So what are the Background builds you're wanting to start?
Posted on June 16, 2022, 8:25 p.m. by TypicalTimmy
I want to try my hand at building Karlach, Fury of Avernus with Raised by Giants. Now Karlach is a 10/10 who lands a second combat phase the first time he swings. That's 20 commander damage if he connects both times. One simple little boon and he swings for lethal each turn.
A little protection, a little "Can't be blocked" and suddenly you TKO any opponent in one swing. Go for the greatest threat at the table first and work your way down.
Idk man sounds kinda Gruul to me shrug
griffstick, awe how come? Many of them do feel underwhelming. I suspect they feared another Partners problem if they made anything 2 colors. That's something I noticed is every Background and Legendary Creature are all mono. But, that I think nerfed it all too much. They could have at least done 2-color Commanders with 1-color Backgrounds so your deck can be 3 colors at maximum. That, I think, would have been more than a fair compromise.
June 16, 2022 9:34 p.m.
I haven't taken a solid look at them all yet but a few seemed pretty neat. I think a lot of folks just like to build 3 color decks mostly. Maybe I'm wrong though.
All seem like they could be pretty good if paired up well.
June 17, 2022 12:13 a.m.
I'm currently theory-crafting a Wilson, Refined Grizzly deck with Shameless Charlatan that will be all about having Wilson turn into other creatures to do stuff. Right now I'm thinking of adding some +1/+1 counters and ability counters as support, but I'm still in early stages. I think I'm gonna call my deck 'Bear Incognito'.
June 17, 2022 1:06 a.m.
If Wilson becomes a copy of something else, he will lose all of his abilities right? Because it doesn't become a copy "in addition to". Just "becomes a copy".
And it's not even until end of turn. It's just a permanent effect.
June 17, 2022 1:32 a.m.
Haven't built any of these yet, but here's a few that caught my eye.
June 17, 2022 3 a.m.
I haven't done too much research into pairings, but I do think a few had some potential (for me, at least) :
Shadowheart, Dark Justiciar and Inspiring Leader for Orzhov token shenanigans. The buff from the background helps Shadowheart draw cards, too. Gut, True Soul Zealot and Halsin, Emerald Archdruid also work really well with the background here.
I will admit, I do like CLB's background partner system a lot more than the dungeon mechanic that AFR gave us. It feels much more "DnD" to me. (as someone who's never played DnD)
June 17, 2022 9:54 a.m.
TypicalTimmy I know that. The point of the deck will be to have Wilson be a spy. :)
I do want the deck to be able to do things, so the real commander will be Shameless Charlatan.
June 17, 2022 9:59 a.m.
June 17, 2022 10:55 a.m.
Somewhere rattling around I've got a very loose idea for a background tribal deck. Some sort of enchantress voltron, but all the pumps and buffs come from various backgrounds instead of auras.
June 17, 2022 5:15 p.m.
Unlife I'm working on a Tana, the Bloodsower and Tymna the Weaver loaded with backgrounds and other 'commander matters' cards like Fury Storm and Bloodsworn Steward. I don't think it'll be great by any means, but hopefully it'll be fun.
June 17, 2022 5:24 p.m.
Abaques, I'd forgotten about those creatures, I'll have to include them. I was bouncing between Saskia the Unyielding and Nethroi, Apex of Death, but now I'm thinking maybe Kethis, the Hidden Hand would actually work better, even if he has no combat abilities.
June 17, 2022 8:50 p.m.
Unlife I ended up making my deck yesterday and I took it to my local LGS. It actually performed pretty well despite my super budget manabase from 2018.
Here's the deck: You Came From Where?