Ruby Medallion

Ruby Medallion

Artifact

Red spells you play cost less to cast.

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Ruby Medallion Discussion

FoxandtheVoid on Norin, Agent of Chaos

1 week ago

Profet93

Thank you so much for your interest in my deck and this thorough suggestion list and comment. So starting off with the draw you suggested, I kinda missed War Room , I am currently making up a list of things I want to change and I'm slightly changing up the pacing and direction and will be adding more draw. So War Room will definitely be one on the list. Tome of Legends is on my list already so thank you for confirmation on a good draw, especially with Norin popping in and out every turn. I don't know why but Endless Atlas doesn't feel too good to me, maybe if it were 1 mana I'd probably throw that in too but as is I'll pass. Humble Defector my current meta isn't super into playing nice politics so I haven't considered this, also the lack of abusable ETB makes me lean against it. I'll probably talk more on my meta at the end of the comment. As for Ignite the Future and Light Up the Stage they have been kinda on a watchlist, the list I'm working on is gonna look to make big plays with a handful of x cost spells so the flashback with Ignite the Future is less spicy in that sense but still a card I'm looking into playtesting a bit.

Moving on to the Ramp suggestions Curse of Opulence seems nice and I will definitely consider it as I change Norin up to keep it feeling a bit more fresh. Dockside Extortionist I haven't picked up yet because I support my LGS as much as possible and they ones I frequent the most haven't had any in stock when I've been there, and the one time they did - money was a factor. As for the crypt and the gauntlet, I have been playing magic for 20 some years now so many of the pricey cards weren't so pricey when I got them and also have had a healthy local trading market. Yes Myriad Landscape is too slow for my liking. You are correct in your assumption that I am not running Ruby Medallion because of the high amount of artifacts I'm running. It will likely be reconsidered. Sword of the Animist seems kinda good on paper, but my meta likes to do lots of spell casting on other peoples turns so I feel bad spending 2 to equip only to have someone cast a spell and make Norin go away. Oh, and as for Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun both are going in with my next big change so stay tuned lol.

Utility & Misc. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is good, I'll consider it but not sure where to fit it in, also she will never live to see her -7 in my meta. Dualcaster Mage wasn't considered because I'm only running 9 sorcery and 1 instant and most of them not super great to duplicate, my new list may change this so I may come back and reconsider. Sunbird's Invocation seems perfect for the new list I'm cooking up, thank you! I will definitely play test that. Blast Zone just seems meh, I don't like the XX cost, I haven't found too many enchantments I've wanted to remove and when I do I make them artifacts and destroy them or take them. Flametongue Kavu and Inferno Titan just seem too expensive for what they do, the Kavu being limited to creatures is a bummer imo. Terror of the Peaks should go on to replace Warstorm Surge I'll have to look into that. And lastly Zealous Conscripts used to be in the deck along with a Goblin Recruiter and Moggcatcher and every game was basically the same, tutor for kiki and either gamble or wheel into zealous it felt boring and I didn't enjoy playing it. Might make a return one day in the right meta.

As for your synergy suggestion, I would add it but my new list is actually going to omit Mind's Eye.

Now for my meta... well I currently find myself in limbo as just a few weeks ago my group had a bit of a falling out. Basically, one of my friends became the direct boss of others in the group and he had to let one of them go from the company during covid lockdowns and it just created a lot of bad blood. Drama aside, we had some people showing up with cEDH decks when others were playing intentionally suboptimal decks and only one other person would play nice politics with me so it was kind of difficult at times. Ridiculous amounts of removal, both targeted and mass, so I typically felt somewhat okay running a bit light on that. Also with reds artifact hate and the ability to turn things into artifacts I never really felt disadvantaged.

As I said a few times I am making some changes and I'll be adding things like Firecat Blitz and Tempt with Vengeance to dump a mass amount of creatures in at once for those warstorm/pandemonium effects. I am currently focusing primarily on a new Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck that you may enjoy, I hope to get it up and made public in the next two or three days. And if you enjoyed this Norin deck for it's low cmc curve you may enjoy the Alesha deck because it's even lower!

