Tome of Legends
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tome of Legends Discussion
1 week ago
Hiya! Long time player of Aurelia, the Warleader here. Hopefully I can give some solid advice.
You mentioned in your description that you tend to find yourself wiped out after an aggressive start. I'm guessing by this you mean that you tend to burn out and not have the reach to close out a game. I think your deck already has a pretty good amount of ramp- I counted 11 ways to ramp with your deck. I also noticed your deck has a lot of interaction and some pretty solid creatures, as well as a pretty high number of ways to protect them.
So, here is my advice to deal with the problem of reach (burning out, getting wiped out). I counted a total of 3 ways in your deck to generate consistent card advantage. The first way to deal with the problem of reach is to make room for more ways to generate card advantage. Contrary to popular belief, there are now, thanks to the generosity of Wizards of the Coast towards the red color in recent years, a good amount of cards that can help generate card advantage in Boros colors. They fall into different categories, you can figure out which fit your deck best. There is impulsive draw effects like Light Up the Stage, Outpost Siege, Commune with Lava, Prophetic Flamespeaker, etc. There are wheel effects similar to the Magus of the Wheel you already run like Wheel of Fortune (the expensive one), Wheel of Fate, and Reforge the Soul. There are some more equipment options if you want to lean in that direction like Sword of Fire and Ice (another pricy one), Mask of Memory, Rogue's Gloves, Infiltration Lens, etc. There are also some artifacts that have been printed in recent years that can work with most decks. You already have Tome of Legends, Endless Atlas would be another one in that category.
Once you fill out your deck with more ways to generate advantage, you'll have more access to cards and thus will be able to recover from a board wipe or removal more easily. It'll also help guarantee you'll hit your land drops and find your ramp pieces.
The other way to deal with reach is actually a playstyle choice. When playing my attack-heavy Boros deck, if I don't have a way to protect my board, I always make sure to play a little more conservatively. In other words, don't play out the rest of your hand, have a backup in hand, don't commit so much that a board wipe completely blows you out, etc. Having good card draw helps with this because it means that I can keep building my board while still having cards in hand in case stuff hits the fan.
Hope this helped! Good luck and I hope you enjoy playing Boros in EDH!
1 week ago
Mono Red? Check
I love it. Here's some ideas.
Draw: Tome of Legends will be great in here. Maybe add Manifold Key for double untap/unblockable synergy. Endless Atlas, Ignite the Future, Humble Defector(use Homeward Path with it), Light Up the Stage are all cheap draw that I love in red. Prophetic Flamespeaker, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Knollspine Dragon, Tectonic Giant and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser all provide card advantage and/or push the aggro theme.
Ramp: Let's think about this for a minute. I think instead of turn 3 brother #1, turn 4 brother #2, we should try to get both brothers out turn 4 (with 4 land drops). That way we don't waste their haste or leave one brother out alone to get removed/wiped. For that, focus on cards that will get both broths out turn 4: Sol Ring, Generator Servant, Dockside Extortionist, Worn Powerstone, Coalition Relic, Seething Song, Ruby Medallion, Myriad Landscape + any 2cmc mana rock, Cloud Key, Hazoret's Monument, and Herald's Horn all allow you to get both Brother's swinging turn 4.
Helm of the host is a good idea. One combat and they're all 6/5s. Trample will be important then, so yeah Archetype of Aggression seems great. Blackblade Reforged will be consistently good.
Themes to consider:
- Historic matters cards
- Legendary Matters cards
- Aggro/go wide
This is a cool idea, I will be back later! Get a decklist up TypicalTimmy, I already want to upvote it!
1 week ago
A few recommendations from a long time Aurelia, the Warleader player.
First off, I recommend bumping up the land count to 37-38. 34 lands isn't enough in EDH to reliably make land drops every turn, so adding more lands would help increase the consistency of the deck. Think of it this way- there's nothing worse than having cards in your hand you can't cast because you didn't draw enough lands to have the mana to cast them.
