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Miren, the Moaning Well
: Add to your mana pool.
, , Sacrifice a creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.
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Miren, the Moaning Well Discussion
4 days ago
Hello Profet93... thank you for your feedback.
I'm not a fan of Living Plane as it can't be tutored, and in my meta I'd rather a more controlling enchantment that would be needed dependant on board presence. Plus I have tutorable Kamahl and I'd still need Elesh out to make it work... so too much hassle with LP.
Academy Rector is one of my all time favourite cards, but alas in this deck I just can't justify him a spot. First he can't be tutored easily, and second, theres no guarantee I can kill him off without adding another card just for that purpose...
... which brings me onto Miren, the Moaning Well. This is a card I have considered in the past, and will look even more studiously at. Just for gaining that bit of life .... It's a card that always on my mind actually :)
And last but not least; Yavimaya Hollow. It used to be a staple in my deck, but to be honest I rarely used it, if ever..... especially since my meta is huge on exile and bounce.
5 days ago
Hey! I love your deck! +1 from me. I used to run Sisay until all my friends made me retire the deck due to the following combo...
Eleshnorn + Living Plane. Although Teeg does stop it and you do have Kamahl who does almost the same thing, I thought it might be worth mentioning depending on your level of brutality.
I see you have dark depths in your maybeboard. You could always get Academy Rector to search for solemnity and your commander to find dark depths. Lastly, Miren, the Moaning Well can help you sac your creatures in response to exile (or kill the rector). It's a little slow and clunky but its an option you might want to consider.
Yavimaya Hollow to regenerate?
3 weeks ago
In other news, I finally got me a Mana Crypt for my Saffi deck. It's currently en route from the States, but with express shipping it should be here soon. The deck is currently gold fishing a turn 5-7 win pretty consistently which I'm very happy about.
1 month ago
These kinds of decks are good metagame answers to midrange beatdown decks. You'd be out of luck if the opponent plays something with hexproof, or protection from colored spells or has ways to protect their critters. I don't know what to do about that, except maybe Fleshbag Marauder, since if it's your only creature you can fling it in response to its ability.
Also, if the opponent is playing a creatureless combo, you're kind of out of luck. I really feel like you'd need something to do if the enemy doesn't have any creatures you can control. You need creatures that don't mind being flung at the enemy. Why does the horribly unplayable Kathari Bomber come to mind? We need better suggestions.
It seems like you'd need some ramp to make your spells really worthwhile: you'd need 5 mana to cast a Mark of Mutiny and Altar's Reap which is more or less just a Slave of Bolas or a cheap entwined Grab the Reins. Sure, you have Expertise and the cheap one, but you're still looking at turn 3 minimum.
Now...Blood Funnel might be the weirdest thought I've had all day. Pair it with Bloodghast, Prized Amalgam and others, so all your spells get to be cheap, but, more importantly It gives you a way to sacrifice their critters. Imagine you cast a Dark Petition to get a Languish or other toolbox spell, and you can cast it immediately (provided you have the bodies to sac for it). Alternatively, you run permanents that make tokens like Bitterblossom, but I'm just brainstorming.
This would give you things to do while you take control of their critters. There are tons of possibilities with Blood Funnel, since it makes every spell is also a potential sacrifice outlet. And, you'd want the revolving door graveyard for your sacrifice stuff. I don't know how many of these ideas are any good.
If nothing else Miren, the Moaning Well as a one-of land.
1 month ago
1 month ago
How has Veldalken orrery been testing? It seems like one of the weaker options atm
As far as cuts go, I might suggest Verdant Force, Mazerek, either of the Lillianas, especially of the veil in commander, Birds of Paradise,and Mulch as these are the cards that seem to be the weakest in this format and in your deck.
2 months ago
See, the problem with that is that with cards like Ashnod's Altar and Miren, the Moaning Well I'm frequently casting Koz 3+ times in a turn fairly easily and that means that simply refilling would require me to cast the cards in hand (not to mention that if you end up doing that till all you have is lands you are stuck). In point of fact Krark-Clan Ironworks can't sacrifice either titan by the way. Also, annihilator is a very real thing. Often a T4 Koz spells doom for the table if Koz resolves and if he doesn't it's likely I'll be casting him on T5 as well. Sacrificing 4 permanents that early on likely means that an opponent can't play magic anymore.
As far as running Daretti he doesn't have Annihilator, or a body, or card draw on cast. Also, yeah, I just like having a colorless deck cause it's stupid amounts of fun to play.
2 months ago
Good start but some of this is bad information. Phyrexian Arena should pretty much never be a 3 of. Fatal Push is basically the best removal in the format and should be ran in every black deck. Even without fetches or ghasts, things like Ghost Quarter are great enablers and the majority of the format is 2cmc or less any way. Bitterblossom is typically only a 1 of in Jund most other decks that run it want more copies. I'm not going to pick apart everything.
Besides that there are some things you should probably include like Death's Shadow, Oona's Prowler, Sangrophage, Trecherous Pit-Dweller, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Vendetta, and Miren, the Moaning Well.
I disagree with your opinion above about Crypt Ghast.
Where is the love for Sheoldred, Whispering One?