Originally, I was going to get rid of this deck with my WUR (built around colors, never had a good commander) and B/BR (was bit eh, decided to try WB instead) Commander Decks. But while working on my URG-Riku Commander Deck, I decided that it wouldn't be so bad to have more than 2 commander decks. I guess I felt having 4 commander decks was just too many costly cards to work at, but at same time I liked idea behind this one and I think I'd be willing to try to keep it on more of budget.
As the title mentions, the commander is Gaddock Teeg. I only used the deck once, but it was enough to realize how much people hate that commander. This deck focused heavily around Mana Ramp and Creatures. I personally avoided using many high cost non-creatures since my commander makes them useless. Instead, I tried to focus all my cards around low cost removal of white, but I still had the occasional 4+ cost like Day of Judgment.
The only problem I encountered was that people really hate Gaddock. Within a few turn of playing him (before game came back to me), someone always killed him. So I kept having to pay more and more to cast him while my opponents got to use any spell they pleased, while building a much better field presence than I did.
So what I want from this topic is advice on how to rebuild the deck. Should I still shy away from 4CMC+ non-creature cards in my deck and use the sparing at best? Think it would be worth packing a ton of shroud and hexproof to protect Gaddock? Or do you think Gaddock will always be a lightning rod no matter what I do and that I should use him more as a decoy than a centerpiece of my strategy?
I still feel concept of deck is one of my better commander decks, since it revolves around commander. I just hate to see him die constantly; it just feels like the deck doesn’t fulfill its purpose. Since I am reworking my URG-Riku deck and planning to build a WB Commander, I am a bit hesitant to bring this one back into the mix. I do have an old version of it built still; it doesn’t have a lot of valuable cards, but it has enough to function. You think I shouldn't give up on it yet?