Ocelot44 Deckling

EDH is my game! I'm here to loot and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of cards in my library!

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What is this deck’s budget supposed to be?

I doubt that Teferi's Protection would go on a budget list, and a card that does something kind of similar is Leave / Chance. It protects your stuff from sacrifice and exile, it’s a Brand effect, and it’s emergency draw!

A good alternative to Mikokoro is Grier Reach Sanitarium. It’s usually even better than Mikokoro because you force your opponents to loot instead of just draw

Wheel of Fate is one more piece of draw, but when you’re playing budget Boros you don’t have a lot of options

November 13, 2018 9:05 p.m.

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Godo, Bandit Warlord is a voltron staple - it tutors up an equipment to the field, and it gives you an extra combat step for all your vigilance creatures and samurai if you have them

You run lots of artifacts that have no tap abilities, so you could make good use of Inspiring Statuary

Teferi's Protection is the hip new protection spell in edh, and if you can’t afford it, I’m a huge fan of Leave / Chance because it can protect your stuff from sacrifice and exile, it’s a Brand effect, and it’s an emergency draw source!

Prowler's Helm is hilarious because no one runs walls so it may as well read “can’t be blocked”

November 13, 2018 7:01 p.m.

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Inspiring Statuary could be really useful with all your equipment

One of my favorite creatures to use with untapping abilities is Endbringer because he’s always useful

Meteor Golem and Duplicant make for great reanimator targets because of their ETBs

You might want to block that other guy or at least archive his comment so it doesn’t show up on the main page

November 13, 2018 5:04 p.m.

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Inspiring Statuary could also be really good because you run so many artifacts that have no tap abilities

November 13, 2018 4:51 p.m.

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@SynergyBuild

I gave advice about deck building on November 6, long before our conversation took place. I’m glad my click-baiting led you to giving real deck advice though

November 10, 2018 9:24 p.m.

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#6

Excellent! Thank you! I’m sorry we had to get off on the wrong foot

November 10, 2018 9:06 p.m.

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@SynergyBuild

You know, you could at least give practical advice about the deck. All YOU’VE done so far is argue about the name.

November 10, 2018 9:05 p.m.

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@SynergyBuild

It’s not my deck, don’t yell at me. Maybe it’s should be retitled “Tiana helps you draw cards.” Because you both are wrong. Happy?

November 10, 2018 8:36 p.m.

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@SynergyBuild

I’m still waiting to hear your point

November 10, 2018 8:29 p.m.

@SynergyBuild

Munda, Ambush Leader doesn’t draw cards, and Depala, Pilot Exemplar technically doesn’t draw them she just puts them in your hand

November 10, 2018 7:37 p.m.

If you’re still struggling with draw, Reforge the Soul and Magus of the Wheel are both fantastic if you can’t afford a Wheel of Fortune

Boros Charm effects and things that protect your creatures from board wipes will be invaluable, so I recommend things like Leave / Chance, and Teferi's Protection if you can afford it

Also Worldslayer is a classic way to win with Tajic, although you may lose friends in the process if your meta isn’t cool with mass land destruction :)

November 10, 2018 4:04 p.m.

If you find that you get metal craft often, Galvanic Blast could be fun

If you like Reverberate effects, Wild Ricochet is extremely annoying, and Fork is classic

I really think you ought to run more card draw. Reforge the Soul and Magus of the Wheel are both really good options if you can't afford a Wheel of Fortune

Right now you're running 10 artifacts that have no tap abilities, so you could take advantage of that and run Inspiring Statuary! I've had great success with it, and it flies under a lot of players' radars

November 9, 2018 12:04 p.m.

If you need convincing, how about this - someone Doom Blades an important creature you control like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Kalemne. Instead of running another expensive threat, you can bring that creature back with Karmic Guide. Also, I don't see how this deck is supposed to be aggro when your curve starts at 5 anyways

Either way, if Karmic Guide isn't your thing and you want to run more threatening creatures, I enjoy Endbringer because he's big, he triggers Kalemne, he helps with combat, and he draws cards! He's a jack of all trades!

