We have plenty of other great removal. I want to first go over my card choices so you guys can see the direction I am looking at for this deck.. 3x Chevill, Bane of Monsters- This is the initial card that got me onto an abzan variant of the esper hero deck.. Definitely see you getting hit with a Shatter, Storm's Wrath or Deafening Clarion and struggling to come back. The yearly Commander pre-constructed deck releases for Magic: The Gathering have become a staple of the game. All of our creatures are powerful against them, most notably Chevill. Satyr Wayfinder is one of the best utility spells in Standard right now. Because you play fetch with a dog… Okay we’ll stop. The best use for knight is killing enchantments like Fires, Wilderness Reclamation, or Elspeth Conquers Death. Kathril, Aspect Warper, the new Abzan commander, is one of Ikoria’s newest mechanics turned up to 11. For clarities sake, and for poeple to brainstorm between new and old ideas, I will post the old decklist here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2913667#arena. Jirina Kudro is the new Mardu commander, and she represents more support for human tribal commander decks. Played by: yoman5. List looks promising, but mortify can’t hit witch’s oven. We are officially IN #MTGIkoria preview season! One thing I’m curious about- what’s the reason why you had Savvy Hunter in your original list, and why did you remove it? Both fill the same roll in killing witch's oven against rakdos decks however the differences come in kayas ability to exile cards in graveyards, and vraskas ability to kill more than just 1cmc cards. winrate. STD 1 / 1 . We are in white so we need to be playing this card. It also pairs well with cards that allow you to cycle a card multiple times, notably Abandoned Sarcophagus. The human clause is often almost always met with the deck so there is no real downside to this card for us. Remember even though Chevill is weakest in this matchup, you can still put bounty counters on their planeswalkers to get value off of him. One thing I kept realizing about the deck as the GP went on is that so many cards in our deck and in the opposing decks played great from ahead and horribly from behind. Even then, you only get a bounty counter, and the bounty counters also don't matter if he's not in play -- their pay-off is conditional on him still being on the board. This combination of cards is often way to much for us to overcome. Dream Trawler is just such a devastating card against us if we can't answer it the turn they play it. #####CARDID=21097##### The massive mythic creatures with mutate are clearly a highlight of Ikoria, and this cycle noticeably requires three different colors of mana to cast. VS TEMUR RECLAMATION- (Favored) This is essentially a control matchup without access to Dream Trawler. Reply to: Abzan_Within_Svogthos TE. Your opponent cannot reliably cast creatures and planeswalkers into the chevill, in fear of getting overrun in card advantage. Much like Bestow from Theros, this allows creatures to combine, forming one enormous beast to trample your opponents with. I love Abzan and I think the human package in a tempo deck is pretty appealing. Can also eat cards in the graveyard which comes up more often than you would think. Graveyard strategies are some of the most successful decks in today's Standard environment. Popular Pioneer Magic: the Gathering decks with prices from the latest tournament results. He makes a token himself off hero, and pumps our board of tokens to make them an actual threat. I recently made a post with a list of decks I had brewed for Ikoria standard, and Abzan Hero in particular has stood out as exceptionally powerful. I recently made a post with a list of decks I had brewed for Ikoria standard, and Abzan Hero in particular has stood out as exceptionally powerful. This website is not produced, endorsed, supported, or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. This is a strict upgrade to cards like murderous rider for us. You also only ever get one counter at a time, since every upkeep it checks if there's already one in play. In his spare time, he's an avid esports follower, and currently spends his free time split between League of Legends, Magic: The Gathering, Escape from Tarkov & The Witcher III. For those of you who have seen the original deck in that thread, you will want to keep reading because the list has gone through quite a few changes/ upgrades, some thanks to the comments on that thread! and Pokémon TCG trading cards. I initially misread mutate.. This initial list had a few problems that needed solved. It’s time to update my Battle Box, which I affectionately call “The Danger Room!” Otrimi, the Ever-Playful, the newest commander from the color shard of Sultai, highlights one of Ikoria‘s keystone mechanics: Mutate. Gyruda Decklist. Just make sure they never sneak in a big Explosion and it is an easy game for us. I have not tested against it yet but I would expect it to be slightly unfavored to a straight up losing matchup. How does this win? Magic The Gathering, magic cards, singles, decks, card lists, deck ideas, wizard of the coast, all of the cards you need at great prices are available at Cardkingdom. That's just me though, This is to me, one of the strongest cards in the set. 1x Liliana, Dreadhorde General- This card has a single purpose in the deck and that purpose is to kill Dream Trawler. 