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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby Tinfish » 21 Jan 2015, 02:52

What is everyone's favourite Commander? There are so many legendary creatures, I have no idea what most of them even are. Right now I'm liking the looks of Oros, the Avenger, but that might be entirely due to the art. Still, an aggressive white token-based deck seems like it could be a thing, backed up with burn and creature killing. Maybe some equipment to give Oros trample, make it easier for him to damage things?
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby eostby » 21 Jan 2015, 12:11

Tinfish wrote:What is everyone's favourite Commander? There are so many legendary creatures, I have no idea what most of them even are. Right now I'm liking the looks of Oros, the Avenger, but that might be entirely due to the art. Still, an aggressive white token-based deck seems like it could be a thing, backed up with burn and creature killing. Maybe some equipment to give Oros trample, make it easier for him to damage things?


The thing that always bugs me about Oros is that if you aren't playing a lot of mono white or white/X creatures, you're just as likely to clear your own board as anyone else's.

My current favorite commander is probably the Mimeoplasm, because my version of the deck is all about clones.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby Tinfish » 21 Jan 2015, 14:49

eostby wrote:
Tinfish wrote:What is everyone's favourite Commander? There are so many legendary creatures, I have no idea what most of them even are. Right now I'm liking the looks of Oros, the Avenger, but that might be entirely due to the art. Still, an aggressive white token-based deck seems like it could be a thing, backed up with burn and creature killing. Maybe some equipment to give Oros trample, make it easier for him to damage things?


The thing that always bugs me about Oros is that if you aren't playing a lot of mono white or white/X creatures, you're just as likely to clear your own board as anyone else's.

My current favorite commander is probably the Mimeoplasm, because my version of the deck is all about clones.

Yeah, but between Orzhov, Boros, Mardu, and plain ol' mono-white you've got plenty of creatures. Maybe add in some extra combat step spells so you can really abuse Oros' ability and you can just swing swing swing away with hordes of white and white-ish creatures.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 22 Jan 2015, 12:24

So, having properly looked at Alesha now, I am super siked about building a deck around her. I may even have to get a second Lyzolda and Mogis for the deck. She seems exactly like the super sick aggro general I've always wanted.

Holy shit I just noticed she rezzes Master of Cruelties. I'm about to die from stupid shenanigans joy.

Edit: So I built this last night and just finished the mana base, which is probably a little off. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-dead-pool/# I'm pretty proud of this. I feel like it's one of my better built commander decks.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby BarcodeReader » 24 Jan 2015, 11:06

So this is that Narset Deck I was musing about earlier. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bow-to-y ... he-things/
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 25 Jan 2015, 09:34

So for my 5 colour commandre deck, do I play allies or slivers? I like both, but running both is a bad idea.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby Quixotep » 25 Jan 2015, 16:03

I like the idea of allies a little better myself, they make eachother bigger in a very sliver-y way, but generally don't cause as many tilts or table-flips. But hey, whichever is most fun, also I don't think there's a legendary 5-color ally so there's that.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 25 Jan 2015, 16:14

There isn't a 5 colour ally They're all mono colured. I'd just use Child of Alara or Sliver Hivelord to screw with people.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby eostby » 25 Jan 2015, 16:19

Could use Karona the False God if you actually want additional synergy. But screwing with people is good too.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby chetoos » 25 Jan 2015, 21:26

Plus, going allies makes you less likely to be the first attacked. Slivers are feared for good reason, but in a multiplayer, you may be seen as a less high ranking enemy.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby AdmiralMemo » 26 Jan 2015, 06:05

If you go either Slivers or Allies, remember that Changelings count as either. Things like Avian Changeling, Changeling Hero, and Mirror Entity could be pretty good, no matter which route you go.

Champion Changelings like Changeling Hero could get you three ETB triggers for your Allies, if you go that route. Your initial Ally enters and triggers Allies. Then, later, the Champion Changeling enters, triggers allies and exiles one of your Allies. Then, if/when the Champion Changeling dies, the original Ally you played enters again, for a third Ally trigger.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 26 Jan 2015, 06:16

I was actually going to have more of a clone and flicker theme with the allies. I want them to be Esper, but I lack an Esper legend. I don't mind any colour combo, but I feel Blue is the best as it has Halimar Excavator and Umara Raptor. I'd forget red completely and play 4 colour if such a legend was real. It's a toss up between black and green, and I feel like Agadeem Occultist is better then Harabaaz? Druid
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby Phi » 08 Feb 2015, 04:54

So I built a U/G deck with Kruphix as the commander, being my favorite Theros God: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/death-by-horizons/

Any thoughts? I was focusing on flavor first and mechanics second.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby fantôme » 08 Feb 2015, 06:20

Phi wrote:So I built a U/G deck with Kruphix as the commander, being my favorite Theros God: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/death-by-horizons/

Any thoughts? I was focusing on flavor first and mechanics second.


