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Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
Legendary Creature — Human Cleric
, Sacrifice a creature: Lyzolda, the Blood Witch deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker if the sacrificed creature was red. Draw a card if the sacrificed creature was black.
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Lyzolda, the Blood Witch Discussion
2 months ago
Not really, no. Lotus Bloom has saved my ass on many occasions. If it isn't working for you though, I'd simply toss in Jeweled Amulet to help get Neheb out early as well as have a 0 Drop for the Goblin's to play with.
I wouldn't bother with the 5CMC, non-Haste Creature... Past in Flames has Flashback for 5 (4R), that's more than enough in this list. My only issue is that Cloudstone Curio has nothing to do with Plan A. However, if it's necessary, you can always run more Creatures and work towards a line of play utilizing the Extortionist + Cloudstone + XXX (Creature) + Avacyn's... But I listed off Four Cards right now. This is so far removed from being efficient that I would avoid this line of play entirely, particularly because we need to Rummage the Avacyn's successfully after generating infinite mana (presumably) with Extortionist to get anywhere. Plans like this are better when you have an outlet in your Command Zone. e.g. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch + Corpse Dance + Extortionist = Far Better game plan for that Creature
4 months ago
Unless they say otherwise abilities on cards only function from the battlefield. Most of the time the wording of the ability implicitly indicates this. Such as cycling requiring you to discard the card (cards can only be discarded from hand) or storm triggering when you cast the spell (spells are always on the stack immediately after being cast). I actually can't think of an ability that explicitly says to activate only from another zone. The closest to explicitly stating it are stuff like Dread Wanderer that indicate that you return from the graveyard.
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch has none of these indicators and as such can only be activated from the battlefield.
4 months ago
Ok, so I looked Lyzolda, the Blood Witch up during a game of magic using guild decks and from what I could understand it seems as though you can cast her pay ability from hand without having to actually play her - like the bloodrush ability on cards like Skinbrand Goblin . What's more is when I tried researching it further, it say's pay abilities can be played at any time as long as it doesn't have the tap icon too. I so badly want this to be real but I'm fairly positive it's not because this would make so much stuff super OP.
4 months ago
I strongly suggest the OG Ravnica legends, most of which are powerful but overshadowed by later printings within their guilds. Sure, two of them ( Grand Arbiter Augustin IV and Teysa, Orzhov Scion ) are among the more highly played commanders, but I was thinking more like Lyzolda, the Blood Witch , or Ulasht, the Hate Seed , or Savra, Queen of the Golgari , or Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran . There's a lot of originality to be had in those decks, and a ton of customization and deckbuilding, plus you get the bonus of someone going "Woah, I've never seen a _ deck before!" basically every time you sit down to play.
7 months ago
I would do Rakdos as your Commander and slip the other three in as support.
7 months ago
I dropped Lyzolda Blood Witch because quite frankly... I don't think it worked well enough in my deck. Brought it up to 3 Ion Storm because with a playset of Faithless Looting If i draw too many I can use them as discard fodder. As I can with Gravecrawler . Please let me know if there is a better approach.
10 months ago
So I want to make an Aristocrats deck without the color white, as I have most of my white staples in another deck. Currently I'm having trouble picking a color combo, and commander. Here are my thoughts so far:
So rakdos I think needs to be in the deck at least. Red has a lot of good effects for aristocrats in cards such Impact Tremors for extra reach and sac outlets in Goblin Bombbardment. I've been messing around mainly with Judith, but she seems to fall short in the later game, which while making sense, still disappoints me. The other two I mentioned look to be maybe even weaker, but I'm open to have my opinion changed.
Jund gives more token generation for aristocrats in green, AND adds good ramp. Not to mention, a larger selection of commanders. Only problem is, I want to make this deck somewhat strong, say, high power on the commander tier list on this site, and that might require more of a mana base than rakdos, but maybe I'm wrong with green providing fixing for my colors.
*Not doing Prossh, he's over saturated at my meta, or was for a time.
Thoughts? Any other color combos to consider?
P.S I've also tried Marchesa the Black Rose, to limited success.
1 year ago
I am currently building an Aristocrats deck around Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. I am using some of the cards I got lying around like Skirsdag High Priest, Viscera Seer, Shadows of the Past, Vampiric Rites and some others. Currently this deck has 104 cards and I need to cut some down. I am not looking up for upgrades, but more of recomendations on which cards should stay and which should go. That said, any <3$ upgrades are welcomed and will be considered if a replacement is given. Keep in mind it is a budget deck being optimized. Thanks
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch occurrence in decks from the last year
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