3 copies I think are right, because he's a legendary and you never really want multiples of him sitting in your hand. It lets us buy back our Chevill and Hero after they have been killed and also provides a token for hero. I've been brewing a bunch with Ikoria thanks to the quarantine, and I'd like to talk a bit about one of the strongest decks I've come up with! The information presented on this site about Magic: The Gathering, both literal and graphical, is copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. Also noteworthy is you can sacrifice hero tokens to draw cards off vraska. Kathril continues the tradition of similarly colored commanders caring about the graveyard. Some of the ones I highlighted previously during the spoilers, that I was excited to see, are making a debut in a deck. The deck is lacking on 3 damage removal spells, at least game 1, so its very easy for chevill to take over the game as early as turn 2. Enjoy some of the best Magic and Pokémon content in the world while you explore Singles, Boosters, Sleeves, Decks, and Boxes Fixed. Kalamax is an interesting turn in Commander design because most spell-oriented commanders have mechanics that care about instants or sorceries. The key is to stop them from setting up a sacrifice outlet and leveraging to much value out of it. 4x Hero of Precinct One- The namesake card of the deck. Along with all of the other things shown on today’s Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths preview stream, Wizards of the Coast also revealed the five commanders that will come with the Ikoria Commander decks.. Ikoria Commander, originally Commander 2020, will contain five Ikoria-themed Commander decks with a total of 71 brand-new cards spread throughout those decks—a record high … It should be noted that if the new mutate octopus pushes for a more aggressive flash deck with Spectral Sailor and crew, that is a much harder matchup for us. I am only running 2 because exile does not work well with Chevill, but I want access to this card to answer problem cards like Uro. Add All to Cart. Getting incidental graveyard hate off of him is very nice, and you can use his activated ability to break a stalled boardstate. 3x General Kudro of Drannith- Chevill and Hero both happen to be humans.. Abzan has access to catch all cards that are very versatile in cards like [[Knight of Autumn]] and with mana support and a defined late game play in [[Nethroi, Apex of Death]]. Get it? Really, I just think the card isn't that great. Even Esper Hero VS Mardu Sacrifice. With a huge power, great Mutate cost, and the ability to recur other Mutate creatures from your graveyard, Otrimi is clearly the go-to general for players looking to build around this newest mechanic. No real explanation needed. I have not played hundreds of games with the deck to collect perfect data on my matchups, but I have played enough against current top decks to have a solid understanding of where the deck sits in specific matchups. Checks graveyard/Uro while not losing too much value, is multicolored for hero, and answers trawler. All modes are decent in their own spots. Good luck and thanks for the deck suggestion! 1 Reply 09/14/18. Kalamax focuses entirely on instants, which lends itself to the instant-speed focused colors in Temur. Cycling has returned in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths after its most recent appearance in Ahmonket block, and Gavi is a new commander based around enabling lots of cycling. The deck plays eleven one-drop creatures that attack with … When I played the deck awhile back, I liked Bronzehide Lion for early aggression and Faeburrow Elder to help give the deck some explosiveness, but there may be better cards for those slots now. Killing any permanent for 3 mana is incredible value. However, if you're wanting to keep playing Abzan, I think you should reinforce the go-wide theme. ... and that is that we’ll be getting back to Uncommonders for a little while until the new precons come out with Ikoria: ... lifelink, and first strike thanks to the Abzan Houses, and then Elite Scaleguard provides evasion. 