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I was updating my inventory and there seem to be an awful lot of cards that are missing their Commander Anthology printings here.

Printings not found: Anger (CMT), Arcane Denial (CMT), Bathe in Light (CMT), Boros Guildmage (CMT), Borrowing 100,000 Arrows (CMT), Cleansing Beam (CMT), Congregate (CMT), Control Magic (CMT), Curse of Inertia (CMT), Curse of Predation (CMT), Curse of the Forsaken (CMT), Darksteel Mutation (CMT), Death by Dragons (CMT), Deceiver Exarch (CMT), Diabolic Tutor (CMT), Diviner Spirit (CMT), Dragon Whelp (CMT), Duergar Hedge-Mage (CMT), Evincar's Justice (CMT), Furnace Whelp (CMT), Gwyllion Hedge-Mage (CMT), Hada Spy Patrol (CMT), Krosan Grip (CMT), Leafdrake Roost (CMT), Leonin Bladetrap (CMT), Lightkeeper of Emeria (CMT), Mortify (CMT), Mother of Runes (CMT), Oni of Wild Places (CMT), Orim's Thunder (CMT), Orzhov Guildmage (CMT), Path to Exile (CMT), Pilgrim's Eye (CMT), Presence of Gond (CMT), Pyrohemia (CMT), Razorjaw Oni (CMT), Restore (CMT), Return to Dust (CMT), Selesnya Charm (CMT), Selesnya Guildmage (CMT), Serra Angel (CMT), Shattered Angel (CMT), Skyward Eye Prophets (CMT), Soul Snare (CMT), Stonecloaker (CMT), Sulfurous Blast (CMT), Swiftfoot Boots (CMT), Sylvan Reclamation (CMT), Syphon Flesh (CMT), Syphon Mind (CMT), Terminate (CMT), Thornwind Faeries (CMT), Thunderstaff (CMT), Vow of Duty (CMT), Vow of Lightning (CMT), Vow of Malice (CMT), Wash Out (CMT), Winged Coatl (CMT), Wonder (CMT), Wrecking Ball (CMT).

August 21, 2017 5:39 a.m.

Neat thanks GJ.

August 20, 2017 6:39 a.m.

I'm actively doing up a list of cards for the purposes of adding them to my inventory. I've just spent a while trying to indicate that a few of my cards are in German, but it didn't seem to take. There also isn't an option when creating a list to select the language of a card you're adding.

The formatting help page gives an example of a German card with the country code of DE, but GE is what's actually required.

Just thought I'd give a heads-up.

August 19, 2017 3:46 p.m.

I think your mana base needs some panoramas.

August 17, 2017 9:06 p.m.

I might remove a few utility lands to replace with search lands for exactly that reason, and I somehow missed Survival of the Fittest which is a perfect inclusion actually. Thanks!

August 15, 2017 6:34 p.m.

Said on Combos (again)...

#6

Eh... all right. Thanks.

August 15, 2017 5:53 p.m.

Said on Combos (again)...

#7

Is the only way to suggest a card combo for the database to list it in a deck description?

August 15, 2017 3:22 p.m.

Both powerful Eldrazi and Birthing Pod are things I'll probably include in some iteration of the deck but decided not to for now. I'm running Crucible of Worlds and Ramunap Excavator currently so it's sort of a nonbo with the Eldrazi, and Birthing Pod would actually be a great way to consistently search the library but I sort of need to build a creature curve around it.

Bow of Nylea is actually a great inclusion as is in my deck as something to sink excess mana into, so I think I'll work that one in right away. Thanks everybody!

August 11, 2017 5:47 a.m.

Well it's a pretty cheap pickup so certainly worth giving a try. Thanks for taking the time!

August 10, 2017 7:39 p.m.

Yeah... I know of a few cards that can put it into the deck again repeatedly (Canal Dredger, Epitaph Golem, Junktroller), but unfortunately they're all creatures which obviously die to removal, so it makes them an easy target to deal with the problem when the whole idea is to have this recurring threat of the Panglacial Wurm which is sort of nullified. Poop is right. :(

August 10, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Oh, shoot. I meant put it back into the library from the graveyard, after it dies. I didn't make that clear at all, sorry.

August 10, 2017 6:12 p.m.

Well that's legitimately disappointing. Thanks for answering!