Thank you again for taking interest and thanks for the upvote. All of these suggestions are appreciated. :) I hope you have a great weekend.

Profet93 on Norin, Agent of Chaos

2 weeks ago

FoxandtheVoid

I like your deck and it's avg cmc. How do you deal with the lack of card draw red has? I see you have some wheels, but without a reliable way to tutor for them or draw into them, wouldn't it be best to add more general card draw to help ensure you don't run out of gas. Have you considered the following....

War Room - Draw

Tome of Legends / Endless Atlas - Draw

Humble Defector - Draw + Politics. I use homeward path in my build for this slight synergy and politics with confusion in the ranks. Not needed but fun. Also noteworthy is homeward path's ability to mess with opposing GY shenanigans should they attempt to reanimate ours/other creatures

Ignite the Future / Light Up the Stage - "Draw" that works well with top. Flashback on ignite has won me 3 games that I can remember, although my avg cmc is slightly higher.

Per your description, I think running caged sun and gauntlet of power would be helpful as refilling our hands is only as useful as we can drop stuff down. Again, your cmc is slightly lower so perhaps only gauntlet of power is needed

Curse of Opulence - T1 Norin, T2 Curse. T3 Profit + Politics

Dockside Extortionist - Speaking of treasure, is he not included due to price? I see you have gauntlet of might and mana crypt so I'm unsure if you have budget restrictions

Myriad Landscape - Or is it too slow?

Ruby Medallion - Are you not running this due to it's inability to ramp artifacts? I find it useful nevertheless, especially when trying to dump your hand, I think its potential use outweighs the lack of artifact ramp.

Sword of the Animist - T1 Norin, T2 Sword, T3 Norin grabs the sword, swings at the enemy, runs away back to safety while grabbing a land. I like land ramp due to it being less susceptible to removal and fueling valakut.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Ramp, removal, draw and wincon all in 1

Dualcaster Mage - Value + combo with heat shimmer or twinflame should you wish to go that route. Each of those cards fuels ETB synergies as well.

Sunbird's Invocation - Expensive to cast but THE VALUE if it sticks. Hit or miss with many players, but has won me too many games to count. Perhaps my meta might be a bit more relaxed than yours though

Blast Zone - See no way for you to interact with enchantments. This might help should you wish. Nice with crucible

Flametongue Kavu - Removes most creatures, although it kills itself if its the only targettable creature on board

Inferno Titan - Burn, baby burn!

Terror of the Peaks - Burn baby burn part 2!

Zealous Conscripts - ETB value + Combo with Kiki-Jiki

A synergy to put in your description is Honor Shaku + Norin + Mind's eye = Draw during each opponent's draw step by tapping norin to fuel honor and honor to fuel mind's eye

Looking forward to your response to each suggestion. +1, nice deck. Would love to know more about your meta as well.

DemMeowsephs on Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver

1 month ago

Hey there! Spellslinging is a super popular theme in commander (assuming that's what you're going for), and I have a few options you might want to look into! On a side note, if you like getting suggestions I recommend marking your deck as "help" under its edit settings so people are more inclined to comment on it. Additionally, you can specify which printing when inputting a card, but for Rowan it would be "1x Rowan, Scholar of Sparks (STX:278)".

Commanders:

Will and Rowan are GREAT, but if you'd like, here are a few instant/sorcery matters commanders in ! Most of these are also great cards just in the deck whether you use them as commanders or not: - Veyran, Voice of Duality - Mizzix of the Izmagnus - Niv-Mizzet, Parun (goes infinite with multiple cards such as Ophidian Eye , Tandem Lookout , Curiosity , and more. Especially with something like Laboratory Maniac out) - Melek, Izzet Paragon - Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

Lands/Ramp: Since this would be a spellslinger deck, I'll stay away from too many artifacts, but here are a few ramp cards and good lands to consider!

