Death Denied

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Common

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Death Denied Discussion

TheDeckMaker2300 on Five Color Spirits

1 month ago

you should make room for some of the following

just some suggestions

ragnaerok on Limbo

2 months ago

Pauper spirits with Tortured Existence is fun, especially using cards like Plagued Rusalka along with cards like Ashen-Skin Zubera, Dripping-Tongue Zubera and Floating-Dream Zubera. Thief of Hope is a great engine for life drain and getting spirits back to the hand.

If you're keeping the soulshift creatures, I would consider adding Shinen of Life's Roar as a finisher along with Wicked Akuba.

Gnaw to the Bone is solid for survivability, Death Denied is an arcane spell that can get some creature cards back to the hand.

bushido_man96 on Sidisi and the Milling Brood

3 months ago

Ok, lots of cards there. I think for milling creatures, you should go with Hermit Druid, Undercity Informer, and Gisa and Geralf. Altar of Dementia should go in, too.

For recursion like Oversold Cemetery, Meren of Clan Nel Toth will be great. Palace Siege is another good option. Also, Eternal Witness and Regrowth. I don't think Reclaim and Vile Rebirth do enough in here. I see why you have Repopulate, Death Denied, and Gravepurge, but not sure there aren't better cards to go with, like maybe Haunted Crossroads.

I think I'd get rid of cards like Cremate and Dark Dabbling. If you have them there mostly for the cantrip, better card draw engines like Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, and Rhystic Study will serve you better. Sylvan Library would be better for card draw early on. Also, it goes along with the library manipulation I mentioned earlier with cards like Mirri's Guile, Soothsaying, and Sensei's Divining Top.

Rooftop Storm + Altar of Dementia + Gravecrawler give you an infinite win combo if you can get the pieces set and go off. I always like to have some combo like this in a deck if I can work it it. Fatestitcher is a great Zombie to have, too. Intruder Alarm might also provide some combo potential.

To help your mana base out, consider adding lands like City of Brass, Reflecting Pool, and Command Tower, along with Commander's Sphere to smooth the colors you need.

Shambling Ghoul, Slitherhead, and Winged Coatl don't seem to fit with what you want do here, and I think those could be replaced.

I'm not sure the infect theme would fit in with what you want to do here, but that's up to you to decide. I hope this helps some.

greatdevourer on Marchesa Voltron/ Mardu Humans

5 months ago

Interesting deck idea. I didn't consider using Queen Marchesa for just the deathtouch and haste. I do like the Human theme. I've looked over your list and I have some ideas that might help.

First thing that kinda stands out to me is the mana base. Seems a little thin. I think you should bump it up to somewhere between 35 to 38 lands. I think 36 or 37 might be better.
These are the cards I would cut to make room for more lands.
Gallows at Willow Hill, doesn't seem efficient to tap 4 cards to destroy one target. That's 3 less attackers or blockers.
Divine Verdict, Ride Down, and Smite the Monstrous are conditional spot removal. There are better options for spot removal and trading a 1-for-1 card in hand for creature on the battlefield isn't that great in multi-player.
Dropping those would let you add 4 more lands. Now with more land drops, let's look at some of the other weaker cards.

Bituminous Blast is nice spot removal and the cascade can be nice but there could be times where the cascade just gives you something that doesn't help that much. Might be better to have something more consistent.
Disentomb is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the graveyard for 1 card from your hand.
Diabolic Tutor is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the deck for 1 card from your hand.
Death Grasp is an OK card when you only have one opponent. Not good for multi-player games.

Consider the following replacements:
Death Denied instead of Disentomb. Instant speed instead of a socery, X creatures instead of just 1.
Increasing Ambition instead of Diabolic Tutor. One more mana but the flashback makes it worth it.
Exsanguinate instead of Death Grasp so that you hit everyone at the same time instead of only one person.
Additionally, what about adding a Basilisk Collar or Gorgon Flail to the deck. That would allow your Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile to wipe the board of creatures attacking you.

Toxic Deluge is a tough call. I like it in 60 card decks like Legacy or Modern. Not sure about this deck.
Faith Unbroken, I'm undecided on this one. I see why it's in the deck. But wouldn't a Banisher Priest or Fiend Hunter be a better choice for the exile effect?

As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget. Feel free to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think.

Sicohippy on GhoulCaller Gisa (First EDH Deck)

5 months ago

Welcome to EDH, my personal favourite format, and my personal favourite commander, Ghoulcaller Gisa!

I absolutely love this general because you can make whatever you want from her, I see all kinds of different takes on the deck.