1x Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord- More recursion for our creatures. We aren't deep diving into our graveyard, so we don't want more than one copy of polukranos, but having just the one copy and having access to it in those long grindy creature matchups like simic and sultai, is very strong. Out of 71 new cards in Ikoria Commander, there are 41 cards, which mention counter(s) in their rules text or in reminder text. This could prove very powerful when paired with cards that have additional effects upon cycling, like Nimble Obstructionist. Abzan: 427 matches: 10 17 33 0 $107 : 0.16% of Meta 56% avg. Jirina helps compensate for one of the weaknesses of Human tribal decks, too, allowing them to recover from multiple board wipes more easily with more tokens every time you cast her. Abzan Ascendancy, Commander: Ikoria, Multicolor, Enchantment, Rare, cmc: 3, artist: Mark Winters, flavor: Seems like the deck is a midrange pile with a few synergies but a lack of focus. It even gives us a token off hero. Speaking of which, the card specifically says 'dies,' so dire tactics and ECD are a nonbo with him. Azorius Control: 249 matches: 4 11 47 13 $201 : 0.16% of Meta 55% avg. My suggestions would be to move towards a more aggressive build - take out the copies of agonizing remorse and elspeth conquers death and maybe put in some more proactive cards. 1x Polukranos, Unchained- A very powerful late game creature. The serious, play-to-win side of the Magic: The Gathering community. Its possible I should have more Mythos and less of mortify, but Mortify giving us a token is nice. Gavi looks like a powerful tool for tempo decks, enabling players to gain card selection and a board presence simultaneously. General Kudro gives us graveyard hate in the main, so I feel having the extra range of threats you can kill with vraska is better. I build this deck to work with Hero's token creation ability and Corpse Knight 's ability. Cards like Flower // Flourish to help hit land drops that can also end the game, maybe Trostani Discordant against random Agent of Treachery decks, possibly even Ajani the Greathearted. Abzan Hushbringer ZNR by M a n n u _ 1 9 7 8. Abzan Graveyard wasn’t “new” before, but it is getting a new lease on life with some of these cards. Each of these commanders is unique because, while the commanders all depict characters from Ikoria, they will not be included in the standard set. VS FLASH VARIANTS- (Slightly Favored) Ive decided to group in all the variants of flash together in one because they all play out similarly. 2x- Elspeth Conquers Death- This card has been an all star in standard for some time now. So there you guys have it! Yeah that was a mistake on my part, it hits enchants not artifacts.. Chevill at first seems slow, he doesnt do anything the turn he's played, but that assessment isnt taking into context the amount of pressure he puts on your opponent. Spring update to the Brawl series: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is in the pool! Verhay outlines Wizards’ key design philosophies in his article, where he also announces the return of the smash-hit Partner mechanic. Can't believe I forgot about it until this post. Overall he just plays very well with Hero of Precinct One. We have multiple maindeck answers to Wilderness Reclamation, and Uro should never be a problem with all our exile. 1 Reply 09/14/18. Seems like Esper might be a better fit since you get similar cards + Atris for more card advantage. winrate. Im not an expert, so these are just my thoughts. Verhay notes that, up until now, there was no dedicated commander tribal that actually had the creature type ‘Human’. Hydroid Krasis is a key card for them, even more so than Nissa, as it lets them trade 1 for 1 for us even more. This is for sure a deck I am going to continue testing out and fine tuning, as I believe it has legs to be a serious top tier deck this coming up format! Jirina serves as Wizards’ remedy to that issue. Abzhan Midrange by Necrofearless625. VS BANT MID RAMP- (Losing) This is the first of our difficult matchups. There’s a Hound that makes Fetch counters! Hello spikes! There's plenty of other better options which get immediate value and aren't so conditional. Just an aside, how are you doing your testing? Dropping on turn 4 and giving lifelink to our board of tokens is also a good way to close games quickly against mono red. A skilled control pilot will generally be favored here. For example, cards like Elspeth, Undaunted Hero (Planeswalker duel deck rare) and Archon of Falling Stars will be omitted since they are just Limited/Commander cards and saying, "This is just a Limited card" repeatedly gets old rather fast. This