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furnacelayer  asked:

I'm building yahenni commander right now, and could use some suggestions for space and cards to explore. If you have the time, do you think you could offer any suggestions?

Absolutely! I’ve been toying with a Yahenni decklist recently, so this is perfect!

Free counters for Yahenni on your turn, clears the way for them to get in for damage, and has no risk of making you sac our favorite aetherborn because of the vampire synergy!

For each creature your opponents control that dies, that’s three counters on Yahenni instead of one! Not to mention you get two counters for sacking your own creatures in addition to the indestructible grant.

Self-Explanatory.

This doesn’t have to be Damnation, it can be any number of black sweepers that Yahenni can survive by sacrificing a creature that’s going to die anyways. You’ll likely get a ton of counters on them from all the opponents’ dying creatures, and Yahenni will be left to get in there for potentially lethal Commander damage.

Yahenni has a built-in sac-outlet. Turn every sacrifice into three opposing creature deaths and three counters for the Undying Partisan! See also, Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact.

Provides a near endless stream of tokens for Yahenni’s benefit and plays exceptionally well with Dictate of Erebos and similar cards.

I hope this has been helpful!

Chandra Naalar Fanart.

I decide to create another MTG fanart probably  will make the entire Gatewatch using this cartoon like style..I think they look pretty cool. :)

he character Chandra Nalaar is property of Wizards of the Coast, this personal piece isn’t official art and isn’t meant to infringe on WotC’s copyright in any way, shape or form.

Standard Deck Tech: UW Panharmonicon

[you can see every deck tech here]

Hello & welcome to this weekly deck tech! This week we come back to Standard for a very exciting deck! To be honest, when Kaladesh came out I was hesitating between a few decks and this one was in my final top 2; I opted with Storm Colossus, but Panharmonicon is such a sweet card that is so much fun to play! Let’s dive into it, you’ll understand just how awesome this deck is.

Broken Record Player

This big jukebox makes so that anytime a creature or artifact triggers because of an ETB (enter the battlefield) effect, add another trigger. You might be thiking ‘’but B-P, that doesn’t seem too strong’’ and you couldn’t be more wrong, you fool. This deck abuses all those magnificient ETB effects to generate insane amount of value! I’m very sad though that Reflector Mage just got banned since, even by being pretty good in other decks, was absolutely NUTS in this deck! Imagine bouncing 2 or 3 creatures for 3cmc and they can’t cast any of those back!

Displacing Some Stuff

Now that you have a magic music box that doubles your trigger, why not make sure you get those sweet sweet triggers over & over again? Eldrazi Displacer makes this deck pretty close to broken if you can get the ball rolling. A Displacer that’s not dealt with right away will win you the game, for sure. Now it’s a bit less broken since Reflector Mage is banned, but good lord was that a nice card synergy. Also, you want lands that can produce colourless mana, so stuff like Holdout Settlement & Aether Hub are usually perfect since they’re versatile.

Drowning Some Hope

This car dis what makes the deck go over the top. Being a 3 card combo really helps. You got a Displacer & a Panharmonicon on the board and you can go infinite with it. Granted, you don’t have any X spells to burn your opponent, but you can easily chain some spells to scour through your library and win from there; at the very least you can keep all of your opponent’s stuff tapped at all time.

Thought-Knot-ing All Day

It’s pretty self explanatory; you get to bounce Thought-Knot Seer over & over again to exile 2-3 cards from their hands each time. It gets absurd very fast and it’s also a nice beater so, win-win!

Double the Removal

The days of Reflector Mage are over, sadly, but you still have access to this nice temporary exile effect. The deck does go from 8 removal creatures to 4, so it hurts quite a bit. I actually hope with all my heart that wotc unbans Reflector Mage next update because this deck won’t be the same without it, at least not AS good. Instead of Reflector Mage you can always play some Pilgrim’s Eye to keep your mana steady and as a chump-blocker.

This Seems Familiar

Good old puppy always ehre to help! In this deck you can easily keep your life at a nice place by gaining 2, 4 or even 6 life over & over & over…Also, if it happens to die by chumping you get to draw a card so that’s always neat!

Blaze It!

In addition to robo-puppy, you get this magnificient value engine. If you have a couple of Panharmonicon on the board and you’re able to blink this card a few times you will out-value ANY opponent! Drawing TONS of cards and gaining you a butt-load of life. This is one of my favourite cards from Kaladesh (just after robo-puppy).

