Eater of Days
Artifact Creature — Leviathan
When Eater of Days enters the battlefield, you skip your next two turns.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Eater of Days Discussion
3 months ago
Thanks for appreciating!
Phyrexian Dreadnought is the single best card in the deck, and the deck is built around tutoring it as soon as possible. As a result, replacing it efficiently is impossible a no other creature can offer such a high power for such a low mana cost. That being said, there are a few "decent" alternatives:
Virtus the Veiled is less of a voltron creature, but potentially deals more regular damage.
Depending on how casual your playgroup is, you could consider Phage the Untouchable as a very expensive one-shot kill.
Just keep in mind that without the Dreadnought the deck will be significantly slower.
3 months ago
Final Parting looks really nice in this shell, and I think I will include it - it's cheap, effective, and put stuff directly into the yard.
Cairn Wanderer could indeed be useful, but, on the other hand, the only ability it can carry over with the current creatures I run would be haste (Gingerbrute), trample and flying (Eater of Days), so, unless I include a lot more of creatures that affects Cairn Wanderer, I'm not sure it would be that good.
As for Etrata, the Silencer, it could make it to the final cul. Do you know shenanigans to the ever growing commander tax with this strategy ?
4 months ago
Replacing the Dreadnought is impossible, as it's probably the single best card in the deck. No other creature can offer such a huge power for such a low cost. The thing that sets it apart from all the other options is the fact that it's the only creature that is able to represent a two-turn clock on its own. All the 7 to 10 power creatures instead represent a three-turn clock, which makes a huge difference in the long run. Something like a Nyxathid or Rotting Regisaur would be okayish, but they won't be anywhere near the power level of the Dreadnought. If you absolutely can't run it, then the best substitutes would be Nyxathid or Eater of Days (who has two relevant keywords). Phyrexian Soulgorger is awful because it represents the same clock as Nyxathid but forces you to invest more mana to transform Lazav during you upkeep, as you can't afford to let the cumulative upkeep trigger to resolve.
I do understand your hesitation regarding the Dreadnought, however. It has an absurdly high price tag, especially considering how narrow it is. It's not a card that you will put in every deck, like a Force of Will. Luckily, here in Europe it is more affordable. My suggestion would be trying some alternatives first, and then testing it using a proxy. You will feel the difference. Then, if you really love the deck, you can consider buying a copy. Of all the possible upgrades, the Dreadnought should be the priority. Intuition, Mana Crypt and Force of Will can all be replaced somewhat decently, while our 12/12 is one of its kind.
Hope this helps!
5 months ago
You have a few options. You can go with the less powerful Phage the Untouchable, Eater of Days or Phyrexian Obliterator. Another alternative could also be Virtus the Veiled or Ebonblade Reaper, which would be my preferred pick. However, even if you want to cut Crackdown Construct, please keep Ornithopter in because of its great utility regardless of the combo.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Hey, this is a pretty cool idea here. The list looks solid. Seeing as you're trying to skip your turns fairly consistently, perhaps Eater of Days would help your strategy. With Chulane, Teller of Tales and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir on the field, along with anything that untaps your creatures every turn, you could theoretically never have a turn. Sure, it's not as good as Chronatog's ability to never have a turn, but it could serve as a backup.
Patron of the Moon, while having a high converted mana cost, can help you to play lands on your opponents' turns, if that's something that interests you.
+1 from me though on this awesome list!
7 months ago
7 months ago
Yeah, i get the fun deck building concepts and play but i have learnt the difference between being fun and janky deck and just playing a miserable deck when you Eater of Days yourself and die without another turn.