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Berserkers' Onslaught Discussion
1 month ago
Hey, well done on a budget.
Command Tower , Exotic Orchard and Path of Ancestry are staple budget rainbow lands in Commander. Currently Farseek and Three Visits can't search for a white dual land only Cinder Glade . The new Snow dual lands Alpine Meadow and Arctic Treeline are two different land types one being Plains.
Court of Bounty is a good card with Dinos since it can potentially cheat them from your hand onto the battlefield or it lets you put a land. The monarch can be repeatable draw and Dinos can be good blockers to keep the monarch. Berserkers' Onslaught can give Gishath double strike and if he does combat damage to a player then you trigger his ability twice. Double strike makes all other Dinos more powerful and has bonkers interaction with Quartzwood Crasher .
Some changes to consider:
- Command Tower --> 1x Forest
- Exotic Orchard --> 1x Mountain
- Path of Ancestry --> 1x Plains
- Alpine Meadow --> Wind-Scarred Crag
- Arctic Treeline --> Graypelt Refuge
- Court of Bounty --> Colossal Majesty
- Berserkers' Onslaught --> Thundering Spineback
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
You might like these: Gratuitous Violence, Berserkers' Onslaught, Fireshrieker, Dust Corona, Knollspine Dragon, Phthisis, Repercussion, Scalding Salamander, Ronin Cliffrider, Siege Dragon, Goblin Sharpshooter, Prophetic Flamespeaker, Dark Ritual, Neheb, the Eternal, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Insult / Injury
4 months ago
I have to second DespairFaction's recommendation of Cloudshift and the like (Acrobatic Maneuver, Flicker of Fate, Justiciar's Portal, Eldrazi Displacer) since they can be used for extra combats or as protection, and many can be found with Sunforger.
You might like these too: Signal Pest, Lapse of Certainty, Chance for Glory, Final Fortune, Last Chance, Angel's Grace, Tithe, Mistveil Plains, Gratuitous Violence, Berserkers' Onslaught, Treasonous Ogre, Knollspine Dragon
5 months ago
- abby315 Thank you, that was very informative and extensive and i appreciate the effort.
I didn't know cards like Soul Shatter even existed and that will be of great use in the interest of utility, if thats what i need to add to this deck to round it out. I initially passed over Anowon, the Ruin Sage because of both his 5CMC and the fact i have a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck that is essentially just forcing everyone to sacrifice their valued creatures when i sacrifice my 1/1 tokens, but i see how avoiding him leaves potential on the table. If i'm going to raise my curve (and i will!), Patron of the Vein seems like a strong contender as well.
I particularly liked "...You get outscaled. The changes I outlined above are also similar to what I did to turn Freyalise into a more streamlined Ezuri deck. You have to add a lategame. This is also why I recommend adding ramp to more reliably cast Edgar; he's an extremely powerful finisher with a board full of small vampires, and the deck relies on him for more than just 1/1s!"
It really asks me to change my perspective on how this deck is intended to thrive, and i think that will be key. I also appreciated that you made a specific list of which vampires to drop. Thank you!
King_marchesa Thank you for your input, though i find it odd you say i don't have enough white mana. I thought that would be the least common color in the deck and with Arcane Signet, Command Tower and a smattering of dual color lands, i would be OK. God-Eternal Bontu is a fantastic card, but im hesitant about sacrificing my tokens to reload my hand in this current version, probably because the deck is shaky as is. Hopefully once i raise the curve, and add removal, he will be a welcome addition.
Heliogabale Thank you. your input is particularly interesting because it seems to me like taking out Goblin Bombardment and Impact Tremors for cards like Cover of Darkness, Stensia Masquerade and Berserkers' Onslaught definitely changes the direction of the deck from forcible chip damage to favorable combat damage. I also greatly appreciate you linking your own deck as it not only lets me see a successful version of what i'd like, it also shows me other ways to make edgar markov work, and as an added bonus i get to vicariously get more advice from the suggestions on your own deck!
5 months ago
Some good suggestions already in the previous comments.
