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Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.
Imperial Seal Discussion
14 hours ago
If you really want to take this deck to the next level then you need all of the fast mana and tutors: Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Grim Monolith , Mox Diamond , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Mox Amber , Talisman of Indulgence , Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , Desperate Ritual , Rite of Flame , Culling the Weak , Infernal Plunge , Lake of the Dead , Bubbling Muck , Rain of Filth , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , Vampiric Tutor and Diabolic Intent .
Rakdos is also the color combination you need for Worldgorger Dragon + Dance of the Dead , Animate Dead or Necromancy infinite combo. Use Buried Alive or Entomb to pitch one of the Kiki combos or to pitch the dragon and then use one of the enchantments to start the combo. Be sure with Dragon combo to have another creature in the GY or you draw the game with an uninterruptible infinite combo. Other cards that help these combos are Victimize and Final Parting .
2 days ago
main things im looking for
Timetwister , hp preferred
Lion's Eye Diamond , played preferred
Imperial Seal , judge promo preferred
i'll also look at binders
5 days ago
Proxy Imperial Seal since you don't have one, see how well the deck works with it
6 days ago
I completely agree, The importance of automatic card draw is key to any game, drawing through your deck for those win cons. You have an interesting build; I wanted to try it out, So I was putting it together and The only 2 card I didn't have on hand was Doom Whisperer . Which is why I mentioned Indulgent Tormentor , I felt it was the only next similar card despite its drawbacks(uncertainty/randomness) and Grim Tutor which I replaced with Diabolic Tutor and threw in an Ancient Tomb to make up for that extra CMC cost it adds. I'm considering taking out Diabolic Tutor and adding in Gamble instead. Still unsure if I'd like to gamble with my hand.
The other difference I made was adding Mox Diamond in place of Fellwar Stone . Is having your lands more important, Would it be crucial to discard one? I feel Fellwar Stone is situational, well not situational I guess more of a sideboard card along with Mox Diamond . They Can both be sideboard cards, They can both easily be added in before the game if you're knowing who you're up against.
Another consideration I'm thinking was Mishra's Bauble . You mentioned why play 99 commander when you can play 98. Well why play 98 when you can play 97? I know Street Wraith Synergizes with Mausoleum Secrets and Mishra's Bauble doesn't really have any synergy but It gets you that card draw for 0. You can sync it with a tutor such as Vampiric Tutor or Imperial Seal . What are your thoughts about that? I appreciate the reply by the way, very detailed and the explanations you give for your reasons, puts it all into perspective.
2 weeks ago
Besides some of the high-end rocks and Imperial Seal , most of these things are in here (or in the side board). I was hesitant about the passive counter procs as most are higher cost. I left Champion of Lambholt on the for sure list (also a win con), but wasn't sure about ivy lane denizen as, for Ghave specifically he's great, but he wont be doing as much with the Carousel as most of my creatures are black.
Greater Auramancy and Sterling Grove, excellent call! These would be fantastic. Good call on Corpse Dance and Disturbed Burial as well, those would help tighten it up. I also appreciate the Earthcraft addition as, while I'll be getting infinite black with Carnival of Souls and most of my creatures will be free with Aluren , it'll be strong not just as an alternative, but as a way to get my deck moving with Ghave's creature production.
Thanks for the priority breakdown hkhssweiss! It'll help whittle everything down so I can focus on finer tuning.
2 weeks ago
In regards for tuning for competitive play, if going all out the fast efficient mana rocks. The standard usual Mana Crypt , Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox , Sol Ring , Mana Vault should be included. All tutors for consistency ex. Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Imperial Seal , Grim Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , Worldly Tutor , and I would also include Idyllic Tutor .
Next would be your main avenue for balancing your combo pieces. You need the life gain, so running all your soul sister effects are priority. I would run pretty much only the one drop ex. Soul Warden , Essence Warden , Soul's Attendant , and Deathgreeter . Both Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat doubles as your win cons when you have every thing set up. You also need to set up ways to proc Ghave when your Carnival is on the field so in goes Ivy Lane Denizen , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Juniper Order Ranger , and Champion of Lambholt . All of these ones can lead to infinite triggers and than infinite tokens.
Card draw is fairly important, so the usual engines are in ex. Sylvan Library and Necropotence . With having non-token creatures dying, you have them listed but they will also go in, ex. Midnight Reaper and Dark Prophecy . Dark Confidant will also go in with the low CMC curve. Skullclamp will also be an outlet for you as well to draw out your whole deck. You can test it out but Mentor of the Meek can be an outlet as well.
Protection for your combo pieces are important. Riftsweeper should be included and Pull from Eternity only if you are dealing with a lot of exile effects. Silence has always been super helpful, and since there will be a lot of enchantment type effects you can consider running Greater Auramancy in conjunction with Sterling Grove . Sterling Grove also helps tutor for Carnival when needed.
The rest of the cards can be filled with either similar effects, interaction, or advantage.
Now going for your "Carousel" effect with Athreos. For this you would have to go with the infinite mana route, I would be adverse in going this route as it dilutes too much of the "Carnival" route. With the infinite mana you would need to add in cards like Phyrexian Altar , Ashnod's Altar , or Earthcraft in order for you to gain infinite mana. With that as well you need cards that will bring your creatures back to the battlefield or hand, so Phyrexian Reclamation , Corpse Dance , Disturbed Burial can be considered.
There can be probably more things I can think of but accept this short response before I take a more indepth look at it when I not sleepy lolol
3 weeks ago
- Power 9
- Library of Alexandriad
- Revised duals
Will also consider offers. binder here.
Imperial Seal occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.44%