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Creature — Human Shaman
At the beginning of each upkeep, if you control no Snakes, put a 1/1 black Snake creature token with deathtouch onto the battlefield.
1 week ago
I like the idea of a quasi- Zulaport Cutthroat in the Command zone..
Ayara synergizes with the passive token generators used in the classic Contamination -lock ( Bitterblossom , Dreadhorde Invasion , Ophiomancer , etc.), even if you don’t run the dreaded Contamination itself..
Also, I see your Greaves, but a pair of Swiftfoot Boots is usually a good idea too..
Lastly, although the strategy of my deck is ultimately different, you should consider some of the Undying synergies in my deck (Undying Phyrexian Aristocracy) for some inspiration..
1 week ago
Cool deck!! I think you could probably cut Dark Ritual as its only a one time boost. I would run something like Blood Pet or Blood Vassal instead. Or if you find that you aren't lacking in the mana debt. Then go with the Ophiomancer or Ogre Slumlord .
2 weeks ago
Contamination feels at home if we had Ophiomancer and Bitterblossom effects, but then I feel that Rankle, Master of Pranks is also a requirment, making us more of a normal black-stax build rather than a stax-aggro. I will look for other ways of improving that style and perhaps it is the best method!
2 weeks ago
Korvold is more of a , hey I'm glad you were here when all that happened card. He's the perfect battlefield ascetic for sac decks.
These cards are also way better token producers than some of this stuff you have, although bitterblossum for sac tokens is kind of Meh IMO. Its a great card, but those tokens are more useful as attackers.
1 month ago
Cheap cards u should get some amount of:
General value goodstuff:
Skullclamp (probably the most powerful equipment in the game. And drawing cards is fucking awesome)
Reanimation (very good when you're actively putting cards from your deck into your graveyard):
Mausoleum Secrets (very cool in your deck)
You should probably choose whether you want the deck to be more or less focused on tokens. If you don't want tokens to be a main theme, you should probably just run Ophiomancer and a couple other generators and put in more reanimation effects like Phyrexian Delver .
You should still run Karmic Guide and Reveillark no matter what you do because they're too good not to. With a sac outlet, you can sacrifice them and bring them back an infinite number of times and kill your opponents with Komrade.
I would run quite a few sac outlets to make sure you can keep sacrificing your stuff for value. The best ones are Viscera Seer , Carrion Feeder and Cartel Aristocrat . Skullclamp works especially well with sac outlets
2 months ago
I definitely confirm what's already been told you by others. Cards have to be included only if they support your deck's gameplay and/or flavour. You may include some pet cards just for fun, but trust me, sooner or later, you'll find a game in which you draw one of those and you'll be screwed... It happened to me too, it's a matter of trial and error sometimes.
Anyways, if you desperately need cards that punish your opponents from attacking you, I'd suggest: No Mercy , Dissipation Field and Dread just to name some from the top of my head. Remember though, that if you're dealt lethal damage, the triggered ability of all those cards, Teysa EoG included, will fizzle because you're dead (and as a state base action your spells, permanents and such are exiled). That's saying that those cards won't help you when facing lethal damage.
On the other hand, if what you need are tokens, I'm sure you'll find better options depending on the deck and/or needs you have. I think of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Ophiomancer or any of the plentiful white effects to create tokens, like Secure the Wastes , or to double them like Anointed Procession .
If you need good protection creatures, again, it depends on your colors and deck strategy. Do an advanced search on Scryfall with keyword "protection" and some commander identity color limitations and you'll be good to go.
2 months ago
There's a few cards that I would suggest for your deck since you're mono-black. Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun are both amazing ways to ramp, and both buff your entire board. Bubbling Muck is almost always better than Dark Ritual . And if you're running snow-covered swamps, I'd take a look at Dead of Winter .
There's also a bunch of really good reanimator/aristocrats stuff I feel like you're missing. Corpse Connoisseur is an amazing way to dump creatures into your grave. Pitiless Plunderer has a great death payoff. Life's Finale lets you look through an opponent's deck for reanimation targets. The upcoming Syr Konrad, the Grim looks crazy for this deck. And lastly, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is an amazing, recurrable tutor.
2 months ago
Previous suggestions are correct. Olivia isnt generally considered the best Vampire Tribal commander, but her ability makes for fun tricks. You kind of need to decide if you want tribal, tokens, combos, or counters to focus on. If your goal is stealing creatures with Olivia, there are easier ways even in vampires i.e. Captivating Vampire
A trick I've learned:
Ophiomancer occurrence in decks from the last year
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