Mythos of Snapdax

Mythos of Snapdax

Sorcery

Each player chooses an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a planeswalker from among nonland permanents they control, then sacrifices the rest. If was spent to cast this spell, you choose the permanents for each player instead.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Frontier Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Mythos of Snapdax Discussion

Pill0wDipsauce on Syr Gwyn Super Budget Tribal Extravaganza ($30)

4 days ago

Came by this deck while looking for budget ideas for my own Gwyn deck.

I'd say, leave the deck be if it's already doing alright in your meta and you're having fun with it. There are some things that stand out to me though:

You don't have boardwipes in your deck. These will help a lot in surviving the first 7 turns of the game, something you say you have issues with. Mythos of Snapdax, Divine Reckoning and Single Combat are my suggestions. At the bare minimum, get four boardwipes. You can cut some of your creatures for these. Don't forget about single target removal either, I put some in the suggestions below.

Looking at your mana curve: it's quite low, which is a good thing. This means you can cut down on some of the basic lands and go from 40 to something like 36/37. If you can, replace them with more signets or talismans, but cards like Boros Cluestone, Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot are fine too. Try to go for eight mana sources which are not lands.

When selecting creatures to cut to make room for other cards, decide which cards will have an impact when you play them and which won't. As you play the deck, you'll learn more about cards which work and which don't (that's the fun of deckbuilding). I suspect Rimrock Knight won't have much of an impact (You'd rather have another equipment instead), Crashing Drawbridge can be replaced with an equipment which gives haste. In my own Gwyn deck I got rid of Bloodcrazed Paladin because I held on to it instead of playing it. Ardenvale Tactician doesn't look like it'll do much either. I think you'll be fine with somewhere around 25 creatures to make room for more equipment and removal.

You can ditch a card like Rowan, Fearless Sparkmage as well, you can replace the +1 ability with equipment. Don't play the planeswalker for the ult, as your opponents have four whole turn cycles to find an answer for it.

I've listed some more (budget) suggestions below, you'll figure it out: Evolving Wilds

Terramorphic Expanse

Buried Ruin

Mortuary Mire

Chariot of Victory

Murder

Thalia's Lancers

Mortify

Unlicensed Disintegration

Inquisitor's Flail (use only with first strike/double strike or when you have a way to make your creature indestructible)

Despark

Knights of the Black Rose

Glaring Spotlight (I think it might be a good card as a finisher, but haven't won a game with it yet)

Fireshrieker

Knights' Charge

Sign in Blood

Labrodor64 on Been a while, would love ...

3 weeks ago

Queen Marchesa is one of my favourite commanders of all time for a political build, so I do have some awesome new cards that I have added to my deck to suggest. Ruinous Ultimatum is a new excellent board wipe in Mardu, Savai Triome is a tapped Land that you can cycle and tutor for, Mythos of Snapdax, Bedevil, Chaos Warp, Despark, Generous Gift, Crush Contraband and Deadly Rollick are some pretty cool and unique removal. Arcane Signet, Smothering Tithe, Talisman of Hierarchy, Dockside Extortionist and Talisman of Conviction are ramp cards that has become a staple in almost any deck. For new political cards, I like to run Athreos the shroud veiled, Scheming Symmetry and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor. If you have tokens in the deck, you need Teysa Karlov and Mentor of the Meek. Flawless Maneuver is some very effecient protection. If your focus in on humans, you can use General Kudro, Dire Tactics or Jirina Kudro. As for rule changes, Flash is now banned, a bummer if you play cEDH, Commanders now have death triggers, so if your commander is Child of Alara, you can put it back in the command zone and still destroy everything. The new companion mechanic has taken every format by storm, where you can have a 101st card that you have always access to if you meet a certain deck building requirement (Lutri, the Spellchaser is banned). This is what I struck me and what I remembered in the past magic years, welcome back to our glorious format :).

slashdotdash on 5 color no theme deck

1 month ago

Dear Kronhamilton

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is my favorite commander, and I've been brewing around him ever since he was teased. Let me just say you've chosen an excellent commander.

(I’ve written quite a lot in an attempt to make a sort of guide for you, so if you want the short version, check out the Suggestions panel)

Golos can be tricky to build around since he can do literally anything pretty well. The easiest way to make an effective Golos deck is to lean into Golos's 7 Mana Rainbow Wheel Of Death. Before getting into that though, we need to cover some EDH deckbuilding basics.

I think the most useful advice I can give someone who is just beginning to explore the deck-building territory of EDH is to structure your deck and mind your Ratios. By this I mean it is useful to categorize the cards in your deck according to the role they fulfill.

