying to find a way for other guilds to work w/o the use of "Bonds"; in which, the other parts are no used to despite being of Shard Status. (Not correct either, bruh.), much less the combinations that failed for that same Ilharging . I'll start w/ the obvious Azorius Senate .
Here's what we have left for them:
Azorius Senate & The Cult of Rakdos = Nope. Lawmages already arrested many performers of such illegal acts; maybe even Massacre Girl , & her Plagiarists.
Azorius Senate & Gruul Clans = DAMMIT! Surely the Gruul has some degree of control! They sided w/ the Boros Legion ; who are quasi-allies with the Senate!
I can't believe I lost a fight of my own I created this for...
Kirei Kotomine: This is how it ends. A momentary Distance in time.
Well, I guess I might be of a genius of Plane creation than all 25+ Years of MTG creation as it is. Remember, those 4 Color CMDRs weren't made by accident.
In my mind, Breya, Etherium Shaper , Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , Saskia the Unyielding , Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis , even Atraxa, Praetors' Voice probably are all hiding a secret not even MaRo himself wants to admit: There's hint enough a literal Plane of Existence may be in the works; & all five of these creatures mush have a way for them as to why. Breya seems to represent Full Mastery over the artificial; which makes me want to create a Mono- Artifacts matter deck because of this difference. Yidris is Randomizer OMEGA; he is the PRIME CHAOS LORD; which also makes me want to make a Mono- Chaos Deck. Saksia is nothing short of Aggro on the highest end; even being a warrior of the lands & nothing else. But why can't Mono- do this as well? They too have huge creatures one can use, all w/o relying on Ol' Tetsuko-chan . Ol' Kynaios & Tiro seem to be very peaceful Rulers on the Plane of Theros; Easily Group Hug material that, in such a block, will power up sharing while not giving any opponent any deception until YOU win through piece, making me want to also do a Mono- Group Hug Deck. Finally, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice , otherwise known as: THERE'S GOOD WALKERS IN RED! USE THEM DAMMIT!!! Increase in all kinds of resources are great, but, in my mind, Mono- can do all that as well...
I'll leave it to you guy to find a kind of Mono Color CMDR for each type that was ommited from the 4 color identities. This is want I want to use for the job. That, & I actually plan to make a LUDESIA, SPIDERING WITH SCRAPPING Vorthos Deck instead.
Basically What I'm saying is that, even CMDR 2016 supplied enough ideas for a kind of Block based on 5 Factions, each focusing on a certain kind of Decktype; all in 4 colors:
= Creators of Technology that has never been mastered in other Planes. (Artifacts Matter) = Chaos Lords that can alter Fate Sorry, Young Walker, but you'd lose in a battle of Fate Manipulation from Yidris. XP (CHAOS) and are most likely major villains. = Warriors that don't give a damn about info; killing first, no 20Q. (Aggro) = A peaceful group w/o any intent of violence; but can still win wars w/o ever fighting (Group Hug). = A group capable of the highest degree of Science; & its on manipulation of it. (Counters & Tokens)
Now it is your turn. I actually wanted to do all 5 of these; but in the Mono Color excluding them for each kind. If these ideas for 4 Color Faction Descriptions for a foreseeable Plane are stupid, how would you tell me how such groups would work better. MaRo stated (According to someone...) MTG R&D has no plans for this; but the evidence for this is everywhere!
Now for the Mono Color stuff. Ignoring Mana Qualities for a bit, I'd like to do the following; but I can't seem to find the CMDRS that fit for this:
A Mono- Chaos Deck. A Mono- Aggro Deck. A Mono- Group Hug Deck. A Mono- Counters & Tokens Deck. & A Mono- Artifacts Matter Deck.
I've also thought about making a Top 10 ways can do better in cEDH, Card Creation Challenge. Yep, I'm challenging Me, Myself, & I for this; though I might need help from the cEDH Community as these cards must have qualities WotC have allowed in both , , & , while still being good.
All plans set in stone, Since I want to go anti-wheel (Color Wheel obviously.) on this, what might be your best bet for each Individual Mana Color?
Truly sorry for the huge wall of text; I just wanted to Break the Status Quo of Mana even w/ impossibility...
Can't wait to do the LUDESIA Vorthos deck though! Wish I could make a (Jeskai Way) Deck w/ the safety of doing politics; Trump style; but none of the Cards there are good enough; & don't say anything about Partners...
