Simic Commander - Kruphix vs Rashmi
Posted on Feb. 22, 2017, 8:20 p.m. by BlueMageBrandon
I want to build a new Simic Commander deck. I already have an Ezuri, Claw of Progress deck (see profile if interested) but I want to try something else. I narrowed it down to Kruphix, God of Horizons and Rashmi, Eternities Crafter. Kruphix can leave mana up to counter spells and cast Eldrazi if not, and whenever I think about Rashmi, I just think of Top and Sylvan Library and imagine the value.
I want to hear about your experiences with each and your opinions. Which do you think I should run?
I ran Kruphix, God of Horizons for a while and it's definitely fun. I did go the mana-sink direction with a lot of eldrazi, big creatures like Sphinx of Magosi, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Lighthouse Chronologist, etc.
Back when Prophet of Kruphix was legal it wasn't uncommon to have or more mana sitting on kruphix at any given time. Cards like Blue Sun's Zenith and Braingeyser are awesome with him. I did find a few times that I'd have oodles of mana on kruphix and wouldn't draw anything relevant. I ran the whole shebang too, with Rhystic Study, Consecrated Sphinx, etc. No max hand size and floating mana is great, but you do need to have something to do with it.
Ultimately I did swap to Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and I think it's a little more competitive and fun. She's straight gas.
At minimum - as long as she's in play - every first spell you play on every turn draws you a card. Counterspell essentially reads "Counter target spell as it is being cast. Draw a card." Of course if the card you reveal is a lower cmc you get to play it for free!
Now I'm running a heck of a lot more Counterspells, cards that provide flash like Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir/Leyline of Anticipation/Vedalken Orrery, plus Seedborn Muse to essentially share turns with my opponents lol
Thrasios, Triton Hero is also a very competitive creature. If you decide to go with infinite combos; this is the general they'd tell you to choose. All-in-all they're all very fun; so pick what fits your theme or play style and have fun with it!
February 22, 2017 9:26 p.m.
February 23, 2017 2:35 a.m.
Just throwing out the option for Edric, Spymaster of Trest, my favorite simic commander.
Its all 1 drop evasive creatures to draw through your whole deck and make more creatures than most token decks. Then surprise Beastmaster Ascension, Biomass Mutation, Overrun, Vitalizing Wind etc for the win
February 23, 2017 12:46 p.m.
I'm not gonna weigh in on my preference of simic commanders...but if you already have an Ezuri...why build another simic...step outta your comfort zone and build a different color / playstyle / archetype deck... there's 32 flavors when it comes to color combos...certainly you don't have them all yet right?
February 23, 2017 10:50 p.m.
@joshuaizac has a point. There will absolute be overlap in the two decks.
What happened to me was when I first started playing commander ~5 years ago I built Animar (), and over time when I made upgrades the other cards that got pushed out were still good cards but just didn't fit the theme/strategy.
Now I have a deck, a deck, a deck, a deck, etc etc
Yes, there are cards that show up in multiple decks, but the strategies are all different. I tend to get bored if I play the same deck too many times in a row, so I challenge myself (and my opponents) by swapping strategies every few games. My friends and I don't get together often enough, so when we do we play for 6+ hours and get a lot of games in
P.s. Please don't type-cast me, I also have , , , and decks lol
February 24, 2017 8:57 a.m.
I agree. I'm actually working on a Queen Marchesa () deck right now, but I would also like to work on a Simic deck.