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August 16, 2017 10:26 a.m.
August 13, 2017 12:07 a.m.
Thanks for reaching out on Bad Luck Brion but I'm not even remotely an EDH expert! I haven't played seriously in almost 2 years now (my playgroup all moved away and I kind of moved on to Standard and now Modern). Still, I'll give it a look ...
August 12, 2017 11:11 p.m.
This looks like a blast to play. I have some suggestons to take your brew to the next level. They are based off a few deckbuilding principles I live by to build cEDH decks. I think they apply equally well for casual decks.
What you want with any deck is consistency of results. You want to know that you will be able to do stupid powerful and dumb things each game. You probably also want to play each of the cards you chose for your deck. Why else do you include them? Therefore, you need to embrace my first principle.
1) Card Advantage is King
You are in white/red. Your options are limited. You have access to wheels, artifacts, and equipment that draws cards. This can be very good as you have some cards you want to recur and killing creatures is where you want to be. Skullclamp becomes one of the best cards in your deck. So why not double down? Add Masterwork of Ingenuity, Steelshaper's Gift, tStoneforge Mystic; Godo, Bandit Overlord, Mask of Memory, Stonehewer Giant. Equipment helps your gameplan of chucking big hitters for value. Stone forge is a powerhouse so if you devote a large chunk of your $100 to her DOUBLE DOWN and grab Recruiter of the Guard who can get Taurean Mauler. Well those effects are neato. I dont want them just once, I want them EVERY TURN. Lets help feldon with some friends. Mimic Vat is incredible here. So lets DOUBLE DOWN!!! and play Sculpting Steel. Sculpting steel needs targets so let us add the best possible targets Batterskull, Sandstone Oracle, Memory Jar. Swords of X and Y are great but way outside your budget. You know whats great with fat artifacts? Goblin Welder. You do not have to take every suggestion but beefing up the CA will give you the freedom to chuck dudes like crazy. It could get even crazier with stuff like Gilded Lotus and Paradox Engine. Just sayin...When you have the money Wheel of Fortune is the best card in your color scheme.
2) Get low to the ground: This is Casual to Competi-Casual EDH, so I am not saying don't run stupid fat creatures with fun abilities. What I am saying is only run a select few and make everything else cheap so you can actually play the fatties (but why even play when you can cheat them in (i.e Sneak Attack?). I do not think blowing up your budget in sneak attack is necessary. You can simply dump your hand on the table, Reforge the Soul a fattie into the yard, then get to some shenanighans. Getting low to to the ground with high quality cards will make the difference between durdling until you get steamrolled and scaring the crap out of the table. Win/Lose/Draw? Meh. Be a force whatever the outcome. Gamble, Enlightened Tutor, are your best tutors and will help you more than any other cards. Tutors provide tremendous flexibility and no deck should be without them. Your playing Boros. A handful of tutors will not violate the spirit of the format. What it will do is make your games better.
3) Find your core and support it properly. Any strategy can be viable in EDH if constructed properly. You have a great idea. Doubling up on the value of high power creatures that die at the end of turn. Keep that core, but improve it by replacing filler cards with high value cards that actively support your gameplan. (Card advantage/Tutors/Ramp/Enablers). High scale cards are usable in any deck and are a great investment. I actively only have one deck at any time and a pool of 200 cards, but I in effect have like 10 decks. Every archetype has a core. Get some core pieces son!
All in all the deck looks great. These suggestions will take the deck to another level of power, which may or may not be appropriate for your meta. I would invest that money in objectively powerful cards that enable your strategy as well as future decks down the line. For example, Mardu equipment reanimator is lit. If you want to take some of what I am offering, then I can propose suggested cuts. Otherwise cheers!
August 12, 2017 12:13 p.m.
Ok cool. I can do a good deal with $100. I'll revisit my old brion brew and give you a list of possible upgrades.
August 11, 2017 8:37 p.m.
I am happy to help with Brion. I actually brewed him a while back and he is somewhere in my decklists. Before I give feedback how competitive is your meta (expected average turn win) and what is your budget?
August 11, 2017 7:53 p.m.
Hey! Got a chance to look at Bad Luck Brion! Like the deck and hope you continue to have fun with it!
August 9, 2017 7:42 p.m.
Hey so the solemn sold before I could snatch it up :( I'm going to keep looking though and try to find some of your wants, my shop has tons of unsorted cards so I have a lot to look through. I do have 2 Nova Chaser but I'll keep looking for something you want, if there is any other unlisted want of yours please let me know so I can take a look.
July 23, 2017 2:36 p.m.
