Winterblast Deckling

Killeary says... #1

Hey man could you give me tips on my deck?

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Commander / EDH* Killeary


August 21, 2017 10:42 p.m.

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dalton345 I don't think anyone here plays that one because it either would disrupt their own deck or they don't play white. I do have some removal though, also walking ballista can be cast from the hand to shoot hatebears like that or magus of the moon. If I knew someone played containment priest I'd try to get elesh norn rather than going all in with a combo.

September 14, 2017 5:20 p.m.

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redkhan the question is if I want to be the one with the grindy control list. Flash hulk can win the game very fast but the Stax can bring the game under control just as takes longer to actually win then (unless the opponent concedes).

I will most likely need to beat top decks and weak ones alike and I'm not sure which deck does that job better.

September 14, 2017 12:15 p.m.

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For me it's always Stax because my natural reaction to an opponent's threat is "how could I prevent that from happening in the first place?". Keeping bad stuff from happening is the most comfortable play style for me.

I do like to play other archetypes as well, but eventually I find myself using Stax elements like Tangle Wire in aggro decks too. I just instinctively want to shut down any possible reactions, no matter how I plan on winning.

September 14, 2017 3:52 a.m.

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We have an EDH tournament before the Ixalan midnight pre-release (finally, after almost a whole year) and it has been announced that it will be 1 vs 1 and with the normal commander banlist and rules (40 life, 1 free mulligan,...). Winner gets a fatal push promo.

We have already been discussing the matter and the big question is which deck should we play. We agreed that it's best to play a deck that we know well, so my choice is between Augustin's $t4ks (Primer) and The Incredible, Undisruptable Hulk. I could play Kess Doomsday but I don't have much practice with my deck yet. I would exchange a few cards in the Stax for 1 vs 1 play, maybe add a Serra Ascendant and Monastery Mentor but the combo decks would be played as they are.

My known opponents will choose between arcum dagssson/5c hermit druid, chain veil teferi/atraxa infect and others might play selvala, prossh, venser, baral, narset and low tier stuff. We don't know how many people will come but unknown strangers will probably bring rather weak decks or top generals with suboptimal builds.

Should I play Stax or Hulk? What will be the better choice against both tuned decks and casuals? I'm really not sure if I can get enough practice with my Storm deck to avoid misplays in stressful situations.

Thanks for your help!

September 14, 2017 3:44 a.m.

Of course it's a risk but for example with modern masters it worked well because you had so many top cards at rare that it was hardly gambling when you opened a whole box or rather 2 or 3. I'm just not sure how this set compares to the last mm set or eternal masters...there are 15 mythics and half of them have a decent price, one is a bomb. At rare we have flusterstorm and several other high priced cards so the question is how much crap can you possibly open in a whole box?

We usually buy more displays of each set together to reach an amount at which we pay no shipping and later sell everything we don't need online as singles again. Every common is put up for sale then. It's not like I would actually buy some of the cards in iconic masters as singles anyway now because I really needed them, the question is just how much risk is the gamble compared to other masters sets.

September 12, 2017 12:01 p.m.

So, since yesterday Iconic Masters displays and singles can be pre-ordered on magiccardmarket. If you had a look at the cards, there's mana drain and all the phyrexian praetors as mythics, flusterstorm as rare and other stuff...

The question is, does it make sense to pre-order now for slightlyless than 200 Euro (shipping included) or is it unrealistic to get that much value out of a display? Is it better to buy 2 displays to have a better chance of getting a high priced mythic or foils?

September 12, 2017 4:04 a.m.

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I've seen you comment somewhere asking fir a GAAIV primer. I have a pretty detailed deck description for my Stax build if you are interested.

September 12, 2017 3:26 a.m.

