Xenagos, the Reveler
+1: Add X mana in any combination of and/or to your mana pool, where X is the number of creatures you control.
0: Put a 2/2 red and green Satyr creature token with haste onto the battlefield.
-6: Exile the top seven cards of your library. You may put any number of creature and/or land cards from among them onto the battlefield.
|Want (4)||SaltyCaptain , psycocat , thepakmonster , Kaht|
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|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Xenagos, the Reveler occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Xenagos, the Reveler Discussion
3 weeks ago
Thank you for the suggestions, Carpet of Flowers is an amazing ramp spell for every green deck. It wasn't put into this list since I only have 1 copy and it is currently in my Zacama deck which I finished building about 2 weeks before I started this deck. Yes I know everyone will say "Just use a proxy since you own one" but I try to keep the proxies to a minimum unless it is something like my OG dual lands, and even then only if it's crucial (yes I have a Taiga, no I didn't proxy it in this deck! haha). You are correct that Commander's Sphere is probably the number 1 cut from the rocks.
Tendershoot Dryad is one of those "it's late game, and my plan failed" cards that I included as a back up. Yes this deck has a lot of ways to go infinite, but if I'm missing pieces to my engines having free 3/3 blockers generated every turn is ok with me. Is it necessary to to deck, absolutely not, but I always feel safer having a way to slow people down if I'm not finding what I need.
As for Domri Rade I'm not sure how I feel about him in here anyway. He is in there mainly for the "fights target creature" ability to try to get rid of some threats if needed. Domri, Anarch of Bolas is another good option to switch him out for, I also still have Xenagos, the Reveler in my maybe board as well as a possible replacement for him.
1 month ago
Abundance, Cream of the Crop, Elemental Bond and Sylvan Library can improve your draws. Gavony Township, Opal Palace, and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood are great lands for producing +1/+1 counters, replacing some spells if you like. Gyre Sage is great ramp in a Marath deck, as is Xenagos, the Reveler. Unbound Flourishing is a must-have, as it copies whichever of Marath's abilities you choose to use. Unfortunately my biggest mana ramp is Elf based, as my Born to be Wild deck is much more Elf-heavy than your deck. Maybe take a look, see if you'd like to lean a bit more in that direction?
1 month ago
Guess I'll kick things off, unless I get ninja'd lol.
Favorite Formats: Modern, EDH, trying to get into Pauper, Two-headed Giant. I also have a strong passion for Oathbreaker and Archenemy, despite not being "official formats". Out of all of them, I'd say Oathbreaker is perhaps my favorite with Archenemy being my second favorite.
Favorite Deck: Oh man, there's too many to choose from. I'd have to say my #1 favorite deck in Modern is my Rakdos Minotaur deck. It's lost to the aether somewhere on this site, but it's a Midrange Minotaur Tribal deck jam-packed with like ~18 instant-speed removal spells. Believe it or not, I went up against a tournament winning Elf deck and smashed it to pieces. My opponent made the fatal flaw of sinking everything he had into Ezuri, Renegade Leader. After he tapped everything and put it all on the stack, I came in with a Terminate and killed it. With nothing but some 1/1s and 2/2s on the field, he reluctantly passed. I had only four Minotaur on the field against an army of Elves. I had Rageblood Shaman, Felhide Petrifier, Neheb, the Worthy and Kragma Warcaller. This looks like it's merely 8 power on the field, but with all abilities adding up it's actually a total of 27 power. With Trample. And Deathtouch. And First strike. And Haste. So, he obviously did not block nearly enough and I won. Even if he had, I have Savage Beating in the deck for a reason ;).
As for EDH, my current favorite deck is my Lathliss' Brood deck. This thing is just a powerhouse of fun. The deck's description needs to be updated, but as of now the deck list itself is complete. I find it works very well the way it is. And yes, it can win on turn 6. Not take out one opponent. I mean take out all three of them, on turn 6.