Thanks for reading. I now know this is an impossibility in Ravnica; but might be somewhere else entirely... Why do the 10 Guilds all hate Nephilims…
& apologies for going off-topic for awhile. I just wanted to do 5 Decks that they each are the worst at...
3 months ago
After all 5 Bonds in WAR have been spoiled, I've let myself imagining how the Future of Ravnica as a Plane should work. Now we have true Alarian Symbols (Why didn't we have a sequel to the Shards of Alara Block... Or Watermarks for each Shard?), there is one thing I'm finally upset at WotC for this:
All Bonds are that of Allied 3-Colors.
This could've been fixed very easily w/o a problem. In 2 other ways also! We could have the Wedge-Style Colors straight out of Pre-Dragons of Tarkir sets of the Tarkir Block. Hell, we could've even had an Homage to the Nephilim (I don't fragging care about those cards; they are just as Rip-Easy like Nicol Bolas during the Legends Set; oh, & you all need to give Brawl more of a chance than ever; Oathbreaker's only flaw is actually the biggest that they had; Choose a Walker, BUT, you are also forced to use their key card representing them; which not all Walkers have. Just Play Brawl at least; it's more balanced, behaves the same as Standard, & CMDR Damage isn't a true problem anymore.
But I digress yet again. When the Half Angel/Half Demon Abominations brought us 4 colors, what I'd actually want more from WotC is the idea of setting all enemyship aside for good. Just imagine these enemy guilds actually appreciating, & learning from their former foes:
& = Life is also a kind of Progress, like all of everything. The Selesnya Conclave may be , but their agendas are actually comparable to Licht Kreis of Under Night IN-BIRTH fame, having an agenda though in control, is a perfect example of Peace-Loving Religious Extremists that would definitely at least earn the alliance of either The Golgari Swarm, &/or even The Orzhov Syndicate . Yep, This Religious Conclave is PRIME Abzan Material. Both the Izzet League, & the Selesnya Conclave are true villain groups at heart, & progress is literally all Dimensional layers; not just our 4D (Yep! I'm not kidding you! If we're in 3D, our world would be motionless at the status we're at. Dimension 4? Time; as in a Passage of Standard Time. It best resembles Cones on the vertical dimension. But what is Dimension 5? XP) status we're in. Progress is Mathematics. Progress is Life. Progress is even Infinity Transcendence. "All these people in my life... I don't want to lose anymore! & I won't give up this universe of hours! (God Gundam turns Gold, & nullifies DG Urube's attack.) (DG Urube: Uhh...?) Masters Taught me that! Our Great Homeland! OUR PRECIOUS PLANET EARTH! IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF LIFE!"
See? That is not hard at all to think about! Here's another if you wish to have a good idea; oh, & if this is too much, don't fret! I'd still be happy anyway if WotC even did Wedge Alliances.
& = Somebody tell that idiot Teysa Karlov The Gruul Clans are much better than they were after "That Cyclopean Beast" died after some time. Just because The Gruul Clans are Savages, doesn't mean they aren't without some kind of mind; Shamans. While actual Barbaric members just want to strike at anything they see, the Shamans are pretty much the intelligence Gruul has. Suffice to say, The Orzhov Syndicate demands Money as a Mafia-Like Gang, & if you have none, prepare to have a Blood Tithe oversizing More than 100% of all your blood you will ever have your entire life. Blatant Hypocrisy. While the Gruul Clans are savage indeed, the Orzhov Syndicate demands your loyalty to them, or you'd have to pay the rest of aforementioned Tithe as a Spirit; Departed Souls. So, how can MTG's Worst Character ever (Hint, Everyone loves her but me. & is .) Support the Gruul Clans' cause? Not even The Titans from AEONS ago would've thought of this; those who the Gruul Clans kill alone, are already; supposedly, becoming Departed Souls as well. This could apply to all guilds actually; even when the Ghost Council of Orzhova , & Obzedat, Ghost Council were all killed by Kaya, Bane of the Dead . Shamans are meant to come in contact with the realm of the dead; Spirits both good & evil. But what to do with the more barbaric of the Gruul Clans? They've wanted to kill the Plane of Existence they're feet have been on in the first place! Well, oddly, This Mafia had more Action Extorting others as they drain their blood for profit, & their Growth only made them the supreme Monetary Group in the Multiverse. The Orzhov Syndicate & The Gruul Clans are not so different than you'd think. "Let me clarify the economics for you Gina. Sensational patients bring recognition. Recognition brings money. And money keeps Wellhaven's doors open. You should be thanking me." Better than the MCU version by a MILE! So... Maybe Teysa should thank Domri Rade after AEONS of Genocide? I, mean, The Gruul Clans are far better than the Guildless anyway.
