Avarice Totem

Avarice Totem


(5): Exchange control of Avarice Totem and target nonland permanent.

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Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Avarice Totem Discussion

Cippo on Karn Pass the Hug

1 year ago

Interesting concept, never seen Karn played this way. Only group hug card I see missing is Horn of Greed.

Side note: I love Avarice Totem so much, casting it multiple times in response to the first cast is always hilarious.

Guerrilla on Xantcha My New Bae

1 year ago

~~~ Brainstorming via Text ~~~

I hope this is all helpful for you! :)

I really like the use of Oppression here. Geth's Grimoire might be a powerhouse for you, especially if you include Words of Waste to go with it.

I tend to play decks that play the player and tend to flow in a more asymmetrical way to the game; so I like to use cards such as Altar of the Brood and Mindcrank as a form of pre-removal.

Using red, you have access to many of the overlooked cards in the mental game of magic. Avarice Totem, Custody Battle and Fractured Loyalty can become game changers in and of themselves. Avarice Totem with Pithing Needle can be quite fun.

I think that Jinxed Choker deserves a spot here, and that you could consider some additional hidden gems such as Vampiric Spirit or Basilisk Collar in here with some of your "passive pingers" such as Harsh Mentor, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or even Sleeper Agent herself, etc.

Some other great options would be cards that encourage your opponents to make bad decisions - I usually try to not beat the deck but the opponent in magic, so cards such as Pain's Reward and Choice of Damnations can be a house depending on how well you play the game and the opponent.

I would always include a Glacial Chasm with a way to fetch it.

I would confuse your opponent by being friendly with some cards such as Abyssal Persecutor and cards of the like.

You're not trying to help the other players win, you're owning your opponents without them realizing it.

Curses seem great here. I would use the softer curses such as Curse of Opulence and Curse of Vengeance (the best life insurance policy in the game, IMO)...

You have access to Norin the Wary, that always sparks options...

You have access to political time bombs such as Impending Disaster being in Red.

Since you're already running the Planar Void, might as well throw in the Helm of Obedience win to go with it.

Since we're in black, Priest of Yawgmoth with Spine of Ish Sah seems great. That might spark some interest in sacking things. You will have access to Goblin Welder... so there's that.

No matter what you do, I would auto-include Claws of Gix, a Scroll Rack, and a Sensei's Divining Top, consider maybe some shadow cards - just type the word "Dauthi" into http://www.cardkingdom.com/ and see what comes up... that might lead to some ideas with equipment such as Explorer's Scope and/or Trepanation Blade (two cards that are incredibly underrated IMO)...

If you keep your dudes low in power, you could consider a Meekstone and an Icy Manipulator as a soft/old-school wall for yourself (though it would stop Xantcha from doing her work). If the Icy is there... there's always Winter Orb - who doesn't miss that?? :)

Lots of choices here...

Maybe stealing equipment would be a thing you'd enjoy... you know there's always "that guy" that runs "those cards" all the time... Red is all about that.

Another idea: Mox Monkey: Gorilla Shaman with a Mycosynth Lattice seems really fun.

Or... Electrickery + Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be fun.

If you're feeling aggro-y, Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seem strong.

If you can get your hands on it, Word of Command fits the flavor of this deck well...

Maybe you could include a Wish Board with Burning Wish or Death Wish... in fact, you could keep the weird political theme going with a suicide life swap build with that black tree: Tree of Perdition and/or Soul Conduit.

I'm just spouting off ideas - I plan to make a deck with her when I get some free time. :)

Very cool start here and again, I hope all of this is helpful to you!

Polupus on Pool Party at Padeem’s!

1 year ago

I like Muzzio, Visionary Architect as an alternate commander for this deck to mix things up and I might try him out in place Esperzoa if that doesn't work out. I've actually been looking at a lot of Muzzio EDH decks to get ideas because there isn't a lot of information out there for Padeem EDH decks. Another way to cheat stuff out from under Knowledge Pool is always great though.

Memnarch is a different story... I don't like him. Yes, he's powerful, but he screams combo and draws so so much hate from the table the moment he plops his big fat head on the board. Maybe in a more competitive setting, but for this deck I'm purposefully avoiding including him. I'm testing Avarice Totem in here as a fair & cheaper version of him ( vs ), so we'll see how that goes.

billium813 on Gwafa the Generous

2 years ago

I built a Gwafa deck awhile back that was all about theme. It wasnt very good, lol but it had some strong cards and oozed with style and theme ;) You can take a look here: Mind tricks don't work on me. Only money.

Creatures:Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Silent Arbiter, Archangel of Tithes

These creatures are great for what they do in pillow fort style decks and are also great theme cards! Thada is good at taking a look through your opponents deck and exiling artifact combo cards (or just steal your opponents Sol Ring and whatnot). Arbiter and Archangel both slow the game down or keep pressure off you.

Other stuff:Sphere of Safety, Trading Post, Avarice Totem, Intellectual Offering, Vow of Flight, Vow of Duty

chosenone124 on The Ultimate Abzan Way to Troll EVERYONE

2 years ago

SamuraiNinjaSpy I will throw in Gonti, Lord of Luxury for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. You can give them Gonti with Avarice Totem, exile Death Wish with Bojuka Bog, Riftsweeper Death Wish, force them to Mirrorpool Gonti (for ETB), then force them to Gonti to take your Death Wish, then force them to cast it. I'm always happy to add another layer of convolution to this deck.

The instructions will not represent this change until I have spare time. Thank you for your input.

thehat on EPIC TROLLING with Lich's Mirror

2 years ago

Hey Logician! Long time. Still love this deck. New card to mess with for this build and maybe others:

Fractured Identity

Coupled with Lich's Mirror, Avarice Totem, and a boat-load or mana you can skip the having to sac/destroy (as it exiles) your own Mirror step and use a 'kill everyone' effect instead of conceding if you want.

Progression would be:
Totem, Mirror, Fractured Identity, Stack exchange triggers on Totem to give the Totems to different players and then retain totem. (IE Target totem and Mirror 1, retain priority, Target totem and Mirror 2, retain priority, Target totem and Mirror 1 again, etc.)

MTGMarmot on Budget Zedruu EDH

2 years ago

Thank you for your suggestions guys. Unfortunately leyline is a bit expensive but Rainbow Vale and Avarice Totem seem good!

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Budget Zedruu EDH

2 years ago

Rainbow Vale is easy to pass to your opponents.

Avarice Totem is a good option as well.

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