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Vial Smasher the Fierce
Legendary Creature — Goblin Berserker
Whenever you cast the first spell each turn, Vial Smasher the Fierce deals damage equal to the spell's converted mana cost to an opponent chosen at random.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)
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Vial Smasher the Fierce Discussion
5 days ago
This deck has some good potential, but I should mention that your Commander has Partner, which means you can include another Commander to help out even more.
Sadly there's not another Red/Green Partner legendary, I'd recommend adding in , Reyhan, Last of the Abzan seems like he'd fit well in here. Not all of the creatures give counters, but it'll still help all the same.Another great choice is Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper, since you'll have a great method of getting life from hurting opponents.There's also Vial Smasher the Fierce, but you don't have too many instants, which is where he really gets means. (Casting spells on opponents turns to deal damage to them.)
Alternatively you don't have to add in the second commander, but the third color still helps all the same. If you're not wanting really any black cards in here, I'd say add lands that can tap for a Forest/Mountain OR a Swamp, instead of basic Swamps, that way you have a way around it, and are still able to cast the other Commander.
Hope this helped. I too, love druids
6 days ago
Personally, I prefer a different partnering: Reyhan with Kydele. In general, artifacts don't get many +1/+1 counters, so unless you've got lots of artifact creatures in the deck, you're probably out of luck. What does Silas do here? It's a split strategy, I think. The deck runs well without the aside on artifacts. Thrasios, Triton Hero has some synergy since he can ramp, which is always a green thing, and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix benefits from card draw, which is a very Simic thing to do. If you have lots of things like Hangarback Walker in this deck, which benefit from dying and have +1/+1 counter synergy, AND are artifacts that Silas can use, great. But it looks like you're just using Silas because you didn't like the others. Unfortunately, artifacts are near the opposite of what green likes, and +1/+1 counters are near the opposite of what red likes, which is the main artifact color. The way I see it, if this were my deck, I'd do one of two things:- Cut Silas for a different partner commander and alter the 98 accordingly- Fill up with more artifact creatures that
These, I think, are the best partner synergies (in no particular order):
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for decks that like to attack/deal combat damage, in BGRW, BGW, RWG, RBG, RWB, BURW, BUWG, WUB, BUGR (I think that's all of them)
Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist + Vial Smasher the Fierce or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card draw effects/benefits in UR, UBR, GUR (don't partner Vial Smasher and Kydele, it's not useful)
Okay. That's probably useless to you, but I was off on a tangent. Sorry. Anyway, to sum up: your deck is nice, but it would be a lot better if your commanders were synergistic. I have left many suggestions above.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
In terms of Grixis colors for EDH, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge and Marchesa, the Black Rose are interesting commanders. Jeleva for playing opponents deck and Marchesa for nasty ETB and LTB triggers. Also you might try Vial Smasher the Fierce & Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, however Smasher got expensive.
I might think about Mind's Desire or Grapeshot to play them off Epic Experiment. Too bad this deck is too good for my playgroup and adding more power might actually paint that "big red target" on my forehead.
3 weeks ago
It kind of sounds like your meta is already there, considering things like FC Prossh.
Personally, I've been liking the look of Sidisi, Brood Tyrant into Nooze combo. There's also Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce as a storm combo build which looks fun. That or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. I've also recently been looking at The Locust God as he generates creatures just from drawing cards. You could also tweak your Sisay deck into a Paradox Engine combo deck if you wanted.
It ultimately comes down to how you like to play magic.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Legal Commander? No idea. I haven't played since my last Commander got banned, Vial Smasher the Fierce. My lack of playing actually has nothing to do with the ban and just a decrease in free time, but it just so happened I didn't have the time to play when she got banned.
3 weeks ago
Thank you for the video, I've been looking at variations of this sort of deck and it is great to hear about it from someone with so much experience piloting it.
I have a question regarding the Commander choice for the deck, and I suspect that it has been asked a lot but I was hoping you could address it here because I can't seem to find a Tapped Out account for LimeBlue.
Why run Sidisi, Brood Tyrant as the commander instead of Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce? With the partner commanders you get access to the Morselhoarder + Devoted Druid + Necrotic Ooze combo, which takes up less card slots than the one in the Sidisi build and is harder for the opponents to interact with because you don't need to give it haste, giving opponents one less opportunity to disrupt the combo. Having Thrasios means that you can win off of Buried Alive and a reanimation spell, because with just producing infinite mana you can then cast Thrasios and dig through your deck for Walking Ballista. Thrasios also combos just as well with Food Chain as Sidisi does.
So is there a specific reason that I'm missing for running Sidisi?