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Ok -- thanks! Qasali Pridemage was already in there, and I added Berserk instead of Might of Oaks. Thanks again man!

May 30, 2020 7:54 p.m.

Said on Rafiq EDH...


Hey Pikobyte -- thanks for the comment!

I actually don't KNOW if the deck works. Because of the whole plague thing the world has going on right now, the LGSes in my area are closed, so I can't playtest except against my own decks.

The reason I focus so heavily on draw is that in general, I've found the easiest way for aggro decks to lose is running out of gas; I have a feeling this deck folds hard to things like Supreme Verdict, so I want to be able to dig my way out of that hole. That being said, is your experience different? My go-to deck at the moment is Kess, Dissident Mage storm, which is by no means a deck that attacks.

As for the stax component, you're probably right -- I'm playing a little scared, and that may just leave me worse off. I've included things like Deafening Silence because they're good against my sorts of decks (Kess just cries sometimes); because my decks are the only ones I test against right now (thanks Corona) these stax pieces are probably doing more work than they usually would. What would you suggest?

Thanks so much for the help.

May 30, 2020 6:33 p.m.

Hey man -- I have a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them, as you see fit.

The easiest way to improve the deck, as I see it, is to improve your artifact mana. Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are two of the best, so it's good you're already running them. However, Talisman of Dominance is almost strictly better than Dimir Signet and Talisman of Progress better than Azorius Signet, so I suggest upgrading. Same for Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet. I've also never been a fan of three-mana rocks (like Chromatic Lantern), since they compete with your general and they are generally slower than alternatives. Arcane Signet seems better.

Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura allow you to untap your general in response to the activation and steal more than one creature at a time. Aphetto Alchemist is similar but also untaps rocks. If you want to go deep, Norritt.

Drawing cards is also at a premium in EDH. Things like Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise work, as do more permanent effects like Phyrexian Arena. Mystic Remora is a widely unplayed card that is really good for this.

I think Lightning Greaves is worth serious consideration, and I think it is better than the Swiftfoot Boots in your MB. Being able to go turn two greaves into turn three general with haste plus whatever she steals with haste seems pretty good.

Hope this helps!

May 29, 2020 9:55 p.m.

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xaarvaxus: I did try it, as per your suggestion, but I didn't think it quite fit. Thanks tho!

May 29, 2020 6:15 p.m.




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