is by far our worst matchup, even more so than UW Control, as they have both Dream Trawler AND Hydroid Krasis. VS MONO RED- (Favored) The mono red matchup is fairly straitforward. Chevill is stronger here than against sultai, so our easiest line to victory is to resolve a turn 2 creature and just ride him to victory. winrate. Not much explaining needed here. I've been brewing a bunch with Ikoria thanks to the quarantine, and I'd like to talk a bit about one of the strongest decks I've come up with! Hand disruption lets us sneak in key spells when necessary, and the majority of our interaction is instant speed, forcing them to play on their own turns if they want to interact with our removal spells on their important threats. HIS 5 / 2 . I also worry that Chevill will be too slow but I’m also excited to build around him. This Hero Saves Your Creatures and Artifacts! The sacrifice effect is the only real reason this card is in the deck over other walkers like Garruk or Ugin. 2x Dire Tactics- The best removal spell in the deck. Ikoria has introduced the concept of keyword counters – counters that function like the classic -1/-1 and +1/+1 counters but instead grant keywords such as flying, trample, or others. I simply don't think our deck wants a 7 mana sorcery spell. Chevill does nothing coming into play -- you have to wait until your upkeep next turn (which means it can fall to a lava coil or scorching dragonfire or brazen borrower in the meantime). Tiamat, Goddess of Love and Hope. You have to play more of a tempo gameplan here, as going super aggressive gets you blown out by shatter the sky. You can still get embercleaved out of the game if you stumble on mana, or don't respect their burst, but overall this is a favorable matchup for us. A group of friends and I proxied this and a few other brews and have been testing them against current known top decks. Never fails. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2913667#arena, https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2916819#arena. 3x Mythos of Nethroi- The second best removal in the deck. It takes keywords from creatures in your graveyard and spreads them across your whole team. If we were looking for this kind of effect, I imagine Command the Dreadhorde would be better, as being 6 mana as opposed to 7 is actually a fairly big deal. 2x Vraska, Golgari Queen- This spot is in contention with Kaya. Ikoria has introduced the concept of keyword counters – counters that function like the classic -1/-1 and +1/+1 counters but instead grant keywords such as flying, trample, or others. I'm not sure what should be changed to improve, but I think it'd be best to trim the answer/control elements for more efficient threats. Ikoria Euphoria! Ikoria clearly pushes the power level of cards that are multiple colors, and this is a good thing. Great point. Press J to jump to the feed. Popular Historic Magic: the Gathering decks with prices from the latest tournament results. VS RAKDOS SACRIFICE- (Favored) This is a very easy matchup for us. With cards like Castle Ardenvale and Hero of Precinct One to reliably make human tokens, General Kudro will have plenty of resources to take down anything he wants. The strategy is effective precisely because most of your removal costs 3 (Abzan Charm and Hero’s Downfall) and so many of your lands enter the battlefield tapped. Good morning, Magic players! This looks like a really fun deck. With 3/3, an effective enter the battlefield ability, and a very powerful offensive anthem ability, it’s hard to argue with the sheer cost efficiency of this creature. Just proxying things up and goldfishing in paper? I currently have 3 because of his legendary status, but I have the 4th copy in the board, and could easily see playing the full 4 in the main. We are not an aggressive human deck, but rather our humans are all powerful early creatures that play well with our decks midrange strategy. I felt like Savvy hunter just wasnt very strong.. This is to me, one of the strongest cards in the set, and I would be suprised if we are in a creature oriented format and this card isn't a big player in it.. Not saying it’s perfect, but [[consume]] checks a couple of the boxes you say you’re struggling with. In fact, 19 of the main non-land cards are new, shiny Ikoria cards! To kick it off, I run through all 5 new Commander decks and what they do… Plus, talk about an important reprint in them! 2x Knight of Autumn- ETB creature that triggers Hero. 2x Seraph of the Scales- A solid 4 drop that is part of my attempt to solve one of our weakest points in Dream Trawler.. A deathtouch flying blocker does very well at clogging the board against a sky trawler. The first spoiler is the Jeskai commander Gavi, Nest Warden. Uniq's Abzan Hero (Standard (Ravnica Allegiance) - Others) Gallery View Standard by Uniq . 