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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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I haven't seen this suggested but what about Blood Artist . That card is a solid 2 drop in this type of deck.
Life is a resource, absolutely. One that Black is particularly good at managing. Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Blood Artist , Exsanguinate , hell even Subversion . Black loves sucking up life and channeling it into spells like Toxic Deluge. It's fair to say Black has about as many massive life gain options as it does mana doublers and other ramp options making either perfectly valid.
You might have life, mana, or both in excess at a given point in the game, If the game is close it might kill you to kill the threat on the board with Toxic Deluge. Of course, that's situational. So is wiping the board and unearthing a 10/10. I'm not saying Black Sun's is better than Toxic Deluge, just that there are aspects to it that are worth considering when weighing it against other for a given slot.
Mad props to abenz419 for reading my mind and typing slightly faster than me
I run In Garruk's Wake to deal with my enemies, because my stuff sits on board and laughs.
I've made a Ghoulcaller Gisa deck (Rise up, My Lovelies (Huge Update)) and I've looked around and almost every other Gisa deck runs Black Sun's Zenith . Seeing Gisa makes 2/2 tokens, almost any time you cast black sun you'll kill all your tokens...Am I missing something or am I right to NOT run Black Sun's Zenith ?
@ProgenitorX I am well aware of Dark Prophecy 's drawback. I was hesitant to add it (because my neighbor has a dickish Sharuum deck that's pretty much just boardwipes and counter spells,) but it has paid off for me. I was also considering adding Blood Artist Keep me alive.
I know Phyrexian Dreadnought is great but it's a bit pricey for me. (Just added Phyrexian Obliterator a couple hours ago. So i'm broke. It also can ruin my day if they kill Gisa in response to the Dreadnought being cast, especially early game.
I'll give your deck a look. I love giving advice, especially on Gisa (who already I've played enough to know what's good and what could be better) I'll look after work and Offer suggestions.Thanks.
And Erebos, God of the Dead prevents your work from being undone.
Do you have the cards yet? Can you proxy/playtest the deck? Don't cut anything as a possibility until you can see how the deck functions. You'll just have a big sideboard for a little while.
However, some things that probably aren't that great are:
Umbral Mantle (I know, I know, it's infinite, but it's way to cute.)
Dark Prophecy (This is a zombie token deck. It's weakest to fieldwipes. Why make it even weaker?)
Gray Merchant of Asphodel is not as great in token decks as you can have huge board presence w/ low devotion. he's still nice though.
Myr Battlesphere What? Why?
Other than that there's just a lot of redundancy. One you've played with it a bit, trim everything except what works best and fill the space with some tutors.
|Power / Toughness||0/1|
|Avg. draft pick||4.60|
|Avg. cube pick||6.43|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|