Heliogabale Deckling

I am a player first but also a collector.

I love multiplayer Commander with my friends, hosting Cube events at my place and the occasional Modern, Legacy or Pauper event at a local venue.

My collection is extensive and includes many promotional and foil version of cards; if I am including it in a decklist, I have it.

I mostly enjoy creature-based archetypes, like tribal decks, Voltron, and Reanimator. I always avoid infinite combo in casual formats and I am not fond of playing counterspells.

My favourite flavor text is from the Odyssey Anarchist, and has actually become my personal motto : Those who will not follow are doomed to lead.

Please do comment on my decks, all constructive feedback is most welcome.

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I ended up adding Hammer of Nazahn and Behemoth Sledge, which have the advantage of staying on the board in case Sigarda leaves play.

Can't find room to reintegrate Mirri's Guile at this point, I guess I'll have to try out the deck first and find out how it fares.

November 9, 2018 12:39 p.m.

I see your point; although Mirri's Guile is redundant with Sylvan Library, it does insure some consistency to run both.

If I were to cut a Buff, it would be Collective Blessing, which is more beneficial in a deck that runs multiple beaters, and just inferior to Celestial Mantle in a Voltron context. Maybe cut both and make room for Umbra Mystic?

November 6, 2018 1:20 p.m.

Thank you for the comments!

WhichKing These are good suggestions, but I am having difficulties making these cuts. Wheel is great in my Meta as graveyard hate but also against mill and as recursion. Glare of Subdual gives my enchantresses value allowing them to freeze opponents and remove blockers. I think I'd rather lose Mirri's Guile and Exploration, what do you think?

WarriorMagic Yes. Just Yes.

November 5, 2018 3:26 p.m.

Said on Valduk Voltron...

#4

Great idea, ZendikariWol; Tooth and Claw actually makes Stalking Vengeance interesting again!

bushido_man96, any thought on my suggestions of Curse of Bloodletting and Gratuitous Violence?

November 1, 2018 3:38 p.m.

Said on Angel Tribal...

#5

Duh! How did I not notice she is not Legendary! lol

November 1, 2018 9:42 a.m.

Thank you WhichKing!

I like Teferi's Protection. Rogue's Passage is a good idea too, but I may Resort to Crop Rotation instead to fetch it. This would give me a reason to run Riftstone Portal and/or Flagstones of Trokair.

Any suggestions for cuts?

October 31, 2018 3:05 p.m.

Said on Angel Tribal...

#7

Hello,

Why would Maelstrom Archangel be an illegal Commander? I don't see it on any official Banned list. Please tell me if I am missing something.

There is a lot to be said in favor of theme over cookiecutter; however you do need to enjoy the games, so a little efficiency is still required.

If you are looking for on-theme ramp, I suggest Endless Horizons. it would ensure you always have a second land for your Exploration or Burgeoning. I don't think ou will ever have enough cards for Azusa to have value; since she is not an Angel you may want to lose her.

Are Shapeshifter allowed, since they are considered Angels, like a Metallic Mimic? Adaptive Automaton is also an Angel and works in a similar fashion.

Tribal pieces that would add power to this deck include : Door of Destinies, Vanquisher's Banner and Coat of Arms.

I don't agree you need more than 36 lands, what you do need is ways to cheat your high CMC cards into play. Maybe a Quicksilver Amulet would be welcome here?

You can afford to cut Font of Mythos and Alhammarret's Archive.

Hope this helps!

October 31, 2018 2:54 p.m.

Said on Valduk Voltron...

#8

Thank you ZendikariWol for clarifying.

It is to be noted that Vicious Shadows activates when any creature dies, yours or not. However, it would indeed require a sac outlet to make it ruthless in this deck, so maybe I am just being my usual greedy self.

Adding to that the consideration of the casting costs for Vicious Shadows and Stalking Vengeance, I agree that Pandemonium and Warstorm Surge would be better choices.

Maybe another worthy direction to look into would be Curse of Bloodletting and Gratuitous Violence.

October 31, 2018 1:12 p.m.

Skipping davidsays1 because he didn't comment, I have commented for bushido_man96.

Sigarda is a favourite commander of mine when it comes to fast and furious efficiency. My previous builds were intentionally toned-down to respect the power level of my playgroup, which has since evolved and can now accommodate a full-on, all-out Voltron archetype.

Important things to know when commenting: This deck will be played in multiplayer games only. Our playgroup enforces Gentleman rules, including a ban on infinite combos and this Banned List - The Command Tower. (TL;DR:No massive land destruction, no Sol Ring)

I do not have a budget limit, as I already own most staples.

All constructive feedback is most welcome!


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October 31, 2018 10:55 a.m.

Said on Valduk Voltron...

#10

Cool deck indeed!

Hard to add to the great comments above, but I did find some ideas i think can improve this build.

Since you are relying heavily on artifacts, you could use Cloud Key and Foundry Inspector to get them in play cheaper.

Among the great equipments, I believe Basilisk Collar may be worthy of inclusion.

For additional damage, Vicious Shadows can be devastating. Pandemonium is also great for this deck, if you time it right to ensure it doesn't have a chance to backfire.

Agree 100% you need to add Sundial of the Infinite!

Suggestions for cuts : Bloodtallow Candle, Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast, Tower of Fortunes, Mercadian Atlas.

Hope this helps!

October 31, 2018 10:52 a.m.

Cool mechanics, always nice to see decks outside of the beaten path.

Good comments above, I see you applied many. I support the idea that Buried Alive fits in here.

My main concern is that you are shoving cards in your graveyard, but your commander is expansive to cast and you will not get that many activation from it. You have to find a way to serial flicker or reanimate it to get this machine rolling. The only card I can think of that would work with these colors is Tawnos's Coffin. Alternatively, you can add cards like Living Death, Twilight's Call and Cauldron Dance to maximise your returns.

If you can afford it, replace Hellkite Charger with Scourge of the Throne.

Hope this is helpful!

October 30, 2018 4:35 p.m.

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Finished Decks 21
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Playing since Revised Edition
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T/O Rank 120
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Favorite formats Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
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