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Survivors' Encampment Discussion
2 weeks ago
this is a great deck and i love that mill is a thing in commander but i think you put it the wrong ulamog. i think you meant Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger but you put in Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. Hero's Downfall could be replaced with Never//Return. i also think that some more basic lands and less nonbasics would be good. most of the nonbasics you have are great except for a few; Choked Estuary, Survivors' Encampment, Drowned Catacomb, Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds the check lands that requires swamps or islands are good but due to a lack of those i reckon that they should be taken out. also i realize that the cycling and shock lands among others count as both a swamp and an island. the rest of the deck it great and, although i personally would have gone infinite, i respect your decision to not do that. overall i reckon this is a solid deck.
3 weeks ago
This is an awesome deck, I love the theme. Plus 1 from me. Seven Wastes seems unnecessary though. You aren't using any of the (only two) cards that actually care about Wastes. If nothing else, I'd fill some of those slots with budget lands that come in untapped and also produce colorless mana, but have an extra usage if needed. Rogue's Passage is one I highly recommend. Additionally, Shimmering Grotto, Unknown Shores, Dreadship Reef, Crystal Vein, Ghost Quarter, Corrupted Crossroads, Opal Palace, Survivors' Encampment, Crumbling Vestige to name a few.
3 weeks ago
It would seem great minds think alike! Nice deck name you have there. ;D
Commander / EDH
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For real, I do have quite a few things I'd like to suggest quite a few things that should hopefully help you out!
The first item I'd like to point out are a handful of outclassed cards. Sylvan Reclamation in GW is for all intents and purposes strictly better than Relic Crush. Subbing one generic mana for one white mana for both exile AND the option to cycle? Count me in! Dreamstone Hedron does provide two colorless mana, but I feel Mind Stone being potentially dropped earlier makes that a more worthwhile option to me. Grappling Hook is nice when you can force your opponent to block how you like, but if you're going for the double strike option I believe there are better options that can come out earlier and work better to your advantage. Fireshrieker is a cheaper double strike equipment, and Duelist's Heritage can boost your opponents' creatures on turns where they are not so inclined to be attacking you to make your opponents finish each other off more quickly!
One thing worth pointing out is that Mirri isn't dependent on cats. While there are plenty of cats and cat-based cards that work well with Mirri, don't be afraid to tip your toes outside of the tribal focus a little bit here. Oketra's Monument is a good example of a card that can boost your strategies with non-Cat creatures. Other cards that work well would be Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. While a little costly on the mana side of things, Hornet Queen provides great flying defense that this deck typically lacks. These token producers would also allow you to take greater advantage of Skullclamp (or Mentor of the Meek if you choose to add it as well) for some nice card draw.
While Hornet Queen is fresh on the mind, I'd like to point out Sandwurm Convergence as another great defense against flying decks.
Tribal vs non-tribal aside, let's talk about how to tap Mirri outside of combat. You'll want to get her tapped every turn you have her out, but sometimes swinging away just isn't a viable option. Cards like Cryptolith Rite and Glare of Subdual allow you to get plenty of non-combat utility out of Mirri as you enable her. Don't forget lands that tap your creatures, including Survivors' Encampment. Cards with Convoke can also be beneficial, especially with all the token generators you have. Chord of Calling and Obelisk of Urd are probably the two best for your deck.
Fun fact, if you're looking for a cheap and on-theme infinite combo. Combine Cryptolith Rite, Oketra's Monument, Whitemane Lion, and Leonin Battlemage for an infinite number of tokens and an infinitely large creature!
In regards to your manabase, I have two concerns: I believe there are too many ETB tapped lands, and you don't have enough ramp.
For the ramp side, you should look to squeeze in Selesnya Signet and Talisman of Unity - they are great to drop early, and allow you to drop Mirri as early as turn 2! Getting some redundancy in your deck with Kodama's Reach wouldn't be too remiss of you either... wouldn't you want to double your chances of drawing into Cultivate early?
