Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Discussion

Yesterday on Zaraxa + Sproutback Trudge ruling

1 month ago

Also, Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp offers you an alternate casting cost. You can pay a reduced mana cost to cast the spell, but you're still casting the spell. Cost reductions and increases still apply, including those from Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and command tax.

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow has an ability that puts her onto the battlefield from the command zone. You're not casting her, so you're not increasing her command tax and you don't have to pay command tax. Whether or not that's fair is... subjective, I guess, but them's the rules.

Yesterday on Wizard’s Lightning and Snapcaster mage

1 month ago

You pay just the .

Wizard's Lightning has a cost reduction effect for casting it. Snapcaster grants flashback, which is an alternate casting cost. Notably, you're still casting that spell for that mana cost. You still get the cost reduction.

Likewise, if an opponent controls a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, you'd still have to pay the extra if you're casting a spell with flashback.

Guerric on Brago, Value Eternal

1 month ago

A great blink target that people sometimes forget about is Parallax Tide. You can just remove a bunch of the counters so there is only one left and exile your lands after using them. Then you blink it and return all of your lands to the battlefield untapped. It works pretty well. Watcher for Tomorrow is like a better Sea Gate Oracle in decks like this because you get to look through four cards and can get the first card the turn you get it by blinking it with Brago. I also like doing more of my card draw this way, and play cards like Mulldrifter, Cloudkin Seer, and Merchant of Secrets that can repeatedly draw cards. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is a pretty great stax piece that helps you a lot and annoys your opponents without shutting down the game.

SufferFromEDHD on Horsin' Around (Hinata, Dawn-Crowned)

3 months ago

Great list! Running all the weird spells that Hinata pushes over the edge. Only suggestion I have is Grand Arbiter Augustin IV as commander #2.

Nonary27 on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

4 months ago

Tatyova, Benthic Druid is better than Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait in a more competitive game since 5CMC is better than 6, but Aesi is better in casual

Either way, Narset, Enlightened Master and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV are more salty commander so ask your pod how they feel about them, people are usually don't mind you build your giantic army but really hate when you mass, even a little, with their things, (I learned that from playing Frozen Aether)

dfbenj on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

4 months ago

Wow, thank you for such a quick reply Nonary27 and enpc! My play group is pretty weird in that everyone likes to play pretty competitive minded decks, yet without infinite combo / solitaire like loops. It's true that Thassa's isn't really an infinite combo, though I don't think they'd love the "Well, I win" vibe. That being said, personally I tend not to have fun on those kind of decks either because there's less variance game-to-game. I was trying out Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver beat-down! I haven't quite landed on a decklist I like yet - been drafting up a mix of voltrony meets token ETB/sac vibes and worry it's becoming too unfocused or I'm over-indexing to protect Tana. I have avoided the Kiki route since I already have a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker deck (that I admittedly never really play because it's combo, but keep around for nostalgia). Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow looks really interesting and I'm not using a few cards in my rare binder that synergize with her well - e.g. divining top, scroll rack. I have tested out Narset, but it was a bit solitaire-y and since another member has given it a go. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV also is very aligned with how I usually play, but wasn't sure how good he'd play without having a combo win-con on top of the stax. Some other commanders I've been testing are Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce , Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Wilhet, The Rotcleaver, and Volo, Guide to Monsters. I've also tried things like Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Obeka, Brute Chronologist, but by avoiding like an infinite Isochron Scepter combo their power level feels significantly lower. That's kinda what I mean when I wonder which of these Tier 1-3 commanders hold up to that tier without relying on a specific iconic combo / "I win" card. I'm very indecisive so your suggestions are so helpful in reeling in my focus! Left to my own devices I will be so busy playtesting 100 commanders and never have time to enjoy the game. :)

Nonary27 on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

4 months ago

I think he means that the deck that don't rely on certain cards, Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait is very strong no matter how you build, all Narset, Enlightened Master need is big spells and extra turn spells, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV can make your opponents have Flood of Tears

While some commanders rely on certain cards and strategy, if you don't have those cards or stradgy then the top tier deck may easily crushed by some lower tier decks

Reynan on Azorious Control

5 months ago

I believe Grand Arbiter Augustin IV would be a better commander than Lavinia in this deck. You would control better, giving oportunity for opponents to play. Lavinia, Azorius Renegade trues potential lies on hard lock games - using cards you don't want.

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