Reforge the Soul
Each player discards his or her hand and draws seven cards.
Miracle symbol:1[[symbol:R (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
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Reforge the Soul Discussion
3 weeks ago
jaymc1130 while I certainly saw how busted Breacher and Oppo Agent were and wanted a ban. I didn't expect Breacher's popularity in non-cEDH tables. In hindsight the accessibility of cards like Windfall , Whispering Madness , Reforge the Soul , and staple casual commanders like Nekusar just make me feel dumb to not see this being banned.
1 month ago
IMMG54; That's a lot to answer for, haha. I'll try to address all of your concerns.
I actually have a lot of success with this deck, although 1v1 my other land destruction deck is better (Klothys Hates Your Lands, if you'd like to check that one out). However, I don't play it often, because my meta is a small group of friends (roughly a baker's dozen of us, and only 8-10 who gatherer consistently). and they're tired of seeing it. They tried just ganging up on me when I'd play it, but it's more difficult than you'd expect. This deck is very good at keeping opponents from doing anything at all. Only reeeeeeeeally fast go-wide decks and insane ramp decks can get rolling at all against it, even in 6-8 player games. Of course, like any Stax deck, it requires a lot of strategy as to who gets targeted by which spells, but I've been playing land destruction since the mid 90's, so I know what I'm doing.
Speaking of which, that's why I have all the true duals. Budget is actually a consideration for me, I've just been playing for a really long time. Started in '93. Almost all of the expensive cards I own came from packs. Some of them were purchased as singles, but, for example, in around '95ish, true duals cost around $25 each. I once bought a complete set of them (one of each) for $150. Inflation is a bitch.
I do know all about the Azusa/Strip Mine/Crucible synergy, and in fact I have a deck based around exactly that (Lost but Stripping, if you want to check that one out). The format for that one is what my meta lovingly refers to as "pre-modern," which is to say basically Legacy/Vintage, but not powerful enough to realistically compete in a tournament in either of those formats. We call it pre-modern because it's the type of decks we used to build before Modern format existed. We're all way too old.
Anyway, I found that the aforementioned synergy doesn't work as well in commander unless you build for it. What I mean is, you have to have a lot more "additional landfall" cards in the deck than just Azusa alone, as well as specific land-fetch spells such as Crop Rotation . I do have a very different deck for EDH that incorporates this synergy (that one is Yarok, Landlubber).
So my usage of this deck is limited to times when I haven't won in a while and need a slump-breaker, the odd instance when I play with a different group and want to show off (or just annoy everyone), and every now and then when someone in my group has a new deck and wants to see how it holds up against Stax. I've been spending tokens on it here on this site because I recently made a few changes, and also because I don't know if there's anything from Kaldheim or later that might help it. I've been away from the game since mid February.
You do bring up a very valid point about draw power. This deck really doesn't have any. So there are many turns I go through which go "untap, upkeep, draw, attack with Akiri, pass turn." Which isn't a problem if I have sufficiently stifled the other players (in fact, that's how it wins; slowly and painfully). However, it certainly would be nice if I could replenish my hand regularly. I like the suggestion of Tectonic Reformation a lot! And I've also thought about adding Wheel of Fortune and/or Reforge the Soul many times, but just never have gotten around to it. Maybe now's the time. For that matter, I've also thought about adding Return of the Wildspeaker because Akiri's power can get pretty damn big over time.
Speaking of which, the myr dorks are artifacts and thus raise Akiri's power. Birds of Paradise et al do not. Even Gilded Goose produces artifact tokens. Their presence is intentional, I assure you.
Thanks for the input! Maybe give me a +1? Cheers either way!
2 months ago
Fun idea! Not sure how married you are to Torbrand as your commander, but Magda, Brazen Outlaw follows with the artifact matters themes, or Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded could be useful to cheat out powerful artifact silver bullets!
If you do stick with the Torbrand train, Pyrohemia can be fits to deal with, lightning bolting every creature and player at instant speed becomes a nightmare!
Trash for Treasure is a fun one as well. Since you have so much artifact recursion, Mindslaver can be a "win con" that can stall your opponents out as you mill them. Memory Jar works in a similar way, able to "mill" 7 cards while setting up your graveyard.
Could also be worth considering some wheel effects. Things like Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Misfortune Wheel of Fate Reforge the Soul Magus of the Wheel and Molten Psyche could be viewed as "mill 7" cards that also set up your own graveyard for recursion. Along that same line of thinking Howling Mine Temple Bell and Font of Mythos can be seen as additional mill effects.
