Seal of Strength
Sacrifice Seal of Strength: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Seal of Strength Discussion
1 month ago
Cool deck idea!
I am not sure you need Conjurer's Bauble in here, this deck should be very stable already. I would replace these with Wild Growth to feed Ancestral Mask and ramp all at once.
Also not a fan of using Bequeathal while being entirely dependant on blocking to activate it; I feel Snake Umbra would bring more value, protecting your beaters with Totem armor and triggering draw.
Alchemist's Vial will prevent one blocker or one attacker for 3 mana and is telegraphed if left on the board, with the added benefit of cantrip. I would weight it against Elemental Uprising, that would also take care of a blocker while also potentially destroying it, or could be used as a backup creature to finish a match.
1 year ago
@mal099 Thank you for your suggestions! :)
Actually, I've never thought of using any of those "block me instead" kind of creatures. I put together this list thinking that I'd either win in the first three turns, or scoop, haha.
I'm fond of Seal of Strength because I don't need to enchant a creature, but I'll think about adding Briar Shield in. I thought about adding Phytoburst or even a single Become Immense but I feel that the trample from something like Predator's Strike would be much more flexible.
Oh, and Invigorate is in the Maybeboard because it isn't Pauper legal. I feel that if it was, then Infect would have pretty broken and consistent T2 wins. But certainly, Giant Growth would get dropped for those in casual play. ;D
1 year ago
Have you thought about using creatures like Taunting Elf and Shinen of Life's Roar to make sure your other creatures don't get blocked? They're not as fast, but would make sure all your creatures get through, instead of just one. Which option is better probably depends a lot on your playstyle.
Phytoburst , Briar Shield (seems almost strictly better than Seal of Strength ) and Scent of Ivy might be good buffs for this deck. Maybe Aspect of Hydra too, but I feel like it would generally be weaker than it alternatives. Potentially some Trample, like Larger Than Life or Predator's Strike if you feel like your damage isn't getting through.
1 year ago
Here are some cuts you can consider:
- Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
- Daring Saboteur
- Elusive Spellfist
- Kithkin Daggerdare
- Weaver of Currents
- Carrion Call
- Giant Growth
- Glissa's Scorn
- Mutagenic Growth
- Predator's Strike
- Tread Upon
- Vines of Vastwood
- Seal of Strength
- Trigon of Infestation
- Artful Dodge
- Distortion Strike
- Gleeful Sabotage
- Larger Than Life
- Open Into Wonder
All the cards I mentioned above in EDH doesn't make too much of an impact and not good enough in a multiplayer game. I saw a lot of pump cards but the thing is once you use it will be over, in a 1v1 situation those cards can be considered but you are going for a multiplayer game, so you want to have longer lasting effects or worldly buffs than single shot pumps.
You can start by trimming out those cards first, and also changing the mana base a bit as 30 lands it fairly low for a deck thats not akin to storm or combo, you can up it to at least 34-36 lands, I would say 36 for now until you start refining the deck.
Hope that helps!
1 year ago
Entomo Thanks for the great feedback. I like you're idea of adding in Llanowar Augur and Lotus Petal, and agree a few more creatures would be helpful. What would you think of replacing the Unnatural Predation with 2 Lotus petals and 2 Blight Mambas and Seal of Strength with Augur?
Pabs4444 I honestly forgot about a sideboard, what exactly would you recommend? My main concern is probably my Glistener Elf or Ichorclaw Myr getting killed before I can attack with them or my opponent getting a good blocker out turn 1/2. Any advice on how to prevent this? Thanks!
1 year ago
Shadow63- Mortician Beetle is a great suggestion.
Gattison- Nice to see you again lol. Wild Cantor seems nice. Also, Seal of Strength and Llanowar Augur seem awesome because not only does Bloodbriar get +3/+3, he also gets a +1/+1 counter out of it. I might do red because of the options. I’m glad to be a part of Team Brian! Thank you!
1 year ago
Hey, you look familiar! =P
I've been obsessed with Brian for a couple months now, lol. The most important thing I learned in all my testing though, was this: don't mix cards that sac themselves (like Mogg Fanatic) with cards that need you to sac something else (like Collateral Damage). Maybe that's obvious to you, but it took me a couple go-rounds before I picked up on that.
As stated above, black is extra good at sacrificing things, so Golgari is a safe bet.
2 years ago
I like running 1 Sejiri Steppe with 2 Crop Rotation instead of 2 Apostle's Blessing and 1 forest. It can get damage through blockers and protect, plus you can put Bojuka Bog and Khalni Garden in the side for GY hate and eddict block. You lose a land to rotation but if it blocks an opponent's spell or gets your damage through its worth it. It also turns on landfall 2 more times, and you can use rotation to fix your mana, by rotating for Simic Growth Chamber you don't 2 for 1 yourself because your gaining an extra mana overall, essentially turning rotation into a land.
I think 2 color infect is strong and I have builds with it in red-green and gree-white. Double strike + double strike is really savage. And also haste is pretty cool too Reckless Charge. I also think there might even be a place for a 3 color infect deck. The last card I would suggest is Seal of Strength. It doesn't give trample, but your running a lot of evasion and it's a really good way to add damage while also protecting yourself from a lightning bot. Maybe you could drop down 2 Rancor? as my problem with rancor is that there aren't that many creatures in infect decks to take advatage of it like a 20+ creature deck would have, and it doesn't give any toughness so sometimes your just swinging in a 3-1 glistener into a 1/3 blocker and trading (obv not gonna atk there). With seal you can cast it ahead of time, than you have extra protection for cool sorceries like Larger Than Life.
I'm also working on a mid-range infect with Benefaction of Rhonas / Corpse Cur that I went 4-1 with vs R/W Monarch, Boggles, Tron, B/U control, and losing to a differnt B/U control list.