Boza Fine Deck Emporium
Hello there Boza would you mind helping me out with my new edh project, All Bow Before the True Queen This is meant to be a fun fast deck but it is missing out on a good engine to really pump the deck into high gear. Thank you for your time.
October 16, 2018 10:11 p.m.
i stopped reading after you said i make assumptions. i dont make assumptions. i deal in facts.
September 27, 2018 7:34 p.m.
DragonKing90, you are making too many assumptions:
"it is true you asked questions assuming you knew what my answer would be" - unless you are in my head, there is no way you can be certain about this. I will reiterate it as untrue - the question of what would you do in hypothetical scenario was not loaded with any assumptions.
"is true you do not honestly stand by your own statement" - really now! Your assumptions are getting out of hand for something like that. I want to change sideboards in Magic - they are important, but they should be as important as they are. There, this is my plain and simple opinion. Here is an actual assumption by me - you too have strong opinions about this topic. I should have never breached the original thread like that.
I will state it again, questions I asked were not loaded in any way. This is entirely your assumption. I am genuinly curious and want to see other's opinions.
I am trying to be as objective as possible and not accuse other people of inventing stories. It is anecdotal evidence for sure, but the accusation of lying to further my point was unwarranted and unnecessary and yet again, an assumption from your side.
Now, let me assure you, there is no ill intentions behind any of this and it is a prerogative for me to keep this discussion as civil as possible.
September 27, 2018 12:04 p.m.
it should be pretty obvious that when i said "you can claim to stand by your statement, but we both know you do not", it was in reference to your statement that reducing a sideboard by 7 is "miniscule". in other words, it was in no way related to the fact you ask loaded questions.
September 27, 2018 11:51 a.m.
the claim that you do not stand by your own statement is nowhere even remotely close to being the opposite of saying that you were assuming you knew my answer. those 2 things are completely unrelated. it is true you asked questions assuming you knew what my answer would be, and it is true you do not honestly stand by your own statement. neither one has anything at all to do with the other, and it boggles my mind you would think otherwise.
September 27, 2018 11:47 a.m.
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And that funerary mask is made from the Godsend (notice the shiny gems)
October 19, 2018 9:14 a.m.
Wasn't myspace a lot earlier than 2011? I had a facebook account in 2008, because that is what everyone around me had. No Friendster or the like.
Anyways, yes, having the option to turn it off is good. It feels like such enhancements detract from the overall idea and focus on style over substance.
October 19, 2018 9:12 a.m.
I think you have to get as much card advantage as possible. Include 2x Beast Whisperer in place of the conclave guidmage. This is easily the worst guildmage - your creatures cannot benefit from the trample, while 8 mana for a 2/2 token not a good rate.
October 19, 2018 9:01 a.m.
Is it good to splash for 3 cards in the sideboard? You can probably make a straight GR deck and find something else to use. I think that Sarkhan's Unsealing is a great inclusion here to give you a bit of sorely lacking reach.
October 19, 2018 4:56 a.m.
The penguin above gave some very good general tips on starting to deckbuild. To add a few to it:
General deckbuilding strategy is to divide your cards in two categories - enablers and payoffs. For example, Stitcher's Supplier and Glowspore Shaman are enablers for payoffs like Izoni, Thousand-Eyed and Lotleth Giant.
You generally want to play 4 copies of the enablers, but less of the payoffs, since they are more expensive mana-wise. Stitcher's Supplier is 1 casting cost, while Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is a 6 casting cost. A deck with both will want to play 4 suppliers but less than 4 Izoni.
For this deck in particular, if you aggressively fill your graveyard with cards, you will want to have some way to replay them, so cards like Golgari Findbroker are great to include.
October 19, 2018 4:53 a.m.
I would say that this deck has moved so far from tokens, it is has nothing to do with them. Overall, all the combos are ok. I would start by getting rid of all tokens-related cards:
1x Champion of Lambholt
1x Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest
1x Awakening Zone
1x Black Market
1x Cryptolith Rite
1x Dictate of Erebos
1x Contagion Engine
1x Doubling Season
1x The Chain Veil - do not include this with just 3 walkers.
1x Grave Pact
1x Hardened Scales
1x Parallel Lives
1x Blood Artist 1x Archfiend of Depravity
That is 16 cards that can be removed to focus more on the combo win. I would include:
Whisper, Blood Liturgist
Meren of Clan Nel Toth
Cauldron of Souls
Time of Need
This makes you more focused on being a graveyard-based combo-control deck.
October 19, 2018 4:39 a.m.
