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 Post subject: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-17 6:37 pm 
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So this deck is designed to play as a semi-control, but only supposed to reign in other players until you can get your planeswalkers online, preferably with emblems. It does have a "counters & tokens" theme so most of the creatures were picked as they either liked counters/tokens or produced them. Proliferate is unfortunately not a very common ability, I was shocked to find zero white cards with it!

There is also a small Rubinia/sac package as who really wants to give creatures back? It is designed to be able to play a friendly game or go against the more overpowered decks in my meta. Suggestions would be appreciated. I have a decent collection and a decent budget, so unless your suggestion is I might have/can get it.

What I am looking for really is opinions if you would think this deck is as flexible as I have found (only 2 games, the first a 4 person very casual, and the 2nd a 3 person very competitive.) it's difficult to gauge a deck on only 2 games.

I have thought of changing the commander as Rubinia + sac outlets is not a very casual thing to do, but would only be good if I could untap via Prophet or Seedborn Muse etc. and I don't care to be that guy.

would be props for having an Elder Dragon, but he's outclassed and his upkeep would prevent me from doing shenanigans. screams a completely different deck to me. could work, but I do not currently own one. is already played by another friend as a pure group hug. is a kill on sight kind of commander and this is not really a voltron build. is kinda of bland. is another kill on sight and a very different build. is another meh option.
















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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-17 10:25 pm 
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I might have a few suggestions for you:

First off, as you yourself were saying, would be THE perfect general for a deck like this. But you don't need Muse/Prophet to make him work. Between , , and the like, there is a lot of cards that let you use Angus multiple times before your turn comes up again without making you the number one target of the game. Would need some more ramp, though.

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- (too expensive/weak, doesn't combo well)
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- (what? :D )
- (depends on your meta; if your opponents can't profit from this much, I'd keep it)
- (too expensive to use)
- (I personally have never managed to get the value I was expecting from this card; YMMV, of course)
- (this doesn't strike me as a deck where GW would do much, too ramp-light; other options may be better)
- (I think you need a very good reason to dare to run this in multiplayer; as the deck is now, I'd say scrap it)
- (there are better cards out there)
- (as with , I think this card will more likely kill you than help you; you'd need at least some landfall and such to properly benefit from this)
- (better options out there)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-18 3:47 am 

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I agree with Antis: I'd probably go for more of a pillow-fort plan with the creatures. Just protect your walkers and get insane value from them. Another idea is to run more board wipes. (, , , , .) Although, I love in here (also: !). I would probably add stuff like , , , etc., although those don't synergize with the counters plan.

I don't know if you need ALL the bant staples in this deck. (consecrated sphinx, oracle, prophet, greater good, birthing pod, doubling season, etc.) I might drop some of those for more on-theme cards (, , , , , , , , , , etc.)

I dunno about the suspend cards. I don't think you can interact with those with doubling season or proliferate, so you just have to interact with those. Also I'd just drop doubling season; I'm pretty sure nobody likes instantaneous planeswalker ultimates.

As someone who has long played a deck, I understand the attraction. It's an absurd amount of board presence for you; just steal the best thing your opponents play and use that to protect your walkers. Also a great plan-b. Amazingly powerful card.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-18 2:03 pm 
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Thank you for the suggestions, there was a lot so please forgive me the long post.

I am not really wanting a pillow fort deck, but PW definitely leans towards that. To be honest, many of my decks get broken apart after 4-5 games, but most pillow fort decks do not even last that long.

I'm also not a huge fan of wrath.dec. I only own one , on purpose. It's not going in here as this is not really a "75%" deck, but I do want it to be fun with Planeswalkers. I probably should just cut the suspend cards all together, your right there are better options for card draw and token creation.

I do not currently own a , but at $70 that is not impossible, but not going to happen tonight... although I do have to work the day after Thanksgiving... maybe I should treat myself... Anyways I digress... the Pic is very reminiscent of Monty Python... hmmm... have to move on otherwise...

is definitely staying... he eats dudes... I know he is not the most powerful option, I could include or something similar that would be better... but I like him :lol:

So you think I should cut all the group hug stuff? (, ?)

would be awesome if I go more in on tokens strategy
I don't own an ... at this point I might as well spend a cool $100... right?
should be in the deck... where did I put those...
If I ran it would be about the only creature with morph... not the best plan.
I do need to dig out a

? was this supposed to be something else?

have to free up one of the 4 I have... the mono-U morphs might die and bequeath this...
is going in as soon as dust settles a little bit on the new C14 decks
see above
I am not a huge fan of multiple turns, playing with this isn't interesting to me, and I am sure my opponents don't want to see me take 4 (or more) turns per round.

