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- Sneak Attack/Sundial of the Infinite interaction question
- If I cheat in a creature with Sneak Attack, can I copy it with Riku and have the copy not leave the battlefield at end of turn?
- Do I have a window of time to destroy Shivan Phoenix in the graveyard before it returns?
- sneak attack, sigarda and harmless offering
- Can I use Teferi, Time raveler to return creature to my hand after attacking, which was put on battlefield using sneak attack and before sacrifice it?
: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Sacrifice the creature at the beginning of the next end step.
1 week ago
The best way I've found to help Kaalia of the Vast cheat all of those big ole chonkers creatures into play is by running a solid Reanimator package so that your deck doesn't rely solely on it's Commander to function. Entomb, Reanimate, Buried Alive, Victimize, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Phyrexian Reclamation & Final Parting do a lot of work.
I'd also recommend looking through the recent Dominaria Remastered & Commander Masters sets for spicy, cheap reprints like Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Sneak Attack & Gamble. Oh, don't forget to get Vilis, Broker of Blood in there at some point as well.
Here's my own Kaalia list if you wanna check it out: ANCIENT DRAGON TEMPEST (KAALIA)
1 week ago
No problem dude! Glad to help, truly.
As a longtime brewer of this particular Commander, I'm definitely seeing a few cards here that I would cut in favor of more card draw, Ramp, Tutors, & Interaction to get you to your power pieces like Vilis, Broker of Blood. Please don't take this the wrong way, but it will be a shorter list to include the things that I would personally keep in the list, sans Lands. Here we go:
Everything outside of these ones should be replaced with value pieces imo! I'd also heavily recommend that you pick up a copy of Razaketh, the Foulblooded. It was just reprinted in Commander Masters, and is hovering around ~$8 at the time of this post! It was just like $25-$30 a little while ago. Insane. I'd also recommend looking through the Dominaria Remastered set, lots of spicy reprints in there that have taken a price plunge & could be great here like Sneak Attack & Gamble.
2 weeks ago
Went to the wilds of eldrane prerelease on friday, haven't been to an event like this in a good few years, went 2-1 for tied 2nd. my lgs did things pretty casual, same packs for everyone regardless of place, so we only had 2 tryhards - only friendly competition, which is a nice break from the competitive events ive been to in the past.
one of the tryhards was upset with his packs and dropped out which messed up the bracket he had already singed up to play in - this annoyed our other tryhard who had to take a break to smoke a fag.
since we had a dropout one player had to take a buy, tryhard 2 graciously took the buy so the rest of us could play all our rounds and he could get a free win - everyone was happy with this.
i've kept you waiting long enough so i'll talk about my deck and move onto the games shortly.
My pre-release card was Hylda of the Icy Crown *f-pre*. Its a nice card and will probably see play in or decks in standard, but unfortunately i wasnt able to pull any good, or enough to support her in a limited deck - either way im satisfied with what i got so onto the deck!
I went into this planning on building izzet tempo - a deck i dont really play outside of sealed. My first pack contained a Rhystic Study along with Compulsion, Spreading Seas, and Impact Tremors to pretty much clear any doubts I might have left.
other notable cards i pulled include Decadent Dragon which will certainly see play in red midrange decks, Cancel, and The Apprentice's Folly which, in tandem with the bombs i'd included, really helped to pull out wins.
Now the part many have been waiting for, what did i match up against?
Match 1 - Abzan Tokens 0 - 1 to quote my very cheerful opponent "The Almighty gingerbrute was the mvp". it put in a lot of work. deck went wider than i could deal with but was enjoyable to play against Compulsion drew me 4 lands in a row and sealed my fate. Very long match that ended up going to time g2.
overall score 0 - 1
Match 2 - Dimir Control 2 - 0 The jolly fellow i was up against built a 60 card deck which shocked me at first, but each to their own. in both games Compulsion was the all star of my deck despite drawing 4 lands in a row yet again. one blunder on my opponent's end was that he kept forgetting that his Intruder Alarm kept untapping my Unruly Catapult leading to lots of damage.
overall score 1 - 1
Match 3 - Grixis Tempo 2 - 1 The last match was against the friendly tryhard i talked about earlier, it was pretty much a mirror and there isnt much to say about it. it was pretty fun match with nice conversation to pair.
