Snow Creature — Centaur Shaman
As long as Centaur Omenreader is tapped, creature spells you play cost (2) less to play.
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|Future Sight (FUT)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Centaur Omenreader Discussion
11 months ago
Someone added Centaur Omenreader to the Pauper EDH ban list, for some reason this added it to the normal EDH banlist as well.
Not sure how to fix without simply removing the Pauper EDH ban-tag. I'm sure this made a few decks say that they were not commander legal.
1 year ago
Good deck. Maybe play 24 lands to drop lands consistently. Also, Centaur Omenreader could help you with the mana.
1 year ago
First of all, I would replace Angelic Gift With either Gryff's Boon or Rancor , just like you said in the description. Why? Because Rampage of the Clans would destroy it, and it gets returned to your hand/battlefield whatsoever. Then, I would highly recommend a few copies of Collected Company , since it can be cast in an opponent's turn. Did it occur to you that red als also some great centaurs? For example, Burning-Tree Shaman , Stonebrow, Krosan Hero , Nikya of the Old Ways and Fanatic of Xenagos . Utopia Sprawl is in my opinion better than Verdant Haven . Then there's Conclave Cavalier , which is totally bonkers, although that strategy would not be effective when running Collected Company . Rosemane Centaur is also a good addition, but mainly if you run lower CMC creatures. And even though Genesis is not a centaur, flavourwise it would be a nice addition to this list. Maybe one copy of Fated Intervention for some instant-speed pressure. Tribalwise, I would highly recommend Metallic Mimic or Adaptive Automaton to replace the Stoneforge Masterwork , and you can even sacrifice them to Rampage of the Clans , for more value/pressure. Maybe a Mirror Entity to boost your crew in mid/lategame? If your having trouble getting the right creatures at the right time, maybe Eladamri's Call would be a nice tutor in this list. For fun, I would maybe even run a copy of Descendants' Path . You could also add some artifacts that suit nicely in any tribal deck. Think of cards like Icon of Ancestry , Obelisk of Urd , Bow of Nylea , Eldrazi Monument or maybe even Coat of Arms . Maybe even add a Selesnya Signet for fixing. All artifacts which you can even sacrifice to Rampage of the Clans . Also consider some Changelings, since they're basically just Centaurs... Chameleon Colossus . You could also add Oath of the Ancient Wood , if you're planning on running this amount of enchantments/auras. Then there's lands. I realize you want to keep this list budget, that's ok, in your case I would still run several Canopy Vista , Fortified Village , Temple of Plenty , Mutavault (which is a centaur), or Oran-Rief, the Vastwood . Chronicler of Heroes goes nicely with Lagonna-Band Trailblazer . Centaur Omenreader is also a pretty solid card by simple making your creatures cost 2 less when it's tapped. You also need cardadvantage. Think of cards like Harmonize . Also, in this meta, you'll need some hard removal. Think of cards like Dismember , Path to Exile , Generous Gift or Beast Within . You can also consider some allround lords and anthem effects. Maybe cards like Wilt-Leaf Liege , Always Watching , Glorious Anthem , Gaea's Anthem , Radiant Destiny , Hall of Triumph , Force of Virtue , Beastmaster Ascension or Collective Blessing . Maybe even a Song of Freyalise ? Yet again, all cards you can eventually sacrifice for Rampage of the Clans . You could even add some retrieval in this list, think of cards like Noxious Revival , Regrowth or Eternal Witness . Sideboard wise, I would highly recommend cards like Rest in Peace , Stony Silence , Dryad Militant , Krosan Grip , Damping Sphere , Grafdigger's Cage , Leyline of Sanctity .
This is it for now. When anything relevant comes up, I will let you know.
Keep up the good work.
1 year ago
Just a few suggestions in a quick run-down of the deck list:
I'd say Beastmaster Ascension would work better in a 'go wide' strategy, where you have a higher creature count to build to the required number of counters on the enchantment.
Cartouche of Strength , while a removal spell will probably just get the enchanted creature Path'd.
You have enough other ramp/cost reduction that I think you can cut all of the Market Festival style enchantments unless you want to add an enchantress style card draw engine.
Krosan Drover doesn't help your X spell creatures so probably affects few enough creatures that it could be cut.
Do you have enough ways to tap Centaur Omenreader reliably that doesn't involve attacking?
1 year ago
Reducing lands is definitely the correct move for this deck. In the modern meta, the only decks running above 20 lands are Amulet Titan (for obvious reasons), and decks that feature land based land destruction in Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin (Eldrazi Tron and Teferi Control, respectively).
How it work
- Turn 1: Land + Boreal Druid
- Turn 2: Land + Coldsteel Heart + 1 cmc spell of choice
- Turn 3: Land + Centaur Omenreader + 1 cmc spell of choice
- Turn 4: Drop land, use your 4 lands, the 2 reducer from the centaur, and 1 more mana from your either rock or dork to get to Rimefeather Owl
You don't even need the turn 1 dork to get to the turn 4 Owl, or you could miss the turn 2 rock. Worst case scenario pitch Owl to power your Force of Negation or tuck it with Serum Visions if you see it early on top. There's a reason I recommended small inclusion size, not a 4x. Yes, in a vacuum the Owl is expensive, but not with the other recommends I gave. Also consider that it serves a role as finisher for games that go longer where this deck can grind value with its big removal and counterspell suite (14 pieces of interaction!), and unlike Marit Lage's Slumber you don't have to take an upkeep for it to be a creature. The Slumber can be removed by enchantment removal, as well as permanently be lost to any 1 or 2 cmc bounce spell.
1 year ago
Scrying Sheets is free, reusable card advantage from a land. The only downside is that if you up fetchland density (which you should for deckthinning purposes) it has less effectiveness.
23 lands is really high. You can cut down to 20 rather easily, especially with the scry/draw you run. Frost Marsh should 100% go, ETB tapped. I would also cut Watery Grave Breeding Pool and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , your color intensity really isn't that high and they aren't snow permanents. If you up Coldsteel Heart to 4x, you should not have any problems with color requirements, especially with fetches.
Consider Rimefeather Owl as a possible 1x or 2x finisher. Its like the Treefolk except it flies and can generate further snow advantage. I'm also surprised you aren't running the Treefolk as a 4x.
I think Icehide Golem or Rimebound Dead both are better than Phyrexian Ironfoot . You aren't using ironfoot to combo with the untap + payload, so it just means it becomes a mana sink. Icehide is better if color intensity is too high, Rimebound better against aggro decks.
Also peek Centaur Omenreader .
1 year ago
Solid build i like the style +1! Have you considered using Centaur Omenreader?
2 years ago
Awesome start. Here's some of my picks for that general theme:
and (sounding trumpets)....
Centaur Omenreader is Ghalta's secret love.
Loxodon Warhammer, sword of fill-in-the-blank (some are pricey), Hammer of Nazahn <--- winner winner chicken dinner, Grafted Wargear, Shuko, Helm of Kaldra, Helm of the Host <--- My new fave equipment.
This deck looks like it's going to be fun to build. Let me know what kind of budget you're on, and I'll make a few more specific suggestions. If you're willing to throw $20 or $40 at this, you can probably make it very aggressive.