The Locust God

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

The Locust God

Legendary Creature — God

Flying

Whenever you draw a card, create a 1/1 blue and red Insect creature token with flying and haste.

: Draw a card, then discard a card.

When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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TheoryCrafter on Brother's War Spoilers

1 week ago

My thoughts on the Brothers' War:

One of the things going into this set I was concerned about was how they were going to take Pre and Post Mending Power levels into account without making it overpowered compared to the more recent sets. From what I've seen they seem to have done an alright Job. Urza, Planeswalker  Meld  Meld is overpowered, but the Meld requirement makes enough sense of both design and flavor.

Cards like Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim, The Temporal Anchor, and Saheeli, Filigree Master are set in the present so the post Mending Power levels apply. I think the newest Teferi is a bit underrated. If you're looking to make him look formidable, Teferi's Ageless Insight in non-standard formats is your best bet. Combine this with Jace's Archivist or another draw engine and let the shenanigans begin.

The whole flavor seems to imply that yes, All these cards are powerful, but the power level displays raw power over refined skill. The best example is One with the Multiverse. While it is cheaper than Omniscience, manawise, and let's you cast from your library, the limit is one card per turn. Since the lore states the development of the academic study of Magic didn't happen until after the war, it helps explains this.

However, despite it making sense design wise, I'm a bit at a loss on how powerstones entering the battlefield tapped works from a flavor point point of view.

Once people realize how good Calamity's Wake can be against control, flashback and stax for mono-white decks the price will go further up.

If you run Urza, Powerstone Prodigy and don't have Mirrodin Besieged in your Commander deck or Terisian Mindbreaker in your Standard deck, you may be building them wrong.

It just occurred to me as I write this that they could have done a whole 10 card cycle of Surveil land cards like the "Temple of..." Scryland cards that originated in the Theros block.

Oh, Awaken the Woods, if you only weren't hovering around $16.

The Locust God Just got some extra card draw in Symmetry Matrix.

The Stasis Coffin, Goblin Firebomb, why do all the really cool colorless control cards have to be so expensive, manawise?

Audacity should make a decent early to mid-game companion to Ram Through in Pioneer.

Alloy Animist would make more sense if the artifact became an Elemental in addition to its other types.

Goblin Arsonist and Festering Goblin, I'd like to introduce you to Goblin Blast-Runner.

Some people seemed surprised about Tocasia, Dig Site Mentor making Surveil available in Bant, but it makes sense considering Surveil can be an oppressive ability. If I were going to create a GWUB aligned faction for a set. Surveil would be my mechanic and not just my keyword.

Fortified Beachhead reminds me of the faction land cards like Murmuring Bosk from the Lorwyn/Shadowmoor block. I wonder what they're planning here.

That's pretty much it with this set. Thank you for reading me out. May you draw well.

Stardragon on Competitive Rouges

1 month ago

Caerwyn

If people don't want to help because of rant that's fine but if still want to help despite it great.

As to what im facing I can't remember every deck atm but what I can remeber is 3 Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow ninja, a Gisela, Blade of Goldnight ramp, A Satoru Umezawa Elderazi Ninjutsu deck, A Sheoldred, the Apocalypse deck, a Gitrog land destruction deck. A Atraxa proliferate deck (of course). And a The Locust God Infinite draw/swarm deck

Tasha's Hidesous Laughter is on the chopping block TBH and will consider the other options thxs for ideas

Tryptic on Second Wind Control

4 months ago

For some reason I was expecting to see Second Wind lol.

Looks alright, although it's a little light on payoffs. I like Oneirophage for decks like this, or Sprite Dragon. Of course the famous one is The Locust God.

This also might be good with Aegar, the Freezing Flame to let you burn things and draw cards at the same time. 4 copies of Irencrag Pyromancer almost seem required, and if you combo him with Aegar you could do quite a lot of drawing and killing things.

NEXTGener4tion on Oh. My. Gosh

6 months ago

Sweet List! Morophon feels like the right commander choice here.

But I'd advise you to put in some more/better card draw.

God-Eternal Kefnet doesn't add cards to your hand, same for The Locust God.

Keranos, God of Storms isn't guaranteed to draw you cards and Kindred Summons won't work when you are behind on board.

With 5c you can just slot in whatever you feel fits, but with 33 creatures something like Beast Whisperer should do the trick. Since most of your gods are enchantments as well you could also go the enchantress route with Eidolon of Blossoms or Enchantress's Presence and things like that.

Greetings ;)

RA_HORAKHTE on What is your favorite Plane, …

6 months ago

Withouth any doubt my favourite plane is AMONKHET.

I love ancient Egypt, I had the luck to already visit Egypt and enjoy their ruins, museums and natural enviroments. I love their rich culture, their complex mythology and their awesome landscapes, from the rocky valleys and the sand deserts filled with tombs, funerary temples and pyramids, to the rich oasis and riversides of the Nile full of life and vegetation.

