Talisman of Resilience
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: Gain or . Talisman of Resilience deals 1 damage to you.
|Want (2)||Cactusman , tgcchallenger|
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Talisman of Resilience Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hello everyone, since this worked out so well in the past, I once more ask for your input. I have a pretty solid Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck and I'm looking into improving it a little bit here and there.
Decklist can be found here:
Recent ideas that came to my mind are the inclusion of mana dorks to speed things up. What came to my mind are:
But I'm not sure whether they are worth it and what to cut for them. Alternatively I could use 1-2 more manarocks like Talisman of Resilience.
Furthermore I alwas wanted to include Wurmcoil Engine and while it's certainly not necessary in a combo deck, it's still a decent card to reanimate if the combopath is blocked or if more time is needed to prepare.
There still is the Hulk pile of Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Lesser Masticore and Disciple of the Vault which I'm debating to include, but the cards in seperate don't offer much value apart from being sac fodder and in case of Masticore a discardeffect (which is the same with Triskelion but he's just one slot vs three slots).
If you've come this far, I thank you for your time and your opinion on the deck and the presented ideas. Stay safe!
4 weeks ago
Good +1/+1 synergy: Animation Module.
2 months ago
Spark Harvest is probably better than Severed Strands. Crashing Centaur is a little slow for a discard outlet at six mana. The shroud is nice, but you might want to consider Bog Witch. Costly Plunder is strictly better than Altar's Reap. Talisman of Resilience is good ramp, and a wrath or two lie Crux of Fate or Damnation might be good, depending on your budget. Stitcher's Supplier is very good self mill, as is Satyr Wayfinder. Cut Windgrace Acolyte for one of those, or some other, cheaper self mill if you can't find those two. Deathgreeter does Sultai Flayer's role better than the Flayer.
2 months ago
Ok, I have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to keep it budget(ish) friendly.
The main thing I see that needs some tlc is your mana rocks. I'd drop all your lockets etc. that cost mana and get the rest of your Signets and Talismans in here. Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Resilience. Crystal Vein will also ramp into Muldrotha and can ramp in one turn with Muldy in play.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's definitely not budget friendly but you may find a few ideas there. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite
2 months ago
It looks to me, from a quick count, that you're running around 18 tutors, counting your creatures that tutor. That could clear the path for 9 draw spells and 9 ramp spells, balancing you out pretty good.
Sol Ring is a staple in most EDH decks, but honestly, it won't help you ramp into your commander very well. Other two-drop rocks or two-drop land ramp spells would be ideal. Moving into the two-drop land ramp spells will push you more into green, however, and I don't know how that will affect your deck. If you're looking to keep the same mana base, two-drop rocks would be the answer.
Two-Drop (or less) Rocks:
- Arcane Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Gruul Signet
- Golgari Signet
- Selesnya Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Impulse
- Talisman of Unity
- Talisman of Resilience
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Sol Ring
I'm not sure how important the Commander is for this deck, or if it's just a placeholder for colors. If that's the case, you could probably look to more three and up CMC rocks, but ideally, keeping it around two is going to be more efficient for you deck.
Now, if Saskia is merely a placeholder for colors, you could look into some of the Partner options in these colors, one of which would allow you to run Tymna the Weaver, which adds a card draw spell to your command zone. If you have card draw available in the command zone, then you can more easily get away with running fewer draw spells in your deck, because you'll always have access to it. With this in mind, you have some options to look at. You don't run a high creature count, so getting creature damage early could be a challenge, and thus prevent you from refilling your hand. But, it's an option worth considering. I do see the combat benefits that Saskia does offer you for this deck, and understand if keeping her as the Commander is your preference.
I hope this presents some options for you to consider.
3 months ago
Before I start helping with the main portion of the deck, I want to start with the base of the deck. I know that this is not the most exciting part of your deck, but a well-built base will help you to have a lot more fun with the deck.
To start, the average CMC of the deck is a little over 4. This is fairly high which means you need a decent amount of ramp to effectively play. A great place to start is with signets and talismans. I greatly prefer these over most three-mana mana rocks because they come down fast and help you just as much. Since you're in three colors, you have three of each.
- The signets: Simic Signet, Dimir Signet, and Golgari Signet (Arcane Signet is great too)
- The talismans: Talisman of Curiosity, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Resilience
Now for ramp spells, I only see two, Kodama's Reach and Tempt with Discovery. Tempt is usually not a good card, unless you can really take advantage of it. In most playgroups, people won't take the offer because it puts you way ahead. This means that you spent four mana to get one land. Cards like Wood Elves and Migration Path will help you more reliably get lands onto the field.
