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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+2.
Whenever equipped creature dies, you may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield and attach Deathrender to it.
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2 weeks ago
Would recommend Deathrender. Since you are an Equip-Creature deck. Not that expensive.Can attack and kill off a weakling equipped with it to play a high mana cost one free or to make you opponent avoid wanting to kill it in fear of what's in your hand.
3 weeks ago
Ya, too bad it's not an artifact so you can sac it to Breya.
What about Shape Anew? Breya and her thopters are artifacts, and it hits Darksteel Colossus, and Blightsteel Colossus which should be in the deck (unless there are budget concerns, he's pretty pricy). Hitting Quicksilver Amulet/Deathrender/Proteus Staff isn't bad either.
3 weeks ago
I ran Akiri and Bruce Tarl as my partner commanders for a long time with great success (it was also one of my favorites). I'm just going to throw out a bunch of things that worked for me and some of my thoughts.
I am wondering about the Eldrazi. They take A LOT of mana. Red/white is usually struggling to get that much mana and I'm not really seeing some of the cards I would have expected to really put lands on the battle field and or cheat them in. Deathrender, Burnished Hart, Pilgrim's Eye.
For equipment you are running the swords. They were too expensive for me. Some of the equipment that I was using include: Godsend, Prowler's Helm, Trailblazer's Boots, Assault Suit this is more for sacrafice protection but it is hilarious to see somebody use your commander to kill off somebody else, Mask of Memory.
Removal: If you are running sunforger I cannot recommend enough Mistveil Plains please note it is also a plains card so it is easier to tutor. I would also suggest adding a bit more artifact/enchantment removal. Fate Forgotten is cheap and fetchable with sunforger. I would also highly recommend at least a couple of boardwipes. There is a boardwipe in white that kills non white creatures and Nevinyrral's Disk has some fun interactions with Darksteel Forge if you go this rout I would also pick up Armory Automaton for a beater.
General utility: Mimic Vat is one of my auto includes in everything. Godo, Bandit Warlord is just awesome in this deck, Open the Vaults, Thought Vessel. Depending on meta I would look at some graveyard hate too. I was running both Rest in Peace and Tormod's Crypt but there are a bunch of recursion decks I play against regularly. Hellkite Tyrant is another possibility depending on meta.
Good luck with Akiri. -Tree
1 month ago
First of all, you definitely want Lightning Greaves for this deck, whether it's to replace Swiftfoot Boots or not. Also, Wrath of God is objectively better than Day of Judgment, as well as not much more expensive. Ironclad Slayer would be a good addition for recursion (as is Mistveil Plains) and is probably better than having three shields which do the same thing; Kite Shield is redundant and could easily be replaced with a substantially better equipment, such as the aforementioned Greaves. Also, budget or not, you really want Enlightened Tutor to increase consistency even (Steelshaper's Gift is another good tutor option). If you are going to run so many Plains, you really want to have Endless Horizons in here so you can filter your deck and make it move even quicker than it already does. Of course, Land Tax also allows you to filter the deck a bit, and is probably worth every penny to get.
Other equipment to consider: Basilisk Collar, Godsend, Deathrender, Vorrac Battlehorns, Trepanation Blade, Armory of Iroas, Skullclamp, Quietus Spike, Darksteel Plate, Trailblazer's Boots, Moonsilver Spear, Infiltration Lens and Strata Scythe.
1 month ago
Entomb, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Gamble, Sheoldred, the Whispering One, Reanimate, Grave Titan, Grisly Salvage, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Animate Dead, Avatar of Woe, Exhume, Ever After, Buried Alive, Zombie Infestation, Kheru Lich Lord, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Deathrender, Dralnu, Lich Lord, Mystical Tutor, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death, Stitch Together, Nyx Weaver, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Geth, Lord of the Vault, The Mimeoplasm, Birthing Pod, Noxious Revival, Ramunap Excavator, Prized Amalgam.
There's some great renamition based cards if you need some ideas... I play decks like this pretty often.
1 month ago
1 month ago
It is hard to provide advice without more explanation. Are you trying to run Cat Tribal, or are you trying to run a more artifact 1 big creature type of deck. There is also a token theme in a bunch of cards. I think if you pick 1 major theme and 1 subtheme your deck will perform much better.
As a side note your land count is very low for your average CMC. Everybody has their own method for determining land count.
Some easy cuts though...you can cut the extra Sol Ring, Deathrender (your creatures aren't big enough that it is a threat), Fireshrieker I'm not sure its worthwhile here unless you are going for only 1 big attacker, Bonehoard this is really meta driven.
Let us know what type of deck you want to run and me or somebody else can provide more specific ideas about what to cut.
2 months ago
I like the aristocrat/Lifegain substrategy, and since some vampires get extra value from Humans dying, I think there may be room for some high value Humans, such as Cartel Aristocrat, Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Odric, Master Tactician, and Knight Exemplar (for protecting Edgar from removal before he hits the field). Since not enough vampires have lifelink, Angelic Skirmisher could also be used in some builds.
As for Athreos, I'm kind of on the fence. He has awesome value with aristocrats, but he isn't a vampire, he is unlikely to do much for the first few turns he is on the board (other than make you a target), and half of your creatures won't get anything off of his ability, because they are tokens. Only time will tell, but for now, I'm using his slot to complete the combo with Ashnod's Altar, Deathrender, and Heirloom Blade ([Heirloom Blade] is shown here: (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=433293)).