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Said on Current Ezuri Build...


You're very welcome! You may also find the comments at How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic to be helpful. Look at the comment archive, and you'll see lots of other ideas.

May 28, 2017 6:46 a.m.

Said on Current Ezuri Build...


So I have an Ezuri, Claw of Progress build, myself. You should check it out! I'm gonna give you some ideas, as I may have a few more experience counters than you xD

The suggestions I make are from my list, but I won't mention any cards outside of your budget. Let's get started!

This is alphabetical, not in order of relevance:

  • Avenger of Zendikar is a bomb! He usually produces 7 tokens (sometimes more, rarely less). That's 7 Ezuri triggers! A great way to spend some mana.
  • Birthing Pod is good; in my opinion, it is secondary to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (more on him later)
  • Breeding Pool is in your sideboard, but is a little out of your budget. If you're willing to buy it, there is absolutely no reason to leave it out of your deck
  • Cyclonic Rift is an auto-include, as you are playing a blue EDH deck
  • As brian.olson542 mentioned, Fathom Mage is amazing with Ezuri. It's the best card draw you'll get
  • Green Sun's Zenith is amazing if you have enough green creatures to make it relevant. Tutoring is important in Commander, especially with a toolbox build (Ezuri can easily be a very effective toolbox). If you have too many blue/artifact creatures, I would go for other tutors
  • Hinterland Harbor is from my favorite cycle of lands. In a 2-color deck, it will usually enter the battlefield _UN_tapped, without having to Shock yourself. Wonderful!
  • You would be amazed at just how useful Kiora's Follower is. Got a tapped Simic Growth Chamber, Sol Ring, or Oran-Rief, the Vastwood? No problem :) Of course, it can also untap any creatures you have, as well as tapping an opponent's artifacts/creatures. So much utility in one little creature!
  • I am familiar with Lifecrafter's Bestiary (or the Pokedex, as I call it). However, I have not tried it in my Ezuri Claw build. I'd be interested in seeing how it plays out!
  • Murkfiend Liege is definitely not as good as Seedborn Muse, but it is also 90% cheaper, so that's okay
  • Mycoloth is one of the best ways to get more counters! You needn't devour anything as it enters, though you certainly may. Just dump XP into it, and you get some tokens, which gives you more XP, which gives you more tokens, which gives...
  • Panharmonicon - yesyesYES!!! This card is bonkers! Creatures that create tokens when they enter the battlefield (i.e.: Avenger of Zendikar) will create twice that amount! But wait - There's more! Those tokens will trigger Ezuri TWICE! For those of you following along at home, that's FOUR TIMES the Ezuri triggers for those tokens. You can't afford to pass that up!
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter really doesn't play with Ezuri, but it is an A+ Simic card.
  • PUT IN Sage of Hours!!! He is an infinite combo, and a win condition. If you have 4 XP, play Sage, get another XP, enter combat, place 5 counters on Sage and remove them instantly, take an extra turn. Then do the same thing next turn. Then the next. Then the next. You see where i'm going here? It's infinite turns, my friend. There's no cooler way to win (well... except for Now I Know My ABC's... but that's a different deck)
  • I don't usually like taplands, but I make an excuse for Temple of Mystery. The artwork alone keeps it in, and the scrying is noice
  • Yavimaya Coast is another solid and inexpensive option for mana

This is kinda alphabetical... but not really. _()_/

Whew! Well I gave you a lot to think about, there. feel free to ask questions about anything I've suggested; I'd be happy to give you examples from games I've played, etc. Good luck, and happy deck-teching!

May 26, 2017 9:54 p.m.

@feyn_do_alduin - True, but I already run Birthing Pod, and I've found it to be mostly useful. I would run it alongside Collected Company, not instead of.

May 26, 2017 11:22 a.m.

@AlmightyTentacle - Great suggestion, Cthulu! I think CoCo would perform very well in this build. Thanks!

May 24, 2017 12:20 p.m.
May 19, 2017 9:42 a.m.

Love the Unusual Tribe :D

That said, if Zurgo Helmsmasher were to be your general, that would open up a whole slew of tutors, removal, and even more warriors (including some Warrior Lords)!

May 19, 2017 1:14 a.m.

@MutilatedxBunny - Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

May 19, 2017 12:14 a.m.

@wraithen2k - I actually used to run Cephalid Constable in a much earlier version of this deck. In that incarnation, Constable never really impressed. However, I was not running Champion of Lambholt or Whirler Rogue at that time. It may very well be time for Constable to squeeze its way back in. Thanks for bringing this gem back to mind! :)

May 18, 2017 4:34 p.m.

Said on Macho Man Madness!...


So I just started making a Brion list of my own, and I saw yours was the top rated. First off: Congrats! :) Second, I feel like Feldon of the Third Path, as well as Flameshadow Conjuring would be welcome additions to your deck.

May 18, 2017 12:19 p.m.

@JaysomeDecks - Y'know, surely I must have seen Deranged Hermit a thousand times over my countless hours of research, and yet I never really noticed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I'll find a spot for it :)

May 9, 2017 3 p.m.


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