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Yeah Worldfire is banned, otherwise following it up with a suspended Flames would be the most simply brilliant play in the book. I unfortunately only have Chandra, the Firebrand and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded for in color planeswalkers, neither of which are good enough to put in. Well, I'm considering Chandra, the Firebrand depending on how it works out currently. Also, I don't have any great lands to add in, but if you have any suggestions for great & affordable ones, I'd love to hear! Same applies to any affordable (let's say a few bucks) Planeswalkers, creatures, and spells.
Chandra, the Firebrand is a decent planeswalker. Her +1 is quite utilitarian (take out all those 1-butt utility creatures hiding over there, or just slowly plink away) and her -2 is situationally very handy. Note that you do cast the spells as they come out of suspend, which means her ability can double those.
At the same time, she's not overtly powerful or game-breaking, so you're not painting a huge target on yourself by having her out there.
In general, she won't win the game for you, but she'll probably do reasonable amounts of work before someone decides to off her. And if they blow a premium spell to do so, you've probably traded up.
As for your sideboard, which I presume is really the maybe- and acquire-board: I think Mercurial Chemister should slot in here. The card draw he potentially provides is pretty nutso, and his creature removal ability is strong too - particularly considering how many large CMC spells you have in here. Perhaps in place of Trench Gorger ? That guy has never worked for me as well as I wanted him to. Your mileage may have varied, however.
Your evaluation of Chandra, the Firebrand seems proper, so I'll work her in, likely over Past in Flames . Also, Does Trench Gorger at least do well in thinning a deck? That's really what I plan to use it for, as this deck can get by perfectly well with 6-8 lands, and many commander games for my meta last to the point of everyone having about double that, so I figure it would enable me to end up switching 6-8 draws a game from lands to nonlands. I do want Mercurial Chemister and Epic Experiment to make their way into this deck, but I have yet to figure out what to cut. If Trench Gorger doesn't work out, I'll replace it with the Chemister, and if Phyrexian Ingester doesn't work out, I'll replace it with the Experiment.
He should work well at that, yeah. I've actually never had the opportunity to use him that way; I've only tried him in two decks, and one was a mana-hungry deck (so he didn't really fit for that reason) and the other, I only ever drew him early. I'll freely admit my distaste for him isn't terribly scientific. I can see him doing good things. I just sort of like Chemister better because...I mean c'mon, he's got a SCIENCE CANNON. =p
I'm not certain about Epic Experiment . It's really flashy and potentially really fun, which is usually enough reason on its own to run it in EDH. But I think unless you're getting a bunch of spells off of it it's not all that great, and you've only got 25 things that it can hit in here. Which is a quarter of the deck, I know, but I think it wants a higher mass than that. Also it's very mana-intensive and doesn't play well with the suspend-card theme of the deck.
Ahh! Yes. card:Firemind's Foresight makes much more sense then. Yeah, that'd work well in here, since you've got a good mix of targets for all three parts (except 1 CMC I guess, but oh well), and it can fetch you your buyback spells so you can start being silly with them.
Yeah the only thing I've seen Gorger used in is Mirror Mastery, and his exiling lands doesn't really help that deck so I have yet to actually get a feel for how that works. And I figure my 1 cmcs are Ponder , Brainstorm , and Clockspinning , so at least all 3 options are always good.
@Shabobi - Yes, I have, and he is brilliant, however my meta has a dragon deck around Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund so I do my best to ignore too many dragons. I keep the Nivs in this deck because they have fun abilities, and I would not hate to see them taken and used against me. Utvara Hellkite however would be taken along with any 6/6 tokens he has produced, which would cause a huge swing in favor of the already incredibly powerful Dragon deck.
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