Again, excellent information, Profet93! Can you tell I’m still a bit “green” when it comes to deck building?
March 23, 2020 11:33 a.m.
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All of your points are 100% right. I don't have much experience in the cEDH meta. Thank you for taking the time to address my ideas. Loving the deck. I wish I could provide something. Only idea would be Anguished Unmaking for fire covenant but covenant can hit multiple targets. Im assuming you would want to kill the dorks to prevent them from getting around bloodmoon/contamination
April 3, 2020 3:13 a.m.
Also sorry for 2x comment. I dont understand the cEDH meta so keep that in mind.
Why not run Pact of Negation as a way to deal with sushi hulk?
How do you play around your own bloodmoon and rest in peace?
What is the purpose of leyline of the void?
Tainted citadel seems a bit too painful, perhaps replace with a shock?
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth > Swamp or you don't want to help your opponents mana fix?
Linvala seems a bit slow at 4 cmc for cEDH. Has it been impactful?
April 2, 2020 3:58 a.m.
"this time nabbing ourselves a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, creating a copy of Karmic Guide who resurrects the kitty for a second tme" - Isn't the kitty still on the battefield from Karmic guide? Maybe I'm missing something or maybe you mean to get kiki to copy the kitty?
Also, I don't see how it goes infinite. Is there any way you can clarify? Regardless of how the kitty comes back in the first step, the kitty comes back untapping kiki .... to make another kitty and then attack with all the hasted kittens, is that about right?
April 2, 2020 3:53 a.m.
The archive is used to ensure you don't need to pay as much mana and life into erebos once you are set up. Night's whisper effects are nice, but your commander fills that slot so much better IMO. If you really want burst card draw, Syphon Mind or Read the Bones can put in some work.
U hit the mark on meteor golem, I just thought it was worth mentioning should artifacts/enchantments be more prevalent in your slower meta.
I understand the exile clause. If your meta is slow enough, then thats fine. I just dont like holding up 4 mana.
I'm assuming final parting = Villis + Reanimate for good times? Or are you using the parting to get a dude in the yard to get back with cottage and stronghold?
Yawgmoth's Will - No explanation required
April 2, 2020 2:46 a.m.
Not enough basics for stronghold to go off reliably.
Whats the purpose of snow basics, just for field?
Alhammarret's Archive - Extra draw
Blast Zone - Another way to deal with artifacts/enchantments, bringing it up to 3
Hero's downfall > Vraska contempt IMO
No Imp's Mischief for shits and giggles?
Cut terrain generator for another fetch to synergize with crucible.
Hedron archive is not needed, doesnt ramp your commander quickly and the draw wouldn't be used too often.
In your maybeboard, I like emrakrul (obviously). Meteor Golem can be another way to interact with artifacts and enchantments, and u can recur it.
April 2, 2020 12:44 a.m.
Candelabra is cheaper to cast, helps me filter colorless into black, can be used politically and gives me more mana for a cheaper investment. It can function as a budget candelabra. The redundancy while cool, is not needed for the deck.
April 2, 2020 12:25 a.m.
I considered it a while back. The issue is that it's very win-more. It helps when I'm ahead, does nothing otherwise.
April 1, 2020 11:51 p.m.
Questions about the following....
Restore the Peace - Weak?
Settle the Wreckage - Seems like a lot of mana to hold up for a situation(al). How has it been for you?
Juntu Stakes - Is this against decks that have lots of mana dorks/a meta stax piece?
April 1, 2020 7:21 p.m.
Bolt Bend - Redirects targeted removal, targeted draw, targeted extra turns and counters counterspells
Siege Behemoth - GG
Lmk if you're interested in other suggestions. I'm looking forward to your response
March 31, 2020 8 p.m.
I tried that before and it works. I was just hoping to find a way to ensure that it doesn't happen to begin with.
March 31, 2020 3:58 a.m.
I'm having issues with what decks I see on the hompeage. Under the "latest" tab, there is an orange gear icon which allows me to select what type of decks I want to see. Even though I only selected commander decks to be shown, I still see modern, standard and others. I have double checked that I have only selected commander decks, yet the issue still persists.
