Monday, September 14, 2015
Commander Yeva, Nature’s Herald
Prices relativistic as of roughly 9/13/2015 at StarCityGames.com
I can’t guarantee that you will win many games with this deck. However, it is fun and inexpensive, and it will probably keep you in the game longer than most decks.
The main objective of this deck is to defend oneself, buying time until a late game kill. This means hiding oneself from immediate attack, and it is accomplish by the commander, Yeva, Nature’s Herald.
One reason that this deck is so casual is that deathtouch only sends creatures to the graveyard, which can be beneficial to the opponent in the case of more competitive decks.
Defenders and creatures with regenerate also provide defense. Mana abilities may also create a means to deploy the defense. Also, with respect to the walls, cards like Primal Bellow, Giant Growth, and Vines of Vastwood may make it seem like they have deathtouch.
There is also 3 kinds of ramping in this deck, including elves, defenders, and spells. Elf mana ramping works well with commander, Yeva, especially because she is an elf.
Thoughts to go with this deck include Ground Seal, Axebane Guardian, artifacts that give flying, and Vine Trellis.
Commander – Yeva, Nature’s Herald
$0.15 Ezuri’s Archers, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$1.00 Fierce Empath, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$0.15 Gatecreeper Vine
$0.50 Gigantomancer, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$0.15 Mire Boa
$0.50 Mitotic Slime, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$0.50 Sheltering Ancient, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$0.15 Pygmy Troll
$0.25 Thornweald Archer, BUT OUT OF STOCK
Sorcery of Instant
$0.15 Journey of Discovery, OUT OF STOCK
Artifact or Enchantment
$0.15 Slagwurm Armor, BUT OUT OF STOCK
$0.15 Wild Growth
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I had long wondered where MTG got the word kor from. Examples of this type of card are attached. These kor cards primarily dealing with the color white (plains); it's a long shot, but think farming plains.
I just finished listening to Mechirah - Chapter Twenty Eight of the Mishneh Torah http://www.chabad.org/dailystudy/rambam.asp… --
and found that in Hebrew this word is often used in agriculture - hence the possible combination of kor with agriculture and plains.
Kor - definition of kor by The Free Dictionary
kor - an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs.
Monday, September 7, 2015
from Tapped out:
This deck is all about counters, especially counters that work with abilities, as is the case with Champion’s Drake, Halimar Wavewatch, and Skywatcher Adept. VeneratedTeacher, and Clockspinning provide the means to help level up creatures for better play. Elvish Mystic, LlanowarElves, and Wild Growth. In addition, Spectral Flight may provide some beef. Defense is via Narcolepsy, Cancel, and Unsummon. Unsummon also enables Venerated Teacher to be taken back to the hand in order to put even more counters on creatures.
Instants or Sorceries 11: