|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|From the Vault: Lore||Mythic Rare|
|Betrayers of Kamigawa||Rare|
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Legendary Artifact — Equipment
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte.
Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte: Choose one —
- Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
- Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
- You gain 2 life.
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Umezawa's Jitte Discussion
21 minutes ago
13 hours ago
I play Kaalia, Goddess of Monsters. And recently I've been focusing on protecting her, just like You, therefore I have some suggestions.
I see this is EDH, so your CMC might be a bit higher than in Duel Commander, but tell me, do You have something to cast while Kaalia of the Vast is out of play for a while ? Or do you hard cast all the ~7 CMCs from you hand ? To be honest I have a huge problem with this. That is why I've removed some fatties from my deck and added cards I could cast when my Kaalia of the Vast gets so much hate, that she barely touches the battlefield.
Ok, now for all the protection.
I really don't like auras as protection. I used to play Spirit Mantle, Unquestioned Authority, etc. but removed them, since a simple point removal like Searing Blood or Mizzium Mortars not only destroys my Kaalia, but also my aura gets buried with her. I came to a conclusion that instant protections are much more efficient. They are cheap, and can give my commander protection from any colour, which can prevent dame form creature, spell or 'counter' point removal (now, I need to find something to protect Kaalia from artefacts like Umezawa's Jitte). And usually they also give some other useful stuff.
That is why I highly reccomend cards like:
Brave the Elements - it doesn't target and gives protection to many creatures.
Gods Willing - 1 + scry is fair enough.
Ok. Now for my favourite protection card
Earnest Fellowship - I love this enchantment. My Kaalia of the Vast gets protection from 60% of any danger. If You have Cavern of Souls at the same time, she is practically untouchable. Sometimes Earnest Fellowship might be a double edged sword, since Your creatures won't be able to block some attackers, but usually all my creatures attack each turn, so it doesn't really matter. I recommend You to play test it.
I wander why don't You have Swiftfoot Boots ? Those are very nice shoes for this Lady.
Devoted Caretaker is second mother to me.
Is Kaervek the Merciless that good ? You can't sneak him in with Kaalia, and he is very expensive. Sorin, Grim Nemesis would be better I think, since You are the one with high CMC + it gives You some draw.
Feel free to advise me. I also struggle to protect my Kaalia.
+1 for You deck :)
3 days ago
I just wanted to tell you, that this little bit of lifelink works just great in my deck. It helps me survive all the aggro crap of my opponents, till I can cast Kaalia of the Vast or attack with her safely.
Archangel of Thune not only gives me sustain, but also helps me much with keeping Kaalia of the Vast safe onto the battlefield from spells like Shock, Lightning Bolt or Umezawa's Jitte etc, which are real pain. It's a shame that I have never thought of this card earlier. I was convinced that it works only in decs with life gain.
And what is new. Now I find Griselbrand one of my favourite creatures. I was afraid of his high CMC but realized that Kaalia of the Vast is the best way to sneak him in ! Now he is all I need. Some lifegain and optional draw if needed. Better than Whip of Erebos
Vault of the Archangel also helps me a lot. Used to think that this 5CMC is a bit to much, but once I have Kaalia onto the battlefield I don't care about mana that much, so I can use it to activate this ability.
4 days ago
First of all, great deck and very cool to see some Kamigawa Block-Constructed. Back when I played Kamigawa, my two favourite decks were my Demon/Ogre and my Samurai decks. It's a pity that so much of this stuff gets a bad-wrap, as I agree, the flavour is very cool and it represents quite a unique place in the history of MtG. Now if only Wizards would release a legendary Samurai so I could make an EDH deck with them...
You seem to have most of your bases covered, but I can think of some other cards that I either remember being decent during that era or are other stuff that just seem good now and I never got to play with back then.
