Council's dilemma - Starting with you, each player votes for wild or free. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card for each wild vote. Put those creature cards onto the battlefield, then shuffle the rest into your library. You may put a permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield for each free vote.
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|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Rare|
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Selvala's Stampede occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Selvala's Stampede Discussion
2 weeks ago
@bankrupt_on_selling I've used Xenagos, God of Revels in the past, and it was always a good card. I swapped it out for Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded recently and I've been liking that better. Haste is so important that it could be correct to run both.
I'm much more tepid on See the Unwritten and Selvala's Stampede. They seem awfully high variance, and I think I'd rather run tutors in their place. I'm sure they're fun when they work though - just not my style.
Scroll Rack is absolutely great, and it was with great reluctance that I took it out of the deck a while back. I was lacking in card advantage engines, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary offered both card advantage and filtering. It may well find its way back in, but it waits on the sidelines for now.
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Previous post is pretty good. In addition, these are more specific experience-based things from me... You'll get a lot of IMO stuff here, particularly because of a division between color philosophies, new-playstyles vs old tried-&-true, & competitive vs casual philosophies. I most often employ more new playstyles & casual philosophies.
- Try a commander that costs 4 CMC or less - it is good to consistently be able to play your commander.
- Most players are chasing the win so aim for %25 win rate (not unusual) & start more casual, focus on just making an impact on the game
- As for deck help you can always post some to me... I'm not much help with value engines though.
- Super specific: Selvala's Stampede is a blast to play. Bolas's Citadel is also a blast. Cards with monarch will keep everyone engaged.
2 months ago
Thanks for commenting on my dragon deck earlier, Return Of The Ur-Dragon: A Budget Dragon Primer. I went ahead and added you as one of my references, since I liked your suggestions ;)
Take it with a grain of salt, but I'll comment on your "Need Help" section:
I like both these dragons and would personally try to keep both in my deck. This is a tough call for me since Hellkite Charger suffers from a large mana investment to use its ability (sans exceptional cases where you can cheat it in or have Savage Ventmaw out) whereas Scourge of the Throne suffers from its lack of haste and can be a threat magnet. I'd go with Scourge of the Throne in your deck, since you have a decent amount of haste enablers, and ways to cheat dragons, and I seldom get to capitalize on Hellkite Tyrant's ability in my games.
I prefer Skyshroud Claim since it synergizes so well with your shock lands. Furthermore, I (1) don't like to rely on my opponents choices, (2) don't want to help my opponents ramp, and (3) Tempt with Discovery loses value in the late game as more players are knocked out or (4) have enough lands to refuse your offer.
I prefer Descendants' Path, because it has a lower CMC and is more resilient as it isn't creature dependent. The latter can have a higher reward but it isn't worth the risk, especially because our dragons are often removal magnets.
This is also a tough choice, because they're both so good. If I had to pick, I would pick Selvala's Stampede, however, because it has a lower CMC and helps rebuild our board, probably our area of greatest weakness. Finale of Devastation is good, but primarily as a tutor and finisher, but it's a big mana investment, and usually isn't nearly as effective without an established board state (and you're probably already winning if you have an established board).
I generally think that you should add tutors to make your deck more consistent and powerful whereas removal can make your deck more resilient if used appropriately (with commander politics!), with the former being more efficient. It depends on what you want your deck to do.
3 months ago
Gidgetimer you have quite the opposed philosophy to mine, yet it arrives at the same conclusion. My motivation to Tutor is usually for some sort of disruption (instead of endgame mechanic) that allows me to keep clocking the game. Usually a majority of my deck clocks other players incrementally. Players don't argue that "I don't have a way to win" because most of the deck's bits and pieces progress to a win (at least an endgame). I could see how you don't like gambling as much if you are more setup-to-endgame. If you are more Timmy/Johnny Adrenalin+offbeat like me the gamble becomes your friend because you work with all those incremental bits & pieces; even better if you are forcing gambles onto less improvisational players. Depending on your meta though "Just swing for lethal" shouldn't be so readily dismissed as a small feat, in my meta this is the most challenging way to actually win despite the existence of Craterhoof Behemoth
LordBlackblade scaling cards rule. I played a Saskia "scaling tribal" deck that thrived in larger games, but 4/6 of my playgroup is more control-based though & they didn't like all the disruption :( ... Any other scaling cards you like? Selvala's Stampede seems like a good one.
3 months ago
First of all, I want to say that this might be a stupid idea. But bear with me.
Step one: replace all instants and sorceries in the deck with creatures or enchantments that do relatively similar things. Yeah, there aren't creatures for things like Pyroblast or Selvala's Stampede, but there are other cards that could fill a similar slot, like Wild Pair.
Step two: add Primal Surge.
Okay, it's a bit of a bad idea, but it might be worth looking at just for fun.
Also, love the deck, I play a Samut EDH deck myself and I have a lot of fun with it.
P.S. I've played with Selvala's Stampede quite a lot, and I always find it underwhelming. If people are smart, they'll all pick that you put a creature from your hand to the battlefield, and your hand empties out quick so you don't get full value. Although your deck also runs quite a few more enormous threats than mine, so this might be the right deck for it where mine just didn't work for it as well.