, , Sacrifice Armillary Sphere: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Armillary Sphere Discussion
1 month ago
Hey, what you have so far is fine with many good cards, but also quite a few cards that look out of place or could be replaced with better even budget options. I see that you're not finished yet with your first version since have only 18 lands as well as missing Command Tower.
I want to mention that if you want to gain life then a good way is playing flying Angels who have lifelink who you can cheat onto the battlefield with Kaalia or even cast. Gaining life from attacking Angels goes well with the overall game plan of cheating creatures onto the battlefield attacking.
After you add more lands to get 35-38 then also consider adding more ramp?
Cards such as Wanderer's Twig and Armillary Sphere are not ramp since they don't put the land you get onto the battlefield, it goes into your hand for a land drop. These types of cards are quite bad when there's actual mana rock ramp that could be added. Weathered Wayfarer also isn't ramp, but the difference is it can be a repeatable effect to get a land which is worth it from a one drop. A reason to add more ramp is as a backup plan to be able to cast high CMC creatures if and when Kaalia gets disrupted since don't count on having/controlling Kaalia all game.
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Hey, here are some changes I might recommend while still staying on a budget. Fist, for a voltron deck I would probably drop the creature count a little bit as 29 is a little high. For this build I would probably eye something around 22-25. Also your land count is very low, I would bring that up to about 36 lands with several ways to search for lands, that will allow you to have plenty of mana and cast the bigger stuff in your deck.
Next, I would cut some cards that seeming underwhelming. Those are: Auriok Edgewright Auriok Bladewarden Fireblade Charger Leonin Relic-Warder , Evra, Halcyon Witness Shimmer Myr Spikeshot Elder , Wayfarer's Bauble ill talk about this one below, Leonin Bola Neglected Heirloom Flip Berserkers' Onslaught . So yeah once you know what to cut, it becomes very easy to make a bunch of additions.
Im not sure if you are married to the $50 budget, most of my suggestions here will be about $1 a piece but here's what I would add. First as mentioned we want better mana production, so you'll want Gift of Estates and Armillary Sphere over wayfarers bauble. In 700 games of commander, I've found that armillary sphere is just better than bauble for many reasons I wont go into right now. Fervent Champion , Sun Titan Kazuul's Toll Collector , 4 basic or flip lands, Flamekin Village Blackblade Reforged . Berserkers Onslaught can be a straight switch for True Conviction . Fleetfeather Sandals . Because your mana production is getting better, you can go just a little bigger on the top end of your deck. I might put 1 or 2 bigger equipments at the top end like Argentum Armor or maybe even a Scytheclaw . I would add Dismantling Wave and a Tome of Legends .
Here's some other very good cards on a budget that I might consider Forging the Tyrite Sword to cheap tutor, Ignite the Future excellent card draw Showdown of the Skalds also great card draw. Theres a whole package of cards you can use with Goblin Welder Goblin Engineer and Daretti, Scrap Savant and if you add those I would add a Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion . Because you have Toralf I might consider a few more red based board wipes like Chain Reaction or Magmaquake but i wouldnt say no to a Fumigate or a Rout either.
Anyway that should give you plenty to think about for now. Enjoy!
3 months ago
5 months ago
Have you considered Bear Umbra and Sarkhan's Triumph ? Once you have Bear Umbra in your hand you can then use Sarkhan's Triumph to search for Hellkite Charger, put it and BU on the Battlefield and have an infinite combo.
May I suggest Rhythm of the Wild and Cindervines ? The Former is an upgrade on Fires of Yavimaya and the latter deals damage each time your opponents cast a spell with an added destroy target artifact or enchantment bonus.
I think you should go all in on eggs. That would mean adding Nesting Dragon straight into your deck. to get extra landfall activations I'd recommend lands for sacrificing to get basic lands. These lands include, but are not limited to, Evolving Wilds , Fabled Passage and Naya Panorama .
Other cards you can use to get lands include, but are not limited to, Armillary Sphere and Expedition Map . These cards can be reused if you can find spots for artifacts such as Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality . Walking Atlas will allow you to play an extra land each turn. These artifacts will also help to boost the number of artifacts you need to take advantage of Freejam Tyrant's improvise ability.
Also, look at more White, Red and Green cards that have the Changeling ability. They count as EVERY creature type.
With all the eggs needing to get bumped off you may want to consider any combination of Dragon Broodmother , Hellkite Hatchling , Predator Dragon , Preyseizer Dragon and Voracious Dragon . Any one of these can replace Descent of the Dragons. Though with Voracious Dragon you may want to consider finding space for more goblins.
I hope this was both a short and long term help.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Hey, good start on a budget, nice Vampiric Tutor :)
Four budget staples to consider adding:
8 months ago
Thanks for checking out my deck carpecanum! I love absolutely love Rampage of the Clans that just hilarious to use. Khalni Gem is great call will definitely get that, and I'm back and forth on both Khalni Heart Expedition and Armillary Sphere but I think Armillary Sphere is better for me between the two. I didn't consider putting infect into this deck at all problem is that people will probably aggro me first then but I'll have to look into how many infect cards there are!
8 months ago
Rampage of the Clans could give you an army of centaurs.
Borborygmos Enraged maybe?
Evoke cards could come out cheap but allow you to play a higher CMC card with Kodama.
Khalni Gem lets you put lands back into your hand.