Thrull Wizard

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Fallen Empires Uncommon

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Thrull Wizard

Creature — Thrull Wizard

(1)(Black): Counter target black spell unless that spell's controller pays (Black) or (3).

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Thrull Wizard Discussion

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

MagicalHacker,

For starters, I have already looked at your's and ay.lobo's Purphoros lists at least 10 times. You don't have to keep posting them. I know you've submitted them, and they're on my mind.

Secondly, Purphoros was the first EDH deck I built when I first got into the format, and I've played and updated the deck ever since then, so I know the ins and outs of the deck very well. And believe me when I say you are still using some sub-par strategies in your list. For instance, I can say with certainty that Glitterfang and Lightning Berserker are too slow to be of any real use.

Third, goldfishing Turn 6 wins is no longer enough to get you higher than T3. Since the advent of Paradox Engine, Aetherflux Reservoir, Walking Ballista, new efficient combos like DramaticScepter, and the Protean Hulk unban, nearly everything in the top tiers have gotten a significant uptick in power level. Nearly everything in T2.5 and above is capable of goldfishing T4 wins. The top tiers have so many overpowered cards right now that they could unban Tinker without shaking up the format too much. Purphoros gets a little bit of leeway, since he screws over AdNaus decks so badly, but if I were to put your list up as the example for Purphoros right now, I would have no choice but to demote Purphoros to T3, since it's unrealistic to expect a deck that wins on turn 6 to compete with the upper tiers in this meta.

If you still think that your deck is between T2 and T1.5, then I challenge you to playtest the Arcum Dagsson and Azami decklists from T1.5 and T2 in the description. Both of those can go off on turns 2 to 4 easily, with occasional T1 wins. A Purphoros list would lose to those decks without a doubt 99 times out of 100.

That being said, I appreciate the contention with the current Purphoros list in the description. As ay.lobo has brought up, restricting the deck to just goblin tribal cuts out a lot of cards that synergize really beautifully with Purphoros. However, there are a lot of things that play well with Purphoros, and unfortunately, not all of them play well with each other. The reason we have a goblin tribal deck up right now is that the tribal synergy speeds up the clock of the deck by about 1 turn because of the extra rituals, tutors, and things like Warren Instigator or Goblin War Strike. It's that little bit of speed that's keeping Purphoros in T2.5 really.

I think what needs to happen going forward is to work out how to add the non-goblin cards that Purphoros shines with to a goblin shell that will continue to speed up the deck. Could be super tricky. I've been planning on taking a crack at it for a while now.

spudman3d, A while back I suggested a six tier system in the interest of separating the moderately (mostly) Janky commanders like Chisei, Heart of Oceans or He Who Hungers from the complete trash like Barktooth Warbeard or Myojin of Infinite Rage. (Also, to keep stuff like Chisei from clogging up T4, which clogged up T3, which actually bothered people.)

We tried it for a little while, but ultimately thegigibeast decided that T5 and T6 were so close that functionally no one cared to separate them. He combined them into the current T5, and I think that's fine the way it is.

Also fyi, there are actually some pretty functional Phage decks. Black has the best tutor power and the best graveyard recursion, so you can easily get one of the six ways to get Phage out of the command zone: Sundial of the Infinite, Command Beacon, Null Brooch, Thrull Wizard, Withering Boon, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion. It's stupid and over-complicated for what is essentially a mediocre Voltron deck, but it does function.

Gattison on Help With Thrull Tribal

10 months ago

In Commander, there are in fact more than two black thrulls. There's Armor Thrull (one of my favorites), Necrite & Mindstab Thrull, Blood Pet, Basal Thrull & Blood Vassal, Exhumer Thrull, Thrull Champion, Thrull Parasite, Thrull Surgeon & Thrull Wizard... and that's pretty much all the good ones in mono-black.

The best thrulls are WB, such as Mourning Thrull, Kingpin's Pet and Treasury Thrull (which kinda sucks, anyway), but then you wouldn't be able to keep Endrek as your Commander if you went .

Also, don't forget to check out cards like Breeding Pit, Ebon Praetor, Orzhov Keyrune, Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII, Soul Exchange (awesome card), Thrull Retainer & Tourach's Gate.

I love thrulls, btw. =)

Also, check out this link for excellent tribal support: The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

NotSquishedYet on I Can't Cast My Commander

10 months ago

I think my point was missed. :/

Say you have Torpor Orb out and play your commander. I play Krosan Grip. If you have Thrull Wizard, you pay 1B and wait a turn. If you don't, Phage resolves and you lose.

About blue, you have Torpor Orb. You cast Phage. I cast Cryptic Command bouncing the Orb. If you don't counter Phage, Phage resolves before you can play something else, and you die.

NotSquishedYet on I Can't Cast My Commander

10 months ago

I think I'd put Thrull Wizard in in any case to have an extra out if someone busts your "not losing the game" artifact at instant speed.

Deathstroke2791 on I Can't Cast My Commander

10 months ago

NotSquishedYet, I originally had that in there. It involved Thrull Wizard or Dash Hopes, but there was just too much blue in my meta to justify having it. Might as well put tutors, ramp, or draw in it's place.

DaringApprentice on All Possible Commanders

1 year ago

You can also counter Phage the Untouchable with any of Thrull Wizard, Withering Boon, Dash Hopes, Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Chalice of the Void, Nether Void, or a combo with Deathgrip and Painter's Servant, and then recover it from your graveyard to your hand, so I'd say Phage the Untouchable is playable.

Xaenerys on

1 year ago

ABadCook: I wasn't just trying to play her from my hand. I don't mind putting her in the graveyard or anything and have some protection from her like Torpor Orb and Platinum Angel. May add some other cards like Thrull Wizard to help counter her as well.

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