Sacrifice Jeweled Lotus: Gain three mana of any one colour. Spend this mana only to cast your commander.
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Jeweled Lotus Discussion
7 hours ago
Wurmcoil Engine would work really well with what you've got already. Sadly paradox engine is now banned so that would be an easy cut. Strip Mine is also a good addition in almost every deck. I would also check out Chromatic Orrery / Jeweled Lotus for mana rocks.
1 week ago
Hey Mcat1999, sweet build! I’m no voltron expert, but I think you’re on to something here. Like you said, your life gain potential is enormous with lifelink and doublestrike. I think the deck is solid as-is, but if you want to make some adjustments for speed, I humbly offer these suggestions. I don’t know what your budget is like, so I’m making general recommendations regardless of price.
I know you mentioned you like drawing into things and would rather not run tutors, but if you choose to run Enlightened Tutor , Mystical Tutor , Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , and/or Open the Armory , then you will significantly increase your consistency. It matters when you’re dealing with other decks running tutors that can win by turns 2-5 (like my K’rrik combo deck). And you’re already running fetchlands, which essentially have the same function - so why not run tutors?
I highly suggest running Jeweled Lotus to help cast Ishai on turn 1 - plus it can help mid-game to recast a commander if they get killed, which is likely to happen at least once per game. Other ramp artifacts which will increase your speed are Lotus Petal (one free colored mana always helps), Mox Opal (since you are already running lots of artifacts), and Mox Amber (since you have two commanders and a handful of other legendaries, it will help ramp into your other spells mid-game). Other options are Mana Vault and Grim Monolith , which only produce colorless mana but can really help cast an artifact or big spell in a pinch. I run all of the above in my commander decks, and I always find a reason to use them, even if I can’t use them immediately when drawn.
2 weeks ago
zAzen7977 Thank you for the comments! I'm actually saving up for Chrome Mox , Jeweled Lotus , Lion's Eye Diamond , Mox Amber , Mox Opal , Mox Tantalite , Mox Diamond , Lotus Bloom and Lotus Petal . I'm also going to pick up Culling the Weak and Cruel Tutor when I order the other cards. I'll probably cut a handful of basics for the fast mana.
2 weeks ago
Ugin's Nexus , Nevinyrral's Disk could be good, Jeweled Lotus seems like an auto include to bring osgir out turn 1, Dockside Extortionist im also testing mine with a Greater Gargadon , and an Arcbound Ravager to get osgir going.
1 month ago
The beef battalion tribe definitely suffers from a lack of support. With jumpstart we got Sethron, Hurloon General who's probably the best option for tribal - honestly I'd wait a few more sets before trying to put it together. Haven't looked at the list yet but things like Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Chrome Mox , and Jeweled Lotus are what I've been finding speed decks up the most. Alternatively, rituals like Dark Ritual , Seething Song and Desperate Ritual could help but they're all one shot - so, if you blow your load and get met with removal you'll be set way back.
1 month ago
LONG TIME SINCE AN UPDATE, BUT HERE ARE SOME UPDATES:
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth replaced by Sphinx of the Second Sun . I recently realized that Kozilek can sometimes really hinder your strategy to deck yourself with. If you pull Thassa's Oracle and Kozilek in the same BFOF, it can be real sad sometimes. Sphinx of the second sun offers immediate value the turn you play it, has a lower CMC, AND it is a sphinx. The only downside is if you are trying to win with Nexus of Fate combo, he can't be on the field, but you could set this up with relative ease.
Mind Stone replaced by Jeweled Lotus . This one hardly needs an explanation. Jeweled Lotus is SO good in Unesh, because it allows you to play him really fast sometimes. Mind Stone is really lack luster compared to it, the draw effect doesn't make it worth keeping in the slot.
Thassa, God of the Sea replaced by Thassa, Deep-Dwelling . After play testing this, I like the value that Deep dwelling generated mor than God of the sea, even at the increased CMC. If your hand is somehow dead at the end of the turn, Deep-dwelling's ability will really save you (provided a sphinx is on the table).
1 month ago
Also I converted my Balan deck to an Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist / Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar deck like a month ago, and now I can never see myself going back. It is far superior. I can usually win the game (not just kill one person) by turn 6, even with removal that slips through. Although it is theoretically possible to win on turn 2.
Now I'm not saying you should make the switch, as you probably have your reasons for not doing so. Also, the closer the deck gets to a cEDH deck, the less fun it gets, or at least that's what I've discovered. Notable differences between our decks are Jeweled Lotus , Mox Opal , Colossus Hammer (I guess you took that out since you can't get a free equip as often), Sigarda's Aid (you've explained that one and I just disagree, but whatever), Masterwork of Ingenuity , and Mishra's Workshop (I also play like twice the amount of equipment that you do). It is also notable that surprisingly enough I don't play Mana Crypt
So yeah, just things to consider. I expect you to take this comment with a grain of salt, so pay attention to my other comment instead.