Winds of Rath
Destroy all creatures that aren't enchanted. They can't be regenerated.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , sonnet666 , GeminiSpartanX|
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Rare|
|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Rare|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Rare|
|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Winds of Rath occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
GWU (Bant): 0.66%
Winds of Rath Discussion
1 week ago
I'd focus on enchantment ramp (à la Wild Growth, Wolfwillow Haven, Overgrowth and Sheltered Aerie) over the artifact ramp and things like Rampant Growth. This could be supplemented with things like Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr and Blossom Dryad.
To my mind, if things like Ancestral Mask, Soul's Majesty and Rishkar's Expertise are working out, it's because you're already winning. I'd rather run things like Gryff's Boon, Messenger's Speed and Madcap Skills - I'd also work on reducing the overall CMC of your enchantments.
I'd also think about adding something else you can win with (if Uril becomes uncastable or is otherwise removed). Fleecemane Lion could carry a handful of aura's. Alternatively, Siona, Captain of the Pyleas + Shielded by Faith with Emblem of the Warmind or Fires of Yavimaya.
2 weeks ago
I'd cut Brave the Sands, and AEther Web as they don't offer relevant evasion for Messenger's Speed, and Madcap Skills. I'd cut Runes of the Deus and Eldrazi Conscription as they're too expensive for Setessan Training and Angelic Gift.
The +1 of Garruk Wildspeaker (alongside all the Enchantresses) makes me think you should run more things like Trace of Abundance (rather than things like Darksteel Ingot), but they don't play well with Realm Razer.
4 weeks ago
The reason I like Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light and Cast Out is I stay on theme, usually trigger a draw, and if I target a commander then usually my opponents will send to command Zone so it served its purpose like an instant removal. Also, if these enchantment removals get destroyed I still can reuse them with cards like Sun Titan, Dance of the Manse, and Open the Vaults. Whereas I don’t have anyway to bring back instants from graveyard.
I noticed your little nicky deck only had 36 lands. I recently dropped from 39 to 38. Do you think this is about right for me?
Do you think I should keep Mystic Remora? I think I already have a decent amount of card draw and am thinking of swapping it for more ramp.
4 months ago
Re: Winds of Rath, I have never found myself needing to wipe while Bruna is out. When Bruna is out and suited up, I can typically just go to combat, get a kill, and pass the turn. Bruna has natural Flying, and typically she'll pick up Trample from Eldrazi Conscription or Unblockable from Steel of the Godhead. Lack of evasion can be a problem with just Battle Mastery and Corrupted Conscience, but this is pretty rare in my experience since I typically have to tutor for at least one aura.
Totem Armor is a good way to get around card disadvantage from losing enchanted creatures, but they're also one-and-done affairs, and for the most part the extra numbers and keywords are just not relevant when they're attached to Bruna - none of them have the magical "lethal with one other damage aura" ability shared by the Big Three and Auramancer's Guise.
The one really interesting one is indeed Eel Umbra due to the protective nature of Flash, but in practice I don't think it's really different from a counterspell in that slot, so I ran that instead.
As far as making my other creatures bigger goes (this goes for both Faith Unbroken and the Umbras), bigger creatures just aren't scary when the entire table knows I'm aiming to suit up Bruna for the kill anyway. I'd rather keep my creatures as blockers and make them hard to remove in the sense of Fog Bank being able to block for days on end. The indestructibility auras (Indestructibility and Shielded By Faith) provide this, as well as Spectra Ward and cards with Protection from creatures like Unquestioned Authority.
Lastly, as far as creatures go, I just don't have enough of them to suit up. Right now I've noticed that the deck is both kinda slow and kinda vulnerable to creature combat at all stages of the game, so I'm probably going to board in Propaganda and some nice tutors, including my newly reprinted friend Idyllic Tutor. Maybe also add Drift of Phantasms.
4 months ago
From personal experience with Bruna, be careful with mass removal. Nothing sucks more than spending six mana on your commander only to have to wrath her away because she can't get in and you're gonna die to the creatures you can't get past. Heavily recommend Winds of Rath if you can get a copy. For just one mana more than Wrath of God we can ignore Bruna and any other enchanted creature we might have (I see that it is in you maybeboard, let me know if you've tried it and found it lackluster or just can't find a copy).
Have you given any thought the the many umbra cards (Eel Umbra and friends)? I know you want to keep the aura section lean, but these kinds of auras can keep your creatures more alive than they might be while also making them scarier.
