If you would lose the game, instead shuffle your hand, your graveyard, and all permanents you own into your library, then draw seven cards and your life total becomes 20.
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|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Rare|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lich's Mirror Discussion
6 days ago
Thoughts on these? Silence, Archaeomancer, Savor the Moment, Plea for Power, Lich's Mirror, Tidal Barracuda, Vampiric Tutor, Lotus Petal, Vanishment, Cloud of Faeries, Decree of Silence, Coveted Jewel, Oubliette (see double masters errata; can now phase out opp's general indefinitely), Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Mandate of Peace (ask during opps' upkeep for them to let you know when they are going to combat. They will likely go straight to combat before casting things, allowing you to play this most effectively)
1 month ago
This is a cute list.
I feel like with the number of other 1/2 mana zombies and a well planned sideboard (15 Duress variants is an option) you might be able to swing an fnm or two, which is wild for a singleton list.
Specifically, I'd look at Gray Merchant of Asphodel Rotting Rats,Foulmire Knight, Midnight Reaper, the 1 mana cast from graveyard zombies, and value options like Graveborn Muse or Necromancer's Stockpile
I don't like Forever Young type effects outside of combos where you draw your entire library. Another zombie will almost always be more useful.
Good luck and happy brewing.
1 month ago
Brutal deck! Have you thought about running Lich's Mirror as another way to help prevent you from blowing yourself up? Depending on if you want to keep any friends, you could also run Ruination to ream any multicolored decks at the table.
3 months ago
You can format your commander in your mainboard like so:
1x Kenrith, the Returned King *CMDR*
Unless its your center theme, I wouldn't recommend Will of the Council as its not group-hug at all and its payoffs are either meh or extra turns (feels bad man).
I highly recommend Karona, False God. It can swing for 8 by itself and politicking its swings or protecting yourself from your own commander is a lot of fun. Scheming Symmetry, Wishclaw Talisman, Havoc Festival, and Captive Audience are also a lot of fun.
5 months ago
Burgess_Buttonworth and Epicurus, I definitely like Risk factor as a way to refill your hand after the reset or get in some damage. Maybe run something to protect the Lich's Mirror in case your opponent has instant speed removal in response to the Madcap Experiment, which would kill you. Also maybe run some bounce spells that hit all permanents, not just creatures. This can stop hate like Damping Sphere and other things that might hose your combo. I definitely like the idea of running Approach of the Second Sun (credit to seshiro_of_the_orochi for the idea).
5 months ago
I just looked back and realized that you don't actually have any all-color sources, so the first two might be tricky (although if you are resetting your life total a lot, City of Brass could do some work. The third seems like a pretty strong option in my opinion. Since Lich's Mirror doesn't get everything, you might want to add a sideboard to help against Infect strategies, which you are pretty defenseless against.
11 months ago
Notes from game on 09/08/2019:
- Bloodchief Ascension
- Exsanguinate - took out 3 players simultaneously
- Hex Parasite - OMG belongs in almost any black deck
- Lake of the Dead
- Overwhelming Forces
- Painful Quandary
- Phyrexian Obliterator
- Staff of the Death Magus
- Sword of Light and Shadow
Worth Considering for Removal:
- Arcane Lighthouse - unlikely to need / redundant with Detection Tower
- Lich's Mirror - I made a dumb mistake not paying enough attention to the win condition
- Maralen of the Mornsong (sigh) this was originally her deck
- Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - keep for at least one more round
- Platinum Emperion - belongs in another deck, redundant with Platinum Angel
- Soldevi Digger - very unlikely to need
- The Haunt of Hightower - I want to make this a better card than it really is, but I have to face it.
1 year ago
Hey thom-le, glad you like the deck!
Lich's Mirror is a card that I like but have never found any practical use for. Buffing back up to 20 life is nice, but starting again at zero permanents I've found I'm never able to do anything before I just die again. I don't like using Sol Ring very much, but regardless decent mana rocks are probably a good idea, I could cut some of the high-end fluff like Kothophed, Soul Hoarder which I've just never found myself in a decent position to play. Glacial Chasm is great here actually, thanks. For some reason I had it in my head that it was much more expensive than it actually is. Liliana of the Dark Realms I should probably make room for too, now that you mention it.
Thanks very much for the feedback!