In 2010, I moved from kitchen tables to playing in Shards of Alara Standard tournaments running Jund and White Weenie. Gradually I moved to Modern using Naya Zoo (featuring Burning-Tree Emissary) and Dimir Faeries (featuring Shadow of Doubt) to take take down Tier 1 decks. In 2016, Eldrazi winter ultimately pushed me out of Modern and into my preferred format: Commander.

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Said on The Wizard of …...

#1

Thank you atomic_moose!!

September 19, 2020 10:37 a.m.

Said on Omnath's Flash Mob...

#2

Traverse the Outlands, Shadowspear, and Defense of the Heart, and Berserk are SPICY!

Love this mean green list, October! I'm going to bookmark it and keep coming back for ideas.

September 14, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Said on Green Lantern | …...

#3

Thank you October_The_First! Your username is awesome on it's own and then it being in red font makes me think of the movie Red October which I'll have to watch again now. :)

I hear you on the importance of Flash. I just recently experimented with dropping Savage Summoning, another favorite Flash card, for The Great Aurora. While this deck is light on removal, and The Great Aurora helps there while adding another win condition to combo out on one explosive turn, it may still be a win more card. Let's come back to this voltron vs combo balance.

For me it comes down to the total protection package for Omnath and how often he even sees play on the battlefield. Currently there are 8 protection cards:

  1. Sword of Feast and Famine
  2. Asceticism
  3. Heroic Intervention
  4. Nim Deathmantle
  5. Soul of New Phyrexia
  6. Vedalken Orrery
  7. Yavimaya Hollow
  8. Winding Canyons

I do consider Flash protection and even ran Yeva for a while because her being an elf also helped Priest of Titania and Allosaurus Shepherd. But sometimes she was a straight dead card because I had better protection online or she didn't help with board wipes. Don't get me wrong. There were times where she was valuable but it felt closer to 1 out of 3 rather than 2 out of 3. I also noticed that I never tutored for her.

Let's go back to the first point. If I'm honest I don't play Omnath with voltron as my primary strategy. I tend to play for combo wins first and let Voltron do incidental damage along the way or rely on it as a backup plan. Some games I find I only play Omnath for draw!

I'm still finding the balance between combo and voltron and will keep Yeva and Vivien in mind and the Maybe board.

Thank you for the input!

September 14, 2020 10:21 a.m.

Said on Green Lantern | …...

#4

Thanks Yisan. It really felt like Omnath was a power battery and this resurgence of Omnath popularity from Rise of Zendikar reminded me of rediscovering Green Lantern from Rebirth and Blackest Night story arcs. Sometimes deck flavor and themes build themselves!

September 13, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Said on Big Boy Omnath...

#5

Love this list!

September 11, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Hey Tartaras! Your approach here was so amazing that it inspired me to make Omnath my go-to Commander! Thank you!

My version is a touch more casual and allows non-infinite combo, combat damage, and voltron win conditions. I gave you a shout out there because I borrowed heavily from your design.

Check it out if you like: Green Lantern | Omnath, Locus of Mana Primer

September 11, 2020 2:15 p.m.

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Commander / EDH - Battlecruiser, Commander / EDH - BUG (Sultai), Commander / EDH - Casual, Commander / EDH - Voltron

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Green Lantern | Omnath, Locus of Mana [Primer]

Commander / EDH Icaruskid

SCORE: 8 | 4 COMMENTS | 528 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Wizard of Ooze [Prime Slime Primer]

Commander / EDH Icaruskid

SCORE: 71 | 26 COMMENTS | 5536 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

Alien Surge

Commander / EDH Icaruskid

SCORE: 2 | 296 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Uril, Voltron Beast

Commander / EDH Icaruskid

SCORE: 6 | 664 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Quicksilver Kraken

Commander / EDH Icaruskid

SCORE: 31 | 12 COMMENTS | 966 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 12
Prototype Decks 1
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Playing since Shards of Alara
Points 240
Avg. deck rating 22.22
T/O Rank 271
Helper Rank 225
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Suppressed formats Standard, Legacy, Pre-release, Unknown, Vintage, Archenemy, Modern, 1v1 Commander, Brawl, Arena
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