Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; Grandmother Sengir
Posted on Nov. 28, 2016, 4:01 p.m. by joecool1299
Ah, Thanksgiving break. That was fun. Now back to consoling the pieces of poop that live in my asylum.
Why am I doing this again?
What makes an Unplayable commander?
I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.
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How does this work?
I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test
Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?
First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.
Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.
So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.
Plus it'll be a lot of fun.
TLDR; What's the deck already
To chip at the Terrible Sengir family name.
Commander / EDH*
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Fun story. Terrible card.
As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!
Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.
November 28, 2016 4:11 p.m.
Oh wait read the card wrong. Still the -1/-1 cards could be useful, make it closer to death. I guess more things like Magewright's Stone and Illusionist's Bracers. Also that one card with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth that makes the swamps 1/1s. Kormus Bell I think.
November 28, 2016 4:15 p.m.
There's no reliable way in mono-black to set power and toughness. Every brain cell is screaming Godhead of Awe, but that doesn't work.
How about something like Bitterblossom and Blood Artist? This basically turns Grandmother Sengir into an higher-costed Acolyte of Xathrid--not a great place to be, but with the potential of using dying creatures. Create tokens, kill 'em, benefit from their death. Maybe Grave Pact or Skullclamp in there. Turn it into a less-efficient sacrifice engine.
November 29, 2016 2:28 a.m.
November 29, 2016 9:52 a.m.
December 3, 2016 11:01 p.m.
SHE'S NOT A VAMPIRE?!?!?! IT'S IN YOUR FREAKIN NAME! DON'T GIVE ME ANY OF THIS HUMAN WIZARD. YOU'RE A SENGIR. THAT'S LIKE HAVING A SERRA CARD IN BLACK. BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
everything is fine.
December 4, 2016 12:19 a.m.
December 4, 2016 1:21 a.m.
Four cards, not five. I passed first grade, I swear.
December 4, 2016 1:35 a.m.
Here's the link to the next one. Jiwari the earth Aflame