Return up to two target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
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Dutiful Return Discussion
2 weeks ago
Welcome to EDH, my personal favourite format, and my personal favourite commander, Ghoulcaller Gisa!
I absolutely love this general because you can make whatever you want from her, I see all kinds of different takes on the deck.
Kokusho, the Evening Star is great to sacrifice, just go ahead and heal yourself based on other's life totals
to buff your zombies, I see you have added Coat of Arms, don't ever remove this, its probably your strongest synergy.Zombie Master, Corpse Harvester, Unbreathing Horde are all good to continue this growth effect.
Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen, Demonic Collusion are all good options for tutors, I think you ought to include atleast 2 more, maybe 3 depending on how combo-y/ synergistic you want to make this deck.
Rise of the Dark Realms is sometimes a win con, other reanimation effects include Sheoldred, Whispering One, Dutiful Return, Dread Return, Death Denied and ESPECIALLY Hell's Caretaker, love this guy...
I could go all day with suggestions, shes really a canvas in terms of generals, you can do just about anything you want to do that is under the spectrum of black, by all means, completely ignore every suggestion I have made, this is a good deck as it stands for multiplayer already.
I hope this helps as a resource though in case you want to take it one direction or the other.
remember that Ghoulcaller Gisa's ability doesn't have to be used on your turn, so its important to only use it when you absolutely have to, unless your zombies have haste, that is... but remember that the zombies usually don't have haste and they need to wait a turn to be used, so you can wait until the end of an opponents turn, or the beginning of another's or even respond to effects on the stack with her ability.
I hope this helps! Cheers!
3 weeks ago
TheTindell179 thanks so much for the positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoy it. To properly answer your question, the goal is to fill the graveyard, both through discarding, and self milling. However, the purpose for this isn't only for Psychatog. Take note of cards above, such as Exhume and Dutiful Return. This deck also has the intention of operating as a reanimator deck, as needed. Fill your graveyard, so you can retrieve things from it as needed. As you will see above, you will notice many cards have "Transmute," which will allow you to retrieve numerous instants, such as Ghostly Flicker. As a pauper fan, you will also know the synergy this card has with Archaeomancer. This combo isn't necessary, but is certainly built in to the deck. Many of the creatures included have several different beneficial ETB effects. One final card I want you to note is Essence Harvest, a personal favorite of mine in this deck. I hope you have a chance to try this tech out for yourself. If you have any adjustments that you have found to be successful, please share. It's always a pleasure speaking with a fellow Pauper EDH enthusiast.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Ok, changes made: In Garruk's Wake in, Forced March out. Palace Siege in, Macabre Waltz out. Liliana of the Dark Realms, Dread, and Graveborn Muse are in, and out go Death Denied, Dutiful Return, and Foul Renewal. Lands in are Vesuva and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for Subterranean Hangar and a Swamp.
That's where Volrath stands for now. I think I will be adding a Thespian's Stage in the future, as well, and I will keep looking into the other suggestions the more I play it and see how it works out. I hope that I haven't pushed my mana curve too high for it to be consistent.
If you think I should have subbed something different, please offer up more suggestions!
3 months ago
Forerunner of Slaughter is better than sludge crawler in every way, Kozilek's Sentinel is good for aggro, Outnumber and Ruinous Path are good removal for the deck, Eldrazi Mimic is fantastic for the deck, as is Matter Reshaper. Barrage Tyrant is a good non-combat wincon. Thought-Knot Seer is a good potential sideboard Bearer of Silence is very good for aggro/control. Sky Scourer is a flying kozilek's sentinel. Kozilek's Return is a must have in your colors in standard. Ways to proc its flashback as well as good game enders are Bane of Bala Ged and an Endless One for at least 7. As far as lands, your wastes are, well, wastes. Mirrorpool is unnecessary, you can run Sanctum of Ugin and possibly Shrine of the Forsaken Gods, maybe even Sea Gate Wreckage instead. Reality Hemorrhage is fine to proc colorless spells and all, but when Shock is legal, just run shock. Eldrazi Obligator is a Turn Against on a body, but I wouldn't recommend running either. Both Witness the End and Dutiful Return are bad. You don't need them. Phyrexia is right, Panharmonicon is useless, there's no need to run it. I'm sure there is more that you can edit but that's all I see at the moment.
6 months ago
6 months ago
I would also replace Dutiful Return with another creature such as Fairgrounds Warden or Thalia, Heretic Cathar due to the value and tempo these cards have to offer. As for the side board there is always Archangel Avacyn Flip, Declaration in Stone, Stasis Snare anything else you can think of that would help combat the meta
7 months ago
In my Rat deck I have all my Rats in it, and I threw in a Whip of Erebos, cards like Dutiful Return and Aphetto Dredging (Don't ask where I got it), and finally, Dragon Throne of Tarkir. The reason for the last card listed is because I'm thinking of making a huge Rat army, putting the Throne on one of my Pack Rats and doing the effect, and doubling the power and toughness of my Pack Rat army, and swinging. Yep, late-game Rats. Ever heard of it?