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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
2 weeks ago
I would suggest to add some tutors for the consistency...
But the idea definitely is great :) +1
1 month ago
jacobmcguffin I would cut the extra turn spells, Fireball, Grapeshot, and some of the less useful artifacts. If you are adding in Paradox Engine and Isochron Scepter/Dramatic Reversal you can also cut Alhammarret's Archive (really only seems useful when you are already winning) and Unwinding Clock (basically just a slower Paradox Engine). I also don't think that Dimir House Guard is necessary given that you already have a decent amount of tutor effects. Dark Tutelage and Dark Confidant aren't absolutely necessary and tend to function better in decks that want to play the long game over fast combo decks but that is just a preference of mine.
Outside of that, it would just swap out cards that you think you can justify removing. The best way I have found to figure out what cards to cut is when I am playing the deck, I note times that cards are particularly good/bad and if they end up being bad more often than I like, I cut them and see if I end up missing them. If I don't end up missing the card, it is usually safe to say that the cut was correct.
2 months ago
The deck in question is IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH.
Zur the Enchanter helps a ton in the tutor department, but he can't grab everything.
The tutors I have so far are: Diabolic Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, Recruiter of the Guard, Open the Armory, Demonic Collusion, Enlightened Tutor. Please note that I'm only running the handful of $10 tutors because I already had them.
Now, this seems like a decent tutor package to me. But I wanted to know if there are any other budget tutors that might be slightly better. Also I suppose a good question would be: How many tutors should I run? Is 6 enough? Too many? Hopefully looking at the decklist and my beginnings of a primer will help you determine that.
Additionally, I've come across the Transmute ability and wanted to know what you all thought of it. Sub-optimal of course, but budget. Clutch of the Undercity, Dimir House Guard, Dimir Infiltrator, Dimir Machinations, Drift of Phantasms, Muddle the Mixture, Perplex, and Shred Memory all get one or two of my pieces, and have the added flexibility of being normal spells. Are any of these worth running over, say, Demonic Collusion or Razaketh's Rite?
Would love to hear any thoughts/opinions! Thanks in advance!
2 months ago
Leaner and meaner:
2 months ago
Never > DreadboreCruel Ultimatum > TerminateCrosis's Charm > VandalblastVoltaic Key > Pacification ArrayObelisk of Grixis > Chrome MoxManalith > Coldsteel Heart Decree of Pain > Crook of CondemnationHollowborn Barghest > Rampaging FerocidonNicol Bolas, Planeswalker > Dimir House GuardRazaketh's Rite > PerplexPlanar Portal > Mystical TutorCurator of Mysteries > Muddle the Mixture
2 months ago
Dimir House Guard can help you fetch Mindlock Orb.
3 months ago
Phyrexian Tower is outside my budget, don't get me wrong would love it but....
After looking at Gottsplitter deck, I think this is going to become Grixis. Dimir House Guard is gonna make a great addition to it.
4 months ago
Had to be brief before, please allow me to expand. I understand it's a more casual list. I understand you run Animar or Narset when you want to be cruel to others at the table, says it right there in your concise deck description. That's why I recommended Graft (It's not the most OP mechanic for Marchesa, but looks like it would synergize well). Just trying to give "feedback or ideas" as solicited. I really am sorry about the contextual typo, on my part it's unfortunate. As I said, I really like your setup. You have a well tuned and reliable deck list with several cards I'm looking to integrate into my playlists because I like what you're going that much. I plan to cite you if that's alright on my deck upgrades (Dimir House Guard, Fleshwrither and Jokulhaups) once incorporated into my Marchesa deck. Job well done.