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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.)
Dimir House Guard Discussion
4 weeks ago
multimedia I do like the idea of adding more tutors and cutting down on some of my wincons (especially the ones that require going sideways). I've been looking into including the transmute cards as well, like Brainspoil and Dimir House Guard . The reasone why I didn't put Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience in is because of my meta. Most of my opponents don't play many creatures, and although tapping their artifacts sounds nice, that 1-turn stall doesn't seem worth it to me. With extort though, we'll see if it makes the cut. I am considering the aristocrat combo you mentioned. My only thought is why would I look for a combo, in order to look for a combo? For that reason, I'm not sure if I'll include Razaketh, the Foulblooded , but I'll playtest with it and see how I like it.
1 month ago
This deck is very cool!! Perfect choice of partners. You might like these: Astral Drift , Bone Miser , Bag of Holding , Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar , Dimir Infiltrator , Drift of Phantasms , Dimir House Guard , Netherborn Phalanx , Sword of the Paruns , Chakram Retriever , Gemstone Array , Prismite , Cascading Cataracts , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Turntimber Sower
2 months ago
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4 months ago
Always_Freezing, thanks for the upvote and checking out the deck, I guess great minds think alike. As far as Baleful Strix , I was on the fence with it when the build was based around Muldrotha, but now with Yarok, I think it does need to find a place in the 100 despite its non-bo with Cloudstone Curio . In playtesting, I've found that the ETB draw triggers are the best option for consistency, so all of those options should be included in my opinion. I'll probably drop Arctic Merfolk to add it back.
As far as your deck, the only automatic include I would suggest is Dimir House Guard , as dropping Aluren on the board is the highest winning percentage play in the deck, and it's one of the very best ways to ensure you can get it in your hand, as it's almost impossible for your opponents to stop. Also, if you're going to rely on mana via creatures and untap triggers, you may want to consider Shaman of Forgotten Ways to go with Bloom Tender , as it has potential to go infinite even without Aluren , whereas Sylvan Caryatid and Paradise Druid can't.
Other than that, I would just say playtest the deck a bunch and see what stands out - I've found that options I thought were must includes initially ended up being quite underwhelming. Good luck and happy brewing.
4 months ago
Mono black decks can take advantage of some very specific cards: Jet Medallion , Caged Sun , and Contamination (if you're feeling spikey), Cabal Ritual , and Bubbling Muck . The rituals hurt a lot less due to Villis's amazing ability to draw cards. Heartless Summoning is also a fantastic creature ramp card when your deck is composed primarily of large creatures like demons, however it prevents you from keeping x/1 creatures around. In my opinion it is VERY worth it because there is little difference between an 8/8 and a 7/7 but saving 2 mana on every creature makes a huge impact.
Mindslicer makes everyone hell bent but you will often pull ahead with Villis afterward so it could be a decent include.
Villis costs ALOT of mana and adding commander tax to that makes it crippling so I suggest including some ways to cheat him into play through reanimiation or other tricks. Geode Golem and Command Beacon can get Villis out of the command zone much sooner than normal and you can abuse Black's amazing reanimation spells to cheat him into play more efficiently than returning him to the command zone. Chainer, Dementia Master , Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Reanimate (also draws you 8 cards after he enters!!), Strands of Night , there are so many more I haven't listed.
Loxodon Warhammer is a fantastic equipment that serves multiple purpose by giving your flying demons trample and the much desires lifelink. This also turns Villis into a 2 hit commander damage killer making it even a win condition.
Including some quality sacrifice outlets feels like a must in a mono black deck because you are always playing with the grave. High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well are great sac outlets in land slots. Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Spawning Pit and Dimir House Guard are also good option that can serve multiple purposes.
5 months ago
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6 months ago
An interesting list!
I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.
Dimir House Guard occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%