Tempo All Day

Here we have one of my favourite cards from Aether Revolt (if not my favourite). While the set was pretty underwhelming for my personaly preferences, Spire Patrol is just soooo good tempo wise in my eyes. If only Reflector Mage was not banned in standard we could see amazing plays such as Turn 3 : R. Mage, Turn 4 : S. Patrol, Turn 5 : CBlazer; at that point your opponent is completely tempo-ed out, especially if you got a Panharmonicon on the board. This card just fits SO SO SO well in the deck, and if ONLY Reflector Mage was legal this deck would be completely INSANE right now…

Go Big or Go Home

While I’ve talked about this deck as a WU build, you can go wild if you wish and aim at a 5-colour deck. I personally think it’s less good since i twill often be less constant and smooth, but to each their own. By playing 5 colours you can play some Prophetic Prism or Servant of the Conduit to fix your mana and get some more ETB effects. As a payoff, instead of Drowner of Hope, the deck will play Noxious Gearhulk to kill all possible threats, as well as some Verdurous Gearhulk to bash in for quite a lot of damage. Oh and you can play some Combustile gearhulk & Cataclysmic Gearhulk, just because you can. While 5-colour deck is pretty fun, it’s a bit less consistant than the UW version which puts out better result. It will be interesting to monitor the deck and see how it does without Reflector Mage. I won’t lie, the banning hurt the deck, quite a bit, but I don’t think the deck is dead because of it. Also, if you play just for fun and don’t care about the bannings, this deck is exactly what you need; it’s janky and is very very good!

Wrap-Up

There you have it! I hope you guys enjoyed this deck tech. If I missed anything, let me know. I’ll see you guys next week for a Modern deck tech!

Praise be to @bace-jeleren and her powers of blessings.

Here’s what a box and bundle got me

1x Mechanized Production
1x Lightning Runner
1x Tezzeret, the Schemer
1x Ajani Unyielding
1x Heart of Kiran
1x Paradox Engine
1x Planar Bridge
1x ((FOIL!!)) Aethergeode Miner
1x ((FOIL!!)) Yahenni, Undying Partisan
1x Aethergeode Miner
1x Call for Unity
1x Consulate Crackdown
1x Solemn Recruit
1x Baral, Chief of Compliance
1x Disallow
2x Quicksmith Spy
1x Whir of Invention
2x Midnight Entourage
1x Secret Salvage
1x Yahenni’s Expertise
1x Yahenni, Undying Partisan
1x Kari Zev’s Expertise
1x Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
1x Freejam Regent
1x Pia’s Revolution
1x Quicksmith Rebel
3x Release the Gremlins
1x Greenbelt Rampager
1x Heroic Intervention
1x Rishkar’s Expertise
1x Dark Intimations
2x Aethersphere Harvester
3x Lifecrafter’s Bestiary
2x Merchant’s Dockhand
1x Metallic Mimic
1x Peacewalker Colossus
1x Scrap Trawler
1x Walling Ballista
1x Spire of Industry

Overall, I’m very happy with my pulls. I could have gone with a few less multiples, but eh, I won’t complain.

Honestly, between the foil Yahenni, AND Ajani, AND Tezzeret, those alone made it all worth it.

I also got two Fatal Pushes, and will probably order a few more later on.

Another card that I got that I’m excited to use is Treasure Keeper in Gisa. Just need to go through my deck and see how many cards I have that cost two or less.

Other than that, I played a couple games with @exploding-catnip-pouches using cards we pulled for the decks, and I saw just how much work Lifecrafter’s Bestiary can do. Going into Sigarda for sure.

Speaking of Catnip, he predicted the exact pack Ajani was in, and I fear him.

Topi’s Daily Card #881:  Cryptolith Rite

Everyone loves more mana.  Being able to turn each little creature into a Birds of Paradise is pretty great by any standards.  This of course goes best in creature token decks, but even if you’re just a little bit on theme, this can really help you boost your way into ramping really quick.  Works best with some haste or even something like Thousand-year Elixir, but that goes without saying.  Just a good enchantment overall, despite it’s reliance on having creatures on the board.

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Spent all day last night playing EDH at my LGS so I toally whiffed on posting a card.  Will post two tonight, this is ½!

I’m doin a series of simple, layered acrylic paintings of mtg icons, more as a meditation than ART. I’m thinkin the phyrexian Phi, the Obsidian Halo, and maybe the simic tree? Suggestions?

Topi’s Daily Card #882:  Call the Gatewatch

The longer Magic the Gathering goes on, the more planeswalkers are going to be printed, it’s as simple as that.  This little tutor may not be expensive price wise or mana cost wise, but it’s super useful to have when you need it..  Superfriends decks, particularly ones like Narset, Atraxa and others are more than happy to dig out whatever planeswalker they want.  The more planeswalkers are made, the more useful this card will be, so as long as you’re running white and have multiple walkers to choose from, this card could always be considered when you need a silver bullet.