Creature — Eldrazi
Untap Endbringer during each other player's untap step.
: Endbringer deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, : Target creature can't attack or block this turn.
, : Draw a card.
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5 days ago
You asked to be ruthless, so let's be then. You was warried about your BUG and Show and Tell MUs. Crucible of Worlds, Wasteland is nice combo in some decks, but not really fitting on mana hungry deck like Eldrazi Stompy. Crucible of Worlds is often do nothing, when opponent has basics or you don't have wasteland. Even when it does something it might be too slow and you might be better off by just beating with spaghetti. Sometimes it might win the game, if none of these problems occur and opponent doesn't have answer. Still I would rather go with something more synergistic with spaghetti stompy plan.
We can go down to 24 lands. Wasteland seems to provide least amount of utility, so let's go down to 3, now that we don't have Crucible of Worlds and with 24 lands we are less likely to trade Wasteland anyway.
2 slots now open in maindeck, add 2nd Umezawa's Jitte it's really good at killing small utility creatures and is the best way to beat Tarmogoyfs. Also move 1 Endbringer from side to main. I was first skeptical about Endbringer and thougt 6 mana is not worth it, but I've learnt 6 mana is well worth it. It can win against Ensnaring Bridge or Moat, can be put into play from Show and Tell to stop Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, pings annoying creatures away and when everything else fails, it can DRAW CARDS. We don't have too much card drawing luxury going.
For sideboard I would go something like this:
1 All Is Dust
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Pithing Needle
2 Ratchet Bomb
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
2 Warping Wail
2 Thorn of Amethyst
Leylines as gravehate, because they come down turn 0, are more difficult to answer and can shut down dredge.Damping Matrix hits our own stuf too, cots more and only does more than Pithing Needle against elves.
2 weeks ago
Feel free to use the lists on my page for ideas, because doubling tutors like Captain Sisay, draw like Endbringer, recursion like Argivian Archaeologist, ramp like Frontier Guide, and so much more seems like the best for such a deck!
2 weeks ago
Upon longer reflection I figured as much, saving yourself that red mana for an earlier casting of Rakdos, but is it really worth it? Goblin Fireslinger seems better for example, more so than Bolt, from my earlier post. Now you could argue that opponents will most likely never try to, or not be able to remove Seal, but it still seems kinda on the shorter end of useful.
Same goes for Endbringer, since you have merely six sources of colorless mana to activate its abilities with (including Everflowing Chalice, which I am not a fan of in any deck so far). I get it though, it pings, can attack, block, is an Eldrazi and can potentially be cast for free. Good enough. But Scuttling Doom Engine, which I have tried to make good in many a deck, but never got it past being mediocre, seems a bit meh. Is Grenzo, Dungeon Warden good in your build, or is he so-so? Again, it seems his usefulness is situational. Or Underworld Cerberus? Hes bitten me in the ass a couple of times and keeps being put back into a binder. Tyrant's Choice seems like too much of a one shot/trick pony to me. If your opponents know your deck, they will probably sac something, rather than risk you plopping down something big and nasty for free. I know I would.
I ask all this, because I put together a preliminary version of a Rakdos deck in a similar vein to yours and Im trying to get a feel for the nuances Im probably not considering and you seem to have played and refined this deck a lot.
Also, to reiterate, Vial Smasher is really too good not to be in here.
2 weeks ago
UBQRLQL Eldrazi was a difficult matchup since the beginning because their threats are both big and disruptive. Matter Reshaper is card advantage for them, while Thought-Knot Seer, Reality Smasher and Endbringer/Drowner of Hope are all must answer threats. This is one of the prime reasons I went up to three Damnation in the sideboard. And of course, Eldrazi Displacer makes trying to defend almost impossible.
In this matchup, I usually take out all my Pack Rat. Eldrazi Displacer, Engineered Explosives and All Is Dust all make Pack Rat quite bad and slow. You become the control deck against Drazi, killing things with Geth's Verdict, drawing extra cards with Phyrexian Arena, and finishing the game with planeswalkers/Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet/Desecration Demon. Taking out Pack Rat also helps with our own Damnation plan. Against Bant, I'd keep in all the Fatal Push; against colourless Tron, I might cut one or two.
Demon, by the way, is quite good against them since it is bigger than all their guys and will usually eat multiple creatures/kill them straight up. Kalitas exiling their creatures and making a zombie army is also one way for us to match their board state. Ob Nixilis Reignited is quite a star in this matchup; card advantage + removal again and again is just so good against them.
If you feel as though you do not have enough disruption against them, I could see bringing in one or two Extirpate, even, to cut off the threat you're most scared of at the time, or that you know they have in hand from having previously cast a disruption spell.
Shadow of Doubt in response to Expedition Map or a fetchland or with Ghost Quarter is very very good here. I agree Ghost Quarter is not the best in this matchup, but with Shadow, it becomes Strip Mine, and that's quite good.
3 weeks ago
I see plenty of mana ramp, but it is all general cost mana and not colorless. Endbringer needs specifically colorless mana to play and to use abilities. Perhaps add in some Wastes or Shimmering Grotto, Ruins of Oran-Rief, Rogue's Passage, Reliquary Tower, Holdout Settlement, etc...
1 month ago
Hello Xinofos and thanks for the sentiment. The big reason why I use Shrine of the Forsaken Gods is because it becomes 2 mana per tap which is monumental (excuse the pun) in a ramp deck. Standard isn't exactly kind to the idea of ramping right now, so the extra mana per tap is invaluable. I also rarely run into mana issues since we've got Ruin in Their Wake.
And yes I very recently was running Reality Smasher, but I had to cut it because we weren't able to cycle through our deck at all fast enough. Since the addition of Vessel of Nascency I'm much better able to draw the cards I need for any given situation. Endbringer is also a card I like, but I'm not sure how to implement it.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Interesting, I like your budget approach...but trying to keep cards under 30 cents is tough haha. Also, I think this deck may struggle to do enough damage in a commander game as ping effects generally don't do much in the format unless Vhati il-Dal is involved.
However, here are some suggestions I found. Stab Wound would be a good additional creature shrinker (for later ping-ing) and incremental life loss.
Since you run a lot of enchantments which punish opponents for blocking, the "Provoke" mechanic may interest you. Cards like Crested Craghorn or Goblin Grappler are options if you can keep them alive (sadly provoke is mainly a green mechanic). Breaker of Armies and Nemesis Mask also have similar effects.
Or you could look for further tap/untap permanents type cards. Endbringer is an option though it would require some more colorless mana (Wastes are cheap), it also is 50 cents. Goblin Archaeologist could provide more artifact removal. Puppet Strings will alow you to tap or untap at will.
I think your deck may want some sort of reanimation to it as that is what black does best, and I suspect your little guys will die rather frequently. Phyrexian Reclamation would be a nice addition to provide a pit of reanimation though it is 50 cents. Betrayal of Flesh doubles as removal and reanimation at instant speed.
Curse of Death's Hold would make pinging stuff to death easier, but again, it is 50 cents.