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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal


Creature — Elemental Incarnation


If damage would be dealt to another creature you control, prevent that damage. Put a +1/+1 counter on that creature for each 1 damage prevented this way.

When Vigor is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

ILuvMtg on Her Royal Fluffness

4 days ago

No problem! you're right that Leyline is pretty useless now that I think about it. Some other cards to consider might be Battle Mammoth, Vigor, Regal Behemoth, and Apex Devastator. (some of those might be a bit outside your budget). You can decide whether you think that Dawnglade Regent is an upgrade over Archtype. One card to remove might be Impervious Greatwurm. You have several cards to give creatures trample, but if you don't get one then it can literally be stoped cold by a 0/1 plant token. It's a good card for this deck, but there are other creatures that are just strictly better.

Good luck!

carpecanum on Grothama fights everyone

2 weeks ago

And its hero, The Conqueror Worm is my Grothama deck that does almost nothing but tutor out Vigor or make a

carpecanum on Grothama fights everyone

2 weeks ago

Vigor lets you fight your own guys for profit. First Strike equipment on Grothama stops those pesky 1/1's with Deathtouch from fighting.

Love the all wurm theme.

carpecanum on frog 1.1

3 weeks ago

If you have two effects that happen at the same time you get to choose which one happens first. Vigor goes to the graveyard and then you can choose to stack triggers so he gets exiled or returns to the library.

Bubble Matrix is best used if you have way more creatures than your opponent (so you can block big guys and not worry about being blocked) but you have attack triggers instead of causing damage so I thought it might work here as well.

You have a lot of "mill" but you might find "connive" useful as well. Its a new ability so I am not familiar with all the cards yet.

grapplepi on frog 1.1

3 weeks ago

carpecanum omg I think I have been playing those Broken Fall cards wrong. I can put them down, then the regenerate is something I then activate afterward at any time? I was playing them similarly to sorceries that are enchant type omg facepalm. I thought I had to put them back to my hand immediately. Omg yes those are so much better in that case.

I have copies of both the large changelings but I havent really decided yet on if I want them. I am sort of building the deck in a couple directions, this version for my LGS which is pretty hardcore, and a more combat focused and combo-removed version for my chill friends. Definately they would make it into the second version though. I hadn't really payed enough attention but they honestly aren't any more expensive CMC-wise than some of the frogs such as Omnibian I hadn't been considering them seriously enough I dont think.

Interesting idea with Bubble Matrix. I had never seen that one before. Vigor also is... an interesting card. It seems very powerful, but at such a high CMC cost I would really have to think if by then I even need it. It's third ability definately makes it hard to get unless the exile overrides it's last ability.

Thanks for the tips! I am definately going to do another update after I get some more games in.

carpecanum on frog 1.1

3 weeks ago

Broken Fall can absolutely be activated on an opponent's turn.

Shuko works the same as Lightning Greaves for your combo.

Most "Frogs" are usually too weak to attack consistently. Chameleon Colossus and Changeling Titan are pretty big frogs. Vigor or Bubble Matrix means you can attack with anything without being squished by a big blocker

Beebles on Hit Me Baby! | Akiri Damage Ricochet | V-2X2

3 months ago

Hey 9-lives,

Nice! I do think that in the common understanding, people use Aikido to refer to the act of redirecting the strength of their opponents. Interesting that you know so much about it.

I did not come up with the phrase Stop Hitting Yourself (STY). I think JLK from the command zone used that term for the first time when presenting his ideas for such a deck all the way in the beginning of the command zone podcast 6 years ago. He’s been messing with that concept ever since.

There are STY decks, like this one, where you are trying to send a huge amount of damage flying and combo off. Because those decks tend to run things like Brash Taunter and Stuffy Doll, sometimes such decks are also referred to as Stuffy Doll decks. Then there are those which want to deal 1 damage to their creatures often, for example through Pyrohemia, to get value, such as Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Vigor and Enrage cards.

There isn’t that much support for the archtype yet, but WOTC has slowly been adding cards to the pool. I wouldn’t be surprised if they printed a more direct Boros commander for a build like this. Although I think Akiri is perfect for it :).

Do those decks fall under your explanation of “Tactical Redirection”? Probably :). But I think Stop Hitting Yourself is a better and more commonly used name to categorize decks like this.

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