Hi, Last_Laugh here. I've been playing MTG off and on since I was 14 (back around the time Mirage came out... God I'm getting old).

I started off as a casual kitchen table player playing multiplayer with 6+ people and 60 card decks. OMG these games took FOREVER! (3 hours was a short game)

I quit for several years, came back briefly for Torment, left again, and then came back around the end of Time Spiral and have been actively playing since then.

I played Standard from Alara up until Return to Ravnica rotated out (screw Standard Rotation!) but now only play EDH. Animar and Marchesa are my favorite Commanders.

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Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them

Muldrotha's Madhouse ⫷Primer⫸

Unblockabear Post-Block Pumps - Tymna/Sidar

RETIRED:

Sisay's Hombres -Hatebears

Edgar's Dega Vampires

Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.7 cmc)

Narset, American Beauty

Highest Tapped Out Rank: 3rd

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Said on Why does rarity …...

#1

sergiodelrio has the right of it. Mythic is for commanders only, rare is in 1 deck, uncommon is in 2 decks, but I'm not sure they do commander exclusive commons (shifted rarity, yes but not new cards). That is the actual reasoning behind rarity in commander precons.

The rarity in something like Commander Legends is a different story and I imagine is assigned its rarity just like any Masters etc. reprint set.

October 15, 2021 11:36 p.m. Edited.

Tzefick - Thanks for posting. Making it a 'may' ability is something I could possibly change. It takes away from the 'high risk, high reward' thing I was going for a bit, but it's worth considering.

However, the bat being susceptible to removal and leaving the creature exiled was a conscious choice actually. I also made sure the bat's ability requires tapping so that it has to survive til your next turn (barring a haste enabler of course).

I felt that this was a good way to balance the power level of the card so it's powerful but not busted.

October 14, 2021 12:37 p.m. Edited.

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#3

I don't mean to sound overly critical, but 5.48 avg. cmc is astronomically high. As things stand, you'll have a slow time getting those first few counters on Animar to get things rolling. I would also recommend significantly lowering the amount of non-creatures you run to maximize Animar's discount.

Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wood Elves, Cloud of Faeries, Beastcaller Savant, Shrieking Drake, Man-o'-War, Dream Stalker, Bloom Tender, Birds of Paradise, Dockside Extortionist, Wild Cantor, and many many other options will help you get out your big Eldrazi much sooner.

Beast Whisperer, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Glimpse of Nature, and Vizier of the Menagerie deserve spots for card draw also.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more combo oriented but the early game plays still apply regardless of your endgame. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸

October 14, 2021 3:28 a.m.

https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/xylia-markov-matron

If anyone want to check out my mocked up version.

October 13, 2021 9:20 p.m. Edited.

Ty seshiro_of_the_orochi, Wendithewendigo and Caerwyn. I wasn't sure how to word it to make it up to date and correct or if there was a way to make it less convoluted. As far as the effect, mana cost, and power/toughness goes, any thoughts? I figured making the token tap and sac for the ability would make it fair.

I was also just gonna go Vampire Noble for the creature type but forgot to type it out.

Just double checking, it needs to be...

Whenever a nontoken vampire you control would die, exile it instead and put an 0/1 black bat creature token with flying and ", : Sacrifice this creature to return the exiled creature to the battlefield. X is equal to the exiled creatures mana value."?

October 13, 2021 9:09 p.m.

Xylia, Markov Matron

Legendary Creature - Vampire Noble

If a nontoken vampire you control would die, exile it instead and create a 0/1 black bat creature token with flying and ", : Sacrifice this creature to return the exiled creature to the battlefield. X is equal to the exiled creatures mana value."

4/4

I'm after general feedback and ideas of how to template this card to accomplish the bat token that returns the dead creature to the battlefield (it feels thematically on point for vamps). Thanks in advance!

October 13, 2021 3:11 p.m.

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#7

Tzefick Archfiend of Depravity was where I got the idea for that in the first place (I love that card!).

My thought process was I made it cheaper, gave it deathtouch, 1 more toughness, and a more relevant creature type. Vamps easily get +1+1 counters and anthems, so I added a downside to offset that.

I could probably match the 2 creatures like Archfiend but felt it'd be too hard to keep alive at that point.

October 13, 2021 2:39 p.m. Edited.

Said on Ok, can I …...

#8

Silent Arbiter is also a really nice effect here.

October 12, 2021 5:16 p.m.

Said on Ok, can I …...

#9

The Chain Veil deserves a spot.

October 12, 2021 5:10 p.m.

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#10

Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERYONE safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat. It's also extremely busted with first strike and makes combat entirely one-sided.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is a must have also and makes every vamp you cast dome all opponents for 4. Scapegoat pairs well with Purph too and pulls double duty as a finisher with him out and an anti wrath card that pseudo dodges tuck, exile, -X-X, and other hard to dodge wraths. I'd rather sac a token and eat a personal Evacuation than end up in topdeck mode.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated Edgar's Dega Vampires

October 12, 2021 7:31 a.m.

