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by pokken
3 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

I had a pretty great game tonight against Prossh (5.5/10 I'd estimate; powerful but not well tuned), Breya (7/10) and Malfegor (4-5/10 - powerful stuff just not well tuned). The Breya player had Telepathy turn 1 and it stuck which made things quite weird. However, I had a very good hand that acceler...
by pokken
3 hours ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

Lol i accidentally posted a play summary in your thread :) sorry!

intuition is a helluva magic card.
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: EDHREC All-Time Top Commanders by Timeline
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: EDHREC All-Time Top Commanders by Timeline

Yep I still prefer 2 and 3c mostly. I can't really get into most 4 and monocolor decks invariably bore me. It's something I really like about golos design. Despite being an overpowered 5c legend he is a really cool mono color and 2 color. Love how he breaks the hybrid rule too.
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: EDHREC All-Time Top Commanders by Timeline
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: EDHREC All-Time Top Commanders by Timeline

I think I briefly saw Krenko show up on the chart near the bottom briefly. Its funny how its heavily 3+ color decks and almost exclusively multicolored decks. Ever since partners there's almost no reason to build a 1 or 2 color deck anymore. They're significantly better than most of the alternative...
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Pioneer
Topic: What are the best white removal in pioneer?
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: What are the best white removal in pioneer?

cast out seems likely pretty good. Expensive, but cycling and flash, pretty flexible. Not 2 -3, apologies :) But does some work being able to be played as a cantrip early.
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Reckless Spite
Replies: 1654
Views: 27483

Re: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Bribery

Very interestingly, Bribery was a mega staple in my group when the format started (for us, in 2011 or some odd?). It discouraged people from playing sylvan primordial/prime time/eldrazi with annihilator/etc to an extent. The relentless drive toward efficiency has lowered curves so much over the year...
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

When I have image and soulherder I image soulherder* and have it blink the other one to put counters on itself. They can't blink the same creature with their trigger but it's better than nothing if you're out of things to generate Ephara draws. One thing to keep in mind though is that goldfishing w...
by pokken
1 day ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

Rumpy5897 wrote:
1 day ago
I'm a Feather player, get this trash away from me :P
Yea, I think it's too slow for a higher powered feather list too, but I think it's playable at the 5-6 level.
by pokken
2 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

Y'all are right. I'm imagining a deck with multiple arch, mnemonic, and izzet chronarch type effects I suppose. "Lock down the board" was overstating it, but I think it would be a good draw - go fallback. In a deck running baral and other cost reduction it could be cool as well. Edit: nvm, I keep f...
by pokken
2 days ago
Forum: Rulings
Topic: Quasiduplicate + Cavalier of Thorns
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Quasiduplicate + Cavalier of Thorns

So tokens do die. but my understanding is that there is an If clause on cavalier of thorns that requires the card to be exiled; since tokens are exiled as a state based effect when they change zones (704.5D). When Cavalier of Thorns dies you may exile it. If you do, Since you do not exile it, its tr...
by pokken
2 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

This is a bit random, but I keep thinking about your ephemerate + archaeomancer loop and trying to find similar ways to get sick value with archaeomancer. Have you considered Settle Beyond Reality ? Expensive, for sure, but with ephara and arch it could effectively lock down the board and draw a to...
by pokken
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Kenrith's Battle Royale
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Kenrith's Battle Royale

I'm curious - it seems like for every deck you build, you have something close to a miniature primer, complete with nice-looking graphics and headers - basically all the parts of making a primer that drove me insane :P Do you not post a decklist until you've already played it quite a bit? Or do you...
by pokken
3 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

sun titan in for angel of finality who is really not that relevant with remorseful cleric. :)

(or swap cleric out - probably don't need two gravehate effects plus stonecloaker.
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

I was really bummed to cut venser, the sojourner since he was a cornerstone of the deck for so long. The meta is just too trample heavy and creatures are too strong and fast for me to defend him these days. I obviously am 100% behind those changes and look forward to hearing what you think. I have g...
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

By my count, you have 26 good targets, not including lands, (I excluded a couple creatures that might not be that great to reanimate as a Sorcery) so I could see those being decent. Off of Intuition, it makes the choices a bit harder for players to figure out since you basically guarantee yourself ...
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

Yeah, clever impersonator is very similar power level wise -- the upside of hitting enchantments/artifacts/planeswalkers is nice but the cost is why I prefer image. Less flexible but way cheaper. I can see the it going either way. I would consider trying them both and seeing which one you like. You ...
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears
Replies: 169
Views: 3996

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis - Flash Hatebears

Anyone had experience with sevinne's reclamation yet?

I was iffy on it when it was spoiled but I'm thinking it might be worth checking out. Fixes some intuition packages which is nice. Might be a bit too much of a yard commitment, though we are fairly vulnerable to RIP as is.
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

Thinking more on this (due to the thought of Sun Titan and Selfless Spirit above), how good has Phantasmal Image been for you? I get that it doesn't work well with blink effects so it is "just" a 2 mana, single-use, clone but 2 mana to get a trigger from Ephara or something decent from Sun Titan (m...
by pokken
4 days ago
Forum: Rules and Philosophy
Topic: SCD Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: SCD Razaketh, the Foulblooded

I think that the fundamental thing that makes him stay "fair-ish" is what most people have hit on is that you kind of have to design for it and by the time you're designing for it you're not the target demographic of bannings. If you present a spectrum like (and don't mind the accuracy it's just for...
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: What would be your reaction to this play?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: What would be your reaction to this play?

I get what you're saying, but it's not part of the hypothetical. In the hypothetical, everyone has exactly 25% chance to win pre-deal, and players 1 and 4 have a 50% chance each if the deal goes through. We're not looking too closely at the details, just the concept of making a deal to cut other pl...
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: What would be your reaction to this play?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: What would be your reaction to this play?

That said, if I'm kiki player I refuse the bargain because it's obvious that if guy wants you to kill the others for him you don't do it :P It means he knows he can beat you but doesn't think he can beat the rest of the table. If you assume 25% chance for each player beforehand, and 50% once two pl...
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Karador, Ghost Chieftain - Quest for Control
Replies: 59
Views: 1666

Re: Karador, Ghost Chieftain - Quest for Control

I think satyr wayfinder is just a workhorse in this deck. Fixes 2 land hands, fills your yard a little, basically acts like a draw 2 for 2 most of the time -- and better if you are able to pod it or something.

It's not insanely powerful but it's wonderful glue / facilitation.
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: What would be your reaction to this play?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: What would be your reaction to this play?

That's politics. I'm always for people trying to get their mileage worth out of having removal, and bullying other people a little if they don't have answers is fine. That said, if I'm kiki player I refuse the bargain because it's obvious that if guy wants you to kill the others for him you don't do...
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

I've been fairly happy with my assortment of rocks but I'm generally going just a little harder I think in terms of trying to be fast than you are. My general mana package looks like: Ramp Ephara out mana crypt sol ring mox diamond chrome mox talisman of progress azorius signet stormscape familiar p...
by pokken
5 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Ephara, God of the Polis
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: Ephara, God of the Polis

I play an extra answer to stuff like dovescape that is mostly me ( leonin relic-warder ) but I've found it to be very powerful at that price. It causes some interesting play where people don't want to kill it and give someone their darksteel forge back, or we work together and someone banes after I ...

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