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(1): Add (Black) to your mana pool.
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Bog Initiate Discussion
3 weeks ago
Crystalline Crawler might be a better suggestion.
There's also something like Manamorphose, there might be more(?) but that's obviously a bit limited as a spell.
Be interesting to hear what you're planning to do with them.
3 months ago
Check out my build. It resembles ur builds and is up quite a while. Eventually there also might be something helpfull.
I consider to give the fokus on artifacts, specially with Paradox Engine a try.
3 months ago
Bog Initiate <- mb alternative 4 Initiates of the Ebon Hand, but probalby better if ur using corless manarocks or something so that u could use the filter more often. But mb this cards wasnt on ur mind ;-)
Walking Ballista <- Triskelion
Merciless Executioner <- mb instead of Slum Reaper
4 months ago
I like this deck a lot! I've been thinking about making an Oona deck for about three years now, and this looks like a good intersection of budget and quality.
I see you already have the Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth for an infinite mana combo. You could add Bloodchief Ascension for infinite life loss and mill when active and combined with Mindcrank.
Another idea would be Training Grounds. It gives you 2 extra cards of mill every time you use Oona.
You could think about adding The Scarab God , too. He combos well with Oona's mill, allowing you to recur and remove problematic creatures in your opponents' graves. His cost is also reduced by Training Grounds.
Liquimetal Coating allows creatures with activated abilities to be targeted by Grand Architect. Imagine using Oona to create Faeries, then tap those Faeries for more mana to activate her ability with, then tap those new Faeries to do the same, etc. You can do it as long as you have colored mana stored up and are generating enough Faeries to tap for colorless mana.
Bog Initiate completes the loop, allowing you to turn your infinite colorless mana into Black and effectively combo out and end the game with Oona.
Have you thought about adding Leyline of the Void? Exiling graveyards in Commander is always good, especially when it's only your opponents'.
8 months ago
hey, so just thought i'd let you know that if you could find a home for Paradox Engine, you'd open up a nice little combo with Gravecrawler + Bog Initiate + Sol Ring which you can then use Cryptbreaker to draw as many cards as you want really, or Helldozer to completely destroy all the opponent's land, cast cards with X for whatever... you get the point
9 months ago
You said you needed some help with your mana base but honestly, you have something pretty close to a completely optimized tri-color landbase. If you only need the color very briefly, you might get away with Tendo Ice Bridge and Aether Hub. Exotic Orchard and Reflecting Pool can give you the heavy multi-color requirements you need (but are terrible on T1). I've also seen Tarnished Citadel used in these extremely fast and high-devotion decks.
On another topic, I might cut the remaining basic lands in your deck and add a Hermit Druid combo package, since you have so few basics anyway.
Hope that's helpful! :)
1 year ago
Paragon of Open Graves, Minister of Pain, Macabre Waltz, Kin-Tree Warden, Lifespring Druid, Graverobber Spider, Burnt Offering, Diabolic Edict, Black Knight, Bog Initiate, Regeneration?? These are all just from my binder that might be interesting.
Idk what any of these cost.
1 year ago
The deck is Judge. The issue at hand is what is a better source of life-gain? Should I switch in Daru Spiritualist, Warrior en-Kor, Nomads en-Kor, and Transmutation for Gravecrawler, Reassembling Skeleton, Tidehollow Sculler, and Bog Initiate?
The group already in the deck uses Ashnod's Altar to produce infinite entering/leaving the battlefield triggers to abuse the soul sisters.
The group I'm thinking about switching in uses the ability of the en-kor to target daru spiritualist (no damage actually has to be in play apparently, these cards are the engine of a somewhat popular pauper deck that uses About Face or something similar for infinite damage) which I then sacrifice with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Starlit Sanctum for infinite life.
I guess the question I have is which group of cards offers the better synergy with the deck while I assemble pieces, and which combo is more reliable or powerful?