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Vedalken Orrery occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
Vedalken Orrery Discussion
6 hours ago
I have Vedalken Orrery in all of my EDH decks, because it is too awesome of a card to not have in them, but a new card named barracuda of the tide was recently revealed, so I am wondering if I should replace the orrery with the barracuda in any EDH deck that contains the color blue.
The barracuda has several advantages over the orrery:
-The orrery does nothing on its own, but the barracuda is a creature, so it can attack and block.
-The barracuda is very useful for politics in games with more than two players; while allowing other players to cast spells as if they had flash may be risky, the fact that it does not allow spells to be cast during its controller's turn is a useful check to that ability.
I actually have Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir in several of my decks, so I shall likely not put the barracuda in those decks, because his ability would counteract the barracuda's ability, but I definitely shall put the barracuda in my Kynaios and Tiro deck, because that deck focuses on helping its opponents so that they attack each other instead of me.
What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I replace Vedalken Orrery with barracuda of the tide?
7 hours ago
Should we make a separate thread for Commander 2020, or is this thread sufficient?
The reprint of Sol Ring was not remotely surprising, but I still feel that WotC is going overboard with reprinting it in every Commander set. The reprint of Commander's Sphere was very nice, however, although I still would have preferred Chromatic Lantern, since its price needs to be kept low.
Twinning staff would be amazing for my Riku EDH deck, but I am not certain if I can remove any cards to make room for it.
Barracuda of the tide is very awesome, and I am very likely to use it to replace Vedalken Orrery in all of my EDH decks that contain the color blue (which is nine out of thirteen, more than half of them), so I hope that it is not too expensive, but I think that I should ask for advice before I make that decision.
6 days ago
1 week ago
I agree with you. Consultation Kess is just insane!
Using every tutor (ritual, wheel etc) twice is just absurd on itself.
TnT & Kess (and maybe Najeela, too) are the Tier 0 commanders right now.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
For example, lets say WOTC reprinted Vedalken Orrery at rare in the next standard set, tanking its price to one tenth of its current one. Once you have several copies of that card for a fraction of the previous price instead of tens of dollars, will you ever want to see that card again? Probably no. Once you have no need for a card, you have no desire to purchase product specifically for that card. That is the essence of reprint equity and that is why wizards is striving so hard to retain what few they have left.
2 weeks ago
Boza, is that the reason for which WotC has been so miserly about reprinting cards such as Rhystic Study, Vedalken Orrery, and Akroma's Memorial? I care less for "reprint equity," as you phrase it, and more about this game being affordable for all players, old and new.
3 weeks ago
shadow63, I was not speaking of the physical contain for this set; I was speaking of how only the very wealthy shall be able to afford these cards, which is very bad, because they are cards that are both powerful and vital to many formats. I cannot help but wonder why WotC does not reprint cards more frequently, to keep the prices low. They make no money from the secondary market, so they have no good reason to withhold reprints and keep cards expensive.
My top three most desired reprints are Rhystic Study, Vedalken Orrery, and Akroma's Memorial, all of which are great for EDH format and are much more expensive than they should be, in my mind, so I cannot understand why WotC has not reprinted any of those cards, recently.