Showdown of the Skalds

Showdown of the Skalds

Enchantment — Saga

(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)

: Exile the top four cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

, : Whenever you cast a spell this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Showdown of the Skalds Discussion

DanMcSharp on Treasure deck (budget)

1 month ago

Hello,

I like the suggestion of Showdown of the Skalds, but you're pretty much splashing white only for 2 copies of Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip and 4 copies of a very mediocre Sea Gate Banneret. You might as well go full Rakdos (red black) since you really should swap those 4 Sea Gate Banneret for some Forsworn Paladin anyway, and then you'd only need a single treasure or pathway on white to play the front side of Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip.

You could probably try to squeeze in a Price of Loyalty just because it could lead to really strong turns with all the treasure/sacrifice synergies you're already running. Speaking of which, Skullport Merchant would also be a very nice fit since you don't have much 3 drops in your curve. Maybe cutting a few 1 or 4 cmc cards here and there would make sense too. A few copies of Hoarding Ogre would be the 1st things to go if I was you. Another good 3 drop would Soul Shatter since it's really strong in this meta for cards like Goldspan Dragon, Koma, Cosmos Serpent, various planeswalkers, etc, and you barely run any removal as it is which is kind of odd in these colors.

Cheers~­

GrimlockVIII on Treasure deck (budget)

1 month ago

Yo, Showdown of the Skalds might be up your alley since you're already in Mardu colors.

Yelrah93 on Help with building a deck …

1 month ago

I found a deck list someone was using in Magic Arena, I don't play arena, but it looked like a fun deck. 4 Battle Cry Goblin 2 Den of the Bugbear 4 Fireblade Charger 4 Goblin Javelineer 4 Hobgoblin Bandit Lord 2 You See a Pair of Goblins 4 Tin Street Cadet 4 Rally the Ranks 2 Goblin Trashmaster 3 Showdown of the Skalds 10 Mountain 3 Plains 4 Furycalm Snarl 4 Needleverge Pathway  Flip 2 Embercleave 4 Conspicuous Snoop

Only problem is, the Tin Street Cadet is Arena only, been trying to get a substitute for it, was thinking 4 Hobgoblin Captain because I own 4 already, but not sure what could be viable, any advice?

DespairFaction on Budget Equiptment

2 months ago

Hey, here are some changes I might recommend while still staying on a budget. Fist, for a voltron deck I would probably drop the creature count a little bit as 29 is a little high. For this build I would probably eye something around 22-25. Also your land count is very low, I would bring that up to about 36 lands with several ways to search for lands, that will allow you to have plenty of mana and cast the bigger stuff in your deck.

Next, I would cut some cards that seeming underwhelming. Those are: Auriok Edgewright Auriok Bladewarden Fireblade Charger Leonin Relic-Warder , Evra, Halcyon Witness Shimmer Myr Spikeshot Elder , Wayfarer's Bauble ill talk about this one below, Leonin Bola Neglected Heirloom  Flip Berserkers' Onslaught . So yeah once you know what to cut, it becomes very easy to make a bunch of additions.

Im not sure if you are married to the $50 budget, most of my suggestions here will be about $1 a piece but here's what I would add. First as mentioned we want better mana production, so you'll want Gift of Estates and Armillary Sphere over wayfarers bauble. In 700 games of commander, I've found that armillary sphere is just better than bauble for many reasons I wont go into right now. Fervent Champion , Sun Titan Kazuul's Toll Collector , 4 basic or flip lands, Flamekin Village Blackblade Reforged . Berserkers Onslaught can be a straight switch for True Conviction . Fleetfeather Sandals . Because your mana production is getting better, you can go just a little bigger on the top end of your deck. I might put 1 or 2 bigger equipments at the top end like Argentum Armor or maybe even a Scytheclaw . I would add Dismantling Wave and a Tome of Legends .

Here's some other very good cards on a budget that I might consider Forging the Tyrite Sword to cheap tutor, Ignite the Future excellent card draw Showdown of the Skalds also great card draw. Theres a whole package of cards you can use with Goblin Welder Goblin Engineer and Daretti, Scrap Savant and if you add those I would add a Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion . Because you have Toralf I might consider a few more red based board wipes like Chain Reaction or Magmaquake but i wouldnt say no to a Fumigate or a Rout either.

Anyway that should give you plenty to think about for now. Enjoy!

Aforizma on Generally Ferocious (around 300$)

2 months ago

Nah jakeyuki12. Both those cards you are hatting on are pretty decent. I don't know what you are looking at. They aren't top teir but they generate a 4/4 token for me while letting my cycle my hand for something better.

Although, suggesting Showdown of the Skalds is helpful, it looks decent. I will probably try to fit it in when I get a chance. Light Up the Stage is weak, one turn 2 card advantage that wont do anything else for me.

If you don't want someone to asume things like that, maybe make some actual card suggestions like you just did. I do apologize if I've offended. I'm blunt.

jakeyuki12 on Generally Ferocious (around 300$)

2 months ago

No, you oughta not assume things that you don't know about.

Thrilling Discovery and Heartwarming Redemption don't actually generate advantage, so I don't count those since you don't plus at all. Want a monetarily cheap card that draws you a LOT of cards and synergizes with the deck? Run a copy of Showdown of the Skalds . Multi-colored, you can draw up to 4 cards, and can buff your team. Simple (and inexpensive) cards like Light Up the Stage get the job done too.

So please, I ask that you don't judge me like that again. There are plenty of inexpensive cards you can add to the deck that will increase the ways to generate advantage and ramp.

DespairFaction on Boros Aurelia

2 months ago

I agree with everything you said above on fiedish duo, hour of rev, and cavalier they are all very solid. One thing I would look at though, and this is small. I have found that I like Ignite the Future much better than light up the stage. It digs deeper and I find that I really do use that flashback ability a lot. Showdown of the Skalds is also one that has been playing well for me. Both are worth checking out for non wheel based draw.

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