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Said on Squirreling Mine...

#1

Fog and Respite are pretty good but you can do better. I'd consider upgrading them to Tangle and Spore Cloud.

June 22, 2017 3:56 a.m.

Said on Nath of the ......

#2

Nath combos very nicely with Mind Slash. I would run it over something more tame, like Necrogen Mists. I'd also try to get Shrieking Affliction in there, as even with 40 life, being hit for 3 a turn is pretty substantial.

June 21, 2017 4:22 p.m.

Said on Hire a Samurai...

#3

Looks better for sure! Glad to help, and I hope you have fun with this build.

June 21, 2017 1:42 a.m.

If you're looking to gain a ton of life through high-toughness creatures, Angelic Chorus and/or Proper Burial might be up your alley!

Some other cards that seem to fit the theme include Archangel of Thune, Divinity of Pride, Serra Ascendant, Slaughter and Chalice of Life  Flip. You should consider some of them!

June 20, 2017 11:18 p.m.

Said on Hire a Samurai...

#5

You're missing some of the best samurai, friend! You should get a set of Samurai of the Pale Curtain as well as a fourth Hand of Honor. They can get a lot of early damage in and outfight other creatures for most of the game. Konda's Hatamoto is another creature I'd strongly recommend four of - it's quite easy to have a legendary samurai in play cheaply. It's flat-out better than Inner-Chamber Guard, for instance.

I'd also try to get a copy or two of Sensei Golden-Tail in there, as he's a two-mana legendary for the Hatamoto, and also gives you something to do with your mana later on. You can keep targeting the same creature with his ability to keep giving them more instances of bushido (having bushido 1 three times is identical to having bushido 3, for instance.) Maybe run a single Kentaro, the Smiling Cat, too - not because you'll need his ability, but it's worth making sure the Hatamoto is buffed! I dunno if Opal-Eye, Konda's Yojimbo is any good, but, um... he's cool.

Lastly, Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho seems like an obvious inclusion. The +3 power will let your mid-sized creatures compete even in the late game, and since they're all samurai, even trades in combat will become favourable for you. Try it out!

June 20, 2017 6:54 p.m.

Said on RG Sacrifice...

#6

I'd get two more Tinder Wall and two more Orcish Lumberjack in place of the Wild Cantors - they're much more explosive in terms of mana production.

For your big creatures, it might be wise to invest in things that protect themselves - Plated Slagwurm or Plated Crusher are good examples. You wouldn't want to sacrifice three creatures just to play a big one, only for your opponent to kill it immediately! I also like Deus of Calamity a lot, since if you can get him out fast enough, you can keep blowing up your opponent's lands before they can mount any kind of defense.

June 20, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Said on Pride Sovereign...

#7

Who would have thought that your deck would be a card someday?

June 20, 2017 3:05 p.m.

Not to ruin your fun, but don't Parallel Lives and all the populate cards risk killing Ormendahl, since he's legendary? Besides, sacrifing five squirrels to summon him kind of non-bos with Squirrel Mob. I'd maybe look to something like Overrun or Beastmaster Ascension for your win.

I'm surprised you don't have Deranged Hermit in there! With Parallel Lives, he's five mana for eight squirrels. I'd consider him over the Wrangler, for instance.

June 20, 2017 3:40 a.m.

I am shocked to see a zombie EDH deck running without Corpse Harvester!

June 19, 2017 4:19 p.m.

Said on Rebecca Guay EDH...

#10

Very nice. Always lovely to see a tableful of her art.

I did something similar in a non-EDH deck: Rebecca Guay Theme Deck

June 18, 2017 6:56 p.m.

Deathtouch does pair very nicely with pinging and first strike. But did you know it combos with trample as well? Trample lets you assign any leftover damage to the opponent once at least enough damage to be lethal is assigned to the blocker. It specifically refers to "lethal damage," not "damage equal to the creature's toughness." What does this mean? If the trampler has deathtouch, even 1 point is lethal - no matter how tough the blocker is! If you attack with a 5/5 who has trample and deathtouch, then you can deal 1 to a 4/4 blocker and the other 4 to the opponent.

I'd try it out. Good ways to get trample on your creatures include Archetype of Aggression, Loxodon Warhammer and Chariot of Victory.

June 17, 2017 4:33 p.m.

Said on Warden of Evos ......

#12

I think you'd love a set of Pride of the Clouds. Even at two mana, he can easily be the biggest creature around. Soulcatcher is a similarly powerful two-drop, which can make your opponent hesitate to kill your other creatures. I'd also run Judge's Familiar or Cloudfin Raptor over Flying Men. Thunderclap Wyvern makes a good pseudo-lord (I find him more impressive than Archon of Redemption) especially with his ability to show up mid-combat.

Squadron Hawk gives you some card advantage, providing an army off just one card. Plus, it combos well with the Pride of the Clouds. Other efficient flyers that might interest you include Arctic Aven, Lyev Skyknight and Azorius First-Wing. Good luck!

June 17, 2017 3:33 p.m.

I'm curious about those Wedge volvers.

June 16, 2017 4:58 p.m.

Said on killing them alive...

#14

Tainted Remedy wins are cool, but your deck has very little defensive presence - I feel like you could easily be locked down or bowled over before you can drain your opponent out! Wall of Shards and Alms Beast can be a great way to deter attackers, and they also become win conditions after the Remedy's out. Asides from that, Condemn and Devour Flesh are also solid removal that gain upsides when you have your key card.

You might be able to get some inspiration from my own take on the idea: Malpractice.

June 14, 2017 4:22 p.m.

Said on Legacy Budget Burn...

#15

You might like having a couple Barbarian Ring as backup. I'd say Grim Lavamancer and Cursed Scroll are better options than the swiftspear, since either one is cheap but gives you some good late-game reach.

June 14, 2017 4:09 p.m.

The premiere targets are probably Griselbrand, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Sire Of Insanity and Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Nicol Bolas is also a superb option if you're using Shallow Grave.

June 10, 2017 2:34 a.m.

It's kind of misleading to describe Elfball as an EDH deck. The 'Elfball' brand has existed since the 20th century.

June 9, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Said on Lord of the ......

#18

No Weaver of Lies? I consider that false advertising.

June 8, 2017 10:36 p.m.

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June 8, 2017 5 a.m.

Said on mono green big ......

#20

Sylvan Scrying isn't really worth it unless you have more utility lands to search for. All of your lands just make mana or get other lands. As it stands, you'd probably be better off with Nature's Lore.

June 7, 2017 10:44 p.m.

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