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Return the top creature card of your graveyard to the battlefield. That creature gains haste until end of turn. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.
Corpse Dance Discussion
1 day ago
Hey thank you for all the great suggestions! Really appreciate the input. I will go through your suggestions in order and give my thoughts on it:
Combo packages: you are probably right and I should trim the last package and maybe add some more rocks. Sac outlets will anyways stay in the deck, as I get to abuse all the etbs with Chainer (and for example loop Gary Gray Merchant of Asphodel ). Due to that small Aristo package, I was thinking of using Grim Haruspex , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Midnight Reaper and Harvester of Souls as draw engines, that can be recurred with Chainer. I could however get rid of Nether Traitor , Desecrated Tomb , Pawn of Ulamog and Mayhem Devil ...I think Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Murderous Redcap are good enough to leave in. Its just that the Aristo package lets me grind out some long games if I loose the Combos...
I try to avoid the land hosers in my playgroup, but otherwise they would be a good include. Same goes for the ones you suggested at the end of your write-up.
You are right and I should probably add some more of those. Also will add a Dockside Extortionist as it seems perfect for Mana generation in this deck.
Thanks again for the detailed comments! Will try to work the suggestins in tonight (should not spend more time on this right now, as I am at work) and have a look at your decks as well.
2 days ago
This list looks really good. I have a few thoughts:
With regard to combo packages, you generally want to use pieces that can be valuable on their own, while taking as few card-slots as possible. I highly suggest only leaving in the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and the Worldgorger Dragon combos. I say this because the other combos require more cards that are dead on their own and/or cost too much mana. Leaving in just two combos, which have some interchangeable parts, means you have more slots for disruption, the deck is more consistent, and the average power of each top-deck you get increases.
You may want to consider haste-enabling reanimation magic, since you can use it to combo off without needing your general on the table. In general, the more you can combo off independent of your commander, the more frequently you'll win; people know 'kill on sight' generals, and can generally keep them off the table. Some spells to consider are: Corpse Dance (stacking the creatures you Buried Alive so Necrotic Ooze is on top of your 'yard), Shallow Grave (same stack) and Torrent of Souls . Obviously, this is a secondary method, but it's worth considering running one of these spells.
Your opponents are going to hate on you pretty hard (as people hate on all combo decks), so counter-disruption is going to be necessary. By Force is a powerful way to knock out Grafdigger's Cage , Nihil Spellbomb and similar stuff. Enchantment-based hate is a lot more difficult to deal with in Rakdos; I suggest using Engineered Explosives and/or Blast Zone to deal with cards like Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace .
Your manabase is good, but I see some room for improvement. I think High Market is probably better than Miren, the Moaning Well as a sac-outlet, simply because it costs a bunch of mana to activate Miren, the Moaning Well . I may be missing something, but I don't think Piranha Marsh and Sunscorched Desert are very good here. I suggest running basic Mountain s and Swamp s instead.
I think you're also running two to three too many lands. You're running the best two-mana rocks, but running some of the slightly-less-awesome ones instead of a few lands can let you ramp to cast your general turn three. Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone and Coldsteel Heart are all good in addition to your Sol Ring , Talisman of Indulgence , etc.
Finally, red has some pretty great hate cards. Pretty much every deck searches at some point, so Stranglehold is a great card (that also occasionally hoses Narset, Enlightened Master decks). Price of Glory is good as a deterrent to countermagic. Depending on your meta, Flashfires , Boil and Omen of Fire can all end games -- I'm not sure what dork at R and D make Boil and Omen of Fire instants, but he deserves a high five.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck man! Hope this helps.
1 month ago
Lastly there are 2 cards you are going to HATE so you have to make sure you have ways to deal with them and they are Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff . They can be a real pain when your deck relies on ETBs for removal so having some more spells or activated abilities might be a good idea. I Suggest including a Beast Within and maybe Viridian Longbow , Heart-Piercer Bow , or Thornbite Staff as these paired with Yarok's death touch allow you to remove any creature.
2 months ago
2 months ago
They’re not played a lot, but if someone is, they have to say “graveyard order matters,” whether or not it only matters to them or to all players.
4 months ago
Nykthos was suggested before and I never made a slot to throw it in the deck. I may do that but I don’t want to decrease the swamp count any more than it is now if I can help it. Having too many sources just making colorless can hinder the deck greatly.
I have considered Leyline of the Void but I don’t really care about all other graveyards. It’s nice when someone pitches Avenger of Zendikar to Mindslicer and I get to make infinite mana from it, Chainer, and Altars. Planar Void would be terrible because it hits me too. The Wretch is actually a lot hotter than you guys think. It’s BB (cheap, and devotion matters sometimes here), it’s a zombie creature (recurs, turns on gravecrawler), and it eats something at instant speed. That’s very relevant in cEDH. Leyline might be good but if I were to add it, it’d be in addition to Wretch and not a swap.
Corpse Dance would be good if it didn’t say top creature card. Since it’s illegal to manipulate your graveyard once you choose the order in which cards enter it, you’re just kind of stuck with whatever is on top of it at the time, and that’s a little too RNG for this deck.
I never noticed Vindictive Vampire . I may add it as a 4th blood artist effect. The other recur creatures mentioned are all subpar to Gravecrawler and Reassembling Skeleton, and wouldn’t be a good fit for the deck.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Yo, I would recommend Corpse Dance . Works well with ur sac outlets. Alternative to your commander incase tax is too much/locked out. Honestly whenver I see a black player, I always try to lock them out with enchantments and artifacts assuming they are the threat.
It's instant speed and RL. Moreover, very few people expect it. To take out, I would take out the witch the guy above suggested. You don't really need grave hate unless GY shen are prevalent in meta. Even then, ur commander should be ur grave hate. Unless you really feel you need the redundancy, I feel this redundancy would be better. Up to you.
Moreover, ever thought of Thespian's Stage or Vesuva ? They are slower but can be coffer copies or just useful utility if you can flex your mana base. Usually mono black decks can due to urborg, but ur list is more competitive so maybe not?
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