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Daxos of Meletis
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
This can't be blocked by creatures with power 3 or greater.
Whenever this deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of that player's library. You gain life equal to that card's converted mana cost/mana value. Until end of turn, you may cast that card and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast it.
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3 months ago
What I found worked best for a Sen Triplets deck is using blue and white for control so you can have your artifacts do all the work getting combos into play.
Stop players from stopping your fun: the match is yours and they simply haven't realized it yet. Dispatch quickly sets you up for a nasty rebuttal in between whichever counter-spell you choose to deploy. Vindicate, Mortify and Fracture (to name a few..) will help them learn that you mean business.
Utilizing Esper colors, Black is the tutor-for-all, Blue is great artifact tutoring and White for some artifact but also enchantments. Good enchantments to have on hand are Paradox Haze (which you have) and Artificer's Intuition. Intuition is good because you can use it to get a Sol Ring in hand, another cost artifact you might have, or, any of the following "artifacts that cost :
- Ancient Den
- Vault of Whispers
- Seat of the Synod
- Darksteel Citadel
- Goldmire Bridge
- Mistvault Bridge
- Razortide Bridge
This cards makes for great and tutoring in a non-green deck as it can be used again and again and there are quite a few you can fetch. Another option is Tezzeret the Seeker that can get you your lands by using the -X ability for 0 to put them into play, unless you want to get a different combo/ramp artifact instead.
Besides the obvious Vampiric Tutor an Demonic Tutor for your get-anything option, there are many options still available for finding the cards you need that are artifact type.
If you are ok with losing a few artifacts, Kuldotha Forgemaster is the ticket as I will sometimes even sac my artifact lands to get better beef on the ground. Otherwise, Sphinx Summoner will get you something in hand and provide you with a flier and a card. Some new cards that play well alongside the Trinket Mage are the Tribute Mage and Trophy Mage cards. Trinket gets you your Sol Ring or another artifact where Tribute and Trophy get you and , respectively.
Artifact-related lands you want to look into are Inventors' Fair for artifact tutoring and Buried Ruin to get something back into your hand from the graveyard.
With such a vast array of artifact-type cards - especially mana ramp - you'll want an Unwinding Clock to be sure to keep everyone on edge.
Steal their Kool Aid
Your Commander will lock a player out of your turn but it also allows you to play their hands. This is a good time to drop any lands they might have in their hands to keep them starved and likewise cast their good ramp spells to get you ahead or continue to lock them out. In the event they finally are able to cast something, you can respond with a Desertion counter-spell (mana permitting) and stick whatever creature/artifact they were trying to cast back in their Vault of Whispers. Thada Adel, Acquisitor and Daxos of Meletis are also nasty foes that puts an opponents deck against themselves. Bribery and Acquire are a malicious and personal jab that should only be used at every chance you get assert your dominance on the board and your opponents deck.
All these cards stand alone from what you can do to further abuse you opponents with just your commanders abilities: it is a multi-pronged deck that throws multiple threats at your enemies making them scramble to deal with one thing while still getting overrun by another.
9 months ago
Drop Thrummingbird, Grateful Apparition, and Karn's Bastion, they're literally pointless. Niko is going to be using his +1 ability to make your ETB creatures bounce often enough that you don't need the extra loyalty on him, and there's literally nothing else in the deck that gets counters except for Lost Auramancers and well... you don't want them to get more counters.
Speaking of the Lost Auramancers, drop them and Protean Thaumaturge because that's just... well it's just a bad combo, and also doesn't work the way you think it does. Vanishing triggers at the beginning of your upkeep, and the creature is only sacrificed during the resolution of that ability when it determines that the creature has no counters left on it, so you literally can't do it, as they only stay a copy until end of turn, and you don't have any enchantments with flash.
Add an Azorius Signet (I can't believe it's not in the list already).
You obviously need card draw, so add a Mulldrifter and/or an [Omen of the Sea].
