Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer
Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard
The first face-down creature spell you cast each turn costs less to cast.
Whenever a face-down creature enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.
Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer Discussion
1 month ago
It doesn't look like anybody tagged yeaGO yet, so there it is.
1 month ago
I have a list that is very similar to yours, probably because we both searched "manifest" and "morph" in scryfall and put in the best cards, haha.. But let me tall you - it is so much fun. The combat tricks and mind games you can play with morphs! And you literally have a better Rhystic Study-on-a-stick as long as you have Kadena + Flash. I have actually ended up having too much card draw, and over-extending too hard because of it..
Some cards that could be really good in this list:
Beast Whisperer - Basically a replacement Kadena minus the discount effect.
Evacuation or other symmetrical creature board wipes - This deck is one of the rare decks where bouncing your creatures can be really good. Gives you repeatable card draw, ramp and tools and tricks. Evacuation is definitely the best, mostly bc of instant speed, but I've found Flood of Tears to be decent. (90% of the time you want to replay Leyline of Anticipation ...
Fun to see others appreciating Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer ! I actually think she can be deceptively strong, and has real potential!
1 month ago
Hello all! Here's our update for C19.
- Chainer, Nightmare Adept
- Greven, Predator Captain
- Grismold, the Dreadsower
- Volrath, the Shapestealer
- Slimefoot, the Stowaway (from Mid)
- Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer
- Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero
- Ghired, Conclave Exile
- Marisi, Breaker of the Coil
- Pramikon, Sky Rampart
- Rayami. First of the Fallen
- Sevinne, the Chronoclasm
- Tahngarth, First Mate
Anje is a value-generating commander that is an outlet for Worldgorger Dragon. She stands as a sidegrade to Xantcha, Sleeper Agent.
Atla Palani, Nest Tender
Atla has some decent potential to cheat in creatures, some interesting Mirror Entity combos, and built in boardwipe protection in colors that need it. She's limited by her color identity, but is powerful enough to compel competitive exploration and play.
Elsha of the Infinite
A strong value engine and a third of the Elsha/Helm/Top style combo.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
A very powerful cost reducer, albeit in colors that struggle for interaction. Tentatively placing him in Competitive.
Chainer, Nightmare Adept
His "reanimation" ability is a little too fairly costed between the discard and having to cast the creature. Rakdos limits interactivity and reanimator bombs. No obvious combos discovered yet.
Greven, Predator Captain
A relatively powerful draw engine could fuel some hybrid fair/unfair strategies.
Grismold, the Dread Sower
Fairly substantial token producer at a cheap cost.
Slimefoot, the Stowaway
In similarity to Grismold, we've re-evaluated Slimefoot as High Power.
Volrath, the Shapestealer
No obvious combos, but is in a powerful color combination and lends to a lot of synergies.
Very narrow ability on top of a small pool of morphs.
Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero
Difficult to abuse ability, an unfortunate 'dies' trigger, and in lackluster colors.
Ghired, Conclave Exile
Reasonably strong combat threat with Populate shenanigans, but solidly fair and slow to build up.
Marisi, Breaker of the Coil
Combat slience is hard to abuse in these colors. Goading creatures can be quite disruptive.
Pramikon, Sky Rampart
Can support turtling strategies in combat-oriented metas.
Rayami, First of the Fallen
Very specific hate and a difficult to amass set of keywords.
Sevinne, the Chronoclasm
One copy per turn on a narrow flashback interaction is difficult to abuse effectively.
Tahngarth, First Mate
2 months ago
Atla seems very weak. The ability to combo with the Stalactite and Altar is like any 3-card combo with one piece being a commander. Unless the combo pieces tutor for each other, are able to all be tutored by a separate card, or the commander can tutor for at least one of the pieces, or the combo is 1-3 mana entirely, the combo isn't reasonably viable on a general basis.
Elsha seems... kind of bad? It is a combo enabler with Top, and Flash, no reveal, only noncreature Future Sight seems okay, but a 5 mana creature variant that any Swords to Plowshares or counterspell can deal with seems weak. Maybe with enough protection, such as Silence type effects, the deck can just be a combo deck with Elsha as a piece, but as a Storm Engine, I doubt it will be able to reliably go off without too little protection. Maybe a midrange combo deck in the realms of tier 2-3.