We’ll begin by looking at some core categories that you’ll want to make your deck function effectively. Then I’ll present the Ratios (how many of each category of card) you will want to make a generic Golos deck function effectively. Next, I’ll include a detailed (but not totally complete, because I’d be here all day) catalogue of cards within some of those categories. I’ll also offer up some suggestions and input about some of your specific card choices. Lastly, since I’m about to unpack a lot of information, I will include a brief list of suggestions (see the bottom) for a generically good Golos ‘Shell’ that should be able to support most Golos strategies.

Categories

  • Draw

  • Ramp

  • Removal

  • Sweepers

  • Threats

  • Support

  • Land

Draw Show

Ramp Show

Removal Show

Sweepers Show

Threats Show

Support Show

Land Show

The art of Ratios is all about determining what combination of cards from each category makes your deck run the most smoothly.

Please note that these Ratios will not total to 99 cards. This is because you will invariably have extra flexibility to choose how your deck behaves even after establishing functional Ratios. Also keep in mind that although these Ratios do recommend you adhere to the minimum number of cards in each category, you still can choose which cards will fill those slots. The point is not to restrict your options, but instead to create a ‘Shell’ that is reliable enough to power your Threats cards, Support cards, and other cards. Whatever you do, make sure you have at least the minimum number of Draw and Ramp cards. THE MOST IMPORTANT CARDS IN THE DECK ARE DRAW AND RAMP!!!

While I ultimately suggest Ratios resembling the Basic Golos Shell, I will lay out the Ratios for several different Shells;

  • Template: a sort of baseline beginner’s guide which is commonly promoted as a place to start.

  • Basic Golos: a modified version of the Template that suites most Golos decks.

  • Control: a version tailored for a slower game with many Sweepers.

  • Aggro: a version designed to act quickly and deploy Threats before the opponents are prepared.

  • Big Mana: a version invested heavily into Ramp with the goal of deploying many end-game Threats.

  • Mega Mana: an even more extreme version of Big Mana with extremely expensive Threats.

Template Show

Basic Golos Show

Control Show

Aggro Show

Big Mana Show

Mega Mana Show

Draw Show

Please remember that any suggestions I make are because I am trying to help. Ultimately, the choices you make with your deck are up to you, and I can only provide constructive criticism based on my own experience and opinions.

Good luck :)

Ratio Fixing

The most effective change to your deck would probably be adjusting the Ratios, especially with regard to your Draw cards. Applying the most basic Template Shell, you want to have at least these three quantities nailed down for a smoother and reasonably powerful deck;

  • Lands – 36 --> You have 40 Lands (Cut 4 Lands)

  • Ramp – 10 --> You have 5 true Ramp cards (Add 5 to 8 Ramp cards)

  • Draw – 10 --> You have 3 true Draw cards (Add 7 to 10 Draw cards)

What I counted in your deck Show

Mutate

Depending on how strong your Mutate subtheme is, some of your Mutate inclusions may act as engines. However, I must state that Mutate is a VERY risky and even fragile strategy since your Mutate ‘Pile’ of creatures will all be destroyed at once if your opponent uses a Removal spell or a Sweeper. For that reason, I recommend leaning out of the Mutate theme (unless the Mutate card is just straight-up insane, as in the example of Nethroi, Apex of Death).

With that said, playing a Mutate theme is your decision and I totally respect that and if you want to stick to a Mutate theme then by all means do so. I just want to be sure you know that Mutate is a risky strategy that you cannot depend on to fulfill your Ramp and Draw slots (so you’ll just need to supplement it with other cards).

Cut or Include?

At a glance your deck seems like something you have created using just your collection – and that’s great! However, if you want to incrementally upgrade your deck, then I recommend replacing most of the cards in your deck with more powerful options over time.

Here is a list of cards you should probably keep playing: - Barrier Breach (Removal, because exiling 3 enchantments is helpful in some situations)

In my opinion, there are other, better options for all of the other nonland cards in the deck, however it is up to you to decide on how you would like to proceed so I won’t intrude.

I strongly recommend cutting the Planeswalkers though – Calix, Destiny's Hand doesn’t seem to synergize much with the deck and I feel that Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is not very potent.

Lands

Just as a recommendation, I would suggest the following spread of Basic Lands;

  • 8 Basic Forests

  • 3 of each other Basic Land

The remainder of your lands could be either more basics (which is really, really, risky if you don’t have tons of Ramp – think like 15 Ramp cards and about 12 Basic Forests) or Color Fixing Lands (see the Catalogue for more options). It is rough to have your lands enter the battlefield tapped, but unless you want to either lean into Green or spend a lot of money on lands, you will just have to live with it (I play around 5-10 tapped lands in a normal Golos deck and it isn’t really that bad).

In this section, I will list out an example of the Basic Golos Shell complete with the necessary Ratios and some examples of good/fun cards in each category. I’ll try to keep it relatively Budget sensitive and most of these cards will be relatively random – this won’t be based on any particular theme so don’t expect it to be optimal.

