EDH Luxury Items
Posted on March 13, 2019, 8:12 p.m. by AkrosTheClear
I have seen a lot of people using the card Crucible of Worlds in decks that aren't centered on lands and I've come to think of the card as a luxury item, not because it is expensive money-wise but because the deck builder can afford the extra slot in his or her deck simply for a good card. It doesnt create a path to the win, it doesn't synergize with anything, it's just there because it's good.
Realizing this made me want to build a deck made entirely out of EDH luxury Items. To give you a better idea of what I'm talking about I'm looking for cards like Exquisite Blood , Cultivate , and Rhystic Study . Essentially any card that just makes playing EDH easier.
I'd love to hear what you guys think of my 'EDH Luxury items' idea. I'd also appreciate any suggestions for my luxury item deck, and any commanders you think might be good for it. Thanks for any and all input.
Also the deck archetype you’re looking at here is colloquially referred to as goodstuff.
March 13, 2019 8:55 p.m.
March 13, 2019 10:22 p.m.
So basically a deck based around pure good stuff/resource cards?
March 13, 2019 11:01 p.m.
I own like 13 Sensei's Divining Top right now... one for every edh deck plus the two new decks I'm working on putting together
Duplicant is another goodstuff card I love
March 13, 2019 11:49 p.m.
Chromatic Lantern is referred to in my local group as 'Magic on easy mode'
March 14, 2019 5:25 a.m.
I use Crucible of Worlds in my Tasigur list because he can't return lands with his ability, so it's a nice residual effect to keep getting land drops. In conjunction with Exploration the card is bonkers, and Life from the Loam fulfills a very similar role. Some cards you named, as well as others commented below are simply known as "Goodstuff" for good reason. They're just really good value cards to utilize and my Taigur list I mentioned is primarily a Combo Control build with a Goodstuff subtheme because high value cards that help me play magic more readily and increase my deck's longevity work really well in my meta.
Some of these types of cards that I've seen mentioned here are only really expensive because they haven't seen reprints. An example of this is Exquisite Blood . This card has only been printed once and was, for a time, much cheaper than where it stands right now. Sanguine Bond combos with Exquisite Blood , yet it costs less than a dollar because it's a card that has been reprinted five times. Cards like Oracle of Mul Daya or Bloom Tender would not be $40 cards if they had been printed more than once, but because they've only been printed in one set, that's why they're still so high up there and slowly but surely going to keep rising. I think Gaddock Teeg is a great example of this trend. For a time, I believe I saw him going for $35-$40, but when I saw that he was reprinted in Ultimate Masters, his price dropped to right around $7. His Lorwyn print still averages at ~$25, but if you actually look at what they are going for, you're actually looking at buying that exact print for $10.
I'm not sure if this was the intended discussion, but just seeing the suggested cards this looked like the perfect place to share this topic. The economics of the secondary card market is really interesting stuff.
March 14, 2019 8:56 a.m.
Bant is probably best for a good stuff deck that can be pretty unfocused but still have a shot at winning. I'd go with Derevi, Empyrial Tactician at the helm personally for being so versatile, in that color shard, and virtually tax free.