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With Doran, you want any card that makes toughness something good, I have used cards, in the past, like Spidersilk Armor, Slagwurm Armor, and any other artifacts that can voltron into a huge toughness creature. Give him double strike with Fireshrieker or something similar, and you can easily one-shot an opponent with just one or two well-thought moves. Don't hesitate to use the Brass Squire as well, because adding an equipment to an attack last moment can be a huge advantage. Also, Sigarda's Aid is a must for that kind of build.
These are just my thoughts, and one way to build that kind of deck.
March 21, 2017 6:46 p.m.
I opened two boxes, and my haul was decent.
-One of each of the fetches
-Foil and regular Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Basically everything I was looking for...except Liliana of the Veil. That I will have to trade for/buy I guess.
March 17, 2017 8:29 p.m.
For Pauper, I am not sure. I have a Mono-U Pauper deck I love, which uses Spellstutter Sprite and Ninja of the Deep Hours as well as a lot of things like Daze and the like. The other tribe I can think of is spirits, but in order to make those really work you have to get out of the pauper format. I have thought of trying to make a Modern spirits deck, mixing old and new if at all possible. Not sure how it would work, but I have as yet to play much in the Modern pool, so...yeah.
March 17, 2017 8:20 p.m.
There is another option that is not a whole lot of money, I think: Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Her deck build is all about cheap creatures in the early game, and self-sacrifice. If you are able to get a hold of the Plunder the Graves Commander 2015 set, it has all the good cards that will make the deck really good. With a few cheap additions (like Evolutionary Leap and other cards like that) the deck can be a real powerhouse.
March 17, 2017 8:15 p.m.
As the title says, I have a Linvala, Keeper of Silence from MM17, and I want to trade it to a non-foil Liliana of the Veil from MM17 and some other stuff. I know there is a little bit of a price difference in my favor, so if someone wants to add some boot, a Basilisk Collar would be a great addition to the trade. Thanks for looking!
March 16, 2017 7:31 p.m.
Ya know, another card you run as your commander is either Melek, Izzet Paragon or Mizzix of the Izmagnus. Both are interesting to run as commanders, and double-casting spells, or casting spells for free or much less never gets old. It is fun to take multiple turns (say with a well-timed Time Stretch from Melek). Yeah, some people will hate on you for the deck, but it is interesting to play regardless.
Just something to think about.
March 15, 2017 6:19 p.m.
I actually expected the ban of Felidar Guardian, and when it didn't happen, I just thought the format has become stale. What Wizards has done, essentially, pushed the sales of Aether Revolt and Kaladesh above what is good for the game. Now, of course, that is WotC's prerogative, but I think putting sales above the format is a mistake. Of course, money makes the world go 'round.
March 14, 2017 5:07 p.m.
I don't think this banning announcement will have anything to do with EDH/Commander. This is for "sanctioned" formats by WotC...Standard, Modern, Vintage, Legacy. Commander is regulated by another body entirely.
March 12, 2017 8:50 p.m.
Crippling vehicles would need to hit a lot of things, but to slow them down you can hit Heart of Kiran and it will slow them down 1-2 turns. I agree with Copycat slowing the games to a crawl, which is a bore and which will probably get part of the combo getting the axe, which I think will be Felidar Guardian, as I said earlier. The other card that could maybe be hit is...
They may just do nothing, which I see as a mistake. I really think something needs hit. I wish they would hit Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, because I see the card as so damn oppressive (to the point I am head-hunting the card) but as I stated before, Wizards wants to make the format more about Planeswalkers, so I just don't see it.
March 12, 2017 8:24 p.m.
Well, here's the deal:
Wizards said they wanted to push Planeswalkers in Standard, so I do not see Gideon, Ally of Zendikar seeing the ban hammer. I do see Felidar Guardian getting it, however, because the combo, by Wizards' own admission, caught them off-guard, and that will be a bit of retroactive fixing of that. The other card I see that might getting banned is Heart of Kiran, and that will be an effect of the Smuggler's Copter ban. Just dealing with the top two decks in the format, to hopefully promote diversity.
In Modern, some piece of of the Death's Shadow deck will banned, but not the main card. It is just my thought. Also, we may just see Jace, the Mind Sculptor unbanned if for nothing else than an experiment to see how the format evolves with that card available.
Beyond that, I really can't speculate too far.
March 12, 2017 3:53 p.m.
I have had this debate going in my head for quite a while. My biggest problem with netdecking is this:
It eliminates any sort of creativity in building your own deck and turns tournaments, from FNM's to Pro Tours into mostly predictable and boring affairs.
Why? Here goes...
Back when I started playing Magic, there was no Netdecking, because honestly there was no internet like it was today. What we had was "The Duelist", a monthly publication put out by WotC that was their "bible" of price guides, tour info, etc. There was no daily, hourly, minute-by-minute price updates. There was an update once a month for prices, and things were a little more...interesting. It inspired creativity, and the tournaments were more of a mystery, because not everyone was playing the same thing week in and week out, and we could be much more creative and build our own things and really were inspired to do so.
Now, what do we have? We have the world at our fingertips, and even before the tournaments are finished, we have the decks the "pros" are playing and the creativity is gone. Everyone is waiting for those decks to come out, and money drives the game, instead of the creativity that inspired it. Honestly it has made me cringe to see what happens week in and week out, even at my local game store. Money determines who wins, not who can build the most interesting deck or who plays the best. I hate that, I really do. What do I want to see happen? I want to see the creativity come back. I want to see people think about their decks, not buy them without thought. I am perhaps the last real holdout at my LGS when it comes to building my own homebrews anymore. Everyone else netdecks, and I fight them off every week as best I can. I love my successes, and my defeats hurt worse because they are against something I built, I put my time and effort into. But as Sinatra said, "I did it my way".
March 12, 2017 1:11 p.m.
Honestly, playing two games at once, to me, is a sign of rudeness, because it shows a complete lack of respect for the player(s) involved. If he wanted to play a game of Modern, he should have dropped out of the EDH game and played that instead. Playing both at the same time was both disrespectful and to me, very distracting.
The second matter of life totals. Regardless of the game type, someone should keep life totals, and those life totals should be transparent. Anything that can tell who wins or loses a game should be upfront and easy for anyone to access, unless, of course, it is supposed to be hidden. But any time you are asked what your life total is, you need to be able to show it clearly and accurately, regardless.
As for music, I don't like the distractions myself, but each person has their own desires, and sometimes the shop I play at plays music in the background and it can be alright, but sometimes is not all that great. Once again, I just go with the flow. If it is a problem, ask the "judge" to intervene.
March 11, 2017 7:17 p.m.
Commander / EDH
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