As Frontier Siege enters the battlefield, choose Khans or Dragons.
• Khans — At the beginning of each of your main phases, add to your mana pool. • Dragons — Whenever a creature with flying enters the battlefield under your control, you may have it fight target creature you don't control.
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Frontier Siege Discussion
3 days ago
Frontier Siege is a cheap bit that will get you 4 each of your turns that could come in handy.
Bellowing Tanglewurm is an amazing all star that people don't use enough sometimes making your board unblock able against non green opponents.
Terastodon is great for taking out utility lands as well as artifacts/enchantments.
Crashing Drawbridge is fantastic to give your creatures haste so you don't need to wait to go for that swing.
1 month ago
Bro, you seriously have no idea how much I LOVE this idea! Vorthos decks PERSONALIZED FOR THEIR OWN CREATOR??
Omg yes. Since you started it, could you make a thread and maybe other users can build and showcase their own??
Legitimately going to start on mine right now! Omg omg omg there are so many raunchy options. Ahhh but it's gonna be Gruul, I can tell you that much RIGHT now. Probably Atarka, World Render.
Dude. Have you SEEN her??
- Mass-damage output (OMG Fiery Emancipation??)
- Tokens (Utvara Hellkite, Nesting Dragon, Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Dragon Broodmother, Dragonmaster Outcast, Descent of the Dragons, etc.)
- TOKEN DOUBLERS (Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor, Doubling Season, Second Harvest)
- Noncombat damage on ETB effects (Impact Tremors, Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas, Frontier Siege, Warstorm Surge, Foe-Razer Regent, etc.)
- Noncombat damage triggers on attack (Too many to name)
- Powerful draw engines (Elemental Bond, Garruk's Uprising, Outpost Siege, Furious Rise, Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast, Dragon Mage, Dream Pillager, etc.)
- Cheat creatures into play (Sneak Attack, See the Unwritten, Descendants' Path, Xenagos, the Reveler, etc.)
2 months ago
Good choice of commander for a sea monsters deck. I have an Urza sea monsters deck, trying to use Urza's ability to tap artifacts for blue mana to ramp hard into those big blue beauties. It still ends up playing like an Urza artifact shenanigans deck though, because it's Urza..
So my next move is to make it an Arithmexes deck instead! The inclusion of green for its ramp should make it playable. I think that you should consider Circuitous Route, Nyxbloom Ancient, Explosive Vegetation, and Frontier Siege. This last one only produces green mana but holy god does it produce mana. Two green on EACH main phase, and those blue beauties need a lot of any color mana regardless.
Temur Sabertooth can save as many critters from board wipes as you have the mana for, as well as itself. Breaching Leviathan is nasty. Tidespout Tyrant is not a fish but is definitely a blue sea monster and does work. I love the inclusion of Tale's End. So unexpected and great for dealing with those obnoxious sac engine decks. Similar to Soul's Majesty, Return of the Wildspeaker will draw a ton of cards in a deck like this and has the added upside of being used as a finisher.
I also love the various umbras, generally, for commander decks. Eel Umbra has flash and will unexpectedly save one of your fish from removal, and Bear Umbra will do work in any green deck. Lastly, Capsize in a deck like this is great fun, and flavorful, but can produce saltiness when bought back repeatedly.
If you are interested, this is my Urza deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/urza-old-man-of-the-sea/?cb=1593614404
It has a strong draw package.
2 months ago
Omg I love this. I've been looking at Atraxa for awhile, wondering if I'd enjoy building a deck around her. This is very thoroughly and well thought out. It sounds very fun to pilot, but also to play against. Your description of Atraxa as a 'bad bitch' made me laugh, and I wholeheartedly agree with you about Frontier Siege.
2 months ago
I highly reccomend avoiding expensive cards for first decks- if you are going to spend >$5 on a card, you want to be picking up a card that fits into lots of decks as a format staple (for green, stuff like Birds of Paradise). A lot of cards are expensive because there isn't enough supply for a format (in whiptongue's case, commander), rather than them being the best options. There are diminishing returns on copies of legendary creatures too, and no shortage of inexpensive cards that never quite made the cut into modern that are super fun. Old standard staples are frequently <$0.30
If there are hydras you want to spend money one anyway, pick up one and run tutors like Uncage the Menagerie.
If you get bored, start messing around with synergies; a lot of 5/6/7 drops are playable in a green ramp shell like this- some will perform outstandingly, and others can sit it out with minor cost.
In terms of fighting fliers, Grappling Sundew, Wall of Tanglecord or Traproot Kami offer a delay, there is a lot of cheap spot removal like Aerial Volley, multiplayer options like Clip Wings, sweepers like Corrosive Gale/Hurricane/Skyreaping, options to turn flying into a downside like Bower Passage/Dense Canopy, utility answers like Crushing Canopy and Crushing Vines, 'total shutdown' effects like Elvish Skysweeper, Scattershot Archer or Gravity Well.
Then there are options like a 'fight' subtheme using your own fliers- allowing for answers to more than just flying Foe-Razer Regent is a lot of fun, Frontier Siege is cute, Kraul Harpooner has seen competitive modern play in sideboards.
I really reccomend packing in one answer and a couple of planned search effects- knowing that Uncage the Menagerie can get you a Vastwood Hydra/Overgrown Battlement/Kraul Harpooner makes it decent when you only have a few options, while it encourages a relaxed and varied decklist.
Feed the clan sees great sideboard play for a reason- its a good card when facing lightning bolt effects, but if they have repeatable damage it starts looking lackluster. I'd look at creatures with lifegain stapled on- Gilded Goose will be rotating soon, and so should get cheap and remain somewhat relevant in that neiche, while cards like Healer of the Glade, Pelakka Wurm or Oracle of Nectars do the thing in the meantime.
Finally, the 'I'm optimising a deck' thing- with 24 basic lands you can swap for 2-3 utility lands. There are budget cards that fix major problems without competing for slots; Emergence Zone against counterspells, Labyrinth of Skophos/Mystifying Maze to Fog attackers, small-scale lifegain like Sapseep Forest/Glimmerpost/Radiant Fountain, card advantage like Memorial to Unity, manlands like Treetop Village or threats like Rogue's Passage.
The reason deckbuilding in casual magic is so fun is that there is rarely a 'right' answer- there are about twenty ways to solve any problem, and its more about which one you enjoy more than what exactly you pick. I had a deck which aimed to use Gutter Grime with Brindle Boar and Gristleback for a while and it did great. Look around, don't worry too much about optimising and have fun.
3 months ago
Hi MTGPower314, thanks for stopping by + all of the suggestions. Here's my thoughts on all those cards:
3 months ago
Hey, I really enjoyed your theme of bringing the story of the movie into the deck.
Going along the flavour of the deck, my suggestions to consider would be in regards to Godzilla's Atomic Breath. Balancing out the need for the cards to be worthwhile, if you were heading along the breath of fire route, would you consider Firebreathing?
Otherwise, I think cards like Radiant Purge, Sight of the Scalelords, Citadel Siege, Frontier Siege, Outpost Siege, Day of Judgment (particularly the Magic Player Rewards version), maybe Banishing Light or something similar, all depict more of a 'light beam' breath rather than just fire.