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Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
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Ad Nauseam Discussion
2 days ago
So... today for Lulz I played ANT Sidisi but replaced Sidisi with Kokusho. I made it as a joke but my playgroup stopped laughing after I won G1 T3, G2 T2. Coincidence to be sure but I've been working on a list and I think Kokusho should be moved to T2.5 or even T2
Commander / EDH
obviously you have to run more tutors for Ad Nauseam but being able to reanimate Kokusho a few times to recast Ad Nauseam off of Yawgmoth's Will while Simultaneously lowering the demands on Tendrils of Agony and Exsanguinate is pretty sweet. I even managed to win just by reanimating Kokusho enough a few times.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Hey thanks --
The winning combos are reanimation loops + a drain:
Bloodghast is inconsistent -- will cut.
Bloodthrone Vampire gives an instant speed, repeatable sac outlet that can sac itself to its own ability, so its main purpose is death triggers -- but, it's on the chopping block
Deathgreeter -- will cut
Disciple of Phenax -- targetted discard on every turn? on the chopping block
Falkenrath Noble -- will cut
Hell's Caretaker -- extremely valuable, but on the chopping block.. it is grindy
Infernal Darkness -- will re-add
Vampiric Rites -- m8, this card is bad. but i'll add it to maybe
Mindslicer -- will re-add
Mesmeric Orb -- I might consider this as a way to set up a living death loop
Ad Nauseam -- eh, sure, why not, it's a great card.
Wasteland I could probably find room for, always need to destroy pesky lands.
Inventors' Fair is a good idea for this deck. I always need one of the altars.
Toxic Deluge -- will re-add
1 week ago
Cut -- Abyssal Gatekeeper (unlike Fleshbag and Co, this can hurt more than it helps since it isn't around to feed itself) Bloodghast (no real advantage with Shirei, and is inconsistent as redundancy), Bloodthrone Vampire (doesn't offer you anything for feeding it), Coffin Queen (better with high cost ETBs), Crypt Rats (doesn't function with your commander), Deathgreeter (life gain is pointless), Disciple of Phenax, Falkenrath Noble, Hell's Caretaker (too grindy).
Also consider, Dance of the Dead, Mindslicer (you only need to sac this once with a draw engine and you've basically won), Toxic Deluge, Mesmeric Orb (most efficient yard filler ever), and Ad Nauseam.
You could also safely cut some of the 0 mana creatures since they don't really do anything, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, and Dark Prophecy (you already have a lot of draw, and this can actually kill you if you have a slow or unclear path to victory).
Some additional lands to consider: Inventors' Fair, you have enough artifacts to satisfy it, and it tutors some of your most needed cards; Westvale Abbey Flip can get you out of a jam if you pay too much life; and Wasteland/Tectonic Edge/Dust Bowl help you play a little more into Crucible of Worlds.
2 weeks ago
Along with Delay (which yeah, great call buildingadeck), I'd sooner run Ertai's Meddling or Unsubstantiate before Flashfreeze--my meta just doesn't have enough must-answer cards in green or red; the real killer is usually black. Negate, meanwhile, doesn't stop the must-answer creatures I really care about, and I'm leery of it.
Definitely interested in Elves of Deep Shadow over specifically Boreal Druid; for the time being, my one reservation is that every single point of life loss impacts my gains from Ad Nauseam. I'll want to do plenty of testing with each in that slot before I commit either way.
Specifically at theauthentic, this deck can't justify ETB-tapped lands, outside the possible exceptions of Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Bojuka Bog (and even those are maybes): I have to Win The Game Fast. In a slower style of deck (stax, hard control, battlecruiser), I'll very frequently run the karoos and other strong utility lands that don't tap right away, but I don't have that luxury in fast combo. A manland doesn't advance my gameplan (I don't care about the combat step) and could literally be the difference between winning and losing.
Regarding Mental Misstep: Yes. V good. Want can haz.
2 weeks ago
You go to a negative lifetotal, (most likely).
2 weeks ago
Hello there, I love this list :) it seems really cool and I higly prefer it to traditional lists focused only on DD. I got some questions, though.
Why no Isochron Scepter? With Reversal it goes both infinite with storm count and infinite with mana. I guess in this list it may be a win-more but have you ever tested it :)?
Have you ever tested Paradoxical Outcome? After drawing 25+ cards with necro and casting myr it may simply draw you another half of the deck :D it sometimes work as combined AN and recall/chain. I'm currently playing this storm deck - Rashmi, Crafter of Masterpiece (Paradoxical Storm) built around Paradox Engine and I just adore this card. I don't have the access to black and Ad Nauseam. Maybe in Zur it's just another "win more" but it seems fine on paper. Both legacy and vintage use this card in storm decks, though.
Anyway I love this list. You have my upvote and I will follow it and see what changes will be made :).