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Seize the Day
Untap target creature. After this main phase, there is an additional combat phase followed by an additional main phase.
Flashback (You may cast this from your graveyard for this card's flashback cost, then exile this.)
1 month ago
Aggravated Assault Breath of Fury and Seize the Day were all on my radar, I was going to play it a bit and see what cards just didnt feel right and trying some extra combat effects were at the top of my list.
I feel like had enough theft effects and just I kind of threw Act of Treason in or similarly Eternal Witness kinda got thrown even though I feel pretty comfortable with the amount of recursion I added like Tenacious Underdog(I didnt realize I like in the Deck so much because it can sac itself so maybe I should look into that) or Endless Cockroaches.
I just really wanted to something aristocrats but I feel like I could used any commander and use the aristocrat staples so I started leaning into the theft effects now I’m just worried I’m spread a little too much between the 2.
What are you thinking you would remove?
1 month ago
Hey dude! Gonna try to keep this brief and not go down a brewing rabbit hole lol.
Have you considered extra combat phases? Your Commander's strategy obviously hinges upon you being able to attack with it, so doing it multiple times a turn is the way to go imho.
Although I wouldn't go overboard with it, there are a few worth thinking over such as Aggravated Assault, Combat Celebrant, Breath of Fury (extra good if you're running creatures that want to be sacrificed on your way to drawing cards via your Commander, Cathodion for example), Seize the Day, Savage Beating & World at War.
Creatures that sacrifice themselves could also be great, stuff like Ball Lightning, Groundbreaker & Lightning Skelemental can do a lot of damage. Blood Pet, Goldhound, Reckless Barbarian, Generator Servant, Tinder Wall, Wild Cantor & Basal Thrull draw and ramp you at the same time, which is pretty neat. Eldrazi token generators like Sifter of Skulls, From Beyond & Awakening Zone can help you keep that engine running in longer games. Haywire Mite, Caustic Caterpillar &Cankerbloom draw, control the board and replace their presence on your own board for a great rate.
Lastly, you need a lot more mana dorks, my guy. As many as possible.
Sorry for being so long-winded! Cheers!
1 month ago
Nice deck, full of flavour. I think there's a few things you could do to make it pop even more...
First thing that comes to mind is Molten Echoes. Obviously this won't work on your legendaries, but the potential for supercharging your etbs (and especially Gishath trigger mass-etb party) is too sweet to pass up.
Seize the Day would also be a nice addition, potentially game-ending if people are dumb enough to let Gish hang around for a turn.
I would also consider Warstorm Surge despite its high cmc. Again, this could just end the game if you hit the right dinos off Gishath.
In terms of what to cut, I would probably say Gideon's Intervention and Cartouche of Strength are up there, although of course you know your own local meta better than I do. Obviously I'm loath to suggest you cut dinos, since they are the lifeblood of the deck, but if I had to choose the weakest I'd go with Colossal Dreadmaw, Snapping Sailback and Shifting Ceratops
Finally on mana base and ramp, I think you could swap a basic for a Cultivate just to push the tempo a bit, and maybe consider bringing in a couple of tap duals (e.g. Wooded Ridgeline) and stuff that searches for Forests like Nature's Lore and Wood Elves for a bit of mana fixing
Hope that helps!
3 months ago
This version of Narset looks so fun, man!
One thing that I feel is fundamental when remembering Narset, Enlightened Exile's function as a Commander is that her ability gives you Graveyard hate as well as pseudo card draw by giving you access to your opponent's Graveyards as well as your own, meaning that you will always have card advantage as long as you protect your Commander.
That being said, I would definitely find room for Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Mother of Runes, Giver of Runes, & an abundance of Counterspells. Personally, I don't like spending more than 1 Mana for a Counterspell these days. Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast, Dispel, Swan Song & An Offer You Can't Refuse provide a crazy ceiling of value for a single Mana. If you wanted to roll with 2-drops for budget reasons, though, Delay, Arcane Denial, Dovin's Veto & Negate are all easy to cast, & throw a wide net. Misdirection & Bolt Bend are also options here.
Secondly, Narset, Enlightened Exile can only trigger on your own turn, & you need to ensure that everything is going to go as planned. Grand Abolisher & Conqueror's Flail will lock your opponents out of your turn without giving your opponents the same utility like cards like Teferi, Time Raveler & Defense Grid notoriously do. Silence, Revel in Silence Flip, Abeyance & Orim's Chant can do something similar for 1-2 Mana.
Speaking of Stax, there are a few concise, utilitarian pieces that you may want to consider. Drannith Magistrate, Sanctum Prelate, Archon of Emeria, Lavinia, Azorious Renegade, Boromir, Warden of the Tower, Aven Mindcensor & Containment Priest shut down a LOT of strategies. You'd be surprised how little most decks can do once you take away their ability to cheat stuff in, Tutor and/or cast things for free. Personally, every deck I have is heavily handicapped by all of those pieces. I wouldn't even be able to target them with removal if you played your cards right.
