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Sword of Kaldra
Legendary Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +5/+5.
Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a creature, exile that creature.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature leaves.)
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Sword of Kaldra Discussion
6 days ago
DrkNinja Thanks for all the suggestions!
For starters, Gaddock Teeg doesn't do anything to prevent creatures from being cast, just noncreature spells. I will be swapping out Dusk / Dawn for Austere Command. That was actually a sideboard anyway and I forgot to take it out of the list. Sword of Kaldra I put in for the same kind of control you get with Basilisk Collar when you have Marath equipt, since you can deal damage directly to creatures with him so it's easy removal.
1 month ago
I would cut Mine Layer, AEther Sting, Krenko, Mob Boss, Form of the Dragon, Maralen of the Mornsong, Sword of Kaldra, Armillary Sphere, Surveyor's Scope, Butcher of Malakir, Grave Pact, Reassembling Skeleton, Geth's Grimoire, and Traveler's Amulet. Cards I would consider adding are Sol Ring!!, Lightning Greaves, Phyrexian Arena, Coalition Relic, and Painful Quandary.
1 month ago
Nice deck! It looked so fun, I made my own ;)
Looking at your sideboard, I would definitely add these to your mainboard:
- Trailblazer's Boots to keep your monsters unblockable (especially Blightsteel)
- Quietus Spike deathtouch and massive life reduction
- Voltaic Key to untap a big monster after attacking to block with, or untap a mana rock (BFF's with Basalt Monolith)
Some other neat ideas to consider:
- Bloodforged Battle-Axe, makes copies and copies and copies of itself
- Darksteel Plate
- Hammer of Nazahn, free equip costs + indestructable (and cheaper than the Darksteel Plate)
- Mask of Avacyn
Pristine Talisman seems too expensive for what it does. If you were a lifegain deck, then it might be justified but I think a -cost rock like Mind Stone would do you better. This is probably all personal preference, of course. I also avoid Dreamstone Hedron because when I have 6 mana, there's way better things I want to be casting.
I avoided Lightning Greaves in my Hope deck because Shroud prevents you from equipping anything more to that creature (and my Hope deck is all about equipping my commander). I also skipped out on Whispersilk Cloak for that reason. You're not all-in on equipment here so this might be less of a concern - the Graves are nice on some of your big scary guys.
I avoided the Urza lands because I have such little tutor ability that I wouldn't waste it looking for a land. I figure the odds of me ever getting all 3 Urza lands into play during a game were slim to none, and I'd rather more basics for Strata Scythe.
Similar to my case against the Urza lands, I skipped the Helm of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra cycle because it'll be a rare event to ever get them all into play. On their own they're each okay, but I have other equipment that does similar things (often for less mana).
I agree with you on Terrain Generator: It's hard to imagine having a hand full of land and nothing else to do that I want to pay to drop another land. I included it in an early list of my own deck but replaced it with another Wastes.
I haven't seen Lifeline before! Looking it up, they changed the ruling so it impacts all players. Still more beneficial to you?
Not of This World seems pretty good, but I wonder if it's too conditional or win-more? I used to run it in an Eldrazi deck I have but I found I spent most of the game with it sitting useless in my hand. It wasn't until later game when I was dropping big scary threats and already ahead that it had any effect. Not a strong opinion here - just feel like most of the time it might be a dead card in hand.
Okay, serious chat time. This is totally just my opinion, feel free to ignore it. But I think TheRedGoat might be right: It feels like you're trying to do two very different strategies at once. The very aggro, cheap-to-cast commander who gets loaded up with equipment and quickly starts applying the commander damage, racing to hit 21. Contrasted against the battlecruiser strat of ramp hard to drop big, scary monsters. Trying to do both at once makes each strategy weaker because you'll regularly run into the wrong cards for what you need. You'll be on turn 2-3, hoping to equip something to Hope before combat and draw into a Platinum Emperion, Planar Bridge or Dreamstone Hedron.
There's a really fun solution to this problem though: Build a separate battlecruiser deck! Make a mono-green ramp deck, move alllll your big scary colourless fatties over to it and tweak this Thopter deck to really take advantage of aggressive Hope. Eat your cake and have it too!
Okay enough of that. This deck does look really fun to play. And I'm very jealous you have all 5 swords. Someday I'll get there :)
1 month ago
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2 months ago
So I have a personal infatuation with Kaldra-tron (Sword of Kaldra + Shield of Kaldra + Helm of Kaldra)... I admit that they are not exactly competitive cards... But wow.... It doesn't matter what format I play whether it's a Modern Puresteel Paladin brew or a laid back Voltron EDH brew... I've never seen cards get the combination of attention and hate as those cards.
What are some Infamous cards that you guys like to build around or use that your friends or tappedout shuns you for?
2 months ago
This deck seem fun to play with, in my humble opinion I know that fast ehquipment are good for this kind of deck but for the long run I would consider the Kaldra set(Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of Kaldra since they can be used to produce a 9/9 hasty, trampley, first strikey, indestructibley creature for one mana.
2 months ago
Those are all very valid upgrades! Thanks for taking the time to lay all of that out!
I really do like the combo of Crop Rotation and Maze of Ith paired with Mirri. With that basically no one would be able to do combat damage as long as I keep on attacking with Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist only one creature can attack me per turn, then I can just negate that damage of the single attacking creature with Maze. It's absolutely brilliant!
I have a few cards in my deck that would benefit from being brought into the battle field multiple times so Fleetfoot Panther would fit in perfectly~
I was also thinking of bringing the Kladra set into this deck. Those cards being Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra and Shield of Kaldra. These cards are impressive (to me at least) on their own besides the fact that they are pretty mana heavy, but I think I can work around that. If I am able to get them all on the field than I would a pretty beastly Kaldra token that is 9/9 with first strike, trample, haste, indestructible, and has the ability to exile each creature she attacks! What is everyone's opinion on this combo?
2 months ago
I'd absolutely love to but this is a very budget deck for a friend and Sword of Kaldra alone would be a fourth of the deck's costs alone. But if I were to build one for myself, yes Sword of Kaldra is an auto-include the card is amazing!