As a reminder:

Basic Golos Show

The Shell

Ramp – 12

Draw – 13

Removal – 7

Sweepers – 2

Threats – 12

Support – 7

Land – 36

Good Luck :)

-Slashdotdash

JRaynor on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

1 month ago

I really like your list but have never had a good experience with Dusk / Dawn in Alesha specifically. It's very different from Retribution of the Meek due to Alesha getting caught in the blast. Additionally, you generally want to leave some stuff in your graveyard to make use of Alesha's native reanimation abilities. As a result, both sides of Dusk / Dawn function in a sub par manner here.

Personally I'd swap for one of the following similar effects: Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Austere Command, the recently printed Mythos of Snapdax or even Tragic Arrogance all leave Alesha going while wiping out most everything else and providing other utility.

<3 cheers to another Alesha player.

Heliogabale on Vampires

1 month ago

I am here answering your question about the inclusion of red in this deck.

I don't know what your budget is, but I would first look at losing any land that enters tapped without a huge benefit (Akoum Refuge, Scoured Barrens, Wind-Scarred Crag), Reliquary Tower, which I can't imagine is very useful in here, and a Mountain, and replace these with Unclaimed Territory, Path of Ancestry, Luxury Suite, Graven Cairns and Rugged Prairie. If you can't afford Filters, Tainted lands are a good option. Then check your basic lands to try and balance your colors.

Red is a splash in this Vampire pie, and should be treated as such. The one red card that I feel you absolutely need to add here is Berserkers' Onslaught. I am considering Mythos of Snapdax for my version, and here you could easily replace Fervor with Footfall Crater.

To weight in on previous comments, whatever you do please don't remove Patron of the Vein; it is crazy good. But do add Drana. Living Death is cool, but I am using Patriarch's Bidding for additional flavour.

I hope this is helpful; if you are looking for further inspiration I am leaving the link to my Vampire Tribal: The Partnership

Cheers

smilodex on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

2 months ago

@ Annexus: I couldn't have put it better myself. Thanks to the Flash ban, Narset could be viable again. I would be happy to collaborate with you to develop the perfect cEDH list. I really share your thoughts about most your mentions. Oh god damn how could I overlook that Mythos of Snapdax has the wrong coloridentidy ... Since I don't own a Timetwister, I also play Time Spiral, I only find Timetwister and Wheel of Fortune better, because you can sometimes hardcast them in the first few rounds.

I also really like Ponder and Preordain but I don't know what I would cut instead ... do you have a suggestion? If you read on "How to win> Combos you could add", you can see that I played Approach of the Second Sun myself ... However, it was often the case that the card was lip-taped several times and me but didn't win the game.

Annexus on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

2 months ago

I'd love to chat with you on a competitive Narset list for cEDH. I've been playing her for a good two years now, even though she's fallen a bit out of favor with the cEDH community. It's a very strong deck that I'd like to put back on the big menu now Sushi Hulk is a goner.

I haven't uploaded my current list of Narset on the site, but if you'd like, we could look and see if collabing on this would create a list that could serve as a starting point, so to say.

I'm reading through the choices of new possible cards from Ikoria and Commander Ikoria: I'm agreeing with Fierce Guardianship, that card is a big trap in the Narset list due to the fragility of a low creature count list. Other counters are simply better. Mythos of Snapdax is a Mardu identity card and can't be played in the list. Of all the cards listed, I think only Whirlwind of Thought might make it in the 'maybe'. I feel that, when playing this list, you'd rather free-cast your spells from the top four of the deck instead of drawing them all. However: I can see the use of the card when you're adapting your playstyle according to board-state. So I'm a bit torn on that one. It could be really good, but has potential drawbacks (pun unintended) if you're not Brainstorming and/or using Scroll Rack.

As counterintuitive as it might seem: I've been having a lot of succes with Approach of the Second Sun when encountering boardstates that you can't win in or deal with. It's a surefire way to win if you're going into infinite turns, which can fairly easily be done. Time Spiral is also a very good card to use.

Also a question: Do you have reason not to play Ponder or Preordain? I've found them rather useful in pushing away cards that I didn't need at the time.

DanMcSharp on Messy Mardu Mutate Deck

2 months ago

Interesting deck, but from my experience playing Porcuparrot in a Deathtouch deck myself (I call it Death Parrot) I can't help be feel like it'll be underwhelming here. If you end up mutating 2 or 3 times on the same creature, you won't want to hold it back to deal 2~3 targeted damage, you'll want it to go wreck havoc!

Also, I would recommend running Offspring's Revenge since the token you get back will still have all its cool mutate abilities, and it being a 1/1 won't matter since you'll mutate more stuff onto it anyway. Should work nicely along with the Mythos of Snapdax that you're already running. I guess it would be kind of sad if Marauding Raptor ate all the babies though. Anyway, food for thought!

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