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Magus of the Coffers
Creature — Human Wizard
(2), Tap: Add (Black) to your mana pool for each Swamp you control.
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Magus of the Coffers Discussion
6 days ago
I like your deck! Maybe adding Bloodchief Ascension would be nice as like Duskmantle Guildmage, it also combo's well with Mindcrank. Considering Oona's ability, I'd expect to see some mana doublers in your deck as that doubles the effectiveness of her ability. Consider cards like High Tide, Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers. Another idea is to add Illusionist's Bracers to double the effect of her primary ability whenever she uses it.
Good luck and have fun with this.
1 month ago
Add the following: - list text hereSignets (https://magiccards.info/query?q=signet&v=card&s=cname) - Chromatic Lantern - Cultivate - Evolution Charm - Skyshroud Claim - Kodama's Reach - Oracle of Mul Daya - Seedborn Muse - As Foretold - Mimic Vat
1 month ago
ShreddedByCrows I love your suggestions. I don't play a lot of creatures because I wanted a different deck than the whole creature based shenanigans.
Lich's Mastery works well with Bloodchief Ascension, Exquisite Blood, Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, Drain Life, Exsanguinate, and lastly, Maga, Traitor to Mortals. However, with that being sad, I believe I need Reliquary Tower.
1 month ago
lance4224130 Hey, as we are playing exactly the same colours EDH decks, I had to come here too!
I started EDH with a Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck (which is on my page if you want to have a look, it may give you some ideas).
As experienced, I don't really like Magus of the Coffers. Even if you got the boots to directly equip him (and you don't play them, which is understandable with Erebos as commander), it's really slow. If you're looking for a card with a similar effect, you could put in a Doubling Cube (a bit greedy though, but I love this card), an Extraplanar Lens (play snow-covered swamps if you go for it, so your opponents won't get any benefits) or Jet Medallion.
Consuming Vapors feels badly slow and only affect one dude. Even if it has rebound, I won't play it. I play Choice of Damnations in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck because I have the ability to down everyone life totals quite quickly... in a hard control deck as this one, I think it's just not good enough. Your opponents will often choose to lose something like 9-10 life points on the best cases, and you will spend all your mana in a useless card. Same reaction for Consume Spirit, Soul Burn and Drain Life. Except maybe in some greedy Jeleva decklists, Curse of the Cabal seems like a bad card for EDH.
If you want to play devotion, Phyrexian Obliterator and Necropotence are staples. Erebos's Titan is not bad either (and flavorful). Dread Shade at leat deserves some testing playtime. Even if it's not your initial strategy, Grave Titan is huge and ugly - so it's definitely everything you like in his kind of deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a great tread to take advantage on your opponents.
If you want to stay on a more ''creatureless'' devotion version, you could try out Kuon, Ogre Ascendant which is hard to flip, but pretty damn effective.
All Is Dust makes out as a great board-clear, but you should keep in mind it also forces you to sacrifice your enchantments. Phyrexian Scriptures are nice in synergy with The Abyss, but it's quite a slow card. Massacre Wurm is a nice card to control the board (hum... to destroy every token deck), healing you and giving you a strong body on the battlefield.
Bitterblossom with Contamination and/or Attrition is op - Bloodghast / Ophiomancer serve the same purposes, and you will also love to add Skullclamp if you go for it, having access to a nice sac outlet is what makes monoB that strong in my opinion (also with cards like Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos (flavorful!) etc.).
You have the Lich's Mastery which seems funny.
I certainly forgot a lot of cards, but I'll let you know if something else come to my mind. Have great fun building it up!
2 months ago
It looks pretty good. Only thing I would say is with the high average CMC you may want even more ramp. Liliana of the Dark Realms, Nirkana Revenant, Magus of the Coffers, and Crypt Ghast are all good.
2 months ago
Good to see more cleric tribal! I definitely understand the appeal of drain effects as I have toyed with the idea a few times, lots of mana and Debt to the Deathless is a great way to bring an end to a game. One thing I would recommend from my personal experience is to try and not drop below 36 lands, especially as two of them wont produce mana without Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth leaving you with only 32 lands that are helpful in an opening hand without the benefit of mana dorks like elf tribal has, leaving you wanting badly for mana. Some life drain synergies you might consider are Test of Endurance and Aetherflux Reservoir, bonus if you use Children of Korlis with it. I would also use Caged Sun over Magus of the Coffers since it does not require the lands to be swamps to net you more mana, also you might try Alhammarret's Archive instead of Boon Reflection since it will also net you more off card draw. I look forward to seeing how you evolve the deck. +1
As a side note it occurs to me that if you reanimate Angel of Glory's Rise with Whip of Erebos and then exile it with Fiend Hunter you get around that annoying permanent exile clause... Might have to see if I can exploit that in my own deck.
2 months ago
Yes I've built it several times. It's fun. But you need lots of mana for it to be fun. It's a tier 3 CMDR at best. You'll need lots of good ramp. Like mana doublers. Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens. You need to focus on what black does best when considering mana ramp. Cabal Coffers, Magus of the Coffers, Nirkana Revenant, and Crypt Ghast. utilize the fact that you'll be mono black so cards like. Nightmare Lash, Lashwrithe, and Strata Scythe. You need big finishers that use big mana. Exsanguinate, and Torment of Hailfire. You'll want to try to have a few ways to stay in control early. Royal Assassin creatures, and some deathtouch creatures. You'll be killing selected creatures so Mimic Vat it good here. You want to make your CMDR more effective, so you'll want Illusionist's Bracers, and Rings of Brighthearth to copy Kalitas's effect throw in Basalt Monolith to make infinite colorless mana when paired up with the Rings of Brighthearth. You'll want to have Grave Betrayal as well this pairs up well with Kalitas. You are gonna need Command Beacon because if and when Kalitas dies. It will be hard recasting her after she dies 1 or 2 times. And you can do a reanimation theme as well where you can pick from graves at will with cards like Animate Dead, Rise from the Grave, Rise of the Dark Realms, and Fated Return. You'll need your basic edh packages. The Worn Powerstone, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Burnished Hart, Gilded Lotus ramp package. About 4 board wipes. Decree of Pain, Archfiend of Depravity, Black Sun's Zenith, Mutilate. You'll need some other targeted removal and control. Withering Boon to stop etb effects that might threaten you, Imp's Mischief to redirect targeted spells. Sadistic Sacrament for the combo decks. And Praetor's Grasp for the same, or use it to grab a mana rock. Then throw in some strong combos that mono black does well. Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond. Along with a few other good ones. And some one shot heavy hitters. Like Sorin Markov, Tree of Perdition, and Blood Tribute. Follow the guidelines and you'll have a solid deck.
2 months ago
Check out my Sheoldred list here as I can probably trim down your mana costs with creatures. The expensive part of the deck is the mana base: Mono Black Sheoldred
Definitely want to center more cards around making players sacrifice creatures. Demon of Wailing Agonies is a great compliment to Yahenni and cards like Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Reaper from the Abyss are good controlled forms of creature based spot removal.
Hope this helps!