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Anger of the Gods
Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.
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Anger of the Gods Discussion
2 days ago
So the first card that comes to mind is Mindslicer . In Rakdos decks, you can typically tune your 99 to make you the king of top-decks; this is part of the reason reanimating Sire Of Insanity is such a brutal play in decks like Xantcha, Sleeper Agent .
You're likely to be sacrificing a whole butt-ton of creatures. I advise ways to exploit your guys dying: Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact come readily to mind. Skullclamp is pretty busted if you're going to be sacrificing creatures anyways, and its especially good seeing as you're running Gravecrawler already.
Zombies is one of the oldest archetypes, and thus it has access to a LOT of tribal effects. Cemetery Reaper , Death Baron , Zombie Master , Undead Warchief , Lord of the Accursed and Lord of the Undead are all good ways to pump your team and/or give them extra abilities. (Depending on the meta, you may want to run Bad Moon as well.) Call to the Grave is really good if you can tune the deck to have 2 or fewer non-zombie creatures. Dark Salvation and Liliana's Mastery are both viable cards in this deck. Graveborn Muse is another good card draw engine next to Phyrexian Arena , which I see you're already running. Unholy Grotto gives you a measure of recursion over your zombies. Noxious Ghoul also comes to mind, as does Withered Wretch as a form of one-sided graveyard hate.
One common issue I've seen in a lot of EDH decks is the prevalence of 1-for-1 instant and sorceries. In a majority of EDH games, you're going to have 2-3 opponents, rather than just one; this means you are facing roughly 2-3 times as many cards as you yourself have access to. Cards like Dreadbore and Terminate are good in 1-on-1 formats like Modern, but in EDH I have frequently found them to just not be good enough. I advise you run cards like Fire Covenant , Ashes to Ashes , Volcanic Fallout or Toxic Deluge instead. These have the potential to take out several creatures at the cost of one card, leaving you up that many cards over your opponents.
On a related note, since most games of EDH are decided by card advantage, anything you can do to draw cards will always be welcome. Ambition's Cost , Night's Whisper and the like are good ways to refill your hand. Wheel of Fortune is another good card, but it's about $100 now, so... consider carefully. Light Up the Stage is another one to consider. While Rakdos is good at topdecking, managing to draw extra cards means it is more likely to hit.
Looting effects tend to be very good in zombie decks, which have access to graveyard recursion. Faithless Looting is essentially card advantage in your deck, because you can discard things like Gravecrawler at no cost. Similarly, I advise running a bigger reanimation package (supplementing your Animate Dead ) to get back fatties your opponents may have killed or you may have discarded. Reanimate , and Necromancy are good cards -- if you want to get spicy, Dance of the Dead is a card most people have never played against before, mostly because it isn't nearly as good as the other three. But I figured I'd mention it. Also, a bigger reanimation package means things like Entomb or Buried Alive become exponentially better.
With regard to planeswalkers, Liliana, Death's Majesty is a good card for any zombie deck.
With regard to your lands: I don't think Blighted Fen is very good, and Temple of the False God should be replaced with Ancient Tomb if at all possible. If you want good utility lands that can kill pesky creatures, I advise Blast Zone . If you are able, I advise running Bloodstained Mire and/or the off-color fetches in order to grab your Blood Crypt or Smoldering Marsh . These fetches are in effect extra dual lands.
If you have a lot of recursion, which I see you do in things like Phyrexian Reclamation , you may have luck with pox-style cards. Pox is one of the most brutal cards to resolve in EDH, and Smallpox and Innocent Blood also can be played to great effect. Note that these get around hexproof, shroud and indestructible.
Depending on how hateful your meta is, you may want to consider some pretty mean red cards. Changing your land base slightly will give you access to Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon and Ruination , while Price of Glory will make people think twice about casting counter-magic. If your meta is as blue-heavy as mine, Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast are also fine considerations. If you end up running a lot of lord effects, you may want to consider Pyroclasm or Anger of the Gods , as your guys won't die if they're big enough. Possibility Storm is a good way to disrupt combo players -- I should know, as I play Storm in cEDH.
Because black has literally only one card designed to destroy artifacts ( Gate to Phyrexia ), red is a welcome addition to the team. By Force is a favorite of mine, but Shattering Spree , Vandalblast and Shatterstorm are also good ideas.
Rocks are great in EDH, especially if they're only 1 or 2 mana. I advise Talisman of Indulgence to replace Rakdos Locket and Mind Stone to replace Commander's Sphere . Coldsteel Heart is good as well, though it enters tapped, just like Charcoal Diamond and Fire Diamond . Thought Vessel is also worth considering.
Good luck with deck building!
2 days ago
Unfortunately I didn't have enough occasions to playtest my deck as lately I've been working a lot and acquiring some of the more expensive cards, so I can't tell much about newest version - it looks solid when I goldfish but it might need a little more test-runs in actual play.
