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Geier Reach Sanitarium
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, : Each player draws a card, then discards a card.
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Geier Reach Sanitarium Discussion
4 days ago
Your deck NEEDS Nameless Inversion. The changeling rule makes it a knight and two mana for repeatable +3/-3 at instant speed? Yes, yes please. I would drop 2-5 of the less impressive knights for greater draw power. Other possibilities for discard sources would be Anvil of Bogardan, Call the Bloodline, Grimoire of the Dead, Key to the City, Necromancer's Stockpile, Tortured Existence, Conqueror's Foothold or Geier Reach Sanitarium depending on how much having non knight creatures bother you, although I think Geier Reach Sanitarium is worth it. Necrologia acts as a one turn Necropotence without the exile draw back to sculpt your hand and fill your graveyard by paying 10-20 life.
2 weeks ago
Happy to see you're still working on this deck. I've made a few significant edits from your list (mainly embracing Red a bit more) and I have a few card suggestions for you.
Anathemancer is a pick I made for my meta, and it hasn't ever been bad for me. Usually if I can reanimate him multiple times and Eminence him, his Unearth is great for finishing off the game.
Diabolic Servitude is a bit "out there", but it has been awesome for me. Its a great way to grab back tech creatures for more usage. Just make sure you don't grab back any majorly important creatures. It replaced a Beacon of Unrest for me, and I've liked it a lot better.
Herald’s Horn gives you practically free Eminence Triggers. It's not a mana rock, so it does nonbo with that Paradox Engine I put in to replace Intruder Alarm, but the draw chance and discount I find to be very worth it.
Devastation Tide over Evacuation because my mana rocks and enchantments are pretty cheap and I don't mind replaying them if I can bounce my opponents as well. I've gotten the Miracle once, and it pretty much won me the game on the spot.
Pulse of the Grid is a really underrated card, IMO. At worst it lets you bury a card and gives you a net zero, but if you're looking to rebuild your hand, this card quickly becomes a force.
And finally, even though I know you're building budget, nothing better than reanimating Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, AKA the reason my friends hate this deck. Drawing 7 is no joke.
Here's a link to my decklist if you want to see the direction I took with it. Thanks again for giving me the foundation to what has become one of my favorite decks!
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestion! I actually have tried Rix Maadi, but it's usually just a weaker Geier Reach Sanitarium. Any competent opponent facing Liliana, already tries to empty their hand, not to mention turn 4+ discard is just too slow in Modern. Geier Reach, on the other hand, ends up being endless endgame value for without giving our opponent any advantage in topdeck mode. Being cheaper AND instant speed isn't insignificant either.
I'll still add it to the list for consideration.
3 weeks ago
I've been working on a list using The Locust God. I've moved away from some of my wheel effects like Mindmoil and creatures with triggered wheels to get away from the randomness of what opponents and I discard and draw. I've also found that winning out of nowhere or rebuilding the board doesn't take too long, so I've dropped a lot of counter magic and protection in favor of more draw and direct damage based off of the number of cards or creatures I have. Dogpile, Invoke the Firemind, and Roar of the Crowd have been pretty good.
What do you think of that approach? You can see the list here: Revenge of the Nibblers.
1 month ago
1 month ago
First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,
Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.
If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.
Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich
1 month ago
Words of Waste got cut when I added Winter Orb + Static Orb. Ultimately it never lived up to expectations. Oppression was an extremely early cut. It always felt like win-more overkill, and keeping hands empty is never something Ive struggled with while piloting the deck in its current state. Deserted Temple is definitely something Ive consideredsince it can go nuts with Cabal Coffers, and and tested with on and off. Maybe in the future Ill add it to the deck officially, but my big issue is that I dont want to clutter my manabase with too many lands that dont produce black mana, and I currently value Strip Mine, Ancient Tomb, Geier Reach Sanitarium, & Drownyard Temple more. While casting Liliana ASAP isnt always the correct play, I always want the ability to drop her turn two or three, and her double black cost has me cutting down quite a bit on the colorless producing support lands.
1 month ago
Also... a few more legendary lands to tutor for when you NEED that color to play somehthing. AMAZING lands with upsides
Not tutorable but powerful with Sisay (due to search then shuffle) Mistveil Plains.
Geier Reach Sanitarium is a great land to get value from.
Not a land but powerful with Sisay (and just powerful to start with too) is Sensei's Divining Top. Look at your top three and hate them all? Search with sisay and then you get to shuffle! Same effect with your Sylvan Library and if you add Scroll Rack.