& = Taking Order & Chaos in moderation, 50/50 style. The Boros Legion could act like an actual Military; planning out all possible outcomes; you know; actually Military planning? & The House of Dimir can hide evidence until actual confirmation of such design is in order. In fact, what if I told you Chaos > Order anyway? Both The House of Dimir, & The Boros Legion; which have their own ways of chaos; The House of Dimir can not only do this in secret, but makes matters worse for others. The Boros Legion is just an army of Mindless Soldiers, Angels, even stuff you'd wish weren't a part of this. Enforcing w/ raw emotion, these both describe Chaos in their own unique way; take it from a famous Psychologist I'm making anonymous about this: "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star" This quote actually states that Chaos; an Idea of fiction entirely seen as evil, but is actually seen by so few as a good thing more than Cosmos, Order, the like. If that philosophy is wrong, despite from a credible source, I dunno what to think...
& = The Circle of Life benefits from even Zygotes or even the undead. If The Golgari Swarm, & the Azorius Senate is to coexist with one another, A mere reference to The Lion King; which demonstrates life & death are entirely a way of life; an Unthinkable Natural Law (A Fan-Based Translation of a crappy Touhou Project Game, for reference.) neither Justice, nor anyone; Active, Inactive, Dead, even Transcending Death, can stop. It is a part of all of us, & it would take a damn good stasis to stop something us humans have to accept when we witness our first death in our lives. So how does the Swarm, & Senate coexist with one another? Just let time pass, & maybe more than just Ravnica as a whole can learn from what should've been a Swahiili Folk Tale, but satirizes a crappy tale by an even crapier playright. But it still stood the test of time anyway, so, maybe a view? (Just watch the Reboot of The Lion King.)
& = Momir Vig, Simic Visionary is a bigger villain than Rakdos, the Showstopper altogether. After the former's death (?), The Simic Combine eventually brought up Prime Speaker Vannifar , who alloed the Simic Combine more freedom for creature creation; given the guidelines of said Guild. This resulted in more chaos than Momir Vig could only dream of doing; & Their Selfishness from the bias from other Guilds, actually prove both the Simic Combine, & The Cult of Rakdos, aren't so different as they would believe to be. "All souls are equal and alike, and have the similar nature and qualities."
Yeah, I might have crossed many lines, but I still think there should also be Bonds representing Wedge Colors, &, as far as this post goes, Bonds that set all enemyships aside for good; a bit of genius borrowed from the Nephilim Scum that I don't even know if they were driven to extinction already. I apologize for making this kind of topic; It was paved w/ good intentions, but I really would like my 4 Color Stuff for real now. These have been the biggest enemies between Guilds since the beginning of all this. I really just made this so such enemyships can have a way to coexist between them, & likely some others. Oh, one last thing, If you find anything wrong about my opinions about this (& trust me, you actually might.); just tell me your thoughts how such enemyships would be set aside, all while actually having a possible alliance. This took me all day just to make; I hope you're glad. This wasn't a Bad Netflix Original Movie I made in the first place. Or a ruination of SPIRIT: Stallion of the Cimarron in the form of a female-targeted Pony based series that makes MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC look like Taysir of Rabiah, Nicol Bolas, & even Urza's decapitated head (All Awesome). & it takes SO MUCH for me to say MLP is better than just "Something without Representation" DX
Alright. Enough of this. I'd like some thought for this, please. I've other stuff to do though... Apologies again, & one more apology for the huge wall of text... Thank you for your time. ^_^
3 months ago
I think that easiest way to do this is to start with a restriction. For example, my Saskia the Unyielding deck started out as a deck that had to jam as many legendary creatures as possible. So, the deck The Legend of Saskia was born and is always updated.
The Muldrotha, the Gravetide deck I made recently started out as exactly two cards - the commander and Villainous Wealth . I wanted to make the deck best suited to win via VW. So, the deck Muldrotha the Wealthy was born and is constantly updated (god there are so many good cards for EDH in those colors I have enough playables to make 3 different decks).
So, this is my advice - restrict yourself, then push those boundaries to the max.
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