I would definitely lose all the lands that enter the battlefield tapped, that is most likely slowing you down. Use Filter lands or Bond Lands, both are affordable right now.
Here is my list for inspiration
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5 months ago
Might want to look into adding these cards for combat step potency. Berserkers' Onslaught, Aggravated Assault, Domri, Anarch of Bolas, Savage Ventmaw, Rampaging Baloths, Skarrgan Hellkite, End-Raze Forerunners, terrastodon, Kogla, the Titan Ape, Scourge of the Throne
And these cards for card-draw and mana ramp Beast Whisperer, Garruk's Uprising, Castle Garenbrig, Llanowar Elves, Temple of Abandon, Gruul Turf, Sheltered Thicket, Cragcrown Pathway Flip, Return of the Wildspeaker, Elvish Mystic, Hunter's Insight, Ilysian Caryatid, Guardian Project, Bonders' Enclave, Nylea, Keen-Eyed,Lifecrafter's Bestiary
And the cuts I were thinking of could be Vivien, Champion of the Wilds, Spearbreaker Behemoth, Giant Adephage, Spidersilk Armor, Mistcutter Hydra, Shifting Ceratops, Sunder Shaman, Voracious Hydra, Rhonas's Monument, Blood Mist
This are just my first initial thoughts on the deck.
5 months ago
Oh, I like Chained to the Rocks a fair amount. Keep that one in.
As far as utility goes, you have some real winners. I like Berserkers' Onslaught and LOVE Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread. Iroas, God of Victory is excellent. I like Brave the Sands a lot too. I actually have a soft spot for Story Circle but i could see it staying or being cut.
I kind of like Deflecting Palm but Comeuppance may be better. Probably won't have room for them though. Feudkiller's Verdict I love for the flavor but isn't too great. I might be tempted to keep it though!
I love that Hammer of Purphoros is in. Haste matters a surprising amount when you're dropping huge creatures. You might want to include Fervor as well. I should have one on hand for trade. One more advantage for Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves. No wonder they're so ubiquitous!
Aurification seems like a sweet choice. I have a Ghostly Prison on hand if you want an added layer of defense. I run one in my Giant deck. Speaking of defense, Boros Charm is an excellent include. Make sure it ends up in the final list.
I would drop all the anthem effects. They aren't great when you're boosting two 6/6s up to 7/7s. They're for go-wide strategies like zombies, elves, and goblins. Spear of Heliod has the utility of destroying creatures, but leaving three mana open al the time is hard when you're trying to cast a bunch of 7-drops. Perhaps it could count as one of your Removal cards.
Damage doublers will be much more effective. I have a promo Dictate of the Twin Gods if you'd like. Furnace of Rath is good and Fiery Emancipation is insane, but they're pricey. I don't have either of them for trade. I do have a Gratuitous Violence somewhere that you can have; it's almost as good.
Along with Berserkers' Onslaught, I have Blood Mist and a Duelist's Heritage on hand. Rage Reflection would be great too because it works on defense too. I don't have one though. I have a Loyal Unicorn, but it's no giant. Nahiri's Machinations is a fun budget choice if you wanted to pick up an effect like that. I have a Dolmen Gate for trade as well. I adore that card and run it in many decks.
You probably aren't going to have much more room for utility cards if you want to keep your creature count high. I would recommend dropping every miscellaneous card not mentioned here.
6 months ago
Some fun cards to perhaps note:
Blood Mist, Duelist's Heritage, Rage Reflection, and True Conviction are all interesting alternatives to Berserkers' Onslaught--each with their own pros and cons. Nothing wrong with Berserker's Onslaught though. I kind of like True Conviction for the lifelink, since Gishath sometimes comes online late and it can give you an extra turn to swing for lethal.
I just noticed you don't have a single board wipe. Even in very creature-oriented decks you sometimes need to put a halt to an emergency. With all your ramp and your commander's ability you can ideally rebuild faster than your opponents. Lots of options there, from the classic and well-costed Wrath of God and Blasphemous Act to even more impactful stuff like Hour of Revelation or Ondu Inversion Flip