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Elephant Grass Discussion
1 month ago
Pernicious Deed 100% needs a spot.
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It ain't cheap but it's one of the top rated Muldrotha lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite
1 month ago
@AtashiDesu, I wish there was more goad! But yea, there are a lot of options.
If you like Barrier, there's also Pramikon, Sky Rampart .
I'll usually save Elephant Grass for when I can cast Karona at the same time and pay for it until she leaves. Since my hugs are like Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis / Rites of Flourishing /etc, I have mana to do whatever I want tho. Island Sanctuary is mostly just for Karona.
The problem I see with the vows and mana, imo, is the commander tax. 6 is a lot. Expecting to have 9 (or more) mana open for Karona and a vow, let alone any other shenanigans, is hopeful. Auras are generally bad because they trade 2:1 very easily. You could Omniscience with that mana. I almost always want to play my land for turn and then keep casting Karona... even for 14 mana because people kill her :)
If flying midrange is a thing, add some wipes! I usually run 4-6 in commander. Rn I'm testing Dimensional Breach (bring back a pillow card... then Karona!).
If you can decide between the "Breaking Legendary," "Karona Voltron," and Pillowfort, I think the cuts will make more sense to you. All-in on breaking the Legendary rule would be pretty funny to see!
1 month ago
+1 I like what you're brewing! I built a Karona/ Hugs/ Politics deck this year and it is a lot of fun! It works very well at my LGS (where people will gladly swing with me), but not as well in my pod (where all my friends swing at me).
Karona is hilarious.
Once people realize she swings for 24 commander a round, they should kill you (and swing at you with her).
Her politics are complicated... If you pillow too much, no one has to swing with Karona and you either become archenemy or useless. I thought that if I could confuse people with hugs, chaos, and politics, then maybe I could bribe people and equip her with something crazy.
Jeering Homunculus is mvp!
The only "Vow" I use is Assault Suit .
I really like the Mirror Gallery idea, but idk if there's enough support for it (in all of magic).
Definitely run like 38-40 lands and a ton of ramp, just to get it off the ground. Karona already kills people by herself, just give her a resilient shell. Here's the card pool I put together Karona EDH Index
1 month ago
I'm not sure what you play group finds "degenerate" so I can't make some suggestions but here are some cards. drop the number of lands you are playing by like 3 and instead put in mana dorks.
now here is the part where im not sure is degenerate
Dream Halls (works for you and your opponents, and yes you can cast stuff from your graveyard or even muldrotha)
To be honest i would remove most cards above like 5cmc in your deck but I don't know your meta...how are you supposed to win with this deck? besides just board-wiping for 5 with Pernicious Deed or a 5/6 card combos i dont see how you win...or is that the point?
it confuses me how you/your playgroup says no degenerate combos and yet you have all the pieces except the fast mana for a competitive deck. you might want to get people to proxy out cards to just play competitive edh.
2 months ago
bushido_man96, thank you so much for the feedback!
I'm trying to figure out what shade of orange would be best, because the page's "theme color" is burnt orange, specifically hex #cc5500. It's a good color, but in my opinion it shouldn't be all over the page. I want to stick with white for the words - maybe make the letters "off" white? Specifically - White Smoke #f5f5f5 (slightly darker) or Gainsboro #dccdc (which is slightly brighter-ish). What do you think?
I've considered Champion of Lambholt in the past, but my inner Vorthos just kept screaming "She doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia!". Which has been the primary limiting factor on all my decks. I do agree with you that it's a great card that does fit the Stax subtheme. I'll have to see if I can get ahold of one in a trade to give it a try. What would you cut for it?
I was so excited that I actually pre-ordered one off of Card Kingdom for $5. Turns out there was a price drop down to about $3. But warning - there's a $3 Shipping and Handling fee.
MrXilas, thanks for the comment and +1, onward to your comments.
- Tainted Strike does seem a bit niche in it's use, but i've had better success with it by playing it on other players' creatures. Typically what would happen during a game is that my infect sources would get removed early on, and I won't be able to deal infect combat damage to the entire table (usually 1 or 2 players get infected before i'm stopped). But, when a player is swinging in with a 5/5 or more for a "harmless" bit of damage to get a trigger or a get a bargain on a deal that's when this little instant shines.
- I've never heard of Elephant Grass - that's a really cool enchantment. Originally, this deck had a build that ran Propaganda , Norn's Annex , Crawlspace , and Ghostly Prison . But eventually I moved away from that position because Infect draws so much hate that players typically find a way to circumvent my pillow fort tactics.
You're right about Priests of Norn though, it's really just there as another decent infect source. Personally, i'd prefer just a better mono-white infect creature. Maybe one with evasion at a decent cost. Tine Shrike is just a piece of common hot garbage. Wish we could get a color shifted white Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon at a lower cost with only some evasion or something.
p.s. I also love Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . Didn't know she existed either. She's very much in the same boat as the previously mentioned Champion of Lambholt - excellent card that I could use, but doesn't fit the aesthetic of Phyrexia. Still, if I see one for trade i'll definitely scoop it up. Thank you for the suggestions!
2 months ago
So lifemtg doesn't feel like they have to pick-up my slack, here is what I managed to come up with:
Given the amount of infect creatures you have, wouldn't it make more sense to run something that gives trample instead of Tainted Strike ? Is it mostly there so Atraxa can swing in if she needs to? There are three one drop instants in green that grant trample that might push your infect creature through. I was thinking Berserk , Vigorous Charge , or Unnatural Predation . Ditto, but on white cantrips that grant flying.
On the stax front, due to the amount of hate Atraxa Infect draws, you might want more things that deter your opponents' from going after you such as Elephant Grass or Propaganda . Another oddball choice to that effect would be Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker . I honestly don't see Priests of Norn doing much work other than being a deterrent, so maybe that is what can get the boot.
Hopefully I answered your plight this time. I'll be mindful in the future.
3 months ago
Elephant Grass if you're looking for a few more flavor points lol.
5 months ago
Hey here are a few cards to consider:
These cards are great but rely on you having muldrotha out to get a lot more value out of them. Also Dream Halls is basically a must include in a muldrotha deck because you can use this to cast muldrotha out of command zone and then cast cards from your graveyard for free it is absolutely ridiculous.
Elephant Grass occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%