Anax and Cymede
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
First strike, vigilance
Heroic -- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Anax and Cymede, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn , metalmagic|
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|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Anax and Cymede Discussion
2 months ago
Hey, so I've updated the deck a bit to reflect what I have in it right now. After playing with it a bit, I've found that Grapeshot is a game-winner in this deck when I have an engine running with either Zada, Hedron Grinder or Mirrorwing Dragon, so I don't quite want to sub it out just yet. Especially since burn is sometimes the only way for me to get through damage on a friend whose pillow-fort deck has gotten out of control :P. Other than that, I've already subbed out the other cards you mentioned as I realized pretty quickly they don't synergize well.
I don't think I'm going to drop the land count because I've found it crippling to not be able to get out a land each turn in my few games with her. I really like your land suggestions though, and I'll definitely consider getting a copy of each of them going forward to help with mana fixing.
You're right in saying that this deck is definitely lacking some token pump though, and I really like the suggestions of Anax and Cymede and Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin. I remember looking at Anax and Cymede and for some reason I thought you couldn't stack the trigger by casting multiple spells, but I read it correctly when you suggested it.
Aria of Flame is something I'm trying to get my friend to trade me right now, I've realized it's a must-have for a deck like this!
I've also worked on card-draw and scry-cards which really help me dig to the centerpieces of this deck - Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon. I've found that they just make things ten times easier, and ten times faster too!
Some cards that I've added -
Reckless Rage and Fall of the Hammer have been exceedingly useful, especially when combined with Mirrorwing Dragon or Zada, Hedron Grinder, which allows me to aim sometimes upwards of 20, 30, even 40 damage at multiple targets.
Aurelia's Fury which save me from powerful creatures or devastating spells
Ephemerate and Long Road Home for protection. It does remove my tokens if I have Mirrorwing Dragon or Zada, Hedron Grinder, but I've found it's not an issue since I can generally wait for an opponent's end step, cast a bunch of spells, and then have a token army ready to go when it comes back to me.
I should mention that my playgroup doesn't have a deck that's heavy on counter spells, so I'm really wondering how it might fare against something like that. Generally I'm free to pop off so long as I can keep up mana for any removal my friends might have.
Thanks so much for the suggestions though, it really has helped me see what parts of the deck I can fine tune, and what cards I can put in to make that happen!
2 months ago
Hey, nice version of Feather.
If tokens is what you're going for than consider more cards that can pump all of them at once for bigger attacks: Anax and Cymede and Phalanx Tactics. Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin is a good attacker with pump spells and can be a repeatable source of lots of Goblin tokens.
You don't need 40 lands with Feather because one of the advantages is lots of low mana cost spells which means you can play less overall lands. Try 36 lands and the manabase could use a few more dual lands: Battlefield Forge, Rugged Prairie, Clifftop Retreat, Inspiring Vantage, Boros Garrison, Ash Barrens.
If playing Sunforger then also consider Mistveil Plains because it combos with it to be able to keep tutoring for and casting instants. One of the drawbacks of Sunforger is it's high equip cost which you have to pay each time you want to use it's activated ability to tutor. Magnetic Theft becomes very helpful as a repeatable way to equip Sunforger to a creature you control.
Aria of Flame is very good with Feather. It can build up verse counters quick and then every instant/sorcery you cast has lots of added damage to an opponent's face. I suggest adding more instants that draw as these cards are the engine for Feather: Defiant Strike, Psychotic Fury, Guided Strike.
Cards to consider cutting:
4 months ago
Angels are awesome! But the deck seems a little confused and inconsistent as is. Is it an aggro or midrange deck? Is it focused on angels with lifegain as a bonus or the other way around? Right now it is a bit of everything and therefore won't be doing any part properly. A few examples to clarify what I mean:
First off, 20 lands is way too few, unless you play a low-curve aggro deck. I'd go for 24-25, if you want to include the bigger angels.
Boros Elite is a pure aggro card, which is just terrible without a lot of 1- and 2-drops.
Ajani's Welcome again needs you to play a low curve, other synergistic cards and also go wide, if you really want some bang for your buck. It's not that great a card in general though. As is, you rarely play more than 1 creature a turn, at which point it doesn't do much, especially when you want 4-5 life per turn to trigger either Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord.
Gideon's Triumph never saw any play in Standard. There should be better options in Pioneer too. I'd keep my edict effects for the sideboard, if you are expecting to match up against a lot of Bogle (aura) decks.
The Birth of Meletis is a better fit for more controlling decks.
I like the general idea, but I'm sure you'll be able to make it a lot stronger and more streamlined.
Don't play a lot of Pioneer myself, but deckbuilding is always fun, so feel free to ask away!
8 months ago
1 year ago
Planeswalkers Scryfall all r/w planeswalkers
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1 year ago
- Anax and Cymede
- Balduvian Rage listed
- Chandra's Ignition check
- Dualcaster Mage another
- Mirrorwing Dragon listed
- Monastery Mentor listed, $
- Phalanx Leader
- Sheltering Light listed
- Valorous Stance listed
- Vanguard of Brimaz listed
1 year ago
Haha no way! Ok well in that case...
Anax and Cymede could be Helen and Paris
Battlewise Hoplite for Hector of Troy
Kytheon's Irregulars as the Argonauts or the Myrmidons
Fleecemane Lion is totally the Nemean Lion
Hero of Iroas is Hercules. Just look at the artwork!
Impetuous Sunchaser is obviously Icarus
King Macar, the Gold-Cursed is King Midas
That's all I can think of for now. What a cool concept. Let me know what you think!
1 year ago
just want to first say that this looks like a good start and a fun deck, so good job with that
cards i would highly consider: Aerial Responder , Ballyrush Banneret , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Preeminent Captain , Tajic, Blade of the Legion , Boros Charm , Path to Exile , Lightning Bolt , Elspeth Tirel (take advantage of indestructibility)
I don't want to completely change up your deck to the point that it doesn't feel like it's your deck, so make whatever changes you feel comfortable with. i can maybe help if you give me a clearer picture of your budget, the direction you want to take you deck both in terms of competitiveness (assuming it's more casual atm) and in terms of style of play (not sure b/c it's not straight up aggro beat face win with odric, captain of the watch, etc.), but also i haven't been in the magic scene in years and never competitively so take everything with a grain of salt haha