Lastly, Faith Unbroken is cool. It is a bit clunky mana wise, but it also removed a creature while making something bigger.
Feel free to ignore any suggestions, I just like talking about Bruna. :D
4 months ago
Much better decklist! I'm glad to see your manabase has rounded out and you have an actual removal suite along with the previously suggested pillow fort pieces. I know you got on me about not suggesting what to cut - and well...really it depends on what direction you want your deck to go in. I think you're too concerned with playing low to the ground spells - in a sense, you're thinking a little too aggro for the commander you have. Voltron is inherently slow - the idea is that you'll eventually have so many enchantments that the opponent(s) will have zero options available to them to get rid of your commander (outside of maybe an overloaded Winds of Abandon ). You don't need to focus on getting a ton of low CMC spells - what you need to focus on are spells that can make an impact at every point in the game.
Revisiting our talk about Land Tax - so after re-examining it, it can help you late game if you are behind someone in lands: You thin out the lands in your deck to increase the chances that your next draw step will get you an actual useful card. My only reservation is that of the 34 lands in your deck, only 12 are basics. I'm not sure how often the previously mentioned scenario will occur, but I think that Pir's Whim and Sylvan Scrying will be more beneficial to you as you will probably want to tutor non-basic lands over x number of basics. (This is all my opinion, so take it worth a grain of salt.) Yes, I know they cost more than , but your concern over having lower mana costs and wanting to get your commander out ASAP makes your deck too linear and vulnerable. The hallmark of having a good EDH deck is to be able to win games where you don't even cast your commander. If the table can just stop your commander from coming into play, or possibly remove it once or twice - what's your back up? What I think is that you need to favor flexibility and board control over sheer aggro and low CMC.
Here's what I'd consider cutting:
- Land Tax - like I said before, can only tutor you up basic lands and thin out your library. This isn't what you need. You need to focus on getting those utility lands. I'd toss in the only true ramp white has in this card's place - Smothering Tithe . Don't hand me that "Uhhh but I don't have a mana dump" argument. If you believed that, then you wouldn't have included a powerful mana doubler like Mirari's Wake . Cut this stupid spell, you don't run enough basics to justify it being in the deck, and it's not consistent. Smothering Tithe will net you more mana in the short and long run. Your deck isn't aggro, so vs. doesn't matter.
- Day of Judgment - your deck has plenty of removal and mass removal options. I think this one is just a little redundant unless you intend on combining it with Yavimaya Hollow . But even then, Divine Reckoning and Winds of Rath save you from having to use to get the previously mentioned land. I still say cut it. In it's place use Smothering Tithe . It's the only true ramp white has. It's a very good spell - try it. Trust me. And don't hand me that "I don't have a mana dump" argument, if you really believed that, then you wouldn't have included Mirari's Wake .
- Farseek - Since you are in only two colors, this card doesn't really do you much good. I'd cut this for Sylvan Scrying
- Gaddock Teeg - You aren't exactly playing Stax, so this card is kind of useless. On top of it potentially being a nonbo or (non-combo) with some spells, like overloaded Winds of Abandon or Eldrazi Conscription . I'd use Aura of Silence in it's place.
5 months ago
Don't love Kismet I think that's more annoying than wood. Does Words of Wind have some sort of combo with it? Femeref Enchantress has always seemed kinda bad to me, though I haven't played it. Losing enchantments is actually kinda hard. I absolutely love Aura Thief; it's one of my pet cards, but I think it does get significantly weaker without a lot of sac outlets.
I run Eldrazi Conscription in my Tuvasa deck as a quick finisher. I think Verduran Enchantress is also a must play. The enchantresses are all just so ridiculously good in the deck. Winds of Rath is a nice sweeper that your stuff can dodge a lot of the time. I've liked Finest Hour in my Tuvasa deck. It can let your Tuvasa kill someone without a blocker really easily a lot of the time. Faeburrow Elder has been a mustplay for me in three+ color gw decks. Eladamri's Call has also been awesome in my Tuvasa.
5 months ago
Some cards that I use in my Bruna deck that could have applications here in Uril:
Soltari Visionary is a great, nearly 100% unblockable creature that acts as some additional removal.
Umbra Mystic gives all of your auras totem armor. This felt lackluster until I saw how much of my opponents' resources it could consume as they focused on trying to eliminate it and anything else enchanted.
Heliod's Pilgrim and Three Dreams ...why make do with just any old aura you happen to draw? Go get your best ones. I usually fetch Eldrazi Conscription but Bruna also can cheat it into play so the CMC isn't such of a concern.