Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
Tap: Add U or B to your mana pool.
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I can't help with deck testing, as I'm testing my grixis deck as wel. However for the mana base I can help you out.
You shouldn't need 28 lands, I run 24 and comfortably cast cruel ultimatum no problem every time I get it. 2ndly. You want to put a couple Reflecting Pool in the deck, I've suggested it to other players and they comment how versatile and powerful of a land it is, as it's almost always an untapped 3color land. I would also remove some of your fetches, preferably 2 of Polluted Delta and Scalding Tarn . and add more basics, you want at least 3 swamps and at least 3 islands in the deck to cover against Blood Moon . You could also deal away with the single mountain. I would also suggest outing 1- 2 Creeping Tar Pit as their only real use as a manland is in a field wiping control deck, where you only run 1. Drowned Catacomb Darkslick Shores or River of Tears are great alternatives that give you a better option of not coming in tapped. so a pair or mix of those lands should help your mana base especially since you're running cryptics, ensuring you have that 3 blue is essential.
On a last note, I would drop the total lands to either 25-26 unless you feel comfortable at 27 lands. As I said before I run 24 lands and I have never had a land drop issue with the deck yet. if you do decide to drop a land or two I'd suggest moving your other Thoughtseize mainboard, allowing more sideboard choices.If you went down two lands, I'd add either 1 more Terminate, Damnation, or Anger of the Gods. Which could also potentially open up your sideboard.
If you wanted to check out the land base I have going here's a look at my deck.
Also I highly suggest moving at least 2-3 spellskites into your sideboard if you could. The hardest deck I have come across is that stupid Hexproof deck. and they decimate it. Either that, or play around with Glaring Spotlight . I hope any of my advice helps you out! And good luck!
I made a list of things I would suggest to consider:
Get some black mana in there. Can't rely on Waste Not for mana, not to mention you don't have enough cards to make it work for you.
The above being said, Waste Not doesn't really fit this deck. It is a card that I think is just too overrated and is trying to do too much.
I strongly suggest Aeon Chronicler . More draw and gets stronger with the idea of this deck.
A "No Maximum hand" card I would suggest is Spellbook . No max hand for free. Should definitely be in here, three or four copies.
I have no clue why you have Kraken Hatchling here. Vanilla and not helping your goal. replace it with the above.
I think for this deck, you will want about 24-26 lands because you're going to have quite a few high cost cards in the deck. Duo-lands are a must as well. Watery Grave , Drowned Catacomb , Polluted Delta , and Sunken Ruins should be what you're looking at.
As for the cards in the maybeboard, I wouldn't consider anything but Seizan, Perverter of Truth and Thought Gorger . Especially Thought Gorger because of the trample and the potential damage output it can have with all the drawing.
yeah you two are right. 5 shocks and some of the duals like Drowned Catacomb Sulfur Falls and Dragonskull Summit would probably be better. I'm a big advocate of Damnation though! never have i regretted having that bad boy in hand!
The first thing you must figure out is which format you want this deck to be legal in. Then it's much easier to suggest cards that would fit. But you could use some better lords as Zombie Master
, Death Baron
, Lord of the Undead
, Undead Warchief
etc. The mana base could also be upgraded with Watery Grave
, Sunken Ruins
, Drowned Catacomb
, Darkslick Shores
, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Polluted Delta and Underground Sea are both very expensive but it's something to consider in the future.
I have a few playsets of Serum Visions for you modern players. for trade or sale
Want:Watery Grave Polluted Delta Wooded Foothills Sidisi, Brood Tyrant Drowned Catacomb Gravecrawler Cemetery Reaper Lord of the Undead Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Cleaver ImpostorHero's Downfall Unholy Grotto Birthing Pod
Busted a box of Khans, have a bunch of Jeskai rares. Looking for Sidisi and other sultai cards to finish my Sidisi EDH deck.
All cards are NM looking for NM only. Have tons of modern and edh staples for trade.. send me what you want.
These would be my suggestions, if you want to make it a bit more competitive:
-1 Hover Barrier -1 Sage's Row Denizen -2 Tenacious Dead -1 Wall of Frost -1 Phenax, God of Deception -2 Nightveil Specter -2 Countermand -1 Nullify -1 Negate -3 Dimir Guildgate -4 Dimir Aqueduct -3 Island -3 Swamp
+2 Drowned Catacomb +3 Temple of Deceit +4 Watery Grave +4 Polluted Delta +1 Mind Grind +3 Mana Leak +2 Fog Bank +1 consuming abberation+1 Circu, Dimir Lobotomist +2 Jace, Memory Adept +2 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
|0.16 TIX||0.45 TIX|
|Avg. draft pick||4.48|
|Avg. cube pick||11.28|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Rare|
|2011 Core Set||Rare|
|2010 Core Set||Rare|