Creature — Incarnation
As long as Filth is in your graveyard and you control a Swamp, creatures you control have swampwalk.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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1 month ago
Let's begin with evasion - because answers run out and might not even be there.
My favorite way to make Volrath unblockable is discarding Filth with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play. I also love Rime Transfusion and having Snow Covered Swamps. Manifold Key does double duty by also untapping big mana rocks or other toys like Quicksilver Amulet. Dragon Shadow is a decent option, and helps most of the other big creatures. Whispersilk Cloak is obvious, as is Rogue's Passage.
Some less obvious plays are using instant speed board wipes via Vedalken Orrery to clear the field right before your turn so nothing is left to block - or similar instant speed board wipe effects like cycling a Decree of Pain. Things like Pestilence/Pestilence Demon can clear the field with little threat to a pumped up Volrath. You could include a Breaker of Armies, which would absorb all of your opponents blocking creatures or also be discarded to Volrath for 8.
Ok, then you have protection. Normal stuff like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves. Volrath gains a lot of protection and evasion from the swords of X and Y. Light and Shadow is a must play. Feast and Famine is a very high recommend followed by Fire and Ice. Imp's Mischief is invaluable in redirecting removal or countering a counterspell. You can run Not of This World for a good counter. Veilstone Amulet is a good option for protection as well.
Really you want some protection but if you focus more on ramping, haste, evasion, and other ways to continue putting pressure and threats out then the odds are that you will find a way through. Command Beacon and Netherborn Altar can help Volrath be cheaper, or even cheated into play. Have some reanimation effects, preferably those you can use repeatedly like Strands of Night and Sheoldred, Whispering One. Artisan of Kozilek is amazing when you can hit 9 and bring another major threat out. If they "deal" with Volrath it just means they have less answers for Phage the Untouchable or Blightsteel Colossus, or the next time Volrath lands and swings.
1 month ago
This is the deck.
The thing is that I'm restricted to old borders.
I am currently trying to fit in Shade's Form but other than this I'm not finding much protection.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
5 months ago
If you're going for a more aggro & attack based Alesha build, I highly recommend using a Menace sub-theme. My Alesha deck was more aggro-focused at first, but I recently rehauled it to be more Aristocrats/Combo. Menace can help your creatures get through for damage. I'd suggest checking out:
For evasion help
For creatures that "hit heavy" despite their power, especially if they have Menace or other evasion:
5 months ago
5 months ago
couple of thoughts to possibly help with efficiency: Entomb , Gravebreaker Lamia , Final Parting , Burning-Rune Demon . i can see Filth and Vengeful Pharaoh being useful but not sure if they need to included.
8 months ago
You could get a bunch of the cards (Amonket?) that use -1 counters like Exemplar of Strength
You could remove AGE counters from things with Cumulative Upkeep. There HAS to be something broken there for you.
10 months ago
Thanks for the advice on my Mimeoplasm commander deck! That list was quite outdated, and I did happen to add Brawn by chance awhile ago, but Filth seems really cheeky and I absolutely am going to order one as soon as I can. I updated the list today if you wanted to check it out, thanks again!