The Ixalan Transform cards in EDH

 

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Ixalan has been released, and with it, we now have lots more Merfolk, Dinosaurs, Pirates, and Vampires, but also we have a new ten-card cycle of rare transform cards, each of which is a fantastic EDH card.

It’s been a long time since a set came along where I wanted to use every card in a cycle in my EDH decks, so today we’ll be going over each of these cards.

Let’s take a look!
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Rebuilding Captain Sisay after Ixalan

 

When last my baby brother was in town a few years back, he’d given me an Invasion copy of legend Captain Sisay as a gift, as he knew that I’d been looking to build an EDH deck around her for a long time and couldn’t find a copy. I had since built the good Captain for EDH, and it was a lot of fun to play, with lots of wacky cards to Tutor for.

Now, with Ixalan, the time has come to revisit the deck, as Ixalan’s planeswalker change (planeswalkers are all now legendary) gives Sisay even more things to Tutor up.

Which planeswalkers should I add? What do I cut? And is there anything else I should be adding in to the deck? That’s what we’ll be taking a look at today!
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The EDH Battle Royale VI!

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Coming from a MTG tournament player’s background, I’ve always had a spot in my heart for tournaments. I love the excitement of doing well and the thrill of competition, and it’s always been a blast to compete. Hence, every year, my little EDH playgroup has hosted a massive EDH tournament between our decks, to crown a champion. This tournament is called The EDH Battle Royale, and this year will mark the sixth time we have done this.

And of course, it is time for us to begin our war once again! The competition has been changed this year, but the spirit of the competition has not.

It’s time for The EDH Battle Royale VI!
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The Tribal Throwdown Results!

 

It’s no secret, I’ve always liked Magic tournaments. The thrill of doing well is a natural high, and it’s always fun to see who can do the best.

Well, over the summer, we ran our first-ever Tribal Throwdown tourney, where we smashed the various tribes of MTG (Zombies, Elves, Merfolk, etc) against each other to find out who is the strongest tribe, and which tribe would come out on top as our champion.

This is going to be a quick recap article, and I’m going to highlight just which tribe ended up being the best. Let’s go!
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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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Single Card Discussion: Scavenger Grounds

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s Mouth // Feed and Commander gem Ezuri’s Predation, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the Hour of Devastation land, Scavenger Grounds.

Let’s take a deeper look at this innocuous but useful Desert!
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Back in Business!

 

It’s been a few months, but MTGeezer is back up and running!

What a summer. I’ve had lots of ups and downs, where I finally met my in-laws (finally, after eight years), saw my baby sister get married, got to game with my baby brother for the first time in years, and a lot more. It was a crazy whirlwind of events, and I’m still recovering from all the running around I’ve been doing.

I’ve picked an excellent time to come back to Magic, from the looks of it. Commander 2017 was a very fun set of precons, and I had picked up the Vampire, Wizard and Dragon decks to game with. I was happy to see that the Ixalan leaks were real (it meant that a lot of fun-looking cards turned out to be real), and judging by the rest of the spoilers so far, it looks like a fantastic set. I’m quite hyped for it.

What you’ll see going forward: I’ll go over the Tribal Throwdown and who won, as we finished that tourney over the summer. I’m going to take a look at Ixalan and my favorite spoiled cards from it and where they fit in EDH. And I’ll be rebuilding several decks that just aren’t performing well enough to suit me (namely my R/W, W/U/G, R/U/G/B, tribal Dragons, tribal Vampires, tribal Spirits, and a few others). If I can get the program working on my computer again, I’m going to try a return to Shandalar this year.

That’s a pretty good start, I think.

MTGeezer is back in business, and Ixalan is a great place to get started again!

Summer Vacation!

 

With family coming into town, all of my time will be taken for the next two months or so. Having said that, I guess it’s time for a forced summer vacation from this site!

We will resume our normally scheduled programming in September.

 

Hour of Devastation: First Impressions, Part Two

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Now, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet. Will this set continue Wizards’ strong run of good multiplayer sets?

Let’s take a second look at Hour of Devastation!
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