Hall of the Bandit Lord

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Hall of the Bandit Lord

Legendary Land

This enters the battlefield tapped.

, Pay 3 life: Add . If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains haste.

Profet93 on Kaalia of the Funk

2 months ago


How has Dolmen Gate been playing for you? Specifically, does your meta have a lot of fliers? On the one hand, if they don't have a lot of fliers, given your commander and pretty much all your creatures have flying, is gate necessary? And if they do have a lot of fliers, how impactful is mudslide? Similar question for Bedlam.

Props for running Armageddon and Rebuff the wicked! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, given your deck is commander reliant, Deflecting Swat? Or perhaps even a Flawless Maneuver? Mithril Coat is also a good protection option that is reputable and easy to cast.

Have you thought of potentially swapping out Footfall Crater for Hall of the Bandit Lord? While hall can't be used the same turn, and does cost life, it is a haste outlet that is less likely to get you 2 for 1ed, and it takes a land slot, freeing another slot for whatever you need, probably draw. Unless you don't focus too much on draw given you're game plan is just to destroy them quick and easy with overwhelming cheating into play advantage.

How has Insidious Dreams been and what to do you tutor for? I've personally never liked it given that discard is additional cost to cast and you don't even get them into your hand. Especially given this is a combo deck and you are already low on draw, what exactly is the gameplan with it? Perhaps I'm missing something?

Thoughts on swapping out Strionic resonator for Isshin, Two Heavens as One? Resonator costs less, is less likely to be removed, and is easier to cast but requires you to have mana open. Isshin costs more mana, is harder to cast and easier to remove but doesn't require additional mana.

Mother of Runes - Protection

While I adore expedition map, have you thought of swapping it out for another ramp piece? You have about 5 pieces of ramp. Swapping map for Mind Stone or another 2cmc ramp spell can help you bring your commander out earlier. Of course mind stone's draw is nice too.

I'm sure you've went through most of these suggestions as you originally made the deck given your expertise in EDH but I would love to rack your brain regarding your thought process. Let me know what you think

SufferFromEDHD on Avoiding Consequences

2 months ago

Really like this shell. Corpse Dance and Sneak Attack are pet cards of mine and this is a great home for both!

Urza's Saga get dreadnought or your ring.

Hall of the Bandit Lord and/or Flamekin Village haste is useful in a pinch.

Riptide Laboratory commander protection.

Demonic Collusion neat discard outlet.

Prismari Command and/or Kolaghan's Command really neat swiss army knives.

Jaxis, the Troublemaker and/or Saheeli, the Sun's Brilliance on theme.

legendofa on Tap Lands

2 months ago

There are two main reasons I can see people using taplands.

First, they're generally very affordable. Some people can't or don't want to spend lots of money on their decks. Maybe they want to keep it below a certain budget, or they don't want to put in individual lands that are worth more than the rest of their deck combined.

Second, some do have some special utility. The Ravnica bounce lands, like Simic Growth Chamber, have a specific place in stuff like Cultivator Colossus combos and similar decks. Axgard Armory offers hard-to-counter tutoring, Hall of the Bandit Lord grants haste, Triomes are some of the most reliable color fixers not named Command Tower, and so on.

Yeah, taplands are slow, but they're cheap and easy to find, and there are plenty that do things besides make mana. They get outclassed quickly, but sometimes they're the right level of budget and utility for what a deck wants.

SufferFromEDHD on

2 months ago

Thanks d00d!

Hall of the Bandit Lord Urborg fixes this. The infect/poison strategy NEEDS haste. On that thought: Lightning Greaves.

Blinkmoth Nexus this is very narrow but it can speed up the Inkmoth win. It can carry auras/equipment.

Bojuka Bog free removal.

Locust Miser neat tax + tribal.

Mirror of the Forebears/Mirage Mirror solid clones.

Imp's Mischief staple in mono black.

Koskun Falls color pie bending blast from the past.

