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Post by Skello496 » 5 months ago

Hey guys!
Here's how this works, everyone post two cards (and make sure you use the card codes). The next person should respond with which of the two cards they like more (for EDH Specifically) and then post their own two!

Exsanguinate vs Torment of Hailfire
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Grand Arbiter Augustin’s Sphinxes WU
Ghired, The Tokened gwr

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Post by Myllior » 5 months ago

Exsanguinate, by far. In my experience, decks using Torment lead to the sort of games where it's effectively three player until the fourth sticks his heads in and says "Whoops, guess I win". Not fun.

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Post by RxPhantom » 5 months ago

Rhystic Study, but only because of the cumulative upkeep. Both are pretty great though.

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Post by Skello496 » 5 months ago

K-Grip, every time.

Swords to Plowshares vs Path to exile
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Krenko, Goblin Stampeder
Nylea, God of Hydra Counters G
Odric, the playtesting w
Wort, Boggart Aristocrats rb
Feather, Catrips Redeemed wr
Grand Arbiter Augustin’s Sphinxes WU
Ghired, The Tokened gwr

Oathbreaker:
Ashiok, Mill Master UB (near completion)

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Post by Myllior » 5 months ago

Swords to Plowshares; cheaper card monetarily and I'd rather give my opponent some life than ramp them.

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

Azorius Signet - Signets over Talismans in general, though I think they're both great 2 rocks.

Living Death|Masters 25 vs Thrilling Encore
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Post by kateodonnell » 5 months ago

Depends on the deck but in most Thrilling Encore, It gets more done when your deck isn't built around it.

Cultivate or Rampant Growth

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Post by Myllior » 5 months ago

Cultivate for me, since I play in a battlecruiser meta and so the extra colour-fixing and guaranteed land drop for the next turn are great.

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Post by materpillar » 5 months ago

Austere Command. Being able to wrath while minimizing damage to yourself is worth the extra mana investment.

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Post by Mookie » 5 months ago

Torpor Orb, assuming your deck can support it. Shuts down some decks by itself, while Relic is just an annoyance.

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

Reverberate - Explosion is an interesting option on the other one, but I don't think being able to pay blue on Expansion is worth the limit to cmc 4 or less spell targets. I want to be able to copy big stuff, too.

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Post by Sanity_Eclipse » 5 months ago

Mindclaw Shaman. Searchable by Imperial Recruiter if that's your thing, comes down faster, and comes down for less colored mana too. I think has a higher chance of whiffing, but that makes it a bit funner. It's not just relentless, efficient advantage.

Some decks want to be milled, and unless you're doing sphinx tribal or a Phyrexian theme, why not just use Diluvian Primordial? Easier on colored mana, hits every opponent's graveyard instead of just one, and exiles the spells too (unless you're building to abuse other player's spells).

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

[mention]Sanity_Eclipse[/mention], are you going to suggest the next pair?

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Post by Skello496 » 5 months ago

Since he didn't, I'll give a new pair.



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Krenko, Goblin Stampeder
Nylea, God of Hydra Counters G
Odric, the playtesting w
Wort, Boggart Aristocrats rb
Feather, Catrips Redeemed wr
Grand Arbiter Augustin’s Sphinxes WU
Ghired, The Tokened gwr

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Post by umtiger » 5 months ago

OG Krenko, and I don't think it's close for most people.

How about 2 different build-around-me's slash payoffs.

Vedalken Shackles vs Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle?

I think shackles is undeniably more powerful and much easier to pull off. Yet, Valakut is in 3x as many decks according to EDHREC. I'm a huge shackles fan.

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Post by Skello496 » 5 months ago

Shackles, definitely. I dislike Valakut in edh.



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Nylea, God of Hydra Counters G
Odric, the playtesting w
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Feather, Catrips Redeemed wr
Grand Arbiter Augustin’s Sphinxes WU
Ghired, The Tokened gwr

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Ashiok, Mill Master UB (near completion)

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Post by RxPhantom » 5 months ago

Exotic Orchard, because most of the time there's no difference and I don't want to give my opponents too many little flyers to kill me with slowly.

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Post by Skello496 » 5 months ago

Feast and Famine, definitely. Untapping lands is just too good.


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Krenko, Goblin Stampeder
Nylea, God of Hydra Counters G
Odric, the playtesting w
Wort, Boggart Aristocrats rb
Feather, Catrips Redeemed wr
Grand Arbiter Augustin’s Sphinxes WU
Ghired, The Tokened gwr

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Ashiok, Mill Master UB (near completion)

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

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...I don't want to give my opponents too many little flyers to kill me with slowly.
They don't fly.

Definitely Firemind. The trigger is much better.

Going to dig out another obscure one.

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Post by Dunharrow » 5 months ago

Delirium. You can use it after attacks to fog a creature. It is almost like a deflecting palm. But in a very aggressive deck I could see Backlash being better to tap a blocker.


My options:

Young Pyromancer or Talrand, Sky Summoner

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

If in both colors and could only pick one, Talrand, Sky Summoner. 2/2 flyers > 1/1 ground.

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Post by pokken » 5 months ago

Definitely guard, open sac outlets are great. So getting real utility on your jank transmute guy is legit.



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Post by umtiger » 5 months ago

Deadeye Navigator, besides its power ceiling, it's also mono-colored.



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I know more people don't use Mana Reflection due mainly to cost, but what if cost was no object?

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Post by lyonhaert » 5 months ago

I think Mirari's Wake most of the time. If color restrictions are not at issue then having the anthem along with it is nice as both have green and I'll likely be getting most of my mana from lands. Mana Reflection seems the more niche choice for when you also want to boost mana dorks and are running enough of them to matter.

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Post by Sinis » 5 months ago

Fact or Fiction, every time. With FoF, you ultimately can choose to find the card you need even if it's the only card you get, where with Steam Augury, your opponent can bin the card you need even if you draw 4 irrelevant cards. 1 relevant card is almost always better than any number of irrelevant ones.

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