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Said on Meren of Clan ......

#1

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice version of Meren.

If you have the budget to afford to add Carpet of Flowers then do you really need to play lands such as Evolving Wilds ? It would simply be better as another basic land, City of Brass or even Ash Barrens .

Cards to consider cutting to add Flowers:

  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
  • Harvester of Souls
  • Rise of the Dark Realms
  • Moldervine Reclamation

Can cut any one of these cards for Flowers. All these suggestions are high CMC cards and that's because I don't think these cards do enough with Meren for their mana costs. By adding Flowers you can potentially make more mana which would be good for these cards, but can't count on having the mana from Flowers to make deck decisions.


Consider adding one drop green mana dorks? They're excellent with Meren; first being ramp and then being fodder to sac to get experience or fodder for Skullclamp. At least consider Deathrite Shaman ? Since it's so good in multiplayer Commander, but also:

More low CMC creatures who can sac themselves especially activated for no mana cost are good with Meren to get experience counters faster without needing a sac outlet.

It's worth adding these low CMC creatures by cutting more high CMC cards to speed up overall game play. Good luck with your deck.

July 22, 2019 8:49 a.m.
July 21, 2019 10:03 p.m.

Grimms' Fairy Tales that take an even darker turn is great thematic vision. What a creative meshing of parts of the original tale with a Magic twist. Especially since Magic stories are very character driven with Planeswalkers; so are Fairy Tales. Lets hope this vision translates just as well to actual playable mechanics and cards.

My guess is all the Showcase cards with the new frame in the set are characters depicted in the Fairy Tales and the rest of the cards in the set are actually not based on Fairy Tales. So far we've seen Goldilocks, Rapunzel, Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread House, Wicked Witch, Wicked Stepmother, Frog Prince.

Here's Goldilocks. The bears should of just let her sleep :)


Don't mess with Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother.

July 21, 2019 3:30 a.m.

The panel at SDCC is over. Lots of information and images of Throne of Eldraine were shown.

Eldraine is a swords and sorcery Arthurian and Grimm Fairy Tales themed plane.






Although not confirmed yet we have a new image of Rowan Kenrith, from Battlebond meaning she could be the known Planeswalker of the set who's native to Eldraine. I presume if she is Will Kenrith will also make an appearance in this set or the next, no possible image of him was shown today...


Rowan Kenrith , the swords and magic coming out of her hand are the same.


A new card design format is being introduced in the set. Two different cards in one.

The Showcase frame of this same card is special, possibly a promo.


Here's lots more fantastic images of the artwork of the set. These are artworks from actual cards, but no actual cards have been spoiled.














July 20, 2019 11:57 p.m.

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July 20, 2019 7:04 a.m.

Said on Mono-Black Discard...

#7

Hey, Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a good mono black Commander.

He doesn't have an ability that makes opponent discard, but instead you can steal a card from an opponents library and cast it. This effect can compliment a discard theme. Gonti is good with Strionic Resonator which can also copy a triggered discard ability and there's many discard effects that are triggers.

Gonti is good with reanimation and/or recursion to take advantage of his ETB ability and deathtouch. Black has lots of reanimation or recursion options and these effects are helpful to be able to play cards that make all players discard such as Mindslicer and Oppression .

July 20, 2019 1:17 a.m.

Said on Mono Red Dragons1...

#8

Hey, great start really well made deck :)

Cards to consider adding:

Gamble and Chaos Warp are fantastic cards because their effects are outside red's color pie. Their staples for red because they're unique and powerful. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is amazing being either ramp, draw or removal. Tectonic Reformation and Endless Atlas can be sources of repeatable draw.

Feldon of the Third Path can be repeatable reanimation with haste of Dragons which is a helpful effect to have since Dragons are going to die. He'll make a token copy of a Dragon which doesn't trigger Lathliss, but that's fine because the tokens trigger any ETB abilities or attack triggers the creature has. Feldon is good to take some advantage of Avaricious Dragon and Dragon Mage . He's also very good with Solemn Simulacrum to create a mini land ramp and draw engine for red.


Cards to consider cutting:

July 19, 2019 11:36 p.m.

Hey, looks good, nice start, but consider expanding on the main strategy?

Cards within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Overall excellent cards with Muldrotha:

Remora is one of the best sources of no mana cost repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander and it's great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Don't pay Remora's upkeep cost, it's destroyed and can then be played from the graveyard to give you potential draw during your opponents turns. Risen and Coiling are excellent value especially Risen since Muldrotha, Yarok, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are Elementals. Stormtamer and Archmage can protect Muldrotha from removal by sacing them; then able play one of them from your graveyard.

