Changing Vial Smasher/Kydele to something new

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Ixalan released, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at my four-color RUBG deck, which was co-helmed by partners Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix, as I swap out Kydele for Trasios, Triton Hero, completely changing the deck’s focus.

What will this change look like? Let’s take a look!
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A Major Rebuild of Saskia

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we rebuild Saskia the Unyielding, swapping in nearly 20 new cards (one fifth of the deck!)

What does this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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The End of Anafenza/Atraxa Superfriends, and the Rise of Atraxa +1/+1 Counters

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we disassemble Anafenza, the Foremost and make a second attempt at building around Commander 2016’s legend Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.

What would this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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Building 4C: Sidar Kondo and Ludevic

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I redid decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at the final new four-color EDH deck that I built: our WGRU deck, built around generals Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa and Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist. I found this deck quite challenging to build, so we’ll be taking a look at that today.

Let’s go!
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Building 4C: Saskia the Unyielding

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at the fourth four-color EDH deck that I built: our WGRB deck, built around awesome aggro general Saskia the Unyielding.

Let’s go!
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The EDH Battle Royale V — Building the Surprise Entrants, Part Two: Vial Smasher/Kydele

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The EDH Battle Royale V is in full swing, and 81 generals are once again vying for the throne!

As I have done each year, we have a number of surprise entrants who will be duking it out in the Battle Royale for a shot at glory. This year’s surprise entrants were particularly troublesome, as I didn’t want to build anything that I’d already built in the past; this really limited my options, since I have built a lot of EDH decks. I wanted decks that would play differently than the other decks I have, decks that would be fun, and decks that would be highly original.

Today, we’ll be looking at a deck that I literally built last minute to add to the event, which has proven to be surprisingly potent. This would be one of the new four-color decks, built around the partner pair of Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix! Let’s take a look at this quirky deck!
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The End of Sharuum, and the Rise of Breya

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today is a bit different. The four-color Commander 2016 precons are finally out, and so today’s deck that is being revamped is our Esper artifact aggro list, Sharuum the Hegemon, which is going to be changed into new four-color deck, Breya, Etherium Shaper. (Naturally, this means that I’ll also have to redo our Esper list and pick a new general, which I’ll be going over at another time.)

What does the addition of red cards do to the Sharuum list, and what will the new four-color deck look like? Let’s take a look, as it’s time to build some robots!
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The End of Progenitus, and the Rise of Atraxa

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today is a bit different. The four-color Commander 2016 precons haven’t been released just yet, so today’s rebuild will be more of a brainstorm session (however, this is a rebuild that is coming). Today’s deck that is being cut is our 5-color Superfriends list, Progenitus, which is going to be changed into our new four-color deck, Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.

What does the loss of red cards do to the Superfriends list, and what will the new four-color deck look like? Let’s take a look, as it’s time to proliferate!
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Four-Color Generals, Finally! and Building Four-Color Manabases

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I came home today to a ton of Wizards news, but to me, the most welcome announcement was hearing that we will finally be getting EDH precons with four-color generals.

Finally!

I’ve been wanting a set of four-color generals ever since I started my EDH Project, which was to have a deck built for each color combination. It always bothered me that there were no four-color generals, meaning that if you wanted to build a deck for every possible combiation of colors, you couldn’t, really (which bothered my OCD to no end).

Today’s article is going to take a quick look at my thoughts on four-color generals, and take a look back at a post I made back in 2013 about building four-color EDH manabases. Let’s go!
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Building the Nephilim manabases

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For today’s Random Friday EDH article, we have a thought exercise. I have long suspected that RTR block’s final set, Dragon’s Maze is going to include a cycle of 4-color legendary creatures (very likely, these will be Nephilim legends, as a tribute to the Nephilim from the original Ravnica block). One of Magic’s lead designers, Mark Rosewater, has expressed regret that the original cycle of Nephilim were not legendary (hence preventing EDH players from building around them, since that would give us a cycle of four-color generals). Thus, I figure they will rectify this with Dragon’s Maze, and finally give us a cycle of four-color generals.

 

Where am I going with this? you might ask. Simply put, today’s thought exercise is this: How in the world do we build a semi-budget 4-color manabase for these possible Nephilim legends? That is what we will brainstorm today.
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