Bident of Thassa
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
, : Creatures your opponents control attack this turn if able.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Bident of Thassa Discussion
5 days ago
@NV_1980 thanks for the comment guys! I appreciate it.
You might actually be right about Brainstorm and the likes. I usually look for static card draw effects, which is why I opted for the three enchantments (Coastal Piracy, Bident of Thassa and Reconnaissance Mission). While it is no problem at all to trigger those since you're constantly attacking with flyers anyway, I think I didn't consider the tempo advantage Brainstorm provides, which is why I'll include it instead of Coastal Piracy. As for the other two, I'll keep them in mind. They're a tiny bit less useful as they're sorceries, but if I feel like swapping out some card draw, they're excellent candidates.
Regarding Sol Ring, my group has started not including it in many decks and so I felt comfortable exchanging it for some other cool, flavorful card. As for other mana rocks, I'm not directly opposed to including some, I just wouldn't know what to cut. I also never really ran into the problem of not having enough mana, since about five lands already enable you to play two cards per turn, thanks to the low mana curve of the deck. That always felt like a good rate to me so I see no need for artifact ramp, though as I said, if you can find the place for it I'm sure it works.
Thanks for the nice suggestions and have fun playing!
1 week ago
Super Nice list! I'm testing it right now on MTGO
1 month ago
Hey Squidbits, if you like chaos and politics you should definitely try it out!
I have considered Bident of Thassa, but the reason I didn't put the card in my deck is because most of the creatures that are dealing damage to a player are my opponent's creature. I felt like I wouldn't get enough value out of the card so I thought cards like Teferi's Ageless Insight would be better.
1 month ago
Hey, interesting budget version of Kykar.
Lots of burn here doesn't have enough oomph when each opponent will have 40 or more life. Glacial Ray, Magma Spray, Lightning Helix and other single effect burn spells like this are subpar in multiplayer Commander. Flame Rift doesn't do enough, hitting all players for 4 damage a single time is not worth a card. Even being able to flashback these spells with Backdraft Hellkite isn't good enough because they're only doing damage to one player. Some advice is research Torbran, Thane of Red Fell burn decks and mimic the burn strategy with Kykar?
Barbs and Earth seem like very good repeatable burn sources with Kykar since have lots of mana rocks (could have more), Spirits can make red mana and playing lots of basic lands. Tremors and Goblin Bombardment want an infinite combo for they're burn that can create infinite tokens with Kykar or Saheeli, Sublime Artificer.
By adding this budget combo you add some more competitiveness to your deck and Guttersnipe is another burn win condition with the combo. You can't do this combo if you control Spellshock. But with Jeskai you have many options that can bounce/tuck/destroy an enchantment before comboing while still keeping it in your control to burn your opponents until you want to combo.
What Kykar provides for a burn strategy is extra damage from attacking with fliers, 1/1 Spirits and Kykar. Animosity can make Spirits more of attacking threats and with a lot of them a win condition. Consider increasing the fort with Obedience and Prison? Obedience can also be a nice source of repeatable life gain with extort since you gain life each time equal to the number of opponents you have.
Consider adding more draw as well as more mana efficient draw to expand on spellslinger?
Tandem Lookout when soulbond to a creature who can do damage to an opponent or all opponents you draw cards. Use this interaction with Guttersnipe since when he does damage you draw a number of cards equal to the number of opponents you have. Zo-Zu the Punisher is also good with Lookout because all players can play lands including yourself to draw. Lookout can change who it's soulbond to which is really helpful to first soulbond with flying Kykar or a Spirit and then change when a creature ETB who can do damage to opponents.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Fog Bank
- Essence Backlash
- Boros Fury-Shield
- Glacial Ray
- Magma Spray
- Momentary Blink
- Lightning Helix
- Faith's Shield
- Flame Rift
- Not Forgotten
- Martyr's Cause
- Backdraft Hellkite
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Nephalia Drownyard is on-theme, but not that useful.
Moonring Island is somewhat more useful and also on-theme.
Karn's Bastion isn't particularly on-theme, but definitely helps the -1/-1 synergy.
Witch's Clinic might be another land to consider, although not really on-theme.
Lastly I have two on-theme cards I personally enjoy a lot in my Sea-Creatures tribal, but aren't that good, nor really boet-themed, but I'm giving them anyway: Sigiled Starfish and Purple-Crystal Crab.
1 month ago
Deck looks super fun. I have a lot of these cards and I'm really tempted to try something very similar to this out.
Question for you, did you ever consider Bident of Thassa?
2 months ago
I have a Marchesa, the Black Rose deck, and being able to cast Open Into Wonder, subsequently put counters on my creatures, and draw cards is perfect for my deck. Are there any other cards that can imitate that effect? I know Bident of Thassa functions similarly, but I don't have enough fliers to make use of a card like that.
2 months ago
I love the goad mechanic, but after you throw in the goad cards and evasive creatures, there just isn't much room left for an aristoctats sub-theme to generate card-draw. If Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant was an Izzet commander, I could use cards like Bident of Thassa or Open Into Wonder to generate card-draw with my evasive creatures. In Rakdos, I can't think of any options for card-draw synergy, and I don't want Karazikar to be my only source for card-draw. Any suggestions?