Of course, Umezawa's Jitte would be fantastic, but I understand not wanting to spend an arm-and-a-leg (the demons already exact a heavy enough toll on their servants, lol). The same could be said about Goryo's Vengeance, which just puts in a ton of work for the many legendary cards out there in Kamigawa. Footsteps of the Goryo is a flavourful stand-in though, so you may want to consider that for some added flexibility and to get more mileage out of your guys. I always liked Horobi's Whisper as another potential removal spell, as it is essentially a slightly more colour-intensive Dark Banishing but with a handy splice ability. If you are considering playing this in a Kamigawa block setting, you might want to consider Rend Spirit, as that is about the only setting that that card will reasonably see play, lol. Finally, I'd say that you should mess around with Razorjaw Oni and see if works into your speedy aggro plan, and to check out Seizan, Perverter of Truth as he's a beefy, relatively cheap-to-cast demon that helps with your clock and gives you fuel to keep smashing face.
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy playing and building the deck. Thanks for the memories.
5 days ago
Some suggestions with no regard to card prices, so take these with a grain of salt, I guess:
Open the Armory to me, is slightly better than Steelshaper's Gift, just because you can tutor for Darksteel Mutation if you happen to need it. That seems like a resonable tradeoff for 1 colorless mana.
Grand Abolisher and Emancipation Angel seem like filler, especially since Flickerwisp exists if you want to blink for 3 mana and still have a flying body. I'd recommend swapping both Abolisher and Angel for Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer, though, since mono white always has issues with carddraw.
Mirran Crusader seems like an OK card and reasonably competent at carrying equipments, but I'd much rather add Mentor of the Meek for extra carddraw. Following the theme of "cards that are completely ok, but could be better", I think Relic Seeker is just a tad unreliable and Leonin Shikari would make combat math more tricky for your opponent as well as counter spells that target your creatures for 1 colorless mana if you have Swiftfoot Boots.
As far as equipment cards go, I don't think Bonehoard ever had much impact and could just as well be Strata Scythe. Captain's Claws seem cute, but they don't create soldier tokens, so it's a bit underwhelming compared to other potential options. Seems like this could be an Umezawa's Jitte instead. Lastly, as cool as Masterwork of Ingenuity is, I think it's kind of awkward in a decklist that tries to assemble the Kaldra set and, if my suggestion is accepted, plays Jitte as well. I'd recommend actually cutting this equipment slot completely and replacing it with Sigarda's Aid, which was literally made for equipment decks.
There are also a lot of cards that can simply be better versions of themselves, like Day of Judgment being a worse Wrath of God, since you can't regenerate your creatures anyways, or Afterlife not being Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile. I kind of prefer Unexpectedly Absent to Oblation as well, but that's a matter of personal taste I suppose.
To summarize my suggestions:
OUT: Steelshaper's Gift, Karmic Guide, Grand Abolisher, Emancipation Angel, Gift of Estates, Mirran Crusader, Relic Seeker, Bonehoard, Captain's Claws, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Day of Judgment, Afterlife, Oblation
IN: Open the Armory, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Puresteel Paladin, Sram, Senior Edificer, Tithe, Mentor of the Meek, Leonin Shikari,Strata Scythe, Umezawa's Jitte, Sigarda's Aid, Wrath of God, Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile, Unexpectedly Absent
1 week ago
1 week ago
Oh, also, I couldn't figure out the abbreviation, but my Umezawa's Jitte is from the original set, not FtV.
1 week ago
Well, I wouldn't forget the sword cycle (minus the Body and Mind one, like me), Umezawa's Jitte, Blade of Selves (it's a great first target for cards like Stoneforge Mystic), Scytheclaw if you want another Quietus Spike, Swiftfoot Boots, and Lightning Greaves. Other than that, I doubt the token support would do better than going hard on equipment, since doing a token deck would kind of be pulling the deck away from what it's good at. Granted, I'm playing more equipment than most people would feel comfortable playing, but it's because I was getting bored with the deck leaning more into good stuff rather than a dedicated theme. Playing more wraths seems completely reasonable though!