SufferFromEDHD on Uncle Istvan and the Shadow Crew

2 months ago

Fog of Gnats is a great common. Cool to see it in here. Nightshade Stinger might be worth a spot.

If Corpse Dance is too narrow you could definitely get value out of Unearth. If you want to get weird with it try Dawn of the Dead.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth fixes Hall of the Bandit Lord and the shadow strategy really needs haste.

SufferFromEDHD on Zirilan of the Claw Dragon Chompy Dragon Stompy

3 months ago

Good suggestion. I'm going to use Hanweir Battlements  Meld over Hall of the Bandit Lord even though I prefer Hall but it needs Urborg or Yavimaya to be functional.

Relying on Crucible of Worlds to "fix" Lotus Vale might be too narrow for a creature deck. You are absolutely right about Strip Mine target #1.

I'm embarrassed I missed Ruby Medallion in one of my mono colored decks.

I like your thinking with Humble Defector. Nice with Zedruu but not in my dragon machine gun combo.

Both planeswalkers are test spots. They were designed specifically for mono red dragons so I'm giving them a shot. Masterclass triggered ability is really neat. It has not been anything special so far in testing. Fireblood is always useful. Loot, ramp, or 20 power in dragons.

Thanks for stopping in with the profitable suggestions Profet93 This is one of my favorite decks because it perfectly showcases reds main tribe/speed/strength. I want this to be the fastest and strongest glass cannon possible!

Profet93 on Zirilan of the Claw Dragon Chompy Dragon Stompy

3 months ago


Hall of the Bandit Lord/Hanweir Battlements  Meld - Haste

You mention how lotus vale is a one tap activation. From my limited perspective, I only see it's detriment. 2 lands + 1 land (that you could swap it with) = 3 mana. Lotus value = 3 mana. Where exactly is the benefit? I see a big strip mine target that gets neutralized by dampening sphere. Ignoring the color aspect, I feel Scorched Ruins would be better suited. It combos with your rings and deserted temple for infinite mana. Then using that infinite mana + top = Draw your whole deck, cast lattice and cast your entire deck. While the combo is not the primary reason for the swap, the benefit of 4 (colorless) mana vs. 3 (colored) mana is the primary focus.

How has Sarkhan the Masterless been working for you? It's static ability seems cool, but since the deck doesn't go wide, how does it play out? It's +1 is nice but makes it more susceptible to removal. It's -2 isn't anything too crazy. While not an entirely serious suggestion, have you considered swapping it out for Karn, the Great Creator? Karn creates a hard lock with lattice, allows recursion for your artifacts and can even animate opposing artifacts for political reasons

Urza's Incubator/Ruby Medallion - Ramp

Maybe Humble Defector - Politics + synergy with homeward path

Profet93 on "Wake Up, Wasteland! It's Me, Three Dog!"

3 months ago

Last_Laugh +1

Crystal Chimes - Recursion

Replenish - Recursion (I have a regular and several foil ones for sale/trade, lol)

Grand Abolisher - Prevent interaction/response to aura cast. Also see Conqueror's Flail.

Flickering Ward - Trigger enchantment cast triggers and for protection

Spectra Ward - Protection

Hall of the Bandit Lord - Unsure about this one given lifeloss but you do have some lifegain to mitigate this.

Bravado - You don't go wide enough

Born to Drive - See above

Angelic Gift - Nice cantrip with evasion but not impactful enough IMO to warrant an inclusion

Squire's Devotion - Not impactful enough IMO

Regarding king-saproling's comment, Gift of immortality is amazing, highly recommended.

Enchantments are not in my wheelhouse, but I've always wanted to make an enchantment deck. Interesting boros enchantments definitely piques my curiosity. What do you feel your deck is lacking at the moment? From my limited perspective, you don't have much draw unless you have a bunch of enchantments on board to trigger one of your burst draw effects. A risky but effective strategy given you are in boros. I hope these comments helped. Let me know what you think, looking forward to your response.

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