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Creature — Rhox Soldier
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.
1 month ago
Ok I just realized I can not edit that comments :) since the gameplan looks now clearer to me I would change some cuts and make some other suggestions.
Caller of the Pack Very expensive, After you tapped out and if it sticks ( survives one whole round ) you only got more fatties out of it and the tokens will leave the field then!. -> Armada Wurm costs less, has more devotion towards your gods Karametra, God of Harvests, Heliod, Sun-Crowned and the token sticks
Impervious Greatwurm is strictly MORE-WIN. -> Instead of a meaningless fatty I would include a fatty that helps at least your creatures and tokens ( If you manage to fokus on something here.. ) Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Nyx-Fleece Ram slow and only viable in enchantress or lifegain ( well seems you would like lifegain ) I would suggest Authority of the Consuls instead. No one want to kill Authority of the Consuls and it triggers all the time I have seen it. There is also Soul's Attendant in creature form but the enchantment is stictly better ( it sticks around as an engine )
Trudge Garden this card is just playable if you commit more to lifegain... so yeah lets do that. dont cut this anymore pls.
Conclave Guildmage This fragile setup card has no synergy rate. Token 4cmc to expensive and tapping for trample is something you will mathematically never really benefit from. I would replace it with some real oomph here -> The Great Henge ( Its really broken )
Heal the Scars is way to expensive to hold back for a battle trick. Unplayable. -> If you want stuff like that I would let it die and play -> Momentous Fall. Can also be used If it would die in your combat step.
Trelasarra, Moon Dancer as far as the math went ( or is ) you dont get any meaningfull recursive life but you can try him would not cut him anymore.
Second Harvest This is a card just playable if you commit 100% towards tokens. Dont make the deck bad Instead of a WINMORE play WIN. You dont want to pay 4mana for cloning one or two 1/1 or 2/2 tokens -> I would replace it with Archangel of Thune
Knotvine Paladin maybe you misread this it does not get a +1/+1 counter it just gets +1/+1 until end of turn. This card has no synergy anf if you think it gets big because of all the creatures you have then its MORE-WIN - replace it with some protection (lacking in the deck) Heroic Intervention
3 months ago
chigorin Really appreciate the feedback and interest! It would be my pleasure to answer your questions.
First, regarding the card Grand Crescendo, it has definitely caught my eye. For now I am still testing the most recent build of the deck to see if I feel the need for more board-wipe protection. I will say that as a general rule, for this deck I like creatures such as Dauntless Escort and Selfless Spirit more than sorceries/instants because they combo with Earthcraft type effects and Gaea's Cradle + Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun. They can also be recycled with Sun Titan in a really powerful loop, and they can be searched with tutors. It is true that Grand Crescendo offers unprecedented flexibility in that you can use it as protection or as a token maker or both. I would still say that it is inferior to Heroic Intervention and to Teferi's Protection. Making more tokens in Emmara can really quickly feel "win more" because Emmara is such a reliable token maker. As soon as I test stuff out and make a decision I will write an update specifically for New Capenna stuff, so keep an eye out for that!
The deck is actually optimized for a 4-player game. It is true that Esper Sentinel and Smothering Tithe offer draw and mana, respectively, and at various points I did include them. However, they give you those things...and nothing else. They have almost no real synergy with your gameplan. Additionally, they are both occupying extremely busy mana slots. Turn 1 should always ideally be any of the "Turn One Tappers" and the 4 mana slot is almost always ideally taken by a token doubler or to continue setting up your combo. Mana/ramp is also the one thing that I do not feel the deck needs more of at all.
As for board wipes in general, my experience has been this: if no one plays a board wipe, I win 100% of the time unless I had an absolutely terrible hand/draws. You are the go wide deck. Either someone blows up the board or you win. So, focus on running protection and let others worry about board wipes.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh draws attention to you in a bad way. You don't want to give opponent's a reason to blow you up early. Emmara is a slow, steady token deck. You are always growing turn after turn. Your goal is to reach that critical point where you can 1-KO everyone before they realize you are a threat.
Glare of Subdual is a trap. It discourages you from tapping your creatures during your turn, and in this deck, if you are doing the things that will make you win, you are normally ending your turn with a tapped out board. Knight-Captain of Eos is your best defense against attacks, and it is always better to remove artifacts rather than just tap them.
