- 1x Aurelia, the Warleader
- 1x Beetleback Chief
- 1x Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- 1x Burnished Hart
- 1x Custodi Soulcaller
- 1x Darien, King of Kjeldor
- 1x Goblin Rabblemaster
- 1x Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
- 1x Hanweir Garrison
- 1x Hanweir Militia Captain Flip
- 1x Hellkite Charger
- 1x Hero of Bladehold
- 1x Iroas, God of Victory
- 1x Krenko, Mob Boss
- 1x Marton Stromgald
- 1x Mentor of the Meek
- 1x Mirror Entity
- 1x Mogg War Marshal
- 1x Monastery Mentor
- 1x Odric, Master Tactician
- 1x Ogre Battledriver
- 1x Recruiter of the Guard
- 1x Selfless Spirit
- 1x Serra Ascendant
- 1x Solemn Simulacrum
- 1x Aggravated Assault
- 1x Assemble the Legion
- 1x Bedlam
- 1x Blood Moon
- 1x Breath of Fury
- 1x Cathars' Crusade
- 1x Confusion in the Ranks
- 1x Mana Echoes
- 1x Rise of the Hobgoblins
- 1x True Conviction
- 1x Ancient Tomb
- 1x Battlefield Forge
- 1x Boros Garrison
- 1x City of Brass
- 1x Clifftop Retreat
- 1x Command Tower
- 1x Hanweir Battlements
- 1x Mana Confluence
- 12x Mountain
- 12x Plains
- 1x Rugged Prairie
- 1x Sacred Foundry
- 1x Spinerock Knoll
- 1x Temple of Triumph
- 1x Windbrisk Heights
- 1x Aligned Hedron Network
- 1x Boros Signet
- 1x Coldsteel Heart
- 1x Darksteel Plate
- 1x Dolmen Gate
- 1x Eldrazi Monument
- 1x Lightning Greaves
- 1x Skullclamp
- 1x Slate of Ancestry
- 1x Sol Ring
- 1x Sword of the Animist
- 1x Whispersilk Cloak
- 1x Faithless Looting
- 1x Martial Coup
- 1x Relentless Assault
- 1x Retribution of the Meek
- 1x Tempt with Vengeance
- 1x Vandalblast
- 1x Waves of Aggression
- 1x World at War
- 1x Berserkers' Onslaught
- 1x Blade of Selves
- 1x Coalition Relic
- 1x Commander's Sphere
- 1x Crawlspace
- 1x Darksteel Plate
- 1x Declaration in Stone
- 1x Devouring Light
- 1x Elspeth Tirel
- 1x Empty the Warrens
- 1x Falter
- 1x Frontline Medic
- 1x Fury of the Horde
- 1x Ghostly Prison
- 1x Gleam of Battle
- 1x Glory of Warfare
- 1x Goblin Assault
- 1x Grasp of Fate
- 1x Idyllic Tutor
- 1x Increasing Devotion
- 1x Jazal Goldmane
- 1x Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
- 1x Kor Cartographer
- 1x Magmatic Chasm
- 1x Mana Geyser
- 1x Master Warcraft
- 1x Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
- 1x Mind Stone
- 1x Mobilization
- 1x Monastery Mentor
- 1x Nomads' Assembly
- 1x Purphoros, God of the Forge
- 1x Ruthless Invasion
- 1x Sacred Mesa
- 1x Seismic Stomp
- 1x Seize the Day
- 1x Sunforger
- 1x Temple Bell
- 1x War Cadence
- 1x Windborn Muse
- 1x Worn Powerstone
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The top decks today are like a perfect who's-who of Paliano. Nearby, Selvala and Grenzo are sulking.
Also, I am cheesed that Queen Marchesa has two more votes than Adriana, Captain of the Guard. The revolution must continue its fight! Will we let tyranny triumph over democracy?!?!?!? And of course Leovold, Emissary of Trest has more votes than either one. Because everyone loves an ambassador (except your opponents).
August 21, 2016 2:41 p.m.
The wilds are not SKULKING DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO HERD THIS MANY LARGE ANIMALS!? (I'm brewing)
August 21, 2016 3:08 p.m.
Thanks for the shout out :-) I love the flavor of this deck +1
August 21, 2016 4:01 p.m.
August 23, 2016 7:52 p.m.
So here's some ideas I have for the deck:
Heliod, God of the Sun is a great token-generating mana sink and gives an anthem
Would advise Zada, Hedron Grinder as a possible card in the 99, but she is more of a "build around me" sort of card.
