- 1x Acidic Slime
- 1x Avenger of Zendikar
- 1x Birds of Paradise
- 1x Blighted Agent
- 1x Champion of Lambholt
- 1x Chasm Skulker
- 1x Coiling Oracle
- 1x Cold-Eyed Selkie
- 1x Deceiver Exarch
- 1x Edric, Spymaster of Trest
- 1x Elvish Mystic
- 1x Elvish Visionary
- 1x Eternal Witness
- 1x Farhaven Elf
- 1x Fathom Mage
- 1x Gyre Sage
- 1x Hornet Queen
- 1x Invisible Stalker
- 1x Kaseto, Orochi Archmage
- 1x Kiora's Follower
- 1x Llanowar Elves
- 1x Lu Xun, Scholar General
- 1x Man-o'-War
- 1x Marang River Prowler
- 1x Mulldrifter
- 1x Mystic Snake
- 1x Prime Speaker Zegana
- 1x Reclamation Sage
- 1x Sakashima the Impostor
- 1x Sakura-Tribe Elder
- 1x Solemn Simulacrum
- 1x Thassa, God of the Sea
- 1x Thrummingbird
- 1x Trygon Predator
- 1x Viridian Joiner
- 1x Vorel of the Hull Clade
- 1x Whirler Rogue
- 1x Wood Elves
- 1x Zameck Guildmage
- 1x Alchemist's Refuge
- 1x Command Tower
- 1x Faerie Conclave
- 12x Forest
- 1x Hinterland Harbor
- 11x Island
- 1x Lumbering Falls
- 1x Novijen, Heart of Progress
- 1x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
- 1x Reliquary Tower
- 1x Rogue's Passage
- 1x Simic Growth Chamber
- 1x Temple of Mystery
- 1x Temple of the False God
- 1x Thornwood Falls
- 1x Treetop Village
- 1x Arachnogenesis
- 1x Beast Within
- 1x Counterspell
- 1x Cyclonic Rift
- 1x Evacuation
- 1x Fuel for the Cause
- 1x Negate
- 1x Rapid Hybridization
- 1x Steady Progress
Good deck. Have you thought of running Mycoloth? He can help generate a whole heap of tokens/experience counters.
Also, Sage of Hours is an easy win condition. If you have 5 or more experience counters you have infinite turns.
May 23, 2016 7:06 p.m.
As for Sage of Hours: as I explain in my "avoiding too much hate" section, I purposely avoided a lot of infect or Sage of Hours. I've seen others use them and it results in the deck getting instantly hated out of later games. Might just be my meta that frowns down on infect and infinite turns. It's a great combo if you can pull it off though.
Thanks again :)
May 23, 2016 7:32 p.m.
Honestly Charging Badger wouldn't be bad here... keep pumping him up with Ezuri and make a huge trampler.
May 30, 2016 9:49 p.m.
I have been rather happy with Bramblewood Paragon in my simic Ezuri elves deck. I also think you could have some fun with Contagion Engine. I was running Inexorable Tide for a while but I found that Contagion Engine just did a lot more in the long run. It does stuff the same turn it comes out, whereas Tide sits and does nothing until you cast more spells. At 5 CMC, it often takes a turn around the table before it accomplishes much.
May 31, 2016 3:12 a.m.
Just a side-note on wording: "pump out weenies to activate Ezuri's ability" - Ezuri's ability is actually a triggered ability, as such, you don't activate it. Correct wording in terms of game play would be "to trigger Erzui's ability". Not very relevant, thought I'd mention it though :)
May 31, 2016 10:24 a.m.
JohnnyBaggins, thanks for the correction. You're right... Ezuri gets triggered not activated.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. All added to maybeboard
May 31, 2016 11:14 a.m.
May 31, 2016 2:19 p.m.
The problem I have with Master Biomancer is that he can turn into a non-bo with Ezuri. He makes your creatures come in big and prevents those creatures from generating extra experience counters. He could be great if I already have a lot of experience counters. On the whole though, I like to see my experience counters continue to rise. Last night I was able to put 20 +1/+1 counters on Faerie Conclave for the win. Master Biomancer may have prevented me from getting my experience counters that high.
May 31, 2016 2:29 p.m.
Do you feel as though you have enough draw to avoid running out of steam?
May 31, 2016 2:38 p.m.
Bababad, hmmm...most games yes...however I'm always open to more card draw. What would you suggest?