Finally, Sylvan Library has the unfortunate trait of costing 2 mana. You ALWAYS cast Emmara turn 2. And because Sylvan Library is best played as early as possible, and from turn 3 forwards, it really doesn't feel like there is ever a good time to play it. I decided to cut it because now we have access to more cards with draw like Welcoming Vampire and the absolute perfection that is Bennie Bracks, Zoologist.
Please feel free to ask as many other questions as you want, or let me know if you would like more detail regarding any of my explanations! I love this deck, and for some weird reason I am just obsessed with making it perfect hahaha, so I will definitely be maintaining it for years to come!
5 months ago
If you want to add a third color, offers the most options, but most of them are underwhelming. and have some interesting cards, but nothing that is an obvious shoo-in for Soldier tribal. is better at ramp, and is generally better at drawing and tutoring. Ultimately, I think this one comes down to taste. Dauntless Escort, General's Enforcer, and Lavinia, Azorius Renegade are all worth taking a look at.
As far as the commander goes, Saskia the Unyielding gets two extra colors, Jirina Kudro helps Humans as well, and you're either going to have to go specialty Guile, Sonic Soldier or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis if you want with all creatures being Soldiers.
How competitive do you want it? Who are you going to be playing with? I hate to say it, but $300 won't buy some individual cards for an optimized competitive EDH deck. Don't let that stop you, though; as long as you have fun and enjoy what you've created, it's a success, and $300 can get some good stuff.
11 months ago
I obviously upvoted before, but I'll comment still. There aren't many more unicorns, but you could add a rhino just for the gag of rhinos being like unicorns, but fat. The best choices for that are Dauntless Escort, Thicket Crasher, Thundering Ceratok or Rhox Meditant.
1 year ago
I also built a Rhys deck (on a budget though) na na na na, hey hey, goodbye(overwhelming tokens) here's a little bit of what I have learned playing it
Biowaste Blob can get big fast with your token doubling
Dauntless Escort has saved me many a time from a board wipe
I also like using Glare of Subdual to tap down my opponent's creatures with my tokens
Citywide Bust can harm your opponents while leaving you practically untouched
Good Luck in your war
1 year ago
And this may be more than you were looking for, but here's actually how I deck build. I start with ONE card that I want to use. In the case of the deeper cut, it was Novablast Wurm . Then I figure out what it needs to do - in this case, destroy everyone else's creatures - but not mine! So how do I make mine survive? Make them indestructible. There are other options for this ( Shield of the Oversoul is my favorite), but Dauntless Escort seemed an inexpensive and good option for keeping my whole field alive. But it only works for one turn, so what do I need? Recursion. Preferably repeatable. Enter Sigil of the New Dawn . What if I don't have Dauntless Escort? Then I want to be able to get benefit out of all my creatures dying. There are obviously other ways I could do this, but sacrifice abilities seemed a good option. I could have added black to beef up the sacrifice aspect, but as a general rule, I stick with 2 colors unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise. Plus, sacrifice has synergy with recursion. At that point, it was just a matter of a Gatherer search to find green and white creatures with sacrifice and recursion abilities that would not break the bank. And fill in to make sure I include artifact/enchantment removal, card draw, etc. Last, I put in 2 Zirda, the Dawnwaker because I wanted to make it cheaper to recur as much of my board as possible at once, and it also discounts other activated sacrifice abilities. I wished I could use it as the companion for the deck, but there was one card at that point that didn't have an activated ability - the Wurm! And getting rid of it would nerf the whole deck, so it just has to ride it out in the deck. There's probably room for tweaking in there (more Sigil? Artifact removal? Anti-flying?), but I feel like it's a good start that can be adjusted after playtesting. I do feel like this deck would draw a lot of hate, so not something I'd play. I prefer a to innocently build a boardstate until I Overrun my opponents. Did I mention I play a lot of Selesnya? ;)
1 year ago
Hey, I saw your comment. Is this an alternate account for twechsler or is this deck just inspired by theirs? Either way, I'll go into greater depth on some possible build paths. libraryjoy is correct in that if you're (mostly) mono-green, your best way to destroy creatures is often to take advantage of the abilities on your own creatures. You already have the deathtouch style shell so I'd just focus on that. But even with deathtouch, there are a fair number of options for guaranteeing that damage gets dealt. There are the bow/staff cards like I use in my artifact commander deck A Pile of Cans with the deathtouch from Sydri, Galvanic Genius . Then there's fight effects which you can see working with Wren's Run Packmaster in my wolfless wolf deck Size of the Fight in the Dog (although this strategy doesn't require DT if your creatures have high enough power). A final approach is forced combat damage. Since it's been mentioned the least, that's what I'll focus on here.
