Deckcycle Deckcycle Feature Queue. Maindeck 39. Highlighting the Pauper format where only Commons are allowed. Deck. Edit Live Edit. As I often explain in my Budget Commander articles, every time I build a rough draft of a deck, I make sure I have a certain ratio of mana, interaction, card advantage, etc. Upvote 0. The targeted removal here is solid and flexible. Let's check out the preconstructed list: Out of the box, Symbiotic Swarm is a solid creature-focused deck that does a good job supporting both Graveyard and Keyword strategies. this time, we are looking at the Symbiotic Swam Abzan Precon from Commander 2020, Ikoria’s commander set! Here’s the original decklist for the Symbiotic Swarm deck – you can find all the decklists on the Commander 2020 info page here. Now that we've checked out the general ratios, let's take a closer look at the cards we're working with: 38 Lands. This gives me a reference point to compare to the deck and see which areas may need improvement. Magic: The Gathering and its respective properties are copyright Wizards of the Coast. As I make these upgrades, I try to keep the creature/noncreature/land balance close to the balance in the original decklist. Symbiotic Swarm . The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (November 21-27, 2020), Commander Clash S9 E20: OG Commander Legends | Akroma vs. Baron Sengir vs. Kamahl vs. Sakashima, Arena's Economy Is a Mess, Especially for Supplemental Products like Kaladesh Remastered, This Week in Legacy: Court is Now in Session, Tomer's Top 10 Favorite Cards From Commander Legends. Learn about the most powerful format that spans Magic's entire history. I also count 26 cards that deal with keywords, either granting keywords to your creatures (Avenging Huntbonder) or are keyword soup creatures that other cards will use as fuel (Akroma, Angel of Wrath). On this episode, we look at the ABZAN ABILITY COUNTERS “Symbiotic Swarm” precon. Despark is one of my all-time favorite budget removal options, Abzan Charm can draw cards if we don't need to remove a creature, and Acidic Slime comes with the deathtouch keyword. For this article, however, I'll be tuning the deck around Kathril, Aspect Warper. This is what our upgraded version of the Symbiotic Swarm deck looks like with a $50 upgrade! Here are the first cards I'd add on a $20 budget: And here are the cards I'll cut for the upgrades: Finally, here's Symbiotic Swarm with the $20 upgrades installed: The $200 upgrade follows the same philosophy as the $20 upgrade: focus on getting all the keywords into our graveyard as quickly as possible. Any suggestions? My general ratio is: That's always my starting point, which is then tweaked to suit the individual deck's strategy and further tweaked with playtesting. The lands here are pretty good. The first part of this plan is our keyword soup creatures that will fuel Kathril from the graveyard. Just casting Buried Alive alone could put in the graveyard Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, Bassara Tower Archer, and Leyline Prowler, netting you 9 out of the 11 keywords and already makes Kathril a lethal threat! I Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Eventually, the deck wins by overloading our army with powerful keywords (Odric, Lunarch Marshal) or animating a giant beater to smash face with (Zetalpa, Primal Dawn). This time I'm taking it a step further by not only offering the usual $20 upgrade but also a $200 upgrade list as well! This section needs a lot of work. To tune Symbiotic Swarm into a more powerful, focused Keyword Graveyard deck we're going to make the following swaps: More self-mill; More ramp; Better keyword soup creatures; Tutors; Better removal; Lower average cmc; That's what we want to add to the deck. Finally, here's Symbiotic Swarm with the $20 upgrades installed: $200 Symbiotic Swarm Upgrade. | $50*, $100*, $200* | Budget Commander, Pinball Karona | Political Combat | $50, $100, $200 | Budget Commander, Enhanced Evolution (Sultai Mutate) Commander 2020 Precon Upgrade | $20, $200 | Budget Commander, Ruthless Regiment (Mardu Human Aristocrats) C20 Precon Upgrade | $20, $200 | Budget Commander, Arcane Maelstrom (Temur Spellslinger) C20 Precon Upgrade | $20, $200 | Budget Commander, Budget Commander: $20 Timeless Wisdom (Jeskai Cycling) Commander 2020 Precon Upgrade, Kethis's Legendary Brews | $50, $100 | Budget Commander, Volrath's Bag of Tricks | $50, $100, $200 | Budget Commander, $50 Sea Monster Tribal | Budget Commander, Nuke Everything With Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded! We have our second best mass reanimation that doubles as a board wipes, Living Death. Share Article. I didn't find anything in the precon that can end the game with little setup. I recommend building the Kathril deck as Voltron Keyword Soup Deathball: the plan is to quickly and consistently fill our graveyard with all the keywords that Kathril cares about, then cast our commander, which immediately turns into a 14/14 with flying, first strike, double strike, deathtouch, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, menace, reach, trample, and vigilance. So that's pretty much how I plan on upgrading this precon: a Kathril Voltron deck fueled by a powerful Graveyard theme. Join Crim (TheAsianAvenger), Seth (SaffronOlive) and Richard (BlackTuna) as they discuss the weekly news and answer user submitted questions. The deck is probably better off just running generic board wipes, or at least better creatures that can wipe the board. Share Tweet Share. I had some fun playing with the pre-con, but it needs a little work, so I used EDHrec and put in some upgrades. Symbiotic Swarm. Please take a moment to review them and accept to continue. [Login] So this is my first EDH deck that isn't a tribal of some sort or an enchantress. The primary commander is Kathril, Aspect Warper, and the secondary commanders are Tayam, Luminous Enigma and Nikara, Lair … To find the best keyword soup options, I browsed Scryfall searching primarily for creatures with "indestructible," "double strike," and "hexproof" keywords, ideally one of these with additional keywords. 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