Some good Instants/Sorceries There's obviously tons upon tons upon tons of these, but here are a few that I enjoy using.

Instants/Sorceries Matter: There are also tons of these, but just to name a few:

I hope this helps! Some suggestions may be out of budget and others may not be, and on the other hand you might have already known about most of these cards, but either way I hope this is of use to you! Be sure to check out some of my decks like Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷, but most of all, good luck on your deck! Have a fantastic day, and happy tapping.

enpc on Need some advice on Gadrak, …

2 months ago

With such a high creature count, Goblin Bombardment seems strong here. Ruby Medallion with Squee, the Immortal and your commander also takes good advantage of this over a few turns of build up.

theFro on in the hall of the mountain...outlaw

3 months ago

bosny i've sorted it into general categories for ya. the main cog is curio for triggering and re-triggering EtBs (we're deliberately avoiding a storm win con) and another nice one is nexus for upgrading all your tribal EtB tutors (as well as treasure output, obviously)

Ruby Medallion and The Immortal Sun reduce the cost of your silly storm of creatures, Mana Echoes and Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip can help you string your 2+ CMC creature spells along, and the Harnfel, Horn of Bounty side of Birgi is a nice bonus, especially if you've got access to Paradise Mantle and Cinder Pyromancer or Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip for {R} so don't be afraid to pick her up and redeploy once you're rolling, bouncing, rather

obviously there's that guy or Purphoros, God of the Forge / Kyren Negotiations for win cons... but wouldn't you rather mill your pod out with Hair-Strung Koto while playing every single instant and sorcery from their decks with Dire Fleet Daredevil ?

dare to dream, my little devil friend :)

jakeyuki12 on Feather, Redeemed and Rebooted

4 months ago

Hiya! Long time Boros player, got a lot of suggestions.

1) Two new cards, Goldspan Dragon and Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip are made for Feather. These cards synergize suuuuper well with what the deck already wants to do. I highly suggest running them.

2) Some of your ramp seems rather strange. It doesn't seem like it would be very consistent, or there are much better options. I would cut Kor Cartographer and Solemn Simulacrum for speed reasons- the deck wants to ramp earlier rather than later since Feather wants to be able to come down and get the deck going earlier rather than later. I would also cut Boreas Charger and Surveyor's Scope as they're also slow, but possibly unreliable/inconsistent. The two new cards from Kaldheim work well as ramp. I would also recommend (if possible) to pick up the medallions as they're going to save you a lot of mana ( Pearl Medallion , Ruby Medallion ). If not plausible in the near future, just find some other cheap mana rock.

3) A few cuts to suggest. First and foremost, cut Lightning Greaves right away. That card will make it so that you can't target your own creatures either, so it is a hard non-bo with your deck. I would also replace any removal in your deck that isn't an instant, that way you can fetch it all with Sunforger (as a side note, Magnetic Theft is great in a Feather deck with Sunforger ). I would personally cut the recursion cards. I understand wanting to get back some of your really good instants and sorceries if they get stuck in the graveyard, but I find Feather to be enough recursion. If you really want to run recursion, I suggest something cheaper (and more powerful) like Underworld Breach .

4) Finally, I would up the land count in the deck. Feather is a VERY mana hungry commander. Thus, you want to be super sure you make your land drop every single turn. 34 lands will make that difficult, even with all your cantrips. 38 is the sweet spot I've found for the typical Feather deck.

Grind on Warm your Loins by the Hearth

4 months ago

Sweet deck!!!
Ruby Medallion seems like a good inclusion as it is great in mono red in general and enables your grinning ignus mana combo.
Also have you found any need to protect against disruption on your storm turn? I run Conqueror's Flail and Pyroblast in my mono red combo deck but they are not always useful, but sometimes critical.
Cheers and have fun!

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