NickyBolas Deckling

Co-host of The Trinisphere where Timmy, Johnny, and Spike argue over all things EDH.

I represent Timmies; the players who are actually fun to play against. Falling somewhere between solitaire combo players and mono-control spikes... I'm in it for those epic games that are told and retold for months to come.

It's not about winning, it's about sending a message.

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Tyrant-Thanatos - Good point, you really don't need to use partners here as it is effectively a precon EDH format. However, it's worth noting that these decks, as they are, abide by all rules of EDH and can be played against regular EDH decks without there being rules issues. I wouldn't recommend it, as you're playing A $50 deck that is potentially 4c...

But more importantly I am most worried about the balance of power levels. I am, at the basic level, trusting the WotC did their best to balance the partner commanders (we know they didn't succeed since vial smasher is popular and banned).

I would be worried about The balance between non-partner commanders, and the failure to properly balance them being the main source of The Battlebox's downfall.

December 17, 2017 5:39 p.m.

Agent_Fire - Now we're talking! What should I cut for it?

December 15, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Agent_Fire -

Myr Retriever is a pretty good add as it is similar to Silar Renn, is an artifact itself and can be recurred, and has a death trigger. That's a pretty good add, I might swap out Fortuitous Find.

I really do like Chief Engineer and have always been looking to add him to a deck. But my worry here is that there's a large density of non-creature cards/tokens and non-artifact cards. There's probably a thopter-centric Silas Renn build where Chief is an MVP.

December 15, 2017 2:36 p.m.

TheRedGoat - Sidar Kondo is one of my favorite, I didn't have to modify it much after the first iteration because the rest of the Battlebox already has a decent number of 2 power utility creatures and commanders. It pairs very well with Tana, for obvious reasons; Tymna, which features small evasive creatures with on-damage value; and Ikra Shidiqi, who has some lopsided creatures and adds lifelink value.

December 15, 2017 2:25 p.m.

landofMordor - Just like you said, you end up building your 15 lists fairly early on. It is only when you start combining lists that issue really start to show. No one wants to smash up two decks only to find out that half of their deck doesn't synergize at all with the other half, or worse - nombo's. I've spent probably 25% of the time building the initial lists and 75% of the time revamping and optimizing lists to play better with each other.

There has been many a last night epiphany where I discover a tiny optimization that makes total sense. For example, I need to put move more cycling lands into Thrasios because they allow you to manipulate your top-deck in a deck that is all about top-deck manipulation.

December 14, 2017 8:29 a.m.

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