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Riku EDH - Time & Time Again

Commander / EDH RUG (Temur)




Greetings, welcome to Riku's Time & Time Again! Comments, critiques, and suggestions are welcome.

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tmurdock says... #1

very nice.... how have you found Blasphemous Act I considered it but liked sticking with Disaster Radius and Bonfire of the Damned because of the asymmetrical effects

October 22, 2013 12:55 p.m.

neverdie says... #2

I think Blasphemous Act is always relevant; furthermore, Disaster Radius and Bonfire of the Damned are too conditional. I don't like the additional requirement on Disaster Radius or that it costs 7 mana. Bonfire of the Damned is only good if it's top decked, and you have 8+ mana. Riku is mana hungry. I would rather pay one red mana for a board wipe, and proceed to populate the board.

October 22, 2013 1:54 p.m.

Elfire2 says... #3

I would suggest much heavier ramp, seeing as how this deck likes to cast heavy mana costing spells like Animar, Soul of Elements to make your spells cost less while using cards like Rampant Growth or Harrow or Cultivate to both reduce chance of land draw and increase the speed you cast your spells Urban Evolution is great for this

November 1, 2013 12:43 p.m.

neverdie says... #4

I've never had issues with mana ramping or fixing. I think there is a happy medium between mana fetch and card that actually have impact. I see mana ramp as enablers, but you must have something to enable.

The way my creature toolbox is constructed, I don't have room for Animar; however, he would be a nice include if he didn't die to removal.. I try not to include too many legendary creatures, because of the nature of the deck. Prime Speaker Zegana and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker are game winners, so I don't mind running them. I feel that Animar requires too much investment to be relevant.

November 1, 2013 1:13 p.m.

Elfire2 says... #5

but animar is cute :,(

November 1, 2013 3:02 p.m.

ninnyz says... #6

I have a very Prominent Riku deck in my Playgroup. So far compared to his you have a good deck but if you got a more than a few extra dollers around i'd like to suggest a few ideas.

  • Harmonize - In my opinion (and since your in blue) i'd trade this out for a Cryptic Command , Mainly for the Extra utility and options. Your running Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx which if not removed should net your more card draw in the long run than a Harmonize.
  • Recollect - My suggestion is Noxious Revival , It's Instant and can be defensive against Reanimator decks or other Graveyard targeting spells. Plus if your tapped out and have life to spare it's always nice to have an ace up your sleeve.
  • Pongify , and Rapid Hybridization - I get the Cheap removal and if you need that in your group then play what works, however why kill what you can use? Cheap to buy cards like Hateflayer and Beguiler of Wills give you a Creature to copy and can either Kill/Steal for reusable effects

Hope you like the suggestions, +1

November 6, 2013 10:13 p.m.

BlackAdder says... #7

I recommend Prophet of Kruphix and Seedborn Muse
Prophet is very under rated and is just awesome.

November 7, 2013 3:49 a.m.

neverdie says... #8

ninnyz, I like the Cryptic Command suggestion. I've always been on the fence about this card in this three color deck. Granted, I have ALOT of mana fixing, and rarely want for mana. This card would become very useful late game like Chancellor of the Spires ; however, early game it's a dead card. What are your thoughts?

My thought behind Harmonize is 6 cards for 6 mana if copied by Riku, but I still don't mind drawing 3 cards when I pull this. I would be tempted to remove it for Blue Sun's Zenith though.

As for Recollect , I would run Regrowth , but I have the promo art Recollect , and let me tell you, it's gorgeous. The reason that I run Recollect over Noxious Revival is for it's to-the-hand effect. One of my win conditions is having Riku on board and taking infinite turns with Time Warp + Recollect -copied > grabbing Time Warp and Recollect, then repeating. This wouldn't be possible with Noxious Revival .

Tap effect on creatures are hard for me to justify in my meta; those are good cards, but I'm afraid they wouldn't last to see any mileage. Unless I added Fires of Yavimaya and the like; however, if I had more sacrifice effects such as Ashnod's Altar I might be inclined to run Zealous Conscripts and Molten Primordial . What are your thoughts?

Thanks for the suggestions!

BlackAdder, I do like Prophet of Kruphix . It would have some nice interactions with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and others. I like the Leyline of Anticipation effect, especially since I'm running a creature toolbox. I think this card may very well make it into my deck list. Thanks for the suggestion!

November 7, 2013 11:23 a.m.

ninnyz says... #9

Chancellor is a heafy price. If you like stealing instants and sorceries from the grave why not think about Diluvian Primordial or Jace's Mindseeker ? Both have cheaper costs (no triple U) and like chancellor can be bounced with deadeye for a similar effect.

Fires of Yavimaya is okay but honestly id run Maelstrom Wanderer or Urabrask the Hidden or even Fervor if you want haste effects. Point being that while they effect in similar ways riku likes more shenanigans than aggressive forces that yavimaya tends to lead too. I know you like infinite turns but at some point having multiple extra turn spells can have diminishing returns. Id suggest dropping one to make room for another draw or etb creature for utility. If you plan to Recollect then it seems fitting that you can deal with on less. A good substitution is Mystic Retrieval due to similar cost like recollect and it has flashback incase something gets countered. Can never have too much insurance

check out my animar deck for some solid RUG etb and utility spells.

deck chart Nothing But Tears

Commander / EDH ninnyz Playtest

November 7, 2013 12:09 p.m.

neverdie says... #10

I don't want to use Diluvian Primordial because it exiles the spell. Jace's Minseeker would be a viable alternative, but I don't know if I would want to sacrifice the defense.. It's very tempting.. I'll have to mull that one over.

I hadn't considered the flashback on Mystic Retrieval . My question would be, does that exile tiger remove it from the game even if it's in your hand.

One other card I'd like to add is Venser, Shaper Savant

November 7, 2013 12:27 p.m.

ninnyz says... #11

Venser is awesome, and mystic only exiles itself even if you target itself with the spell it stillngets exiled before the card hits your hand

November 7, 2013 12:59 p.m.

VoodooJorge says... #12

November 17, 2013 11:09 a.m.

ninnyz says... #13

Krosan Grip is better

November 17, 2013 10:17 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.02
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Ape, 2/2 Boar, 3/3 Beast, 2/2 Satyr
Folders EDH
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