Pet cards/combos you'd like to see more of
Posted on Dec. 29, 2019, 2:01 p.m. by Coward_Token
Basically, take advantage of commanders who can circumvent their own big CMC for more or less huge amounts of mana (I dunno if I missed any that have a + color identity). As it's kinda slow and paints a big target on your commander, I realize it's not for everyone, but for casual games I think it deserves to be in more than 7 decks for these commanders.
I tried to make it work in my Xenagos deck. Even though he's indestructible, they will use their few pieces of removal that can exile him to make it a 2 for 1. What I've found ok success with is pairing it on an opponents expensive commander or piece I want gone. That way I either get a bunch of mana, or the permanent gets removed for me. Alternatively, most people just destroy the enchantment. But it has great potential if you can find a way to make it work.
December 29, 2019 2:17 p.m.
One of my pet cards that I think needs to see more play is Thaumatic Compass Flip in decks that don’t ramp all too well mostly red, white, and blue it can help ensure land drops while also turning into a good utility land in the mid-late game.
December 29, 2019 6:06 p.m.
I run it in Azusa and it works wonders. Early game it allows me to hit land drops when I'v already dumped my hand, and mid-late game it's a maze of ith for opponents creatures that taps for mana, very useful overall!
December 29, 2019 8:33 p.m.
I'd like to see more shrines. Like Honden of Night's Reach
December 30, 2019 10:17 p.m.
Guild Feud is one of my pet cards. Has cool flavor, feels pokemon-y in its gameplay, and has fun political value as well. Also can inconspicuously dump stuff into your graveyard. It's the kind of card that my opponents enjoy seeing hit the field as well. By no means an exceptionally powerful card, but I try to fit it in most of my red EDH decks, because I love playing it. In my opinion, underrated card for casual players like me!
December 31, 2019 2:36 a.m.
Honestly one of my favorite hanky, silly cards is Arcbond . Its the stupidest possible red boardwipe and like is a perfect way to mess with people in the right decks.
Also honestly Ghirapur Orrery is another that I wish was played more.
December 31, 2019 4:51 p.m.
Mirage Mirror is definitely my pet card for commander. It's so versatile. Make it a copy of an opponent's permenant that benefits you or double up on one of your own for double triggers are another ability. Need a blocker? Have ? Make it a copy of a big body for a lethal block. Or a big attacker.
A couple examples of "Mirage Mirror plays" that I've pulled off:
I got attacked with a Marit Lage and I turned Mirage Mirror into a copy of Marit to block it.
My wife was playing her tap/untap tribal Darevi deck and I was playing my Vial Smasher burn deck; I had Kokusho, the Evening Star out and she put Waterknot on it and proceeded to attack me with some flyers. I made Mirage Mirror a copy of Kokusho, saced the Waterknotted original which dealt 5 to wife and then blocked and killed one of her flyers with my Kokusho copy.
Mirage Mirror is slotted into the 99 in 95% of my commander decks. I think it flies under the radar and a lot of people don't expect any defensive action from it, it catches them off guard. It can continually provide value when it has lots of "targets". I recommend it to all edh players.