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Creature — Vampire Shade
Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional .
: Nirkana Revenant gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Nirkana Revenant Discussion
1 day ago
Right on, thanks for the tips! You bring up a great point about Homeward Bound and Geth, my buddies play a lot of steal in their decks and it was sitting in my binder when I created the deck so I threw it in. I agree though that it would negate much of the goal of this deck so I'll find a new 'home' for it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Crypt Ghast can't go into a mono-black commander because of the extort cost including a Plains symbol? I used to have Nirkana Revenant but might have traded it or something, that would be incredible in this though. I'll likely throw Gauntlet of Power in, and maybe trade out some of the non-basic lands for Swamps per your suggestion. This is my first go at a mono-black commander and have only play-tested it against my buddies twice now. It's 1-1 so far and the one I lost was against an Eldrazi that blew up in 4 turns so I wasn't too upset. Thanks for the input, it's greatly appreciated!
2 days ago
Since Geth is a huge mana sink, I like to play a lot of mana accelerators, like Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun , Nirkana Revenant , Crypt Ghast , etc. It also makes Swamp better than most non-basic lands you can draw, which in turn will make your Cabal Stronghold better, which also makes Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth unnecessary, as I don't really like it in mono black. I really don't get Homeward Path as it will give back everything Geth takes. If it's ever useful, you're probably so far behind it won't matter. Just a couple basic thoughts, that hopefully will give you something to consider. If you want to see mine, which I have iterated over the past couple of years, it's Geth, EDH. Though obviously, it's a little pricey.
4 weeks ago
- Vona, Butcher of Magan
- Szadek, Lord of Secrets
- Voldaren Pariah Flip
- Blood Baron of Vizkopa
- Champion of Dusk
- Garza Zol, Plague Queen
- Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood
- Mephidross Vampire
- Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
- Nirkana Revenant
- Necropolis Regent
Like...what the fuck do you even do against a turn 3 (turn 2 off a mana dork) Blood Baron of Vizkopa in Modern?
1 month ago
Chainer's game plan should be something like... Ramp > Control > Reanimate.
Focus on filling and stealing from your opponents' graveyards and protecting Chainer.
Stax: Honestly, I would avoid hard stax. It encourages your opponents to hate you and escalate their power-level.
What this deck really needs is ramp: 38-40 lands and 12-16 cards like Bubbling Muck , Charcoal Diamond , Heartless Summoning , Burnished Hart , Coalition Relic , Revel in Riches , Black Market , Magus of the Coffers , Gauntlet of Power , Nirkana Revenant , etc. Also Phyrexian Tower .
...If you want to lean into stax... here's a list for evil people :)
1 month ago
I have a Whisper, Blood Liturgist deck that is mono black resurrection. Being able to trade value like a titan in exchange for a couple tokens is pretty sweet. I would suggest the following and that you take a look at both of my mono black decks for inspiration.
1 month ago
If you need help with knowing how much/what ramp to use, you might want to check out https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/brewer-s-minute-ramp-math
I am not an expert in mono, but for you I recommend adding:
Myriad Landscape can go in almost any edh deck
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is solid in any one- or two-colour deck
Lake of the Dead has a downside, but you won't care when you're using it (trust me)
Petrified Field to protect valuable lands.
I'm not sure how I feel about Temple of the False God , but it is an EDH classic.
Other mono ramp
I ended up finding so many mono ramp cards I thought I might as well make a more full list.
Solemn Simulacrum is a good catch-all
Nirkana Revenant is good in the right deck
Bog Witch is kind of weird, but has fringe uses
I haven't thought hard, but you might be able to do some flicker shenanigans with Priest of Gix
Worst case, an edh deck can always load up on rocks. These are some of the best ones for mono black
Sol Ring every edh deck should include this
Pillar of Origins for tribal decks
In most games, these do the same thing: Commander's Sphere , Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Cultivator's Caravan , Darksteel Ingot , Hierophant's Chalice , Honor-Worn Shaku , Mana Prism , Manalith , Orazca Relic , Phyrexian Totem , Powerstone Shard , Pristine Talisman , Seer's Lantern , Serum Powder , Skull of Ramos , Sol Grail , Spectral Searchlight , Vessel of Endless Rest , Victory Chimes , and Chromatic Lantern
Thought Vessel if you fill your hand
Chrome Mox is usually worth the card disadvantage
Mox Amber if you usually have your commander/a legendary thing out
Mox Diamond if lands in your graveyard is a good thing
Mox Opal if you have 2+ extra artifacts
Black Market is good if you tend to sacrifice/kill a lot of creatures
Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice with proliferate, and makes sure you don't miss land drops in the mid/late-game
Sword of the Animist is best with one-mana creatures, and if you attack often, but might be justified even if not
Carnival of Souls is fun with some creature-based combos
Crypt of Agadeem works, but only if you consistently have 4+ creatures in the graveyard
Phyrexian Tower eats your creatures
Cabal Coffers is a staple
Cabal Stronghold is great if you can't afford many nonbasics, and might be good enough besides.
2 months ago
Sundering Titan is a dope card but not might always hit if they're playing fast lands or check lands, but will definitely hit shocks; and probably only one or two. Grave Titan might be a better boy to slam down, or if you wanna be super janky, Josu Vess lich night . Soul of New Phyrexia is also dope
3 months ago
your most recent reply is amazingly in-depth and it makes me think which is great considering where we already are with this deck.
If I do add Rings of Brighthearth at this juncture (vs. say, next month or whenever it is that I may have expendable funds), the most notable option I'd like to consider for a cut, right now, seems to be Black Market . Why? Well, of my redundancies you hit the nail on the head re: my priorities when you mention the use of Pact effects. I love them and sometimes feel a great need to stack a couple together (for me it's usually going to be one enchantment alongside Butcher of Malakir for the assurance that I could somewhat easily recur the Butcher). Mana "doublers" like Nirkana Revenant and Caged Sun are vital for making sure I can make the most out of things like Torment of Hailfire or a given Chainer loop. Same with Ritual effects. Banks... well, they can help enable those, but I haven't been able to make the most of Black Market yet, and while I've seen great work come from Revel in Riches , it's mostly from it outright winning the game for me directly afterwards (though there have been a good few times where I just have a ton of treasures to break bank with beyond its alt-wincon trigger). :P
As for max-handsize cards, these can be disposable, but I like the necessary lifegain from Venser's Journal (and to be frank with you, it's a pet card of mine - a gift from an old friend, in foil), and Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower are indisposable otherwise for being cheap/free, doing their function, and granting mana besides. So if I do get a Rings of Brighthearth , I think it'll be Black Market that falls by the wayside.
Let me posit one other thing while we are on the subject of Rings, though: I do currently own a Basalt Monolith ; would this be a good inclusion and what should I cut for that? It's probably going to be a mana rock if anything, although so far I'm not sure the deck even needs and/or wants this in here (personally, I'd LOVE to go infinite and get there with a Torment of Hailfire for exorbitant mana, but this deck has gotten by very far without going infinite, save for Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Wurmcoil Engine or Abhorrent Overlord - that said, if I added Rings of Brighthearth and removed Black Market , are there any infinite combos I'm clearly missing which would be facilitated by the Rings?). Honestly curious - I'm generally pro-combo. haha
Nirkana Revenant occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%