Ophiomancer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Ophiomancer

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.

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Ophiomancer Discussion

hkhssweiss on teysa test casual

2 days ago

Here are some cards that might help you out, they are less than $10 in price range and would benefit you greatly. A friend of mines play a competitive Teysa deck so here are some cards he uses:


Creatures:

Plaguecrafter: A better Merciless Executioner and Fleshabag Marauder.

Bloodghast: ...Well this used to be under $10 but very worth to try and obtain.

Grand Abolisher: Prevents people from actually stopping you on combo turns.

Ophiomancer: Provides tokens on each upkeep, strong card to run.

Leonin Relic-Warder: Combined with Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead to produce infinite death triggers before you can finish with Bitter Ordeal.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: Good creature tutor that has additional value.

Enchantments:

Animate Dead: Can be used in conjuntion with LRW or just a cheap way to reanimate your creatures.

Dance of the Dead: Same reasoning as above.

Phyrexian Arena: Card draw engine that should be a staple.

Necropotence: Hand refill.

Instants:

Swords to Plowshares: One cmc removal and it's cheap to get.

Path to Exile: A more pricier StP but worth if you need the removal.

Anguished Unmaking: Instant speed Vindicate, the 3 life loss is irrelevant.

Mortify: Another cheap removal.

Sorcery:

Beseech the Queen: Another cheap tutor, the revealing of the card is sometimes bad, but if your playgroup already knows what your going for it doesn't mater.

Buried Alive: An Entomb effect that can possibly win you the game if you have a Reanimate effect in your hand.

Disenchant: If you feel like you really need to deal with more removal.

Diabolic Intent: Recent reprint in Battlebond, so it's cheap to pick up.

Dread Return: A good reanimate effect with a acceptable flash back cost.

Forsake the Worldly: Instant speed removal that can be cycled if you don't need it.

Living Death: You said you play in big groups, this should get you more value than them since you are playing with your graveyard.

Oblation: Can also target your own spirits or draw or removing a permanent in a tight spot.

Unburial Rites: A slight worse version of Dread Return.

Wrath of God: Classic board wipe.

Artifacts:

Blasting Station: Highly recommend for you to run, an outlet that can win.

Nim Deathmantle: Can lead you to infinite colorless mana if combined with Ashnod's Altar.

Smokestack: Combined with creatures coming back every turn or sacrificing a spirit, you can lock down your opponents.


Hope that these cards help!

ZendikariWol on I sold my soul to the devil...

1 week ago

Oh? Then if you want to make it a life deck, I'd encourage you to take a look at Karlov of the Pings. It's a life gain deck of mine, has a lot of great stuff. However it should be noted that to truly break Krav's ability there should be some token producers too.

Benevolent Offering can win you some friends on the table. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a powerhouse. Captain's Claws can be equipped to Regna. Cenn's Enlistment can get rid of garbage lands. Doomed Traveler is a generally great card. Entreat the Angels is awesome. Ghoulcaller Gisa is oddly both a sac outlet AND token producer. Hero of Bladehold is a legend. Hidden Stockpile is honestly pretty good. Hoofprints of the Stag and Krav work great together. Hunted Witness is a slightly worse Doomed Traveler, Icatian Crier is a great way to pitch lands. Legion's Landing  Flip is a nice one-drop and a permanent source in the late game. Leonin Warleader is nice. Lingering Souls is a classic. Militia's Pride, along with all these other cards, makes me wonder if attack-based tokens is a viable modern strategy. Mobilization is great if the game gets stagnant. Monastery Mentor is soooo good. Necromancer's Covenant is insane against aristocrats. Ogre Slumlord is a great rattlesnake and honestly the freaking best. Ophiomancer isn't quite as good, but still nice. Patrol Signaler- again with the attackers! Pawn of Ulamog could also be a great mana source, in the same vein as Sifter of Skulls. Promise of Bunrei seems really good. Quest for the Gravelord is a good thicc boi. Raise the Alarm is actually pretty underrated. Regal Bloodlord is great here. Sacred Mesa is great, and very repeatable. Smothering Abomination would be devastating here. Sengir Autocrat is 4 sac targets. Skirsdag High Priest can make some thicc bois. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are both perfect for this deck. Twilight Drover is also freaking amazing. Wingmate Roc is, once again, practically designed to be played here!

WhichKing on I sold my soul to the devil...

1 week ago

I noticed your token theme is heavily dependent on Regna's ability. Why not put in more token producers for redundancy? I would recommend Oketra the True, Heliod, God of the Sun, Mobilization. These can be combined with Divine Visitation for even more impact. Ophiomancer could be included as well as its nuts with Divine Visitation.

Gadianten on Krav/Regna 2 Face Tails

2 weeks ago

Your creatures dying punishing your opponents is good but I feel you lack fuel for the stacks approach and your commander in general. With that in mind I have some token generators that might help with that: Abhorrent Overlord, Evangel of Heliod, Captain of the Watch, Cloudgoat Ranger, Geist-Honored Monk, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Infernal Genesis, Leonin Warleader, Ophiomancer, Pawn of Ulamog, Secure the Wastes, Sengir Autocrat, Skirsdag High Priest. I have tried to choose creatures that were efficient in general and gain value with reanimation.

A couple of useful creatures to consider as well: Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Teysa, Orzhov Scion.

Neat ideal with the two faced deck.

Stefouch on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

3 weeks ago

Hi roastchicken !

HashMasta on By Demons Be Driven - Chainer

1 month ago

If your gonna be "that guy" that runs contamination, you would be silly to not run Ophiomancer to really have your friends flip tables

AwesomeOctopus on

2 months ago

Ok to start off, you can't run Bringer of the Blue Dawn or Bringer of the Black Dawn because of color identity, which considers mana symbols anywhere on rules text, not just casting cost.

I think you did a pretty good job for a first deck.

You seem to be running a combination of really good cards and out of place shitty cards. Unless there is some combo or synergy you have with them that I'm missing I think the following cards are garbage and should be cut:

Colfenor's Plans Binding Grasp Transcendence Etherwrought Page Celestial Dawn Words of Wind Reap Intellect Necrologia

is Darksteel Forge just to protect the commander? run Lightning Greaves instead, it's waaaaay cheaper to play.

because it's a sorcery and it goes to top of library rather than hand Cruel Tutor is almost strictly worse than Diabolic Tutor

If your opponents are going off way faster than you then you need to think about how to upset their early game with hate pieces. In combo heavy metas cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider slow your opponents down enough to let you gain control of the situation Kambal, Consul of Allocation also gains you life to stick around as they cast themselves to death. for creature heavy metas cards like Archfiend of Depravity, Ophiomancer, forced sac like Butcher of Malakir Dictate of Erebos and Magus of the Tabernacle can really fuck over a lot of decks. For pure control, stax is usually the best option in competitive EDH since relying on counterspells and spot removal to keep 3 other players in check isn't feasible. I also always recommend some graveyard hate in any deck Nihil Spellbomb Relic of Progenitus Grafdigger's Cage Rest in Peace Tormod's Crypt Crypt Incursion Silent Gravestone are all good and cheap to play. I also personally put Necropotence in every black deck, It's so good it honestly should be banned. other good general control cards are Force of Will Pact of Negation Mystic Confluence and Cryptic Command.

I'm not really clear on the win con. Something like a Blightsteel Colossus, any of the preators, or a x mana life drain like Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, or Torment of Hailfire could kill of opponents once you've stabilized the game.

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