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Miren, the Moaning Well
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, , Sacrifice a creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.
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Miren, the Moaning Well Discussion
3 weeks ago
I'm also wanting to add Yeva, Nature's Herald but I'm unsure what to cut. Suggestions anyone?
1 month ago
Don't think you're bothering me at all. I really appreciate the suggestions, I hadn't thought about Grafted Skullcap and I don't know if I like the idea of being forced to discard my hand every turn but I do know that grafted skullcap is killer with Ensnaring Bridge if we wanted to add more control.
Then you got me thinking about Skullclamp for this build since it's recursion-based it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to run Miren, the Moaning Well and High Market to give our stuff other ways to die if we need emergency card draw..
1 month ago
Hey Champ. I think you've come to the wrong place if you're looking for an "EDH Master," but I was happy to check out this very cool deck.
Here are my initial thoughts:
Put in some more recursion! I don't know how fast you're hoping to win these games, but I think a little more resilience could go a long way. Sun Titan is obviously amazing, but the infamous Reveillark/Karmic Guide duo could do a lot of work here.
I know a lot of your creatures have haste baked in, but I still think some enablers are sorely missing from this build as well. With how central Brion is to your strategy, you want to be able to pop him the turn he comes down. Fervor is a classic and cheap (if not flashy) option. If you want it on a big body, you could add Urabrask the Hidden. Vedalken Orrery is a way of granting "psuedo-haste" as well, plus a generally strong EDH card.
As for cuts, I think Phyrexian Devourer seems really underwhelming and Impetuous Devils are a bit overcosted compared to creatures with similar effects. Infiltration Lens seems too easy to play around, and Darksteel Ingot is overcosted for a two color deck that doesn't care about artifacts.
I'd be interested to hear how Lifeline plays for you, but it seems way too dangerous of a symmetrical effect to run from my standpoint. Other decks with a more robust sac engine would abuse this far worse than you can saccing one creature a turn. Speaking of which, a few extra sac outlets are the final, super critical piece of advice I'd add. Ashnod's Altar and High Market, or, if you can afford them, Phyrexian Altar and Miren, the Moaning Well/Diamond Valley would do work for you.
Hope some of this is helpful to you! I run a lot of haste enabling and sacrifice outlets in your colors in my Hazezon Tamar deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hazezon-house-atreides-dune-inspired-edh/), so take a peek at that for some inspiration too.
1 month ago
Personally I'm not really feeling any love for Crovax, Ascendant Hero. He just feels like a dead card except of one niche combo. And what's more than that, outside of combo he kills all your own dorks.
If you're primarily using Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre as a reshuffler, I still say that Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is a better engine. Plus it's card advantage and you can get the same kind of loops going using Aetherflux Reservoir, Miren, the Moaning Well and Voyaging Satyr (yes, I get that it's more cards, but overall less dead cards). That or find a slot for Cloudstone Curio which I think will do more work overall.
I have also been eyeing off Scryb Ranger as a potential Sisay piece. Seems really strong.
2 months 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.
2 months 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?
2 months 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.
3 months 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.