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Slaughter the Strong
Each player chooses any number of creatures creatures with total power 4 or less, then sacrifices the rest.
Slaughter the Strong Discussion
4 days ago
Okay here I go I might tweak it more but this is the only change I did.
What I have in my deck vs yours...
Mizzium Skin Added Protection
Windswept Heath swamped out a land that could come in tapped
Fog Bank great for that tron or a bigger mob
Aura Shards just broken in this deck kill everything!
Congregation at Dawn tutor for Tetsuko
Slaughter the Strong Another board whip but not mine!
Teyo, the Shieldmage Hexproof plus wallsnot to bad...
And here is what I don't have in mine...
Thallid Shell-Dweller I really do this this is poop and we can have a better card I hate saplings lol
Meekstone Our walls are bigger than most creatures. With Tys out we run through them anyways.
Sacred Rites Deffo not to many ways for this to go wrong.
Sunpetal Grove open hand means this could come in tapped and not a fan of tapped chanced duals this is a fast deck.
Perimeter Captain not to keen on this card but who knows it's an option.
Wall of Deceit it's ability is poop. pulled him out.
This is our only differences in our decks. Like I said it's too strong to play with my friends, so I've been trying more casual decks for fun.
2 weeks ago
You can read the really long bit below or look at my Defender's deck: 'fender-benders. Pretty much the same thing. I think I'm 1-2 lands short of what the deck needs.
I suggest cutting Tower Defense. If your walls aren't big enough to block, Tower Defense isn't likely to help - it's pretty useless against too many things - Deathtouch, board-wipes, removal, discard, etc, etc. Additionally, in my experience, it usually didn't accelerate a win.
I also suggest you cut Assault Formation. It's great to have a back-up plan, but Assault Formation is significantly worse than Arcardes.
I suggest adding 4x Time of Need . This will not only negate the need for Assault Formation, but also tutor up a Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive. With Time of Need, I think you could also cut 1xTetsuko. Additionally, you could add 1x Rogue's Passage to further ensure you can get creatures through.
I think Wall of Denial is better than Tree of Redemption in every way except flavor.
I suggest cutting Wall of Mulch in favor of Wall of Omens and Orator of Ojutai . It's just not good to sacrifice any creature - The dorks need Defenders to kick out the mana, especially if Freed from the Real+Blue Sun's Zenith is a wincon. Additionally, if dorks are going to tap for mana, additional creatures are needed to block. And, with Time of Need, the "need" to draw cards is considerably less.
Sylvan Caryatid is worth considering if you can afford it. While it doesn't tap for nearly the mana you get with Axebane Guardian or Overgrown Battlements, it does mana-fix and can't be easily removed. "Bolt the bird" pretty much applies to Axebane Guardian. I went with a full set of both Caryatids and Guardians to help keep the mana-base consistent. I'd also say that the more dorks you have, the less land you need. I think you could run 21-22 lands with 8+ dorks. Because Arcades draws you a card for each played Defender, the more Defenders you can pack in the better.
In my experience, opponents remove Arcades as quickly as possible. Therefore, something to protect him: Muddle the Mixture - the drawback to this spell is also its strong-point - It can tutor Tetsuko or other 2-drop Defenders, or you can use it to tutor Time of Need, which, while being a round-about strategy, is still useful. But that also means you're less likely to have it in hand when you need to protect the Arcades you just spent 5 mana to get. Both Negate and Heroic Intervention are stronger, but less synergistic and slightly less flavorful. There are, of course, other spells - these are just my top picks.
Beast Within is the broadest removal in the game and in a Defenders deck, tends to be pretty funny as most of the Defenders are at least 0/4. (making the 3/3 Beast irrelevant). In the same vein, Slaughter the Strong is equally fantastic. It's like they made it with Arcades and Tetsuko in mind.
Seaside Citadel is better than Rupture Spire.
I really like Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the sideboard. Just 1x is enough because 4xTime of Need. Teyo, the Shieldmage is also a great synergy spell to counter burn decks. Return to Nature is the new Naturalize , and either is solid in any sideboard. Pithing Needle can be useful, as can Elixir of Immortality and Ratchet Bomb .