22 land 4 Hero of Precinct One 4 Imperious Oligarch Nice touch. I'm skeptical you're actually as favored as suggested against current top decks, especially as they'll all get their own opportunities to improve with new cards and tuning. The final deck, belonging to the Temur shard, features the enormous storm dinosaur Kalamax, the Stormsire, who helps you copy spells and grows in size as you do. The legendaries from the giant monsters world provide further options when it comes too choose a commander for your Brawl deck, on top of those already available in the current meta, i.e. Nicholas is a Canadian BA (Honours) Graduate from University of Wales, living in British Columbia. Kathril, Aspect Warper, the new Abzan commander, is one of Ikoria’s newest mechanics turned up to 11. Magic The Gathering, magic cards, singles, decks, card lists, deck ideas, wizard of the coast, all of the cards you need at great prices are available at Cardkingdom. 4x Agonizing Remorse- Hand disruption is important for us to be able to fight through removal, counters, and to remove key threats we can't answer easily before they come down. 2x Lurrus of the Dream-Den- This is a 3 drop that is more effective in the mid to late game rather than on turn 3. What about the games where he dies before you can find removal for their creatures and you never draw him again? Or is there some kind of online resource that helps goldfish? Babies First Deck by ValkyrieCane525. It looks more like a pile of „this seems good together!“ than an actual strategy. consume - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. This list is one of the more aggressive decks you can play in today's Standard environment. No explanation should be needed. Also, I think treacherous blessing is a great card with vraska (gives this archetype a ton of gas). VS SULTAI MIDRANGE- (EVEN) This matchup can go either way. By far, our weakest matchup is UW Control and BantMidRamp. 2 mana exile is incredibly powerful. Iconic Masters - Magic: the Gathering - The online marketplace where any private and shop can buy and sell Magic the Gathering (MTG), Yu-Gi-Oh! This is a great suggestion. Channelfireball is a trusted platform to buy and sell Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon cards online. Now, Gavin Verhay, Senior Designer and Writer for Magic: The Gathering, has released previews of the five newest three-color commanders. An early Hero or Chevill and riding out their value is one of the easier ways for us to pull ahead and win, but usually this comes down to which player can navigate the late game better. STD 1 / 7 . Hand disruption is key here, and timing it is even more important. Like Uro has the same pay-off (gain 3 life and draw a card) PLUS you can put another land into play, PLUS it goes off immediately instead of needing a bunch of things to fall into place, all for 1 more colorless mana. HATE: Golgari Lurrus/Eidolon by R u f f i g a n. STD 2 / 0 . The deck is fairly dead in the water to a resolved Dream Trawler.. My updated list found here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2916819#arena is my attempt to fix what I believe to be the decks biggest weaknesses (I will go over soon). Halo Infinite Delayed & Shroud Is Back – Daily Esports Recap August 19, 2020, https://www.dailyesports.gg/wp-content/plugins/eg-comments/eg-comments.js, https://www.dailyesports.gg/wp-content/plugins/eg-comments/eg-profile.js. Read more . With the upcoming release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, the latest decks come with an interesting twist. This may be the card I am most unsure of, but it is great to play the turn after your opponent board wipes. The Kroxa variants of the deck are even easier for us, as we have General Kudro to pull kroxa out of the yard as well as several exile effects to stop him before he can start getting out of hand. Abzan Lifegain by KCF_Blackout. If you play this and your opponent cannot quickly answer it, Chevill threatens to quickly spiral out of control in terms of card advantage.. Chevill fits perfectly into the Hero playstyle which is just trying to answer your opponents threats, while amassing some kind of card advantage, and then ending the game with that advantage.. Gavi’s first ability allows you to cycle the first card for free every turn. See my DailyMTG article: https://t.co/emzq36ltsk)#wotcstaff pic.twitter.com/cS7NABaTNT, — Gavin Verhey (@GavinVerhey) April 3, 2020. Both decks are capable of answering each others plays effectively. Now about some questions you guys may be having for me.. (Want more? Absolutely, you deserve it. I’ve really loved kethis, oath of Kaya, and