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It That Betrays
Creature — Eldrazi
Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a nontoken permanent, put that card onto the battlefield under your control.
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It That Betrays Discussion
6 days ago
Hey friend, cool deck! One of my first EDH decks was an Oloro gain'n'drain build a lot like this. I'd suggest checking out my deck @ Ageless Artifacts for the broad picture of it, but here's what I noticed about your build:
Some of your cards, like Filigree Angel, want to be in a deck with a TON more artifacts than you actually have. Those are the cards I'd cut first. Next, I'd take out cards that want you to attack, like Odric, Lunarch Marshal, It That Betrays, and Archetype of Imagination, since a gain'n'drain build doesn't really want that as much as it wants protection and deterrence. Then, I'd take out some of your removal encahntments like Banishing Light in favor of WB "unconditional" removal like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End or WB board wipes like Retaliate and Fell the Mighty.
As far as cards to put in, I'd shoot for some more of those explosive combos that this deck does so well. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is nuts with Serra Avatar and Vizkopa Guildmage, as is Cradle of Vitality. I'd put in more card draw like Underworld Connections and Greed (Oloro is an expensive and easily-killed commander, so don't always rely on his second ability).
In general, I'd say you need to take out cards that don't enable your primary win conditions or help you survive long enough to find those win cons. However, that's not to say that this isn't a well-thought-out and explosive deck, because it certainly is. Good luck! and mention me in the comments if I can do anything else for you.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Costly, but It That Betrays would work well if you make contact with your commander.
1 week ago
As Izu_Korasu pointed out, 'permanent' is key for Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. Have you sacrificed a lot of creatures? Use Font of Return to get them back and pump your team. Enchantments and artifacts got you down? They are no problem for Seal of Primordium. Four mana and Horizon Spellbomb is nothing but pure value. What about attaching Ordeal of Nylea to a creature, attacking with it and giving it two +1/+1 counters, the rest of your team one, and netting yourself two lands in the process? Did i mention Dowsing Shaman is in your colors? With all of these wonderful permanents in your deck what else could you add? How about Primal Surge to cause a flood your opponents will be reeling from for days to come? Other fun cards include Implement of Ferocity, Killing Wave, Mycoloth, and It That Betrays. Long story short, Mazirek gets my vote
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
With you wanting to focus on the Smashy aspect, cards such as Hydra Omnivore (a beast in multiplayer games), It That Betrays, Terastodon, Void Winnower and Pathrazer of Ulamog can act as cheaper ($$ wise) bombs compared to the Eldrazi Titans. Along with those ramp like Cultivate, Explosive Vegetation, and Kodama's Reach let you get your bombs out quicker, mana rocks (signets, Sol Ring, all the goodies) help a lot as well. Card draw like Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora (these piss off people so much they have to be included just for the lols), Primordial Sage and Soul of the Harvest can also do a lot of work as you want to focus on the creature path. Little value guys like Coiling Oracle, Trygon Predator, Fierce Empath, Elvish Visionary can really help, as can the mana dorks (Llanowar Elves and Co) can work well too. Primal Surge can also work WONDERS if you decided to prioritize permanents, vomiting out your entire deck is always fun to do. I'm gonna have to talk to my Surrak buddy to get his opinion, but that's the advice I got thus far.
3 weeks ago
Your deck is only at 98. Panharmonicon would be huge to exploit ETB's. Some suggestions to go with It That Betrays and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - Tribute to the Wild, Perilous Predicament, Tyrant's Choice. Crypt Ghast is a must have, Avenger of Zendikar, Craterhoof Behemoth are strong choices too (especially for ETB's).Cuts I'd recommend would be Wall of Blossoms, Smokestack, Bubbling Muck, Vampire Hexmage, Rancid Rats, Triskaidekaphobia definitely needs to go.