Cavalier of Night
Creature — Elemental Knight
When Cavalier of Night enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice another creature. When you do, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
When Cavalier of Night is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, return target creature card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cavalier of Night Discussion
1 month ago
You may want to go more creature heavy. They help reduce Karador's casting cost when they die or are milled and you can recast them later. Creatures with utility and etb effects get extra value with Karador. I'd also try to cut some higher cmc items for cheaper ramp so you aren't stuck with lots of big spells in hand without being able to cast them.
- Crucible of Worlds to Ramunap Excavator - does the same thing in creature form.
- Obzedat's Aid to Cavalier of Night - There really isn't any non-creature items you'd want to reanimate and you already have more reanimation spells than threats to reanimate. Cavalier gives you creature removal, value recursion, a lifelinking beater, and a creature for Karador or other reanimation.
- Ob Nixilis, the Fallen to Farhaven Elf - Without fetch lands and a land ramp focus, Ob Nix is pretty weak. Farhaven can give you more ramp and be recurred.
- Vengeful Pharaoh to Oakhame Adversary - Pharaoh is very conditional and can only kill something that already dealt damage to you, plus its a downside that you then have to draw it. Oakhame often costs 2 mana, can give you extra cards, and with deathtouch also discourages people from attacking you.
- Chromatic Lantern to Birds of Paradise - Cheap mana fixing creature that helps cast Karador from the battlefield or the grave. Having 1 drop creatures even in you grave just allows you turns to be more flexible with Karador. Cast something big from your hand and cheap from the grave (or vice versa).
- Gilded Lotus to Faeburrow Elder - gives you a boost to ramp earlier and is a creature for Karador.
- Grisly Salvage to either Stitcher's Supplier or Satyr Wayfinder - these are creatures that can be recurred to provide repeatable mill and lower the cost of Karador.
- Deadbridge Chant to Death's Oasis - Death's Oasis is cheaper to cast to fill up your grave earlier and gives better selection on what you get back. Deadbridge has a higher ceiling, but at 6 mana and wait a turn to get something random, seems very inconsistent.
These changes will allow your deck to be more consistent and still keep it on the casual side.
1 month ago
Alright, sorry to not get back to you in a super timely manner but I have done some testing on some of your suggestions so I had some more constructive feedback to give. So, I cut the Liliana, Dreadhorde General and the Cavalier of Night for 3 General Kudro of Drannith, and then cut Rankle, Master of Pranks for Plaguecrafter and tested that build. I must say I like it a lot, and I'm going to do some more testing. Also, I know that Murderous Rider is not a human, but I would argue that it is THE most efficient removal in the format, and I'm not really willing to make that cut because even though I could have more humans, I just think its a super flexible card.
2 months ago
Teysa, Orzhov Scion could be a nice fit in here with all the afterlife you have, and then with all your tokens, Ethereal Absolution has some potential. And then Elenda, the Dusk Rose is just made for this deck.
Abyssal Gatekeeper is the equivalent of a Merciless Executioner but for death triggers. Ancient Stone Idol makes two beefy tokens on death. Cavalier of Night is nice removal and double revival on its own death.
3 months ago
Ok what route do you want to go is the question there are several most people are going the infinite combo Worldgorger Dragon this not really a new combo just a new shell to put the combo in along with doomsday etc but you can look that one up if you want to jump to that power level.
My deck is more casual friendly Discard with Anje
My play group is more in the tuned casual so I went this route myself and note I moved Master of Cruelties from another deck i had this is a win condition in my deck hit them unblocked then discard madness card for a bolt to face or leverage Syr Konrad, the Grim if he is on the board and discard damage. Not my only but one of them and graveyard fun
This was a budget upgrade with cards I owned already and I bought a few. Maybe this will give you some ideas.
Hope that helps
3 months ago
First off, I just want to say I really like this deck. I have built a couple Thassa decks trying to use the flicker ability. I LOVE flicker... and I really like that you added Yarok, the Desecrated.. lovely.
