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Hedron Archive Discussion
6 days ago
Hey Broviticus, thanks for stopping by. Really appreciate the comment, question, and upvote.
Also thanks for catching the fact that Alibou, Ancient Witness is in fact an artifact. I put that update together pretty late last night, and was quite tired. Being an artifact does make it more appealing, but as you mention, I'm not exactly sure what to cut to add it.
The original thought behind not including Coveted Jewel / Hedron Archive is the high CMC. When adding ramp cards and specifically mana rocks, I was looking for 2CMC rocks in order to help get the commander out a turn early. I was also concerned about opponents stealing Coveted Jewel , but you make an excellent point it could just be scarified in response. I may be looking to add this in the future since it does have some serious late game potential. Mind Stone was in the original draft, but seems to be missing from the maybeboard for some reason. I decided to cut this for more efficient card draw options such as Ichor Wellspring / Mishra's Bauble / Urza's Bauble .
Glad someone finally noticed the FMA theme. Just recently finished watching it all the way through for the first time, and I have to say, it's definitely in my top 5 now. Thanks again for the upvote. Cheers.
1 week ago
Alibou, Ancient Witness is in fact an artifact. I just wanted to correct you on your thinking about including it. It seems really strong but you might have to cut something more valuable to slot it in. Was their a reason mana rock that can be sac'd to draw more cards like Coveted Jewel Hedron Archive and Mind Stone weren't considered? The Jewel seems really good as you get value on it hitting the field and you can sac them before anyone else can use the upside from attacking you. Great deck!!! Really enjoy the FMA theme.
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1 week ago
2 weeks ago
So here's the edits I'm considering at the moment:
Adding more Dragons will improve the consistency of the triggers, and Goldspan is too impactful to exclude. Solemn's ramp has helped a bit, but it's still a little slow and has a limited amount of impact on the board and game.
I'm shelling out for the instant-speed reanimation here. At sorcery speed we can re-stabilize our board, and at instant speed we can cause chaos. Feldon being a turn slow has been annoying, and six mana for a one-turn token hasn't consistently been a good investment. Let's make it faster!
This new card feels like baby Chainer and I'm so here for it. An early-game rummaging effect will keep Dragons going into the bin while thinning the deck. The second ability being static is so nice - we can activate it on other players' turns to discard an instant and maintain value from the discard! What's exciting is it isn't limited - say we hit activate Geier Reach Sanitarium and discard Thrill of Possibility , all of a sudden we're going deeper into the deck! This can get so nuts!
Play the best version of the sacrifice outlet land. As we increase the instant count, being able to generate mana in a variety of ways will only improve flexibility.
With these, I still have to find room for Blasphemous Act , Toxic Deluge , Tibalt's Trickery , Baleful Mastery , maybe Vandalblast and I'm thinking Hedron Archive wants to find its way in - there shouldn't be a need for much more mana redundancy, but I'll definitely want to keep adding draw engines. I fully expect to be swimming in mana every game, now its just a matter of keeping the hand full!
2 weeks ago
People deal with an early Blood Moon in EDH by using Arcane Signet and such, to still be able to cast your spells even if you run few basics, but an early Blood Moon will immensely slow down players who have 4- or 5-color decks. It's not considered a very fun tactic, but the higher in power level you play, the more valid it becomes as a strategy.
Most big threats like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger will make you arch enemy instantly, meaning all 3 other players set aside their differences until the most dangerous threat (either Ulamog, or it's controller) is taken care of. Most powerful plays in EDH are dealt with this way, that's why the format can allow more powerful cards than most constructed formats. The multiplayer aspect of many vs. one is an innate balance to running away with the game, until you take infinite combos into the equation.
Colorless is able to ramp pretty fast, even lacking green, you're just tighly bound to artifacts for doing so. Mana rocks are usually more efficient if they don't have to tap for colours. Sol Ring Mind Stone Prismatic Lens Worn Powerstone Thran Dynamo Hedron Archive Dreamstone Hedron Everflowing Chalice , there's a lot of colorless rocks to get you up to 9 as early as turn 4 or 5 pretty consistently. That's one of the few things the legendary Eldrazi have going for them as a commander, you basically play 90% artifacts, but artifacts are great at creating additional mana, so you're likely to cast your commander in a game anyway. How you're going to deal with everyone at the table wanting you and your commander gone after you cast it, is the follow-up problem though '^^
2 weeks ago
Cut: - Warped Landscape - Forsake the Worldly - Wilt - Rain of Revelation - Akroma's Vengeance - Cleansing Nova - Vastwood Surge - River's Rebuke - Font of Fertility - Hideous Visage - Garruk's Uprising
Add: - Wasteland Strangler - World Breaker - All Is Dust - Blisterpod - Decimator of the Provinces - Distended Mindbender - Elder Deep-Fiend - Eldrazi Displacer - Eldrazi Mimic - Eldrazi Obligator - Fathom Feeder - Oblivion Sower - Rapacious One - Thought Harvester - Sire of Stagnation - Tide Drifter - Vanquisher's Banner - Mystic Reflection - Pact of the Serpent - Blight Herder - Arcane Signet - Sol Ring - Thran Dynamo - Chromatic Lantern - Commander's Sphere - Fellwar Stone - Worn Powerstone - Coalition Relic - Hedron Archive - Path to Exile - Swords to Plowshares - Swan Song - Skyshroud Claim - Elemental Bond - Unified Will - Reflections of Littjara - Ugin, the Ineffable - Forsaken Monument - Pathrazer of Ulamog - Jodah, Archmage Eternal - Kozilek's Return - Crop Rotation - Chaos Warp - Painful Truths - Tempt with Discovery - Lightning Greaves - Court of Bounty - Cascading Cataracts
4 weeks ago
If you want to make a "legal" 5 color eldrazi deck, Esika, God of the Tree Flip is a good option, as the creature side color fixes you for those weird colors, and the enchantment side could allow you to cheat out those huge eldrazi creatures. Unfortunately it would mean you would have to redo the mana base to accommodate and probably cut some of the little eldrazi creatures
If you choose to keep your current commander, there are actually a few cards that take advantage of your commander being colorless. Things like War Room and Commander's Plate are super good, as you wouldn't have to pay life and the armor gives protection from EVERY color!
