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A Commander Compulsion #2

A Commander Compulsion 12/15/2014 by squire1

A Commander Compulsion #1

First article featuring Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis

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Spootyone says... #1

Much appreciated! I'm hoping that with some changes to the format as a whole there can be a bit of a revival for the series. I miss when I used to crave doing them whereas now it's sort of become "work" to do them. And I think the "fan" base I have deserves a bit more passion than that.

December 5, 2014 2:24 p.m.

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Broken. Its zero, so castable in any deck. And it makes you able to counterspell 4 times free for a combo or pitch to fow. Nope.

December 20, 2014 5:17 p.m.

@Shields - see description.

December 16, 2014 9:43 p.m.

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I am a bassist as well. Mostly blues, funk, and jazz. But I grew up on rock.

December 16, 2014 10:33 a.m.

@ CommanderOfBolas - thank you again for pointing out the Sphinx Summoner issue. It has been taken out and rewritten for Increasing Ambition.

To everyone else, thank you so much for the input on this and future articles and I am glad people are still enjoying it.

As for the next article, i will keep it a surprise for now. The voting seems kinda split. That said, did you really think I would put the vote out there without having both decks built already. We will be ready for either. ;-)

December 16, 2014 9:08 a.m.

@dbpunk - I agree. It does not help my deck that much, but as I said in the article, it is the johnny cuteness I want with Umbilicus for the one time in a million it happens exactly right. Coat of Arms does work well there, but only there, so yes I could add it but just not a huge fan.

@Shields - Note that in my article comments I screwed up with Sphinx Summoner I read the card wrong and it came out. Voidwielder is just another bounce creature. It fits, but is not amazing. Necropolis Fiend fits less but is very good reusable removal that takes care of indestructible things. I do agree that Erratic Portal or Crystal Shard would be great though. Those could easily be slotted in for the cards you mentioned.

December 16, 2014 8:56 a.m.

So rtfc seems to apply here. I am going to make changes to this tomorrow. I completely read it wrong. I just saw artifact. So it can grab solemn and duplicant, but is not very good as just that. Will need to rewrite. Damn it. Thank you for that though.

December 15, 2014 6:20 p.m.

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Hey man. How goes it ?

December 8, 2014 9:24 p.m.

@TheFanatic - I agree with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. That was a miss on my part. As for gray merchant and Whip of Erebos, while they are both good cards and do good things in the deck, that is not really the perspective I was shooting for. Necropotence on the other hand is usually good in a lot of decks. I do not tend to use it in commander as much though. There is too high a chance of whiffing with a singleton format. I have dumped half my life into that card with little to get from it. i would rather two draws a turn than 5 draws, then none for 5 turns by losing the same amount of life.

@Scytec - Took your advise on the description. I am not going to make any changes to the deck as you anticipated due to the impact on the article; but yes, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx was a miss.

December 8, 2014 9:23 a.m.

@dbpunk - I do not think that Isochron Scepter has quite enough targets in this deck. I think it would be dead in hand more often than not. i wouldn't want to add too many of the low cost tutor just for the scepter. Scepter is usually the target of tutoring not the engine for it. Howling Mine is really never on my radar because of the symmetry, but it could work. I would rather Phyrexian Arena though.

@Shadowfang - Thank you for the offer. At this time I do not find myself in need of assistance, but I will let you know. So far as editing, I know. I do try but even when I have written content as a consultant the editor (a good friend of mine) hated me for the garbage self-edits I did. I will try, but this is not my strength.

December 8, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Thanks for all of the positive feedback everyone. To answer your questions:

@cklise - It That Betrays + Killing Wave is super cute. I absolutely love it. I looked at Killing Wave but decided not to use it because it's symmetrical, but I did not take that synergy into account. It would be a good add, probable over Worms of the Earth

@twospires - Yeah this is a concern that a lot of people have expressed with some of the vanilla commanders. To be honest I am not terribly concerned. There are 564 legendary creatures and they will not come up often. If/when they do, the deckbuilding will have to get creative. I could have worse problems. The next commander is already selected and it is a spicy meatball.

@ TelleoStar - I am not sure what frequency would be best. Maybe once a week. Maybe once every two weeks.

December 6, 2014 4:21 p.m.