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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Choose two —
- Target player gains 7 life.
- Put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library.
- Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
- Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
3 weeks ago
Flavuss I don't think In Search of Greatness is where you want to be; you shouldn't have trouble casting whatever you draw. Early on, this might help you empty your hand sooner, but if you draw this mid-game on an empty hand, then you've got a spell that gives nothing except scry. Scry can be a nice bonus when it's attached to an otherwise meaningful card, but scry alone isn't meaningful: It doesn't add cards to hand, nor does it grant board advantage. Compare to cards that both improve your hand AND improve board dominance: Eternal Witness - Mwonvuli Acid-Moss - Primal Command (options 2 & 4).
Unless you've got a plan that needs a VERY specific set of cards (e.g. Urza's 'tron' lands), you're almost always better off adding redundants of what you'd likely need, rather than adding effects that scry/draw one card/tutor for one card. Modern seems to be rather removal-heavy nowadays.
Although Lifecrafter's Bestiary might be decent, as it scrys AND potentially draws multiple cards for you... plus, you can fish that up with Stirrings. Although, if this were my list, I'd probably go the redundancy-route; add a 4th Glissa, or an extra Liquimetal Torque in this slot, instead.
As always, I would encourage you to ignore everything I say & test it out yourself ;-)
3 weeks ago
Flavuss that sounds good. You should be able to figure out what it needs after piloting it a bit. If you find that you miss having that 4th mainboard Liquimetal Coating, possibly consider adding a Liquimetal Torque or two (can't target lands... but it's ramp ...kind of an opposite Myr Landshaper?). Or, if you find you need bigger beaters, consider replacing Viridian Shamans with Wickerbough Elders.
12 actifact removal spells (the ones without creatures attached) might be overdoing it just a tad (although Splinter is amazing for basic lands, I wouldn't drop those lower than 3). If opponent removes your Liquimetals/Landshapers, you might find yourself stuck without artifacts to target... if this seems to be the case, then replace Tel-Jilad Justices with maybe Mwonvuli Acid-Moss or Primal Command (good multi-tool), which don't need anything else to combo with.
I remember seeing some creature removal spells on sideboard before? This is a good idea, as there's a good bit of creature-combo out there which wins consistently by turn 4~5. A mainboard Blast Zone or three, plus a few Dismembers on sideboard should cover you.
This list looks like a lot of fun. It should definitly steal some wins at FNM events, & I hope you have luck with it.
1 month ago
You can link decks with
Commander / EDH*
For non-creature cards (and non-mutate/augment creatures), Congregation at Dawn and Fauna Shaman let you find cards from your deck, Undertaker is a pet card of mine that lets you pull from your graveyard, Primal Command does everything, and Shared Summons is a double tutor. All of these will help assemble the right creature for the job. What are you looking for in your noncreature spells?
2 months ago
What do you mean by attacking their mana? I've made a green control deck with Plow Under and Primal Command which makes them redraw their lands, is it a form of "attacking their mana" like that, or some other route? Want to clarify what you mean by that a bit?
2 months ago
3 months ago
Even if you don't go all in on Elves, I would think you'll have enough elves to make Elvish Archdruid and Priest of Titania solid. There is also Fyndhorn Elves if you want another 1 drop elf dork, they are good creatures. Maybe Wirewood Channeler? There are plenty of elves that like to have access to either lots of mana or lots of other elves, stuff like Joraga Warcaller and Ezuri, Renegade Leader can soak up mana, Immaculate Magistrate can pump up a Warcaller or something else you want big, Wellwisher might like Alchemist or Blossoming Bogbeast.
I suspect if you're going to run Alchemist you might as well look at Primal Command as well, with Alchemist out it's 5 mana to get 7 mana (or more if you gained other life) and you tutor up any creature you want, which sounds good. It's also able to get rid of problematic permanents, or deal with a graveyard, and it's not like tutoring up a creature is ever a bad effect. I think it's underplayed in decks that care about it's effects (it's an incredibly versatile utility card) and run enough ramp that they can cast it on time or earlier.
Overrun is solid, but Overwhelming Stampede can be much better if you want an upgrade. There is also the Bogbeast and Ezrui I mentioned above, I think each is better in it's own ways, but I will say Overrun can still surprise people. There is also Triumph of the Hordes, Infect and trample are really scary if you've got a few creatures out. There is also Craterhoof Behemoth, but you do want a really wide board before it comes out, so I find Overwhelming Stampede or Pathbreaker Ibex are technically superior cards, my Green decks tend to go tall.
Hopefully these suggestions aren't too competitive leaning, it's fun to play casual games, to use cards you don't always use.
3 months ago
The problem with Blood Artist and Kitchen Finks is that protean hulk has a cost limit of 6 and with the other cards they just cant fit into gap. I ruled out Smothering Abomination a while ago because I don't always have something that I want to sac to sac at my upkeep. Rhystic Tutor has always been filler for another tutor, I think Traverse the Ulvenwald could fit well here, because even if we already have the hulk, we can still tutor up a land to make sure we hit our drops. Wishclaw Talisman has always been interesting. You could target whoever has the least interaction, use a different tutor if you can find one, or really just pray to god that your opponents are too selfish to want removal and rely on one of the many backup win-cons. As for the first two tutors you mentioned, too slow for a turn 7 win or earlier. Primal Command is a good suggestion but I have tried to cut back on 5+ tutors cuz I don't wanna have my tutor countered right before turn 6 (The most important turn ). Only reason Final Partings in here is because it tutors up the infinite turn combo very nicely. Grim Backwoods costs 4 mana and a creature to draw a single card so I don't think it'll be included here. Burnished Hart is just more ramp that I don't exactly depend on and Morbid Curiosity is an intriguing card that ill continue to consider. Does the protean hulk trigger go on top of the stack or does the morbid go first?
3 months ago
I love your deck! It looks really cool and fun to play, and you certainly do a better job of explaining how your deck works than I do with mine.
Citanul Flute could work, but Protean Hulk costs seven mana, so it'd take longer than other tutors. Corpse Connoisseur is another possibility, but again, Protean hulk costs seven mana so it'd be difficult to get with your commander. Primal Command could work well, as well as Traverse the Ulvenwald. Morbid Curiosity, Smothering Abomination, Grim Backwoods, and Burnished Hart all might work.
Now for cards to remove. I will say that Rhystic Tutor is a staggeringly bad card, and if your opponent knows how your deck works, they will almost always pay the. Wishclaw Talisman allows you to search for your combo pieces, but could also allow opponents to search for just the right card to counter your combo. I haven't really playtested your deck much, so I can't really see any other weak cards just by looking at the decklist.
I'll also say that I'm not as experinced a Magic player as I made myself sound, so be careful when taking my advice. And you know your deck much better than I do, so you probably know that some of the cards I sugggested won't work.