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Lilbrudder says... #1

What would your combo look like? I know it involves necrotic ooze but...

January 5, 2017 1:24 a.m.

Lilbrudder says... #2

It seems like a nice upgrade for you. That card is amazing. You are the best person ever.

Unless I am mistaken. It serves as a food chain outlet for sidisi and a replacement for triskelion in necrotic ooze combo

January 4, 2017 7:22 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #3

Paradox Scepter Thrasios: Here is my first attempt at building around paradox engine and dramatic reversal with Thrasios. I felt like red offered more as the splash color since wheels and insane amounts of permanent based ramp go together nicely. I would love to hear your perspective on the build.

December 30, 2016 6:22 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #4

Dude! That new engine card is flat out insane. I really like it for your deck

December 28, 2016 8:42 p.m.

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Said on Just Stay Dead...

#1

viperfang4: Sorry I missed your post earlier. Rishkar's Expertise is good, but generally it will only draw me two or three cards. For 6 mana, that's a high cost and while it can cast a free spell, I'd still much rather just play Harmonize as it's cheaper. The other thing is that at six mana, Soul of the Harvest works inside of combo whereas expertise doesn't.

January 13, 2017 7:33 a.m.

Said on Aluren Generals...

#2

Saffi Eriksdotter is ok with Aluren. While she doesn't go infinite with it, quite a large number of creatures within the deck are free casts.

January 10, 2017 6:12 p.m.

Brassmoose: While its been mentioned before, the short of it is that having the commander in the command zone is better than being able to tutor for it. On top of that, while Overlord can tutor for Queen, you have to first play him and then tutor which is an additional 8 mana you wouldn't have to pay if you just straight cast Queen. Not to mention that other than Basal Sliver, you only really run a very small handful of slivers anyway.

January 10, 2017 12:43 a.m.

Said on Just Stay Dead...

#4

SwiftDeath: First off, thank you for the comment and for the +1. Now onto the comment about Greater Good. My biggest issue with Greater Good is its fit in THIS deck. The card is super powerful, especially in something like Karador, Ghost Chieftain. However the thing is that while Saffi my be called a reanimator deck, she is not actually a true one. Most reanimator decks are happy to discard big creatures only to bring them back cheaply, however in this deck my reanimation effects are actually some of the most expensive cards in the deck mana wise. The other thing is that while you're potentially generating card advantage, the bulk of creatures that I run create a net loss of CA as you more often than not are drawing 2, discarding 3. While this isn't the end of the world if you're discarding not useful cards to draw more useful ones, it's not ideal.

Now, all that being said, I have actually decided to do some play testing with Greater Good in place of Tooth and Nail. While TaN is super powerful, too many times I have found it just too expensive to cast alongside anything else within the space of a turn. Plus with the release of Renegade Rallier who is a solid combo card and who doesn't net lose you cards within the recursion loop, it has the potential to seem solid.

I'm sure long term it will find its home within the deck though. Because I think that it should work with enough cards (given the current build of the deck).

As for Scuttling Doom Engine however, I think that the card is a bit too narrow in what it does. While it's a nice combo piece once set up, it feels like you have to put in a lot of effort to get there. I used to run Inquisitor Exarch which was eventually cut as it was found to be sub-par.

viperfang4: I will definitely be adding Renegade Rallier to the deck once I have gotten my hands on one. There are a few small changes I am testing out to the deck (including Greater Good) so I will update the list in the next little while.

January 8, 2017 3:15 a.m.

By the time you've drawn your deck, you'll have enough mana to cast the rest of the combo pieces. That's not the issue. The issue is that outside of combo it's not as good as Ghostly Flicker. It only hits creatures, meaning you lose some good interactions with cards like Top or Cradle. Not to mention the extra mana makes it harder to cast.

January 7, 2017 2:19 a.m.

Said on Infinite Combo!...

#6

readerrw07: Lightning Bolt is actually pretty solid in EDH - it hits a lot of stuff and people don't often see it coming.

As for the original post, yeah, Paradox Engine is just dumb. But if you're going to be running Isochron Scepter I would recommend running Dramatic reversal and Aetherflux Reservoir as well.

