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(X)(Blue): Creatures can't attack this turn unless their controller pays (X) for each attacking creature he or she controls.
War Tax Discussion
1 week 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.
1 month 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. :)
1 month 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.
2 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.
3 months ago
3 months ago
5 months ago
What's the goal of the deck? It seems pretty unfocused. I can see Codex Shredder , Crystal Shard and some other strange choices in there. Whats your budget? Cuz some easy improvements are removing cards that dont further your game plan like: Vedalken Humiliator War Tax why not Propaganda or a bounce-/Counterspell? Unsubstantiate for instance. Nezahl, is he your wincon? Shouldnt your wincon be tied to Urza, the biggest of chunguses? I know it may not make sense, but Brainstorm is way better than Lorthos because you can cast it vastly more often, amongst other stuff.
And these guys aren't necessarily bad Trophy Mage Trinket Mage Tribute Mage But why are you running them? You should have targets in mind, and cut the ones that don't further your game plan, which is, I presume, absolute crushing victory!
Just cut some of the higher costed stuff that don't add to your game plan like Deadeye Navigator and add in stuff like Torpor Orb , Cursed Totem and Chain of Vapor (pulls double duty as a potential ritual effect).
If any of this seems rude, I apologize. I am rather drunk and looking to help a bit. Urza is rad and I hope you enjoy playing him!
War Tax occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%