Garruk. Triomes are incredibly powerful lands that open up possibilities at the top end of decks without any additional pressure early. If you’re looking for a competitive Gyruda deck, this is a right … The turn you play him, if your opponent cant immediately answer him, the game then revolves around chevill until he is dealt with. Not cool or flashy but seems better slanted for what you need than 6 mana Liliana. If Chevill is keeping you from running 4of the best removal spell in format (dire tactics) then I think you need to cut the former, not the latter. A GUIDE TO BRAWL: IKORIA: LAIR OF BEHEMOTHS. All five Commanders will be from Ikoria, the plane from the newest set. 1 Core Set 2021 Season 2 Ikoria Lair of Behemoths Season 3 Theros Beyond Death Season 4 Throne of Eldraine Season 5 Core Set 2020 Season 6 War of the Spark Season 7 Ravnica Allegiance Season 8 Guilds of Ravnica Season 9 Core Set 2019 Season 10 Kaladesh Season 11 Dominaria Season 12 Amonkhet Block Season 13 Rivals of Ixalan Season 14 Ixalan Season Here you will find a collection of … The humans all play well with each other, and grant us Dire Tactics which is one of the best removal spells in the format if we can utilize it. Hello spikes! Gavin also gave an fun example of a specific counter we’ll get. Abzan_HERO ^w^ thanks! I never was in a position where I wanted savvy hunter over any other creature in the deck and that to me signals it isnt worth its spot in the deck. Mistake on my part, it hits enchants not artifacts. I think looking at Abzan the way you have can be a difficult way to analyze the potential of it in the Ikoria standard. No doubt, this card will show up in Commander circles for years to come. VS UW/X CONTROL- (Losing) This matchup is purely decided on if they can prevent you from killing their dream trawler. ... Abzan Midrange VS Jund Artisan. Thanks, even though I'm not OP. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I bet the mardu hero more agrro like using [hero of the nyxborn] and [outlaws' merriment] more powerful. Personally, I just think OP's assessment of the card is way off. all the creatures and planeswalkers from Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, … What do you guys think? Read more . Kaya our of the board has been my answer to cat over since it’s been a thing. Please let me know if I'm missing an obvious inclusion for the deck that can help out! Corey Baumeister and Ross Merriam continue their battles with recently revealed Ikoria cards in the upcoming Standard! Hero also makes human tokens.. General Kudro is pushing the human sub theme in the deck and I believe he is very worth it.. As more is revealed about the upcoming MTG Commander decks, stay tuned to Daily Esports for more updates. So that's my reasoning behind each card choice for the deck. Tiamat, Goddess of Love and Hope. Magic Online 's Icculous piloted an Abzan Warrior tribal deck to a 4-0 finish in a recent Daily Event. There is a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon for Magic: The Gathering! 2x Mortify- Removal that can hit enchantments. There needs to be a reward for making sacrifices to your manabase. That’s a whooping 57.7% of new cards! It could be right to play a playset of fire tactics but we have alot of other really great effects that synergize with chevill that I'd prefer more access to those destroy effects and just have access to the exile effects for the few key cards that actually need exiled. Even with the few answers I have added to the deck, I still struggle against the card. Two new releases, the Commander 2020 Decks and Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths expansion, are both fully spoiled and wait just around the corner for fans and brewers to explore. I was not aware you could not mutate onto a human, and therefore the mutates don't really fit well into our deck. Rakdos Lurrus: 258 matches: 50 18 3 4 $83 : 0.16% of Meta 56% avg. Hero of Precinct One is a powerful token generator that hasn't been exploited to its full potential in Standard. The format offers us a great selection of self-mill cards in Satyr Wayfinder and Commune with the Gods. Mainboard (60) 1 Forest 4 Godless Shrine 4 Isolated Chapel 4 Overgrown Tomb 2 Plains 2 Sunpetal Grove 3 Temple Garden 2 Woodland Cemetery. It doesn't give a token but the card is just to strong to not play it in abzan colors. I remember killing carny Sweet Ts with consume back when esper control was a thing. For me, this could only mean one thing…. Ikoria is a multicolor-focused set, and with that come a lot of powerful gold cards and some very strong tri-lands. Do your best to limit the usefulness of Hydroid Krasis and you should be ahead most of the time.

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