Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters All enters the battlefield tapped.
, Pay 2 life: Add to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered by spells or abilities.
|Want (3)||Jaek , mjrsea , MrMittensSr|
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|From the Vault: Realms (V12)||Mythic Rare|
|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Boseiju, Who Shelters All Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hello, I don't watch the Walking Dead and I honestly think the Secret Lair: Walking Dead product is a very bad decision on Wizard's part. That being said, one of the cards being released provides a silver bullet to a problem I often encounter in certain games.
Card: Negan, The Cold-Blooded
I'm not planning to make him my commander, but I want to use him in the 99, because he is practically the best removal spell ever made when dealing with creatures that have both hexproof and indestructible.
Seriously, the next best cards are Council's Judgment, Crackling Doom Soul Shatter, Mythos of Snapdax, Slaughter the Strong, etc. These cards all have conditions where they can fail to remove the creature I want gone, but Negan has none of those same problems making him the most effective piece of spot removal printed to this date, effectively costing only 4 mana given the treasure token.
I know I could just run other sure-fire answers like Descend upon the Sinful or Apocalypse instead, but those cards can massively hurt my side of the table too which makes them not worth running and they can also make the rest of the table unhappy with me for playing exile-wipes.
Another thing to note is that Negan is a creature which means I can make him uncounterable with a Cavern of Souls rather than Boseiju, Who Shelters All, a land that's much more inflexible to play with than Cavern. I can also reanimate his effect too with Volrath's Stronghold and other reanimation effects which would make him so good at keeping commanders with hexproof and indestructible repeatedly in check unlike a lot of the other one-time use instants and sorceries I have available.
The only issue is I think most play-groups will tell me that their play group will have this card banned given all the controversy surrounding it which is a shame. My question is, do you think its worth the trouble acquiring this card? If I'm going to spend a lot of money to buy a single only for most people to tell me I can't play it then I don't want to spend that kind of money, but for now I'm unsure. Would you advise for or against buying it? Thanks!
1 month ago
1 month ago
I would put the 2x Boseiju, Who Shelters All into the mainboard, since you're mono red and color fixing shouldn't be a problem. Also frees up space for other SB cards.
1 month ago
Hey there! I think I can help a bit regarding your mana base. Let's take a look at that.
You have 26 lands, out of 100 cards, but your average mana cost is 3.72!!!! Usually you run about 30-32 if your mana cost is even at 2.20, so in my opinion, your deck needs A LOT more lands, and ramp. Let's take a look at lands first!
Ok, so there are MANY MANY lands you should use that you are missing. Our goal should be for you to include at minimum 33 lands. I understand it will be hard to find cards to take out but trust me- you need at least 33 otherwise it'll be very difficult for your deck to even function. You should include the following.
- Shock lands. If you need mana THAT turn, they can come in untapped! If you don't want to take the damage you don't have to, but you'll always have the option to which makes them so good. They can also be used with fetch lands, but more on that later
- Godless Shrine
- Blood Crypt
Fetch Lands! These are pretty much the best lands in magic. You can look for ANY colors you need, if you have the shock lands I just mentioned. The fetch lands can search for the shock lands, allowing you to get WHATEVER COLOR YOU NEED. They can also search for basics which is less helpful but still possible. They can also search for Savai Triome. (They search for anything that has a subtype they specify)
- Marsh Flats
- Bloodstained Mire (Budget: Rocky Tar Pit)
Fast lands! These are extremely useful the first couple turns, and they help you set up your board quickly so you can have a good start!
- Concealed Courtyard
- Blackcleave Cliffs
Filter lands! You have the red/white version- but not the rest! Add all three! They can give you any combination of the two colors they supply, which is extremely useful! They are also very cheap with double masters out- so get them soon!
- Fetid Heath
- Graven Cairns
Pain and Horizon Lands! These are AMAZING because you can always rely on them for mana, without worrying if they come in tapped- at the expense of only ONE LIFE. Remember your life is a resource- if you win at 1 life it's the same as winning at 40. Getting good mana is much more important than paying some life.
- Caves of Koilos or Silent Clearing
- Sulfurous Springs or [No Card Exists Yet]
Check lands. Now these I would recommend not using, but if you have a budget and you want to improve your manabase, these are much better than what you have now.
- Isolated Chapel
- Dragonskull Summit
Battlebond/C Legends Lands! Some of these aren't out yet, but be sure to get them if you normally play with multiple players!
- Vault of Champions (COMES OUT SOON)
- Luxury Suite
Spectator Seating (COMES OUT SOON)
So in the end, these lands are VERY VERY VERY helpful and make your manabase much faster. There are also a BUNCH of single lands that are even better than some of these! Try to include as many as you can of the following:
- Prismatic Vista
- Fabled Passage
- City of Brass
- Mana Confluence
- Reflecting Pool
- Exotic Orchard
- Strip Mine/Wasteland
- Forbidden Orchard
- Gemstone Mine
So again, I would try to include many of these, and trust me- aim to have 33-35 lands in your deck. A lot of your lands come in tapped- slowing you down and making your manabase worse. Take those out. A couple lands could be replaced with better things. (Temple of the False God for Ancient Tomb). Take those out. You also have some good lands that don't relate to your deck. I get Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Eiganjo Castle (Etc) are cool, but they don't really make sense in your deck, and could be replaced with cards I mentioned before. To make a good deck you need a good mana base, and I recommend making that mana base, and definitely adding more lands in general.
If this helps be sure to check out and support some of my decks like Double Trouble EDH and A Deal With the Devil EDH! if you have any questions about what I wrote, want more help, or want some ideas, feel free to ask me on my wall or just tag me here, I'd love to help! Anyways, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!
1 month ago
I am running Zaxara, Nightmare Hydra currently as my mane focus deck.
depending on budget some cards to look into would be:
Walking Ballista alone can win a game in this deck with infinite damage
Spell Burst is my favorite x cost counter
The Ozolith is a way to protect your counters
and Wildest Dreams helps you get things back that get answered
if you want any help please feel free to tag me and ask! these are only suggestions, every player builds and plays their decks differently
2 months ago
Fastbond UV Since its not a typical deck, it's a little bit off from fully functioning, but it's an idea for sure.
With Boseiju, Who Shelters All it makes those Force's a little unusable when you draw 7.