Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
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Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion Discussion
3 days ago
1 month ago
I played a 3 player game with this list just to get a feel for the commander which means some of this should be taken with a grain of salt because I don't know how some of the cards would work in a different situation with only one game to base my experience on.
Out of several attack triggers from Velomachus, most of the free spells were a bit underwhelming. I think one I got Mana Geyser as my free spell and had nothing to spend the mana on during combat. I did manage to win the game, but primarily because one opponent had trouble getting lands early on and fell behind, and also because that player cast Song of the Dryads on the other opponent's Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which shut him down from getting lots of card advantage from activating his ability. Justice Strike unfortunately didn't feel useful, most of the creatures I wanted to kill had more toughness than power. Probably replace it with Path to Exile .
I felt like the deck could use another spell or two that give extra combats. That would be a great thing to hit off of Velomachus triggers. Akroma's Will would also be a nice thing to hit off of his trigger. Also you have a lot of token producing cards, but nothing really to pump the team. Maybe consider Cathars' Crusade , Shared Animosity , Intangible Virtue , or Balefire Liege to make your tokens more threatening. Another neat card that can also be used politically to buff an opponent's attacker is Duelist's Heritage .
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4 months ago
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5 months ago
Hey there! Below are some suggestions for improving your land/mana base! Some suggestions may or may not be within your budget, so feel free to ignore the ones that you think don't personally fit you despite my thoughts! Needleverge Pathway Flip, Temple of Triumph, Sacred Foundry, Inspiring Vantage, Battlefield Forge, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, Sunbaked Canyon, Arid Mesa, Rugged Prairie, Spectator Seating, Scabland, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Command Tower, Slayers' Stronghold, Inventors' Fair, and Ancient Tomb are all great things you may want to consider! As for ramp, you may like some of the following: Arcane Signet, Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Brass Squire, Dockside Extortionist, Treasonous Ogre, Simian Spirit Guide, Seething Song, Ruby Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Cloud Key, Mind Stone, Lotus Petal, and Geosurge! Ramp is a very important part of commander, and in your deck getting equipment out fast as well as playing Ardenn fast seems to be important- and ramp can help you do just that! While you obviously shouldn't use all of them, there are definitely a few in there you should put in FOR SURE. Now that said, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day- happy tapping! :)
10 months ago
Oh that was the hardest for me when I redid my Zacama deck. She was my very first commander deck. I definitely had it more creature base (dinos) and adding her to the battle field was just an added bonus. Then I started to thinking about making the deck more centric around her abilities. It has improved the deck in so many ways. I do agree, Panharmonicon would make a great addition to a deck that has several ETB creatures/artifacts. Chronomantic Escape is just beautiful, it's like a never ending goading effect.
Regisaur Alpha is fantastic in a dino tribal centric deck but if you are leaning towards a different style, then Regisaur probably needs to be cut out; same with Domri.
The sacrificing of creatures for card draw is a bit iffy and I only use it to sacrifice Zacama due to my deck being all about her with cards like Boundless Realms, and Traverse the Outlands as ways to just get all of my basic lands out onto the battlefield.
But you're good! I love looking at other players' Zacama decks because she is an amazing commander. I have a soft spot for the dino haha
But using Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion + Zacama, Primal Calamity would be nuts. And if you have a way of going into a second combat phase, you could knock out a player with just commander damage. So I suggest keeping Aurelia on the side if you ever want to switch it up.
10 months ago
Ooh thanks for suggestions Klapmeyer94. Of course then comes the part of deciding on cards to swap out.
The Bracers and Rishkar’s will definitely find a place. I was thinking of taking out Regisaur Alpha and Domri Rade due to them being more creature-based and poor Domri never gets to ult unless my pod is being stupid (no offence to them but that emblem is brutal, I’ve only ever had it once).
I do like Panharmonicon as well, since taking a look at my creatures there’s a fair amount of etb effects. I also want to add Chronomantic Escape in because it’s a fairly underrated card for what it does. No idea what to take out for these two. (Fires of Yavimaya and Aurelia, the Warleader maybe? As they are both creature/combat oriented which doesn’t really fit the deck anymore)
In terms of the card draw spells, I’m very iffy on adding those in when they require sacrificing creatures, since I can go an entire game with only a couple creatures at any one time.
Other cards I’m considering adding are Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion (which does go against the lack of combat stuff this deck does but at the same time it makes Zacama hit for 18 commander damage), Blackblade Reforged again same thing, but when I have 15-20 lands out that’s very strong, and Seer's Sundial. I may have to pay for card draw but I get landfall more reliably than casting creatures. Zirda can also reduce it down to 1 mana per draw.
Sorry for the mass text, I haven’t seen too many Zacama decks so it’s nice getting opinions and sharing ideas
10 months ago
Since your deck can use more creatures, there are a lot of cool creatures that I've liked lately.
Captain Lannery Storm is a great source of early ramp. Cartographer's Hawk is a new one you can try out. Verge Rangers is also a new one to test. Either of the generic recuiters (Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter) are great early. I've also seen people have success with playing a small goblin package. Since Dockside Extortionist is a great card, you play a Goblin Matron that can tutor it. You can also play great goblins like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Goblin Rabblemaster or Legion Warboss. You can go all in and use Goblin Recruiter
If/when you're able to pick up a copy, I highly recommend Ancient Tomb. It's a super strong way to ramp- just by making a land drop! I've been testing Weathered Wayfarer as a way to tutor for lands I need for each situation. If I need to ramp I grab Ancient Tomb. If I need double strike I grab Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. If I need haste I grab Hanweir Battlements Flip. etc.
Lots of ideas to play with :D have fun!
11 months ago
These are some combo pieces and targets to throw that are notable that you are missing. Throwing Angel of Serenity in response to its trigger leaves the 3 targets in exile forever. Sun Titan loops with a sacrifice outlet with the Gift of Immorality you already have or Fiend Hunter or Angelic Renewal. I have a Brion deck as well, although it is the deck I play the least so i have traded out of it a lot since the days it was more powerful.
You will also want Gilded Lotus over some of the lower impace mana rocks there. Hanweir Battlements and Flamekin Village are good lands for granting haste. Rogue's Passage is amazing. High Market for getting rid of some creature you have taken. Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion and Slayers' Stronghold are also incredible.