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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from each colour that's not in your commander's colour identity. ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by any colour that's not in your commander's colour identity. Anything of this colour attached to this creature immediately falls off.)
1 week ago
Hi all! I'm getting back into the swing of things as I'm back from all of my intense AP Reading stuff and am playing again. I have another gameplay report, some updates, and some other thoughts related to the deck partly inspired by some player comments and questions here. Before I get to that however I want to respond to everyone I hadn't had a chance to yet!
The must-play card from Baldur's gate is Battle Angels of Tyr, which has already replaced Emeria Angel in my deck. Beyond that it's creating a headache for me with my Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck since there are so many more dragons to consider, but I haven't seen a ton more for Giada.
Glad you're enjoying the deck! You can totally write it up and link it here if you'd like! The more resources, the better for us all! As far as protection goes, Commander's Plate is a good choice, as protection is so much better than we think it's going to be. Ephemerate not so much unless we have a blink theme because of the one-off, situational nature of the card. I'd also add that, in my experience, we don't need to worry too much if she dies a couple of times. At 2cmc we can recast her a few times no problem, and smart opponents will not feel it's not worth it when there will be more immediate threats on the board, or will not want to target her when she has already put some massive threats out. They killed her four times the other night, and when they ran out of removal I put out a massive flight of angels to kill them out in almost a single turn! I'd agree on Eye of Vecna being really good draw. Less so on Thorough Investigation; it's rather Dawn of Hope that always manages to be just not that great for me, though time will tell on this all. I'm trying to get Inspiring Overseer back in as it seems good. I have Angel of the Dire Hour in my binder too and just want to warn that it is a trap card. We'll almost never hold open seven mana to use it, so most of the time it will be an otherwise vanilla 5/4 flyer for 7 which is just terrible. If she were 4cmc, then she would definitely be played!
Thanks for the compliment, comment, and upvote! I upvoted your deck too. Feel free to let us know how it goes and share any insights you have from play!
Thanks for the compliment, comment, and upvotes! I am glad you are enjoying the deck, as I have been! As far as cards go, I can definitely see the case for Shadowspear. It does fit the curve and gives us life-link, and if there are Sigarda players or other annoying things like that in your meta it could me a good choice for dealing with that as well. Akroma's Will also probably belongs, for thematic reasons as much as anything. It would be a good replacement for Eerie Interlude, though I have another plan for replacing that card currently. Legion Loyalty does sound like fun and I'd recommend it for more Timmy-minded Giada players. At 8cmc I'm personally not willing to risk it, but that's just me! I can see some ridiculous "I win!" plays with a card like that from time to time! Blessed Sanctuary does sound like fun, and my unicorn/alicorn/pony loving daughters would probably appreciate it very much! That being said, it doesn't do much to help us with life loss combos or infinite attacker/attack step combos, which are pretty common out there, and as such is pretty narrow on those grounds. I play a lot of combo myself in other decks, and my top deck on tappedout is my Inalla, Archmage Ritualist deck which is about the most degenerate combo deck outside of cEDH imaginable. So, my tip from the dark lord about dealing with combos is that the best way to deal with them is to kill the combo player, destroy the combo pieces, or call out the combo pieces so someone else with removal can help us destroy them. That being said, unicorns are fun and flavorful, and if your meta has lots of ping-type infinite combos I could see it as a good meta choice in those circumstances!
1 week ago
I think that you should add Commander's Plate for massive commander protection and combat buffs
3 weeks ago
I have been playtesting the deck and making my own edits, it's a lot of fun! If you're interested I can write up my edited deck list. One thing I have noticed is that since there isn't an overabundance of reach or flying at my table, Giada is a beacon for removal, with me having to cast her upwards of 4 or 5 times. I am contemplating a few cards like Commander's Plate or maybe a few like Ephemerate but the decklist is so fine tuned it's hard to figure out what I would take out for these effects. I played a few games this weekend, the last one was against a nasty Kynaios and Tyro control deck, a Chatterfang aristocrats deck, and Tovolar Dire Overlord. I just barely managed to win in the end thanks to Together Forever letting me save the same few angels from back to back board wipes.
Unsurprisingly, Avacyn, Angel of Hope is a a slam dunk. Eye of Vecna has been excellent card draw, while Thorough Investigation has been lacking. Inspiring Overseer has been a great way to draw a card while developing the board. Might try adding Angel of the Dire Hour just because it's a fun card I've never had the right deck for. Interested to see your updates going forward!
1 month ago
I am making a Florian, Voldaren Scion Drain deck with a voltron sub theme. I decided to do this through equipments. So what are some good equipment for a voltron strategy. So far I have; Blackblade Reforged Blazing Sunsteel Champion's Helm Commander's Plate Embercleave Goldvein Pick Hammer of Nazahn Lizard Blades Loxodon Warhammer Prowler's Helm Ring of Xathrid Skeleton Key Sword of the Animist Umezawa's Jitte
Deck can be found here, Florian Draining Blade
1 month ago
I am building a deck with Florian, Voldaren Scion that is taking a more voltron approach to win. I would like to achieve this using equipment. I already have the piece for group slug to get damage through so I can dig. I have Basilisk Collar Commander's Plate Hammer of Nazahn Loxodon Warhammer O-Naginata Reaper's Talisman Ring of Xathrid Swiftfoot Boots Sword of Fire and Ice Sword of War and Peace Sword of the Animist in the deck. Any suggestion that can complement what already going on with the deck would be nice.
1 month ago
Xag803 There sure are! Commander's Plate is really good, especially in mono or colorless decks. Lifecrafter's Bestiary could really help you filter and draw some cards. Of course the ever-popular commander staples Lightning Greaves and/or Swiftfoot Boots. Considering that your plan is to make absurd amounts of mana, any of the Eldrazi titans - or any Eldrazi without a colored mana in their cost, really - could really help you close out games. To reiterate, if you haven't checked it out yet, you should really poke around EDHREC.
2 months ago
I have replaced Commander's Plate with Vedalken Orrery, which unfortunately increased the average converted mana cost of this deck frokm3.95 to 4.00, but the plate did not contribute to this deck's overall theme, and I have the orrery in every EDH deck that I build (I am embarrassed that I forgot to include it when I was initially building this deck, so I have included it, now).
2 months ago
Has this deck been in your rotation for 9 years? Awesome! I have my own love bug that just won't quit: The Red Terror: Akroma's Manifesto
Some tricks that might help:
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth might be on theme, with cost reduction and lifelink.