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EDH General question

Post  intrinsic on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm

So ive built an EDH deck that is only White, and nearly every card is life gaining or creates white tokens.
Currently my lame duck general is Mangara, who is a solid general but she doesnt fit the theme of the deck.

The following 4 Legendary creatures are my potential replacements for Mangara.

Looking for feedback
Gerrard Capashen -lifegaining and combat tricks
Patron of the Kitsune -a convoluted CIT ability but a beefy body and a sweet lifegaining ability.
Rhys the Redeemed -I can do this right? i may have to look up general rules but i think i can run Rhys and only pay white, right? makes dudes and doubles my dudes, no lifegain.
Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant -i would potentially have 30 life quickly in this deck, but if my opponents see this general i think i become target numero uno immediately. may not be worth it.


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Re: EDH General question

Post  Uniclonus on Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:53 pm

Of those 4, I'd say either Gerrard or Rhys. Probably Rhys, since he lets you dig into the other white/green hybrid stuff like Kitchen Finks (And yeah, you can run a monocolor deck off a hybrid general).
The Patron just doesn't do enough on its own to be worth it, plus I doubt you'd be packing enough foxes to make the Offering ability worthwhile.
Rune-Tail might draw a little too much attention, as you say. But if using it wouldn't require you to make large changes to the deck, it might be worth trying it. See if it paints a bullseye or not.

Have you considered Eight-and-a-half Tails or Crovax as generals?


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Re: EDH General question

Post  Zuty on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 am

Rhys is your best bet. Allows you the option of running Sigil Captain and Juniper Order Ranger which will make your 1/1 tokens 4/4's. Also, Juniper Order Ranger works VERY well with Kitchen Finks.


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Re: EDH General question

Post  Slyphidine on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:05 am

I like Gerard, as he's cheap and innocuous enough not to get noticed, yet he gains you life each turn.

You are fine with Rhys as your general and not using the green side of things, though as long as you have green, why not splash and add in the staples (Eternal Witness, Regrowth, etc). Even getting to add in other hybrid dudes like Kitchen Finks or Oversoul of Dusk is nice.

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Re: EDH General question

Post  MidniteEffort on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:48 am

how about 8.5 Tails?

he doesn't gain you life, but he does protect the life-gaining permanents you have, in addition to granting pseudo-evasion to assist your win conditions.

contort yourself!


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Re: EDH General question

Post  Zuty on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:13 pm

I don't know the break down of your EDH deck, but:
-Kemba, Kha Regent could prove to be a great general and goes with the token theme.

-Pianna, Nomad Captain is great for zerging in and I am sure you can pick him up for a buck.

-Darien, King of Kjeldor also goes along with your theme and since you have a life gain theme going, I am sure that taking 10 damage and then getting 10 tokens triggering Soul Warden to gain back that life ... Seems pretty good

I'd still go with Rhys, because you can tap into green to get Essence Warden, Recollect, Avenger of Zendikar, Regrowth, Eternal Witness, Symbiotic Wurm, Congregation at Dawn, Ant Queen, Worldly Tutor & Sylvan Tutor, Yavimaya Elder, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Deadwood Treefolk, Genesis, Mercy Killing, Aura Mutation, Broodhatch Nantuko ...

I could go on and on ... IMHO, it's better to go with a hybrid general then a mono colored one.


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