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Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.
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Basilisk Collar Discussion
2 days ago
1 week ago
Whats good Nate the great? For this deck I got no hate, nothing but positivity. I hope you consider these comments with creativity :)
Ancient Tomb over temple of false - Tomb is actual early game ramp which is when you need it. You wanna voltron out so speed is key.
Phyrexian Arena for sustained draw is key to keep answers and sustain threats.
Basilisk Collar - Cheap on play and equip, only expensive to buy. 2 useful abilities. Likelink to help against selflife loss and death touch to deter blocking.
How are you dealing with artifact and enchantments? Someone uses stoney silence or null rod and ur done. I'd recomend an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated. There are other budget options as well such as nev disk and spine of ish shah
Maybe even a Trading Post as an artifact sac outlet to prevent exiling effects. Gains life in a pinch. Could sustain contamination should you choose to add it. Also synergizes with spine of ish shah
A card i recomend to all black players is Imp's Mischief. It redirects targets so some extra turn cards, removal, and is a surprise no one expects from black. Once they do, you can bluff with 2 mana just like the blue player ;)
I have a couple ideas of what to take out but I want to get more ideas from you and what your plans for the deck are.
1 week ago
Thanks for all the responses so far. The suggestions are super helpful.
@WhichKing, no Purphoros, at least, not right now. I'm going pretty budget with this one, and its not a card I have.
@ZendikariWol, I do like Prowler's Helm, and have added it to my maybeboard along with Strata Scythe, Kitesail, and a few of the others. I'm teetering on Sundial of the Infinite. I like it, but I'm just not sure I want to go that rout...yet. I did have Tooth and Claw initially, but cut it for more equipment. It may go back in yet. Also, thanks for the note on Stalking Vengeance; I missed that entirely, so that's an easy cut. Warstorm Surge is coming to take its place. I'm on the fence about keeping Barrage of Expendables around. Skeleton Key is mainly in for the card draw, not the skulking ability. Good info on Browbeat and Sparring Collar. I'll cut the Collar for sure. I wasn't sure on Browbeat, but man, red needs card draw. But, I'll look into something else. Thanks for taking the time to look through all the equipment in Magic for this! There are a lot of really good budget options in there. When throwing equipment into this deck, I tried to make sure I was getting equipment with more than just a power/toughness bonus, and to get some other ability along the way, i.e., hexproof, trample, double strike, unblockable, etc.
@Heliogabale, I do like Basilisk Collar, and I may add it down the road. Deathouch is nice. I'm not running the spell cheapeners, mainly so I can run more equipment, and most of that isn't terribly high CMC anyways. Sure, it'd be nice to get it for free, and I'd do that in a build with someone like Sram, Senior Edificer, but for Valduk, I'm not as worried about it.
Thanks again, everyone. This was super helpful.
1 week ago
Cool deck indeed!
Hard to add to the great comments above, but I did find some ideas i think can improve this build.
Among the great equipments, I believe Basilisk Collar may be worthy of inclusion.
Agree 100% you need to add Sundial of the Infinite!
Suggestions for cuts : Bloodtallow Candle, Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast, Tower of Fortunes, Mercadian Atlas.
Hope this helps!
RoarMaster on Melek
2 weeks ago
R/U always has issues with enchantments, thats just a handicap that those colors have, and you dont have much in the way of answers honestly. Aside from Chaos Warp, you are basically relying on blues ability to counterspell/bounce for these things. Yes its rough, but hey, you wanted a challenge, right? ;)
There are ways to dissuade people from attacking you, although if you are wanting to stick to inst/sorc, its pretty limited. Illusionist's Gambit, Disrupt Decorum, and weird stuffs like that can offer temporary protection while being instants. Otherwise, you are looking at adding more artifacts and enchantments that will protect and dissuade attacks. Collective Restraint is a shitty propaganda here, Meekstone can slow things down but doesnt solve token threats well, and Dissipation Field taxes pretty good but can allow your opponents to re-use ETB creatures n stuff. Bonfire of the Damned could be added to your burn list, since it shouldnt be hard to get it on the top of your deck when you need it. Volcanic Vision is also a good add.
As far as ramping goes, there is a lot of static ramp effects for inst/sorc. You have quite a few in your SB already, and Id suggest adding a few if you are intending on doing a lot of spellcasting each turn. I would not suggest arcane melee however, its symmetrical effect can be rough I have found.
If you are wanting to keep all of that artifact ramp in there though, I would suggest switching some around for draw effects, such as Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, ect, as they can be very useful drawing past non-inst/sorc when needed.
Its hard to get any decent lifegain in these colors and without much in the way of creatures. I mean, Basilisk Collar is probably your best bet...? haha
Random secret tech, Bosium Strip.
Final advice, run more topdeck manipulation. If you want to be all tricksy, run a bunch of the instant ones to make some super convoluted stacks with Melek out. It can get pretty nutso.
Impulse, Spy Network, Trickery Charm, and Telling Time are probably the go-to cards for that. Otherwise theres a bunch of sorcery ones, must haves being Ponder, Preordain, and the MVP Mystic Speculation. Portent and Index also pull their weight here. But if you want to be more proactive with your topdeck manipulation, theres stuff like Discombobulate, Condescend, and Fated Conflagration.
3 weeks ago
in the 2018 Deckbuilder: Sram, Senior Edificer is shown as a "Dwarf Artificer" but he is a "Dwarf Advisor"
3 weeks ago
Nice Deck! +1
He's also running a really crazy combo with Volcano Hellion and Arcbond on a random creature or one of the other 3 creatures paired with either a Basilisk Collar or Nearheath Pilgrim it's quite hilarious to say the least and always comes out of nowhere
1 month ago
How about a Basilisk Collar? I'm sure noone would want to stop a good boy with a fancy collar from gently gnawing at their face