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When Sharuum the Hegemon enters the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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Thanks for the feedback guys! I definitely might consider running Fabricate , thank you for the suggestion. I'm not sure about Chief Engineer and Cranial Plating, because I was trying to shy away from running ester artifacts, because then I would want to run Sharuum the Hegemon as my commander, and that wasn't the play style I was looking for.
If Glassdust Hulk and Sharuum the Hegemon are both out and you cast another Sharuum, you can infinite bounce Sharuum from the graveyard to the battlefield for an unblockable glassdust swing for as much damage as you want. I prefer not winning that way but it's saved a few games for me.
My votes, in order of how worried I am when I see them in the command zone.
Karador, Ghost Chieftain was my first EDH Commander and that deck was far and away the best deck I've had. All he needs for synergy is creatures and the creatues in his colors have incredibly powerful and verstile ETB effects and activated abilities. He's naturally resilient to wrath effects, he more or less forces your opponents to run more graveyard hate than they otherwise might and even that doesn't stop him completely with all the ~goodstuff~ junk colors can pack. I have a low-budget version of the deck in my profile if you wanna look at what you can make out of Karador.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is also a lot of fun to run and build around, and being mono-black you're not dropping a tremendous amount of dosh on the mana base. Vorel of the Hull Clade and Sharuum the Hegemon are probably the closest things I have to proper "competitive" decks but they can be really pricey to build.
I know that feeling all too well. Thanks for the +1 at least. I just came up with an infinite turn loop, so I need to make room for Sharuum the Hegemon (Sounds like a pokemon). + + = infinite turns. Sac mindslaver, blink Sharuum using Venser's +2, and get mindslaver back. Next turn, repeat the combo. In a perfect world, I can do it with 6 lands, if I have Vesper Ghoul, the Myr, and Sol Ring.
Monoblue EDH is perfectly viable. Arcum Dagsson lends himself to prison control (like "no one except me gets to play after turn 4" type of control) but don't expect to keep a playgroup if that is your first and only deck. For competitive events its fine since people are forced to play with you though.
Goblin swarm with Krenko, Mob Boss is a pretty powerful deck as well. So just go for it if you get the itch to play goblins.
I notice you only mentioned mono colored strategies. Most commander decks are either 2 or 3 color to help with covering the weakness of their colors but if you want to just go mono that is your choice and there are many options to do it. If you are open to going multi color and want control, Esper control is pretty good and there are a whole range of commanders that would be good. Sen Triplets , Sharuum the Hegemon , and Merieke Ri Berit come to mind as control commanders.
Building a strong deck and building towards a theme are not exclusive goals. If Deadeye Navigator depends on 4 targets in your deck of 99 cards to make him anything more than a modestly sized creature that's kinda annoying to remove he's a poor use of a slot.
Just as protection instant-return blinking is pretty poor. It won't save him or his buddy from board wipes, you have to pay to activate it every time as opposed to static shroud or hexproof, it resets summoning sickness, destroys auras, bucks equipment, and a host of other things that can be good or bad depending on what you're built around like resetting counters.
Your decks are a clear example of what I'm talking about. Your profile shows two EDH decks with blue in them, a Roon deck where he fits right in and a Merieke deck where he'd just be silly. I have the same deal where he works great in Sharuum the Hegemon but he's a just a shot in the foot in Vorel of the Hull Clade .
I agree he fits in with a lot of decks, and in those decks he's a beast. I just don't see him as an auto-include in the color for a lot of reasons.
I'm not sure what I'd consider an auto-include in blue. Cyclonic Rift maybe?
This might just be me, but I don't run Deadeye Navigator in any of my Blue EDH decks. There are a number of reasons but the main one is that he draws a ton of hate. The lack of Primeval Titan and Sylvan Primordial help make him less broken (btw, he's still broken), but he can still do tons of work with cards like Auramancer , Sharuum the Hegemon , Magister Sphinx , etc and combos well with Ephara, God of the Polis . (I only referenced cards I use in my EDH decks). I just don't run him for gameplay reasons. It might make me less of a Spike, but I'm ok with that.
|Power / Toughness||5/5|
|Color(s)||B, U, W|
|Avg. draft pick||1.37|
|Avg. cube pick||5.22|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander 2013||Mythic Rare|
|From the Vault: Legends||Mythic Rare|
|Shards of Alara||Mythic Rare|