Crypt of the Eternals
When Crypt of the Eternals enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
: Add to your mana pool.
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|Hour of Devastation (HOU)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Crypt of the Eternals Discussion
3 weeks ago
Bolas's Pro-Life Superfriends is my first attempt at:
and planeswalkers in edh
Initially i thought of going Bolas Tribal (hence the commander) because i got a japanese prerelease promo of Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God while on holiday in Tokyo, which i obviously really wanted to build something with. Piece by piece i adjusted the list to be a little more synergistic instead of a theme-deck until it looked like the list below. Very little Bolas left, but probably something that can sometimes hold its own. Still very casual, but I think fun for a while. I think it should work but i haven't played a game yet.
Any feedback and tales from experience from my fellow T/Oers is much appreciated on any of the deck's pieces.
Some questions i have are:
Is this enough walkers? Which others should I run?
Maybe replace nev’s disk because it kills all my artifacts? With what though?
Should i run the weaker proliferate cards just for proliferation or are they just too bad to run? I'm pretty convinced Tezzeret's Gambit is good enough. I'm mostly looking at you Contentious Plan Spread the Sickness Settle the Score Fuel for the Cause
If those are in fact good enough, perhaps Volt Charge is too?
4 months ago
Crypt of the Eternals might also come handy. At least as a 1 of.
7 months ago
Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Command Tower, Conqueror's Foothold, Crypt of the Eternals, Forest, Gingerbread Cabin, Gold-Forge Garrison, Grove of the Guardian, Holdout Settlement, Island, Llanowar Wastes, Lost Vale, Mountain, Plains, Primal Wellspring, Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Spires of Orazca, Swamp, Temple of Aclazotz, Tomb of the Dusk Rose, Treasure Cove, Wandering Fumarole, Wastes.
I used to give me a complete list of lands and subtraced what you had. I know Command Tower doesn't actually do anything but it's still legal. Do with that what you will. I also added the basics. They seem unnecessary but the addition of Wastes may be useful information.
Hope this helps!
8 months ago
This may seem like a stupid suggestion at first, but I'd consider 1-3 Crypt of the Eternals. It doesn't really take up a card slot and doesn't change your gameplan at all, but it allows you to go
Turn 1: White source
Turn 2: untapped white source, Bishop of Wings
Turn 3: Crypt of the Eternals (gain 1 life), Resplendent Angel (gain 4 life off of Bishop), move to end step and immediately trigger Resplendent Angel, make a 4/4, gain another 4.
I played mono-white angels/lifegain in standard when Resplendent was legal, and you wouldn't believe the number of people that just concede when you gain 9 life and make 7 flying power over 2 bodies on turn 3. Crypt lets you do that for the price of being a colorless land - I think well worth including a few.
Also worth noting is that you get the same effect with Radiant Fountain (and one bonus life), but the bonus life doesn't help the combo and it can't filter to red in a pinch the way crypt can. Wind-Scarred Crag can help you do the same thing later in the game, but since it enters tapped it can't be your T3 land drop and also play Resplendent.
10 months ago
So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf
Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.
Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.
Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.
Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.
Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.
1 year ago
Lastly, if my first suggestion for adding mana rocks is taken, you should be able to reduce your land count to ~39 and add more cards in their place. These are my suggestions for those swaps: Crypt of the Eternals < Toxic Deluge , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth < Swiftwater Cliffs < Clever Impersonator , Highland Lake < Negate
1 year ago
Your deck has some requirements, so you should only run nonbasic lands and mana rocks that can add somehow. Some cheap suggestions are: Reliquary Tower , Unclaimed Territory (I see you have a lot of wizards), Exotic Orchard (usually tap for all your colors), Darkwater Catacombs , Sunken Hollow , Shivan Reef , Underground River , Fetid Pools , Temple of Epiphany , Temple of Deceit instead of Crypt of the Eternals , Rupture Spire , Vivid Crag , Vivid Marsh , Temple of the False God and some basic lands. // Unstable Obelisk is really expensive for what it does - Reality Shift do the job cheaply. Archaeomancer is great for recursion.
1 year ago
Id suggest swapping Crypt of the Eternals for Opulent Palace since that is the colors your running. Ghost Quarter is better then Encroaching Wastes in my opinion. Chromatic Lantern is good for color fixing and its pretty cheap thanks to reprint.