List looks promising, but mortify can’t hit witch’s oven. What about the games where he dies before you can find removal for their creatures and you never draw him again? 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). No doubt, this card will show up in Commander circles for years to come. It lets us buy back our Chevill and Hero after they have been killed and also provides a token for hero. winrate. Graveyard strategies are some of the most successful decks in today's Standard environment. 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 love Abzan and I think the human package in a tempo deck is pretty appealing. VS TEMUR RECLAMATION- (Favored) This is essentially a control matchup without access to Dream Trawler. Popular Pioneer Magic: the Gathering decks with prices from the latest tournament results. This combination of cards is often way to much for us to overcome. 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 is a strict upgrade to cards like murderous rider for us. To kick it off, I run through all 5 new Commander decks and what they do… Plus, talk about an important reprint in them! 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. Azorius Control: 249 matches: 4 11 47 13 $201 : 0.16% of Meta 55% avg. Dream Trawler is just such a devastating card against us if we can't answer it the turn they play it. For clarities sake, and for poeple to brainstorm between new and old ideas, I will post the old decklist here: This could prove very powerful when paired with cards that have additional effects upon cycling, like Nimble Obstructionist. Out of 71 new cards in Ikoria Commander, there are 41 cards, which mention counter(s) in their rules text or in reminder text. 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. Good luck and thanks for the deck suggestion! Never fails. Get it? The key is to stop them from setting up a sacrifice outlet and leveraging to much value out of it. VS SULTAI MIDRANGE- (EVEN) This matchup can go either way. Because you play fetch with a dog… Okay we’ll stop. How does this win? Dropping on turn 4 and giving lifelink to our board of tokens is also a good way to close games quickly against mono red. Read more . STD 1 / 7 . It looks more like a pile of „this seems good together!“ than an actual strategy. Definitely see you getting hit with a Shatter, Storm's Wrath or Deafening Clarion and struggling to come back. For me, this could only mean one thing…. Also noteworthy is you can sacrifice hero tokens to draw cards off vraska. Ikoria Euphoria! Read more . 3x Mythos of Nethroi- The second best removal in the deck. VS RAKDOS SACRIFICE- (Favored) This is a very easy matchup for us. Just proxying things up and goldfishing in paper? 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. Really, I just think the card isn't that great. (Want more? This may be the card I am most unsure of, but it is great to play the turn after your opponent board wipes. 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. 3x General Kudro of Drannith- Chevill and Hero both happen to be humans.. 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. This Hero Saves Your Creatures and Artifacts! 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. Hello spikes! Nice touch. 2 mana exile is incredibly powerful. Some of the ones I highlighted previously during the spoilers, that I was excited to see, are making a debut in a deck. Or is there some kind of online resource that helps goldfish? Tiamat, Goddess of Love and Hope. Killing any permanent for 3 mana is incredible value. Gavi’s first ability allows you to cycle the first card for free every turn. 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. The best use for knight is killing enchantments like Fires, Wilderness Reclamation, or Elspeth Conquers Death. 3 copies I think are right, because he's a legendary and you never really want multiples of him sitting in your hand. Triomes are incredibly powerful lands that open up possibilities at the top end of decks without any additional pressure early. It even gives us a token off hero. The first spoiler is the Jeskai commander Gavi, Nest Warden. He makes a token himself off hero, and pumps our board of tokens to make them an actual threat. 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. 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. Personally, I just think OP's assessment of the card is way off. All modes are decent in their own spots. Hello spikes! Can also eat cards in the graveyard which comes up more often than you would think. 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. However, if you're wanting to keep playing Abzan, I think you should reinforce the go-wide theme. By far, our weakest matchup is UW Control and BantMidRamp. Good morning, Magic players! Tiamat, Goddess of Love and Hope. 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. Not saying it’s perfect, but [[consume]] checks a couple of the boxes you say you’re struggling with. Reply to: Abzan_Within_Svogthos TE. 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. Even with the few answers I have added to the deck, I still struggle against the card. Gyruda Decklist. 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. 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! Im not an expert, so these are just my thoughts. Speaking of which, the card specifically says 'dies,' so dire tactics and ECD are a nonbo with him. 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. All of our creatures are powerful against them, most notably Chevill. Kathril, Aspect Warper, the new Abzan commander, is one of Ikoria’s newest mechanics turned up to 11. 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 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. Kalamax focuses entirely on instants, which lends itself to the instant-speed focused colors in Temur. Its possible I should have more Mythos and less of mortify, but Mortify giving us a token is nice. A skilled control pilot will generally be favored here. #####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. 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. all the creatures and planeswalkers from Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, … 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. It doesn't give a token but the card is just to strong to not play it in abzan colors. 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.. This list is one of the more aggressive decks you can play in today's Standard environment. Otrimi, the Ever-Playful, the newest commander from the color shard of Sultai, highlights one of Ikoria‘s keystone mechanics: Mutate. 