Artifact — Equipment
All creatures able to block equipped creature do so.
Equip (3) ((3): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)
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Nemesis Mask Discussion
5 months ago
6 months ago
Solely theme-based, not necessarily things that will improve the deck suggestions:
Bubbling Muck, Pontiff of Blight, Pestilence Demon, Heartless Hidetsugu, Pox, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Torment of Hailfire, Torment of Scarabs, Binding Agony. I've seen agony be used for infinite combos with stuffy doll, but as far as I know, they all need white.
I think Black Market could help power up the pestilence effects.
Some goodies for Garza: Kusari-Gama, Nemesis Mask, Scytheclaw, Argentum Armor, Ring of Valkas, Sword of Sinew and Steel, and Sword of Fire and Ice.
And some final thoughts: Smoke, Counterflux, and Fool's Demise.
7 months ago
Any Glissa, the Traitor deck rude enough to play Mindslaver should be running Forbidden Orchard. These three cards form a perma-lock on a single player so long as you are not disrupted. Also, consider looking into some self mill. With Glissa, your graveyard becomes a toolbox/hand-extension that you really want to see filled. Dakmor Salvage, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug are all cheap dredgers that can turn one card draw into 2-5 in the graveyard. Hell, even Golgari Grave-Troll is cheap now that it's banned in modern. If you want to break the bank a bit, Life from the Loam and good utility lands like Strip Mine, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or Cabal Coffers are all very happy to live in this deck. If you're looking for cards to drop, I know they can be fun and are a little safer to use with Glissa's ability, but cards like Nemesis Mask and Viridian Longbow are so, so much better off as instant speed removal spells like Putrefy or Windgrace's Judgment. Golgari removal spells hit a wider range of targets and many run at instant speed, making them far more versatile than the cheeky equipment shenanigans Glissa can do. Remember, all she cares about is seeing a creature die, she doesn't need to be the one to do it! Hope something here helps you out. I have a 75% Glissa deck that runs several of the cards I mentioned here and I have to say she is easily my favorite commander. Best of luck!
9 months ago
Hey Warmark! Decided to check out this Varina brew. I was excited to see her when she leaked as I think many of us were for white to be a part of the zombie color-pie. I never could move off of Grimgrin though. He’s too badass!
Anyway, I know you’re more than likely going hard on your creatureless theme, but I can’t help but think how Mentor of the Meek and Mirror Entity would do here. My thinking is by adding in Mentor you could free up some other sorcery/instant card slots (some of the weaker card draws) because Mentor feels like it would have a huge impact. Most likely something to be tested though. It also helps that Varina is a draw engine in herself.
Nemesis Mask could prove deadly when you have some tokens on board. I love doing this to people.
Cool theme +1
9 months ago
Cool deck! I haven’t played with anything from Eldraine so it was weird seeing stuff like Turn into a Pumpkin on here and it being a real card. Anyway, I would suggest more unblockable stuff for Bolas to lunch through and some different mana boosters since he is also expensive to play.
High Tide , Bubbling Muck , or the high risk-high reward Mana Flare (a personal favorite) could be used to your advantage. The former two are obviously one-offs but could be clutch and get you off to a fast start. Mana Flare can have it’s obvious downsides but it’s a cheap way to boost your own. Think about it.
As for the unblockable, I’d recommend Rogue's Passage , Dauthi Embrace , Snake Umbra , Trailblazer's Boots , Whispersilk Cloak , Gift of the Deity or Nemesis Mask (to equip to a different a creature], Prowler's Helm and Hot Soup ! There a bunch a different ways you can go and many of what I suggest you may not go for but they would make Bolas harder to block.
+1 Good Luck!
11 months ago
Love the tribal theme!
Of course, there are some great tribal and gruul lands you can add, but then it starts getting expensive. I would consider tagging this as a "budget deck"; imo, budget tribal (espically more obsecure creature types) are the best! Really forces for some creative deck building.
I would check out your mana base and decide if Gruul Turf is a really needed. Personally, i'm not a big fan of these cards due to the risk/slow speed, but if you like them, play them!!
I did a few playtests and it plays a bit slower than expected. I would certainly recommend adding a 4th Kird Ape . Are you open to adding mana accelleration? I'm sure there are a few solid ones that won't be too far outside of theme. Oh, have you considered using an Emerald Medallion ?! Monkeys like to steal shiny things!! I think it would create a lot of value. Urza lands would work nice, but I feel it may be too far from the theme.
I think Alpha Status is a "win more" card in this sorta mana heavy/bigger critter deck, where by the time you play it to have value (e.g. 3 or more creatures on the board, for +4/+4), it may be too late or not as rewarding. Now that I look at some of the oracle wording, some apes are now considered a monkey, so they won't help each other out... boo.
For Monkey Cage , maybe cut 1 because I think you will need a lot of mana to guarantee it to give you value e.g. a creature with mana cost 3 or greater.
Man... I so many ideas!
How about Summit Apes !! Those with your Gorilla Berserkers with first strike and/or lure equipment. Viridian Claw , Nemesis Mask <--maybe too slow?? Spells, Roar of Challenge or Declare Dominance <--bonus gorilla art!!
Play around with it and I'll check back!
1 year ago
becks16 thanks for the comment! I know of all those cards but I definitely never considered them here. I think they are good suggestions. I’ll take some time to consider the latter two, but it may not be enough bang for my buck. The colossus is super interesting if I find enough success creating those situations when Nemesis Mask comes in handy.
1 year ago
I LOVE this deck! Lol we both have pirate decks with “Booty” in the name. If you are interested check mine out here.
My theme, while also pirates, only focuses on the pirates with ETB effects since they synergize better with Marchesa. I really wanted to use Beckett Brass which is who I started out as with commander but I couldn’t make the deck play well enough. I like your build a lot more than what I had when I was using BB. Just some thoughts to help make your pirates more elusive: Panic Attack , Outmaneuver , Wave of Indifference , Nemesis Mask , and Breaker of Armies type effects should work pretty well. Obviously a card like Panic Attack isn’t great but just trying to suggest something different. In the vein of Coat of Arms there is also Shared Animosity . Kindred Discovery is great draw for a deck like this too!
Awesome deck! +1