NensouHiebara says... #1

@gzusvictory

This deck had some early-game issues back when Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was the Commander. Due to his abilities requiring open mana every turn, I'd never cast 8.5 until the board was prepared for him, so this deck needed some low-cost threats to equip beforehand. Armory Automaton was added to help fulfilled that need.

With Balan now at the helm, my Commander has become the early aggression it lacked. This deck is no longer reliant on creatures that only are used as early-game Equipment wielders. Armory Automaton was cut for more utility.

June 24, 2019 4:33 p.m.

gzusvictory says... #2

Dude!? What happened to Armory Automaton ?? It’s like a mini Heavenly Blademaster that cheats the equip costs and even steals equipment from the opponent! No way am I cutting it for Restoration Specialist , at least not until I hear your reasoning.

By the way, Winds of Abandon seems better than Single Combat and/or Cataclysmic Gearhulk . Having the option between one sided board wipe or another “ Path to Exile ” in a pinch seems too good to pass up. Seems like the closest thing to a white Cyclonic Rift we are going to get. Let’s not give the opponent a choice of keeping their best creature or any chump blockers.

But

I do see the downside of doing this to like a token deck and them playing more stuff with the lands you got them. Both Single Combat and Cataclysmic Gearhulk do interact with players who have multiple planeswalkers out. Plus Gearhulk can wear a sword well and Single Combat prevents rebuild in a very unique way.

I am glad you took the advice of running Smothering Tithe . I love the synergy of obtaining metal craft with it.

June 24, 2019 4:04 a.m.

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@gzusvictory

This deck had some early-game issues back when Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was the Commander. Due to his abilities requiring open mana every turn, I'd never cast 8.5 until the board was prepared for him, so this deck needed some low-cost threats to equip beforehand. Armory Automaton was added to help fulfilled that need.

With Balan now at the helm, my Commander has become the early aggression it lacked. This deck is no longer reliant on creatures that only are used as early-game Equipment wielders. Armory Automaton was cut for more utility.

June 24, 2019 4:33 p.m.

@TCG-Player

I like it. Removal and recursion on a large, vigilant body for 5 mana looks great.

June 20, 2019 3:41 p.m.

@Dauros312

Used Godsend before. Took it out for Blackblade.

Coloured Equipment don't play well with protection from White. Future coloured Equipment will have to offer something amazing for me to look past the awkward situations they cause.

June 17, 2019 9:25 p.m.

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