Can you look at my EDH style deck and tweak it for me? I just cannot help but to feel that it is too slow or missing something. It revolves around Shattergang Brothers. I just love the thought of death and taxes type of play. High aggro and quick answers are my style of play. Any chance you get is greatly appreciated. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/07-11-16-monkey-see-monkey-do/
July 11, 2017 11:03 a.m.
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Looping TKS indefinitely isn't easy, since you need coolorless mana to cast it. The current build could only do that with the help of a non-summoning sick Boreal Druid or by looping Sol Ring or Mana Crypt via Beast Within + Eternal Witness. Usually, setting that up requires drawing the deck, at which point this kind of kill isn't even necessary any more. Just kill all their permanents with Beast Within and Somberwald Stag, drop a couple of spheres (Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst) and kill them with Craterhoof Behemoth or Great Oak Guardian (can easily wait until next turn if you lack attackers at that point).
So killing them with TKS is fine, but very rarely is an actual upgrade over what the deck already has. The card should be played for its disruptive power, and being a potential win condition should not factor into this.
July 21, 2017 3 a.m.
Great name :) Have you considered Stubborn Denial?
July 21, 2017 2:14 a.m.
July 19, 2017 3:54 p.m.
For a deck that aims for the long and grindy game and plays cards like Living Death, you are pretty light on graveyard hate. In my Chainer deck i really like having Agent of Erebos as a way to repeatedly mess with opposing graveyard strategies. In your color combination, you also have access to Loaming Shaman, Deathrite Shaman or Scavenging Ooze.
July 13, 2017 1:52 p.m.
I think the effect provided by Yeva, Nature's Herald is useful, but you don't really have 4 extra mana in your combo turn unless you wait 1-2 extra turns to combo. Waiting usually isn't a good approach, this deck is much better at simply winning as fast as possible and before everyone else is set up.
July 13, 2017 1:51 p.m.
While the rest is true, Scavenger Grounds will most likely exile itself after the first use, so there is no real synergy with that one.
July 11, 2017 4:29 p.m.
With your reasonably high mana curve, as well as the mana hungry commander, you should probably include even more mana sources. Golgari Signet, Rakdos Signet etc seem really useful here since the Brothers can later use them as fodder for their ability.
I also suggest Tireless Tracker and Pharika, God of Affliction, both provide useful tokens for the Brothers' abilities, and are solid cards on their own. Also, Illusionist's Bracers is a great combo with your commander, i think you should add that.
Some other cards that fit well into your plan: Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, Rancor, Smokestack, Solemn Simulacrum.
If you want to improve the deck further, power cards like Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Sylvan Library, Cabal Coffers, Ancient Tomb and Bloom Tender should probably all find their way into your list.
Some of your card choices seem suboptimal: Necroskitter is neither particularly powerful nor does it synergize with your plan. Infiltration Lens, Explorer's Scope, Shield of the Avatar, Rockslide Elemental and Vorapede are rather bad cards, and Unwinding Clock, Bow of Nylea and Liliana of the Dark Realms don't have enough powerful synergies in your deck to really justify their inclusion.
July 11, 2017 3:09 p.m.
I feel Endless Ranks of the Dead falls squarely into the "win more" camp. It's great if your plan is going well already, but even then it takes at least a full turn to do anything at all. It's not able to help you convert an advantage into a win in a short time, so your opponents still get a good deal of time to stop you. But if you are in a bad spot, the card is basically a blank. So, it's both slow and bad if you are behind. If it were really, really powerful, it might still be okay (Praetor's Counsel is an example of such a card), but getting a couple of tokens just isn't an insane effect.
July 5, 2017 4:53 p.m.
July 3, 2017 1:19 p.m.
Grave Sifter is a powerful tool for a tribal deck.
You could add a couple more early accelerators, such as Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves or Elves of Deep Shadow. They help you deploy Spaling quickly, and the more creatures are in your deck, the better the chance to draw an extra card off its attack trigger.
July 3, 2017 9:39 a.m.
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