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Been playing off and on since the beginning. Started back up a few years ago after a long break, playing casual Commander/EDH and limited. My play style / deck building is most definitely midrange; I don't enjoy 20 minute games any more than 2+ hour games. Fun > win rate every day. I use this site to experiment and am always grateful for suggestions and feedback!

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DrukenReaps - thanks, this is a good thought that hadn't occurred to me. I'm running kind of a lot of token decks right now but this is going on the maybe list for sure. Seems fun. I dig 'removal tribal' but she'd have to get in line behind Teneb, the Harvester and Shattergang Brothers. I haven't checked out her EDHrec page in a while so I'll look there too.

goodair - appreciate the reply. I've considered cutting consult and emphasizing ramp and storm, but I'm intrigued by this idea of using her as a ramp+burn commander. Aria of Flame, maybe Sphinx-Bone Wand and Flux Channeler? Torment of Hailfire? Could be a lot of fun...

March 27, 2020 9:07 p.m.

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Kess & Tell

Ok, I'm calling uncle on my Kess deck and looking for help. First thing: I don't play cEDH and I'm not looking to start. I do play in some fast, high-powered games, however, so I built this to be a 9-power version of storm / consultation Kess, and... it just isn't fun to play.

I have other commanders for high-power games, but I like spellslinger decks and I'd like to keep playing her. Are there other Kess builds that are ~ 75% decks? Builds that take advantage of her ability but aren't just trying to combo off as fast as possible? Any suggestions for something that's fun?

Tapadh leat!

March 26, 2020 1:17 a.m.

It ain't cheap, but Avacyn, Angel of Hope is pretty effective...

More affordable options are available. Angelic Guardian, Eldrazi Monument (good choice for token decks), and Odric, Lunarch Marshal so long as you have one creature with indestructible (combos well with Bastion Protector.

(I suppose you could also just make them harder to block, which increases likelihood of surviving combat, e.g. Gruul War Chant)

March 26, 2020 12:56 a.m. Edited.

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