Lastly, I want to talk about card draw and card advantage. More so than in other formats, card draw and advantage are super important to a well-running deck. While your commander gives you pretty good card draw, she will be a target, and you can't rely on always having her out. I recommend running several cantrips like Ponder, Preordain, and Frantic Search. They don't seem like much, but they are a massive help. In the early game, they can ensure that you have cards to play. In the mid to late game, they can help you dig for the cards you need. I also recommend a couple of sources of card draw that stay on the field and continue to help you (like Rhystic Study) or scale with the game. Things like Necropotence and Pull from Tomorrow.
I hope this helps. I'd love to help you on the main part of your deck too, but let's start with the basics. If you have any questions, just ask!!
4 months ago
I want to preface this with a couple of things. First, I'm not sure what power level you're building this deck for. I tend to build decks between 6-9, so some of my suggestions might not be the best fit. Second, based on the current price of the deck, I imagine this is more of a budget build. So I'll try to keep my recommendations within a decent price point.
Now, let's talk about what you've got. I don't want to pick apart your creature selection card by card. Rather, I want to know why you chose the creatures that you chose. Obviously, Kathril wants cards in your graveyard to have a bunch of keywords, but those creatures aren't always going to be there. You're going to need to play them some times. It's important that the creatures that you put in do something on the field too. I do want to call out a few cards that I feel like will not do what you want them to do.
- Gravebreaker Lamia: The CMC is much too high are what you're getting
- Night Incarnate: Same issue
- Anvil of Bogardan: You don't have a good way to make use of your opponents getting card advantage too
- Arguel's Blood Fast Flip: Doesn't do a lot
- Asceticism: It's a pricy card for a deck that should already be giving its stuff hexproof
I'm not seeing a wincon in here either. I know Kathril can be a big flying force, but if that is your main plan, you should be packing a pretty strong sub-strategy. I think hand destruction would be a strong choice for this deck. Cards like Oppression and Necrogen Mists give you a way to discard cards without making you fall behind. I saw Noose Constrictor in the maybeboard. That is a prime example of something that you should avoid. Yes, discarding a keyword-soup creature will help you with Kathril but you will not be getting a card's worth of value from that. When you discard a card, you want to make should that you are not falling behind. So, either everyone needs to discard too or you need to get a card back (like with Fauna Shaman).
Now, here's the fun bit. With group discard effects, there will be a lot of creatures in graveyards (or at least yours). I would run a suite of reanimation spells, Reanimate, Animate Dead, and even a finisher like Rise of the Dark Realms. This will turn already good discard effects into massive value.
Next, let's talk about ramp. A great way to work in ramp that isn't too pricy are two-drop rocks. In basically all of my decks, I run every signet and talisman (like Talisman of Resilience) that I can. In this deck, that's 6 cards of solid power. Also, Fellwar Stone goes in basically all my decks too. It's just solid. I also want to point out Knight of the White Orchid. It has a keyword that's relevant and ramps you. Also, it's not technically ramp but does a great job here, Life from the Loam.
Lastly, your removal needs work. I would try to work in some of the following because they are good and efficient.
Overall, I think you're well on your way to having a fun deck!!
If you want some inspiration of a hand-destruction/reanimation/aristocrats style deck, check out my Liliana deck here.
5 months ago
Hey, there's some good cards here, but my advice is before you make any other changes that you focus on the manabase. If you want better results then improving the manabase can help. The ratio of 28 lands that are green sources of mana to 10 sources of black mana is subpar. Even though there's more green cards here than black you still need more black.
It appears you're playing so many Forests because you're counting on having a green land ramp spell to search for a Swamp. This is a trap, it's too risky, because if you don't draw a land ramp spell then how are you going to get black mana? A safer plan is not count on having land ramp spells instead build the manabase with the idea that you will not have access to them. Think of them as a bonus for ramp, instead count on the consistency of different colored lands to cast cards.
Lands within the budget to consider adding:
- Command Tower: one of the best lands for multicolored decks in Commander and it's only $1.
- Llanowar Wastes: Golgari Pain land.
- Tainted Wood
- Jund Panorama: can search for a Swamp or a Forest.
- Golgari Rot Farm: Golgari Bounce land.
- Ash Barrens: basic landcycle for a Swamp or Forest.
- Evolving Wilds
- Terramorphic Expanse
- Hissing Quagmire: Golgari creature land.
- Temple of Malady: Golgari Scry land.
If you cut 10x Forest for these lands then you have many more black sources while still keeping the green sources the same. There's an artifact theme here which makes mana rocks Golgari Signet and Talisman of Resilience good budget options for ramp.
Good luck with your deck.