Aren’t streets usually named after people who have died?
So I’ve been thinking a little more about character interpretation, since our fandom seems to have some growing up to do in allowing people to like different characters, and I think one thing that’s important to realize is that characters are interpretable in multiple different ways, which means a…
Perhaps you’ve seen Surrak Dragonclaw, the khan of the Temur clan. Perhaps you’ve even seen him punch a bear. But the Temur aren’t all face-smashing and bear-punching. They’re also a deeply spiritual people, and Surrak represents that duality of reverent respect for the wilds and utter pragmatism in dealing with them.
But the position of khan is not hereditary, and Surrak wasn’t born into it. He was once just another young Temur warrior trying to make a name for himself. Until one wilderness encounter altered his destiny forever…
It should be no secret just by looking at my URL that Elspeth Tirel is my favorite Planeswalker. Elspeth first captured my heart during the Zendikar/Scars standard when I first built a mono white kings aggro deck. Then, as I was looking through some of my now-fiance’s old cards, I found an Elspeth, Knight-Errant just lying in a bag of cards. It was the first present he ever gave me. Thus, Elspeth was destined to be my favorite ‘walker forever.
I’m a Timmy/Vorthos, focusing on white weenies (I pretty much always play white) in the Timmy aspect and card lore in the Vorthos aspect, so I love building theme decks, especially theme EDH decks. I mostly build according to my EDH playgroup, who mostly build to power, so the deck had to sacrifice a few casual aspects in order to stomp some face. And trust me, it stomps some face. I’m not really looking for much feedback, my feedback comes from play-testing with my friends, and this deck list has done really well so far. Without further ado, here is the decklist for Elspeth EDH.
Bant (WUG) was the obvious choice, seeing as Elspeth was introduced during Alara as a knight on Bant searching for a forever home. Naturally, that didn’t work out, but she made a few friends along the way, including Rafiq of the Many (the general of this deck) and Ajani Goldmane, who followed her throughout her adventures, eventually guiding her to Mirrodin and meeting her on Theros before she, y’know…
The strategy of the deck is to get a lot of dudes on the board, ramp up their power with synergy and Planeswalker effects, and swing in for a crap ton of damage. Exalted is a good way to make this happen, because the buffs that build up greatly increase your power when you’re swinging with one creature, allowing the rest of your army to stand by and block. When Mobilization or Captain of the Watch hit the board, if you’re not relying on exalted triggers to get more damage in, then you can swing in and block. Yay, white!
Some cards are in there for purely flavor purposes, such as Deicide and Celestial Purge, because even though they have better analogues that are playable in EDH, they fit the flavor really well. The only counters in the deck are Bant Charm and Hindering Light, both from the Alara block, and both Bant-flavored. Pristine Talisman is in there because screw everyone who says it’s bad, it has saved me so many times and Elspeth is in the flavor text.
Feel free to ask me more about my deck, I’ll answer any questions you have. I’m currently trying to foil it out so if you have any cards in foil that I don’t have (Rafiq is foil, it just doesn’t have him marked), let me know and I’ll get my trade list to you. :)
Hate you, too, anon ::::)
What an ass.
Why are people in this fandom so mean uggggh
Guys, I think this was actually a series of jokey anons. I’m pretty sure they weren’t intending to be taken seriously (see the rest of the “poetic anon hate”). (I could be wrong, mind you, but I hope I’m not.)
I sureeeeeee hope so
Maybe it’s just my anon experience on tumblr dot com
Yeah…I’ve seen some of that shit…and it’s completely not okay. I have exactly 0 respect for people who send anon hate.
I stopped at the emp music musuem and saw some old friends. They had a fantasy area and they had a room with magic, wow, and brave paintings all over.