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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 17 Apr 2012, 16:01

tanatoes wrote:I'm having so much fun building decks! So far I have built two complete standard decks which I will test out at FNM this week: a black/blue deck I call "Zomgies" and a black/red deck I call "Sorin's Spawn."

I've also built a 99 card singleton blue/white deck I call "Last Stand of Avacyn's Faithful" that needs a good commander to be a commander deck. I'm thinking Geist of Saint Traft, but can't really see myself spending $25 just to complete a deck of dubious quality. Besides, my local store only seems to hold Commander games on Thursdays, and that doesn't fit too well with my schedule.


Geist is a bit of a weaksauce commander, just, for the record.

In U/W, you might find something like:

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107329

or

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185811

more effective.

It wouls seem that Geist only really works if you build the rest of your deck around keeping him alive on the field, and without some big buffs, he's not a super effiecint way to bring down your opponenets.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Lord Hosk » 17 Apr 2012, 16:17

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This looks expensive.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Volafortis » 17 Apr 2012, 20:34

Yeah, I find the best commanders are always the ones that have the most fun and splashy "big" abilities.

Which is why I'm loving the Powerpuff Girls in AVR (The 3 mythic legendary multicolored angels).
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 17 Apr 2012, 22:17

I love that they're even colored red blue and green.

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Postby tamaness » 17 Apr 2012, 22:55

Lord Hosk wrote:Image

This looks expensive.

Main-deck four, regardless of expense or deck color. Splash red to use it.
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Postby Geoff_B » 17 Apr 2012, 23:50

Wooo I may have to look into this set. Maybe I'll get a decent commander, or, y'know, a commander.
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Postby General Meh » 18 Apr 2012, 00:25

Cavern of Souls + Vexing Devil... sounds fun.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby dackwards d » 18 Apr 2012, 00:52

It's not usually too hard to find a decent commander... anyone who's been playing for a while will have picked up a few legendary creatures here and there, next time you're playing against someone ask if they have any they'd be willing to trade. Or ask to look at rares when you next go to your LGS, some of them can be pretty cheap, or keep an eye out if you ever order singles online. For example, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer would work alright for a R/W equipment deck and goes for about 12c US online. Hell, I have one and if someone told me they needed a commander I'd just give it to them (I don't really play white). Ezuri is about 70c and can lead an elf themed commander deck with brutal efficiency.

On the subject of commander, who else has a commander deck? Who is your commander?
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Postby the_lone_bard » 18 Apr 2012, 01:06

I don't have any... Anymore.
Wanting to build a pure angel deck based around Akroma.

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Postby Yaxley » 18 Apr 2012, 08:34

Avacyn Restored is really making me want to build a commander deck around Kaalia of the Vast. I don't know how you fix the mana in WBR, but that deck would be so much fun.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby BLTank » 18 Apr 2012, 09:46

dackwards d wrote:On the subject of commander, who else has a commander deck? Who is your commander?


My main commander deck is Teysa and I love it. So many interactions and synergies. If you want my decklist I can post it (although posting 100 card decklists for EDH would be a huge wall of text...). My other deck runs Niv-Mizzet, although I am still shopping around for the cards to run him well. I am going for NON-COMBO Niv-Mizz, cause then everyone just hates you. I still need Wheel of Fortune, Mindmoil, Dream Halls, Time Spiral, and a few others.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby BLTank » 18 Apr 2012, 10:04

Yaxley wrote:Avacyn Restored is really making me want to build a commander deck around Kaalia of the Vast. I don't know how you fix the mana in WBR, but that deck would be so much fun.


Command Tower, Darksteel Ingot, guild signets, Rupture Spire, fetch lands, pain lands, conversion lands, and Coalition Relic to name a few mana fixing sources for ya. Hope that helps!
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Postby Yaxley » 18 Apr 2012, 11:14

So basically all the cards that were actually in the Heavenly Inferno commander deck. I'm starting to regret disassembling that. Time to go searching through the stacks.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 18 Apr 2012, 14:27

Yaxley wrote:Avacyn Restored is really making me want to build a commander deck around Kaalia of the Vast. I don't know how you fix the mana in WBR, but that deck would be so much fun.