May 31, 2016 2:45 p.m.
In these colors id be remissed if I didn't recommend Sylvan Library, especially since your curve is remarkably low...paying that life to make an aggressive play might just win you the game.
Cream of the Crop is extremely cheap for what it does, fixes your next draw handily. Lets you dig through your deck for most of the game for the small cost of 1G. Even digging 3 or 4 at a time helps, though its usually better in more midrange variants, you might have a slot for it.
Arcane Denial always feels like a good add. Can even be used to counter a dead draw in your hand to net you 3 cards on the next upkeep or just saves you from death for 1U. Looks weird, I know, but you never feel bad about that free card.
May 31, 2016 3:03 p.m.
and sylvan library is actually only 20ish bucks, ignore the cost the image gives you
May 31, 2016 3:04 p.m.
I think Sylvan Library isn't really that great in a deck that includes blue. You have so many better options that don't cost you life. Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx put in a lot of work. (I also second Zameck Guildmage. He works wonderfully with Ezuri.)
May 31, 2016 3:08 p.m.
I play a kruphix edh deck and I love it because it is abused with other draw effects I have (Abundance combos hard with it, digging for 3 nonlands and setting yourself up to either draw all 3 naturally or through the life sacrifice is clutch.) and my play group has soft banned Sphinx for the time being, something about me and a buddy using insta decking combos with it and Laboratory Maniac. So I had to get creative :P
May 31, 2016 3:17 p.m.
Haha. Yeah, Sphinx is baaad. I put it in every blue deck I make. :>
Another fantastic draw card that comes to mind is Recurring Insight. It's easy to ramp into in Simic, and boy oh boy does it draw a lot of cards.
May 31, 2016 3:26 p.m.
hurm, never considered Sages of the Anima, ill throw it in SB if anyone decides to run draw hate in my playgroup.
That Recurring Insight certainly is pretty...wish it said target player though. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur fills that high cmc draw niche for me since I can reliably play him turn 5 or 6 (gotta love infinite hand size and eternal mana). Ill add it to my consider list though, thanks!
May 31, 2016 4:07 p.m.
May 31, 2016 4:12 p.m.
I'll find a spot for Zameck Guildmage. He definitely synergizes with the deck. I love Sylvan Library. I only own one copy of it and it is sitting in my Wort: the Ramp Mother of Burn deck where it is needed. Arcane Denial is one of my fave counter spells. However, I'm trying to keep countering to a minimum. I only have Mystic Snake and Fuel for the Cause because they add to Ezuri's experience counters. My Keranos: It's All Mine! is my more control-countering deck.
May 31, 2016 7:32 p.m.
Looks good, even though this is a different commander this may give you ideas perhaps.Its still a work in progress but It's been doing fairly well despite me not having even all of the cards for it.
June 2, 2016 9:15 p.m.
Hey! Pretty awesome build you have here. I actually have an Ezuri deck as well, though it is, as you call it, an Archenemy type. That said, there are some non-OP cards I run that you may want to consider.
- Bramblewood Paragon because he grants trample. Also, if you play him before Ezuri, Claw of Progress, he makes Ezuri unboltable
- Cephalid Constable provides some interesting gameplay
- Etched Oracle for an Ezuri trigger, as well as some good card advantage (Though not quite as good as Fathom Mage)
- Kiora's Follower for limitless utility. Untap Simic Growth Chamber, Gyre Sage, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Viridian Joiner, etc...
- Loaming Shaman was in the precon, and is one of the few that i deemed worthy of keeping in. Recursion is a very helpful thing, especially post-boardwipes
- Momir Vig, Simic Visionary for a trigger, as well as lots of tutoring
- Sakashima the Impostor to get another Ezuri
- Seedborn Muse only because Prophet of Kruphix is banned
- Slippery Bogle is a great one-drop
- Spike Feeder because that's a lot of life! This has absolutely saved me in multiple games
- Yeva, Nature's Herald is great, and pairs very well with Seedborn Muse
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for more creature drops
AEther Mutation. High cmc, but totally worth it if used correctly.
Worldly Tutor for whatever you want
Breeding Pool if you are willing to pay the ~$14
There's a lot there, so I hope you get something out of my suggestions. If not, hey - that's cool :)
You get a +1, good sir, and I hope you give my build, How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic, a look! Happy tech-ing!
