RamaLama Deckling

Thought I would update where things are with a few of my EDH decks.

My Omnath, Locus of Mana deck has gone through a major revision, lowering the CMC significantly and embracing the Voltron aspects of the deck exclusively. It was a big leap for me to put all my eggs into the Voltron basket, but here we are. I feel like a few more tweaks will be required before I'm totally done though.

Good news...I'm currently doing what I really enjoy the most...building a new deck!!

Ever since the new Atraxa, Praetors' Voice came out, I knew my Vorel of the Hull Clade counters deck was outclassed. I wanted to take it apart, but I didn't want to waste all of the themed cards that are in the deck (and I didn't really want to jump on the Atraxa hype train either).

Enter the even newer Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and right away I realized that this is the replacement for Vorel I've been wanting.

So, My current project concerns Hapatra and her second ability. I'll be dealing out -1/-1 counters and putting deathtouch snake tokens into play. Sounds like fun to me, can't wait.

April 30, 2017

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Thanks for the suggestion, Pygmyrhino990.

I realize that having no win conditions at all is a tough concept to embrace. I've had this discussion many times.

Once players know that there 'are' win conditions in your deck, it changes the whole dynamic of how you're treated. All of a sudden you're just another threat at the table, although a somewhat kind one. I make it clear before the game even starts that I have no win conditions, I cannot take any player out, and cannot win. That usually does the trick, and many times I come in second place.

August 14, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys.

I like the Show and Tell and Concordant Crossroads ideas DrkNinja, although giving all creatures haste is a little worrying I must say. I'll have to test it out. Luckily (due to its price) I feel the same way about Eureka as I do Hypergenesis or the Tempting Wurm that NyanNijet suggested . They all push the game forward too fast, even for this deck and, considering all the card draw I'm giving out, if one player has an Reliquary Tower effect and the others don't, things could get ugly.

I've thought about including Hunted Wumpus in the deck, NyanNijet, but when you get up into the 6/6 creature range, people start taking notice. I even considered not putting the 5/5 Sheltering Ancient in the deck for this reason, but the cumulative upkeep is just so sweet on that card I had to include it.

August 12, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Thanks for the comments, guys.

I considered running Hypergenesis in the deck, NyanNijet, but with all the card draw I'm giving out, especially if one player had a Reliquary Tower or similar and the others didn't, it would push the game forward too fast. I never considered putting Hive Mind in. /;-)

Thanks for the comment, Toxic_Starfish. Yeah, a lot of people have forgotten (if they ever knew) that this is a game after all, and is meant to be fun, especially EDH. This deck is just a gentle reminder.

Thanks for the affectionate +1, fragarach97.

I don't know if you'd actually like to have me in your playgroup, Yesterday. I can't play this deck that often. Every day can't be Christmas or Christmas loses its magic. I get requested to play this deck more often that I am willing to play it, but pulling the hippo out once in a while is a lot of fun.

I'm looking forward to adding Fractured Identity from the Commander 2017 set when it's available. Oh the possibilities!!

August 10, 2017 5:55 p.m.


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