Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
Legendary Creature — Human Rogue
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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Rare|
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Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Discussion
5 days ago
Chances are if you're playing Selvala, you're going to end up having a bunch of elves in your deck anyway. I would recommend Elvish Archdruid/Priest of Titania/Wirewood Channeler + Sword of the Paruns/Umbral Mantle/Staff of Domination. From there, you can use Selvala to draw your deck a whole bunch and then use Green Sun's Zenith which is just good in the list to begin with) to keep failing to find and re-shuffling itself into the deck. This way you can keep drawing indefinitely while your oppoenents all deck themselves.
I would also recommend Yisan, the Wanderer Bard since he already fits into an untap deck and provides really good incremental value. You can also use him to assemble Avacyn's Pilgrim/Bird of Paradise + Priest of Titania + Village Bell-Ringer + Temur Sabertooth very quickly.
3 weeks ago
On Thin Ice doesn't work for this deck, as it requires a snow-land to enchant, and your deck doesn't run any (and they will increase the cost quite a bit). If you don't have a Coat of Arms already, I would drop it for other things. It's a nice card, but will benefit other tribal strategies and is pretty expensive overall - Door of Destinies might be a better option. Sigarda, Heron's Grace is not actually in your list, so you'll need to drop a card and put her in. Make sure to type * CMDR * (no spaces) after the card name to show her as the commander. I would look for some ways to push damage through, like adding some equipment that gives trample Ring of Kalonia or Loxodon Warhammer come to mind. Skyblinder Staff makes any of your flying creatures blockable only by creatures with Reach, which is a pretty powerful effect, with a flying commander. Champion of Lambholt can quickly give you an army of unblockable creatures. Dictate of Heliod is another option for an anthem. I think Elder Cathar may be an underperformer here and better replaced with another creature. Maybe Juniper Order Ranger, Abzan Falconer, Aegis of the Gods, Baird, Steward of Argive, Goldnight Commander, Karametra's Acolyte, Krosan Restorer, Tuskguard Captain, Wild Beastmaster or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Good luck, and let me know if there are any specific questions you have.
1 month ago
Overall the list looks good. A few improvements I would recommend however:
Starved Rusalka is better than Caregiver. You run both Gaea's Cradle as well as the infinite mana line off Devoted Druid, which both produce green mana. Rusalka can use that mana where Caregiver can't.
I would also recommend Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. This guy does some serious work, especially if the game starts getting a bit drawn out.
1 month ago
@DespairFaction I'm glad to hear that it performed well for ya. Unfortunately I didn't have that experience this last week haha. So I played 5 games that night with this deck and lost literally every game. It solidified what I thought that this deck could never be a cEDH deck. Unless we get the exact silver-bullet that we need, this deck just cannot kill fast enough before the cEDH deck combos off. I played against cEDH Zur the Enchanter & Demonic Consultation combo and cEDH Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, and just could not keep up. I definitely worked hard to punish them, but without drawing the right hate bear or board wipe to take them down, I could not win fast enough.
The other games I had pretty much every piece of removal in the game pointed at me, so every engine piece I had was blown up. Because my deck gets value from permanents, if every single one of them gets destroyed, the deck will naturally run out of steam very quickly.
So, with this pretty poor showing, there are a few things I learned about. 1) I had answers in this deck that could slow down, stop, or neuter the crazy decks I was playing against, but unfortunately, if it is not an equipment, this deck cannot tutor for them consistently. I was thinking if there was room to put in Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter then we would have some way to tutor for the right hate-bear. 2) How do you typically deal with players making very poor decisions that end up costing you and them to game to another player? You play on Magic Online, I play a lot in paper, so poor politics and emotions seem to matter a lot more when playing with paper in front of real people. How do you handle it?
Thanks a ton for spending time with my deck!
