Quote from DevildangerI like malevolent awakening better than reclamation because of the sac outlet and the no life loss. In my playgroup the couple extra mana isn't that big of a deal.
Quote from WraithbladeSchondetta, nice deck you've got there...
I really appreciate the effort of doing a flavorful, powerful and "fair" (non-combo) deck. In that order. This list of priorities is the exact same purpose I play Commander for, myself.
I just wanted to give you a high five for the nice presentation and I hope your deck gets to primer! I'll give you suggestions when I have any
Quote from WraithbladeBelfry Spirit over Cloudgoat Ranger?
Also, I wonder why no one uses Sword of the Meek in token decks - even without the Foundry it will be like a +1/+2 bonus forever. It could only ever be removed with an exile effect but who in their right mind will spend an exile for something like this... I don't know, maybe I'm just fantasizing.
I'm also interested in Skeletal Vampire, Elspeth Tirel, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Barter in Blood (!).
For the mana-base I'm considering Emeria, the Sky Ruin and more basics. Tapped lands (the guildgate) are very bad in general. There's no real reason for anything like that in a 2-color deck. Any other fetch-land that gives either Plains or Swamp will be better.
Quote from WraithbladeBtw, just in case you haven't noticed:
(a sneak peak on the new Teysa art)
Quote from CornebusThat new Teysa looks really sexy. Definately my new commander, I just really hope she is relevant to the format.
Quote from xbinoxI'm wondering why you're not running tidehollow sculler?
Quote from DevildangerPorbably because multiplayer needs a card to do more than just remove 1 card. And there are way to many cards that work well or better with teysa.
Quote from DevildangerWhich creatures are you thinking of putting in there for the Birth/Ranger package? 'Cause atm I only see 2 cmc 1 creatures.
Also I noticed that your slowly ramping up your average CMC.
Btw where can i vote to make this a primer?
Quote from DevildangerDoomed Traveler?
I was thinking of a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker package with Abyssal Gatekeeper Academy Rector. Maybe you have some tips for me?
Quote from xbinoxTraveler is cute but not worth it, also I thought about a shirei package but I think it would weaken the deck overall, but if you do, noxious toad is evil
oh my god... just played a game and thrull parasite is the bomb! try him out now! I was at 8 life, another player at 17 another at 8 another at 45. I managed to stick thrull and was gaining so much life I managed to kill the 2 low life players with thrull and got up to 61 life before I beat the last player... what a win.
Quote from xbinoxalso thinking about it, deathpact angel is kinda an engine with teysa out for making spirits and nuking creatures.
Quote from CornebusPlus it's a beautiful card. I include it when I know the ones I am playing are less cutthroat, because it is really pretty.
Quote from xbinoxAgreed I love her art, was trying to think of a way that justified her to fit in and realized she was a 1 angel exile machine, albeit costing a lot of mana and being a bit slow, still, also if you find braids underpar, try Necrotic Ooze?
Quote from CornebusBraids turns the game in archenemy as soon as she enters, so she's a no-go for me. I use World Queller in her stead, which hits planeswalkers and may or may not use it's ability.
Quote from XaiosOne card that could be worth looking at is Reprocess. Not cheap (although not terribly expensive either) and requires some commitment, but great way to net some extra benefits when you want to pitch permanents to trigger Grave Pact or Martyr's Bond.
Quote from AllenM8I made a version of this deck and tried it out. The thing I had the most trouble with is when opponenets got planeswalkers out. I did not have big enough creatures to effect them. Other than that though, it was a very fun play