|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||None|
|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Uncommon|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Uncommon|
|Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK)||Rare|
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You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.
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Ambition's Cost Discussion
4 hours ago
I would suggest a little more removal/board wipes. AEtherize and Whelming Wave are good on a budget. In Garruk's Wake Bontu's Last Reckoning and Decree of Pain are also good budget boardwipes. Also a few good targeted removal spells Hero's Downfall to deal with planes walkers and Malicious Affliction since you have a sacrifice subtheme. Nighthowler Mortivore and Eater of the Dead go good with mill theme. And probably good use some more cars draw Ambition's Cost Ancient Craving Treasure Cruise and Blood Divination are good on a budget.
3 weeks ago
A few comments. First, what in the **** is your meta where this needs to be a thing? I'm just...kind blown away that you would need to be absolutely this fast. Anyway, card suggestions:
Easy includes off the top of my head are Doomfall, Plaguecrafter (strictly better than Fleshbag Marauder), Phyrexian Obliterator, maybe Crypt Ghast for more mana, Glaring Spotlight and Arcane Lighthouse (lay down the hate on hexproof), and Sudden Spoiling (can't be countered)! Also, you can't play Sparring Collar in mono black.
I also think some better card draw would be useful, and Phyrexian Arena isn't that great if the games are going very short. Instead, consider instant effects like Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Dark Prophecy, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, or Midnight Reaper.
I know you want everything to be cheap, but I'd recommend at least a few spells that can serve as bombs if the game gets to later rounds. Maybe something like Exsanguinate, Killing Wave, or Torment of Hailfire.
If you're interested in the combo, go for Mikaeus + Walking Ballista. :)
I also thought of Leonin Bladetrap, though that card isn't great...
Finally, quick question. In the description you mention equipment that grants deathtouch, but I don't see any in the actual deck. Is that still something you wanted to do?
2 months ago
Thanks for checking out my Grim-Grin deck.
Serum Visions looks like a pretty weak card for Commander. Basically you are paying 1 to scry 2 since the draw just replaces the serum visions you cast. Ambition's Cost, Morbid Curiosity, Promise of Power, or Ancient Craving are better for one off card draw.
Hope some of these suggestions are useful. Good Luck!
2 months ago
With this deck being very aggro-centric and relatively low CMC, you are going to run out of cards in your hand. Not a fun situation to be in. So I would recommend Dark-Dweller Oracle and Rummaging Goblin as some synergistic card advantage. For just straight good card draw, I would lean into your black card draw spells such as Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ambition's Cost, and Blood Divination.
A tutor or two wouldn't be bad idea. For this deck I would look at Diabolic Intent. With it's current reprinting in Battlebond it is also somewhat affordable.
Speaking of Battlebond, I would also look into Last One Standing as it is a fantastic and cheap (both CMC and money-wise) board wipe.
2 months ago
würd empfehle(aus idee): Sigiled Sword of Valeron Gallant Cavalry Kinsbaile Cavalier Josu Vess, Lich Knight Fiendslayer Paladin History of Benalia Eastern Paladin Western Paladin Northern Paladin Southern Paladin Knight of Dawn Door of Destinies Stoneforge Masterwork Sword of the Animist Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Retribution of the Meek
3 months ago
My only issue is a lot(not all) of that card draw is conditional, you need to cast a vamp,need a amp on top, have a creature die, ect. and Forerunner isn't really card draw. Also with Banner and the Sun at 5-6 CMC I would prefer to also have stuff like Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, ect.
Like I said your build looks really fun, I would just sure up some stuff like lands so you cant cast your big impact stuff, have access to more utility like Field of Ruin, Ghost Quarter Detection Towerect. and even just for fixing.
It's always good to have acess to good cheap unconditional card draw and a few emergency button removal spells.
3 months ago
You might want to consider Champion of Dusk as a strong source of card draw, as well as maybe Greed and Necropotence. In my experience these types of card draw effects tend to work better here than Ambition's Cost type effects.
Also, Shared Animosity is very strong here. It can pump your army to ridiculous levels of power with little effort, and in many cases is a better Door of Destinies. The problem with the Door is it has no immediate effect when it hits the board and it requires gas afterwards to get it working, and it’s an absolutely terrible draw late game.