Also, I highly recommend Titania's Song
August 17, 2018 7:49 p.m.
I think we need some more fancy options to include but some day Generous Patron would be great
August 17, 2018 7:45 p.m.
The Brown Spider check it out if you like "gifting opponents" with things.
August 17, 2018 7:42 p.m.
August 17, 2018 7:32 p.m.
I just fell in love with Overabundance, seems like just the right spell to push the pace of the game
August 17, 2018 10:47 a.m.
Also for Thantis, try Titania's Song probably the funnest artifact removal that also puts more fun chaos-fodder on the field.
August 16, 2018 2:02 a.m.
August 16, 2018 2 a.m.
From a combat perspective the keyword you really want to give to Thantis & co. is lifelink. This is a much more useful rattlesnake than deathtouch. & if you have Hardened Scales in play you basically do not lose life from a group of 2/2's attacking (if you can block 1 creature). Then lifelink crackback... then vigilance pumped lifelink blocker... then groupslug effects bleeding everyone.
August 15, 2018 10:34 p.m.
What do you mean Edric decks are built similar? that's just because people look at EDrec too much & the MTG community are all "birds of a feather". Edric can be outrageously fun, you just have to build with the thought in mind that his ability is parallel, FOR THE ENTIRE TABLE. Instead of building another one-sided, elfball, unblockable, time-walking Edric deck - take a look and build one that promotes everyone smashing each other for card draw. The ONE TRUE PATH to Edric greatness lies in the hunted cycle, Tempting Wurm, Hypergenesis, live a little so everyone else can die a little.
August 14, 2018 10:23 a.m.
In my list of weird enchantments to think about: Aurification, Lightmine Field, Island Sanctuary - useful finally? Mystic Barrier - who uses this? Divine Presence - see prior Spirit Link - because I want to see you put this on someone's walking ballista Web of Inertia - for bizarre pillowy graveyard hating?? Pollenbright Wings because I have yet to see an enchantment commander voltron land with it and suddenly turn into a swing wide deck. You think Enchanted Evening will stay on the rise because of this?
August 13, 2018 11:07 p.m.
Also, on the fence with Vampiric Link the 2-for-1 & potential for the lifegain to discourage the ability activation :(
August 13, 2018 3:16 p.m.
Tempting to debate finally being a useful sink for Braid of Fire . I'm not sure though.
August 13, 2018 3:13 p.m.
Possibly Victory Chimes as one of your rocks, that one mana to other players might just push them over the edge on activating Xantcha's ability
August 12, 2018 12:26 a.m.
Yeah, mine plays fast&loose in a slightly different way. I am aware that opponents can turn right around and attack me with the fuel I give them but in theory (in my meta) there are much better spellslingers to bully... and my opponents aren't big on vigilant-heavy themes, so spider-crackback is definitely a thing.
Wow, nice thought... I didn't think of that unusual benefit of Sire Of Insanity with this commander - she's a built in mana sink, so depopulating opponent's in-hand options is a fantastic way to go. My working theory (2 games played) was to populate the field with bleeding effects (discard/dmg) then buff opponent's creature presence until they are forced to boardwipe (hopefully enchantments not included) then they are so behind on managing those bleeding effects. It doesn't always go that way :) . What BOTH builds can excel at is pushing the pace of the game (& yes we are not always the last ones standing... but you can be sure someone feels the pain). I play more parallel effects than anyone else I've ever seen, things like Hypergenesis are awesome in how they make everyone use up all their removals on "Johnny Combo" over in the corner. I call it: "tossing a grenade in a closet with someone & closing the door" :) ... If someone doesn't exaust all their resources on board state management somehow, then more power to them :) ... Let everyone else deal with your mess, your beautiful mess!
August 10, 2018 12:49 p.m.
Yeah, as with your experience I do have to constantly retool the CMC average of the deck to find reasonably-costed incremental "dmg matters" stuff. A lot of my filler creatures fulfill that role.
The redirect spells might not make as much sense in your deck... not totally sure. My Jund deck tends to grow other people's creatures into major threats with green concepts like, Sheltering Ancient or Evolutionary Escalation, vows. It really REALLY wacks people out when I redirect removals from OTHER players property. So yeah, I thought maybe redirects for Xantcha to mess with minds... but might not be as imperative in a rakdos deck
August 9, 2018 9:17 p.m.
Honestly, that is a meta strategy tailored to hit you hard: Early commander with graveyard hate vs. mid-late commander with graveyard reliance. Perhaps, focus on the green aspect more? Include more critters that have more permanent uses than ETB or graveyard reliance. Possibly more hexproofing to keep permanents safe from that removal-happy color combo? Not really sure.
August 8, 2018 10:20 a.m.
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