March 30, 2020 6:42 p.m.
March 30, 2020 2:54 a.m.
Please let me know what you think of each suggestion. Some are better than others, some are personal preference, but most are just gas. With Xenagos, everyone will be afraid because you can one-shot them pretty easily. So you need a way to fight past removal and ensure you don't get 2 for 1ed when using a burst draw spells.
So you have a lot of cheap mana which helped lower the curve to 4 which is pretty good for a Xenagos deck. I see that you only have 3 sources of draw. How exactly do you maintain gas once you dump your hand out given your ramp and then they just destroy your beater?
As someone said before, Decimate is great.
Voracious Hydra acts as a removal and a beater (or just a big beater).
Bolt Bend redirects targeted removal, targetted draw, targetted extra turns, and counters counterspells all for . It's unexpected and when they do expect it, you can bluff. Such an underrated card in Xenagos!
Ilharg, the Raze-Boar - Helps you cheat fatties and is always there for you.
Berserk - Super fun on Malignus or any fatty. Don't forget, you can use on opponents creatures too (have done so on multiple occasions)
Rancor - That 1/1 turns into a 6/1 trample pretty quickly. I like to use it on Selvala personally.
Lurking Predators - Value value value
Etali - You took him out, not sure why? Such a great value engine.
Cut temple of the false for Yavimaya Hollow.
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - B/c who doesn't love a 24/24 hasty Annhilator 4 that draw you cards and shuffles back in?
Lifeblood Hydra - Fun with berserk!
Momentous Fall - In response to removal
Return of the Wildspeaker - In response to removal
Skullclamp - Make your mid-late game dorks useful. Can give you upside if beaters get killed
The Great Henge - Reads pay , get an amazing artifact that draws and buffs you. Lifegain is nice too
Feel free to check out my Deck
March 30, 2020 2:18 a.m.
We have much to discuss regarding Xenagos. Im about to head to bed but give me a notification and i'll comment on this deck tommorow morning. +1 for a good build.
March 29, 2020 3:58 a.m.
These are all suggestions that will help make your deck function better as you can replace underperforming cards with ramp and card draw, both of which red desperately needs. Your land count is a little low given your avg cmc and your lack of ramp. I can imagine you have a hard time casting your higher cmc cards quite often
March 28, 2020 3:24 p.m.
Are you looking on suggestions on how to make this a better deck or do you just want chaos regardless of actually trying to win?
March 28, 2020 1:13 p.m.
If you need more card draw (kind of figured), I would go for cards that give you card advantage, as opposed to virtual card advantage. All of my recommendations are much better (aside from Sandstone and Dragon Mage).
If you're looking for cuts, I recommend....
Electropotence - Costs mana to use, you don't need the redundancy
Avatar of Slaughter - Better cards IMO
Demanding Dragon - Weak
Helllkite Charger - You don't get to pay into it if you use illharg - even then, 7 mana? Too costly
Ulamog - No cast or attack trigger
Cutting these for the card draw I mentioned will help make your deck more reslient and help you maintain pressure. As of now, you are very reliant upon your commander, aside from a few cards like sneak attack and purphorous.
March 26, 2020 5:59 p.m.
If you compare vivien vs. return to earth, it costs 1 more and does everything return to earth does. But is a PW which they are forced to attack instead of you. Moreover, it has the additional functionality of giving you card advantage. For 1 more mana, you get so much more. Return to earth isn't a creature either.
Yes, the power is nice for Wren but you need to focus on functionality as well, not just synergy. The small effect synergy is not worth it. Death touch could be nice, but you said your meta is filled with fliers.
if blue is in the meta, gaea's herald is cool. Otherwise, wood elves is great.
Regarding your lost comment.... thats a very tough call. I would say personal preference. I'm leaning more towards emerald just because it reduces commander, other green spells. If you find yourself needing more card advantage, swap in herald
March 24, 2020 6:52 p.m.
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