Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+0.
Equip (: Attach this to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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1 week ago
This is a really neat deck idea. No Bonesplitter though?
1 month ago
The Book of Vile Darkness is terrible for this deck. One creature each turn I lost at least 2 life is too slow, and considering it's legendary I would need to have more than one to make finding it more consistent, even though it doesn't synergizes with the strategy at all. Which brings me to the other point, it's not enough to be an alternate wincondition. The deck already has so much discord and I'm considering adding even more. Decks with a ton of removal won't be a problem (also Sword of Light and Shadow is recursion).
Hand of Vecna is a worse Lashwrithe. The only situation where the Hand is good, in this deck, is the early game. However,one thing this deck wants is to empty its hand so as to not have to discard to Liliana of the Veil's effect or Smallpox, which I'm thinking about adding. If the hand is too full, then Collective Brutality has more fuel, which in turn also weakens the Hand. By the late game, it's probably just gonna give +1/+1. Also, important to mention it's not a pump spell since it only pumps at the start of combat, giving opportunities for the creature to be removed. The card I'm considering putting in place of Runechanter's Pike is Bonesplitter as it allows to me empty my hand fastet.
Now, Eye of Vecna I actually thought about. Sadly, it runs into the worst problem of this deck, life loss. Thoughtseize, Castle Locthwain and the new additions Polluted Delta, Godless Shrine and Silent Clearing make me lose so much life. In the end, it's not very different from Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper, the difference being it provides long term card advantage instead of the two draws or the free scry of Mazemind Tome. Had Strixhaven given more useful lessons for black, I could see myself using Poet's Quill for its lifelink and maybe, in this case, I'd run the eye (which also suffers from being legendary).
2 months ago
Darksteel Citadel will cost you access to a land if you Ensoul it, but it's another 5/5 indestructible on turn 2. Have you thought about Animating Faerie to add 1 or 2 more Ensoul effects? It only makes a 4/4, but you can still Ensoul it if you want I think (this is order sensitive though), making a 9/9, and if you need it's, it's a 2/2 flyer itself.
You could consider Bonesplitter instead of a blue enchantment buff, the splitter can be reused, and costs the same to use or equip. Not sure if +2/+0 is better than another land drop from the scope. You could also consider Sigil of Sleep in here too, since you have Invisible Stalker, it might not buff your creature, but it's usually better than a buff.
Court of Cunning works well with hard to block creatures, giving you access to card draw and some mill over time. Depends in part on how easily opponents can hit you back if it's worth it.
This is a bit out there, but would x1 or x2 Myriad Landscape work in here? It can find you two islands, which is nice, but it's slow.
If you want a sideboard option, I think Ravenform should be in every budget mono-blue deck's sideboard, exiling creature or artifact is really nice in U.
4 months ago
4 months ago
The kernels of an idea are there — cheers!
I went digging through the Magic Card Database last night, and surprised the pickings were rather slim. However, I'll need to research a little more thoroughly, as there are "axes" not being pulled up in the query like Bonesplitter . Maybe it's finally time to build that Lava Axe deck that's been simmering for years.
"Death and Axes" — here we come!
5 months ago
As for commanders, I really like Aurelia, the Warleader , though I think that she's a bit build around. Here, Akiri, Fearless Voyager is a good fit. I would look at increasing the equipment count a little bit so that you can ensure card draw from her. I know it's not on theme, but stuff like Bloodforged Battle-Axe and even Bonesplitter are cheap and good damage buffs. I really like using O-Naginata in voltron decks due to its cheap cost, but it doesn't equip to as much stuff here without getting a bushido buff. That being said, it equips to your commander so it's still pretty good.
If you were going to try Aurelia as commander, I would recommand adding Helm of the Host to the list. Even without adding her, it's still a good card here anyway. It makes more samurai for you and allows you a combo out with Godo.
5 months ago
Very interesting, I haven't seen the flipped lands yet! I initially tried out Kazuul's Toll Collector in an earlier build, but found he ended up hogging equipment I wanted to give to others, or having his accumulated threat neutralized by random Llanowar Elves .
I playtested a sample hand, and there was something thematically satisfying about opening with a Battlefield Forge to crank out a Bonesplitter , that I placed an order for four. In the test-run, Champion of the Flame and friend hit for 16 damage on round 3. In the second draw of cards the intrepid Goblin Gaveleer smashed his way to 19 damage with trample by the third turn. Best case scenario, but at least it doesn't take long to assemble the crew.