Name a nonland card. Search target player's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
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1 week ago
Hey! Sorry it took me a while to look this over :(
When I look over an EDH deck, I generally consider a few factors - mana base, removal, card draw, win-cons, etc. Let's take a quick look through those:
Ancient Den and Vault of Whispers seem odd here - I try not to play them in EDH unless I'm heavily into Metalcraft or something, because it's easy for them to be destroyed by your opponents' Vandalblast or Shatterstorm. I'd cut them to be honest unless I'm missing something.
I'd say the three cheap ones you're missing are Oblation, Go for the Throat, and Anguished Unmaking. I'd personally put them in over Tribute to Hunger (gives your opponents too much choice), Condemn (too conditional), and Fragmentize (also too conditional).
Your exiling enchantments are fine, though I'd try to pick up a copy of the new Amonkhet one with flash (Cast Out, I think?).
There are too many good card draw options for me to list them all (just google "Orzhov EDH card draw"), here are a few outstanding options: Necropotence, Mind's Eye, Mesa Enchantress, Harvester of Souls, Well of Lost Dreams...
Aetherflux Reservoir is always a good win-con of course, but I feel like this deck could use something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or Archangel of Thune to finish out games. Or you could add Exquisite Blood for the famous combo...
3 weeks ago
A big issue that I see is that your win-con is so predictable that it can be completely shut down. Both Tree of Perdition or Triskaidekaphobia can be continuously destroyed or countered and then you would have nothing to do aside from preventing combat damage, and even that has its limits.
Silence may be helpful here as a means of preventing people from messing with your board on turns where you plan on playing out your win-con permanents.
This deck will perform much better if it isn't solely focused on pulling out your win-con, which is currently how it's set up. You should have low-CMC creatures that will protect your board, rather than preventing damage (which will get REALLY old and annoying really fast. I personally would not enjoy playing against this deck because of it). Also, don't forget that preventing combat damage does not protect you from burn, such as Lava Axe, and since you are sacrificing life to pull your cards (also, considering your instants/sorceries, you are more likely to end up at 13 life before your opponent does), you would be screwed against a decent Burn deck.
In order to pull this deck off, you have to get an opponent to 13 life via Tree of Perdition, keep them at 13 through their turn (which may not be easy to do), and THEN end the game on your next upkeep with Triskaidekaphobia. That looks easy on paper, but in practice there are so many things that can make this combo incredibly difficult for you. Lifegain decks would be nearly impossible to compete with, especially if they know what's coming and save cards like Angel's Mercy for their turn. Cards like Extirpate and Memoricide would completely ruin your win-con. Leyline of Sanctity would prevent you from using Tree of Perdition on your opponent.
Simply put, this deck is incredibly easy to counter. If you want it to work like you want it to you would need to put a lot of work into making it difficult to stop your win-con.
4 weeks ago
As a fellow mono-black player, I've gotta support what you are trying to do, so +1, but I have quite a few suggestions:
I'd highly recommend swapping out Vampire Nighthawk for Gifted Aetherborn, the card is more on curve and would allow you to be more consistent with what you are trying to do since the 2/3s are usually roadblocks by themselves anyway.
I'd move Duress to the sideboard altogether, since you really will noly bring it out for control/combo matchups, the best discard cards are Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, but since you are on a budget, Wrench Mind or Distress are the best budget options.
Since you don't have a lot of black mana symbols to take advantage of, I'm unsure if Gray Merchant of Asphodel has such a good pairing with Lashwrithe, I'd honestly reccomend just playing Squelching Leeches, but that's your call.
The deck needs a sideboard plan, I'm sunsure what your matchups are, but good cards for mono black sideboards on a budget are Duress, Pithing Needle, Ratchet Bomb, Nihil Spellbomb, Lost Legacy/Memoricide, Hero's Downfall, Vampire Hexmage, Everlasting Torment, and Rain of Tears.
Let me know if you'd like any more help!
1 month ago
3 months ago
Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control for the first time each turn, you may pay 4 life. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.
Create a card that shuffles a deck without being a tutor or Memoricide-esque card.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Gemhide Slivers gives your opponents slivers the ablility, which is relevant when playing the mirror, or the even more corner case of some decks playing Necrotic Sliver sb. Also, people will 99% of the time (if they are good and know you play it) name Collected Company with Memoricide-type effects.
Also, even though this goes against some of my own suggestions, adding more noncreature spells makes your CoCos worse, which makes you sad. The only noncreatures worth playing should be more explosive and versatile than CoCo and Vial, and I can't think of any right now :3
5 months ago
Thrumming Stone can be used to pump out more rats more quickly. However, the only reason I do not like Relentless Rats decks is that they can easily get screwed over by a single Infinite Obliteration, Memoricide, or Surgical Extraction.