Next, add in more ways to generate card advantage. Looking over the deck, I saw 5 sources of card advantage (aka ways to get access to more cards to play, typically by drawing but can also be impulsive draw) with 4 ways to tutor for them. There are many wheel effects in red that are not the price of Wheel of Fortune. These are Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, and Magus of the Wheel. Red also has access to some great impulsive draw spells. Outpost Siege is reliable, turn by turn one. Light Up the Stage is another good one that is easy to cast for its spectacle cost. Other notable ones are the c2019 new Ignite the Future, Commune with Lava, and Prophetic Flamespeaker. There are a few more equipment that draw cards like Rogue's Gloves and Sword of Fire and Ice. Finally, there are some great artifacts that have been printed in recent years that can get a consistent flow of cards. These include Tome of Legends and Endless Atlas.
Next is a few more ways to ramp. I counted 8 pieces, with once again 4 ways to tutor. Some simple mana rocks would do the job. Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Knight of the White Orchid, and Kor Cartographer could also do the job. I do also recommend investing the money in buying a copy of Smothering Tithe. The card is very worth running in the deck. You already play lands that make every player draw, if you add in wheels for card draw it can be abused even more. Even without those though, it is by far the best EDH card in white and is more than worth the investment.
Finally, as you play the deck, I recommend you slowly take the time to think about the direction you want to really take it in. Right now it doesn't seem to have a huge focus to it, it's doing some equipment stuff, some big attack stuff, some artifact stuff, some token stuff, etc. Find a focus to the deck. Once you do, then you can start to make better decisions on how to make it better.
Let me know how the deck has been running in paper though! Good luck with learning to play Boros and I hope you learn to enjoy it!
2 weeks ago
+1 You need card draw badly. If you like these suggestions, I can suggest other non-draw ideas as well. Problem is if you don't draw into a wheel, a continuous draw source (or if gets destroyed), then you're out of luck. You have a pretty good low curve. But with no real way to maintain gas, you will get blown out quickly. That, coupled with the pandemonium, mass hysteria and 2x damage doublers, you can find yourself on the worse end of that exchange fairly quickly, just against a big green deck with no inherent synergy other than beat face.
Arch of Orazca - Not bad at all, worth considering
Commune with Lava - Not bad at all, worth considering
Endless Atlas - Very good
Hedron Archive - Not the best but worth considering
Ignite the Future - Very helpful
Light Up the Stage - Helpful
Tome of Legends - Best draw source you will ever have
Feel free to check out my [Deck] for some ideas (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/norin-naughty-time/)
2 weeks ago
On the opposite side of the coin Ive been doing a lot of Aurelia deck reviews lately, so based on my past experience heres what changes I would make. The first issue that jumped out at me is the number of 3 drops. This always becomes a problem when you run a lot of the swords, however when deck building I will often shift the swords to the 5 CMC slot visually just because that is much more inline with how they perform. Anyway with this being the case I always want to make sure my 3 CMC cards are essentially over performing because its so crowded, and the other thing is that you do want to have some number of bigger plays as the game goes later or if someone ramps hard. I recently destroyed all the tokens of Avenger of Zendikar with an Elesh Norn which was 7 drop vs 7 drop...you won't get that by running entirely 3 drops. When the game gets big, you want some ability to go big as well.
I would probably cut captain lannery storm as a result. I would add signet or talisman in its place. Combat celebrant has generally also underperformed for me so In place of that, the card you need more than anything else in this deck is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite its removal, and its team pump for a deck full of small creatures. In short its a game winner.
Depending on how winds of abandon is performing, that would most likely be the slot for generous gift/chaos warp. By running both of those I notice that glacial chasm and spore frog aren't nearly the problems they used to be for me. In general I don't love that wind's of abandon gives something back to opponents, it can be a problem sometimes, so I might go for Volcanic Offering instead since blowing up key lands or just slowing your opponents while also taking out the 2 best creatures in play of your opponents.
Next Outpost Siege has never been my favorite, Light Up the Stage is a bit more immediate, but lately Ive been really hot on Commune with Lava especially when you've got feast and famine in play since you can float mana. Commune has the ability to grab 2 early if you just need a land or you can scale X to go bigger in the late game. You'll need to play it a few times it does require a small amount of skill to get it just right, but Id go that route over outpost. Tome of Legends is a card that i am currently trying to get tested, but i never seem to draw it, however it looks very promising in Aurelia. Beyond that, I've also used Prophetic Flamespeaker in the past. It wears equipments well and will get you to look at some extra cards, and it works best in a low curve deck like this because of the nature of impulse draw.
