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- Does Metallic Mimic trigger Edgar Markov's ability?
- What does Cathar's Crusade trigger on first if I have Edgar Markov as my commander?
- Triggered abilities with "when you cast this spell" - order in the stack and their resolution
- edgar markov and horizon canopy?
- Humility and Eminence in the Command Zone
Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight
Eminence — Whenever you cast another Vampire spell, if this is in the command zone or on the battlefield, create a 1/1 black Vampire creature token.
First strike, haste
Whenever this attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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Michigone on Isshin for a Fight
1 week ago
Been a second since I changed anything, deck was overdue for a little update. A newer player in my playgroup plays a Kardur, Doomscourge deck, and I read an article recently that talked about how to combat power creep in a playgroup in ways that are fun and interesting for everyone. And the article talked about building decks with your meta in mind, or at least coming up with ways to combat specific decks that you are likely to see, and in the interest of full disclosure, I don't often do that. I find myself building decks that excite me from a mechanical perspective, and then fine tuning the deck relative to my playgroup through playtesting, and in this way letting the meta affect my card choices for slots in my 99. I don't think it's a bad way to deck build, but I think I ask others for their opinions a lot (sorry Crow-Umbra), and that it's a result of me not looking at my meta in particular. I think that thinking about my card slots in terms of what I'll sit down and face on any given play night would actually have me asking less, or maybe just different questions of what my deck should be doing to accomplish its game plan.
Okay, so that's a long ramble, and all of this is to say that against the players in my play group that field decks that put up big bodies that I can't swing into (Gargos, Vicious Watcher, Ghired, Conclave Exile) or their decks go wide enough that they can chump block my creatures to death (Edgar Markov, Ghired, Conclave Exile, Alela, Artful Provocateur, Marrow-Gnawer, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Lathril, Blade of the Elves), or they play Goad (Just the Kardur, Doomscourge Deck currently), I need more protection for my attackers. Now Crow-Umbra mentioned Reconnaissance way back, and I kind of slept on it because I thought (incorrectly) that it would hamper my ability to do damage, but still offer me the benefit of vigilance. But I realized that after the errata by Magic in creating multiple combat steps, that I can still use Reconnaissance to untap my attacking creatures after they've dealt damage, during the combat end step, thus allowing me to "have my cake and eat it too." So I was wondering what to cut, and I landed on cutting Curse of Opulence. It is irritating to the player that it gets put on, and it's hard to assess as early as turn one who the biggest threat will be, and it embitters whichever player I put it on against me, so even though I get ramp off of it, and other players do too, it doesn't really do me too many favors. So Curse is out, Reconnaissance is in.
DemonDragonJ on Commander Masters Previews and Speculation
3 weeks ago
WotC has officially announced that there shall be a Commander Masters set, so let us begin speculating about it!
Thus far, only three cards have been revealed, but they are all excellent, so I am hoping that the remainder of the set shall be comparable.
If The Ur-Dragon is being reprinted (and it needs to be), I also would like to see Edgar Markov reprinted, because he also is expensive, as well as Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, mainly because he has never been reprinted (except as a judge promo), so I would like to see him in the new card frame.
Given that Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, and Smothering Tithe were all reprinted, recently, I would like to see Esper Sentinel reprinted, mainly to keep its price low and availability high.
I have said this, before, but I shall again pray for reprints of Book of Rass and Claws of Gix, mainly to see them in the new frame.
Sol Ring and Command Tower are almost certain to be in this set, but I also would like to see Reflecting Pool and Chromatic Lantern, to keep their prices low.
Akroma's Memorial, Mirari's Wake, and Privileged Position would all be great, as well.
What does everyone else say about this? What card would you like to see reprinted in Commander Masters?
DarthSygg on Tribal Vamping
1 month ago
I wanna try my hand on a vampire tribal but I don’t wanna build Edgar Markov it's been done to death and my pod hates him.
I was looking maybe or . I tried with Strefan, Maurer Progenitor but the deck felt slow and too dependent on Strefan to cheat expensive creature out.
If someone has a commander suggestions or significant update to make Strefan faster and more reliable I'd be grateful.
TypicalTimmy on EDH - Kill 1 opponent …
1 month ago
For me, it depends on several factors.
One being what deck am I playing. I have (or rather, has) some decks that excelled at focused damage to drop a body asap. So all damage relentlessly went toward one opponent, who was chosen based on their Commander - e.g. the biggest potential of being a threat. Such as Edgar Markov. This is how my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck would win.
Other decks, it makes more sense to literally "do nothing" and quietly piece out a winning combo and overrun the boardstate within a single turn. My old Ghired, Conclave Exile deck was able to do that quite effectively.
Other times, a deck played best via threat assessment; What was the most problematic boardstate, and how can I disrupt it? A prime example of this would have been my really old Mogis, God of Slaughter deck in which it was mostly just spot removal. Rakdos excels in creature removal, red has artifact and land removal, black has wraths and discarding. Then Mogis has indestructible and just sits there grinding down the game. A war of attrition, truly.
