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Creature — Eldrazi Drone
Devoid (This card has no colour.)
: Target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life. ( represents colourless mana.)
Essence Depleter Discussion
1 month ago
It's all fun and games until the vampire starts flexing ;D
You've been asking for creatures with lifegain abilities. Many creatures with such an ability want you to sacrifice other creatures. What I found were these:
I hope this helps.
1 year ago
It might be in flavor if you focused on effects gaining you life and losing opponents.
Things that work well for that are) Agent of Masks, Bloodchief Ascension, Campaign of Vengeance, Cliffhaven Vampire, Drana's Emissary, maybe Essence Depleter (depending on your mana rock situation), Exquisite Blood/Sanguine Bond, Exsanguinate, Falkenrath Noble, Infectious Curse, DEFINITELY Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Kaya, Ghost Assassin, Knights of the Black Rose, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Palace Siege, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Scholar of Athreos, Souls of the Faultless, Subversion, Suture Priest, Trespasser's Curse, Twilight Prophet, and Zulaport Cutthroat.
So yeah. Plenty of suggestions there to consider.
2 years ago
With only 3 lands that can even provide the correct mana to activate Essence Depleter. I would have to suggest swapping it for Underworld Coinsmith if you want to keep the same effect. Otherwise remove it all together.
2 years ago
Drogskol Cavalry to turn Infinite mana into Infinite life and tokens. Bloodrite Invoker, Essence Depleter, Nightfire Giant, Orzhov Guildmage, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Scalding Devil, Scholar of Athreos, Soul of Shandalar, and Sunhome Guildmage also work.
2 years ago
I have also found that winning without Panharmonicon is quite easy, so in many games it was just a dead card as whatever else I had in my hand was better at the moment. In addition, I have found that Ondu Cleric is the least useful creature in the deck, and isn't good for much except chump blocking if you don't have a Cliffhaven Vampire in play. I dropped one of those for an additional Dusk. I have been running a pair of Altar's Reap instead of Live Fast and I am quite pleased with the result. I can block, then sac the creature before damage to cast Reap. Alternatively, I have had one or two Zulaport Cutthroat on the field with a Cliffhaven Vampire and cast Reap, which creates a gain of 4 life, a loss of 6 life to my opponent, and two cards in my hand.Lastly, I decided that a pair of Shambling Vent were good as backup creatures with lifelink for Cliffhaven Vampire triggers.
2 years ago
Hey! Looks like a cool deck! I have a few pieces of advice for you:
In addition, your deck is currently 108 cards, so I'd take out the following:
- 4 Dazzling Reflection
- 1 Commencement of Festivities
- 1 Kozilek's Translator
- 2 Sanitarium Skeleton
- 4 Essence Depleter
- 4 Havoc Sower
- 2 Eyeless Watcher
- 2 Blisterpod
- 4 Transguild Promenade
- 2 Shimmering Grotto
- 4 Unknown Shores
- 2 Plains
- 4 Demystify
- 2 Visions of Brutality
- 2 Skittering Invasion
- 4 Warden of Geometries
- 2 Consuming Vapors
- 1 Authority of the Consuls.
That should take you down to 60 cards, at which point you might want to consider taking out a few other things and adding some of the Eldrazi Drones from Rise of the Eldrazi to give you some more Eldrazi Spawn / ramp.
Enjoy your holidays!
3 years ago
Skullclamp should be mainboarded in pretty much every EDH deck. With Oona's tokens skullclamp is a 1 mana draw 2 card.
GraveTitan is a very good card in general, will put pressure on the board, and give more tokens.
Phenax, God of Deception will help burst down a single targer.
Glen Elendra Liege will anthem your creatures. It is a non-bo with skullclamp, but it makes Everything beefier.
Disciple of Bolas is a great way to draw cards and gain life, especially if you can recur it.
Wrexial, the Risen Deep is highly synergistic with milling as you get to cast their instants and sorceries.
Diluvian Primordial. Same as Wrexial.
Sepulchral Primordial. Ditto again.
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Remove Think Tank
For lands and ramp, go to:
3 years ago
Gaea's Revenge doesn't really seem feasible to cast considering that the land count is rather low. I agree with Seasons Past being a good option, maybe a 1- or 2-of. Someone at my LGS has been slowly convincing me that Essence Depleter is a decent card in a deck like this, and I'm at the point where I agree. It lets you get extra drains off with any mana you don't need. I'm not sure this is a Languish deck honestly. It seems like that card is pretty good against you considering the creature count and size of the creatures. I might drop it for just Grasp of Darkness or similar spot removal. A 1- or 2-of The Gitrog Monster seems pretty good here, as does Ob Nixilis Reignited. For the mana base, adding some Blighted lands seems good, be it Blighted Woodland or Blighted Fen.
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