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Coldsteel Heart Discussion
4 days ago
Definitely need more rocks with your mana base being so greedy. Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring (it's already been suggested but I'm suggesting it again) Coldsteel Heart, Grim Monolith, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Mind Stone, Sphere of the Suns and Mana Vault.
3 weeks ago
Hey, good changes you've made by going with two colors, cutting black and adding more consistency with 4 ofs. Scrying Sheets with Snow-Covered lands is interesting. It wouldn't be my first choice if I was on a budget, but if you have the Sheets then play them.
You haven't changed the manabase after adding Farseek. You want a consistent turn two green source for Farseek since that's the best time in the game to cast Farseek. Having only 6 green sources in the manabase is not going to be enough for Farseek. My advice is cut some Mountains for Snow-Covered Forests. Consistently you will need at least 12 sources of green in the manabase to cast a turn two Farseek therefore consider cutting some Mountains adding 6x Forests?
I think cutting Dragon's Hoard is a mistake since it's ramp that can also be repeatable draw later on. Coldsteel Heart or Colossal Majesty aren't better cards than Hoard with Dragons. Consider 4x Glorybringer; cutting 1x Crucible of Fire for 1x more Glorybringer? Being able to cast multiple Regents and Glorybringers in a row is how you're going to win. Atarka, World Render would do more than Moonveil Dragon; double strike with Regents and Glorybringers.
I also think cutting Sarkhan's Triumph is a mistake because you have several 1 ofs of Dragons and Triumph can tutor for one of these Dragons. You can also take some more advantage of Triumph with other 1 of Dragons in the sideboard such as Stormbreath Dragon and Thundermaw Hellkite. Colossal Majesty isn't a better card than Triumph. Majesty is better as a sideboard card to replace some removal for more draw for matchups where the game is going to go longer than usual or your opponents have less creatures and more control.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
I'd try to get some more 2 drop ramp spells worked in: Coldsteel Heart, Marble Diamond, Mind Stone, and Fellwar Stone to name a few budget options. If you want of focus on the Voltron aspect of the deck, I'd cut high CMC cards like Angel of Serenity and Admonition Angel. Some lower CMC forms of removal at instant speed that you could fetch with Sunforger would serve you better, and you can free up slots for more equipment or protection spells. I think I'd cut Runehorn Hellkite, too. If you still want the card draw, try Magus of the Wheel or Humble Defector. Trailblazer's Boots is another nice piece of equipment. If you are interested in being able to equip ALL of your artifacts to Wyleth, Bludgeon Brawl can do it.
Sejiri Shelter Flip could substitute for one of your Plains, or possibly Spawning Bed. I'm not sure what that card does for you, but there seem to be better nonbasics. It can offer some protection in a pinch.
Hope this helps. You've got quite a bit of good equipment in there, much better than I have available. +1.
2 months ago
So as far as ramp cards I can give you, I have:
Mind Stone - Worn Powerstone - Dowsing Dagger Flip - Prismatic Lens - Darksteel Ingot - Arcane Signet - Boros Signet - Heraldic Banner - Hedron Archive - Talisman of Conviction - Coldsteel Heart - Dreamstone Hedron - Burnished Hart - Commander's Sphere
Cards I don't have that you may want to consider:
Sword of the Animist - Wayfarer's Bauble - Gilded Lotus - Nyx Lotus - Thran Dynamo - Fire Diamond - Marble Diamond - Solemn Simulacrum (can be thrown with Brion!) - Star Compass - Sisay's Ring - Ur-Golem's Eye - Firemind Vessel - Cloud Key - Empowered Autogenerator - Lavabrink Floodgates - Guardian Idol
I would recommend at least ten pieces of ramp, perhaps even twelve. Definitely no fewer than ten in my opinion. Perhaps six that add 1 mana and four than add 2+ mana? Something like that. Getting Brion out a turn early, while not vital, can be convenient as he can pad your life total.
I would recommend 36-38 lands.
2 months ago
I don't love Castle Locthwain as it essentially reads ", draw a card and lose a fuck ton of life potentially", which isn't ideal. I would rather have an Underworld Connections, and even then that's fairly weak. A good replacement would probably be an Erebos, God of the Dead or Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, both of which allow for repeatable card draw for a great rate.
Great deck, fun Commander, good ideas!
3 months ago
Top is a maybe, but Rings only copies activated abilites, not triggered abilites..
Imp's Mischief doesn't fit that well since I'm usually tapping-out every turn, but I do have a foil copy in my Yawgmoth deck..
Feed the Swarm is brand new, and it will find their way into all of my Mono-Black decks. However I this is more-or-less a Burn deck, not a Control deck.
3 months ago
Myriad Landscape is ramp and doesn't take up a slot, so that is worth considering. Everflowing Chalice is great for these kinds of ramp decks too. With all your glorious sea monsters the big-boy ramp cards will be useful. Gilded Lotus, Mana Vault, Dreamstone Hedron, Thran Dynamo, Nyx Lotus, and Empowered Autogenerator would all be good. Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens are good for decks like this.
Don't underestimate the small rocks either. Sky Diamond, Sapphire Medallion, Prismatic Lens, Star Compass, Guardian Idol, Arcane Signet, and Coldsteel Heart are all good. Burnished Hart is good for heavy ramp in Blue. Personally, I always aim for eight pieces of ramp in most normal decks (which is where you are, including High Tide) but in high-CMC ramp decks I aim for 10-12. Your commander could be considered a piece of ramp since Sol Rings are so easy to steal. Thieving Skydiver could be considered a ramp piece too!
Quicksilver Amulet miiight be worth considering. Far from mandatory. I often prefer pure ramp if the deck isn't super creature-oriented.
3 months ago
Your list is looking really good! You have pretty much most of the classic Aristocrats pieces in. Your creature list is spot-on IMO. I love how much removal you have.
A couple of suggestions here though. I am going to assume you're on at least something of a budget. If you're not, hit up EDHREC for more powerful suggestions, of course.
I would recommend a bit more ramp. You're sitting at four ramp pieces by my count, and Bontu's Monument and Ashnod's Altar are a bit questionable as true ramp. They're definitely good and worth their slots--don't get me wrong. I'd recommend at least eight ramp pieces in almost any deck. Some good includes would be Wayfarer's Bauble, Charcoal Diamond, Star Compass, Myriad Landscape, Prismatic Lens, Mind Stone, Worn Powerstone. With a bit of money you have Arcane Signet, Coldsteel Heart, Jet Medallion, Crypt Ghast, Magus of the Coffers and Sword of the Animist.
I wouldn't really recommend Altar of Dementia unless you can infinitely loop sacrifices and make it a win-con. If you just want free sac outlets; your commander, Ashnod's, Woe Strider, and Carrion Feeder should do the trick and give you value in return that you can actually use. Same with Ayara and stuff. Culling Dais and Spawning Pit are decent. One of Yehenni's biggest strengths is having a free sac outlet in the command zone.
Speaking of your commander, one of the reasons to run Yahenni over other mono-Black aristocrats commanders is the threat he/she turns into. I would recommend a few pieces of equipment to help end the game. Loxodon Warhammer, Blackblade Reforged, Lashwrithe, Trailblazer's Boots, Prowler's Helm, and of course Swiftfoot Boots are all good choices. Lots to choose from here but these are great for their price. Obviously there are all the Swords and Jitte and stuff if you have the cash or have them in your collection.