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This is my Brion list. I need to make room for:
I have some ideas on what to cut but want second opinions. Thanks!
August 18, 2017 6:05 p.m.
MtgNewb99 Yes it is. You play both then either gain 1 life or have an opponent lose 1 life and you kill the entire board.
Some cut suggestions:
And I guess as a general tip, decide what exactly you want the deck to do and run with it. Life gain into Felidar Sovereign win? Look for cards that do that. Gain/Drain combo? Look for cards to support that. Cleric tribal? Awesome! Find some more good clerics! I'd recommend looking around at other Ayli decks to see what they got going on. If you find a theme you like you can move in that direction, or maybe it'll inspire a new idea. Hope this helps. Good Luck!
August 16, 2017 10:29 p.m.
Your best friend for Ayli is going to be Well of Lost Dreams. Very efficient card draw.
Phyrexian Processor is good too.
Divinity of Pride- 8/8 flying lifelinker for 5. Think about it.
Blind Obedience good way to slow down your opponents while also gaining life!
August 16, 2017 9:53 a.m.
Hello! Love Neheb!
Swiftfoot Boots more haste, hexproof
Quietus Spike can ramp you a ridiculous amount
Sword of the Animist consistent land ramp
Wildfire you won't really need those four lands if you have Neheb out
Chandra's Ignition one-sided board wipe and ramp with Neheb
Furnace of Rath risky, but mainly used as a game finisher
Pyrohemia if you have a ton of mana and more life than your opponent
Knollspine Dragon draw cards equal to damage and pick the ones you need
Cut suggestions: Extra Arms
August 16, 2017 9:47 a.m.
Lilbrudder sorry I didn't respond earlier, I didn't see the notification and just saw the post today! I want to thank you for your kind words and sound advice! A lot of people who've seen the deck have thought the concept was neat but you're the first to really encourage me to run with the core idea of the deck and for that I'm really grateful.
I gladly take your advice on doubling down. And I agree, card draw is king! Masterwork of Ingenuity, Steelshaper's Gift, Mask of Memory I love and maybe Godo and the Stonehewer will find a spot too. Sculpting Steel will work great and I'll at least think about all the other artifacts. Wheel effects I'll think about but tutors I know I need. And those are what I'm looking at getting. I love "Win/Lose/Draw? Meh. Be a force whatever the outcome.".... I'll take it to heart haha
Buying core pieces is good advice, thank you! It's something I haven't done quite yet being fairly new to EDH and magic as a whole. Thanks for encouraging me to stick to core of the deck.
I'd be interested to see a deck list of your pool of cards. I think that's a very efficient way of doing things. Obviously that's a lot of work and I could just look at all your decks but that'd be a cool resource for newer players like me.
I think I'll pick up most of the card draw, equipment support, and tutors. I'd love to know what cards you think are "filler" and what I should cut first.
Again, thanks a lot for your help! I can already see the improvements haha!
August 16, 2017 12:06 a.m.
VesuvanDoppelbanger Thanks for stopping by, friend! Of all of those I like Grafted Wargear and Steelshaper's Gift the most, though I already have Open the Armory and I am considering Enlightened Tutor so I probably won't need the Gift. Gift of Estates is nice! Budget Land Tax almost. Will consider it but may just save up for Land Tax and Weathered Wayfarer. Gamble really is on theme hahaha it's on the list! I'll think about Treasonous Ogre. Thanks for all the suggestions!
Isaiah13 Thanks for the comment! Interesting card but not really what I'm trying to do here. Thanks anyway!
Rzepkanut Thanks for giving it a second look! Yeah I'm looking for cuts to make room for more recursion like her. Thanks again friend!
EternalBrewmaster I used your background formatting, hope you don't mind! gave you a shout-out in the description! Thanks!
August 15, 2017 10:43 a.m.
Oh yeah! I didn't recognize your user name at first! Hi again!
Yeah any meta calls that you have to make obviously come first. Ethersworn Canonist is pretty oppressive sometimes.
Not sure about cuts though. Every card seems to fill some roll. Pretty good deck haha!
August 13, 2017 9:37 p.m.
Anyway, here are some suggestions.
Blind Obedience - good way to slow down your opponents and gain+drain life!
Divinity of Pride - 8/8 flying lifelinker for 5. Think about it.
Gray Merchant of Asphodel - could be worth it. Has a big butt so you can sack him later.
Why no Vault of the Archangel?
Angelic Accord - a steady stream of 4/4 flyers for 1 mana each turn.
August 13, 2017 8:45 p.m.
dlamars I'll be leaving a comment momentarily!
Here's mine once again!
