I learned to play in the competitive edh discord. It is a world of monsters, and they have made me a monster.What kind of monsters do you play with? My playgroup is so much more relaxed. I literally know a guy who plays a fucking bear deck called Bear Force One. It's every card with bears on it.
Come join us on the dark sideNajeela, the Blade Blossom is by far the most busted aggro deck commander you can have. One missed chance at removing her and it's curtains. She can do 50+ damage by turn 4-5 and if you have any kind of good evasion cards like Cover of Darkness or Champion of Lambhold, no one can stop you.
I built a deck, even altered her with Ultimate Warrior facepaint because I'm a dork and took it apart the same weekend.
Actually no. My deck can win as early as turn three, as can everyone else's in the group I play with, but because they all know this, and the decks are all fine tuned, the amount of counter play leads to very complex games.Poe is more of a “guaranteed turn 4-5 win every single time no matter how boring it might be” kinda guy.
Magic is a big tent with room for lots of people. Some are "Spikes" who want brutal efficiency, and some just want laid back fun.Yeah, we're not into the same game. cEDH is a completely different animal.
A friend of mine has taken advantage of our group's lax attitudes towards land destruction and has built deck after deck that use busted ass commanders like:
To ramp like no other has ramped before and take over with overwhelming mana and card advantage.
So, Frank has decided that he's going to take a trick from Magic content creator April King's playbook and I have built a Zurgo Helmsmasher land obliteration deck. Am I a monster? Yes? Should people be wary about taking advantage of my kinder, gentler nature? Also yes.
Obliterate? Also check.
Jokulhaups? Turbo check.
Armageddon? Jumbo check.
Boil? Also check.
This is the worst part about Arena for me right now. I've come back to it too but I can't believe they haven't implemented a friends feature yet. Also the part where you don't get all 10 dual-color decks but instead a semi-random selection of 5 is kind of dumb.So now that MTG Arena is out (in open beta, but no more wipes) I've decided to return to it after playing a bit in the closed beta and then quitting.
It's a lot better, and really fun. I've been playing the past couple of days. It still needs a friend feature though, and an ability to challenge said friends with your decks, but I highly recommend checking it out.
Yeah, the missing 5 dual decks is some bullshit I didn't know about until now. In closed beta you could get them all, not you get half randomly. I hope this isn't indicative of the type of business wizards wants to do, even though I know it absolutely isThis is the worst part about Arena for me right now. I've come back to it too but I can't believe they haven't implemented a friends feature yet. Also the part where you don't get all 10 dual-color decks but instead a semi-random selection of 5 is kind of dumb.
Otherwise it's good, though.
So, they add to a hidden meter called "the vault" that, once you fill it, will give you a bunch of wild cards. It's a bad system though, and the devs have said as much, saying they will be replacing it with something, but haven't said what or when yet.The economy in Arena is pretty crap. I've opened like 12 Steam Vents in bonus packs and in Sealed and as far as I can tell all the extras do is add a pip to your opening packs wild card meter.
Still missing most of the shocks in other combos.
That sucks ass.