Whispers of the Muse: Si’s Counterpunch (Commander)
Reader Si has been tinkering around with the Counterpunch deck from Commander, which features Ghave, Guru of Spores and a host of tokens and effects that use or rely upon them. He’d like to keep the general theme of the deck, but wants some suggestions on how to improve upon it.
Here is the deck list as it comes out of the box:
So, Commander players, what are some of the best ways to tinker with this deck? Any thoughts on effects and interactions that Wizards might have missed? Let’s hear your ideas to help Si make this the best deck he can!
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well this has been my pet to tinker with and i happen to love tokens so i tossed in some of these.
First let me say that if you only made one modification it should be to add a “Doubling season” I’m sure i dont need to explain just drop $24-30 and play the funnest card ever made, also interacts well with plainswalkers.
*Conqueror’s Pledge- great token generater and modual
*Savra, Queen of the Golgari- shes amazing since you tend to be sacking stuff all the time she tends to make storm “Storm Herd” even bigger and if you sack black creatures… well you just win
*lost auramancers- i dont have an “Enlightened Tutor” this was my best option yea is vulnerable but heck sometimes sticking the enchantment is harder then finding it.
*Butcher of Malakir- i shouldnt need to explain this grave pack is fine too but this can be found with…
*Chord of Calling – its fantastic even in a mana light hand
*Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder – because i just love making tokens … did i say that yet?
just some ideas
one more thing of note,
Ghave + ashnods alter + doubling season/Blade of the Bloodchief is an infinite combo … i know, i get it ahahaa… its not funny or fun for you or anyone else. I’ve said my peace.
I just love to play Teysa, Sacred Mesa and Twilight Drover togheter, but it’s a little mana intensive. Another card for token is Leyline of the Meek. Sigh, I want Ravnica block back 😦
The only thing I have to contribute is Nomads’ Assembly. A quick way to quadruple the number of creatures on the board, as long as they’re not waiting to counter it on the rebound.
There’s quite a few saproling token makers in the Trample Archenemy deck. Check ’em out.
Garruk, Primal Hunter
Asmira, Holy Avenger
Blade of the Bloodchief
Juniper Order Ranger
Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
Sekki, Seasons’ Guide
Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Leyline of the Meek
Leyline of Vitality
Nemata, Grove Guardian
Triumph of the Hordes
Verdeloth the Ancient
Creature Spot Removal:
Spread the Sickness
Sword of Feast and Famine
Mass Creature Kill:
Savra, Queen of the Golgari
Avenger of Zendikar
Ghave, Guru of Spores
Nath of the Gilt-Leaf
Rhys the Redeemed
Marshal’s Anthem might be fun too.
Thanks for all the great input from the community and for putting up the musing Ertai’s, definitely going for the Doubling Season + sac outlet + board control route. Make it hard for everyone to keep creatures on the board except for me.
Thanks mates, cheers