Mangara of Corondor
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
: Exile Mangara of Corondor and target permanent.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Mangara of Corondor Discussion
1 week ago
Yeah, Sunseed Nurturer/Mangara of Corondor/Magus of the Moat were all wizards left over from trying to fill a party. Sunseed Nurturer seemed especially interesting for the life gain but I can't believe I forgot about Soul Warden, def gonna switch it out but I dig Trueheart Duelist's embalm effect for the extra ETB trigger and for its defense. Also you are probably right about the removal and Lightning Bolt fits in great! Path to Exile is a strong addition as well but I'll keep it sideboarded for now while I figure out more what can stay in and what can be trimmed.
Thanks for the suggestions!
4 weeks ago
2 months ago
As far as newer player decks go, this is far more together than I expected. It should be perfect for casual play. The tutor package that can look for removal or threats is a solid spine for the deck.
In terms of cards to consider that are cheap and still do well, I'd look at Ayula, Queen Among Bears as a removal etc option, which plays nice with changeling effects that can take advantage of samaruai synergies.
Mangara of Corondor is a feature of classic lists, loving blink effects and sacrifice to break the symetry of his effect.
Vivien's Arkbow never found its place in competitive lists, but still puts creatures from your deck on the battlefield, which plays really nice with the existing tutor package.
Blackblade Reforged points to legendary land synergies, but legendaries that put lands into play have had their price pushed up by commander and Scapeshift decks. For that price reason, I will reccomend against becoming a Kamahl's Druidic Vow ramp deck.
Bushido likes being blocked by a lot of creatures, making Lure effects strong, but samarai isn't well represented as a tribe. This means that it would need to fill out ranks with your Changeling Hero type cards.
Finally, the biggest piece of advice- cards aren't expensive because they are good, they are expensive because they are in short supply, and everyone needs lands. Making your manabase good is the place to invest money - there are cool, format warping, cards at $0.20, but to play them you need good lands. Look for lands as they rotate out of standard and pick them up - they'll be cheapest as there is a spike in supply, and after a few set rotations you'll have a solid set of cards to build from.
2 months ago
I've been wondering about Solitude myself--seems like it isn't doing enough work anywhere. Darn.
You know I love me some good Ixalan cards, but the Gateway definitely seems like it should be removed if you can push through the sadness of that whole ordeal.
As to suggestions: removal could be Giant Killer (repeatable with bounce effects), or potentially Bounty Agent if you can spare the turn it has summoning sickness. Fiend Hunter and Mangara of Corondor can be inordinately good with instant-speed bounce effects, due to some trickiness with their abilities that I'll only explain if you haven't heard of them before ;). Cavalier of Dawn might be feasible with your updated ramp package, you may need to play around with that.
4 months ago
I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)
Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.
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7 months ago
11 months ago
It also famously works with Mangara of Corondor. Activate his ability targeting his victim, then with his ability on the stack, you tap something like Karakas targeting Mangara to return him to your hand. Then, without any other plays, you resolve the stack. Your karakas activation resolves first, putting Mangara in your hand. Then his exile ability resolves exiling his target but not him because he is in your hand.
You had to do a lot of explaining back when Mangara of Corondor was legal in Standard.
There are other cards you can do these tricks with as well. You can make a pretty oppressive deck with them.
11 months ago
I knew I liked that spell. Its like the perfect counterspell theme-wise to add to a janky Mangara of Corondor abusing deck.