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Demonic Consultation Discussion
1 day ago
@NarejED: fair points. I run neither Disciple nor Blood Artist, but rather Zulaport Cutthroat. While it may look much worse than either alternative, I like it better because it doesn't target and it can be hit by Muddle the Mixture (so can the Artist, though). I find it hard to believe that Bitter Ordeal is bad. It's difficult to counter once we have high Gravestorm, and it can be used when Gravestorm is low to strip a few decks of their main wincons/hate pieces. Utility and combo In one card. If I resolve Sharuum, it's for one of two reasons: 1) I'm winning right then or 2) I'm recurring a strong artifact (usually Memory Jar, which will win games). So while she may not provide a good clock, she does have utility. My list doesn't focus on eggs - sure, Second Sunrise, Faith's Reward, Krark-Clan Ironworks, and Codex Shredder are all present, but they also perform other roles. Instead, my secondary wincon is Lab Man. I utilize Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, Ad Nauseam, and Spoils of the Vault, with Angel's Grace to back up the last two, to remove my library to win with an empty draw. Each of the dig cards can also be used on their own if I need to find an answer or just get some card advantage (AN). I like running this alternative package as I don't have to rely on Sharuum. It also makes earlier wins possible. I'm working on throwing together an optimized list (I can't afford the ABUR duals, Twister, Workshop, Seal, or some of the fetches) for y'all to look over, and even if it's not tier one, id love any advice about optimizing it to the fullest!
2 days ago
Do you have any lists for Combo Sharuum? Not an eggs-heavy version. I'm testing a list that runs Lab Man alongside Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, and Spoils of the Vault to win without Sharuum if necessary. As a pilot of Sharuum, though, I'm probably biased, so someone else would need to evaluate it. Also, what bad combo pieces does Sharuum usually run, out of curiosity?
5 days ago
Laboratory Maniac is used as a combo piece with Demonic Consultation, the purpose of the slot. I absolutely agree with you in that Blue Sun's Zenith is much better than Villainous Wealth, but the choice is mainly just because it's more fun to use Villainous Wealth. Next, the land count is so high because it plays in a similar manner to a control deck in certain situations in which you want to hit every land drop. With Tasigur, the Golden Fang you rarely find yourself out of spells to play, hence the high land count. Finally, Alhammarret's Archive exists for the long games in which it turns the cards that people want to repeatedly give back to you (Brainstorm,Ponder,Preordain, etc.) into much more efficient cards.
1 week ago
I am curious. If you exile Food Chain in the top 6 cards of your library with Demonic Consultation, wouldn't the card proceed to exile your whole library as it searches for Food Chain? How can you do anything but die on your next turn once the spell backfires?
2 weeks ago
Megalomania: I have found Food Chain to be the easiest 2 card combo to assemble in my deck on average. Its pretty neck and neck with Necrotic Ooze, but significantly faster than the others. The beauty of the combo is it rewards me for doing things I already would do. For instance one drop mana dorks are amazing with it since you play the dork on turn one, tutor for one of the pieces on turn 2 and/or interact with the board. Then on turn 3 I cast food, chain exile the dork for 2 mana, cast Eternal Scourge, and after a few more free steps gg. Its so effective I am seriously considering playing freaking Boreal Druid and Perplex. Another perk of the FC combo is that my exile creatures have great synergy with cards like Force of Will and Gemstone Caverns. The combo also lends itself to two extremely powerful but inconsistent tutors in Demonic Consultation & Tainted Pact, which also happen to 2 card combo with Laboratory Maniac in a terrifying way. This latter synergy is why I decided to go all in on Hermit Druid.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the update!!!
Regarding the decklist for General Tazri: I believe Shapersavant's Food Chain Tazri remains the most up-to-date and optimized Tazri build. The original one ran a number of sub-optimial cards like Zur the Enchanter, Freed from the Real, and Trinket Mage. It was also missing some notable cards that are critical to the deck strategy like Demonic Consultation, Extract, and Manipulate Fate. His is the more logical list.
2 weeks ago
Typically the best black tutors are Vampiric, Demonic, Grim, Imperial Seal. The more situational ones are Diabolic Intent, Insidious Dreams, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact, Dark Petition, Lim-Dul's Vault, Entomb, and Buried Alive. There are a handful of other ones that are playable.
3 weeks ago
I can agree with General Tazri being moved up to tier 1. I have tested Food Chain with Sidisi, Brood Tyrant and adding it to the other combos BUG has at its disposal allows SBT to casually pump out turn 2-3 victories with turn 4-5 victories feeling somewhat dissapointing... Food Chain also provides excellent overlap with Hermit Druid since Tainted Pact and Demonic Consultation can two card combo with Laboratory Maniac. The level consistency Food Chain adds to any combo deck that can support it is mind blowing.