Ojutai, Soul of Winter
Legendary Creature — Dragon
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, tap target nonland permanent an opponent controls. That permanent doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , , VioVoid|
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ojutai, Soul of Winter occurrence in decks from the last year
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Ojutai, Soul of Winter Discussion
2 months ago
Glad it's been a help vs annoyance! When starting a new deck the decision paralysis and cuts/swaps can be a real pain as much as it's also fun. I suppose I'm a little antsy to help w/ some refining/tweaking, as my current main lists are all at a place where I'm happy with them (or can't safely acquire new cards and accessories to brew/build with at the moment).
In any case, given your meta, I think the one clear "maybe" add is Xenagos, God of Revels.
The rest all have clear downsides for narrow upsides. Without dorks, walkers can be more of a liability as people will attack them down cleanly and quickly. Sarkhan the Mad is the one card that Vlasiax does not cut from his respective list, but that's mainly b/c he has a lot of board stall/Ghostly Prison decks in his meta and sometimes needs to push through a heap of direct damage.
In terms of cuts, I'm with you in finding Keiga, Ryusei, and Niv Mizzet Reborn underwhelming here.
I'd also suggest having a hard look during testing at heavy generic mana cards that the companion can't help ramp into at all, esp whether Ramos works with how you sequence your plays, if Steel Hellkite can connect with open mana often enough, and whether Golos has any good land targets/hits reliably enough off the top. Kind of cool that you can use the companion to help activate him, though.
Lastly, I've been underwhelmed with Ojutai, Soul of Winter, as for me at least it had minimal impact whether playing from behind, ahead, or at parity. When ahead, it often was just a win more card for me.
If you cut a small handful of some of those higher CMC dragons, I think you could sneak in a few extra enablers/draw effects to help smooth things out in terms of overall consistency?
4 months ago
I like the direction this deck is going but I feel that it is slow due to mana issues. It doesnt ramp fast enough causing you to fall behind in mana, by the time you are producing high amounts of mana people will have done a lot more things beforehand. Your land base is perfect, but I feel that you need more land ramp. I would run cards that allow you to play more lands, and spells that let you search for them would be highly beneficial. I also feel some of your dragons are a bit weak in this deck such as Territorial Hellkite , Boneyard Scourge , Ojutai, Soul of Winter , Dragon Broodmother (good card but not really useful in your deck) Moltensteel Dragon, and Backdraft Hellkite (not running enough instants and sorceries to make it useful). Haste givers such as Anger or Dragonlord Kolaghan would really pump up the power level of this deck. here is a link to my ur-dragon deck if you want some ideas. Just ur dragon things
5 months ago
Wouldn't it make more sense for a deck themed around a specific character to have a commander resembling that character? You could go Hanna, Ship's Navigator on physical likeness, alone, Ojutai, Soul of Winter for the icy angle, or split the difference with Lavinia, Azorius Renegade if you want to keep the prison-y nature of the deck.
5 months ago
Here is some stuffs I think would fit great with your deck:
Dragonss---> Lathliss, Dragon Queen: Great for extra dragons. Nesting Dragon: Fantastic for adding board presence after a wrath. Intet, the Dreamer: Fun, big dragon that can get you fun, cheap dragons. Ojutai, Soul of Winter: Mean, but can get you leagues ahead after a few swings. Ramos, Dragon Engine: A bit pricey, but is an all-around great card. Morophon, the Boundless: Four mana Ur-Dragon ain't no joke.
Extras---> Palace Siege and Monastery Siege: These sieges can give you ridiculous value if left unchecked, also monastery siege is great when facing control strats. Fist of Suns: If you get this out with Morophon you can cast any dragon for free, also just a great card. Last one, Sarkhan the Masterless: Amazing defense card, who would dare swing into the might of dragons.
6 months ago
Dragons of Tarkir prerelease: March 20th, 2015.
I had the luck of drawing and playing both cards every game, I made it to round five at 4-0, my opponent was running Temur. Game two, I had won the first, he managed to cast his Sarkhan Unbroken, and the next turn I used Silumgar’s enter the battlefield ability to take control of it. It turned the tide in my favor for my first ever 1st place and undefeated run in any MTG event.
1 year ago
Figured the doesn’t untap may help, and Wardscale is the same mama cost as Dromoka
1 year ago
Mana rocks are a balancing act depending on your casting cost. I think this deck can handle a few more.
If you are going to stick with the Curiosity package having another Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind in Niv-Mizzet, Parun seems like a good idea. I like the Parun better because it just lets you draw cards when other people do stuff and it gets through Counterspell . It is harder to cast, but you may not always be casting it directly.
If you are looking for cuts Bring to Light should probably go first, based on what you said. As for other cuts, your creatures all seem to serve a purpose, but the weakest ones for a Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck are the ones with ETB triggers and cast triggers. I think Scalelord Reckoner is weaker because you can't respond to your creature being targeted by getting this card. Scourge of Valkas is also kinda in this category. Ojutai, Soul of Winter has the potential to be Yosei, the Morning Star 2.0 for nonlands, but I don't think it is anywhere near the Time Walk . You may also think about turning the Birds of Paradise into a non creature; you don't really need the mana that early and it just dies to the Wrath of Gods that will be happening in a longer game. As you figure out your playgroup silver bullet style dragons like Hellkite Tyrant may be cut for more relevant effects. The combo pieces that I mentioned before can also go, but I think that you can easily assemble the other half of any dragon based combo you find so I wouldn't cut too many of them.
Keep me in the loop as to how this deck comes together. A friend of mine has a dragons build like this that he is slowly upgrading as well. He is kinda new to the game, so I suggested he look over this deck list.
1 year ago
Thanks for the tips! You're making me very tempted to pick up some additional upgrades... If only I had the funds!
Thanks for your suggestions! First of all, I'd like to mention that your comment prompted me to update my deck's intro! That said...
I've never heard of Fated Return , Soul of New Phyrexia , or Hammer of Purphoros . I think I will pick up a copy of them, especially since they're so affordable! Will need to think of what to cut, however.
I didn't put in Dragon's Hoard , because I was concerned about having too many mana rocks. Is that something you'd be concerned about too? If not, how many mana rocks would be considered too many?
You're right, Bring to Light was an artifact of my The Ur-Dragon Deck before it evolved into a Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck. I've been able to play this deck <5 times, and Bring to Light has come in clutch once where I used it to tutor for a Curiosity that closed out a game. It really is just a financially cheap (and mana-expensive) tutor though, and I would be happy to replace it with a Demonic Tutor if I could afford one. While I don't have enough games to say with certainty, I am hoping that Bring to Light has the potential to be slightly more useful flexible as a means of indirectly stockpiling mana before a combo-turn.
I recently added the combo cards you mentioned, but I haven't played enough games to comment on their consistency (this deck is slightly too expensive for my playgroup at the moment). If they end up being too clunky or situational then... you're right: I should cut them. Is that how they performed in your experience?
I haven't considered Niv-Mizzet, Parun , but it does look interesting. It looks like it would serve the same purpose as Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , however, and the deck seems packed as is. Do you have any strong opinions on the matter?