Creature — Human Spellshaper
(Black), Tap, Discard a card: Add (Black)(Black)(Black) to your mana pool.
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|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Bog Witch Discussion
1 month ago
I second bushido_man96's suggestion of Skull Prophet. I'd add to that Devouring Greed, and also recommend Life from the Loam, which dramatically helped my own Karador deck. Other cards that help my own deck a lot are Priest of Forgotten Gods, Teysa Karlov, Bog Witch and Life's Legacy. None of those are on theme, though, so use your discretion.
My Karador deck is Cleverly Named Graveyard Deck. Note that I don't run the Reveillark combo, because I refuse to. But you might find inspiration there.
1 month ago
Skull Prophet would be decent for your self-mill strategies.
It may be a bit expensive, but it's as cheap as it'll ever get right now: Vengevine is a staple in dredge and will help tremendously later on if you want to build more dredge shells.
Vessel of Nascency could be replaced by Grapple with the Past and have almost no change.
Ornithopter for that sweet 0 drop.
Unearth is amazing and discards.
2 months ago
Is the creature we are Looping creating mana via treasures or Eldrazi Scions? Dire Fleet Hoarder,Wily Goblin,Carrier Thrall then everytime we loop we are building a stockpile of mana for our future turns.
But we can get more than just value from the creature we are sac'ing oh much much more, how about value from the sac outlet it self? Viscera Seer Start scrying through your deck for your combo pieces ThermopodAshnod's Altar Help you generate more mana for more cards to be cast from hand for multiple card loops Carrion Feeder Keep adding +1/+1's to make a threat that needs to be dealt with before it spirals out of control Spawning Pit why not add more tokens to this to create a potential army of 2/2's that can snap into existence at instant speed? Greater Gargadon How about ticking down a clock to a 9/7 coming to smash your enemies into small digestible pieces?
You think we are done with what value we can get from Looping? not even close, what about other effects that occur when they see cards getting sac'd for greater good of value? Zulaport Cutthroat,Falkenrath Noble,Syr Konrad, the Grim This will start putting pressure on opponent's life totals whenever you sac a creature, or cast in the case of Bontu's and special mention to Syr Konrad as he also does damage when they go back to hand from your yard...oooh that value.
You want card draw? we got it,now its not as clean as blue draw and it does have a distinct smell of decomposing flesh but hey we will take it. Smothering AbominationGrim HaruspexMidnight Reaper even Hazoret's Monument as you do cast in a loop and remember all discard cards will be put back to hand via Garna's ETB.
What all this mana positive and mana neutral creature casts lets us do is frankly more of the same, play multiple creatures a turn to make multiple treasures or make multiple tokens or scry multiple times it all depends on the set up you have at the board at the time but the more creatures to sac the more effects, the more the merrier the bigger the better.
We now have an infinite loop going and this deck can use this in multiple ways to end the game. Refer to the infinite loops section to see all the options
Do we instead haveDesecrated Tomb or any creature that creates tokens as part of our loop? make sure to end the loop with several millions tokens created and stop the loop with Garna in play, all your tokens now have haste.... Good game? This can also be done is a few other more janky ways using Spawning Pit and either Ashnod's AltarPitiless PlundererSifter of SkullsBlood PetCarrier Thrall and clever use sage of sac'ing for counters and then sac'ing for mana ( or just allays sac'ing for counters if Plunderer or Sifter are in play).
2 months ago
All Slivers have "At the beginning of your upkeep, each Sliver fights each other Sliver on the battlefield.
Make a spellshaper like a Bog Witch.
3 months ago
I can't describe how refreshing it is to see an Abzan EDH deck that doesn't include Sun Titan, Acidic Slime or the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo. It looks like you put actual creative thought into this deck, rather than simply spewing some EDHREC copypasta. Bravo!
I would recommend the following list, obviously for different reasons for each card:
And, if you want to spend the money on it, Phyrexian Altar
As for cuts to fit any of these in, I'd start by looking at your removal spells. You have a helluva lot of that. I don't know if it's your meta, but it seems like more than you need.
3 months ago
Spark Harvest is probably better than Severed Strands. Crashing Centaur is a little slow for a discard outlet at six mana. The shroud is nice, but you might want to consider Bog Witch. Costly Plunder is strictly better than Altar's Reap. Talisman of Resilience is good ramp, and a wrath or two lie Crux of Fate or Damnation might be good, depending on your budget. Stitcher's Supplier is very good self mill, as is Satyr Wayfinder. Cut Windgrace Acolyte for one of those, or some other, cheaper self mill if you can't find those two. Deathgreeter does Sultai Flayer's role better than the Flayer.
4 months ago
Cards I'd add at first glance: