7 minutes ago
Yeah I'm sorry, I don't know how to "register" the changes except by writing an update. I replaced 2 Evincar's Justice with 2 Pestilence and changed the sideboard: took out 2 Artful Dodge, Pestilence, 2 Shimmering Wings, 2 Silburlind Snapper, Turn Aside and put in 3 Into the Roil, 3 Pack's Disdain and 2 Scarab Feast.
13 minutes ago
You will wart some counters, I would suggest Mana Leak and Remand, so that your opponent can't stick a good treat, or so that they can't kill yours. Also, I don't think that Saheeli Rai is doing much for you here. Love the concept though, +1.
18 minutes ago
Oloro_Magic, I actually did have Savage Ventmaw at one point, but I found that the deck generates so much mana that when Savage Ventmaw would hit the field it made me wish I just had one of my token-generators on the field instead. As far as Silumgar, the Drifting Death goes, I almost agree with you in that Atarka, World Render would be better, but that limits me in what I'm able to kill. If Silumgar and two other dragons attack, every creature an opponent controls with 3 toughness or less are immediately wiped when I declare the attack, and any bigger creatures left are severely weakened, whereas Atarka giving dragons doulbe strike limits me to being able to only kill whichever creatures decide to block however many dragons I have. As far as the mana goes, I never have a problem getting Silumgar out. With hexproof Sylvan Caryatid, the two dragon lands, and not to mention Elvish Piper giving me any creature for free regardless, I've never thought twice about it. I almost wanted to put in some Black land for Silumgar and Broodmate Dragon but I found that it just wasn't necessary since so many of my cards allow me to ignore the color of mana or ignore mana all together with Elvish Piper. I guess what it might honestly come down to between Silumgar and Atarka would probably be how many creatures the opponent is playing with. If I'm going up against aggro green elves or something, Silumgar is definitely coming, but if I was going up against Black or a deck that uses less total creatures, then Atarka would definitely be the better pick, so I'd probably just side one of the two out in Game 2 depending on the deck I was fighting. But the cool thing about this deck (because it utilizes Elvish Piper) is that I can side-in pretty much any creature I want and abuse their ETBs like Kederekt Leviathan or something, but I'm getting off track.
What I'd honestly love is to get some Dragon Eggs in here to combo with Overgrown Battlement and to abuse Scourge of Valkas even more with belated dragons entering battle. The more dragons on the field sooner, the quicker the game usually ends.
What do you think about what I've said, am I crazy or making sense? Really appreciate the input either way. Love to get an outside opinion. You get tunnel vision hard when working on a single deck for months.
29 minutes ago
Based on reading at the following resources, I upgraded elements of the deck:
- 5 Mountain
32 minutes ago
Definitely like Riptide Laboratory, will probably replace my Wandering Fumarole with it. Omniscience I finally bought a week ago and it is amazing. Maze of Ith I wish would tap for mana, but I can see its usefulness, will probably add it at some point.
32 minutes ago
Also ironic that we both forgot the creature who's name specifically says he's forgotten :)
41 minutes ago
If you don't round the numbers, it's still in your favor by about $1 which is decent for a trade this small. I'm always in favor of fair trades. The reason I trade through this medium is so I can get the proper value from my cards (as opposed to trading in to a shop or dealer). If either of those small cards I requested will break this trade for you, so be it.
42 minutes ago
I've been tinkering with a French brew of this, but mostly focusing on life loss/damage. That being said, I have some fun options.
Breathstealer's Crypt is god tier. helps drain your opponents of resources and life while gaining you a litany of options by discarding your own creatures for free. Hoses mass draw decks/toolbox decks.
Even though you run a handful of non-zambles, Noxious Ghoul does some serious work...with your level of recursion wiping all non-zombies just gives you options and a winning swing.
depending on your meta Balthor the Defiled might serve you well, I plan on playing mostly 1 v 1 with this deck so his ability should win me the game whenever I decide to use it, since ive been exiling/stealing all their good pieces the entire game. Otherwise he is just a body version of Living Death for you without requiring any sacrifice
Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a solid beater that doubles as a free sac outlet and slow creature removal (but efficient), usually him alongside Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and as many Diregraf Captain effects as you can fit ends the game outright (scarab trigger on upkeep then clearing your field can do substantial damage). He even fits your mill strategy with Phenax, God of Deception, just tap/mill/sac/untap/etc. until they are wiped out...milling one more card every time you do so
47 minutes ago
This list is great. Its extremely easy to read, trends are also shown very nicely by giving 3 weeks of meta share. The only question is the one above: where is the cut-off point for tiers? is it the number of decks, or its percentages? or its points? thats not clear to me.
Otherwise: best metagame breakdown I know in terms of information value and readability.
47 minutes ago
Savage Ventmaw can give you tons of surplus mana to cast another dragon with also I feel you should focus this deck down to wither Jund or Gruul, SIlumgar is a stretch on your mana base, Atarka, World Render would work just as well in the colour you play.
49 minutes ago
Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated.
I've been waffling a lot on Grim Haruspex and forgot to maybeboard it, so this was a good reminder. In general, I've found that card draw isn't too big of a problem, but I think there's a good chance that it's just better than Altar's Reap. Harvester of Souls would probably have to compete with something like Sidisi, Undead Visier or Demon of Dark Schemes for a spot, though.
58 minutes ago
Hey! Some thoughts for possible entries and sides, some probably transfer over to your jeskai build.
Magma Spray - probably side, but the exile is definitely huge in a format with Scrapheap Scrounger, etc. By ForceI'm still debating about Chandra, Torch of Defiance here. On the one hand, mid-to-late game, supposing a game ever lasts that long, it nets you to cast your spells and leave your mana open.
59 minutes ago
Daedalus19876: I think the only thing I would do is to put the Mike combo back since you already have hulk to fetch for the instant win. This will give you an alternate out to impossible games and mike is really good in your deck already.