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Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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UpperDeckerTaco on Jeskai Ral's Expansion

1 week ago

Play Sinister Sabotage instead of Cancel . Also, what is Direct Current doing in the sideboard? Wouldn't Fiery Cannonade work better? Also, no Lightning Strike or Lava Coil ?

UpperDeckerTaco on Izzet Ral Control

1 week ago

Sinister Sabotage would be better than Cancel in the sideboard. Also, Search for Azcanta  Flip does work in control matches.

multimedia on Scarab's Army

1 week ago

Hey, nice first Commander deck, lots of good cards here :)

My advice is to improve the manabase. 10x Island is a lot when the majority of the early game Zombies you want to play are black especially one drops. Instead of 10 Islands add more Dimir dual lands to have more black sources while also having blue sources. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would also help.

I see Command Tower in the maybeboard; it's the number one card to add to your deck. Thankfully it's not expensive :) Because of budget concerns if you have to cut some cards to clear enough price for dual lands than I would do that. Cards such as Phenax, God of Deception , Rite of Replication , Coat of Arms . These expensive cards are good, but they aren't vital to the Zombie strategy. Other lands to consider adding:

Other ways to help to get blue mana are by adding some mana rocks:

Buried Alive is good with Scarab tutoring for three creatures and putting them into your graveyard to then exile with Scarab or reanimate. Wonder is good with Buried giving Scarab and all your other creatures flying. Gravecrawler and Prized Amalgam are also good with Buried because they can be reanimated.

Cards with mana costs are going to be problematic to cast because there's so many Swamps in the manabase. The exception is God-Eternal Kefnet because it's a powerful Zombie. My advice is to cut the other double blue cards such as Cancel and replace them with alternative single blue mana cost cards or all black cards. For example, Arcane Denial or Negate can replace Cancel. Good luck with your deck.

dingusdingo on Kynaios and Tiro, Enchanters of Meletis [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

I love to min-max my deck building.

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I don't think min-maxing means what you think it means. Intentionally not using cards because they are good or not building your deck a certain way because its too reliable for winning is the exact opposite of min-maxing. I will never understand the aversion of new players to winning, but I will review your deck in good faith nonetheless.

First, your land usage is definitely not optimal. You correctly identified the usefulness of fetches and duals for 4 color decks, but you chose not to run them (they are $$$ in real life dollars, so understandable). Regardless, you should prioritize lands that 1. Enter untapped and 2. Give access to the colors you need. A large number of your lands fail this metric.

Second, you run a number of cards that are 1. Expensive to cast and 2. Don't do much for the mana cost. Specifically, I am looking at Sandwurm Convergence Mind's Dilation , and all the Hondens. Sandwurm convergence is an underwhelming effect for a whopping 8 mana, stopping flyers is negligible because most EDH decks are built to win by combo. The 5/5 at your end step is nice, but the two effects combined are not worth the investment of 8 mana. Mind's Dilation is similarly heavy to cast at 7, but is even less worthwhile because it requires your opponents to do something before it does anything for you. You also aren't guaranteed to get value from it, because opponents can hit lands, they can hit spells you can't use (counterspells and removal come to mind). The hondens are bad because they require a heavy investment of mana and cards to start producing anything worthwhile. They also rob you of 4 deck slots that could go towards something more productive for winning. You are never going to get all 4 of the Hondens onto the board in a timely manner because your ramp cards are so low quality and you have almost no card tutors, plus slow and passive draws. Also no, 4 Hondens on turn 10 is not good.

Your interaction is. . . bad. Sunken Field will only work on bad players. Comboing it with untap effects would be interesting, but right now its just a very very very weak and predictable counterspell. You know how you are singing the praises of Telepathy ? You are giving your opponents the same information about your disruption while gaining no extra benefits from having it be in that form. Its also costs you 3 mana to use it the first time (2 to cast, and 1 more from tapping the land it enchants), meanwhile there are a whole host of 2 and 3 mana counterspells that are guaranteed to work. (even Cancel is better) Lilting Refrain is also very bad for very similar reasons. On top of telegraphing your play, it also can't counter a spell until a turn after you play it. It most likely won't be able to counter a spell until two or three turns after you play it. If you ran some recursion effects or proliferate effects, it might be salvageable, but currently its just really bad. Declaration of Naught is pretty bad too, its reusable against commanders, but its also costing you to counter one spell. Your only hand peek is Telepathy , and you run no blink effects to reset Declaration to abuse it.

