This is my first shot at a Commander/EDH deck. Infect has always been one of my favorite things (I'm a Phyrexian kind of guy), and I thought I'd throw it in commander. Any suggestions would be nice.
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I'm very very VERY new to EDH, so any advice would be nice, and possibly a general run-through of the come's and go's of EDH.
I also want to stick with the Phyrexia flavor of the deck too, but if I have to break it I will. But sticking to the flavor would be preferable.
Well the biggest problem seems to be that this isn't a legal EDH deck. You mentioned that you are very new to EDH so I would reccomend checking out the official rules here: http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php. The main problems are that your deck needs to be exactly 100 cards and if you want to use sheoldred as your commander you can only use black and colorless cards. If you really want to use green you need a commander that is both black and green.
Thank you about that tidbit about the Commander color. As for the 100 cards, I'm still thinking of other things to add. It's still a work in process in being complete right now. I'm debating about adding the Maybeboard as well
No problem. I would definitely add the maybeboard, board sweepers are good. Also you are running too much land for this deck, I usually run 38-40 land and this deck could get away with even less because there aren't very many expensive spells in the deck.
I think your running to much mana, i pulled 6 mana a hand.. Thats a little overkill
I know, but I'd rather have the Mana that I need, then run dry in the middle of a win. Sitting on four mana on the field, with Caress of Phyrexia in my hand, and the opponent is at 7 poison counters does not sound like a fun time. But I did take the advice and lowered it to 45 so I can still get the land I need, and have room for better cards.
Except a player needs 15 Poison Counters to lose in EDH.
Take out 7 land and you'll be fine. After that, remove some Basics for Woodland Cemetery , Grim Backwoods , Gilt-Leaf Palace , Golgari Rot Farm , Llanowar Wastes , Overgrown Tomb , and Verdant Catacombs .
If you are going to play Melira, Sylvok Outcast you should also play Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . Also, if running infect you need Skittles (Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ). Would also suggest a great deal more artifacts to take advantage of Glissa's ability as she can be a huge menace regardless of infect or not.
@Zandi, it is still 10 Poison Counters in EDH...
Thanks for the input! I do have Skittles. Love him x3 favorite infect card. Melira is an iffy. I would replace her with whatever if anyone had any suggetions. And [inane] do you know any good artifacts that would help in here? More artifacts are nice because of [Throne of Geth].
If you're new to EDH, I'd recommend reading this article I wrote about EDH deckbuilding.
Generally, you don't want to focus too much on having a bunch of weenie creatures in an EDH deck. It's not an efficient strategy in terms of mana and card investment. You might have better luck investing in a few high-quality creatures and suiting them up to hit much harder using equipment like Loxodon Warhammer , Lashwrithe , and Nightmare Lash .
You should really take advantage of your land base. It's one of the things a lot of new EDH players forget to pay attention to, but a carefully-designed land base can be the difference between a deck that fails or only performs averagely and a deck that really takes it to the next level. Consider using cards like Woodland Cemetery , Llanowar Wastes , Twilight Mire , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , etc.
45 lands is also too many. You should aim for between 36-38. You should also use ramp spells like Cultivate , card:Kodama's Reach, Harrow , and Skyshroud Claim to get your lands out faster and negate the need to run as many. Mana rocks like Sol Ring , Thran Dynamo , Gilded Lotus , Coalition Relic , and Golgari Signet are perfect for ramping.
What is your budget?
I know this may seem counter-intuitive but if you added a color by changing your general to The Mimeoplasm you would have access to all of the blue proliferating and infect creatures. This could speed up your win con 10 fold. (Plus The Mimeoplasm as a copy of Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon .)