Charcoal Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
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|Want (4)||longshotlenny , Poppins , Tigerstyle , Cactusman|
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
|Classic Sixth Edition (6ED)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Charcoal Diamond Discussion
2 weeks ago
You are going to need more than 12 lands. Whenever I build a deck, I always start with 40 lands and then for every 3 pieces of ramp, which for a mono black deck would be a mana rock or swamp doubler or ritual spell like Dark Ritual, I remove a land.
Please retune the deck with 12 non-land mana sources and 36 swamps for starters and you can think of non-swamp lands you want to include later.
My suggestions for those sources are any 12 of the following, depending on your budget:
Songs of the Damned
Cabal Coffers <- could replace a swamp
Pristine Talisman <- defiantly want that
After that you've got the commander, which takes up 1 card slot, so that leaves you with 51 cards to choose from.
I see the bare beginnings of either an aristocrats or a reanimator deck. In my opinion you should push more for aristocrats. It can draw you tons of cards and gain you quite a lot of life. There's no harm in keeping some reanimation spells in there though.
You want a good number of sacrifice outlets. I haven't heard of what a hard number should be so I'd shoot for at least 5. Here's a list of some that I remember off hand:
Infernal Tribute <- has a funny synergy with Spine of Ish Sah
Altar of Dementia
Disciple of Griselbrand
Lampad of Death's Vigil
For this strategy you'll need recurring creatures or token generators
Bridge from Below
Open the Graves
Blood Artist is a staple
Plunge into Darkness is something you might want for the pure lifegain of 3 per creature you sacrifice. Not sure that you want to use the "exile a bunch of your deck" too often.
Shadows of the Past
and so forth. I'd look through some already built aristocrats decks to see exactly whether you want to take that strategy.
Oh yeah, for utility lands I'd choose any of the following within your price range:
Geier Reach Sanitarium
3 weeks ago
Hmmmm... maybe try some stupid combo with Bolas's Citadel, sac Kokusho, the Evening Star with any free sac outlet, use Mortuary/Haunted Crossroads to get Kokushko back on top of library to recast it? Can also do that with Gray Merchant of Asphodel. But its just very junky combo :D
Also needs some ramp.. Bubbling Muck, Dark Ritual; Arcane Signet/Charcoal Diamond for black mana, Sol Ring/Mind Stone for some colorless. Everglades could be useable aswell. Jet Medallion - a bit pricey, but should help too.
1 month ago
Ah, I have piloted a mono-black discard deck for quite the number of years. I have Chainer, Dementia Master at the helm myself, as he is a rather powerful card when everyone's hands are empty, thus he reigns unanswered. Therefrom, a great amount of methods may be used to win.
Tinybones is less of a finisher itself, more so a value engine. As such, I would recommend possessing a lower curve to take advantage of the card draw and more potent finishers within the deck to hent for victory. Also, having card draw outside of the commander would grant a better backup plan. A discard deck's goal is to empty each opponent's hand and win by going unthreatened. If no players have cards to discard, Tinybones cannot provide draw.
The changes I would make are more instants so you kill things once they resolve as opposed to waiting a full turn, swifter discard in the early game to make your commander more effective, stronger finishers for the sake of ending the game betime, and just cutting some cards.
So, first, there are some things I would remove.
- Murderous Compulsion may go with the discard theme, but it's conditional removal at sorcery-speed.
- Bad Deal is ironically a bad deal, as it is six mana for two cards gone.
- Assassin's Strike is just egregious. A six-mana sorcery to kill one thing and they discard but one card. Begone.
- Unnerve is fine but not great. Being a one time effect at four mana, I dislike it, though Xantcha is a great character in the art.
- Haunting Hymn is six mana, which is far too late for discard effects to be effective. You want discard early, as it makes it far more difficult for decks to catch their footing.
- I have the same reason for Tasigur's Cruelty.
- Cabal Conditioning has an identical reason.
- I have a shortlist for this category, being creatures without long-game value; Burglar Rat, Liliana's Reaver, and Banshee of the Dread Choir have discard stapled to them, but don't do much else whilst lacking much in terms of evasion for Larceny.
- Scythe Specter is slow and other cards just do its job better, and Herald of Anguish is slow and lacks fodder for its second ability.
- Necrogen Spellbomb is just crap. Two mana for one card from a single player's hand is awful. Don't play this.
- Awaken the Erstwhile neglects the game plan of having more cards than your opponents whilst lacking the option of going back. I'd just add a stronger finisher.
Alright. With that out of the way, I may suggest other cards.
Upon card draw, you have none outside of the Trinket Thief, Rankle, and Geth's Grimoire. I'd add any of Phyrexian Arena, Sign in Blood, Underworld Connections, and Dread Presence. Necropotence may seem as if it negates the strategy, but it is always worth it.
Lightning Greaves just seem great.
Now, for the finishers I have many. Do note that these are meant to be played when people haven't any cards in hand, hence lacking answers for these once on the field. Sheoldred, the Whispering One grants value from each player's bin whiles eating at their board. Abhorrent Overlord offers a swarm of flyers to end the game. Grave Titan is much the same. Archfiend of Despair goes well with Tinybones's second ability. Though I am not too fond of it, Archfiend of Spite offers much. Geth, Lord of the Vault hents the opponent's graveyards to swarm the board. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a massive threat that harms upon death. Kothophed allows for a quite a bit of card draw. Lord of the Void is always fun. Lastly, Gray Merchant of Asphodel does so much every time it hits the field.
Of course, I'd add more ramp and reanimation. Mind Stone, Arcane Signet, Charcoal Diamond, and Lake of the Dead are great for ramp. Animate Dead, Reanimate, and Dread Return are fine ways to get stuff from anyone's yard, save for the Return.
That shall be all from me. Do enjoy your day!
1 month ago
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1 month ago
Könnte mMn etwas mehr REMMP gebrauchen.
Wenn ich recht sehe sind aktuell drin: - Arcane Signet - Boros Signet - Rakdos Signet - Pillar of Origins - Talisman of Conviction aber für nen 6 CMC Commander sind 5 Ramp-Spells etwas wenig. Ich persönlich empfehle noch 5 mehr, 10 sind immer ne solide Anzahl.
zum Beispiel: - Charcoal Diamond - Fire Diamond - Marble Diamond - Burnished Hart - Orzhov Signet - Mind Stone - Hedron Archive - Worn Powerstone - Fractured Powerstone - Talisman of Indulgence - Talisman of Hierarchy aber auch jeder andere Ramp spell bei dem man die Hälfte von dem Mana wieder rauskriegt, was man rein steckt. In der Regel ist mehr Mana = mehr gut, vor allem wenn man einen Commander hat der viel kostet und powerful ist.
Liebe grüße, ein -Spieler
2 months ago
As I mentioned before: Kor Haven and Reconnaissance come to mind first. for me 33 land is just not enough. I know sometimes you feel like you get mana flooded but thats why we want a bunch of ways to draw cards. As long as you are drawing gas you'll have something to spend the mana on. I would never run less than 35 lands in most commander decks and if my commander costs 5 or more I'm almost always at 37 + 10 ways to ramp. It may seem like a lot but id rather have too many resources than not enough.
You currently have like 14 "ramp" cards. I would add in 4 more land and lose 4 of the ramp cards my cuts would be Gilded Lotus, Charcoal Diamond, Azorius Keyrune and Orbs of Warding. Orbs isn't a ramp spell so that would leave you with 37 land and 11 ramp cards.
I know you are going for a rat sub-theme but if I'm being honest a lot of rat cards don't do much after they come into play. I think without your couple of rats matter cards a lot of your creatures will feel lack luster when you play them. I would consider losing this theme and just playing more explosive cards with odd mana costs.
Opal-Eye, Konda's Yojimbo seems out of place and easy to cut. Let me know if you had it there for a reason.
In the end overall consider that yennett is letting you play spells for free you really want to feel like you got value out of it. It will feel bad when you flip over a 1 drop 1/1 or some