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Gilded Lotus Discussion
2 days ago
Great build bro. Definitely a +1 from me!
I've seen an awesome version of this deck where the guy ran simply a bunch of the 1 and 2 drop vampires as well as several anthems to pump them up for the win. Have you considered this strategy? It's much faster and aggressive. This one looks very fun though.
I love having Kindred Charge as a win con in this deck. Super fun!
The only thing I'd recommend for you is way more card draw and ramp. You got some great options with black for draw and artifacts for ramp. I'd leave out Black Market and put in Gilded Lotus simply because the Lotus does something right now and give back to you the same turn it hits and requires no set up at all (lots of creatures and a sac outlet for the Market).
I'd also recommend Cryptic Gateway . This is a super fun card!
I hope this helps!
1 week ago
I play a similar style derevi deck using the deadeye combo. However, i found that palinchron and perigrine drake are unnecessary. instead I just use derevi as the palinchron/drake because with derevi and a 3 mana producer, one of which is blue allows you to gain infinite mana. This also allows you to focus more on disrupting your opponents and adds room for more stax cards. If you decide to go this way I find Overgrowth is a good 3rd Gilded Lotus . I see that this list is probably alot more consistent with the combo, however.
1 week ago
Maybe using cards like Sidisi, Undead Vizier so you can tutor cards and sac stuff you need in the grave, Scheming Symmetry , Phyrexian Delver , Bolas's Citadel , Buried Alive to tutor your wincons to the gy (like Necrotic Ooze Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion and you win in the spot), Animate Dead , Dark Petition , Carrion Feeder , Gravecrawler , Living Death / Rise of the Dark Realms (that last one is kinda expensive) I'd suggest those as black cards. Using Sol Ring is more useful than Worn Powerstone , Expedition Map to tutor any land to hand, Tormod's Crypt bc gy hate is useful, Gilded Lotus 3 mana by 5 isn't bad, Thought Vessel , Aetherflux Reservoir wincon tho. The mana base kinda concerns me by the amount of basic swamps, you could use something like Cabal Stronghold , Reliquary Tower , Terramorphic Expanse , Evolving Wilds even if it's a mono color deck, being able to shuffle and get lands out of the deck will be useful, less dead draws. Sword of the Animist is always useful if you don't have ramp.
3 weeks ago
The big thing I see missing from this list is mana rocks. In a non-cEDH environment, you want about 45-50 of your cards to produce mana. I like to start with 37-38 lands and 7-8 rocks, then adjust based on what's in the deck. You'll want to max out on 2-mana rocks, since this deck wants to stick its commander early to hold up mana starting on turn 4, which is typically the turn where casual commander games get rolling. I'd start with Arcane Signet , Azorius Signet , Coldsteel Heart (makes snow mana!), Marble Diamond , Sky Diamond , and Talisman of Progress , then, if there's room, look at a couple of colorless utility rocks like MindStone or Thought Vessel . On the high end, I think any deck running Manifold Key should really consider Gilded Lotus .
I'd also run Arcum's Astrolabe , since you're running snow mana and it will give you both early fixing and historic triggers. Speaking of snow, if there was ever a deck for Heidar, Rimewind Master , this is it. You could also sub out Lawmage's Binding for On Thin Ice . Also, Marit Lage's Slumber is perfect for this deck, since it's snow and legendary themed. The final snow card I'd look at is Sunstone . Constant Mists is miserable to face down, and this is the snow equivalent.
Also, you're already running 6 2-mana instants, so I'd go for the Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal package. Scepter is historic, plays nice with the instants you already have, and it's an easy way to include the "this game must end" win con that every deck should have tucked in somewhere to prevent 20-turn games of misery. Muddle the Mixture is the last card I'd finish out that package with, in addition to any other cool 2-mana instants you have in reserve. The other option for winning the game would be Chain Veil combo, but that is not something you want to put in the hands of a newer player.
As for lands, I would take out Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse. They're pretty bad in a 2-color deck that can get by on its mana rocks for fixing, and shuffling a 99-card deck is pure misery. If you want easy fixing that can be a snow permanent, Vesuva and Thespian's Stage are where it's at, and they're a great way to take advantage of a Cabal Coffers / Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth player.
Finally, I'd go poke around on the advanced search option on Scryfall. They've got everything from budget to color identity criteria, so it works well for EDH decks. Also check out the EDHREC page for Raff. Hope that helps!
3 weeks ago
Im going to go ahead and not assume that you have anything quite yet and go through the common inf mana lines as well as infinite The Chain Veil . Sorry if these are redundant, but I feel like I shouldn't assume.
With inf mana, anything that has forced draw x or mill x wins the game.
With inf mana Deadeye Navigator combos, you can add in Deceiver Exarch to any of them and tap down your opponents at upkeep or better yet Riftwing Cloudskate / Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce all of their permanents.
Hopefully at least something here helps!
1 month ago
Some more land enchanting cards would probably be preferable to Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , or Gilded Lotus . Wild Growth is a good card to include, despite the possible narrowness of only free mana. In addition, many of the enchantment creatures you're running have no particular synergy other than that they're enchantments, so I would add in other enchantment cards instead.
1 month ago
Thank you for support my petition for this brew! Now I can share some ideas I had for my Atraxa deck and maybe can help you.
Contagion Engine could be a nice answer against mini hordes and also indestructible creature using the double proliferate ability killing them slowly and pumping up your permanents.
And for the SuperFriends team I will suggest Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Ajani Unyielding and Dovin Baan . First, Liliana allows us to create chump blockers and draw cards when they die or another creature of our own. This also is good using her -4 while we have on the board Academy Rector and Arena Rector and needless to say about her -9; Just brutal. Then Ajani can help us find more Suprefriends with his +2, exile some annoying creatures with his -3 and pumping up our board with his -9. And Finally, Dovin can silence creatures, draw cards for us and his ulti is just obscene as hell.
1 month ago
There's Fraying Sanity . Overall Cry of the Carnarium and Ritual of Soot is super weak in commander. Hard board wipes like Cyclonic Rift Plague Wind Damnation are much better. Phenax, God of Deception is a great mill machine with either Eater of the Dead and consuming aberation. Diluvian Primordial is a great card along with Rhystic Study (which should be in every blue deck). There is Reality Shift which can exile commanders unlike Cast Down . Gilded Lotus for extra ramp. Tomebound Lich isn't that great in commander it's just got a really small body. Just a spew list of cards I think would be good for the deck: Mutilate Defile Clever Impersonator Evil Twin Wayfarer's Bauble Burnished Hart Lim-Dul's Vault (only if you include a combo) Lilliana of the Dark Realms + Torment of Hailfire I know that this is a very long list just trying to guide you toward what commander looks like!
Gilded Lotus occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.21%
UR (Izzet): 1.1%
WU (Azorius): 1.19%
WUB (Esper): 0.62%
UBR (Grixis): 0.65%