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Grim Haruspex Discussion
18 hours ago
Ya, I am very excited for Vraska, Golgari Queen. Midnight Reaper feels like a slightly worse Grim Haruspex. I haven't gotten the chance to test Lili yet. I've only played two games since she was added. Haha.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for checking out my Grim-Grin deck.
Serum Visions looks like a pretty weak card for Commander. Basically you are paying 1 to scry 2 since the draw just replaces the serum visions you cast. Ambition's Cost, Morbid Curiosity, Promise of Power, or Ancient Craving are better for one off card draw.
Hope some of these suggestions are useful. Good Luck!
2 weeks ago
Phantom General probably isn't worth running. Kheru Bloodsucker isn't very good, you don't have many things to trigger it. Geist-Honored Monk is okay, but doesn't really fit into what you're trying to do. Doomed Dissenter is okay as sacrifice fodder, but that's all he does. Not a huge fan of the instant / sorcery spells except for Bone Splinters.
Children of Korlis is a cool human that can sac itself ot trigger Xathrid and its effect negates damage for a turn. Benevolent Bodyguard can be sac'd to save one of your important guys from removal, like Xathrid; and he's also a human to trigger the effect.
1 month ago
other good creatures
Whisper, Blood Liturgist, a vindicate on legs and can remove two crappy creatures for a bigger one.
Tree of Perdition, goes great with Alyis activated abilities
Soul's Attendant same shit as soul warden
Crypt Ghast more mana
Karmic Guide reanimation on a stick that dies itself!
Adarkar Valkyrie nope karmic guide didn't die thank you, oh its back thank you again
Grim Haruspex repeatable card draw
Teysa, Orzhov Scion more sac outlet and creature generation
Obzedat's Aid reanimate anything
1 month ago
My opinion would be to pick what you want your commander to do and run with it. At the moment, you have a fair amount of "splashy' big things that are cool, but don't help the sacrifice theme, some zombie theme things, and expensive things to have sacrifice effects.
My recommendations would be to cut anything that is above 6 mana that isn't helping the sacrifice plan like Sandwurm Convergence and such.
After that, your commander says ANY PLAYER and ANY PERMANANT. Because of that, things like Carrion Feeder, Ashnod's Altar, even things like Evolving Wilds puts counters on your little dudes. So you could Ghost Quarter for a combat trick, sac one token to build an army, etc.
You should run all the 1 mana dorks so you can power out your commander/bigger threats faster without having to run slow ramp like Gift of Paradise and Worn Powerstone. Also, Sol Ring, Skullclamp, and at least Golgari Signet should be in the deck. Examples of dorks would be Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Boreal Druid, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow.
In terms of "Payoff" cards, you could run Mycoloth and Tendershoot Dryad for token making, The Gitrog Monster makes card draw into creature power, Grim Haruspex draws lots of cards, Killing Wave is a kinda board wipe (or good life loss spell) that sacrifices instead of killing, Death Cloud or Smallpox can change a board state massively.
1 month ago
this is a very well made post. My personal suggestions
Every commander needs at least 8 mana rocks. Mana rocks serve a couple purposes depending on which ones you put in. Either they ramp you up mana like Hedron Archive or Mind Stone or they help you mana fix like Manalith. I run Signets simply because they do both. Also cards such as Ruby Medallion are relevant all around, including removing part of the first commander tax.
Decks should have at least a couple ways to add cards into your hands. You covered most of the blue ones such as Brainstorm
I know I missed lots of draw but should give people an idea of what kind of draw you can access in the specific colours.
2 months ago
A few things :)
2) No Toxic Deluge?? It's (IMO) one of the strongest black cards ever printed.
6) Your curve is relatively high, and I'm not really a fan of Manalith and other 3-mana rocks. I'd focus more on cheaper rocks such as Mana Crypt and Mana Vault to accelerate Chainer, as well as Jet Medallion to make your spells cheaper.
This is my mono-black deck, if you feel like taking a look for anything you might add that I've forgotten:
Commander / EDH
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2 months ago
Hi- There are a few cards that deserve honourable mentions from my testing. I've got this big list of cards I've tested and made work, but a lot of it is pure jank. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox The ones below deserve specific mention.
Plunge into Darkness. It pseudo tutors, its a sac outlet, it hates on burn. Its ability to look for a sideboard card is both understated and very strong.
Imp's Mischief is a meta call, but in some metas is devastating. Used to be run a lot to redirect splinter twin, will likely see play when something similar reapears.
Blade of the Bloodchief is a big payoff card for mono-black vampire tribal, as sitting lower to the ground and spamming creatures/removal makes lashwrithe and this a lot stronger.
Dark Prophecy is worth mentioning in that it is unplayable. You have to say it or people will try. Unless its a key combo peice in a Zulaport Cutthroat list, don't bother. Jam a Phyrexian Arena or heck, Underworld Connections instead.
Defense Grid, Storage Matrix and Culling Scales deserve mention as artifacts. They aren't in favour at the moment, but have in the past been devastating tools. Sun Droplet is often a better Dragon's Claw, or in a degenerate meta, copies 5-8.
Soul Spike is a powerful wincon when you can draw your library, which is tricky in mono black, but very possible with Grim Haruspex lists. The lifegain can also offset lifeloss a lot of repeatable 'draw your library' cards often incur.
Gonti's Machinations is a 1 mana lightning helix with suspend which bypasses leyline.