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Been playing magic since 2009 and been on this site since then-ish. I play almost exclusively cEDH and am happy to help with any advice on decklists when I have the time to!

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Cruizen93 says... #1

Hey Rocklee. Was wondering if you can get another look at my Marath, Bloody Stax list. I appreciated your input on it and made some changes with budget in mind.

October 10, 2018 6:05 a.m.

Thanks for another great trade, man!

October 5, 2018 9:15 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #3

Likewise :)

September 30, 2018 4:06 p.m.

clayperce says... #4

Hey, thanks much for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 23, 2018 10:57 p.m.

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Said on Marath, Bloody Stax...

#1

No prob! Like I said above, it's really important you have 1 cmc mana dorks. Any 2 cmc dork needs to be able to tap for multiple mana to make it worth it. Your curve is wayyy smoother going from t1 dork into t2 marath.

I don't think you need a board wipe, you have a flexible creature killer in the command zone and plenty of spot removal. I think the biggest mistake newer cEDH players make is playing cards to "not lose" when they could be playing other cards to win instead. I'd personally run another 1 mana dork or another cheap tutor in its place. In fact, I'd strongly recommend cutting all of your ramp that's more than 1 color that taps for 1 mana. Fertile Ground, Chromatic Lantern (although you may need to keep this one if you don't adjust the mana base, all the 2 cmc sorcery Rampant Growth variants really slow you down a lot. Wild Growth would be another card to consider.

If the budget is an issue and you already own the cards you have here, you can still get pretty cheap rainbow lands such as Command Tower, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and Tarnished Citadel. All the 1 cmc dorks are cheap as well. The only reason to play off colored fetches in your deck like Scalding Tarn is because you can grab essentially any color you need via Stomping Ground or Sacred Foundry. If you aren't running any dual lands without basic land types then the off colored fetches are really bad. The pain lands are excellent choices and are cheap as well.

October 8, 2018 9:16 p.m.

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#2

Hey there, nice deck! I brewed and played very actively in the cEDH community for about 2 years ago. Unfortunately Noble Hierarch is illegal in this deck because it actively taps for mana. I would replace it with Bloom Tender, who can be downright insane. You have a slightly higher mana curve for cEDH so it'll help power your spells out. I'd also try to make room for Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves and Priest of Titania. The 1 turn difference between those guys and Rampant Growth or Farseek is hugely important in cEDH due to the goldfishy speed of the format.

Blood Moon is an insanely powerful effect, but not so much that you don't want to run utility and dual lands for it. Add the shocks, ABUR duals, Gaea's Cradle, Ancient Tomb, and all the etb untapped rainbow lands, etc if you can afford them. You really can't play a 3 colored deck with such color intensive cards like Anger of the Gods (which I'd cut btw) and Aura of Silence without them.

I tried messing around with a marath stax/combo build last year for a few weeks. I tested it for a few games and like most other stax decks in the format, the deck really struggles to close out the game quick enough to keep up with your combo opponents' powerful top decks/tutor densities. However, there are still some decent ideas in there and its possible that I may have shelved the deck too quickly. Here's the link if you're curious, I'd highly recommend at least copying the mana base and possibly swapping out the Strip Mine and Wasteland for colored sources.

Feel free to hmu if you need any extra advice. cEDH was my main format for awhile and I played it exclusively with and against some of the best in the cEDH community. Best of luck!

October 8, 2018 8:11 p.m.

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#3

Hey man I got your end today. Thanks for the trade!!

October 4, 2018 6:53 p.m.

Arvail here ya go! Gaea’s Cradle

October 2, 2018 11:18 p.m.

I play amulet and I’m not cutting rec sage for autumn. Rec sage is a silver bullet for summoners pact in the deck to deal with blood moon and damping sphere, both which are very difficult to deal with with knight due to the white cost.

October 2, 2018 4:34 p.m.

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