As for Oathbreaker, by large my favorite deck is my exceptionally broken Kiora's Eternity - Dual Infinity, and Beyond!!. Being able to literally produce both infinite mana and infinite turns, on turn 4, is astounding. I'll need to fit Nyxbloom Ancient into the mix now ;) Because if you're going to Min-Max a deck, you gotta do it properly ;D
Favorite Color: - It's fast, it's powerful, and it doesn't care about you or your feelings. Second is green, followed by black, than white, than blue. Sorry blue players, but I don't have the time nor the patience to be responsive. If I am sitting there with zero cards in my hand and everything is turned sideways, I'm a very happy Timmy. :3
Favorite Guild: RAKDOS - also Gruul. If I am feeling midrangey, I play Rakdos. If I'm feeling stompy, I play Gruul. Oddly enough I have a very strong affinity for Orzhov. I think it's just a nice step into a different style. I love playing with life totals and all. Again, zero love for blue. Sowwie not sowwie.
Favorite Shard: Okay, so you're going to hate me for saying this but it's... Esper. I KNOW RIGHT?! For some reason, I absolutely LOVE how Esper playes. It's... I don't know. I think it's because since I am pulled into three colors, I need to manage resources better. I can't dedicate an entire deck to just smashing face or blowing stuff up. I could, but I think that having a third color pushes me out of my comfort zone and I find genuine solace in Esper's manipulation of the entire game. I know, it's very weird. This is the one and only time I play blue. Sometimes I'll try for something like Izzet or Temur, but the only one I find comes natural is Esper.
Favorite Wedge: I've always held a strong passion for Mardu, but I can never seem to make it work. One of these days I will, and it'll be my next passion project. Until then, Mardu, you're a love on the other side of the world. I think what I love the most about Mardu is, as weird as it will sound, it's not Jund. You'd think Jund is just Rakdos and Gruul combined, but in reality the way it plays, it's more Golgari and Gruul combined. I'm not really into graveyard interactions, and so I feel I can't play Jund properly. I always feel out of my element stepping into a Jund deck. But Mardu is so straight forward; Turn sideways and wrath.
Card that best represents you: I think, out of all of Magic, there is one card that truly sings to me and it's Xenagos, the Reveler. First of all, I love Planeswalkers. Secondly, I love Gruul. Thirdly, I love Theros. But also the abilities. +1 for stupid amounts of mana to sink into stupid amounts of spells and abilities? Thank you yes please. Then a free hasty boi for 0? Sure why the heck not?? That last -7 is great, too! It's effectively See the Unwritten on a stick but better! :D
Hobbies Outside of Magic: Work. Work. Work. Play with my cat. Sleep. Also work. I work a lot. I just accepted a position as a production supervisor for a company coming to America. I can't get into specifics here, but effectively what's going on is this is a Danish company that has been in business for 30+ years. They are opening up shop in America and built their very first plant last year in the town next to mine. They are in the process of building an entire nation-wide Division, and have asked me to be a production supervisor. I'm 30 years old. So if I work toward retirement goals, that's 35+ years with this company, literally on the ground floor of aggressive expansion. Nowhere to go but up.
Tell us about your life outside of TappedOut: As I just stated, I work a lot of hours. Currently about 50 - 60 a week. Thank God I'm hourly, right?? Haha but joking aside, I also support my disabled mother. My dad passed in 2007, we lost our house in the crash of 2008, and my mom was diagnosed with Lupus in 2010. Lupus is a disease where your immune system attacks your body. It starts with your joints, but it spreads to organs and the nervous system. Unfortunately there is no cure that we know of today. The best course is to put her on medication to suppress the immune system, which means she is constantly sick and battling illness. She almost passed away in 2017 when a simple head cold turned into bronchitis and then pneumonia. The virus moved into her kidneys where it caused massive damage and shut them down. She was in the ICU for literally a full three weeks, and her vitals crashed twice. She is doing much better now, but unfortunately Lupus will only make her health worse. It's sort of like Hospice. The unfortunate reality is that if she doesn't pass from something in the meantime, such as a car accident, Lupus will take her life. It may be 10 or 20 years from now, but it will happen. I believe she has started the early stages of alzheimer's / dementia as it spreads to and attacks her brain. She will "remember" conversations that never happened, she will forget things almost immediately, and she will hear sounds or see flashes of light that aren't there. She is 54 years old. So, the vast majority of my life is going to work, then coming home to take care of her. I was at Walgreens buying her medication when I posted this thread, and now I'm at home about to start cleaning as I type this reply. Such is my life.
