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Teferi first or second isn't set in stone. It's much better to land teferi after they do becasue you'll be able to tuck theirs. However, if they teferi first, they can untap two lands and protect it via counters. The timing you want to take really depends on how the match is shaping up. Just firing
Don't counter card draw except for Azcanta.
Carnage Tyrant and Nezahal are insane in the mirror.
August 15, 2018 9:11 p.m.
Also, if we ever get a single better slot, it crowds out Brightling fast and will cause the price of foils to drop hard.
August 13, 2018 11:52 a.m.
If you look at most EDH decks, the bulk of their cards fall on the 2 to 4 CMC slots. I would try out stuff like Kami of the Waning Moon, Hired Muscle, Farbog Revenant, Crypt Ghast, Baleful Eidolon, Lost Soul, Mindwarper, Morkrut Banshee, Nether Shadow, Pale Rider of Trostad, Searchlight Geist, Keening Banshee, Souldrinker, Skulking Ghost, Thief of Hope, Vampiric Spirit, Wicked Akuba, Death Denied, Horobi's Whisper, Soulless Revival, Three Tragedies, Swallowing Plague.
Everything else is too expensive or pretty terrible.
August 11, 2018 7:52 p.m.
What I'm talking about is this: You walk into your store with your janky deck and play a few games where you practically shut specific players out of the game. They're likely going to think your primary objective was to invalidate the gameplay experience for them specifically. It's not going to be about running some old janky hate cards for them. It's going to be about you personally picking on them. If they feel personally targeted, they may return the favor in kind and make sure your play experience will be as unfun as possible in the future. None of this solves any issues in your playergroup. The way you avoid frustration among people is by clarifying expectations and fostering open communication.
I'm a hardcore spike and all I want to do is play cEDH. My best friends all want to play at a step below that power. No one is going to have fun (not even me) if I come to our sessions with Shimmer Zur or something.
You're headed down the wrong path, my friend.
If you want to play Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer and make sure people can still have fun, think of running cards like Ghostly Prison and Hushwing Gryff over cards like Rest in Peace and Acid Rain. If you want to run graveyard hate, for example, Rest in Peace is a fantastic card but can lead to a graveyard focused deck to struggle immensely. You can contrast it with something like Jotun Grunt which can still make sure they don't go out of hand but can still allow graveyard players to have fun.
August 10, 2018 7:12 p.m.
Use words. Just creating hate decks won't actually 'teach' others anything and they may feel like turning this strategy on you. Basically you're not likely to have fun with this approach, especially in the long run.
August 10, 2018 5:06 p.m.
Hey mate, my company's actually going through an audit right now. Just regular stuff, but it's keeping me busy for the next week or so. Just wanted to let you know I might be interested in lots of stuff later on when I get a chance to sit an look at this in more detail.
I'm only interested in NM and English cards and would pay via Paypal. Particularly interested in stuff like Gilded Drake, Kess, lands, and all things blue.
We've actually traded successfully in the past, so I might be down in like two weeks if you still haven't gotten this offloaded.
August 10, 2018 12:40 p.m.
You're right that specific hate cards can be quite good against some metas, but there are also times you draw the wrong kinds of hate pieces. These types of decks tend to have really high variance in effectiveness. Also, it's worth nothing that if you Acid Rain someone out of the game, they will likely take it ten times worse than if they just got hit by Armageddon. The level of push back and salt you'll get will be quite high.
August 10, 2018 9:07 a.m.
You could hold it. It's likely going to go up. Still, you're not getting anything out of it now and shipping it will allow you to get lots of useful stuff now.
August 9, 2018 10:11 p.m.
You can aim to have more removal to combat annoying things or you have to suck it up and realize that abusing the yard is a common thing to do in EDH so people will naturally hate on it.
August 8, 2018 8:21 p.m.
You're right. Magic has become a lot more creature-centric as a whole over the last twenty years in most formats. Still, I don't want you to feel like playing control or creatureless decks is impossible. There are lots of viable control and combo decks that use practically no creatures at all. All in all, there are lots of powerful non-creature spells that have made their way into magic as well over the years.
Looking at your deck, there's not a whole lot of power or money there by today's standards. If I were you, I'd investigate the various types of formats being played around you at your local store, for example. Typically not enough people are into Legacy to sustain a group of players at shops. Those shops that can do this usually are populated by pretty cutthroat decks playing competitive decks.
If you familiarize yourself with what's being played, you can look at the investment that entering into these formats will cost you both in terms of time spent on learning and in terms of dollars spent on cards.
August 7, 2018 5:13 p.m.
Some people will specifically ask you to put your sideboard in your box so that there's no chance to get those cards into play somehow, whether accidentally or maliciously. Don't keep your sideboard anywhere on the play space. Keep it in your deck box and you won't have any issues.
August 7, 2018 4:11 p.m.
August 5, 2018 9:11 p.m.
Hmmm... If you want to make a 75% combo deck, you could play artifacts with Sharuum the Hegemon. Breya is better but more expensive.
August 5, 2018 7:44 p.m.
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MtGO has a signup fee of $9.99 and has no monthly fees. You're going to have to pay for cards and if you want to enter specific events and such. Overall, it's much cheaper than paper and you can cash out your electronic cards just like you can your digital on ones. Lets say you put your Urza Tron deck together on MtGO for $300 and play for $50 worth of games. A few months later you cash out your collection for $150 or something. Yeah you lost some value, but that's essentially what you're paying for the entertainment.
August 4, 2018 11:50 p.m.
Sell and maybe try out MtGO? You can play with far less commitment.
August 4, 2018 6:30 p.m.
If you're playing at the top of the format, ramp of all kinds is incredibly prevalent; this applies particularly to dorks and rocks. Treasure Nabber doesn't really do much to hamper people playing rocks tho. For that end, people default to Null Rod and Stony Silence.
July 31, 2018 noon
It depends on what parameters you set for competitive. Competitive enough to do major work in most shops and against pretty much anything you come across regularly? Sure, absolutely. Competitive in COMPETITIVE EDH? Not really. Sultai's got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to commanders and a CMC of 6 is pretty steep. In addition, winning through recurring permanents is something I'd consider to be incredibly roundabout. For those unfamiliar with cEDH, it's often difficult to imagine just how different the format can feel like because of how inbred the meta can be.
In reality, Muldrotha doesn't see much use among players at the very highest levels of play. I've heard of some people running her in the 99 of Tasigur for some very specific reasons tho. The general is perfectly fine if you're not playing against literal cEDH net decks tho.
Oh, and I'm one of the rare souls who plays Grand Arbiter combo rather than stax in EDH, so if you do decide to go down that rabbit hole AND prioritize combo over stax, I'm here.
July 30, 2018 8:54 p.m.
OOO, I got a decent one I just remembered. I was playing a UW control mirror in modern and we had both played pretty well so far, so the games had draw out. We were nearing the end of time in game 3 and it was looking like neither one of us could finish the other off.
My opponent plays and emblem's Gideon of the Trials with 3 turns left until a draw would be called. For some really dumb reason, I totally forgot how one of the key cards in my own deck functions and thought he couldn't draw and I'd lose. In the heat of the moment, I went so deep in the tank trying to figure out if I had any lines of play to eliminate the Gideon and what kind of counter wars would ensue, how I ought to sequence my plays, and so on. I probably pissed the whole store off by tanking on that play while literally everyone is waiting for us to draw and move on to the next round.
July 30, 2018 3:23 p.m.
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