Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard

Menace

Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper Discussion

Dencoan on Death's Kiss

1 month ago

KayneMarco Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper could be a good one to move out for Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider her ability could help generate some life since things should be getting pumped up but it doesn't really fit into the synergy of the deck idea

1empyrean on Best objectives for deck idea: …

4 months ago

I think the best partner for this really depends on when your gameplan ends up being.

I can see green as a good option for a 3rd color, for traditional enchantress reasons, and because green has a some decent options for filling the graveyard ( Satyr Wayfinder or Golgari Grave-Troll to name a couple), as well as a few options for tucking cards from your graveyard back into your library.

Blue is also a good option for a 3rd color and can also do everything you need to make your core gameplan work.

Of course, Thrasios, Triton Hero covers both of these colors.

Adding black opens up some good options, but, with the stated plan being mass enchantment recursion, I think I'd rather just run Ghen, Arcanum Weaver unless you wanted to use Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper .

Anyways, I'd pick your wincon first, then pick the partners that work best for it.

BrassLord on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

7 months ago

Crypt Ghast and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good way to generate a bunch of mana in addition to getting lifegain triggers from extort! With any 2cmc commander Mox Amber is a decent ramp spell for 0! Also I saw Veinwitch Coven put in a lot of work at prerelease!

Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Scion of the Swarm also seems to gel really well with your deck, getting HUGE with lifegain triggers and also providing a big body for your commander's other ability! Something like Sanctum Seeker also seems like it'd work, doubling down on your commander's trigger.

Oathsworn Vampire also seems like it should go infinite somehow in your deck, I'm trying to find a way!

I don't know if I don't see it, but you have both the altar and Deathmantle in the deck, which also goes infinite with any creature that can make tokens, something like Grave Titan or anything with Fabricate like Marionette Master , which if you can make enough tokens can get you infinite ETBS as well as make your commander infinitely big!

You're also running both Aetherflux and Bolas's Citadel, you can make it an infinite with Sensei's Divining Top , where you cast it then do the draw trigger to put the top on top of the library, then cast it again, all while gaining life from the Resovior. Though running any combos comes down to preferance!

While a little more CMC Noxious Gearhulk Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Savra, Queen of the Golgari all seem to be what you'd like in the deck! And if you lean into the sacrifice, Black Market can be another decent way to get a lot of tokens!

klaudiohmm on The Essence of Life

7 months ago

Hey! I think that this deck should use Miren, the Moaning Well . It's a way of regaining life with a creature that will die because of some effect. It makes you gain a lot of life and increases the effect of Willowdusk's ability.

About the untap effects outside of blue, you can use Thousand-Year Elixir or Magewright's Stone . About combos... well, if you use sacrifice effects (e.g. Ashnod's Altar ), you could try the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion -like combos (actually, these two work alone, but some combos needs a sac outlet). Depending of other cards, loops with Mikaeus, sacrifice outlets and creatures with Persist could also work.

An artifact like Eternity Vessel can reset your life (if I remember well, having your life total become some value counts as lifegain).

Maybe creatures like Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan works well inside this deck. As instants or sorceries... the only one that came to my mind now is Weather the Storm , which can be very interesting in some situations.

Why use cards like Jaddi Offshoot (gains you only one life), Dash Hopes (I think that's an unreliable counterspell and the 5 life is a low cost in EDH), Blunt the Assault (I think that this card is pretty bad, maybe a card like Gray Merchant of Asphodel gains you much more life while drains your opponents) or Lifegift (it won't make you gain a lot of life on the same turn)?

ReginaldFliffingtonIII on Halana and Sengir's Murder Pets

9 months ago

I find Frontier Siege works wonders. Drop a DT creature with flying and you can take 2 creatures out. Keep the skies clear so the Baron can get through. Other fight outlets help too. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper nets you life when your Baron hits.

ReginaldFliffingtonIII on Halana and Sengir's Murder Pets

9 months ago

I find Frontier Siege works wonders. Drop a DT creature with flying and you can take 2 creatures out. Keep the skies clear so the Baron can get through. Other fight outlets help too. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper nets you life when your Baron hits.

Romer on Doran's Tough Guy Posse

1 year ago

Two years later and you're both right - I've finally implemented those suggestions.

bobanderson, I did take out Belligerent Brontodon. I liked the redundancy in case I lose Doran or he's prohibitively expensive to cast, but the brontodon is just way too expensive to cast. Still keeping Assault Formation as a backup for Doran though.

NV_1980, I just added Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper. Honestly, I should have done this long ago. You were right!

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