Until Amonkhet came out, many egypt fans like me were hoping for and egyptian plane very hard, and Amonkhet was the final gift.

I love how WotC team designed a new fantastic culture clearly inspired in ancient Egypt but with their own imaginative touch. The concept of the city of Nakthamun being a rich oasis protected from the perils of the deserts fits well the relationship of egyptians with the river Nile, living in their fertile sides, while buring their deads in the dry desertic west grounds.

The chosen mechanics like embalm to represent mummification, the deserts, and cycling to represent the need to seek and recycle in a hard desert enviroment where very fitting.

The awesome gods were also both recognizable and original: Oketra the True as an allusion to the protective but warrior feline goddesses Sejmet and Bastet, Rhonas the Indomitable as a reinterpretation of the guardian cobra god Wadjet but in a more savage way, Hazoret the Fervent as a twisted concept of Anubis (still being related to the afterlife journy) but with some "red" aspects of the desert and war god Seth, Kefnet the Mindful clearly as the sage ibis god Toth, and Bontu the Glorified as a mix of the river god Sobek and the monstrous goddess Ammyt, who keeped the passage to the afterlife devouring the souls of the not worthy ones.

The fallen gods also where awesome, representing with The Scorpion God the perils of the desert and the scorpion goddess Serket, The Scarab God being a reference to Kephri, wich represented the cycle of solar resurrection but in a more "evil" way, and finally The Locust God as a wink to the hebrew's famous myth of the plagues of Egypt. And Nicol Bolas was the perfect villain, bein a subbtle reference to the chaos serpent Aphopis.

Other famous characters where also referenced, like Cleopatra with her death myth caused by an snake bite in Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and the young-deceased pharaoh Tutankhamun in Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun.

I'm hopping to return to Amonkhet in the future, to know how their people have reconstructed their civilization after Hour of Devastation, having a new Hazoret card and maybe new risen gods or the appearance of unknown ones... and of course more egyptian flavored legends for EDH!!!

JoosetheMuice on Kynaios Actual

7 months ago

For adds, I think you need some finishers as well as ways to make the abundance of resources hurt your opponents more.

Some Ideas: Black Vise Xyris, the Writhing Storm Edric, Spymaster of Trest Blatant Thievery The Locust God Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Hellkite Tyrant Praetor's Council Control Magic Generous Gift

MagicMarc on 5color Sliver

7 months ago

It is nice to see you making changes in a good direction with the deck!

Regarding your land; I would suggest spreading out your basics. You have a lot of plains but only a singleton or so in the other colors. Even it out as best you can since you are playing a 5 color deck. If anything, I would go higher on forests than any other basic because your mana slivers are green and your spells to get more land are green.

About the cards you added to the deck; I would drop Dormant Sliver, Metallic Sliver and The Locust God and add in Brood Sliver, Toxin Sliver, and Kindred Summons. Dormant Sliver is a trap. The card draw sounds awesome but when you play it you take away the one thing that slivers do best, Attack! You should never be on the defensive with a tuned sliver deck. Your opponents need to be. Metallic Sliver is a contradiction of Sliver Tribal. It is a vanilla sliver that adds no new ability to the tribe. It should never be in any Sliver deck. About the The Locust God. I understand how good this card is, but this is a Sliver deck and not a token Izzet deck. Save that for a different deck. Drop it for Galerider Sliver, Diffusion Sliver, or Venom Sliver. Seriously speaking, giving Slivers flying or death touch will just win games and you won't miss The Locust God.

About making more room in the deck; You have a lot of spells for a tribal creature deck and there is a little room to shave. I would suggest removing Aphetto Dredging, Bala Ged Recovery  Flip, and Chain Reaction. Aphetto Dredging just does not do enough in this deck. To begin with, you need to have played and lost three Slivers to see its total benefit. So if you arent losing Slivers or did not play any good ones, this card is dead in your hand in many games. I would try to get a copy of Haunting Voyage instead. Casting this can flip a game in your favor. It is the same with Bala Ged Recovery  Flip. No one Sliver is important enough to get back by itself so unless a card gets them all back or puts them into play then it is just sub-par. You already have a bunch of removal, maybe even too much so I would cut Chain Reaction. It is not one-sided and does not have any extra benefit. Replace all three of these with more slivers. Especially from the list I already suggested.

You need to focus on what the deck is. It's all about Slivers. Any card in your deck that is not a Sliver should already have it's value questioned by you. So it has to do something great to win games or help you win games to stay in the deck. Anything else can be cut for more Slivers.

Most of your other cards are good support, removal or counters. I think you could still shave a few more cards but I would wait to see after you make adjustments and play the deck for a while before cutting anything else. Once you have more Slivers in the deck and in play during games you should see a big change in it's performance.

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