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, , Sacrifice Expedition Map: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Expedition Map Discussion
10 hours ago
Well, this isn't a standard deck, so if you change the format to Modern, it should work. Casual, Legacy, and Vintage are also formats this deck is legal in. I can explain format legality further if you want.
I need to know a few things before I go over how to improve the deck. Really, the list is an eldrazi-tribal list, with a high-costed top end, and a strange low-end.
The first thing I need to know is exactly what the deck's purpose is. Do you want to cast giant eldrazi? Do you want to sacrifice a bunch of little tokens?
For example, the Tron lands, Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Tower, and Urza's Mine make enough mana to consistently cast eldrazi, and with Expedition Map to fetch them out, and Eldrazi Temple for additional mana, you can really improve the layout of the deck, and probably the biggest downside is the need to cut a lot of the colored portion of your deck.
If you like sacrificing little guys, Blisterpod for example, maybe drop the top end of your mana curve, and run Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat along with running cards like Viscera Seer to get a lot of value from sacrificing creatures, digging for more of them, dealing damage to your opponents, and gaining life. with a card like Fecundity you could even draw your deck, and be making mana at the same time to cast it, scrying along the way, draining your opponent to their death.
You could also move to a processor-exile build, where you try to exile cards from your opponent's deck, hand, graveyard, and battlefield, just to regain value from them, with cards like Blight Herder or Wasteland Strangler as good processors, and cards like Thought-Knot Seer and Oblivion Ring/Surgical Extraction/Relic of Progenitus, etc. for exile value.
Currently the list is split between the green-ramp-into-eldrazi deck and the black-value-oriented-eldrazi deck, neither of which are particularly good in Modern, where they are legal. I would recommend if you decide to stay this route to run Doom Blade or Go for the Throat at least over Grisly Salvage and fix the mana-base up with some dual lands like Hissing Quagmires on a budget.
The other things I need to know to help include:
How much money are you willing to spend on this deck?
What format is this deck going to be in?
What cards do you own that could fit into the strategy that aren't currently in the deck?
Thanks for contacting me! I am happy to help!
3 days ago
Let'st try this again!
I have some interesting tech.
FaiberJC to answer you:
I’m assuming we are on budget.
- Liliana of the Veil - no real replacement but not essential (swap for Fleshbag Marauder or Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip).
- Liliana, the Last Hope - as above
- Mana Drain - no real replacement. Not essential. Feel free to swap it with any CS you feel will be useful. I would just skip on it. (One as none.)
- Vampiric Tutor - nice replacement could be Mausoleum Secrets. As game progresses, it becomes more useful.
- Kindred Discovery - ESSENTIAL! No real replacement for power level and synergy. If you are trying this exact list ... maybe Phyrexian Arena. But, not even close on power level.
- Military Intelligence - Not essential. Anything that gives you card advantage really.
- Mana Crypt - Not essential.
1 week ago
without a land tutor like Expedition Map and Tolaria West it'll be pretty hard to count on having both out in any given game. better to have a card good on their own, like the other equips i mentioned.
another fun card i found that might go well is Strionic Resonator
1 week ago
You have some cool cards in your build Hazoret's Favor seems really good with Alesha, and seems to do a lot of what she wants to do
Cards I would add for:
Ramp: As I said before, Ramp in Mardu is not super easy, but can be achieved to a limited degree with artifacts. Rakdos Signet, Boros Signet, Orzhov Signet All three or any two would do. You already have Sol Ring. I might add a Thran Dynamo or Gilded Lotus. Expedition Map is a must Super cheapened grabs you ANY land. Land Tax is great if you get it in your opening hand or possibly in your first two draws...but after that it's kinda bland. You can decide for yourself, I run it in my Alesha, I think it's worth a spot for sure.
Ashnods alter is great because it gives you mana AND sends creatures to your grave yard for repeated use with Alesha. Sword of Feast and Famine is a HOUSE with Alesha...and in general its an amazing card.
Car draw: You can hit double spots (creatures in the graveyard AND card draw) in red with Wheel effects Wheel of Fortune if you have a budget there are other options, just google red cards with wheel effects. I run Faithless Looting for the flashback. Mentor of the Meek will net you a lot of cards, and of course Skullclamp. One time effects like Sign in Blood and Read the Bones can be strong enough to play in a pinch. You are in black, although as third color, so Necropotence is also an option if your a true black mage! And once again, Key to the City is a triforce of awesomeness with an added on card draw.
Removal: In general you want at least 5 single target removal spells in edh. Although I've found that in Alesha more is better as it sometimes takes a few turns to set up your engine. I would run around 7-9. White is your friend with such amazing staples as Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares toss in some Chaos Warp and Mortify for good measure. Return to Dust is also a must have in W. Creatures with removal plastered to them is great with Alesha. I see you already have the all-star player Duplicant, thats great. I would toss in Necrotic Sliver. Stinkweed Imp is pretty damn amazing, too. it'll block anything and kill anything it blocks, then allow you to drop a bunch of cards into your graveyard.
Hopefully that gives you some ideas...I can tell you what I would cut from your deck, if you want, but I'll leave you with this for now :)
2 weeks ago
Then, why don't you add Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star? It gives you green mana and also lets you draw a card. A cheap alternative could be Prophetic Prism. To make space for theese cards I'd cut Elvish Mystic, Elvish Rejuvenator and Llanowar Elves
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestion,
I've added it to my maybeboard, Grafted Exoskeleton is $1.50, so in a $50 budget restricted, it takes a significant role. It can eliminate any players with 20 or more life.
Another issue is that I have very limited protection, 6 to be exact. Only 3 of them, General's Regalia, Glacial Chasm, Pentagram of the Ages will work with Infect, Basilisk Collar, Fortune Thief, and Loxodon Warhammer won't. General's Regalia and Pentagram of the Ages have high activation costs too. Both of my budget tutors only pull Basilisk Collar or Loxodon Warhammer.
I would have to 1) Have enough mana to cast Heartless Hidetsugu, 2) Haste (If a cost like Swiftfoot Boots), 3) Equip Grafted Exoskeleton , 4) Protect (General's Regalia or Pentagram of the Ages ). Worst case need CMC12 to utilize.
I need some better protection, but need budget protection. If I can shore up, to 5 or 6 protection that protect against Infect then I think I can make it a viable play.
on Budget Tron
3 weeks ago
A nifty budget sideboard option I have grown fond of is Silent Arbiter. Open for tons of removal but still pretty good for buying time against opponents going wide.