Deck Update: Tolsimir Wolfblood

02 Mar

I’ve had a bunch of cards around for a while that seem destined to end up in my Tolsimir deck – and as I discovered when I pulled 13 cards out to slot the 6 cards in, I still have cards in the deck I’m not very happy with. The changes here – although generally on the expensive side – should help the deck to recover more quickly from the inevitable board wipes that happen in EDH, as well as provide a little more board control. To the changes!

What’s Coming Out:

Cobra Trap – the “noncreature” clause on this always catches me out
Muraganda Petroglyphs – I’m sad to see it go, but this is too specific and too global to be any good. Will miss ya, big fella 😦
Collective Unconscious – Just costs too much. By the time I cast this, I have no mana left to do what I want with the new cards
Shield of the Oversoul – This is a deck that doesn’t need it’s General in play, and that’s the only reason to include this card, really
Nullmage Shepherd – too easily destroyed, and G/W isn’t exactly lacking in ways to kill artifacts and enchantments (see also: What’s Going In)
Seed the Land – this is not a deck that puts multiple lands into play in one turn, which makes this merely fair and even. And who wants that?

What’s Going In:

Aura Shards – the Nullmage Shepherd replacement, and much better at it too
Geist-Honoured Monk – an experiment. I like this card, and in this deck she could be very large indeed
White Sun’s Zenith – Repeatable, instant speed tokens? Yes please!
Increasing Devotion – Repeatable, sorcery speed tokens? Yeah, alright!
Nomads’ Assembly – Another experiment. It’s a bit “win more” and I realise it doesn’t actually have rebound, it has “wrath before my next upkeep” πŸ˜‰ (Also, I’m not at all convinced that apostrophe is in the correct place… An assembly belonging to a group of Nomads? Is that what they’re saying here?)
Hornet Queen – flying deathtouch. Tasty!

I’ve updated the decklist –Β  click here to see it in all it’s glory πŸ™‚


Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Challenge of Doom, EDH/Commander


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5 responses to “Deck Update: Tolsimir Wolfblood

  1. danny

    March 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    u mean you have glory in the deck right πŸ˜›

    • Viperion

      March 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      No I don’t have one so never thought of it… might see if I can grab one off someone

  2. thaumaturge

    March 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I’d go with Decree of Justice over Nomads’ Assembly, no hesitation. Sure, the Angels mode is a bit overcosted, but the soldiers+cantrip at instant speed is often way better than it might look on paper.

    • thaumaturge

      March 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Also, this deck needs Mirari’s Wake. Badly. I’m assuming you just don’t have any extra copies laying around, but if you do…

      • Viperion

        March 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

        I have exactly one Wake and it’s in Mayael, although I’ve been considering moving it as Mayael doesn’t really need it (nice to have though). My other G/W decks are Doran (which doesn’t need it) and probably Rafiq (where it might be nice). It does fit into Tolsimir nicely though. Likewise I have one Decree of Justice (currently in Ghost Council) and I considered putting it in last night. Instant speed blockers/attackers are a Good Thing(tm). They’re not horribly expensive (unlike Wake), I may just buy one.



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