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At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a soot counter on Smokestack.
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a permanent for each soot counter on Smokestack.
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2 days ago
After that I used Gisa's tokens as a way to break parity on Smokestack.
My group hated me and it was really unfun to play so I never bothered to tune it too much but honestly that's the only way I could see Gisa being ok
4 days ago
guard5: Ah. Well Stax can mean any one of several things, but it's always tied to resource limiting or denial. So Smokestack, Mind Slash, Sadistic Hypnotist, etc could be considered Stax pieces. I think they elevate the deck to a high degree, but it depends what your playgroup considered to be "fun" and "fair" :) Let me know what I can do to help!
6 days ago
if you like playtesting, here is my sideboard version against it.. not perfectly adjusted, but quite.. Flammendes Schwert 18. I have to try to get out the Isochron Scepter and / or Smokestack. When accomplished I can survive.. Let me know what you think.
1 week ago
Some cards that cone to mind right away:
- Crop Rotation
- Marsh Flats
- Misty Rainforest
- Windswept Heath
- Myriad Landscape
- Blighted Woodland
- Blighted Fen
- Dust Bowl
- Eldritch Evolution
- Mutilate + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Some things from the maybe board that really need to go in would be:
- Kalonian Hydra, if it sticks, you win.
- Gyre Sage, huge mana maker.
- Swarmyard, protect your bug-wizard!
Some cards I would remove:
- Hell's Caretaker, does nothing unless he sticks around a full turn, easy to kill, can only use during upkeep.
- Blightsteel Colossus, great card but in this deck he just doesn't fit the theme as well as some other choices.
- Bloodspore Thrinax, decent card but there are better options for the slot.
- Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, underwhelming.
1 week ago
Nice deck! As a long time elf deck player I always thought this would be a fun commander. Repeated discard is very powerful and so is a steady stream of free tokens, seems great. Got a few ideas for you.. Elvish Guidance, Kaysa (who is also an elf), Geth's Grimoire, Cursed Rack, Slate of Ancestry, Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, and Smokestack ;)
1 week ago
(You asked me to look it over on Facebook.)
Overall it looks fine.
Your mana base is deeply misaligned from your deck's colors, though of course you're running something very close to an optimized landbase (fetches, ABURs, etc). I'd run zero-one basic mountains here, though. Just small tweaks.
It's really a shame that Gift of Immortality isn't in your colors; it's sweet with an Aristocrats deck. It's one of the reasons I personally prefer Orzhov for Aristocrat strategies...
Of your vampires, Falkenrath Gorger seems weak. He's only relevant with three other cards in the deck, so unless there's a lot of wheels running around your meta I suspect he's usually dead?
Your curve is somewhat high; have you considered Black Market to profit off of the many death triggers? This could power out a Sheoldred, Whispering One from your hand, or at the worst you can always just pump the excess mana into Olivia or Skeletal Vampire.
Have you looked into "proper" Stax effects, like the eponymous Smokestack? In a deck built to profit off of death triggers, it unbalances the card even more than usual.
Anyway, that's my two cents! Happy deckbuilding.
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan looks very good, will wait and see what his TCG price ends up being. He is good enough with just himself, and has GREAT synergy with Marionette Master as well as the Modular creatures.
You are correct, my Glissa, the Traitor over time has definitely moved from the Modular synergy, into more of a sacrifice and recursive artifact engine, therefore, I've reset my SLUG for the deck, I feel it's a better presentation of the current build.
Gate to the Afterlife the life is good, but the draw and discard, not that great. It does get more artifacts into the graveyard to recur, but not convinced it's a fast or efficient enough way (even though this format is very slow).
Beseech the Queen is good, but with a $50 Budget "Salary Cap", it can't make it in. Dark Petition is borderline, right now I have a mana problem that needs to be addressed, but this may make it in. Maybeboard for now.
I'll probably try and go the way of more Artifact than less, so Inspiring Statuary may dwindle. Also I think getting the proper mana because the lands are so awful in this format is a higher priority. Like a Wanderer's Twig or something.
Smokestack makes me miss Braids, Cabal Minion, this $50 EDH deck was built around her, it's been sad without her. Hopefully I will get it back working proficiently again without Braids, Cabal Minion but she will be missed. Smokestack at $5+ will be very difficult to make room for, it would have to swap out the Birthing Pod and change the strategy of the deck. I wish it was $1 as Smokestack is Super-All-Star.
Thanks for the feedback!
1 week ago
Nice deck, I got some ideas for you...Reyhan, Last of the Abzan is super good with the modular cards, it basically doubles the modular trigger. I don't think its very expensive, but since you aren't really "all in" on the +1/+1 counter strategy (despite the deck name) you may not want it anyways. Gate to the Afterlife could be cool, it has synergy with the reanimator angle. Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are additional cheap tutors if you want to find your combos easier. Inspiring Statuary could do some work here with so many artifacts to tap that aren't mana rocks already. Smokestack is always an option for Glissa too. Happy gathering!