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AgePosted: 2013-Aug-31 8:34 am 

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AgePosted: 2013-Oct-02 10:59 am 
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Our group likes its wraths, me more so than others so Avacyn is a kick in the groin for the group. That said, if I drop venser on the field then my group hates him. What he is is in my hand, woot no incremental commander tax. Bounce that and him, that and him again, rinse and repeat.


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AgePosted: 2013-Oct-02 1:07 pm 

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You know, Generals are a good at signaling (although not perfectly) what style of deck my opponent is playing.
If I see an opp pull out Tsabo I know I'm going to enjoy the game regardless of what happens because no one plays Tsabo to be hyper competitive. Tsabo tells me my opponent is looking for the experience, not the win.


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Really, everybody playing a deck with counterspells :mrgreen:

But if I must to make names : Teferi, Arcum Daggson, Edric, Riku, Zur, Azami...oh yeah Jhoira.

What is bad about their decks : most of them are just istant-win combo decks (except Edric).

What is the worst thing about their decks : Countering your answer to their istant-speed combo win (infinite mana with Arcum, infinite card draw with Azami, Kiki-Jiki or Extra Turn shenaningans with Riku, etc.)


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"Must answer" generals suck when you are playing a casual deck that has little to no pressure on your opponent. It's not that they are inherently unfun, but I feel that a lot of pilots are trying way too hard to win at casual tables, with zero experience against real competitive decks meant to end games before T5. Makes me wish I had a couple thousand for a vintage-tier EDH deck packed with nothing but tutors, counterspells and combos to teach try-hards not to abuse the gentlemen agreement.


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Generals are only as "bad" as the deck that supports them.

Kaalia can't drop an angel, demon, or dragon that isn't in the deck.

Ghave doesn't do anything worthwhile without forcing you to sacrifice or token buffing.

Niv-Mizzet just draws a lot of cards if it can't ping you to death.

The Praetors are the only legends I can think of that are heinous enough on their own to warrant despising. I'll admit I always groan when I see them hit the field... it's worse when they are the general as you know it's coming.

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I have a growing hatred for Karador "goodstuff" decks. They are so incredibly resilient and powerful have two control colors, three etb colors, two ramp colors and more b.s. then I can shake a stick at.

euuuggghhh...even Crypt, Nihil, and Relic aren't enough to deal with Karador in my group :(


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I also hate Karador. The ability to play Survival of the Fittest, then tutor for Karmic Guide and whatever bombs you want is really annoying.

Really this just fuels my hatred for Survival of the Fittest, but Karador makes it even more obnoxious than usual.


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My favorite thing to do to Karador is help him fill his graveyard by milling them, which they're generally okay with, then wrath the board and play R.I.P.

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I have started playing a lot of grave hate as I am getting bored with my mate running a mono black zombie deck and just wrathing a million times then eventually just ressing his stuff or mine then killing me because his deck is mainly wrath and res with some actually good zombies that occasionally appear. It went away from being a fun zombie tribal to a kill everything until nobody has a hand, then res the lot. My group also throws beacon of unrest and other such cards into EVERY SINGLE DECK so I have grave hate in every deck even when it may stop my strat, if it means not dying then it is worth hosing my own general. I have a grave recursion strat when its on theme with my general (which is 2 out of 13), not just in every bloody deck, very annoying, so I can imagine how horrible karador would be!


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Ghave and karador are my strongest edh decks, so I totally understand the hate. I avoided making them too powerful too...

I usually hate out teferi fast. The only ones I've seen are combo using teferi as protection.

Edric has to be watched closely. If a single card ever reads extra turn, kill them.

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