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Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
Legendary Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever a Warrior attacks, you may have its controller create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token that's tapped and attacking.
: Untap all attacking creatures. They gain trample, lifelink, and haste until end of turn. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase. Activate this ability only during combat.
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Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Discussion
1 week ago
drunksementhrowr take as much time as you need with replies! Real life takes priority
Labman is an extremely safe card for this deck specifically, because it aims to exploit creature based combos to fill the graveyard and the commander can act as a duplicate. That's why I preferred Lazav over another UB commander for this build. Being able to Dread Return your lab man after you copy it with Lazav adds in some serious redundancy to your win, which is a nice feeling with 3 hostile players staring you down. The move away from labman will simply need testing to see if it will work. This build with or without labman is correct either way, because I think you can make a strong case for or against it. The Doomsday brew I have (on private still sry lol) uses labman as well as Jace, Wielder of Mysteries with Demonic Consultation Tainted Pact and the unbelievably spicy Divining Witch for more direct A+B combos, and honestly they may have a place in this build.
I would definitely say this is an Ad Nauseam deck. With a single tutor in hand, it becomes a race for as a strong line to winning. Any combo piece + any tutor and you've guaranteed your winning line, and it lets you refill your hand with control and removal. Our curve is super low to fit the Ad Naus, which causes us to make sacrifices in other spots. We are primarily a layered Ad Naus list, with a value generator from the command zone. We can't guarantee advantage like Tymna the Weaver with 2-3 extra cards every turn, we don't have free tutors like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , and we don't threaten wins with our commander alone like Najeela, the Blade-Blossom . What we DO have is both a combo enabler AND a combo finisher in the command zone. Ad Naus gives us a reachable goal at 5 mana to find a way to exploit the one card our deck always has available to play.
I really like the inclusion of the small sacrifice creatures. With infinite mana, they guarantee a win. They are pretty much the cards that replaced labman.
Cathartic adept is a spicy tech to shit on top-of-deck tutors. Vampiric Tutor Worldly Tutor Mystical Tutor Enlightened Tutor are played in almost every competitive deck that runs those colors. It hates on Sensei's Divining Top . Arguably Codex Shredder could be better here, as its online turn 1, but being a creature gives us more flexibility with Lazav. Pretty easy card to let go of for draw cards, especially if topdeck tutors aren't in your meta.
Dread Return loves Narcomoeba . The mill combos pretty much require a creature (unless you do Mesmeric + basalt monolith), so lazav + mill creature + narcomoeba would guarantee the flashback cost. Must have missed this when I removed Narcomoeba. Sorcery speed does make this a bummer, but we can always have Lazav in play before we flip so we can instant speed make a copy of labman if someone forces us to draw.
Scepter combo is extremely helpful against Cursed Totem and other creature based hate strategies. It gives us a discrete way to end the game, while being made from two cards with EXTREMELY high utility outside the winning combo, you can definitely value imprint something on Isochron early to help with favorable board state. I wouldn't recommend removing it. Any creature with the word "sacrifice" in your graveyard also means you will mill through your deck with Lazav to an outlet for a win.
I think one of the best ways to layer this deck further will be labman + pact lines. I would recommend giving those a serious consideration if you want to drop isochron + reversal. I also think adding more draw and removal is wise,
I enjoyed the anecdote! Glad to see my deck made it into the wild hahahaha! I look forward to your brewing and testing results!
2 weeks ago
Pulled out my sol ring and slotted in putrefy for a 1v1 tournament. I didn't place very well but it got me a lot of games with the deck to get a better idea of how things work and I'm actually really happy with it. He is a good replacement for Mairsil for me. It is also hilarious how many 1 toughness things get played in 1v1. Once Volrath comes out things started dropping like flies, lol.
Assassin's trophy is in replacing putrefy and I would love to find a spot for oblivion stone. That would serve two purposes. Good idea munky702.
The mana feels fantastic. The vast majority of the time I'm starting with 3 or 4 lands and getting to accelerate really well. I do want to find a spot for Chromatic Lantern and maybe a few other things that can make any color for times when Volrath becomes a copy of Jodah, Archmage Eternal , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , or something similar. Being able to semi-consistently use their abilities would be nice. Though not needed.
3 weeks ago
(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)
Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:
A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.
Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:
The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)
Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)
Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)
General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)
Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)
Tier 3: WIP
But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:
Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.
Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)
I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.
(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)
1 month ago
Nasser_inside1 To check combos like that, think about other cards with that ruling template, then see if they go infinite on their own, such as Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , with your idea, if any warrior you controlled attacked, you would immediately go infinite, which does make any sense, right?
2 months ago
@: Well, thanks in whatever ability one has left for this. Well, Gene Wilder said this already to Ms. Teevee (Wha? What kind of stupid & unoriginal Last Name is THAT?!), as I will w/ Golos, Artificial God of Mana Ramp : Adieu. Adieu. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Or as Axl Low (Or anyone from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Auria) from GUILTY GEAR Xrd says after using his OHKO: Arrivederci.
Or, if I'm a damn fool for mentioning Rosenkreuzstilette again, this time for Eifer Skute Winquote: "Ashes to ashes. Dust to Dust" in her First Fight; ironically, Gagan Rassmussen also said this in the DOCTOR WHO episode "Sleep no More".
Well, the mission is complete. Even when switching CMDRS to Sliver Queen to Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , it stays at 86% Competitive meter. You know? I've been trying to find out how the Feedback part of the Competitive Meter works. Maybe it might help me out for such cases. Maybe others as well...
(Imagines a sunset coming down upon the water as I look across the horizons...)
I wonder what my ill-fated future beholds...
3 months ago
thanks for updating the list! I definitely agree with moving Thrasios / Tymna into their own tier. I would also appreciate a Thrasios ban for a healthier Metagame.
With Tymna, the "centralizing mini-game" you mentioned isn't that problematic in my opinion, as the strategy of abusing the low creature count in cEDH is quite a common thing (looking at Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or even Tana, the Bloodsower ) and is actually contributing to the diversity of the format.
I would like to hint on the lack of the old Tier 1,5 category. To me there are some Commanders that just don't belong into the same tier. For example, a Niv-Mizzet Reborn + Food Chain Strategy with a consistent T3 win would absolutely rank up higher than a fairly inconsistent Godo, Bandit Warlord Strategy around Stax and Helm of the Host ... To me, that also counts for Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder . Please consider to add that category again.
To conclude my comment I would like to recommend moving Azami, Lady of Scrolls from High Power into the Competitive Category. I think that Deck can compete with other Mono U Strategys (Baral, Kefnet - not being as strong as Teferi). In my lokal game store I played several times with Azami in the EDH-Tournament against multiple other cEDH-Decks like Breakfast Hulk, Blood Pod, Shimmer Zur, Gitrog... and I still have to lose a single game with it. While it's a very subjective impression, it just feels wrong to me to see it in Tier 3.
3 months ago
A lot of your creatures are human warrior so maybe Najeela, the Blade-Blossom for a good agro cars as well as to build up some board presence.
3 months ago
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries wins off of infinite +1's as well, and is much easier to tutor for with Sisay than Ugin. Then again, it's a four-piece combo, two of which the commander doesn't even tutor for; it's nice in terms of actually using the new cards, but I generally think the "archetype" can win in easier ways.
Definitely agree that Sisay wants to be built around though; things like Oath of Kaya , Oath of Ajani , and even some of the more combat oriented walkers that can straight up raise her power become a lot better with her at the helm.
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