|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Target player shuffles up to three target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
Gaea's Blessing Discussion
2 weeks ago
wallisface thanks for the the input.
for the craterhoof behemoth problem, i was thinking of using Gaea's Blessing or Noxious Revival if it lands in the graveyard. some scrying would be nice to prevent me of drawing craterhoof. just put it on the bottom. and its propably wisest to play more than one craterhoof.
i put in Thragtusk so i could neoform something from Frogmite , but i am not against scrapping those if i need place for something else. thragtusk is just a good card for stalling the game, cause of the live gain and being able to block and "replace" itself upon dying.
24 lands is what i normaly play. i am looking into the manabase of other affinty decks to adjust and notice that most of them even run fewer lands than 20 i was hesitant to throw in Mox Opal s into the deck, because of the high cost, but since i realised that i could could create the ideal version of this deck tey are going in ;P
1 month ago
Hey K1ngMars! Thanks for getting back to me :)
Yeah, I can see what you mean about the tutelage - I considered taking it but left it in figuring having a second Psychic Corrosion-esque card would be better odds than just one haha! But thanks for confirming my suspicions and I've filled it with Hinder .
That sounds like a good idea because I did have some reservations about the mana rocks but I was tempted by how much mana they can generate haha. But very fair point. I've added the Vessel of Endless Rest to hit two birds with one stone.
That Havengul Lich fits perfectly with the theme! Didn't know about that one so thanks heaps! I took out the Altar of Dementia because it was the last remaining card that was going to only target a player. I personally didn't want to because it would be nice to sacrifice a creature and get value out of it before someone maybe board wipes/murders or I Damnation . I was tempted to take Mesmeric Orb out but I figured it was better value...
No Mercy looks much better than an expensive cmc creature so yeah that will fit better!
Haha yeah after I took on the first suggestions about exile I was tempted being that it made sense given the sort of graveyard shenanigans that can appear in EDH, but when it came down to it I didn't put any in for the same reason you mentioned so no stress there haha! I did however want to leave Bitter Ordeal just so that I can remove any Gaea's Blessing cards or similar ones in my friends library. One has mentioned he will include one so haha!
Thank you so much for your help on this and I'm glad to know that the changes I've made have made the deck useful and I couldn't have done it with out yours and everyone else's help!
1 month ago
Amazing suggestions LordBlackblade! I am so glad you said "ever-spicey" because you are so right about Grafdigger's Cage haha. I do have a friend that is considering putting a Gaea's Blessing into his deck when he heard I was doing mill so I think I will take on board all of the suggestions so far as they are all very heavily themed towards stopping cards like that. So, it makes sense to take that seriously and I'll make some changes.
Also, very interesting suggestion regarding the Relentless Rats - I never would have considered those as a mill tactic. I'll fiddle with a prototype changing in the rats.
1 month ago
I want to second what cdkime said about diversifying your strategy. One of my decks is a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck, and when there's a mill deck in my pod the victory is pretty much a given. I have two suggestions, one is pretty easy to implement, and the other requires considerably more alterations but from my experience can be quite powerful!
First, you could run Leyline of the Void to absolutely wreck graveyard decks. Add a few tutors, Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor to increase the odds of getting it. It's obviously not perfect because it is just one card, but it helps massively against decks that would gain advantage from your milling. Other options in this vein include Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt , Nihil Spellbomb , and the ever-spicy Grafdigger's Cage .
The second strategy is to make your deck into a "hidden" theme deck utilizing Relentless Rats . One of the mill decks in my meta uses this strategy and more often than not, it works. With enough Relentless Rats out, they'll get pretty big butts that you can utilize with Phenax, God of Deception to mill your opponent out in one go. If that plan fails, or they're mill resistant ( Gaea's Blessing , Eldrazi Titans) you can just stomp their faces in with your rat army.
2 months ago
I love these decks of yours! Real “upvote now, read later” material.
The only thing I’m iffy about is the idea of playing AdNaus and Ulamog in the same deck. The ceiling of 11 damage is a huge threat. Sure, it’s just one card, but the stakes are great. But knowing you, I don’t think this will make you remove Naus :P
Also, what about Gaea's Blessing as a backup in case Ulamog gets exiled? I can see more shuffle effects making for more unwanted/dead shuffles though.
