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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    Quote from JWK »
    Next one would be Trump Mage. It allows you to to make a 0/2 wall for 26 mana, and you can't win the game if you have Trump Mage in play.


    Could you make your opponents pay for it? :3
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Which creatures are the best at blocking?
    I'm a little surprised that no one thought of(even as an honorable mention)Guardian of the Gateless. Sure, it's 5 CMC, but for that, you get a wide, self-buffing blocker with a usable body.

    Also, ANY creature can become a good blocker, really. Wink

    EDIT: None can touch the master. lol
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on layline of the void vs kozilek butcher of truth
    First, you can help us help you by utilizing card tags. Putting these [_c_] [_/c_](without the underlines) makes Leyline of the Void into Leyline of the Void. Check the FAQ for more details.

    So, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Leyline of the Void(I don't think either version of Leyline matters at this point). Ruling for Leyline states, "8/15/2010 Leyline of the Void’s second ability prevents cards from ever reaching your opponents’ graveyards. Abilities that would trigger when those cards are put into an opponent’s graveyard (such as Hoarding Dragon’s last ability) won’t trigger."

    So yes, precisely as greywyn said. What you're thinking of is incorrect, and it's worth noting and being keenly aware of, especially in EDH...if Kozilek, Child of Alara or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre are your commanders and get killed, putting them into your command zone also does not count to activate GY triggers.
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    Ah, the days of seeing this while playing a weenie deck. Grin

    One guy at my LGS plays a lot of older cards, and people in our pod usually listen to me for indications if what he plays is bad news. Of course, he played this one time, which hurt the other three decks for a while(elfball, a deck that dropped fatties for cheap, and mine). Unfortunately, it was my tapped Mirri that really crippled everyone.

    Very handy to use, would recommend for any weenie or token swarm deck.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    I like this card. I have fond memories of a friend casting and popping it to wipe my board state...only to get it tricked.

    In seriousness, I never like seeing it come down, and I think the hate is pretty universal, as I haven't seen it in like...5 years of my playing EDH. SO many better options...
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Goblin War Drums


    What kind of Wizard is afraid of drums


    Ah yes, Goblin War Drums. Menace before it was menace.

    Good at what it does, a persistent veteran that should find its way into aggro decks. Remember when this was EVERYWHERE in Fallen Empires...
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Haunt of Hightower Ideas
    Bloodhusk Ritualist = helps put a body on the field as well as add to Haunt's counters.
    Sangromancer = not necessarily something that helps Haunt, but loves to ride on his cape-tails.
    Megrim = see below
    Liliana's Caress = just in case Haunt is targeted, might as well get more value out of all that discard you be doing.
    Sword of Feast and Famine = always(?) a good Voltron addition, if only for the untap trigger...but the singleton discard is good for another boost(too bad it comes post-damage).
    Decree of Pain = cycling this sucker will probably get you a considerable amount of value, but if you need the wrath, you've got it.
    Plague Wind = that CMC...can be worth it if you want to just be one-sided.
    Mind Sludge = since you're going mono-black, this should be an auto-include.
    Liliana's Specter/Hypnotic Specter = more 'discard creatures'...every little bit you know about helps point you towards the best.
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  • posted a message on Edgar Markov - Low Mana Curve Build
    I guess you're right, 'cause it's not like we're in the right colors for ramping and playing a bunch of spells anyway.

    But since we're going that route, Oketra's Monument. Even more bodies.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Edgar Markov - Low Mana Curve Build
    Markov Blademaster? I ran a search on the thread and didn't see it mentioned, so I wonder if you've at least thought about it. Fits into your aggro style, even with the double R cost, and it can get scary fast.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Niv-Mizzet, Parun
    Not a problem at all. As was implied by both of us, Saph's worth a test. And I easily give the slot to Ponder...you picked up two of my earlier recommendations, so I got no grudge, lol.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Niv-Mizzet, Parun
    I've never really been sold on the Medallion line personally. They do what they do well, but they only do one thing(as opposed to say, Jace's Sanctum, or the monuments). In your case WizardMN, they would apply the discount to about 34 of your spells(maybe more if the X spells get discounted), but it could apply the same problem you've had earlier: you have no colored mana of the type needed to cast a spell. It also still falls into the problem of not helping you get your general out faster(like you said with Hall, the first time at least).

    Good on you to test it, but I've never had anything spectacular happen.
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    That's the thing though, Igzex...it's in the right color for running even that CMC and then at least the biggest threat(s) from your hand same turn, so that's almost a non-issue, I'd argue. As for Dunharrow's question(how often do you need that many cards from your GY), my first though would be mill/discard decks, but they have(or dang well SHOULD have) ways to play the cards straight from the GY, so yeah...that would be a good point.

    Better than running Reliquary Tower? Most people have been poo-poohing it as an overrated card, so while this is a very POOR alternative, maybe there's that?

    None of my decks have a need for it, and I traded my one copy for a card I wanted, so...yeah, I got nothing more.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on mulligan rules and sportsmanship
    My LGS group always asks about what type of mulligans are preferred(as everyone has different preferences..shocker, right?)

    Anyway, my personal preferred is the standard(?) 'one free mulligan for any reason', followed by mulligans reduced by one card each time. The scrys are usually handled different from group to group, but I usually pass on them...dunno why, they just don't feel right to me personally, but that's my hangup.
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Soul of Shandalar
    Despite their niche uses in early game and against 'all-in' players, I have never liked tax counterspells and avoid them like the plague. Hard pass on this.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Crazy Plays in EDH.
    I still can't stop laughing at this...

    So, I decided tonight was the night to test all the adjustments made to my Edgar Markov deck. I'm squaring off against mini-Nissa, Merieke Ri Berit(my own deck, borrowed by a friend), and Vorel of the Hull Clade.

    So we're all durdling along, partly because people are keeping a good eye out on Vorel(he got some guys out with counters pretty fast, but they died before Vorel could do anything), and partly because the guy who borrowed Merieke wasn't sure what the gameplan was beyond steal, and Nissa was trying to get stuff. I was stuck in a mana drought, which I managed to get through by clamping my extra dudes from casting spells.

    Anyway, we start to get in a good spot where things are going to happen; I'd been hitting Blood Artist triggers with my dudes being clamped, and it's kept me happy. Everyone has a significant board state, Merieke is eyeballing Vorel's board for another steal, and then I go for a massive swing spell-wise: I send Yahenni, Undying Partisan over at Nissa with FaF to get through her blockers for the untap trigger. Untap all my lands after having cast some vampires in pre-combat. Tap them all down again to bring out Exquisite Blood and then Malakir Bloodwitch. Ten vampires on my board, which comes out to 10 loss of life to each opponent, and 60 total lifegain for me(I'm now at 105 life).

    Vorel is annoyed that he has no way to power his army through my chumps(and isn't keen on getting pinged by Blood Artist AND Falkenrath Noble), so he mitigates the damage to come by casting Acidic Slime to kill my Exquisite Blood. Completely legit.

    Merieke then decides the boards of everyone else are getting too scary, so he casts Supreme Verdict, giving me 54 life-loss/lifegain triggers total from Noble and Artist. This is after saccing one chump to Yahenni to keep him on the field, who then sees all the other creatures die on my opponent's sides and goes Super Saiyan.

    Take everyone down to around 10 life, gain 54(now at 159 life), and just wait for my next turn, where Yahenni swats Vorel down, while Edgar chops down Merieke, and at that point, "GG" was called.

    I'm scared to see how well it will work when I get a Necropotence...
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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