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Dimir House Guard
Creature — Skeleton
Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate Dimir House Guard.
Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
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Dimir House Guard Discussion
1 day ago
Yes, I would like to compare notes with anybody who plays this format (not many people in my area do). I have built the following decks so far:
Drooling Groodion: Voltron/control deck that uses some recursion elements to repeat effects such as Crypt Rats, Nantuko Vigilante, and Dimir House Guard. Bascially, you generate a lot of tokens with cards like Sporoloth Ancient and Sprout Swarm, which you then sacrifice into the commander's ability. Actually surprisingly strong, because it allows repeated removal (which is great in this format, since most wins are creature based) and boosts itself at the same time.
Thunderclap Wyvern: Beatdown/control. Plaxcaster Frogling: Beatdown/control. Gelectrode: Control/Combo. Mesa Enchantress: Beatdown/control. Cliffhaven Vampire: Lifedrain. Contraband Kingpin: Artifact control. Stromkirk Captain: Vampire tribal.Drogskol Captain: Spirit tribal. Unraveling Mummy: Zombie tribal.
Currently thinking about Ruthless Sniper as monoblack cycle commander.
4 days ago
I understand what you mean Magnivore. It's probably the least straightforward deck I've ever designed. What you tutor for in any given situation is usually going to depend on what you already have, except for Command Beacon. And all of the deeper interactions and things like Dimir House Guard and Fleshwrither targets are non-obvious too.
2 weeks ago
It looks like saffronOlives deck for aggainst the odds. I like it.
I am still not convinced that blue is needed, even if zur gives an occasional win...
I would try to fit in Dimir House Guard to find a missing combo piece on t3
2 weeks ago
If you're planning to use the Triplets to cast your opponents' spells, rather than just shut them out for the turn, you could use some more five-color options. Darksteel Ingot, Cultivator's Caravan, the vivid lands, etc.
With all the artifacts, Fabricate?
I've found getting Unwinding Clock on the board to be a major advantage with all the mana rocks this runs, so Dimir House Guard and Clutch of the Undercity useful in tutoring it out. It's like Paradox Engine jr that draws a lot less hate.
To make room for some of these, I'd consider taking out Athreos, God of Passage (not quite critical mass of creatures or recursion theme for him here), Graceful Adept (so your SEG buddies don't bolt her at the beginning of your end step when you have 12 cards in hand), Lullmage Mentor (not running enough counters or merfolk to get full value form him), Beguiler of Wills (situational, low creature count).
I love Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker in here, she needs more play.
1 month ago
Yeah, the Oil just wasnt worth it. It pretty much just forces your opponent to play his draws right away.. Pact is simply superior and you can just add tutors like Dimir House Guard or Diabolic Tutor to make more "copies" of it. Diabolic searches for the Offering too but DHG costs 3.
1 month ago
How has Veldalken orrery been testing? It seems like one of the weaker options atm
As far as cuts go, I might suggest Verdant Force, Mazerek, either of the Lillianas, especially of the veil in commander, Birds of Paradise,and Mulch as these are the cards that seem to be the weakest in this format and in your deck.
1 month ago
Th updates seem to be going well.
I just found out somewhere else that Nest of Scarabs also works as an outlet for infinite mana with The Scorpion God. You keep killing the 1/1's it makes. Might be worth including, since outside of the combo, the 1/1's are easy to kill and draw cards with.
Just curious, what is Dimir House Guard for? It's your only 4 mana spell. It's not like you're gonna transmute it...
2 months ago
Im like your deck. It has similar elements to mine, but is much more budget conscious. I like both Traitor's Roar and Serene Master, and may playtest both in my deck, just to see how they play. I have multiple deathtouch creatures that are parallel to what Serene Master does, so that is a cheap alternative that may work nicely, since Serene Master will likely stick around, and deathtouch creatures don't always stick around after a fight. I like it, and it may be a nice upgrade. I get a lot of mileage out of Delirium and Backlash, so Traitor's Roar may be another nice addition. I use a Wishboard with both Death Wish and Burning Wish, so it may go in the Wishboard instead of the maindeck.
As for suggestions, for budget tutors, check out Transmute cards such as Shred Memory, Dimir Machinations, and Dimir House Guard. They work great for cheap tutors that also have another use. If you haven't, check out my Queen Marchesa deck. It is pretty similar to yours.