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Deserted Temple Discussion
4 days ago
Where's the Deserted Temple ?
Mirage Mirror also combos with Dark Depths and is just general value to the deck.
2 weeks ago
If you need help with knowing how much/what ramp to use, you might want to check out https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/brewer-s-minute-ramp-math
I am not an expert in mono, but for you I recommend adding:
Myriad Landscape can go in almost any edh deck
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is solid in any one- or two-colour deck
Lake of the Dead has a downside, but you won't care when you're using it (trust me)
Petrified Field to protect valuable lands.
I'm not sure how I feel about Temple of the False God , but it is an EDH classic.
Other mono ramp
I ended up finding so many mono ramp cards I thought I might as well make a more full list.
Solemn Simulacrum is a good catch-all
Nirkana Revenant is good in the right deck
Bog Witch is kind of weird, but has fringe uses
I haven't thought hard, but you might be able to do some flicker shenanigans with Priest of Gix
Worst case, an edh deck can always load up on rocks. These are some of the best ones for mono black
Sol Ring every edh deck should include this
Pillar of Origins for tribal decks
In most games, these do the same thing: Commander's Sphere , Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Cultivator's Caravan , Darksteel Ingot , Hierophant's Chalice , Honor-Worn Shaku , Mana Prism , Manalith , Orazca Relic , Phyrexian Totem , Powerstone Shard , Pristine Talisman , Seer's Lantern , Serum Powder , Skull of Ramos , Sol Grail , Spectral Searchlight , Vessel of Endless Rest , Victory Chimes , and Chromatic Lantern
Thought Vessel if you fill your hand
Chrome Mox is usually worth the card disadvantage
Mox Amber if you usually have your commander/a legendary thing out
Mox Diamond if lands in your graveyard is a good thing
Mox Opal if you have 2+ extra artifacts
Black Market is good if you tend to sacrifice/kill a lot of creatures
Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice with proliferate, and makes sure you don't miss land drops in the mid/late-game
Sword of the Animist is best with one-mana creatures, and if you attack often, but might be justified even if not
Carnival of Souls is fun with some creature-based combos
Crypt of Agadeem works, but only if you consistently have 4+ creatures in the graveyard
Phyrexian Tower eats your creatures
Cabal Coffers is a staple
Cabal Stronghold is great if you can't afford many nonbasics, and might be good enough besides.
2 weeks ago
It also makes all uses with umbral mantle require the dork to generate G fewer (umbral mantle normally requires 4, with rings it means you only require 3 to untap, tap the creature in response, pay 2 to resolve the rings trigger, just as you would with basalt monolith)... almost a reason to run 3 Llanowar Elves (^;
2 weeks ago
Mj3913: I wanted to avoid the standard Torment of Hailfire wins here, since it's not a big-mana deck and since the card's effect doesn't do me much good. Tainted Strike is now in :) and while I probably should swap to Snow-Covered Swamp s, I'm not too concerned TBH - other changes take precedence XD Thanks for the comment! If you like it I always appreciate +1s ;)
Renanbear: I do like that idea XD I haven't had major issues with drawing out yet (mostly because Zulaport Cutthroat etc usually win before I run out of cards), but I'll consider making that change eventually!
bushido_man96: Oh, trust me. He's the new MVP of my Hapatra deck, he's RIDICULOUS there!!! I'm so excited. He's also great in my Teysa Superfriends list. I'm buying three copies XD
Stalkton: Yeah, Serefin99 covered it :) The loop requires an undying creature plus any way to net one creature per "cycle": Genesis Chamber , Pawn of Ulamog , a second undying creature, et cetera. It's a fun loop! XD
Rambolicious_0: Hehe. Or get the ETB 9 times, then proliferate once. BOOM, HEADSHOT.
Perfect_Phyrexia: I like the username, seems fitting XD I'm really not a fan of Cabal Stronghold (you need 5 basic swamps before it is positive, and there's no real way to cheat on it), and while Deserted Temple is cute I'm not sure it's worth running just for that interaction. You're completely right that I should run some more life draining effects such as Coco Puffs, and I'll try to fit those in (as always, slots are tight). I'd rather run Diabolic Intent before Sidisi, Undead Vizier , though.
Thank you everyone for your comments! :D I'm trying to find space for all of these suggestions, so if you see anything worth cutting I'd love to hear it.
2 weeks ago
Have you considered running Cabal Stronghold and trying to track down a Deserted Temple for Coffers and Nykthos? If you play in a group of 4 or more people then Exsanguinate , Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star are monoblack staples that will help you rip through your deck with Yawgmoth's ability. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is also pretty solid in a token build and is cheaper than Rune-Scarred Demon .
2 weeks ago
Well hello there Inkmoth, nice deck you got here.
Have you been running into many exile effects? Riftsweeper could very well have a place here, plus it has value against food chain decks that put cast from exile creatures into exile with cheap tutors. Certainly a flex spot but I bet the new Sisay will spark another round of FC decks (I've been thinking about building one lol).
You should consider the usually laughable Sunscorched Desert . It acts as a second win condition with Crop Rotation loops if Shaman is offline or unavailable. Use the Mouth of Ronom loop with the desert to kill players.
I also have three spicy suggestions that go together, but they are hard to tutor in mono G and most likely don't fit. Rings of Brighthearth Sensei's Divining Top Voltaic Key . Rings can combo with Top as an outlet for infinite mana. Top can also generate infinite mana/draw with Paradox Engine and Voltaic Key . Rings lets you combo off with Deserted Temple and Cradle or Itlimoc or Nykthos, provided they produce high enough mana counts. Rings also combos off with Key + Thousand-Year Elixir + any big dork that can generate 5+ mana
Top has the benefit of allowing you to sauce on opponents from a zone they have a hard time hitting. It would allow let you up tutor density with Sylvan Tutor . Works well with Worldly Tutor and Noxious Revival , plus gives effective card advantage when using Fetchlands to shuffle away bad top 3.
3 weeks ago
You seem to be running two copies of Voltaic Key ... I don't think that's allowed in EDH.
If you're playing Mono-Blue good stuff, I highly suggest Mystic Remora as a source of early card advantage.
In mono-blue, you might want to consider Back to Basics .
I don't think you should run Bonehoard , because your general counters the first equip activation.
Strip Mine is useful as a 1-of effect to take out The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or other obnoxious lands. I don't think you need the Wasteland as well; you may have more luck with just a basic Island , especially if you choose to run Back to Basics .
Consecrated Sphinx is good as a value blue card. The card advantage is just nuts.
Good luck with deck building!
1 month ago
Massacre Girl has been added at the expense of cutting Black Market . At the same cmc I felt it reasonable. Nim Deathmantle has been cut for Rings of Brighthearth (at long last!). And finally, Path of Ancestry has been axed in favor of the Deserted Temple inclusion, instead of a Swamp — I prefer to have my lands be in untapped, dont you?
Deserted Temple occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%