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Winding Canyons Discussion
3 days ago
Is it worth it to buy cards that I will actually use from the reserved list? From what I understand, the cards won't be reprinted so they should retain their value. These are not just cards to keep and hope they increase in price, but also cards that I will be using in EDH decks as well.
The specific cards in question I am looking to purchase are...
3 weeks ago
xemnas731 yeah I also want to run t as stax, but as a sideboard, so I can adjust the deck according to the meta. Panharmonicon got tested a lot(as you can read in the updates if you will), but I cut it, because it is a bit of a win more card. At 4 cmc I want it to do something, but it really doesn't. Either I play it at an empty board where it does nothing, or I hold it in hand and play it on a board where I can blink. In this state I'd rather use me resources to protect what I have(eg. having mana open of a Ghostway) than doubling the stuff that already puts me ahead. In this current list this is a win more card. Battlesphere is too expensive for me. I thought about trying Displacer, but as I sometimes even lack the colorless mana for Thought-Knot Seer I don't think his ability being 1 mana cheaper than Mistmeadow Witch won't make it this much better. Lighthouse will come in as soon as I get my hand on one, as will Winding Canyons.
Ephara looks quite good, I will consider it for sure!
1 month ago
I do agree with a good bunch of your cut considerations
Chromatic Lantern: I agree on this cut, it is a very nice and good card, but is better used in decks with 3-5 colours for it to really have value. How often do you begin a game with a hand that isn't able to produce both blue or/and black mana in this deck, you have lots of dual coloured lands so my guess is not that often :)
Risen Executioner: Its not really the best zombie lord, the +1/+1 is nice, but it cant block and the ability to play it from the graveyard is too big of a mana cost since your grave will have a good amount of creatures, especially from board wipes, it is commander after all. So yeah, propably the first thing to cut. Maybe add Patriarch's Bidding as it cost 1 more mana but return all your zombies which might be better when you have 5 mana available.
Nim Deathmantle: Its abilities is pretty expensive, 6 mana to even use an equipment is quite a lot if not the equiment is game changing, and it does not really seem that gamechanging, its a nice effect and nice to have reanimation, but there is already a good amount of reanimation and your commander benefits from your graveyard as well as the other players graveyard, and it makes them zombies and might buff them up to a 4/4 for only 4 mana and is on a stick, so it is a fine pick to cut. If you put in Noxious Ghoul in the deck at some point, it might be worth since it will protect your commander or one of the other 5 non-zombies you have.
Rooftop Storm: I am a little against cutting this one, i have not playtested this deck so have not seen how it performs. I understand that it has a high CMC, and you will rarely have that many zombies in your hand for this to have an strong effect. But if you end cutting a little more non-creatures and add some more zombies, it might be good to keep in. You do only have 17/18 zombies so i see the reason of maybe cutting it, but maybe it just the fact of free zombies that makes one want to keep it.
Dictate of Erebos: Same effect as Grave Pact but with flash and 1 more in CMC, depends on how useful Grave Pact is, and for me 5 mana and a flash card seem a bit expensive, even though you probably have a good amount of lands untapped. But Leyline of Anticipation and Vedalken Orrery will give Grave Pact flash. It really comes down to if the effect is worth having 2 card slot taking the up the same affect to make sure you get it.
Psychic Strike: Its nice for a counterspell to mill an opponent since it ups your commanders target for eternalize effect, but for a counterspell it seems a bit weak, and other cards might have a bigger impact.
Overseer of the Damned: Too expensive, completely agree. Combos well with Grave Pact, but tapping out 7 mana for this effect is saddening since it will likely be a big target the second it comes out. And if you draw it early game it feels like a set back, even though you will scry away from it very quickly.
One Land: How is your experience with you mana availibilty? You have a 3.08 Average CMC which is a bit but nicely low for a zombie deck, might be another reason to cut Rooftop Storm. The most common and spread mana base for a commander deck is 46 mana sources (38 lands and 8 accelerants) You have 36 lands and 7 accelerants, so a bit less. It might work but for me it seems like it should rather have an extra land instead of cutting one :) But if yuo want to cut one, i have a hard time seeing how good Winding Canyons is in this deck.
But these are all my considerations on your possible cuts.
1 month ago
Oracle of Mul Daya is amazing, tends to net me more ramp than Azusa, Lost but Seeking because of that extra deck peek and scry abuse. The thing is....them knowing you have an aggressive control spell or counter in hand doesn't really augment how you will play it if you know how to spot counter bait. Heck the table might make brief political alliances with you because of what they know is in your hand, which buys you time...time wins you the game. The reveal rarely hurts you because there's really not much they can do to stop it, plus the board tends to get wiped every 6 or so turns so its not like its an effect that lasts all game, even if you don't chump block with it after you've emptied your hand of lands.
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir gives your creatures flash and makes everything you play uncounterable, which is indispensable against blue decks and comes in extreme handy more than you'd think. Him having flash built in lets you vomit your hand on their turn after flashing him in (oh how i miss the bygone days of yore with Prophet of Kruphix). Depending on your brew Leyline of Anticipation, Vedalken Orrery, or having both Alchemist's Refuge and Winding Canyons might serve you better. Having some flash tech with this commander is almost essential
1 month ago
I would suggest replacing By Force with Vandalblast and also find space to include Quicksilver Amulet to cheat in fatties in case Kaalia got killed. You currently only have 5 mana rocks with a high CMC, I would recommend increasing it to at least 7 or 8 mana rocks that are 2 cmc or less. I would also suggest Hall of the Bandit Lord for a hasted Kaalia effect as well as Winding Canyons to flash her in at opponent's end step. Hope that helps!
1 month ago
Steaditup, Happy to hear that! Share the love man, Nissa is just an interesting pick and I enjoy this deck and this Commander a lot. I will make sure to check out your take on her :)
What is your favorite card in your Nissa deck?
1 month ago
1 month ago
So, from what you have currently listed, I'm interested in the following:
I am also interested in the pack foil Qasali Pridemage over the promo one if you have it. I would heavily prefer to trade, but am not opposed to finishing out the trade with a few bucks if need be. LEt me know if we can work something out, thanks!