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Sisay's Ring Discussion
2 weeks ago
JaysomeDecks thanks I never thought of it like that with Training Grounds I thought of it but never did the math (math is hard). Also Desertion is tits! Cracked a few in the new Conspiracy set. Also kind of in the "theme" with Memory Plunder and Knowledge Exploitation. Now it is time to figure out cuts. Probably Sisay's Ring for Training Grounds and something for Desertion. Thanks again!
1 month ago
What I know is true:
Seems to me like it might be that one is not strictly better than the other in all circumstances.
This question isn't like "Which is better: Sisay's Ring or Hedron Archive?", because it's undeniable that multiplayer commander self-corrects for when one player has an advantage over the rest of the table and they don't win that turn.
To everyone, do you believe that the difference between typical competi-casual (tier 3-4, and probably more common) and competitive (tier 1-2) is such that there are certain cards that are good in one environment and bad in the other, and that this goes both ways?
3 months ago
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is interesting for his cast-effect, this deck lacks of removals,I'm actually waiting the price lowering for aquire it
Duplicant is reeeally interesting, it can remove commanders too?
I recently took off Kozilek, the Great Distortion from this deck, because, like Desolation Twin, I think that the effects are not useful enough to justify the cast cost: draw x card, ok, but Menace does not force the opponent to sac his stuff like Annihilator and can be blocked with Fog or Holy Day, The counter-effect requires the exact cc to counter stuff and this make it too situational.
About Synod Centurion and Ugin's Construct...yes they are simply medium creatures with honest CC.I'm thinking to some substitutes (the thing is that I'd prefer have some creatures for every mana tile), maybe Summoner's Egg can offer more interesting situations...
3 months ago
Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Duplicant are very powerful creatures, i think you should play all three of them. Ugin's Construct and Synod Centurion however, are just medium sized vanilla creatures, i don't think they offer enough to justify playing them.
If you need any more ramp, i suggest Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Ancient Tomb, Basalt Monolith, Worn Powerstone and Sisay's Ring.
4 months ago
Only other thing I can think of to really suggest is Unwinding Clock, it's pretty sick, especially when you have things like Basalt Monolith that give you lots of mana at the cost of not untapping regularly.
5 months ago
Sisay's Ring is too expensive for the 4 mana you give put in.
Darksteel Forge <----The card tim is mentioning
Expedition Map might be a good pick up since you might want a particular land (e.g. urza lands, eye of ugin, eldrazi temple, etc....)
Cathodion there might be things then this because it needs to die to actually get you mana. If you block, then you can't even cast creatures
Scorched Ruins might be too inconsistent because you might get it in your opening hand and never get to use it. Because of the untapped lands clause, you can't even tap the mana beforehand.
Akroma's Memorial Nice finisher but a pair of boots would be significantly better in my opinion because it is cheaper
Ashnod's Altar Love this card but I bet you can put something better because the altar might just sit there and do nothing since you don't want to sac anything
Unwinding Clock Looks light a great card for basalt and grim but unless you can do things during other people's turns, then you are not using it efficiently to justify putting into your deck.
Clarifications for LordArazeal
Caged sun does not work because waste is still colorless and you have to name a color
Thorn of Amethyst and Sphere of Resistance hurts him a lot because he needs to correctly order them and it might backfire on him in the future
Side note... what is the card:avarice totem for?
Just some of my thoughts on this deck :P
6 months ago
Also...you need some mana ramp. Since you're playing casual you could play cards from any set. You need to have cards that produce more red mana or colorless. Here is a list...
Heres a land idea too...
That's just naming a few, I got more ideas for cards I will give you later.
6 months ago
lethargicwaldo, I had Dreamstone Hedron in my first list, I just found it lackluster for the CMC. I'll try it again in place of Sisay's Ring as the utility from Dreamstone Hedron's card draw could be more beneficial. And I'll definitely look into Hedron Matrix. Not only is the effect there, the flavor is spot on! Thanks for your suggestion!