For the colorless mana base, I'd look into replacing a majority of your Wastes with utility lands. There are DOZENS of different utility lands that function like a wastes and come with an added bonus. Off the top of my head, some decent cheap options are things like Haunted Fengraf , Rogue's Passage , Ghost Quarter Cascading Cataracts
If you choose to play your commander as colorless, it would also mean you'd have to cut the cards with colored mana symbols in their mana costs. I'd replace them with ways to generate big amounts of mana. Things like Thran Dynamo , Voltaic Key Manifold Key , Sculpting Steel Worn Powerstone , Sol Ring , Everflowing Chalice , Hedron Archive , Dreamstone Hedron . I would still keep a few wastes around, as you could use cards like Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart to ramp further. And I would definitely look into finding interaction and card draw that is colorless, as those cards are a a premium in that color identity.
Also, I would say that you probably have too many lands. I could see you running like 38-39 lands. It'd mean that you'd consistently hit a land drop every turn in addition to your ramp, making it a lot easier to cast your commander.
Hope those suggestions help, regardless of the direction you choose to go!
1 month ago
Drop Faerie Tauntings , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , Traumatize , Trepanation Blade , add about one or two more ramp and two more card-draw at least. I almost always run 8 pieces of ramp and the prevailing wisdom is 10. Same for card-draw: I aim for 8, many aim for 10. Extra ramp is great with Oona's ability and card-draw can draw you into lands and just generally smooth everything out.
Reconnaissance Mission would be good. Treasure Cruise is often almost an Ancestral Recall and is budget too. Even though you're running Blue , Read the Bones is a great rate, as is Night's Whisper . Divination , Concentrate , and Tidings are all great on a budget, if a bit unexciting.
I love Keep Watch , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Theft of Dreams , Insight , Windfall , Plea for Power , Curse of Verbosity , and Manifold Insights but they are swingy. High ceilings, low floors. The mana cost on them is what makes them so good.
Midnight Clock is budget right now but it's starting to make waves. Get yours now while they're cheap. Ramp AND draw! Great on a budget.
Secrets of the Golden City and Kumena's Awakening should usually be City's Blessing-ed. I like Kimena's a lot on a budget (along with Patient Rebuilding ). Rush of Knowledge is decent if you have Oona out. Fathom Trawl is a guaranteed three non-lands, though it might be a bit lackluster with so many faeries. Not a bad card though. Mind Spring is great with ramp.
Drawn from Dreams and Dig Through Time are probably better than Diabolic Tutor until you have a game-winning card in the deck like Coat of Arms or some combo pieces (of which all are out-of-budget). I'd say drop Diabolic Tutor . Diabolic Vision is all right on a budget, as is Pilfered Plans , Forbidden Alchemy , and Notion Rain . We can probably do better, even on a tight budget.
With all your fliers, Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are fantastic card-draw cards. Mask of Riddles is cute. Curiosity and Curious Obsession are decent but dangerous. Chart a Course is decent with fliers. Whispering Madness can be good with fliers too.
I have mixed feelings about Opt , Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Ponder , Preordain , Portent . They certainly don't hurt but they're bad late-game. I run them in some decks. Consider them if most of your card-draw is expensive. Brainstorm is a bit of a trap unless you have ways to shuffle your library and get rig of unwanted cards. This usually requires fetch lands like Polluted Delta and is better in 60-card formats.
Rain of Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Fact or Fiction , Succumb to Temptation , Precognitive Perception , Frantic Search , Pull from Tomorrow , Gush , Village Rites are all good for being instants so you can leave counterspells up and if you don't need them you can draw. That's one of the reasons a card like Anticipate looks weak but is nice for keeping counterspells open. Fact or Fiction is particularly good and is considered a staple in many formats, including EDH.
I would swap out Dimir Locket and Dimir Cluestone for Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens . Maybe Star Compass if it is in budget. I know you need your colors but 3-mana mana rocks that don't have huge upside are sooooo slow. Arcane Signet is probably out of budget, which is too bad. Is Wayfarer's Bauble still expensive? Probably. Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive maybe? Oona isn't cheap and you want mana for her ability if push comes to shove. Trinket Mage is ramp because it can snag Sol Ring , making it the same rate as Explosive Vegetation and Hedron Archive .