Lavinia of the Tenth

Lavinia of the Tenth

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Protection from red

When Lavinia of the Tenth enters the battlefield, detain each nonland permanent your opponents control with converted mana cost 4 or less. (Until your next turn, those permanents can't attack or block and their activated abilities can't be activated.)

Lavinia of the Tenth Discussion

zapyourtumor on big boi

1 month ago

Definitely needs to be more focused. Right now it's all over the place, and has a ton of singletons which is usually a dead giveaway that the deck is trying to do too much at the same time (I assume this might be because the deck was made up of your paper collection?).

I'd first take out all the cards that definitely don't synergize, and cards that don't do enough. All the artifacts, Traverse the Ulvenwald , Karametra's Acolyte , New Prahv Guildmage , Realmwright , Vorel of the Hull Clade fall under this.

Next you should get rid of the really slow cards: Lavinia of the Tenth , Medomai the Ageless , Mind Control , etc.

Now, what do you want the deck to be? Do you want a bant midrange deck? A bant taxes deck more focused on creatures? A dedicated +1/+1 counter deck? A creature toolbox deck? Knowing what direction you want your deck to go is always the first step to get out of the way before you actually start building it. I doubt you actually want a control deck because a dedicated control deck would have none of these creatures, and a bunch of counterspells and removal (while this deck only has one of each). Once you have that sorted out, it's a lot easier for people to give suggestions on your deck, because right now most people would just be really confused and give up after a few minutes.

adboyer on A House of Cards

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestions multimedia. I updated the deck with a couple of those suggestions; namely Lavinia of the Tenth since that can also help me swing in with my tokens if they have a lot of blockers as well as stop aggro strategies.

I ended up cutting Alirios, Enraptured for Stonehorn Dignitary since it also offers some political leverage. I also didn't want to cut Skybind just yet, since that will be my stand-in till I buy Teleportation Circle . The idea being that I need some redundancy for my commander, and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is a little out of my price range.

I considered cutting Solemn Simulacrum or one of my other ramp pieces for Knight of the White Orchid , but I am not sure about that since solemn provides color fixing. I don't think I should cut one of the mana rocks since they are vital combo pieces. What do you think?

multimedia on A House of Cards

1 month ago

Hey, really well done on a budget.

Lavinia of the Tenth affects all opponents which can detain a lot of aggro creatures. Lavinia wrecks against Krenko, Mob Boss by detaining all Goblin tokens, most Goblins as well as Krenko and having protection from red. Stonehorn Dignitary can deny your aggro opponent from attacking. Knight of the White Orchid 's first strike can help against aggro and it's a two drop source of Plains land ramp to blink.

For the manabase consider cutting some basic lands for these: Nimbus Maze , Ash Barrens , Bant Panorama , Esper Panorama , Glacial Floodplain

Good luck with your deck.

Guerric on Triumph of the Spirit: A Ranar Tempo Approach

3 months ago
Samurai of the Pale Curtain and Altar of Dementia OUT Drogskol Captain and Sephara, Sky's Blade IN

I decided to pitch the combo for now and just go for some powerhouse creatures for this deck. As a Mel the one thing I don't like about the combo is that Altar is a dead card without Samurai or Rest in Peace . Plus there is a lot of value without this combo, and my opponents will appreciate less of it.

Took the deck for its first couple of runs tonight, unfortunately only 1v1 since only one member of my playgroup was available. I was up against Lathril, Blade of the Elves , and he had a lot of life, tons of tokens, and had knocked me down pretty low during the first game until I played Doomskar and saved and blinked all of my non-token creatures with Eerie Interlude . Prior to this I had done some damage and recovered some life with Sephara, Sky's Blade , and while he was successfully able to remove her, I was able to wipe him out pretty quick with my army. In the second game I resolved Coastal Piracy early and was able to draw cards like nobody's business. As a result, the game wasn't particularly close, and I was able to flash out Dictate of Heliod on his end step, and then lock down his many tokens with Lavinia of the Tenth to finish him off with my pumped army.

I really do like the relaxed, controlling pace of this deck. I had plenty of answers to various threats and didn't need to be stingy with them, which was nice. I'm definitely a fan, and don't feel like I need the splashy combos for now, though I will probably add Coat of Arms soon as a wincon and target for Whir of Invention .

Raging_Squiggle on

4 months ago

One of my pet decks is my Lavinia of the Tenth flicker deck. I love flickering stuff for value and oppression.

For win cons specifically, I use infinite spell/mana combos featuring Archaeomancer + Ghostly Flicker + Peregrine Drake .

There are redundancies of course, so you don’t have to use those only. Mnemonic Wall , Palinchron or Felidar Guardian + Gilded Lotus all work as substitutes.

There’s also the option of Glorious Protector infinite mana combo.

With any of these active, Brain Freeze wins, so do Aetherflux Reservoir and Sentinel Tower . For infinite mana, Capsize or Blue Sun's Zenith will make people scoop/lose. For infinite flicker combos, Venser, Shaper Savant bounces all opposing permanents and will make people scoop.

Lavinia flicker is my deck, though a bit out of date, might give you some good ideas.

Raging_Squiggle on Staxation without Representation

4 months ago

Peacekeeper is a good hatebear against creature based decks. Or if you have the budget, Moat . I have a Lavinia of the Tenth flicker-based oppression deck. Have you tried her as the commander? It’s what my GAA4 deck turned into. Lol.

Raging_Squiggle on What are your Favorite Commanders?

5 months ago

I will always have my Lavinia of the Tenth flicker deck. No one ever uses Detain anymore, plus it hits a shit ton of stuff.

Another two I’ll keep around are Marath, Will of the Wild and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre . Though Ulamog can be a bit above budget depending on how few wastes you decide to run.

Massacar on None

1 year ago

Lavinia of the Tenth was the very first commander I drafted. She was one of my only legendaries starting out, and my friend wanted to teach me EDH, so I drafted around her. Ended up doing well with her all things considered.

Runaway Steam-Kin has to be one of my favorite standard cards. It's the little engine that could, and this time the "could" was "[email protected] you up."

The first box of magic cards I bought got me Ugin, the Spirit Dragon (I had gotten planeswalkers before that from trades and loose packs) and that started me on collecting planeswalkers.

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