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AngryChewie - so far as I'm aware the site's legality check doesn't include card quantity (I've had the same experience with accidentally listing more than one unique card in an EDH deck).
Femme_Fatale can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 'legality' only checks format (e.g. currently Standard-legal) and banned lists.

February 15, 2019 11:28 p.m.

Kiki-Jiki is the only one I'm aware of in R/G that works with the Celebrant. You can do it with Aggravated Assault and Savage Ventmaw but obviously you need a way to tutor up the enchantment.

February 10, 2019 10:42 p.m.

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Just my opinion, but I'd recommend against both moves.

Spell Burst > Muddle. It's so much more flexible. Just as a threat it's great -- opponents know you have an answer in your hand, can probably match any CMC value for X (due to Miz making the spell cheaper), and you'll have it back in your hand after you cast it! So good. Muddle is a one-time counter or a one-time tutor. Less good.

You absolutely do not want Helm of Awakening in this deck. Your main advantage is making your spells cheaper - if you make their spells cheaper too, you're losing advantage. If anything, Miz wants Sphere of Resistance effects to exaggerate her advantage.

February 10, 2019 10:30 p.m.

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Gruul. More options = more fun. Rats can be fun, but so narrow. Once you've done it...

Also, what griffstick said. You know what black sucks at? Artifact/enchantment removal.

Elephant Grass

An-Zerrin Ruins

Glacial Chasm

Obviously not all decks run these cards, but it's not that difficult to get locked out entirely, never mind not winning.

February 7, 2019 12:32 a.m.

I'm intrigued by the Child of Alara build. Mass destruction in a deck where most permanents have a death trigger; then pull everything back into play! In addition to Dark Realms, there's Cauldron of Souls , Faith's Reward , and tons of targeted spells that do "when this creature dies, return it to play/hand"

IDK if there are actually enough of those type of cards to make it work, but it'd be awesome if you pulled it off.

(even just as a 'normal' aristocrats deck, it'd be fun to have all 5 colors and the threat of blowing up everything)

February 1, 2019 4:14 p.m.

Can anything be done about tokens that show up blank/black in the playtester? Example: Bloodline Keeper (ISD) makes 2/2 Vampire tokens but they don't show an image in playtesting. Thanks!

January 29, 2019 11:17 p.m.

I'd probably swap it with Sigil of Valor just because it's situational / vulnerable to board wipes (even when you manage to protect Rafiq). True that Kusari-Gama pumps +1/0 instead of +1/+1 but it doesn't usually matter with double strike.

I know you didn't ask me, but... ;) my experience has been Rafiq is most competitive as 1-shot voltron. It's not that hard to get to 11 power.

I also play in a meta with a ton of removal; it's for sure hard to keep Rafiq on the battlefield. You might look into one of Curator's Ward or Elgaud Shieldmate .

January 29, 2019 11:03 p.m.

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oh also forgot to mention - cards like Guardian of the Gateless or Palace Guard are busted once Avacyn is in play... Even go wide token decks can't do anything to you (only trample).

January 29, 2019 10:46 p.m.

Forgot to mention Kusari-Gama - another great way to discourage chump blocking. Oldie but a goodie.

January 29, 2019 1:13 a.m.

The bane of Rafiq voltron is chump blockers. You're pretty good on trample and decent on flying/evasion, but you have hardly any straight-up unblockable. Rogue's Passage , Amphin Pathmage , Prowler's Helm , Trailblazer's Boots , etc. All budget!

Also, Hammer of Nazahn is beast in this deck. (Enchantments with flash are also great like Epic Proportions )

January 29, 2019 1:08 a.m.

Yup, board wipe targeting everyone except yourself -- esp cards with extra value like Fumigate .

Def helpful to lean on white's stax/control cards in order to make it to turns 6-8 to cast Avacyn. Kismet is a nice budget add, in addition to everything SynergyBuild mentioned.

Can also be fun to play heavy on white counters, since no one expects them -- Mana Tithe , Dawn Charm , etc.

January 29, 2019 12:43 a.m.

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