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Talisman of Dominance
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1 week ago
omnath_or_azusa As far as the Orc Army goes, I cut a lot of the amass to focus on the ring tempting as it really fuels the deck to always have cards. I cut the siegemaster specifically to be replaced by Morgul-Knife as the trample and lifelink are much more useful and can be given to my Nazgul as well. I have only one Bow Master, and while it would certainly be good to add, I don't feel that it synergizes super well with the direction I went with the deck.
There are a few others like Shipwreck Marsh, Talisman of Dominance,Succumb to Temptation and a few others. Endless Evil synergizes extremely well with Nazgul as they all get bigger faster the more of them you have. It also is a nod to the persistent evil of Sauron, though it will likely be cut as the November LotR boxes will have some additional new cards the deck would love.
I've not really done a ton of other precon upgrades where it sticks to such ridged themes. This one is something of a restriction anomaly as I have long been a LotR fan, and trying to keep the deck to that as a theme has been both flavorful and fun for me as an odd restriction.
I'm glad you like my builds, they have been fun for me and keeping them fairly organized and detailed has definitely made it easier to tweak and refine the decks. I do like the suggestion of sorting each category by Converted cost, I think you are right that it will help. I'm gonna make that change now!
3 weeks ago
Plumb the Forbidden over Read the Bones. Instant speed makes this card.
Feed the Swarm is your only answer to enchantments in black.
1 month ago
Hey thanks again for your comments on my primer :)
A few suggestions I have:
Soft permission spells such as Spell Pierce and Mana Leak are usually weak in budget/lower-powered pods because the games go longer. Some potential replacements could be Misdirection, Drown in the Loch.
Cancel, Murder, Hero's Downfall, Perplex, Connive / Concoct and Rite of Undoing seem quite weak to me. Some budget-friendly cards I like that you might want to play are Curtains' Call, Portent, Far / Away, Discovery / Dispersal, Submerge, and Murderous Cut.
Good luck in your tournament!
1 month ago
2 months ago
Drop your ramp spells Cultivate and friends, replace with Dimir Signet / Talisman of Dominance cycles of mana rocks. With your land base being what it is, you're a lot more likely to be able to cast artifacts.
Additionally, if you replace your ramp spells, there's no longer any reason to run basics and you can replace them with good duals like the Sea of Clouds cycle (commander simp card).
4 months ago
Bitterthorn, Nissa's Animus is basically second Animist's Blade. Hero of Bladehold and battle cry cards in general seem strong with Isshin. You could make this deck more equipment focused with Syr Gwyn, Armored Skyhunter, Glimmer Lens, Hexplate Wallbreaker, Forging the Tyrite Sword, Nahiri, Forged in Fury, Jor Kadeen, First Goldwarden, Seraphic Greatsword and Akiri, Fearless Voyager. Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Indulgence and Talisman of Dominance are good ramp options. The Mirran swords are really good with multiple combat steps, particularly Sword of Feast and Famine.
4 months ago
I do see a big lack of mana rocks to help you ramp, which are super important in Esper: Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Azorius Signet, etc. I'd make sure you have all 6 of the Talisman/Signets in here, in addition to the rocks you already have.
5 months ago
This looks fun! I was also amused by I-HaveNoManaAnd-I-MustScream's comment. I think you might just have to deal... :P
As far as mana ramp goes: Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance are all great cheap rocks that should be run in pretty much every deck that can (or their other-color equivalents). I'd make slots for these first, before higher CMC pieces.