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Geier Reach Sanitarium
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, : Each player draws a card, then discards a card.
1 week ago
aholder7, thanks for play testing it again! The results are a little disheartening, but pretty much what I expected. Like I said before though, this is meant more as a casual deck for me to play against my group of friends who also just play casual, and as it is I think this deck already has more removal than they like. I like how this deck feels right now in terms of my play group's power level so unless it ends up getting absolutely demolished by my friends, I think I'll keep it as is for now.
However, I was tinkering around with the deck a little more to address the weaknesses you stated, and I think I've made a deck list that could possibly hold its ground better against a lot of the decks you play tested mine against. Here's the decklist if you wanna see:
4x Fatal Push
3x Mind Stone
I actually really like Call the Bloodline in here because it can be a fairly early game way to generate lifelink chump blockers while also doubling as a cheap discard outlet, but there's probably still better options out there.
1 month ago
to_regatha_and_beyond - It is slowly getting better with some of the changes. There is definitely some synergy that if not properly dealt with in a timely manner, can present issues for a lot of deck types.
I do love the Indatha Triome but I only run a single copy as I dislike how it enters tapped which kinda slows things down. Being able to tutor it T1 if I do not have any other great plays is a good move though and pretty consistent, but I am not sure I want to add additional copies of that for the tapped reason. Geier Reach Sanitarium I have mixed feelings about as I have to pay to get a draw and I also give my opponent a draw...I might end up dropping this in exchange for something else...maybe some pain lands :)
I am "fairly" new to MTG but isn't a shock land a subset of pain lands? Or what pain lands were you thinking I should add? I was thinking of adding Horizon Canopy as I just noticed I was not running that and thought I was. Must have removed it to make room for Geier Reach Sanitarium
Thanks for the suggestions! If you think of anything else, I am all ears!
1 month ago
Nice deck! I love the sort of double-synergy with the Knights and the reanimation.
My only real suggestion is to make the manabase a bit more consistent, the Geier Reach Sanitarium and Indatha Triome are both quite useful in the deck yet you run 1 each. If you add some more of those, that could help the deck out a lot. Maybe replace the shock lands for pain lands or the pain lands for shock lands as you see fit.
The deck looks pretty powerful, good job!
2 months ago
Also, Geier Reach Sanitarium seems ugly in this deck.
Finally, Acererak the Archlich is a bit of a strange inclusion, but given that it can venture into Tomb of Annihilation and try to force discards and sacrifices, it seems really good.
2 months ago
If you're not running 4 of your combo pieces, you could run Wish and a copy of each (and some random stuff) in a Sideboard to have more access. There is also Burning Wish, but that can't find Pact for you, the card you need out first and thus might want more access to. With the high land count, maybe Raven's Crime? Maybe Geier Reach Sanitarium as a way to kickstart Anje again?
2 months ago
If you want to mill people and can count on having a pretty big army of blockers, Court of Cunning can put a lot of cards in people's graveyards, and Monarch is a fun mechanic in most games.
If decking yourself once in awhile sounds fun, Kindred Discovery was recently reprinted, and you can name 'Snakes'.
If you really like the idea of seeing your opponents draw a ton of cards, you might like Teferi's Puzzle Box. I use it as a lock piece with effects that skip my own discard phase (and limit card draw), but if sowing some Chaos and making snakes is your goal, this card does serious work in that regard. A lot of decks like to sculpt their hand to varying degrees, so the effect can also be valuable in a deck where your Commander itself does so much work, and isn't dependent on any specific cards being in your hand.
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea is a land that can feed people cards, Geier Reach Sanitarium can also feed cards without growing people's hands. Really weird idea I just had, but Silklash Spider might be useful to clear any smaller flyers that can block Xyris, and can do it as necessary, without killing any precious snakes. Less weird, but Arcane Denial might be a nice interaction option that feeds a few cards. 1U to Counter anything is pretty decent, and people often like running it because it's not really a 1 for 1 play, it's much closer to neutral. I see you run none atm, not sure if one would be one too many! If your snakes can't get in, you could use Kyren Negotiations to sneak damage in.
3 months ago
Saw that you were looking for help and this commander seems pretty cool. Not sure what your budget is, but I'm going to make some suggestions at different price points.
Here's some cards I'd cut: Angel's Grace, Cleric Class, Angelic Accord, Treasure Chest, The Book of Exalted Deeds, Panharmonicon, Arcane Signet, Marble Diamond, Campfire, Mass Calcify, Brave the Elements, Cleansing Nova, Everflowing Chalice, and Gift of Estates
I can provide more explanation on why, but generally these cards are low impact, less helpful than they may seem, or off theme a bit. Some of these are life gain or ETB payoffs but they don't have many ways to trigger them.
I'm seeing a wincon through combat with the deck as is. Giada is Ramp in the command zone but only for Angels, and the starting list only has 17 Angel spells. Turn 2 Giada and hitting all your land drops means we can send out 4 CMC angels turn 3.
A lot of the Angel's are high CMC but you're running a lot of cost reducers. Due to this I think you need more lands and more Draw. Arch of Orazca, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Sea Gate Wreckage and War Room are all utility lands you can run in mono color that tap for colorless mana and help you draw.
3 months ago
Cut a swamp for Geier Reach Sanitarium