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Earthquake deals X damage to each creature without flying and each player.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Radiant_Draconis - I could see that. Both Huatli planeswalkers have game ending abilities paired with other useful abilities like lifegain or a version of removal. Just a shame they cost so much to get out on the field!
Do you find running 4xMarauding Raptor to be rough at times? You are running 3xTemple Altisaur so that might alleviate my fear but I mean the damage Marauding Raptor provides is great for triggering enrage but is a double edged sword in that regard to as two of them means you can not play creatures with power 4 or less. I am running two because of that fear and healthy recognition of my bad luck.
Lastly, Heaven / Earth is an interesting choice to run. I imagine you are running it primarily for the Earth ability to either clear the board or as a mass enrage trigger but with the Aftermath ability, you have to play the Heaven component first, which feels very situational as you have no creatures with flying so betting your opponent will. I feel like there are so many options for this boardwipe/mass enrage trigger slot that might fill it better like Cinderclasm, Earthquake, Sweltering Suns, Slagstorm, Anger of the Gods, etc. Each of those has a slight different flavor but would allow you to do something similar at a lower cost.
2 months ago
Some extra on death mileage particularly with your altar (I would consider Ashnod's Altar as well)- Pitiless Plunderer for more mana, Species Specialist or Dark Prophecy for card draw, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist or Bastion of Remembrance for some life gain/drain action or Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos so when you lose a creature they do too
I saw you have some recursion why not consider Return from Extinction and it's upgraded form Raise the Draugr? I would cut Exhume for one of these they cost the same and can bring back two phoenixes or ninjas and doesn't have the downside of letting your opponent bring a card back. and they cost less though they don't put on to battlefield so that may not be to your liking
Maybe Heartless Summoning-to make your commander cheaper to cast in the graveyard (the only time you should cast this from your command zone is the first time, and anytime is get's exiled as this way you can ignore the commander tax as much as possible)
And don't forget Fervor so all your birds are hasty and can attack as so as they on the field so you ninjutsu even faster
2 months ago
Hi Lord_of_Cardboard! I've been playing Mizzix for many years, and she is still actually both a budget-friendly and over-powered commander at the same time when played correctly. I have a few expensive cards in my deck (mostly free counterspells to ease the early game), but if you took maybe five pricey and unnecessary cards out it would be around the same budget as yours.
The key to Mizzix, as Josh Lee Kwai pointed out when it was spoiled, is playing mostly spells and playing lots of X-Spells. The rule of thumb for Mizzix is that Syncopate is better than Counterspell every time. Because X-spells can be cast for any amount, we can always add more and more counters on Mizzix. If I counter a spell with Syncopate where x=5 and I have five experience counters, I'll pay only a but will get another counter because the cmc is higher. When I then turn around and cast Pull from Tomorrow for I'll draw six cards and add yet another experience counter. In this way you can always add more and more experience counters and draw your deck for ridiculously low mana costs, and get to your wincon. You have a few of these, but a lot more really makes the deck unstoppable.
The original precon was called Seize Control, and that is also one of the best directions for the deck, namely, playing lots of counterspells and shutting down all of your opponents' powerful plays. In addition to Syncopate we have Condescend, Clash of Wills, and Mindswipe, and while they aren't X-Spells Sublime Epiphany and Mystic Confluence can often increase counters while giving you flexibility. You have a lot of the other X-spell counterspells like Power Sink which are great and you should keep, and without the free spells it is also probably good to play good old Arcane Denial and the like for the very early game. You have most of the Blue Sun's Zenith clones, which are also really great and help with the counters.
Personally, I'd recommend cutting on creatures for more spells, which get the most out of Mizzix. I hate hard-casting anything for more than 3cmc, because I always need to have as much mana open as possible to police the board on my opponents' turns. I'd recommend cutting the splashy creatures like Niv Mizzet and even the token generators like Young Pyromancer as they just distract you from your focus on controlling the board. Reiterate (which you have) plus Turnabout is the best way to win and is easily tutorable. Once you have infinite mana you can just win with Earthquake, Rolling Earthquake, or Jaya's Immolating Inferno. In order to avoid dying to the former and having to worry about blockers (so you can cheat on creatures) you really want to get Glacial Chasm, as well as a couple of ways to tutor it (I play Expedition Map and Tolaria West).
This is just my advice, but I've definitely found the deck consistent and oppressive, and I avoid playing it too much to avoid demoralizing my opponents!
My deck is here if you're curious-
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3 months ago
I might end up cutting my pet card for it: Powerstone Minefield. I had a Powerstone deck ages ago, but in EDH it's just not as good. ;)
3 months ago
Awesome list, complete with an awesome description, as usual <3
I’ve actually never stuck with a Boros deck either :p I sure have played a lot of mono red though! Would something like Earthquake or Fault Line be viable here? It could potentially take out most of your opponents’ board, keep your own fliers around, bounce off your Stuffy Doll and Brash Taunter for extra damage, and chew through life totals with your damage doublers (of which you should be relatively safe from thanks to your life gain). Just a thought :) Your list looks really fun as it is too!
6 months ago
Flamebreak is an interesting card but I feel like you're putting too much reliance on its effect to avoid having to run creatures. I personally don't see this being as good as just running some creatures... but in any case, i'm not sure this card keeps you safe enough.
I'm very confused by the sideboard choices here. Act of Treason and Anger of the Gods seem good and make sense, but the rest of the choices have me baffled... what matchups are you bringing these in against?
8 months ago
Cool. My first advice is finding a card or two that's a strong 1-drop. Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer I believe is the best choice for your deck as it gives card advantage + some ramp. You can also go with the hard ramp route by using Arbor Elf+Utopia Sprawl
For dragons to capitalize on, I would recommend guys like Goldspan Dragon or Terror of the Peaks or Obsidian Charmaw or Demanding Dragon. Dragonlord Kolaghan could be a fun 1-of card in the deck that serves as a game-closer. Smoldering Egg Flip seems like a really good 2-drop in this deck. Manamorphose would compliment Smoldering Egg Flip very well & give you card draw + mana fixing
Dragon Hatchling, Enduring Scalelord, and Orb of Dragonkind are terrible for modern & should be removed. Doomskar isnt that good for this deck and Earthquake is only good when we have lots of mana & dragons which we're probably in a winning position anyways.
This deck may actually be better in & use a similar shell to the delver decks that use Murktide Regent but you obviously splash in more dragons to get your desired flavor.