|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Mythic Rare|
|From the Vault: Relics (V10)||Mythic Rare|
|Masters Edition (MED)||Rare|
|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Rare|
|4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB)||Rare|
|Revised Edition (3ED)||Rare|
|Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB)||Rare|
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At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life, where X is the number of cards in your hand minus four.
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Ivory Tower Discussion
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4 months ago
Hey, so if you're wanting to paruse cards chosen for a deck where you draw a lot, peep my Kami of the Rising Tides. It's built around that, although remember I play casually so not hyper-competitive. It's also got some return type stuff and interesting counterspells and combat tricks.
And as far as life gain, I will reiterate my previous suggestion of Ivory Tower. If you usually have a full (over 7+) hand you will gain plenty.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Thursday night report, so much mana!
Tonight, finally added Crypt Ghast (replaced Ivory Tower) as I also put in Cabal Stronghold. Wow, amazing! I mean, no duh, right? I had Crypt Ghast most of the game and untapped a turn or two with those newly acquired cards plus Caged Sun and Cabal Coffers. Mike was borrowing my Kynaios and Tyro of Meletis deck and had the Insurrection but that was effectively countered by my Sudden Spoiling. I untapped and attacked, eliminating Arvad the Cursed because Angela's top deck was revealed by Brendon's Daxos of Meletis techy Lantern of Insight to be Urza's Ruinous Blast. After a Corpse Harvester sacrifice, Sheoldred, Whispering One reanimated Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win. I was drowning in mana for enough turns to have over 20 devotion.
Of course, the previous game was more ignominious as I used Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get Bojuka Bog for Tori's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck rather than Cabal Coffers to further my own agenda. She was at a low enough life total I need not have done that. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder was then my final undoing as Tana, the Bloodsower had four swords equipped and enough tokens with a sac outlet to finish me off.
5 months ago
A draw engine is a two card synergy that results in repeatable card draw. I run a Mardu deck so most of the cards will be in colors. I've numbered each engine so you just need to post the engine number followed by your personal score for each. (Feel free to skip any since the list is lengthy. No card is mentioned more than once however.)
A score means the draw engine is janky, unreliable, clunky, inefficient, etc. Basically an engine you'd never consider running under any circumstance. A score means the draw engine is consistent, reliable, fast, and effecient at drawing cards. This score signifies a considerable auto-include for any EDH deck.
Not all draw engines need to be rated. Rating the ones that are the most interesting will do. This feedback will be crucial for other people when considering what draw engine to use for their decks.
6 months ago
I'd play 34-36 lands in a 2-color deck.
To be EDH legal, you need a commander with both W & B in its color identity. Maybe move Drana into the 99 and replace her with something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or even Elenda.
I feel like your deck could go in one of two directions fairly easily.
This is the easiest way to go: get the vampire Commander 2017 pre-con with Edgar Markov and swap in the vampires you have and love for the ones in the deck that you don't like. You get to play red cards this way, too, which can be fun. This is a good casual deck you can keep tuning at a fair price point.
Begin trading up for the cards you need to run a tighter life-gain deck that abuses combos like Paradox Engine + rocks + Aetherflux Reservoir or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Felidar Sovereign + Beacon of Immortality. I would use Karlov as the commander. Check out this prototype (not legal) deck I made to see my recommendations for BW creatures to include in a list like this. You'll also want more removal/protection spells like Day of Judgment, Wrath of God, Comeuppance, Teferi's Protection, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, and Hero's Downfall (and maybe Damnation and Toxic Deluge). Maybe add in some artifacts and enchantments like Ivory Tower, Zuran Orb, Panharmonicon, Authority of the Consuls, and Blind Obedience.
Skim the decks here often, especially in the Help and First Cycle sections to see what others are up to right now.
Finally, in general, work on your land base over time so you can begin running fetches and different dual lands.
Have fun brewing!
7 months ago
Its hard to make good suggestions without seeing a deck list but some possible cards to consider: Angelic Chorus, Ivory Tower, Luminescent Rain, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Fracturing Gust, Fumigate, Venser's Journal