Hope these suggestions help!
August 24, 2016 6:15 p.m.
With all the hype over these three new commanders in CN2 I hope that they fight and play as good as they are to build around with :)
August 24, 2016 6:22 p.m.
Shane.Allen: Technically speaking, there have been five new commanders, hehe. I do think that Grenzo is pretty linear, and that Selvala is pretty boring (I eagerly await Casey4321's deck to disprove this for me).
I've had a chance to playtest this deck online a few days ago*, and I'm liking it a lot. Adriana is definitely the least powerful of the trifecta (compared to Queen Marchesa and Leovold, Emissary of Trest) but she's proven to be fun.
Triton: Thanks for the suggestions! I like your thematic consistency (the missing two Theros gods and their legendary weapons) but I've found that the anthems haven't done too much for me in this deck (surprisingly!).
Haste engines are amazing of course, but if I was to add one it would probably be Urabrask the Hidden to take advantage of having more creatures, and to make my opponents' creatures ETBT. And as you know, I already have a "build-around-me" Zada deck that I'm pretty happy with :)
Heliod, God of the Sun would be generally worse than Mobilization, since the latter relies less on white mana. I am definitely thinking about adding Purphoros, God of the Forge to the deck, though. What would you cut to make space for him?
If you like the deck, +1s are appreciated :) Thanks for your comment, as always!
August 24, 2016 6:48 p.m.
Daedalus19876 touch my friend, I think Selvala will be the new Mayael deck, But I think over the next six months we are going to see a ton of Adriana and the Queen Marchesa. Will they stay past six months I can't say but one thing is for sure Monarch ability is here to stay :)
August 24, 2016 7:37 p.m.
Shane.Allen: I think that Leovold is the one who is here to stay, actually. He's a beast, and he's already making a splash in competitive circles. I don't play Stax much but he's overpowered as hell.
August 24, 2016 7:43 p.m.
Daedalus19876 Well sir thank you for the update on that, I have been ignoring him to much, I must head back to the castle tower and look up this new enemy and do some homework.
August 24, 2016 7:49 p.m.
When a general comes down T3 every game, demands a kill-spell within a turn cycle to prevent losing, prevents your opponents from digging for answers, and gives you a card to replace himself, that is too strong. He one-card-combos with at least 8 cards to turn him into a T3 Jin-Git. And while that's happened to me with some frequency (damn you, Animate Dead) the thing that sets Leovold apart is his consistency and low cost. It's not a stretch to say that he's probably going to be in the top three competitive generals in EDH. He's an amazing hate-bear that you have access to every game and that combos with a huge number of cards in your deck.
With a powerful early threat like Leovold, the game becomes "Do you have removal, and do I lack a counterspell T3? Otherwise, you straight-up lose. Nice playing!" That kind of degeneracy (in the game theory sense of a game that becomes a binary win/loss based on a single choice) isn't pleasant in commander when it happens with any frequency. Don't get me wrong, I love constructing powerful EDH decks, and that would be harder without powerful generals. But I would despise playing against it, because it gives a reliable degree of hand destruction that EDH has never seen.
August 24, 2016 8:10 p.m.
The only card I can think up to swap out for the red god is Confusion in the Ranks, but I understand why you'd want to keep it in :)
As for the two gods, both actually tend to fit quite well into this deck at various extents imo. The weapons do have some nice anthems, so I thought they'd be some nice suggestions
August 24, 2016 8:17 p.m.
Triton: Yeah, I'm pretty partial to Confusion in the Ranks. I assume you've seen my thoughts on the topic earlier in this comment stream, hehe. And I definitely agree with regards to the Gods. They're fantastic cards that synergize with my deck and become huge beaters when needed. I'm just having trouble finding space right now without further playtesting. Sort of a similar issue with the Weapons - they're good cards and I want to try them, but without more testing, I don't know what to cut. The eternal struggle, you know.
You're welcome to leave a +1 if you like the deck :) I appreciate the help!
August 24, 2016 8:34 p.m.
Thanks for the help on my version of Adriana, Captain of Combat. I think your deck looks sweet and your picks are all defensible so this isn't a must include by any means. I have been amazed at the quality and versatility of Chandra, Flamecaller She creates dudes that you can suicide in to achieve melee or just be huge on their own. She can perform a pseudo board wipe if there is a token army knocking at your door (or wipe post combat when your creatures have been buffed by Adriana, Captain of the Guard. She also can get you some card advantage as you throw away redundant effects and search for those powerful late game cards. I would cut Relentless Assault because it is the weakest and you do have 8 others in the deck. Let me know what you think!
