Magmaquake deals X damage to each creature without flying and to each planeswalker.
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn , gpuddleduck|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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3 months ago
Hey, here are some changes I might recommend while still staying on a budget. Fist, for a voltron deck I would probably drop the creature count a little bit as 29 is a little high. For this build I would probably eye something around 22-25. Also your land count is very low, I would bring that up to about 36 lands with several ways to search for lands, that will allow you to have plenty of mana and cast the bigger stuff in your deck.
Next, I would cut some cards that seeming underwhelming. Those are: Auriok Edgewright Auriok Bladewarden Fireblade Charger Leonin Relic-Warder , Evra, Halcyon Witness Shimmer Myr Spikeshot Elder , Wayfarer's Bauble ill talk about this one below, Leonin Bola Neglected Heirloom Flip Berserkers' Onslaught . So yeah once you know what to cut, it becomes very easy to make a bunch of additions.
Im not sure if you are married to the $50 budget, most of my suggestions here will be about $1 a piece but here's what I would add. First as mentioned we want better mana production, so you'll want Gift of Estates and Armillary Sphere over wayfarers bauble. In 700 games of commander, I've found that armillary sphere is just better than bauble for many reasons I wont go into right now. Fervent Champion , Sun Titan Kazuul's Toll Collector , 4 basic or flip lands, Flamekin Village Blackblade Reforged . Berserkers Onslaught can be a straight switch for True Conviction . Fleetfeather Sandals . Because your mana production is getting better, you can go just a little bigger on the top end of your deck. I might put 1 or 2 bigger equipments at the top end like Argentum Armor or maybe even a Scytheclaw . I would add Dismantling Wave and a Tome of Legends .
Here's some other very good cards on a budget that I might consider Forging the Tyrite Sword to cheap tutor, Ignite the Future excellent card draw Showdown of the Skalds also great card draw. Theres a whole package of cards you can use with Goblin Welder Goblin Engineer and Daretti, Scrap Savant and if you add those I would add a Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion . Because you have Toralf I might consider a few more red based board wipes like Chain Reaction or Magmaquake but i wouldnt say no to a Fumigate or a Rout either.
Anyway that should give you plenty to think about for now. Enjoy!
3 months ago
Hey DadHumanPraetor, iammute, and conthogib987. Thanks for all your suggestions, some of them are great. Also, sorry for such slow replies, it's been a while since I logged in to tapped out but I'm doing a few deck tweaks so now is the time to respond!
Some of the cards you guys suggested are actually already in the deck (e.g. Herald's Horn ) so I won't comment on those ones specifically. Some of the others are ones I've actually already tried in the deck previously but they ended up being cut. A prime example of that would be Flameshadow Conjuring - 4 CMC for the enchantment isn't bad, but overall the deck runs so lean on mana (being mono red) that it was oftentimes really difficult to find the extra 1 mana to make a token when I spend mana casting a dragon. Clearly this is sometimes a great card, but in playtesting with my local group it never worked as well as I had hoped.
I am definitely going to address the balance of card draw vs card advantage because this is becoming more and more important. I think things like Endless Atlas are great here so that's a definite for the maybeboard. I also take your point about things like Thrill of Possibility . Some of the cards in this current version are sub-optimal because I run 15 different EDH decks and occasionally I run out of staples and don't want to spend money on more copies! This is something to be addressed though.
Looking at the Magmaquake / Earthquake vs the other suggestions, I actually disagree here. Those two are mana intensive for sure, but they're also often very one-sided as pretty much all my creatures fly. Sarkhan's Unsealing is good for sweeping lots of small tokens or something, but oftentimes you need to beat something larger that 4 toughness.
Stay tuned for a bit of a deck tweak here!
4 months ago
Great deck. Tried it by proxy. It's faster then expected. The Magmaquake as instant boardwipe is rare, comes unexpected. It's great. I also included Arcbond ; also intant boardwipe. Because it works great.