2 weeks ago
You're playing enforcer: You need good Enforcer Cards. I'm not sure how often you're using your commander's ability (there seems to be a synergy in Dingus Egg ) which makes me super happy.
Here's some that come to mind (that aren't Cyclonic Rift-priced): Chandra's Ignition Blasphemous Act Slaughter the Strong , Tragic Arrogance and Boompile . The last one I've seen used to great effect similar to Oblivion Stone without having to hold up them mana or Nevinyrral's Disk / Slows the board down (or makes you the enemy, but you're playing Jokulhaups--you're not being nice).
Get rid of the Myr mana generators and put in Talismans ( Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Creativity , and, if you want to spend a little, Talisman of Progress ). I say this because you're gonna kill creatures a lot with your sweepers. Talismans also have the added benefit of being 2-colored fixing and no summoning sickness. Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart Should replace your other dorks (better value, don't care about sweeps.)
Now, What do Overpowered decks like to do: 1) Abuse triggers: Hushwing Gryff , and Torpor Orb are amazing because you have no ETB triggers on your creatures. 2) Abuse Specific Cards: This is a two parter. First, you can get rid of/hamper combo cards you know of with things like Extract or $ Meddling Mage or Pithing Needle / Sorcerous Spyglass -type effects. OR, you could go after their ability to actively find their answers with Stranglehold , Aven Mindcensor , or Mindlock Orb . The latter choice murders people with search lands... but your deck already does that in spades (Make it hurt worse with Thalia, Heretic Cathar ) 3) Use Crazy Manabases: Ruination , Price of Progress , Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon . Hates yourself pretty good, too, but that's what you wanted? Impending Disaster is a fun play 4) Graveyards: If you can't afford Rest in Peace , The next best things are Grafdigger's Cage and Silent Gravestone are the best IMO.
FINALLY; You need more draw. Budget Wheel of Fortune , Wheel of Fate is good, Windfall is an Auto-include. Mystic Remora is a gamble, but not bad. What I think would be great in this deck is Zedruu the Greathearted . Give away your things that hurt everyone, because It (usually) doesn't matter who controls them. Coercive Portal is also nice in a big game like you're gonna play. Get some voting going!... That was an aside.. and kinda draw, kinda gross.
I hope that helps. If you know some of these folks commanders, I can suggest further Shenanigans
2 weeks ago
I tried something similar, with the addition of High Alert , Dovin's Veto , Siren Stormtamer and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive (dropping the number of Petitioners to 12). Slaughter the Strong replaced Quasiduplicate . This was great because I could invariably attack with unblockable 3/3 Petitioners. The deck finished in the top 4 of an FNM 3 times running before local players started to modify their side-boards specifically to counter this deck.
2 months ago
I like your deck, strong pillow fort with alt win conds. For another flying wall, consider Wall of Swords , 3/5 defender with flying. Slagwurm Armor is another nice card to add, I use it on Arcades, the Strategist when the commander tax gets too high to keep her around for longer. Consulate Skygate is another defender with reach you might consider, and Tree of Redemption is a worthy investment.
2 months ago
Sorry, that was a bit rude,
If you are splashing green for Huatli, the Sun's Heart , then Tower Defense is a must-have. Imagine 3, 0/4 creatures and High Alert - Play Tower Defense and swing with 3, 8/8 creatures. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive can then make all of your creatures unblockable. Slaughter the Strong gives you a cheap one-sided board-wipe. Dovin's Veto counters your opponent's board-wipes. This should be the core of your deck.
I rather like Suncleanser , but would back it up with 2 or 3 Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Wall of Mist , Wall of Runes , Grappling Sundew and Resolute Watchdog . You want to aim for your first attack to be a one-turn-kill.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Splashing , just for Tower Defense and Huatli, the Sun's Heart is certainly something to consider. By sticking to /, you are more reliant on Tetsuko to make your creatures unblockable, building a mass of tough defenders, activating High Alert then swinging with everything that you have. I would tend to go with a few more defenders. Wall of Runes might fit in.
Slaughter the Strong occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%