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: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Sacrifice the creature at the beginning of the next end step.
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Sneak Attack Discussion
4 days ago
6 days ago
This looks like a blast to play. I have some suggestons to take your brew to the next level. They are based off a few deckbuilding principles I live by to build cEDH decks. I think they apply equally well for casual decks.
What you want with any deck is consistency of results. You want to know that you will be able to do stupid powerful and dumb things each game. You probably also want to play each of the cards you chose for your deck. Why else do you include them? Therefore, you need to embrace my first principle.
1) Card Advantage is King
You are in white/red. Your options are limited. You have access to wheels, artifacts, and equipment that draws cards. This can be very good as you have some cards you want to recur and killing creatures is where you want to be. Skullclamp becomes one of the best cards in your deck. So why not double down? Add Masterwork of Ingenuity, Steelshaper's Gift, tStoneforge Mystic; Godo, Bandit Overlord, Mask of Memory, Stonehewer Giant. Equipment helps your gameplan of chucking big hitters for value. Stone forge is a powerhouse so if you devote a large chunk of your $100 to her DOUBLE DOWN and grab Recruiter of the Guard who can get Taurean Mauler. Well those effects are neato. I dont want them just once, I want them EVERY TURN. Lets help feldon with some friends. Mimic Vat is incredible here. So lets DOUBLE DOWN!!! and play Sculpting Steel. Sculpting steel needs targets so let us add the best possible targets Batterskull, Sandstone Oracle, Memory Jar. Swords of X and Y are great but way outside your budget. You know whats great with fat artifacts? Goblin Welder. You do not have to take every suggestion but beefing up the CA will give you the freedom to chuck dudes like crazy. It could get even crazier with stuff like Gilded Lotus and Paradox Engine. Just sayin...When you have the money Wheel of Fortune is the best card in your color scheme.
2) Get low to the ground: This is Casual to Competi-Casual EDH, so I am not saying don't run stupid fat creatures with fun abilities. What I am saying is only run a select few and make everything else cheap so you can actually play the fatties (but why even play when you can cheat them in (i.e Sneak Attack?). I do not think blowing up your budget in sneak attack is necessary. You can simply dump your hand on the table, Reforge the Soul a fattie into the yard, then get to some shenanighans. Getting low to to the ground with high quality cards will make the difference between durdling until you get steamrolled and scaring the crap out of the table. Win/Lose/Draw? Meh. Be a force whatever the outcome. Gamble, Enlightened Tutor, are your best tutors and will help you more than any other cards. Tutors provide tremendous flexibility and no deck should be without them. Your playing Boros. A handful of tutors will not violate the spirit of the format. What it will do is make your games better.
3) Find your core and support it properly. Any strategy can be viable in EDH if constructed properly. You have a great idea. Doubling up on the value of high power creatures that die at the end of turn. Keep that core, but improve it by replacing filler cards with high value cards that actively support your gameplan. (Card advantage/Tutors/Ramp/Enablers). High scale cards are usable in any deck and are a great investment. I actively only have one deck at any time and a pool of 200 cards, but I in effect have like 10 decks. Every archetype has a core. Get some core pieces son!
All in all the deck looks great. These suggestions will take the deck to another level of power, which may or may not be appropriate for your meta. I would invest that money in objectively powerful cards that enable your strategy as well as future decks down the line. For example, Mardu equipment reanimator is lit. If you want to take some of what I am offering, then I can propose suggested cuts. Otherwise cheers!
1 week ago
RingoDingo92 thanks for the suggestion! I've definitely considered him as he'd hit about 25% of my deck. Thanks!
EternalBrewmaster I'm so very grateful that you took the time to make that list! And cut suggestions! I love you! A few follow up questions so I can get a better understanding of your reasoning:
Why Rage Nimbus exactly? I get that it can kill some annoying creatures and is 5 power for 3 mana, but is he really a good fit for what this deck is doing? And what other cards can work well with him?
