If Mox Diamond would enter the battlefield, you may discard a land card instead. If you do, put Mox Diamond onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Mox Diamond Discussion
1 week ago
Hey Privian, thanks for commenting. You can definitely reduce the cost of the deck by swapping out the cards you listed. Here are my suggestions for replacements:
Ravages of War is identical to Armageddon, I just happen to have a copy of Ravages I picked up years ago.
3 weeks ago
My general strategy is to have more spells than the table has removal. I don't worry about one or two people holding up a counterspell or a path to exile. Similarly, I tend to not worry about their plays either.
I get my stuff out faster than the rest of the table, then overwhelm with a force they can't hope to stop.
This tends to make all of my decks very heavily reliant on combat damage and combat tricks, but there are ways to mix that up. In my aforementioned Lathliss deck, I have a bit of cruel control such as with Mudslide and Citadel of Pain, as well as Blood Moon and some others.
Then I passively create damage via Chandra, Awakened Inferno, Impact Tremors, Dragon Tempest, Warstorm Surge, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks, Purphoros, God of the Forge and more. Also Sarkhan the Masterless
I can cheat via Sunbird's Invocation, Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast and Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded - who also serves as a haste enabler on top of like the six other haste enablers in the deck. Oh and Spinerock Knoll.
...it's like a $1,000 deck... For a $4 Commander, lol
4 weeks ago
Don't forget, you can also run Vampiric Tutor (for fast mana), Mana Vault, and Jeweled Lotus for more turn 1/2 Braids. It's not the best, but it's the worst when it happens. If you wanted to get really competitive, then you can also run Blood Pet, Lotus Petal, Cabal Ritual, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Vault of Whispers, and Chrome Mox. Even Priest of Gix for helping kill everyone faster. The consistency is high enough to get this commander Rule 0'd at most tables if it got unbanned.
1 month ago
Neowurm13 the deck can theoretically win T1 with Thassa's Oracle and a bunch of fast mana. For example: Island, Mox Diamond pitching a land, Chrome Mox pitching a U or B card, cast Demonic Consultation, cast Thassa's Oracle.
1 month ago
Rambie! So it has!
Even with WotC's full disregard of the color pie, some effects just don't come in every color.
Just having the option to splash makes for a more powerful commander, and hyperstaples like Mox Diamond etc. already happen to fix colors--making it absurdly easy to get away with 4+, especially with several of your colors being splashed, as you said.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Thanks for the question arcarceus. I wouldn't spring for a The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale given the extremely high creature count of our own deck. I typically only play this deck in cEDH or cEDH-adjacent pods and usually find that my own creature count is much higher than my opponents. I do love this type of plan for artifacts, and my low count of artifacts has enabled Kataki, War's Wage to be extremely powerful against the high artifact count of many cEDH decks.
I haven't spared much expense when it comes to this deck, but Living Plane over Nature's Revolt comes to mind immediately. I'm personally not a fan of artifact driven fast mana for reasons unrelated to the power of the strategy, but I certainly believe that the deck would be more powerful with its inclusion. Mana Vault is already included due to its synergy with Derevi, and Grim Monolith would be a similarly powerful inclusion. Additional rocks to include would be Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, and Chrome Mox. If those were added you'd have to take out a couple pieces of artifact hate (the aforementioned Kataki, Null Rod), but I think you'd speed up your average first or second turns which is where this deck can really struggle against your typical cEDH deck.
1 month ago
SpecimeN87, I took some time to think on Herald's Horn. While it's an excellent card, Urza's Incubator wins out solely due to the inclusion of the Praetors. less for a high-cmc boardstate warping effect is a significant plus over the upkeep scry + draw effect. I'm currently searching for a way to include both, but I'm at an impasse. I think I will simply wait and see what support gets printed in the future yet to be named return to New Phyrexia set. Hopefully it won't be too long of a wait. In the meantime the next planned upgrade for the deck will be the inclusion of a Cavern of Souls. 20 of the creatures of this deck are of the same tribe, so the inclusion is a no brainer. The only issue is the upcoming release of Crimson Vow/Midnight Hunt. With the return to Innistrad there is a possibility of Cavern of Souls getting a reprint - lowering the cost. Even better it may receive a full art print with awesome art, so there's that as well. The card is in desperate need of a reprint IMO, I for one will be holding my breath during spoiler season.
TTiger97, I'm flattered you follow my deck and I am always happy to see another player willing to take up New Phyerxia's mantle and guide the lost toward compleation lol. The most important lesson this deck has taught me is how to handle becomming archenemy - and how to best practice the rule of cool (Rule 0). Communicating with the table about what nightmares you offer is always important - some folks may want to opt for a different experience or have decks that don't necessarily match in power level - which is always understandable.
I'm still just a little bit salty about the Secret Lair but I do see your point. It's awesome that more players can also become fans of Phyrexia - the one tribe that I believe are the true big bad of magic - not Nicol Bolas, not the Eldrazi. Anyone else who disagrees can totally come at me lol. But I digress, to answer your question - YES! Phyrexian is indeed a complete written and spoken language developed by WotC. It was created as part of the Scars of Mirrodin block. You can hear Phyrexian being spoken during the Scars of Mirrodin release trailer. There is no rosetta stone for understanding the written language - but there has been active efforts for years to decipher the language and there are multiple communities on reddit that provide regular updates on their efforts. With the release of the secret lair, cards that previously only came in English now help provide the much needed samples for translation and reference. I'm sure there is a True Type font for Microsoft Word - I think I downloaded a Phyrexian alphabet pack a few years ago.
GutsOfRivia, appreciate the comment and the compliment. To answer your question this deck is designed for multiple players (a 4 person pod), but can indeed perform in a 1 v 1 game. The only issue is that I believe my deck is illegal for Duel Commander. For example, this deck contains Mox Diamond, Mana Crypt, and Mana Drain - all of which are banned in the format. Thank you again for the compliment - I love these cards as they are all quite special to me. Do you plan on building an EDH infect deck?