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The World of Kamigawa
  • posted a message on How do you evaluate Commanders?
    My general evaluation comes down to "what shenanigans does this point me at?" Good examples would be yeva, nature's herald (people never expect to hear "in response" from a creature heavy deck like yeva), norin, the wary (gaka's list is a good example of what I am often up to with my Norin list), zada, hedron grinder (unfortunately, others broke it before me), hazoret, the fervent (mono red empty handed control), neheb, the eternal (hilarious..haven't decided what to do with it, but I do love it), sasaya, orochi ascendant (mono green infinite turns), archangel avacyn (red/white stack control...and yes, I do mean stack, not stax), etc.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Night of Souls' Betrayal
    Old school name for mono black big mana board/hand control. I run lots of mana (like many MBC decks), tutors, hand discard, etc. As I said, night of soul's betrayal has been a house for me.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Night of Souls' Betrayal
    I run it in my mono black train wreck deck as a general purpose way to keep shenanigans under control. It seems like everyone and their mothers are running tokens or elves or small utility creatures, and this says "up yours" in the nicest possible way....
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Growing Rites of Itlimoc
    I need one for my yeva enchantress deck as well. I would actually far prefer it to gaea's cradle in that deck.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Hydra
    Looks a fright to play! but seriously fun! No maelstrom archangel? Or is that too easy? Also, another timmytastic card in concerted effort?
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Monocolored Artifact Commander: Slobad vs Padeem
    The real question here should be: do you want to pillow fort (hexproof to artifacts and card draw based on cmc leads to this strategy much of the time) or do you want to win/value town (2 mana sacrifice outlet with reds reanimation potential is obscene). Play slow (blue) vs. just going nuts and burning out (slobad)? The playstyles will be vastly different.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Your favorite panic buttons
    Two card combo, but quicken (or other instant speed enabler)+decree of annihilation is just about my favorite. In the meta I use it in, there is a lot of combo, so might as well enjoy blowing everyone and their resources back to the stone age. Plus, that is definitely a setup on on expects pretty much ever.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on True Conviction?
    It depends on the deck. As people have noted, it depends on the board state, etc. but the card itself ranges from "win-more" to "win-right-now." Very rarely is it a dead draw.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on All decks must have a combo...?
    No. If I played in such a meta where everyone felt that way, I would just leave. I do believe in not messing around when you have a win condition available (ie have a finisher to end it), but I do very much enjoy grinding out wins in complicated, somewhat competitive games.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Hazoret MRC
    Fair enough. On the other hand, if you play cards that like to recur from the graveyard, you aren't actually losing much. It does have some dis-synergy with blightsteel colossus, but isn't the only infect worth running in your deck the equipment that gives it?
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Hazoret MRC
    Hmmm....why not run some cards that have crazy good synergy with hazoret? Like:::



    Possibly ignorant bliss?

    With sufficient mana, the extra cards hit the battlefield quickly or turn into opposition damage. But I do think extra card draw is a good addition and these cards fit your gameplan.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Xenagos, the God of Double Damage Beatdown
    Did the person who stole your 22 cards win his next turn or stop your aggro onslaught from whacking their lifetotal? For everything it is (mostly obnoxious), notion thief does not make a good chump vs . large tramplys.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Need a non Commandercentric Commander
    Honestly, it doesn't matter. Some here have described a deck process of picking a theme and colors. Just pick a commander that fits the bill. I have a Sol'kanar the Swamp King deck that is nothing more than its colors. Completely innocuous until people realize that it's called the copy effect for a reason (literally no win conditions that do not depend on opponents game plans...plays differently every time, I love it!)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Best Beginner-Friendly Mono Colored Commanders
    mono white? I think kemba, kha regent with a cat focus works pretty well in mono white and gives you a focus not shared by the others (equipment, tribal cats, voltron AND going wide). White especially likes the equipment focus because the equipment tutors are usually very cheap.

    Green elves are pretty iconic, and easy for beginners to learn on.

    I wouldn't play neheb the eternal as a red burn commander (unless you have a way of capitalizing on the mana otherwise). Burn doesn't usually scale well in multiplayer without going damage based sweepers. Most of which will kill neheb.... Red is also notorious for emptying its hand quickly and neheb is going to make that even more true. However, there is a viable strategy using him as a possibility. Tribal again (sort of), but using Lovisa Coldeyes as a possibility. Then all you need to do is include the tribal based card draw and removal and you have a deck. Neheb is much better in this sort of strategy (and himself is helped by lovisa). I would include some extra combat step stuff to ensure that people learn how neheb can be broken or that red style aggro has ways to go long in multiplayer.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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