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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature has vigilance, trample, and haste.
Haunted Cloak Discussion
2 days ago
Lands: Mosswort Bridge
2 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
2 months ago
Haunted Cloak really needs to get subbed in because of the need for trample in this deck.
2 months ago
Vukodlak: I am glad that you enjoyed it.
I ran Memory Jar for quite a while but and it is a decent option but never seemed to line up quite right. Most of the time I cast it, I had to wait a turn to use it or else I would just be ditching cards that I did not want to discard (this deck has a lot of high CMC cards) and if I had to wait the extra turn, people would keep up mana to stop what I was doing when I used it or would just destroy it before I got to do anything with it. It was almost always a better option to just cast more ramp and play Kozilek. Or if Kozilek was already in play, sacrifice and recast him. I may try it again one day, but for now I am not that big of a fan.
Dreamstone Hedron is one of the best mana rock in the deck as it gives a ton of mana on Paradox Engine turns and can be sacrificed for 3 cards if you have mana and nothing to do with it. Getting to 10 mana is very important for the deck and that gap right before you get to 10 is one of the only times that the deck is actually vulnerable so I doubt that I will ever cut this card.
The same issue that originally kept me from using Scroll Rack still persists: I don't have a lot of ways to shuffle my library. If I could ditch 6 cards, crack a fetch land and not have to redraw them, I would absolutely run it but it was not relevant enough often enough for me to want it so I cut it.
I actually just explained a few comments ago why I think that Haunted Cloak still deserves it's inclusion but that can be an easy meta call if you don't end up wanting to run it.
Inspiring Statuary is a card that I would still run even in a meta with no Stony Silence/Null Rod effects. Not only is it the best card in the deck if someone is running the aforementioned cards, but it is very useful to be able to turn a lot of the random artifacts that just sit around into mana rocks. And if the deck plays anything for you like it has for me, you can expect to see a lot more artifact hate in your meta in the near future. Cast an Eldrazi titan on turn 3 a couple of times and people will start to notice and adapt.
As for Junk Diver/Scrap Trawler, it is a bit of a meta call. This list is supposed to be the highest possible power level that the deck can reasonably achieve, hence the ridiculous price tag. The extra recursion is fine but not often relevant in cEDH unless you were planning on using them for combo purposes and this deck runs a lot of graveyard hate so I try to avoid combo pieces that don't do much if you aren't using them to combo as it is fully possible that they will get exiled by Relic of Progenitus or Scavenger Grounds rendering them useless. Kozilek's shuffle effect can make a lot of random cards in the deck into a win condition when looped so it is very rarely necessary for the extra recursion anyway.
I hope this was helpful. Sorry for the late response, I have been busy with finals.
2 months ago
I primarily just wanted to say thank you for posting and maintaining this list. I really enjoyed reading it and I am going to go with Kozilek over Karn now for my colorless EDH commander as a result of your primer!
I am curious: what do you think of Memory Jar here? Seems like it could be a great way to pump out additional ramp while disrupting your opponent's in the process, and could potentially do more work than Dreamstone Hedron here.
Also, you mentioned in an old comment that you wanted to test out Scroll Rack but couldn't think of what to cut. Have you revisited this? Seems like it would be better than Haunted Cloak at first glance, or possibly even Inspiring Statuary depending on how often you are seeing cards like Stony Silence/Null Rod (maybe your meta has warped around your Kozilek deck and so these are way more prevalent, but in my playgroup, I seem to be the only person who knows about these cards!). Thoughts?
Final question: I tend to try and build with some recursion as a backup plan, but I see you don't include cards like Junk Diver/Scrap Trawler and their ilk despite the high volume of artifacts. Is this due to Kozilek's reshuffle ability or are your games just too fast to warrant their inclusion?
2 months ago
Chariot of Victory, Helm of Kaldra and Haunted Cloak all give your commander haste. also maybe consider running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with Cabal Coffers for mana ramp if you have them. Evil Twin seems like it would fit your theme as well.
Haunted Cloak occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%