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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
When Marchesa's Decree enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.
3 months ago
- Alora, Merry Thief all the reasons specified above
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury was a for-fun place filler, now have more dedicated cards to put in.
- Plaguecrafter have asymmetric board wipes, this guy making me sacrifice was too far
- Hooded Blightfang commander no longer hands out deathtouch like candy so less synergistic.
5 months ago
Anything that will make you the Monarch, like Marchesa's Decree.
6 months ago
This deck looks fun! Have you had a chance to play it much irl? At quick glance there are a couple cards I would recommend as swap outs:
Cunning Rhetoric - I know this card is pretty popular in Isshin lists in general, but I think it's a bit overhyped, since it only triggers per opponent and not per creature attacking you. In my experience playing it, losing 2 cards wasn't enough of a deterrent for my opponents to stop swinging at me. Marchesa's Decree could slot in here instead, since it triggers per creature and introduces Monarch into the game.
Velomachus Lorehold - You currently have 11 instants and sorceries in your deck, and Velomachus can free cast 10 of those 11 without any additional buffs or anthems. He only checks for about 11% of your deck when he digs through 7 cards (14 with Isshin). Depending on where you are in the game, that's not the most ideal, imo.
Raiyuu, Storm's Edge - I think he can be a lot of fun as the commander for a Samurai/Exalted/Equipment/Voltron type list, but he doesn't really fit in this version of Isshin. I recommend checking out Adriana, Captain of the Guard, since she anthems out wide boards that want to swing at everybody.
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you. If you're interested, I have a few more suggestions, but wanted to get your thoughts first.
7 months ago
Cards I have in Liesa, Shroud of Dusk that you might consider: Blood Reckoning, Boon Reflection, Hissing Miasma, Marchesa's Decree, Righteous Cause, Sanguine Bond, Wound Reflection, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose.
7 months ago
Some good enchantment-based card draw to note:
Kumena's Awakening - this would be an excellent choice on a budget. You should always have The City's Blessing. My favorite "not-Rhystic-Study" replacements.
Dire Undercurrents - amazing card but expensive. If I were you I would make this one of your first upgrades. Seems perfect.
Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is playable in this deck.
Dark Prophecy - the power is there, but might be difficult early.
Military Intelligence should be reliable. Great for two mana
Curse of Verbosity - I think it's kind of underrated. Should be good with your flyers and might take some heat off you. It's no Rhystic Study.
Rhystic Study duuuuhhhhh
Insight - huuuge upside, potentially useless. I love it though!
Monastery Siege - it's basically drawing half a card per turn for three mana, but can protect your creatures if it's that part of the game. It's all right
Verity Circle - Huge upside, potentially useless
Phyrexian Arena - one of the best, but the price tag may not be worth it in this deck since you're running blue and can easily take advantage of flying creatures
Court of Ambition - it should be easy to get The Monarch whenever you want with your flyers
Marchesa's Decree is all right. Probably better in other decks
Soul Ransom - might be fun to recur.
Teferi's Ageless Insight - might be good, better in decks where the commander draws cards. The power is there though.
Kindred Discovery - ridiculous power with a ridiculous price tag to match. It's not a "may" ability so you can easily deck yourself. Isn't that winning though?
Patient Rebuilding - statistically draws one card a turn. Potentially high ceiling, can also whiff. Better for decks with graveyard synergies. Animate Dead and Necromancy are excellent, and Dance of the Dead is playable.
10 months ago
This needs lots of help. I'm gonna try my best to help.
I'll start with the easy cuts.
- Atla Palani, Nest Tender this card is more of a build around card
- Piru, the Volatile same as above high cmc
- Darigaaz Reincarnated not strong high cmc
- Cruel Reality high cmc, weak
- Oros, the Avenger bad
- Mayael the Anima a build around card
- Shattergang Brothers isn't gonna be strong here. Is better in a different build.
- Iwamori of the Open Fist bad
- Collective Blessing other better options available
- In Search of Greatness bad
- Instrument of the Bards slow
- Marchesa's Decree will not protect you and doesn't work with the cmdr.
Cards that think are good here.
10 months ago
Saw your post on the AyCD thread, but unfortunately I'm no good at suggesting cuts. I did want to comment anyway, though, because I really like Thantis (though I've never built her myself) and I've envisioned her a bit differently than what you have here.
In my opinion, you should run a lot more attack-consequent cards. In other words, cards that punish your opponents for attacking you.
On the top of that list is No Mercy, which some people don't like to use because it causes hurt feels. To me, though, it's a no-brainer. Here's a few others I like:
There I go, making things even more complicated, hahaha...
1 year ago
I think a politics hub could be relevant for decks specializing in uniquely multiplayer strategies involving mechanics like Council's Judgment, Wishclaw Talisman, Tempt with Discovery, Parasitic Impetus and the monarch cards to promote aggression like Marchesa's Decree.