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|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Legacy (ULG)||Uncommon|
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Creatures you control have flying.
1 month ago
You probably don’t want to run more than 2 Levitation because drawing a second one is going to suck, and you don’t really need the flying (actually, considering how dangerous Sharktocrab can be locking stuff down, i wouldn’t bother playing any Levitation at all tbh)
1 month ago
Great deck! Levitation might be worth a slot, to help the pirates get through for damage.
4 months ago
Saw your request for suggestions. My #1 is: increase evasion for your creatures. When you deal damage, you get to steal stuff, and stealing creatures is a fine way of dealing with creature decks... So you need to deal damage to the player, which means you need evasion. You can do it with creatures like Archetype of Imagination or Wonder (or Deepchannel Mentor which is more on theme), or with enchantments like Levitation , or artifacts/equipment ( Whispersilk Cloak et al).
4 months ago
Ancient Tomb , Mana Vault , and Mana Crypt are probably the hardest to replace. Tomb could probably be replaced by Crystal Vein or Svyelunite Temple or just another land, same with Flooded Strand . The mana rocks(and Mox Amber ) could be swapped with any of the mana rocks in the sideboard.
The Ajani Steadfast , Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Thassa, God of the Sea , and Venser, the Sojourner you would probably want to swap out for evasion effects ( Ghostform , Levitation , etc) or other voltrony stuff ( Sword of Vengeance and stuff).
Finally, the weird stuff that hates down creatures ( Crawlspace , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , and Retribution of the Meek ) could be replaced with another sub-theme, if you swap out the rest of that stuff as well.
To be honest, hating down big creatures is a meta build. My playgroup is a lot of non-competitive combo and big beats, and this deck can prey on both of them pretty well.
5 months ago
5 months ago
I may suggest more mass removals like Damnation and its budget versions. Also some pw removal like Hero's Downfall or Vraska's Contempt . Finale of Eternity and or Rise of the Dark Realms for massive reanimation. Training Grounds to get Scarab's ability less expensive. A cheap win cond can be obtained through Archetype of Imagination . And to deal with Flying creatures Levitation .
6 months ago
Thank you for your kind comment. I'm glad you like the deck!
I've only ever been disappointed by Bloodwater Entity whenever I've cast it. It's just too slow. It also doesn't work with Tome the way you think: you draw first as it's cast, then you stack the top of your deck as it ETBs. You'd have to draw again to get the recurred card, and of course you won't usually have Tome since it's a unique effect and we're not running any artifact tutors. It's entirely possible that Stormchaser Mage isn't good enough for Commander but it's a Wizard, so the floor for how good it has to be on its own isn't too high.
I would strongly recommend you don't take Gorgon Flail out. When attached to our Commander, it gives our Red spells each a free Wrath of God that upgrades to Plague Wind if we have Levitation out. This is actually the kind of effect that the deck wants even more of; Basilisk Collar would be amazing if it weren't so pricey.
As for counterspells, I don't want to go too heavy on them. The deck wants to be active rather than reactive. Creature-only counterspells are particularly iffy since we have so many ways of killing creatures once they've resolved. Ionize would certainly be a consideration, but I don't think it's worth the $1. If this deck wants it at all, it's only very marginally better than Cancel .
7 months ago
Maybe get some stuff to make your infect creatures land their hits easier. Stuff in blue like Levitation and Archetype of Imagination and Akroma's Memorial will give them all flying so that can help deal that fatal infect hit later in the game and if you do run it then maybe Favorable Winds could be another addition. Other stuff that could be good would be Spectral Flight and Arcane Flight that give a single creature flying as well as a bonus to their power/toughness. Lastly since you are running blue make sure to run Cyclonic Rift to open up your opponents to that fatal blow and run a counterspell package to protect your boys from anything you think will be too dangerous.
Levitation occurrence in decks from the last year
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