final score 2 - 1
Ending statements i was surprised to see 3c decks in limited (someone even made 5c), and thats because this set is amazing to draft - and by that i mean that the legends of this set (and the set overall) actually feels like it was designed to go straight into standard and not just a placement for when wotc is out of spots for commander product, and needs to dump their ideas somewhere. i really hope they continue this going forward - especially since pioneer is looking pretty stale right now and could use something that isnt clearly designed for edh. that small rant over, the event was really fun to attend, and like i mentioned before, we got our 2 packs and after cracking them open i ended up trading my rhystic with T.H for a nice Sneak Attack. Both were the anime fullarts and im well aware i went neg 35 pounds with that, but neither of use wanted the haste of selling, and i dont play much commander as of late - on the flipside im currently buying into paper legacy and was in the market for some sneak attacks. i love the art and the foil has a negligible amount of pringling, i see this as an absolute win.
I you want to see the list it'll be in the pre-release decks folder on my page,
till next time - MetaN
3 weeks ago
Tenacious Underdog & Endless Cockroaches are both great value here! As far as dorks go, there's of course things like Birds of Paradise, Ignoble Hierarch & Bloom Tender, but also Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Elves of Deep Shadow for less dollars lol.
Theft effects could work if you incorporate more sac outlets, I honestly don't know if I'd go that route with this one, though. The Commander itself doesn't naturally synergize with that strategy imo, it's essentially trying to generate and kill it's own tokens/creatures to draw cards.
I'm not sure what I'd replace from this particular list, but consider starting a new list with a new approach! That's what I do, anyway.
Oh man, also consider Sneak Attack! It essentially reduces the casting cost of your creatures to , gives them Flash, makes them uncounterable and is also a pseudo-sac outlet. Pretty nice!
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
I'd recommend taking a look at some other Marchesa lists for some ideas on random staples here.
Unspeakable Symbol is an absolute must have here. Don't add counters to everything, just in response to removal or to abuse any etb/death trigger.
Sneak Attack is amazing here. If you have a sac outlet, sac the creatures before your end step so they return on your end step instead of the next player's end step.
Grim Haruspex is really good at drawing cards here.
Kardur, Doomscourge is a hilarious (and kinda mean) etb to abuse.
I could go on, but feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them
3 months ago
I've found that a mix of Reanimator and Stax is the best way to not only keep the deck from being overtaken, but to also increase it's resiliency & reduce it's reliance on it's Commander cheating Creatures into play to get the wheels spinning, as the deck itself cheats them into play intrinsically with the Commander's effect adding extra spice for a very focused yet multipronged strategy. Far more powerful & consistent than doubling up on triggers as a deck philosophy imo.
Underworld Breach, Entomb, Buried Alive, Unmarked Grave, Persist, Reanimate, & Final Parting are all crazy good in this context. Certain key Stax pieces like Opposition Agent, Dauthi Voidwalker, Drannith Magistrate & Grand Abolisher will stop whatever your opponents are trying to do while you advance.
Razaketh, the Foulblooded is way too good not to include in the list, though. It's synergy with Dockside Extortionist can straight up win you the game immediately if you have enough life to pay for combo assembly in this theoretical Reanimator build. I'd also recommend Ancient Gold Dragon, as it gives you insane board pressure in addition to nuking everyone in conjunction with Dragon Tempest. Sneak Attack is also empowered in this Reanimator approach, especially with the emphasis on ETBs.
I think the deck needs a bit more card draw & Tutors, though, especially for the budget. Vampiric Tutor, Enlightened Tutor & Gamble just got reprinted, so they're decently cheap right now. Scroll Rack, Sensei's Divining Top, Esper Sentinel, Archivist of Oghma, Dark Confidant, Dark Tutelage & of course Necropotence are worth consideration. Tectonic Reformation could also be very powerful here considering how many lands you're running. Cards like Valakut Awakening Flip & Into the Fire can be deceptively powerful with other utility outside of just drawing cards.
3 months ago
Ahh sorry, I misunderstood the question. I thought you were trying to pick which deck to put the card in.
For Teneb, I would swap out Elixir of Immortality. I've always found it underpowered.
Your mana curve seems extremely high in both decks. What do you expect your turn 1,2,3,4 plays to be? Is your playground very battlecruiser-y?