Creature — Vampire
Whenever Cruel Celebrant or another creature or planeswalker you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cruel Celebrant Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, consider switching your themes around? Making the token theme the main theme and aristocrats the subtheme?
I suggest this because I think tokens is better overall with this Teysa. Skullclamp is the main reason that tokens are the way to go because it's busted with Teysa and tokens are the easiest fodder for Clamp. When playing aristocrats as the main strategy you really want infinite combos with them. Many combos is how you benefit from the aristocrat strategy. Without many combos making your opponents lose some life is fine, but is not taking enough advantage of aristocrats.
Cards within the budget to consider adding:
- Doomed Traveler: one drop who creates a flying token when it dies is very good with Teysa and recursion.
- Mirror Entity: can pump all tokens and Teysa for big attacks or can be a sac outlet for aristocrat.
- Open the Armory: tutor for Skullclamp or Deathmantle.
- Luminarch Ascension: repeatable 4/4 Angel tokens at instant speed and it activates fast in multiplayer Commander because it looks at each opponents end step. Tokens give you blockers to help to prevent opponents from doing combat damage to you.
- Crested Sunmare: repeatable 5/5 Horses, only have to gain one life on a turn to create a 5/5 Horse, it triggers on your opponents turns if you gain life.
- Dark Prophecy: triggers when tokens die.
- Erebos, Bleak-Hearted: triggers when tokens die.
- Skirsdag High Priest: good with vigilance tokens, turn 1/1 into 5/5 Demon at instant speed.
- Archon of Justice: triggers Teysa to exile two permanents.
- High Market: sac outlet.
Cards to consider cutting:
- 1x Swamp
- 1x Plains
- Burnished Hart
- Syr Konrad, the Grim
- Butcher of Malakir
- Cruel Celebrant
- Harvester of Souls
- Utter End
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Lhurgoyf unfortunately stronghold is a little pricey for me haha, but I'll probably try and grab a Phyrexian Tower now that it's getting reprinted. I'll consider Dusk / Dawn, though I think my removal package is okay? I'm sure I could always use more. Also should probably find a way to get Cruel Celebrant in there, kind of forgot about her.
I liked your deck, I definitely would have gone Edgar if I didn't have like half the deck already when I decided to go vampire. It's too late to rebuild the mana base now haha
3 weeks ago
Another great card on decks like these right now is Spark Harvest it gives you a sac outlet as well as targeted removal for
If you are not opposed to a third colour, red has a lot of nice options here.
I have been very curious about a sacrifice deck based around Cruel Celebrant though myself so am interested to see how this works for you. Good job keep it up.
3 weeks ago
This deck is like removal tribal. Opponents will concede after the third Angrath's Rampage and the evolution sage /deathsprout combo to ramp into Chandra and burn them away.
Also, I have a great combo deck I would like to post, but somehow, my computer doesn't let me so can you do it?
Here's the combo, and the decklist.
Combo: Cruel Celebrant, Heliod, Sun-crowned, Woe Strider, Basri's Lieutenant.
Board state: Cruel Celebrant, Heliod, Sun-crowned, and Woe Strider on board. Play Basri's Lieutenant T4. Put +1/+1 counter on Woe Strider's Goat token. Sacrifice Goat Token. Cruel Celebrant and Basri's Lieutenant will trigger. You make a 2/2 Knight token and you gain 1 life, and your opponent loses 1. Heliod triggers. Put +1/+1 counter on 2/2 Knight. Activate woe strider and sac the 2/2 knight, and get your opponent's life down to 0!
Artifact (3) 3x Witch's Oven
Planeswalker (2) 2x Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis
2x Light of Hope
Sorcery (4) 4x Basri's Solidarity
3 weeks ago
Hi fellow Nethroi player,
i am running a similar less competitive build and i have 1-2 suggestions.
First i swapped Zulaport Cutthroat for Blood Artist and Cruel Celebrant because they are non-human and nethroi needs non-human.
Secondly i am testing Culling the Weak as a form of ramp instead of maybe something like Arcane Signet
Third suggestion is to remove the 2 mana hand removal for Veil of Summer,Autumn's Veil,Silence,Imp's Mischief these cards have saved my ass more times than i can remember on a competitive table.
Also if you get a spot Ranger-Captain of Eos is AMAZING.
Check me out for any ideas also please : http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/nethroi-hulkweaver/?cb=1591827803
i went for a more aggresive - attack - draw plan than you and i got to tell i am enjoying a lot more than then staxy way i played karador previously. :)
3 weeks ago
Nice build, maybe Zulaport Cutthroat might be nice as another death payoff. The mana cost is slightly easier to hit than Cruel Celebrant, so might end up being slightly more consistent. Hope this helps.
4 weeks ago
Hey, well done for less than $100.
You actually have infinite combos here. Any time you have Karmic Guide + Reveillark + sac outlet or Guide + Fiend Hunter + sac outlet you have an infinite dies loop of Guide/Lark or Fiend. Guide + Lark + Viscera Seer/Carrion Feeder + Zulaport Cutthroat/Cruel Celebrant is infinite sacs/reanimation of Guide/Lark which is infinite triggers of Cutthroat/Celebrant as the win condition. Another Cutthroat/Celebrant infinite combo is Guide + Fiend + Seer/Feeder + Cutthroat/Celebrant.
Guide + Lark + Altar of Dementia is infinite sacs of Guide/Lark which can be infinite self-mill or infinite opponent mill as the win condition. With self-mill can reanimate all other creatures in your library who Lark can reanimate until you reanimate Cutthroat/Celebrant. This combo is also infinite ETB triggers of creatures who have an ETB ability. If you want to cut the infinite combos from your deck then cut Guide.
These are not easy combos for a beginner to understand. My advice to is simplify by expanding on self-mill to utilize Karador's ability to cast a creature card from your graveyard. This is the causal aspect of Karador that's easy to understand. Creature reanimation is a good/easy to understand strategy with self-mill.
Some other budget cards to consider adding:
- Eternal Witness: could replace $4 Guide as it's not part of combos and is really good with self-mill and Karador.
- Phyrexian Delver: could be a less expensive replacement for Guide that doesn't combo.
- Golgari Thug
- Death's Oasis
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Priest of Forgotten Gods
- Swords to Plowshares
- Beast Within
Even on a budget the manabase could be improved.
- Exotic Orchard
- Murmuring Bosk
- Llanowar Wastes
- Caves of Koilos
- Tainted Wood
- Tainted Field
- Ash Barrens
- Temple of Plenty
- Temple of Malady
- Temple of Silence
Good luck with your deck.