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Fair enough, Equilibrium has been very hit or miss with me. I love Mana Echoes though, if you find yourself looking for mana dumps Eldrazi Displacer and to a lesser extent War Cadence are ones I enjoy.
January 20, 2017 11:42 p.m.
Forgot to add, Paradox Engine would go well with djinn. But it goes well with anything so eh.
January 20, 2017 2:43 p.m.
It's possible to play your whole deck with a infinite mana combo using Inexorable Tide. I believe this works since "play" to me means you "cast" nonland cards revealed? Obviously turning too many lands would ruin your day. So you can use Trench Gorger lol or stack your whole deck using a Proteus Staff including only creatures needed to combo.
January 20, 2017 2:06 p.m.
Hey, I'm not sure but I believe Equilibrium might be worth testing out. It's a little limited since you can't bounce the creature being cast and if you find yourself unable to pay the 1 extra consistently but I generally get good use out of it in these types of decks. It's not terrible as removal either if you see a lot of Dark Depths or more mana intensive commanders.
Might replace Onslaught? I haven't played with this before so I don't know how well it plays.
January 19, 2017 4:29 p.m.
Fair enough, we definitely have different play groups I think. I can't rely on creatures survival nearly as much since a wipe comes out every time anyone's board gets out of control. I like Sengir Autocrats because it fits the curve allowing you 4 things to sac the turn after you play yahenni. 4 creatures for 4 mana is extremely efficient.
One more thing I'd like to add. I saw you are planning on picking up a Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Sheoldred, Whispering One next. I bought both but Tbh sheoldred sits in my binder mostly because she draws so much hate and Mikaeus is great but once he's out everyone expects a Triskelion, Workhorse or some other combo. I know your playgroup may play less removal so this may not apply to you but Bitterblossom draws less hate, is harder to deal with and literally goes in any deck with black in it. I use it a lot more and I'd suggest if you're spending 20 dollars on a black staple start there. Just my 2 cents.
January 19, 2017 2:33 p.m.
Hey, I've been brewing this guy too he seems like he is a really fun commander. I'd suggest taking out the following: Butcher of Malakir, Abhorrent Overlord, Overseer of the Damned and Kuon, Ogre Ascendant.
The reason for these cuts is mostly cmc, with this deck I'd think you really want to be going fast and early. Also Kuon, unlike abyss is a sac effect so a smart opponent may force you to sac your commander. I'd suggest adding:
January 19, 2017 2:01 p.m.
I don't know if you considered it, but you could always build a traditional red artifact deck instead of voltron but adding white for support. Using the cantrips like Chromatic Star, wheels and the red staples like Scrap Mastery, Trash for Treasure, Daretti, Scrap Savant with white adding Sun Titan, Refurbish, Open the Vaults, Faith's Reward etc.
I've had trouble getting a solid list refined, but with the new Paradox Engine it seems like it'd be a lot of fun. People might get annoyed with the long turns though. Anyways just throwing that out there if you end up not to liking voltron.
January 16, 2017 7:14 p.m.
Woops sorry... Magus is definitely not an enchantment but had to throw it out there as a alternative.
January 16, 2017 1:32 a.m.
Magus of the Abyss for those of us with a tighter budget ;)
January 16, 2017 1:27 a.m.
I've brewed this deck a lot and never had much success. I think KailDaemon's deck has more 1 drop equipment, which is pretty important since you kind of need to speed to compete well. Akiri can and should be swinging for 4 on turn 3. That said, O-Naginata and such really make the deck play better in my experience though I do like the equipment that give card advantage such as Infiltration Lens and Mask of Memory.
BTW have you considered Smuggler's Copter? It's actually a pretty decent option here imo
January 16, 2017 1:21 a.m.
Spreading Plague, Lethal Vapors and Tainted AEther are pretty cool. I have been brewing a ob nixilis control deck based on them, it's just pure hate till it can win. There's also Koskun Falls, Night of Souls' Betrayal, Death Match, Death Pits of Rath for slowing creature decks down.
January 15, 2017 11:36 a.m.
Hey, I dig the deck. If you can find room I'd suggest adding Skullclamp for extra draw. Also adding Chariot of Victory, Fireshrieker and possibly Sword of Vengeance will go great with odric and are very budget friendly.
January 14, 2017 2:14 a.m.
Hey, Just a couple of combo pieced you might want to consider:
I used to run Necrotic Ooze as a wincon in esper, having Memnarch + Pili-Pala and Grand Architect in the yard allows infinite mana/stealing all permanents. I ran Buried Alive to find them, but honestly the ooze carries it's wait without it too.
January 12, 2017 7:43 p.m.
January 12, 2017 6:25 p.m.
Honestly, I've tried multiple builds for artifacts going mono blue, red, boros, esper etc and I think the most fun to play is Teferi, Temporal Archmage. You can go with both combos and Stasis build that almost feels like building a well oiled machine and once it's complete your opponents are literally out of the game. The games play out pretty differently each time as you have maybe 5 tutors and use them mostly to find pieces that fit the need at the moment as you build towards ultimate control. Anyway, that's just my 2 cents.
January 12, 2017 6:13 p.m.
January 12, 2017 4:41 a.m.
A grixis zombie deck is the perfect example, it's mostly black but out performs a mono black bzombie deck in almost every way because it's card pool is larger. Not every card has to be a zombie to make it a zombie deck. The same applies here but with Swampwalk.
January 8, 2017 7:04 p.m.
Lol the best cards that support swampwalk are not in black that's the thing. If you can't see that I'm sorry. Black can make their lands swamps, can give your creatures swampwalk and thats what you need it to do here. To stay in the game though you are going to need to support that idea with cards that take you further. They can't block? Bident of Thassa, Gratuitous Violence/Dictate of the Twin Gods or a well timed War of the Worlds will win you games. You see what I'm saying here? You can use all three colors together to actually make a deck that doesn't suck.
January 8, 2017 6:59 p.m.
Please look at the list of swampwalk creatures, they are Lost Soul like terrible. Quality not quantity is important. Blue brings counters, draw, 1 of the 3 best creatures available annnnnd Whim of Volrath effects to change land walk type if needed.
January 8, 2017 3:53 p.m.
Why do you think majority of your mana base needs to be black? This is a little rediculous considering the deck relies on getting out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth if anything you can run more UB and RB duals. Lol if this argument was legit there'd be no UBR zombie decks because 80% of the zombies are mono black. If you have consistency issues running 3 colors then you need to rethink your mana base and artifact ramp.
As a side note, just because most swampwalk creatures are black does not mean you want to run them. Bog Wraith just isn't gonna cut it. These 3 creatures are the cream of the crop like it or not: Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Sheoldred, Whispering One and Sol'kanar the Swamp King. The rest is just bad. Zombies get a lot of synergy with Swampwalk, but I'd still prefer Thraximundar over a mono black commander if going aggro route. Mono black and Dimir zombies are fun, I play it and enjoy it a lot. But, they play for combos and not so much aggro. If you want to win by attacking there's no reason not to utilize reds very obvious advantages.
January 8, 2017 3:45 p.m.
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