Creature — Goblin Pirate
Raid - Rigging Runner enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it if you attacked with a creature this turn.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Rigging Runner Discussion
1 month ago
Echoing wallisface, budget aggro lives or dies by casting 1 mana spells as fast as possible.
With the land set here, I'd go so far as to run almost entirely 1 colour with splashes for higher cmc spells.
Rigging Runner + Daring Buccaneer + Fanatical Firebrand will work well with a focus on fast damage partucularly spells that deal direct damage and like creatures. I'd look at Captain Ripley Vance and the budget staple Curse of Stalked Prey alongside sources of evasion.
Blue as a primary colour has some neat options if you want to go for a more instant-speed tempo game - Siren Stormtamer , Spectral Sailor , & Brineborn Cutthroat , while opening up sideboard tricks like Crafty Cutpurse and cheap past staples like Mana Leak .
1 month ago
I posted some thoughts below. I don't know what your budget is, but i've suggested cards assuming you're after stuff on-par price-wise to what's currently in the deck. If you're looking for some more expensive goodies, let me know.
Blade Historian just doesn't seem playable... it requires 4 red, but your deck has only 11 ways to generate that color (or, only 9 if you're not naming Human or Cleric with Unclaimed Territory ). I don't see how you're ever casting it in a game - so i'd suggest ditching it.
It looks like you're plan is to be aggressive and be swinging in with a lot of creatures quickly(ish). In that regard, i'm not sure Frantic Inventory helps you here. Playing it means you're not playing a threat to help you win... its not a particularly helpful card for a deck aiming to apply pressure.
You have very few cards at 1cmc - which is going to make it hard to apply early pressure. I'd suggest something like Daring Buccaneer , Siren Stormtamer , Spectral Sailor or Fanatical Firebrand . Other low-cost creatures worth considering are Dire Fleet Captain , Dire Fleet Daredevil , Dire Fleet Poisoner , and Rigging Runner . Generally, if you're wanting to be a fast deck, you want to be as close to the ground as possible. Dire Fleet Captain feels particularly good for ensuring you can hit hard when your board's getting wide.
I'd suggest finding a lower-cmc killspell than Hero's Downfall . Replacing it with more Heartless Act should be fine - though I'd personally think something like Bone Shards would work best (you can discard excess lands or bad draws to pay its additional cost).
With the above suggested changes, you should be able to go down to around 20 lands. That will help you truly shine as an aggressive deck.
1 month ago
How reliable is Blade Historian ? It basically costs in a three-color budget deck, which I'm assuming means you're not diving into the shock lands and fetch lands. I also see a very low cost:land ratio, with only seven cards needing even one blue mana, so maybe drop two Island s for another Mountain and Swamp . Bloodline Pretender seems like it takes a while to become a worthwhile threat.
1 year ago
I have a couple suggestions- but these are mainly for the current meta, not a game store or an LGS where different decks might be better.
I would remove the Unclaimed Territorys because you need colored mana early game for both pushes and seizes.
I would put in a couple Mutavault just because it is a great card in tribal decks and sweeper protection. The downside of it producing neither red nor black can be mitigated by playing more urborgs, which brings me to the next point.
Probably 3 or 4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. It by itself is a swamp, and the downside of it being legendary is not a huge deal if you only play 3 anyway. This is also necessary when playing with Mutavault
I would recommend taking out Rigging Runner entirely for more Metallic Mimic s, because while playing rigging runner or t2 after a swing is unlikely(but I’m not mathematician) because you only play 4 other one drops.
I will need to think about this some more, because the curve would be very heavy on two drops with these changes so I just need to think about what else could change to put less strain on the curve.
Leyline of the Void would also help out in lots of matches like soultai delirium and lotus breach. Take out the glint horns
Also- although you would have to take out some of the best cards in your deck, Lurrus of the Dream-Den could really help out against removal and sweepers.
1 year ago
I suggest running 2-drop rocks over 3-drops. I think you should run cards like Rakdos Signet over Obelisk of Grixis. I think Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Creativity are probably better than the signets though.
Dack Fayden is probably a good fit for this deck. He's powerful and a thief (sorta a land-pirate, I guess).
The cuts are going to depend on how much you're willing to compromise flavor. Captain's Hook, Prying Blade, Fell Flagship and Dusk Legion Dreadnought seem like good cuts. There're also a bunch of creatures you can cut for better ones or to get down to a hundred cards: Brazen Buccaneers, Crafty Cutpurse, Rigging Runner, Siren Lookout, Slippery Scoundrel and Talas Warrior. I don't think they do enough to be included.
That's all I got -- hope this helped.
2 years ago
Ok. You were right. My land list wouldn't work on your deck.
Captain Lannery Storm
don't create many treasure tokens...
Though you always have the mana color you want with your land list, you hardly never can play your spells on the right turn. I mean: a 1-drop on turn 1, a 2-drop on turn 2, to cast 2 cards of 2 CMC on turn 4. For an aggro deck that's really important. Even if you use your bounce lands on basic lands and 2 damage untapped nonbasic lands, if you get 1 tapped land and 2 bounce lands you are screwed. You can't cast Rigging Runner on turn 1, also you can't cast it on turn 2 if the first land was Drowned Catacomb . And you won't be able to cast a 2-drop on turn 3 and a 3-drop on turn 4.
So my suggestion is:
2 years ago
Deadeye Quartermaster doesn’t seem to be doing much for you. Same for Ramirez DePietro haha. I know he's flavorful, but you asked for advice lol. Rigging Runner seems underwhelming for EDH. Bedlam seems bad if you’re having issues with creature matches. Pirate's Prize is a fine card I seen to draw cards and give you some treasure. Vandalblast for sure. Other than those, probably just EDH staples like Phyrexian Arena check out EDHRec.com for other ideas! Hope i helped!
2 years ago
Hello, Wecros. I tried Grasping Scoundrel as another one-drop in this deck, but in my series of playtesting I find Rigging Runner better as a third one-drop given it has first strike (planning to put it back in the deck). As to Ruin Raider , I'm still considering its place in my deck given that I'm brewing this to become a fast aggro deck and I'm finding it to be quite a bit slow. Regarding Skewer the Critics , it's been working so far for me since my primary removal comes in the form of Cast Down , Dire Fleet Poisoner , and Ravenous Chupacabra so it doesn't really matter if it's a sorcery (I just love me some burn just in case). Thus I think Skewer works for my deck, and even if it's not instant speed, its spectacle cost appeals to me.