Mass Hysteria vs Authority of the Consuls in Aggro EDH

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Posted on Feb. 28, 2019, 6:52 p.m. by AkrosTheClear

I am currently tweaking my Edgar Markov all out aggro and I was considering adding haste effects in low cmc cards like Mass Hysteria or Emblem of the Warmind when I remembered about enter tapped effects from cards like Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience . I am looking for any input about which effect is better for aggressive decks, or experiences have had with these cards.

Thanks for any responses

rshistorysmuf says... #2

Authority of the Consuls looks the strongest. 2 effects for one mana. Opponent has to enter tapped (they cannot defend) and you gain life for every creature they put into play.

February 28, 2019 7:27 p.m.

mfogle says... #3

Depending on your deck and how many slots you have open, redundancy is important if want an effect to go off. If haste-y aggro and slowing your opponent is the main strat of your deck, I could see running all the cards you mentioned. Mass Hysteria > Emblem of the Warmind IF Authority of the Consuls or Blind Obedience is out. Otherwise, I'd take emblem of the warmind since it won't help your opponent. Likewise, Blind Obedience is probably better in a vacuum since it also hits artifacts (slowing down their rocks and the like) while also giving you extort to sink mana into if need be. Both those cards are 2-drops though, but I personally think the extra mana is worth it. Though, if you have a lot of triggers for "when you gain life" authority of the consuls might be better to get all those triggers.

March 1, 2019 2:03 p.m.

majorappliance says... #4

redundancy is important, and i do like the curve of first turn Mass Hysteria , second turn Blind Obedience , its definitely got my friends giving me annoyed looks. I, personally, would not run Emblem of the Warmind , while it is low costed, an aura is a little more fragile than a strait up enchantment. At least a Fervor wont abandon you to a board wipe T_T.

March 2, 2019 6:21 a.m.

triproberts12 says... #5

I think I would include Mass Hysteria and either Blind Obedience or Authority of the Consuls , depending on your build. If you're running a budget manabase that wants to play a tapland turn 1, definitely Blind Obedience, since it will allow you to get a little extra damage out of those low-drop aggro creatures the deck is packed with. If your mana is solid and you have a lot of 2-drops you want to play on curve, then I would lean towards Authority.

The important thing to me is that you do a split between cards that make opponents' stuff enter tapped and cards that gives your own creatures haste. That way, they stack much better when you draw both.

March 3, 2019 12:46 p.m.

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