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Sen Triplets Discussion
5 hours ago
If I have a The Grand Calcutron on the battlefield as well as a Scroll Rack, can I activate the rack to practical use or does it look and find 0 cards in my hand because I have a 'program' instead? (In the case of the latter, I really don't know how one is meant to avail of The Grand Calcutron as a decent commander.)
If I have X and activate the ability to put it into an opponent's hand, would it go into their program? Who chooses where a card goes in its owner's program if the card wasn't drawn? Would X and Sen Triplets still allow me to cast cards from my opponent's program as they would from their hand?
3 days ago
3 days ago
There are plenty of good options, if you want to go with a theft or artifact theme, Sen Triplets is good, if you want to go for more traditional control Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is amazing. If it is a creature heavy meta or decks that rely on there creatures or commanders, Merieke Ri Berit is heavenly. If you want to run Izzet, The Locust God is an excellent choice. My personal favorite is an esper color combination, as it allows you to combine the best control spells and spot removal, as well as board wipes.
1 week ago
Hi guys, thanks for you feedbacks.Your comments made me reflect, the goal of the banlist is not to destroy combo decks (it is impossible, even removing all the cards you suggested, new combos would come around); it is just to make the format more fun.Talking about cards like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Reveillark, it's true that they are used mostly for combos, but they can create some interesting interaction; i think in that case is up to the player to decide how to build the deck in order to not be unfair.You also suggested to ban Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sen Triplets and Iona, Shield of Emeria; i think those cards are pretty powerfull and very annoying to play against, but imo not over powered, so not ban worthy.Ultimately I decided to not ban any card you guys proposed, I just added them all to the "honorable mentions"; and following this logic i decided to remove Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker from the ban list.
But in the end i gotta say that this banlist is not meant to be my personal list; I want it to be open to the players and filled with their opinions, so if other people want the cards you proposed banned, i will put them in the banlist.
1 week ago
Though admittedly quite a few of the cards on this list are annoying but not game breaking. Leaning towards things like necropotence and wheel effects. I mean they are strong. But rarely have these been the decider of the match. Banning wheels as a play style is not exactly justified, It's not leovold. You can answer it, as annoying as it is, it's not a strategy that says "I win" simply because they sat down and decided to play.
I even use this card but Paradox Engine has had it's time. It should be banned.
I'm also Dumbfounded Doubling Season has not been banned in any of it's formats. Made for the fungus and their spore counters, but never used for that purpose at all. The card is so powerful Wizards pretty much refuses to reprint it. I'm sorry to the superfriends players out there. But this card is broken and NEEDS to be banned in EDH and Modern end of story.
A player dropping vault crypt or a mox is a huge deal, and as much as I would like the extra slot, Sol Ring is not broken per say. It's extremely efficient and really solid, but not "I win the game".
I know I will catch some Flak for my opinions here but I can mention quite a few.
Iona, Shield of Emeria the fact that she's not banned is outright foolish. She's not fun, and can just outright stop players from playing the game... she has to be banned. the fact that she hasn't just displays the incompetence of those in charge of bans at the moment.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Undying is such a cool ability... too bad there are so many cards that were not printed with Undying in mind. This guy is just a combo enabler and is seen by most as nothing else. He should be banned as a commander and as a card honestly. playing this guy as a commander is dirty. oh I sneezed, I just did an infinite combo. He is WAY worse than Kiki-jiki. I was sad when I made a mikaeus deck and accidentally won... a lot, it's gone now.
Sen Triplets I mean seriously, Emrakul and these triplets are in the same boat. it's not fun having someone just steal your turn wiff your stuff. But the Triplets have the bonus of getting colors so yeah... this one is more of a gripe. But they're not fun to be across the table from most of the time.
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, yeah... I mean seriously. I love this card, it has so much going for it, even has so many options of how she should be built. Best commander that came out in 2016 bar none. But she's literally too good. 4 cost, 4/4, 4 fantastic colors, Flying, vigilance, deatchtouch, AND lifelink WTF!?! and to top it off at your end step PROLIFERATE! For some mild comparison Saskia has vigilance and haste has her ability and is a 3/4 for 4 mana. Yidris literally just get 5/4 trample and his cascade power (which has a random factor to it), K&T get to be a 2/8 with a group hug ability and no keywords... and Breya at least gets to be Swiss army knife with no keywords. Out of the 5 she's just ridiculous. I mean proliferate alone is 95% why she's picked, and then some asshole on the design team has like. "SHE NEEDS ALL THE THINGS" If you literally just had these commanders trade with one another the atraxa player would be on top at the end on the trade always because she kills her target can fly over everybody else, doesn't tap and even has the benefit of gaining life on hit. being capable of Voltorn, superfriends, +1 and -1 counters, stax, AND MORE. No wonder she's one of the most popular commanders, she just outright puts most commanders to shame.
1 week ago
sharuum is a combo commander usually, oloro is the control king for esper, hence why he is banned in 1v1, oloro can usually deal with stax better and so you can Armageddon or Winter Orb with ease while gaining life
usually i only see oloro and Sen Triplets as esper control leaders, sharuum zur and sydri are all more suited for combo, since zur and sharuum have insane infinite potential, for example sharuum + Sculpting Steel = infinite sharuum triggers, throw in a Disciple of the Vault and you win
oloro is just gross though, nobody including you gets to do anything in an oloro stax list and late game you always have insane life advantage and can use him to draw cards and finish games via lifesteal
2 weeks ago
That's a nice overview, but I also know a few cards that might fit as well:
Akroma's Memorial becomes a powerful artifact creature
Mindslaver especially with all that graveyard recycling
Sculpting Steel on the win-cons
Voltaic Key loops quite nicely with bigger mana rocks
Leonin Abunas to protect artifacts
Sen Triplets , because you can cheat them into play in the opponent's end phase with abilities
Brainstorm and other overpowered staple cards, including tutors and such.