August 10, 2017 5:06 p.m.

I think I'd like to have you in my playgroup.

August 10, 2017 5:03 p.m.

My question mainly revolves around the possibility to going infinite (or at least arbitrarily high) with the new Wizard commander Mairsil, the Pretender which has exiled a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, but I guess the same question could apply with Experiment Kraj.

Mairsil: http://edit.magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/mairsil-pretender-2017-08-10

What happens if a creature would copy baby Jace's ability to exile itself and return itself to the battlefield 'transformed'? I'm assuming it would just return to the battlefield on its only side after failing to have been transformed, but would like if somebody could confirm this.

August 10, 2017 4:31 p.m.

I'm running a mono green Azusa deck (Azusa, not lost but just doesn't know where she is) which has a number of pain fetch lands in it which, when I have the mana for it, I like to use to cast Panglacial Wurm from my library. I'm wondering if there are any abusable combos for it in Commander, ideally a permanent card with a renewable effect that lets me shuffle the wurm into my library and search my library.

August 10, 2017 4 p.m.

Said on Scarab God I ......

#16

Hey dude, this is absolutely definitely not a bad deck for a beginner brewer. It does seem a lot more focused on creating and sacrificing zombies than milling opponents though. Have you already bought these cards? If not, I can try to suggest some budget alternatives if you'd prefer.

Vampiric Tutor is another nice cheap tutor for fetching Phenax or the likes out of the deck if you'd like. If you do want to go more down the milling route, then I can recommend a few good cards. Mind Funeral, Mind Grind, Increasing Confusion and Traumatize are some classics, and Keening Stone isn't so useful at the start but can completely remove an opponent's library later on if you've already put some work into milling them. Jace, Memory Adept also has a really annoying 0 ability and some card draw in his +1 if you need it. Fascination is also pretty neat.

Undead Alchemist is a great card in a zombie mill deck, and Lich Lord of Unx is pretty neat too. Szadek, Lord of Secrets isn't initially a zombie but puts in some work if the opponents have no flying creatures.

Psychic Strike, Induce Paranoia, Countermand are some neat alternative counterspells with some milling bonuses.

August 10, 2017 3 p.m.

np bbz

August 10, 2017 2:54 p.m.

Looked it up a little more just now. Dauntless Escort and Loxodon Hierarch also offer nice flexible protection. Twilight Shepherd, Ghostway, Sudden Disappearance are nice for boardwipes too, and Nim Deathmantle and Mimic Vat can also conditionally be pretty nice.

August 10, 2017 2:27 p.m.

Asceticism and Privileged Position are both pretty neat for targeted removal. As for board wipes, Cauldron of Souls is great especially if you have ETB effects and having a Kamahl, Fist of Krosa makes opponents not want to board wipe as long as you have green mana up to animate their lands in response.

August 10, 2017 2:18 p.m.

FRI, if you put double square brackets around the card names it makes it a lot easier for people to tell which cards you're talking about.

While none of the cards you've ordered are bad, there isn't a very clear theme with what you're going for here. It sort of wants to mill opponents, sort of wants to mill yourself, sort of wants to play lots of zombies, sort of wants to drain and gain life. I remember when I first started deckbuilding, I wanted to include all the coolest cards I had or new in the one deck, but the truth is that a deck performs much better when it focuses on performing one or two themes very well, rather than lots of different things, however cool they are.

If you're as new to deckbuilding as you say, you'd want to make sure your Commander deck has 34-40 lands in it, as well as a few mana rocks (cards that you can pay into to produce extra mana the next turn, like Sol Ring and Talisman of Dominance). As tempting as it is to cut some extra lands out to fit in more cool spells, you deck will almost always suffer if you do.

The Scarab God is a pretty fun commander which I haven't picked up yet but definitely plan to at some point.

Just make sure you know what exactly it is you want your deck to do before you go out buying too many expensive cards that are very good cards in their own right but won't necessarily fit into the deck you're building very well. And don't get me wrong, those cards you bought could all go in the same deck without too much problem, I'm just not 100% sure where exactly you want to take the deck from here.

If you create a decklist on this site, then I'd be happy to go to it and help work with you on it. Be sure to tag me if you do, if you'd like me to help out.

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August 10, 2017 1:53 p.m.

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