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Grim Harvest Discussion
2 weeks ago
I might try and find room for that, Mcabe.
I might not trim a utility land, though. I find that oftentimes I might draw 1 or 2 utility lands in a single game, the rest (about 7-10) being the swamps. I understand what you mean, though.
I find that in most matchups I was sacrificing pestilence, though. If I was to run it, I think I might need to go a second colour to get it back or devote slots in the main- or sideboard to Grim Harvest, an extra piece to the combo. This is because I would either need to kill my creatures to kill his, or my creatures would be killed going up against another control deck. This would make it really quite easy to kill pestilence.
Going another colouur for pestlilence (i.e. White), you have stuff like Lone Missionary which isn't very important, but the point of pestilence decks is to be at a higher life total than the opponent. There are also other cards like Monk Idealist which get back the milled or sacrificed Pestilences.
Though it could be perfectly possible to be mono-black Pestilence, it would kind of be like mono-black Existence. You couldn't really do much to dig for it, Tutor for it, etc., so it would jjust be luckk that you pull it.
Thanks for the suggestions, anyway. I'll keep it in mind, also I've updated the description so you can understand my choices of cards and card amounts.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
thank you so much for actively helping me improve the deck. I have been closely looking at the large pile of commons which I own more closely. As well as paying good attention to all the suggestions you both made. I came up with the following list of changes to improve the overall strategy and consistancy of the deck.
- Elvish Ranger: Too vanilla
- Selvala's Enforcer: I don't like giving my oponents free cards
- Treetop Scout: Not relevant enough
- Touch of Moonglove: A defensive removal, better options at hand
- Reave Soul: Too narrow, knowing that Eldrazi flock my meta too
- Plummet: Too narrow
- Murder: Better options at hand
- Asphyxiate: Better options at hand
- Dutiful Return: Better options at hand
- Scour from Existence: Too mana intensive for what it does
- Grim Harvest: overall improvement for what it does
- Culling the Weak: Great synergy with my commander
- Innocent Blood: Great synergy with my commander
- Sundering Vitae: Overall improvement
- Terror: Overall improvement
- Ashes to Ashes: Overall improvement
- Evincar's Justice: Overall improvement
- Entourage of Trest: Overall improvement
- Priest of Titania: Huge improvement
- Vulturous Aven : Great synergy with my commander
Thank you both for all the great recommendations. I have put a few still on the maybeboard, as I do not own them yet. But these changes feel like a mayor improvement to the deck already and I can't wait to see this build into action. If anyone still spots possible upgrades or weak links, then I love to hear you about it!
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1 month ago
Entourage of Trest, Thorn of the Black Rose, Merciless Resolve, Disturbed Burial, Grim Harvest off the top of my head. I have a few golgari decks that will share good cards regardless of the archetype. Check out my list here. As far as removal, recursion, and card draw go they should be the same for both our decks.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Is it worth it though? You need oodles of black mana for the pest and the rats, so ruining your mana base with white better be worth it. You can achieve the exact effect and more with 4 Undying Evil and 1 Grim Harvest. You get a heavier devoton theme and are able to maximize rats and pest.
7 months ago
You should ensure you always have something to feed Bontu by using recurrable creatures! Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Krovikan Horror and Bloodghast are all good options. Sanitarium Skeleton and Tenacious Dead are less ideal but still have potential. Perhaps Gravecrawler, depending on how many zombies you end up with.
Once you're set up with all of this sacrificial fodder, why not make the most of it? Attrition, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Vampiric Rites, Ashnod's Altar, Bone Splinters and Gate to Phyrexia give you valuable uses for those expendable creatures (or makes the most of their deaths.) This way you can regularly take swings with Bontu without having to use his ability every time!