1 month ago
I think tutors are a necessary part of the game. Yes they make things more linear, and yes it goes against the spirit of being singleton; but, tutors not only help you it forces your opponents to make better deck building choices. Do I add another splashy card to my deck or do I add some interaction to stop my opponents? I think tutors allow for more interactive games. Does that mean that sometimes games will be quick? Yes. Is that a problem? I don’t think it is. You shuffle up again and put a bullseye on your chest. Being able to quick combo with tutors only hurts you politically. It’s a system of checks and balances. Plus tool box style decks like my beautiful boy Yisan, the Wanderer Bard rely on tutors.
2 months ago
From here you can generat infinite mana, recast Thrasios and combo off.That line is quite compact however has to be done over multiple turns or requires an external untapper. There are lines which include cards like Felidar Guardian which can combo off in one turn:
- Eat a 3 cmc creature getting Felidar Guardian (untap pod)
Eat guardian getting Karmic Guide (bringing back guardian and unttaping pod)
Eat guardian getting Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Copy Karmic Guide getting back guardian and combo guardian and kik for infinite dudes
On the other hand, Polymorph or Mass Polymorph decks are designed with a very low creature count, however all of the creatures have huge impact (think Blightsteel Colossus). Then you use non-creature token generators (e.g. Lingering Souls) to give you fodder to polymorph into big stuff for cheap.
There is also Proteus Staff decks which can be polymorph decks, or can be completely creatureless except of the commander. Since staff lets you order the cards you put back (as opposed to it being random from most polymorph effects), you can stack your library basically let you play the whole deck in one hit. Elsha of the Infinite is a good example of this, since she can play the top card of your library. So you stack your deck andthen use cost reducers/untap effects to let you play all of your mana sources (e.g. mana rocks) and make them mana positive.
2 months ago
I've been challenged by my friends to build a green deck. One thing you need to know about me to understand my struggle is, in 20 years of playing mtg I'VE NEVER PLAYED GREEN ONCE.
So I went on EDHREC and checked all the general with green in their color identity and I narrowed it down to a big 8 cards. I need help understanding them better and to know if my strategies are viable for them or if there's a better one I could use instead.
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Basically using my deck as a toolbox with a bunch of ETB and taping/untaping shenanigans with a small stax engine from artifacts
Gargos, Vicious Watcher Tribal hydras.
Rosheen Meanderer Tribal hydras and other X cards (not sure which one is better for tribal hydras between her and Gargos).
Siona, Captain of the Pyleas: Shielded by Faith + Siona, Captain of the Pyleas to create Infinite tokens then use them with Altar of Dementia to mill everyone to death or having Aetherflux Reservoir and any Soul Warden ability to gun down everyone.
6 Animar, Soul of Elements Eldrazi tribal. Also thinking about Protein Flash.
7.Yasova Dragonclaw Stealing stuff + pod effects or other sacrifices effect to kill the stuff I stole.
8.The First Sliver Sliver tribal (yeah I know you didn't see that coming, what a shock).
Let me know what you guys think might about these generals and if my strategies are viable and which one would be better.
budget isn't an issue and power level is semi-competitive (not casual but the decks won't be tuned to the most powerful versions).
3 months ago
Hey, I'm intrigued by the build but there's definitely some adjustments to make.
Elvish mystic => Orcish Lumberjack - mtg's greatest mana dork.
Harmonize => Compost - meta dependent but FAR greater reward.
Game trail => Gaea's Cradle . (This should be obvious)
Forest => Birthing Pod (35 lands is excessive in cedh unless you have a real reason)
Mountain => Sylvan Tutor (see above)
Mountain => Barbarian Ring (you otherwise have 0 ways to stop a grand abolisher or similar, so flash hulk bodies grumgully)
Reflecting pool => Mana Confluence (pool can't tap without another land)
Soul of the harvest => Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (getting up to six mana to play a dude that doesn't immediately do something is risky, at least yisan has application to find your entire combo, or disruption if needed)
Also what's the deal with genesis chamber?