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)||metalmagic , Forkbeard|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire Discussion
1 month ago
Sounds like we have similar play styles.
Some of my favorite commanders are:
Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire. My 99 is all permanents. Lots of haste enablers. Lots of mana dorks. Win through combat with jundy stompy stuff. Your commander is a threat, removal, and a value engine all in one.
Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1 counter voltron
Ephara, God of the Polis slam 50+ of the best creatures and token generators into one deck, win through beat down, always have a full hand.
1 month ago
I have a Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire deck that runs a ton of haste enablers and dorks that I target with his trigger to upgrade them into threats or less vulnerable permanents (like lands).
It's so satisfying when someone Cyclonic Rifts the board and you use mana dorks plus a haste enabler like Lightning Greaves to replay your entire hand since your dorks produce the same amount of mana as they cost making them free plays.
2 months ago
Yeah, no. I'm not buying it. I think a lot more players than you assume, play the game to play the game, and just don't like to lock up tables in the magnitude you're suggesting. Because the way you picture it, there will be no decks left not playing blue or black in the world.
I will not be jamming Hullbreacher in my temur landfall deck, Opposition Agent will not make the cut for Rankle, Master of Pranks, nor for Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire (excellent answer right there in the command zone btw). Commander players all over the world like to play suboptimal decks with janky combos, tokens, big creatures, tribes, any way to personalize the experience and make it fun to play. The problems you are projecting are only for tables that rely on their tutors to do anything they want to, with only interaction, tutors, and instant, hard-to-interact-with win-the-game combo pieces in their deck.
Which is currently the most powerful way to play magic in EDH, because you're playing singleton. But not really, because every tutor counts as every other card in your deck that it can find. OP agent, like Aven Mindcensor, Stranglehold,Mindlock Orb and Leonin Arbiter, will absolutely WRECK cEDH tables, nobody will disagree with that. If you can't answer a 3/2 with your hand and/or boardstate, without searching your library, or if your deck can't win without its Thassa's Oracle, yes, then this card is a major problem for you.
But in the top 100 cards on EDHrec, there's 16 that get hosed by OP agent. 9 of them only search your library for land(s). If that was enough to be banned from a format, Null Rod and Collector Ouphe would have been banned ages ago, because almost every deck plays mana rocks (23 out of 100 are hosed by those). Getting your stuff stolen feels bad, however, so this will immediately make the top Salt Cards list on EDHrec.
It sounds like only the most powerful decks and tables are not ready for the impact of this card, the paradigm shift that searching your library to find exactly what you need at any time, can be answered now, and might no longer be the best thing to do in any situation, it might even lose you the game now. The rest of the world, who can just cast a 6-power creature from their hand, or the command zone, and start beating the player who forbids them to play their deck until he is no more, along with the other 2 players who don't have an OP agent in play and like to see it gone, will shrug and consider this the next unfun stax piece, like Stasis, Winter Orb, Armageddon, Cursed Totem, Drannith Magistrate, Notion Thief, Narset, Parter of Veils, Counterbalance + Sensei's Divining Top, Glacial Chasm and others that have mostly been self-restricted at 90% of all EDH playgroups in the world, but not banned.
So to preemptively ban this card because a small subset of commander metas around the world will have a hard time dealing with it, is hard for me to get behind, especially if that's the same subset that will have a Force of Will, an Assassin's Trophy, a Cyclonic Rift and/or a Mystical Tutor to find those or a different answer with OP agent on the stack.
3 months ago
5 months ago
If you play with the same play group regularly, they'll know what to expect from your deck in short order. If you play with random pickup groups, then expect more hate the more powerful your commander is.
It definitely helps that Ghave is a higher CMC commander if you are playing him janky. Your early drops will point to that before the commander hits the table.
If you are playing a jank version of say Najeela or Tymna/Thrassios paring, your commander is probably going to meet some early removal before they figure out that your are playing a casual deck.
The opposite is also true. If you are playing an optimized version of a more casual commander with a low cost like Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, it might fly under the radar until it is too late. But if you race a Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire out turn three or four with haste, people are still going to be afraid of you even through Vaevictis is considered a lower tier commander.
5 months ago
The new Radha, Heart of Keld is another way at looking at your own topdeck, although IMO I don't really think those kind of effects actually matter to the lantern control concept unless symmetrical topdeck manipulation is involved
IMO I'm not very hopeful of lantern control ever really becoming a thing in EDH since I think it needs more support, and since WotC considers fateseal a failure I doubt they're going to explore that design space in the future
6 months ago
I have two
My friend and I were playing one on one, and he had a Kiku, Night's Flower and I had my Anafenza, the Foremost deck. He had just used ad nauseum to get most of his deck into his hand, then discarded his grave into his graveyard before casting Rise of the Dark Realms and getting about 70 power on the board. And the most I have is some spirit creature tokens and High Sentinels of Arashin at about 10 power.
The other favorite is that the entire game I was managing to decently deal damage to my friend with my Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire deck and my friend has their Lord Windgrace, but am hellbent at that point with a Greater Good. So Im about to swing in for lethal next turn with an army of goblins and other creatures and Vaevictus on the board. He casts a Damnation and thinking I can get cards back to rebuild, Im about to sacrifice Vaevictus and all my other big creatures, and he casts a Krosan Grip. I now have no cards and no field, and he wins by Scapeshift with Lotus Cobra and Amulet of Vigor on board and burns me out.