Anje Falkenrath can cycle through all madness cards for free really fast. I am sure there are some ways to abuse this. I don't know any off of the top of my head, but a Razaketh, the Foulblooded reanimator plan seems reasonable. Just run normal b/r tutors, a few reanimation spells, rakazeth, the combo you plan to use him with, and then lands and fill the rest with madness enablers and fast mana, I'd imagine you could do well with it, not entirely sure. Maybe there is a doomsday line as well, like another Grenzo.
Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero is apparently a good eggs commander, but I haven't seem any list. Ichor Wellspring , Krark-Clan Ironworks , etc do seem to have the proper synergies for a sweet list though.
Chainer, Nightmare Adept seems possibly decent. Buried Alive for Zealous Conscripts , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , and Phyrexian Delver might be a thing, but I am not sure how much I am a fan of that. It may just be a decent value engine like Elsha.
Pramikon, Sky Rampart is a reasonable include into some decks to fight Tymna the Weaver , kind of a Silent Arbiter effect, able to deal well with some blood pod decks in the meta, but isn't really a commander for cEDH, unless if Spark Double , Sakashima the Impostor , or Helm of the Host for no attacks at all seems useful.
I may go over the other cards more indepth, like the legendaries, but for now:
Cliffside Rescuer , Backdraft Hellkite , Mandate of Peace , Road of Return , Sudden Substitution , Sanctum of Eternity , Leadership Vacuum , Sevinne's Reclamation , Selesnya Eulogist , Mire in Misery, Selesnya Eulogist , and Bone Miser seem posssible, but Dockside Extortionist is the best of them by far.
2 months ago
Dig deeper into the Sultai Morph precon decklist and you can find lot of reason to buy it. The manabase alone may be one of the better manabases for a three color Commander precon. Eleven nonbasic lands ETB untapped which is by precon standards an improvement from past precon manabases.
Why are the Signet lands ( Darkwater Catacombs ) being printed as rare lands? These lands don't actually make mana without having another land/one mana first, this is not an ability that's rare. These should be uncommon since they're much worse than Filter lands ( Sunken Ruins ) which are also rare lands.
Land value in the precon (in order):
- Ash Barrens
- Command Tower
- Sunken Hollow
- Bojuka Bog
- Reliquary Tower
- Thespian's Stage
- Exotic Orchard
- Llanowar Wastes
- Yavimaya Coast
I'm happy to see Ash Barrens reprinted because it's land that should be in every Commander precon. There's 17 two drops which is an improvement for precon deck building. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , Scroll of Fate and Kadena's Silencer look like good cards for morph. Silencer will however not hold at $10 of value it will decrease a lot. I don't know enough about the 13 other new cards to evaluate their value in the precon.
Valuable reprints in the Sultai deck (in order):
- Seedborn Muse
- Tempt with Discovery
- Thran Dynamo
- Sol Ring
- Strionic Resonator
- Hooded Hydra
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Reality Shift
- Grim Haruspex
Some notable exclusions for a morph theme:
- Dream Chisel : going to spike.
- Ixidor, Reality Sculptor : going to spike especially because of Scroll of Fate .
- Voidmage Prodigy : going to spike.
- Riptide Entrancer : going to spike.
- Birchlore Rangers : never been reprinted.
- Aphetto Alchemist : never been reprinted.
- Whisperwood Elemental
- Primordial Mist
- Zoetic Cavern
- Sultai Emissary
2 months ago
Interesting change is each precon will have a reprinted Planeswalker. Not sure if this is a good change or not because each Planeswalker will most likely take a mythic spot from another potential legendary creature.
2 months ago
I think you could definitely abuse Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer ...use creature cost reducing effects, and proceed to draw your whole deck...seems like a winning strategy to me that can be pretty busted if built around the entire morph/megamorph mechanic. And there are several tricks you can do with "blink" effects and such to reduce the "cost" of flipping 1 or multiple permanents.
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