Forced block cards like Lure , Gift of the Deity , Indrik Umbra , Ochran Assassin , Roar of Challenge , Tempting Licid , Provoke , Irresistible Prey , or Tangle Angler are the core of such a deck. Most of these cards are rather costly in terms of CMC, and I'd consequently only recommend such a deck for slower casual play. It should be pretty strong in creature-heavy metas though. If that sounds reasonable, the next thing you have to decide on are the creatures and supporting cards. These choices aren't always obvious because of the many things a deck like this wants. For example, it may be better to play cheap deathtouch creatures like Deathcap Cultivator , Gifted Aetherborn , Narnam Renegade , Wasteland Viper , and Nightshade Peddler so you can start controlling the board sooner. But if all your DT creatures have low power, they'll only be able to kill 1 or 2 things off a big forced block. Thus, it may be better to instead grant deathtouch with other cards like Basilisk Collar , Deadly Allure , Virulent Swipe , Bow of Nylea , Archetype of Finality , or Ohran Frostfang . Then, you could just run creatures with high attack for their cost. Still, I think there's something to be said of looking for other abilities that interact well with deathtouch. First strike and double strike are the most obvious examples because they can let your creatures survive combat to attack all over again on later turns. Viridian Claw , Glissa, the Traitor , and Grappling Hook see play in such decks for this reason. Alternatively, you can learn from the synergy of the Frostfang that abilities triggering on face damage pair well with deathtouch. Only a fool would block your 1/1 DT with their 3/3, but if that 1/1 is drawing you a card, suddenly that trade sounds more appealing. Cold-Eyed Selkie , Dimir Cutpurse , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Oakhame Adversary , Ohran Viper , Tomebound Lich , Fynn, the Fangbearer , and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons are some cards that might fill this role.
I know I've just rattled off a lot of cards here. I'll try putting together a casual deck to demonstrate what I'm talking about when I find the time.
As an aside, I see that you've included Novablast Wurm as the only meaningful white spell in this version of the deck. It's too slow to see play in anything but ramp, but it can definitely be built around as a beefy Wrath of God too. Consider using something like Heroic Intervention or a Dauntless Escort sacrifice to break the symmetry on the board wipe. Also, creatures that grant boons on death like Thragtusk or Wurmcoil Engine could find a home in a self-wipe deck, although the Wurm might be outclassed then by something more traditional like Austere Command , Settle the Wreckage , Kindred Dominance , or Phyrexian Rebirth .
1 year ago
I'm curious what your experience was with Bloodbraid Elf . Cascade also gives you the cast trigger off of Hero of Precinct One . It's also crazy to think it's now a pretty budget card. Maybe because they are not as fun to play with?
I will like to advise that your 6 copies of Destructive Revelry (including Cindervines ), is a bit redundant and harmful. Especially if you already have the champ Qasali Pridemage . If you do put every single one in on a single game, you are very likely to start with one (or multiple) in the early game. This reduces your awesome creature output and likely ending with a poor mid to late game board-state. You don't have big and high CMC threats, so delaying the game into the late game can be a death threat to you. They are also mana restrictive (especially without fetchlands) and are strictly only answers to a particular threat, so they have a strong likelihood to sit in your hand wasting space
Here are some things to think about if your interested.
-The non-land permanent removal enchantments might be an option, if you want answers to specific permanent types in your sideboard, but it not have it as mana restrictive or type specific. Maybe even just creature stuff like Prison Term aggro might be funny against midrange or some aggro decks.
- Yasharn, Implacable Earth --Sideboard? It's at least interesting to think about.
- Rienne, Angel of Rebirth This would essential be the 1 of fun card to put in the deck that is of theme. Not needed.
- Aspect of Mongoose , Valorous Stance , Unbreakable Formation , Dauntless Escort , Gods Willing and many others are much more budget than Heroic Intervention . Plus you mainly want to protect your creatures anyway.
- Shield of the Oversoul may be interesting
I had more stuff to say but I realize this is alright long enough. Overall, I do like the idea of a multicoloured deck. I can see many possible directions a deck like this can go.