Commander player since 2012, nerd since birth. I love building decks at all levels of strength from jank to competitive. Favorite colors are abzan, but I have a lot of experience building in any color. Fairly new to the competitive side of the format, but with the help of those in my new playgroup and those on this site I hope to soon be able to hold my own against any given deck.

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Said on Tomik the Taxman...

#1

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Kataki, War's Wage , Hokori, Dust Drinker or Thalia, Heretic Cathar would be better options as commander here imo. Tomik is a very narrow effect

October 17, 2019 1:42 a.m.

Said on Chulane or Roon?...

#2

Chulane is better overall but as already stated, might draw some more hate. If your group is more casual I would go roon. If they are fine with combos, go chillane

October 14, 2019 5:56 p.m.

I personally love Karador, but I know that tymna/sidar is the best abzan commander. Tymna is just fantastic card advantage and sidar is the best in relevant colors for abzan because it lets your dorks hit so you can draw off tymna. Realistically you would be better off going tymna/tana and having all the colors for your plan, or tymna/thrasios for more draw and for the fact that they are the actual best commanders in a lot of situations that involve any of those colors.

I dont think 4 color is too greedy as long as your land base can support it. You best not be trying to do it off just a command tower, some guild gates and basics or you will have a bad time

October 12, 2019 11:33 a.m. Edited.

Said on The river boogeyman...

#4

Anything that is >4 that doesn't immediately win you the game or way outvalue other cards should be on the chopping block imo. I would probably start with your high cost enchantments as well as venser's journal and your equipment.

October 7, 2019 3:29 p.m.

Said on The river boogeyman...

#5

You can also add Windfall effects and your notion thief becomes a win con. If you do that, I would also add in Narset, Parter of Veils and Consecrated Sphinx to each act as slightly worse notion thiefs when you wheel.

Another thing you could do is bring your cmc waaaay down to around 2 and add in Ad Nauseam and Dark Confidant , but confidant is a bit pricy. Even if you don't do this exactly, brining down your cmc to around 2 is a great thing to do to make your deck faster.

October 7, 2019 2:17 p.m.

Said on The river boogeyman...

#6

To be more effective, you will want less lands and more mana rocks. Fellwar Stone , Dimir Signet , Talisman of Dominance , Arcane Signet , Mind Stone are all pretty cheap and very effective and I would suggest all but mind stone even for a budgetless version of this.

Also, take out dash hopes. You are in blue and have so many better coumterspell options. With dash hopes, your opponent gets to choose whichever hurts them the least and in a 40 life format that is usually the 5 life.

For an alt win, you can add in Laboratory Maniac / Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Demonic Consultation / Tainted Pact .

October 7, 2019 1:40 p.m.

In your sen triplets you could maybe do a Paradox Haze or Mindslaver . In your.... wait, you don't have her in any of your other lists on here. I would have made other suggestions, but for goodness sakes you should play what is best in your opinion for each individual deck.

September 28, 2019 8:16 p.m.

Replace each one on an individual case to case basis. Full stop.

September 28, 2019 7:56 p.m.

Said on Help for cEDH ......

#9

Honestly, I think you need to do your best to keep each question limited to one concise one sentence question potentially accompanied by a one sentence addendum if any more information is needed. Then have an obvious break before next question.

Example: Are Hushbringer and Deafening silence good enough for cEDH? I am concerned that Hushbringer doesn't have flash.

Can Kiki+ Bellringer still work? If not, are there any combos you would suggest instead?

September 28, 2019 4:42 p.m.

BMHKain I think the trick to bumping is to never use the word bump, nor mention that you are trying to bump. Bolding it is right out. Just post your comment and leave out anything bump related, and it still 'bumps' the post. Making up words including bump (i.e. bumpotize) should be avoided like the plague.

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September 28, 2019 11:34 a.m.

My meta is pretty wild as it is a commander league that runs the full spectrum of edh play and pairs players based on their current elo. We have about 8 people that run either netdecks of cedh decks that are tweaked for what they are seeing a lot of at our tables or build decks of their own based on tried and true combos with a lot of interaction, then there are 10-12 players that are strictly homebrew 75%-90% that are trying to keep up, then there is basically the wild west for the other 10-15 that show up with any regularity. If you ever need any competitive karador help, I am always ready to give a hand.

With the vivien/yeva route you are thinking about, I would still say add the creature based removal I suggested. They come down quick and get sacrificed to destroy things, making karador come out faster.

September 27, 2019 3:18 p.m.

Hey! Thought I would check out your deck since you looked at mine. One thing I noticed that seems like a big issue with your deck is that it has 0 instant speed interaction. Even of you only add in 4 pieces of instant interaction, any player you play with regularly will start to assume you might be holding something to stop them from winning. My suggestions would be Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Nature's Claim , and Natural State . With these you can get rid of most permanent types and either stop your opponent from going off or use only 1 extra mana to get rid of something that is stopping you from going off. I would also suggest a few more creature based artifact/enchant removal because you can recur them and gy hate shuts down a hulkweaver plan real quick if they have no removal. I like Qasali Pridemage and Caustic Caterpillar for cheap things on board and Manglehorn as a hybrid removal/artifact hate piece.

September 27, 2019 1:10 p.m.

Said on Bloodstone Circle...

#13

Gakros In my meta, mindslicer hasn't really worked that well. At 4 mana I want to either stop something immediately or be able to use it to get hulk or boonweaver.

Sun Titan was the hardest cut for me to make in this deck. I had him in from my very first iteration 7 years ago and cut him 4-5 months ago. He is just too low impact at 6 mana even though he can be a win con... crazy, right?!?! I found him sitting in my hand with not enough mana and no combo piece for it way too often and he became a liability.

I have considered rallier, but overall I decided I prefer just what I have here because my hulk lines just straight up win and rallier doesn't without blood artist effects on board.

Ravos is a weaker choice for sure. However Tymna/Sidar is 100% better than karador if you want to stay abzan and thrasios/tymna is 1000% better than that if you are willing to add blue. I am staying with pony boi at least until I can win a season of my league with him. I have made finals each season so far, but haven't quite gotten there in the end even though I have played and beaten some of the other decks.

September 27, 2019 11:36 a.m.

Yeah neither of my hulk piles there are amazing, but with grumgully on board they become a win that turn if nobody has removal. My favorite way to win is basically, " Protean Hulk resolves, do you want me to go through the whole combo or can we start the next game?"

Ballista is actually kinda dope with gg on board though, because it becomes a 0 mana ping a dork spell. It also can be tutored for free in any hulk pile.

I also think that depending on how strong and/or blue your meta is you could use a Red Elemental Blast or a Pyroblast

September 27, 2019 8:47 a.m. Edited.
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