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Kresh the Bloodbraided
Legendary Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever another creature dies, you may put X +1/+1 counters on this, where X is that creature's power. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)
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2 months ago
CoarselyRefined thank you for the ideas! I’ll definitely add in Azusa to the maybeboard at least, sadly Terror of the Peaks is out of my budget- wish I picked it up when it was $30. The deck is more built like Kresh the Bloodbraided fling, with a generous amount of fling effects and power-matters cards. I will definitely consider some of the siege cycle cards as well!
3 months ago
His tokens are as close to skeletons as possible without actually being those, and he fits the flavour of a skeleton army flooding the battlefield.
Also: Underworld Sentinel is an underestimated powerhouse.
Unlife on SKELETONS!
3 months ago
I'd start with Jund, its fits the colors of nearly every skeleton printed, gives plenty of removal, ramp and utility cards. Skeletons tend to die and come back, so maybe some sort of Kresh the Bloodbraided sacrifice deck. Have things like Butcher of Malakir and Goblin Bombardment, sac your creatures to make your opponents sac things to make Kresh bigger and swing in.
If you want the blue for those last few skeletons, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder could be a great fit, cascade into more skeletons and swing with an army.
3 months ago
Sometimes it's a mechanic, sometimes it's a theme, sometimes the card just makes an impression. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death introduced herself by giving me a papercut. And as a foil at a time when foils were something special, she kind of stuck in my subconscious. The mechanic was interesting in and of itself as well!
I've always had an enchantment deck because it's my favorite card type (and maybe to stick it to all those artifact mages), and the deck got pared down from 5-color to Tuvasa the Sunlit after the last Theros set.
I have a tendency to like playing modern/legacy deck strategies in commander, so a few of my decks have taken that angle almost subconsciously (Omnath, Otrimi, and Oloro...omg, they all start with the same letter...are Legacy Lands, Modern Boggles, and Modern Soul Sisters respectively).
And Kresh the Bloodbraided was me sticking it to the one dude in my game store that had all the bikini Liliana alters. I wanted a beefcake that I could parrot his lewd comments toward and make him likewise uncomfortable to prove a point. But the deck is fun and I'm currently re-building it with New Capenna goodies. It's like welcoming back an old friend.
Either way, I like making it so my commander, though not always necessary for a successful game, makes an impact. To me, I might as well play a different format if the commander doesn't matter. Power level makes no difference if I'm having fun. I tend toward midrange-toolbox playstyles...and my commanders are either engine pieces or wincons in most cases.
4 months ago
For a commander I'm excited about Henzie "Toolbox" Torre. I've had a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck focusing on recursion I've been tweaking for years and it's never worked because it just needs to do too many things. I think Henzie will fix that.
For the 99, I'm interested to see if I can make Tenuous Truce work in a politics deck. I really like the flavor, and I think it could be good in the right deck.
8 months ago
My favorite card is a black enchantment on the Reserved list that I got two copies of a while back before the prices skyrocketed. But I never found a proper home for it.
The card in question is Tombstone Stairwell
As long as my yard always have more creatures than my opponents it will never be worth attacking me since then I can always outblock their tombspawn tokens.
Below I've listed what some of the colors can do to bring this card to life. (hehe) I know there are a lot more and please don't hestitate to type in your suggestions so that I can add to the list. The reason I list them is to make it easier to think of what kind of deck I could run this in as a "win-more-card" without ruining the deck so it fails of my yard gets emptied. It's also worth noting that the tokens gets Destroyed so if you make your creatures indestructible with something like Eldrazi Monument you get to keep your tokens where your opponents have to destroy theirs.
RED • ETB triggers like Purphoros, God of the Forge
• Cool Synnergy with Deathbringer Thoctar which is extra nice since it's also a Zombie
BLACK • Various Deathtriggers like Blood Artist
• Sac outlets
WHITE • Great Synnergy with Cathars' Crusade
• Some Deathtriggers
• Has some nice player protection (To avoiod effects like Bojuka Bog and also nice recursion of enchantments and/or protection for enchantments.
GREEN • Good recursion cards, even on bodies like Eternal Witness to mention one of many.
• Death Presence
BLUE • Draws a lot of cards
• Protects gameplan and has some good Counter Triggered a bility cards like Stifle and Nimble Obstructionist which is extra nice to have on a body that also draws a card.
Basically I've made decks around this a hundred times but when I'm about to finish I feel like I'm lacking something in the colors I'm in or something else, I'm lost in what direction I should go to make the best out of this without having a poop deck till all the stars align.
Best Commanders I can think of as of yet:
• Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Aristocrats
• Kresh the Bloodbraided works well with this too, currently I'm building him in a more traditional direction since I fell in love with this commander for some reason. :)
• Teysa, Orzhov Scion Aristocrat Tokens
• Teysa Karlov Aristocrat Deathtriggers
• Ghave, Guru of Spores w/o going for inf combo wincon
• Varina, Lich Queen Seems perfect in many ways for this too.
I currently run it in a Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver but I never gotten to cast it yet. The boring thing about Zombie tribal is that it's boring to build and somewhat fun to play (Play zombies, play lords, swing) and it leaves for a less interactive gameplay. It's a solid deck but it doesnt feel very spicy.
I don't necessarly need to run the most optimized deck to have fun or run the most expensive cards. I'm helpful for all the Ideas you can bring me as I seem to have hit a wall where I don't know what to do anymore.
Currently I'm leaning towards either of Teysa's or Alesha.
TL:DR What deck or what colors do you think Tombstone Stairwell would do best in?
Much appreciated. :)
10 months ago
1 year ago
Clan of Bloodbraided 2
Creatures you control gain +2/0 and trample
Whenever you creature you control destroys a creatures it gains a +1/+1 counter and than cascades
: Target creature you control fights another creature or planeswalker you don't control (Planeswalker power and toughness are equal to their loyalty)
This is for a Kresh the Bloodbraided Precon. It takes inspiration from both Kresh himself and Bloodbraid Elf in that thier clan gets stronger by killing (Kresh) and can cascade (Elf) but they have to kill other creatures to gain both. This helps Kresh in two ways make your creatures bigger so when they die he get more counters and cascade can add more creatures giving him more bodies and fuel