August 24, 2016 11:23 p.m.
Athraithe: I saw your comment on JumboCommander's deck - that's why we all post our decks on this website, so that we can benefit from the thoughts of others. You're welcome to check out or +1 this deck; hopefully you might find it a useful resource :)
JumboCommander: Chandra, Flamecaller is a very good idea that I hadn't considered before! I might try playtesting her in this list - though I think I might listen to jchudz and put it in over Scourge of the Throne (too conditional and high-mana).
August 24, 2016 11:41 p.m.
Ooh! I could stick in Whispersilk Cloak in here, since I don't plan to equip many things to Adriana and since she can get to be quite a large attacker. Thoughts?
August 25, 2016 5:09 p.m.
I'll copy my comments over from another Adriana deck, they should work for you too.
"I like this, it definitely gives aggro a chance. :)
Given the aggressive nature of the deck + the anti-political bias of attacking all of your opponents, I would want more ways to protect your swarm. Like:
Rootborn Defenses - gives a free token as well
Absolute Grace - dodges a lot of spot removal + makes attacks easier
Ghostway - Eerie Interlude - Faith's Reward - sucks that they don't let you keep your tokens, but they help with mass exile/sacrifice spells
Number 1 Recommendation:
Reconnaissance - already the most busted card nobody runs, add in the Melee mechanic and it is just absurd. The ability to attack with EVERY creature you control EVERY combat without fear is awesome. The ability to untap after the damage step is just gravy."
August 26, 2016 9:33 a.m.
I'm seeing that Flying, Haste, Vigilance, Indestructible, First Strike, and Lifelink among creatures you control. Why not let them all have these features?
Unfortunately I do not think Melee, Bushido, Battle Cry apply to his ability as they are not listed within his text. Regardless, he'd made a wonderful addition to this deck and you don't need to sacrifice him to use it.
You'd need to consult a forum / Judge for this one though. Okay, so Iroas, God of Victory's text has the same function as Menace, but it doesn't list the word "Menace". Since it is not listed, but rather implied, Odric may copy that over as well. Some people will say it won't since it's not listed. Others will say that because it is implied and is listed among the errata text over at _(Sorry, the link won't work), that it does in fact apply:
I would personally rule that it does since the errata text on Magic's own website uses the word "Menace", but in any competitive format or during FNM games, I'd consult a judge to be sure.
Anyway hope I helped!
August 26, 2016 1:26 p.m.
shaistyone: Ironically, the deck you posted those comments on was based on mine haha. But you make some good points, and let's go through them in detail :)
I'll avoid Ghostway and friends for now, though, since the indestructibility spells should protect my tokens and board state better. Mass exile isn't too huge of a thing at the moment, and mass sacrifice tends to be the staxy kind that will still kill my board in response.
And Reconnaissance seems spectacular here, I agree (since my tokens often have to attack into dangerous situations to give their fellows a melee bonus). What would you cut for it?
Thanks for your interest in my deck! If you like it, you can leave a +1 :)
August 26, 2016 2:50 p.m.
Catalog9000: The issue, though, is that I need indestructible during my opponents' turn so that my board survives a board wipe (Dolmen Gate and Iroas take care of it during combat). I also don't feel that I have a high enough density of keywords to make New!Odric reliable: although all the keywords you mentioned are in the deck, they're usually only included once or twice. And without a large number of creature tutors, I don't think that I will have the combinations I need to make him good.
You are correct, though, that Iroas has been errata' to give Menace and thus Odric does indeed share it (not that he needs to, though, since Iroas already grants it globally).
Thanks for your comment! If you like the deck, +1s are appreciated :)
August 26, 2016 3:01 p.m.
Congrats on this deck! I think I was the first to upvote it.
August 26, 2016 6:23 p.m.
August 26, 2016 8:24 p.m.
You wdre right Daedlus she's boring. Effective but boring. I've diverted my attention to Isperia.
August 26, 2016 8:26 p.m.
Hello. I also plan to make an Adriana deck, even though she's hated by everyone. But instead of Tribe concepts, I want to focus on +1/+1 manipulation, while utilizing abilities related to thus in Adriana's colors. Any ideas that would help? I plan to use a Sunforger package as well. I just want to prove her worth as a commander.
August 27, 2016 8:40 a.m.
