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Before Asking For Help On A Deck make sure you have the following cards in it. I find myself making the same comment over and over--Mind Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Arcane Signet, the other signets in your colors (Rakdos Signet, etc.) Sol Ring, Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Thought Vessel, the talismans in your colors Talisman of Indulgence, etc.), and the Fellwar Stone

Unless, ofc, you're in Green... in which case--Rampant Growth, Farseek, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, and the best of the artifacts previously mentioned.

Better Titles, More Attention. What that means is, if you take 1 minute to make a better name for your deck than, say, its commander's name, you are much likelier to get more traffic on said deck's page, and ergo more feedback, and ergo a better deck--which is a positive feedback loop, the better your deck, the more traffic it gets...

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Thanks for listening, good luck out there! Progenitus is stirring, it's a bit rough nowadays...

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Viashino Land-Guarder

Creature - Lizard Ranger {couldn't resist}

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, if it's not that player's turn, Viashino Land-Guarder deals 2 damage to target creature that player controls. If that player controls no creatures, this creature deals 1 damage to them instead.

2/3


Make a spell. That costs more than. And isn't . And doesn't transform. And doesn't exile graveyards. Thanks

December 7, 2021 2:05 a.m.

Said on Zabaz EDH...

#2

34 lands seem WAAAYYY too low for a mana curve of almost 3, you'd probably be more comfortable with closer to 37.

The metrics I use to keep my EDH decks clean and crisp are as follows:

10+ ramp--all less than 3 cmc stuff like Wayfarer's Bauble and Fellwar Stone

10+ card draw--the more synergistic, the better!

10+ interaction spells--as little mana to answer a threat as possible, ideally; Swords to Plowshares, Chaos Warp and Tragic Arrogance are your friends.

37+ lands--hard to play without lands! Only drop below this number if you have close to twenty low-cost draw spells, or your average mana cost drops to 2 or below.

The rest is synergy pieces, though hopefully there's already some overlap with the rest of the categories!

December 7, 2021 1:34 a.m.

Said on 3 cardo combo …...

#3

To link cards, you'll need two brackets on each side of the card--four total.

So, Rafiq of the Many, Cold-Eyed Selkie, and Righteous Authority are the cards in question.

Authority's ability is called a static ability; it doesn't function using the stack and will constantly update to fit the current criteria it reads.

Thus, if you have 1 card in hand, the Selkie will hit once, draw you 2 cards, then hit again and draw you four.

In the future, the "Rules Q&A" section at the top of the page (or in the drop-down list from the three lines on mobile) is the place for thie sort of thing. Thanks!

December 7, 2021 1:27 a.m.

Said on Why Does Red …...

#4

The way I see it, black is the color of self-centric motives and actions--preventing other players from doing things isn't really what it's about.

December 5, 2021 10:48 p.m.

Aeyile, Glade Guardian

Legendary Creature - Human Druid

When Aeyile, Glade Guardian enters the battlefield, if it was cast from your hand, you may put target creature card from your hand onto the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. Creatures put onto the battlefield this way have hexproof.

Return three permanents from the battlefield to your hand: return Aeyile to your hand.

1/3


Make an impulsive-draw spell for Izzet, please!

December 5, 2021 10:25 p.m.

RNR_Gaming key words: "same commander". Considering there are 1,236 legal commanders in the format, I don't think that's more than 35% of what matters in terms of homogenization.

December 5, 2021 8:47 p.m.

Said on Why to use …...

#7

Scryfall has allowed me to brew decks with such ease and range for some time now--and I since I see people asking for "cards that do X please!" all the time on TappedOut, I thought I'd share the wonder that Scryfall is.

Note: WotC's own version, Gatherer, is similar; ultimately, use whatever you want--the websites are fairly interchangeable. I personally feel Gatherer looks like it hasn't been updated in years (code and image wise, all the cards are there)... but that may well just be me.

A few tips to get started on Scryfall:

  1. Look at the formatting tips. The advanced search feature is actually quite simple, but using code like t:squirrel and c:rgw saves so much time instead of going to the advanced search every time.

  2. Check out the "full" option at the top of the page once you've searched something, it allows for a much quicker time seeing prices and such without clicking on each individual card.

  3. Those of you acquainted with code will have an easy time with this: use "OR" in conjunction with parentheses and two criteria points to filter a lot broader of field of cards. For example, "(c:wu OR t:legendary)" returns cards that are either Azorius OR legendary--not both or neither.

  4. Use "fulloracle:/^[^"]*:.+$/" when searching for activated abilities: this is the sort of thing I wish I knew when I got started!

  5. Keep a tab open with a list of cards you frequently search for--I keep all the ZNR MDFC's just a click away.

Have fun finding all sorts of cards in a flash!

