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Howl from Beyond
Target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn.
Howl from Beyond Discussion
1 month ago
Thanks spiral_te! Commander is my bread and butter, and I've been playing dumb timmy strategies like this since I started playing.
What you're saying about wincons as SS's does make sense though. I might make Find / Finality my SS and hide a few black X spells like Torment of Hailfire and maybe Howl from Beyond throughout the deck. If I can find an oathbreaker group to play with, I might use Exsanguinate because it can keep me alive. Even if I can't kill everyone with it, draining everyone for even 7 and gaining could keep me alive for a few more turns to set up a win.
Thanks for the advice!
6 months ago
Here you go NotAsGood:
Mono Black Casual- 4x Dark Ritual , 2x Terror 4x Hymn to Tourach , 4x hypnotic spector, 4x Mind Twist 4x Drain Life , 4x Black Knight , 4x Order of the Ebon Hand , 2x Greed , 2x Diabolic Tutor , 2x Howl from Beyond 4x Contract from Below and 20x Swamp
8 months ago
9 months ago
Nullstone Gargoyle is great for creature heavy decks.
Rock Hydra and maybe another couple things with X in the casting cost.
11 months ago
Great list so far. Here are you my suggestions:
I'd swap out the infect cards for an evasion suite. Infect is great on paper, but you don't get to direct where it's going. Thus, it comes with #1 negative (painting a large target on yourself that says: 'kill me now') without the #1 benefit (eliminating your greatest threat in a turn or two). I think you'll do better flying lower on the radar. Stick the five commander damage and be happy. Some combination of Corrupting Licid, Sleeper's Guile, Dauthi Embrace, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep should do the trick. Add in a Nim Deathmantle to keep Xantcha on the field indefinitely.
War's Toll should incentivize others to use Xantcha as a mana sink on their own turn. Which is exactly what you want.
Glacial Chasm is good protection. Sit back and watch the world burn.
Alhammarret's Archive seems great w/Xantcha's ability, although it is quite slow. Maybe get a feel for how your opponents are dealing with Xantcha first. If you get to sit around a lot, slot this in.
If you find that Xantcha is eating removal often, Fury Storm seems like a good add. Playing Xantcha three times, and quintupling an x=6 Exsanguinate to drain the table for 30 sounds like a positively delightful way to spend 10 mana. Works with that Profane Command in your Maybeboard as well.
As far as what to swap out:
Spiteful Visions isn't asymmetrical enough. You're probably going to be using Xantcha's ability often enough to make this hurt.
Exquisite Blood isn't really working within your game plan. You're using it as a defensive option here. I think there are better options (Chasm, for example).
Blood Sun works against you too much.
Polluted Bonds could probably be swapped out for something. I get that your opponents will be drawing more, but if feels like 5 mana good stuff.
Rite of the Raging Storm might also be too cute, but it's hard to judge.
Overall, this is a really good list. Xantcha is a cool card and it's fun to see how many niche interactions she enables. Good luck with it!
1 year ago
Protecting artifacts aside from Guardian beast and Darksteel Forge is almost non-existent in black (from what I know). Test the deck and see how it fairs. If need be, you can always add Beacon of Unrest for versatile recursion of artifacts/creatures.
I would say trading post to recur artifacts in a pinch, save them from exile and work with contamination, but I'm not sure the deck is suited towards that.
Maybe a Howl from Beyond?
1 year ago
looks like you're missing Howl from Beyond from the list of X Spells.
Also, just to nitpick: you said "familiars", but you meant "converters." =P =)
1 year ago
Rite of Consumption DOME 'EM
Slagwurm Armor if you want Yargle to be a 9/9 for the memes
Something to consider might actually be mono-black control with Yargle as a finisher. Maybe I'm wrong and you could just outspeed people with Yargle's IMMENSE POWER but I think he's a bit too high cmc in colours that don't necessarily allow for much evasion/protection to just get in ASAP. Typical mono B control stuff looks like this:
Feel free to disagree tho, 2 swings and Yargle kills someone without any buffs in PDH which is pretty DANK. Just going all in on evasion could probably just do it in some metas. Fear & Intimidate are available in black plentifully to boot. Sleeper's Guile & Traitor's Clutch.
Happy brewing, looking forward to see what you make of it!
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