Artifact Creature — Construct
When Cathodion is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, gain .
|Want (2)||draul , Gaous|
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cathodion occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
1 week ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Pia's Revolution , Salvaging Station , Urza's Bauble , Bludgeon Brawl , Tiana, Ship's Caretaker (super good with bludgeon brawl!), Angelic Renewal , Liquimetal Coating , Sunforger , Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Twilight Shepherd , Cathodion , Myr Moonvessel , Claws of Gix , Golden Egg , Quicksmith Genius
2 weeks ago
This deck looks really good. I was thinking about the best way to make a deck based around the combination of underworld breach, Altar of Dementia , and Cathodion . But I think the combo you have is just plain better than this one. Unfortunately, goblin bombardment is not legal in modern. Maybe you could include Nature's Claim in the sideboard to help fight through graveyard hate. If you did do that you would need to splash green though. You might want to include some alternate win conditions in the sideboard or mainboard in case your opponent has Surgical Extraction to remove one of your combo pieces.
1 month ago
Hi, thank you for your advices, they're precisely what i needed! First of all i know that the description is rough and approximate, when i'll arrive to 100 cards beeing sure i'll fix it once for all.
Fetid Heath , Phyrexian Tower and Diabolic Intent are surely better, and are in my wishlist for now, but i'm already investing in my Kaalia deck and except for some budget utilities (like Wake the Dead ) i prefer to wait.
Talking about the cutting (that was my biggest problem):
Cathodion is effectively the first card to remove
Pitiless Plunderer and Geist-Honored Monk have both better alternatives ( Pawn of Ulamog and Sengir Autocrat ). The second was in for giving more possibilities to get a Nim's piece of Combo and a Xathrid Necromancer target. But i think you're right and i'll cut both of them.
I think that Felidar-Restoration + Corpse Knight could be a solution if i can't pass from graveyard ( Rest in Peace & co.), but effectively it's less synergical with Teysa and all the deck. So I'll cut them.
Cutting all this i go to 100 with Teysa Karlov and Elenda, the Dusk Rose still inside: the second is not a good token generator neither is useful with his lifelink, maybe adding a Doom Whisperer to going through the deck looking for missing card? The second is a redundant, if i go infinite i don't need it, but don't you think that in a bad moment of the game a double Teysa, Orzhov Scion or Skullclamp or giving lifelink and vigilance to all the generated tokens could be a good topdeck?
1 month ago
king-saproling- I'm so glad you like the deck! It's one of my favorites to play and I appreciate the suggestions.
Herald of Leshrac is one I've not heard of, and I like it a lot for disrupting opponents and gaining free mana! If your playgroup is cool with you thieving lands, go for it.
Marsh Flitter is a token generator and a free sac outlet. Huh, I'll keep an eye on it for future.
Grinning Ignus only works at sorcery speed and returns itself to our hand, which we don't want. I like where your head is at for mana generation, though.
Carnival of Souls is a fascinating and risky way to squeeze in more flips. It does put restriction on our timing as we have to use the mana when it is created, and is a nonbo with our infinites, as they often involve putting infinite creatures into play, which would drain us at the same rate as our opponents. I think you could try it and it would be a coin flip whether it won or lost you individual games just by itself.
Braid of Fire , Black Market , Imperial Recruiter , Mana Echoes , and Teferi's Puzzle Box are all cards I have considered playing, and would certainly be reasonable inclusions! I have not included them because I don't currently own them and they are expensive.
Mindmoil would not be a good inclusion because we don't want to play spells from our hand if we can at all avoid it. It does allow us to stack the bottom of our library, but it's 5 mana do nothing, and scry to the bottom if we have spare mana after that.
Vessel of Endless Rest seems unimpactful for 3 mana and we have creatures and artifacts that do the same thing repeatably, which is what we're looking for to win.
Junktroller is great for recursion, but unfortunately it taps to activate, making it hard to go infinite. Spending the mana to activate Epitaph Golem or Reito Lantern is honestly just more reliable and abusable than tapping, as we do not run untappers.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is a spicy include, though I have chosen not to do so because he only gets pumped off of casting, and doesn't contribute to a combo. He would be useful for getting black creatures out of our hand, and I assume combos with Blood Celebrant , but we have 1 card that performs that combo by itself: Treasonous Ogre .
Blood Artist I've gone back and forth on. It absolutely is worth an include, but I find that we have enough payoffs once infinite is achieved so I replaced it with redundancy in other places, like token generation
Sifter of Skulls has 4 power, which automatically excludes it from this build. It is important to get Grenzo out early to start building the value engine, so we cast him for X=1.
Here is the primer I took my inspiration from. I highly recommend reading it to get the general philosophy and lines of the deck! https://www.mtgnexus.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22095
1 month ago
This is a really cool deck! What do you think of these? Junktroller , Braid of Fire , Black Market , Thran Turbine , Herald of Leshrac , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Blood Celebrant , Blood Artist , Imperial Recruiter , Cathodion , Grinning Ignus , Mana Echoes , Carnival of Souls , Dross Scorpion , Transmogrifying Licid (jumps on goblin welder to combo with dross scorpion)
2 months ago
Go ahead and add:
- Arcane Signet
- Darksteel Pendant
- Commander's Sphere
- Darksteel Ingot
- Fellwar Stone
- Fountain of Ichor
- Gold Myr
- Guardian Idol
- Mind Stone
- Pristine Talisman
- Seer's Lantern
- Sisay's Ring
- Ur-Golem's Eye
- Angelic Purge
- Forsake the Worldly
- Frantic Salvage
- Rusted Relic
- Oblivion Ring
- Journey to Nowhere
- Bladed Pinions
- Whispersilk Cloak
- Desert of the True
- Drifting Meadow
- Secluded Steppe
- Inspiring Roar
- Silverflame Ritual
To make room for this (and some bad picks that should come out) remove:
3 months ago
3 months ago
I'm actually surprised it took me long to make this substitution since the timepiece was for control and mill matchups and the titan is better in both cases.
With Teshar, retriever, trawler, cathodion and egg on the battlefield you cast the titan sacrificing cathodion, retriever and egg triggering Teshar, retriever cathodion and trawler. With Teshar you return the Cathodion to the battlefield, with the retriever you return a Titan to hand and with the trawler you return some eggs. With the mana from Cathodion you cast an egg returning the retriever then you can cast the Titan sacrificing the Titan on the battlefield, a retriever and the cathodion. With this plus some self-sacrificing eggs or creativity you can generate a lot of mana and draw your entire deck and win with Grinding Station and/or Spine of Ish Sah