Since Nikara can trigger off of a creature leaving the battlefield with a Ghostway or an Eerie Interlude, you may want to prepare yourself for a mountain of triggers and a mountain of cards in your hand. Privacy statement | Solemnity can prevent the addition of counters, but would also prevent you from even activating this ability in the first place. The Hawk won’t ever help a player get ahead on resources. In a Commander set full of insane cards, Vitality Hunter actually slipped under the radar for me. Though I’m not a fan of the Fiendbonder, I wouldn’t be surprised if Slippery Bogbonder happened to slip its way into a deck of mine. Leave it to the blue commander to be selfish! Reveillark has become a necromancer’s best friend over the years, and Karametra, God of Harvests is cool to see. Contains: 1 foil oversized commander card; 100 card pre-constructed deck; 10 double-sided tokens; 1 deck box; 1 life wheel; 1 Ajani Unyielding 1 Acidic Slime 1 Aerial Responder 1 Akroma, Angel of Wrath No, not ‘junk,’ but true, proper Junk, more recently rebranded as ‘Abzan,’ the color combination of white, green, and black. We’re giving double strike counters to our Ghalta, Primal Hunger so it tramples even harder. Some may just find that a True Conviction is less mana, though. Click the add button on any card to start building your decklist BGW (Abzan, Junk). Typically, the bar to play Fog effects is pretty high. It’s such a good boy. DMCA requests | With each Commander set, we get a fun new round of multiplayer-focused cards like this, especially ones that encourage combat, like the Curse of Opulence cycle. Compare to Deck. Additionally, this only prevents damage from your opponents’ creatures, giving it a different flavor than other effects that prevent damage from all creatures. Kathril is a haymaker that pushes the team over the top. Tayam, Luminous Enigma doesn’t really get a lightbulb clicking on over my head. You’ll have to weigh this against several other damage-prevention effects, including repeatable ones like Spike Weaver and Moment’s Peace, but this is a very good card and part of a very good cycle. This isn’t a new white staple, but I do know that creature-based decks in white, or maybe even an Azorius deck with lots of flyers, won’t mind finding a slot for a cheap one that helps keep up a little with folks out there playing green. Acquireboard. You might find yourself hunting for a replacement for this card out of the box. The white Nightmare will create some interesting board states if you’re playing a white/red/x deck and find a way to put a lifelink counter on Purphoros, God of the Forge or a Syr Konrad, the Grim, where the creature damage over the course of a game seems like an interesting prospect. If you cast a six-mana spell and just hit an Aerial Resonder, that probably doesn’t feel worth the cost. Is it a hit, or does it miss your creative spot? 1 Ajani Unyielding 1 Acidic Slime 1 Aerial Responder 1 Akroma, Angel of Wrath 1 Angel of Finality 1 Archon of Valor's Reach 1 Avenging Huntbonder 1 Cairn Wanderer 1 Cartographer's Hawk 1 Cataclysmic Gearhulk 1 Daring Fiendbonder 1 Hornet Queen 1 Kalemne's Captain 1 Karametra, God of Harvests 1 Kathril, Aspect Warper (Foil) 1 Majestic Myriarch 1 Nikara, Lair Scavenger (Foil) 1 Nyx Weaver 1 Odric, Lunarch Marshal 1 Reveillark 1 Sakura-Tribe Elder 1 Satyr Wayfinder 1 Skullwinder 1 Slippery Bogbonder 1 Solemn Recruit 1 Soul of Innistrad 1 Soulflayer 1 Splinterfright 1 Sunblast Angel 1 Tayam, Luminous Enigma (Foil) 1 Titanoth Rex 1 Vampire Nighthawk 1 Vitality Hunter 1 Void Beckoner 1 Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel (Foil) 1 Zetalpa, Primal Dawn 1 Abzan Ascendancy 1 Abzan Charm 1 Arcane Signet 1 Blood Curdle 1 Bonder's Ornament 1 Commander's Sphere 1 Cultivate 1 Deadbridge Chant 1 Deathsprout 1 Despark 1 Duneblast 1 Ever After 1 Grisly Salvage 1 Harmonize 1 Martial Impetus 1 Mimic Vat 1 Nesting Grounds 1 