For the lands, the only ones you're running that enter tapped that I'm a fan of are Path of Ancestry and Selesnya Sanctuary. While the other provide solid fixing, being set back a turn on mana when you should be aiming to generate as much as possible to get your token production up can really slow you down. More basics, and cheap duals like Sunpetal Grove, Fortified Village, Canopy Vista, and Temple of Plenty that either enter untapped under the right conditions, or at least provide some extra utility, I believe would be preferential. To put it in perspective, would you rather gain 1 life, or scry 1? Would you rather have a guildgate, or Scattered Groves that does the same thing, but can be cycled AND more easily fetched?
In addition to that fixing, more utility lands would also be worthwhile for you. Hashep Oasis and more relevantly Shefet Dunes provide mana for you while also giving you the option of pumping your creatures. I personally run other cards in my own Arahbo deck like Homeward Path and Scavenger Grounds as well, but you could tailor those to your personal meta.
I'd also like to discuss putting some redundancy in your deck.
When it comes to your commander, Mirri is nice since she locks down combat, but there are other options here that can perform similar roles! Crawlspace provides a similar protection effect, although it allows two creatures attacking and not one. Citadel Siege allows you tap one of your opponents' creatures each turn, so they can only ever attack you with their second best option! On the offensive side, Krosan Vorine is another cat(!!!) that with provoke forces your opponent into bad blocks. Likewise, Odric, Master Tactician provides similar combat control.
I notice you have a pretty heavy equipment focus, but with the amount of token generation that Mirri benefits from, more anthem-esque effects like Mirari's Wake and Marshal's Anthem would be appreciated. Two that I can think of off the bat would be Spear of Heliod and Bow of Nylea. Both provide excellent utility outside of their offensive boosts. If you have Mirri and the Spear out, 3 open mana means your opponent KNOWS that their creature can die that turn. Likewise, the Bow makes blocks even tougher even WITHOUT Mirri, not to mention it's such a Swiss Army Knife otherwise!
The last thing I'd like to cover are you win conditions. Going wide with your tokens is critical to your strategy, so let's find a way to take maximum advantage of that. Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Jazal Goldmane stand out to me as some of your best finishers, but we can add more. If you have the budget for it, Craterhoof Behemoth is one of the best token finishers out there, but if you're looking for a cheaper option (albeit slightly weaker), Decimator of the Provinces provides a similar Overrun effect on a body. I'm a big fan of infect, so Triumph of the Hordes is something I would include in my own Mirri deck, as it's such an efficient blowout card. I can understand if you're not keen on infect, though. Finally, True Conviction can quickly turn games around when you'd otherwise be down and out thanks to the massive lifegain it provides, not to mention board-wide double strike often being enough to end games.
I know I went on and on here, but I do help this was of help to you! Please, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
1 month ago
1 month ago
You're in 2C, so they won't hurt if you just tap them for . Yet, they allow you to Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist without the "problem" of summoning sickness. Worked wonders mid-late game for me this far.
1 month ago
I'm currently brewing on Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist and i'm sure she can do great as a control-ish, pillow fort-ish deck with stuff like Glare of Subdual, Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Would trade out Survivors' Encampment for Evolving Wilds and add a couple more to deck. This way you can get the land type you need (forest for when you already have plains and swamps) but also this allows you to get a land that doesn't require a creature in play to get color.
You may also want to include a couple more copies of Shefet Dunes as it can spike your damage because of how many tokens you run.
Would also remove Slash of Talons for more reliable removal spells like Cast Out, Fatal Push, or Vraska's Contempt. While slash is a cheap spell, it does require something to attack or block; and the card only will help you kill are small targets or make it so you trade 2 for 1 to kill something.
Last change I think you want to consider is the removal of Skymarch Bloodletter . The creature is not very strong for its ability/stats to mana ratio. You may want to remove these creatures for some more control options or utility cards as your deck is running 19 creatures but another 11 creature spawning spells. This effectively means you are running about 30 creatures in your deck, kinda heavy.
Like the fact you are trying to make vampires while everyone else is trying to make pirates or dinos. Way to blaze a different trail and best of luck.