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Dinosaurs are fun, and there are several options to go with. There is an Elder Dinosaur Legend in each of the colors, and two in Naya, so you have options (although the black one is pretty hard to play with in EDH). Naya is great to play with, because it provides a well-rounded deck that has answers to any threat, and provides you with the card draw and mana ramp available in green. Gishath, Sun's Avatar is a great commander for a dinosaur tribe, and you can really spend as much or as little as you want to get it started.
March 20, 2019 5:20 p.m.
I think you want to go in on the self-mill, make zombies theme, so you should trim the fat on things that don't fit what you want to do. I like the dredge cards, and I like the cards that put cards from the top of your library into your graveyard to trigger Sidisi, Brood Tyrant .
Cut Prime Speaker Vannifar , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Tasigur, the Golden Fang , Taigam, Sidisi's Hand , The Scarab God . I'm not big on counters, so I'd probably leave out Frilled Mystic . Liliana of the Veil and Liliana Vess don't really fit the theme. Switch Wonder for Filth , especially since you're running Urborg. I think most of your tutors could go, so Diabolic Tutor and even Jarad's Orders could go. I'm not sure Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord fits very well, other than he's a zombie. If you see yourself sacrificing lots of zombies to him, then keep him.
You should run Rooftop Storm , and consider Soulquake . Take out Shriekmaw and put in Fleshbag Marauder (fits the tribe), and don't forget that Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a zombie, too, and you're running a high black pip count; he'll pay off. I'm wavering on Meren and Muldrotha; I see why they are here, and how the will be useful...especially Muldrotha. If you had to choose one, I'd keep Muldrotha. Villainous Wealth is fun, but is it what you want this deck to do?
I hope that helps you get started!
March 13, 2019 8:17 p.m.
March 13, 2019 5:29 p.m.
I sure hope someone else jumps in here...my opinion is only one!
March 13, 2019 12:07 p.m.
March 13, 2019 12:06 p.m.
The shell here is looking good. Cutting is the tough part, though, isn't it!
March 13, 2019 12:04 p.m.
I'm not sure on this one. You might be trying to get to cute by half here. I can see the usefulness of it, but you have to determine what you cut to fit them in, and if they are worth the effort in the end. With this being pauper, its going to be pretty mana-intensive to bounce several creatures, but it might be worth it. You have to figure out if what you cut is central to what the deck does, and if you're willing to cut those things to add this effect.
You've got several creatures with deathtouch, which kills creatures, which is better than bouncing. So what I guess what I'm getting at is if you have come up with another idea that will be central to making the deck work, or will it be situational at best, or hinder the focus of your deck at worst.
March 12, 2019 9:40 p.m.
March 12, 2019 9:29 p.m.
Pauper EDH allows for non-legendary uncommon creatures to be commanders.
March 12, 2019 4:42 p.m.
You do realize that regular Mountain s do tap for , right??....
March 12, 2019 3:19 p.m.
RoaringBunny, thanks for the suggestions, and for the upvote. I am actually running Rishkar's Expertise over Shamanic Revelation , I just forgot to change it. I did have Soul's Majesty originally planned, but I think I went with Elemental Bond instead. I typically favor effects that draw me cards over time as opposed to one-shot spells. Lurking Predators is awesome, and I run one in my Dinosaur Tribal deck, and its a killer. If I get one eventually, it'll go in here, too. I also like Thassa, God of the Sea , and I'll consider adding it eventually. Budget restrictions are a thing for me, but I'll look for the card may pick one up eventually.
March 12, 2019 3:16 p.m.
Is your friend as new to Magic as you and the rest of your playgroup are? If so, then it sounds like he's picking the game quicker, which is going to cause the rest of the playgroup to either catch up or fall behind.
It appears to me that two things need to happen:
Address your buddy, and see if he can change things to help make the group have more fun. Find out if he has a less powerful deck that he can play, or if he'll dial back the power on the current deck, like others said, but removing the tutors and such.
The rest of you need to get better, and that may mean putting a little effort into your deck building. Now this takes time, as Magic is a pretty complicated game, and everyone picks things up a little differently. But its important to make an effort to get better, so you don't always have to ask buddies to power down their decks.
Neither of these suggestions necessarily requires you to start spending a ton more money. There are plenty of ways to build focused decks on a decent budget, and then upgrade here and there as you keep playing them. There are resources out on the web that offer quality budget builds if you need help getting started there.
The final option to take, if your buddy just continues to be ruthless in games and not making them fun, is to basically play Archenemy against him.
March 12, 2019 1:46 a.m.
I like the inclusion of the sac outlets and Feldon of the Third Path to get dragons back out of the graveyard. Have you considered cutting a few lands to make room for more dragons?
I'm also curious as to why you are running so many nonbasic lands in a mono red deck? I'm especially confused as to the inclusion of City of Brass , Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Path of Ancestry , and Reflecting Pool . You should consider adding High Market as another sac outlet for your dragons.
March 12, 2019 1:35 a.m.
Thanks for these suggestions, Hexaflexagon. I'm not too worried about tutoring, as its mainly meant to be a casual deck with a fun theme. I had thought about Nimbus Swimmer , but just went a different direction. I do like Spearbreaker Behemoth , but doesn't fit the tribe, but is great support. I could definitely see adding Murkfiend Liege , especially for untapping Leviathan and Island Fish Jasconius .
The mana base is as it is mainly because of budget. I just can't afford to go get $80 lands, and some of the better ones I have are going in more focused decks.
Thanks for taking a look!
March 12, 2019 1:10 a.m.
March 11, 2019 2:15 p.m.
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March 11, 2019 2:02 p.m.
Have you thought about running Tatyova, Benthic Druid ? The card draw will be insane, and the life gain can be very beneficial. You should also consider Manabond , espeically since you are running Meloku the Clouded Mirror . They combo nicely together. Patron of the Moon could be strong, too.
Just a side note here: How is Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle not legendary? Wizards screwed that one up...
March 11, 2019 2 p.m.
I agree with Joe_Ken_. It'll be cheaper to do an upgrade on a precon, as most of the precons already have a pretty good skeleton to build around. Tell us which one you play with, and we can make suggestions.
You should also assess what it is about your friend's deck that makes it good. How does he win? Does he tutor a lot? That can help us out a bunch, too.
March 11, 2019 1:49 p.m.
I get why the banned list is around, but it could probably be a smaller list. There are some cards that slip through the cracks and become totally busted, and so I see why its good to have a banned list that most of us can probably count on being adhered to when we show up at card shops to play.
I really think the "banned as commander" list should be looked at again, instead of an overall banned list. I understand that it can be a bit confusing, but its not like we're doing metaphysics here; its simply differentiating between two lists. I mean, why can't Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary be in the 99? Because its too confusing to say he can't be a commander? Seriously, there are much more complicated things that can take place in a game on the stack than understanding this simple concept.
March 7, 2019 10:40 p.m.
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