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Whenever Trygon Predator deals combat damage to a player, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment that player controls.
How new are you to Magic? If extremely so, search around for the Sleigh articles for a rundown of the mana curve and the magic online articles on how to build a deck. If moderate/expert player to beginner/intermediate deckbuilder, outline what you want to do with the deck and I (and others as well) can help from there. If you're quite proficient with playing/deckbuilding, you are probably overwhelmed by the choices you have. Again, outline a goal, I'll help ya get there.
First, your mana curve is all out of whack. Try more low costs like Sol Ring
. Cards like Wall of Blossoms
, Veteran Explorer
, Elvish Visionary
, Gyre Sage
, Birds of Paradise
fit the bill.
Why are you running Azami without many wizards mainboard? Just for the draw? If you are looking for good draw in multiplayer, Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora are the way to go, although both may aggravate your opponents.
Other than for ramp and pseudo-vigilance, Prophet of Kruphix doesn't seem the most abusable (not many tap abilities). The flash/untap is formidable done right, however. Using Roon multiple times is a plus.
Swiftfoot Boots < Lightning Greaves
Restore is eh. This will be addressed later on (look under ramp).
Clone is inferior to Duplicant , and this is especially so in flicker decks.
Karmic Guide + Reveillark is crazy, Sun Titan is good for recurring/blink as well.
Kirtar's Wrath is too expensive; try Catastrophe at that mana cost.
If you like enchantments, Witchbane Orb has a double that could enter play for free (Leyline of Sanctity ).
Dungeon Geists is okay, Gilded Drake is better.
AEtherling is eh.
RAMP/DRAW IS ALL BUT MISSING. Fix your mana rocks, add more ramp, add draw. You'll be good. Land Tax is a phenomenal land fixer, but isn't ramp. Moonring Mirror is one of my pet cards for kind-of draw. Soul of the Harvest and Staff of Nin are great. Howling Mine et cetera et cetera. Blue has the draw, Green has the ramp, and White has the support. Yavimaya Elder is yes.
Needs removal/sweepers. Try Cyclonic Rift
, Beast Within
, Swords to Plowshares
, Path to Exile
, Hurkyl's Recall
, Rapid Hybridization
, Austere Command
, Wrath of God
and the like. Aura Shards
and Bant Charm
are already in your side. Some creature-based removal might be nice. Wickerbough Elder
, Trygon Predator
, and Woodfall Primus
are a few.
I always have problems including creature wraths in a creature deck, cuz I don't like to put in cards that have a symmetrical effect unless I can circumvent or not care about that effect. You're running some angels, why not try Avacyn, Angel of Hope ?
Regarding big angels, I wouldn't recommend running Iona, Shield of Emeria as she is stupidly powerful and unfun to play against. Plus, you're running tri-color, so you could be gutting your own deck.
Great start for a first time.
I wouldn't recommend using Deadeye Navigator with Mystic Snake , at least if you don't want to have to take a shower afterwards. Dirty combo.
Regal Force could be a powerhouse in this.
Here are some similar decks that have primers included: Possibly the most helpful, Riku of Two Reflections; For those great two drops, Momir Vig, 1v1; The combo/bouncetastic Animar; and the last is not a primer but Green Ramp Spells (look for land fetching spells).
Terminate Torpor Orb on sight.What are your win conditions?
Counterspells? Recursion? General Protection?
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yep, which is why Trygon Predator needs to find a home in here
I don't know if you know this, but an EDH deck needs a legendary creature as its commander. I don't know exactly where this deck is going, but a good commander to start might be Edric, Spymaster of Trest
. His ability allows for interesting multi-player politics, draws you plenty of cards (something that seems to be an underlying theme of this deck) and is relatively cheap right now (~$3-7). Kudos to you for trying to make a pauper EDH deck, but if I were you, I wouldn't stick strictly to commons and uncommons. For example, I would add more large, board affecting spells and take out a couple of the catrips (cards that come with an ability and draw you a card). If you wish to stick to card drawing, I would add Overbeing of Myth
and Murder of Crows
. Cards like these offer repeatable card draw/cycling and give you a bit of presence on the board. Blue Sun's Zenith
and Rites of Flourishing
are more option for repeatable card draw with the added bonuses of reshuffling your library and mana ramping respectively. Add Coiling Oracle
for even more card draw and utility. Fable of Wolf and Owl
also offer board presence over the long term, and will help add extra oomph to the tinier spells you decide to keep in the deck. Other token generators I would run are Howl of the Night Pack
, Ant Queen
, Awakening Zone
, Beacon of Creation
, Budoka Gardener
, Wolfbriar Elemental
, etc. Plaxcaster Frogling
, Trygon Predator
, Acidic Slime
, etc are smaller utility creatures offering repeatable utility effects that, although not game changing, are useful. Nix Wildheart Invoker
, replace with Gigantomancer
if at all. Scythe Tiger
is worse than useless in EDH; its value lies in speed and being able to play it early on. As a one-of in a 100 card deck, it will almost never make it out when it should. Besides, EDH is a format for big spells and big effects and moves much slower that a 60 card variant. The same can be said for Delver of Secrets
, Basking Rootwalla
, Krosan Avenger
and many of your counterspells and catrips. For example, instead of using Boomerang
, use Cyclonic Rift
. Sorry this is kinda long, I got a little excited there. This deck has so many places it could go. As a final note, I made sure to check the price of all of the cards that I recommended and, with the exception of Edric, Spymaster of Trest
, all were around or under $2.
Thanks for the suggestions, I have considered Seedborn Muse , Mirror-Sigil Sergeant , Captain Sisay , Aura Shards , Heliod, God of the Sun , Arcanis the Omnipotent , Trygon Predator and Serra's Blessing and these will likely make their way in to the deck somehow.
Stoic Angel looks amazing and will now be on that list.
thanks so much for the comments, based on them i am trying to focus the deck more on reanimation + interactions with mimeoplasm.
you all had similar suggestions
@Droxium i have dropped all the cards suggested... thanks!
@andydw i have dropped the cards except for Inkwell Leviathan , Reanimate Trygon Predator and Vigor Mortis , the predator is just awesome when it lands, i have played with it in another one of my decks and he is a super star, the leviathan is just big and i think can be a bomb when dropped or am i wrong? Reanimate i think is just too good to drop and Vigor Mortis is cool but i could still drop it
@OrderlyAnarchist thanks for the advice!! i didn't realize its potential, i also included a couple of extra discard "tutors" like Zombie Infestation and Insidious Dreams and Lord of Extinction to use similar to Death's Shadow
i am still a bit over 100 but in a much better path... would you mind taking a second look?
i really appreciate your suggestions! thanks
You have too many themes going on for you to go this deep with any of them. Either you need to remove a theme or play less of each type of effect. You are probably running a few too many sorceries/instants in comparison to creatures to make good usage of the creature recursion you are attempting with the deck. Since you need to start cutting cards here is the list I would think about getting rid of first since they are the weakest of what you have here.
Horrifying Revelation , Hymn to Tourach , Reanimate , Life/Death , Stream of Consciousness , Perplex , Memory's Journey , Inkwell Leviathan , Hedron Crab , Telemin Performance , Trygon Predator , Gruesome Encore , Vigor Mortis , Rise from the Grave
I am not pulling from any particular theme but highlighting the weakest cards in your deck overall for the themes you are currently using. Even with these cuts you are going to have to focus your deck more since I can't come up with any other pulls without really breaking one of your mechanics.
|Power / Toughness||2/3|
|Avg. draft pick||2.03|
|Avg. cube pick||9.53|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|