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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Yeah I know, but it gave me a chance to link that cool Unhinged card, so I did it.

October 14, 2017 9:45 p.m.

Thanks for the comments, guys.

I'm not too sure about Arcane Melee, Jafjaf5, it seems that 5 mana is a lot to pay for a card that mostly helps blue players do their thing.

Blue players doing their thing.

I had heard about the Phelddagrif anagram of Richard Garfield, Ph.D., but I hadn't thought about it in a good while. Thanks for the reminder, DRACULA150704.

October 14, 2017 9:29 p.m.

Yeah RazortoothMtg, but to what end other than the lolz.

Many games I don't even bring the purple hippo out. It's often the case that I have better and more fun things to do since I'm giving myself, along with everyone else at the table, lots of card draw from this deck.

October 8, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Thanks to everyone for your comments on my deck. I am so behind in responding though so let's see if I can catch up...

First of all, thank you to CrystallizedRomance, ACDAMAN, wellhistranger, RazortoothMtg, DexRain, NimbusNobody, DarkStarStorm and TimothyClover for all your kind words, you made Phelddagrif blush.

As for the suggestions, the two walls you suggested dankmim, have both been in the deck at some point, and Fog Bank still is, but I've come to realize that once people know that you're not any kind of threat, they pretty much leave you alone. Not that I should leave myself totally defenseless, that wouldn't be good, but I think that overdoing the pillow-fort aspect of the deck leaves me with fewer cards that actually do what the deck is intended to do.

DexRain, I bought a copy of Jace Beleren for the deck, but after giving it some thought, came to the conclusion that it is just too scary a card to be sitting on the battlefield ticking up with his ultimate staring people in the face, even if I never intend to use it. I'm giving out so much card draw that I always have to be conscience of how low everyone's libraries are getting, so if I'm worried about it, you know they are.

Those are all good suggestions, TheWallinator74 and I've considered all of them over time. With Ghirapur Orrery, the second ability, which kicks in when someone has no cards in hand, will just never happen since I'm giving out so much card draw, so the question has to be asked, is the first ability alone worth the 4 mana it cost to cast it?

Hunted Wumpus has the one time ETB effect which is okay but there again, is the one time effect worth the 4 mana? The main problem I have with the card though is that it is a 6/6, and big green stompy creatures can be seen as a threat.

Tempting Wurm has two problems. The first is that he is a 5/5 which can be threatening, but also if one person has a Reliquary Tower effect in play and the others don't, it would allow them to dump many more threats onto the battlefield than their opponents.

I thought about Weird Harvest too, but giving out card draw is one thing, allowing people to tutor up their combos is another, so I haven't included that one yet.

I didn't put Tempt with Glory in the deck earlier because I didn't think it did enough for the mana cost, but lately with all the hype surrounding the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Commander deck, I'm even more reluctant to include it.

I do like Alliance of Arms and I have one. I'm not sure why it's not in here. Stay tuned, I may soon be including it.

Thanks again to everyone who has liked and commented on this deck. Even if I don't reply as quickly as I would like due to some comments requiring a rather lengthy response (like this one), I do read them in a timely manner and appreciate them all.

October 6, 2017 12:10 p.m.




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