|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Battle Royale Box Set (BRB)||Common|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Common|
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Each opponent discards two cards.
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2 weeks ago
Specters are pretty lackluster (except for Liliana's Specter with flicker shenanigans). I think it'd be better to go goodstuff with demons etc. For the discard you'll have spells that affect all opponents, like Syphon Mind, Unnerve, Tasigur's Cruelty, Mindslicer, Cabal Conditioning and Myojin of Night's Reach. Better than puny overcosted flyers that only affect one opponent each time. If you really want the specter effect you can just run Larceny.
3 weeks ago
well if it works with your playgroup, then there are better discard effects, but you are already playing some of the cumulative discard. But Unnerve would be good, and super budget
2 months ago
Usually if I use Nebuchadnezzar its once per turn but I do have Minamo, School at Water's Edge that lets me untap him if I need to use him twice. You are making me think about using Arterial Flowor Unnerve. I might take out one of my one mana discard cards or a specter for them. Hitting everybody for 2 is very nice for this deck.
Honden of Night's Reach is interesting however for one mana less Bottomless Pit does the same thing, even though it does hurt me on occasions, the random discard does help taking out some powerful cards early game.
Thank you very much!!
2 months ago
I can't help thinking a way to untap Nebuchadnezzar to use his ability twice would be the way to take out problems. I'm always Commander focused not deck focused though.
4 months ago
Insidious Dreams would be an awesome card here. I personally prefer Unnerve over Mind Twist. Windfall might also be an alternative if you just want to have a good number of creatures in the graveyard. It is also a good way to maintain momentum after a good starting hand.
Since most of your reanimation package are aura/enchant creatures, you might also want to try Brago, King Eternal. This would allow you to flicker and attach the auras to other creatures without having to send their previous targets back to the graveyard.
5 months ago
My built with xantcha is to play mini boardwipe n destroyer to clear her path. And play many discards effect like Arterial Flow, Unnerve, Painful Quandary, etc so all opponent tempted to use xantcha last ability and basically we team up draining one person.
any thoughts? Agent Management
5 months ago
Great list so far. Here are you my suggestions:
I'd swap out the infect cards for an evasion suite. Infect is great on paper, but you don't get to direct where it's going. Thus, it comes with #1 negative (painting a large target on yourself that says: 'kill me now') without the #1 benefit (eliminating your greatest threat in a turn or two). I think you'll do better flying lower on the radar. Stick the five commander damage and be happy. Some combination of Corrupting Licid, Sleeper's Guile, Dauthi Embrace, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep should do the trick. Add in a Nim Deathmantle to keep Xantcha on the field indefinitely.
War's Toll should incentivize others to use Xantcha as a mana sink on their own turn. Which is exactly what you want.
Glacial Chasm is good protection. Sit back and watch the world burn.
Alhammarret's Archive seems great w/Xantcha's ability, although it is quite slow. Maybe get a feel for how your opponents are dealing with Xantcha first. If you get to sit around a lot, slot this in.
If you find that Xantcha is eating removal often, Fury Storm seems like a good add. Playing Xantcha three times, and quintupling an x=6 Exsanguinate to drain the table for 30 sounds like a positively delightful way to spend 10 mana. Works with that Profane Command in your Maybeboard as well.
As far as what to swap out:
Spiteful Visions isn't asymmetrical enough. You're probably going to be using Xantcha's ability often enough to make this hurt.
Exquisite Blood isn't really working within your game plan. You're using it as a defensive option here. I think there are better options (Chasm, for example).
Blood Sun works against you too much.
Polluted Bonds could probably be swapped out for something. I get that your opponents will be drawing more, but if feels like 5 mana good stuff.
Rite of the Raging Storm might also be too cute, but it's hard to judge.
Overall, this is a really good list. Xantcha is a cool card and it's fun to see how many niche interactions she enables. Good luck with it!
5 months ago
Your usage of off-color fetches to such an extreme extent is giving you significantly diminishing returns at the cost of making you quite open to nonbasic hate. Less than 1/4 of your already somewhat worrying land count can survive a Blood Moon, and the various Mox you're running demand that you jump through hoops that I'm not sure you can consistently afford to. You may want to consider the damage that a discard spell such as Unnerve could do to you during the early game - you may never recover. This is made even more awkward by the fact that two of those Mox require you to discard either a blue source or blue card, in which many of your flicker pieces and all of your necessary countermagic reside. I can quite feasibly see you getting into situations where you either lack the answers to stop the table from breaking your early lock attempts, or you have no way to win once your lock is established, giving more time than you'd like for the table to break free. Unwind, Spell Pierce and even Disciple of the Ring may prove handy for overcoming these various issues, shutting down early artifact wipes from opponents who are also trying to ramp and providing a way to re-use countermagic once the heat is focused squarely on you.
I'm also noticing a strong lack of hard wipes, despite your noncreature commander and available colors, as well as few ways to stop their graveyards from fueling them. You may wish to take a look at Bontu's Last Reckoning and Rest in Peace for cheap ways to deal with this(your mileage may vary according to meta).