How did you come up with your username? I actually had an account before this one, under the username MinotaurtheMatador, named after my favorite tribe; Minotaurs. I made a second account named Catalog9000, which I used as an online database for the cards I had. As my collection grew, the whole "cataloging" thing came harder to do and I consolidated both accounts into one. Once I upgraded, I switched to TypicalTimmy, because that's who I am as a player. I get excited over big stupid cards and I love to play big stupid creatures. You know how Pelakka Wurm was a pushed bulk rare in Core 2019 and everyone hated it? I ran a playset of it in two different decks. ;)
What first appealed to you about Magic? I'm honestly not sure. I actually hated Magic at first. Thought it was a stupid waste of time. Then again, I was an edgelord in high school, so go figure. What appeals to me now is the creative force behind deck building. I love the challenge of taking cards nobody uses and making it work. So yes, I play fringe decks. I love that this actually equates to an edge, because nobody knows what your deck will do since nobody plays it lol.
Why is Magic important to you now? The game isn't so much as important to me as the community. I come onto TappedOut because it's like going onto Facebook. I have friends here, I can talk about cool ideas, I can express concerns, I can offer advice. I may not be the best user, nor the most experienced. Heck, I'm probably not even in the top half. But I play the game in a way others don't (fringe), which means I can see potential in cards that many others will overlook. It might not be the best advice, but it's certainly something many users have taken into consideration and used.
What are your thoughts on the current metagame (any format)? I haven't kept up with metas in so long that I can't even tell you, anymore. I'm sorry.
Are there any cards or strategies you feel overcentralize the metagame? Since I can't answer the prior, I can't answer this either. Again, I apologize.
How do you deal with a dominant new deck, card, and/or player in your pod? 3/3. Can't answer. Sowwie.
What is your approach to deckbuilding? For Modern, I look for about 3 - 5 cards that all interact extremely well together and run a gambit of 2 - 4 copies in a deck. Synergy above all else. In EDH, I look for up to three "types" of cards and comprise a list of around 20 of each, then hone from there. For example, in my Lathliss, Dragon Queen I have three basic functions: Ramp & cost reduction, Dragons, Burn. Each one works on their own, but they work together to create a tremendous force to reckon with. I use the Commander as a tool to kick the deck into overdrive, not as a crutch the deck must be centered around. If she's not out, it's okay I'm still pitching 4/4s and 5/5s with strong abilities and evasion in the air. If she is out, hot damn.
Share with us some of your favorite decks by others on TappedOut you feel are underappreciated/underrated. I'll have to get back to this, sorry.
Are there any future releases you’re looking forward to? Why or why not? IKORIA & THE COMMANDER SET
2 months ago
DespoilerOfSouls thank you very much for your suggestions i will try Firedrinker Satyr although as I was building this deck i was thinking that this card has more downsides than upsides. Xenagos, the Reveler is a flavor win i will also try out that card but the team buff effect of domri sounds also pretty usefull. Again thank you very much and i am glad you liked my deckbuild so far.
Many cards i did not include becourse i wanted to keep this build between 25-30$ so that if somebody desides he wanted to buy this deck that is more a gimick an fun deck to play he does't have to spend to much money.
2 months ago
May I suggest Firedrinker Satyr as an aggressive satyr, and Xenagos, the Reveler makes more satyr friends (more expansive than Domri but might work better). Boon Satyr is a pet card of mine but maybe too slow, it looks fun and satyr's have always been a favourite of mine, i hope this has been helpful.
2 months ago
Some things here are in and out for testing. Overall I am very much enjoying the deck, and working on acquiring the cards in the art that I like a little at a time. I'll go over the latest testing/impressions below.
- Evolutionary Leap : I have replaced Leap with Vraska, Golgari Queen . I got tired of bottoming things like Dictate of Erebos or any of the other 34 non-creature cards. My creatures are all powerful, granted, but passing over my key enchantments is very much a no-go. I have yet to play her, but I am hopeful.