2 months ago
Thanks for all the comments MTGers!
ChaosLlama, thanks for your suggestions. I like Recollect because it can target Planeswalkers, Enchantments, etc. in my graveyard and that comes in pretty handy sometimes. It can also get doubled up off of Primal Amulet Flip. I did take your advice on putting in an extra Search for Azcanta Flip and dropping the Naturalize though.
OberstHati, thanks for the input. The main reason I'm not main boarding Psychic Corrosion or Patient Rebuilding or other classic "Mill" cards (that I adore) is because I'm trying to avoid running into Gaea's Blessing . I am side-boarding them though! ;)
2 months ago
For those who are not familiar with this combo it goes something like this: (Otherwise skip to the second paragraph if you know how this works.)
All you need is The Gitrog Monster and a card like Noose Constrictor on the battlefield with the card Dakmor Salvage in hand. (Note: it doesn't need to be Noose Constrictor as Lotleth Troll , Olivia's Dragoon , Oblivion Crown , or any other free discard outlet will work for this.) By discarding Dakmor Salvage to the Noose Constrictor , The Gitrog Monster will trigger allowing you to draw a card for having a land enter your graveyard, however; you can then replace that draw trigger with the same Dakmor Salvage you discarded to dredge it back into your hand. Essentially through continuous dredges you'll put more lands into your graveyard from your library allowing you to draw extra cards into your hand. In your deck you'll also have either an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , or Gaea's Blessing to eventually mill into your graveyard. This will allow you to shuffle your graveyard into your deck an infinitely repeatable number of times until you can draw all the cards in your deck for free due to stacking draw triggers. At this point you can probably utilize any win condition of your choice such as exiling multiple Simian Spirit Guide 's to cast Conflagrate or Lightning Storm for lethal.
While 5 mana is a big asking price for the fast Modern environment, Ad Nauseam decks still see some degree of play, whereas this strategy I don't believe sees any. The Gitrog Monster is also very resistant against a lot of common Modern removal such as Lightning Bolt , Lightning Helix , Abrupt Decay , Inquisition of Kozilek , Fatal Push , Dismember , Lightning Axe , Thing in the Ice Flip, and unlike Ad Nauseam decks it also survives against Duress , Collective Brutality , Dispel , Negate , and Spell Pierce . Furthermore if you try to remove the discard outlet or exile their graveyard while the first draw/dredge trigger is on the stack, the Gitrog Monster player may still have the option to discard another land or activate a different draw effect ( Street Wraith , Ghost Quarter ) in response to the removal spell to put another draw/dredge trigger on the stack on top of the removal spell, effectively allowing the Gitrog player to draw out their deck with the removal still on the stack. Lastly, there a lot of tutor/search effects that can make assembling this combo more consistent such as Adventurous Impulse , Oath of Nissa , Grisly Salvage , Sylvan Scrying , Summoner's Pact , Time of Need , Traverse the Ulvenwald , and even Goryo's Vengeance can make pulling off this combo much faster as well as consistently.
3 months ago
OK - I have a list of ideas to throw into the mix... After commenting earlier on your deck, something kept nagging in the back of my head. There was something about your deck that didn't quite make sense, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Yes, we all know that cards like Clear the Mind or Gaea's Blessing can devastate mill decks, but your deck is not a pure mill deck...
Here goes - As there is a lot of enchantment removal in the current meta, to get value from Psychic Corrosion you really need to swing in with a lot of card-draw once it is on the field and I don't see space to add in more card draw. A big worry is that you seem to have no early defense or negation, leaving you vulnerable to both control heavy and aggro decks. Swapping out Psychic Corrosion for Thoughtbound Phantasm might just swing the balance, creating a more resilient mid-range deck. Then, lastly, I would really want to simplify and streamline your deck, getting rid of the once-off cards that might work if you drew them at the right time. I have tried Mnemonic Betrayal in a few different decks and each time found that it promises far more than it delivers.
My version of this deck would be something like Steal or Discard, but that alternative probably still needs some work.
Gaea's Blessing occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%