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@Geralf_Cecani: you are correct in your judgement about those two, they are BAD.
But..! One of my favourite strategies is suicide black with cards like Lich, Repay in Kind and Mirror Universe. In those strategies, Gallowbraid can help through his cumulative upkeep. Here's a decent take on this guy: Because if you laugh, you die!
May 21, 2017 8:14 a.m.
I would advise against King Macar. I have a deck around him and is my favourite deck to pilot, but one thing I can tell you is that the deck builds around his ability so there are gonna be problems in retrofitting an existing deck to him. That said, my vote would be Liliana.
May 21, 2017 8:07 a.m.
I also run a Dovescape + Guile inspired deck: Ertai likes Birds. You can take a look and maybe you will get some more inspiration. One card I'd include is Netherborn Phalanx! pretty sweet for tutoring (any of the pieces, or, massacre wurm) and damaging just because people have loads of birds :p
May 17, 2017 6:42 p.m.
Guile exiles a spell from the stack, but then you get to play it. In my understanding this means the spell ends up in a graveyard.
May 17, 2017 6:39 p.m.
A mad max feel eh? Alright! let me see what I can work with... Also leaning towards the vehicles subtheme with that context.
Let me start with a suggestion that will change the deck greatly, but that will - in my opinion - create a better framework for a "smart goblins handle the appocalypse" kind of feel: meet the Shattergang Brothers! If you choose them as your commander, not only do you have a goblin bomb-squad in the command zone, you get access to green ramp and interactions with enchantments, plus a sac outlet always available to make the removal targeted at your permanents go haywire!
If not, there are other additions I would include. You said you'd be going for a semi competitive environment (store tourneys but mostly fun) so I would include some alternate paths to victory. Examples of these would be Spikeshot Elder + Grafted Exoskeleton, and/or, Murderous Redcap + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar.
The tribal lords are almost a must. Especially the ones that pump the team and give keywords such as mountainwalk or haste.
I would certainly include Attrition.
Mogg Assassin is a nice political card in the hands of a skilled diplomat.
I find that suggesting cards to cut, often meets the problem of favourite cards (myself for example, LOVE Muck Drubb and will actively go out of my way to include it in a deck). If you want, tell me about the things that MUST stay in the deck no matter what and I'll see about making cuts from the rest.
May 7, 2017 7:53 a.m.
buildingadeck: I completely agree with you! Which is another reason (albeit minor) why I disagree with the banning. In the competitive meta where such things thrive, Leo was just ok (not even good, much less busted). He was only oppressive in the casual scene when he was piloted by sadists (to put it frankly and without any tact).
In a way, he took the blow because of his pubstomper builds and not for what he was actually doing to the format.
May 6, 2017 10:02 a.m.
After reading through the deck description, I think Goblin Kaboomist might interest you as well :)
May 6, 2017 9:54 a.m.
oh! Another suggestion I missed comes from the new set, Amonkhet. Consider Throne of the God-Pharaoh for your deck! It can mean a lot of damage to a lot of people :)
May 6, 2017 9:17 a.m.
Hello and welcome back to the game :)
I do like where you are going with this deck idea but there are a lot of improvements to be made. Before I give any niche card suggestions, I'd like you to tell us in what environment will you be playing with the deck (e.g. with friends at home, at your LGS, 1v1, multiplayer e.t.c.) as well as set a budget per card (e.g. no more than $5 or $10 per card) and in general, what do you want the deck to do? (overwhelm people with mogs? sacrificial shenanigans? both? more than these?). There's a plethora of very strong card that could fit your colours and thematic, but instead of putting random cards here, i'd prefer giving you suggestions that fit what you want to do. Nevertheless, just to give you some ideas: Attrition, Death Pits of Rath, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Descent of the Dragons, Dictate of Erebos and many others.
In addition to those I'd consider running Moggcatcher and Skirk Fire Marshal in any goblin deck. The first one, albeit not a goblin, can really help you pull out your most needed creature at every given time. Boggart Shenanigans can be a potentially strong card. The same can be said for Goblin Matron.
May 6, 2017 9:15 a.m.
Tomahawk-Bang... sry for getting the name wrong! T_T
But credit given to where credit is due! Thank you!
May 5, 2017 11:21 a.m.
It has been quite some time since I started playtesting with the deck but I'm still gathering game info. Tomahawk-Barang, thank you for the suggestions. I have seen that the untapping enchantments can tax my blue mana heavily, as such, i'm taking Freed from the Real out and will try Thornbite Staff instead. I understand it's more expensive, but it costs 0 blue, meaning up to 4 more activations from Ertai.
Really liking how it performs so far! :D
May 5, 2017 11:20 a.m.
nope. step by step after opening deckbuilder:
1)you see fields for deck "name" and "format". For example, "G/W event deck" as the name and "casual" as the format.
2)you see the "deck description" field: you can write anything you want here to describe your deck. It doesn't matter what you write as long as you write something. In most cases I write "n/a" if I don't want to bother with an actual description
3)you see the "Quick Add" bar: write the cards you want to include in the deck, one by one, then select how many of them you want in "Qty". Then click the green button "Add card to board".
4)everything else are extra options you can play with after you get familiar with the basics.
5)when you are done, scroll to the bottom and click the blue "save".
You have now created and saved a dcklist you can see and edit :)
hope this helps!
May 3, 2017 7:47 p.m.
Of course! What kind of help would you like?
I'm not an expert or anything, but if you make your question a bit more specific, it will help more people to help you ;)
May 3, 2017 10:18 a.m.
A small addition to my previous comment: There's a lot of expensive cards that have that pricetag because of collectors and not a specific format (e.g. Juzam Djinn) while others see heavy play in eternam formats in general (e.g. Mishra's Workshop). So again, don't get paranoid about your investments in old cards.
May 3, 2017 9:34 a.m.
I do not see, how a price tag has anything to do with this. I do understand your concerns, but I find that logic flawed; let me explain:
A game of commander is a social happening. The terms of the game, what is fine and what is not, should be discussed beforehand. Above all, everyone involved should actively strive to keep this game fun for everyone else.
You speak of investment. If I invest in a card (say one of, or all of the p9) I would not risk playing with it fearing of any random accident (e.g. a glass of water spilling over).
If you get a super expensive card to get an edge in power, you should consider the following. Is paying to win a thing you'd advocate? More importantly, how much of an edge is that 1 card in a 100 card singleton format giving you? This last part makes all of those cards relatively safe investment-wise, so worry not. Keep showing your bling to people!
The problem with Leo was that he is a legendary creature, which means he can be accessible always. Someone wins with Flash and Protean Hulk turn 0? All cool! Fast game, roll the next one. Does that player win like this consistently between turn 3-5 every game, talk to him about how he is making the pod stale and uninteresting. If he doesn't mix things up, expel him from the gamepod. Leovold was doing exactly these things.
Now, after having said all this, I will repeat my opinion on the matter. Discuss your expectations from the game before you start the game. Ensure everyone is aware of what will be happening and has fun. Would a casual player have any fun in a competitive pod? Probably not, although seeing those super combos happen does have a certain appeal. Would a competitive player enjoy playing solitaire in a casual pod? I don't think so. A game is fun when there is challenge. Well organised pods have no need of a banlist! As long as you are not a sadist who gets high from not letting others play, then this banning/unbanning is of no consequence. Play Leo in his semi competitive environment (he is not for casual and too slow in competitive), and play hulk combos where they will be accepted. Adapt the banlist to your playgroup! The rule committee promotes this. Follow those suggestions and make your game the best for your playgroup!
May 3, 2017 9:28 a.m.
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