1 year ago
All of my proud moments which I performed are in modern (including taking a game off Patrick Sullivan’s Gruul burn deck using a Pili-Pala combo deck). BUT I have some moments I’m very proud of others for pulling off against me.
LGS: playing in a pod of 4 (using my Sharuum the Hegemon deck) with a Purphoros, God of the Forge player. I’m at 17 life with 7 non basic lands in play. I have an infinite ready next time my turn comes around. ON MY UPKEEP I ask if everyone wants me to end the game, or just keep playing and fuck around (some players at my LGS prefer to lose gracefully than the “pity continue”). I even show my hand and demonstrate what the infinite will be. When I move to draw step, the purphoros player responds by Price of Progress + Lightning Bolting me for exactsies. Never have I been so proud of a loss.
That same purphoros player would later go on to beat my Vona, Butcher of Magan deck (it’s a control/resource denial deck, not vamp tribal) using a Daxos of Meletis deck, by resolving Approach of the Second Sun twice.
1 year ago
Gidgetimer, are you sure about that?
My understanding is that if the card says you can "Spend mana as if it were any type" (eg Hostage Taker ) that this would include WUBRG and Colourless, but if it says you can "Spend mana as if it were any colour" (eg Daxos of Meletis ) that you can't use coloured mana to pay for colourless costs.
1 year ago
A few other mechanics to look for: rebound, cipher, retrace, aftermath, cascade. Of all these I think Oona's Grace is probably just a crazy card.
I was also thinking of other ways to cheat cards into being cast Mind's Dilation , Daxos of Meletis , Planeswalker's Mischief , Baral's Expertise , Stolen Goods , Talent of the Telepath , Diluvian Primordial , Chaos Wand , Omen Machine , Djinn of Wishes , God-Eternal Kefnet . Some of these seem like they may be inconsistent, but I really like Knowledge Pool .
1 year ago
Ugh, I'm going crazy, I've got a friend who I only mostly just play Commander with and he has a BLUE-WHITE Daxos of Meletis commander and I'm convinced he has less than 10 creatures in his deck. The rest are all just Blue counters, White lockdowns (for anything I'm actually able to resolve), Copy spells, card draw and some life gain. -Oh I forgot to mention that I play Mono-Red... Only commander I've had any luck with has of course been Krenko, Mob Boss that has worked out really well, yet Purphoros, God of the Forge was not quite fast enough to get ahead of him. But I'm not someone to just stick with just one way to win, I Love to constantly create and tinker with decks. I've tried out over a dozen different commanders with several deck variations and I'll still always lose about 2/3 of our match-ups... I'm determined to not venture outside of mono-Red, I'm in Love with it -and despite it kinda being the red-headed stepchild (Pun intended) of commander I'm 100% determined to create a dominant mono-red commander deck (besides Krenko:) ). I'm really trying to resist the temptation of resorting to land destruction for some pay-back for all the frustration and heartache he has put me through when he'll have me completely locked down while he swings at me to death with like a 3 power creature lol, It's like my finger is on the NUKE button but trying everything I can to not have to press it... Any ideas??? Thanks!
1 year ago
1 year ago
Animar, Soul of Elements replacing Yasova Dragonclaw
Geist of Saint Traft replacing Daxos of Meletis
Halana, Kessig Ranger replacing Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma
Bala Ged Recovery Flip replacing Regrowth
Kazuul's Fury Flip replacing Fling
Keeper of the Accord replacing Glorious Anthem
Bountiful Promenade replacing Blossoming Sands
Luxury Suite replacing Bloodfell Caves
Morphic Pool replacing Dismal Backwater
Rejuvenating Springs replacing Thornwood Falls
Sea of Clouds replacing Tranquil Cove
Spectator Seating replacing Wind-Scarred Crag
Spire Garden replacing Rugged Highlands
Training Center replacing Swiftwater Cliffs
Undergrowth Stadium replacing Jungle Hollow
Vault of Champions replacing Scoured Barrens