December 5, 2021 8:29 p.m.

Commander can never be "solved"--it is inherently suboptimal as a format. And if you tired of playing the annoying Arena Commander--guess what? You can just pretend it doesn't exist!

With Standard etc., Arena is basically the only thing keeping them alive; Commander is an intensely social format, that will always be able to thrive on kitchen tables and in LGS's

December 5, 2021 6:30 p.m.

plakjekaas the thing about commander is you can also show up to the Magic Fest or whatever with a T3 Thoracle-Consultation deck and stomp all the players with such "efficient decks" as you were talking about.

Commander is an inherently broken format, because we pretend that it's not competitive/that decks can only be so strong--because otherwise every deck would be cEDH. I don't think the issue is in the cards; the issue is in the format.

I'm sure you can ask to get casual games in in your LGS with less powerful decks--many people have them--but why would you expect anything less than as much consistency as possible if there are prizes on the line? That's like playing a modern Dryads deck and getting salty that you're being trashed by Hammertime.

December 5, 2021 2:29 p.m.

The great thing about commander is you don't have to play the "must play" cards in the format. In fact, it's often a good idea not to add them, in order to retain the power level that you're after.

If playing jank fresh-out-of-standard cards is your jam, the format hasn't changed one bit in letting you run those.

But if you're after power, and winning most of your games, then getting mad at generically good cards is odd. After all, most if not all other non-rotating formats--competitive at heart--have must-play cards (although I will say most are colored at least) as well.

December 4, 2021 5:59 p.m.

Since Seht's Tiger doesn't create a delayed trigger, there's nothing to "counter" (do remember that the spells/abilities are exiled, not actually countered). You will have protection for another turn, but as soon as the next "end of turn" comes around, the criteria for the Tiger's ability to shut off is met--and it will do so.

December 4, 2021 5:53 p.m.

Tale of Steam and Smoke

Enchantment - Saga

: Target creature can't be blocked until the beginning of your next upkeep.

: Target creature gets -2/-2 until the beginning of your next upkeep.

: you get an emblem with "at the beginning of your upkeep, make a 0/1 blue Illusion creature token".


Another saga, this time without an emblem-making ability. Please and thank you :3

December 4, 2021 4:32 p.m.

Said on PLEASE HELP ME …...

#13

JonasNutt a mana curve (or just curve) is the line created by placing all the mana costs of a deck next to one another--as you can imagine, the more high-cost cards you have, the higher the line will go. There's a handy representation of this on the right side of every deck on this website, give it a look-see!

Low to the ground would mean having a low curve (remember, that just means more cheap-mana-cost spells), and that is indeed what most burn decks should aim to have.

December 4, 2021 2:52 p.m.

TypicalTimmy going off Welcoming Vampire's text, I think it's fine as is. But thanks for taking the time to come over and wonder!

Niko9, legendofa I do frequently wonder about those two cards and whether or not WotC will make more, not sure what my stance on that is. Maybe a card with "You may cast creature spells with power 2 or less from exile as long as they were put there from the battlefield this turn, and you controlled them"?

December 4, 2021 1:44 p.m.

Vizkopa Guildmage + Beacon of Immortality/Revival / Revenge is pretty good at taking players out!

December 4, 2021 1:53 a.m.

Are you ok with combos (infinite or other), or do you prefer to do without?

December 3, 2021 11:12 p.m.

Niko9 glad you like it! That's a good point about vigilance, I wonder if the Adept should have it... and then the Master could have first strike to keep the parallelism?

December 3, 2021 10:21 p.m.

Master of the Offensive

Creature - Human Soldier

First Strike

Whenever you attack with two or more creatures with power 2 or less, draw a card.

2/2


Defense Adept

Creature - Human Soldier

Vigilance

Whenever you block with two or more creatures with toughness 3 or greater, draw a card.

1/3


In theory, the second half can draw you three cards per rotation, but seeing as it's only one card each turn I think it'd still fit with WotC's current ethos for White.

December 3, 2021 2:50 p.m.

Neither of those combos are infinite--rather, they will happen once each turn until stopped.

As mentioned above, each effect create a delayed trigger that returns the exiled permanent to play at end step--so Yorion exiles the Prince, and when your end step rolls around the Prince comes back. Then you may choose to Exile Yorion: in which case he will come back on your opponent's end step... and so on and so forth

December 3, 2021 2:27 p.m.

Said on Magus Janus of …...

#20

First off-make sure the deck isn't on private, I can't seem to access the link.

Past that, Skyclave Apparition is nuts to blink, as it only gives a token--not the exiled permanent--when it leaves (like when it's blinked!)

December 3, 2021 2:21 p.m.

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Finished Decks 174
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Playing since Kaladesh
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Favorite formats Commander / EDH, 1v1 Commander
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