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Jarad's Orders Discussion
1 week ago
You really need more ways of putting stuff in your yard without having to sacrifice it, due to the high CMC of your creatures, so Nyx Weaver, Jarad's Orders, Deadbridge Chant and Commune with the Gods would help. With mill and high cmc creatures, Vigor Mortis, Zombify, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Ever After and Seasons Past are all good.
Better sacrifice fuel would be Awakening Zone, Bitterblossom, From Beyond and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, which let you cheaply feed stuff to Victimize, Mycoloth, Fleshbag Marauder and Blood Bairn. Other cards that synergize with sacrifice include Deathreap Ritual, Black Market, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Westvale Abbey Flip, and Catacomb Sifter.
I don't think Eater of Hope, Cloudthresher, Overwhelming Stampede, Dark Ritual, Great Oak Guardian, or Master of the Feast are good enough for the deck, and some better reanimate targets would be Verdant Force, Rune-Scarred Demon, or It That Betrays.
1 week ago
cameronhawk2Hi! So I want to start with thanking you for all the suggestions, I am always looking for tip and support :). On that note though, I do already have a sacrificing deck where Savra, Queen of the Golgari is actually my commander so I was looking with this deck to kind of stay clear of sacrificing with this deck. Just because when I make a deck I like to kind of have a theme, so I won't be taking some of your suggestions.... for THIS deck, but I will look into it for my Savra deck :). I am just weird like that lol.
In regards to the Deadbridge Goliath, Slitherhead and Drudge Beetle, Varolz, the Scar-Striped will make their scavenge cost cheaper and I want the Slither and Beetle in for low cost creatures at the start of the game. Rather Varolz doesn't actually make the cost cheaper but adds another scavenge ability to them which is their converted mana cost. BUT! I am actually looking into getting Death's Shadow and Eater of Days (however Phyrexian Dreadnought is just too expensive for me to reasonably purchase at this point), they are actually in my maybeboard just because I don't own them and won't be getting them until at least next month.
I will definitely look into Meren of Clan Nel Toth as well! Looks fun. Unfortunately about the Entomb it is the same thing as with the Dreadnought, just too expensive. I did put in Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders as cheap alternatives however. I might look into Regrowth as well just because it is cheap but otherwise I think I am fine with graveyard return cards. I have Grim Discovery, Dread Return, Creeping Renaissance, Nature's Spiral, Life from the Loam, Animate Dead, Treasured Find, Deadbridge Chant as well as a few creatures that bring either other creatures or land back to my hand from the graveyard.
I think you are right though. I don't really need the Primal Vigor and I need more full board removal. Currently my only Black Sun's Zenith is in another deck but I will get another one since they are not expensive and I have a Gaze of Granite I will put in as well.
Thanks for all the tips and advice!
1 week ago
4 weeks ago
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1 month ago
Deathreap Ritual Is a really nice card drawing engine to add, Jarad's Orders is a good tutor in a deck like this, and if you need more reanimating cards, Ever After, Vigor Mortis, and Profane Command are all nice, and admittedly are favorites of mine.
1 month ago
The mana curve seems high given the general cost of the creatures in this deck. Access to them comes relatively cheap through cards like: Animate Dead, Necromancy, Survival of the Fittest, Entomb, Reanimate, Victimize, Zombify, Epiphany at the Drownyard, Grisly Salvage, Buried Alive, Chill of Foreboding, Commune with the Gods, Dread Return, Dread Summons, Gather the Pack, Jarad's Orders, Life from the Loam, Endless Obedience, Boneyard Wurm, Dimir Doppelganger, Fauna Shaman, Ghoultree, Golgari Grave-Troll, Dakmor Salvage, Hell's Caretaker, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Lotleth Troll, Mortivore, Necrotic Ooze, Nemesis of Mortals, Prized Amalgam, Splinterfright, Tarmogoyf.
If you look at all these cards you'll realize that this deck is designed to run on 4 - 5 mana, at most. Which I've never had a problem getting onto the field. Mana rocks and lands just take up space that I could use for more destructive entities.
1 month ago
@paradox23 Yea, I never use koko anyway, and the same goes for Windborn Muse. They will get replaced.
What would your opinion be if I just went all in with the swaps and did this?
Also, Magister of Worth has proven to be way more useful than I first expected. The vote seems that it never goes your way, but more than often is a board wipe you can just pull from the yard for 6 mana over and over again.
1 month ago
Here's what I think. Out: Kokusho, the Evening Star, he's not really there for anything but making people hate you and can be replaced with bigger and better things; Magister of Worth,If the vote doesn't go your way what happens? You could spend this slot with a more useful card; Windborn Muse, Get rid of this garbage that you're not realistically going to want to cast if you have a spell in your hand; Murderous Cut, can be really good, but I don't thin you need the extra creature removal; Jarad's Orders, I think there are better creature tutors but I could see this one being good enough for the deck if you want to all-in combo every game; Liliana Vess, I know our playgroup and if you tutor with this and the board isn't empty you will die. In: Living Death, Put it in; Eladamri's Call, this is the better creature tutor; Hermit Druid, spills cards faster that anything else you have and "tutors" your combos into the grave; Meren of Clan Nel Toth, the best green-black graveyard-matters creature I can think of; Unburial Rites, for when you spill that Iona or Elesh Norn into the graveyard, can be cast twice for double the fun; Dread Return, it's banned in modern for a reason, it makes graveyard decks way too good. I also think that if you can find room for a Cultivate, a Golgari Grave-Troll, or even a Path to Exile that you should put them in.