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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
As Shineshadow Snarl enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Plains or Swamp card from your hand. If you don't, Shineshadow Snarl enters the battlefield tapped.
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1 day ago
2 months ago
Since your deck is a fast one, consider running lands that don't enter the battlefield tapped:
- Bloodfell Caves -> Sulfurous Springs
- Wind-Scarred Crag -> Battlefield Forge
- Scoured Barrens -> Caves of Koilos
- Evolving Wilds -> Smoldering Marsh
- Thriving Bluff -> Foreboding Ruins
- Thriving Heath -> Furycalm Snarl
- Thriving Moor -> Shineshadow Snarl
- Black Dragon Gate -> Dragonskull Summit
- Citadel Gate -> Clifftop Retreat
- Cliffgate -> Ash Barrens
You might also want to run some utility lands:
- Temple of Malice -> Bojuka Bog (good against graveyard decks)
- Temple of Triumph -> Axgard Armory (tutor on a land)
- Temple of Silence -> Sejiri Shelter Flip (protection spell that can be played as a land)
- Temple of the False God -> Rogue's Passage (free evasion)
- Mountain -> Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion (double strike on demand)
- Swamp -> Buried Ruin (recursion)
Also, since speed is the name of the game for Voltron decks, consider those swaps in your ramp package:
4 months ago
This type of decks is usually called "Aristocrats". If you really want to be a sacrifice deck, you should add additional cards that trigger whenever a creature dies, such as Sanguinary Priest, Rotlung Reanimator, Blood Artist or Cruel Celebrant.
4 months ago
I’d recommend some mana fixing. Your land count itself seems fine, but lands that offer both would be ideal. There are many options, some rather expensive, but there are plenty of budget friendly alternatives too. Consider things like Isolated Chapel or maybe Shineshadow Snarl.
6 months ago
Consider cutting: Green Sun's Twilight, Expand the Sphere, Feed the Infection, Venomous Brutalizer , Myr Convert, Ria Ivor, Bane of Bladehold, Carrion Call, Phyrexian Atlas, Vat of Rebirth, Norn's Annex, Necroblossom Snarl, Shineshadow Snarl, Fortified Village.
1 year ago
Hey, nice version on a low budget. You have good deck building skills on a budget.
Consider Talisman of Hierarchy as 99th card or an upgrade for a Diamond? Orzhov Signet is another mana rock upgrade for a Diamond. Commander's Sphere is upgrade for Cluestone. Angelic Accord is an Angel token source upgrade for Moonsilver.
Sigarda's Vanguard gives Liesa double strike when she ETB and when she attacks. Karmic Guide can reanimate any creature in your graveyard even a black creature. Emeria Shepherd is powerful repeatable nonland permanent reanimation when playing so many Plains. Pair Shepherd with Wayfarer's Bauble.
Liesa, Forgotten Archangel has lifelink, can shut down some opponent strategies and can be repeatable creature recursion. She's good enough to add some creatures who can sac themselves for value especially removal and protection such as Cathar Commando and Selfless Spirit.
Angel of Despair is powerful ETB removal. Angel of Sanctions exiles something when it ETB. Admonition Angel can be repeatable exile. Palace Jailer is more monarch as well as opponent creature exile. Vindicate and Dire Tactics are some budget removal upgrades to consider.
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Hey, really nice budget version on less than $200. You have excellent deck building skills on a such a low budget. Calling this a $100 deck is a stretch though since it's closer to $200 now than $100.
The manabase has been neglected, really none of the $100 budget used, that's my only criticism. Allocate some of $100 budget, not even a lot, to lands to improve gameplay? Talisman of Indulgence, Flameshadow Conjuring, Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip these cards really don't matter in the scheme of things trying to combo with Alesha. You have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Fable is a lesser/more expensive Kiki that doesn't interact with Alesha. Conjuring only combos with Felidar Guardian, but so does Kiki and Kiki combos with a lot of other cards too.
The combined price of these three cards is almost $30, that much could really improve the manabase.
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Battlefield Forge
- Sulfurous Springs: reprinted in Dominaria United, down to $2
- Fetid Heath
- Rugged Prairie
- Smoldering Marsh
- Opal Palace
- Foreboding Ruins
- Shineshadow Snarl
- Furycalm Snarl
These are least expensive playable lands to consider adding. On a budget the Reveal/Snarl lands are fine since playing many basic lands. The next tier of budget land upgrades are the Check lands at $5 each. After them it goes much higher.
Some budget card changes to consider:
- Goblin Bombardment --> Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
- Cultist of the Absolute --> Flameshadow Conjuring
- Skyclave Apparition --> Strionic Resonator
- Gravelighter --> Bone Shredder
- Victimize --> Rally the Ancestors
- Fellwar Stone or Orzhov Signet --> Talisman of Indulgence
Goblin Bombardment is one of the best sac outlets in Commander since it's also a wincon, replacing the need to have an aristocrat with combos. Cultist of the Absolute is amazing for one mana, giving Alesha flying with 6 power combined with first strike and being a repeatable sac outlet at your upkeep. Skyclave Apparition just got reprinted and it's excellent repeatable exile most nonland permanent effect.
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Hey, it's Dylan's friend, Justin. He asked me to weigh in on the list. So... Hello! The list looks very good, especially if it's your first time building a deck. Plus, Angels are always cool and fun.
If I was to offer any criticism, well, first even before I talk cards and strategy, I noticed the deck is labelled as being *Standard. It's not, but it is very close to being so. So you get to make a choice here. Do you want a deck that you could play against other people in a friendly, competitive environment or do you want just a fun deck to play casually that you wouldn't need to update? You are so close to the former, that I might just recommend that. But if you didn't want to do that, that's fine, too.
If you wanted a standard list you just need to replace the cards marked in red text. there are not many of them and some, I would recommend cutting altogether anyway. For instance, the one mana cards could go. Segovian Angel is an angel, but it's not very impactful and won't be worth the card if you draw it early or late. Soul Warden is an amazing card, but it only really excels when a lot of creatures are entering the battlefield (which your deck doesn't really support) or when cards are triggering by gaining any amount of life - Archangel of Thune is a great example of this, but your deck only has one. AND at that point, we might as well cut the non-standard cards. I would replace the Go for the Throat with Infernal Grasp and Vanishing Verse and I might go as far as playing 4 copies of each of those. I would play 4x Skyclave Cleric Flip or Ambitious Farmhand Flip (just to add some consistency with hitting land drops. Speaking of lands, definitely add some duals and maybe some utility lands. Emeria's Call Flip Great Hall of Starnheim Brightclimb Pathway Flip Scoured Barrens Shattered Sanctum Shineshadow Snarl Silverquill Campus Snowfield Sinkhole Are all in standard and you can choose how much $ you want to spend. I would settle on x8 dual lands and 0-2 utility lands from among those. I would also just play x4 Righteous Valkyrie, that to me looks like your best card and has the best synergy with the rest of the deck. The deck also looks soft to early aggressive decks... so I might consider adding in 1-2 Doomskar to help with that. Lastly, I might try to find room for a few of these cards, but they are more preference-based as I think they deck looks very playable already. I would try to jam maybe a few of these cards: Enduring Angel Flip Starnheim Unleashed Haunting Voyage.
If you didn't want to worry about standard legality, I would find someway somehow to find room for some amount of Baneslayer Angel. Maybe a Linvala, the Preserver as a cool one-of and if you wanted to spend the $, Resplendent Angel seems like a perfect include as x1-x4 of.
Hope that was helpful! And... take what I say with a grain of salt, I'm not exactly what you would call an active Magic player.