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Dictate of Erebos
Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.
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Dictate of Erebos Discussion
2 days ago
Thanks for your feedback, KuraiU! In fact, I was thinking about adding in something like Pestilence Demon or Sanguine Praetor for those mass-removal effects, but the unconditional edict effects like Dictate of Erebos aren't quite the direction I want this deck to head, especially considering I've got some edicts in my Karador deck and I don't love double-dipping on cards too often. But thank you for the suggestion! I really appreciate it.
3 days ago
Mortiferus_Rosa, there was never a solid commitment to going the route of tokens. Never a plan that required them from the start...just a manifestation of certain strategies that came together as such.
Very rarely does this deck win off of total Commander damage kills or attacking until life is at zero. The majority of the time, my wins come out of locking up the entire board through sac and attrition. So initially, tokens ended up being good blocking fodder until strategies manifested...then tokens became a more efficient way to get that Experience Count up faster...then finally, certain components of the deck used tokens crazy-efficiently.
I suppose it started with Awakening Zone, which I will always find to be an auto-include in any Commander deck running Green. The exponential mana / chump blockers are a no-brainer, especially when it comes to increasing Commander cast costs.
Finally, it all came together with additions such as Butcher of Malakir, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, etc...to completely lock out multi-player scenarios. This has been the usual way in which games are ending with this deck.
That's not to say that I only sac tokens and forego getting quality card creatures into the 'yard that I can bring back with their ETB's using Meren, but it gives me options.
Hope that gives you a good window into the mentality of the deck's construction thus far. The deck's gone through roughly 8-mos of metamorphosis...heavy in the beginning and certainly slowed recently as its been pretty well-tuned by the conversations here with the community.
3 days ago
Hard to say since there's a lot of synergy in your deck and honestly it depends on your meta, Stromgald Crusader seems pretty mana intensive for what he does. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton interrupt the zombie recurrence theme going on, cards like Diregraf Colossus don't benefit them being in the graveyard.
Blood Scrivener is a debatable one, while at low CMC and added card draw it depends how often you have 0 cards in hand, other than that I couldn't tell you what creatures to cut.
This is where your meta comes into play, personally I would cut most target removal, in a 4 player free for all if you 1-for-1 with an opponent your other 2 opponents are now up a card(however can save you from infinite combos and such) so it's a tough call to make. That being said I would cut Tragic Slip since you can't control morbid on other peoples turns and maybe Slaughter Pact depending on how often you verse other black decks.
Other than that I couldn't recommend anything else to cut your deck seems solid to me.
Edit: here are some other cards I found that go well with your decks synergy:
Cryptbreaker card draw
Call to the Grave control
Dictate of Erebos control
Potential yet high CMC sweepers
1 week ago
Interesting choice on banshees blade over Blade of the Bloodchief. Gifted Aetherborn works really well with the captain, all those keywords are great. Vampire Cutthroat might work batter than lacerator as it can continue to slip in damage. Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos is super strong with sacrifice outlets and kalitas.
Keep some hand disruption in sideboard- Duressetc will work wonders in trickier matchups.If there is a lack of graveyard removal in your meta some stuff like No Rest for the Wicked is pretty neat protection against supreme verdict.
1 week ago
Those guys definitely.know what's up. Good recommendations. I'd put those in, as for recommending what to pull out... Akki Underminer. As a 1/1, he's always going to be blocked. Goblin Gardener. He costs as much as a Ruination (recommend btw), but he only gets rid of one land. And what do you think of Dictate of Erebos instead of Grave Pact? He costs one more, but has flash and he's not super black mana heavy to cast.
1 week ago
I'd add some eldrazi scion producers such as Eldrazi Skyspawner for two reasons, they add mana ramp, and when things like Dictate of Erebos are out, you can open sacrifice them to force opponents to also sac a creature. But that's just an opinion.
1 week ago
Drana, Liberator of Malakir works nicely with Marchesa's second ability. You can also consider Yahenni, Undying Partisan as well. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is extremely useful, so you can include him if you're willing to break the bank a little.
Dictate of Erebos is an instant-speed version of Grave Pact, so when someone blocks your guy with a bigger creature, just flash in Dictate for annoyance.