I usually don't need many cats on the board and a cavern of souls often does the job in the early game. Competitive decks don't play a huge lot of creature removals, so if I can bypass counters and can get an infect or double strike cat out, it might be the first opponent's death. My plan is to focus on the player who is the easiest target and kick that one out as soon as possible. Then it's all about stalling with hatebears like thalia and gaddock teeg and armageddon/cataclysm. Our games are usually over well before turn 10 most likely between turn 4 and 6 or so. With an aggro deck you can only try to survive longer than 4 turns and deal enough dmg quickly afterwards.

September 11, 2017 2:23 p.m.

Athraithe and RingoDingo92 lost leonin, grafted Exoskeleton and thriumph of the hordes are basically the cards that make Arahbo good at all. Lost leonin is the only chance of possibly kicking one opponent out on turn 2 (phytoburst, duelist's heritage or berserk), so there's no reason to not play it. With a lost leonin start you might even have a chance against a top tier deck because you force them to waste their interaction on a stupid creature just to survive.

September 11, 2017 10 a.m.

Sgtpopnfreash I haven't seen it often after putting it in the deck yet but it helps a lot against more opponents. It's really good to know when exactly the best time for a mass bounce or land wipe is and when a counterspell is best used.

The triple blue for whir of invention is just too much imo. I wasn't able to cast it reliably when I first tested it. Maybe I try it again if I ever feel like there's a lack of artifact tutors. More often I was looking for stuff that no other blue or white tutor could find, that's why I have Long-Term Plans. Another idea was Expedition Map but no additional artifact tutor

September 7, 2017 9:43 a.m.

Perpetual yes until your next turn and then you get shot again immediately in the upkeep before you do doesn't even buy you a full turn.

I understand the hype but I think that this card in an aggressive deck is most likely only a good response to a bad combo. You avoid a mass removal if you have it available in the right moment but that's it.

September 2, 2017 11:29 a.m.

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For legacy I would say under 500 is budget and for commander everything under 1000. In Vintage you won't have much fun without moxen and stuff so I would consider everything budget that tries without there.

September 2, 2017 5:03 a.m.

Perpetual it does not help against Laboratory Maniac, not against Aetherflux Reservoir and if there's an infinite loop already on the board most will be able to kill you in the upkeep after you phase in again. It does stop a one time mass removal but it's at the cost of holding back 3 mana in a deck that actually needs the mana to apply steady pressure. I would rather play that card in a stax deck to respond to Hurkyl's Recall or something like that but not in a deck that struggles to kill a whole table anyway.

I'd rather play Gaddock Teeg to prevent most mass removals if you think you need that.

September 2, 2017 3:43 a.m.

So, I forgot we already have our commander out (1UBR), have a goblin electromancer for UR, a ritual, turnabout and reiterate in hand and ONLY 3RR available. Oh, and I forgot we obviously have something to use the infinite mana for as well...sounds like a plan!

Of course no one realised what we were up to either and everything resolves, lol.

Now imagine the opponents don't just play draw, land, go and think about how realistic that "combo" is

September 1, 2017 11:16 a.m.

I don't know yet if it's worth the slot because it means holding back 3 mana. Heroic Intervention costs only 2 and can be played on your own turn as well to make your creatures survive an all in attack regardless of the blocks. Teferi's Protection is purely defensive and that's at odds with the general gameplan of an aggro deck.

September 1, 2017 6:25 a.m.

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I think you get an additional cycle per day if you use the android app.

September 1, 2017 6:19 a.m.

viperfang4 I might try these when I put the deck together again. It's currently not ready to play

September 1, 2017 4:32 a.m.

I would say both the bone wand and the turnabout combo are too expensive. Turnabout with reiterate and buyback costs 6UURR! If anything, the bone wand could work but then why not just play Aetherflux Reservoir?

September 1, 2017 2:59 a.m.

Talking about Atraxa, I had a deck that did really well but I haven't played it in a while:

Atraxa's super(un)friendly Stax

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It's Stax with combo and a few game ending planeswalkers

September 1, 2017 12:56 a.m.


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