Custodi Lich

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare

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Custodi Lich

Creature — Zombie Cleric

When Custodi Lich enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

Whenever you become the monarch, target player sacrifices a creature.

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Custodi Lich Discussion

ThatGuy4242 on Gisa and Geralf - Zombie Tribal Prototype EDH

1 month ago

First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,

Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.

Alternate commanders or cards to include in the deck could be: The Scarab God and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.

Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich

x12721 on The Scarab King

1 month ago

Gravespawn Sovereign seems cool, I don't know if you want to go that route though. Also, Noxious Ghoul is a great card, if you're creating large quantities of zombies. Either one of these cards seems better than Custodi Lich.

Isaiah13 on Meren be Scarin

4 months ago

Thank you pjeseb and Reverie42 great suggestions. So as for the things that could work in other decks but I don't feel the theme of mine goes towards is taking stuff back into my hand. I almost always have something to play due to draw cards. Also big creatures that benefit from graveyards don't really have a place because I never finish people with big creatures. I took out Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord due to this fact and the fact that it costs to sacrifice a creature. Viscera Seer will be staying cause it is such a simple and free sac outlet that does something pretty good for a one drop. I have thought about taking out Stronghold Assassin and Custodi Lich though which I could replace with Eternal Witness and Fauna Shaman those are great!!! And as for It That Betrays the only other big creatures I will be adding is Protean Hulk. Minister of Pain I could take out. But Virulent Plague has saved me multiple times so that is a keeper. Fume Spitter can take out small commanders easy but is also an option to replace with Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip thanks for the suggestions! And upvotes are always appreciated!

Reverie42 on Meren be Scarin

4 months ago

A few options that you might consider, in mostly decreasing order of how good I think they're likely to be:

  • Eternal Witness is a great card in Meren. Fetches whatever you need and you're always happy to sac it.
  • Evolutionary Leap lets you sacrifice without inate card disadvantage
  • Smothering Abomination fills a similar role to Evo Leap, but on a pretty good flying body.
  • Hermit Druid may be better than Silverglade Pathfinder since it can fill your graveyard. It doesn't ramp, but it has a very low opportunity cost.
  • Thragtusk gives value going in and out, and the extra token to chump/sac is pretty nice.
  • Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip flips easily and can help empty your opponents' hands
  • It That Betrays is super expensive and maybe kind of impractical, but it can also just win on its own. Also steals fetchlands, which is nice.

You could likely make room by removing some ETB sac effects or sac effects that don't provide card advantage (Viscera Seer, Stronghold Assassin, Slum Reaper, etc). Winding Constrictor is likely cuttable (I have to imagine you get enough XP to do what you need without it). Custodi Lich is probably just less efficient than other stuff at 5 mana.

This is definitely the most all-in Meren deck I've seen in terms of creature count, though. Pretty cool list, thanks for posting.

hoardofnotions on The Scarab's reanimation!

6 months ago

Carrion Feeder better sac outlet than gnawing zombies

Apprentice Necromancer hasty zombies are cool, this seems like an all star under mimic vat

Plaguebearer-anti token tech

Relentless Dead good all around card

Shepherd of Rot good with whip of erebos

Tymaret, the Murder King sac outlet with minor upsides. the more zombies in the deck the better

Withered Wretch graveyard hate=super good. if you run a lot of graveyard hate maybe look at Living Death as well

Anathemancer silly ramp decks with their fancy dual lands

Cemetery Reaper graveyard hate and lord

Death Baron no one will block thrax

Diregraf Colossus seems good at swarming, really good with gravecaller and phyrexian altar

Lich Lord of Unx slow token production, kinda cool win con

Lord of the Accursed another lord

Nantuko Husk free sac outlet. maybe better than ashnod's altar?

Plague Belcher board wipe i dare you

Unbreathing Horde big dumb guy, possibly hard to kill though

Agent of Erebos graveyard hate that could be repeatable

Corpse Augur card draw, you might be lacking on this type of effect right now

Drunau Corpse Trawler two zombies in one card

Forgotten Creation get that hand cycling for living death and patriarch's bidding

Risen Executioner another lord with possible upside

Undead Alchemist go wide in clever way

Undead Warchief super good card

Vengeful Dead another anti wrath tech

Custodi Lich card draw and board control

Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain in massive swings is good in my book

Havengul Lich awesome card, would play

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus gotta get that blue/red working in your deck. this could be a Rhystic Study possibly as well

Lightning Reaver no one expects the hasty zombie, and gets around pillow forts. might make people target it/you

Noxious Ghoul super great card! it's been an all-star in every zombie deck i've run

Phyrexian Delver reanimation is good i hear

Possessed Skaab The zombie eternal witness?

