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Conduit of Ruin
Creature — Eldrazi
When you cast Conduit of Ruin, you may search your library for a colorless creature card with converted mana cost 7 or greater, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
The first creature spell you cast each turn costs less to cast.
Conduit of Ruin Discussion
2 days ago
Some good additions/alternatives may be:
1 month ago
Deck Edit 2:
Avatar of Slaughter out -> Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger in. I decided that the Avatar of Slaughter could backfire against me as much as help me as it gives ALL creatures double strike (including my opponents). As Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger very much benefits me, it seemed like an automatic replacement.
Skyshroud Elf out -> Conduit of Ruin in. Both of these cards are a form of ramp. Yes, the Elf can help me early on, but I felt the Eldrazi search capability of the Conduit of Ruin as well as making first creature spells I cast 2 cheaper was too good to ignore. In addition to this Conduit of Ruin is searchable by Mayael.
Vagrant Plowbeasts out -> Avenger of Zendikar in. Although the Vagrant Plowbeasts served a very good role in the deck, and one that I am not yet 100% sure that I want to loose, the effects of dropping an Avenger of Zendikar seemed too good to miss.
Worn Powerstone out -> Mirari's Wake in. In the few games that I have had with this deck, the card draw is great - the only thing that can hold it back is access to mana. With the addition of Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Mirari's Wake I hope to both drop creatures onto the battlefield with Mayael, as well as hard-cast should the need arise. In addition to the mana access, the +1/+1 will also help to boost the presence of the Plant tokens put onto the battlefield with Avenger of Zendikar .
Finally, to smooth out the mana a little bit more, I did the following changes (there seemed to be too much red, and sometimes not enough white).
5 months ago
I like that you removed the red from this and went with Aminatou, the Fateshifter .
Not sure how competitive you want to make this but here are some cards to think about:
Also you might want to look into the possibility of snow lands and Scrying Sheets
5 months ago
Also, Deceiver of Form is fun.
5 months ago
Gotcha. When you said "from bulk" I thought maybe that meant cards you had laying around haha
Having 0 interaction or protection outside of creatures, you should def put in that Prowling Serpopard and Spellbreaker Behemoth . Soul of New Phyrexia protects all your creatures from a board wipe. Ruric Thar, the Unbowed punishes control players. Duskwatch Recruiter Flip is a fantastic mana sink (as is Genesis Hydra ). Treasure Keeper and Woodland Bellower could be interesting? And Conduit of Ruin makes everything cheaper while tutoring for Decimator of the Provinces , Mockery of Nature , Nullstone Gargoyle , etc. Spearbreaker Behemoth and Stonehoof Chieftain also give some protection.
6 months ago
You're not wrong, If I had a copy I might play it and be happy. From my experience with the deck though I can say that New Kozi isn't as far off mark from old as you may think. The Colorless restriction isn't an issue going off of how many symbols there are in the deck. Half the time you're grabbing him off of your Conduit of Ruin ETB trigger, so if I wasn't in the position to either cast him, or would not net many cards, I would grab Sandstone Oracle instead. And that choice aspect really helps with these situational cards. And yeah, Annihilator 4 is dope, imagining a world where you get the cake and eat it too is a bit optimistic. New Kozi's counter ability is something completely unique to him and can be used right away, and 50% of the time I will be drawing 4 or more cards so comparing them becomes arbitrary. It's an interesting one, if I ever get an OG I wouldn't be against trying him. I will say that you may not know true happiness until you've countered a Cyclonic Rift by discarding a Marble Diamond. ;p I agree about Magus, he's one of those guys I didn't understand and traded away and now I regret that lol.
6 months ago
Alright can definitely give you some ideas than Salinas29!
Since you are playing in large pods some cards that can definitely help you would be:
- Neheb, the Eternal - Highly recommend this card!
- Etali, Primal Storm - In multiplayer pods this card is devastating!
- Vial Smasher the Fierce - Great card all around.
- Viashino Heretic - This is if you play in a artifact heavy meta.
- Twilight Prophet - Card draw and damage, love this card a lot.
- Lobber Crew - Decent effect if you have a lot of multicolored spells.
- Pyrohemia - Semi board wipe effect but also cost reducer for you.
- Pestilence - Black version of above one.
- Sunbird's Invocation - Extremely fun card to play with.
- Sarkhan's Unsealing - Can get really nasty real quick, plus low cost.
- Fiery Confluence - All modes are relevant in this deck.
- Angrath, the Flame-Chained - Control and reducer, a bit high on CMC though.
- Chandra, Torch of Defiance - An all star, ramp, reducer, and card draw.
Now for the big creatures that can provide additional utility effects, here are some cards that can be considered:
- Conduit of Ruin - Allows you to grab creatures and additional cost reducer.
- Void Winnower - Hate piece and a big filthy creature.
- Steel Hellkite - Beater that can destroy a lot of good stuff.
- Combustible Gearhulk - Card Advantage (CA) or cost reducer, win/win.
- Sandstone Oracle - Hand refill on a stick.
- Garna, the Bloodflame - Semi recursion in case of a boardwipe.
Importantly as well is to have some early game plan, ramp, CA, and utility spells. Here are some cards that can be also considered.
- Rakdos Charm
- Blasphemous Act
- Chandra's Ignition
- Go for the Throat
- Chaos Warp
- Reforge the Soul
- Phyrexian Arena
- Dark Ritual
- Culling the Weak
- Sol Ring
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Commander's Sphere
- Chromatic Lantern
- Mass Hysteria
The best route if you want to inflict a lot of pain is going for the big Eldrazis but I won't list them as they are quite expensive even after the reprint in UMA. If you can pick them up than definitely go for it! They are absolutely filthy creatures that would make people cry :3
Aside from that feel free to ask for any additional help, I love helping people tune their decks!
6 months ago
I'm not understanding why Jodah, Archmage Eternal is your Commander... your whole deck is R/U aside from seven cards (five of which are for mana fixing), and you only have seven cards with a CMC higher than 6.
You could probably cut the W and G cards and just run Saheeli, the Gifted as your commander, because she makes tokens and reduces casting costs - which is your stated game plan.
If you're set on Jodah, maybe add something like: Composite Golem, Omniscience, Kaleidostone, Legacy Weapon, Fist of Suns, Cascading Cataracts, Blightsteel Colossus, Chromatic Lantern, Conduit of Ruin, Brass's Bounty, Shrine of the Forsaken Gods, etc.
Conduit of Ruin occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%