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I believe this is a yeaGO thing - I don't think there's an automated process in place at the moment. I have tagged them so hopefully it should get sorted soon.
June 9, 2021 2:14 a.m. Edited.
BlazinJsin: The whole point of this thread was because people kept not looking for the correct resource and just spammed the forums.
And despite the title containing a big "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING" and there not being much text you had to read, you posted twice in quick succession and then decided to get pissy when you were called out for not reading the thread which was entirely about people not reading threads.
Acting like a petulant little child will get you treated like a petulant little child.
June 9, 2021 12:08 a.m.
BlazinJsin: Did you actually read the instructions posted here? Try re-reading this thread and then following what you're supposed to do.
June 8, 2021 11:13 p.m.
I do think that Epicurus makes a very valid point here - a lot of the discussion has been around better draw card effects, especially within cEDH. But in cEDH, the vast majority of desk are 2+ colours (with most of the powerhouse decks being 3-5 colours).
In the context of mono-black and especially in the context of mono-black casual EDH, there is definitely a place for Phyrexian Arena . It's worth noting that with mono-coloured commanders, for the more powerful ones they will typically lean either directly into a win condition or will lean into some osrt of repeatable card advantage.
This is part of the reason that Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is such a good black commander as he provides repeatable draw card effects. But while he can fit within the 99, the deck needs to support him unlike Phyrexian Arena which can just be put into any black deck to provide repeatable card advantage.
Previous posts have already discussed the drawbacks of Arena, especially when cEDH is concerned, however I do think that (as commander is a sliding scale of deck competitive-ness) Phyrexian Arena definitely has a place in more casual mono-black decks.
As discussed however, once more colours become more available then better options also become more avilable.
June 8, 2021 8:34 p.m.
I didn't realise that Phyrexian Arena got enough hype for it to be over-hyped. Though your comment would indicate that you're moving from a pretty casual form of EDH (where Arena does work becuase games are soe drawn out) into a more competitive more tuned version of EDH.
As others have mentioned, when you get into this space then you're correct that the card does less work, due to either more removal or shorter games. As you start looking for more draw efficiency then you're either looking into cards which are super cheap ( Mystic Remora , Esper Sentinel , Dark Confidant , Sylvan Library , etc) or cards that will get you multiple draws per turn (some of hte aforementioned cards, Runic Armasaur , etc.). The other thing is that due to its double black, it makes the card a lot more clunky to cast in early games, when typically most decks are going for double blue or double green (because let's face it, these two colours dominate the competitive meta).
You also have your cantrips (as other comments have mentioned) - Sign in Blood is decent but Night's Whisper is generally preferred as the casting cost is easier. There's also Painful Truths which needs a 3+ colour deck to work but costs the same amount of mana as Arena with the upside of getting the three cards immediately.
Generally though, the more competitive decks use black primarily for its tutor ability rather than its draw ability (with the obvious exception of Necropotence ).
June 8, 2021 12:30 a.m.
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