4 months ago
Warden of Evos Isle and Murmuring Mystic would be a good includes over some of the lower power creatures like Snapping Drake or Aven Reedstalker, and Command Tower & Arcane Signet are never out of place in a commander deck. Earthquake / Magmaquake would both make for good wipes since they'll leave your flyers alone. Card draw on hit effects would be good, something like Bident of Thassa or Reconnaissance Mission wouldn't be bad here, each insect that hits while your commander is out would double itself. There are plenty of strictly-better Cancels, Counterspell comes to mind as a good upgrade there. Lastly some global haste enablers would let you swing out immediately with flyers made by large draw spells, something like Fervor or Tuktuk Rubblefort could snag kills pretty well!
6 months ago
Hey, good job upgrading the precon on a budget.
All players at some point have problems with mana screw; it's just part of the randomness of the game when playing more than one color. Ways to reduce the possibility of getting screwed with lands on a budget are slim because you're relying on basic lands, but there's some hope from nonland cards. The three Guild Signets: Izzet Signet , Simic Signet and Gruul Signet are more 2 drop mana rocks that are ramp you can tap any land to make two different colors of mana. Roiling Regrowth is less good Harrow ; more mana fixing with basic lands.
Of course upgrading the manabase with more dual lands: Bond lands, Shock lands, Filter lands, Pathways and less basic lands would help with color fixing. These lands can be expensive and there aren't a lot of good budget options: Shivan Reef , Ash Barrens , Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse .
Kalamax is nice with more lower mana cost instants that draw or filter: Brainstorm , Impulse , Manamorphose . Solve the Equation is a new card from Strixhaven; it's a tutor for any instant or sorcery. Return of the Wildspeaker is a powerful draw effect with Kalamax because it's going to have high power.
Storm-Kiln Artist is another new card from Strixhaven and it's a repeatable source of treasures which can be saced to make any color of mana. Artist has magecraft which is a busted mechanic with Kalamax because it triggers when you copy a spell. With Artist in your control + tapped Kalamax you create two treasures just by casting the first instant on a turn. If you combo with tapped Kalamax + a Fork this creates infinite treasures which is infinite mana. Prismari Command is an instant that can create a treasure token, two with tapped Kalamax as well as do other effects.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- 3x Forest
- Halimar Depths
- Djinn Illuminatus
- Wort, the Raidmother
- Charmbreaker Devils
- Rampant Growth
- Temur Charm
- Crackling Drake
- Talrand, Sky Summoner
If interested I offer more advice. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
I came here to snipe dragons lol. But since I stopped by I may as well impose my own thoughts lol. Endless Atlas and Mask of Memory and Stolen Strategy are among the first cards I slot in big red decks. Thrill of Possibility is trading 2 cards for 2 cards (the spell itself amd the additional discard) and it is not castable if you are Hellbent, maybe find a spell that offers real, unconditional card advantage? Reforge the Soul and Magus of the Wheel are pretty good options in red. Those X spells like Magmaquake Earthquake are rather mana intensive, you could cut them for Nevinyrral's Disk and All Is Dust or just skip wrath altogether and slot Sarkhan's Unsealing and Chandra's Ignition instead since theyre almost wrath, but theyre nore reliable to actually clear the board, and they are not dead draws, they are still playable even when you have a solid board state you want to keep. My meta is removal heavy so I run Darksteel Plate in addition to the boots and greaves for added Lathliss protection. Nice brew!
1 year ago
Well swarm isn't a problem because all the board sweepers are gonna take care of that. Cards like Pyrohemia, Powerstone Minefield, Lightmine Field these are to much to handle for any token or goblin deck. Plus theres Blasphemous Act, Mizzium Mortars, Arcbond, Magmaquake, Starstorm, and Fault Line. Unless the swarm is flying you'll be alright. If aristocrats is the problem add a lil bit more graveyard hate. Graveyard decks are some of the strongest decks in edh.
The cards I've been looking at, are the ones in the maybe board. I updated it today.
Oh and I strongly recommend Grenzo, Havoc Raiser