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Cabal Coffers Discussion
2 days ago
Hey there fellow necromancer! I am also running the Lich Queen (long may she reign) and she truly is the pinnacle of all things undead. I like the deck you've got going on but I do have a few suggestions for you based on my own experience running zombie tribal for a while. First off, you are missing the best piece of zombie tech ever: Rooftop Storm. It's just plain unfair (for everyone else) and lets you cast Varina for free from the command zone (or at least cheaper since you have to pay command tax still). While I'm still figuring out my own configuration for my deck, I've found that Debtors' Knell is an interesting card and can be quite useful in reanimating targets you may have milled. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is not a zombie but boy oh boy does she make me happy to be running white now. A super buff AND a mini-board wipe is something to be feared. I would recommend adding in Cabal Coffers if you can as you can generate insane amounts of black mana and that's what the deck is hungry for (well that and brains). I know that some folks don't like him but I think it's always worth running Risen Executioner to get another lord buff. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another powerful zombie I would consider running too. A few pet cards for me personally are Prized Amalgam and Scourge of Nel Toth as they are constantly recurring threats or solid sac fodder. I would also suggest adding in Unholy Grotto to get back any zombie you may need again or save a key zombie from a Bojuka Bog. Vault of the Archangel is another utility land I'm exploring right now in my own deck but with a go-wide style deck like ours, it seems like it could be a nice inclusion. While Varina herself is card advantage, I would consider adding in some additional card draw effects like Painful Truths, Read the Bones, Necropotence, Rhystic Study, or Phyrexian Arena. If you would like a another win-con option, white does open up Approach of the Second Sun and Varina's ability can help dig you faster to that second casting. I hope this all helps!
4 days ago
If you want to lower the curve of your deck Attrition, Relentless Dead, Gravecrawler, Undercity Informer, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Stronghold Assassin and Flesh Carver all help lower your curve, while either giving you more thrulls, or more things to do with your thrulls. If you want mana, Black Market is wonderful, and Expedition Map or Diabolic Tutor can help you find your Cabal Coffers in a hurry.
5 days ago
I love this idea. I've been scheming something with her since she was spoiled. For your consideration here is what I've come up with:
Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient is pretty good at mimicking rings specifically for artifacts, which functionally combos with Gilded Lotus or Pyramid of the Pantheon and Voltaic Key. This is another out for us to go infinite with mana. Other abusive artifact generator is Gemstone Array, and it may suit our purposes well.
This last part is kind of in a gray area for me. I love Isochron Scepter for many reasons, but I loathe that it tends to skew a build and kind of "take over" the overall direction. However, we are on Red and we have a couple of instant speed mana producers that can be imprinted on it and paired with Paradox Engine for tons of fun as well. As if Paradox Engine needed any help in that department.
Take these with a grain of salt. I love this Commander and will be actively brewing with her until I find a mix that's fun to play with. Cheers and great job!
6 days ago
Filth would be an interesting addition to the deck, I'll have to play around with that. The problem with Filth is that it makes my targets for Buried Alive a bit harder, since it's usually Wonder,Gravecrawler, and Prized Amalgam.
1 week ago
K gonna try to build it into a value sac outlet, recursion plan. If you like it look at Shirei, Shinzo’s Caretaker who also can the the same strat.
Mana base changes boring I know
Now onto cards to add
land base like this you have 3 tapped lands so a pretty fast mana base. I would say 1 of the land destruction lands ie Ghost Quarter would be a good addition, while over budget Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is the best. Non budget options Fetid Heath, Godless Shrine,Westvale Abbey Flip, Cabal Coffers.
Cards to ditch
Removal package 5 pieces of spot removal in Utter End, Swords to Plowshares, Mortify, Anguished Unmaking and Unmake can target all toss Vindicate IF you can grab it. 3 board wipes Dusk, Fumigate, Day of Judgment Will post again am sleepy
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Also while I happen to be here, I feel like not including Crop Rotation is a crime. It is such a powerful card with a lot of applications. Most people overlook the instant speed.
Someone targeting something in their graveyard for value? Crop Rotate into Bojuka Bog and watch them get salty.
You can even pump a creature you are swinging with in response to blocks with Kessig Wolf Run, the list can go on forever if you run a decent amount of utility lands, something a lands decks certainly should.