For noncreature Stax, you've got Chalice of the Void, Cursed Totem, Thorn of Amethyst, Deafening Silence, Grafdigger's Cage (which your Commander's ability gets around btw, very strong here), & Rule of Law as a few solid options.
You do need quite a bit more card draw, though. Scroll Rack & Sensei's Divining Top are obviously great, but the level of toolbox utility they actually give you in practice is even better than it seems! Archivist of Oghma, Faerie Mastermind & Ledger Shredder all give you card draw that scales with what your opponents are doing, which is fantastic. Other things like Deep Gnome Terramancer & Wandering Archaic Flip do the same thing, though they technically aren't card draw. Hell, might as well throw Monologue Tax out there too since I'm talking about scaling.
Speaking of synergy, let's get into that! The foremost synergies for Narset, Enlightened Exile imho is Underworld Breach + Lion's Eye Diamond + Brain Freeze & Intuition, and much of the deck should be geared towards maximizing on that. They're all very easy to Tutor up via cards like Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, Solve the Equation, Fabricate, Reshape, Transmute Artifact, Reckless Handling, Goblin Engineer & Gamble, in addition to being easy to recur via your Commander's ability. It's actually absurd, truly busted. I wouldn't recommend throwing Wheels like Wheel of Fortune or Windfall into the mix, though. They're very overrated, & you can just run Brain Freeze for the combo instead. No need to give all of your opponents a bunch of cards for free if you don't have to! Queen Kayla bin-Kroog is for sure worth consideration, though, if you choose to run Artifact Stax.
Maximizing on Underworld Breach, however, means running Storm. I'd recommend Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip, Storm-Kiln Artist, Urabrask Flip, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual & Seething Song to keep your Storm engine from shutting off. I personally don't condone Runaway Steam-Kin, as it's just too freaking slow & conditional compared to other options.
Additional Combat Phases would also be of great use here as opposed to trigger doublers like Strionic Resonator or something. Aggravated Assault, Waves of Aggression, World at War & Seize the Day are the only ones I'd consider running, though. You don't wanna load up on too many synergy effects when you can just Tutor for the best of them when the time's right, ya know?
Since you're running Dockside Extortionist, I'd also consider Cloudstone Curio. With one other Creature (like Spellseeker for example), you can produce infinite Treasures & ETBs with little effort, which is usually more than enough to get you to the finish line.
Your ramp package is looking solid enough, but I'd include 2 more Rocks as well as the rituals I named previously. Fellwar Stone is, functionally, a 5-color Rock for 2 Mana, which is absurd. I tend to not condone 3-drop rocks, with the exception of Chromatic Lantern, which was just reprinted recently and is currently super cheap.
Oh man, now that I think of it Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal gives your whole team infinite power and toughness via your Commander, as well as giving you infinite Mana if you have enough Rocks on the field. Maybe consider it lol.
Monastery Mentor seems to fit like glove here as well, offering some much needed redundancy and a surprising amount of board presence. It's kind of like Deep Gnome Terramancer or Wandering Archaic Flip in the sense that it just provides waaaay more value while playtesting than you thought it was going to!
Also, consider giving yourself Hexproof with stuff like Witchbane Orb to protect your own Graveyard.
To summarize, I really think your best bet with this one is building a system that gets to either an Underworld Breach + Lion's Eye Diamond + Brain Freeze combo win or an Intuition win as quickly as possible, with other combos like Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter being strong potentialities on the way.
5 months ago
running a scryfall search on equipment in your colours with decending CMC, you get the following:
Looking at it this way will give you the most reach in what instants/sorceries you can run. From this, cards which you can get good value on are Embercleave (as mentioend above) and Ramosian Greatsword. Kaldra Compleat and Drach'Nyen don't inherently have a cost reducer built in, but offer good value at higher CMC.
All of the above equipment put you in the range of extra turn spells like Time Warp, with Kaldra even enabling the casting of Nexus of Fate for free. Running a suite of extra turn spells in conjunction with extra combat spells like Relentless Assault, Seize the Day etc. allow you to beat face with your commander (who should be rather high damage) while getting extra swings for free. Ad Nauseam is an interesting card to try, but give that you'll have quite a high CMC deck, the risk to reward profile may not be worth it. That being said, you could build a generally low CMC list with a few high cost equipment and design the whole deck to be a free cast of Ad Naus and then storm out if you wanted something different.
If you are going to go down the high CMC route however, cards like Bludgeon Brawl let you run a bunch of expensive mana rocks like Gilded Lotus and Chromatic Orrery so you hcan go harder on ramp but then can equip your rocks to get good triggers from your commander.
Just some thoughts, hope it helps.
6 months ago
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10 months ago
I've definitely onsidered those cards. And I own 1 copy of each of them. Also Relentless Assault and Moraug, Fury of Akoum go very nice with Seize the Day and my Aurelia, the Warleader but I simply have no clue what to cut for those :o