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Jet Medallion Discussion
1 day ago
Hi! Cool theme, Angels are an awesome tribe to begin with. If your game-plan is simply to play big angels and smack face I think you should try to utilize this strategy more. You could use some cost reduction cards to bring down your big spells like Pearl Medallion, Jet Medallion and Ruby Medallion. Animate Dead and Necromancy also great inclusions if your looking to bring back your big threats. I would also include Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light and last but not least Lyra Dawnbringer
2 days ago
lance4224130 Hey, as we are playing exactly the same colours EDH decks, I had to come here too!
I started EDH with a Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck (which is on my page if you want to have a look, it may give you some ideas).
As experienced, I don't really like Magus of the Coffers. Even if you got the boots to directly equip him (and you don't play them, which is understandable with Erebos as commander), it's really slow. If you're looking for a card with a similar effect, you could put in a Doubling Cube (a bit greedy though, but I love this card), an Extraplanar Lens (play snow-covered swamps if you go for it, so your opponents won't get any benefits) or Jet Medallion.
Consuming Vapors feels badly slow and only affect one dude. Even if it has rebound, I won't play it. I play Choice of Damnations in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck because I have the ability to down everyone life totals quite quickly... in a hard control deck as this one, I think it's just not good enough. Your opponents will often choose to lose something like 9-10 life points on the best cases, and you will spend all your mana in a useless card. Same reaction for Consume Spirit, Soul Burn and Drain Life. Except maybe in some greedy Jeleva decklists, Curse of the Cabal seems like a bad card for EDH.
If you want to play devotion, Phyrexian Obliterator and Necropotence are staples. Erebos's Titan is not bad either (and flavorful). Dread Shade at leat deserves some testing playtime. Even if it's not your initial strategy, Grave Titan is huge and ugly - so it's definitely everything you like in his kind of deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a great tread to take advantage on your opponents.
If you want to stay on a more ''creatureless'' devotion version, you could try out Kuon, Ogre Ascendant which is hard to flip, but pretty damn effective.
All Is Dust makes out as a great board-clear, but you should keep in mind it also forces you to sacrifice your enchantments. Phyrexian Scriptures are nice in synergy with The Abyss, but it's quite a slow card. Massacre Wurm is a nice card to control the board (hum... to destroy every token deck), healing you and giving you a strong body on the battlefield.
Bitterblossom with Contamination and/or Attrition is op - Bloodghast / Ophiomancer serve the same purposes, and you will also love to add Skullclamp if you go for it, having access to a nice sac outlet is what makes monoB that strong in my opinion (also with cards like Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos (flavorful!) etc.).
You have the Lich's Mastery which seems funny.
I certainly forgot a lot of cards, but I'll let you know if something else come to my mind. Have great fun building it up!
1 week ago
Jet Medallion; Mutilate; Filth; Snuff Out; Vengeful Pharaoh; Animate Dead; Dance of the Dead; Gonti, Lord of Luxury; Bottomless Pit; Dark Deal; Victimize; Panharmonicon; Caged Sun; Greed; Phyrexian Reclamation; Phyrexian Delver; and Bubbling Muck.
2 weeks ago
Hey, it's already been said, draw and looting helps reanimation strategies in the early game.
- Rage Reflection
- Hammer of Nazahn
- Conjurer's Closet
Other suggestions for more early game plays consider: Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Jet Medallion and Ruby Medallion? For lands consider: Blood Crypt, Graven Cairns, Sulfurous Springs and Dragonskull Summit?
Exhume is also a powerful reanimation spell for two mana.
2 weeks ago
Thank you for your comment NV_1980 I had considered adding mana rocks and card draw but didn't think it was that important but when i played it Monday evening i realised how slow it was and these would make a slow zombie deck much more efficient.
I got a Skullclamp through trades this week which should be useful for card draw and i really like the look of Jet Medallion i'd never heard of it before your comment. hopefully adding these two (at least), and Black Market my deck will compete much better.
2 weeks ago
I like this deck; I'd recommend some changes though. Adding some more mana rocks and/or other ramp options helps this deck's speed a bit. Cards like Sol Ring, Jet Medallion, Thought Vessel, Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual could be considered.
You already have some nice draw options, but in mono-black I usually go for Underworld Connections and/or Phyrexian Arena no matter what other options I have, because these are so reliable; they don't require you to do anything in order to work.
Hymn to Tourach and Mind Twist are great discard spells. Paupers' Cage, Rackling, Wheel of Torture and The Rack all have great potential to damage opponents for having too few cards in their hands. Bloodchief Ascension and Painful Quandary are especially powerful in a deck like this.
Hope any of this helps; good luck brewing and playing!
2 weeks ago
How about adding some mana rocks and some draw options to increase this deck's speed somewhat? In terms of mana rocks:
1 month ago
Check out my Sheoldred list here as I can probably trim down your mana costs with creatures. The expensive part of the deck is the mana base: Mono Black Sheoldred
Definitely want to center more cards around making players sacrifice creatures. Demon of Wailing Agonies is a great compliment to Yahenni and cards like Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Reaper from the Abyss are good controlled forms of creature based spot removal.
Hope this helps!