Sidisi, Undead Vizier get your rooftop storm on curve

Woebearer slowish reanimation

Deathbringer Thoctar more creature control

Gempalm Polluter killing folks at instant speed, could be good to Phyrexian Reclamation

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed the best lord

Noosegraf Mob go wide

Twisted Abomination good early and late

Dark Salvation flexible kill card. make sure you understand the card before goofing it up

Cemetery Recruitment cheap draw 2

Zombie Infestation swarm card, might want to run a Bident of Thassa to fuel it

Curse of Shallow Graves kinda risky token maker

Empty the Pits instant speed army please?

Gisa and Geralf the type of non zombie i like in this deck

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet graveyard hate and tokens, winner winner chicken dinner

Vizier of Many Faces the embalm is a zombie, and you can get value out of milling it

Call to the Grave a payoff card to running zombies

Ghoulcaller Gisa swarm and sac outlet

Liliana, Death's Majesty if you want a planeswalker

Stitcher Geralf remember you can exile the creatures your opponents mill

Syphon Flesh expensive creature kill

Ever After could be good

Zombie Apocalypse this seems great

Necromantic Selection really expensive wrath, might want a Decree of Pain for the mana cost

Army of the Damned yeah zombies

Possible cuts

gnawing zombie- i think carrion feeder is better

mind slash- really slow, like really

phyrexian crusader- if this is your only infect threat i'm not sure i like it

defiler of souls- call to the grave is better in my book

cruel ultimatum mana curve reasons

curse of the cabal see above

trophy mage non zombie

phyrexian obliterator non zombie

you could think about cutting mulldrifter and skriekmaw as well because they aren't zombies

well that's a lot to think about, i'm excited to see what you put together!!!

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

6 months ago

CHANGELOG 29.05.17

Major overhaul to account for finalized archetypes.

CUTS:

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Note: With Welder and Daretti in the picture, I think its worth reconsidering whether we want Spine of Ish Sah. Its just pure value at that point (still slow to reduce opponents board presence, but you get your artifacts directly to the battlefield)

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White:

A few thoughts:

If we want to include Eldrazi Displacer, then I think we have to keep the painlands, and should probably include some other colorless utility lands as well. I would be okay to lose some of the tap for any color lands as well as the artefact lands for this purpose. Its also possible that the Displacer is also just too good, in which case we can add the trilands over the painlands to give Simic Domain a bit more oomph.

Speaking of: Im not familiar with the enablers for Domain, so Im gonna be relying on you a bit to help flesh out the archetype. I look forward to your suggestions!

Anyways, let me know what you think about cuts/additions and I will make the changes. After that, we should probably just switch to cubetutor to get a better idea of where we are with each archetype.

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Geralf_Cecani on King of the Group Deck ...

6 months ago

Dethrone only activates when you attack the player with the most life. To get the most out of your creatures, you'll want to have the least life possible without dying instantly. Some ways of doing this include Phyrexian Unlife, Form of the Dragon, Lich's Tomb and Lich itself. The Platinum artifatties, ie. Platinum Emperion and Platinum Angel may help.

Another tip is that while Queen Marchesa may make you the monarch, so do dozens of other spells (eg. Custodi Lich, Crown-Hunter Hireling and Canal Courier, just to name a few). However, what Marchesa, the Black Rose is a lot better, and it keeps up with your flavour (Yes, I realise that deathtouch is OP in EDH but you'll want to stay the monarch won't you?). It is in slightly different colours however.

Also Scourge of the Throne is OP.

To search up cards that have monarch and dethrone synergy, look at this website: http://gatherer.wizards.com/

Geralf_Cecani on King of the Group Deck ...

6 months ago

Dethrone only activates when you attack the player with the most life. To get the most out of your creatures, you'll want to have the least life possible without dying instantly. Some ways of doing this include Phyrexian Unlife, Form of the Dragon, Lich's Tomb and Lich itself. The Platinum artifatties, ie. Platinum Emperion and Platinum Angel may help.

Another tip is that while Queen Marchesa may make you the monarch, so do dozens of other spells (eg. Custodi Lich, Crown-Hunter Hireling and Canal Courier, just to name a few). However, what Marchesa, the Black Rose is a lot better, and it keeps up with your flavour (Yes, I realise that deathtouch is OP in EDH but you'll want to stay the monarch won't you?). It is in slightly different colours however.

Also Scourge of the Throne is OP.

To search up cards that have monarch and dethrone synergy, look at this website:

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