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When Ashen Rider enters the battlefield or dies, exile target permanent.
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Ashen Rider Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I like Altar of Dementia, as it and karmic + reveillark is gg. Blasting Station is the same, but i do feel it is underwhelming otherwise, that's going out. Elvish Skysweeper- well, i thought that was a 3 when I first saw it. Flyers aren't much of a problem, so goodbye. I completetly forgot about rites, have one around here somewhere....
Fallen Angel was my number one pick to get rid of. So goodbye. Same with Fleshwrither- I just always want to use future sight cards cuz they look cool. I like Ashen Rider the same reason I like Spine of Ish Sah in my Daretti- pricy, yes, but it's a recurrable Vindicate. Simply the best removal around. Plus rider is 2 Exiling Vindicates every turn. I'll think about that one.
And Phyrexian Plaguelord. It's great removal, but I think the sac isn't effective or big enough, so ya you've convinced me there. I usually only sac one thing a turn.
As always, thanks for the help!
2 weeks ago
Ok, so 20 sac outlets is a lot.
Altar of Dementia is a bit underwhelming since you don't do any other mill yourself, you are basically hoping your opponents deck themselves.
At 5 CMC a sac, Elvish Skysweeper seems pricey at best. However, if flying is a problem, go for it, but its not going to stop an Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, and definitely not a Zur the Enchanter.
Fallen Angel is really cool to use, but falls short when compared to Fallen Ideal, which not only returns to your hand (just self sac if the enchant is gonna be destroyed), but also allows you to put the sac outlet on anything, including Karador.
As far as tutors go, Fleshwrither literally grabs 1 of 4 creatures. Jarad, Meren, Solemn, or Flesh-Eater Imp. Sure, you can recast him, but paying 7 mana for a tutor like that when you could just drop Entomb to cast something or Jarad's Orders for one in 'yard and one in hand just look a lot better.
I hope this helps with some insight! I have been a big fan of yours and you are always supportive of my decks! Good luck cutting! If you need more cuts, I'll be close.
3 weeks ago
I've looked this over, here are the thoughts that occur to me:
very light on removal
light on card draw
heavy on artifacts
not a lot of ways to respond
not a lot of beefy endgame creature threats
Here are some cards I would consider adding, with priority going to removal:
Solemn Simulacrum <--- great value-added card
Here are a few of the things I"m not sure are giving you the best value for the card slot:
I'd also cut lands to no more than 40, possibly 39.
3 weeks ago
Since the deck looks very much like a work in progress I'm just going to throw a couple things out there. Don't really know if I agree with the Soul Sisters style of life gain, Orzhov does really well with a bleed style of play, and you seem of course to want to exile things. Also consider Karlov of the Ghost Council as an alternate general if you go "small life gain". So here is a random unsorted plethora of cards you may want to use depending on budget, playgroup, etc:
Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond is in your sideboard already, Mimic Vat + Ashen Rider, Isochron Scepter + Path to Exile / Swords to Plowshares / Radiant Purge / Other Isochron Package Stuff, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Land Tax, Stoneforge Mystic, Solemn Simulacrum, Test of Endurance / Felidar Sovereign and maybe some Academy Rector for alternate win conditions, Luminarch Ascension, Entreat the Angels, Phyrexian Processor.
I'm having a hard time. Need a little bit more direction before I spew out other suggestions. I will say that if you keep Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim at the helm, you may want to sub the small life gain for some token generator targets for Ayli. Bitterblossom, Ranger of Eos, Captain of the Watch, Ogre Slumlord. All that good stuff.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I would cut:
Ashen Rider - It is ridiculously expensive.
Grim Flayer - You aren't doing much with delirium.
Merciless Eviction - You have a lot of important creatures, artifacts, and enchantments. While it can still get rid of planeswalkers, I do not think they are that common. If the people you play with play planeswalkers, I think you should keep it then.
1 month ago
Jarad's Orders is a great tutor, since for Karador it's effectively 4 mana 2 creatures to hand, I would recommend putting that in. Ashen Rider is a bit better then Archon of Justice since it activates twice, as opposed to archons once, and it should be easy to recur with Karador. Life from the Loam and Sadistic Hypnotist are also both great. You already have Woodfall Primus so putting in Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Kitchen Finks is great for two more infinite combos (with a sac outlet). Lastly Loyal Retainers is a great card, I'm not sure if you have enough legendaries for it to be worthwhile but I find it to be one of my best cards. I would also recommend Phyrexian Altar over Ashnod's Altar because getting colored mana is extremely nice.