1x Polukranos, Unchained- A very powerful late game creature. Jirina serves as Wizards’ remedy to that issue. Remember even though Chevill is weakest in this matchup, you can still put bounty counters on their planeswalkers to get value off of him. There's plenty of other better options which get immediate value and aren't so conditional. We are in white so we need to be playing this card. I initially misread mutate.. The sacrifice effect is the only real reason this card is in the deck over other walkers like Garruk or Ugin. 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. Abzan Hushbringer ZNR by M a n n u _ 1 9 7 8. Abzan Lifegain by KCF_Blackout. 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’ve really loved kethis, oath of Kaya, and Garruk. 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. So that's my reasoning behind each card choice for the deck. Ikoria clearly pushes the power level of cards that are multiple colors, and this is a good thing. Also, I think treacherous blessing is a great card with vraska (gives this archetype a ton of gas). 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. consume - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Please let me know if I'm missing an obvious inclusion for the deck that can help out! Press J to jump to the feed. 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]]. Kathril continues the tradition of similarly colored commanders caring about the graveyard. Overall he just plays very well with Hero of Precinct One. 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.. Checks graveyard/Uro while not losing too much value, is multicolored for hero, and answers trawler. There is a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon for Magic: The Gathering! Each of these commanders is unique because, while the commanders all depict characters from Ikoria, they will not be included in the standard set. Seems like Esper might be a better fit since you get similar cards + Atris for more card advantage. The human clause is often almost always met with the deck so there is no real downside to this card for us. 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. Nicholas is a Canadian BA (Honours) Graduate from University of Wales, living in British Columbia. Your opponent cannot reliably cast creatures and planeswalkers into the chevill, in fear of getting overrun in card advantage. 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 … That’s a whooping 57.7% of new cards! and Pokémon TCG trading cards. Played by: yoman5. 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. Do your best to limit the usefulness of Hydroid Krasis and you should be ahead most of the time. 2x Mortify- Removal that can hit enchantments. Seems like the deck is a midrange pile with a few synergies but a lack of focus. 2x Dire Tactics- The best removal spell in the deck. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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. The serious, play-to-win side of the Magic: The Gathering community. What do you guys think? I simply don't think our deck wants a 7 mana sorcery spell. It also pairs well with cards that allow you to cycle a card multiple times, notably Abandoned Sarcophagus. 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. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts,, Abzan: 427 matches: 10 17 33 0 $107 : 0.16% of Meta 56% avg. 1x Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord- More recursion for our creatures. 1 Reply 09/14/18. 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. This website is not produced, endorsed, supported, or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. This looks like a really fun deck. I think looking at Abzan the way you have can be a difficult way to analyze the potential of it in the Ikoria standard. 1 Reply 09/14/18. Just make sure they never sneak in a big Explosion and it is an easy game for us. Rakdos Lurrus: 258 matches: 50 18 3 4 $83 : 0.16% of Meta 56% avg. 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. Babies First Deck by ValkyrieCane525. We are officially IN #MTGIkoria preview season! Add All to Cart. In fact, 19 of the main non-land cards are new, shiny Ikoria cards! Spring update to the Brawl series: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is in the pool! 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! 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? If you’re looking for a competitive Gyruda deck, this is a right … 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. Uniq's Abzan Hero (Standard (Ravnica Allegiance) - Others) Gallery View Standard by Uniq . Absolutely, you deserve it. The format offers us a great selection of self-mill cards in Satyr Wayfinder and Commune with the Gods. HATE: Golgari Lurrus/Eidolon by R u f f i g a n. STD 2 / 0 . Even Esper Hero VS Mardu Sacrifice. winrate. 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. The deck plays eleven one-drop creatures that attack with … The deck is fairly dead in the water to a resolved Dream Trawler.. My updated list found here: is my attempt to fix what I believe to be the decks biggest weaknesses (I will go over soon). This is a great suggestion. You also only ever get one counter at a time, since every upkeep it checks if there's already one in play. Mistake on my part, it hits enchants not artifacts. 2x- Elspeth Conquers Death- This card has been an all star in standard for some time now. 2x Knight of Autumn- ETB creature that triggers Hero. Can't believe I forgot about it until this post. Kalamax is an interesting turn in Commander design because most spell-oriented commanders have mechanics that care about instants or sorceries. No explanation should be needed. VS UW/X CONTROL- (Losing) This matchup is purely decided on if they can prevent you from killing their dream trawler. ... 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. VS BANT MID RAMP- (Losing) This is the first of our difficult matchups. Verhay outlines Wizards’ key design philosophies in his article, where he also announces the return of the smash-hit Partner mechanic. 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. STD 1 / 1 . 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. 