Figure of Destiny
Creature — Kithkin
: Figure of Destiny becomes a 2/2 Kithkin Spirit.
: If Figure of Destiny is a Spirit, it becomes a 4/4 Kithkin Spirit Warrior.
: If Figure of Destiny is a Warrior, it becomes an 8/8 Kithkin Spirit Warrior Avatar with flying and first strike.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Figure of Destiny Discussion
3 weeks ago
wallisface Thanks very much, I'm proud of this brew. I suppose it reflects 20 years of janky deckbuilding, but a little more focused than previous decks.
I wanted to build a deck that I hadn't seen a million times before. I do agree that for his CMC, you are probably right. I was thinking that Figure of Destiny might be a good swap, since he's cheap but has the potential to fly off the hook if given time..
I also realised that I'm at 58 cards, so I should likely put two more lands in. The other option is that I pull the two copies of Goldspan Dragon I own from their current deck, remove all four copies of Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir in favour of two copies of Lavinia, Azorius Renegade and two copies of Strike it Rich.
I'd love your thoughts, and once again thank you for your kind words and advice :-)
2 months ago
6 months ago
I'm glad I could help! I have some other suggestions if it's no longer budget (I won't include Mana Crypt an stuff though haha) and you want to improve it some more: I see that you also have Ohran Frostfang , which is a great deterrent for your opponents deciding to block. Another good source of Deathtouch could be Bow of Nylea , which also does some other cool abilities on top of giving deathtouch. Some other good drawing enchantments include Garruk's Uprising , Elemental Bond , and Colossal Majesty . Since you run anthems, these guys can trigger on your weenies too. If you want something more consistent, Beast Whisperer and Mentor of the Meek are also good draw power. A fun card that puts creatures onto your opponent's side of the board is Hungry Lynx , especially because it gives your commander protection from the creatures it makes! Legion Loyalist seems perfect in this deck since he gives all your creatures first strike, trample, and evasion from tokens, and all of those things make it easier to get the goad trigger. Dragonmaster Outcast and Emeria Angel can make even more flying tokens to get that sweet goading trigger. Feldon of the Third Path seems good for when things are inevitably in the graveyard and you want to use them. Blade of Selves lets you use a creature you already have even more! Some other ramp that you haven't included is Selesnya Signet , Sol Ring , Rampant Growth , and Sword of the Animist . Anthems that you might consider are War Horn , Spear of Heliod , and Glory of Warfare .
The cards I would cut include: The small creatures with only a landwalk ability, like Dwarven Grunt and Treetop Scout ( Dryad Sophisticate is good, though). They are limited in their ability to get in for damage, and don't do much else beyond that, which makes them your more weak cards. I agree with your decision to try to cut the Hunted Troll , but the Hunted Dragon seems good since you can swing immediately and goad the tokens it makes. Although the Soltari creatures with shadow are good, I think you may have too many of them--they are intensive, and only Soltari Champion and Soltari Visionary really do anything when you use them. The Healer's Hawk and Segovian Angel are basically really bad Serra Ascendant s. If you want the 1-drop, maybe consider Figure of Destiny (gets bigger) or even Rhys the Redeemed (makes tokens). Citadel Siege and Dictate of Heliod are too slow and/or costly to make an impact, in my opinion. You know your meta better though.
6 months ago
9 months ago
The entire "Level Up" mechanic is garbage because sorcery speed neuters the mechanic. It's sad because Figure of Destiny (card they got the inspiration for level up from) levels up at instant speed.
1 year ago
yeah I have to agree with LeaPlath, stuff like Firedrinker Satyr and Figure of Destiny aren't that good in aggro decks, because they don't really fit the theme. Also, Ball Lightning on first glance looks like a really good card cause it can potentially hit for 6 points, but aggro is also all about tripping your opponent up with there targeted removal, and ball lightning can't really be removed. I also think that burning tree emissary, and also cards like Manamorphose should be used in this sorta deck, because of a big curve. Also vexing devil is kind of just like a better ball lightning, because of the low cost, and its target for removal so that you can put out your torban safely.
1 year ago
Mutate is a really interesting mechanic that I expect to find a place in modern, even if it never reaches tier 1. Modern already has some wild 1 drops, and attaching, say Parcelbeast to a Steppe Lynx can start looking cool- its just a question of the right combination being found to power the deck.
I'd focus on low cost mutate cards, 1 drops to mutate them on that either protect a powerful mutate effect or multiply it, and mana dorks as backup mutate targets.
Auspicious Starrix will likely win you the game if your opponent cannot remove it. Gemrazer to back that up will offer a lot of blowout potential. Most of the lower tier mutate creatures could work with the right synergy picks in the rest of the list.
In terms of 1 drops to examine, Glistener Elf and Slippery Bogle for efficient voltron, as well as less conventional voltron like Spikeshot Elder or Vector Asp, Young Wolf returns all its creatures seperated to the battlefield with +1+1 counters, Blistercoil Weird and legendary spell recursion point to a jeskai spellslinger, Signal Pest+ a white go wide list, Arcbound Worker/Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate/Hardened Scales and +1+1 counters could get pretty out of hand.
Hedron Crab land drop mill is a cute option, Permeating Mass will make people call for the judge, but isn't actually any good. Some +1+1 counter synergies will likely let you abuse some mechanics like Devoted Druid's untap, if you can find the combination.
Keyword piles like Banehound Healer's Hawk, abilities like Figure of Destiny or 'conditional' P/T boosts like Scute Mob could make for a decent beatstick if you can spend two cards on it - Gnarlwood Dryad, Toolcraft Exemplar Wild Nacatl, Loam Lion could all find places in some lists,as they are already efficient and pushing them out of kill range for lightning bolt/anger of the gods may be relevant.
Mortician Beetle with the bat strapped to it is a great casual clock.
None of these are crazy effecient, but building a list of sixty cards that all sorta work together is the heart of brews like this.
All told though, its a bit of a mess where the best bet is to pick two colours with 2/3 mana mutates, and throw them on creatures which protect them while hunting for stirix. Trying to stretch into more colours will pressure a budget manabase very hard. Keeping to mostly green with basic searching to fix for a second colour will ease that process a lot- especially with dorks like Avacyn's Pilgrim or Elves of Deep Shadow.
1 year ago
Have you thought about Figure of Destiny ? You have quite few turn 1 plays and this kithkin is never a dead draw.