Thanks for the up-vote! I love my Kalemne deck. It has never lost! I think that's partially luck (I refuse to believe my vorthos Boros deck is better than some of my other, more high-powered decks. That can't be true, right?) but the way the cards curve out is really slick.
April 21, 2018 8:36 p.m.
Thank you for the kind words on the advertise you MODERN deck page!
April 6, 2018 12:12 p.m.
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Now that you say that I can't help but feel that "Invincible Under the Sun" is a much more fitting name than it is currently! Thank you so much CazA, I can't believe I didn't think about that reference when I made this deck and it works so well with my Vagabond theme. Much appreciated.
April 23, 2018 4:21 p.m.
You'll probably want to cut your land searchers like Cultivate and Sylvan Scrying. Replace them and Llanowar Elves with Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch for mana-fixing mana dorks. The price tag on hierarch is high though but it's so so nice, but if you don't want to spend that much, Arbor Elf is a good alternative. Collected Company isn't entirely necessary either since it misses a vast majority of your creatures. Your creature base is kind of all over too, so I would recommend narrowing the scope on a few that you really really like to see and get playsets for consistency. And branch out a bit from the new set. For one, Windborn Muse is just a better Baird, Steward of Argive in my opinion, but I don't really know if a taxing effect is really beneficial for your overall gameplan. I would start by narrowing your scope and ask yourself what direction you want to take this and find cards that synergize well with each other, because I'm not entirely sure what to suggest. I'm assuming you want to turn it into a Angel tribal deck, but there are a good number of creatures that seem a bit unnecessary to benefit an Angel tribe. Geist of Saint Traft might be worth taking a look at, and Stoic Angel has a really nice taxing effect that it's immune to since it has vigilance and synergizes with Exalted from Noble Hierarch really well. I hope this helps out, I'm sorry if anything came across harshly I promise I am trying to help and provide constructive advice.
April 22, 2018 11:09 p.m.
I run Bitterblossom in my BW tokens deck and it works wonders. Elspeth Tirel is also a good option to help stabilize in addition to Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and it doubles as a boardwipe. I am also more hand disruption heavy with Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Collective Brutality, so I am a bit partial to Immolating Glare since it is conditional. You might want to consider adding a couple Sram's Expertise too. Hope this helps! If you would like I can link you to my decklist for reference if you think it would help. I think our playstyles are relatively similar too but I'm not gonna go ahead and post my deck here without your permission, but it is on my page if you want to check it out. Anyways, nice deck! +1
April 22, 2018 7:50 p.m.
Also in regard to Sunforger, I want you to find a slot for it so badly too but I feel like you'd need to add a bigger sunforger package and build around it to make it more effective and I'm afraid that cutting things to make room for the sunforger package would take away from the overall charm of the deck and turn it into something much different. If it means anything to you I would opt against including it because Sunforger only hits 6 cards in your deck as it stands right now and I don't think you'll want to take out more cards to expand your sunforger package.
April 21, 2018 10:52 p.m.
Rack effects but no Shrieking Affliction? You also might want to consider Delirium Skeins and Tasigur's Cruelty since they hit every player at once which can be devastating in multiplayer especially with a Waste Not on the field.
April 21, 2018 5:15 p.m.
I really like this brew, keep doing what your doing with it because it looks like it's a lot of fun to play and adds an interesting flavor to the table. You don't see enough Kalemne love. +1
April 21, 2018 3:23 p.m.
I really like your take on a Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded deck. Making him viable was a task I have attempted once and failed miserably at. I understand your distaste in Delirium and Madness effects too because they are just terribly inconsistent since you're going to be discarding at random with Tibalt. However, I can't help but feel that something like Flamewake Phoenix could earn a spot in here. I know you want to keep the deck mono-red too, but Claim is a really fun card to recur your creatures. It's really funny when your opponent decides to take 4 from Vexing Devil and you follow it up with a Claim to bring it back.
Try to offer some advice on the previous deck before you post yours. First off, Tangle is not modern legal, so you should cut that and perhaps Fog would be an appropriate replacement. You can also cut down on some lands especially since you're running Birds of Paradise. Typically, sitting between 20-24 lands is a healthy number and I would recommend cutting Mosswort Bridge altogether as well as a single Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx since you don't want multiple copies of it in your hand considering it can't cast any of your creatures without already developing a board state, maybe add another Birds of Paradise in its place and then add forests for the rest of the lands. I don't think you'll need Evolution Charm and you can instead add more copies of Commune with Nature. You could probably get away with cutting Juvenile Gloomwidow altogether unless you feel like flying is a big issue in your playgroup/meta since it only really serves as a blocker, and if so just bump up your two-cost copies to playsets. Hope this helps!
