MTG: Get Salted, I’m Exalted!

Magic_card_backMy last Commander/EDH post was about my Good Knight to You, Sirrah deck that I was in the middle of constructing. I’ve tweaked it so I have a bit more card draw as I was finding I was running out of cards quickly due to the low casting cost of the majority of my creatures and other spells. But it is done and I’ve used it several times. In a one on one duel, it’s pretty aggressive and can easily destroy the other player quickly.

Anyway, this post is about my next endeavor, an Exalted deck headed by Rafiq of the Many. The main win condition is to make Rafiq  unblockable and using the Exalted mechanic, pump him up and win with 2 swings of Commander damage. With Commander Damage, I only need to damage my opponent with 21 points of damage. All by himself, with Exalt and Double Strike, he’s going to do 8points of Commander Damage if he’s unblockable. Even if Rafiq can’t do it, I’ve got multiple ways to make creatures unblockable and hence swing for some serious damage.

 

 

 

Commander: 1

rafiq (Small)

Rafiq of the Many —– ORDERED

 

Planeswalkers: 5 + Alternate

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Tamiyo Field Researcher —-OWN

Jace Beleren 

Jace, Memory Adept

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria  —— EXPENSIVE!!! (On my Christmas list)

Elspeth Knight Errant

Tamiyo, the Moon Sage  —-OWN (Alternate if Teferi stays out of reach)

 

 

Creatures: 24

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Stoic Angel

Suspicious Bookcase  —– OWN

Wall of Swords  ——- OWN

Wall of Denial

Wall of Tanglecord  ——OWN

Hover Barrier —–OWN

Noble Hierarch  —— EXPENSIVE!!! (On my Christmas list)

Nylea, god of the Hunt

Thassa, god of the Sea

Sovereigns of Lost Alara

Sublime Archangel

Aven Squire

Battlegrace Angel

Court Archers

Ethercaste Knight

Giltspire Avenger —ORDERED

Guardians of Akrasa

Qasali Pridemage

Rhox Charger

Sigiled Paladin

Waveskimmer Avon

Knight of Glory

Verdurous Gearhulk —–OWN

Torrential Gearhulk —–OWN

 

Enchantments: 15

78

195

Finest Hour —– ORDERED

Eldrazi Conscription —– ORDERED

Steel of the Godhead —– ORDERED

Rancor

Favor of the Overbeing

Unquestioned Authority

Vow of Wildness

Wheel of Sun and Moon

Wurmweaver Coil

Angelic Benediction

Ardent Plea

Prodigious Growth ——- OWN

Mammoth Umbra

Spider Umbra

Armadillo Cloak

 

Sorcery/Instants: 14

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52

Worldly Tutor

Enlightened Tutor —-OWNED

Mystical Tutor

Reclaiming Vines

Crypsis —– OWN

Distortion Strike

Vines of Vastwood

Call the Gatewatch —– OWN

Crop Rotation

Hour of Promise

Reap and Sow

Scapeshift (Borderline)

Sylvan Scrying

Verdant Confluence

 

Artifacts: 6

162

213

Behemoth Sledge

Loxodon Warhammer

Swiftfoot Boots

Sol Ring – OWN

Expedition Map

Argentum Armor

 

Land: 38

289

165

272

Tropical Island—–OWN

Breeding Pool —–OWN

Misty Rain Forest —–OWN

Temple of Mystery

Savanna —–OWN

Temple Garden —–OWN

Windswept Heath —–OWN

Temple of Plenty

Tundra —–OWN

Flooded Strand —–OWN

Hallowed Fountain —–OWN

Temple of Enlightenment —— OWN

Islandx6 —–OWN

Plainx6 —–OWN

Forestx6 —–OWN

Command Tower

Cathedral of War —- ORDERED

Rogues Passage —–OWN

Temple of the False God

Maze of Ith —– Eventually but not essential

Ghost Quarter

Field of Ruin

Strip Mine

 

 

 

Obviously, I’ve done a lot more background work before posting this deck, unlike the Orzhov Knight decklist. Some of the cards I still question. I also question how well this is actually going to work. I just won’t know until I build it and play it.  This is probably as close to a finished deck list as I’m going to get though so I don’t plan on publishing an updated version.  Maybe some edits if needed, but no whole new post. I figured my Knight deck was going to take until the end of the year and I finally finished it in October, so pretty close. This deck is going to take most of 2019 to assemble, as money will be tight next year due to all our hospital stuff this year.

There is going to be a lot of proxy’ing going on, as I am NOT going to be playing with my actual dual lands, nor with cards like Noble Hierarch or any other $60+ cards. If my fellow player is ok with it, I might use proxy cards for any card I don’t yet own just to test the deck.

Sadly, I don’t feel nearly as inspired about the Deck Name (Get Salted, I’m Exalted just seems a bit braggadocio) as I did with my knight deck. “Exalt” or some form of that has to be in the title since the Exalt mechanic is what everything is based on. I might even have to enlist Mrs B’s creative powers to help me out!

If anyone has suggestions for card changes, feel free to let me know. Cheers!

 

bookstooge (Custom)

 

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13 thoughts on “MTG: Get Salted, I’m Exalted!

  1. Manuel Antao says:

    Geekiness at work…and my favourite. To be a geek is to go into the tiny details of (some) stuff. The best kind.

    See, I’m the one learning a lot from your blog. Not the other way around…

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  2. For what it’s worth, I like “Get Salted, I’m Exalted” for a deck name. Who cares if it sounds arrogant, you’ve done the work and now you go all in with a combative name like they do with horses at the Kentucky Derby, something like “Thunder Painting the Sky” or “Irish War Cry” 😛

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  3. Norrie says:

    I love the artwork on these cards ❤
    I tried playing Magic with the actual cards, but i was always confused what does what and when… had some better luck with the online game tho 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I included a lot more pictures this time because I realized most of my readers aren’t magic players, so they’d like something nice to look at.

      In most cases, I gave Mrs B a choice of 3 options and let her decide which one to put up for each picture. Definitely allowed a more visual side to come forth instead of just card mechanics.

      MTG is definitely confusing to start. It doesn’t help if you start playing with someone who wants to be competitive instead of actually helping you play the game. I hate competitive magic players, grrrrrr…

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  4. Ahhh those full-blown pictures of cards makes me nostalgic about card games. Beautiful artwork too. What’s the most expensive (as in how much too) do you own? 😮 How much are you willing to pay at most for any card nowadays? 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I know, isn’t some of that art just gorgeous? I’m sad that the cards are so tiny now in real life 😦

      The most expensive I own, and paid for, is for a dual land called Volcanic Island. It ran me about $400. There are 10 dual lands and I own 9 of them. The final one is called Underground Sea and it runs between $450-600 on a cheap day. That is my next acquisition. After that, 20-30 is what I’m willing to pay now, unless it just isn’t going to ever get that low. A lot of “investors” have turned magic into a money game and so cards that are only a couple of years old can be as much as 100+ due to fake scarcity due to “investors” hoarding that particular card.

      That being said, I’m looking at two cards right now, Noble Hierarch, and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and each of them is running between 45-60. I might have to bite the bullet if I really want them in my deck.

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  5. savageddt says:

    These cRds look awsome👍🏻. I wish i had better knowledge of MTG.

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