BMHKain: Hello! :) This version actually doesn't have too many tribal components - I've seen some tribal soldier builds with her that are closer to that description. I'd definitely love to help, but what do you mean by +1/+1 manipulation? If you're looking for counters, that's a little tricky - but if you're more looking to abuse her temporary bonuses the best advice I can give is 1) double strike and 2) extra combat steps. This is the approach I took, and it should maximize the value of her bonuses :)
If you can clarify what you're looking for a little more, I can give you more specific advice :)
August 27, 2016 3:11 p.m.
@Daealus19876: I actually do want a mild token theme, but I only want it to be secondary. As for +1/+1 elements, think about Mikaeus, the Lunarch for abit. What I'm looking for are cards that can increase a variety of ways while perhaps using Shadows over Innistrad Odric to share all abilities when in a pinch. Even mono white Bolster effects and similar that care for counters are just fine. Hell, even mass stat increase via combat such as Fumiko the Lowblood, and Marton Stromgald are good. Those are major examples of what I mean. Jazal Goldmane even works as a Craterhoof Behemoth for Boros for me.
Should I provide more, or do you get what I am trying to jot down for ideas? Just asking. ;)
August 27, 2016 4:37 p.m.
Well, do you have any ideas? I have several so far in a forum post...
August 28, 2016 9:12 a.m.
BMHKain: Hey! Sorry, I've been moving into college and everything's chaotic. You nailed some of the best ones, but Ajani Goldmane buffs your team, Figure of Destiny self-buffs very impressively, Bravado and Betrothed of Fire are good enchantments to exploit large numbers of creatures, Anax and Cymede can pull some weight in heroic-focussed builds, etc. If you want to work with Odric, Lunarch Marshal, I would try to include many creatures that inherently have keywords rather than spells that grant them (because without Odric, the latter aren't very impressive). Hopefully that helps!
August 28, 2016 12:22 p.m.
@Daedalus19876: It's unfortunate Odric isn't compatible with non-block keywords like Battalion. Odric is rejected. Ajani would be great as a flavor concept with Jazal. I also like the Auras as they make an otherwise boring deck interesting somewhat. It's disappointing that in MAGIC Story, Ajani doesn't want to planeswalk anymore after Elspeth died by THEROS bigger bad, Heliod...
Good luck with College. ;)
August 28, 2016 1:27 p.m.
I've started running a couple shadow creatures in my list that I've been happy with since they do a great job carrying Sword of Feast and Famine. Soltari Champion essentially gives another melee trigger for the rest of the team, and Soltari Visionary gives me a body that can get rid of annoying enchantments like Ghostly Prison or Mirrari's Wake. Also, your Dolmen Gate should probably be a Frontline Medic since it basically fills the same role and gives you a body to attack with.
August 28, 2016 11:37 p.m.
No love for Odric, Lunarch Marshal? He gives all your creatures evasion. :)
August 29, 2016 4:48 a.m.
@jchudz: Shadow has officially intrigued me...Also, perhaps I'll make my deck creature heavy now, since I'll just simply tap everything for a physical assault anyway...
@Hipparchos: Odric is rejected as it doesn't do anything besides Core Set Abilities, and I'd like to see a great variety of compatible keywords someday; maybe as an emblem for a Planeswalker...
August 29, 2016 6:47 a.m.
You cannot have Hanweir Militia Captain in this deck. It's color identity is White/Black. Same reason why you cannot have Westvale Abbey The flip side.
September 1, 2016 10:08 p.m.
September 2, 2016 12:29 a.m.
September 2, 2016 3:53 a.m.
Sorry, but I decided to cancel development of an Adriana deck, and I deleted my Superfriends Deck. Now I ask: What do you think is a better idea: Ruhan of the Fomori Voltron, or Yasova Dragonclaw creature theft? I'm seriously torn...
September 2, 2016 10:54 a.m.
BMHKain: My vote goes to Yasova Dragonclaw - not only do I think she's in better colors, but Ruhan voltron is...weird because you can't easily direct concerted damage where you want to. I know a few good Yasova decks if you want inspiration.
September 2, 2016 11:43 a.m.
@Daedalus19876: Thanks. At least you're okay with my decision. I even had to cancel any further update of my Sliver Queen Superfriends deck as a result, just to start over...
BTW: You stated you know some good decks of said Commander. I dun suppose you could send some ideas to me for said inspiration? I don't wish to further troll this comment section...
September 2, 2016 12:26 p.m.
