In Oketra's Name
Zombies you control get +2/+1 until end of turn. Other creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
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In Oketra's Name Discussion
1 week ago
Alright, ive given a good look at this deck and ive decided on some changes.
1 month ago
First Standard Tournament Results
Round one: W/U control. (Not monument)Game one - Found the combo relatively quick and won. Was concerned about about my Cunning Survivor getting tapped by his Fan Bearer but luckily he was tapped out when New Perspectives entered the battlefield.Game two - Sided in Countervailing Winds for Haze of Pollen. Pulled of the combo again and won.(2-0)
Round two: B/W Zombies.Game one - Got run over fast. Without either combo piece and missed land drops meant the combo flopped.Game two - No sideboard. Had a faster hand but the zombies were too fast. Managed to pull a Haze of Pollen during one attack saving 6 life but a In Oketra's Name from the opponent the next turn killed me.(0-2)
Round three: R/B/U/W/G Planeswalkers.Game one - Seemed pretty even but ended in a lose. The game started slow for both despite the turn three As Fortold by the opponent. I waited a couple of turns before playing New Perspectives while Cunning Survivor was out so that i could afford a Censor.I did pull of the combo but Cunning Survivor only became a 15/3 after i got stuck with three New Perspectives, three Cunning Survivors and four basic lands in hand.Game two = Sided in Shadowstorm Vizier for Haze of Pollen. The second game was not as slow after my opponent used Deploy the Gatewatch and got a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar out. I played Shefet Monitor to try and kill them but it kept getting blocked by plants. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. game ended when he hit me for seven with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh -4 ability and played another copy of Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and hit for another seven. (yes he did sac the old one.)(0-2)
So the deck went 1-2 overall. I didn't expect much from it but wanted to see what the consistency of the combo was.
I found that i need Supreme Will to protect or dig for New Perspectives. Some removal would be great but there is none with cycling, unfortunately. Control seems to be my LGS's metta at the moment with almost half of the decks being R/B/U bolas control. For this reason i'm considering putting Haze of Pollen in the sideboard since it only stops some aggro decks. Also wondering if Canyon Slough and Sheltered Thicket would be worth adding to splash for Sweltering Suns. it would be risky and would remove Beneath the Sands from the deck but would increase the number of cycling cards.
1 month ago
Seeing as you have embalm creatures, you could always try In Oketra's Name as a cheap buff for all of your creatures.
I'd also recommend Gideon's Intervention for the sideboard of any deck running white... once you know what your opponent's playing, it can often disable their win-con or just be used as protection.
1 month ago
I've been playing around with an embalm deck myself and it held up pretty well at my last FNM.
I'd probably say to take out Labyrinth Guardian and Solemn Recruit to begin with... Labyrinth Guardian dies too easily, and Solemn Recruit is a little risky with the WW mana cost on a 3 drop, and will likely be targeted by your opponent before it can do much. You could afford to add in a couple of more expensive embalm-able creatures as one-ofs... Angel of Sanctions and Glyph Keeper are both very strong cards that have won me games before now. Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun can also come in handy. I also run a couple of Thraben Inspector and Binding Mummy in my deck, but that's probably more personal preference.
In an aggro-based deck, your counter spells will primarily be for non-creature spells, so Negate would probably be better in mainboard than Cancel. Dusk can probably be left in the sideboard, as it is useless against a lot of decks, and Winds of Rebuke is also pretty weak for a removal spell... as you're running white, you really need exile spells like Cast Out and Declaration in Stone... and as embalm creates zombies, Time to Reflect is a very strong card. I'm also surprised you're not using In Oketra's Name... it's perfect for an embalm aggro deck.
Oketra's Monument (along with the other monuments) I personally think are only really worth running in mono-coloured decks, and four especially is a bit over the top considering they are legendary. This is what I'd probably swap out for the Embalmer's Tools. Anointed Procession is also an option (and a card I personally love). I'm currently running two of each in my deck.
There's also one card I'd highly recommend for any sideboard running white... Gideon's Intervention. I'd overlooked it until recently, but it is an extremely strong card once you know what your opponent's playing, as it can completely shut down their win condition.
1 month ago
I recommend to put only zombies. Put 4 Lord of the Accursed, Dread Wanderer, Cradle of the Accursed, In Oketra's Name, and maybe a god. I would definitely take out Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Anointed priest and Festering mummy.
1 month ago
Umm, In Oketra's Name, Time to Reflect, the Lily (7 is just too much), and I'm not a big fan of the Trials package you have in here. I think they are better than the first cards listed, but I just think there are better cards or zombies to run...
2 months ago
Why aren't you running Esper () colors? You get some great removal like Compelling Deterrence as well as the draw spells you need?
If you are looking to keep it in Orzhov () colors, I would suggest cutting down to about 24-26 lands. I usually find that In Oketra's Name isn't worth the mana and the slots in my deck. Because you are running 4x Doomed Dissenter, I would include a reliable sacrifice outlet like Voldaren Pariah Flip or Yahenni, Undying Partisan.
2 months ago
Hi w33m4n, the win condition is to flood the board with tokens and be able to play Borrowed Grace or In Oketra's Name to finish the damage. Since there only 3 spells that generate token in T2, Oketra's Monument trys to make the cut when casting creatures.