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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Commander Anthology (CMT)||Common|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora (DDO)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Common|
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Secluded Steppe enters the battlefield tapped.
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Secluded Steppe Discussion
3 days ago
What a neat concept. I love deckbuilding challenges like this. Just watch out for Void!
I'd strongly recommend you spring for Student of Warfare. Having a one-drop with the potential to be a 4/4 double striker would outshine any of the creatures in the deck currently for sheer size. Caravan Escort isn't nearly as good, but the potential for a 5/5 first striker could still be worth it. You might also like the touch of removal Icatian Javelineers can bring to the table.
I'd also definitely try and grab a copy of Tithe! Nothing quite like getting two lands for one mana. On that topic, though... are you sure you don't have too many lands? When everything is one mana, you're probably running at full capacity once you have, say, two mana. For that reason, I'd at least try and get Secluded Steppe and maybe Drifting Meadow.
4 days ago
So, let's work on making this deck a bit better. Don't get me wrong, this deck is good, but there are a couple of things that we can swap to make it better. Some of these you may not agree with. But consider the ideas behind the recommendations.
For the mana base, look at Temple of Triumph, Battlefield Forge, Ancient Amphitheater, Needle Spires, Wind-Scarred Crag, Vivid Meadow, Vivid Crag, Boros Guildgate, Opal Palace and Command Tower. I think you should get a many lands that tap for both colors into the deck as you can afford. Secluded Steppe and Reliquary Tower should probably come out to make room for better lands. Plateau and Rugged Prairie are just too expensive to really recommend.
Replace Armillary Sphere with a Burnished Hart which has a better synergy in the deck. A 2/2 attacker or blocker that can be equipped and can be recurrred with Sun Titan seems really good.
Ride Down just seems like a crappy spot removal card. If you need more removal, consider a good old Wrath of God, Blasphemous Act, the new Star of Extinction as a board wipes.
Vessel of Endless Rest should be swapped with a Boros Signet. The Boros Signet hits a turn earlier, allows you to convert colorless mana from the Ghost Quarter, Reliquary Tower, Rogue's Passage, Seraph Sanctuary, Slayers' Stronghold, and the Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. If you want to keep the Vessel of Endless Rest, then I would still recommend adding the Boros Signet anyway.
Akroma, Angel of Fury has always been a weak version of Akroma, Angel of Wrath and I've never really felt that it was that good a card. Her 'can't be countered' is nice but the morph ability seems tacked on just to fit the Time Spiral block's mechanic themes and not to make the card better.
Mikaeus, the Lunarch is ok, but you really aren't utilizing a +1/+1 counter theme in this deck and he feels a little slow. The X casting cost makes him more situational.
Tajic, Blade of the Legion is an underwhelming 2/2 for 4 mana. Yes, the indestructible is nice, but I've never really been in a situation where I was happy to draw that card. I just feel that there are better creatures.
Combat Celebrant is stuck with the horrible Exert mechanic. Why would I ever swing out and leave myself stuck not being able to untap my lands the next turn? Too risky. Especially in a multi-player environment. Just bad, cut it. World at War, Waves of Aggression, Scourge of the Throne, and Aggravated Assault would be much better options for multiple combat phases.
I know I previously recommended the Ranger of Eos but I don't think this deck is going for quick creatures. This deck is more about dropping bombs and making people deal with your threats. So the Ranger of Eos, Mikaeus, the Lunarch may not really fit this theme as well as other cards. After looking over the deck some more and looking at some of the options below, we may have to cut the Whitemane Lion and the Flametongue Kavu to make some room.
True Conviction, is a 'wins more' card. The card is strong, but only helps in a few situations. Let look at three different situations to see how interacts with the board state.
1: You have 4 or 5 creatures in play and you are attacking each turn. You are applying a significant ammount of combat damage to your opponents. You have a good chance of winning the game in the next couple of turns, depending on blockers. Does a True Conviction help in this situation? Not really. Can you win without it? Why cast it?
2: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field, and a True Conviction. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. The next turn you get a creature on the field. The True Conviction gives your dude life link and double strike. This time it will help you stay in the game a bit longer and rebuild faster.
