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- Altar of the Brood + Shielded by Faith + Siona, Captain of the Pyleas
- Altar of the Brood + Oona, Queen of the Fae + Sage's Row Denizen
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Altar of the Brood
Whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
5 days ago
Could possibly run a cheerios-esque style deck. Sprinkle a few artifact cost reducers in there like Foundry Inspector to reduce 1 or 2 drop artifact creatures to 0. Being budget though you lose out on Doubling Season and Anointed Procession which you could utilize with Ashnod's AltarPhyrexian Altar/Krark-Clan Ironworks to net mana while sacrificing the tokens and or nontoken creatures. But I'm not sure how effective it would be without these. Blasting Station or Grinding Station (works well with your Altar of the Brood) could finish out games.
Though you could potentially make a large Darksteel Juggernaut with a large amount of food tokens and cheap 0-1-2 drop artifact creatures (whose cost could be further reduced) which would be budget. Easily tutorable in Green/White and throw a Mirrorworks or something in there to copy it. Sculpting Steel it too just to have 2-3 big bois roaming around would be comical. Anthems and trample enablers (instants/sorceries/enchantments/equipment) are plenty in these colors too. This would be on the more casual side.
1 week ago
Solid deck and fun primer! I've been on the fence to build either Ellivere or Gylwain, Casting Director. G/W Auras was one of my first favorite decks when I first started playing 10 years ago, and Aura Voltron was subsequently the first commander deck I put together via Tuvasa the Sunlit.
I'm a little surprised Spirit Mantle is in your Maybe-Board, but I can see how Benevolent Blessing has a functional similarity, and has benefit of having Flash. If anything, I think Spirit Mantle could replace Unquestioned Authority, esp since you tend to draw from Ellivere quite a bit.
Similarly, I think Sigarda's Aid could be helpful in moving it over from your Maybe-Board. In one of my last Aura decks, it let me turn some of those Aggro Auras into combat tricks, or the removal stuff like Kenrith's Transformation into instant speed shenanigans.
My last rec is that you do have a potential combo option with Siona, Captain of the Pyleas and Shielded by Faith. Only hang up is that you need either a haste enabler like Concordant Crossroads or Crashing Drawbridge to give the tokens haste, or Altar of the Brood to negate the need for haste. It's a combo option, but your deck might not need it if the Aggro is already working well for you.
Either way, nice build and keep up the primer writing!
1 month ago
1 month ago
So I dont see the relevance of Bloodchief Ascension apart from it being an annoyance. I guess what you could do is run something like Altar of the Brood/Altar of Dementia to make it more impactful by making the most of Edgar Markov eminence ability.
Blade of the Bloodchief is an awesome card for increasing +1/+1 counters.
Suppose you could also run Divine Visitation to change those vamp tokens into Angels
4 months ago
Yeah, I love the art for Eater of the Dead. The older magic art is great, and there are some really creepy pieces that would fit right in, like the aptly named Cosmic Horror. It's basically a Shoggoth, and is a massive 7/7 Horror, but the upkeep cost is awful haha.
As for Altar of the Brood, I tried running it a while ago when this deck was originally helmed by Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, and it never did enough for me then. But you're right, the flavor/theme is on point. Can't be a good cultist without an altar haha. I'll revisit it again in this deck at some point. What do you think I should take out to put it in?
4 months ago
I undestand. Eater of the Dead goes only to combine with Phenax, but still a good Horror to go wild in the field, and has a good image for the theme, although in my vision, I guess. Another possible card to include is Altar of the Brood. Many of the mythos had uncontable statues and figures about the Old Ones and the Ancients. Not only this, but this artifact make any permanent wich enter a threat to your oponents. Just a idea, of course.
4 months ago
I leave this in your capable hands. Do you think the deck needs more removal? Sadistic Hypnotist or Feed the Swarm. Another win condition? Altar of the Brood, Altar of Dementia, or Karumonix, the Rat King. More card draw? Phyrexian Arena, Black Market Connections, Deadly Dispute, Bankrupt in Blood, or Village Rites. (I know I suggested some of these cards already; they've worked well for me.)