World at War

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Rise of the Eldrazi Rare

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World at War

Sorcery

After the first postcombat main phase this turn, there's an additional combat phase followed by an additional main phase. At the beginning of that combat, untap all creatures that attacked this turn.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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World at War Discussion

Copperus on I will PUMP YOU UP!

4 days ago

Top Ditches: (no order)

Ajani Goldmane-Focus on the Elspeths

Shrine of Loyal Legions-takes too long to go anywhere

Mogg Infestation-Just feels weak

World at War-Don't overdo the combat tricks

Mentor of the Meek-Checked the oracle text. If you have a static +X/+X effect mentor won't trigger

Promise of Bunrei

Thalia's Lancers-Good not great and you aren't playing Legendary.deck

Urabrask the Hidden-Again good not great

Angel of Serenity-You have Reya and Sun Titan to do this

White Sun's Zenith-On the boarder about this one. It is good and maybe even great but can be iffy.

JaysomeDecks on Xenagos: Zookeeper God

1 week ago

So, Xenagod loves extra combat steps. Simply loves them. Since his ability triggers at the beginning of combat, any extra combats you take let him trigger an additional time that turn. And since he essentially doubles a creatures power, that second combat time you're striking for 4x the damage. Combined with the first combat step, you're hitting for a whopping 6x damage with a creature that turn.

World at War is one of the best, as it has rebound, giving you two turns in a row of double combat steps for just one card. Seize the Day probably takes second slot, as flashback again doubles its utility. Savage Beating can be expensive, but is also well worth it. A 5/5, doubled to 10/10 with Xenagod, swings for 20 with double strike, then gets doubled again and swings for 40 in the second attack. That's 60 damage in one turn off a 5/5.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Kaalia of the vast

1 week ago

Looks very powerful, +1.

Have you considered extra combat cards, like World at War and Aggravated Assault?

greatdevourer on Tsabo Tavoc, Mother of Infection

1 week ago

Really good decks start out with a solid idea and evolve over time and play testing. Here's some ideas based on my experience.

Cards to consider (in no particular order):
Ugin's Nexus to keep people from taking extra turns.
Goblin Welder for artifact recursion. Even if they counter something like the Nexus or Contagion Engine.
Jester's Cap is great at ripping combo decks apart by removing key components. It also works well with the Goblin Welder.
Bonehoard is better than Nightmare Lash in multi-player games as it sees everyone's graveyard.
Grafted Exoskeleton really should be in this deck to help push the infect theme and make any creature a significant threat.
Infiltration Lens, for the card drawing. The defender chooses to either take the damage or allow you to draw two cards.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon also should be in this list.
Kumano, Master Yamabushi as an alternate win conditions via direct damage. With the Grafted Exoskeleton it's a short game.
Fallen Ferromancer, Frostwielder, Spikeshot Goblin, or Prodigal Pyromancer to get around those pillow fort opponents.
Kaervek the Merciless to make it hurt for those combo players.
Virulent Swipe as a better creature pump spell. The rebound means you get twice the effect out of one card.
World at War is another extra combat phase card. Also rebounds.
War Elemental can get huge. When paired with a Surestrike Trident it becomes a quick way to kill a player each turn.
Loxodon Warhammer for tample and life gain. Any creature in the deck is better with a Warhammer. Spikeshot Goblin is really fun with the Warhammer.
Relic Putrescence could be fun on someone's mana artifact.
Cards to consider cutting from the list:
Anthem of Rakdos deals too much damage to you. Per Gatherer: "The first ability triggers once for each creature you attack with. If you attack with three creatures, for example, theyll each get +2/+0 and youll be dealt 3 damage." Horrible when you have multiple combat phases per turn.Talisman of Indulgence should be a Rakdos Signet so you don't take as much damage.
Lashwrithe is too conditional on your lands in play.
Nightmare Lash same problems Lashwrithe.
Thunderscape Familiar and Nightscape Familiar don't promote your theme and are not strong enough on their own to be worth having on the field. If you really need the mana reduction, you're better off with more land cards.
Scorchwalker is a mediocre creature and a crappy pump spell. There are too many better creatures.

These cards are all single creature pumps that don't help you at all if an opponent plays a Wrath of God or similar effect. One-shots are nice against a single opponent, but not in multiplayer.
Haze of Rage, Reckless Charge, Tormenting Voice, Balduvian Rage, Brute Force, Enrage, Reckless Spite.
The X mana pump spells are really bad because of the mana choices that playing them forces on you each turn. Leave mana open for the X pump spell or play another card? Not worth it.

May be worth cutting unless you don't have a better option:
Inquisitor's Flail is a maybe. This one is kinda a tough choice. I would cut it for a better card but leave it in if your budget or collection doesn't have another option.
Bonesplitter is another mediocre card that's only good if there isn't a better option.
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves The haste is nice but they are really only good against spot removal. I would leave these in until you need to cut them to make room for better cards.

Obviously, temper these suggestions with your collection and budget. Feel free to check out my decks and let me know what you think of the ideas.

JaysomeDecks on Xenagos, God of Lycans

1 week ago

So, Xenagod loves extra combat steps. Simply loves them. Since his ability triggers at the beginning of combat, any extra combats you take let him trigger an additional time that turn. And since he essentially doubles a creatures power, that second combat time you're striking for 4x the damage. Combined with the first combat step, you're hitting for a whopping 6x damage with a creature that turn.

World at War is one of the best, as it has rebound, giving you two turns in a row of double combat steps for just one card. Seize the Day probably takes second slot, as flashback again doubles its utility. Savage Beating can be expensive, but is also well worth it. A 5/5, doubled to 10/10 with Xenagod, swings for 20 with double strike, then gets doubled again and swings for 40 in the second attack. That's 60 damage in one turn off a 5/5.

Also, I would look into adding a Mage Slayer. Damage is when you attack, so after your commander ability triggers. It essentially doubles the damage you deal, but the first half of it is direct, and can't be blocked or interfered with.

orion95 on Marton Stromgald and his army of goblins

2 weeks ago

Jumped here from discord

Flamerush Rider for more goblin etb

Chaos Warp recommended for interacting with enchantments (and everything else in fact even emblems or lands)

Ruby Medallion maybe? Also note Caged Sun

Also additional combat phases may be interesting here. Since the commander gives bonuses until end of turn, the second combat would have twice the boost (assuming you have the surviving creatures of course.) an example World at War

Cheers

SquatchV1 on Yeetris

3 weeks ago

Have you considered extra combat spells like Seize the Day or World at War?

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Anya

4 weeks ago

Love me some Angels! My Aurelia build uses Final Fortune and Last Chance as finishers. Multiple combats can win games quickly as well, with things like World at War and Relentless Assault.

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