If you need sacrificial fodder, definitely add Phyrexian Dreadnought, Phyrexian Soulgorger, and Waning Wurm

Kokusho, the Evening Star is great to sacrifice, just go ahead and heal yourself based on other's life totals

to buff your zombies, I see you have added Coat of Arms, don't ever remove this, its probably your strongest synergy.Zombie Master, Corpse Harvester, Unbreathing Horde are all good to continue this growth effect.

Stoneforge Masterwork, Fallen Ideal to double your zombies

Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen, Demonic Collusion are all good options for tutors, I think you ought to include atleast 2 more, maybe 3 depending on how combo-y/ synergistic you want to make this deck.

Attrition, Grave Pact, Smokestack, Magus of the Abyss, Pox and other stax cards of the like to tax your opponents for creatures while you can easily upkeep the cost.

Rise of the Dark Realms is sometimes a win con, other reanimation effects include Sheoldred, Whispering One, Dutiful Return, Dread Return, Death Denied and ESPECIALLY Hell's Caretaker, love this guy...

I could go all day with suggestions, shes really a canvas in terms of generals, you can do just about anything you want to do that is under the spectrum of black, by all means, completely ignore every suggestion I have made, this is a good deck as it stands for multiplayer already.

I hope this helps as a resource though in case you want to take it one direction or the other.

ALSO...

remember that Ghoulcaller Gisa's ability doesn't have to be used on your turn, so its important to only use it when you absolutely have to, unless your zombies have haste, that is... but remember that the zombies usually don't have haste and they need to wait a turn to be used, so you can wait until the end of an opponents turn, or the beginning of another's or even respond to effects on the stack with her ability.

I hope this helps! Cheers!

bushido_man96 on Volrath the Fallen (Stepping back in)

7 months ago

Ok, changes made: In Garruk's Wake in, Forced March out. Palace Siege in, Macabre Waltz out. Liliana of the Dark Realms, Dread, and Graveborn Muse are in, and out go Death Denied, Dutiful Return, and Foul Renewal. Lands in are Vesuva and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for Subterranean Hangar and a Swamp.

That's where Volrath stands for now. I think I will be adding a Thespian's Stage in the future, as well, and I will keep looking into the other suggestions the more I play it and see how it works out. I hope that I haven't pushed my mana curve too high for it to be consistent.

If you think I should have subbed something different, please offer up more suggestions!

Blobby_Bobby on Uptown Rats

8 months ago

Vampiric Rites Is OK for card draw. Especially if we're balls deep in tokens.Death Denied could be good if having too few cards in hand is an issue. Get the rats wiped, cast this, next turn throw out all those rats again with their low CMC.Swarmyard is super pricey, so it may be a "down the line" kind of card, but it's so flavorful and really damn handy. Especially with the enormous target Marrow-Gnawer is going to have on his face. Empty the Catacombs is similar to Death Denied except it helps your opponents too. Maybe throw a Bojuka Bog and hope the two shall meet.Soul Foundry looks like it could have a ton of potential. Who needs cards in hand when you can just keep producing some kind of super rat, maybe one with an ETB effect? Hell, if Marrow-Gnawer gets put down hard you could use the untap effects to untap Soul Foundry too.Lab Rats is fun and funny, but 5 mana for a 1/1 rat doesn't seem the best use of deck space, you know? If we're looking to trim that looks like one to go.

Stop me if this is blasphemous, but maybe if we're looking to trim, the really basic, 1/1 for 1 mana or 2/2 for 2 mana rats could go? I know it's fewer rats, but hopefully Marrow-Gnawer is picking up the slack on that. Though it is good to get some rats out early. But there could be other cheap rats that have effects on them that could take priority. Just a thought.

I also figured Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni was a no-brainer, considering you already have her and she kicks ass on like 3 levels (Rat, regenerates, steals from graveyards). I mean, she's her own Beacon of Unrest if she can hit, if only there were some way to give her Fear... cough Marrow-Gnawer cough

Maybe I'm ignorant, so stop me if I'm wrong, but I'm not enamored with Hecatomb 4 creatures is a lot, I know we'll have rat swarms, but every 4 rats can produce 4 more rats next turn if things are going as intended.

I'll give it some more eyeballing later, but my last thought is a lot of those untappers cost 3 mana a pop, I wonder if they could be replaced with an artifact tutor to just get the 1,000-year elixir and call it good? Though that, of course, means only 1 untap a turn.Again, I'll keep noodling it.

and NO FUCKING Black Cat

Not. Cool.

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