@Daedalus19876: Well... Any examples to show? Not trying to be impatient...
September 2, 2016 3:57 p.m.
@Daedalus19876: Actually, could you post some links of Yasova decks for inspiration please?
September 3, 2016 10:10 a.m.
BMHKain: Jeez, man, slow down. Three comments in ten hours? I'm in college; I don't have as much free time as I'd like right now.
But anyway, here are the decks I've seen that I recommend on this site. I can't find the one in particular I was looking for, but...
Commander / EDH
SCORE: 63 | 135 COMMENTS | 15659 VIEWS | IN 51 FOLDERS
Commander / EDH
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September 3, 2016 1:23 p.m.
@Daedalus19876: My bad. I remember that you're in college; I just have a bad patience problem sometimes, and I apologize for that.
With that said...
I'll check out the three lists when I get the chance. Thanks!
September 3, 2016 2:05 p.m.
September 12, 2016 4:41 p.m.
Shakespeare314: Thanks! :) Do you mind clicking the +1 button again? I think that the website glitched, because your +1 didn't show up :(
Enral: Steel Hellkite would be hilarious here, since I get to hit multiple players per turn with him (because of Relentless Assault etc). I think I'll have to pass on Gratuitous Violence for now, though.
You're welcome to leave a +1 if you like the deck! :)
September 12, 2016 7:19 p.m.
You know what I need to add to this deck? Aligned Hedron Network. It removes almost nothing of mine and wipes away all possible large blockers. Since my tokens are small but become bigger during combat, it's perfect if I cast it during my first main. In 5-player matches, all of my 1/1s become large enough that they will always survive combat.
September 17, 2016 5:07 p.m.
ElspethOfValeron, Lilbrudder: My current plans for this deck (due to availability of cards and money) are to add Blood Moon, Whispersilk Cloak, Sword of the Animist, Custodi Soulcaller, Aligned Hedron Network, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Recruiter of the Guard, and Monastery Mentor in place of Legion Loyalist, Scourge of the Throne, Weathered Wayfarer, Sword of Feast and Famine, Mana Vault, Fumiko the Lowblood, Anger, and Sunforger. Thoughts?
September 22, 2016 2:40 a.m.
I really like equipment in red/white as it is the one thing that color scheme does really well. Blood Moon and Recruiter of the Guard are also a really good adds. I am unsure about the other cards and think your deck would be more consistent if you supported your equipment package with tutors like Stonehewer Giant. Seriously that guy is a one man army if he survives a turn cycle. I have literally won 1v3 with just him on the board and dodged like 3 or 4 removal spells with his tutoring ability.
September 23, 2016 12:11 a.m.
Lilbrudder: My only issue is that I'm already playing an extremely equipment-focused deck with my Avacyn build, and I wanted to make this one different. Hence why I'm not playing any Wheels, when they objectively make the deck better (well, except against your masterpiece lol). Sunforger is an amazing card though, and I do want to keep it in this build.
September 23, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Thats totally fair. Ill give your deck some more thought and find some more on theme suggestions :-)
September 23, 2016 12:21 a.m.
What are your thoughts on Ranger of Eos, Mother of Runes, and Weathered Wayfarer for this deck. Ranger can be grabbed by recruiter of the guard and he brings two friends with him. Also every army needs a good healer and scout :-)
October 7, 2016 8:10 a.m.
Did anyone else accompany Brienne Of Tarth from Westeros? I'd love to know what cards equate to what characters?
I like Septa Mordane (aka Mother Of Runes) as protection. You will be swinging and that is guaranteed protection for at least one creature.
As my GoT's deck has evolved it has grown more and more mono white. As you noted, lots of tokens (Every general needs to build as army. Since my GoT's deck is centered around Daenerys Targaryen that idea fits the flavor.)
I've considered adding a second God to my deck to represent the old Gods and the new, but I already have 5 or 6 non-humans and I wanted my deck to be tribal human. (I wanted 3 dragons but again, tribal human and only so many slots.)
Plus, the other Gods in my colors didn't seem to add anything particularly interesting to the deck. I'm considering cutting the one God I'm running for, yes, another human. (I've a few ideas for Cersie and Tyrion Lannister that may or may not fit.)
October 14, 2016 6:06 p.m.
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|Last updated||4 months|
This deck is Commander / EDH legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Goblin, 1/1 Goblin Soldier, 2/2 Cat, 1/1 Monk, 1/1 Human, 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Human Cleric, Elspeth|
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