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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Uncommon|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Uncommon|
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Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller may draw a card.
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3 days ago
1 week ago
I like the synergies here! I am working on a similar list at Mazirek Counters.
There are some smaller value creatures that fit your sac theme, as well, that might be helpful, including Caustic Caterpillar, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Viscera Seer. Mycoloth is great for producing tokens for sac effects. There are lots of things to do with tokens in a sac deck :)
Finally, Cauldron of Souls can help you get 2-sacs-for-1.
Have fun playing!
2 weeks ago
I love it - I just built a Meren deck to test from pieces of my Mazirek deck.
Some cards that might be helpful:
2 weeks ago
Since your sacrificing creatures, you should look to add one or both of Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Fecundity makes for solid card draw when things are guaranteed to be dying, as does Skullclamp. My rule of thumb is if I'm going to be killing my own things, I'm running Skullclamp.
2 weeks ago
chadsansing I had Fecundity and Spawning Pit in the initial build, but cut them because I have had a huge issue with consistency so most of the time they just sit on the field doing nothing. It either explodes or I'm stuck there doing nothing.
I'm thinking of trying to convert this into a Treefolk/Saproling Tribal token deck after seeing the new Saproling Lord from Rivals of Ixalan. If/When I do Mana Echoes will definitely go in. Do you know how it interacts with a token flood? will I get 1 mana or as much mana as the monsters I played? I added all the X costing token producers I could find in Naya, but that is only 3.
I think my thoughts about Utvara Hellkite were that I don't have a lot of dragons in here so It would be kind of slow unless I played Descent of the Dragons recently, but thank you for reminding me about it because I totally forgot it was an option. I thought of Deflecting Palm too for the same reasons you have, but stuck with Arachnogenesis which is a surprising MVP. I wonder if Defelcting Palm is used on a Blightsteel Colossus does the owner take infect damage?
Part of me thinks i just need to get better with playing around other decks and learning when the best time to flood the board is. I don't know yet, the deck is still fairly young even though I've edited it 3 times already
Thank you so much for the help
2 weeks ago
I really like this list and the ideas in it.
Maybe a Mana Echoes for ramp off your token producers (this would be silly with Mycoloth, for example, if you had some x-costed instants to play in your upkeep like Aurelia's Fury, Comet Storm, Fall of the Titans, Fault Line, or Volcanic Geyser) and a Fecundity for card draw coupled with something like Spawning Pit for extra value off each sacrifice? Utvara Hellkite seems like a great dragon to run in this list, too.
Deflecting Palm might be fun and handy every once in a while, too.
3 weeks ago
I played Rhys for a while and he is awesome. My deck was mostly green/white token good stuff so you can take or leave my advice. Some thoughts on your deck.
I found having 36 lands helped to really smooth out the mana flow.
If you are looking for some card ideas to consider.
Cryptolith Rite is just spectacular.
Illusionist's Bracers for another token doubling effect.
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice-life gain and token creation.
Blade of Selves has some interesting workings with Rhys. So the tokens created by the blade get exiled; however, the tokens that are copies of the blade of selves tokens do not get exiled. so if you attack with an elf the blade creates 1 copy for each additional opponent. Rhys copies those tokens (these tokens are not attacking)) and the copied tokens that are not attacking do not get exiled.
There is a way to go infinite with elfball but my group generally frowns on deliberate infinites so I don't know it.
i've also been considering the use of Settle the Wreckage as a way to fuel some major ramp by casting it on my own tokens.
Things to remove (always the hardest part)Anointer Priest-she's human, granted she can be turned into a token later but I just don't think its worth it.
Oracle of Nectars-you are not running a lifegain deck. Lifegain is ok if its incidental but i'm not sold on these in the deck.
Kazandu Tuskcaller - its a token generator yes but to get the tokens it just takes a long time. Jade Mage is an elf. granted it only produces 1/1s (and unfortunately not elves) but it is immediately useful and repeatable.
Skyshroud Elf - unfortunately i do not think this one is legal with Rhys as the commander. it has red in its color identity which doesn't go with Rhys.
Good luck. I wish I could tell you some more of the elf token generators but I just don't know enough of them to be helpful. There is a Rhys Elfball deck that has a ton of views on this site that has some really good ideas in it.
PS sorry for the really really long post.
3 weeks ago
Dump Spell Shrivel and Hedron Archive. They distract from what the deck wants to do. Replace Call the Scions with Awakening Zone and From Beyond to give you constant, passive token generation. Beastmaster Ascension to give all those tokens some teeth! Fecundity turns each sacrificed token into a draw. Growth Spasm will let you fetch lands and give you more tokens. I see a theme....
Eldrazi Utility Creatures
Keep Blisterpod and Tide Drifter. Dump the other drones. Add the hyper-efficient Nest Invader. Add Blight Herder, Ulamog's Despoiler, and Void Attendant. Consider Vile Redeemer depending on the boardwipe prevalence in your meta game.
Most of the recommendations are under $1.00 with 95% being less than $.50. That being said, all token decks need to run Cryptolith Rite. Tapping tokens for a mana of any color speeds the deck into overdrive!
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