Greed

Greed

Enchantment

{B}, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

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Greed Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on I hope he didn't die of anything catching, eh?

1 month ago

Epicurus: Thanks for the nice and very well thought out posting. As you can see, I've not looked at this deck in some time and never considered it quite finished. You've pointed out a number of places where I've found it clunky in actual play, so I'd say your analysis is spot on. And, in fact, it does need a major overhaul, so I'll be using your comments as a template for the rebuild when I get back to this one.

I wish I had either Idyllic Tutor or Enlightened Tutor. They'd be perfect here and also in a new deck I just put together but haven't entered or tested yet. The new one is an attempt at a Life Gain deck. Nothing in it is just life gain, though. It's all incidental life gain, plus things that trigger and do good things when life is gained (e.g. Angelic Accord) or let you spend life for value (e.g. Greed). It's B/W like this one, so there may even be a crossover that could be fun.

Totally agreed about High Priest of Penance. It shuld either come out or go up to 3-of or 4-of and be better supported. Maybe 4-of Indestructibility (4 CMC, though) or Shielded by Faith. Might need more land to do that.

The idea I was going for with Lifelink was to replace what I lose to Pestilence and any hits from critters that survive it. Drain Life was to gain a bit of life but mostly to kill stuff that's too big to comfortably kill with Pestilence.

Good points on the creatures with WW costs too. I'd have to go shopping for a Blood Baron of Vizkopa, but it looks well worth it.

Pretty sure I don't have a Vindicate, but I have plenty Disenchant and 1 Mortify.

On the lands, I don't yet have any of the suggested ones. And they're all really good. Curious about the sugestion of removing Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Is that so I don't somehow benefit an opponent? Otherwise, it's just a Swamp with an upside for me. Still, if I had the suggested lands and everything made black mana, I wouldn't need the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Such good suggestions. Pure gold from start to finish. Thanks!

Azeworai on Rankle's Discard Fest!

1 month ago

And I already love the deck, for you did the very best thing a brewer can do: Keyword "discard" and search therefrom.

I have a discard deck of my own, you see, and thence I may be able to tell some cards. It is also my oldest deck, and it is here if you so wish to see it.

Thereupon, I have quite the meiny of suggestions:

Ramp would be best for such a mana-hungry complot, withal I would like to recommend a seldomly known card. Ahem. SOL RING?! It's too powerful to ignore, and thence I would most see to its inclusion. Charcoal Diamond is splendid, Mind Stone does quite a bit, Worn Powerstone is slow but leastway worth a mention. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth does much for any black-based strategy, anent all of the resource life offers.

Now, Mindslicer is most meritorious, for it may be sacrificed to dear Rankle whiles doing the job in one turn.

More efficient discard! Delirium Skeins and Mind Rake are each quite effective, whereupon Hymn to Tourach is as good as it gets.

Terror is a little restrictive. I've much enjoyed Murderous Rider and Hero's Downfall. Snuff Out catches people off-guard.

It is important to be ahead on cards whiles playing a discard deck, so I would try Necropotence. It may exile those discarded, but the amount it draws is ayont worth an inclusion. Greed and Erebos are also fine. Castle Locthwain is essentially a free inclusion, where at Sign in Blood should be here, too.

There are a few cards I trow to be lacking:

Beacon of Unrest is quite costly for its effect, and the renowned Animate Dead is oft just better. Any graveyard, three less to cast, all the like.

Mind Slash is one with which I have tested. What exactly are you sacrificing? You haven't much in terms of fodder, not much to reanimation, and thus it is almost certes a dead card most of the time.

Liliana's Reaver and Guiltfeeder are so slow! Try actual threats that murder quickly, or prioritize wraths and board control.

Curse of Fool's Wisdom doesn't do anything, thereupon it is slow to slaughter and expensive to cast.

May fortune betide and may your opponents be hagridden.

TypicalTimmy on Dragon Tribal Help

1 month ago

As for black, Greed is very solid.

If you've got the mana, Vilis, Broker of Blood is absolutely dirty. Cards such as Blood Crypt now say "Untap this land and draw two cards" which is horrifically powerful, as well as cards such as Prismatic Vista, Sulfurous Springs, Ancient Tomb, Mana Crypt and literally every single fetch land that makes you search for either a Swamp or a Mountain. Oh also City of Brass.

Drawing for using lands. God I love it.

Throw a little love in with Whip of Erebos / Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord to help recover some life.

And The Cauldron of Eternity allows you to recover creatures, as well as Whip of Erebos.

Peoyogon on Self Destruction Party

1 month ago

This seems like a really cool deck! :)

I had a couple of cards that might be fun to look at: Blood Clock (if you want consistent life loss that also affects your opponents), Doom Whisperer (if you want a life-sink that can also dig for answers or finishers), Greed (could be a nice way to get extra value while also pumping your commander), and Exsanguinate (which might be a cool way to finish-off or damage opponets while also refilling your life total).

austintayshus on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Pride

Legendary Creature - Avatar

Other creatures you control gain +2/-1

When ~ leaves the battlefield, sacrifice all other creatures you control.

5/5


That leaves us with just Greed and Wrath. There is already a card for Greed but feel free to give it another shot!

UniCloyps on Karlov of the Ghost Council

2 months ago

Cool deck, I think as far as spot removal goes your pretty good, plus your commander does a pretty good job at that. I usually run 4 or 5 board wipes, in EDH boards can easily get out of hand that need to be taken care of. I don't usually run too much graveyard hate, however a few cards cant hurt.

Other things. Personally I would run more ramp and draw, In EDH your in for the long run and its important to keep a full hand and have enough mana to play all the cards you want to play. I usually aim for close to ten of each In my decks, however it can vary from deck to deck.

If you want to try any other cards Greed is good, Black Market is fun but doesn't benefit from exiling idk, Sangromancer is nice and can gain you way too much life, Polluted Bonds can gain you some pretty consistent life and shut down land decks pretty hard, Whip of Erebos, Alhammarret's Archive.

Your decks pretty good as it is, don't let all my suggestions tell you otherwise. I hope you have a blast with EDH, it's my favorite format by a long shot, and I hope it becomes yours too :).

Last_Laugh on Edgy Markov

3 months ago

I have a few suggestions for you ranging from budget friendly to Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat but drop Unbreakable Formation. Scapegoat helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, -X-X, exile, sac, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, Cover of Darkness, and Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card). Drop Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Card Draw: Drop Read the Bones and any other 1 time draw that's not on a body. Greed and Dark Prophecy are both good options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 170 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

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