I assume this is with cards that you own, and not the final deck you'd like it to be?
With infinite $$, you could:
Add some scry lands (maybe 2 of each like you have of the pain lands?)
Also, replacing that counterspell with Thassa's Intervention might be useful, in case they don't have anything to counter or you'd rather get some good cards.
Just some thoughts. Good luck!
4 months ago
I generally like your dredge idea, but there tend to be many graveyard exile effects in my meta, so I don't want to load it up just to watch it get nuked. I've been through that before when I had more dredge / used Altar of Dementia on myself too much. I also currently do not own a Heritage Druid, and haven't exactly sought one out for this same reason.
I did run Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip for a bit, but I found I'd usually rather cast something else than try and get her to sit around while I killed something else. I also find her planeswalker form a little lacking overall.
I definitely need to pick up a Liliana, Dreadhorde General for this deck, as sometimes draw is a little lacking. I just dislike that I can't recur her with Meren.
I tried to swap a few larger creatures in that have kill spells attached to them (thinking things like Cavalier of Night) to try and get the 2-for-1 (beater and kill). But I'm definitely going to look into some of the things you mentioned and see how they play out for me.
Thanks for the input!
4 months ago
Nejaké návrhy které můžou jak do sideboardu tak do mainboardu. Jo a btw je to jund sacrifice ne aristocrats.
4 months ago
As for cordialities, welcome to the format! First decks are always a crucible, so I shall do what I can to aid.
I will abstain from mana-base suggestions, for I don't know the deck's potential budget.
I don't have an equipment deck myself, so I shall do my best. Seeing the commander, rather than a single creature being stacked with everything on it, Syr Gwyn seems to prefer many creatures, perhaps endighted by a single equipment.
There are some cards I am unsure of.
A card I run in my black decks is Painful Truths, which is fantastic for fastly paced decks.
Having a package of cards for each tutor is always a great plan. Seeing as that you run Open the Armory, granting the tutor utility outside of just equipment seems wise. Darksteel Mutation and Prison Term are favourites of mine, so now the tutor can be a kill spell.
Now, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a splendid engine for the deck to have, but this means a graveyard sub-theme would be relevant. Faithless Looting may aid in card draw; Cathartic Reunion fills a same role; Entomb, Dread Return and Unburial Rites are similar to find with entomb; Buried Alive finds Haakon and some fuel for it; Cavalier of Night and Cavalier of Flame may suffice; Corpse Knight is prolific in its affliction; Dauntless Bodyguard has utility for cheap; Hero of Bladehold just gets scary far too quickly, as does Hero of Oxid Ridge; Midnight Reaper is fantastic; Marton Stromgald is selcouth to most and absolutely destructive; and Khorvath Brightflame could be quite the finisher; Worthy Knight can swarm quickly; and Ashenmoor Liege bestows power across the board.
Skullclamp and Grafted Wargear could be a fun package to run. Equip Skullclamp, then Grafted Wargear to the same creature. Attach the Wargear to another creature, the other one will die and you draw two cards, all for one mana.
For an aggressive deck, as I'd assume this to be, Tymna the Weaver can draw cards abound. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, who may not be a knight, is quite the reanimation engine. Buried Ruin to get back equipment could be a worthy inclusion.
As for your decklist, the only cards I would consider ablating are Order of Midnight, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Heirloom Blade, and Helm of the Host. Of these, Order of Midnight has the most utility. It brings something back, then can become an evasive threat to put some junk onto. Heirloom Blade just seems far too slow. Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord is interesting. I'm not too big of a fan, but the lifelink seems relevant. Vona, Butcher of Magan doesn't actually do all of that much. She gives a deck that is attempting to swarm, equip, and maybe reanimate another hole to jump down. Now, Utter End is (in my humble opinion) an overplayed card. It's four mana to kill something Four. Sure, it's an instant, but it's four mana. I prefer Vindicate
That shall be all from me. My condolences if this sounded blunt, but I had a lot to say and I attempted to be as laconic as possible.
May fortune be with you!