From my experience, I'd never have enough mana for Nim Deathmantle to work. Is it worth the $6?(super budget player, I know)
Helm of Possession is awesome but what creatures do I have to sacrifice? I'm always sacking them to Brion.
Do you have a good card draw engine to replace Staff of Nin?
How many cards is a critical mass for Sunforger? Just out of curiosity.
Also what to you think of Neheb, the Eternal being in here?
Otherwise, I love all of your suggestions! Some are counted out do to budget but most are under consideration! Again Thank you so much for your help!
1 week ago
Cyrialis: Hey man thanks for the help and comments, you're bringing some great stuff to the table.
Oh ya for sure. Definitely linear, but I have a couple decks I run. There's just something about Kaalia of the Vast that I love. I agree on Sneak Attack I would still like to add it and see how it runs though I feel like it could help if Kaalia of the Vast is out of commission.
I have never seen Boompile, it is really really cool. I'm so close to adding it. I think it'll definitely be the first wrath I add in if I add any. Great suggestion thanks.
No! Not Scourge of Kher Ridges! I cannot argue against what you said, but this is a toolbox-y deck and he has just been such a lifesaver soooo many times. My group runs goblins and elves sometimes and he literally does more than even the playing field.
I can get behind you with Baneslayer Angel. She was honestly just added as a low-cost value creature in case Kaalia wasn't working out. She is the most vanilla creature in the deck for sure.
I have been really noticing the lack of card draw in this deck and have been eyeing Dragon Mage for a while. He is pretty perfect. I'm just worried that filling up my opponents hand could mean a nasty removal or worse in the long run, but so far he's a for sure include, thanks! Along the same line, what do you think about Wheel of Fortune as more card draw? I have the same worries as before tho..
Also how do you feel about Dark Confidant? Price tag aside.
I really do like Hellkite Tyrant. When he is dropped with Kaalia it is such a devastating surprise on the opposite end. I think in my play group it is very worth it, but I could see it being a sideboard. It's pretty great, I mean I get the artifacts and they don't.
My friends and I have been playing mtg for a year and a half and about two months were spent playing 60 card before we went EDH. So maybe an honest year of realistic adding and dropping. I mean I am still working out the kinks and awaiting any beautiful angels, dragons, and demons that come out.
Seriously thanks for all the help man. What deck do you normally run against your friend's Kaalia deck?
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Mystical Tutor, Keranos, God of Storms, Necropotence (5ED?), Dack Fayden, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Sneak Attack, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Smothering Abomination prerelease foil for $57 shipped? That's 20% of market price plus $3 for shipping. LMK :)
2 weeks ago
Cyrialis Hey! Thanks for the shoutout dude. I totally agree that is a sick card. I do like the lifelink, but I hate the exile. I have been thinking of putting Sneak Attack in there as a second Kaalia and it doesn't hose my reanimate stuff. Just haven't gotten ahold of a copy.
If I get the tutors early enough in the game I immediately tutor for Lightning Greaves and make sure Kaalia sticks. My playgroup has been pretty merciless with her. But if I get them late game I tutor for Quicksilver Amulet to amp up my creature drops or Whispersilk Cloak to make sure I'm dealing damage and getting those triggers. Nothing like a Hellkite Tyrant or Lord of the Void getting their triggers reliably.
I do really agree about the wraths. They have circulated in and out a few times, they're just a little situational. I think you're absolutely right though.
I've been toying with the idea of land destruction like Armageddon or Ruination. It's a wincon when Kaalia is up and running and it can buy me necessary time if she's being picked on. Do you see anything specifically weak you'd get rid of?
Thanks again for the advice and comment.
3 weeks ago
I would recommend Sneak Attack
I run it in my Marchesa deck and it's amazing. A little pricey but if you have it out along with Marchesa, Sneak Attack your creatures in for 1 mana, swing at the player with the highest life total and boom. You just paid 1 mana for your Sheoldred.
Would also recommend It That Betrays Especially with Sneak Attack that card is mean