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Maralen of the Mornsong
Legendary Creature — Elf Wizard
Players can't draw cards.
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player loses 3 life, searches his or her library for a card, puts it into his or her hand, then shuffles his or her library.
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Maralen of the Mornsong Discussion
2 days ago
You should've seen this when Prophet of Kruphix was legal in EDH. Casting multiple combos on other people's turns, allowing for your turn to go for the ultimate combo. Ah, good times.
1: I usually don't like to get lands until last for my decks. So often I'm screwed because I can't get the right mana. It's bad, I know, but when you have over 30 irl EDH decks, buying all those lands can really drain your wallet. I could trade for them if I had cards to trade, but most of them are in my decks.
2: The Clone/Clever Impersonator + Momir Vig, Simic Visionary wouldn't work. A) Casting Momir himself doesn't trigger his own ability, so multiple effects of his triggered ability wouldn't work. So basically you would be casting a more expensive creature tutor. B) Momir is a legendary creature. Whenever 2 or more of the same legendary are on the battlefield at the same time, state based effects dictate that all but one of those legendary creatures has to be sacrificed when the creature hits the battlefield. However, if I use a creature like Sakashima the Impostor, the name would be different while copying Momir's ability, allowing for both creatures to be on the battlefield at the same time. Speaking of which, I need to get one.
3: As for the part about whether or not this is casual/competitive, this is not exactly competitive, but at the same time it's not that casual. The multiple combos are great, but can be stopped very quickly if people see them coming. This deck doesn't have any answers for cards like Maralen of the Mornsong, Stranglehold, and Aven Mindcensor. So all in all, it's not the best, but it's definitely not the worst.
4: Yeah, tell me about it. Most of the time it takes me hours just figuring out what I should take out for other cards. Sometimes, I just take out the lands, which compromises the structure of the deck.
5: That would be awesome. I love Momir ever since I saw him in Dissension.
There are multiple builds of Momir that can be adjusted to your play style. Some are more expensive, especially with cards like Palinchron and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Others can be even more budget. All in all, you can't go wrong with Momir.
1 week ago
thank you for the +1 and the advice! I have looked through your list and I really like it!Bob is in the maybe board because as I said in the description, my inspiration came from 3drinks's primer on mtgs which was meant for a duel commander.Aside from the obvious inclusions of the dragons and demons you mentioned i want do any infinite combos! My playgroup is rather casual and consists of Athreos, God of Passage, Sliver Overlord and Radha, Heir to Keld or Grand Arbiter Augustin IV so I'm already the guy who's playing Kaalia of the Vast and I don't want to be that guy who goes infinite too...But I will definitely try the Maralen of the Mornsong lockout! Kaalia of the Vast doesn't make you any friends anyway so I might just as well...
1 week ago
The statistical average for Kaalia of the Vast is 29 creatures, I play 31. Her ability only triggers off creatures, no creatures in hand means she is being ineffective. Balefire Dragon I'm always happy to see, Lord of the Void can be fun, Bloodgift Demon for card advantage. The three big hitters you've already identified Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Hellkite Tyrant, and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled will be nice adds later. Dark Confidant scares me based on the Angel/Demon/Dragon CMC.
It definitely is not mainstream, I may be the only one playing it, but since you already mainboard Stranglehold, it has very good synergy with Maralen of the Mornsong. It's draw lock down, and I just search and pull a Vault of the Archangel or Baneslayer Angel. A Lightning Greaves + Maralen of the Mornsong + Stranglehold has won me games before. I have combos that I search for though, if you click my deck link you can see.
Your on the right track, good initial build, it will get stronger as always with cards you've already identified. +1.
1 week ago
I'd recommend cutting Juniper Order Ranger, you already have enough of the effect and he's the weakest of the lot. Honestly, yo ucould probably cut Sigil Captain as well as he only interacts with Ghave.
Maralen of the Mornsong feels way too risky, you give your opponents a free round of tutoring before you see any value from her.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Cast Maralen, tutor ad naus, cast it, put deck in hand, play sickening dreams discarding lands, GG.
2 weeks ago
I don't think anyone can give advice on building a Scion EDH to stay within $60. I gave it a look over, you'll find it extremely hard to play for mostly mana reasons; either you won't have what you need or your lands are too slow. Long Live The Queen is my 5 color EDH, that's an example of how lands on 5 color should look. As far as budget I used to run a mono black demon deck with Maralen of the Mornsong as general (to immediately tutor into Liliana of the Dark Realms for land tutors) that came in around $100 at its peak. It ran very smooth and was competitive in a casual setting. Personally, mono-black is my go to for budget, fun, and playability.
2 weeks ago
I know she's not a demon but if you have the ability to search out Ob Nixilis, Unshackled you should consider Maralen of the Mornsong. With no "may" involved every opponent loses 13 life and sacs a creature on every upkeep.