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Propaganda Discussion

Davinoth on Urza's Gamble [Stax EDH]

2 weeks ago

     DawnsRayofLight: Thank you, great suggestions!

     I am running Counterspell, so I'm not quite sure what you mean about running Stoic Rebuttal over it. I've considered cutting SR a few times for Negate, but I always end up deciding against it, as it's nearly always another Counterspell. This slot is more likely to become Disallow and eventually Force of Will. =)

     Absolutely love AEtherize! Used it a lot in standard back in the RTR block; I should definitely find a home for it here! I think I'll definitely consider Aetherspouts as well. Propaganda is really good with the land control, but I always feel like without running a whole Pillow Fort package, it's an enchantment I can't tap for mana. Same kind of feelings for Dissipation Field, despite the strength of the card.

     Manascape Refractor is an awesome suggestion that I hadn't considered! Definitely going to look to make room for it. Field and Vale, though, I feel would just slow me down more than they would be beneficial in the face of some of my stax effects. I'd be more inclined to add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx back into the deck, I think.

     This deck honestly doesn't need more win-more cards. I used to have it very full of big value creatures like Darksteel Colossus and Sphinx of the Second Sun that I could turn up with Urza's active, which was fine - but I'd frequently find myself stuck with too many in my early hand, and was way more susceptible to being mana-screwed. At this point I'm down to one big fatty in Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. All that being said, I am planning to eventually cut God-Pharaoh's Statue for Blightsteel Colossus haha. =P

     Metalworker would be a great pickup too, but I'd definitely be more inclined to trade for than buy, and finding someone willing to trade one is easier said than done lol

     Thanks again! =)

DawnsRayofLight on Urza's Gamble [Stax EDH]

2 weeks ago

Hey! This is a really fun looking deck! I'd like to make a few suggestions if that is cool:

Stoic Rebuttal: there is no reason to run this over Counterspell or really any other counter spell

AEtherize. Aetherspouts, Propaganda, and Dissipation Field are great for protection.

Strixhaven Stadium: can act as an alternate win con

Lotus Field, Lotus Vale, and Manascape Refractor can help if you are unable to keep Winter Orb untapped for your turn so you can play what you need to.

Maybe add some big bois like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Blightsteel Colossus as other win cons and utilize the large amounts of mana you generate.

Metalworker: I know he is pricey but it is hilarious to Turn 2 a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Stax is more of an umbrella term, and is an amalgamation of Sac, Tap and Tax. What you have there is a Tax card, which is an element of Stax, but not the whole deal. Pillow Fort, however, is generally an important element of Stax, but isn't a necessary component like the others I listed. Pillow Fort is a collection of various elements that keep you from taking damage, or otherwise being disrupted. Since a major aspect of Pillow Fort is that it keeps you from being attacked, and a lot of the cards that accomplish that are Tax cards, there is a certain amount of overlap between the two. However, there are subtle differences that make Stax and Pillow Fort distinct.

For example, cards like the aforementioned Propaganda and Ghostly Prison fall into both categories. They are Tax cards that help create a Pillow Fort. So they fit nicely into both archetypes. By the same token, cards like No Mercy also fit both archetypes (It's "destroy," not "sacrifice," but it's close enough to call it a Stax card, while certainly also being Pillow Fort). But cards like Magus of the Moat are strictly Pillow Fort. Sure, that might find its way into a Stax deck, but it has no connection to Sac, Tap or Tax. It just simply straight up stops things from being able to attack.

Does that all make sense?

Now, putting Pillow Fort in Gruul would be tricky, because Gruul wants EVERYTHING to attack. Here's my solution.

Ragnaros, the Maddening Anthem

Legendary Creature - Orc Bard

All creatures have Myriad

Whenever a creature an opponent controls attacks, if it isn't attacking you or a planeswalker you control, it gains Double Strike until end of turn. Its controller sacrifices it at the beginning of their end step.


Probably unrealistic, and certainly overpowered, but that's what you get from me.

Sorry for the thesis. Wildcard next.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Zur of the Weirding

Legendary Creature - Human Wizard

Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, you may create a token copy of Propaganda, Ghostly Prison or Zur's Weirding. You may cast that copy until end of turn.


Create a , or pillow fort. You can choose to make it a legendary creature.

PROPAYTO on Annowanna make you mill

1 month ago

Thanks for the input! That nighthowler sounds awesome and it definitely belongs here but I don't want to get rid of visara because it's so useful for repeated removal. I might replace Keeper of Keys with it as it can have a large downside if I don't have War Tax or Propaganda out yet. I get what you're saying with the tutors but the people I play with and I really don't like tutors but if I did some kind of competitive event I'd for sure put a few in. Carol atoll and everglades should come out. I was aiming for more triggers with hedron/ruin crab but it's really not worth it. The counters you suggested go way better with this deck and I'll be putting at least 2 of those in. Thanks again.

DawnsRayofLight on Atraxa walkers

1 month ago

The Problem with Ghostly Prison and Propaganda is that they don't protect your planeswalkers, try using Silent Arbiter and Dueling Grounds


2 months ago

I’m at a control player at heart (I knew I’m an awful person) so when I came across the decklist I was happy! First I’ll do some suggestions (I’m assuming you know about cards such as Demonic Tutor so I’m not going to mention cards like those). The first thing I noticed was that Professor Onyx was in the list, so why not make her an infinite combo with Chain of Smog. Another suggestion would be Toxic Deluge as it works especially well in this deck because of the commander’s ability. Finally, perhaps adding Stasis to really slow things down (once again I acknowledge I am a bad person).

Now for some cuts. The first cards that stood out to me were Ghostly Prison and Propaganda. I feel that these cards are weak for the power level you’re aiming for as the higher power level, the less combat damage matters. Another card would be Hero's Downfall. I’m not a huge fan of this card as it feels clunky. Maybe replace it with Deadly Rollick.

Those are a few suggestion! Take them or leave them.

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