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4Red, T, Sacrifice a creature: Keldon Necropolis deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
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Keldon Necropolis Discussion
2 months ago
Thanks everyone for your input!
PlattBonnayI love the idea of Bontu the Glorified, he's a bit expensive money-wise, but he is a Standard staple and the combo is hilarious so I'll consider buying him. Greater Gargadon is just amazingly OP (I would probably put in a one drop that could only help me wrath a couple times, but I also get a free 9/7? Sweet!) I'll also consider Angelic Purge for one of the 99. It's definitely sideboard worthy, in case I come up against a Avacyn, Angel of Hope deck or something.
the.beanpole Thanks for mentioning Grim Backwoods, the deck is focused around mana ramp so the 4 mana won't be a problem, and hey I get a free card. However, I don't think that the Child of Alara has to go to the graveyard for it's ability to trigger. My reasoning is that stuff like Kokusho, the Evening Star has "when put into the graveyard from play", which is the same as dying, except the graveyard bit is specified. I'll have to check with my playgroup, however.
Chandrian and cklise: thanks for the idea, but I'm planning to focus heavily on the Maze's End win con, and thus pretty much the only permanents I have are lands, my commander and things like Expedition Map and Sakura-Tribe Elder, which aren't gonna stay on the battlefield long. But still, thanks for your input!
Ohthenoises... I have no idea what's going on there, but thanks anyway!
Iron_Cube: Keldon Necropolis, is definitely usable. As i said earlier to beanpole, the deck has a shit load of Explore and Urban Evolution effects, so mana won't be a problem. Granted, the two damage will be effectively useless, with the wipe happening immediately after and the win condition not being damage related, but it's the sacrifice bit that's important. Mirrorpool isn't the best sac ability, as it can only trigger once, and is mildly expensive mana wise and has no additional effects. I would rather play Morbid Curiosity or Disciple of Bolas to get something out of the solo sac. Westvale Abbey Flip would just take too long and use up too much mana to pump out the clerics, and I don't have my one creatures to supplement Ormendahl, Profane Prince Flip's diet. And I would swear the creepy kid didn't have to go to the graveyard... but I'm running lots of recursion to get back stuff like removed gates or Expedition Map so even if it does so I should be fine. Gift of Immortality would however mean that I don't have to pay the casting cost ever again, command zone or no, so it's a definite addition.
PookandPie: Thanks for going to all the trouble of getting the list of all those lands together, now I know that all you guys haven't missed anything. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss Grim Backwoods and Keldon Necropolis, the entire deck is built to getting lots of land out as fast as I can, so mana shouldn't be a problem. As for copying, I would rather not turn my lands into creatures, simply because they would be that much easier to remove: I don't to lose my Izzet Guildgate to a Doom Blade lol. But yeah Phyrexian Tower and co. are too expensive for a little edh player like me lol.
Epidilius: The idea is sound, but there are instant/sorceries out there that have sac a creature as an additional cost, and thus their CMC is really low too (eg. Culling the Weak or Abjure). As for removing opponent's stuff, the commander is literally wrath on a stick that (effectively) doesn't effect me. If I were to use removal, I would probably use exile effects, cos destroy may not cut it.
2 months ago
Due to the nature of the deck's orb play CMC is everything. Until Chandra I was avoiding mana costs over 3 or 4. As much as I love your Ragavan heavy style I rarely get the chance to set up catapults and siege weapons in advance and don't intend to outpace my opponents in terms of mana production and heavy costs. My red decks always intend to make my opponents play my game, as I won't win theirs. Although another look did give me some things I need to incorporate such as Keldon Necropolis, Madblind Mountain, and reconsider the Sword of Kaldra.
2 months ago
There are only six lands that function as sac outlets that don't require multiple creatures on board, and those lands are:
High Market, Phyrexian Tower, Miren, the Moaning Well, Grim Backwoods, Keldon Necropolis, and Diamond Valley. Of those, only the first three and the last one are worth mentioning. If Miren is out of your price range, then lands that only require one creature to function as a sac outlet, in general, are out of your price range.
The only lands that copy other lands are Vesuva and Thespian's Stage. Your best bet to copy something like Maze's End would be to turn it into a creature and then use a variety of copying spells on it. A kicked Rite of Replication would speed along your plan pretty well I guess (assuming you have the 9 mana, that'd be 3 more Gates on field with 2 Mazes leftover. Kind of a waste of Rite, but you're aiming to be cute and quirky, here, I'm assuming). Nature's Revolt, among tons of other spells, would accomplish the land animating aspect. Kamahl, Fist of Krosa would also do it and hopefully not leave your land as open to board wipes or removal.
2 months ago
I also found Keldon Necropolis. You could also copy Child with Mirrorpool and sacrifice one to the legend rule. Westvale Abbey
Flip require more creatures, but you get a great, indestructible demon.
You do need to send the Child to the graveyard. Enchant it with Gift of Immortality if you want to lose your friends.