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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Draw a card for each Bird in play.
1 month ago
Airborne Aid cares about birds, everyone's birds/changelings even, as does Soraya the Falconer, but you've probably got enough coolness points off of OG Kangee. Unsettled Mariner would be a handy effect I expect. You could try Dovescape, it's very 'bird-centric', and you can have pretty beefy birds in the air compared to their 1/1s. Dovescape can also combo with some cards, I use it with Malevolent Hermit Flip Disturbed to get free Doves whenever I cast a relevant spell, while everyone else has everything countered, there are other combos that might be better in your metas, like infinite birds via Guile.
Sweet deck, lots of love for an old border Commander!
1 month ago
So here are some birds I found that would be fun to play:
Aven Brigadier !!!!!
Whippoorwill an exile for so little the cost
Storm Crow why isn't this here?
Spire Owl cheap, but nice
Sephara, Sky's Blade this hits the field by turn 4 for 1 white mana!
Ledger Shredder badass name and badass ability
Cartographer's Hawk a fun card that empties your deck of plains
Empyrean Eagle lord
Kangee, Sky Warden all it takes is one 1/1 bird token to scwwwaaa
Kangee, Aerie Keeper you can't run one bird and not have any feathers ay?
Shabraz, the Skyshark its a sharknado
Wingmate Roc the best wingman
High Sentinels of Arashin use your mana ramp to buff your army
Nimble Obstructionist _a tale's end _
Emeria Angel dude
1 year ago
Birds is a surprisingly well supported tribe, and flying tribal has been getting a fair bit of support recently. So building birds in commander can be both fun and powerful because you can combine old and new cards.
A creature has to be a Legendary creature to be legal as your commander. The classic option for birds would be Kangee, Aerie Keeper . Some other options that are more "Flying tribal" than bird tribal could be Kangee, Sky Warden (a very budget-friendly option), Isperia the Inscrutable , Akim, the Soaring Wind , Derevi, Empyrial Tactician or Alela, Artful Provocateur .
Now you should decide whether you want cards that support having Birds specifically: Aven Brigadier , Celestial Gatekeeper , Crookclaw Elder , Seaside Haven , Soulcatchers' Aerie , Airborne Aid , Migratory Route , Animal Sanctuary etc. Or if you just want cheap flyers that may or may not be birds and just play flying tribal: Battle Screech , Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift , Gust of Wind , Island Sanctuary , Kangee's Lieutenant , Lofty Denial , Pride of the Clouds , Rally of Wings , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Siani, Eye of the Storm , Skycat Sovereign , Soulcatcher , The Raven's Warning , Thunderclap Wyvern , Tide Skimmer , Warden of Evos Isle , Watcher of the Spheres , Waterkin Shaman , Windstorm Drake , Winged Words , Battle Screech .
Your list has a lot of pretty bad cards that don't support your strategy. I would cut Healing Salve , Resupply , Take Up Arms , Call to Mind , Survival Cache , Refurbish (has 4 targets in your deck and no matter what you get you pay more mana than you should), Siegecraft etc. Pure lifegain spells are bad unless you build around them, and this is supposed to be a bird/flying deck right? Cards that make tokens without flying are not great because your lords and synergy don't make them better. So even though Raise the Alarm is a solid magic card, you would prolly rather have like a Mistral Charger because you can build synergy around it.
Removal is always good. You can almost never have too much of it. However, if you are really cool, you can try to play removal and card draw that is flavorful and synergistic as well: Ravenform , Wing Shards , Aerial Assault , Swan Song , Winged Words , Gust of Wind , Lofty Denial . Also, sol ring is great but more ramp is usually a good idea in commander, and Azorius Keyrune is also a bird!
Good luck with the screechy dudes!
1 year ago
1 year ago
Birds however, give you way better options. Maybe not super competitive but fun for kitchen table play. Stuff like Pride of the Clouds and Battle Screech get you birds and then Soulcatchers' Aerie, Aven Brigadier and Kangee, Aerie Keeper get you some fat. Crookclaw Elder, Seaside Haven & Keeper of the Nine Gales give you something to do with the birds while you arent bashing face.
My new personal favorite is Skycat Sovereign. Because the only thing better than birds are Cat Birds!
2 years ago
NinetyFish It's definitely something I've considered over Airborne Aid . The main reason it's not in there is because the deck was originally built around Airborne Aid, so I find it hard to cut. That, and Coastal Piracy is weirdly expensive, plus Enlightened Tutor is already functioning as a second Bident of Thassa . But yes, it's probably correct to just have an additional copy of the effect.
2 years ago
I also run a Derevi Birds tribal deck, if you want to have a look at it you might be able to find some cards you like. My Deck: Bantish Birds That being said, there are a few cards that work well that I can definitely recommend. Dovin, Grand Arbiter is great for deck filtering and just getting the cards you need when you need them. Serra the Benevolent buffs our birds and her ultimate is easy to get to and powerful as well. Another thing to mention, is that while Airborne Aid is card draw based off of birds, there are better ways to achieve that same effect, such as Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . As if you're aggressive and attack with your birds every turn, you get to draw a card for each bird that does damage, and you can do the same as every turn as long as the effect is on the field. Keeper of the Nine Gales is a good bird that likes having other birds on the field for a repeatable bounce effect. If you're going to run Kangee, I'd suggest also running Aven Mimeomancer , which can give Kangee extra feather counters and Thrummingbird , which can proliferate the counters on Kangee. Also, not related to birds, but I've found that Lux Cannon works really well with Derevi's tap/untap abilities. There's plenty more to be said, but that might get really lengthy. I hope you enjoy playing your deck! I've had a lot of fun with mine.
3 years ago
Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy and Airborne Aid are already included so yeah my usual strategy so far is "how about just a bit of damage so I can draw a card?". Not so sure about the eldrazi though since it lacks my birdy theme