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Lots of update since the last time I posted here, please check them out.
AT THIS POINT I AM ONLY REALLY NEEDING CUT SUGGESTIONS. Don't let that stop you from suggesting new cards, but I'm mainly looking for cuts. I encourage everyone to check it out, not just the next guy. Thank you!
August 13, 2017 8:17 p.m.
EternalBrewmaster hahaha sweet! Can't wait!
August 13, 2017 7:01 p.m.
Hello VesuvanDoppelbanger! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot!
August 13, 2017 6:55 p.m.
Hello GoodLuckGuy! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! No idea if you're an expert or not but I see you want that helper rank haha! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot!
August 13, 2017 6:53 p.m.
Hello Ender666666! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot!
August 13, 2017 6:32 p.m.
Looks fantastic Eternal! Haakon reminds me of Phage the Untouchable in a way. Not your every-day commander. Good luck with it!
August 13, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Welcome everyone! You are all a testament to the amazing community we have her on TappedOut. I called for help, you all answered. My cup overfloweth.
MegaMatt13 - Thanks for the comment! Yeah I think I will be putting more plains in. That will also help if I decide I want Emeria Shepherd as well. Nim Deathmantle is great but the mana ramp required just seems to expensive to for me atm, so I'm straying away from it for now. Molten Primordial may be a good finisher and yeah, Sun Titan is going in. I'm at least putting Gratuitous Violence in soon, not sure I like the double edged sword of the others. I stay away from them because of my brother's Zurgo Helmsmasher deck. And I like the tucking/exiling board wipes because of my friend's sliver deck. Thanks again!
jwe94 - Double dipping commenting ;) Thanks! I like Flayer of the Hatebound. The rest don't really seem worth it. Stalking Vengeance used to be in here but I found it's too slow/costs too much. Thanks again!
Oloro_Magic - Thanks for stopping by! Bonehoard looks neat and Moltensteel Dragon could be great as I'll usually have a lot of life. I'll try em out! the rest are either too expensive(looking at you, Chandra), or just don't seem like the best fit. Appreciate you commenting!
zandl - I like all those lands, I'll add them in eventually. Sun Titan is going in. Universal damage doublers are too risky with my brother's Zurgo Helmsmasher deck. Gratuitous Violence will find a place though. Thanks a lot!
TheHamster - Hi again! Just figured you'd like to see the progress! You were my first commenter hahaha! I'm pretty happy with what it's become. Thanks!
landofMordor - Thanks for the comment friend! I have Insult / Injury and will be adding Gratuitous Violence. The others are too risky. Heartless Hidetsugu may work... I'll think about him. I like the Ball Lightning cards too much. It's the main gimmick of the deck so I won't be giving them up haha! Checked out you deck; very nice! Thanks again for stopping by!
Daedalus19876 - Thanks for all the advice! I've actually already seen and upvoted your Judgement Day haha! Gratuitous Violence is going in. Felidar Sovereign will be leaving me soon so I won't add ToE for the same reason he's leaving. Crumbling Colossus will be cut soon-Iroas, God of Victory you think? I've kept Kor Cartographer in the sideboard for that very reason. He'll probably find his way back in. Yes I've been needing more removal and those are all good options. Enlightened Tutor may find a place even with Sunforger possibly being cut. I also think you're right about the 2 cost mana rocks... good advice. All those card draw options are amazing but very expensive. Will keep them in mind but for now I'll find cheaper alternatives. Thank you a thousand times my friend!
clayperce - Appreciate it man! I've never had an issue with Temple of the False God. Works fine for me. Taurean Mauler doesn't work because of my friend's Sliver Overlord, but Sunscorch Regent is nice. Also adds life gain! Other people's treason effects aren't an issue. Never have enough pre-combat mana for Rogue's Passage. I'll consider Chandra. Thanks a lot!
Again, just want to thank you all for the kind words and advice! I've got a lot to think about!
August 13, 2017 12:23 a.m.
Hahaha no problem man, just kinda looked like it because you have three popular EDH decks. Sometimes it's a shot in the dark asking for help, for sure. Appreciate the upvote and you checking it out! Have a good one!
August 12, 2017 11:26 p.m.
Hello Rzepkanut! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and because I see your decks on the site from time-to-time, I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot for your time!
August 11, 2017 11:54 p.m.
Hello landofMordor! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot for your time!
August 11, 2017 10:07 p.m.
Hello zandl! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot for your time!
August 11, 2017 10:06 p.m.
Hello LabManiac_Dan! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot for your time!
August 11, 2017 10:05 p.m.
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