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(Black)(Black): Target creature gains shadow until end of turn. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
1 month ago
This seems to be more suited as a value based commander than a Voltron commander. It doesn't have a natural form of evasion, like trample or flying or anything like that. If you really want to go Voltron, you need to look into getting evasion on him, most likely in the form of trample. You've got some good choices in here, like Rancor, for example. A sneaky good evasion card you could run is Dauthi Embrace. I would not avoid equipment, and consider adding Trailblazer's Boots to the mix, as well.
Honestly, there's so much good equipment out there, like Fireshrieker, Sword of the Animist, Lizard Blades, just to name a few, and I'm trying to keep it budget. If you don't have a budget, you can go nuts with high-priced equipment.
I don't really like Blanchwood Armor and Claws of Valakut in here, because you are in three colors and therefore can't really focus on one of these, and you are running a lot of nonbasic lands, making it harder for them to really run up the power for you. I'd like Blanchwood Armor better if you were running Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth. There are some really high CMC auras you could run that would buff him up more, like Colossification and Epic Proportions.
2 months ago
Netherborn Altar might be worth a look, I've used it in decks with higher MV Commanders, but it also works if you just can't cast your Commander from hand and are in Black.
Dauthi Embrace is another way to give Shadow, and it's on a non-Aura enchantment, making it pretty rugged. You can also use it on other people's creatures as needed. Rogue's Passage and Whispersilk Cloak can help get Phage in as well.
3 months ago
Glistening Oil I actually have been avoiding. I might actually need to do some testing with it though.
3 months ago
Also there are these unblockable options too:
If you wanted a recurring way to infect your commander, Glistening Oil could be a good option
6 months ago
The new set had me missing a favorite commander of mine, that being Horobi, Death's Wail. I'm looking to remake him but don't want to necessarily go all in as I know that's a trap with him but run most of the great stuff with it. I'm looking to use him as a 1 sided board wipe to clear the field a time or two. That being said I can see him going a few directions
Discard/Pain: Cards like Underworld Dreams or Megrim using Horobi to keep the board clear. Prob the worst way to build him and the slowest. Blood Artist and friends would work well against creature heavy decks.
Infect: while Skittles may be the go-to infect commander I think Horobi can be useful in clearing the path for smaller infect creatures while pumping them prior to horobi's grand entrance. Reason here being cards like Dauthi Trapper, Unspeakable Symbol, Dauthi Embrace work amazing well with Horobi and work well without him with your infect creatures. 10 damage is more easy to cough up than 40.
Combo: some sort of combo in mono black that I'm not aware of. Anything would help. While not a combo par se Endless Whispers would be a funny way to keep Horobi online. Peer into the Abyss + Underworld Dreams would certainly work but is mana intensive.
If you can think of another way to build him that would be great. Or perhaps I'm overthinking it and should stick to just his staples? Lemme know
6 months ago
The following cards make a creature unblockable in black and/or colorless:
Unblockable with requirements or limitations:
Alternative way of being unblocked:
7 months ago
Since you can't really rely on Ninjitsu to get him into play and deal damage that way, Dauthi Embrace is a good way to get damage through.