SpecimeN87. Thanks for posting on a few of my decks! While I agree with the Reyhan/Ishai suggestions, I'm not sure either of these would make the cut due to keeping the avg. cmc super low to the ground and competitive (and tbh, somewhat out of a personal bias towards planeswalkers in edh).

I think I'm good on mill and card draw but want to try Twilight Prophet at some point. For recursion without using my creature cast for turn, I run Animate Dead and eventually want to run Necromancy over Dance of the Dead (or possibly both) whenever I run into a copy locally.

October 10, 2021 9:22 p.m.

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#12

SpecimeN87 this particular deck is retired so the math is lacking some newer cards (and probably won't get updated tbh since the actual math covers additional counters from whatever).

I do try to keep the list subjectively up to date so it still helps others but it's been awhile since this one was updated due to an 18 month hiatus from mtg. That ended a little over 2 months ago so I'll definitely try to get those added.

October 10, 2021 9:04 p.m.

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#13

You can easily get to about 10 pieces of ramp in Rakdos. Talisman of Indulgence, Rakdos Signet, Sol Ring, Fellwar Stone, Arcane Signet, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Sword of the Animist, and Herald's Horn (if you've got enough minotaurs). Dockside Extortionist and Mana Crypt too if you already got 'em or are able to proxy. Generator Servant is nice also if you really want to ramp into something once and give it haste (or 2 hastey creatures if you spend on each.).

If you actually build this... consider Pain Magnification in your list. It's kinda a curse all opponents type effect as you or your opponents can make each other discard (but not you).

October 5, 2021 12:35 a.m.

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#14

Stardragon People seem to like your card. It's gotten upvoted 6 times on mtgcardsmith lol.

October 4, 2021 10:54 p.m.

There's no way you could fit all that text on a card lol. Try messing with mtgcardsmith to give yourself an idea of what will physically fit.

I'm with previous posters that casting minotaurs from your graveyard feels very off for the tribe specifically even if it feels Rakdos.

October 4, 2021 5:47 p.m.

Necrosis24 I think I like the power level. I felt that this was already a fairer Grave Pact since it's harder to trigger myself since I can't just sac fodder.

A few other random questions on the templating (for whoever).

1: "Other opponents" is always viewed from my standpoint as the controller of the card so the sacrifice is opponents only, right?

2: "permanent they control" ensures this won't trigger from discard, mill, or whatever and only triggers from stuff actually on the battlefield hitting the grave, correct?

October 4, 2021 4:29 a.m.

Is "Each other opponents sacrifice from this ability will not trigger this ability an additional time." OR "Permanents sacrificed from this ability don't cause this ability to trigger." a better (or more understandable) templating?

October 4, 2021 2:26 a.m.

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#18

Yeah, it looks good for the cost instead of broken.

You got me started on creating cards though lol. I just made a pair of Orzhov cards. The vampire below and a weird variation of Grave Pact that triggers off opponents nonland permanents entering the grave (that I started a thread for because it was difficult to word so it didn't just keep triggering).

Valcur, Orzhov Ascendant Legendary Creature- Vampire 5/5

Flying, Deathtouch

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, Valcur gets -1-1 until end of turn.

At the beginning of each opponents end step, that player chooses 3 creatures they control then sacrifices the rest.

October 4, 2021 1:52 a.m.

I'm after opinions on the card itself as well as the wording I used (especially on the non looping clause at the end so it doesn't just keep triggering.). Anyways, let me know what you think.

Blasphemous Pact Legendary Enchantment

Whenever a nonland permanent an opponent controls is put into a graveyard, each other opponent sacrifices a permanent of the same type.

Permanents sacrificed to this ability don't cause this ability to trigger.

October 4, 2021 1:31 a.m.

Said on My Attempt at …...

#20

I had to make a few small tweaks to get it to fit with normal sized text. I picked some random minotaur art that felt Rakdos to me. Let me know what you think lol?

https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/tarngrath-talruum-leader

October 3, 2021 11:18 p.m.

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Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 143 | 106 COMMENTS | 13131 VIEWS | IN 37 FOLDERS

Unblockabear Post-Block Pumps - Tymna/Sidar

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SCORE: 10 | 513 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Muldrotha's Madhouse ⫷Primer⫸

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 95 | 76 COMMENTS | 15730 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 74 | 51 COMMENTS | 10222 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Edgar's Dega Vampires

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 169 | 180 COMMENTS | 26090 VIEWS | IN 64 FOLDERS

Sisay's Hombres -Hatebears

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 9 | 12 COMMENTS | 670 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.7 cmc)

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 43 | 84 COMMENTS | 4083 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

Narset, American Beauty

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 44 | 20 COMMENTS | 3134 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

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