January 6, 2017 7:50 a.m.

MagicalHacker: You sure you wanna open that can of worms?

Edit: Damnit, beaten to using the same exact line. Nooooooo.

January 5, 2017 7:16 p.m.

Ishio: Usually discarding your hand at the end of your turn is bad when you're a control deck. You could potentially generate a bit of value if Damia is in play but then you'd have no means of protecting her and she probably wouldn't survive.

January 5, 2017 7:13 p.m.

Said on Lilbrudder...

#9

Hmmm, just realised there'd be a bunch of -1/-1 counters on the ooze from generating the mana to add the +1/+1 counters at a rate of 4 to 1. Maybe I'll stick with Thornwind Faeries after all. Still like it in Thrasios though.

January 5, 2017 2:19 a.m.

There's an edit button that last for a few minutes. After that, you're stuck sorry.

January 5, 2017 12:49 a.m.

Yes, there are more than 4 sac outlets, however only 4 of them form an infinite combo that actually does anything of value. Because while Fanatical Devotion + Saffi Eriksdotter + Renegade Rallier is technically an infinite combo, it doesn't do squat to win you the game.

January 5, 2017 12:35 a.m.

While Renegade Rallier is a nice new combo piece for Saffi and while it is faster than most other combos, she still does have Loyal Retainers (if you're inclined to run it) however still doesn't solve the bigger issue of completing the combo. One of Saffi's biggest weaknesses is that you're basically relying on 4 sac outlets (plus Enlightened Tutor) and that's the hardest part of the combo to assemble.

That being said, Renegade Rallier is an awesome card and will find its home in most Saffi decks (and possibly make a viable modern deck too).

January 5, 2017 12:13 a.m.

Said on Lilbrudder...

#13

Yeah, it seems like the better choice over Triskelion in a lot of places. I'm also contemplating running it over Thornwind Faeries in HD Mimeoplasm.

January 4, 2017 8:05 p.m.

Said on Lilbrudder...

#14

Hey, what're your thoughts on the new Walking Ballista in Thrasios as an infinite colourless mana sink? It's gross because you can play in both before or after you go infinite and it also works with Auriok Salvagers. I think I'm going to find space in my eggs deck for it.

January 4, 2017 5:40 p.m.

If you were going to include Renegade Rallier (which looks amazing and is finding a place in my Saffi deck the second I can get my hands on one) I would almost think that including a Saffi Eriksdotter and an Altar of Dementia would be the go. Once you Angel, rallier brings back the altar and you have your sac loop.

That or you could use Zulaport Cutthroat and Viscera Seer alongside Rallier and Saffi. This one requires more pieces but provides a more solid win-con.

January 4, 2017 5:21 p.m.

Said on Ghostly Deer-Daddy...

#16

If you were looking to add Anguished Unmaking, cutting Vindicate over Beast Within would be the better call. Beast is an amazing card, hits any permanent and the 3/3 token is usually never relevant compared to the harder costed sorcery speed of Vindicate.

January 4, 2017 5:58 a.m.

Said on Mana Color Pie ......

#17

Outer chunks = spell colours, inner chunks = mana produced by the deck. This way you can compare how heavily you're in a colour compared to how much mana you produce of that colour. It also divides it up into fast mana vs slow mana (tapped vs untapped).

January 3, 2017 6:27 p.m.

I run Zhur-Taa Druid in a casual Yidris deck that runs dramatic shelter and I really like it as a backup win con. The only issue is that you can't play it all in one turn to combo out as summoning sickness is a thing.

January 3, 2017 6:25 p.m.

Said on None...

#19

When you say nuked, so you mean your creatures got destroyed or your lands got destroyed? Because a large chunk of ramp doesn't give a crap about board wipes.

December 31, 2016 2:09 a.m.

Said on Yidris Storm...

#20

temporaloop: You don't have to always draw all three cards off library. You can also just use it to get the best card of the three. And with an abundance of tutors, fetches and other shuffle effects you're always seeing new cards.

December 31, 2016 12:06 a.m.

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