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1 month ago
Not a bad start but there are a few easy upgrades to be made. Boros Signet, Talisman of Conviction, and Arcane Signet replace Keystone and Fire/Marble diamonds. Sol Ring is a low hanging fruit, but assuming it's not included on purpose, it needs a spot.
I love the inclusion of Crackdown, but there's a few cards like Jaya Ballard, Hoard-Smelter Dragon, and Inferno Titan that won't untap. I'd suggest finding replacements that include white or are small enough to untap still. The Unicorn suggested above and Reconnaissance are good includes as well (recon allows you to untap after damage is dealt for pseudo vigilance... ignore that 20+ year old reminder text).
2 months ago
Udpate 18-07-2023: Trying to lean into more two colour for the theme. also d=trying to lower curve, focus on protecting PWs to actually get ultimates off, as the deck struggles to close games. Idea before was almost that any of the good stuff I find can run away with the game (assemble the legion and narset), but I don't think winning that way will be as satisfying. I think it would be good if I can get a PW out, get them to ult, and if that fails, niv to refresh hand and then give it another go.
- Hostage Taker --> Baleful Strix - cheaper, good blocker, cantrip
- All Suns' Dawn --> Primevals' Glorious Rebirth - more expensive and less flexible but direct to battlefield
- Merciless Eviction --> Kardur, Doomscourge - cheaper, gain rakdos, lose removal, still protects walkers
- Silent Arbiter --> Dueling Grounds - cheaper and two colour, doesn't provide blocker
- Ranger's Path --> Expand the Sphere - can get any lands, should find some in top 6, can proliferate
- Basalt Monolith --> Black Market Tycoon - lose ral and brigthhearth synergy, cheaper, and two colour
- Swords to Plowshares --> Batwing Brume - was mainly in there as a simple staple, gain PW protection, two colour
- Assemble the Legion --> General Ferrous Rokiric - was two colour good stuff, now cheaper, and colour synergy
- Thalia's Lancers --> Jenson Carthalion, Druid Exile - lose tutor for combo, cheaper, two colour, colour synergy
- The Wanderer --> Gold-Forged Thopteryx - lose removal and protection, cheaper, two colour, a little protection
- Nevinyrral's Disk --> Pernicious Deed - more expensive, but can do in one turn, and two colour
- Narset, Enlightened Master -> Grateful Apparition - was good stuff, cheaper, PW synergy
- Boros Signet --> Staff of Compleation - more expensive, more flexible, PW synergy
- Rampant Growth --> Birds of Paradise - fragile but cheaper
- Skyshroud Claim --> Radha, Hearth of Keld - worse ramp, but gain gruul and two colour
- Azorius Signet --> Coiling Oracle - blocker, two colour, worse ramp
2 months ago
Hi there, welcome to Tappedout and to the EDH format! I have a few simple suggestions, given that you are running a more budget build. These suggestions are a bit more simple building and mechanics that will help your deck run a bit smoother overall:
You might want to bump up your lands to about 35. 29 is fairly low, and you might have trouble playing stuff.
Similarly, I'd recommend getting in a handful of more mana rocks to help support your lonely Sol Ring. Arcane Signet, Rakdos Signet, Orzhov Signet, and Boros Signet are all some fairly budget options. Playing 1 or 2 rocks on your firts couple turns can help you get ahead on your mana curve. Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Indulgence, and Talisman of Hierarchy are also options, but are a bit more expensive.
Have you had a change to play the deck irl at all yet, and is there a general budget you have in mind for upgrades?
Happy to offer more feedback if you would like it, especially if you're looking for ideas on cuts or swaps. I've been playing and really enjoying Isshin for over a year now, and hope you can enjoy playing him too. Best of luck
4 months ago
Nice to see another Myriad Isshin list. I think yours is probably the 2nd or 3rd I've seen. Have you had a chance to play the deck irl at all? Also wondering if you have any specific total budget, or budget per card in mind? In looking at your list, I have a few suggestions:
Your land and ramp count both seem kinda low. I think you could probably bump up to 35-36 lands, and add a couple more mana rocks like Boros Signet and the others on color, Talisman of Hierarchy and the others in Mardu colors. Yes, I recognize that Sword of the Animist & Bitterthorn can grab you lands, but that's typically not until turn 4 at the earliest.
If you're looking to make any expensive upgrades, I'd recommend Dolmen Gate and/or Reconnaissance as upgrades over Rune-Tail. If you're not familiar with Reconnaissance, it can give your creatures pseudo-Vigilance, and save them from unfavorable blocks. This article can explain the timing rules in a bit more detail.
Corpse Knight could be a helpful addition to round out your suite of ETB damage you already have with Impact Tremors & Witty Roastmaster.
Adriana, Captain of the Guard and Professional Face-Breaker can both be gas with your go-wide strategy. I love Professional Face-Breaker in my Isshin deck, as she can be used for either mana acceleration, or impulse draws. Adriana's Melee will stack with Skyhunter Strike Force, & both get doubled by Isshin on top of all that. Gets gross fast.
Lastly, I'd say that Plumb the Forbidden, Breena, the Demagogue, Tocasia's Welcome, and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant can all be gas for drawing in Isshin. I'm currently using all of them, except for Tocasia's Welcome, but have found all to be super helpful. Breena tends to stick around in my meta, and has gotten big enough to finish players off in my last couple games played.
Hope these suggestions are helpful. Best of luck with your deck and piloting it; Isshin is a blast to play.
5 months ago
I think Commissar Severina Raine would be the move to make. She can sac all the stolen creatures from Tariel for draw. She can also act as more of a finisher than Captivating Crew.
I took a quick look at your deck, and a few more things I'd suggest:
I think your deck could benefit from more Haste granting effects like Hanweir Battlements Meld, Footfall Crater, Bitter Reunion, Lightning Greaves & Swiftfoot Boots, Fervor, Ogre Battledriver, or Urabrask the Hidden. Similar to the ramp suggestion, this is to speed up the clock on your creatures attacking & using their activated abilities sooner. Thousand-Year Elixir is another option that could help in that regard.
6 months ago
The deck looks a little light in card draw/ ramp. I would cut the creatures to below 30 and add in cards like Fellwar Stone, Boros Signet, Phyrexian Arena, Painful Truths, Night's Whisper, and Hostile Negotiations
7 months ago
I'd add 6 or so lands. There's just not near enough there. It also seems you're expecting a really long game with cards to reshuffle stuff into your library and gain life. You start at 40 health. If you're taking that much damage, the extra 5 here or there aren't saving you. And reshuffling cards from the graveyard into the library is only going to be useful if you're playing against a mill deck or you somehow draw your entire deck. Both somewhat uncommon situations.
Cards under $3 that you might consider:
Return of the Wildspeaker
Knight of Autumn
Road of Return
Cards that I would call easily expendable:
Gift of Paradise
Oketra's Last Mercy
Elixir of Immortality
Slice in Twain
Enter the Unknown
7 months ago
Some of the most critical components for this list to increase the amount of is mana ramp and card advantage, and increasing the quality of some of the removal; you generally want 10 in each category.
Top contenders that synergize with Knights and Equipment are Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Sword of the Animist, Sword of Hearth and Home, Forging the Tyrite Sword, Boros Signet, Orzhov Signet, and Rakdos Signet for ramp, Armored Skyhunter, Akiri, Fearless Voyager, Stormfist Crusader, and Mask of Griselbrand for card draw.
Cards worth cutting would be: Armored Ascension, Recumbent Bliss, Bond of Discipline, Duress, Integrity / Intervention, one of each basic land, Crashing Drawbridge, and Moon-Blessed Cleric to make room for the essentials.