|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP)||Uncommon|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
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Destroy target nonblack creature. Put two 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."
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1 year ago
Well, Grixis is usually more control-combo rather than beatdown-voltron, but it shouldn't be too hard to make work with a little tweaking. First, we will talk of my favorite aspect, you guessed it, card draw. It's definitely better with Arcanis the Omnipotent and Sign in Blood, but I'm pretty sure you want draw that's cheaper than six mana, right? So recommendations: Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Coastal Piracy, these are just a few suggestions, but if you want, you could also look into artifacts like Mind's Eye, but you're blue and black, so your options aren't exactly limited. Ooh, there's also Phyrexian Arena and my personal favorite Read the Bones. Next, we talk cuts, then we talk what to add. So I'll try to give a brief reason while I'm at it; Butcher Ghoul: it's a 1/1 for two that does,well, nothing. Eldrazi Skyspawner: same as butcher ghoul. Emrakul's Hatcher: see previous. Opaline Unicorn: It's a rock with summoning sickness, put in a real rock.Phage the Untouchable: I've found she backfires on me more often then not, but this one is up to you.Pharika's Chosen: see Butcher Ghoul. Thraximundar: he needs his own deck, he is not a 99 filler. Not of This World: replace with Cyclonic Rift. Corpsehatch: replace with Doomblade. Devils' Playground is not a very good card, replace with Ponder or Brainstorm. Essence Feed: not great, replace with removal, like Reality Shift or Go for the Throat. Argentum Armor too expensive. replace with Loxodon Warhammer or Sol Ring. Gem of Becoming: replace with Gilded Lotus. Manalith= strictly worse than Darksteel Ingot. If you want me to give more suggestions on what to add, leave a message on my wall, but I'll leave here for now as this is a long-ass comment, and don't want you having to read a wall of text.
1 year ago
Altar of the Brood, Living Death, Summoner's Egg, Palace Siege, Outpost Siege, Victimize, Attrition, Tempt with Vengeance, Fallen Ideal, Breath of Fury, Rite of the Raging Storm and Vampiric Rites would all fit in here.
Remember, Artisan of Kozilek only has an ETB when you cast it, not when it comes into play. I'm not sure what you need Braid of Fire for since the mana can only be spent during upkeep (i have one deck with a lot of pumpable creatures, that and one or two big instants are all i have found it useful for).
I would consider taking out some of the fun cards and putting in more mana because a lot of your cards have a high cost. Khalni Gem, Corpsehatch, Sol Ring etc. Some of the creatures you get from your opponents graveyard may have abilities that require off color mana, so Fellwar Stone, Exotic Orchard, Darksteel Ingot, anything with more mana, more colors.
This looks like a fun deck.
1 year ago
1 year ago
miracle Altar of shadows is objectively an awful card though. Even in EDH, 7 to cast + 7 to activate is just horrendous. Off the top of my head, Corpsehatch is about a thousand times better if you're looking for a removal spell that makes mana. There's probably some even better card I'm forgetting.
Likewise, ethereal usher... Not useless, but 3 mana sorcery super narrow tutor hardly has applications. As opposed to say, Dizzy Spell, an underrated tutor which finds all kinds of great, commonly played stuff like Sol Ring, Exploration, Swords to Plowshares, Vandalblast, Entomb, Mystic Remora, Vampiric Tutor, Reanimate, Nature's Claim, Nihil Spellbomb, Green Sun's Zenith, Pongify, Pithing Needle, etc etc
Maybe I should write my own article...
1 year ago
You need more removal, like Innocent Blood or Barter in Blood to justify Kalitas and Overseer of the Damned. Cemetery Reaper is primarily used for the Zombie tribal effect, so it doesn't work great here. Blood Artist is single target, not great for EDH. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled might be nice here. Corpsehatch for ramp and removal. In my opinion, Infernal Offering is too helpful for the enemy. These are just suggestions, and should be taken as such.
1 year ago
Gild or King Macar, the Gold-Cursed instead of Phyrexian Altar, Corpsehatch over Pontiff of Blight, Shadows of the Past over Gate to Phyrexia, maybe Royal Assassin over Visara the Dreadful, Ophiomancer over Braids, Cabal Minion (which is banned in EDH), Eldrazi Monument over Viscera Seer, Ghoulcaller Gisa over Corpse Blockade, Scavenger Drake over Conspiracy (which would kill Endrek faster), Sangromancer over Deathgreeter.
1 year ago
Well, I used to run a deck like this, called Why You Always Dying?. There might be some good suggestions in there. For now, I'd take out Crucible of Worlds, since you don't seem to have too much need for it. Given the +1/+1 counter ability on your commander, maybe Grim Affliction, Spread the Sickness, Mer-Ek Nightblade, or Retribution of the Ancients would be good. You could run Army of the Damned and with it Eldrazi Monument, so that you could use board wipes more safely. Mana ramp is important with a 6-drop commander, so maybe run Ashnod's Altar, Cabal Coffers, Crypt of Agadeem or Corpsehatch. Forsaken Wastes can go.
2 years ago
Well here are a few sideboard suggestions. If you're using cards like Mana Confluence a 2 of Path to Exile wouldn't be a bad idea. Murderous Cut could be a decent one, and against affinity Ghost Quarter. For graveyard strategies Grafdigger's Cage as a 1 of because of your use of Relic. However, Relic is more fuel for your processors than graveyard hate.
Some other useful cards may be Pawn of Ulamog, Essence Feed, Carrier Thrall or Corpsehatch. I'm not sure what you could cut for them, but some may prove useful additions to a sideboard. Personally, Corpsehatch as a kill spell, or Pawn of Ulamog as mass removal hate could be good additions in the sideboard.