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Mystic Gate Discussion
1 month ago
3 months ago
Based on this list I would make the following chnages to Ranar.
Out -> In
Cryptic Caves You have access to blue for card draw.
3 months ago
Thanks for the feedback Chasedrk1! If I was to use your advice; I'd use Approach of the Second Sun over Entreat the Dead since they both are good at ending drawn out games but Approach requires a lot less setup compared to Entreat the dead. Solitude also looks like a splendid choice but if people are on a budget, I'd Recommend Cavalier of Dawn Instead. It's a reusable Generous Gift over Swords to Plowshares so it hits more targets but it's a bit harder to cast. I'd reccomend adding a Mystic Gate over an Island if you chose to go the Cavalier route.
Kaya, Ghost Assassin can be replaced but I'd prefer replacing it with another card that can provide card advantage. For maximum compression; I would reccomend Jace, Wielder of Mysteries as it can draw more cards than Kaya, and be a more synergistic with cards like Oath of Teferi and Spark Double
If you want to min-max; I reccomend replacing Palace Jailer with Solitude and Court of Ambition with Phyrexian Arena and maybe find room for Smothering Tithe And/or Archaeomancer's Map that said, I think effects that "discard" from your opponents hand are either valued as too weak or too mean in commander. I for one like it as an "underdog effect" and I think discarding cards is fine if you get value in some other way like if you're running shrines or Kaya. Discarding cards can be just as effective as a counterspell if done right. Your opponents can't cast spells if they don't have any (with sufficient graveyard hate)
5 months ago
Playing the turn one Llanowar Elves into a turn two Tuvasa feels so good and is just so powerful. Even though they aren't enchantments, in my experience the dorks allowed me to draw that one extra card by having Tuvasa in play a turn earlier anyways.
Also, I like to use cards like Curiosity , Curious Obsession , Keen Sense , Sixth Sense , Snake Umbra and Ophidian Eye . Tack those onto Tuvasa to draw tons, or just slap it onto one of the mana dorks for some card draw.
6 months ago
Brainstorm : You don't have much shuffle in this deck which can lead to not seeing new cards for 2 draws; you can leave this in if you're confident you can shuffle/scry the new top-cards away
Ignite Memories : 5CMC (imo) is a lot for the end of a storm-chain; your other payoffs may have smaller damage amounts, but are easier to weave into the storm turn
Brass's Bounty : Very expensive CMC card for storm; I can only see it paying off if you can cast it with copy which is a bit of an ask
Mind's Desire : Similar issue to Ignite Memories , having to keep free for the end of your storm-turn will really hinder you; it may be better to use that mana to add more to your count for a cheaper CMC payoff
9 months ago
Hey The_Munchkin, thanks for reaching out. I'm doing pretty good all things considered. My family and I recently moved to Germany and are still getting accustomed to all the changes. My opinion of the bondlands? They're amazing lands that are either on par with Shocklands, or maybe one slight tier behind them (think a "B" as compared to a "B-" in terms of grade or rank). What holds them back is that they're not typed, and there are definitely scenarios where they would always enter tapped. But despite these drawbacks they're amazing lands that I plan to own a playset of. Would I consider replacing the filterlands in the deck for bondlands? No. Let me explain, Most of the time when I play this deck it's 1v1. I have a friend who runs a cEDH Najeela, the Blade-Blossom, and we absolutely enjoy playing with power. Obviously the bondlands would be a significant step down for me if I were to replace them with the given context. However, in decks where i'm almost always going to be in multiplayer (typically online) I'm absolutely using bondlands. So really it all boils down to meta. If this deck were to start seeing more multiplayer then i'd definitely revisit the filterlands.
Hey Doombeard1984, always good to hear from you. I just decided to give one of the OG cEDH "power" cards a try - Carpet of Flowers. The deck I usually end up playing against is 5c, and regularly plays islands. Worst case scenario I can force my opponent to make suboptimal plays by tutoring for "non-islands" - if they can't help it. That's the theory anyway. What're your thoughts on the change? (also I swapped in Wooded Bastion in for Mystic Gate to balance out the mana, but that's not as significant of a change).
9 months ago
Hey Mortlocke! I hope you're doing well.
I am curious on your opinion of the bond lands, especially now that the cycle was completed with Commander Legends. Would you consider replacing the filter lands you have such as Mystic Gate? I am inclined to think the bond lands are better since they give a color immediately and are almost always coming in untapped unless the game is down to only two people. What are your thoughts?
RinceRaven on Brago
9 months ago
Cheap but not great:
Staples: (budget varies but doesn't go up too high)