Sakura can sac itself to ramp; it's a staple green creature in Commander especially with Meren. Wonder can give Muldrotha flying making her an attacking threat to do Commander damage. Buried Alive , Fauna Shaman , etc. are good here to tutor for and get Wonder into your graveyard. Reborn has lots of utility especially when you can repeatedly play it because after the third chapter it's destroyed. The third chapter can reanimate a creature or Planeswalker from any graveyard.

Sac outlets/payoffs:

Land upgrades:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Woodland Stream
  • Foul Orchard
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Field of Ruin
  • Grave Betrayal
  • Font of Fertility
  • Pattern of Rebirth
  • Sylvan Caryatid
  • Manalith
  • Havengul Lich
  • Karametra's Acolyte
  • Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
  • Platinum Emperion
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Overwhelming Forces
  • Dreamscape Artist
July 19, 2019 8:28 a.m.

Very exciting, it's a new plane, it's called Eldraine :)

Here's what's been spoiled so far about the set:

  1. The set name is Throne of Eldraine and it releases on October 4.
  2. Eldraine is the name of the new plane the set takes place on.
  3. There's a known Planeswalker native to Eldraine, but we don't know yet who it is.
  4. There are Faeries in the set.
  5. Eldraine has nothing to do with Eldrazi.

The panel to reveal Throne of Eldraine and Eldraine will be held July 20 at 6:30 PM US Pacific time. The panel will not be streamed. Wizards has said an article will be posted on their website immediately after the panel, presenting the information from the panel.

July 18, 2019 10:09 p.m. Edited.

Said on Formatting Help...

#11

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July 18, 2019 12:48 p.m.

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July 18, 2019 12:30 p.m.

For a casual/competitive Golgari upgrade go with Meren of Clan Nel Toth or less expensive price The Gitrog Monster or Sultai with budget Muldrotha, the Gravetide .

With Muldrotha it's primarily a Golgari deck with a few blue cards. Can go Golgari colors with Muldrotha and only splash blue which is not difficult when playing green. You don't need blue for very many cards, only for Muldrotha if you wanted to.

Some good blue options that can give you repeatable value are: Mystic Remora , Mulldrifter , Coiling Oracle , Risen Reef . Brainstorm and Windfall are some staple blue cards. Blue adds to Golgari great low mana cost draw options that can be played from your graveyard. Wonder is powerful with self-mill.

A nice thing about splashing blue in Golgari is there's quite a few budget playable lands to choose from: Command Tower , Exotic Orchard , Opulent Palace , Evolving Wilds , Yavimaya Coast , Underground River , Ash Barrens , Sunken Hollow , Botanical Sanctum , Fetid Pools , Choked Estuary , etc. Of course there's lots of other more expensive lands, but it's nice to have the option to not break the bank to make a three color manabase.

July 18, 2019 6:04 a.m.

You're already playing Avacyn, Angel of Hope . Sephara is a downgrade and another high mana cost creature. Iona and Avacyn have high mana costs, but their abilities are worth all the mana. Sephara's is not worth it unless you can consistently use her replacement casting cost.

Consider Resplendent Angel ? Resplendent is the best lowest mana cost Angel, her ability is very good in multiplayer Commander and she's busted with Lyra. I think Baneslayer Angel and/or Archangel Avacyn  Flip also belong in place of other high mana cost Angels. Baneslayer is good with Resplendent.

July 18, 2019 12:10 a.m.

Storrev, Devkarin Lich is less expensive price, less powerful Meren.

Giving you access to your graveyard for recursion is good with sac outlets and self-mill. Bonus is she can recur Planeswalkers which Meren can't. Storrev can also be a threat to do Commander damage since half of her ability relies on you doing damage to an opponent. Having trample helps her to connect while also making her a good target to pump. Playing creatures such as Cavalier of Night can help to clear the way for her to attack an opponent.

July 17, 2019 8:43 p.m.

Said on Ur Dragon Face ......

#16

Hey, nice version of causal The Ur-Dragon.

I know you don't want suggestions for the manabase, but 34 lands is low amount for Dragons. With an avg. CMC of 4.1 and only a few mana rocks and land ramp spells it's going to be difficult to consistently play cards from your hand especially Dragons even with Ur-Dragon's mana cost reduction. My advice is to consider 38 lands? For now just add more basic lands, 3x Snow Mountain and 1x Snow Forest? Also consider adding more low mana cost mana sources that are within the budget here:

Consider more tutors to get a Dragon especially Utvara Hellkite :

Temur Ascendancy has powerful effects with Dragons. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames is pretty ridiculous with haste. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is underrated in multiplayer Commander and is also good with haste. Vizier of the Menagerie has a helpful ability when playing lots of creatures, five colors and it's good with Fist of Suns .