April 21, 2018 1:16 p.m.
April 20, 2018 10:31 p.m.
I read through the description including the omissions category and I didn't see anything regarding Iona, Shield of Emeria. What are your thoughts on this? It is certainly a very hateful card, although a little too mana intensive. However, for an effect that essentially tells players that they can't play magic it has to be useful, unless you deem it as a card that's too evil to even fill a slot haha.
Otherwise I must say that I love this deck. My friend plays a pesky Narset, Enlightened Master infinite turns deck and this deck would completely shut his combo down. A well earned +1 from me.
April 19, 2018 12:05 p.m.
Mirage Mirror in Sakashima decks is a must.
April 17, 2018 5:02 p.m.
I am a huge fan of your Queen Marchesa deck, in fact it is my favorite commander deck on this site and it's a deck I would love to pilot one day because it looks like a lot of fun and is absolutely perfect in my opinion. I was just wondering what your opinion was on Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest as an Aikido general because I would like to incorporate some Aikido ethic in my current Shu Yun deck and possibly convert it to an Aikido deck entirely if possible. If you don't mind I would really appreciate some input and thoughts on this if you see potential in Shu Yun and if not what Jeskai generals do you think appear to be the most fitting at the helm of an Aikido oriented deck? I don't mean to advertise on here, but here is my Shu Yun decklist.
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It is currently set up as a Spellslinger Voltron deck, but I want to add more Aikido elements to it. Feel free to comment on my wall or on my decklist if you get a chance because I would really like to hear your opinion on this. Thank you.
April 15, 2018 11:02 p.m.
Also Hour of Reckoning can be a really effective boardwipe considering you can essentially cast it for free by tapping your tokens to pay for it, and they won't be destroyed.
April 15, 2018 7:35 p.m.
Adriana, Captain of the Guard is really good in a multiplayer game since she buffs all of your attacking tokens for each opponent you're swinging at and is even a good alternative to Iroas, God of Victory if you want to play around with that too.
April 15, 2018 7:32 p.m.
Also if you like Guttersnipe in here I think Firebrand Archer looks good to tick your opponents life away. Gelectrode and Thermo-Alchemist would serve a similar role although I bet you want to play the bare minimal number of creatures you have to in here.
April 15, 2018 5:09 a.m.
Sway of the Stars could definitely speed the game up, but you're risking putting gas back into everyone's hands so you would probably need something like Grand Abolisher on the field to be in a healthy safe zone when you do this or you might accidentally feed a response to your opponent. I say you don't really need to include Sway because if you lock everyone down with infinite turns anyway that should be enough to make the play group scoop.
April 15, 2018 5:02 a.m.
Thank you for the thoughtful response :)
April 14, 2018 3:33 p.m.
What are your thoughts on Settle the Wreckage in Aikido? It's a boardwipe that punishes a player who is so confident that they have a win in the bag that they would attack with everything they have, or even just serve as a decent removal option to get rid of some pesky beaters. Of course I doubt you would be affected much by this due to the pillow fort you have up most of the time, but I see it as both a defensive card and political card considering you can protect another player from lethal with it if you so choose and even completely turn the tide of a game. Sunforger hits Settle the Wreckage too and I see a lot of potential with it.
April 14, 2018 11:19 a.m.
Hero of Iroas was very powerful when I ran a mono-white aura heroic deck in standard. Fabled Hero was crazy with Sunbond and Ordeal of Heliod, although Sunbond is just good if you give a creature lifelink or simply have a creature with lifelink. Soldier of the Pantheon was also a powerful little one drop. If you build around auras here too you would have access to draw engines like Kor Spiritdancer and Sram, Senior Edificer. Also I wouldn't worry too much about all of your spells in here being two CMC or less because in my experience running only one and two drops will cause you to burn out and empty your hand very quickly. I don't want you to change the vision you have for this deck, I'm just saying auras have worked wonders when I had a heroic deck, and Hero of Iroas is perfect for it.
April 14, 2018 8:47 a.m.
I don't think you're running enough ramp to pull off your combo by turn 4. You could also cut back on some of the fatty creatures for some Ancient Stirrings to help find what you need. Overall I really do like the concept but it needs some more fleshing out to make it consistent. Although not of the same colors you use, there's an archetype called Grishoalbrand that uses Goryo's Vengeance and Through the Breach for cheating out creatures, it's very much a glass cannon sort of deck though but maybe referencing it can help you get some ideas for your deck. Cheers.
April 14, 2018 8:23 a.m.
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