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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Uncommon|
|Future Sight (FUT)||Uncommon|
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Dakmor Salvage enters the battlefield tapped.
: Gain .
Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
Dakmor Salvage Discussion
3 days ago
5 days ago
Hey Joe it's Owen! I helped my buddy Ryan build a Windgrace deck a few weeks ago and it reminded me to take a look at your list and throw some suggestions your way (up to you if you want to heed them, of course).
So one of the first things I see when I look at your list is that you're missing one of the key things to Windgrace's land recursion ability: utility lands. Strip Mine and Glacial Chasm are huge stars in the deck since you're able to bring them back to field with either Life from the Loam or Windgrace's -3 ability. Paired with Wayward Swordtooth and other effects ( Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Oracle of Mul Daya , Exploration ), you can use strip mine to blow up 7 or more opponent's lands per turn. This puts you at a tremendous mana advantage and lets you eliminate pesky things like Tyler's Maze of Ith (a card you could run in here as well to prevent Windgrace from dying) or Lotus Vale (another card you could run since you'll just get the sacrificed lands back).
I would like to point out that Glacial Chasm is even better. This land prevents you from taking any damage. You have to pay (cumulatively) 2 life in your upkeep but instead you could sacrifice it in upkeep and then bring it back to field with Windgrace or Ramunap Excavator or Crucible of Worlds . By the way, Crucible of Worlds would be very good to run here.
It's great that you have The Gitrog Monster in here, because this is basically the Lieutenant of any Windgrace deck. You should run Dakmor Salvage here, as well, since you can dredge that land when it's in your graveyard (dredge meaning instead of drawing you can put that card from your graveyard to your hand and then mill however much). Dakmor Salvage has dredge 2, so lets say that in upkeep you have to sacrifice a land to the Gitrog Monster. You choose to sacrifice Dakmor Salvage, which hits the graveyard and thus triggers the Gitrog Monster to draw you a card. Instead of drawing, you then choose to dredge Dakmor Salvage and return it to your hand to mill 3. If you mill 3 lands off the top of your deck, you get 3 more Gitrog triggers to draw cards. This is incredibly useful for drawing through your deck and getting to your win conditions. Paired with a discard outlet such as Borborygmos Enraged or Noose Constrictor you can actually draw your entire deck (or in the case of Borborygmos, draw your entire deck and then kill everyone with it). Either way, Dakmor Salvage is an incredible piece that you should run in here and is only like $2.
Also, have you ever noticed how you create giant creatures like Multani and Zendikar Incarnate in here but someone always has ways to block them or Maze of Ith to prevent combat damage? Say goodbye to those days if you pick up Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord . Instead of being forced to swing out one at a time with your big creatures, you can activate Jarad and sacrifice Multani to him, causing each opponent to lose life equal to Multani's power (which tends to be big). The great thing here is that you can just replay Multani from the graveyard! And if you mill Jarad, he has an ability that lets you play him from the graveyard, as well! So the more you mill with cards like Dakmor Salvage, the closer you could get to assembling this kind of a win condition. Note here that Lord of Extinction is another great card you can use to sacrifice to Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord since its power/toughness will be equal to ALL cards in ALL graveyards. This creature tends to be bigger than 40/40 in a windgrace deck, so count on killing every opponent at once with one Jarad activation with this creature. Speaking of big creatures and dredge, Golgari Grave-Troll is another great card to run in here.
Lastly, you wanna make sure that out of your 99 cards you get exactly what you want in your graveyard. There's some cards that can do that for you. Entomb and Buried Alive allow you to fetch Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar , Dakmor Salvage , Life from the Loam , etc. and put that into the graveyard. Expedition Map and Scapeshift allow you to get the exact lands that you want (scapeshift gives hella landfall triggers for your creatures), and Animate Dead and Necromancy can allow you to pull your creatures back out of the graveyard when you need them.
Again, these cards are just some suggestions. But you've been playing Windgrace for a while now and I thought I'd toss this info your way! Love the look of the new Orzhov deck and how interactive it is. See ya thursday!
6 days ago
Hey, I really appreciate the feedback, ! I'm pretty new to 8-rack style decks so I was kinda going in blind. I guess the fact that it's multiplayer can kind of mitigate the "dead discard" problem inherent in the strategy, so I think I agree with you on the Howling Mine effects. Necrogen Mists is definitely a card I couldn't think of that's going in, and I like the sound of Pack Rat as well. And the subtle card advantage from Dakmor Salvage sounds perfect. I'll try cutting the card draw stuff for those... As for Lili and Bridge, I'm trying to keep the deck at least slightly budget-friendly, so for now I think they'll live in the maybeboard/upgrades section with Chains of Mephistopheles :D Thanks a ton for the suggestions, really!
6 days ago
I think Temple Bell / Howling Mine always sound like a good idea but ultimately become your undoing; especially in a multiplayer game... someone is gonna end up drawing/playing something you cant deal with and or combo off (thats my opinion)... in a 1V1 game it could work with blowing up lands with Sinkhole / Strip Mine and all that kinda fun stuff; and id say go the opposite rout of The Rack / Shrieking Affliction and go with Black Vise / Ebony Owl Netsuke .
I suggest Necrogen Mists to keep hands empty and Dakmor Salvage for its synergy with Smallpox / Raven's Crime ... for some protection Ensnaring Bridge can help keep creatures from plowing you over and Pack Rat / Zombie Infestation can be good for getting value from "dead" discard spells.... there is also the queen of 8-Rack herself Liliana of the Veil .
6 days ago
Have you considered running Bloodghast with Dakmor Salvage ? Unfortunately dredge 2 kinda sucks but it gives you another set of creatures to get back to trigger the amalgams. It's technically not manaless at that point but at least you still aren't using the mana for anything... Unless you need to go really deep and play Darkblast for some reason...
1 week ago
1 week ago
I remember older 8Rack lists running 2x Dakmor Salvage . I wonder if that's worth revisiting?
1 week ago
With the The Gitrog Monster + Dakmor Salvage + Noose Constrictor you can discard Dakmor Salvage and dredge it until you dredge your whole deck. If you always discard the Dakmor in response to any draw trigger or reshuffle trigger to resume dredging you can shortcut dredgind your whole deck. Once that shortcut is explained, you can flip your deck into your graveyard and for each land before your reshuffle card you dredge and discard a non-land dredger. Then you count lands put in graveyard during combo before the shuffler. Shuffle and draw that many. You can repeat this as many times as you want. Then, to keep it "simple", discard other lands to draw some more then repeat. Remember that if you end up stacking to many draw triggers in the loop you have just demonstrated at the end of it you can once again keep discarding and dredgind the non-land dredger.
Dakmor Salvage occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
BUG (Sultai): 0.62%