About Earthquake - if you want to get rid of dorks then I'd go for Electrickery since it's overload costs just like Earthquake but it can hit Birds of Paradise AND stay away from our creatures. Also when you start paying more it actually might get a little worse since it's for worse Pyroclasm or for worse Anger of the Gods . I'd personally just think about creatures that I'd like to wipe most often with this kind of card and search for better version. The only redeeming quality of Earthquake is it's flexibility so it can be actually tested during games to answer the question "how much damage is enough?". Anyway it's symmetrical so our poor dorks might die from it too. Fire Covenant might be better as an asymmetrical effect.
I think that Chrome Mox is better in more cEDH builds where you can dump a dork early game and just roll with it since these kind of builds run 10+ dorks or redundant draw/tutor effects so players often get rid of extra copies in hand to get more speed.
With Mox Diamond however, I think that if you can afford it then it can certainly go here instead of 1 land. That's because we've got to a point where our ways to draw cards look good so there's no worry in losing 1 land card early and mid/late-game it can be used as a great color fixing artifact. Also counting artifacts as lands we still have 37 total so it looks good in higher CMC decks like our builds.
3 days ago
I'm not a fan of Mogis, God of Slaughter , because I just can't see you ever having enough devotion to beat down with him. What about Goblin Dark-Dwellers as the finisher? It destroys more land if needed, can flashback and survive Anger of the Gods . Since it has menace, you can get away with the opponent having a creature.
6 days ago
I really like Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God and want to see him stay, so I suggest taking out some of the cards that really want a color that is not black, such as Cryptic Command , Vendilion Clique , and Sweltering Suns .
The counter spells and instant speed interaction like Vendilion Clique and Countersquall adds something to the deck, but shouldn't be the focus of it. Instead I think Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would do best in a sort of Grixis-that-feels-like-Jund list that wants to make sure the coast is clear with removal and discard before slamming an unstoppable threat and winning.
- Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - great all around threat which works well with removal and gets better as the game goes on.
- Liliana of the Veil - runs down your opponents' resources.
- Gurmag Angler - "cheap" threat
- Death's Shadow - most shadow decks are very aggressive, but as control decks run low on life generally, it may be a fine way to close out the game while freeing up the rest of your mana for removal or card draw. Would require some relatively major changes to the deck though.
- Cryptic Command - too blue intensive
- Vendilion Clique - too blue intensive and not a strong enough threat
- Jace, the Mind Sculptor - too blue intensive and cards like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be better for the mana and as a threat
- Sweltering Suns - red intensive, but also objectively worse than Anger of the Gods in a Arclight Phoenix and Bloodghast meta.
- Countersquall - Mana Leak should probably be your only counter as life doesn't really matter for you and there are many creature heavy decks running around, but also it just doesn't fit with the discard/removal + slam a threat game plan.
- Opt - blue card draw and selection is one of the biggest reasons to play blue, and I think Opt and Serum Visions would be good for smoothing out your mana, curve, and finding the answers you need.
- Angrath's Rampage - good removal that people won't expect
- Kolaghan's Command - 2 for 1
- Search for Azcanta Flip - good blue card advantage engine
- Snapcaster Mage - just good value
- Terminate - good removal
4 weeks ago
How big is the creatures your group plays? You can always run cards like Rolling Earthquake , Earthquake , Toxic Deluge , Magmaquake , Anger of the Gods , Pyroclasm as boardwipes. It won't hurt the Ad Naus curve that bad, and they are great as well since some of them won't hit Kess.
1 month ago
More ideas for your sideboard:
4x Leyline of Sanctity (it's a game winner against burn and it delays mill and black decks that play Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize ) Nature's Claim of Seal of Primordium against Ensnaring Bridge and the likes of that. Ofcourse you should add Rest in Peace especially in the current meta (Phoenix is heavily played and Dredge doesn't like RiP as well). Stony Silence is also good. Since you play a heavy creature based deck, you should prepare yourself for boardwipes like Damnation and Anger of the Gods . In that case you can surprise your opponent by playing Mana Tithe . They will never see that one coming ;)
1 month ago
None of the brews have been quite right, but a first draft never is. The bolas deck is sweet and absolutely stomps any creature deck. Note that it uses the new Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God (it hasn't been added to the site yet).
The new Bolas is especially intriguing because it looks exactly like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria . 5 mana to cast, enters with 4 loyalty, +1 that draws with an upside (the bolas draw is better), and a -3 that removes something (teferi removal is better). The biggest problem is that the BBB casting cost pretty much rules out Cryptic Command in the same deck.
Lately I've been unhappy with red. Lightning Bolt doesn't kill anything from Phoenix, and Anger of the Gods doesn't kill enough anymore. Also Path to Exile is amazing right now. But when playing without red, Snapcaster Mage becomes much worse. And losing Kolaghan's Command makes all of the interactive matchups worse. While Grixis routinely stomps UWx and BGx, Esper has no such luxury.
I need to try out your tweaks for beating phoenix. I know Surgical Extraction is amazing against them, but it's too expensive in paper. After it gets reprinted I'll pick some up.
Interestingly I've never had problems with burn while playing grixis. Every game is close but I seem to win most of the time. But I also haven't played against the new burn lists.
Anger of the Gods occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.15%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%