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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Skeleton Soldier
When Underworld Sentinel attacks, exile target creature from your graveyard.
When Underworld Sentinel dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), put all cards exiled with it onto the battlefield.
3 months ago
His tokens are as close to skeletons as possible without actually being those, and he fits the flavour of a skeleton army flooding the battlefield.
Also: Underworld Sentinel is an underestimated powerhouse.
4 months ago
First round of updates is on a 25$ budget. Swaps I am testing and in no particular order of swapping:
Kodama's Reach --> Daemogoth Woe-Eater
Thriving Grove --> Demonlord Belzenlok
Lifecrafter's Bestiary --> Gamekeeper
The Beamtown Bullies --> Elemental Bond
Bellowing Mauler --> Greater Good
Artisan of Kozilek --> Riveteers Ascendancy
Deathbringer Regent --> Feldon of the Third Path
Migration Path --> Hornet Queen
Mosswort Bridge --> Jaxis, the Troublemaker
Spinerock Knoll --> Workshop Warchief
Dodgy Jalopy --> Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge
Swamp --> Ognis, the Dragon's Lash
Thriving Moor --> Professional Face-Breaker
Thriving Bluff --> Rampant Rejuvenator
Commander's Sphere --> Cultivate
Woodfall Primus --> Junji, the Midnight Sky
Caldaia Guardian --> Underworld Sentinel
Mezzio Mugger --> Kardur, Doomscourge
Turf War --> Ravenous Chupacabra
Next of Kin --> Blessed Respite
Wave of Rats --> Kazuul's Fury Flip
Grime Gorger --> Acidic Slime
Stalking Vengeance --> Llanowar Wastes
5 months ago
5 months ago
No worries! I'm glad you liked my first couple suggestions ACapo18.
I've played my Isshin deck about 5-7 times IRL with some more games on the horizon for this weekend. I think I swapped out Cunning Rhetoric after my first couple of games. In my experiences, it wasn't much of a deterrent, and the cards it exiled weren't particularly useful.
I love Prosper, Tome-Bound; he's one of my recent favorite commanders. I understand how he can be a card advantage engine, but I think him and the other Impulse draw sub-theme is kind of disjointed with the aggro, go-wide stuff that Isshin wants to do. If you needed to, you can likely keep Prosper and Laelia, but Bell Borca, Spectral Sergeant feels kind of out of place compared to the other 2. If you like Impulse draw, have you looked at Florian, Voldaren Scion? He can dig down and pseudo-tutor depending on how much damage you're throwing around each combat.
I can see what you're going for with the creatures that care about Modified status, but I don't think they synergize enough, or have enough support with the rest of your deck to keep included. I personally like Breena, the Demagogue the most (I run her in my own list), but I don't think you're running enough Modified enablers to keep some of the others. That's ultimately your call depending on which ones you like most.
Underworld Sentinel also seems really slow for the payoff that it can potentially achieve.
I think if you cut any of those cards, you could likely include a bit more: token productions damage anthems, draw, and board protection. Here are some cards I've played with in my list that I like:
Signal Pest a low to the ground anthem effect that can come down on any turn and be relevant.
Boros Charm One of the modal options helps with board protection
Plumb the Forbidden is pretty great with tokens, especially if you're about to get board-wiped, or know the tokens will die in combat blocks
Tome of Legends a bit pricey, but will usually have 1-3 counters each game, and drawing investment is pretty minimal.
Soltari Champion Fairly compact anthem effect on a creature
Unquenchable Fury Can front load damage on any of your creatures and will usually return to hand for reuse.
Faith's Reward More board protection
Hopefully these additional suggestions are helpful. Would be happy to keep exchanging ideas if you would like. I have an Isshin primer write-up on my profile where I discuss some card options, in case that's of any interest to you. I've generally found that keeping Isshin's mana curve fairly low allows him to rebuild pretty quickly after waves of removal.
10 months ago
Removed Army of the Damned
Added Living Death
10 months ago
Archaeomancer, Baleful Strix, Banshee of the Dread Choir, Broodbirth Viper, Clone Shell,Demon's Disciple, Doomwake Giant,Fleshbag Marauder, Impaler Shrike, Meteor Golem, Mulldrifter, Noxious Gearhulk, Overseer of the Damned, Peregrine Drake, Reef Worm, Shriekmaw, Solemn Simulacrum
1 year ago
Underworld Sentinel would be a good fit for this deck i think, just cheat all of them into play other than phage
1 year ago
Heartless Summoning does not help with Araumi's ability, but it's very solid to help us power out our higher-cmc reanimation targets very early! It also allows us to somewhat churn through creatures with an Altar, and often even GAIN mana off things like Peregrine Drake.