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Altar of the Brood
Whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
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Altar of the Brood Discussion
12 hours ago
Good list, I have some suggestions, that I've included in my brago deck (Brago, the king who says Ni), and as you don't wan't to infinite combo I'll leave the strionic out of it.
Steel of the Godhead - brago buff + lifelink + unblockable
Altar of the Brood - this and Brago's ability (even without infinite combo) is a pain in the behind.
Tezzeret the Seeker is also a nice addition, even if you don't go infinite combo it can be used to fetch artifacts and to untap mana rocks.
4 days ago
Your deck is a bit unfocused to be playing a mill strategy, stealing creature doesn't help you for example. In a mono blue mill deck I'd expect:
- 4x Hedron Crab, go to creature for mill, since you want to play at least 1 land every turn. To back it up 2x Drowner Initiate, you will be casting blue spells.
- 4x Tome Scour, mill 5 for , its a good efficient spell.
- 4x Sanity Grinding, your mono blue, so this mills a fair bit normally.
- 4x Archive Trap, most modern decks use fetches or tutors, mill 13 for . To back it up 2x Trapmaker's Snare
- Either Altar of the Brood or Mindcrank depending on how creature based you want the deck to be.
- Either Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus to exile the milled cards, 2x main-decked and 2x in the sideboard.
Aside from this, if you are going creature based, both Jace's Phantasm and Nightveil Specter are worth looking at. If you want to maximise the effectiveness of Hedron Crab (and you do) then Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse are cheap ways to get two triggers.
4 days ago
Look at the classic Enduring Renewal decks for wincons. I'd reccomend the traditional Atog (which is modern legal) and Bloodthrone Vampire to enable a stable sacrifice core to the deck. 12 non-artifact creatures at max, but more likely 8. Myr Retriever is a traditional part of these combos alongside things like Altar of the Brood, but something as simple as a Semblance Anvil or set of Foundry Inspectors are usually used to enable things. I'd consider Genesis Chamber and Myr Sire to add some more threat to the pia/aetheros threat, and Myr Moonvessel if you want a self-casting option. Glaze Fiend is an interesting replacement for salivating, and is an artifact itself, similarly Salvage Slasher and Salvage Titan are also options.Good luck with the testing!
5 days ago
Hi xSHAMUSx, Contagion Engine is respectable, the -1/-1 is nice for defense. The proliferate 2 is nice. The main reason I don't play it is the CMC6 and the Activate 4. If I have 10 mana at my disposal, I should already have enough Experience and have pulled a combo. CMC10 is just too slow and too steep a cost for me.
Izzet has a tough time pulling creatures, ie: Arjun, the Shifting Flame.
Some recommendations might be:
Blue Sun's Zenith, Brain Freeze, Stroke of Genius, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jushi Apprentice, Enter the Infinite + Laboratory Maniac, Show and Tell + Omniscience, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Ambassador Laquatus, Grindclock, Millstone, Mind's Eye, Beacon of Tomorrows, Windfall, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Jace, Memory Adept, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Jace's Archivist, Altar of Dementia + Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables, Altar of the Brood, Keening Stone, Mesmeric Orb, Mindcrank, Increasing Confusion, Tunnel Vision + Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Using his +2).
Would have to put together a preliminary build. Would need 1) Some way to survive since you'll pull threat from at least one player 2) Some way to go fast, cheap mana rocks etc to push into the big creatures.
Sorry if I duplicated any there, a couple good combos in there.
I should warn you though, in 4 player commander, it may be tough to mill all 3 opponents, you could do it, but may not be consistent. I think has better mill/control because of the .
5 days ago
I made a $60 version of Brago, King Eternal that did really well for a casual deck. Sadly, I don't have a list because it's been upgraded but here are the main pieces.
other cool cards are Peregrine Drake, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Thorn of Amethyst, Vryn Wingmare, Tangle Wire, Parallax Tide, Parallax Wave, Reality Acid, Stunt Double/Clever Impersonator, Traveler's Cloak, Act of Authority, Storm Crow for power, Treachery, Phyrexian Ingester, Resolute Archangel, Duplicant, Sun Titan, Genesis Chamber, Stasis (personal favorite), Mystic Remora, Lavinia of the Tenth, Lyev Skyknight, Cloudblazer, and Unquestioned Authority.
Brago plays best in a pod. 1v1, he doesn't really have a lot of time to set up his stax/combo. I hope you like the deck as much as I do!
Here is my current build.
6 days ago
First off, Riddlekeeper isn't modern legal.
Next, if you are planning to use Mindcrank effectively you need to run 4. at the same time I'd suggest Altar of the Brood and Tome Scour and far fewer cards that cost 4 or more. When chatting about a mill deck previously I threw together an example list, you might find it helpful; Mind Mill note that even that list isn't optimal since it doesn't include Glimpse the Unthinkable...
6 days ago
I think Mesmeric Orb might be hard to pull off as the idea is to keep opponents permanents from untapping in Stax.
Altar of the Brood is something I have considered and ran if a different type of Brago deck. I might need to squeeze it back in though.