We organize leagues in my LGS that start with a draft and you can a pack to supplement the deck every week. If you cannot join the draft, you construct the deck from 4 sealed packs, so I am used to creating decks from scraps.
October 19, 2018 4:10 a.m.
I personally do not like that she makes 1/1 zombie knight tokens. Both knight and zombie tokens are traditionally 2/2. Plus, she does not tap for her first ability, which is super strong.
Maybe make her a flipwalker - if she does come back in the story, I doubt she will be dead for long - someone will rescue her.
October 19, 2018 3:19 a.m.
You have more non-creature spells than creature spells. The drawback on ferox is too much for decks running more than 8 non-creature spells.
October 19, 2018 3:15 a.m.
October 19, 2018 3:13 a.m.
1x Cosmotronic Wave
1x Erratic Cyclops
1x Fire Urchin
2x Risk Factor
1x Crackling Drake
1x Skyknight Legionnaire
2x Piston-Fist Cyclops
1x Nightveil Sprite
1x Vedalken Mesmerist
2x Radical Idea
1x Maximize Altitude
1x Guild Summit
1x Torch Courier
1x Hunted Witness
2x Intrusive Packbeast
1x Luminous Bonds
1x Parhelion Patrol
1x Take Heart
1x Gatekeeper Gargoyle
2x Izzet Guildgate
1x Boros Guildgate
+ 14 basic lands
That is a 40 card Jeskai deck right there.
October 19, 2018 3:07 a.m.
Nice deck idea! I few things though:
You have 10 vehicles that require a crew cost of 3 or more, yet only half your creatures have 3 or more power? Additionally, 4 of them are legendary, which makes it hard to play multiples of them.
Finally, aurelia's fury with only 20 lands will be very hard to cast for a lot. Maybe something like Justice Strike will be better?
October 18, 2018 5:11 a.m.
FSims81, so spending a card and 3 mana to not impact the board and remove cards from a deck is a good thing? Glimpse the Unthinkable gives you 2.5 times more cards removed from a deck, for just 2 mana. Mill decks care about the quantity of cards removed, not the quality.
Unmoored Ego is the same as Lost Legacy, except you can name lands and artifacts. How impactful was LL in modern in the year since it existed? Ego will have the exact same impact - there are few if any decks that rely on specific artifacts or lands (Tron, KCI and that is it).
October 17, 2018 11:01 a.m.
FSims81, regardless of how many cards you remove from the hand, they draw replacements, meaning Unmoored Ego is always -1 card advantage - you have spent a card in hand, while the opponent's number of cards in hand does not.
Compare to Surgical Extraction, where if you exile 2 from the hand, you are at +1 card advantage - you spent a card to remove two from their hand.
Unmoored Ego's only advantage is being able to target land cards, compared to other options. The only deck where this is relevant is tron, and only if you are on the play turn 3 before they assemble tron. This is such a corner case that it is not really relevant.
Thus, there are really no situations where Ego is better than existing alternatives.
October 17, 2018 10:17 a.m.
No. With the exception of basic lands and cards whose text specifically contract it (like Shadowborn Apostle), you may not have more 1 copy of any card in Commander. Despite being in 2 different zones at the beginning of the game, your deck has to be comprised of 100 cards exactly - the 99 card library and the commander.
October 17, 2018 9:39 a.m.
I would really recommend Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma to act as a mana dork for the big creatures and give gigantosaurus trample. Additionally, Inferno Hellion is an easy way to trigger the big effect of unsealing for just 4 mana.
Some additional ideas at Unleash the Goreclaw - rotation-proof
October 16, 2018 9:35 a.m.
Neither affinity, nor death's shadow, nor tron (to an extent), nor game-enders in control are single cards that can be taken care of with a single casting of Unmoored Ego. The only possible situation is against tron:
You are on the play turn 3 versus their turn 2. They have not played the third tron land, you exile all copies of it. However:
- they draw replacement cards
- you are down a card without impacting the board
- you probably mulliganned aggresively to get here and do not have much to follow up
- tron is perfectly fine to play without tron, just casting the big things once it gets enough mana.
If you want to hose those decks in your UB decks, dampening sphere works perfectly fine.
October 16, 2018 8:55 a.m.
The best card to get for this deck is Clifftop Retreat. Mana issues will abound with this color intensive deck, so this should be priority 1.
Finally, crafting the maindeck. You are definitely an aggressive deck with a lot of 2 power mentor creatures. This means that the more 1/1 tokens you have to mentor, the better. Thus + 2 Heroic Reinforcements and maybe something like Haazda Marshal can be very good here.
Overall, very good start to the deck!
October 16, 2018 6:19 a.m.
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