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- Exile all enchantments.
- Exile all planeswalkers.
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Merciless Eviction Discussion
5 hours ago
A couple of boardwipes might be a good idea to help give you the time to get mana together for the big dragons to come out to play. Hallowed Burial, Day of Judgment and Merciless Eviction are perfect for this and are cheap to buy! A couple of bucks will also score you a Kilnmouth Dragon which can be game winning in this kind of deck.
11 hours ago
Sweet looking build so far.
My first thought is Vesuva for the mana base. I know its slow, but maybe Path of Ancestry .
Maybe sneak in Triumph of the Hordes for surprise kills.
Sorin Markov could be tough at triple black, come to think of it, you might only want to use black as a splash in this deck. Looking at your couple of mono black spells(theres only a few) and they are double and triple black CMCs. I think taking some of those out could make this deck run way smoother.
Also not a huge fan of Aggravated Assault or Chandra's Ignition in your build, you don't seem to get enough value off of it, and the name of decks like these...is value.
Either way, I like where this is going, sweet build!!
1 day ago
I run a Scion of the Ur-Dragon tribal deck, and I really like yours evolution of the deck using the Ur-Dragon himself. From my experience playing dragon tribal, I'd recommend Austere Command as a multi-purpose board wipe. Can hit small creatures while leaving your dragons unmolested, while also getting troublesome enchantments and/or artifacts in one card. Merciless Eviction is also a must run, I think for when you need to exile creatures, artifacts or planeswalkers. I'd also recommend a Boros Charm as either protection from board wipes or a surprise finisher by giving your commander double strike. I also like Heroic Intervention both as a response to a board wipe or as a way to make my boardwipes one-sided for only 1G.
I also agree with many of the earlier commentors. Swapping Temur Ascendancy for Elemental Bond is a good upgrade; you still get the draw when a creature enters, but it also gives all your creatures haste. Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury turns each attacking dragon into an anthem boost. I don't think I'd run city of brass though. The damage still applies even if you are using it with Chromatic Lantern or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Reflecting Pool is a good substitute. I'd also consider Bojuka Bog to help with graveyards and Krosan Verge as ramp/color fixing. Regarding graveyard recursion, I like Whip of Erebos. Giving your creatures lifelink is a nice bonus, and throwing a huge dragon at your opponent with lifelink is even better.
I find my favorite targets for Scion of the Ur-Dragonare two dragons in your maybeboard - Hellkite Tyrant and Steel Hellkite . I'd want those three dragons main board. I've found Intet, the Dreamer and Deathbringer Regent to be underwhelming, so they may be good potential replacements. I also tend to favor the OG Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker over Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh.
Good luck with the deck!
1 day ago
Seems like it could be moved to . This is actually really interesting because it's a Wrath of God that you will never be able to take advantage of without other shenanigans, because with WoG you can just cast it and then a follow-up creature, but with this you can't.
Was the fake spoiler with the art of Merciless Eviction?
4 days ago
More cuts, you say?
I'm not wildly keen on the amount of point-removal you're currently running. It's a little meta-dependent, but you're already running 7 vampires that can deal with opposing creatures, making the 10 instants and sorceries feel a bit extra. I would keep the vampires, and then run only the strongest/most flavorful of the other 10. Keep New Blood, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Urge to Feed; cut Terminate, Swords to Plowshares, Mortify, Feast of Blood, Crackling Doom, and Victim of Night. I'd also advocate adding in Vindicate. Really none of the current instants you run are bad per se (I mean, Swords to Plowshares is the best removal spell printed in Magic), but in the interest of making meaningful space, this is where I'd start. Hell, if you really think you need more spot-shot, you could add Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter, though I don't care for his services. Vein Drinker is a solid option, however.
You could still trim a Sorin, though he is pretty nifty. Solemn Visitor is my least favorite.
Blind Obedience and Stensia Masquerade are somewhat unneeded. The Masquerade does improve some if you add in Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace (actually, I recommend running Rix Maadi regardless). The Dungeon Palace also enables you to trim Call the Bloodline if you wish.
You aren't running Cabal Coffers, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, or Black Market, so you only have Nirkana Revenant and Crypt of Agadeem to power up Exsanguinate. I think I'd cut it for a more impactful card.
On the topic of Nirkana Revenant, run more swamps! Yes, they're expensive, but you're going to have to track down two original duals (Scrubland and Badlands) and black fetches to make 3-color-Revenant functional. On the plus side, this would also enable Cabal Coffers, and the fetches synergize with Nocturnus. Bloodhusk Ritualist and Gatekeeper of Malakir will thank you likewise. Canyon Slough and Smoldering Marsh should at least replace some basic mountains.
Look at your color costs: You have only 10 red symbols, and 13 white. You don't need to run R/W dual lands (Sacred Foundry et al). You can get by with just black/x lands.
Blood Artist/Falkenrath Noble are better in Olivia Voldaren than Edgar. With Olivia, you want more sac-outlets to ditch borrowed creatures in the event of Olivia's downfall, so the drain effects are a little more consistently powerful. With Edgar at the helm, I think you'd want to add in Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to augment Butcher of Malakir and sacrifice effects such as Viscera Seer and Indulgent Aristocrat. Without all that, they just aren't reliable enough.
I strongly dislike Mathas, Fiend Seeker. Political play and Group Hug be damned- I want my opponents to suffer alongside me, not get free goodies.... bunch of filthy, free-loading, commie-hippies....
Herald’s Horn doesn't excite me unless you're at 50%+ creatures of the chosen tribe, which is a tall order for most tribes.
Teferi's Protection is sick, but Edgar puts out a lot of tokens, which feel bad with phasing. Not that it's a bad inclusion, but Angel's Grace might be more what you want if you really think you need a Ace of Saves (unlikely). Or if you're after the board protection, Boros Charm could be considered, though it won't help with Merciless Eviction and tuck sweeps.
4 days ago
Crackling Doom, Anguished Unmaking/Utter End/Vindicate, Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile, Merciless Eviction, I'm a fan of Boros Charm personally, Terminate/Dreadbore. Of course you'll want to add the various guild signets that make up Mardu colors. Basically I see Mardu as Black filling in all of the major flaws of a Boros deck. Card draw, great removal, and a fair amount of flexibility in strategy. I'm a big fan of Queen Marchesa and while I don't know if she's staple level status as part of the 99 in Mardu decks, she'll definitely fit in your Mathas deck.
5 days ago
6 days ago
Got some changes that I need to update on this. Had several losses to artifact heavy decks, so I made some adjustments to add more artifact removal. Maybe even throwing in some Merciless Eviction eventually.