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Jet Medallion Discussion
1 week ago
I would suggest just adding Oathsworn Vampire, a cost reducer like Urza's Incubator, and a couple of sac outlets. Oathsworn, Incubator, and Phyrexian Altar do make infinite 1/1s with the Eminence ability, and incubator and oathsworn are decent anyway, and if you add in an aristocrats subhteme altar can be great as well. But with a lot of sacrifice outlets, you'll be surprised how easy it is to go accidentally infinite, or at least have an unbeatable value engine. Oathsworn Vampire + Indulgent Aristocrat gives you the ability to pay , repeatedly, without spending any cards, and make a 1/1 token, then put a +1/+1 counter on all your creatures.
Other cost reducers you could use are Bontu's Monument (witch makes the combo an instant win instead of needing to wait for the tokens to lose summoning sickness) or Jet Medallion. Helm of Awakening maybe?
2 weeks ago
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2 months ago
For starters, 39 land is a little heavy. I'd cut two and replace them with rocks, namely Jet Medallion and Charcoal Diamond. On the subject of lands, not sure why you're running Terramorphic in a mono-colored deck with no landfall triggers, I'd suggest you swap out for Bojuka Bog which gives you graveyard hate in a land slot. Cabal Coffers/Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth might break the bank for your acquire board but dang are they nice to have.
Lich's Mastery strikes me as very dangerous to run in self-described "suicide black." Half of your effects cause you to lose life, as does your Commander's triggered ability. There are only 7 cards that actually gain you life in this deck and I'd cut most of them. On that subject I'd cut Orbs of Warding; loss of life isn't damage and it won't stop you bleeding to your own effects. Pestilence does damage but it's not a creature.
Since Sanguine Bond doesn't really hit off anything in the deck except Gray Merchant I'd trade it for Whip of Erebos, gives you reanimation options and lifelink on everything to help with all the life loss.
Deadly Tempest seems more on-theme than Extinguish All Hope. You don't have so many creatures that it'll gouge you too hard, which also makes me question whether you're going to get much value from Dread Return.
Worn Powerstone over Darksteel Ingot, it curves into your commander a turn earlier and in mono color the has a lot more impact than "one of any color." Similarly, Thran Dynamo is a long stronger here than Gilded Lotus here.
Read the Bones over Dark Bargain. Bargain's over-costed for 2 cards, and it's hardly a "trick" you need to hold 4 mana open for. If you wanna play toward reanimator there are better ways in black to pitch creatures.
Cabal and Dark Rituals have their place in EDH, but it's usually in highly competitive decks where you need to go off on a combo by turn 4 or 5 and "burning out" doesn't matter. I suggest more long term benefit cards, draw engines or ramp.
I think that's enough for now. Hope some of it was helpful!
PS: You need to set the format to EDH instead of Standard, as is it blocks suggestions.
2 months ago
@ticked-off-squirrel, perhaps. It's a good card but it's 3 mana and only reduces the cost of my creatures. The life gain and drain is good but doesn't add to the strength of the deck. Compare it to Jet Medallion for 2 mana reduces all my black spells, I can play it on turn 2 and turn 3 play Crypt Ghast or Abyssal Persecutor.
2 months ago
A few things :)
2) No Toxic Deluge?? It's (IMO) one of the strongest black cards ever printed.
6) Your curve is relatively high, and I'm not really a fan of Manalith and other 3-mana rocks. I'd focus more on cheaper rocks such as Mana Crypt and Mana Vault to accelerate Chainer, as well as Jet Medallion to make your spells cheaper.
This is my mono-black deck, if you feel like taking a look for anything you might add that I've forgotten:
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4 months ago
Needs more Rat Colony
With only 6 Relentless Rats you need half of your total number on the battlefield to even make them 4/4s. Most of the time they will be 3 mana 2/2s. You need a critical mass of Relentless Rats--at least 20. If you want to dedicate only a small portion of your deck to the Relentless effect, then Rat Colony is much better; unlike Relentless Rats it benefits from any rat you control, including Marrow-Gnawer's tokens. Pack Rat is also superior if you have many non-Relentless Rats.
Rat Colony is strictly better than Swarm of Rats. It's also generally better than Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Muck Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat (fear isn't worth a large power loss and "can't block", especially when Marrow-Gnawer provides fear), Pestilence Rats (Rat Colony gets +2/-2 under most conditions and costs 1 less), and Earsplitting Rats (not enough graveyard/discard synergies).
I'm not sure how Shriveling Rot serves the deck.
There are two Cabal Strongholds, so one needs to come out. Cycling lands--Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, and Desert of the Glorified--hedge against land-heavy draws. Some cheap utility/value lands like Zhalfirin Void, Encroaching Wastes, Mystifying Maze, or Temple of the False God might be good over some number of Swamps too.
Phyrexian Tribute -> Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk. I know black is bad with artifacts, but there is a reason Phyrexian Tribute is in 55 edh decks, and the other two are in over 5000 each, and it isn't just color restriction. They cover all five permanent types instead of just one, including the equally hard-for-black enchantments. Requiring two creatures to sacrifice, Phyrexian Tribute isn't even always easier to cast, and it's effect is far less flexible.
Speaking of Unstable Obelisk, more mana ramp would be prudent, like Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere. Bontu's Monument isn't Jet Medallion, but is still worthwhile with 27 creatures.
I don't think there are enough graveyard synergies to make Living Death appropriate.
Night Dealings is slow, does nothing if the battlefield isn't somewhat favorable, can potentially get removed, makes you reveal, and can't get lands. Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition tutor with no fuss. If you want slow, multi-card tutoring, Diabolic Revelation, Demonic Collusion, and Increasing Ambition are reliable options. Although none feature Nezumi in their art.
4 months 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