Commander 2019 Anje Falkenrath Primer: reinforcing the Madness Deck

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Commander 2019 Anje Falkenrath Primer: reinforcing the Madness Deck

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By Vinicius, 09/16/19

Vinicius Sorin here bringing another episode of our marathon reinforcing the decks of

Commander 2019 edition

. Remember that this content is focused only on talking about card replacements. If you are looking for a better understanding of decks and their strategies and moves, I recommend watching the review videos I made on my channel on YouTube Today we are going to talk about one of the most popular decks in the collection. I'm talking about the Merciless Rakdos Madness Commander,

Anje Falkenrath

.

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REMOVING THE BAD STUFF

Commander's precons always come with a number of obsolete, bad, or little synergistic cards for the deck's proposal, and this one wasn't different. Many times we are also deceived by apparently good or really good cards, but that do not add value to the strategy and fall into the trap of keeping them on our final list. So first of all let's separate what is expendable from what we will really enjoy.

Land:

The Madness deck land package has the worst mana generation lands (practically all tapped), but is the best in terms of functionality, with the main utility land the deck would need. Let's just clear the deck of excess tapped lands and make room for reinforcements. Merciless Fury, like other decks, also has an excessive amount of land - a total of 40 - and it is interesting to reduce this number to at least 36 in order to mop the deck and avoid mana flooding. The lands that come out are:

Akoum Refuge

Bloodfell Caves

Cinder Barrens

Evolving Wilds

Rakdos Carnarium

Rakdos Guildgate

Terramorphic Expanse

2

Swamp

5

Mountain

Ramps:

Merciless Fury features a reasonable mana acceleration pack from the factory, with 7 cards to fulfill this function. Of these, 3 do not meet our needs well here and will be taken out:

Scaretiller

K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

Rakdos Locket

You may be brooding over the fact that

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

is leaving, but I'll keep hoping that someone might think the same way I do. Yes it is quite a bomb, but look better. Seven manas to have a 2/2 at the table is not reasonable. "Ah Sorin, but it's not 7 manas, it's 4 because of the phyrexian mana!" - Okay, but ... 4 manas and 6 of life to have a 2/2 in this is still not a good deal. "Sorin, but he gets big and has lifelink, which makes him recover the life you lost!" - Okay, but how long will it take you to do that? It needs to deal damage and you still need to throw at least 2 or 3 spells after it to make your body worth this investment, and our deck is NOT ONLY BLACK. "But Sorin, with him you speed up your game a lot and you can conjure a lot of magic for free ... you can even storm!" - Beauty, but it's not free. You have to pay life ... and not a little. And as I said, the deck is not just black. If just to think of it as an accelerator, the costs are too high to be worth it ... a Rakdos Signet will help you a lot more for a lot less. In short, the card is too heavy and too conditional. It's still a very good card, but not well used here and it would be a waste.

Draws:

Seven cards are part of this precon's drawing effects and card advantage package. I would give up 2 of them:

Ob Nixilis Reignited

- will have a better and more synergistic PW for this deck.

Hedonist's Trove

- Too heavy and slow to be worth it.

Removals and Interactions:

Here we have the effects of destruction, damage, sacrifice and other things done to deal with threats from opponents. This is the most robust deck pack, with a total of 15 cards already coming from the original list. Most of them are crazy cards, which are generally bad, but turn out to be excellent answers if you have the proper means to discard them from your hand when you need them. However, some things have been set aside, so we need to find room for whatever to get in. Two cards will come out:

Warstorm Surge

The Eldest Reborn

Other:

Here we have those cards that are on the deck for any other reason that makes sense or not. Note that the

Reanimates

are a sub-theme of this precon, largely because of the 2 alternate commanders

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

and

Greven, Predator Captain

. I have taken the courage to pull out a good number of cards that support this strategy to focus on discard and Madness interactions.

Faith of the Devoted

Champion of Stray Souls

Overseer of the Damned

Boneyard Parley

Grimoire of the Dead

Flayer of the Hatebound

Beacon of Unrest

Aeon Engine

Hate Mirage

Bloodthirsty Blade

Wildfire Devils

Skyfire Phoenix

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Doomed Necromancer

Reinforcing the deck without spending too much

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At the time the video was recorded, none of the mentioned cards exceeded $ 2.5. Many even cost pennies. In order for you to understand the role of each card added in Anje's strategy it is important that you watch, although it is in portuguese.

Mana Base

Graven Cairns

enters in the place of

Akoum Refuge

.

Tainted Peak

enters in the place of

Bloodfell Caves

Canyon Slough

enters in the place of

Cinder Barrens

Sulfurous Springs

enters in the place of

Rakdos Carnarium

Smoldering Marsh

enters in the place of

Rakdos Guildgate

Dragonskull Summit

enters in the place of

Golgari Guildgate

Foreboding Ruins

enters in the place of

Terramorphic Expanse

Shadowblood Ridge

enters in the place of

Evolving Wilds

Sea Gate Wreckage

enters in the place of 1 Mountain

Keldon Megaliths

enters in the place of 1 Mountain

Rakdos Signet

enters in the place of 1 Mountain

Talisman of Indulgence

enters in the place of

Rakdos Locket

Commander's Sphere

enters in the place of

Scaretiller

Drawing Effects

Azra Oddsmaker

enters in the place of 1 Mountain

Faithless Looting

enters in the place of 1 Mountain

Gamble

enters in the place of 1 Swamp

Dark Deal

enters in the place of 1 Swamp

Syphon Mind

enters in the place of

Armillary Sphere

.

Removal

Rakdos Charm

enters in the place of

Hedonist's Trove

Ichor Slick

enters in the place of

Overseer of the Damned

Biting Rain

enters in the place of

The Eldest Reborn

Others reinforcements

The rest of the upgrades were placed without any slot relocation per function, just filling the space left by any other cards that came out:

Glint-Horn Buccaneer

Olivia, Mobilized for War

Anger

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion

Sangromancer

Archfiend of Ifnir

Muck Drubb

Skyshroud Vampire

Sire of Insanity

Daretti, Scrap Savant

Chandra Ablaze

Shadow of the Grave

Tortured Existence

Phyrexian Reclamation

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There is still much to talk about upgrades in the deck of madness, as several cards that are above $ 10 price range play a lot on it. Be aware of all the possibilities of improving your Anje commander! See you!
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