Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +3/+2.
Whenever a legendary creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may attach Hero's Blade to it.
Equip (: Attach this to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Hero's Blade Discussion
2 weeks ago
Eli4JHawks11 Sure. I had put off writing the primer to make sure the deck was working the way I wanted it, then I just kinda didn't get around to it. A problem is that, to type everything out, it feels like locking it in and I have to have more reason to change something than that it just feels right.
Until I get around to it, here is a basic run down of how to pilot the deck:
Some situations make dashing every turn a good idea. Confusion in the Ranks being on the board is one of those situations. It's really down to what you are up against.
The big combo behind the scenes is Flamekin Herald plus casting Ragavan to cascade into Glimpse of Tomorrow. This should be done with a field full of tokens and other things to maximize value. If one of the cards you put into play is Confusion in the Ranks, its going to get a little weird. If you want to keep it simple, have all the things of each type swap with the same target. When the first one swaps, the rest targetting the same card fizzle so you won't swap those. There is a chance of landing one of the game ender combos, but if that doesn't happen, at least things got exciting. Also, note that you keep stuff you stolen from your opponents when you cast Glimpse of Tomorrow and they lose anything of yours they might have.
Game ending combos are Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and either Port Razer or Coercive Recruiter, Magda, Brazen Outlaw with Maskwood Nexus (if it doesn't win immediately, it sets you up to win quickly), or Hellkite Tyrant and enough artifacts.
Ragavan should be doing voltron stuff for most of the game. Not very complicated.
So, in summary, play like it's voltron, steal stuff with Ragavan and other things, and if combos happen, they happen. I handed the deck to a beginner once and he did fine. Knowing all the small little interactions isn't going to make or break the deck.
1 month ago
5 months ago
Hey, well done on a budget. Nice Aurelia, the Warleader :)
Phyrexian Reclamation can be a repeatable source of recursion for Kaalia or any other creature, even at instant speed. Let Kaalia die, put her into your graveyard not the Command Zone; recur her to your hand which bypasses Commander tax. Dragon Tempest is a source of haste for Kaalia and any flying creature you cast or reanimate. It has the bonus of being able to do damage if the creature is a Dragon.
Dragon Mage pairs well with Emeria Shepherd . Mage discards the permanents that you then reanimate with Shepherd and Mage refills your hand to keep doing it. Nahiri, the Harbinger can be reanimated by Shepherd and her -8 in two turns can tutor for any creature or artifact including Shepherd. -8 Nahiri, tutor for Shepherd, play a Plains and reanimate Nahiri. Nahiri has other uses besides her -8 she can be repeatable discard/draw for reanimation or even repeatable removal that exiles.
Rakdos, Lord of Riots is a Demon who can reduce the casting cost of all other Angels/Demons/Dragons. If he or other creatures are attacking and doing combat damage to opponents then he's ramp to cast high CMC creatures which helps if Kaalia is disrupted. Arcane Signet is a staple mana rock in Commander. Orzhov Signet and Rakdos Signet is more two drop ramp.
Some changes to consider, with suggestions of cuts close to or equal in price:
- Phyrexian Reclamation --> Phage the Untouchable
- Dragon Tempest --> Sigarda's Aid
- Dragon Mage --> Hero's Blade
- Nahiri, the Harbinger --> Sword of Vengeance
- Rakdos, Lord of Riots --> Akroma, Angel of Fury
- Bloodgift Demon --> Demanding Dragon
- Arcane Signet --> Exquisite Archangel
- Orzhov Signet --> Avarice Amulet
- Rakdos Signet --> Chancellor of the Annex
My advice is cut the majority of the equipment theme for more ramp since ramp is going to help more to cast Kaalia and high CMC creatures. Phage the Untouchable and Sigarda's Aid are two expensive price cards for your budget that aren't doing much in your deck. You can't cheat Phage onto the battlefield with Kaalia or reanimation which makes it pretty useless. Aid is a good card, but not taking enough advantage of equipment and I don't think you need to since the most important equipment you want to play Greaves/Boots are low mana cost to cast and equip.
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Cool build! You might consider these: Hammerhand , Escape Velocity , Hero's Blade , Gryff's Boon , Glaring Aegis , Hyena Umbra , Capashen Standard , Dragon Mantle , Flamekin Village , Bastion Protector , Pentad Prism , Light of Promise , Shefet Dunes , Simian Spirit Guide , Mask of Memory , Well of Lost Dreams
6 months ago
Personally I would make these swaps:
War Screecher -> Inquisitor's Flail
Bulwark Giant -> Blackblade Reforged
Herald of the Sun -> Strata Scythe
Parhelion II -> Mask of Memory
Heart-Piercer Bow -> Hero's Blade
Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII -> Captain's Claws
Weapon Rack -> Argentum Armor
Diamond Knight -> Maul of the Skyclaves
Serra's Guardian -> Spectral Steel
Astral Drift -> Colossus Hammer
Golden Egg -> Gold Myr
Heavy Mattock -> Ogre's Cleaver
Sparring Construct -> Angelic Armaments
Raise the Alarm -> Brawler's Plate
Battlefield Promotion -> Goldvein Pick
Flutterfox -> Armored Skyhunter
Also it looks like you forgot to add your lands
11 months ago
Swapping Elbrus out for something else is also probably the right idea, but instead of Loxodon Warhammer, try Shadowspear. Either option works, though. I would try Banshee's Blade and Nim Deathmantle instead of Hero's Blade and Trailblazer's Boots
Tezzeret's Gambit seems like an easy include, but I personally wouldn't cut a signet to add it, but possibly something else might do. The various proliferate cards are all useful, so choose which you like most, but if you get your hands on a Contagion Engine, swap out Contagion Clasp for it.
Lastly, I think you can get away with cutting an infect creature if you feel you need something else more.
1 year ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Brass's Bounty, Bastion Protector, Druids' Repository, Bravado, Sigil of the Nayan Gods, Hope Against Hope, Great Furnace, Ancient Den, Tree of Tales, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Slate of Ancestry, Ohran Frostfang, Hero's Blade, Pollenbright Wings, Cathars' Crusade, Hunter's Insight