Creature — Incarnation
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Genesis is in your graveyard, you may pay . If you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
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1 week ago
Genesis is a recur engine stuck onto a creature. Depending on whether or not you stick to the all creatures idea, Birthing Pod is a ludicrous tutor engine. Speaking of, I think mostly creatures would be better than all, so you can get some tutors and such of the non creature variety, like Diabolic Tutor, Worldly Tutor, and maybe Demonic Tutor if you can get one. Also things like Sol Ring and Chromatic Lantern help you get ahead in mana and/or assure you have all your colours. Still, I kind of like the gimmick of creatures, these are more of a push to a less gimmicky version of the deck.
2 weeks ago
Interesting deck. Crypt of Agadeem is definitely worth considering. You should develop the mana base overall.
Lotleth Troll, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Dredge cards like Golgari Grave-Troll ? Then maybe some incarnations Genesis, Brawn, Filth (with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth). These cards are not zombies but all have some use in graveyard decks. Take what you want.
3 weeks ago
Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, Oversold Cemetery, Palace Siege, and Genesis can keep your hand full even with all the discard. Nice looking deck i love a good tribal, especially when it's got a cool sub theme like discard/ tokens. Patriarch's Bidding is awesome in too.
3 weeks ago
Phenax is definitely a great fit. It's one of the cards that would be among first to go in if this wasn't a budget list.Other obvious upgrades would include
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1 month ago
Army of the Damned is a cool finisher that you can still cast from your graveyard if it gets milled, a lot better than Empty the Pits most of the time. But I'm not sure about Ulamog, it doesn't work with graveyard cards (Splinterfright, Life from the Loam etc. and also Laboratory Maniac) I would play more controllable effects to avoid accidental graveyard shuffle.
I think Brawn, Wonder, Filth or Genesis would be great here. Svogthos, the Restless Tomb and Volrath's Stronghold would also be useful in this kind of deck...
1 month ago
All are great inclusions, and for a higher competitive meta, i would include all of these.
However my personal reason for building this was to actually use a new commander, use a few of the new cards like the cat snek and the vizier, and its basically a slower, more "Fun" version, of my Yisan list. My Yisan is a little more straight forward and finely tuned and highly competitive, and my LGS and casual playgroup tends to throw a hissy fit when i play Yisan, so lowering the power level a small bit makes the larger games more fun and gives my friends a better chance of winning rather than getting stomped every game.
However, with your suggestions, for a more competitive list i would make the following changes:
Genesis wouldnt be necessary any more to lower the curve
Aura shards is just fun tech but soley reliant on my turn or some instant speed interaction to cheat a creature (not hard just not optimal just to blow up an artifact or enchantment)
SDT is no longer necessary since we dont really need top of deck manipulation
Bloom tender realistically would only tap for , rarely and almost never full Naya