Speaking of draw, it looks like you could benefit from more card draw. Wheel of Fortune effects like Reforge the Soul and Magus of the Wheel will always be amazing, and if you are going to add Inspiring Statuary, it makes Howling Mine even better!

November 9, 2018 10:35 a.m.

Inspiring Statuary could be really good in your deck because you run over 15 artifacts that have no tap abilities!

All Is Dust would work like a Plague Wind because you barely run any enchantments or planeswalkers

Karmic Guide can bring back important creatures and also trigger Kalemne

November 8, 2018 10:50 a.m.

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@chickenekcihc

I’d sooner add Aurelia, the Warleader back into the deck. She triggers Kalemne’s EXP ability, has evasion, has haste, has more than 1 toughness, and works every turn as opposed to every other turn

November 7, 2018 9:22 p.m.

If you want a way to deal with opponents’ lands without expending your own, then there’s always Field of Ruin. Faith's Fetters can deal with problem lands too, although it doesn’t stop Cabal Coffers or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. There’s always good old Stone Rain too

I still recommend Strip Mine and Dust Bowl first though! They’re so good because they don’t take up nonland card slots!

I think one of our problems is that we don’t see eye to eye on hate cards. I LOVE cards like Blood Moon, Rest in Peace, Aven Mindcensor, Torpor Orb etc because they all punish degenerate decks! It brings me so much joy to drop a hate card because it helps me just as much as any other card that only helps me - by hurting everyone else

Aura of Silence is exactly like that. You’re wrong about it being a 1:1 answer card because it prevents players from doing everything they want in a turn. No matter what, it deters further threats, and once someone plays something that you don’t like, you can just blow it up!

You can also think about it this way - hitting your opponents in the face with Kalemne doesn’t help you, it only hurts your opponents. Hate cards are no different

Anyways that’s just me - I’m not here to tell you to build a certain deck or play a certain way, I just want you to know where I come from :)

November 7, 2018 5:41 p.m.

Good to see someone else who shares my love of Kalemne! :)

You can't really afford to lose to a Ghostly Prison effect, so you might want to consider running more Disenchant effects. Aura of Silence is incredible because it taxes your opponents' mana until it gets rid of something, and it wombo combos with Sun Titan! I've also had great success with Nahiri, the Harbinger and Wear / Tear. I've never personally run this, but a classic Kalemne card is Ingot Chewer because you can evoke him and still get an EXP counter!

Maze of Ith and Kor Haven will also cause you problems, so some land destruction should be added in case anyone in your meta starts running these. Strip Mine and Dust Bowl are both classic and reliable

I really like @Ivogel's recommendation of Possibility Storm because I've run it before, and let me tell you, it immediately pisses off everyone else at the table (especially control players) and the value that you can get from double EXP counters is real! Highly recommend trying it out sometime!

To me, it doesn't look like you're running enough draw. If you ever want to add more, I've had great success with Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, and Howling Mine if you can't afford a Wheel of Fortune

Boros Charm effects are invaluable in just about every Boros deck, and I'm a huge advocate of Leave / Chance and Legion's Initiative

November 7, 2018 10:21 a.m.

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You need more draw! Sword of Fire and Ice alone isn't gonna cut it! Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Puresteel Paladin, Sram, Senior Edificer, and Howling Mine are all excellent budget options if you can't afford a Wheel of Fortune

If you can't afford a Teferi's Protection, I'd recommend Leave / Chance and Legion's Initiative because Wrath effects are gonna be your worst enemy

November 7, 2018 9:57 a.m.

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No problem! Off the top of my head, some other great protection cards are Valorous Stance, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Champion's Helm, and if you can afford them, the rest of the Swords.

Also I can’t believe I didn’t think of this card before, but there’s one card that perfectly fits your theme! Archangel Avacyn  Flip! She comes down and protects your board from a Wrath, and then when she flips, her damage ability is one-sided thanks to Tajic!

November 6, 2018 1:38 p.m.

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I can’t believe I forgot about Legion's Initiative! Wrath of God effects are your worst enemy, so you should be running lots of effects that protect your creatures from board wipes. That’s also why it’s important to protect Tajic because if someone kills Tajic in response to an Earthquake, you’ll lose your whole board

November 6, 2018 1:23 p.m.

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