Demons and Angels are fun too, but I don't think you need or want them here. Cards to consider cutting:

  • Embodiment of Agonies
  • Rienne, Angel of Rebirth
  • Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
  • Ryusei, the Falling Star
  • Archetype of Endurance
  • Force of Despair
  • Crucible of Fire
  • Sword of Sinew and Steel
  • Blackblade Reforged
  • Altar of Dementia
  • Jaya's Immolating Inferno
  • All Suns' Dawn

I offer more advice including why I suggest to cut these cards and other manabase options. Good luck with your deck.

July 16, 2019 4:50 a.m.

Said on 9th Crusade V2...

#17

Hey, looks good nice Extraplanar Lens :)

Consider more lands? 29 lands is low for a 3.6 avg. CMC. This low amount of lands also needs a low avg. CMC, not more than 2.0 which will be difficult to achieve unless you cut a large amount of high CMC cards. Consider 36 lands?

Consider more flying? Flying is evasion that you want to be able to consistently with Odric give all your creatures including Odric to do Commander damage.

Odric can give your creatures indestructible which is powerful from sources such as Gideon Blackblade or Bastion Protector . Precinct Captain , Hero of Bladehold and Brimaz, King of Oreskos are creatures who can be repeatable sources of tokens. Legion's Landing  Flip and Adanto, the First Fort is a good land with token strategies. Hour of Revelation is a powerful board wipe for mono white in multiplayer Commander.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Angelic Chorus
  • Sphere of Safety
  • Mass Calcify
  • Angel of Glory's Rise
  • Darien, King of Kjeldor
  • Skyspear Cavalry
  • Baird, Steward of Argive
  • Dictate of Heliod
  • Norn's Annex
  • Ajani's Welcome
  • High Ground
  • Solemn Offering
  • Deploy to the Front
  • Sword of the Animist
  • Chitinous Cloak
  • Spear of Heliod
  • Riot Control
  • War Report
  • Hopeful Eidolon
July 16, 2019 2:54 a.m.

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July 15, 2019 9:34 a.m.

Said on meren...

#19

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Overall your deck looks really good, but consider more early game plays? Max out on mana dorks as they're excellent with Meren; able to ramp into her faster and then being sac fodder to get experience counters:

If adding more one drop green mana dorks then more Forests are wanted to consistently be able to play one turn one. Add more Forests or lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana such as Llanowar Wastes or simply cut some Swamps for more Forests. My advice is have more Forests than Swamps if adding more one drop green mana dorks. Consider cutting just about all lands that ETB tapped? Replacing them with lands that don't ETB tapped or more basic lands.

Meren benefits from more self sacing creatures and sac outlets to get experience counters faster.

Buried Alive and Fauna Shaman are busted with Meren's ability to reanimate or recur a creature. Fauna is a repeatable effect to get a creature into your graveyard and tutor for another one. I see Razaketh here; great creature to tutor for with Buried or Fauna and then reanimate with it low mana cost reanimation: Renaimate, Apprentice Necromancer , Animate Dead , Victimize or Life / Death .

Other low mana cost cards to consider adding:

Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Crypt of Agadeem
  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Grim Backwoods
  • Temple of the False God
  • Barren Moor
  • Bramble Sovereign
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Golgari Findbroker
  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
  • Llanowar Dead
  • Mindwrack Demon
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
  • Underrealm Lich
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Skyshroud Claim
  • Deadbridge Chant
  • Open the Graves
  • Panharmonicon
  • Ever After

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer more advice including explanations of why I'm suggesting to cut these cards, etc. Good luck with your deck.

July 11, 2019 8:20 p.m.

Said on Does WotC Have ......

#20

My concern for Magic right now are the ever growing costs of playable manabases.

I think Wizards does have a responsibly to start printing affordable playable manabase options because lets face it all decks need a good manabase. Wizards is price gouging to the point I've never seen in this game before with the price of playable lands. It's unethical and needs to stop! The problem right now outside of Commander is we're stuck with only expensive playable land options because all playable lands are rares. Being rares makes it too easy to drive the price of cards way up on the secondary market. When everyone needs the same lands for their decks and they're all rares it's too easy to take advantage and Wizards is doing just that.

In Standard the total price for a playable manabase is ridiculous, it's too much. It makes brewing and wanting to play any deck that's more than two colors too much of an investment just for the manabase. This is mostly because Shock lands are played in Modern which is increasing the price of these lands because players have to buy them for both Standard and Modern. In the future I hope the main playable land cycle that's in Standard is not played in Modern. This will help to keep the price of those lands much less.

July 10, 2019 9:47 a.m.
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