Otherworld Atlas also seems like it could be really fun in your deck! Also, in any deck running the untap keys, I'd recommend giving Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus a try, as it can make your mana production explode!
Some food for thought! Really like the idea and direction of your deck!
2 months ago
Don't forget Notion Thief / Hullbreacher / Narset, Parter of Veils in combination with Reforge the Soul / Windfall / Winds of Change and the like. It's a one-time effect, but usually stops all opponents right in their tracks, as much as any lock would.
Not sure if that counts for your criteria, but it's worth a mention.
3 months ago
The best way to keep from dying so quickly is to kill everyone else faster. To that end, consider:
- More wheel spells such as Dark Deal , Molten Psyche , Reforge the Soul , and Wheel of Fortune (budget permitting).
- Glistening Oil to provide another source of Infect (you'll kill them with wheels before the negative effect takes your Nekusar off the field).
- Dangerous combos that synergize with your deck strategy. Bloodchief Ascension is easy to activate with your commander and combos with Mindcrank to produce infinite mill. Curiosity is dangerous when placed on Nekusar, and can create a loop when placed on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind (who also combos well with your commander).
Second way to keep from losing: Better control.
- You are in Blue and should be running more counterspells.
- You should have more spot removal that can destroy problematic cards.
- Helm of the Ghastlord combos with Nekusar and a wheel to lock opponents out of the game (they can only play instants before the Ghastlord triggers resolve and cause them to discard every card they ever draw).
- Sigil of Sleep on Nekusar turns each wheel into a mini-Cyclonic Rift.
Add more ramp artifacts so you can get online quicker and fire off multiple wheels per turn.
Add Library of Leng - it allows you to use wheels to engineer a better hand by sending to graveyard what you do not need and keeping what you do.
Finally, you should reduce your average CMC substantially. A lot of your high-costed cards do not have particularly useful synergies to your deck--they might be decent cards in a vacuum, but they really are not great with your particular strategy. Plague Wind , Tidespout Tyrant , all of your 5-mana spells, all of your seven-mana spells, Rise from the Tides , and Roil Elemental are all things you can cut to make room for more synergistic options.
3 months ago
I was looking through the deck and I saw that it was relatively cheap so I was wondering why it was so expensive. then I saw Wheel of Fortune . There are cheaper options that do the same effect like Reforge the Soul or Magus of the Wheel same effect just cheaper. Reforge the Soul actually might be more efficient if you draw into it.
3 months ago
Hiya! Long time Boros player here, got a few tips for the list.
1) In your creature line-up there are several creatures that aren't knights. There are also creatures that not only aren't knights, but don't synergize with knights. I would examine each of these creatures with a critical eye. The strength (and fun) of a tribal deck is its synergy. If there are creatures in a tribal deck that don't contribute to that synergy, they have to majorly make up for it (both for power's sake and for fun's sake). So I would look at each non-knight in your list and see if they're worth it (both power wise and fun wise).
2) There are also knights in your build that synergize with other things, namely equipment. If the deck were led by Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale then this would make more sense. Since it's not, I would recommend trying to replace the equipment subtheme you have going on with better tribal synergies.
3) Your deck is kinda short on both card draw and ramp (You're doing great in the removal package though!). Boros is fortunate to have been getting tons of love in both the card draw and ramp departments in recent years, so we actually kinda have options. From what I can see in this (like many) tribal deck is that you want to play lots of creatures that synergize with each other, so you're going to be emptying out your hand very quickly. Wheel effects ( Reforge the Soul , Wheel of Misfortune ) are great sources of card draw when you're emptying your hand. Impulsive draw ( Showdown of the Skalds , Light Up the Stage , Ignite the Future ) is also pretty good for this. As for ramp, that's probably more down to preference. In aggressive decks I like Sword of the Animist and Dowsing Dagger Flip since they reward you with ramp for attacking.
4 months ago
I dont know if you're still using the site or the deck but here are a few things that id recommend; Shared Animosity for extra power, id swap metallic mimic for Door of Destinies that way you can add in Cordial Vampire , id remove Taurean Mauler for Vampire Nocturnus , i dont see any real reanimation there id add something like Patriarch's Bidding , you don't have any in case of emergency board wipes Kindred Dominance is good because it doesn't effect you. Cathars' Crusade can hit like truck and its another way of bulking up your creatures. land wise you could run Cabal Coffers just for the extra black mana. Id remove Reforge the Soul just on the basis there is no reanimation in the deck