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Godsend does have some of the drawbacks you speak of. Although, it is meta dependant. Certainly, if you play against something like Ghave a lot the chump blockers make it a big waste of time. Against decks that value a couple of key creatures though it is basically evasion. Playing against Meren & cast-from-graveyard decks it is a complete death sentence & a beater in addition. For me it is a candidate for removal if I feel an obviously better equipment comes along.... but I also play against an awful lot of recursion based decks that can't stand Godsend.
February 23, 2018 9:38 p.m.
= Country old & new, high plains drifter & whatnot
February 23, 2018 2:58 p.m.
Hmm, actually it did update since then. I guess I just kept Worldslayer as a desperation wipe, or potential hard-lock. I once had puresteel paladin sneak through with it and 2 of the Kaldra items equipped, it was not a TRUE hard-lock in that I believe one of the opponents just kind of peaked at the next so many turns worth of topdeck because he had a plains in hand & a terminus in deck... but it was about 25 turns away :)
February 22, 2018 2:10 p.m.
Actually that is a good question, last time I modified this deck it glitched and did not update... So it has since had some fat cut out. Worldslayer was indeed a hard lock... but not one I usually needed to run, I will update my deck here and see what changes have been made since :)
February 22, 2018 1:59 p.m.
IMO that is a pretty good critique of some of the stuff you question. It is not my deck, but my all-in voltron is similar enough that I take interest in this deck as well.
Sword of Light and Shadow has primarily been for the protection (black/white targeted), impact play, and occasional chance that a key creature needs returning. Not the most imperative sword, but if you have it - it has shown value to the 99 regardless of lifegain or graveyard synergy being near non-existent.
Sword of Vengeance is a bit clunky, but has personally won me a game when it was one of 2 equips on Sram & I had hit an early MLD. Keyword soup + a buff can be very strong on Sram after you make yourself public enemy #1 and you know everyone's remaining permanents will be coming at you. I don't have Batterskull but I'm sure it is useful in the same way.
Bloodforged Battle-Axe & Trepanation Blade - with trep. blade being kindof a fun gamble card in a deck that is often a little boring on the variable front :) just adds different dimensions to the deck & never really seem to be too much of a detriment.
the others I can't really say much one way or the other because I don't run many of them, except a couple of the ones with positive critiques. I can tell you that Dowsing Dagger Flip and Empyrial Plate have been worth it for me every time I see them. Gonti's Aether Heart just won me another game as well.
February 22, 2018 11:52 a.m.
Since Edgar is your commander I would consider Basilisk Collar instead of lox-hammer considering CMC, equip cost, and firststrike+deathtouch
February 21, 2018 11:26 p.m.
Yeah, kindof a neat take on the more-tutor centric theme of the deck. I usually just play tron-smash + stax + MLD and those are all very effective & valid in their own right. But it is neat to see an interconnected creature/sac/tutor take on the deck. I get tired of seeing so many Accorder's Shield popping up 1st on the 99. Almost every time I've played against 0-drop draw engine Sram decks I've smashed them with my impact equipment deck. They take super long turns with a ton of draw... but they flood the field with equipment they never intend to equip, meanwhile I make 1-2 impact drops & still draw cards - conceptually I'm still drawing cards but I'm actually making impact plays @ the same time. Anyway, long story short, I see that you do have some of those low CMC equips & some budget friendlies but most of the stuff included also has enough impact to make your opponent uncomfortable.
February 21, 2018 11 p.m.
Love it! I do dislike adding ineffective 0 drops just for the sake of draw (especially if you just get more ineffective crap with it). I prefer to beef up my 99, while putting my opponents on the doomsday clock, AND still drawing plenty. Also, regarding Captain's Claws - I agree, that card has been invaluable with so many mass-sac decks in existence. Other cards that have provided sac fodder for me are: Sword of Body and Mind,Moonsilver Spear Most people don't like the cost on the 2nd one but sometimes it has been awesome to suddenly turn Sram into a flying token deck.
February 21, 2018 8:14 p.m.
Nova Pentacle - My bad... This is better in my Lazav deck for goofy funzies I guess
February 20, 2018 7:40 p.m.
I have personally had more fun focusing on the theme of aggression between opponents
I recently saw someone post this artifact that allows damage redirection to ANY creature when you activate it when you take dmg - I wish I could remember the name because THAT would be wacky in a "attack me" deck
February 20, 2018 7:30 p.m.
I may put that card back in. Also have been contemplating adding Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, has high potential with some of the token poop abilities.
February 19, 2018 10:34 p.m.
February 15, 2018 1:10 p.m.
Do they contain the word: "attacked", and are thus past tense? While Etali's trigger is "as he attacks"?
February 12, 2018 9:32 p.m.
Why are those 2 the only Extra combats that work? Just curious.
February 12, 2018 9:25 p.m.
I 2nd Selvala's Stampede - that card is ridiculous in my Sisay deck which fields almost as many bombs as this.
Also 2nd Etali, Primal Storm - Strong when you already have a haste enabler as commander. Real solid if you don't excel @ card advantage to potentially play that many free spells per attack.
February 11, 2018 3:04 a.m.
Sram, Senior Edificer is great, simple, can outpace other strategys.
Etali, Primal Storm experimenting with voltron and a bunch of rocks.
February 10, 2018 1:18 a.m.
Yep I'd agree that price dynamics are certainly different for the EDH market... That slow price creep after rotation is maybe part of what I was getting at when I was talking about "steady price drives". I don't believe it is JUST standard and EDH driving price. I do believe that EDH is beginning to have a higher weight on market values, but that is based on hunch and not quantitative analysis. Also, remember it is a singleton format but there are an awful lot of multiple deck builders that use several copies of fan favorite cards... so singleton format does have that "1 copy" limitation but with all the multi-decks owners and staple cards for EDH I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss the EDH demand drive... But again, I do agree - that format is less likely to cause the leaps & bounds and more of the stable climb stuff.
February 8, 2018 5:07 p.m.
Some good ideas, but I can't agree on "dredge" - that mechanic is already a multi-format cancer. WoTC is already trying a concentrated effort to not make blue the best at everything, an idea that they are finally embracing. I think giving blue more dredge would really crumble any attempt at color parity that WoTC has finally refocused on establishing.
LOVE "myriad" & love "partner" though. They should probably keep focusing on underutilized mechanics this time around instead of spitballing a bunch of new stuff.
For me.... "Cipher". That mechanic ruled! I love Stolen Identity
The other is "Council's dilemma" Selvala's Stampede
February 8, 2018 9:42 a.m.
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