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Zur the Enchanter
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
Whenever Zur the Enchanter attacks, you may search your library for an enchantment card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put it onto the battlefield. If you do, shuffle your library.
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Zur the Enchanter Discussion
2 days ago
5 days ago
joachimjuncher, Hi! I apologize for such a late reply. The reason is that I've been very busy lately. I'm very grateful to you for taking the time to analyze the deck, and card choice! And thanks for your kind words about the deck! I really appreciate constructive criticism and any suggestions, especially from another mono-green player.
Cards that you suggested to replace:
Viridian Longbow - As you rightly pointed out, it depends on the playgroup. And my playgroup run some realy pesky commanders like Zur the Enchanter, and to be able to destroy them on instant speed is a decent ability, and I try to make the deck as versatile as possible and considering that green is very week in removing creatures, VL seems like a good spell for all those purposes. I agree that its a bit slower then one shot spells, I'll think about it and try to find a good replacement for more tests. What would you put instead of this card?
Lifecrafter's Bestiary - well, I added this card not so long ago, and so far it has performed its functions perfectly - draw additional cards, and scry every upkeep. It is good if you draw it in the beginning - you will at least scry every turn, and it is good to have it in the hand in late game, cuz You usualy have a lot of mana and need more gas (cards) for it. And it has a very good synergy with Cloudstone Curio, Wirewood Symbiote.
Norwood Priestess - well, frankly, there were times when it was a dead draw, or I did not have anything in my hand to cheat in with her ability. But in the same time, more often there were moments of triumph and glory when I was able to drop things like Bane of Progress, Avenger of Zendikar, Terastodon or Craterhoof Behemoth, and all those bobs come in to the battlefield uncounterable with her ability. Needless to say that the deck run some creature untappers, so You can drop bombs even twice in a turn! But I agree with You that this card is a bit slow. If I would cut this card, then what would you suggest to replace it. I'm thinking of replacing her with something like Pattern of Rebirth, Eldritch Evolution or maybe Wayward Swordtooth
Cards that you suggested to add:
Utopia Sprawl, Berserk, Temur Sabertooth, Surrak, the Hunt Caller - all these cards were in the deck and were tested a lot. All of them work fine with Rhonas, but on one of them I would focus my attention - Utopia Sprawl, this card is super great without a doubt, with a pain in my heart, I cut and I returned it several times to the deck, man, its so hard to decide what to cut!
Overgrowth - I'm looking at this magnificent enchantment for a long time, and I would like to find a place for it in the deck, but if I find a slot for it, then I should put Utopia Sprawl first. So that if Overgrowth enters the deck, then only together with Utopia Sprawl.
Rings of Brighthearth is an interesting suggestion! Despite the fact that the card itself does not do anything when it hits the battlefield, It can create very strong synergies and even infinite combinations. I will definitely think about this. And if I add it to the deck, it makes sense to add Basalt Monolith ;).
Homeward Path - I used this card in this deck, and in my other decks. To be honest, the card has never been useful.
Yavimaya Hollow - I also like this land, I would like to find a slot for it, it seems to me a great idea to add more protection for creatures. Especially vulnerable are mana dorks, and opponents try to remove them as quickly as possible in my games.
Elvish Archdruid - I absolutely agree that this is an excellent creature. But as for all previous options, its hard to decide what to cut for it.
Thanks again for all Your suggestions and feedback! I will be happy to look at your decks to, and try to help with my advice!
1 week ago
If you wish to stick with Azorius, then Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is probably your best bet. Pseudo-ramp and taxes in one card is pretty nifty.
For your win conditions, it would depend on the commander.
Augustin works best in a powerful tax/stax deck, where he punishes your opponents, ensuring you are the only one with a usable boardstate.
2 weeks ago
RomanCoffee you make some good points. I took out Duplicant and Phyrexian Ingester like you suggested, as well as most of the other spot removal. Replacing them with more lands and mana rocks and boardwipes has worked really well in games so far. The deck now ramps faster than average, and the value provided by Eldrazi is considerable. It can also cast boardwipes reliably against opponents that build up their boards really fast, and slowly take over from there.
Since the deck is working, I'll keep the deck blue-black for now. There's some synergy to Vela as a commander, since she makes Eldrazi unblockable except by artifact creatures, and opponents lose life when I ninjutsu. If I do add white, Ertai, the Corrupted might make a strong commander for the ability to protect the Eldrazi. Zur the Enchanter doesn't find many enchantments that help the Eldrazi game plan. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic might work just for the 2 life a turn, and maybe some lifegain and lifelink synergies.
3 weeks ago
Gaddock Teeg has never been a problem for me running big, goofy, green beaters - especially w/ shroud/hexproof considering most spells going against you will be targeted removal <4 cmc. Multani, Maro-Sorcerer, Ghalta, Primal Hunger - cards in that vein. If he is ramping out too much stax for those you can run Omnath, Locus of Mana.
The Zur the Enchanter suggestion is good. He can eat teeg for breakfast (and many other decks)
If you are having a pace, removal, tempo issue you could go down a different vein and play another 2 cmc commander and play Sram, Senior Edificer with a majority of your equip/aura <4 cmc... This may be a surprisingly effective option....And if you hate teeg that much you can still play long-term removal auras on him AND draw a card.
3 weeks ago
is a solid option, for the reasons you listed. Additionally, you have access to two of the best removal spells in Commander--Darksteel Mutation and Imprisoned in the Moon. Unlike other removal spells, which merely bounce the enemy's commander back to the command zone (hardly an issue when your commander's CMC is 2), these two enchantments do not force a zone change.
Personally, I would recommend running Zur the Enchanter. Zur can shut down your opponent by bypassing the need to cast your removal. Then you happily make your Zur unkillable (Shielded by Faith; Whispersilk Cloak) and fetch and play the myriad enchantment-based removal provides: Darksteel Mutation, Imprisoned in the Moon, Oblivion Ring, Copy Enchantment, Detention Sphere, etc.