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As an additional cost to cast Cathartic Reunion, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.
Cathartic Reunion Discussion
3 days ago
I would prioritize having Fiery Temper over Alms of the Vein - if your meta is not overrun by burn, as in most cases the ability to point said spell at creatures & planeswalkers far outweighs the downside of not gaining 3 life.
Speaking of creatures & planeswalkers, since this deck stuffs its gravyard like there is no tomorrow, i would advise running a few (1 or 2) Magmatic Sinkhole s - as additional ways to deal with problem creatures and walkers (walkers are likely going to be even more significan't due to stuff like Wrenn and Six , Karn, the Great Creator , and UW "control" stransforming even more into a superfiends list)
In general this deck severely lacks in discard outlets. Depending on your taste and budget i would advise adding a playset of either Goblin Lore , Cathartic Reunion or Seasoned Pyromancer (the latter also acts as a way to operate if the graveyard is shut down by some enchantment - which is not that unlikely thanks to hoogak even in game 1) MAX OUT ON Hollow One & Flamewake Phoenix THEY ARE THE CORE OF THE STRATEGY - they are good in multiples, while delve creatures do diddle, since you pay you grave empty, and the second copy just orts in hand (not to mention their vulnerability to gravyard hate)
3 days ago
Cool list. But why Ancestral Vision? I'd rather have something like Cathartic Reunion to ditch more of my creatures into the graveyard to be reanimated later.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Harbinger is an interesting idea! I did not know about that card. I could see maybe playing one in the main so as to free up a couple slots in the side, or if needing more Evoke-based anti-hate turns out to be important as the meta adjusts. But I don't think fetching a Vengevine to put on top is very strong by itself, and I doubt I'd play two.
I don't like Darkblast, because killing opponent's creatures is bad for our Bridges. Necrotic Wound has been the anti-creature tech of choice. For dredging, Stinkweed is better.
I play only on paper, so for now I am just playing around the kitchen table with proxies, and goldfishing, to practice.
1 week ago
As soon as you got the 3rd you can start playing cards like Painful Truths , Read the Bones or Honor the God-Pharaoh and a few are even cheaper as Cathartic Reunion , Faithless Looting and Night's Whisper . You can also use tutors like Demonic Tutor for a land like Ancient Tomb and you're good for 2 turns, or if you're just desperate for a landdrop. These cantrip, tutor and carddrawspells provide that you can keep on playing a land each turn.
Checkout my custom ordering, the cards mentioned are listed at ★ FILTER ★, ★ CARD-ADVANTAGE ★ and ★ TUTOR ★. All cards providing ritual like boosts are listed at ★ RITUALS ★. Some of these are reusable, some not. Adding up to a total of about 35 cards i can make sure i can follow the plan.
2 weeks ago
@DemonDragonJ Thanks, most of my decks run around that many lands, depending on the number of filter/cantrip( Cathartic Reunion , Sensei's Divining Top ), carddraw( Night's Whisper , Painful Truths ) and manarocks/rituals( Mana Crypt , Seething Song ) you play, you can trim down the number of lands by a lot. Makes your decks look more the same in terms of deckbuilding but helps immensely not beeing screwed or flooded. Sometimes you have to Demonic Tutor for a land, but this is more of a last resort. When it comes to building a manabase, i can highly recommend looking a bit into competetive EDH and testing.
Also the initial idea behind running the reanimator spells ist to avoid high casting costs as Tariel's.
3 weeks ago
Excellent ideas, thanks! I might try running 2x Cathartic Reunion and one more Alesha as I have those cards already. It might be a small investment that could really increase the chance of getting Master out earlier.
I actually didn't think about the fact that Mist-Syndicate Naga also works with Tetsuko due to toughness 1, that does make it better.
Changeling Outcast, maybe maybe. I've had some use of both Slither Blade and Ornitopther having toughness 2. Worth trying out.
3 weeks ago
For Modern discard options, red has access to Faithless Looting , Cathartic Reunion , and Burning Inquiry , all of which come down quick and can get cards into both your hand and graveyard; Blue has Discovery / Dispersal and Ideas Unbound , as well as Chart a Course , which you already have in the list and is nice because you can pick if you want to discard with it or not.
Looking at the Ingenious Infiltrator vs. Ninja of the Deep Hours , she's a hard call -- Infiltrator is finally giving the tribe a much needed payoff, but the double mana symbols make it less reliable to cast on turn 2 than Deep Hours, so it's up to how you feel about the situation. If you do decide to run the Infiltrator, you'll want to swap the Slither Blades out for Changeling Outcast s, as they are also unblockable and count as ninjas.
Mist-Syndicate plays nasty with Tetsuko, but that's probably its only draw right now. Maybe a Wingcrafter ? I'm not sure, I'm still theorycrafting on that one right now. :x
Cathartic Reunion occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.15%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%