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, , Sacrifice Boros Locket: Draw two cards.
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Boros Locket Discussion
1 day ago
Your average cmc is over 4, thats really high. I would recommend cutting 6 high cmc creatures for Talisman of Conviction Boros Signet Arcane Signet Boros Locket Fire Diamond Marble Diamond locket is bad but the 2 cards can help later in a pinch. Also try to find some lower cmc spells to swap for some fatties Maybe include Speaker of the Heavens and Bishop of Wings or other angel relevant clerics. Do you have a meta that supplies enough time for Burnished Hart ? I find it to be incredibly clunky, its 2 turns to play 2 extra lands. I would just add Myriad Landscape to the mana base and swap the burnished hart for Knight of the White Orchid Legion's Initiative can protect your team from a wipe. Leaving mana open is hard in Boros, but losing creatures with limited card draw is very bad. Eerie Interlude and Unbreakable Formation or Teferi's Protection can also protect the team if there is a board wipe. And now the important part. Herald's Horn and Vanquisher's Banner since your tribal red has wheels and impulse draw like Reforge the Soul Magus of the Wheel there's Mazemind Tome 4 scrys for 2 mana is a fair rate and if you need cards or have the mana open go ahead and draw. Stolen Strategy Grenzo, Havoc Raiser Rogue's Gloves Chandra, Torch of Defiance Mask of Memory can all get you cards just off the top of my head but Im sure scryfall or looking through some other gisela decks will render many more options as well. Cheers good luck with your Angels!
2 months ago
Hey bud, suggestions for some changes:
Lands (I cut the two basic fetch lands, you will be running nice green ramp so won't need em, prob just slow you down otherwise)
- Terramorphic Expanse >> Command Tower
- Evolving Wilds >> Naya Panorama
- Boros Guildgate >> Temple of Triumph
- Selesnya Guildgate >> Stirring Wildwood
- Forest >> Kessig Wolf Run
- Boros Locket >> Rampant Growth
- Gruul Locket >> Cultivate
- Selesnya Locket >> Kodama's Reach
- Orbs of Warding >> Circuitous Route
- Compost >> Wild Growth
- Knotvine Mystic >> Selesnya Signet
- Elixir of Immortality >> Season of Growth (great source of draw for this deck)
- Blessing of the Nephilim >> Archon of Sun's Grace
- Single Combat >> Chandra's Ignition
2 months ago
Wow thanks for the input, Yeah I didnt even notice Solemn Offering was sorcery
I changed some cards but was wondering what other cards are there like Arcane Encyclopedia? I cant seem to find many, and I wanted Boros Locket and Commander's Sphere for card draw and mana flexibility
2 months ago
In commander, having cheap and instant speed interaction is preferable to slower spells with more value. As such use something like Disenchant and Swords to Plowshares over Solemn Offering. Especially if you add something like Sunforger to the equation. When you run few interaction spells and little card draw, a good rule of thumb is to play cards that answer a wide variety of spells rather than specific ones. So play cards like Chaos Warp or Generous Gift (removes anything from the board, even lands!) over cards like Lightning Helix (only hits creatures and is limited to small ones).
Boros isn't exactly known for their awesome card draw. Wheel of Fortune is not worth the pricetag in this deck, unless you already just have a spare copy, I would not include it. It most likely helps an opponent more than you, and it actually leads to a lot of unfun games if played early, since one or two players might just get completely manascrewed. It is good in Storm, but this is not Storm ;) Try to leverage your commander instead. There are a ton of Arcane Encyclopedia-esque cards. My personal favorite is Phyrexian Portal, a great political card.
Consider whether you want Basalt Monolith in your deck. It is far and away the best card in your deck as it allows you to immediately go infinite. But is this the gameplay you are seeking? If you want this you can jam in Gamble, Enlightened Tutor, Planar Bridge, Hoarding Dragon etc. Also Grim Monolith is a second Basalt Monolith but better. Avoid cards that only function as infinite mana outlets like Energy Bolt, try to find cards like Walking Ballista.
There are generally better mana rocks out there than the ones you are playing. I don't like to have my mana rocks take up the same turn as my commander, so maybe replace Boros Locket and Commander's Sphere with Talisman of Conviction, Boros Signet and Mind Stone.
4 months ago
Hey, you're welcome. Good update.
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir lets you mutate at instant speed which can be powerful. Just as good is it also protects the creature you want to mutate to on your turn since your opponents can't cast instant removal in response. Kykar, Wind's Fury can create 1/1 Spirits who fly who can be mutate targets. Kykar triggers when an enchantment/artifact is cast by Vadrok. Spirits tokens can also be used as ramp.
Seal of Removal can be cast with Vadrok and it can be repeatable creature bounce at instant speed for the mutate pile. Waterfront Bouncer doesn't have protection, but at instant speed can bounce itself and if it's mutated the entire mutate pile.
Lightning Mauler's soulbound haste can change creatures which can be helpful when mutating. You want to be bouncing Vadrok, but when doing this you also bounce the other creatures in the mutate pile. You want to be able to cast a creature to mutate Vadrok to and cast Vadrok all on the same turn. Being able to give the mutate pile haste with Mauler can attack with the mutate pile before bouncing it again.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Souvenir Snatcher
- Armillary Sphere: is only decent if you can cast it with Vadrok and even then Wayfarer's Bauble is better overall since it's actual ramp.
- Thaumatic Compass Flip: this card is too slow for your deck and you're not going to want to leave mana free to activate it.
- Boros Locket: to draw you have to pay four mana which is only decent. Commander's Sphere and Mind Stone are better overall mana rocks for ramp and draw.
In my opinion six CMC mutate costs are too much for what you get with Arch and Snatcher. The lockets are lackluster.
4 months ago
I'm down to my last couple cards to cut for my new Vadrok, Apex of Thunder deck and I'm stuck at 105 cards. It's an Artifact and Enchantment recursion deck that focuses on utilizing and reusing artifacts and Enchantments that can be sacrificed and reused for value, like Aura of Silence, Mystic Remora, Commander's Sphere, Boros Locket and Oblivion Stone.
The cards I'm looking to add are Windfall, Shadowspear, Cephalid Constable, possibly Approach of the Second Sun as a finisher, and an Enlightened Tutor if I can one day find one. I found it really helps to get a second opinion sometimes when I'm stuck like this.
The deck can be found here:
6 months ago
What are your thoughts about
- Boros Keyrune, Boros Cluestone and Boros Locket? Are they worthy budget replacements for the more expensive mana rocks?
- is Coveted Jewel good in a attack friendly deck like this?
- Destructive Urge? I saw it in another list and am curious about your experience
- Anya, Merciless Angel? Does not do much except being a pain to remove. Is it worth it?
Have you tried the Heavenly Blademaster?
How important are haste or double strike enablers in the deck?
10 months ago
I agree with the above comment, your deck needs lots of card draw.
Boros Locket - Budget ramp and draw
Lapse of Certainty - Just fun with sunforger, no1 expects it. Just cute
Magus of the Wheel - Card draw
Wheel of Fortune - Expensive but better card draw
Wheel of Fate - Conditional wheel
Reforge the Soul - Conditional wheel
Scroll Rack - Cute with land tax and wheels.
Regarding your meta choices, keep in mind that adjusting to the meta is always a good and healthy thing. Putting in 1 card because it messes with 1 particular deck is another, not including the potential benefit it can give you. Moreover, MLD, even if it gives basics can still make people mad. Make sure your playgroup is ok with it. Not saying I would be mad, but you never know regarding some people.