(X)(Blue): Creatures can't attack this turn unless their controller pays (X) for each attacking creature he or she controls.
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|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
War Tax occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
War Tax Discussion
1 month ago
Selvala, Explorer Returned Ghostly Prison Propaganda Arcane Denial Mikokoro, Center of the Sea Geier Reach Sanitarium Norn's Annex Sphere of Safety Collective Voyage Supreme Verdict Wrath of God Venser's Journal Edric, Spymaster of Trest Windborn Muse Collective Restraint War Tax Temple Bell Khorvath's Fury Horn of Greed Pendant of Prosperity Rites of Flourishing
1 month ago
I run a similar style with my Derevi deck, though I use primarily enchantments instead of creatures for one simple reason - Creatures are usually easier to remove. But here's some cards that I'd recommend using if you're going for as much resource denial as possible:
Creatures: Seedborn Muse , Angus Mackenzie , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Hokori, Dust Drinker , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker , False Prophet , Baird, Steward of Argive , Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast I'd only recommend using Melira if you plan on having Phyrexian Unlife in the deck.
Enchantments: Pendrell Mists , Frozen AEther , Blind Obedience , Privileged Position , Greater Auramancy , Back to Basics , Land Equilibrium , Propaganda , War Tax , Collective Restraint , Teferi's Moat , Moat , Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Leyline of Anticipation , Solemnity , Invoke Prejudice , Mana Reflection , Mechanized Production , Overburden , Rising Waters , Rule of Law , Wilderness Reclamation
2 months ago
If the whole idea is to keep your opponent's attackers at bay, then Luminarch Ascension and Azor's Elocutors have potential as win conditions. You could also try War Tax as a mana sink, since unlike a lot of the older taxing cards, it can still protect your planeswalkers.
3 months ago
On behalf of the EDH (Or commander for you new comers) community i'd like to welcome you to the format - and i'd like to pay respects to your wallet - may it rest in peace. The first bit of advice I always give is to always write a well thought out deck description. You don't necessarily have to write a primer, but here is a good guide to go by: Epochalyptik's So You Want to Write a Primer? it's what got me started on writing well thought out points for people to follow when they visit my deck page. Quick tangent - the benefits to writing a primer are thus: 1. It forces you to think out all card interactions - making you better understand how the deck works. Additionally, if there is a flaw in your logic someone can point it out. 2. It gives people an idea of how your deck works, and what cards they should be suggesting. -end tangent.
Onward to actual card suggestions - interesting that you are leaning so heavily on Enchantments for Pillowfort construction. Since you are 5 color, have you considered using Collective Restraint , Koskun Falls , Ghostly Prison , or War Tax ? Each of the previously mentioned has excellent synergy with the already included Propaganda and builds nicely off of it. Additionally, a great resource for looking up cards that have a similar functionality to another card is MtGAssist.com. It's a great option outside of EHDREC
Oh, and before I forget - +1 for a new deck. I hope you enjoy your first foray into EDH/Commander. :)
3 months ago
Benthehen333 - Absolutely! Not a problem. Excited to see the "Still Budget Upgrade List" for sure! I'm hoping to branch out and get more fun "Budget" decks after I made my first EDH Deck modeled after a Voltron Kozilek, the Great Distortion . The deck is a little strong for my meta as well, with the exception of two other not budget decks. If you care to see it: Koz, Colorless EDH Deck
To answer your question I looked at The Tax Man Cometh by KayneMarco and I would prefer you didn't by Molesto-the-Egregious as references: Disruptive Student , Vodalian Mage , Disruptive Pitmage , Turn Aside , Approach of the Second Sun , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue , Monastery Siege , War Tax , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Daxos of Meletis , Baird, Steward of Argive , Aven Mindcensor , Teyo, the Shieldmage , The Wanderer , Time Wipe , Foresee , Azor's Elocutors , and Marble Diamond are several Non-Land Sub $1 cards I saw in there as well. The list goes on, for sure. I didn't look into it beyond this but any W/U or Colorless card that let's you draw when an opponent draws would be fantastic. Mind's Eye would be a good Sub $5 card I know of, if there were to be upgrades in that deck.
4 months ago
Some kind of Ghostly Prison War Tax or Magus of the Tabernacle would help offset the low creature count and keep a more or less even playing field with your opponents with various forms of mana deprivation. God-Pharaoh's Statue and Feroz's Ban are other cards I thought of after seeing the low creature count and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV . I'm not a great deck builder, but I find mana deprivation to be even more effective than removal at controlling the pace. Looks like a strong deck in general, I really like the spell slinger feel this deck has.