lifemtg says... #1

On the Advertise your Commander forum you said my link was not working, hopefully this works.Yarok, the Value Engine

July 16, 2019 5:32 p.m.

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I'd agree with cutting Primal Rage . I'm also curious about Teferi's Time Twist . Is it in there for a reason other than protecting a permanent? If not, it seems it's ability is provided by Deadeye Navigator already, and is repeatable on a body. Maybe worth a cut, too?

July 22, 2019 8:18 p.m.

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I'd replace Soul of the Harvest with Beast Whisperer . Lower CMC, comes down sooner, speeds up the deck. Awakening can provide another untap effect for you build up mana. I would personally want more ramp, as well.

July 22, 2019 8:10 p.m.

Hey, been busy. Don't wait on me to make cuts. I'll always help where I can, but even I run out of ideas at times.

Yes, Ready Player One is a fantastic movie; I wonder about the book. I typically enjoy books more than movies, but the eye candy in the movie was just so awesome. But, I also wonder what the movie was missing, as the studio that filmed it would be somewhat limited in using what they had the rights to.

As for the cuts, yes, they look good to me. You've got plenty of ramp, so you won't miss Mind Stone . Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer doesn't seem to fit, so no loss there. And the others, well, if something's go to go, then they have to go.

July 22, 2019 7:57 p.m.

Great flavor build! Who better to lead Curses Tribal!

July 19, 2019 3:01 a.m.

They look like good cuts to me.

July 19, 2019 2:50 a.m.

I love this unique tribal theme. +1.

July 18, 2019 1:35 a.m.

lifemtg, I don't think Strionic Resonator will work; Shalai's ability is an activated ability, not a triggered ability. Illusionist's Bracers , on the other hand, would do the trick.

I'm leery about trying to cram too many Planeswalkers into the deck. I think the green ones mentioned earlier would be better fits, too. The Ajanis here seem ok, but for the casting cost they require, and the amount of hate Planeswalkers tend to draw, I'm not sure they would be worth running.

When I look at running a PW, I usually look at the + effect and the - effect, and rarely consider the ultimate. Most tables are going to make sure an ultimate doesn't happen. When the PW hits the board, I want to get some value out of the first activation. Freyalise, for instance, can drop a mana dork; this is great, because the deck runs on mana dorks; the minus is a removal spell essentially, so good bonus on both sides; and the ultimate isn't really a game winner; I can live with running that one, as I think I'll probably get good value out of her. But when I look at the turn I cast her, I'm looking at essentially a 5 CMC Llanowar Elves , or a 5 CMC Naturalize on that turn. Neither of those is good value on it's own, so I really am not getting any real value until the next turn it's on the table.

Now, take Nissa, Voice of Zendikar . Three to cast, and the turn she comes down, I can - her, and get + counters on all my creatures; that's Shalai's ability for less, which is good. Or I can + her for a plant token; these tokens don't really fit the theme, but at least they don't have defender, so I can buff them and they can attack. And her ult is just card draw again, so maybe not so threatening that the table looks to annihilate her.

Now examine the Ajanis. Their + ability is pretty similar; limited counters on a limited number of creatures, and one is a 4 CMC while one is 6 CMC. For 6 CMC, I activate Shalai once, and get counters on all my creatures, and they have hexproof. Their - abilities are ok, but not great (getting some dorks out of the graveyard would be ok), and the ults I'm not really considering, as stated above.

Anyways, that was a bit of a windy reply. Hopefully that all makes sense. I do appreciate all your suggestions, though, and do hope you keep them coming! I love bouncing ideas back and forth and sorting things out.

July 17, 2019 4:12 p.m.

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I've noticed you've got some graveyard recursion going on, and wonder if you've had Necropotence bite you in the ass or not. It's great card draw, for sure, but discarding with it on the board sucks. I find Greed and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip to be fine substitutes.

July 17, 2019 2:19 a.m.

With a proliferation theme going, have you considered running Karn's Bastion and perhaps Evolution Sage ? Karn's Bastion is good as a mana sink at the end of an opponent's turn, and Evolution Sage is just value for playing lands. Pir, Imaginative Rascal offers a similar effect.

Looks like a lot of fun to play!

July 17, 2019 2:05 a.m.

Thanks for the upvote, Poly_raptor! I'm already running Seedborn Muse . The other two are good suggestions. I'll consider those the more I play the deck.

July 16, 2019 6:15 p.m.

lifemtg, you deck link isn't working. When it comes up, I'll be happy to take a look. For the time being, I've posted on Mj3913's deck.

Here is my Shalai deck again. I've upgraded the mana base, and am looking into some new M20 cards to sub in. Suggestions and upvotes appreciated!

Shalai, Voice of Plenty

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July 16, 2019 12:28 p.m.

A Quicksilver Amulet might help you to dump high CMC creatures that Ipseria digs up for you. Also, if you've got one floating around or can afford to get one, Teferi's Protection might be handy.

July 16, 2019 12:25 p.m.

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Scute Mob is another solid creature inclusion that is low on the mana curve. Crash of Rhino Beetles is a great beater.

How much does Throne of the God-Pharaoh do for you? Unless I'm missing something in your decklist, or you all-out attack a lot, it doesn't appear to be worth a spot. Please let me know if I'm wrong, though.

I run a Tatyova/Moonfolk themed deck myself. Feel free to take a look: Tatyova, Land-Matters

You've got a good thing going here!

July 16, 2019 12:18 p.m.

Stacking the top of your library with Mayael is great. Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , and Sensei's Divining Top are great for this. Illusionist's Bracers is a solid piece of equipment for Mayael, allowing you to perhaps get two creatures out. She's mana-intensive, too, so you need ramp: Mirari's Wake and Zendikar Resurgent are worth considering.

I see the appeal of playing with Mayael, but I've found her to be way to slow and too mana-intensive to be worth playing. A great card that fits the same theme is Call of the Wild , which has a cheaper activation that is repeatable. Zoologist is better, than Mayeal, even though she has to tap, too. Both are great to run for some redundancy.

July 16, 2019 12:10 p.m.

I always plug Zendikar Resurgent when it's missing and it could be run. I just always find it useful, especially the ramp. I like Mirari's Wake , but I really like the card draw offered by ZR.

Other pseudo-proliferation cards that could help you out are Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Karn's Bastion .

July 16, 2019 12:02 p.m.

You and me both. I actually have a copy of Chains, but not Timetwister .

July 16, 2019 11:17 a.m.

Finale of Devastation is interesting. I don't think the tutor side of it does much for you, as many of your creatures are X-costed, and so am not sure how it works for you. The other portion, though, providing another Overrun effect, is quite good. You'll have to play it and see.

July 15, 2019 11:37 p.m.

Yeah, I figured probably so. But it was worth a mention, in case you're one of those folks fortunate to acquire one, or you play in a group that allows proxies.

July 15, 2019 11:34 p.m.

I like how you've gone heavy into the Surveil mechanic, and like the combos you've decided to run. A nice unique take with Muldrotha. +1.

July 15, 2019 10:53 p.m.

I run an artifact deck using Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage as the commander, and being able to cast artifacts at instant speed makes for some fun stuff. He might be worth a look.

July 14, 2019 9:03 p.m.


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