Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon
Whenever Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire attacks, for each player, choose target permanent that player controls. Those players sacrifice those permanents. Each player who sacrificed a permanent this way reveals the top card of their library, then puts it onto the battlefield if it's a permanent card.
|Have (2)||Forkbeard , metalmagic|
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Discussion
4 weeks ago
Howdy folks, I've been tinkering with Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire since he came out. It's gotten to the point where it's my bling deck, and honestly I'm not comfortable putting any more money into it. That said, I have the signets and some other land-fixing cards in my collection doing work elsewhere, and I would be happy to slot them in if it's the forums general wisdom that they would make the deck more consistent.
The two wincons of the deck are, 1st and foremost, infinite combats, and 2nd, It That Betrays stax, by way of cheating the combo pieces out with topdeck manipulation thanks to Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire 's Chaos Warp effect. I realize that Chaos Warp is inconsistent by nature, the consistency I'm looking for is really how to get Vaevictis out and swinging as soon as possible so that the cheating can function.
I feel like I've sunk enough money into the deck where this should be possible. With the inclusion of like Imperial Seal and Mana Crypt in place of some of the dragon cards, the deck would probably be D-list cEDH, which is kind of a compelling idea...
Anyway, please let me know what you would do to make the deck function more consistently, and thank you very much for your time!
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
There is nothing here I hate but there are some extra cards you should consider replacing Catacomb Dragon .
Dragonlord Dromoka is a great way of shutting out your opponents on your turn. Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund is one of those double edged swords that I love about dragons. Haste and mind controlling all dragons is fantastic. However you can get destroyed by a Bribery . Dragonlord Kolaghan is another haste enabler that can hose some of the more janky strategies such as Rat Colony or Persistent Petitioners . Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is also another great way to get around indestructible or remove really annoying permanents. Urza's Incubator is another great cost reduction to really bring down the cost.
If you are struggling to find cuts, just think about what you would rather draw off the top in a tight spot.
2 months ago
A man I love Korvold, Fae-Cursed King !. I had a Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire deck that played pretty neatly... and had something to do with all my ramp pieces once he attacked. Of course I already have my Jund-pet deck so I kindof scrapped that. I've been very effectively using Thieves' Auction lately for big-time disruption and field parity. It is pretty good for if players are running rampant while you are just starting a (6cmc) strategy, punishes overextension, you get 1st choice on the auction block (if Lathliss has been cast, get her back), and your dragon tokens actually don't go anywhere during this deal, also re-triggers Lathliss ETB if you get a chance at additional dragons.
2 months ago
List of cards I'd cut: Medomai the Ageless Sygg, River Guide Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Prossh, Skyraider of Kher Thantis, the Warweaver Kaseto, Orochi Archmage Omnath, Locus of the Roil Intet, the Dreamer Storrev, Devkarin Lich Jenara, Asura of War Kestia, the Cultivator Rienne, Angel of Rebirth Pramikon, Sky Rampart Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge Crosis, the Purger Malfegor Olivia, Mobilized for War Rakdos the Defiler
3 months ago
Hey, you're welcome.
With Korvold, Fae-Cursed King you may want more lands (36) because a land can be the permanent you sac to grow, attack and draw with Korvold. Fetch lands even budget ones: Evolving Wilds , Jund Panorama , Naya Panorama , Blighted Woodland are good if you add Nesting Dragon as these lands give you for more landfall. High Market is a sac outlet that's a land.
There doesn't have to be a big Dragon change with Korvold. Prossh should definitely be included in the 99. Dragon Broodmother and Nesting make a good Dragon team to fuel Korvold's sac. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire can sac, but Prossh is also a six drop Dragon and it's much better with Korvold than Vaevictis.
There's already several Dragons here that will be good with Korvold such as Broodmother (repeatable source of tokens and sac), Prossh (sac outlet and source of tokens), Utvara (repeatable source of tokens), Lathliss (repeatable source of tokens), Boneyard (good sac target since it can reanimate itself), Bladewing (reanimate another Dragon you saced).
The biggest change will be the support that Korvold wants. Korvold as General for Dragons needs more support than Prossh, but the trade-off is an increase in power level. However, an increase in power level isn't cheap. Many support cards you want with Korvold have expensive prices especially Dockside Extortionist , but even Nesting is expensive price. If this is a problem then Korvold might not be the change you want to make, but Korvold can do more than Prossh if you have the support.
If you choose to switch then these are cards to consider cutting:
- Explosive Vegetation
- Kodama's Reach
- Rampant Growth
- Furyborn Hellkite
- Fiery Confluence
- Door of Destinies
- Dowsing Dagger
- Dragonlord's Servant
- Moldervine Reclamation
- Descent of the Dragons
- Fearsome Awakening
- Hellkite Overlord
The support you want with Korvold are repeatable sources of permanents to sac, some sac outlets and different recursion.
- Dockside Extortionist
- Awakening Zone
- Tireless Tracker
- Orcish Lumberjack
- Greater Good
- Ashnod's Altar
- High Market
- Crucible of Worlds and/or Ramunap Excavator
- Eternal Witness
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Springbloom Druid
The ramp sources could be changed and the reason to change them is if you draw them after getting Korvold onto the battlefield then they will give you more value then just ramp. Examples of potential ramp changes:
3 months ago
Thank you very much for the advice, I will test out Korvold tomorrow with my play group. I am you make well thought out suggestions, any ideas as to what I should cut? I will also try Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire in the current deck.
3 months ago
Hey, nice version of Dragon tribal.
I see Korvold, Fae-Cursed King in the sideboard. You should consider using Korvold as General instead of Prossh? Prossh can be a great General when you can utilize the Kobolds with combos to win, but that's not the strategy here. As a Dragon tribal General I think there's better options.
Korvold is also Jund colors and he's a Dragon who can grow, but the difference is when Korvold grows he stays that big which means he can get really big and be a huge threat to repeatedly kill with Commander damage. Prossh can also kill with Commander damage, but here he's more of a one shot wonder where as Korvold isn't. Korvold has another ability that makes him a better overall outside of combos General than Prossh and that's card draw. When a General has a built in card draw ability then this just about automatically makes it a better choice than others that don't have one.
Prossh is excellent with Korvold as General because then each Kobolds you sac grows both Korvold and Prossh, but also draws you cards, a lot of cards. Prossh is a sac outlet for Korvold. Using Korvold instead of Prossh will require some changes, but honestly not that many. Ramp sources can change to give you more options of sacing a permanent.
I see Birthing Pod and it's another good reason to switch to using Korvold as General because Pod's ability to repeatedly sac a creature is busted value with Korvold. Greater Good and Genesis is a nice interaction with Korvold. Good is a sac outlet which triggers Korvold and Genesis lets you recur a creature from your graveyard at your upkeep including a creature you discarded to Good. This interaction is excellent with Extortionist since it's a card you want to get repeatable value from. Being able to recur any Dragon/creature that died is also very helpful when you want to sac creatures. Eternal Witness is also good since it can recur any card.
Nesting Dragon can be a repeatable source of Dragon tokens that can be sac fodder which then becomes a Dragon. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is a Dragon who has a repeatable sac ability. This Dragon also can really disrupt your opponents since you choose which permanent each opponent sacs. Crucible of Worlds and Ramunap Excavator are good with Korvold because then lands can be sac fodder. Tireless Tracker can be another repeatable source of tokens that sac.
If you like any of these suggestions then I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.