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Whenever another creature you control dies, it deals damage equal to its power to target player.
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Rare|
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Stalking Vengeance Discussion
9 hours ago
Love the list, always good to meet a fellow party animal!
Personally, my list decided to leave out too many of the mana dorks, since I've found that on average they seem a little more fragile and low impact for my tastes. I'd much rather have cards that put extra lands into play, and the same goes for mana rocks (Aside from the couple that are too good not to run like Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, etc.) I've been having some pretty good success with this change, though I will say it can definitely feel a bit slower sometimes.
In place of the mana dorks, I've opted to add in more beefy threats since that's the deck's bread and butter in the first place. I love that with Xenagos, you really feel like you're always threatening, since at any point you can always just slap down another huge stompy beastie and be right where you were before.
Return of the Wildspeaker has been a GODsend in my games, cause the pump effect and instant speed make for a very flexible card, and for 5 mana? Yes please!
Also curious about how you feel about cards like Warstorm Surge, Stalking Vengeance and the new Terror of the Peaks? This is probably very meta dependent, but I do see a lot of value in having ways to win outside smashing people, because someone could have a Glacial Chasm or a Constant Mists or any other way to hose combat, so they add some reach to make sure you can still handle the nerds that want to pillowfort themselves.
Xenagos is my all-time favorite commander, and I'm always looking to find different perspectives to reflect upon my own deck. I've also been tweaking and tuning mine over the past couple of years, so it would be great if you wanted to take a look! I'm definitely a "75%" player, and I have a lot of fun with my friends, but my local meta at my LGS specifically does lean a little more heavily into the competitive scene and it can feel a little rough, even against their "Casual" decks.
Enough rambling! Here's mine: Xenagos's Party Animals
2 weeks ago
I love the list! Xenagos has become my pet deck at this point, and definitely my favorite commander by far.
Stalking Vengeance would be something I'd ask you to consider, because it has the potential to be a way more threatening alternative to Heart-Piercer Manticore. Granted, the manticore is 3 less mana to cast, but Vengeance checks every creature when it dies, so the damage potential is much higher. I've ended plenty of games by getting out Sneak Attack, then sneaking out the vengeance, and Blightsteel Colossus as well as any other big threats in my hand, and then sacrificing them at the end step (Or immediately to Greater Good) and instantly killing one or multiple opponents.
Xenagos is SO fun, and if you wanna take a look at my take on a build, you're more than welcome to!
3 weeks ago
I know you have a ton of decks, but arcane signet and commanders sphere likely belong in every deck.
36 lands/4 mana rocks seems too high. General rule for me is 35 lands - 1 for every 2-3 mana rocks. This deck also has a low cmc and generates treasures so it seems like you are ~3 lands too high. I would start cutting the 5 color lands and if you bump your cmc up at all, consider adding signets for minimal ramp at the cost of a lands at a 1/3 ratio.
Castle Locthwain - low oppurtunity cost for high value. your deck is half black and this can get you back into a game where you run low on resources
Yawgmoth is a heavy combo card, I dont see a combo for him, he would likely be better in anafenza where you can combo with persist creatures and bolster and all that. the proliferate is powerful, but checkout the options under infect.
Brazen Freebooter Captain Lannery Storm Corsair Captain Dire Fleet Hoarder Pitiless Plunderer Prosperous Pirates Rapacious Dragon Sailor of Means - you already have enough draft chaff in the random infect creatures, revel in riches win is accomplished with a single board clear, or ~2 turns of attacking, they are not required for revel in riches.
If you wanna go revel in riches
Phyrexian Tower - sac outlet and fast mana. see also Westvale Abbey Flip
Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch/Anger - lets you attack after a board clear
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - this may be in another deck for flavor reasons, but basically makes all non humans immortal
Last One Standing - This basically a better damnation in rackdos. This should replace bontus last reckoning or just be an
additional board clear if you wanna go reanimator with mikaeus, hell even Nevinyrral's Disk is better than bontus
Phyrexian Scriptures ^ all those reasons, mild shoutout to Chain Reaction Blasphemous Act Spell Swindle/Storm the Vault Flip/Brass's Bounty any of these will replace all of the draft chaff and free up some card slots
Curse of Opulence - ramps and duh
Hellkite Tyrant - likely in another deck, but consider it
If you wanna go infect
Karn's Bastion - proliferate the counters and infect counters
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Filth - another way to get unblockable. Wonder/Levitation also make blocking hard
Tainted Strike - the best thing about this card, is the fact you can cast it on your opponents creatures. This also combos well with reach creatures like Judith, the Scourge Diva/Syr Konrad, the Grim allowing you to kill your opponents w/o attacking. Does not apply to Blood Artist because life lose does not deal infect damage.
Move Drana, Liberator of Malakir to the mainboard, shes too synergistic to leave behind
Warstorm Surge - deal infect damage without attacking Stalking Vengeance is a worse version
Sword of Truth and Justice - prolly the best sword for this deck.
Bident of Thassa//Coastal Piracy - unblockable means free cards
Open Into Wonder/Mogis's Marauder - moar unblockable
Guildmages' Forum - synergy land
planeswalkers go up a ton with proliferate, Chandra, Flamecaller is a board clear, filter and damage engine. you will pretty much be able to ult Dack Fayden the turn you cast him. Liliana, Dreadhorde General looks amazing in this deck. ulting Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast for the win? just lul
Geode Golem - consider him if you think you need marchesa for the deck to work
Cyclonic Rift - likely in another deck, but another way to go unblockable River's Rebuke/Profaner of the Dead budget options
the vivid lands work with proliferate
Vigean Graftmage - may be better in your twiddle deck, but you can do a number of infinite combos with this card if you wanna go that direction. not very recommended with your current build
3 weeks ago
So I second the inclusion of Greven, Predator Captain (might even be a commander for this deck). Here are a couple other cards to consider: Warstorm Surge, Haktos the Unscarred, Stalking Vengeance and Vicious Shadows.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Runehorn Hellkite, Dragon Mage, Stalking Vengeance are some good non-devil creatures that work well with him. You'd also want Temple Bell in the deck if you're going to be sacrificing creatures Mass Mutiny, Mob Rule are good options, enchantment burn options that aren't the god of the forge, Impact Tremors, Warstorm Surge, Vicious Shadows.
1 month ago
I think that Felhide Spiritbinder deserves a closer look. There are no ways in the deck to take take advantage of his untap ability besides just attacking. I know this deck wants to make tokens, and this seems like the worst ability that does that, that deal non combat damage with effects, so perhaps something like Furnace of Rath or Dictate of the Twin Gods could be nice instead.
Stalking Vengeance seems to cost to much for the effect on a card that is easily interacted with. For the same mana cost you could run Vicious Shadows. It has the upsides of triggering on all creature deaths and being an enchantment which is harder to interact with than a creature.
Finally, Fires of Yavimaya seems like a cut to me. Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded could be an interesting choice here. It has pretty decent synergy with the decks general plan and grants haste to your bois. Samut, Tyrant Smasher seems a bit better as well.
2 months ago
Lot's of play-testing and game-play has led to the following changes:
Observations: Godo, Bandit Warlord, The Great Henge, Etali, Primal Storm, Return of the Wildspeaker and Quartzwood Crasher were absolute all-stars in game-play and play-testing. Bonafide all-stars. I recommend adding these cards to every Xenagos, God of Revels EDH/Commander deck.
All changes have been made to the current deck list. Thank you for the feedback and comments!