Geth, Lord of the Vault

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Geth, Lord of the Vault

Legendary Creature — Zombie

Intimidate

X,B: Put target artifact or creature card with converted mana cost X from an opponent's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control tapped. Then that player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Geth, Lord of the Vault Discussion

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Serial Killer [Primer Included]

19 hours ago

Focusing on creatures such as Bane of Bala Ged, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion, would turn this deck in a different direction than it currently goes, becoming more reanimator than control. Putting those creatures onto the battlefield makes me a target, and that's the opposite of what I want to do when I'm playing this deck. The idea is to discourage people from trying to interact with me by promising that they will lose more than I do. If I slam Sheoldred, suddenly A) they are losing value if they DON'T interact with me, and B) I have something important to lose, so the interaction's no longer one-sided in my favor.

Lim-Dul the Necromancer is certainly an option, though I tend to find him too expensive for his effect. I'd recommend trying out Geth, Lord of the Vault over Lim-Dul, since he not only can res creatures without waiting for a death trigger, but can grab artifacts too, all while doubling as another win-con should we get enough mana.

Phyrexian Obliterator is... interesting. My gut instinct is to say that it falls into the same category as Kozilek, the Great Distortion, in that it paints too much of a target on me. That said, if I were to use it properly (that is, mainly on defense), it could certainly be quite effective as a deterrent. I'll play around with it and let you know how it performs.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is an odd one for sure. The variance on him seems really high - for every time I rip someone's eldrazi titan off the top of their library, there are going to be moments I hit three lands and an Emerald Medallion. If I were killing/reanimating him consistently, he'd be pretty sweet, but I don't know how frequently I'd end up doing that over reanimating Gray Merchant or things from my opponent's graveyards.

Boseiju, Who Shelters All seems like a good addition, and so does Primal Amulet - I'll test them and see how they do.

Kor Dirge is cute, but I dunno how effective it would be. If someone's actually attacking me, they're likely going for the kill, expecting that I'll interact by removing a lot of their attacking creatures. Dirge doesn't seem any better than any particular kill spell in that instance, and would be weaker in moments when I need a kill, but am not being actively targeted.

Sorin Markov runs afoul of the same limitations as Karn. As a terrifying planeswalker, he's going to draw more attention than he's worth. In addition, it's rare that I'm attacking with small enough amounts of damage that setting someone's life to 10 will be relevant. Either I'm swinging with a huge board courtesy of Rise of the Dark Realms, or I'm not usually swinging at all. Similarly, when casting the game-ending X-cost spells, it doesn't usually matter what life someone's at - either I have loads more mana than I could ever need, or I'm not likely going for the kill. Thus, life-gain strategies tend not to be an issue for me (doubly so since most of them rely on lifelinking creatures, which are easy for me to remove).

Kinpa6Ansatsu on Mairsil, the Pretender l JLK

2 weeks ago

I think it would based on the card identity rules. That is actually insane. Unless I am wrong on the ruling, then that would be a c-c-c-combo breaker. I'm not sure what to do with all that mana though...Geth, Lord of the Vault is the only thing is this list that could utilize it.

TheCman07 on Phenax mill

2 weeks ago

Hey there! Just have a few suggestions on some cards you might want in the deck. Whether you add the or not is up to you, but in my opinion they're some pretty good fits for your deck. As far as extra mill goes, Mind Grind, Fraying Sanity, and Sphinx's Tutelage are some good options. Paradox Engine is a fun artifact to use which can net you some extra mill. I don't know how much you will want to attack with this deck, but Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is a solid card to mill your opponents with. I also noticed you aren't running a Dimir Signet, which is a solid mana rock for you to use. And since your opponents aren't going to do anything with the cards in their graveyards, why not steal them with cards like Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Havengul Lich (or if budget isn't a problem Geth, Lord of the Vault) and Animate Dead? Rise of the Dark Realms is a fun way to close out games if you can play it. Hopefully this will be of help, but again, it's your choice whether to use my suggestions or not.

shaistyone on Khepri's ZombieNation

2 weeks ago

Paradox Haze seems pretty good with the god.

Overall, I would try to find some room for some synergistic mill. It really does feed your engine so well.
Siren of the Silent Song
Geth, Lord of the Vault
Lich Lord of Unx
Extract from Darkness
Mindcrank - combine with Bloodchief Ascension for combo goodness if you're into that

I also like adding the Fleshbag Marauder / Mimic Vat combo if both pieces are relevant, and they certainly would be here. Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a zombie.
And it is an awesome feeling getting the Gravecrawler // Corpse Harvester thing going. :)

HydraOoze on Mastermind V.2

3 weeks ago

Geth, Lord of the Vault is really good with milling and it's good in 1v1 and multiplayer games.

Shimtalia on Moduhilatiry

1 month ago

Since I can't figure out how else to display them, here is my "acquire" list that will replace other cards in the deck:

Arcbound Ravager - Geth, Lord of the Vault - Hangarback Walker - Mayael's Aria - Mirrorworks - Solemn Simulacrum - Steel Overseer - Walking Ballista - Ancient Den

Shimtalia on Thanks for the Elf

1 month ago

Since I can't figure out how else to display them, here is my "acquire" list that will replace other cards in the deck:

Asceticism - Geth, Lord of the Vault - Liliana's Caress - Necrogen Mists - Sheoldred, Whispering One - Solemn Simulacrum - Cabal Coffers - Overgrown Tomb - Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Woodland Cemetery

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