I might add some more good stuff later, but most of my decks have E. Witness, , etc.

So should I take the plunge and buy ?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-19 9:05 am 

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Oloro Upkeep Tribal (enchantment-based control)
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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-19 1:05 pm 
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Totally forgot about ... I was browsing card websites, and found one that was selling them for $3 so I picked up 5, because what else would you do right? But I have not found 5 EDH decks that really want to exile creatures for profit... but here is one!


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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-20 6:02 am 

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Holy @#$^&@#, I just realized nobody had mentioned , which is so amazingly on-theme I want to smack myself for not realizing it.

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Kothophed (mono black control, ETB abuse)
Teferi, Temporal Archmage (blue pillowfort superfriends)
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Oloro Upkeep Tribal (enchantment-based control)
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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-20 7:31 pm 
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Well, if you don't like the pillow fort method, I can't really blame you, but in that case, you pretty much have to rely on good old blocking. That, or some of the tricks mentioned above.

If you want to go this way, I'm thinking some tokens, hatebears, Edric, , that sort of stuff. You could use to pump a single attacker good while the rest of your army protects your friends. You could even run Rafiq and . Hell, even Derevi could make the cut in the 99, if only to be the only guy I've ever seen do that :wink: "I attack with a bunch of tokens, untap Chain Veil and four lands..." Just a thought :)

I figured the Oyster was some kind of pet card of yours. I'll leave it alone, then :D

About the group hug, I think either you want to make it a theme and go for it devotedly, or you don't want to touch it. is worse and worse with every player added to the game. The added advantage to all your opponents just isn't worth it.

I honestly don't think of Garruk 1.0 as a token maker. For me, he is first and foremost an awesome ramp card. Just that +1 makes him worth running.
I run in my Anax deck more or less as a sorcery (although he doesn't trigger heroic, sadly) for a one-shot -3 bonus. A finisher, really. Evasion and double strike are that strong together, I think. Then there's the fact he can ulti immediately with Doubling Season on the table, giving you a million tokens. That should count, too :)
With , forget about the morph, it's just a realy solid creature that will keep your 'walkers safe for a long time. "Wrath? Sure, well, whatever you're planning to do next had better take into the account the 10 tokens I've got left." :D
And I really did mean . What better way to protect your planeswalkers than a creature that can block the whole attack by itself?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-20 7:49 pm 
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I need to pick up Ajani i guess. I keep getting distracted by buying more C14. I run to walmart for something and I see the lonely white deck... and I think I only have 2 hatebears () and pick up another one... It's bad really... And s & s... I get that it is not the best ever, but definately worth $35 in my opinion.

I think I still have an left around, but generally she is only good for 1 block or they have trample...

So I was reading http://www.starcitygames.com/article/29766_Other-Peoples-Decks-Rush-2112.html and when I saw the commander I was like "Perfect some sage advice from Sheldon on the deck that I am currently working on!" but then I read more and it's definitely a cool deck, but not really what I want to do... I think a deck that has 3 Praetors in it is a tough sell for any group.

What are your thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubinia Soulsinger -- Bant Super Friends
AgePosted: 2014-Nov-28 9:16 pm 
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Finally got to play a game with Rubinia, it was an emperor game, I was one emperor with and against , the other emperor, and .

Not Suprizingly, Kaalia destroyed Teferi, and Brago killed Darrigaaz. When Teferi died I had , My general, and , yes I know I said I wasn't going to add , but I had one that was homeless and I took pity. So after taking all of Kaalia's stuff I 'ed her to get an and nuke her boots.

Brago took out most of Memnarch's stuff and when I showed them a + they thought it best to scoop.

Memnarch player thought he would be good as he had unlimited colorless mana, but he couldn't quite make enough blue mana at that point... which was a good thing for us.


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