Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance

Enchantment

(0): Remove target attacking creature you control from combat and untap it. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn.

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Reconnaissance Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgar aristocrats

3 days ago

I have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Card Draw: Necropotence and Dark Prophecy will put in serious work especially with Enlightened Tutor to look them up and plenty of lifegain to offset them.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat. Scapegoat is easy to bait boardwipes with by appearing to overextend because when people see 1 white mana open they assume it's for path/swords or Enlightened Tutor. You'd much rather sac a token and eat a personal Evacuation here than end up in topdeck mode. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Safe Damage: Run Reconnaissance! This card allows you to attack safely with EVERY creature, deal combat damage in most situations, and have EVERY one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat and ready to block/deter attacks. It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), untaps after first strike but before normal combat damage, and even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt. I can't stress enough how good this card is here.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not aristocrats but it's one of the top Edgar lists on this site with a large maybeboard and a buttload of comments to sift through for insight and ideas as well. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

iammute on [EDH][Primer] Adeline Anthem Beatdown

5 days ago

Sword of Vengeance, Chariot of Victory and Archetype of Courage can protect Adeline from deathtouchers. The first two push through damage over chump blockers too. Reconnaissance is another option which gives your creatures pseudo-vigilance at the very least.

Idol of Oblivion and Welcoming Vampire is additional, flavourful card draw if you need more

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

2 weeks ago

The main areas I see that are missing a little something are protection, card draw, and finishers.

Boros Charm, Flawless Maneuver, and Scapegoat in addition to Teferi's Protection to protect your board. If this deck gets wiped and you end up in topdeck mode, your chances of winning drop significantly.

Card draw also helps you bounce back from boardwipes and allows you to continue applying pressure. Necropotence/Twilight Prophet are obviously your best answers to this but they're pricey. Dark Prophecy, Greed, Champion of Dusk, and Herald's Horn are all good options here.

Shared Animosity is a. Very efficient finisher in tribal strategies. Reconnaissance 100% deserves a spot also. Recon allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have EVERY one of those creatures untapped and ready to block/deter attacks by the end of combat. It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after combat damage is dealt for pseudo vigilance, and it even untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt making combat entirely one-sided. Creatures are considered 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends and during this step (and after first strike) priority passes around the table giving you a window to untap everyone.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Edgar's Festivities in Blood

3 weeks ago

Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions for you though.

First is the ULTIMATE way to push the gas pedal and keep it floored turn after turn. Reconnaissance allows you to swing with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have EVERY one of those creatures untapped and ready to block/deter attacks by the end of combat. It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after combat damage is dealt, and it can even untap after first strike but before normal combat damage( This is especially broken with Stromkirk Captain/Stensia Masquerade, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Captivating Vampire). Creatures are considered 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends. During this step (and after first strike) priority passes around the table, giving you a window to untap).

Second is Scapegoat. It pseudo dodges hard to dodge wraths like tuck, exile, -X-X, sacrifice, etc. If you ever decide to run Purphoros, God of the Forge (who domes all opponents for 4 for every vamp you cast) it also pulls double duty as a finisher. Boros Charm/Flawless Maneuver are worth running also imo. As you stated, this deck folds pretty hard to wipes.

Last but not least, run more draw. Necropotence, Dark Prophecy, and even Greed will ensure you've got gas even after a boardwipe. You're doing the whole black = life for resources... offset it with Exquisite Blood, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and plenty of lifelinkers.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

MTGBurgeoning on Edgar & Eminence: A Love Story

3 weeks ago

I think if I re-evaluate a portion of the 99 for the purposes of strengthening the life-drain theme a bit, I may be able to reconcile the inclusion of a Dark Prophecy-like effect in the deck. Maybe. I'm usually sensitive to the "don't-add-anything-to-the-deck-that-can-kill-you" mantra of brewing. Perhaps that old-school thought pattern will be challenged in this instance...

I didn't even know Scapegoat existed. Not only do I want to include it in this deck, but I want to add it to my Athreos, God of Passage - Shadowborn Apostle deck. Pairing Purphoros, God of the Forge with Scapegoat is a an amazing win condition. Where has Scapegoat been?!

I did actively choose to pass on Purphoros, God of the Forge in this deck. I have him as a win condition in a slew of other EDH decks like Saskia the Unyielding creature tokens, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain enchantments matter and Muxus, Goblin Grandee Goblin tribal. I wanted to try different avenues. However, I may need to rethink that path after conversing with you and reviewing your deck list. I am absolutely sold on Reconnaissance. I know all about its power level just through its interaction with keeping Kaalia of the Vast alive. A lot of players either choose to skip right through each combat damage step or are unaware of how to really exploit them with interactions like Drana, Liberator of Malakir's first strike ability and Reconnaissance. Drana's synergy already was amazing in a deck like this, but Reconnaissance only makes it stronger. I'm looking forward to enhancing the 99!

MTGBurgeoning on Edgar & Eminence: A Love Story

3 weeks ago

I LOVE Reconnaissance!! I have a copy of it in my Kaalia of the Vast deck and it has been a great way to protect her! I didn't consider adding it to Edgar Markov, but it is a great suggestion! Shared Animosity is another superb tribal card. I have a copy of it in my The First Sliver deck and it is a bonafide finisher. If any copies of Reconnaissance or Shared Animosity become available, I plan to include them in the 99 of this build for sure.

I really enjoyed reviewing your list. Oversold Cemetery and Scapegoat are AMAZING additions to this type of deck. These cards WILL BE added to the 99 at some point! Cover of Darkness is another great card to consider and potential game-ender. Question? How has Dark Prophecy performed for you? The randomness and unpredictability of lost life generally is a not-include for me. Has it been overly detrimental for you?

Thank you again for your comment and thank you for reviewing my deck!

Last_Laugh on Edgar & Eminence: A Love Story

3 weeks ago

Run Reconnaissance! This card allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat.

Creatures are considered 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends. During this step, priority passes around the table, giving you a window to untap all your creatures for pseudo vigilance.

It untaps to avoid bad blocks and untaps after combat damage for anyone that gets through. This includes first strike to make combat entirely one sided.

Also consider Shared Animosity for another very effective finisher here.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

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