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Extus, Oriq Overlord
Legendary Creature — Human Warlock
Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, return target nonlegendary creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
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Extus, Oriq Overlord Discussion
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey Poooootato, thank you for checking the deck out and the comment. Since I wrote the description I have seen more decks come out trying to use the backside of Extus. However, many of them try to leverage the sacrifice creatures line to lower the casting cost and I believe that is a trap due to the fact you have to sacrifice the creatures as you cast the spell; unlike something like Dargo, the Shipwrecker that counts creatures sacrificed this turn, so you are setting yourself up to be blown out when the spell is countered on the stack. Even if it is not countered you now have to get even more creatures into play to sacrifice to cast the spell again. It is just too much effort for what you get out of it. Building Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip as I have in this deck is much less effort for much greater effect.
If you want to play it aristocrat, I agree with you that you want to use some of the very few cards in magic that return an instant or sorcery back to your hand and cheap spells to try to get extra value with short loops. I have been working on deck focusing on the front of Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip by using Biblioplex Assistant , Living Lightning , Returned Pastcaller , and Anarchist with various effects to do these loops. However, it feels very fragile and when I make it feel less fragile, I just push it into a generic aristocrats style and I might as well just play a better aristocrats commander at that point. If I ever get it feeling better I will post it here.
1 month ago
Just letting you know that Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip / Awaken the Blood Avatar has no associated Avatar token in the simulator currently, nor does Sedgemoor Witch or Callous Bloodmage have 1/1 pests when in the simulator.
1 month ago
Hi all. I recently completed an awesome commander deck with Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip as the commander. Do you have any advice for cards to add or take out? I want the budget to stay under $300. You can view the deck here.
1 month ago
Always good to hear from a fellow hivemate , by the way your customized username is very cool. I find myself wanting to give my plain looking user name the same treatment - but i'm too lazy to re-learn how to do it. As for my decision making process behind choosing Painlands over others, the constant life loss is a relatively minor concern - the aim of this deck is to threaten to win between turns 5 and 8 (or sooner, ideally). It doesn't matter what my life total is at the end of a game, as long as I win.
Separately, I think the Battlebond lands are an absolutely awesome card design. However, I don't want to include them because I don't like the idea of a land that ETBs tapped 100% of the time during a 1 v 1 game.
As for Strixhaven, nothing for Slivers piqued my interest. However, I do like Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip/ Awaken the Blood Avatar . I think it's a very unique and cool concept for a commander. I don't think i'll invest any money in building a paper copy of an Extus deck as I don't really play Magic in person anymore. I play exclusively on Cockatrice with friends as that's the only real safe way to play. Plus, I get to try out a whole myriad of different commander decks for free. If you want to get a game in feel free to add me, I have the same name on Cockatrice as I do on here.
2 months ago
In particular with Extus, Oriq Overlord Flip it's even a really good synergy with its backside. Awaken the Blood Avatar lets you sacrifice creatures to reduce it's casting cost and Extus will put them back into your hand.