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|Commander: Rule 0
Creature — Devil
When this enters the battlefield and at the beginning of your upkeep, choose a player at random. That player exiles an instant or sorcery card from their graveyard. Copy that card. You may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.
10 months ago
I play in a very casual meta, so I can afford to play dumb expensive flavorful cards. :)
Here are some modifications you can try to make the deck stronger if your meta is a bit more serious:
Take out some expensive and "timmy" cards. Suggestions: Emrakul, Myojin, Wondrous Crucible, Ovika, Gigantoplasm, Wildfire Devils. While being fun and flavorful, these are in my opinion not great cards in a more competitive setting.
Add more protection for Abaddon and more ways to enable his ability easily. Suggestions: Swiftfoot Boots, Bolt Bend, Logic Knot, Protection Racket, Loyal Subordinate, Court of Ambition. Abaddon is often a remove-on-sight commander so more protection could be necessary and relying on combat damage to enable him could be problematic in a more competitive setting.
You might need more/better control cards and finishers. My suggestion for another finisher would be Torment of Hailfire.
Hope some of this helps to adjust the deck for your meta. :)
1 year ago
A chaotic force that I think wizard dropped the ball on BIG TIME. For one thing almost no devils deal with chaos with Wildfire Devils and to a much lesser extent Sin Prodder and Vexing Devil being the exceptions. Instead they went with yet another Aristocrat/Sacrifice playstyle I mean come on we have enough of those already it just feels uninspired and lazy on wizards side and with lore of devils being agents of pure chaos and at least on Innistrad servants of demons sent to sow guess what more chaos. And with the half devil walker Tibalt in his first card Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded he is also chaotic in his card effects even if it wasn't the greatest it was memorable at least to me (and not just for being a terrible walker in general) for cementing in my mind that devils are chaos would that way in the future boy was I wrong.
I think they should of went hard on the chaos aspect with things like Chaos Warp and Warp World effects as an etb or boss devil effect as well as Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded's first effect or a Gamble like effects or hell just making search for random from your library without letting you see what one you picked, make people discard cards at random, or dealing damage to a random target (something like when this deals damage to player choose a player, creature or planeswalker at random and deal damage to it instead) and all these effect could be targeted at random players as well: Example when X enters the battlefield choose target player at random (including yourself) that player may search for a random card from library and put into their hand (or where they put is also random be hand, graveyard, exile, battlefield tapped, battlefield untapped, top of library or bottom ect.) than shuffle their library or When X is target of a spell or ability choose a target a random this target becomes the new target of the spell or ability, thing like that.
Would it be good...debatable, would be more interesting and fun I think so, I also think they should add a small amount of anti-instant and sorcery as devils seem to be a wizards bane in ways that punish players for playing those types of spells so such as life loss or random redirection for the effect or something else that just as wacky.
I also feel like they stay away from coin flip aspect since
I feel like there can be more than one style of chaos and
The coin thing is more luck than chaotic so it isn't the same for me. (and yes ik you can manipulate the tosses but that brings farther from chaos and being a more roundabout and less reliable control deck all things considered)
I don't mind the devil token for what they are and think they are fine as is just need more support to make them a bit more...spicy
But what do guys think?
Do you agree with me that they should of made devils chaos?
Do you think Sacrifice was the right way to go?
Or do you think they should of taken devils in different route from either Chaos or Sacrifice?
1 year ago
Cast Creative Technique for the first time last night. It practically won me the game all by itself. Definitely got lucky but it was pretty impressive, imo.
I untapped with Rionya and 9 mana available. Decided to try the Technique and see what it would get me before deciding on anything else.
First copy flipped into Wildfire Devils and I randomly chose myself and recast Thrill of Possibility from my graveyard. Second copy flipped into Volcanic Torrent which in turn cascaded into March of Reckless Joy. March did nothing but I had 4 Instants/Sorceries cast for the turn to make 5 copies of something off the Rionya trigger. I also happened to draw Fanatic of Mogis off the Thrill of Possibilty and I had 4 devotion already on the field (Rionya, Devils, and one other creature with one pip).
Cast and copied Fanatic and domed each opponent for 55 total damage!
3 years ago
I didn't know this commander existed but I'm glad I do now. I don't know what your budget or meta are but I have a few recommendations if you'd care to read them.
Since you want to get your commander out and keep him out maybe more stack interaction like Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast as straight up counters, as well as cards like Deflecting Swat and Bolt Bend to deal with those pesky control players.
Arcane Signet would be a good replacement for Prismatic Lens since you don't need to mana fix, and if you can swing it Extraplanar Lens with Snow-Covered Mountains instead of regular mountains would give you big asymmetrical ramp assuming nobody else at the table was running them. There's also Ruby Medallion. Great for any mono deck.
Finally, maybe I'm failing to understand how important Knollspine Dragon is for your grand plan or if you just really like the card, but since he's the only dragon in your deck perhaps Sarkhan's Triumph could be swapped out for something else. Maybe another devil like Wildfire Devils?
Man you've really got me wanting to make a deck for this guy. Good job.
3 years ago
3 years ago
You’ll want lands are around 36-37 for this deck.
3 years ago
mtgApprentice21 I LOVE this, and I may retire my Jodah chaos deck and build this one.
3 years ago
Took a look. Seems pretty solid. You could add mana geyser for the underworld breach wheel of fortune interaction. I personally am also a fan of the Neheb, Feast and Famine Aggravated Assault Combo. Also i just really like Neheb by itself. But beyond that, I dont see any bad cards in the deck so Its really just about tailoring to specific scenarios or trying to build little packages like the ones I mentioned. Theres a cute trick im working on right now. So I've noticed that I just win more games when I draw dockside extortionist. In an effort to make that happen more often, ive been experimenting goblin recruiter. Put dockside on top of your deck, and you can choose to follow it up with a Kiki which is also very good on its own with Aurelia. Goblin Matron works also as well in addition to the normal recruiters, just that these ones are also nice and cheap. In a small sample size its been effective.
As far as the new cards I think the hawk is gonna be a little slow and more mana intense than other options. But on the other hand when you just need ramp it doesnt really matter where it comes from, see burnished hart for reference. Havent resolved a verge rangers yet, but im very excited too. Ive only ever been able to draw backdraft hellkite when im already super behind so i havent had a great look at it yet. Fiendish Duo seems solid, just that you gotta be careful of mana curve, it competes with a lot of good 6 drops. But test everything out, you never know when a card will outperform expectations and keep me posted if you see anything you really like. Another recentish one I need to test is Wildfire Devils and just jamming in winota even if you arent perfectly built for it. Both seem interesting.