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|Magic Game Night (GNT)||Common|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
|Hour of Devastation (HOU)||Common|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Common|
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: Gain one mana of any colour.
5 days ago
I'm assuming the deck's aim is to basically wall up and stall for a win condition? If so, I definitely recommend Counterspell , Render Silent , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade and Propaganda for those reasons. Depends on your budget of course. Counterspell and Render Silent are straight up counters, making any spell fizzle out and the opponent get set back. Render Silent also keeps that opponent from trying to counter or remove your stuff for the rest of the turn. Propaganda is another "pay 2 to attack you" spell, and Lavinnia helps slow opponents down.
I'd also recommend some mana-making artifacts. You have a pretty high average converted mana cost so they'll help you cast more spells. Some pretty cheap ones are Mind Stone , Star Compass , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Azorius Keyrune , Azorius Signet , Azorius Cluestone , and Azorius Locket . For really, really budget you could also play Manalith . It can be hard for Blue or White to play big spells so they're pretty useful.
Blue has excellent draw power. Ponder , Brainstorm , Opt , Impulse , and Sleight of Hand (ignore the price listed, its been reprinted in newer sets at a cheaper cost), and Drawn from Dreams are all great spells to dig for what you need.
That's all I can recommend for now. Do what you will with my suggestions depending on your budget, and when you play the deck I hope you have fun!
6 days ago
Wow, a wall of text with potentially useful advice.
"is not really needed since most cards are instants and can be cast immediately after attacking with Narset."
A simple Manalith would aid in getting out Narset. As it stands, you will only be able to get Narset on turn 6, assuming you don't miss a land drop.
- You have no haste granting cards, so your strategy will only take off on turn 7 if you are lucky and nobody plays an Edict effect..
- Most people can gain a significant advantage by turn 7 if all goes well. No amount of counters can stop 3 opponent's from building their boards. You'll be a sitting duck most of the time.
There is a reason almost all commander decks run a Sol Ring . The faster you can play your strategy, the more likely you are to win.
"unless they are instant cards i don't really need them."
- Chemister's Insight is strictly better than Inspiration . There is no reason you cannot use both, but Chemister's Insight has far more utility.
- Counterspell , Archmage's Charm , Sinister Sabotage , Thought Collapse , and Dissolve are all strictly better than Cancel , and those are the cheap $$$ counters.
- Lightning Bolt and Skewer the Critics are strictly better than Lightning Strike and Wizard's Lightning especially considering you don't have any wizards.
- Your deck runs Lifelink . The card itself is cheap, but by the time your Commander is out, cost shouldn't be a consideration. Cards like Daybreak Coronet and Steel of the Godhead provide you with far more utility.
Questionably, you are running Artificer's Epiphany with only one artifact in the deck.
- You are running 11 counters as control. Those 11 counters won't do you any good with Narset unless you plan to counter your own spells. Running cards like Disperse keeps stuff off the field and will be still be useful if you happen to exile it later on.
Your burn spells won't do much against larger creatures either.
"this is not a budget deck. budget, mana or money, is not a priority. if it somehow is then it is merely a coincidence."
- I'm not sure what you're trying to say here, but I feel the need to advise you that:
- Your mana base does, in fact, matter.
- You have far better options for cards.
- The only reason to play this deck as it is, is if you were on a budget. If you are not, then you can certainly replace the cards with better versions.
2 weeks ago
No partnered commander to go along with? Part of Ishai's 'power' is being able to have another commander in the zone to expand/customize deck strategies. I know not a lot of the partners are cheap but you could add Kraum, Ludevic's Opus for the red needed to add Kykar, Wind's Fury . If you're intent on keeping UW and birds/wizards focused, obviously that's fine, just sad to see the partner ability be stagnant.
With your average CMC, I think you'll have more success by going up to 34-36 lands.
Please, please, please, please find literally any other mana rock to replace Manalith . Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Azorius Cluestone , Azorius Locket , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , and Heraldic Banner are all better, though for theme and flavor you probably want Azorius Keyrune . None are these are particularly expensive and most are very budget so there really isn't a reason to use the vastly inferior Manalith .
1 month ago
Nice deck name haha.
I think you can definitely cut Manalith . Burgeoning is also cut-able because I don't think you have enough card draw to really support it. Chromatic Lantern can probably also go, the fixing is best used in 4-5 color decks.
