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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Mythic Rare|
|Ixalan (XLN)||Mythic Rare|
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Exile up to five target creature cards from graveyards. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put all cards from the pile of your choice onto the battlefield under your control and the rest into their owners' graveyards.
Boneyard Parley Discussion
7 months ago
8 months ago
You're off to a good start.
Here are some budget friendly staple removal spells you should consider running (you don't need to run them all of course):
- Swords to Plowshares
- Doom Blade
- Go for the Throat
- Beast Within
- Abzan Charm
- Return to Dust
- Utter End
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Acidic Slime
- Nature's Claim
Here are some budget friendly cards that can help you feed your graveyard:
Here are some budget friendly big bomb creatures you can use as win conditions and/or reanimate:
- Butcher of Malakir
- Ashen Rider
- Angel of Despair
- Reya Dawnbringer
- Angelic Arbiter
- Avatar of Woe
- Gaea's Revenge
- Giant Adephage
- Hornet Queen
- Moldgraf Monstrosity
- Pelakka Wurm
- Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
If you want to go the reanimator angle here are some budget friendly reanimator spells:
1 year ago
Thank you for the additional suggestions. The Defiant Salvager was passed by because it's a creature or artifact. While that works great there are too many enchantments being played right now to pass by the Thrashing Brontodon also the Salvager activates only at sorcery speed. That's the biggest reason to not play it. With Brontodon I can block sac and blow something up so I take no damage and they lose something else as well. I personally value instant speed interactions way more. Boneyard Parley might be a decent one of in the deck but probably not more than that. I'd rather start with any other card than that one in my starting hand. Additionally a 7 cost sorcery is a huge investment in the current meta. If that get countered it completely shuts the deck down for a turn. The Mending of Dominaria hmmmm I'm torn on this one. While the potential for some additional lands is quite nice the potential to throw away card advantage is quite real as well. It's something I'll have to play test to see if the rewards are worth the risk. Lastly liliana, death's majesty could be a decent addition but I feel like she is a less reliable recursion as she can only bring something back every third turn she is on the board unless I'm just sending her on a kamikaze mission lol. Again with the possibility of not throwing a single creature into the graveyard with her +1 could hurt me quite more than help. Only running 17 creatures I'm more likely to throw stuff into the graveyard other than creatures. I definitely will mess around with some of the suggestions and see if anything sticks. If Liliana was more of a "keep her alive for three turns and you win" she would definitely be with the risk. Overall I appreciate the ideas and if you think of something else feel free to toss it my way! Thank you!
1 year ago
Ah yeah that sounds fair enough, no worries. Why not though run something like Defiant Salvager instead of Brontodon? Sacks itself for cheaper, doesn't cost double colours, and has much better evasion from damage and removal :) There's also Boneyard Parley, which could be a little better than Primeval's, or maybe The Mending of Dominaria? Liliana, Death's Majesty could do some major work for you, too.
1 year ago
Lordrain1922, thanks for the feedback. I've been considering splashing green so that I could cast Darigaaz Reincarnated and Verdant Force if I need to, also green would give me access to a lot more enchantment removal, like Naturalize or Broken Bond to take care of Ixalan's Binding to take care of Ixalan's Binding. Alternatively i could run some graveyard recursion like Rise from the Grave or Boneyard Parley to get return Whisper, Blood Liturgist or any of the big creatures back, then even if they do use Ixalan's Binding I would still have a way to get Whisper, Blood Liturgist, and I could always just sideboard in Smelt or Goblin Trashmaster if they use Sorcerous Spyglass.
1 year ago
Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):
- You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
- You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100
Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):
With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.
- Keening Stone to close out a player with mill
- Necrotic Ooze to take advantage of any opponents' powerful abilities
- Consuming Aberration and Lord of Extinction seem quite good
- Psychosis Crawler takes advantage of the multiple windfall effects you are running but otherwise isn't too synergistic
- Splinterfright is a cheaper Lhurgoyf with better keywording and a synergistic 'tax' that works in your favor. Terravore might be worth considering too.
Discard Group Slug
I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.
Other solid cards that support this archetype:
- Scythe Specter, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Specter
- Cabal Conditioning
- Words of Waste
- Necrogen Mists
- Bloodhusk Ritualist
- Bottomless Pit
- Sword of Feast and Famine (yeah, expensive though)
- Painful Quandary
- Archfiend of Ifnir
Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion
This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.
Theft on Sticks examples
- Chainer, Dementia Master
- Dance of the Dead
- Scion of Darkness
- Chancellor of the Spires can both jump-start your mill value and borrow a winner from someone's yard. Sam has one.
1 year ago
I did a U/B Reanimator earlier in standard. Hated using Boneyard Parley, so I Opted (Buh-Dum-Tss) for Demon of Dark Schemes and The Scarab God. Both could be either reanimate targets, or reanimators themselves. What I liked about running them as opposed to Journey to Eternity Flip (Still a good card, I run it in my Saprolings deck) and Liliana, Death's Majesty (was still in the deck, just wasn't the only real star) was that they let me pull threats from other graveyards. I could revolt Fatal Push their Rekindling Phoenix and steal it before it came back. I really liked the synergy between the Liliana and the demon, because he gets counters off the zombies she'd make, then uses them to pull something big out that she'd mill out to make more zombies. I also ran a couple copies of Razaketh, the Foulblooded in the deck because he can give Demon of Dark Schemes more energy, and he can tutor for other big threats or removal you may want/need.
Boneyard Parley occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%