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KolBear   4/18/2009 8:27:13 PM
WTF mate what the f*** is going on.....there is only 1 of each card not very consistent bet it couldnt beet my angle deck plz rate the angles deck i just posted see how you like my colors........

Last Modified: 4/18/2009 8:31:10 PM     

jango   5/7/2009 5:19:52 PM
Cyril Van Der Haegen, this is an Elder Dragon Highlander deck, there is only allowed to be one copy of eack card. anyway, great deck, i just got into EDH and man this deck has some great synergy. (card)Journeyer's Kite(/card), (card)Mind's Eye(/card), and (card)Shard Convergence(/card) might be good adds. (card)Journeyer's Kite(/card) is awesome late game when you have nothing to do to thin out your deck and get a bunch of lands out. (card)Mind's Eye(/card) is jut a good card in multiplayer. could you take a look at my Cromat EDH deck?

Last Modified: 5/7/2009 5:28:23 PM     

mainstreet   8/2/2011 1:47:47 AM
I think the combos in here flow nicely and well. My main concern would be mana base. 5 colors is asking to get screwed, even with the multicolor/any-color... it's just plain worrisome. And you seem to have the notion shared by a vast majority of the MTG community that fetchlands are desirable in this deck... you have 4 targets at most per fetchland, your rate of drawing them first is higher then I'd risk at least. Though I understand I'm in a minority... I may need to submit an article discussing this, lol.

((Oh, and btw, that Commander deck of mine you rated isn't my main one. Check "Augustin is Awesome" for my real one. The one I have basically is Devour for Power with some improvements. I mainly use it as a changeup and a loaner. Don't really want to put the resources into optimizing all three colors, especially as the Augustin deck has first priority on my blue cards.))

Last Modified: 8/2/2011 1:49:59 AM     

happykill0946   8/30/2011 11:54:08 AM
With this deck, it looks like there isn't too much of a problem with the mana base which is good.

This deck looks like it can do well in multiplayer if people play everything. You can almost try a group hug approach with this deck for a lot of card advantage with cards like hunted wumpus.

Have you tried deathless angel to save your stuff.
I also like to throw in hinder if it's not too mana dependent.


Also, if you like big creatures for a little mana, try bribery and acquire. With your sac engines, try pattern of rebirth.

Looks like a pretty good competitive edh deck that seems pretty original. I hope I was able to help in anyway.

Last Modified: 8/30/2011 12:12:13 PM     

Demonico   6/27/2012 8:46:28 PM
I LOVE IT! Looks really good, like you could really beat face with it once you got going. Most/many of the cards are optimal choices (booyah), but there is definitely room for improvement. Below are two lists, one for meh cards, and one for cards I've found useful or look to befitting your strategy. I like all the graveyard recursion, and GREAT find in Footsteps of the Goryo Buy that card is EDH-gold.

Cards Where I Think You Can Do Better
Falkenrath Aristocrat Buy
Gleancrawler Buy
Spearbreaker Behemoth Buy
Transcendent Master Buy (too cost intensive, {W}{W} too)
Cauldron Dance Buy
Forbidden Alchemy Buy
Spinal Embrace Buy
Sunforger Buy

Some of ^those are obvious choices to be improved, others may be highly contextual. I would consider each of these highly conditional and not necessarily optimal for the format. This deck has so many optimal elements, I want to see your build 100% baller.

Cards To Consider
Ashnod's Altar Buy
Nim Deathmantle Buy
Elspeth, Knight-Errant Buy
Diabolic Servitude Buy
Tooth and Nail Buy
Genesis Wave Buy
Prismatic Omen Buy
Reiterate Buy
Rings of Brighthearth Buy (fetch lands among others)
Praetor's Counsel Buy
Austere Command Buy
Alchemist's Refuge Buy
Academy Rector Buy
Veteran Explorer Buy
Riku of Two Reflections Buy
Beacon of Immortality Buy

Realized halfway through I was summarizing my Learn the Force deck, so cut to the chase and check it out. There are elements there that could prove useful or spark some new innovations! The other deck you could look at, is my Animar the Soulless - it beats face and "does stuff", you'll like it. Learn the Force is an instant//sorcery deck, Animar a 99% permanent deck.

You have too many lifegain mechanics. Pick the best ~3-5 and drop the rest, life doesn't matter 100% in EDH - combo exists. Looks like ~2 too many sac-effects. Remember you have High Market Buy and that child isn't always in play. Alternatively, incorporate more creatures with "dies" effects like Academy Rector Buy. Then your deck starts to synergize more completely.

Oh I saw you love using Bound//Determined. Perfect for Child eh? Make sure you know EXACTLY how it works, lest peeps raise objections: Child + Bound//Determined

Winning EDH Equation: Mana Acceleration + Card Draw = Winning

Last Modified: 6/27/2012 9:16:08 PM     

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