I'm very confused by your Primal Surge choices. Designing your deck around Primal Surge working to not its full potential is just astonishing. Why even include it at all? Especially since you can actually lose from casting it, due to the nature of many enchantress effects that do not specify the word may for those draws. Casting a 10 mana spell should guarantee you are going to win, but it doesn't in this deck.

I feel similarly about Hive Mind . The potential for this card blowing up in your face is so high. Ideally, you pair this card with instants and sorceries that your opponents wouldn't want to cast at all. I understand you run a small instant/sorcery count, but that once again means you're relying on an opponent to help you get to your own win, otherwise you just wasted 6 mana on a card that does nothing with the other 98 cards you put in the deck. This card is never going to benefit you when you are ahead, it just means any piece of removal played becomes 3 pieces of removal against your board state.

Any cards you run with the words "gain life" on them should go. Also, how does this deck even win? Creature swings? Honden of Infinite Rage and the other Hondens then take 30 turns? Sandwurm Convergence then take 10 turns? Cast Primal Surge for half your deck then pass?

TheFamousMrKing on Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

2 weeks ago

This is a cool deck! I've been trying to build something similar for about a year now, and it's my favorite one, but I can't seem to get it to really kick off. It's cool to see someone doing something similar. I'm curious why you decided no Sol Ring ?? Or that you're using Cancel ?? Dissolve or Dissipate are clearly better, or even straight up Counterspell .

Spellbook also doesn't really seem to warrant a spot since you don't have a ton of card draw where it's going to be solving problems. And unless it's a flavor thing, Obelisk of Grixis should probably be swapped for Commander's Sphere .

Otherwise, nice job!

PhoenixNest on Artifact Zap!

3 weeks ago

You should swap out the Cancel s for Dissolve . Also Whispers of the Muse is nice once you have infinite mana, as it can draw you as many cards as you like. It's also a doubles as a cantrip in the early game.

destindigi on Jalira's Tokens & Fatties

3 weeks ago

EDIT - added links

Some Maybeboard cards I think should be in the main deck: Benthicore , Inspired Sphinx , Kederekt Leviathan , Pentavus , Intruder Alarm , and Soothsaying . Myr Turbine and Heartstone are kind of meh, I'd replace with Genesis Chamber and Unstable Obelisk . I'd also swap some counterspells - Geist Snatch , Summoner's Bane and Lazotep Plating in for Cancel , Dissipate and Rewind .

Cards I'd cut: Sage of Epityr , Talrand, Sky Summoner , Bane of Bala Ged , Polymorphous Rush .

Cards I'm not really impressed by: Stormsurge Kraken , Tidespout Tyrant , Windreader Sphinx (depends how much flying you end up with), Sphinx Ambassador , Darksteel Colossus , Pathrazer of Ulamog , It That Betrays . I think it's better to focus on big guys that also have ETB effects than use these.

Some other cards to consider (plus the ones I sent you): Erratic Mutation , Synthetic Destiny , Evacuation , Aether Gale , AEtherize , Crystal Ball , Interpret the Signs , Precognitive Perception , Seer's Lantern , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Map  Flip, Zhalfirin Void .

ticked-off-squirrel on Merfolk Poke.

1 month ago

SP3CTR3_chelts i run 2 CtM cause when i use 1 my graveyard will go back in while it goes to the graveyard then when i use the second one the first one will go back in and i basically have an unlimited deck. and if nothing else it's a card draw. i dont have Curious Obsession or i might put them in there. i run the 4 swords to make my unblockables stronger. though looking at it the cutlass does seem a tad heavy. Drowned Secrets does look fun but i dont have it. you are right though i could drop the Cancel s all together for Thought Collapse .

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Cancel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.23%