June 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.
windexnose44, thanks for all the thoughtful suggestions. Love your mean looking deck! How well does it do? Does everyone team up against you? I notice you run about 10 fewer creatures than me. Do you find that sufficient? I like having an endless flow of weenies so I can quickly recover after a board wipe.
I added Sakashima and Kiora's follower in... I playtested tonight and they did great. Having a second ezuri is crazy powerful. Because there are 2 ezuris, you can put 2 sets of counters each combat phase right?
June 5, 2016 2:36 a.m.
I have an Ezuri deck as well, and I learned a lot from this build. There's some stuff you may not know about on my page, but the highlights are Notorious Throng, Aluren, Wild Pair, Wild Beastmaster, and Champion of Lambholt.
June 5, 2016 8:25 p.m.
How well does it do? : Very well! One thing about my build is that I didn't go full infect. I did this for multiple reasons. Most relevamt of all is that there just aren't that many exceptionally great infecters in //. But it also provides me with dynamic gameplay. I won't have the same game each time - but I will usually do well and, hopefully, win.
Does everyone team up against you? : Yes. That's why I added a limited amount of counterspells. They're all not super great by design; I didn't want to be that guy (Though I very well may be him, just in a different form).
Do you find [your number of creatures] sufficient? : I do. I don't usually run into too many problems. Rather than having creatures to repopulate the board after a wipe, I just counter the wipe. Also, with cards such as Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Birthing Pod, and AEther Vial, as well as the card draw from Etched Oracle and Fathom Mage, I can usually fish them out.
June 9, 2016 9:43 a.m.
June 9, 2016 5:44 p.m.
Forgotten Ancient allows for you to filter the +1/+1 counters back onto Ezuri effectively making it a discount Voltron or you know, it does make a lot of counters to help with what you want to normally put it on. Kalonian Hydra basically makes everything you own huge. Also lets not forget Doubling Season and Primal Vigor which lets you also make your stuff huge. Cauldron of Souls also helps increase the longevity of your creatures at the sake of losing one +1/+1 counter.
June 14, 2016 3:09 a.m.
Opps, took a second look and saw the Cauldron of Souls my bad haha.
June 14, 2016 3:13 a.m.
So you want more counterspells, eh? ...would you like virtually infinite counterspells?
June 19, 2016 11:38 a.m.
Also I had forgotten to upvote your deck the first time I commented, so I gave you the ol' +1.
June 19, 2016 11:39 a.m.
windexnose44, great suggestion. She would also give me experience counters each time she comes back. She is a little expensive in terms of $$$ but I will look into picking her up
June 19, 2016 11:56 a.m.
@MegaMatt13 - Yes, not the cheapest. I don't know how your playgroup feels about proxies. Mine will allow it as long as we have realistic plans of purchasing the card in the near future. For instance, they were okay with my AEther Vial and Doubling Season, but said no to my Gaea's Cradle xD
June 19, 2016 12:05 p.m.
windexnose44, I don't understand the infinite counters. Do -1/-1 get removed if you have a +1/+1 counter put on it? If they are not removed then this is only a 1 time counter. You could replay the card with Crystal Shard or Erratic Portal, could you explain the combo I am missing?
June 21, 2016 8:29 p.m.
@ anduri - a common question, and one that I had when I first saw Glen Elendra Archmage. Under the official rules, -1/-1 counters and +1/+1 counters cancel each other out. So as long as you put more counters on her, you're solid.
Btw, even without adding counters, she provides two "Negates". She etb with no -1/-1's, so you use her ability. She returns, after which you can reuse her ability and she will be gone for good. But, since you will most likely be putting counters on her with Ezuri, she will be able to counter more.
Sheesh... all this just screams Ambiguity!
June 22, 2016 5:44 p.m.
Triumph of the Hordes for end game? Considering that you only need 10 damage...
August 15, 2016 1:47 p.m.
Triumph of the Hordes for end game? Considering that you only need 10 damage... And if you dosen't, you still can proliferate the poison counters
August 15, 2016 2:07 p.m.
I am not sure how active you are on here, but look to have one of the best decks on site for MR. Claw. I am doing something very different with him, and I have yet to find anything comparable as of yet. I would really love to get an experienced player's opinion on this new take on the Progress I have made. Please, Please, Please give me some input! I will forever be in your debt.
July 23, 2017 2:30 p.m.
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