Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Legendary Creature — Elemental
When Omnath, Locus of the Roil enters the battlefield, it deal damage to target creature, player or planeswalker equal to the number of Elementals you control.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on target Elemental you control. If you control eight or more lands, draw a card.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Omnath, Locus of the Roil Discussion
3 days ago
I'll partially agree with DeinoStinkus that this keyword doesn't seem necessary as a keyword. I mean down the line it's a net gain to refer to combat-specific triggers as a keyword, but unless it gets evergreen or evergreen-like, I don't see the point. It needs to be on the level of Landfall to make much sense.
I had a section about the dangers of a mechanic that shares a generic trigger but is bound to a certain function - like Duelist seems to be for the benefit of the Duelist creature or its controller, but there are creatures like Hamlet Captain and Savvy Hunter which doesn't seem to flavorfully fit the duelist function despite sharing its trigger.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil doesn't have landfall printed on it, but most will call it landfall when explaining it.
Another thing is; I absolutely have to disagree about the name. A duel emphasizes the combat between two individuals. Actually it goes as far as being an arranged fight between two individuals with matched weapons. If you include more people it is a skirmish or on a larger scale a battle. Additionally you want to reward attacks that doesn't necessarily have to be blocked, which doesn't result in a duel (or skirmish). This doesn't seem like a duelist perspective, unless you're figuring the attacking creature duels the player/planeswalker it attacks, who are helpless to actually defend themselves.
If it was me, I would focus on the act of taking action, because that is what this mechanic checks for. If your creature is engaged in combat, they are either attacking or blocking. If not, they are passive. From that place of logic, you could call it Initiative or Take Action. You could derive the name from a mindset or characteristic that thrives in combat/conflict, like Battlelust, Combatant, Fighter, Aggression (aggression seems more like an attacker but a defender can just as well be aggressive and seek out a fight).
1 week ago
As much as I want to like the the flip lands I just don't think any of them are good enough to make the cut. I expect to see them floating around other Om_rath builds, I just don't think bad lands with bad effects are worth the utility. My opinion of course.
Out of all the great offerings from Zendikar Rising I think there are four cards for sure going in the deck, 1 that I will most likely add, and 2 that I want to add, but won't.
The four cards that for sure make the cut are:
Ancient Greenwarden - Best "Auto Include" for this deck in a while! Both effects are amazing for us, and being on a body that can block most flyers is great!
Valakut Exploration - Conditional card draw, but still powerful. The damage on the back end is more cute then game changing, but it might kill some low life totals in a pinch.
That card that I want to add but might not:
Moraug, Fury of Akoum - I love the power and fun behind this effect. The problem is that this build does not focus to much on swinging in, but Moraug might just be a flap. I can see this still being good when you can get 3 combats with even just 4 5/5s swining!
The two cards that I like but arn't good enough to make the list:
Phylath, World Sculptor - Although this card is screaming for Om_rath's attention, I just don't think it is good enough to take up a 6 cmc slot in this deck.
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild - This protects from SOME removal, but not nearly enough to be worth including. Throw it in your Omnath, Locus of the Roil tribal deck, but I don't think it is good enough for us here.
The struggle now is finding 4-5 cards to cut... This is what I came up with:
Perilous Forays OUT FOR Moraug, Fury of Akoum - Perilous is one of our OG cards, but it has been under-performing lately. With all the creature tutors in the deck now I think I am relying way more on pulling out answers that way.
Genesis Wave OUT FOR Nahiri's Lithoforming - The change I'm least sure about. I LOVE throwing a bunch of mana into Genesis Wave but I've noticed it was overkill most of the times I've cast it. Regardless, it sure is cool!...
Ranger's Path OUT FOR Roiling Regrowth - I can already hear people saying I should cut Migration Path instead, but I like the ability to cycle more then the marginally better mana fixing. I have never struggled to hit the colors I needed with this deck.
What do you guys think about my changes? Is there anything you can come up with to save Genesis Wave? I look forward to hearing back from all of you!
1 week ago
Also I dont know if Radha, Heart of Keld and Courser of Kruphix are worth the slots in this deck. I think I would possibly add a haste enabler like Fires of Yavimaya or Hammer of Purphoros or possibly protection like Asceticism or Constant Mists I haven't taken the time to post my actual decks on here, but I have all three other Omnath decks. I've had the Omnath, Locus of Rage deck for about 5 years, and ran courser for a long time, and was just never thrilled with the performance. It gives too much information away for the amount of value it provides.
But as courser does add some level of card advantage, maybe some pure draw might be a good addition in its place as I could see this deck playing out its hand pretty often without Omnath, Locus of the Roil or Tatyova, Benthic Druid on the field.
1 week ago
mwalkner Good idea! I first had Creeping Trailblazer in the deck but cut it for Voice of Resurgence because of the amount of removal and interactive play in my playgroup, but it would fit nicely. Also Omnath, Locus of the Roil was once in the mix, but I noticed that the Landfall ability wouldn't have the impact I wished for, so I'll built another deck around this theme once Return to Zendikar drops. Phantasmal Image would also fit and streamline the deck, but I figured more diversity to be a little more fun :) Aether Vial is a beautiful busted card anyways, but -like you mentioned- way too expensive for my budget... Thank you for all the good input!
1 week ago
Creeping Trailblazer and Phantasmal Image are both really solid option, I play this deck in legacy and I love the shell a ton, if its ever in your budget Aether Vial and a one of Omnath, Locus of the Roil are great
2 weeks ago
Of the four, I've had Omnath, Locus of Rage the longest. I initially swapped back and forth with Xenagos, God of Revels a few times, and I felt Omnath won more games. Plus it spooks away and can win off of board wipes.
Omnath, Locus of Mana because I'd built so many G/x decks that I had a lot of overflow. Going with Snow-Covered Forests and Extraplanar Lens leveled it up, among other things. They're always printing green bombs (cough cough Nyxbloom Ancient)
Omnath, Locus of the Roil steps on the Gruul version's toes. They often feel like the same deck imho. This guy might even do it better. Adding blue and the straight value from the commander + lands likely makes this the most competitive when built right.
I took apart temur omnath to build Omnath, Locus of Creation and can't wait for it to release n play some games. I think this will be more of a high risk/reward deck due to four colors.
Someday I'll rebuild roil, but for now I'll rock , , and
2 weeks ago
The thing is, I love mana, and these are the best at that.
3 weeks ago
TraceT Sorry about the delayed response. Glad you like the deck and I hope your brew works out good.
Oboro, Palace in the Clouds is an interesting card that I have never considered. The ability to maximize land drops every turn would be extremely powerful with Omnath, Locus of the Roil out, especially if it is the 8+ land, and/or with Prismatic Omen/Dryad of the Ilysian Grove for the Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle triggers. At first I was thinking that the land would be difficult to fit because it is colorless but I am now strongly considering it. Thank you for the suggestion.
The token package has had moderate success but it is there solely as an alternate win condition. The deck runs plenty of graveyard recursion for lands so you primarily only need a backup when Valakut gets exiled, but it has been known to happen. You can certainly build the deck without the token package but I feel a second win condition is necessary, 'x' burn spells feel plausible as you already generate plenty of mana. A few voltron spells might get the job done if Omnath is sticking, which he shouldn't, but that probably overlaps with another Omnath deck. Hope that is at least somewhat helpful.