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, Exile Cranial Archive: Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. Draw a card.
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Cranial Archive Discussion
1 month ago
It looks like you're going for a light sweep/reanimator strat, so I'll recommend cards based on thatBurnished Hart, Oreskos Explorer. Dualcaster Mage brings a lot of versatility. Fiend Hunter if you pursue a few more sac outlets. Palace Jailer might be ok regardless. Skullclamp is great in any deck that wants its creatures to die. Stonecloaker for the blink/recursion value, maybe Cranial Archive to also cover the graveyard base without messing you up too badly. Archon of Justice.
Vizier of Deferment is kind of cute, though maybe too situational.
You have 2 karmic guides.
1 month ago
Altar of Shadows seems preeetty slow.Cathar's Shield does nothing.Cranial Archive does nothing.why do you needGhirapur Orrery?There are better ways for unblockable than Hot Soup, but why do you need to be unblockable?.Trading Post is very versatile but what is he for?You have only two cards to make things indestructible so Worldslayer is a dead card in any other case.
get rid of all the one ofs that cost more than 6 mana, they all do dofferent things and make the deck very inconsistent
5 months ago
Graveyard hate, eh? Burn Away do anything for you? if not, I recommend Mudhole for lands, Cranial Archive for card draw, Phyrexian Furnace is cheap but slow, Thran Foundry, and Watchers of the Dead seem like good choices to sub in. as for cuts, if you feel Vicious Shadows over preforms, then leave it in, but I just don't see how. It's trigger can be mitigated by having a low hand count. Shefet Monitor also could be cut.
All in all, I love your deck, commander needs more beat-down decks like this one rather than the tier 1 combo-crud that's been hitting my meta recently.
6 months ago
I have a Kami deck myself that punishes people for having cards in hand, if you want, feel free to look for ideas.
7 months ago
If you like toying with opponents' yards, look at Geth, Lord of the Vault. It's a little pricey dollar and mana wise but if mana isn't a problem he can be very rude. I would also recommend Mesmeric Orb; it is probably the best mill card in all of EDH in my opinion. Sure, it mills you too, but Psychic Spiral, Cranial Archive, and Elixir of Immortality can save you from that. (Laboratory Maniac will also get the job done,but in my experience, they don't usually stick around long enough.)
I used to run Lazav as a voltron deck because it's pretty easy to make him into something nasty then hit him with Bonehoard, Nighthowler, and/or Trepanation Blade and hit for lethal pretty quick. I ran a bunch of unblockable and double strike enablers to make it even easier.
Hope some of this helps at the very least. If you're bored you can check out my artifact mill deck on my home page (I can't seem to hyperlink my deck for some reason).
7 months ago
That is a lot of creatures. Cutting the least impressive ones for better general utility cards is a good start.
With Depala you can run a nice selection of wraths since your vehicles will survive them. I do suggest adding 3-5 of them. Some hard 'destroy all' effects like Fumigate and a Mizzium Mortars or something.
I think Oketra the True and Hazoret the Fervent may help. They're hard to kill, and if they're not 'alive' they still can make tokens, burn opponents, and crew vehicles (why I'm suggesting them over Theros gods - Iroas, God of Victory may be nice though). Sun Titan is another just very good value creature. These aren't 100% need to adds by any means, just some alternative ideas.
A more generic suggestion is more mana rocks. Boros Signet or Fellwar Stone or Boros Cluestone; just some nice, cheap ways to accelerate your deck more. If you are drawing a lot of vehicles or dwarves, more ways to cast them is good! It will also help you look deeper in your deck. One nice thing is your deck average card cost is really low right now.
I'm also a fan of effects like Cranial Archive/Perpetual Timepiece/Elixir of Immortality. You can use them to mess up opponents gy strategies, or to recycle your cards if there's a wipe and just try to Depala them back into your hand.
9 months ago
Commander / EDH
@Entari0, I don't play Golgari much, but now I can definitly see the appeal.
As telling you what you did right is kinda pointless as you probably already know, I shall now proceed to tell you what i think you did wrong. (MWAHAHAHAH ahem)
Speaking as a Rakdos, Lord of Riots main, you need to work on flyers. You only have one that is a decent size, Rune-Scarred Demon, that apparently you're going to remove (yes, I know Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest gets real big, real quick, but still...). Against a deck that mains flyers, your gonna have real trouble. Just throw in a couple of spiders and you'll be fine.
Another problem that you've probably thought of is graveyard hate. This stuff usually comes in the form of artifacts: think Tormod's Crypt, Cranial Archive and Relic of Progenitus. You should run artifact removal more that just World Breaker, Krosan Grip and Petrify.
That's about it I think. I obviously haven't played the deck so I can't provide more than just superficial tips.
10 months ago
You're kidding, right?
There are so many ways to get your Opponent to shuffle their deck whenever you want.
I'll list some.
Lantern of Insight
Learn from the Past
Soldier of Fortune
Stream of Consciousness
My play group is brutal and packs just about all of these cards.
If your play group lets you get away with it, consider yourself lucky.