22 land 4 Hero of Precinct One 4 Imperious Oligarch Abzan_HERO ^w^ thanks! Enjoy some of the best Magic and Pokémon content in the world while you explore Singles, Boosters, Sleeves, Decks, and Boxes Magic Online 's Icculous piloted an Abzan Warrior tribal deck to a 4-0 finish in a recent Daily Event. Halo Infinite Delayed & Shroud Is Back – Daily Esports Recap August 19, 2020,, Kaya our of the board has been my answer to cat over since it’s been a thing. You have to play more of a tempo gameplan here, as going super aggressive gets you blown out by shatter the sky. 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. As more is revealed about the upcoming MTG Commander decks, stay tuned to Daily Esports for more updates. 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. 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. Abzan Graveyard wasn’t “new” before, but it is getting a new lease on life with some of these cards. I also worry that Chevill will be too slow but I’m also excited to build around him. 1x Liliana, Dreadhorde General- This card has a single purpose in the deck and that purpose is to kill Dream Trawler. ... Abzan Midrange VS Jund Artisan. 2x Vraska, Golgari Queen- This spot is in contention with Kaya. There needs to be a reward for making sacrifices to your manabase. 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. Satyr Wayfinder is one of the best utility spells in Standard right now. Hero of Precinct One is a powerful token generator that hasn't been exploited to its full potential in Standard. Not much explaining needed here. 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.. We have multiple maindeck answers to Wilderness Reclamation, and Uro should never be a problem with all our exile. Gavin also gave an fun example of a specific counter we’ll get. Ikoria is a multicolor-focused set, and with that come a lot of powerful gold cards and some very strong tri-lands. Kathril, Aspect Warper, the new Abzan commander, is one of Ikoria’s newest mechanics turned up to 11. A GUIDE TO BRAWL: IKORIA: LAIR OF BEHEMOTHS. I bet the mardu hero more agrro like using [hero of the nyxborn] and [outlaws' merriment] more powerful. 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. 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. No real explanation needed. 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. Fixed. Getting incidental graveyard hate off of him is very nice, and you can use his activated ability to break a stalled boardstate. VS FLASH VARIANTS- (Slightly Favored) Ive decided to group in all the variants of flash together in one because they all play out similarly. 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. Just an aside, how are you doing your testing? 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. This is by far our worst matchup, even more so than UW Control, as they have both Dream Trawler AND Hydroid Krasis. I build this deck to work with Hero's token creation ability and Corpse Knight 's ability. 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 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. I was not aware you could not mutate onto a human, and therefore the mutates don't really fit well into our deck. 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. Jirina Kudro is the new Mardu commander, and she represents more support for human tribal commander decks. See my DailyMTG article:, — Gavin Verhey (@GavinVerhey) April 3, 2020. 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. Popular Historic Magic: the Gathering decks with prices from the latest tournament results. HIS 5 / 2 . I remember killing carny Sweet Ts with consume back when esper control was a thing. Abzhan Midrange by Necrofearless625. 4x Hero of Precinct One- The namesake card of the deck. Now about some questions you guys may be having for me.. 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. Great point. A group of friends and I proxied this and a few other brews and have been testing them against current known top decks. That's just me though, This is to me, one of the strongest cards in the set. 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 … Channelfireball is a trusted platform to buy and sell Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon cards online. It takes keywords from creatures in your graveyard and spreads them across your whole team. Verhay notes that, up until now, there was no dedicated commander tribal that actually had the creature type ‘Human’. Both decks are capable of answering each others plays effectively. It’s time to update my Battle Box, which I affectionately call “The Danger Room!” I have not tested against it yet but I would expect it to be slightly unfavored to a straight up losing matchup. There’s a Hound that makes Fetch counters! So there you guys have it! Much like Bestow from Theros, this allows creatures to combine, forming one enormous beast to trample your opponents with. The information presented on this site about Magic: The Gathering, both literal and graphical, is copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. 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. I felt like Savvy hunter just wasnt very strong.. All five Commanders will be from Ikoria, the plane from the newest set. Hero also makes human tokens.. General Kudro is pushing the human sub theme in the deck and I believe he is very worth it.. The yearly Commander pre-constructed deck releases for Magic: The Gathering have become a staple of the game. With the upcoming release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, the latest decks come with an interesting twist. 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. 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. Gavi looks like a powerful tool for tempo decks, enabling players to gain card selection and a board presence simultaneously. This initial list had a few problems that needed solved. Thanks, even though I'm not OP. Hand disruption is key here, and timing it is even more important. Now, Gavin Verhay, Senior Designer and Writer for Magic: The Gathering, has released previews of the five newest three-color commanders. 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! Iconic Masters - Magic: the Gathering - The online marketplace where any private and shop can buy and sell Magic the Gathering (MTG), Yu-Gi-Oh! We have plenty of other great removal. winrate. Corey Baumeister and Ross Merriam continue their battles with recently revealed Ikoria cards in the upcoming Standard! VS MONO RED- (Favored) The mono red matchup is fairly straitforward. Abzan Ascendancy, Commander: Ikoria, Multicolor, Enchantment, Rare, cmc: 3, artist: Mark Winters, flavor:
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