Netherborn Altar 1 Obscuring Haze 1 Parasitic Impetus 1 Predatory Impetus 1 Selective Adaptation 1 Sol Ring 1 Swiftfoot Boots 1 Together Forever 1 Unbreakable Bond 1 Unburial Rites 1 Blighted Woodland 1 Blossoming Sands 1 Canopy Vista 1 Caves of Koilos 1 Command Tower 1 Evolving Wilds 1 Exotic Orchard 4 Forest 1 Gavony Township 1 Golgari Rot Farm 1 Grim Backwoods 1 Jungle Hollow 1 Krosan Verge 1 Memorial to Folly 1 Myriad Landscape 1 Orzhov Basilica 7 Plains 1 Sandsteppe Citadel 1 Scoured Barrens 1 Selesnya Sanctuary 1 Sungrass Prairie 7 Swamp, 5728 Williamson Road NW You can check the deck out here and buy it at your friendly local gaming store! These are good uses, particularly with Skullbriar, but I still find myself hesitant, as so many removal effects these days are either bounce- or exile-based, not destruction. This pair is no different, and it brings equally fun challenges to the pod. Creatures As I make these upgrades, I try to keep the creature/noncreature/land balance close to the balance in the original decklist. Darknite EDH. eproblem EDH. Typically, Angus Mackenzie decks will have the deepest arsenal of these types of spells, but I doubt that this card will be too obscure in green decks around the format due to the amount of “gotcha!” moments it’s going to enable. That’s the easy thing to miss, too; opponents might think, “Oh, big deal, they’re giving some random creature a first strike counter.” But we’re not giving these keywords to just any random creature. This is a Wizards of the Coast Commander deck, and not an original design by me. It’s interesting, but it’s also expensive and slow. Terms & ConditionsPrivacy StatementRefund & Return Policy, Commander 2020 Deck - Symbiotic Swarm [SLD-MTG-MLT-C20-EN-SYMBIOTIC], Commander 2020 Deck - Ruthless Regiment [SLD-MTG-MLT-C20-EN-RUTHLESS], Commander 2020 Deck - Arcane Maelstrom [SLD-MTG-MLT-C20-EN-ARCANE], Commander 2020 Deck - Timeless Wisdom [SLD-MTG-MLT-C20-EN-TIMELESS]. Many players have called for white to receive mana ramp effects, while others maintain that lacking mana ramp is not a unique problem for white, as red and blue and even black also don’t tend to ramp much without mana rocks, either. If I had to nitpick and find a criticism of Kathril – and this is hard to do for me – it would be that it doesn’t give or get any haste counters, as there aren’t any in this set. Typically this effect resides in the Aura camp, such as on Alpha Authority, but a permanent hexproof that can be played at instant speed is a promising new development. Unread Messages All chats. And that wraps it up for me! Green gives access to all sorts of trample and hexproof creatures, and black isn’t exactly short on lifelink, deathtouch, or menace, and it has the ability to fill our graveyard with ease. My attitude is now, “Nethermind about this one.”. In any case, the card itself. Instant-speed ways to grant hexproof like Heroic Intervention are very powerful. The reprints in the decks aren’t too flashy, but they’re solid in their roles. This site is unaffiliated. I would love to hear what you all think about the set and the Symbiotic Swarm overall. But hey, an Abzan commander with a colorless activation cost that goes infinite by sacrificing creatures and manipulating counters… Ghave, Guru of Spores approves. In a world of cheating creatures into play, Selective Adaptation tries its hand at breaking into our decks. Here’s the original decklist for the Symbiotic Swarm deck – you can find all the decklists on the Commander 2020 info page here. He is the only EDHREC writer that was sad to see Leovold go. Symbiotic Swarm. 55.14 tix 11 Mythic, 32 Rare, 25 Uncommon, 14 Common. All told, a great set of cards and a pair of commanders with tons of value to offer. For starters, who wouldn’t want to remove the -1/-1 counter from their Woodfall Primus? MTGGoldfish Podcast. However, this seems like a lot of work to avoid paying 2 or 4 extra mana.