Infinite mana in Boros
Posted on Aug. 19, 2021, 2 a.m. by TypicalTimmy
Forgive me if this is already something known by the community, but I just stumbled across.
Probably the easiest tribe to hit will be Soldiers, Goblins or Humans. As long as you have a total of 4 in play, you can Eldrazi Displacer one for and it'll return, giving you mana back, netting you +.
Sure it's colorless mana, but there are artifacts to filter this:
Or, you just run Eldrazi / Constructs and slam a ton of them down for colorless mana. Or you throw the biggest Fireball in the history of EDH.
In fact, if you get Myr Battlesphere out, it'll bring with it enough tokens to go infinite all by itself. With something such as Impact Tremors in play, you don't even need another spell; Just activations.
What's better is if an opponent goes to use removal as a response, you simply blink whatever they are targeting. Removal fizzles out and you continue with your wincon.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Omniscience_is_life, as I said in this thread, just because a deck is worth thousands of dollars does not mean it is better than a deck worth a couple hundred dollars. While Mana Echoes may be a $15, Eldrazi Displacer is $4, Myr Battlesphere is less 30 cents and Impact Tremors is $3.
August 19, 2021 2:20 a.m.
I've been working on a Hallar, the Firefletcher deck for the past couple months, and after a while I realized that it would cost me about $250 USD to buy. I thought "I don't really want to pay that much", and right now it would cost me about 170. I didn't make the deck worse, just found ways to cut the more expensive cards for cheaper variants.
On the other side, a friend of mine plays a vicious Feather, the Redeemed deck that has only improved the more money he's sunk into it. Goes both ways ;)
August 19, 2021 2:35 a.m.
Omniscience_is_life, as I was getting ready for bed, I realized Chancellor of the Forge also works, but you need a healthy boardstate at first. When Chancellor ETBs, he's going to create a number of 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens equal to the number of creatures you control. He counts himself, so it's at least 1. If you have 2 other creatures, which is super easy to hold onto in EDH, you get 3x Gobbos which nets you 3x ; Enough for the first Eldrazi Displacer activation.
From here, Chancellor re-ETB, and will now see the original +2 creatures, itself, and 3x Gobbos so you'll get 6x , good for two activations.
I'm sure there are several creatures who can combo like this. Theoretically if you have a healthy Dragon base you can use Lathliss, Dragon Queen to constantly pump out 5/5 tokens, though that's an immense mana requirement.
Best option may be to use Changlings and pick and choose the tribes as they fall into place. That way you don't have any stale pieces on board.
August 19, 2021 2:48 a.m.
Omniscience_is_life, I prefer decks that win between Turn 6 and Turn 8. I think that's a healthy rotation of the table for everyone to see their deck in action without feeling like the game is dragging on. If each player takes even just 1 minute per turn - assuming they know precisely the activations and spells they want to have each turn, that's still 4 minutes per rotation. At 6 turns, that's a 24 minute game. At 8 rotations, that's 32 minutes.
And that's assuming everyone is playing a well-oiled machine. When you get into even just 2 minutes per turn, that's 48 minutes - 64 minutes.
Given that, my decks run between $400 - $1,300 but the overwhelming majority of that consists of lands, Mana Crypt, Ancient Tomb, Mox Diamond, etc. All of which I already own. I have all 10x Shocks and all 10x Fetches as well as Crypt and Tomb. So immediately I can slash off a hefty chunk right there.
I enjoy building decks around $5 or less Commanders and building them up to that "casually competitive" level, where they hold their own and can even take on three decks at once, but aren't quite at cEDH levels.
I'm not a fan of cEDH. I'm perfectly okay with losing, and I don't want to build a deck who's entire goal is to tutor out 3 or 4 pieces and win the game on the spot. To me, that takes 0 skill and nothing will change my mind. If you know those 3 - 4 pieces, all you need to do is tutor and combo. In my opinion, you aren't "playing the game" so much as "following the instructions to win".
But hey, to each their own. I'd rather fight Tooth and Nail and grit through the onslaught and either die a champion or earn a well-deserved win where everyone has a chance to go off, than sit there and "win" because I paid the most money.
August 19, 2021 2:55 a.m. Edited.
August 19, 2021 3:36 a.m.
Great find TypicalTimmy. I don’t play EDH, but I might try a Legacy or Vintage build around this. Neat
August 19, 2021 9:25 a.m.
Man I wish i knew about this when I first started playing I loved infinite combos. Would’ve been nice in a boros angel deck. These days can’t say infinite combos bring me much joy Ive really grown to love interactions and having a back and forth with an opponent. Giving up pieces to take pieces then coming back with an explosive spell to turn the tides.