Shivan Meteor deals 13 damage to target creature.
Suspend 2— (Rather than cast this card from your hand, you may pay and exile it with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost.)
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|Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS)||Uncommon|
|Planar Chaos (PLC)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shivan Meteor Discussion
3 weeks ago
I agree, Spitemare is a lot of fun and was actually in the initial decklist, but I switched it out for Spiteful Sliver because it was more cost efficient while serving the same purpose. I like Roast/Lightning Axe, but I'm not sure what I would take out to try it. As for Dictate of the Twin Gods, I'm going to try it with the sideboard Shivan Meteor/Purphoros's Intervention. Thanks for the suggestions.
1 year ago
Seems like you should be running more forests, since your green creatures need lots of green (mostly 2 each) and Rorix Bladewing and Shivan Meteor come later, when you'll have more time to get those mountains. Additionally, I don't know how much either of those cards are really helping the game plan, since Shivan Meteor is expensive single target removal in a deck that's trying to be aggro, and Rorix Bladewing seems a little late to play. Those cards are awesome, I just don't know how well they work together. Also, the deck's awesome, I really love Llanowar Augur and've never seen it before.
1 year ago
But a more serious answer would to just stop him be able to abuse his abilities. People made suggestions especially to keep your answers versatile. You just gonna make yourself weaker vs other desk and piss off your friend if your gonna be running hate SPECIFICALLY for his deck.
Doomblade effects might help but a deck that ramps as much as a zacama, you will jusy delay him a turn or 2. You should still run cheap ones but again, have versatile removal.
1 year ago
Through the Breach seems sub-optimal here. Maybe to stick out a Steel Golem for instant blocking, but that's the only card you'd do that with. If you want to splice it onto Desperate Ritual, you need six mana to start, since you have to pay the splice cost when you cast the ritual rather than after it resolves. Through the Breach does help you get Dralnu, Lich Lord out there, but if you're paying five for it you might as well put Chromatic Sphere/Star in that spot since it serves the dual purpose that Manamorphose does. In general I think that a lot of carefully chosen removal, sweepers and draw spells would better suit the offering combo than mana acceleration.
Dralnu's jank payoff seems meager with lightning bolt. Suppose he's your offering and your opponent doesn't play Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek or Hymn to Tourach. Three timely land drops, exile SSG, cast Desperate Ritual, Manamorphose and Dralnu. Don't want to block with him. If he doesn't get bolted while under your control, turn 4 mountain, resolve Harmless Offering and then Lightning Bolt. Opponent sacrifices Dralnu and two of their smallest losses, one of which could have been Black Cat. The transaction cost you five cards, but cost the opponent only two cards or Spirit tokens. Path to Exile in response to your lightning bolt in that scenario would just suck. I would add Shivan Meteor if I was intent on harmlessly offering the Lich Lord.
Criticism always sounds so negative so I want to add that there's a lot I like about the deck too. I'll hand it to you for trying out a tricky style, I'm starting on a similar one.
2 years ago
Cool deck! Possible tweak ideas: