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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.
15 hours ago
I assume you're trying to keep this on a lower budget, so this post will lean into cards that are cheaper, probably ~$5 or less. I feel like something like Pawn of Ulamog, or Sifter of Skulls, or even Ogre Slumlord? Bodies off of creatures dying that can also die is pretty on theme.
A great source of fodder can be Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, but if you play anything too big he'll just die. You really want some infinite and free sac outlets if you use him, but there are a few of those around that aren't too costly, including Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Woe Strider, and Sadistic Hypnotist. There is also Dimir House Guard, which can also serve as a tutor for anything that's 4 mana if you already have better sac outlets on board. Another creature that interacts fairly well with your Commander is Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, who can make some bodies for you/provides a free sac outlet.
Not sure how often you attack, but Jolene, the Plunder Queen, Grim Hireling and Professional Face-Breaker can all generate treasures for you to sacrifice as needed. These are good cards with creatures that are hard to block, such as Shadow creatures, though Gruul has no Shadows afaik and Black has mostly Dauthi that aged poorly and the pricey Dauthi Voidwalker, I have been known to run Dauthi Slayer and Dauthi Marauder here and there, Dauthi Horror is also reasonably cost effective in it's own way. There are a few more out there if you like the concept of creatures that can't block or be blocked.
You might like Mimic Vat, the bodies can be useful while having some synergy with the Commander.
Since Korvold can easily get over 10 power and has evasion, have you considered Tainted Strike to help him one-shot people? 10 Infect damage kills any opponent, regardless of life total. Also good with a Trample source obviously, Garruk's Uprising, Primal Rage (or Rancor?) or Blossoming Bogbeast are all affordable and playable sources. Obviously not important if people rarely run fliers in your area.
I could point out some good candidates for replacement in your list if you'd like.
Hope some of this is helpful!
1 day ago
Imo your list would be better without Hardened Scales - the only card that utilises it well currently is Bramblewood Paragon (Pelt Collector just gets out of range of gaining more counters quicker, Growth-Chamber Guardian being a 5/5 instead of a 4/4 is meh, and the extra counter on Joraga Warcaller feels negligible).
I think, because you’re a stompy deck, you’d probably benefit from ditching Hardened Scales and Bioshift in favour of more stompy/aggressive cards, like Rancor and maybe Aspect of Hydra, or some Elf mana-dorks to help you spew your hand out onto the board quicker
1 week ago
SuckassBolas, the problem with the toxic mechanic is that it does not support the playstyle of using pump spells and there are not many cards in the current spoilers that I would consider having the power level that is needed for Modern. An interesting thing is that Infect and Toxic both trigger so you could play something like Necrogen Communion, but that card is still weaker than Rancor.
There might evolve a new deck where you mix Infect and Toxic creatures together, but I'm not the best deckbuilder.
Rotpriest looks a little too weak: you usually want to use 2-3 pump spells to win the game, so it would deal 2-3 infect damage and therefore is just another Giant Growth, but people are experimenting to create a storm deck with it using Ground Rift, here is the first list I was able to find.
The Seedcore is just a worse version of Pendelhaven: it does not produce , that is needed for pumpspells and we are already running 4 colourless lands with Inkmoth Nexus.
Maybe some of the Proliferate-Cards and cards where the opponent gets a poison counter might be playable, looking at Infectious Inuiry and Whispers of the Dross.
I'm still happy that the fastlands get reprinted and now can be played in Pioneer and The Mycosynth Gardens will probably become a modern staple.
Hope my 2 Cents are helpful :)
1 month ago
because you’re only running Forest as a land-type, Matca Rioters is always going to be a 1/1. I’d suggest ditching it.
all your ramp creatures are good for generating mana, but terrible for actually advancing your plan of increasing your land count. Cards like Explore or Arboreal Grazer are probably more useful for ramping you in a way that’s more meaningful to your creatures.
Rancor is probably useful to let your big stompy creatures actually close-out a game and not just get chump-blocked by 1/1s forever.
1 month ago
Beast Whisperer, Greater Good, Rancor, Sylvan Library, Tooth and Nail, The Great Henge, Harmonize, Life's Legacy, Beast Within, Berserk, Heroic Intervention, Momentous Fall, Return of the Wildspeaker, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Bane of Progress, Natural Order, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip
1 month ago
2 months ago
Hey, well done version for less than $100.
How do you win, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest? You have clear value engines, but how do you turn the value into winning?
This combo repeatedly puts +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control as well as scry equal to the amount of green mana you have available. Have any creature enchanted with Rancor, Seer sacs that creature, triggers Seer and triggers Mazirek. Rancor goes to the graveyard and then back to your hand creating a Zombie. Enchant Zombie with Rancor and repeat. Tormod, the Desecrator has uses outside of the combo since cards, any card, are leaving your graveyard with Muldrotha and/or reanimation.
Consider adding the newest budget persist combo that uses Zulaport Cutthroat or another aristocrat as a true wincon? Thran Vigil is the enabler for infinite persist and it also has other uses too since creatures and artifacts are going to be leaving your graveyard with Muldrotha and/or reanimation.
Feeder sacs Masticore it triggers Cutthroat. Masticore goes to the graveyard and then back to battlefield. Vigil removes the -1/-1 counter from Masticore and repeat.
Some changes to consider:
- Tormod, the Desecrator --> Sengir, the Dark Baron
- Rancor --> Executioner's Capsule
- Thran Vigil --> Khalni Heart Expedition
- Lesser Masticore --> Burnished Hart
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Or at least, flavor text that really had some oomph behind it. I've been looking at brother's war this morning and there are so many legends in there that feel, I don't know, just so like filler cards, and I think that part of it is how much flavor text is missing.
What makes flavor text so important (ha, to me at least) is that at worst of times it doesn't take anything away from the game, but at best of times it's amazing short form storytelling. I mean, why would you play no text rancor when you can play Rancor : ) It adds nothing, but it adds so much too.
Heh, and I'm sorry if this is a little ranty, it's just that my interest is so high for magic right now, but I just feel like they are printing things further and further from what I loved about old magic, and that makes it hard to get into new sets. Take Sheoldred, the Apocalypse that's just the most throw away line ever. And, I'm not saying that everything has to be Visara the Dreadful but at the same time, I'd love Urza, Mishra, and other characters that have so much lore to have something fun on the card.
The last set I can remember with great flavor text was AFR. The flavor lands are some of my all time favorite lands, and I just loved most all of the set, just because of how full of life everything was. Maybe that is gone though in the face of making more sets, and if it is, I honestly feel like the game has lost something that is more important than any of us really realize. Most decks I've ever made are based on flavor, so I can say from my own perspective at least, that flavor text is actually a big part of how I play the game, and I'm really starting to worry a bit if my style of magic is phasing out.
But anyways, don't mean to prattle too much : ) What are some of your favorite flavors texts? I do think that Rancor is maybe the perfect flavor text, but I also like quick quips like Gallia of the Endless Dance or Bag of Holding
Though, to be fair, I have heard that the flavor of the warhammer set was really good. I feel like I just don't get it, but if it is, then that's actually pretty awesome. Mostly I just wish that they took this same approach to the magic characters.