Amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
You and permanents you control gain hexproof until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lazotep Plating Discussion
2 weeks ago
How about Lazotep Plating for protection. Not only gives the Hexproof, but also does the Amass 1 to drop another counter on the Ozolith.
3 weeks ago
I've added some cards I'm testing to the maybeboard.
Our sweepers are not doing too much for us as is. We have no need to sweep the board to clear the way since our plan is to deal damage with creatures that can't be blocked, so what we would use sweepers for in this deck is to not be beat up too much - and this we can do much more efficiently with fog effects. The question is what fog effects are good enough to make the cut. Tangle effectively stops two combats from one player, but does nothing else. Constant Mists also does nothing other than fog, but the buyback is very powerful. Obscuring Haze is free but one use. Blinding Fog also gives hexproof to all our stuff, but is more expensive to cast. AEtherize and Arachnogenesis are both fogs that sort of sweep at instant speed. Cyclonic Rift may get a spot in the deck as a better sweeper, since it is instant speed and does work even without overload.
I'm also messing around with some more protection spells. I think we have plenty as is, but casting a wider net with Simic Charm, Heroic Intervention or Blinding Fog may be good (Lazotep Plating may also be an option). Simic Charm also lets us bounce Ukkima cheaply which we want more of, or just pump her power.
3 weeks ago
This is really cool! I think the main engine of the deck is pretty solid, the one thing I would say is your support cards could be tweaked. Anchor to the Aether and Lazotep Plating are both a little iffy imo. Honestly I would go with a playset of Cryptic Command, as maybe the best survival card in the game (plus the ability to draw you a card is really nice for getting to your combo) plus a bunch of Remands, for their ability to buy you time and dig through your deck. I could see some Devastation Tides or Opts helping too.
1 month ago
Thanks you, DanMcSharp.
I hadn't thought of using Adventures before. What do you suggest I remove for Borrower and Giant?
Of One Mind is one of the draw spells in the deck, so which card might you be referring to?
I know. I've been struggling to find the balance between a proactive strategy and a more reactive strategy, with no luck.
1 month ago
I made one myself that focuses on the drawing aspect to make as many krakens as possible with Ominous Seas and from my experience, having adventure cards like Brazen Borrower and Bonecrusher Giant in exile is really useful for when Song of Creation makes you discard your hand, since you won't always have Rielle, the Everwise to bail you out, they can also remove her at instant speed and leave you pretty naked, especially if they can then remove the Song of Creation on their turn.
I'm not sure how useful Of One Mind is compared to other counterspells since you only have Rielle, the Everwise as human, and she's already a key part of the strategy, making it even more damaging for you to lose her. Pretty sure a good old Ionize would work better since at least it would further your burn plan from Glint-Horn Buccaneer.
The problem with Keep Safe is that it only protects 1 permanent from Spells targeting your stuff, it won't save you from a Banishing Light. If you used Lazotep Plating instead you would be covered for everything that targets, you can even use it in reaction to them playing Teferi, Time Raveler so they won't be able to bounce your things.
With that said, I can't help but feel like it's kind of odd playing reactionary protection spells like these in a deck that constantly makes you discard your hand while rewarding you for casting spells since you have no way to know if you should keep up mana or not.
Also, I'm sure you already know but just in case, if you have 2 Song of Creation in play you will still end up empty-handed with Rielle, the Everwise since you discard twice and she only covers you once.
1 month ago
Pretty sure you could find room for some Starfield Mystic since you have a ton of enchantments and some are very expensive.
Also, just in case, I see that you have Keep Safe in your maybeboard, just keep it mind that it only protects 1 permanent and only if it's a spell targeting it. It won't protect you from something like Banishing Light. I think Lazotep Plating would be much safer if you want instant protection for your stuff. It can also be used in response while they cast Teferi, Time Raveler to remove their option to bounce your things before you lose the ability to play at instant speed.