I think someone said something about this on 15 Apr 2012, at roughly 20:36.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Yaxley » 18 Apr 2012, 14:38

Lord Hosk wrote:
Yaxley wrote:Avacyn Restored is really making me want to build a commander deck around Kaalia of the Vast. I don't know how you fix the mana in WBR, but that deck would be so much fun.


I think someone said something about this on 15 Apr 2012, at roughly 20:36.

Fine then, I blame Avacyn AND you. So many mythic rares in that deck.

Oh, and I just realized it's in the right colors for Bump.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 18 Apr 2012, 14:40

Thats actually how I came across it I was searching for red black commanders to bump into.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Yaxley » 18 Apr 2012, 14:52

Son of a...

I just realized I can't put Bump in this deck because I don't have any left. Poor planning on my part.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby psychopez » 18 Apr 2012, 18:37

Yaxley wrote:Son of a...

I just realized I can't put Bump in this deck because I don't have any left. Poor planning on my part.


I still have plenty left over, as I'm giving all of mine at Prime (Less shipping back home for the Crew)

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Postby Lord Hosk » 18 Apr 2012, 19:45

Or just go to your local gaming store and buy one for a nickle.
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Postby Geoff_B » 20 Apr 2012, 03:19

Quick question to UK MTG-ers, has anyone shopped from here before? http://www.magicmadhouse.co.uk

What are they like?
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 20 Apr 2012, 04:38

Good quality service, but some of their products are a bit overpriced, personally I buy from both madhouse and manaleak.com to get reasonably decent prices overall.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby phlip » 20 Apr 2012, 21:37

Hmm, well I think this is going to end badly.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Cybren » 21 Apr 2012, 05:38

Matt wrote:
tanatoes wrote:I'm having so much fun building decks! So far I have built two complete standard decks which I will test out at FNM this week: a black/blue deck I call "Zomgies" and a black/red deck I call "Sorin's Spawn."

I've also built a 99 card singleton blue/white deck I call "Last Stand of Avacyn's Faithful" that needs a good commander to be a commander deck. I'm thinking Geist of Saint Traft, but can't really see myself spending $25 just to complete a deck of dubious quality. Besides, my local store only seems to hold Commander games on Thursdays, and that doesn't fit too well with my schedule.


Geist is a bit of a weaksauce commander, just, for the record.

In U/W, you might find something like:

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107329

or

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185811

more effective.

It wouls seem that Geist only really works if you build the rest of your deck around keeping him alive on the field, and without some big buffs, he's not a super effiecint way to bring down your opponenets.

-m


http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/ ... eid=270866
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby BlitzRunner27 » 21 Apr 2012, 08:51

So I bought my first ever box of boosters yesterday. I can't remember the last time I've had so much fun just opening packages.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 21 Apr 2012, 11:53

Cybren wrote:
Matt wrote:
tanatoes wrote:I'm having so much fun building decks! So far I have built two complete standard decks which I will test out at FNM this week: a black/blue deck I call "Zomgies" and a black/red deck I call "Sorin's Spawn."

I've also built a 99 card singleton blue/white deck I call "Last Stand of Avacyn's Faithful" that needs a good commander to be a commander deck. I'm thinking Geist of Saint Traft, but can't really see myself spending $25 just to complete a deck of dubious quality. Besides, my local store only seems to hold Commander games on Thursdays, and that doesn't fit too well with my schedule.


Geist is a bit of a weaksauce commander, just, for the record.

In U/W, you might find something like:

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107329

or

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185811

more effective.

It wouls seem that Geist only really works if you build the rest of your deck around keeping him alive on the field, and without some big buffs, he's not a super effiecint way to bring down your opponenets.

-m


http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/ ... eid=270866


O.o

Still. You'd need a way to get that on Geist reliably.

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