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Tajuru Preserver Discussion
1 week ago
Okay, take two with the new commander.
Shalai wants to go wide with a lot of tokens, then to pump them up with her ability, as you get a whole load of hexproof tokens that get +1/+1, so I will recycle the rhetoric I used with Trotstani about tokens. You should probably think about abusing a go-wide strategy.
I playtested this deck 5 times, you have a serious problem with a lack of card draw. I playtest until turn 8, and you were consistently running out of cards. If you wish to assemble your Avacyn, Angel of Hope + Platinum Angel + Shalai, Voice of Plenty + Tajuru Preserver combo, you need draw and tutors. For reference, my wizard deck combos off pretty reliably by turn 8, most combo heavy decks will combo off by turn 4 at the earliest, turn 10 at the latest.
Okay now to the cards:
I repeat myself with Soul Warden You'll want her two sisters, I named them in my last comment.
Elvish Mystic et al. is nice, you are in green, so you may want more ramp past a few dorks.
Shapers' Sanctuary erm... your commander gives everything bar herself hexproof. You won't be using this effect often at all.
Naturalize does too little. If you want enchantment/artifact hate, go for reusable rather than spot removal.
Elemental Bond and Triumph of Ferocity the draw is nice, but the card is better suited in a big stuff deck or in a deck with etb abuse, your deck isn't quite a bigstuff deck, but if you added more powerful creatures then it'd be better.
Krosan Grip same comment about naturalize, if you're going to keep one, keep this one due to split second.
Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist wants you to play in a go wide token strat too.
Aura Shards I'd be careful with playing with this, it is a very strong card.
Harmonize is fine, I do suggest you add more drawpower to your deck though.
Rhox Faithmender while great in a trotstani deck, does not do much for you in this deck, as you do not have all that much lifegain. Including the faithmender, you have 4 creatures which give you some form of lifegain.
Wrath of God interesting include, considering that you are very reliant on your own board state.
Terminus is fine, but again, you're very reliant on your own board state, so I'm not sure you want to include boardwipes...
Nissa, Genesis Mage is expensive and pretty bad compared to other nissa walkers. There are far, far better nissa walkers.
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a fantastic card, especially for tokens.
Reya Dawnbringer is very expensive for what she does. THere are cheaper ways to recur in white/green... if you even want to do that.
In the end, I feel like you've chosen two commanders now which really want to push you into a token strategy, and you've included some cards which are fantastic for token decks, and yet you have not built a token deck.
You really, really need more drawpower and ramp if you want to stay on your semi-combo big angels strategy.
If you want to go for angels, why not go angel tribal?
1 week ago
There are several cards that prevent opponent effects from forcing the player to sacrifice their own cards, such as Tajuru Preserver and Sigarda, Host of Herons. If my opponent plays Bane of Bala Ged and attacks, am I forced to exile permanents, or does it count as sacrificing them?
1 week ago
Wow you completely changed your deck! So much for the defender theme ;)
I think you have to watch out with cards that draw a lot of hate without gaining you that much. Cards like Blind Obedience paint a huge target.
Avatar of Slaughter can backfire, but the Propaganda effects might keep you alive. Seedborn Muse can help you negate the negative part for yourself. In your deck I would run it instead of Freed from the Real
If you're looking for a nice surprise swing. You could add Arcane Adaptation, Mirror Entity and Shields of Velis Vel. This way your deck can become a tribal deck out of nowhere. If you combine it with Triumph of the Hordes things can be over pretty quickly.
Rogue's Passage is a great card to sneak in damage with Karona or safe Karona when she is in control of an opponent and is about to be killed in combat. I also would take out some black source and add more white.
1 week ago
I've been searching for a Sigarda, but no one has one for trade so far. Right now, I'm running Tajuru Preserver, though I likely will run both eventually. Michiko Kondo used to be in the deck but didn't offer enough incentive to not attack in practice.
2 weeks ago
There are many cards in this game that allow a player to take control of another player's permanents, but, amazingly, there are no cards that prevent such an effect from occurring, so I shall now remedy that. If Tajuru Preserver and Sigarda, Host of Herons can completely stop forced sacrifices, there is no reason that there cannot be cards that completely stop players from taking control of another player's permanents.
Indomitable (this permanent cannot be controlled by any player other than its owner).
The indomitable mechanic prevents a permanent that has it from being controlled by any player other than its owner; temporary effects, such as Act of Treason or Dominus of Fealty's ability, may target the permanent, as normal, but simply fail. Auras that steal permanents, such as Mind Control, may attach to such a permanent, but have no effect.
Of course, I shall now also create an example of a card that has this ability, as seen, below:
Undying Loyalty Show
Permanents that you control have indomitable (they cannot be controlled by any players other than their owner).
I chose red and white for this card, because those colors are the colors that are most often associated with loyalty and bonds.
What does everyone else say about this subject? Why is there no way to prevent players from stealing each other's permanents, and is my idea a good one?
1 month ago
Akroma's Memorial I know it's not the anthem effect you were mentioning, but still great.
1 month ago
If you’re trying to prevent sacrificing Uril, then Tajuru Preserver is your most mana-curve friendly option, and it’s value gets a boost from all the green creature tutors available. As far as keeping Uril on the board otherwise, any of the Naya totem-armor options can be successful at mitigating board wipes.
2 months ago
Cool deck though. +1.