17 minutes ago
VampDemigod YEah Jhoria is fun- I used to have her, but the deck got boring so i scraped it. I might have to take you up on your offer as I am not the best deck builder. If it's not to much of a problem A Thada build would be nice to see.
21 minutes ago
Ok, Game on!
Filia, Justicar Adjunct
Legendary Creature - Angel Advisor
Battalion: Whenever ~ and at least two other creatures attack, choose one:
-Target creature gains Vigilance until the end of turn. If that creature is Blue, it gains Unblockable. If it is Red, it gains Double Strike.
-Detain each creature your opponents control. If 4 or more creatures are Detained this way, Investigate.
Sacrifice 3 Clues: For each creature your opponents control, you may draw a card.
_"My appreciation of Law and Order are completely derived from the faults of the system that enforce it." - Filia
Basically a Boros Angel that was kinda tired of all the Red Tape that the Azorius wade through. So, why not enforce it herself?
For the next challenge, I would like to see a Demon that converted Liesa, Shroud of Dusk. (Innistrad lore lol)
40 minutes ago
I like your idea, but have been day-dreaming of a low cmc version of this deck for some time. You motivated me to put my ideas down on tapped out Deck Builder and I came up with Kroxa Weenie Repeater M. See what you think - maybe there is a better deck somewhere between our 2 decks.
56 minutes ago
RNR_Gaming 1. thxs for your help and 2. The reason i didn't put a link in the description was because i had my creatures, walkers and utility instants, sorceries, artifacts and lands done with. I just needed some cards that increased toughness than fill in my mana base. But here's a link now The Best Offense is a Wall
1 hour ago
Ezuri, Claw of Progress itself is on the pricier side, but the rest of the deck can be built with lots of affordable efficient creatures that tend to be unblockable and grow quickly such as Invisible Stalker
1 hour ago
cool deck! i kinda wanna build a stax deck myself (a cheaper and of lower power i might add) but not sure how many times my playgroup would let me play it....
but have you considered Polluted Bonds? it falls more on the groupslug side of things but since you have painful quandary you might be open to including it. it's a disgusting-ly effective card, and really buffers your life total in the long run. though it most likely will annoy your opponents even more! but i guess that's part of the enjoyment?
2 hours ago
For Standard, there are many options. Maybe Gruul Adventures? If that doesn't catch you eye, there's Naya Zoo, Gruul Aggro or Temur Elementals.
For Pioneer, there's Niv-to-light and Gruul Collected Company.
Modern is pretty good for Klothys. There's Jund, Gruul Midrange and Niv-to-light.
Klothys is also a good cube card.
4 hours ago
A simple change that should give your creatures more attack power would be to drop 1 each of Giant Killer, Linden, the Steadfast Queen and Selfless Savior to bring in Felidar Retreat and have your creatures gaining +1/+1 counters with every landfall.
I would at least build a side-board around Basri's Acolyte, Basri's Solidarity, Griffin Aerie and Speaker of the Heavens with life-gain instants like Light of Hope and Revitalize. Yes, I know that you have run out of card slots and you might have to drop 2 creatures to enable the major change that can get you generating a range of useful token creatures.
4 hours ago
shadow63 you only need to wipe the texta off with something like a tissue, or a paper towel.
We've used these over and over, and had no problems wiping them clean.
In an earlier version of this topic I said that people needed to be aware that, if their hand comes into contact with the writing, it is quite easy for it to rub off.
I will amend the OP.
I went back and forth about what type of texta to use.
Using permanent texta means that you then also need to carry around some type of cleaning fluid, or wait until you get home to clean them.
We go through quite a few Tokens in my Jumpstart playgroup, making it so that ones we can erase straight away is important.
I can also say, from experience, that you really don't accidentally rub your hands along Tokens on the field.
It's more when you move them to somewhere else.
We make a place to pile Tokens no longer in use, and no one has ended up with ink on their hands yet.
Of course people can decide to use permanent texta if they want. That's the beauty of the system - adapt it to suit your own style.
FormOverFunction I thought about making some cards out of white cardboard that had been laminated.
As I thought more about it I went with sleeves because:
It was much easier to set up. Grab some sleeves and a non-permanent texta and bang, you are set.
Using sleeves means they don't take up much space in your Jumpstart kit. I have one and a half boxes full of cards, and like to be able to just grab them whenever I'm on the move. You can see my setup in the second photo.
If people have more storage room than me in their Jumpstart kit, they might prefer Tokens that feel a bit more like cards.
5 hours ago
I recently pulled 3 copies of Klothys, God of Destiny and have no clue what would be a good deck to slot her into.
Currently, I have a private, work-in-progress deck that contains cards that work either with or inside graveyards, such as Scavenging Ooze , Phoenix of Ash, and cards that mill like The Binding of the Titans and would like to build something that works with mine and my opponent's graveyards.
5 hours ago
Forcing people to attack means no blockers pretty frequently. You have the colors for Virtus the Veiled, Raving Dead or Quietus Spike. Master of Cruelties is less useful because if you can't attack with all creatures you have to attack with the most possible.
Bedlam = chaos ensues
5 hours ago
I like your substitute for Intuition. Very nice. Personally, I would cut one Careful Study since you aren't playing Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, and in it's place I'd play an additional Just the Wind or a Savage Swipe for removal.
Your sideboard is going to need a way to deal with other decks that toolbox the graveyard. If you cannot afford Echo of Eons I would recommend just playing a few copies of Tormod's Crypt. The burn matchup can be tough without Uro. For this reason, I recommend you also side two copies of Golgari Brownscale as well.
Job well done on making the deck more budget. I look forward to watching the deck's progress. Cheers!
5 hours ago
Have you considered Culling the Weak, Infernal Plunge, Burnt Offering, Phyrexian Tower and/or Priest of Forgotten Gods? Mana producers that also play the sac theme. You're already running Phyrexian Altar, these would be an extension of that.
6 hours ago
Any place for Agadeem's Awakening Flip? Taborax, Hope's Demise could also get real big, real quick, but it moves away from our general game plan. I actually think I want to make a straight Taborax, Hope's Demise EDH deck.
6 hours ago
You need more zombies for Gravecrawler. Sarcomancy and putrid imp are good inclusions. I came up with a similar deck more than a few years ago but I went more on the storm combo side than aristocrats.
6 hours ago
berryjon - First of all, I've been following this since article one and will continue to read these as long as you are putting them out! Hopefully you never stop haha.
Secondly, I'm sorry if you have already written on this topic (or something similar), but would an article about the power creep in magic be something that could be explored? For example, the volume of standard bannings in just the past couple of years and printings of cards like Oko, Thief of Crowns that needed to be banned in almost every format he is legal in. These are but two examples, but I'm sure an Old Fogey like you sees a lot more than a mere newcomer (in comparison) would even recognize.
Have you written about secret lairs at all? Not sure, but that could be apart of the topic. Plus, the whole Walking Dead Secret Lair controversy. Directional changes that Wizards (or maybe Hasbro?) is taking that many are complaining are stilting the game. Curious about your thoughts.
Would you say these changes (be it directional changes, power creep, or something else) are still apart of the NWO? Has the NWO itself changed since Wizards implemented it way back when? Is that even possible?