Each player chooses a creature or planeswalker they control, then sacrifices the rest. Players can't cast creature or planeswalker spells until the end of your next turn.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Single Combat Discussion
6 days ago
Came by this deck while looking for budget ideas for my own Gwyn deck.
I'd say, leave the deck be if it's already doing alright in your meta and you're having fun with it. There are some things that stand out to me though:
You don't have boardwipes in your deck. These will help a lot in surviving the first 7 turns of the game, something you say you have issues with. Mythos of Snapdax, Divine Reckoning and Single Combat are my suggestions. At the bare minimum, get four boardwipes. You can cut some of your creatures for these. Don't forget about single target removal either, I put some in the suggestions below.
Looking at your mana curve: it's quite low, which is a good thing. This means you can cut down on some of the basic lands and go from 40 to something like 36/37. If you can, replace them with more signets or talismans, but cards like Boros Cluestone, Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot are fine too. Try to go for eight mana sources which are not lands.
When selecting creatures to cut to make room for other cards, decide which cards will have an impact when you play them and which won't. As you play the deck, you'll learn more about cards which work and which don't (that's the fun of deckbuilding). I suspect Rimrock Knight won't have much of an impact (You'd rather have another equipment instead), Crashing Drawbridge can be replaced with an equipment which gives haste. In my own Gwyn deck I got rid of Bloodcrazed Paladin because I held on to it instead of playing it. Ardenvale Tactician doesn't look like it'll do much either. I think you'll be fine with somewhere around 25 creatures to make room for more equipment and removal.
You can ditch a card like Rowan, Fearless Sparkmage as well, you can replace the +1 ability with equipment. Don't play the planeswalker for the ult, as your opponents have four whole turn cycles to find an answer for it.
I've listed some more (budget) suggestions below, you'll figure it out: Evolving Wilds
Inquisitor's Flail (use only with first strike/double strike or when you have a way to make your creature indestructible)
Glaring Spotlight (I think it might be a good card as a finisher, but haven't won a game with it yet)
4 weeks ago
Its hard to recommend many cards since you didn't purchase any new ones and you said you want the theme to be vampire tribal. That said, I would consider cutting the following cards: Bloodcrazed Paladin Champion of Dusk Disciple of Griselbrand Paladin of Atonement Priest of Forgotten Gods Wurmcoil Engine Zulaport Cutthroat Harsh Sustenance Consecrate / Consume Single Combat Culling Dais Seer's Sundial Whispersilk Cloak Bastion of Remembrance
Cards to look at adding: Mind Stone/Fellwar stone/Worn Powerstone/any mana rocks Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Etchings of the Chosen Call to the Feast Bloodthirsty Aerialist Viscera Seer Vindictive Vampire Bishop of Binding Arvad the Cursed Despark Heliod's Intervention Altar's Reap Mace of the Valiant Well of Lost Dreams
1 month ago
Hi! Just wishing to return the favour for your help on my deck list!
1 month ago
Since you don't have any creatures in the deck have you thought about running ways to take advantage of that? Proteus Staff would be great to use on a spirit, since it states on bottom in any order and you don't have any creatures in the deck it would effectivly let you stack your library. Board wipes such as Tragic Arrogance also might be good (super underrated card) or Single Combat
TogbusPrime on fog
1 month ago
First, drop Scour. You're in the right colors to destroy or exile whatever you want for FAR less mana. Second, why not add Sphere of Safety, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Windborn Muse, Authority of the Consuls, Orim's Prayer, Righteous Cause, and Single Combat? They compliment what you're doing already pretty well. Lastly, it seems like you could use more life gain payoffs like Dawn of Hope and Well of Lost Dreams.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Isamaru is such a funny legend. You list looks great. You might consider these cards: Inquisitor's Flail, Duelist's Heritage, Battle Mastery, Fireshrieker, Champion's Helm, Bastion Protector, Hyena Umbra, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Strata Scythe, Lapse of Certainty, Open the Vaults, Unquestioned Authority, Lightmine Field, Balan, Wandering Knight, Single Combat, Divine Reckoning
3 months ago
just one thing to add to that ^
all those exalted triggers from creatures are great. Rafiq gets dummy thiqq real quick if you've got your board setup
boardwipes can be fun, especially when you're forcing everyone into Single Combat...
just something to think about ;)