Also in Canadian Highlander Paradox Academy and some legacy 12-post lists, so it’s not that bad 😉
For me, playing Mental Misstep is a clear sign of high-power or cedh level of play. Yes, there are always some targets. But you have to counter the tutor, not the tutored target – and in casual games it isn’t a given the hyper efficient cmc 1 tutors are used (due to price). Also, yes, it counters at least Sol Ring or T1 dorks – but if you do that, you probably are a bit outside casual game play already.
/u/bboomslang on D&D Precon Fight w/ Joe Manganiello! l Game Knights #47 l Magic The Gathering Commander Gameplay AFC
Your game knight style is fine for what it is targetting. I would even say perfect for what the goal ist. I mean, it is entertainment targeted to get people into the game. And it works for that. I play high power EDH and cEDH and some modern on the sid…
I love how you put on gloves to not damage your card, then proceed to totally damage your card 😉
[[Akiri, Fearless Voyager]] I think would be good, as the living weapons come with their own creature and so can directly be used for Akiri’s ability.
/u/bboomslang on what are the most stable archetypes in modern magic? like a deck that is tier 1-2 and that isn’t a tool box deck (Humans, Jund)
Yeah, I think E-Tron is the most stable in the main board and only the sideboard sees some changes every now and then. And there probably not coming new Eldrazi very soon.
That already is awesome, but also that I will get two of his swamps is! Much better than just yet another Planeswalker I will never play, like that angrath.
Aside from the revised Duals and Gaea’s Crade (which are usually known to players even in casual pods), it usually is my Mox Diamond. It’s just the closest we got to actual moxen in EDH and when it hits the table, it usually evokes some reactions. People just don’t see them that often, I guess. Lion’s Eye Diamond is another good one, but that I only play in cedh decks, as it is just a combo piece. Mox Diamond can go in any deck that wants the speedup.
Obelisk every day, every deck. I have two of them and they are just gorgeous.
/u/bboomslang on I loved the Playing With Power budget idea! What are your best and cheapest "cEDH" decks?
I am cheating a little in that the core cards of my Ukkima Foodchain Aluren deck are quite expensive, so instead the commander, I disregard the price of the core engines, but after that, the rest of the deck is sub 100€. Budget restrictions can be lots…
As already mentioned, this card really shines if you play Underworld Breach in your list (or Yawgmoth‘s Will to an extent), because you care less about the discards then. But still then, there are multiple better wheel effects in Grixis that are good o…
Teshar and Ashaya would it be for me, both are not too common and when people don’t know about the many interactions of their cards, they can sneak in for a win. Both have high redundancy in combo pieces, too, and for their combo pieces at least a dece…
It is great for Golos "big splashy spells" – you either double up his tutor for lands, his activation, or any of the spells you cast with him, to double up the value.
Yeah, I can see the suspend cards being better in a Citadel list. But are there any current Citadel lists in cEDH? I do run one in casual, but haven’t seen it in cEDH lists lately.
yeah, “current turn + 3 more” isn’t what I call fast at all. For a one-shot mana burst that you have to plan three turns ahead of time – nope. In some cases you could cascade into it or stuff like that, if your decks falls that way, then it might be ok (similar as Electrodominance makes Wheel of Fate kinda fringe playable).
In what I see as the current top decks, I would say it is far too slow.
well, they still only use their own pricing engine (with merged prices from Amazon, I think), so their single prices are bonkers and so you can’t really use them to value your collection or your deck. Other than that, it is quite ok, but I still prefer Moxfield, because the statistics are really limited on deckbox. And it just doesn’t look as spiffy as the competition. I still use it to track my collection, though, because it is the most complete solution for that – even obscure sets and supplemental products can be selected for printings.
/u/bboomslang on Final version of my new insanely strong commander box. LMK what you think. 1 finger to close and lock it….and it doesn’t open by accident even if you toss it down the stairs!
you get it open once. then you buy a new one.
Ya know, I love the options that Commander Legends opened – who would have thought a pirate storm build could be a viable cEDH deck before? I totally look forward to the silly brews coming out of this all.
Nope, only Legacy and Vintage (and Commander – yum!)
yeah, the second part is what I got wrong, thought it would return from GY. But the your first part answers the question for the misread card, too, so thx 🙂
argh. I misread it as "from your graveyard to your hand". Silly me.
So since this sac’s as part of the cost, it will see itself in the GY when the activation goes on the stack? It can return itself? If yes, that would make it a repeatable cascade for 8 mana.
Edit: misread it as returning something from the GY to your hand, not the battlefield, my bad.
I run a flicker deck that uses the creature side, but wants to use the other Planeswalker for the actual Wincon. It is a bit on the expensive side, but maybe you can get some inspirations from it. Essentially you try to get infinit mana and proliferate…
dude, if you leave important parts out, don’t expect valid answers! if you build omnath abominations, fight through the stax and don’t complain. Suggest your Urza playing friend to also look at Mana Web, Tanglewire and others …
In that case just tell him that those two orbs in casual play groups just plain suck. Usually people get the point. I myself often have “sideboards” in my casual decks that make them a little less casual, for those situations where I need that little bit more oomph. So maybe that’s a way for him to go, leaving them out most games, but bringing them in every now and then, when he had a bad streak or faces some abomination himself.
If your pal is playing Urza and Winter / Static Orb, have a sit down with them and have a serious talk, because Urza + Orbs tends to at least scratch cEDH terrain – it might just be plain too nasty for your table.
On the other hand, Omnath as a green commander has access to a lot of the very best artifact removal – even free ones, like Force of Vigor. So Omnath – even if it is the mono green one – is quite prepared to take on Urza, if it is a more casual build (but casual build and orbs don’t usually mesh that well).
So, yeah, have a sit down and talk sounds like the more correct approach, because playing a tuned Urza at a casual table is just pubstomping.
I just realized that in a bears in cars List she could be a cool commander – not cEDH, but with bears in cars being more of a meme Deck anyway, I would give it more leeway there 😉 – her ability can pseudo-crew vehicles and her way to remove 0 cmc ramp…
Kenrith, but a more elf bally version. So infinite mana through many different overlapping combos into Kenrith into beating face with dorks on steroids.
I run colossus hammer in my Kykar deck for the road runner image of a chicken carrying a big hammer – and have Godo Helm and sword of feast and famine with aggravated assault in that deck as Combos to enable me to actually win. I had some surprising wi…