I'm not sure what your theme is, other than green/blue cool stuff.

There is some good +1/+1 counter interactions going on, but I think you need more to justify Vorel & the Mages: Feral Hydra (great if you can bring charisma & politics to your games), Increasing Savagery, Soul's Presence, Vastwood Hydra, Strength of the Tajuru (I think there is another "X +1/+1" spell, but can't recall it right now), etc. Also if you're going this route, look into Gilder Bairn, Fathom Mage and Doubling Season.

I'd also recommend more mana ramp to really make the most of Kru's ability.

And why Cancel when you could Counterspell?
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby fantôme » 08 Feb 2015, 06:35

eostby wrote:Could use Karona the False God if you actually want additional synergy. But screwing with people is good too.


Seconding this. I've always wanted to try a Karona Vow God-tribal deck.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby tamaness » 09 Feb 2015, 06:18

BarcodeReader wrote:How do you guys deal with overly competitive commander players? Granted, I was playing at a Grand Prix, but I didn't realize how competitive it could get in the "casual" side events, and I am *not* a competitive commander player.

I'm firmly of the opinion that everyone needs to have an asshole deck waiting in the wings. Turn 3 Sharuum combo? sure! Zedruu prison/stasis? Go for it! Competitive Nekusar? Why not!? Just make sure that it's something you like playing normally style-wise, and go for it.

Also, I'm of the opinion that there's really no such thing as an overly-competitive player; just people who have difficulty moderating their play to keep it in line with the group they're playing in.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 13 Feb 2015, 08:24

So I've been thinking about turning my Narset deck into a Shu Yun deck because Nerset is kinda boring as a commander unless I do a major revamp and have her as a voltron deck, but I'm not sure how I'd do a Shu Yun deck at all. Suggestions?
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby chetoos » 13 Feb 2015, 09:41

How to do a Shu Yun deck: Prowess, prowess, tokens. Beyond that, probably good to include the jeskai ascendency combo, just because it works, and each of the pieces, save for the 0 mana artifacts you use to trigger it, are also hella useful. There aren't that many Prowess creatures, which is why I recommend tokens, and you want spells you can cast multiple times. If you have 6 extra mana per turn, and you have a riptide chimera and an ephara's enlightenement, then you have a prowess trigger every turn, plus a +1/+1 counter every turn.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby fantôme » 13 Feb 2015, 09:46

RadioshackRaider wrote:So I've been thinking about turning my Narset deck into a Shu Yun deck because Nerset is kinda boring as a commander unless I do a major revamp and have her as a voltron deck, but I'm not sure how I'd do a Shu Yun deck at all. Suggestions?


Domineering Will (and similar lure effects) and Reckless Charge, Brute Force, etc. to required size.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby fantôme » 13 Feb 2015, 09:48

Also Kiln Fiend, Wee Dragonauts, etc.
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 16 Feb 2015, 08:03

Thanks for the advice. I've been wanting to build a weird deck with all the creatures who's P/T can flip.

I think I've broken Tiny leaders slightly (Not sure if this is the place for it, but It makes since for it to be the place). Marath costs 3 mana. Him plus lots of ramp and hydras = A deck that isn't aggro. Does that woork?
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby fantôme » 16 Feb 2015, 10:48

There are a fair few decent TL control decks, Maralen hand attack can be particularly evil if played well, (but it can be a very difficult deck to pilot).

Marath sounds like a lot of fun though, what's your list?
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby MowDownJoe » 16 Feb 2015, 13:13

Marath Hydra midrange sounds like a delightfully silly concept. Should probably run Hardened Scales, since Marath has a kind-of-infinite combo with it. (Scales + Marath = 1, remove a counter from Marath: put 2 counters on target creature... which can be Marath)
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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby HolisticBilfred » 16 Feb 2015, 14:13

I've been meaning to post my decks here for ages and see what people think, so let's begin with:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/weird-goings-on/

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Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Postby RadioshackRaider » 17 Feb 2015, 06:57

So here's the Marath TL deck that I just constructed in about half an hour http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/17-02-15 ... l-be-done/ I forgot bout the Hardened Scales combo, so I'll put that in at some point, but here it is for now. I might also put in Hammer of Purphoros or Swiftfoot Boots

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