Life / Death
All lands you control become 1/1 creatures until end of turn. They're still lands.
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.
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|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Life / Death occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Life / Death Discussion
1 week ago
Yo, welcome back ColFrogfoot!
You have a lot of points, so I'll address them each one by one.
This deck mills its combo pieces all the time, and it usually isn't that big of a deal. As I mention in the description, we have ways to get our stuff back (Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Dread Return, Death + Life to name a few). Depending on your meta, you might want some more where those came from (especially stuff that can return noncreature cards like Golgari Findbroker). The only time when you're pretty much screwed is if your yard gets exiled along with the Riftsweeper. I've never been the best at assessing how much recursion I need, so take my amount with some grains of salt, but it seems to be working out for me. Also, since each meta is different, each person will have to do their own assessment there.
You're right that it's pretty unrealistic to get both the Greater Good and the Zombie Infestation out every game (just in half of them XD). All jokes aside, if you aren't completely shut down in the early game, then you have good chances that you'll be drawing most of your deck that game. If there's one thing that I'm confident about, it's the reliability of our card draw suite. Now about that hypothetical where you have both Greater Good and Zombie Infestation out, all you need to draw and discard is a Dread Return and a Bone Miser. Sac three zombies to flashback the Return, getting Bone Miser out, and discard 2 more lands to have enough to play the Phyrexian Altar.
The Necrotic Ooze approach is totally legit. I had a phase with this deck where I used it with Razaketh, the Foulblooded to fetch everything I needed. What I dislike about the ooze though, is that it forces you to use up multiple card slots for stuff that is only useful in that combo. You're eventually going to run into the scenario where you have a couple of dead cards in your hand because you don't have the ooze out.
I am curious about your Necrotic Ooze build though. I will admit that my particular build is not infallible, but it's also pretty consistent.
4 months ago
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7 months ago
Hey, nice upgrade of the precon.
Because you have Extortionist Temur Sabertooth is a combo with him to make infinite treasures which makes infinite mana and infinite sacs for Korvold. Diabolic Intent is a big upgrade since it's a sac and tutor for any card for two mana. Tireless Tracker is another excellent upgrade because it can be a repeatable source of clues to sac.
Ramunap Excavator helps to be able to freely sac lands for Kovold. It combines well with Tracker and a Fetch land to give you multiple triggers of landfall. Orcish Lumberjack is a very underrated card for ramp in Commander and it combines well with Excavator. Buried Alive is excellent with Genesis. It can tutor for Genesis which also puts it into your graveyard and it can fuel it's recursion with creatures. Life / Death is another underrated card in Commander that combines well with Buried. It can be two drop reanimation or make your lands into creatures to sac them for Korvold.
Good luck with your deck.
7 months ago
Nice deck! A few cards I run in mine that you might like: Life / Death , Squandered Resources , Dragon Broodmother , Eldritch Evolution . Life//Death is sick with skullclamp, especially if you run a way to get lands back from the yard and Broodmother is pure value.
8 months ago
Hey man! I really like this list! I have compared it to my own mimeoplasm deck and there's a lot of cards which would be a great include in my deck. Have you considered the following cards aswell? I included these in my own deck:
Razaketh, the Foulblooded , with Entomb this will be a one card combo. After you have Razaketh, the Foulblooded into play you only need one other creature in play (like a mana dork), and you need atleast available to you, also you need to have atleast 3 lands in play. First you start of by sacrificing the creature with Razaketh, the Foulblooded to find Life / Death and use to cast Life, then you can sacrifice your other lands to find Dark Ritual , Buried Alive and Animate Dead or some other reanimation spell (If you have a 4th land available then it's recommended to find a Pact of Negation first. Then you first cast Dark Ritual so you have in your mana pool, then you can use Buried Alive and Animate Dead to do the Necrotic Ooze combo.
For card draw I really like to run these cards: Search for Azcanta Flip this is a really nice early play. Dig Through Time you can often cast this for just , but it gives your deck a higher CMC which is great for the combo. Deep Analysis , you can cast this from your graveyard really cheap which can be really important in a deck like this. Underrealm Lich , don't underestimate this guy, every draw 1 turns basically into draw 3, I would definitely play this over Liliana Vess . Then I really like Fact or Fiction It's great since it's a instant speed and can often find you the tutor you need.
For ramp I suggest Arcane Signet , just a great card you don't need to leave lands open to use this signet. Sakura-Tribe Elder this card is better in this deck than any other deck since you use it as food for the secondary target of The Mimeoplasm when you want to copy your Necrotic Ooze to combo off, for example.
then some other suggestions; Assassin's Trophy , really versatile removal. Memory's Journey this will protect your combo pieces when needed. Noxious Revival will also protect your combo pieces, but can also bring back important spells at instant speed for (almost) free. Krosan Tusker , you want to cycle this creature to effectively draw 2 cards and also have a body in the graveyard or have a nice high CMC card in your deck. This card will do really well if you decide to play Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon in your deck as lategame 1v1 finisher.
And lastly some really good synergy which will almost always work: Reanimation Kederekt Leviathan with Necromancy on instant speed. This is a full 3 mana boardwipe you can use as often as you have the mana for it. because Necromancy will also be bounced when Kederekt Leviathan enters the battlefield Kederekt Leviathan will die. So you can use this interaction all over again. This is great play at the end step, before the turn you go off or to just buy you some time.
I hope you find atleast some of these suggestions useful!
8 months ago
Have you also ever thought about Life / Death , if you want to go all in, make all you land's creatures, sac enough for lethal with combat and swing. Also this works nicely with sac outlets, to ping the last bit of damage and has other utility as a recursion spell
8 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Slimefoot and good work if this is your first Commander deck.
Good budget cards to consider adding:
- Command Tower
- Llanowar Wastes
- Jund Panorama
- Hissing Quagmire
- Utopia Mycon : one of the best Fugus who uses spore counters.
- Psychotrope Thallid : one of the best Fugus who uses spore counters.
- Zulaport Cutthroat : two drop aristocrat.
- Viscera Seer : one drop repeatable sac outlet.
- Sprout Swarm : convoke, repeatable spell to make a Saproling.
- Evolution Sage : repeatable source of proliferate which is good with spore counters.
- Regrowth : good recursion.
- Talisman of Resilience : another two drop mana rock.
- Farseek : can search for and put Overgrown Tomb onto the battlefield.
- Beast Within : instant removal upgrade.
- Life / Death : Life can make all your lands into creatures to attack or sac. Death is low mana cost reanimation for the cost of life.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Golgari Guildgate
- Foul Orchard
- Jungle Hollow
- Warped Landscape
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
- Severed Strands
- Rot Shambler
- Deathbloom Thallid
- Rampant Growth
- Golgari Locket
- Yavimaya Sapherd
- Thallid Soothsayer
- Thallid Omnivore
- Fungal Infection
Good luck with your deck.