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Target player sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
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Consuming Vapors Discussion
2 weeks ago
Some suggestions, Bone Splinters, Rite of Consumption and Consuming Vapors could be decent sac effects here. I'd say you need some disruption, so at the least Duress, you might be able to use Morbid Curiosity as draw or Killing Wave as sweeper...
3 weeks ago
Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget
Hope you find something useful within all these!
2 months ago
Helldozer is slow, but if he comes online he seems legit. you'll probably need to test him out in your meta.
Scourge of Nel Toth is just too expensive for my taste, but hey he is a flyin' Zombie..I could see it getting cut in favor of a more efficient card.
Diabolic Tutormy least favorite tutor, should be replaced by a more efficient one, like Vampiric TutorDemonic TutorBeseech the QueenRune-Scarred Demonor any other one. There are probably 8 more I can't think of right now. BtQ being one of the budget option.
that should give you some options to trade for. I would also check out the other Gisa lists on EDHREC for ideas, she is a very popular commander. Have Fun :)
2 months ago
Mono black player here- I built this to help folks figure out what was available and tinker their decks Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- I'm not a fan of cards like Disentomb because its functionally the same as running another creature, and some cards like Profane Command will provide that, plus removal, plus game-ending lifesteal. Mutilate is budget sideboard boardwipe, and will work well here. Tormented Soul doesn't provide a huge amount of damage or board presence, so I'd run something like Quest for the Gravelord, Ravenous Rats or Bloodsoaked Champion, unless you choose to also run Lashwrithe strats. Shriekmaw is amazing removal and triggers morbid, Geth's Verdict is neat, Smother I would have reccomended before Fatal Push came out, but people are going to be packing pot black more now, so bear that in mind. Ratchet Bomb deals with token strats, protection and is emergency enchantment/artifact removal. Delirium Skeins is amazing against control with some additional discard. I prefer cards like Erebos's Titan/Endless Whispers to Consuming Vapors- I like my lifegain early for aggressive decks with Devour Flesh/Elixir of Immortality/Gifted Aetherborn and later in the game I prefer ongoing profit as they (should) have less removal.
4 months ago
Hey! Looks like a cool deck! I have a few pieces of advice for you:
In addition, your deck is currently 108 cards, so I'd take out the following:
- 4 Dazzling Reflection
- 1 Commencement of Festivities
- 1 Kozilek's Translator
- 2 Sanitarium Skeleton
- 4 Essence Depleter
- 4 Havoc Sower
- 2 Eyeless Watcher
- 2 Blisterpod
- 4 Transguild Promenade
- 2 Shimmering Grotto
- 4 Unknown Shores
- 2 Plains
- 4 Demystify
- 2 Visions of Brutality
- 2 Skittering Invasion
- 4 Warden of Geometries
- 2 Consuming Vapors
- 1 Authority of the Consuls.
That should take you down to 60 cards, at which point you might want to consider taking out a few other things and adding some of the Eldrazi Drones from Rise of the Eldrazi to give you some more Eldrazi Spawn / ramp.
Enjoy your holidays!
4 months ago
Theres a bunch of cards in your maybe board i think should be main decked - Blind Obedience Pontiff of Blight both come to mind - extort is amazing with Karlov since each trigger just gets substantially better since each counts as its own instance of gaining life. The life swing gains you can get from Kokusho, the Evening Star should not be over looked - in a 4 player game he is a 20pt life swing to each player (-5 life for them and +15 to you).
Also after seeing someone's Kambal, Consul of Allocation deck in action a few weeks ago - i can 100% advocate for this card. The total amount of life it can gain is just absurd because people look at it and go - well thats not that strong and just kind of ignore the card
Vault of the Archangel should also be main - you are running only 1 Utility land at the moment and in a 2 color deck you can definitely afford to run a couple. The best part of this one is that even if you dont use its ability it does work as a somewhat nuclear deterent kind of effect - just because of the potential Deathtouch. Orzhova, the Church of Deals is another choice you could make just as another way to add some counters to karlov.
Kabira Crossroads might also be worth an included here in place of a plains.
A few of the cards I would consider cutting would be - Sunbond - the effect is just average imo, if this let you diversify by putting the counters on a target creature it would be great, but forcing you to essentially voltron - just hurts it imo. Righteous Confluence i find underwhelming simply because its sorcery speed - exiling enchantments is nice - but id rather just play Return to Dust and have the option to do it at instant speed. Even in this deck im not sure the other two modes are super relevant over even something like Blessed Alliance.
One-Thousand Lashes is another one - I see the way it fits flavorfully, but I think i prefer something like Consuming Vapors or Unholy Hunger - yes they are more expensive but at least they make whatever it is dead. Lastly Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts - the card is great dont get me wrong - but its the one creature in your list that doesnt really seem to fall on theme with all others you've chosen - more just a flavor thing then any ;).
4 months ago
Consuming Vapors is a nice bit of tech I've used quite a lot in budget builds.
5 months ago
Absolutely LOVE the list you've got going on here!!! This is pretty much the types of cards i try to include at least 1-4 of in every (commander) deck i build....sadly i have less than a dozen of the cards you've listed in my current 8 decks, even though i've probably owned or played with 60% of them.
I primarily play casual commander and have for the last yr and a half, though i've played a lot of different variants on and off since i 1st started back in the era of Legends. As an on again off again player idk what's been spotlighted and what's slipped under the radar on various years as i wasn't paying attention to the radar.
I do have a few that aren't listed here, though with a broken radar idk if they qualify for this list but anyways;
Jinxed Choker - Telepathy - Ageless Entity - Kaboom! - Spiraling Embers - Jushi Apprentice - Ebony Owl Netsuke - Otherworld Atlas - Consuming Vapors - Creeping Renaissance - Gate to the AEther - Wild Evocation - Hunting Grounds - Root Greevil - Pulse of the Tangle - Avenging Druid - Mindshrieker - Gnaw to the Bone - Read the Runes - Trade Routes - and one of my favorite pieces of jank Temporal Aperture !!
I'm sure a few of these won't make the list, and i imagine a few might...and i apologize for the lil' wall o' text.