Etali, Primal Storm
Legendary Creature — Dinosaur
Whenever this attacks, exile the top card of each player's library, then you may cast any number of nonland cards exiled this way without paying their mana costs.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Etali, Primal Storm Discussion
1 week ago
Nice deck! I have a deck that does a similar thing in Malcolm & Akiri. But black also has a lot of fun toys :). I got some cards here that you could consider:
- Indomitable Creativity: trade in your tokens for something more valuable, while also chaos warping (kinda) a few of your opponent’s expensive threats.
- Martyr's Bond: great control option if that’s a thing you’re after
- Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast: diverse card that can be nice if your deck is able to protect planeswalkers. But likely your creatures will be going sideways most of the time…
- Hidden Stockpile: nice utility card that can give you more bodies to attack with. Perhaps not good enough given your commander doesn't work with tokens...
- Tamiyo's Journal: did you say clues :)?
- Herald of Anguish: I love this card and am sad I have no home for it yet. Would be great in this list I think.
Hope you like some of them!
3 weeks ago
Thanks you for the suggestions adt630. I'm glad you've liked the primer and found it helpful. My primers usually start off as ramblings for myself to organize my brewing ideas, but I've had a lot of fun updating my changes with this one. I'd be honored if you cited/linked mine as inspiration.
I wanted to share a few thoughts on your suggestions:
Etali, Primal Storm : She was actually in one of the earliest drafts of the deck, and I think I might've documented her cut in one of the earliest change logs. She is an incredible card and pretty impactful to pull off. I have played her in a couple other decks, but she was usually removed each time I played her, and more often before she could swing in combat. I got tired of her being removal bait without Lightning Greaves, or waiting a whole turn rotation for her to pop off if I didn't have some other Haste enabler. I opted to include some other 4-5cmc card, I don't even remember what at this point. If anything, I kinda want to try to find a slot for Mezzio Mugger, since it has some similarities to Etali.
Anointed Procession : I don't own a copy in my collection, and wanted to see how the deck could function without it before seriously considering purchasing it. I've seen Anointed Procession firsthand in my own playgroup and how powerful it is for non-Green token decks. After playing enough games with this deck, I don't think it really lacks in capability to spit out tokens. Anointed Procession is good, but it feels a bit "Win-More" to me, and would mostly just be a redundant effect if Isshin is removed. Anointed is a great card, but I personally don't feel I need it right now. That can always change the more I play this deck.
Hope this is all helpful and you have fun playing your own Isshin deck!
3 weeks ago
Just a couple cards to consider. Anointed Procession for your tokens? I also feel Etali, Primal Storm could be a good one to top out at. It doesn't help with Go-wide but could steal some serious stuff, especially with your haste enablers, and the fact it seems your pod is normally pretty big.
Love your deck though. It gave me a bunch of good ideas for an Isshin deck of my own. I've been trying to decide between go-wide, forced combats, or extra combat steps and your changelog confirmed some of my thoughts about a couple cards I was unsure of. Do you mind if I link to yours as inspiration in the final copy I end up settling on?
1 month ago
Ok here is my take on the budget side. TLDR: Land total and Ramp increased. A lot of subpar removal taken out, and better ones put in. Some cheaper dragons/shapeshifters added to smooth out curve and provide cheap dragon drops for commander ability. Most importantly is added some value for getting extra dragons from cards, either by creating tokens or playing them for free from hand/deck. Added in 3 additional wincons similar to Terror of the Peaks to make it easier to win just by populating board and swinging in. Note that the wincons also can serve as creature removal, which is why so many of the outs are instant/sorcery removals
2 months ago
2 months ago
Thanks on the upvote and the suggestions. You've made the right call by choosing Sunastian, he is very good at ramping and fun to play.
Last week I've been testing the deck, and the eldrazis have not been as brilliant as I thought in the beggining. The one true hero has been Etali, Primal Storm, I recommend you to run it in your deck. That been said, Not of This World does not go along with the core of the deck, but Spellbreaker Behemoth and Spearbreaker Behemoth are great additions for the gang. About War Cadence, I live the polytical plays you can make with it, but when it comes to smashing, this deck has a lot of ways to trample everyone. (Last time I managed to play Overwhelming Stampede and copy it, BRUTAL)
Thanks a lot for your support, see you around!
3 months ago
Nice use of Battalion.
I'm currently tweaking my Isshin list. I'll link it if you are interested.
3 months ago
You should definitely be playing Etali, Primal Storm. She's the commander of my own mono-red deck built around extra combats and she's soooooo good when you get 1-2 extra combats off. As for other suggestions, cheap annihilator creatures like Artisan of Kozilek would probably be pretty good as well for hating particularly tricky opponents out of the game with all the extra combat triggers.