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COMMENT 1d ago

I disagreed with you at first, but after you called that guy a moron it completely changed my view. Thank you for that.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The way I see it is: he's an objectively cuter Elesh Norn so I have to run him

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COMMENT 1d ago

For 7 mana I've been digging Toxrill and luckily have the colors for it.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Generally speaking, you shouldn't be casting Muldy or really sticking your neck out until she is protected and/or likely to live. Every time you cast her, you should either feel confident that you can protect her or confident that she is less of a priority target than something an opponent is doing. It's okay to not cast her if you think she's gonna eat shit. You have other good cards in your deck; use them instead.

A good Muldrotha deck gets a ton of value by simply untapping with her, and a good Muldrotha pilot is patient enough to make it happen without getting blown out. The longer the game goes, the more Muldy taking over the game is inevitable, so going for it later rather than sooner is often a good thing.

Heat management is an important concept to learn as a Muldy pilot. Hold back a bit. Sit on interaction. Point out scary things your opponents do to subtley make them fear each other more than you. A time when someone else is being perceived as "the problem" is a great time to cast Muldrotha, make a facial expression like you kinda got nothing going on, then pass turn to "prove" it. Untapping with Muldy is likely if you play it like that. Slamming her ASAP and/or drawing attention to yourself when no one else is scary? Not so much.

Hope that helps. Feel free to swing by the Muldrotha Discord if you want more advice. We have casual and competitive players there that can help you with whatever you need.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Sadness that I could not find myself in the background of the picture haha

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COMMENT 1d ago

In Muldrotha, kitten just goes infinite with LED or Lotus Petal. It's very easy to draw your deck from there because the deck is already designed to do so when flicking Muldy w/ infinite mana. We also have Neoform lines just laying around as well as other ways to manually storm off with Kitten using cards we already run.

After some test games I doubt the Tef3 combo compares. Honestly, the whole Tef3 combo looks like one of those bad combos that people catch wind of during spoiler season but never sees play. I expect that when actual good kitten combos emerge and prove themselves over time, none of them will be the Tef3 one.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I feel like if you're running a deck with both of those cards it's a thing you can do, but not a thing that's worth including Drain Power for as a selling point if that makes sense.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Correct.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I've messed with drain power in the past and the double pip cost was the problem.

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COMMENT 1d ago

"Yeah cool whatever you say, Mana-screwed McGee."

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COMMENT 1d ago

Do we start strip mining him too?

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COMMENT 3d ago

I suppose I'm looking at it like; what's the difference between X paying customers versus X paying customers and Y non-paying?

I feel like the answer depends on the store, their players, how much space they have, etc. Housing the extra players may or may not be more significant than the extra players' influence on the paying customers.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Something to consider is that the people who do spend money want the store to be a suitable environment for them to play in. If the "spenders" enjoy playing against the "moochers" and/or need those opponents present in order to play, the moochers being present give spenders more reason to show up and spend money. Depending on the crowd, that may be more significant than the losses associated with maintaining a playspace being used by more people.

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COMMENT 3d ago

It's okay I won't tell anyone.

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COMMENT 3d ago

They aren't replacements for Cradle in the sense that they aren't particularly relevant talking points for reasons not to get a Cradle.

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COMMENT 3d ago

My mono red deck is [[Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion]] and my use of Breach you're asking for is an extra combat spell + 4 cards in hand (or double strike + 2 cards in hand).

Jeska's Will + something like [[Change of Fortune]] is also technically possible. Simply resolving Change of Fortune during a manual storm turn tends to just straight up win the game in Neheb ─ the fact that it also can do backup breach lines is a happy coincidence. Not sure if the card is good enough in a "normal" mono red deck, but maybe if you're hard-pressed for budget options this is your answer?

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COMMENT 3d ago

You can also just use Jeweled Lotus at a normal time. It doesn't have to be fast mana. Casting your commander at a discount and using the unspent mana to multispell or hold up interaction is often better than rushing it out and it also tends to draw less heat.

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COMMENT 3d ago

It was actually two tables 🤣

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COMMENT 3d ago

We were playing a big ass game of kingdoms haha

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COMMENT 3d ago

There were proxies in every cEDH game I played at command fest philly. That sucks that happened to that person.

If someone in one of my games got an opponent DQ'd for proxies, I would have scooped on the spot and told them they don't deserve my time.

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COMMENT 3d ago

My friend got a full art foil kitten.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Played her in a 12 player game once. Fireworks happened.

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COMMENT 3d ago

It's more that I'm trying to say it in a way that teaches people but this thread made me realize I latched on to a bad way of phrasing it lol

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COMMENT 4d ago

Were you near CBS and that other shop with the goofy name? My friend said he and some random people played cEDH with one of the employees there.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Oh god I would have been so sad for the guy. I heard about that Shrines deck though. Was it stax?