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Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay . If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Whenever you tap a swamp for mana, you may add to your mana pool (in addition to the mana the land produces).
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Crypt Ghast Discussion
11 hours ago
needs more cleric tribal - I'd ditch the backup Orzhov subtheme ( Basilica Screecher , Crypt Ghast , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , & Tithe Taker ) and probably the Regal Bloodlord for some cleric support: Akroma's Devoted , Battlefield Medic , Battletide Alchemist , and Daru Spiritualist come to mind for that. Edgewalker is a must for the colors, and I'd probably ditch the monuments and obilisk of urd for more clerics - Alms Collector and Bygone Bishop give decent card draw, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Giver of Runes and Mother of Runes offer amazing protection for your field. Frontline Medic and Selfless Spirit offer indistrucbablity for your own wipes. Sin Collector offers good andi-countermagic / tide-turner removal. High Priest of Penance is just amazing with the recusion this deck should have. Rotlung Reanimator turns all clerics into double duty sac fodder, and Priest of Forgotten Gods , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist are more than happy to supply that role, with Skirsdag High Priest backing them up. and Weathered Wayfarer pulls the same job as Land Tax , but can fetch non-basics, and is a cleric.
5 days ago
Currently I am in the process of buying another Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid to add to the deck. Crypt Ghast seems like a solid choice as well for the ramp and I seem to be leaning heavily towards having more swamps.
I didn't know about Tainted Remedy , but that is crazy. I don't think I will need it for my meta, but it may come in handy for the future.
Thanks for your suggestions!
5 days ago
Crypt Ghast ramp and has Extort.
Tainted Remedy if your meta plays life gain.
6 days ago
You are making the same mistake a lot of people do, you have all these cards that will generate you sac fodder later in the game but little actual early game sac fodder.
Crypt Ghast helps ramp and it has “Extort”.
Bontu's Monument is cost reduction ramp and and damage to all opponents on you casting a creature.
Bontu the Glorified is a good sac outlet with a death trigger built in.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a sac outlet and removal in one.
Spawning Pit free sac outlet creature generator.
1 week ago
Right on, thanks for the tips! You bring up a great point about Homeward Bound and Geth, my buddies play a lot of steal in their decks and it was sitting in my binder when I created the deck so I threw it in. I agree though that it would negate much of the goal of this deck so I'll find a new 'home' for it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Crypt Ghast can't go into a mono-black commander because of the extort cost including a Plains symbol? I used to have Nirkana Revenant but might have traded it or something, that would be incredible in this though. I'll likely throw Gauntlet of Power in, and maybe trade out some of the non-basic lands for Swamps per your suggestion. This is my first go at a mono-black commander and have only play-tested it against my buddies twice now. It's 1-1 so far and the one I lost was against an Eldrazi that blew up in 4 turns so I wasn't too upset. Thanks for the input, it's greatly appreciated!
1 week ago
Since Geth is a huge mana sink, I like to play a lot of mana accelerators, like Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun , Nirkana Revenant , Crypt Ghast , etc. It also makes Swamp better than most non-basic lands you can draw, which in turn will make your Cabal Stronghold better, which also makes Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth unnecessary, as I don't really like it in mono black. I really don't get Homeward Path as it will give back everything Geth takes. If it's ever useful, you're probably so far behind it won't matter. Just a couple basic thoughts, that hopefully will give you something to consider. If you want to see mine, which I have iterated over the past couple of years, it's Geth, EDH. Though obviously, it's a little pricey.
1 week ago
First off, thanks a ton for the input!
Bontu is very interesting - do you find it a problem at all that the sac outlet costs mana, and especially coloured mana?
Spawning Pit should definitely make the cut, you're right.
Speaking of monuments, what do you think of Oketra's Monument ? Its reduction effect won't be as relevant but it makes a lot of tokens.
Any suggestions on what to cut?
Thanks again for your input!
1 week ago
With Death Tigger Aristocrats these are my suggestions.
Archon of Justice Recurable Removal.
Bontu's Monument cost reduction+creature EBT life loss trigger all opponents.
Bontu the Glorified sac outlet+activated death trigger.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim sac outlet+lifegain or removal.
Spawning Pit sac outlet+creature creation
Butcher of Malakir don't let the high cmc deter you from him. Being able to remove your opponents creatures is a huge help to the deck.
Review you sac fodder. There are plenty of good cards but in the end if you don't have sac fodder which is one of the 4 key pieces for an aristocrats deck you will stall out or fail to even get going before you are taken out of the game.
Sacrifice Outlets 8-10
Crypt Ghast occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
WB (Orzhov): 0.85%