- Xenagos, the Reveler : absolutely earned his place. The rate with which he lets me turn land-light board states into multi-action haymakers is unreal.
- Mana base: I'm trying to rework this again, I find it incredibly painful and while that is largely OK for the 1v1s that I commonly run, I'm not sure if that's ideal for the true multiplayer environment. I have added Yavimaya Hollow for the regen effect, and still want to find a home for Phyrexian Tower . My priority is still ETB untapped lands, so it will probably remain painful. Just want to go over it again, is all. Probably adding all of the applicable fetches and shocks, and then basics instead of the odd check lands? Not sure yet. I know the quantity is right, though.
- The Death Priest is bonkers. I already had him in the win-con field but twice he came out in testing yesterday and was absolutely nuts. Its even better with Reyhan out, of course, but even on his own he ramps up any sac outlets really, really fast.
- The deck doesn't feel like it has a nut-draw, exactly. It can come from so many different angles, and can function on hands that are literally all lands, thanks to my 2-card hand in the command zone. I've had games that were straight aggro, drawing nothing but beating down with Reyhan and Tana until I did draw into something good. I tend to prefer the non-combat win-cons, as its super annoying to stack up a dude and get your creatures tapped down or bounced. Purph and a big Tana is my single favorite win-con if I have to do it via combat damage.
- My curve feels pretty nice. Yeah, sometimes I draw all my 6-drops but most of the time I don't have a problem with curving out into something unmanageable.
I'm getting to the point where I'm seeing fewer things that need to come in and out for testing, and I think its largely going to be waiting on new sets to really drop bombs if I don't take the deck a different direction, which I don't think I want to. I really like its toolbox. Wouldn't mind a proper tutor instead of Diabolic Intent , but I don't want to be more oppressive than this can already be and that is on flavor and synergistic with the rest of the deck.
2 months ago
So we all know Bolas was defeated and is currently trapped within his meditation realm, but what are the odds he had/has influence over at least some of the gods of Theros? With spoilers trickling in every day, some of the artwork for nee cards has got the gears in my head spinning.
Look at the artwork for Heliod, Sun-Crowned . His crown is clearly a depiction of Nicol Bolas's horns. Then there's the art for Blood Aspirant (name translated from the German spoiler), another clear depiction of Bolas's horns.
These two pieces of art had me curious enough to start looking back at other cards from the original Theros block. This one might be a stretch, but Xenagos, the Reveler has two sets of horns; the middle two resembling Bolas's.
And while we're on the Topic of cards from previous sets, there's Ashiok, Dream Render , who is depicted in Bolas's meditation realm with the massive Bolas horns behind him (before they were changed to resemble Ugin's horns after Bolas's imprisonment).
Is Ashiok another agent of Bolas? Back in the original Theros block, Ashiok made a deal with Phenax, the God of Deception. We, the audience, were never actually told what Ashiok requested from Phenax. All we know is that it made Phenax let out a horrible laugh and agree to Ashiok's wish. Phenax described Ashiok as having "so many /grand/ tricks" with emphasis being put on the word grand. Is it possible that now Phenax is also working under Bolas? It wouldn't be surprising considering Bolas's obsession with gods. Theros seems like a prime world for the evil mastermind to take advantage of.
I think it's very possible we may see Bolas return sooner rather than later. What do you think? Am I looking too far into this? Feel free to share your thoughts!
2 months ago
I think that new Satyr Commander is a solid one for Gruul. Let's be honest, Gruul wants to attack, and card advantage is everything. So drawing cards for attacking? Sign me up for that shit.
To get around the whole "at random" bit, just pick cards that can be interacted with in the graveyard. Flashback, Madness, you got Heaven / Earth , Mouth / Feed , Insult / Injury , Struggle / Survive , etc. And with Crucible of Worlds , Ramunap Excavator & Wrenn and Six you can get your lands back. She also helps produce an anthem effect if you'd like to use Xenagos, the Reveler .
I don't think I'd recommend Dredge, but I mean it is technically an option.
So it seems like a really fun chaos deck. Lots of wild interactions and unexpected plays, if that's your sort of thing.
In fact, if building a chaos deck is your goal, this would actually be one Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded would work well in.