Then again sometimes the goal isn't to win but to just have fun. My Karametra, God of Harvests deck is a prime example. It was essentially Soul Sisters turned EDH and it's "wincon" was combat damage by overrunning the boardstate with a bagillion 1/1 tokens. But even if I had 647 power online ready to attack and 838 life, I wouldn't. Because at that point all three opponents would very obviously be seeing me as the biggest threat and it became a game of Archenemy. And the fun there is watching all three of them try to take me down, and fail. And when it finally did happen, we all had a blast.
Sometimes I build a deck just to let my inner Timmy take hold. That's my Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm deck. Can it win? Yes easily. Does it always win? No. Is it fun to play, even if I am losing? Absolutely.
So really, the "way" I play largely is determined by which deck I am currently using. That being said, sometimes there is a clear asshole player who needs to be put in their place. I've had experiences where I've been the sole focus for assault by a single player for several games in a row. So when I finally have the upper hand, I'll take what I can get and throw everything I've got at them. And of course, they'll bitch and moan and cry and throw a temper tantrum about it all, citing how it isn't fair that there are three opponents and I only attacked him. Well yeah, you have three opponents and I'm the only one you targeted for the past three games. So shut the fuck up, buttercup.
I would wager that while the way Command Zone / Game Knights plays is how most players would want it as their ideal, largely most players do not play this way. I am willing to bet that MOST tables don't play with politics in mind, making deals and crafting plans. I would wager MOST tables sit down with random players at an LGS or a college campus and take what they can get, which means you aren't all friends and don't know each other's experiences. And even if you do, Jimmy and James have decades of entertainment experience between them, whereas we do not. So the showboating and glamor and humor likely just isn't there. And with that, I highly doubt much focus is put on "OMG guys we REALLY need to get rid of XYZ! Okay, if someone lets me resolve this, then that can allow someone else to do this. I won't attack anyone for a turn but we need to stop XYZ or it's game over!"
No. Most of the time it's going to be: "Damn that sucks. Not my problem though. At most he can deal 13 damage and you're at 8 and I'm at 30. Good luck."
We may not actively want to see other players lose, but I bet we also don't actively try to stop it, either.
TLDR - Depends on the deck and if someone has been an outstanding asshole or not.
FormOverFunction on Salty Commanders!
1 month ago
Gaddock Teeg jumps to mind, as that locks a lot of things down. Child of Alara seems to elicit groans, as does Sen Triplets. Edgar Markov is pretty relentless as well, and puts a pretty big target on the player. I’m interested to see what other recommendations people have!
Michigone on EngrIsshin - All Your Base Are Belong to Us!
1 month ago
@Last_Laugh Got it. Do you feel like your meta doesn't have a lot of other go wide players in it? My meta has an Edgar Markov deck, a Lathril, Blade of the Elves deck, a Rat Colony deck, a Ghired, Conclave Exile deck, and a Purphoros, God of the Forge deck, among others. I guess that has kinda affected my viewpoint on what tapping a few creatures per player is worth. But I can see it still having value in terms of getting through if all the opponent has is one or two big threats. And that makes sense about making changes. I just built, online only currently, my first Isshin deck and I am looking around to see how other people have built theirs. Thanks for any tips and feedback in terms of how games have played out and what works well in your deck!
Last_Laugh on Your Cheap Obscure Overperformers?
2 months ago
What are some cheap (let's say $2 and under) cards you've added (and to whom) to your decks that've way outperformed their price tag? Cards you won't find under your commander on edhrec sorta thing.
Scepter of Celebration in and on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. You just sac all your Kobolds so Prossh hits like a truck and spits out more tokens. This is NUTS with Aristocrats/Impact Tremors effects.
Aerial Extortionist in Marisi, Breaker of the Coil. When you have a Goad chain going... this guy consistently connects and removes anything problematic.
Speaking of Goad... but better. Kardur, Doomscourge in Marchesa, the Black Rose is a hilarious etb to abuse and addresses a weakness to 1 shot kills like Xenagos.
Seize the Spotlight in Marchesa, the Black Rose will always draw 3 essentially free. I also started running it in Prossh (basically any red deck with consistent sac outlets).
Scapegoat in Edgar Markov. It doubles as an anti-wrath card that keeps you out of topdeck mode and pseudo dodges -X-X, exile, tuck, sac, etc. AND if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge it doubles as a finisher.
loki255 on Mardu Vampire deck
2 months ago
Looks like a very chill and classy vampire deck, but heads up Edgar, Charmed Groom Flip is a white card and is illegal if you're using the standard rules for commander. If you've already talked to your playgroup about it then ignore me otherwise I'd highly recommend Anje, Maid of Dishonor for added blood token generation or Drana, Liberator of Malakir if you want to buff your field. Other than that I really like this. It's refreshing to see a vampire deck that isn't just the fifty billionth version of Edgar Markov.
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