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Why not use Hatred punp your commander 18, swing team at the highest life (not yourself now) and kill someone else with commander damage.

May 23, 2018 10:22 p.m.

Would most definitely recommend a Dueling Grounds.

May 22, 2018 5:21 p.m.

Said on Budget UW Control...


No Oust? I'd use as much 1 mana removal as I could without flooding the deck in uw control. On another note AEtherling feels slow, mind dropping them to up the Wall of Omens count to 4.

As incremental value is good for control Take Inventory seems good enough to warrant some testing. Not an instant, but still not bad at all.

May 20, 2018 6:36 p.m.

Said on I'll rip yer ......


Not Nessecarily. When the player with a reliquary tower and a hand of 10 cards draw you ten, wheel isn't as good.

May 17, 2018 5:18 p.m.

Said on I'll rip yer ......


Windfall is much much (70$) cheaper than Wheel of Fortune and has the same effect most of the time.

May 17, 2018 9:33 a.m.

Said on Omelette du fromage...

May 16, 2018 9:21 a.m.

Said on Valduk - Why ......

May 16, 2018 9:06 a.m.

Said on I'll rip yer ......


This deck is Izzet (Red-Blue), yet you have it under Rakdos, it might just be because blue is initialized as U, black is B.

May 16, 2018 9 a.m.


May 15, 2018 9:32 p.m.

You don't appear to be running the best budget board wipe in black, Demonic Consultation, only ~30 cents, banned in legacy, etc.

May 15, 2018 7:29 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


Now I am going to list a bunch of cards in your deck you can drop:

This set will be cards that can't work with this build, but I want to make it clear that these aren't bad cards, they just have some conflict with with this build of stax.

1x True Conviction

1x Arcanis the Omnipotent

1x Armada Wurm

1x Artisan of Kozilek

1x Azami, Lady of Scrolls

1x Daxos of Meletis

1x Elderscale Wurm

1x Galepowder Mage

1x Isperia, Supreme Judge

1x Kruphix, God of Horizons

1x Medomai the Ageless

1x Prime Speaker Zegana

1x Progenitor Mimic

1x Prognostic Sphinx

1x Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

1x Roon of the Hidden Realm

1x Soul of Theros

1x Stormtide Leviathan

1x Thragtusk

1x Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar

1x Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

1x Windreaver

1x Bow of Nylea

1x Elixir of Immortality

1x Sword of Body and Mind

1x Sword of Light and Shadow

1x Sword of War and Peace

1x Archangel's Light

1x Beacon of Tomorrows

1x Creeping Renaissance

1x Kirtar's Wrath

1x Planar Cleansing

1x Primal Surge

1x Rite of Replication

1x See the Unwritten

1x Shamanic Revelation

1x Temporal Mastery

1x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

1x Elspeth, Knight-Errant

1x Garruk, Caller of Beasts

1x Garruk, Primal Hunter

1x Garruk Relentless (Black Color Identity)

1x Jace, Memory Adept

1x Jace, the Living Guildpact

1x Venser, the Sojourner

May 15, 2018 7:09 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


*stax pieces

May 15, 2018 6:45 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Winter Orb, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Vryn Wingmare, Mother of Runes, Ramunap Excavator, Aura of Silence, Sun Titan, Swords to Plowshares, Alms Collector, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Eladamri's Call, Tocatli Honor Guard, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Kataki, War's Wage, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Stasis, Static Orb, Glowrider, Rising Waters, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Cursed Totem, and Damping Sphere

The cards above are powerful stax pieces that are heavy play, yet range from 0.15$ to 5$ on tcgplayer. Below are more expensive cards that still are good for the deck, yet are not required.

Hokori, Dust Drinker, Rhystic Study, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Nature's Will, Bear Umbra, Sword of Feast and Famine, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Recruiter of the Guard, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Other than these stag pieces (cards used to lock your opponents out of the game) the deck should ramp, have some good interaction, and have draw power too. It can then use a decent field of small creatures and some combat steps, or powering out planeswalker ultimates to win. Below are some ideas on how to do that.