Here are things that I very much want to add but don't have room for but you might want to consider. Blackblade Reforged it deletes players from the game, especially if you have double strike. Umezawa's Jitte its easily the most complicated equipment since its range of performance goes from does nothing up to wins the game. Neheb, the Eternal It just makes so much mana and its good on attacking and blocking also. Archangel of Thune predominantly to make your hate bears bigger and close the game quicker.
Here are some very interesting cards to think about that Ive used or have been trying to test more. Backdraft Hellkite slow but flashback on your spells. Helm of Possession Turn your 2 drops into someones consecrated sphinx or commander. Its somewhat skill intensive, but stealing other peoples stuff is absurdly powerful. You currently don't have a fog effect other than teferi's in the deck which makes me nervous, maybe its a meta call but I really like a fog that can be brought back with mist veil plains so Comeuppance or Dawn Charm depending if you value the lower CMC vs more power. Also as a nice, this deck does look a bit soft to other aggro or big stompy decks.
Next, lets talk about stax. You've got some light stax to medium stax happening in this deck. If you want to bring it to the next level here are some super nasty options. God-Pharaoh's Statue this thing makes it super hard for your opponents to cast anything and just grinds them to hault.. they won't be comboing off through this. Next, my personal favorite its very good as you get toward the Cedh side of things, is Winter Orb once again it crushes combo decks, crushes tatyova and golos style decks and other big ramp decks, and really any deck that doesn't have just tons of big creatures in play. Its very skill intensive, but the key to break parity is Feast and famine and Neheb. Next Blind Obedience its nasty, and if you draw enough cards its a win condition, plus life gain which is also relevant. If you find that other aggro or stompy decks are problem, take a look at Angelic Arbiter you basically don't lose to creature decks. Aura of Silence is also very real, sometimes a little slow but can come back with sun titan...happens occasionally.
I personally wouldn't mind seeing another protection spell in the deck. Many choices available here Eerie Interlude, Legion's Initiative Brought Back and even just Cloudshift Ephemerate bring some amount of protection but can also be used for the 3rd combat trick amongst other things.
Alright those are my thoughts for now. I am sure thats plenty to think about. Let me know if you have any questions :) -PJ, Commander Replay
2 weeks ago
RobsJourney: Yes, it's doing fantastic work! It's definitely getting more streamlined, I'm excited for where it'll end up.
TheBooman: I'm just concerned about the CMC versus the value I get out of the card. This deck runs essentially no ramp, but this does mean that it has some occasional trouble with casting high-CMC cards.
CoolCat7271: Mmmm, Kroxa really doesn't want to be cast from hand. He dies immediately, and while Sanctum can save him, at that point I'm just paying 5 mana each turn for a single discard trigger.
Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate your thoughts :D
3 weeks ago
Honestly friend I don't have much to say about this list, it is a solid mono-white combo, which are two things I'm not particularly skilled with.
3 weeks ago
griffstick for the Legion! You've been playing this deck longer than I've been playing Magic!
What I like: Arcbond, Knollspine Dragon, Pyrohemia, and Infiltration Lens (all remind me of my Neheb deck), Haktos the Unscarred, Firemane Avenger (one of the first cards I ever saw and the reason I like Boros so much).
Here's what I'm noticing. Sorry if this steps on any pet cards or the deck as a whole.
- Somewhat high curve. This would be fine if not for the...
- Lack of ramp (you have 8, arguably 10, but most are 3 cmc or more which I do not like).
- Lack of draw (you have 9, but most are conditional or one-of effects).
- Lack of protection (you have 1, your creatures will get boardwiped).
So with that, here's some cards to consider.
Ramp: focus on 2 cmc ramp. Why? It comes out before your important creatures. It helps Iroas hit turn 3 every game. It saves mana.
- Boros Signet
- Arcane Signet
- Fire Diamond
- Marble Diamond
- Coldsteel Heart
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Conviction
- Dockside Extortionist <- highly suggested
Draw: let's get some better draw in here.
- Ignite the Future great value and great rate
- Grenzo, Havoc Raiser goes along with attacking
- Tectonic Giant goes along with attacking
- Magus of the Wheel just solid
- Humble Defector political tool and pet card
- Tome of Legends repeatable draw, great for attacky decks
- Light Up the Stage not amazing but solid
Protection: Just some ways to not get blown out by a boardwipe.
I do not have time to suggest cuts. Mull these over and let me know if you want further explanation for anything.