Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
White spells you cast cost less to cast.
Blue spells you cast cost less to cast.
Spells your opponents cast cost more to cast
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Discussion
6 days ago
cool idea, I would look at your mana curve and reduce the number of spells that you have that cost 7 mana and maybe put them into the 5 mana category,and because of your mana curve I would add more ramp Using more mana rocks Like Thran Dynamo Sapphire Medallion Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Jet Medallion and Pearl Medallion but overall if you can get the mana curve more in tune then it will be a great deck
2 weeks ago
What about Grand Arbiter Augustin IV ? I remember he is often the cause of many headaches.
3 weeks ago
My (almost) full list:
1 The Fool: Far Wanderings
2 The Magician: Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
3 The High Priestess: Sanctimony
4 The Empress: Karametra, God of Harvests
5 The Emperor: Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter
6 The Hierophant: Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
7 The Lovers: Pia and Kiran Nalaar
8 The Chariot: Anafenza, the Foremost
9 Justice: Dawnbreak Reclaimer
10 The Hermit: Enlightened Ascetic
11 Wheel of Fortune: Wheel of Sun and Moon
12 Strength: Lion's Eye Diamond
13 The Hanged Man: not much for this one
14 Death: Pestilence
15 Temperance: Tonic Peddler
16 The Devil: Chains of Mephistopheles
17 The Tower: Sentinel Tower
18 The Star: nothing I'm really happy with
19 The Moon: Full Moon's Rise
20 The Sun: Not much here, either
21 Judgement: Angel's Trumpet
22 The World: nothing here, either
4 weeks ago
6 The Hierophant: Grand Arbiter Augustin IV .
More thoughts to come.
1 month ago
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I could probably cut Grand Abolisher and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV to make room for Mana Drain and Flusterstorm, but I don't have the budget to throw in Sensei's Divining Top as well (just yet). We do actually have a stax player in our playgroup, and having more counters will likely be more helpful than simply taxing him back. I'll go ahead and make the adjustments now!
5 months ago
I just want to say that I do not believe the above statement is true.
Even if 3, even 5, heck, 10 casual players focus all their attention on one person with a cEDH deck from the very beginning, assuming some ground rules, the cEDH player, assuming they know what they are doing, will win, and here's why.
The major distinction between a casual deck and a cEDH deck that I've noticed over time is this: They are adapted to be optimized to different scenarios.
Casual decks are designed to be able to compete in an environment where some big creatures or a small army is present that may or may not be directed towards them, as that is what is commonly seen in those games.
cEDH decks are designed to be able to survive turn 2 or 3 infinite combos as well as heavy stax.
This means that casual decks do not run much of any, especially not instant speed, removal/disruption, because where they exist, they don't need it. It's evolution.
If someone produces infinite mana with Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy and no one else has a counterspell (or even if they do, the Kinnan player likely has one too to stop that), the game is over then and there in the Kinnan player's favor.
If someone plays Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, the opponents will not be able to escape the stax. The decks are designed to be able to stop any and everything any casual deck(s) could throw at them, that's what MAKES them cEDH.
Lots of creatures? Wrath of God. Guy tries to make more creatures? Sorry, do you not see my God-Pharaoh's Statue, or am I imagining it? Oh, you gave your creatures haste? Oh my! Overloaded Cyclonic Rift.
5 months ago
As you seem to have no qualms about ruining everyone's fun, might I suggest Grand Arbiter Augustin IV as an addition? Aven Mindcensor is another vicious EDH card, and Nevermore exists if you want to double down on the Drannith Magistrate effect.