Ponder, Brainstorm, Arbor Elf, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Heroic Intervention, Counterspell, Swan Song, Dispel, Negate, etc.

May 15, 2018 6:44 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


I'll go build up a quick list of cards you should look at for stax, and then later a list of cards to drop, give me a bit.

May 15, 2018 6:02 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


Stax? It is very powerful, but mind it can be a tad pricy, luckily there are good budget replacements.

May 15, 2018 6:01 p.m.

Said on Feline Tallman...


If you want to make this more competitive, I think streamlining your deck would be very useful, filling the deck with fast ramp and card draw, tons of equipment, a few utility creatures, and then only 10-15 beaters. If you want me to help you get some drops, I can, also run Swords to Plowshares over Condemn

May 15, 2018 5:59 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


Stax is a resource management deck, based upon the idea of proactively dealing with the opponent's threats. This means instead of removing their big dude, or countering their wincon, you force them to never cast the cards to begin with. Winter Orb is a great card at doing such a feat, as you can flash in your commander on the endstep of the opponent's turn, tapping it down. You untap all of your permanents, as it is tapped, but all your opponent's will have to deal with only untapping one land. This will make casting a big creature or wincon very difficult. Discard is another form of stax. By denying them cards, mana, or stopping them from casting spells (Gaddock Teeg, Rule of Law, etc.) you remove their threats before they even have them.

Stax is IMO the most competitive non-combo strategy at the highest tables of EDH. Hokori, Dust Drinker, Stasis, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, Static Orb, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Lodestone Golem, Armageddon, and Thorn of Amethyst are the types of cards considered to be "Stax."


Voltron is a separate strategy entirely, based upon the principle of Rafiq of the Many or one massive creature. Normally voltron strategies like to get one medium sized creature, then enchant (Shield of the Oversoul) the creature to oblivion, or equip one up (Fireshrieker) similarly, at which point by doubling and doubling up it's damage, it one-shots a player. It is normally an aggressive strategy.

May 15, 2018 4:05 p.m.

Said on Derevi Commander...


Do you want to make the deck more competitive (winning more often, and faster). Derevi can build an incredible stax commander with powerful synergies and a sweet matchup against the board. Planeswalkers can be used, but I'd drop a fair few for that build, do you want me to make one on the fly?

A few ideas for the deck.

Normally i'd say stick to a theme, few decks can pull multiple foci and do it well, do i'd say maybe go all in planeswalkers, or all in creature beatdown, possibly stax or voltron as well. Combo/taking turns are also good options to move into.

I can help you out, but normally only if you choose a theme. I can build decent decks at any price range too, if that is your worry.

May 15, 2018 3:09 p.m.

Said on Angelic Vial...


GW Death and Taxes is the version I built up.

May 15, 2018 2:17 p.m.

Said on Angelic Vial...


This deck doesn't stand in the current modern metagame, and I am concerned with the amount of people saying otherwise.

The deck runs a 9 mana do nothing (Reya Dawnbringer) and Archangel of Thune with nearly no lifegain. Restoration Angel is being run without Blade Splicer nor Siege Rhino, and it can't get it's legs off the ground before turn 4. Be that point control will have wiped your field and will present win with countermagic against your lategame, aggro would have won, and combo will have won that turn or the turn prior. Midrange decks will have shredded your hand with Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, and be presenting efficient threats while you wait to rebuild.

If you want this deck to be better, I suggest building a deck that isn't a normal midrange, control, aggro, or combo build. Death and Taxes is the style of deck you want.

The deck runs small and efficient beaters that it cheats out with Aether Vial to shut down the opponent.

Against control? nice try Supreme Verdict, Gaddock Teeg has you beat, fast paced weenies will outpace or at least generally nor get shut off by Thoughtseize. Aggro has to get past Kitchen Finks and Blade Splicer tokens. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben can help in that deck as well.

I'll go build of a list for GW death and taxes. This deck isn't far from it, Noble Hierarch instead of Avacyn's Pilgrim, and other small changes, 4x Flickerwisp and probably only 1-2xRestoration Angel, etc.

May 15, 2018 2:03 p.m.




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