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Players skip their untap steps.
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Stasis unless you pay .
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6 days ago
Now I know this isn't going to go down well initially. But I used to have Zedruu stax deck in my casual meta. Seeing cards such as In the Eye of Chaos , Stony Silence , Null Rod , Blood Moon , it makes me wonder if there's a Flash -rector deck out there, or a jeskai Stasis build for cEDH.
Not that it would be much better than Keranos blue-moon, but the draw power in the cz seems like something worth considering.
Anybody know of any spicy lists?
1 week ago
It was a joke but... It also kinda wasn't... You only have 3 Enchantments in a Zure, the ENCHANTER deck. This is basically just esper control and honestly Oloro, Ageless Ascetic lends itself FAR better to control than Zur*.
There are some Zur builds, I know a girl, that are control but use Stax and Stasis and all that lovely anti-magic, anti-fun stuff.
I guess I just don't understand the choice... Maybe I'm missing something though.
1 week ago
So I've done some initial testing with Smothering Tithe & Wilderness Reclamation . Reclamation was just bad and win-more with Stasis/Winter Orb. Smothering Tithe I'm still testing but it feels swingy. Some games it allows easy recasting of Estrid and pays for Stasis , some games I just don't need the mana and it doesn't do anything, and sometimes it gets ruined or feels clunky because of Null Rod and Stony Silence .
I might consider testing a list removing Rod and Stony and including this and The Chain Veil . That would give it another purpose by powering out a normally very expensive Chain Veil and activation.
1 week ago
NoOneOfConsequence I actually did playtest your deck once (I know, it isn't a great sample size by any means), yet many cards are an issue. I apologize, I really want to like a deck you post, just to not make this a dramafest, but I can't say a bad deck is good. Damnation and Wrath don't need to be put into the deck at all.
Here is a full list of cards that are particularly overpriced, and where each card I think is bad or could be better fits, if you truely believe that I can't evaluate it fairly:
Doomwake Giant - Interesting repeatable board wipe, a meta-dependent inclusion though, not good for the average cEDH meta, but does have a place in some lists. I'd drop, but could imagine many arguments for it's inclusion.
Ghostly Prison - anti-attacks, which just rarely comes into play outside of kiki-lines and the sort, a strange meta-dependent inclusion, but I coudl much less justify this one.
Karmic Justice - Cool card, but often enchantment removal comes in the form of bounce or exile, and so this effect feels very off.
Vindicate - 3 mana remove 1 thing is a lot of wasted mana, easy drop.
No Mercy - Really a lot of attack-hate, strange for a stax list with a commander that generates blockers. Easy drop at a 4 mana do nothing enchantment.
Knowledge Pool - I get the Eidolon of Rhetoric / Rule of Law combo with it, but many decks have better value engines than Daxos, or can respond by killing one of the pieces, or can kill Daxos. These make this combo rarely an easy way to finish the game, requiring a ton of setup/backup that survives the lock. I think better options exist.
Sigil of the Empty Throne - A slow, 5 mana do nothing enchantment, it takes forever to get this going, easy drop.
Sphere of Safety - This much creature-attack hate? How much do you need? 1 card is often too much with Daxos in the CZ, but you run... including sweepers... like 11? Wow. Your meta must be all Edric and Blood Pod, maybe 1 Kess Twin, nah, just all Edric decks.
Black Market - maybe in a meta with 50 Edric decks. Outside of that, easy drop.
Land Tax - should run the Geddon/Ravages package or leave this out.
Mesa Enchantress - Slow card draw on a weak creature is just removal bait, this deck has better cards for the slot. Harder drop.
Phyrexian Arena - A lot of math goes into why this card is generally pretty bad. Inefficient and weak in most circumstances, and needs almost 5 unimpeded turns to get enough value to be okay. Better cards for the slot.
Cabal Coffers - big mana, not worth it outside of ANS.
Vesuva - copying a land to enter tapped leaves you in a lack of mana. Weak card.
Command Beacon - easy drop, weak card.
Deserted Temple - Easy drop, weak card.
Strip Mine - Good card, not here.
Temple of Silence - scry is weak when you lose due to not having mana, easy drop
Kor Haven - Easy Drop, never gonna use that ability
Plains x4 - Not great at Fixing
New inclusions (Total drops are at 42)
Base inclusions: Fellwar Stone , Prismatic Lens , Thought Vessel , Everflowing Chalice , Caves of Koilos , Command Tower , City of Brass , Mana Confluence , Exotic Orchard , Cavern of Souls , Gemstone Caverns , Gemstone Mine , and Tarnished Citadel
Total real cards left to put in: 29
Thorn of Amethyst , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Trinisphere , Tangle Wire , Sphere of Safety , Damping Sphere , Fragmentize , Aura of Silence , Dismember , Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , Kataki, War's Wage , Crucible of Worlds , Bottomless Pit , Oppression , Liliana of the Veil , Static Orb , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Ethersworn Canonist , Aven Mindcensor , Torpor Orb , Planar Void , Grafdigger's Cage , Ensnaring Bridge (just for your meta), Dark Confidant , Containment Priest , Chalice of the Void , Sanctum Prelate , Alms Collector
That would be the deck.
1 week ago
If you are going for a standard Stax route uyou can use a Teferi, Temporal Archmage and use it in conjunction with Stasis. Another way since your winning with Approach is also to use a Flash + Academy Rector to go into Omniscience/Enter the Infinite.
Back up condition can also be with Nexus of Fate once you get there. Some additional stax pieces that can help would be Aven Mindcensor, Land Equilibrium, Mystic Remora, Grafdigger's Cage, Mana Web, and Winter Orb.
I would also recommend more mana rocks to have an earlier Arbiter on the battlefield. Hope that helps!
2 weeks ago
I don't think you understand Stasis is a lock piece, not a combo, Winter Orb, Static Orb, Tangle Wire, and many other cards replacing it when you need to shut down an opponent, and that the deck can be built on a different combo, oftentimes Rest in Peace/Leyline of the Void and Helm of Obedience or any walker that can ultimate, the combo isn't a major part of Staxshifter, while being useful. The deck is a Stax deck, and Aminatou can run other cheaper stax when it wants to. Fall of the Thran is a favorite budget stax include, and Bottomless Pit is too.
2 weeks ago
Your points are valid, so let me say this:
For players getting into cEDH, the combo is a great place to start with Aminatou. I believe that the combo can win against the majority of decks, with Hermit Druid and things like Kess and Gitrog being unwinnable. Even the Stasis combo is fragile. But from a budget standpoint, Felidar Guardian is $0.31, and Altar of the Brood is only $2.55. Whereas the aforementioned Stasis combo is $4.42 for just Stasis, and the more mana intensive Teferi is $15.99.
My point is, the Cat combo is reliable enough to win a fair amount more games when it executes the combo than losses after execution. It has merit as a budget finisher, which leaves more money for the necessary tutors and mana to make it happen.