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Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper
Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
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Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper Discussion
1 month ago
Had you given any consideration to running Ravos, Soultender as your other partner commander? You don't lose anything, but add a fourth color (which may not be an advantage), and his ability to bring a creature back to your hand seems to offer more to you than what Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper does.
You really wouldn't have to make any changes to the deck as is right now, other than perhaps just adding in some white mana sources to be able to cast Ravos. The creatures you run are there for the value they provide, and getting one of them back could prove to be a game swing for you.
Just a thought to provoke some discussion. I like the deck idea. +1.
1 month ago
Hi, I play in a non-cedh environment, with decks at power level 6-8.
I'm thinking of making an Abzan (GWB) lifegain / hatebears deck aiming to tempo and last extended games. The target commander is either Anafenza, the Foremost or Tymna the Weaver / Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper , using utility creatures like Vona, Butcher of Magan and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .
What constitutes as the 'core' of a blood pod deck? If I remove Red, does this still achieve the same intended purpose as bloodpod, sans- Blood Moon ?
What boardwipes would you recommend for this type of deck? And how many would you run?
2 months ago
First off - thanks for the update! I appreciate all you do for the format :)
Curious on some differences of thinking between this list and the cedh database:
There are 4 commanders currently sitting at Mid Power that are on the Fringe tab of the cEDH database: Anafenza, the Foremost , Edgar Markov , Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder , and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper
For context there are 29 commanders on this Fringe tab in Competitive and 17 in the High Power on this list.
There are also 7 commanders that listed as High Power here that are on the Outdated or Meme tabs of the cEDH database.
As a final point of context there are 3 Competitive and 111 High Power Commander here that are not anywhere within the cEDH database.
The point of all this context is that the 4 Mid Power Commanders listed above are played enough to facilitate their being added a database otherwise full of Competitive and High Power Commanders.
Please move these forgotten 4 up to at least High Power for the love of systemic symmetry, or provide good reasoning for not doing so while having so many Commanders sitting in High Power with little to no representation elsewhere on the internet ( Ambassador Laquatus , Gaddock Teeg , etc.)
3 months ago
4 months ago
@scotchtapedsleeve: Don't worry. I'll upgrade myself hopefully soon enough; it just seems like mere lies at this point. & for the record; I plan to reconcile w/ someone else first; then I'll get to you after. :)
However, I've still some questions needing answers. After that, I'll shut up; I mean, I've plans for a Morophon, the Boundless Human Tribal Deck, a Kykar, Wind's Fury Vorthos deck based upon a Documentary (God forbid.); a revised project about a Mono- "Impurities" Matter deck, & the last to mention, I'll mention at the end of this post:
Two new Mu Yanling 's have been confirmed awhile back: Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer , & Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind . For Mu #1: if she makes it in, is she worth the readd of Prismatic Omen for Infinite Draw? or is Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind decent enough? I, mean, one of the Elspeth's Ultimates gives your Creatures Flying as an Emblem; something Archetype of Imagination should be able to remove, though it's for another time.
1: Wrenn and Six : Recurring Lands to your Hand is great, one damage is okay, but giving your Nonpermanents (Instants & Sorceries) Retrace? AWESOME!
2: Xenagos, the Reveler : Lots of Tokens? No problem! You'll be netting a lot of ramp in the form of & Mana of any combination! a 2/2 Satyr w/ Haste is good too! Oh, & it's not like you'll need to use that Ult of his; it's completely optional!
3: Kiora, the Crashing Wave : Why did I cut her? She stops damage heading to & coming from any target. Does both Card advantage & Mana Ramp at one time; & the thought of a 9/9 every turn is just fearsome.
Which would you give the Approval of, & Rejection of these three?
Heh. I just threw that in there as an alt. Solution in case the current Manabase might need minor improvement. Guess not... Ah well...
I ended up simply adding Mirari's Wake as a result of this. But I'd still like some thought on Night of Souls' Betrayal . Is it worth adding? I already have a list of Combos of Potential Consideration in my head as we speak; & one of the combos might include this...
FINAL: For the Omake/EXTRA: You stated I'd be better off using something like Niv-Mizzet Reborn , or even The First Sliv alongside Squee, the Immortal , & Food Chain in a deck which exiles stuff on purpose (See: Teferi's Protection , Academy Rector , Cards w/ Flashback, etc.). Past in Flames would be great here, but just doesn't have enough of what the rest of the colors can do. That's why I wanted to use Witch-Maw/Atraxa/Growth as they have the best of this in these colors. There is just one problem: Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is meant for more Counters-Support as well as a Supperfriends 99 Slot (Is there such a thing as a Partner Duo that does Domain/5-Colors? No.), & Witch-Maw Nephilim isn't even a Legendary Creature (I guess that's why Ravnica drove these beings to Extinction?), so I can't use it as a CMDR. This leaves us w/ only Partner Commanders unless you tell me different about a Niv-Mizzet that couldn't even beat Bolas, much less live to tell the tale of Bolas' demise; watched over by Ugin. As for The First Sliv , I'm not running Sliv Tribal, so the effect only applies to Sliv Queen 's Mama.
If you can prove me wrong about this; I won't have to use the following for ideas as Partners:
I wonder if any of these duos can handle a deck about exiling powerful stuff & even retrieving back your own when you shouldn't even do so...
After all this, It's all me now. Core 2020 will soon be released. Time to call Slivers "Slivs". Elspeth Tirel , Vivien Reid , & Mu Yanling to have a threesome, Bant Style (Yes, I made this up for reasons more meaningful than you'd think. Just look at the basic picture. XP), & if Birthing Pod , Vivien's Arkbow , Bow of Nylea , Wolfrider's Saddle , Verdurous Gearhulk & Thundering Tanadon (BTW, Vorinclex was mentioned in this card's Flavor Text; meaning he isn't against impurities after all. Why can he & Jin-Gitaxias just MAKE UP! We have Ezuri, Claw of Progress ! What's his lore when Ezuri became this?!) taught us anything; I need to prove Mono- can make a CMDR w/ no use of AEthermancy, doesn't need to "Craft" Life to invent it; Or Artifact creatures that kill Impurities (& Fliers; we have Birds of Paradise !); & such a deck will be made regardless on any regard. Time to introduce Nature to the rotten soup known as Peat that after millions of years of evolution (Another Quality.) became Slate, which is, in fact a Metal Composite, which can be used for true crafting of Artifice in .
(sigh... I'll end this now. I think I've gone too insane on the Grixis identity of mine.)
REALLY Sorry about this wall of binary crap. Might as well be the last time to be forgiven for anything... DX
5 months ago
I hate to burst your bubble because I love this deck so much (especially with bowser lol) but this is technically Super Mario Bother and Sister. I'm pretty sure Reyhan is female lore-wise. And I think Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is female too so there's no easy swap :/ Love the deck though. The red and green for mario and luigi. Beautiful. I would gladly lose to this.
6 months ago
@MrTomDawson: Thanks for your good suggestions! I thought of Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper in the very beginning. The idea behind Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa was to be able to connect with dorks to draw more cards off Tymna the Weaver . Probably I will test both.
6 months ago
Oops, forgot one other thing - why not Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper over Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa ? Seems like the latter doesn't add anything to the deck while the former will at least allow you to gain small bits of life here and there if you need it.
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