Dromoka's Command

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Dromoka's Command

Instant

Choose two —

  • Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.
  • Target player sacrifices an enchantment.
  • Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
  • Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

wallisface on Selesyna Midrange

7 months ago

Dylanbrickner good to hear! Good luck with the brewing. Some of my advice before was very centric on assuming this was an aggro build, so here’s some general/generic tips on building a more midrange deck:

  • Midrange decks generally value card quality above anything else - they aim to have a LOT of interaction and then a very small amount of dangerous threats, so normally around 14-16 creatures (all being high impact) in a deck.

  • Mono-Green will have a hard time running enough density of useful interaction to stall the game out in this way. You might want to consider adding either White or Black to the deck, as either of those colours have a ton of interactive spells that would easily allow your deck to thrive in a midrange environment (examples: Fatal Push, Infernal Grasp, Murderous Cut, Inquisition of Kozilek, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, Path to Exile, Fateful Absence, Condemn, Dromoka's Command).

  • If you’re playing midrange, you have a lot less room for creatures (as 14-16 creatures are what these decks typically run). So, you want them to all have high impact. Some suggestions to consider include: Thragtusk (stalls the game, replaces itself), and Deathmist Raptor (good stats, late game they can be returned back to the battlefield when you draw additional copies).

  • The game is going to go long enough where running a Companion has a lot more value, if you can justify one. Kaheera, the Orphanguard fits your deck perfectly and should be a companion here.

Andromedus on Progress and Poverty

11 months ago

wallisface I agree regarding Fury, it can be a bit hairy. We do run 3x Dromoka's Commands (the fight mechanic ignores double strike) and chump-blocking a non-flyer isn't generally a challenge for this deck, so on the whole I usually prefer the ETB-less Fury. Tossing a red spell to get it out is a major downside for the opponent, and if we're trading hits then we only need to get a couple +1/+1's onto our Hushbringer before we're breaking even with it. But I do agree there's a potential risk depending on board state.

What I've found is that, whenever Hushbringer is weak, Archon of Emeria is strong. So much so that I'm thinking of replacing the one-off Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in the sideboard with a fourth Archon of Emeria (I don't really think this deck needs the Kozilek anyways).

For example, against Crashing Footfalls, Archon of Emeria completely hoses all cascade effects since they can't cast their "free" spell, which includes 4xShardless Agents and 4xViolent Outbursts, and means that when Crashing Footfalls finally casts off suspend they also can't do anything else that turn but sit on their hands. And without Fury's ETB, it's very hard for them to remove the Archon of Emeria.

It also hoses Murktide as mentioned before, I think that's pretty common knowledge.

For Underworld Breach it hoses Ledger Shredder, Underworld Breach (since escape counts as a cast, they can't use it), Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer's dash is pretty well hosed since it counts as a cast, Expressive Iteration while not totally hosed is definitely hampered, Mishra's Bauble becomes pretty much a dead draw. Only Teferi, Time Raveler really helps the deck but imo it's not enough.

Domain Zoo is one of my tougher match-ups. We do run 3xBoseiju, Who Endures to destroy the triomes, and we have a lot of vigilance which is helpful against aggro. Still I'd probably swap in our Runed Halos in that matchup, in addition to our Hopeful Initiates and Burrenton Forge-Tenders.

Anyways I appreciate the constructive criticisms. Hopefully with time I'll get the list tightened up more.

Andramalech on Progress and Poverty

11 months ago

I have an older build that wasn't quite modern legal and splashed Red for Naydras, and it didn't come close to how clean and precise this must play. I mean, mans really out here beating face the good ole' fashion way with Hydras. My wife mainboards Managorger Hydra and an older shell of 'Scales' and Stompy-associated toolbox. Love to see a deck main Dromoka's Command, because it's utility just can't be slept on. Great work, and love your username. Hope people don't get us mixed up, lol.

Kjartan on Progress and Poverty

1 year ago

Dromoka's Command is actually insane in a world with Leyline Binding and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip

It's a very underrated card in the shit-stain of a game that is current MTG.

Sleepysherlock on Saskia Fun-Fected Super Summer BLAST (Big n' WIDE)

1 year ago

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BotaNickill on Oh, Rotty!

1 year ago

Thanks so much for the help Amigo! I appreciate your advice! I was definitely floundering a bit with the right mix of targeted spells. I had this built as the storm/breach deck first but then realized I didn't have the right cards to make it competitive, so I searched for another option and came up with this Naya VS because I felt like I was closer to having the right cards to make it pop! I have more Dromoka's Commands laying around, so I could up those to 3 or 4, I have the playset of Vines of Vastwood sitting here, I will look in my MM2 binder and see if I have Apostle's Blessing I don't have another Dreadhorde Arcanist, Season of Growth, or Feather, the Redeemed, but I have been watching for them at my LGS. They do have 10 Snakeskin Veils tho! so I'll nab some of those up. Thanks again for the suggestions!

legendofa on Oh, Rotty!

1 year ago

How hard is it to reach delirium? There's a bunch of instants, a few sorceries and fetch lands, and let's say a creature dies once in a while. If you're not hitting delirium regularly, I would switch DRC for another Season of Growth and just draw past the cards you might not need.

My next thought is to either cut the Bloated Contaminator for another Dreadhorde Arcanist, or add more cards that grant counters of one kind or another. Dromoka's Command is solid, and you come up with any Snakeskin Veils, those would help a lot.

The typical play pattern I see is T1 Venerated Rotpriest, T2 pump and attack for damage and poison, T3 either Arcanist or Feather, the Redeemed, then just keep casting spells after that, attacking where you can. If that sounds right, then maybe look for some more hexproof-y protection-y spells like Apostle's Blessing, instead of just making your creatures bigger with Scale Up and Mutagenic Growth. I know those mostly from infect decks, where the goal is to get 1-2 creatures as big as possible, to deal as much infect damage as possible.

A T1 Glistener Elf, T2 Scale Up into Vines of Vastwood into Mutagenic Growth is very different from the same thing with a Rotpriest. With the Elf, you might have just won. With the Rotpriest, you just dealt 12 damage and gave three poison counters. Serious damage, but you're probably not going to do it twice in a row.

So I guess my suggestion (probably biased by my preference for control over aggro) is to focus mostly on keeping your creatures alive so they can be targeted by spells, choose the right time to attack, and let your poison counters do their work. Now that I think about it, some spells that grant vigilance might help, too.

Andromedus on Progress and Poverty

1 year ago

Thanks for checking out the deck, and for your vote! I hadn't considered Inscription of Abundance but it's definitely a solid fit for the deck. I personally prefer Dromoka's Command but think you've pointed out a great option to personalize the list to your taste!

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