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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Until end of turn, target creature gains "(T): Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand."
king-saproling on Bjiorna and emeral
3 months ago
You might like these: Academy Manufactor, Alaundo the Seer, Quicksilver Dagger, Archivist, Oracle's Insight, Gilded Goose, Glittermonger, Tireless Provisioner, Tireless Tracker, Curse of Opulence, Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail, Gorgon's Head, Banishing Knack, Retraction Helix
Personally I would cut these to make room for the above: Laurine the Diversion, Narset Parter of Veils, Rampant Growth, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Vengeful Ancestor, Wavebreak Hippocamp, Thought Scour, Harrow, Fact or Fiction, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Ornithopter, Astral Cornucopia, Everflowing Chalice
Ace_Of_Spades on Over-Jhoi'd
5 months ago
Edits: Out- Foundry Inspector In- Enthusiastic Mechanaut
(3 mana tends to be higher in the curve than I want this effect to be (Cloud Key withstanding), Enthusiastic Mechanaut just fits my optimal curve better)
Out- Mirran Spy , Nettle Drone , Retraction Helix , Banishing Knack In- 2x islands 2x mountains
(needed a slightly larger mana base, and these combos are nice but with summoning sickness, 2 turns takes too long to be efficient
legendofa on Mill Flayers
6 months ago
Welcome to the club, Raijin1989!
For being a first deck, this is very solid in its focus and balance. I'm also impressed with your available cards, like Mana Crypt, Force of Will, The Meathook Massacre...
If you want an instant mill win condition, Mindcrank and either Bloodchief Ascension or Duskmantle Guildmage can knock out an opponent on the spot. If you manage to get all your opponents to lose life or put a card in their graveyard at the same time, you just won.
If you want to disable a graveyard-focused deck, Eater of the Dead is very good, but I don't see a way to tap it on demand. Something like Hermetic Study/Psionic Gift or Banishing Knack/Retraction Helix could push it even further. Alternatively or supplementary, Tormod's Crypt can wipe out a problematic graveyard immediately.
multimedia on My Highest Powered Deck
7 months ago
Hey, you have an interesting/fun deck, but sorry it's casual power level (PL) 5 at most.
Lands in the manabase and ramp sources are a big sign of what PL. A low budget manabase that has Highland Lake and Temple of the False God isn't PL 7-8. Very little ramp with a 4.0 avg. CMC is not PL 7-8. Please get rid of Temple of the False God.
It's difficult to get to PL 8 or higher on a low budget because the best lands and mana rocks are some of the most expensive cards in Commander. At best on a low budget unless playing mono-colored you're looking at PL 6. Your deck doesn't have any instants or sorceries? Izzet has many good low budget instants and sorceries especially for draw.
You have an infinite combo Niv-Mizzet, Parun + Curiosity, that helps to have a higher PL. Although, Niv-Mizzet, Parun is better as a win condition when it's the Commander not inside the 99. You have many potential other win conditions: Purphoros, God of the Forge, Reckless Fireweaver, Impact Tremors, Nettle Drone, etc., but lack enablers to combo with these win conditions.
To increase PL your deck needs to be more tuned to get to the final goal which is to win the game. PL 8 uses just about all cards in the deck to help to assemble a combo win, ramp, tutor, draw, protect the combo or stop an opponent's combo. If a card doesn't help to do one of these then it's not needed in the deck. Don't try to get to PL 8 unless you can spend for expensive price cards instead shoot for PL 6.
Here's some low budget cards to increase the PL of your deck:
- Arcane Signet
- Talisman of Creativity
- Izzet Signet
- Mind Stone
- Shivan Reef
- Cascade Bluffs
- Glint-Horn Buccaneer
- Tandem Lookout
- Ophidian Eye
- Frantic Search
- Arcane Denial
- Pull from Tomorrow
- Fact or Fiction
- Sigil of Sleep
- Basilisk Collar
- Banishing Knack
- Everflowing Chalice
- Retraction Helix
- Expansion / Explosion
- Dualcaster Mage
- Solve the Equation
- Ral, Storm Conduit
- Memory Deluge
- Chaos Warp
- Grixis Panorama
- Temple of Epiphany
- Izzet Boilerworks
xram666 on EDH pauper Glassdust Hulk
9 months ago
You could add cards like Horseshoe Crab for synergy with Banishing Knack and Retraction Helix. Not as good as Mirran Spy or Battered Golem but it would make the deck more consistent.
multimedia on Im new to this
1 year ago
Hey, well done for being new, for less than $50 you put together a deck and included many untappers which are good with Garth. Interesting Wizard subtheme with Azami.
These are all staple budget cards in Commander and other than Sol the other cards are rainbow ramp/color fixing for five colors.
You lack a win condition, a game plan to win the game. Jeskai Ascendancy can combo with Retraction Helix + Sol Ring or Everflowing Chalice to make all creatures you control as big as you want, loot (draw/discard) as much of your deck as you want and Sol makes extra colorless mana.
When you control Ascendancy target Garth with Helix. If you control Sol then tap it to make two colorless mana and tap Garth to return Sol to your hand. Cast Sol for one mana which triggers Ascendancy to untap Garth and repeat. Use this combo to make Garth huge to attack. Regrowth cast from Garth can recur Helix to make this combo repeatable.
Unblockable is a powerful ability to give a high power Commander since you only have to do 21 Commander damage to a player for them to lose the game. Whirler Rogue's activated ability can make Garth unblockable and Whirler is a creature who benefits from blink to create more Thopters.
Consider expanding on blink with more repeatable sources? Teleportation Circle is good, but more repeatable blink will give you more chances to reset Garth and since you have so many untappers that's kind of important to get more out of Garth especially with Jeskai Ascendancy and Murkfiend Liege. Soulherder can repeatedly blink Garth at your end step. Brago, King Eternal can repeatedly blink Garth when it attacks and does combat damage to a player. When this happens Brago triggers to blink any amount of nonland permanents you control which includes Garth as well as any creatures who have an enter the battlefield trigger.
An effect that's good with Garth, blink and untappers is haste, to be able to tap Garth the same turn he enters the battlefield (ETB). Temur Ascendancy gives Garth haste as well as repeatable draw since Garth and Shivan Dragon have more than 4 power. With Ascendancy and blink from Soulherder right after Garth ETB then you can tap him to cast any one of the three instant options: Disenchant, Terror or Braingeyser. Only one of these three because you're blinking Garth at your end step which is not a main phase.
Brago, King Eternal's blink is different since it happens at the end of combat meaning that at your second main phase if Garth has haste he can tap to cast any of the options including the sorcery speed options: Black Lotus, Regrowth or Shivan Dragon.
If interested I offer more advice in another comment. Good luck with your deck.
king-saproling on Zero Cost Jank
1 year ago
There's also Shield Sphere.
You could get an infinite storm count with things like Battered Golem/Cinder Pyromancer plus Banishing Knack/Retraction Helix and a 0 cost permanent.
BruhYouFarted on Pauper Infinite Combo
1 year ago
Court Street Denizen only triggers on white creatures, so it wouldn't work for an artifact. Another combo starter for the combo is Mirran Spy, and with another combo piece (Battered Golem, Mirran Spy itself, etc.) it gives infinite untaps, which works well with Prodigal Sorcerer, Rootwater Hunter, Razorfin Hunter, and, if you are ahead on life, Spear Spewer and Fireslinger (Or with any other pinger)
Also Nettle Drone is probably the best creature in the Retraction Helix combo deck, since it is the payoff and a combo starter.