3: You have 4 or 5 creatures on the field. Someone board wipes with a Final Judgement. This time, instead of drawing a blocker, you top deck the True Conviction. Is this what you need now? No. You need boots on the ground, a blocker.
What do you think? And, before you ask, yes, I'll be reconsidering this card in my Brion Stoutarm deck.
Alright. Now that we've looked at things to cut, lets look at some options.
Angrath's Marauders would act as an additional Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Firebrand Archer and Harsh Mentor are good ways to ping each opponent. Archetype of Aggression, Archetype of Courage, Odric, Lunarch Marshal could be really broken and dramtically alter combat. Homura, Human Ascendant works well with Brion Stoutarm and Gideon's Avenger could be outrageous. Kumano, Master Yamabushi has never let me down. Aegis of the Gods and Magus of the Moat provide some defensive options. The Defy Death and Herald of War you already have to provide you with a lot of resiliency and flexibilty with the addition of a Angel of Glory's Rise. Vanquisher's Banner would be really go in this deck naming either 'Human' or 'Angel'.
And thanks to all of the work I've put in on making suggestions to your deck, I've got to go back and update my Brion Stoutarm deck. So check back on that deck in a week or so. As always, temper these suggestions with your budget, collection, and play style. Feel free to let me know what you think of these recommendations.
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
2 months ago
What I would cut:
- Grasslands, Secluded Steppe, Selesnya Guildgate, Tranquil Expanse, Tranquil Thicket, Grove of the Guardian: I would replace these with 2 of each basic, Gavony Township and either Command Beacon or Mikokoro, Center of the Sea for long-term value and added speed to the deck with less tapped lands.
Sandwurm Convergence: costs too much for what it provides.
Argentum Armor: Seems slow to me. I take your deck to be an aggressive one.
God-Pharaoh's Gift: another card that is good, but is very situational for its cost.
Beastmaster Ascension: seems slow and with a creature count that take to build up, it seems more like a win-more card.
Hour of Promise: only three targets make it seems worth the invest (Cavern of Souls, Westvale Abbey Flip and Path of Ancestry) plus you are running 0 deserts, so you only ever get the 1st part of the card.
Faith's Reward: I would suggest keeping your instants that you wish to respond to an action under 3 CMC. It makes it a lot easier on your deck when comes to being able to play your offensive cards and have mana open for a response to an opponent.
Sylvan Library: one of the best green draw cards in the game. I feel it is worth every penny.
Nature's Claim: Cheap removal that allows you to be very flexible with your turn.
Ghostly Prison: if your truly worried about defending your turf, this is a great deterrent.
Hope all of this help, good luck in your matches in the future! +1
2 months ago
This list is pretty similar to mine, and I'd love to hear which cards are your favorites here so I can get ideas for my list! Innistrad's Last Stand - Odric Keyword EDH
I definitely recommend more card draw. Aggressive white decks tend to run out of steam really quickly, and topdecking can suck. I like to run Bygone Bishop, because he's flavorful and gets me lots of clues off my low curve, Mentor of the Meek for similar reasons, and Puresteel Paladin because I run a few Equipment. You could also consider Sram, Senior Edificer, but I prefer Paladin because it lets me equip stuff for free if I have metalcraft. I also run Secluded Steppe and Drifting Meadow to smoothen out if I topdeck lands, but if you're concerned about curve I wouldn't run them.
How does Chrome Mox work for you? I have one I pulled from an Eternal Masters draft and I have no idea how to use it.
2 months ago
3 months ago
I know space and budgets are tight, but here are some other cards for your maybe list:
Boros Reckoner, Silverblade Paladin, Thalia's Lancers, Mother of Runes, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Lightning Greaves, Sword of the Animist, Mind Stone, Fire Diamond, Marble Diamond, Hedron Archive, Godsend, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, Chained to the Rocks, Oblivion Ring, Sacred Foundry, Clifftop Retreat, Inspiring Vantage, Rugged Prairie, Arid Mesa, Needle Spires, Secluded Steppe, Forgotten Cave, Drifting Meadow, Smoldering Crater