1 month ago
The first thing you should figure out is the direction of the deck, and adjust things accordingly. It's a lot easier than it sounds, and it really is that simple. Since this is Tribal EDH and Reaper King is the general, most of what we want is stuff to facilitate both his casting, abuse of his removal effect, and the consistency with which those are done. Granted, I'm not an expert with multicolor EDH, but there are some basic principles that apply, so this is where I am drawing from.
Fielding the 'Crows
Popping with King is great, but with limited deck space, vanillas just don't make the cut. To that end, you need to look for what you get in addition to a card triggering King's removal.
Irregular Cohort - Pay 4 to get a pair of 2/2 Changelings, which means a field day for Reaper
Unsettled Mariner - Changeling plus a hint of protection
Birthing Boughs - Simple Changeling production, which of course means Scarecrows at a decent price
Riptide Replicator - Largely, it's a watered-down Boughs, but a slow format like EDH can give you better opportunities with Replicator
Volrath's Laboratory - Largely, it's a watered-down Replicator, but for a budget deck it can get the job done
Call to the Kindred - Assuming your creature doesn't get vaporized, you can generate free board presence and possibly get pops with Reaper
Descendants' Path - Easier to keep around than Call while harder to actually use, but is an option
Kindred Summons - High costed, but can snowball hard
Acceleration and Mana Fixing
Since this isn't fully funded five-color EDH, you need to compensate for your lands' blandness with artifacts, and possibly a touch of ramp if it fits into the deck. These things are widely used because it's more than just fixing your mana, it's having more mana at your disposal for when your general dies and you need to recast at an inflated price.
Darksteel Ingot , Manalith , Spectral Searchlight - Never underestimate an omni mana rock in EDH, because this both speeds you up and eases your mana needs. There is a point at which too much mana fixing of this nature is bad, but for a budget deck, don't worry too much about that until a little further down the line when you start shifting away from being strictly budget
Coalition Relic - Additional option of planning for next turn
Firemind Vessel - More generation at the cost of being pretty slow
Coldsteel Heart - Not as good as omni mana rocks, but is an option
I'm short on time right now, so I'll pick up where I left off tomorrow.
2 months ago
Some lands to look at: Exotic Orchard , Fetid Pools , Sunken Hollow , Temple of Mystery [pairs well with the bounce lands for double the scrying opportunities], Opulent Palace [I'd replace Rupture Spire with this, at least it doesn't cost you mana and it gives you all 3 of your colors]. Obviously if you can afford or are willing to spend on shocklands they would be the best upgrades [within reason].
Please, please, please replace Manalith with literally any other mana rock. Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot have the same cost and do something else or have an additional benefit. Fellwar Stone should be able to siphon at least 2 of your colors from the field. Or cut to fit in another green ramp spell listed above.
You're really logjammed at the 5 CMC slot. I'd swap out a few for some cheaper spells so you are reliably casting spells on turns 1-3. Gift of the Deity is one I'd cut as it is pretty expensive for what it does and like all auras, increases your risk of getting 2 for 1'd. I don't know if you're built around Dralnu enough to run him.
2 months ago
Hey man, thanks for writing me about the updates.
I like the addition of the "protect your creatures" stuff. I think you nailed it when you said there's no need for that other stuff, when we should be thinking about advancing our boardstate. There's a couple stuff I think we can discuss.
The large number of rocks are so good, but I think we should ramp, too. I think we can include Rampant Growth , Cultivate and Farseek and accommodate the by taking out Mirror March (too Random / high cmc), Domri, Chaos Bringer (Bit of a non-bo with the commander as he creates no tokens) and Moonsilver Spear (costs a lot of man to get going). Ramping a lot means we can get Ghired on the field t3-4 and start attacking to populate the tokens. If you want to run a another ramp spell like Kodama's Reach or Harrow , I think Manalith can be replaced. With running only 33 lands, I think ramping will help
I think at the top of the curve, Sandwurm Convergence and Primeval Bounty offer good, repeated advantage, But I think something like Terastodon would be perfect instead, as you could easily create a token of it (blowing up 3 more things / your own lands for 3/3 elephants) and then POPULATE the token with Ghired, giving you another 9/9 on attack.
How do you feel about Trostani Discordant , Trostani's Summoner , Emmara, Soul of the Accord , Emmara Tandris , Growing Ranks , and Finale of Glory ? I think some of the Eldrazi could tag out for any of them.
How does it go in play-testing?
2 months ago
Nice deck !
Have fun :)
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